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 the 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 the Strength card indicates are kind and compassionate. They are confident with strong willpower. They know how to handle the conflict inside them. They have complete self-control and they do not give up on 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.

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