Strength (Cross Spread)


The Strength Tarot card represents determination, strength and power in a manner similar to the Chariot. However, where the Chariot represents outer strength and will, the Strength card represents inner strength and the power of the human spirit to overcome any obstacle. The meaning of the Strength Tarot card is about knowing that you can stand life’s obstacles by gathering your inner strength and confidence. You are focused on what you need to do, and you do it in a way that demonstrates great self-command and maturity.
The Strength Tarot card also reflects a compassionate approach. You are similar to the woman in this card that offers patience and love to the wild lion in order to tame him. You give others space and tolerate their needs. You are accepting and easily forgive any defect. By doing so, you create a trusting and secure environment where you can kindly influence others.
The Strength ideal teaches you that you have the strength to tame the beasts within yourself. Meditating on this card can help you to accept and experience the inherent strength that is within your nature.
The Strength Tarot card shows a balance of the aspects of you that are animal, human and divine. It may seem impossible but kindness, love and a brave heart can bring them into balance. The appearance of this card in a reading suggests that it is not a time to act out of rage but instead to look at the situation from a place of love and compassion.
The Strength card is a reminder that in each of us there is an instinctual and passionate side and that depending on each person, this will break through frequently o infrequently. If you act irrationally or out of impulses, and spit angry comments on others, this card urges you to try to tame yourself. The woman in the card has subdued the lion by means of peace, warmth and love. Maybe you need to do the same to prevent yourself from bursting at others and saying things you might regret later.
In a Tarot reading, Strength offers you the hope of connecting with both your inner and outer strength. It asks you to find the confidence within yourself to present yourself to the world as assertive and strong. When Strength appears in a Tarot reading, you can be rest assured that you have enough stamina to see this task through to its eventual end. If you are pushing too hard, Strength suggests the need to call it a day for the moment, and to be patient. Enlightenment cannot be rushed, and it will come only when the time is right.