Seven of Wands… This is Sparta, Bitches!

Seven of Wands… This is Sparta, Bitches!


Keywords:
Agression. Defiance. Valor. Conviction. Chutzpah. Character. Balls. Standing Up for Beliefs. Fighting the Good Fight. Fighting for a Cause. Standing up to Authority. Unyielding. Being Assertive. Defending Yourself. Opposition. Rebellion. Being the Underdog. Against the Odds. Kickin’ Ass.
What Is Going On In This Card:
A brave man, stands ready to fight for what he believes in, despite the odds being against him. He is outnumbered, yet he still wields his weapon boldly and with a great amount of personal resolve. His opponents have backed him into a corner, and it looks as if they could easily gang up on him and push him off the cliff, sending him plummetting downward to the rocks below. He is not going to give up that easily, though. It’s not in his nature to do so. He will fight to the bitter end, and he will not stand down so easily. He is an agressive fighter, scrappy, and perhaps a bit tougher and more resilient than his opponents imagined. It will not be an easy fight for any of them. His idea of Fight Mode is fueled by ideals and personal conviction. He will not be oppressed! He will fight! They have given him no choice. His victory remains to be seen, but it will be one hell of a fight.
How It Makes Me Feel:
Succinctly put, this card has big ol’ brass balls. Cojones the size of cannon balls! I don’t get a good-vs-evil feel, as much as it seems to be a lone dissenter rebelling against the rigidity of the current regime. I like that about it, but part of me also thinks that it would be easy to have one’s judgment and critical thinking clouded by anger and aggression. Whether your ideals are noble, or selfish, fighting isn’t always the very best answer. It doesn’t always lead to a solution, and there is a bit of a temper than comes with the convictions here that could cause things to turn badly. Do you run, or do you stay to fight? Sometimes, it’s hard to know. Other times, you don’t get a choice. It’s all about the William Wallace and the blue face paint. I’m reminded of Ralphie from A Christmas Story, who finally snapped after the nasty bully Scott Farkas and his toadie pushed him too far. Ralphie let loose, although he was outnumbered and the other boys were much bigger and older. He would not be bullied anymore, and could no longer sit idly by and let it happen. The kid kicked some ass too, and rightly so. That’s the 7 of Wands at it’s best. Sadly, I think of the Chinese students in Tienamen Square. They couldn’t have imagined that the tanks wouldn’t stop, but they stood up to them anyhow. They knew the opposition they faced, yet still stood up for what they believed in. Of course, the ending was a great and terrible tragedy. It shows where 7 of Wands can go horribly wrong.
What Does The Card Have To Say?
THIS IS SPARTA!!!
“We’re not gonna take it! No! We’re not gonna take it! We’re not gonna take it… Anymore!”- Twisted Sister
We’re kickin’ ass and (hopefully) takin’ names, so… bring a pen, Hoss!
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