Tarot Card Meaning
Universal Rider Waite
Gilded Tarot By Ciro Marchetti
Daughter of the Flaming Sword
Hebrew Letter: Teth
Musical Note: E-natural
Strength Description and Symbolism
The woman is wearing white and gray, which represents purity and wisdom. She looks larger than the land behind her and larger than the land she stands upon. She is larger than life. She is a powerful figure who can tame anyone with diplomacy. She is truly magnanimous. The sky is tinted yellow, which represents emotional intellect. She is wearing a wreath of roses around her hair and waist, which represent her feminine side. Red roses in tarot tend to represent the material world. An infinity sign is levitating above her head, which represents her mastery over her emotions. She has tamed hundreds of lions before the lion in the picture. The lion bows down before her while gently licking her arm with affection.
Lions represent carnal desire, material power and brute force. The woman in Strength is using her spiritually divine nature to telepathically talk and subdue the beast.
Strength Interpretation and Divination
Strength can represent having the inner resolve and self-discipline to conquer desire. You’ll need to use fortitude and strength of character. Use love instead of force. You can get more out of someone using sugar and honey than brute force.
Strength can also represent spiritual power that over comes material temptations. The woman in the Strength card has spent many, many nights working on her ability to tame the lion through spiritual discipline. So this card calls on you to use your inner strength to get the job done. You may have to work at it over and over and over again, but you’ll eventually be able to tame any problem through love and gentle care.
Strength is about always having the courage to stand up to any beast, whether it be an unjust law or a cruel dictator. Do not succumb to brute force or physical threats. Be the Buddha or Jesus who adamantly turned away from physical force even when force was used against them. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr was the epitome of the Strength card too.
Strength is the card of conquering your emotions. Fear drives us into an emotional abyss, if we cannot conquer it with courage. Sometimes we need patience as well. This is a card that says patience is a way of listening to our intuition and our inner strength. Strength is about mind over matter, conquering any doubt in us, overriding any fears, controlling our emotions.
Strength in Love
Strength in love requires you to be gentle, kind and patient with your partner or lover. It is very likely that one of you is the temperamental lion and the other is the mediator. You may bring a sense of calm to your relationship that your partner needs. One of you has a fiery temper.
Courtship is very important to Strength in love. You may enjoy fine dining, theater and concerts. You may like a little bit of the chase, which you find very romantic. You will purse your beloved until she or he is finally yours. You will not settle in love.
Sexually passionate and intimate relationships are very important to you. You want to make love and be loved. Fire in a romance are important and you may even believe that fighting might bring you closer. Strength in love will enjoy make up sex immensely.
Strength as Feelings
You are probably feeling in control and diplomatic. You are feeling very regal and beautiful.
In a romantic context, you are feeling a lot of love for someone or something, but for some reason you have to keep the love and the feelings restrained. You may even be feeling very sexual about a certain someone.
Strength as an Obstacle
The lady in the Strength card is larger than life. We can see this by the way she towers over the landscape and the way she easily tames the lion. She is spiritually “above” the average person and thus, can be quite intimidating. Many people do not share her higher vibrations and thus, can find her extremely intense. As an obstacle in your love reading, Strength maybe telling you to not use so much force. All good things comes to those who wait. In other words, don’t try and force the lions mouth to close.
Strength as Advice
Subdue any wild urges you have. The only way to manifest what you want in life, is to stay in complete control. Rather than using a full speed train or brute force, use compassion and love. There is something that needs to be quelled. These emotions can be as strong as an angry outburst or unrequited love being bulldozed over to the non-participating party. Hold your emotions at bay. Do not fight fire with fire.
Strength on a Mundane Level
Strength is also a card that can represent dentists and orthodontists. It can also be about cosmetic surgery.
Strength can also represent telepathy and communicating with animals. It’s a card for all animal tamers and animal lovers.
Veterinarian. Dentist. Internist. Orthodontist. Animal breeder. Animal trainer. Geneticist. Plastic Surgeon. Diplomat. Ambassador.
Strength can indicate lust, raw sexual energy, passion and sexual slavery. Strength reversed can hint at a one-night stand.
Upright, Strength is a card of how to balance power, but when reversed the card can indicate someone or a situation, which is overbearing. This can lead to others being intimidated by the person. A bully can even be indicated.
On the worldly level, reversed Strength speaks of dictators or people who try to over power others. I am reminded of President Teddy Roosevelt who was a determined to build the Panama Canal even though the French had already given up. Roosevelt felt that he could conquer nature through the “power” of man. Roosevelt’s whole motto in life should have been, “Man vs. Nature and I will conquer.” He did prevail, but he had to push away any doubt and go full steam ahead.
On an extreme negative side of reversed Strength we see the power play between president Donald Trump and dictator Kim Jung-un who are recklessly using nuclear bombs to threaten and intimidate each other.