The Strength Card is the Ninth card at the 22 trump cards (Major Arcana) and is connected with the number 8. In numerology, it’s related to using your abilities to make changes to achieve your own personal targets. When it comes to Strength, we usually associate it with muscles, strong arms and toughness. Even though the Strength Card can indeed be symbolised as bodily strength and determination, it may also represent our inner strength. Having courage, hope, patience, perseverance, a strong spirit, balanced mind, self-control and willpower are qualities of inner strength.
A lady with flower garlands and an infinity halo is taming a lion as shown on the picture of this Rider-Waite deck. The Strength card also associated with the zodiac sign of Leo. The above qualities are necessary to tame the lion and completely control it.
The card looks when these qualities are most needed in life. It acts as a call to action for yourself you to develop all the above traits. It might be the period of time when you’re trying to tackle what you fear that takes you outside of your comfort zone such as public speaking, feeling reluctant about an event which could interrupt your daily routine, for example, dieting, quitting smoking/drinking or currently fighting an uphill struggle in life.
Have the power say no, take a step back and listen to your instincts. Power is a reminder for you to be a pillar of strength for yourself and others. Take some opportunity to stay humble and feel safe within yourself. Your life will be harmonious once you are grounded and balanced. The fear of failure and procrastination will prevent you from succeeding. Otherwise, the environment will control you. Training the mind spirit of your character by keeping your mind free of clutter and keep your ego in check.
In another aspect, in a relationship reading, the card may be telling you that somebody is in need of playing it cool by revealing some self-restraint. Probably you may be having conflicts with this individual who could be your spouse, family member, colleague etc..
The Strength card encourages you to remain on track and not to revert back into unhealthy patterns. You’re stronger than you think. You have what it takes and do not give up.