Strength is not just a representation of compassion, courage, and confidence. Instead, these things make up strength.
The Strength tarot card represents strength, even power, and determination from its name. Some say that it may be like The Chariot tarot card, for they have a likeness in representations. These two tarot cards are like siblings. The Chariot tarot card is for the outer strength while the Strength tarot card deals with the inner strength.
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The Strength tarot card is the major arcana's eighth card, and it significantly says that strength by force does not win against strength by compassion.
This tarot card has a bond with the element of fire, the Sun, and the astrological sign, Leo. Strength's key dates range from the 22nd of July up to the 23rd of August.
Symbolism Of Strength Card
During the old days, in the older tarot decks, they call the Strength tarot card the Fortitude or the Lust tarot card. The depictions from those decks are significantly different from today's Strength tarot card.
In the oldest surviving tarot deck, the Visconti-Sforza tarot deck, Fortitude's depiction is a man hitting a lion cub using a club. While Lust's depiction is a woman riding a lion, and this woman has no clothes on.
Now, the depiction of Strength is a woman with a lion. She is petting the lion calmly and gently. This manner shows that she is calm and has things under her control. She is not hurting the lion; she is just petting it. This action shows that she controls the lion not with violence but rather with compassion. Strength implies power through compassion and not power through force.
You will see that above her head is an infinity symbol, which means self-control or control of the self. This control of the self implies that if one finds balance and calmness within themselves, they will master it. To have balance and calmness within you is to have clarity and strength that will help you gain control over things.
The Numerology Of Strength
In the early times, the Strength tarot card was initially the deck's eleventh card while Justice was the eighth. Then in the Rider-Waite deck, they switched these two cards to meet the order of their analogous zodiac signs. The Strength tarot card correlates with the astrological sign Leo.
In the tarot deck's major arcana: The Chariot is the seventh card and has a connection with Cancer, while The Hermit is the ninth card and has a connection with Virgo. Leo's astrological sign is in between Cancer and Virgo. So, they moved the Strength tarot card between The Chariot and The Hermit.
This tarot card's original number is eleven. If you add the number's digits, which are one and one, you will get two. The number two is for polarity, balance, and duality.
The Strength is the major arcana's eighth card. One may connect number eight with infinity, even order, and harmony.
- Inner power
- Inner strength
- Physical strength
- Psychic strength
- Abuse of power
- Giving up
- Letting fear rule over you,
- Out of control
Upright Strength Tarot Card Meaning
Strength is not about muscles and all. The truth is that strength is the ability to endure, overcome, and survive whatever hurdles and obstacles life gives you. To have strength is to have balance, persistence, perseverance, stamina, patience, and calmness. Commitment is what you need in doing what needs to be done.
In a reading, the Strength tarot card in an upright position tells you that you are full of power and fuel. This fuel is full of your determination, will, and of course, strength. Do not seek to sit the throne: you do not need to lead and persuade your fellowmen.
Others underestimate you but let them be, do not let their words get you, ignore them. You do not need to show anyone your power to prove that you have strength.
The strength within you will be your teacher and guider in overcoming everything that you need to overcome.
If, at the moment, you are trying to overcome something. The upright tarot card Strength will encourage you to believe in yourself and find your power and strength that is missing within you. Just believe in yourself, for you have what it takes to get over what you are going through.
This upright tarot card will also serve as your reminder to keep your emotions and feelings under control at all times. There is no room for any negative emotions: you need to have balance and calmness in you. Remember that there is always an appropriate and right approach for it not to worsen in every situation.
Strength (Upright) in Health
If you have bad habits and vices, throw them away and start living a healthy lifestyle. The Strength tarot card tells you that you are in good health or your health will improve significantly as long as you do not have bad habits. If you do not help yourself by giving yourself a healthy lifestyle, you will not get the desired results.
Strength (Upright) in Career
The upright Strength tarot card tells you that if you do not let your animalistic instincts take over you, you may find yourself getting a big break in your career. The Strength tarot card tells you that you could try to ask for the big break yourself, ask for a promotion, or a salary raise.
This tarot card will be here to encourage you to take that big break that you deserve.
If you are considering opening up a new business venture, this tarot card implies nothing wrong with doing so. Follow your heart and start-up that business. If you desire a new job, this tarot card tells you to go and seek the job that you desire, for you will find success in it. If you are thinking of changing your career path, go and do it.
Strength (Upright) in Money
If you are the type to spend your money impulsively and recently, you need to fix that. This upright tarot card tells you that you will find yourself in a pleasant and comfortable stand. If you continue to work well in controlling yourself, you will have a good cash flow.
Strength (Upright) in Love & Relationships
Compassion and empathy are what the Strength tarot card says in a tarot love reading.
If you are single and the Strength tarot card appears before you, it tells you that it is time to meet a potential partner. If you have confidence in yourself, you will get yourself into an adventurous relationship. Aside from being adventurous, the relationship that you will get into is fiery and full of passion. It will be a stable relationship, and the feelings you and your partner have are at an intense level.
If you are already in a relationship, this tarot card tells you that you have a stable and solid one. If ever that in the coming days, you meet circumstances and hurdles, do not fear it. Do not let these circumstances and hurdles take over your relationship. Be patient and gentle with each other for intense feelings like anger would lead you both to nothing.
What is to come will strengthen your relationship and bond. You will overcome it as long as you and your partner stick and fight together.
Reversed Strength Tarot Card Meaning
In a tarot reading, when the Strength tarot card is in a reversed position it tells you that there is something off with you. Perhaps you have lost your balance and your way.
If you just got back from rough times, this reversed tarot card may be implying that because of the setback, you have lost belief, confidence, and trust in yourself. You have become sensitive and vulnerable. Take time for yourself and regain your balance. You need to keep in mind that you have everything within you; you need to give yourself some credit.
Never be too hard on yourself because you are doing great, and you will continue doing so. Anything is possible if you believe that it is possible.
The reversed Strength tarot card may also be inviting you to take flight and restore your balance. It is important to prioritize yourself first before giving love and care to others.
Strength (Reversed) in Health
This tarot card tells you that the bad habits that you have you need to throw them all as soon as possible. If you do not do so, it will affect your health significantly.
Strength (Reversed) in Career
This tarot card tells you that you have that power and ability to get yourself that big break you long for, but there is a hindrance. The hindrance is you, yourself. You are letting doubt and fear hold you from reaching what you desire.
If you want to attain that success, you need to fight back your greatest enemy, which is yourself.
Strength (Reversed) in Money
This tarot card tells you to stop spending your money compulsively because it will damage your situation extensively. Aside from that, this card also reveals that you are quite hesitant to spend money on getting your needs.
Strength (Reversed) in Love & Relationships
In a tarot love reading, if this reversed tarot card tells you that if you are single and you want to get into a relationship as soon as possible, do not commit yet, for you are still not ready to enter one. If you push through with what you want, you will lead yourself to bad heartbreaks.
It will be best if you stop doubting yourself. Start by building your confidence and assuring yourself that no matter what, you are worth it and you are worthy. If you do so, you will soon get into a relationship that is stable and solid.
If you are in a relationship, this tarot card speaks for you and your partner. It reveals that your relationship is toxic for you both; let jealousy and doubt take over the wheel. Stop being clingy and being jealous: never invade the personal space of your partner. Remember that in love, both should have trust and faith in one another for it to last a lifetime.