Strength Tarot Card Meaning (Card 8)

Tarot, like astrology, has long been one of our favorite divination systems. Interpreting either takes practice. As you learn, we wanted to help you to quickly connect to the cards and use them in ways that are actionable and practical in every area of life. xoxo, Tali & Ophira

Co-authored by James Kerti

What does the Strength tarot card mean?

When the Strength tarot card appears in your reading, the message is to stay level and keep a cool head. (You’ve got this!) Even when faced with challenging situations, the key to your success lies in mastering your emotions. Your inner depth of courage is where your power lies.

What is the Strength zodiac sign?

The zodiac sign of Strength is Leo

Strength Tarot Guide

Keywords for Strength: Strength, confidence, courage, inner power

Yes or No: Yes

Planet of Strength: Sun

Element of Strength: Fire

What does the Strength card mean in a love reading?

When the Strength tarot card comes up in a love reading, it guides you to tap your inner strength in two key ways.

First, it indicates that you are ready to invite a healthy brand of love into your life, either now or in the near future. The love indicated by the Strength card is one that’s rooted in deep, mutual caring and compassion.

If you’re facing a romantic challenge, this major arcana card brings a message to tap into your courage and regulate your emotions in order to find resolution. Your inner strength is crucial for navigating any ups and downs successfully.

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What does the Strength tarot card mean for career, money and finance?

When you pull the Strength card in a career or money reading, consider it a positive message that you possess the inner fortitude to step into a leadership role or make a bold move in your work life.

You don’t need to have all the answers before you take charge. It’s safe for you to go after what you really want. Your technical ability, natural gifts, and experience will come in handy.

Remain focused on finding necessary solutions, trusting that you can solve whatever puzzles you face. Keep team morale high through positive reinforcement. While this major arcana card’s placement doesn’t suggest a path with zero resistance or obstacles, it encourages you to be confident in moving forward.

What does the Strength tarot card mean for health?

The Strength tarot card is an optimistic one to see in a health reading.

When this card emerges here, it means that your health is headed in a good direction. Physical issues that you may be experiencing are ones that you’re equipped to handle. Summon your inner strength and find the right treatment so you can recover as quickly as possible.

If you’re struggling with your mental or emotional health, the Strength card reminds you that you have the core strength of character you need to navigate those challenges. Find tools or resources to support you in tapping your inner resolve.

This major arcana card suggests the best way you can proceed is with plenty of kindness and self-compassion. Courage is not the absence of fear, but the ability to act in the face of it.

Strength Tarot Card in Reverse Meaning

When the Strength card shows up in a reversed position, emotions may be reaching a fever pitch, clouding your ability to think clearly or move forward with confidence.

Pulling this reversed card commonly refers to anger or frustration, but it can also point to a bout of self-doubt. While your core strength isn’t lacking, you may have lost touch with it.

Should you hit a wall, it can help to do something physical to move the energy, like getting a massage or hitting the gym for an upbeat workout. Who are the people who build up your confidence? Spend time with them. Laughter and fun can shift your mood, helping you reengage with your courage and inner power.

Is the Strength tarot card a yes or no?

The Strength card offers a big yes when presented with a yes or no question. This is especially the case if it’s a situation where your inner power can be channeled to impact the outcome.

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