Tara is a gentle female embodiment of universal compassion. She is known as the Swift One, due to her immediate response to those who request her aid. Furthermore she is known as the great liberator, specializing in overcoming obstacles in whatever form they manifest in our lives. She is especially known for her power to overcome the most difficult situations, giving protection against dangers and all kinds of fear. She offers us a hand to lift us up to a mountain of enlightenment qualities. She reaches out her hand in the gesture of granting protection, freeing one from fear, obstacles, and difficulties.