The Strength indicates that emotional and physical endurance may be needed to overcome a current situation in your life. This strength, combined with a sympathetic balance of intellectual and emotional powers, provides an ability to handle life issues and events in a positive and productive manner.
The Strength tarot card symbolises inner-strength and determination to overcome obstacles, and self-knowledge and self-discipline, as only when we know ourselves and act in a responsible manner will we be able to deal effectively with challenging situations and overcome our difficulties successfully. Yet this card does not only represent physical strength – moral and emotional strength are included in the meaning.
Strength suggests that there is a focus of fortitude and courage and implies that you should be true to your convictions and challenge those who are in the wrong. It says that you will need to have courage and determination in order to succeed. Success will result in you being respected as a leader and a source of inspiration. Strength is a very positive card which should motivate you to have faith in yourself.
The message of the Strength card is: ‘Strength is not a force with which to exert power over others, but a force to stop others exerting power over you”
Strength asks you to bring the higher and lower consciousness in perfect balance, knowing that control is always in your hands, and purity in your heart. Remember always that in order to do this it takes great strength and this strength is yours throughout eternity.