The Warrior Archetype

Upright Meanings: arguments, being defensive/ territorial, struggle, lawsuit or quarrel, strikes, conflict, opposition, disagreements, pent up energy/aggression, frustration, assertive, temper, courage, clashing personalities/egos, adrenaline, chaos, sports, rows, unruliness, aggression, fighting, competition, lack of control/ cooperation, being rough, battles, irritation

From the image on the card, the symbolism in The Warrior suggests that there is form of conflict in one¬ís life. This may be an existing conflict or one that is brewing and may eventually blow up in one’s face. It may also depict a problem in communication, for example in a situation where no one really wants to listen to the other – meaning that no agreement or understanding takes place. The Warrior men may signify problems in a group of people who are not patient enough to listen to what anyone else is saying. They only want to be heard and since none of the others will listen, they all argue at once.

Reversed Meanings: reaching agreements, extreme aggression, suppressed temper, end of conflict/ row/ struggle, battle fatigue, intimidation, harmony, compromise, lack of competition, war, finding solutions, peace, shyness, order, fear of confrontation, short fuse, new opportunities, generosity, looking for an argument, focus, control, cooperation

The Warrior reversed meaning can be that your natural method of dealing with disagreements is avoiding any kind of conflict by getting away from that place as fast as you can. Sometimes this can be regarded as a good thing, but other times, it may lead to a number of issues that are brewing up within you, for which you will have to address soon. On the other hand, it can also mean that you have worked through your troubles and that you do not have any more issues to worry about.