Today’s card is "Defend to the End, the Worthwhile" from the Sacred Rebels Oracle. The woman in the card is adorned with feathers and she has an owl shaped headdress. It is not quite clear if the owl is alive or just an ornament but for me the woman and the owl merge together into one being. This is reinforced by the monochrome coloring of the card.
This woman is the archetype of the Sacred Warrior who lives within us all. She reminds me a lot of the figure in Nine of Wands. Although she is not bruised physically, she is hurt on the inside by grief and sadness caused by opposing injustice and oppression. The owl is symbolizing her wisdom to discern what is worth fighting for. He also is a relentless predator who strikes when necessary to survive and he teaches us to kill (cast aside) what is no longer serving our highest truth.
The question which needs to be answered is; What is worthwhile to defend? I guess some values are not negotiable, like Love, Truth, Freedom etc. But there are always personal interests which we want to defend with all our might and strength, like our home, the safety of our loved ones and for this weekend my personal space and freedom when my family will be together to celebrate Easter. It doesn't matter what you will defend as long as it has great value for you and doesn't conflict with the freedom of others.
For now this will be my last draw from this deck. I might pick it up again soon because I am going follow the series about the Sacred Feminine by Raecine on her Youtube channel Owlmoon 513 and I think among others, this will be a great deck to work with.