Clow Cards: The Shield


This is pointing to a shield or protection of something that is not entirely impenetrable. You may be asked to take care and protect something, as it/you may be vulnerable to outside influences; or it is saying something that may at first appear difficult is not insurmountable at all- it just requires a little more focus and effort to break through.

You are either being too laid back and not really taking due care, or, you are tempted to give up at the first hurdle if something seems too tough. By doing either you are likely to lose out on what it is you are trying achieve . . .
either through negligence or through not wanting to go that extra mile when it is needed.

~from printout provided by shadowdancer~
**compiled from various incomplete sources & intuition


The Shield (Jack [Page] of Diamonds [Pentacles])

Upright: Learning new ideas/opinions. A near relative who puts his own interests first, is self-opinionated, easily offended, and not always quite straight. Even if a crisis is approaching, you have many people firmly defending you. You can obtain greater power in exchange for love and harmony.

Reverse: Wastefulness, luxury, rebellious, opposing ideas/opinions, bad news


Meanings inspired from the anime

The Shield is a good-natured entity who wishes to fulfill its purpose of protecting people's precious objects. It has the ability to form a very powerful barrier all around an object or person. It could symbolize something or someone who needs to be protected or it could advise you to protect yourself against something.

Sakura transformed it to use it as a protective shield against evil magic. It reminded me of the act of setting a protective energy shield around oneself. It could advise you to ground yourself or meditate to protect yourself better against the external world.

The Shield is under the power of the Earthy, the Sun and is related to Western magic.