Strength Tarot Card Meaning Keywords

UPRIGHT: Control. Strength, influence, compassion, energy, endurance, success, Overcoming an obstacle

REVERSED:  Weakness, vulnerability, self-doubt, lack of confidence, abuse of strength, Giving up to temptations

  • Name of the Card: Strength
  • Number: 8
  • Other Names: Fortitude
  • Element: Fire
  • Kabbalistic Letter: Teth
  • Meaning of the Kabbalistic Letter: Serpent
  • Sign: Leo
  • Yes/No key interpretations: Yes
  • Animals: Lion, Cat, Tiger, Serpent
  • Stone: Cat’s eye

Strength is trump card number 8 in many traditional tarot decks. In some decks, it switches its place with the Justice card and in such decks, Strength is card no. 11. In RWS deck this is card number 8 in major arcana. 8 is the number of authority and balance.

Strength Tarot Card Meanings, Keywords, Symbolism, Love, and Career

The Imagery and Symbolism of Strength Tarot Card

This is a very vibrant and bright card in terms of colors. In the image, a woman, cladded in a white dress is holding a lion by its jaws. The lion is not showing any resistance. The white dress of the woman represents her purity of spirit and virtue. A garland of red roses on her dress is a symbol of her love and compassion. Yellow color in the background is a symbol of clarity, energy, and optimism. There is an infinity sign above the woman’s head, the same as we see in the magician card. This is representative of her unlimited potential.  A mountain in the background represents stability and green grass in the foreground shows abundance and well-being. The lion is traditionally a symbol of courage, nobility, royalty, strength, and valor. In this card, it can represent the passion and desire that one has inside them. The Lion symbolizes such power that can be used both constructively and destructively.

Astrology and Strength Tarot Card

Strength tarot card is astrologically influenced by Leo. Leo is a sign of intelligence, boldness, warmth, courage, high self-esteem, confidence, dominance, power and control. The Lion is the beast associated with Leo but Leos have power and strength to tame this lion. Sun is the ruling planet of Leo and Leo rules the fifth house of the zodiac. This house is associated with creativity and creation.

Strength Tarot Card and Kabbalah

The path of Strength in Kabbalah is from Chesed (Mercy) to Geburah (Severity). The name of this path is Teth that means Serpent. It is the outburst of the energy from Chesed to Geburah I the process of manifestation, it is the primary path of the higher self that links the opposites. It is the path where the fire becomes light as manifestation is the light.

Strength Tarot Card Meanings (Upright)

Strength Tarot Card as a Person

Strength Tarot Card denotes someone who is prominent among his/her peers. The people that Strength card indicates are kind and compassionate. They are confident with strong will power. They know how to handle the conflict inside them. They have complete self-control and they do not give up to temptations easily. They handle everything with love and care. They are patient, balance, forgiving and kind. They have strong but pure hearts that give them an edge over the others and they stand out.

Strength Card Meaning in General Reading

If this card appears in a General reading it means that you should learn to accept and to forgive. It shows that you have the strength and confidence to control your impulses, animal desires and the beast within and you can do that with love. You should learn that things can be handled peacefully. It is a great card to get if you are facing a challenge. It signifies that the challenge will be peacefully resolved and no harm will be done.

Strength Tarot Card in a Daily reading

Today is a day to learn the aggression can lead to conflict. You need to tackle the issues with gentleness, love, and care. It is a day to work with complete self-control and not giving to desires. This is a day to use your creative energies to benefit others. You should have endurance and perseverance today and keep your inner peace, no matter what comes in your way. You should overcome your fears to achieve glory.

Strength Tarot Card in a Love Reading

If the Strength card appears in a love reading, you should know that love is stronger than fears and wild desires. This is a card of unconditional love and understanding. If you are facing a challenge in your love life, you should resolve it with love, compassion, and kindness and not with hostility. If you are single then you should know that confidence, clarity of heart and energy make you stand out among the crowd. You shine and ready to meet anyone who comes your way.

Strength Tarot Card in a Career Reading

If this card appears in a career reading, you should know that you have the potential to shine. You have all the needed qualities to stand out. You should face your fears, obstacles, and challenges at the workplace with confidence. You shouldn’t get controlled by impulse or desires but you should work with honesty and integrity to make your way.

Strength Tarot Card in a Health Reading

This is a good card to get in a health reading. It means that the toxins in your body have gotten cleansed and you have overcome the illness. It shows the victory over adversity and a really positive health card.

Strength Reversed Tarot Card Meaning

 When the Strength tarot card is in a reversed position, the Lion is in control. It can represent that now you can give up to your fears. You can be vulnerable, have low self-esteem, weak and having self-doubts. It may represent that you can give up to the temptations easily while listening to the wild animal inside you.

Do not give charge to the beast. Learn to take control of your life. Learn to stand up again.

If the Strength tarot card appears in a reversed position in a love reading, it means that you are not confident. It also means that your emotions or the emotions of the significant other are not pure. This card may represent some vicious intentions. It also represents that you are having self-doubts and you are giving up to fears. You should lift up yourself and act wisely and confidently.

If the reversed Strength Card appears in a career reading then it may indicate that your inner fears, anxieties and lack of self-control are taking the charge. You need to regain your confidence and you should know that the presence of the Strength card indicates that you have all the right qualities; you just need to use those with confidence.

In a health reading, the reversed Strength card may indicate that your illness has taken up your strength and it has left you weak. Still, with the right strategy and self-compassion, you can overcome your illness.

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