Strength Tarot Card Meanings

Pamela Coleman Smith, 1909.

Strength Keywords: Strength, Fortitude, Compassion

Strength Tarot Card Description

On the Strength card we see a woman using her inner strength to tenderly tame a lion. She wears a white robe, symbolizing the purity of her motives. The lemniscate hovering above her head symbolizes infinite wisdom. She wears a belt and crown of flowers, showing us that she understands her own nature and is able to control it. The lion represents instinctual passions and desires. The lady has achieved control over these through her compassion and understanding. The peace and serenity that can be achieved through inner strength is clearly visible in the card’s imagery.

What Strength Means In A Tarot Reading

The force depicted in the Strength card is inner strength. It’s the strength of your spirit and character. No matter what difficulties you’re faced with, you have the strength to overcome them. You don’t need to put on a display of your power. It’s enough for you to believe in yourself and to know and recognize your own abilities. Even if your situation seems desperate, look within, tap into your inner strength. The lemniscate reminds you that you know how to do this. Your strength may be more apparent to others than to yourself. Take the time to recognize it, to see it, feel it and believe it.

The lion represents your problems, or perhaps an enemy, or problematic person who stands in your way. You can overcome these problems by using your inner strength. You have the powers of persuasion you need to ‘tame’ your foe. You have the strength to bring them around to your way of thinking; persuade them to see your point of view. If you show compassion and understanding towards this difficult person, you may be able to work in harmony with them. Understand that you can influence the situation. You have the knowledge and power to do so. Show patience. Your compassion will be a powerful force in this person’s life. You may turn an enemy into a friend.

Strength Love and Relationships Tarot Meaning

Strength appears when reading about relationships that are compassionate, understanding, caring and strong. This relationship will bring out the best in you. You and your partner will work in harmony together and bring out the best in each other.

Strenght Career Tarot Meaning

You have the inner strength and wisdom to follow the career path you desire. You know where you want to go and, with persistence, you’ll reach your goals. You also have the power to bring oppositional, or difficult, people round to your way of thinking. Your self-belief will bring you success.

Strength Correspondences & Attributions