Tarot Card Meaning
Strength Tarot Card
What Does Strength Tarot Card Mean?
Love, faith, courage, ability to succeed, defending the underdog, trust, forgive and forget, overpowering negative influences, relationships with animals, fear, lack of courage, giving up on yourself, negative barriers, easy way out, fear making action impossible, finding inner strength, overcoming difficulties
Strength Meanings And Description
The imagery of Strength gives the full meaning of this Tarot card. A young woman, crowned with flowers and the symbol of eternity peacefully opening the mouth of a lion. Her expression is serene, no fear crossing her face as the lion submits to her will.
The lady in Strength is said to represent the conscious mind, in the act of taming the wilderness of the subconscious, the lion. Likewise, it is easy to notice that the strength demonstrated occurs because of trust and co-operation between woman and beast. Too often, we are presented with the notion that strength comes from domination and control.
The meaning of this Tarot card Strength could be that love and trust can lead to a mastery that is not possible with brute force.
Tarot Cards Upright And Reversed Meanings
Strength Upright Meaning
When Strength appears as a person, it represents someone who can gain trust and respect through their generous and open heart. Their love and kindness has overcome many obstacles and made friends from opponents. Love and faith are grounding influences and provide strength to triumph in all situations.
Stand up for the underdog and fight a noble fight. Injustice and meanness can be overcome and a new path of positivity created when strength appears. Strength uses love and trust to overpower negativity and remove obstacles. With Strength, you are reminded to assess your relationships and learn to forgive past problems. It is possible to continue moving forward but only if both sides are willing to turn over a new leaf.
With Strength, relationships with animals are important and play a healing role in your life. You may have to build a relationship with a troubled animal or spend time training that leads to a deeper bond. Just like the picture of the Tarot Card Strength shows, co-operation between man and beast can lead to a loving relationship.
Strength Reversed Meaning
- Feelings of fear
- Poor Health
- The need to face your own issues
- Giving in to one’s unconscious drives
The faith and love that made you believe anything was possible has vanished - you are left with fear and doubts. Without rediscovering your courage, you have a hard time moving forward and reaching for success.
In some cases, the meaning of this Tarot card can refer to someone who has given up, on themselves and life's opportunities. It is important to realize that the only thing standing in the way of change and transformation is fear and the doubt it creates.
Sometimes it is possible to fake it - to go ahead and act like everything will work out for the best, even when you fear it won't. Attempting to change in spite of your fears may release some of your doubts. Remember that the fears like shadows can evaporate with the light of day.