The Strength Card In Tarot
The Strength Card is the eighth tarot card in Major Arcana Deck and is associated with the qualities of bravery, compassion and inner strength. These qualities are the reason this card is associated with the fiery zodiac sign Leo’s energy, which is ruled by the sun. The card depicts a woman holding the jaws of a lion. Her white robe represents the purity of spirit and the symbol of infinity above her promises us infinite wisdom and potential.
Your Inner Resilience & Strength
This woman represents our finer evolved self and the lion our primal and wild nature. This interaction is used to signify how your primal and instinctual nature is one of the biggest strengths if balanced out consciously. It requires special inner wisdom to create a harmony of both energies that ensures stability and grounding depicted by the mountains in the background.
Moreover, this smiling als woman represents the harmony, peace and goodwill one feels when we are grounded in our own strength. Her ability to have the lion cooperate and interact comes from her trust in herself and her abilities. This allows her to look at the lion which for us is a push to look at our desires, emotions, passion and raw side to conquer it.
Conquering Is Not Brute Force
This conquest does not occur through a menacing violent method but by being calm, strategic and collected. This can be seen in the way how gentle she is with the wild beast rather than forceful. We must remember that we are the ones in control, even if parts of us seem dangerous and threatening as a lion.
In fact, this card serves as a reminder to tame yourself gently, if needed and to remember to stand in your power. Your resilience and inner strength will carry you forward to your goals, as long as you are courageous to believe in your abilities.