The Strength Card is the Ninth card at the 22 trump cards (Major Arcana) and is associated with the number 8. In numerology, it is related to using your abilities to make modifications to achieve your own personal targets. When it comes to Strength, we usually associate it with muscles, strong arms and toughness. Although the Strength Card may indeed be symbolised as physical strength and determination, it can also represent our inner power. Having courage, hope, patience, perseverance, a strong spirit, balanced mind, willpower and self-control are qualities of internal strength.
A lady with flower garlands and an infinity halo is taming a lion as shown on the picture of the Rider-Waite deck. The Strength card also associated with the zodiac sign of Leo. The above qualities are necessary to tame the lion and totally control it.
The card appears when these qualities are most needed in life. It functions as a call to action for yourself you to develop all of 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 might interrupt your daily routine, by way of 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. Take some opportunity to stay humble and feel safe within yourself. Your life will be more harmonious when you’re grounded and balanced. The fear of failure and procrastination will stop you from succeeding. If not, the surroundings will control you. Training the mind soul of your personality by keeping your mind free of clutter and keep your ego in check.
In another aspect, in a relationship reading, the card might be telling you that somebody is in need of playing it cool by revealing some self-restraint. Perhaps you might be having conflicts with this person who could become your partner, family member, colleague etc..
The Strength card encourages you to stay 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.