The Hindu Mother Goddess, Durga is fierce as hell and is called on as a last resort to unleash her power and martial skills against evil + wrong doers. Her vahana (carrier) is typically a lion or tiger 🐯. According to ancient texts, Durga is also a form of Parvati, thus she is the wife of Shiva. In Shaktism, a sect of Hinduism, she is associated with Brahman, the ultimate reality of the Universe.
She is depicted as cradling weapons in her eight hands to fight against injustice and anything that threatens peace. The weapons: a chakra, conch, bow, arrow, shield, sword, javelin, and noose were given to her by the Hindu Gods to fight against a demonic force that even the Gods could not beat. She only fights out of necessity for liberation and so that good can prevail. It's important to remember that she is also nurturing and loving, thus affectionately known as Durga Ma and also Maha Shakti.
If you feel powerless in a situation, connect with Durga and ask her "what boundaries do I need to set?" Shuffle and draw as many cards as you resonate with. Connect with the community by adding #kindlethegoddesswithin to your post 💖
Deck: The Sacred India Tarot by Rohit Arya & Jane Adams