Attempting to get needs met; resisting another; being right; avoiding the next step
Power struggle is an attempt to get another to do things the way you want, so your needs will be met.
If you win the power struggle and are able to use the other person in this way, they, having felt that they've lost, will seek to gain control once again.
If somebody close to you loses in a power struggle with you, they go into sacrifice (see card 11), your relationship will suffer.
find you will also be a loser and will now have to carry them.
So, if your partner (in the struggle) loses, you will have to pay the bill.
Power struggle is an attempt to be right which arises from a failure to realize that the energies and perspectives of both integrate.
It is actually a way of turning in the wrong direction in order to get your needs met (turning to your partner rather than taking your own next step).
If you choose to move forward instead, you will reach a new level of understanding; then your partner (who seems to be your opponent) will automatically move up to the next level with you.
Both your needs would then be met in this new level of joining.
This is the principle of partnership: when one partner steps forward, both get the benefit.
Power struggle is a projection of a conflict inside you.
Generated by fear and not having needs met, it actually compounds the conflict within.
Using the card
If you get this card today, you are asked to take a look at your unsuccessful strategies for success, and now move forward.
Many power struggles are a fight to protect old heartbreaks, but this strategy actually has a way of backfiring and bringing them up ‘in disguise’ in current situations.
許多權力鬥爭是為了保護過往傷心的戰鬥，但這種戰略實際上帶來一種反效果，是在當前情況下的 "偽裝" 。
Any area you are not succeeding in demonstrates a power struggle.
Many of these may be denied, hidden or so old that you are no longer aware of them.
You project out on to your opponent the part of your mind you most deny and/or are most unaware of.
Any problem is a form of power struggle with a significant person who may be in your present life but who also reflects someone from your past.
Once you realize what the power struggle is about, you can begin to communicate, and to bridge the two sides.
You can join the other person (this does not necessarily mean you are agreeing with their position), which, in some cases, may mean a joining with the energy of someone from the past.
Forgiveness and trust also work well in power struggle situations.
Both energies are needed for success.
Resolution of the power struggle brings peace － which generates all good things, including joy, abundance and inspiration.
權力鬥爭的解決帶來和平 - 這產生了所有美好的東西，包括喜悅，豐富和靈感。