The Strength (Tarot Card Meaning): major arcana card 8

Card NameThe strength
Card Number8
Arcana Major Arcana, the major stages or lessons of Life
Element  Fire
Numerology 8 associated with balance
Planet / Constellation Sun
Plant Cayenne pepper
Places The arenas, the circus.
The jungle, 
the virgin forest , the desert.
The butcher, the slaughterhouse.
The sport room
Stone / Crystal  Tiger Eye
Hebrew Letter: Teth
Sun Sign Leo , Capricorn
Affirmation “Use the Force Luke.” 
– Master Yoda (Star Wars)

The Strength (Upright) Keywords:

  • Motivation, focus
  • Control, self-confidence
  • Endurance

The Strength (Reversed) Keywords:

  • Fear, anxiety
  • Give up, let go
  • To lose control


The Strength : symbolism

the Strength represents a young woman who gently closes the mouth of a lion. She looks at him gently, the lion submits to her without difficulty. Her white dress is the symbol of purity; the flowers of its crown are the symbol of the abundance of Nature. 

Her head is adorned with the symbol of Infinity, like that of the  Magician.  Leo, in all its power, represents human desires and impulses.

The girl masters the lion with a strength not physical but internal. Her left arm, the one that exerts pressure on the lion’s mouth, represents intellectual effort. Her right arm, which only holds the animal in place, represents physical strength. 

The Force therefore does not symbolize physical strength but indeed mental strength, strength of character.


The Strength : general description

The Strength represents all the inner qualities necessary for the success and achievement of your objectives. The Chariot expresses a similar Energy. While The Chariot represents determination and control over one’s environment, The Strength represents motivation and control over oneself. The Strength represents that intimate feeling that all obstacles can be overcome in Life through one’s inner strength and self-confidence.

you have the qualities required to carry out his projects. Endurance, tenacity and calm in the face of adversity are just waiting to surface. 

For this, you must transcend your emotions – and in particular your fear – so that intimate wisdom and intuition can guide you. Being in control of your emotions, of your impulsiveness, not losing courage or patience: this is The Strength’s message.


The Strength Positive Personality Traits

  • Courage , vigor
  • Self-control, mastery of instincts
  • Autonomy, maturity
  • Assurance , conviction

The Strength Negative Personality Traits

  • Boast, pride
  • Brutality , violence
  • Dependence, slavery


The Strength (Upright) Meaning

The Strength card stands for Courage and Self control. The strength cards means the virtue of fortitude.

The strength card in the upright position shows the power of love and Control of passion against one’s baser instincts.

The strength card indicated Determination and Generosity.

This card shows Strength, power under control, Energy, Optimism, Generosity, resolve and reconciliation.

The strength is a positive card.

The Strength (Upright) Keywords:

  • Motivation, focus
  • Control, self-confidence
  • Endurance
  • Rising to the challenge,
  • overcoming obstacles,
  • being in charge of one’s inner emotions, self control


The Strength (Reversed) Meaning

The Strength card in reversed position shows Wrongly used authority, Lack of willpower.

It shows Feelings of inadequacy, Pessimism, Surrender to unworthy impulses, Concession and Inability to act.

The Strength (Reversed) Keywords:

  • Fear, anxiety
  • Give up, let go
  • To lose control
  • Power wrongly used,
  • curb the urge to dictate,
  • exchanges with superiors,
  • lack of will,
  • inadequacy,
  • pessimism.


The Strength in Love Tarot Reading

In Love, the Strength indicates that you are happy about yourself, happy with his situation or his relationship. You feel more confidence: confidence in oneself first, confidence in the other then. You manage to disregard your (supposed) faults in order to really go out to meet the other and advance the relationship or the couple.

If you are looking for Love, The Strength invites you to continue your research because you are on the right path to find your Soulmate. 

You presents yourself to others with self-confidence and a positive attitude. It is very promising for the future.

The Strength for Love (Positive meaning)

  • Fusional , fulfilling and strong love
  • Serene union, mutual trust
  • Sexual power , the mind dominates the impulses
  • Power to act together, there is strength in unity
  • Passionate encounter , desire

The Strength for Love (Negative meaning)

  • Balance of power, emotional tyranny
  • Loss of confidence, jealousy
  • Forced or cashed sex , frustration
  • Feelings dominated by material


The Strength in Career Tarot Reading

In a tarot spread concerning work, The Strength is a positive sign. You are on the right track to obtain the job you want, the promotion which you aspire, the “big file” that you want to be entrusted with. You have the energy, the desire and the ideas to succeed. It is therefore the right time to take action and make your ambitions known.

If someone in your professional environment – colleague, client, supplier – is “having a hard time” for them, it is time to take control of the situation. The Strength encourages you to (re) set the rules of the game calmly and diplomatically.

If you are looking for an opportunity, it is sometimes necessary to know how to be patient. The Strength indicates that the expected opportunity will present itself when the time comes. 

As the Universe does not rush things, The Strength invites you to persevere in your efforts and your research.

The Strength for Career (Positive meaning)

  • Know-how, control of the situation
  • ” an iron fist in a velvet glove “
  • Alliance of energies, courage , knowledge, synergy
  • Productivity
  • Recognition of colleagues

The Strength for Career (Negative meaning)

  • Abusive pressure tactics
  • Power change , balance of power
  • Risks of bankruptcy
  • Uncontrollable situation
  • Resignation


The Strength in Finances Tarot Reading

When we talk about Money and Finances, The Strength advises you to hold on, to keep good habits and not to despair. The situation may be difficult, but you have control over your choices and actions in relation to his money.

The Strength can also indicate the imminent end of financial difficulties, in particular if you have scrupulously followed your budget and your expenses. It may be time to invest the money put aside in real estate or in an entrepreneurial project.

The Strength for Finances (Positive meaning)

  • Perfect mastery of business
  • Use of money wisely
  • Don’t be dominated by money
  • Great capacity for interest

The Strength for Finances (Negative meaning)

  • Compulsive shopping
  • Live beyond its means
  • Poor management, lack of resources
  • Hard-to-keep commitments


The Strength in Health Tarot Reading

  • The heart, muscles and ligaments. Overflowing sexuality .
  • Very good health, excellent vitality.
  • Endocrine problems, high blood pressure.


The Strength in Spirituality Tarot Reading

The Strength invites you to connect with your inner source of calm and strength. Do you feel confident in yourself? Do you present yourself to others as strong, persevering, and self-confident?

To be truly “strong” you have to make your Soul, body and mind work together. The Strength card indicates that you are becoming more and more aware of this necessity in your life and that you are getting better and better at reconciling these 3 pillars. 

Continue to integrate Spirituality and Intuition into your daily life to live fully in the incredible Energy of The Force… and move mountains!

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