Inner power. Taking something into your own hands. Making things happen. Courage and bravery. Working through something. Determination.
In the Strength card the name says it all, in that this is the card of strength in all its forms, whether it be physical, mental or inner strength. The lion is the central figure in the Strength card, yet the lion is not on his own and this presents the fact that while we have pure animal strength to call on, we are also human. We might not always feel strong or brave but when we look within we can find the strength we need, when called upon. This card often appears at a time when a situation demands that we dig deep to find that inner strength and that instead of relying on others to help we need to rely on ourselves. This could indicate that you are braver and have more strength than you think you do or that you will have when called upon. The Strength card doesn’t represent something always available and instead an inner strength that is only available when it is needed. This card shows up when we are called upon to be the hero in our own story, rolling up our sleeves and doing what needs to be done.
Reversed or with challenging cards around the Strength card, this could indicate a struggle to find the strength to continue with something or a lack of belief that you have the strength required. As we only find the full influence of the Strength card when we are tested, it could represent a fear of being in a situation where you might fail.