The Strength Major Arcana Tarot Card in your Tarot spread shows a woman fearlessly holding a lion’s jaws. She seems calm despite the lion strength and menacing look. At the top of the woman’s head is the lemniscate symbol, which is a figure symbolizing eternity.  The background has mountains that are blue, showing stability and calmness. There is also the opposite card i.e. the Strength Reversed which is also explained below for the benefit of our readers.

The fact that this woman is holding the lion’s jaws so confidently indicates her courageous nature. She is also loving and compassionate as she isn’t roughing up the animal.  This is a lady who is steadfast and undaunted. The lion symbolizes strength and the courage needed to survive. The background of the mountains is indicative of calmness that results due to stability.

Strength in the Upright Position

In the upright position, the Strength card shows:

  • Courage
  • Bravery
  • Energy
  • Fierceness
  • Willpower
  • Taming
  • Determination
  • Action

The strength of this card symbolizes that you can overcome the obstacles in your path. Even if you are being tested, know that you can take control. It also reminds you that you have calmness in you that allows you to remain strong even in times of distress.

Concerning your career, an upright Strength card means that you have the strength to overcome work challenges facing you. If there is a work-related problem worrying you, you have the strength to ensure a good outcome. Besides, if you are a leader at work, be careful not to be bossy or overstep your boundaries.

In relationships and love, Strength in the upright position is a good card telling you that you have the power to overcome the challenges you may be facing in your relationships. Such problems are part of relationships, and you shouldn’t let them worry you. If you are single and you want to try a new relationship, the card indicates that you should go for it.

Strength in finances indicates you may get a good amount of money soon or even better win a lottery. Choose a wise investment to invest your new-found fortune. The Strength in an upright position also advises you to set good health goals and follow them. Don’t stop taking care of your health and the result will be favorable.

The Strength in the Reversed Position

This card in a reversed position symbolizes:

  • Abuse of power
  • Weakness
  • Sickness  
  • Pettiness
  • Lack of faith

The card in the reversed position shows a lack of strength and will power. Things are spilling out of control. Maybe something in your life knocked you back to square one, or you are in a battle wondering if you are really in control.

This card reassures you that you shouldn’t give up yet. Pick up the pieces and start over. Everyone starts from somewhere, and your inner strength will carry you through to better days. You can still improve or get back on your feet. Whether you are sick or you have ended a bad relationship, it’s time to bid insecurities and low self-esteem issues goodbye and fight your way to success.

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Strength in Time Based Position

  • Past – Your strength and determination in the past may have led you to explore new things, and this paid off.  Your past courage put you where you are currently. For instance, you may have worked hard academically which is why you have passed your exams, or you may have taken on a new work responsibility, which has earned you your current promotion.
  • Present The Strength card in this position signifies that you have mastery of what you are doing. Even if you may be in doubt, know that things will get clearer, and you’ll soon be at the top.
  • Future – The card in the future position shows that your hard work is about to pay off. You are about to experience something positive and major. If you have something worrying you now, it won’t bother you in the future. Time will deal with the issue.

It is always good for anyone to thus have a good understanding of this card so that they can make positive changes to their life.

Other Associations

  • Element- Fire
  • As a Tarot yes or no answer- Yes
  • Astrology – Leo

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