The Strength Tarot

What is the Strength Tarot

The Strength Tarot is the eighth (VIII) card in a suit of twenty-two cards, called the trumps or the Major Arcana, in a traditional 78-card tarot deck, used for both playing and divination. It is associated with the Leo zodiac. Traditionally, it is the eleventh card while the Justice Tarot comes in the eighth position. However, current tarot reading follows the Rider-Waite-Smith deck, where their positions have been switched to comply with the astrological standards set by the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn. Her element is fire and ruling planet is Sun.

How is the Strength Depicted in the Tarot Card

The Strength represents a woman clad in a white robe embellished with a flower belt and a floral crown on her head, patting a lion on its forehead and lower jaw under a golden sky. Above her head floats lemniscates. She stands on a grassy landscape with blue mountains in the background and gazes down at the lion wearing a peaceful smile on her face. It appears as if she has successfully tamed it.

What Does the Woman in the Strength Tarot Card Mean

The Strength symbolizes a triumphant win over the wicked or evil through love, compassion, and intelligence. The lemniscates is a sign of infinity, also seen in The Magician. The white robe is a symbol of purity, and spirituality, while her flower crown stands for a peaceful mental state. The belt of flowers marks positive outcome of her good deeds. Her left arm represents willpower, and the right arm signifies physical efforts.

The lion embodies beastly instincts and materialistic greed. In the card, it is shown sticking out its tongue and seems happy surrendering to the woman.

The blue mountains suggest stability and internal calmness.

The Strength as a Person (Signifier)

The Strength stands for a female figure who is probably a maiden having a pure heart. Her real energy and vigor do not come completely from muscular strength but also involves her mental tenacity. She is inherent with qualities like courage, balance, sharpness, and kindness.

The Strength Tarot Card Meaning: Upright

The Strength Tarot

Symbolism: Patience, self-confidence, stability, bravery, self-control, determination, tenderness, care, leadership, and love.

Interpretation: Strength could mean that you believe in yourself, taking each thing one at a time rather than making haste. You can control an unpleasant situation with your gentle behavior and maturity.

Your exceptional stamina and persistence help you endure life’s obstacles and emerge as a winner. You overlook imperfections and give space to others for improvement.

The Strength Card advice you to realize your inner strengths and let go of the negative emotions shrouding your self-belief at present.

In Love Reading

Symbolism: Unconditional love, passion, quality time, reconciliation

Interpretation: If you are single and seeking love, your wait may end soon. Of course, it will only happen when you start socializing with new people and express your true feelings. It could be the best time to showcase your confidence and charm.

Those who had been lying low after a breakup would bounce back and find real love soon.

For married people, expect a whole new spark in your relationship, especially if you have been undergoing a rough patch with your partner.

Strength Tarot Card Readings for Other Situations

Education: Take a leap of faith and discover the academic opportunities knocking at your door.

Career and Finance: You have to reassure yourself rather than doubting your abilities. Move ahead and use your potential to reach your goals. If you are eyeing for that dream job interview or a promotion at work, prove yourself worthy.

Curb your tendency to overspend on unnecessary items. Make sure you invest your money in the right schemes to get greater profits in the future.

Health: The card indicates good or improving health. You need to amend your current lifestyle by following a well-balanced diet and doing regular exercise.

Reversed Strength Tarot Meaning

The Strength Tarot Card Reversed

Symbolism: Self-doubt, weakness, negligence, confusion

Interpretation: In the upside down position, it may signify that you have experienced a recent setback in your life. Also, you are feeling inadequate and insecure as a result of your loss of courage.

It is high time you exercise control over yourself and implement discipline in your lifestyle. Otherwise, you could end up regretting your actions.

In Love Reading

Symbolism: Misunderstanding, emptiness, breakup

Interpretation: Your low self-esteem may lead you to choose the wrong life partner. Unless you do not develop confidence and mental strength, it would be advisable to avoid getting into a new relationship.

The Strength in Different Positions in a Tarot Spread

Past: It could mean that your patience, cool-headedness, and expertise have given you immense benefits.

Present: Your current position is favorably giving you a plethora of opportunities to learn and gather knowledge. Your desire to don the role of a powerful leader is likely to be fulfilled.

Future: Your life will be under your control very soon. Your path to success would be smoother and hassle-free as long as you have faith in yourself.

Strength Tarot Meaning in Combination with Other Cards

The Fool Tarot Suggests a life-changing event you will experience soon
The Magician Tarot Indicates success and power in your life
The High Priestess Tarot Promises buildup of good relationships though frequent squabbles may occur
The Empress Tarot Gives you insights about your upbringing that may change your views on life
The Emperor Tarot Encourages you to face difficult situations without losing your patience


The Hierophant Tarot Indicates fortitude, wealth, and rise in position
The Lovers Tarot Suggests a strong bond between two people having unique talents
The Chariot Tarot Advises you to show the world your real beauty
The Hermit Tarot Implies you are too careful about new experiences and tend to argue a lot before taking action
The Wheel of Fortune Tarot Marks rekindling of an old friendship or romantic relationship
The Justice Tarot Warns you to stop being manipulative as the situation will change soon
The Hanged Man Tarot Indicates a particular pattern of events taking place in your life not fully known to you
The Death Tarot Drops a hint at someone in your life who is watching your every move and causing trouble
The Temperance Tarot Shows the satisfaction you get planning a task rather than finishing it
The Devil Tarot Compels you to make adjustments
The Tower Tarot Suggests a self-centric, docile, and complicated personality
The Star Tarot Indicates someone who messes a simple situation and brings displeasure
The Moon Tarot Instructs you to change your doubtful mind and think about the future
The Sun Tarot Means that your larger-than-life personality is making everyone around you jealous
The Judgment Tarot Symbolizes happiness, excitement, and attraction
The World Tarot Implies a desire to accomplish work through unscrupulous ways

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