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Strength Tarot Card Upright & Reversed Meaning

Strength Tarot Card Upright & Reversed Meaning

Strength Tarot Card and your Life

The Tarot Cards are a mode of divination practice. The Strength Tarot is one of the twenty two cards of the Major Arcana of the Tarot World.

What do you understand by Strength Tarot Card?

To understand the Strength Card, we have to first decipher the meaning of the word ‘Strength.’

I would say Strength is nothing but a way in which our power emanates when required.

When you use Strength to stop a bike or to start a motorcycle, don’t you feel tired?

You do.

Empowered by this very wisdom, we would now try to find out more about the Strength Tarot Card.

Position of the Strength Tarot Card 

The Strength Tarot Card depicts the 8th or 11th card according to the deck you use.

To dive deeper, it would be nice if we can understand the origin and history behind the Strength Tarot Card.

Origin and History of the Strength Tarot Card

In ancient decks, there were two symbols in close competition with each other.

  • A woman is holding a stone pillar or a woman breaking the stone pillar. It was used as the Strength Tarot card and was called fortitude.

Through this, we can understand that early history was trying to portray women in the same light as men when it came to the transformation of power into strength.

  • The next picture portrayed a man/ woman/ androgynous subduing a Lion.

The Strength Tarot Card was a means to depict that no one was less on Earth. It flourished more during the early Renaissance period when the history of Europe was being re-written by a few intellectual men. The woman and the lion form also represented the Strength Tarot Card.

The Tarocchi del Mantegna Strength Tarot Card combined all the illustrations merging all of them into one, termed as Forteza was made in Ferrara around 1470 AD.

This contemporary illustration gradually emerged from the Tarocchi del Mantegna version. The female in the Strength Tarot card was retained alongside the Lion removing the pillar, a neuter composition basically.

The Tarot Card Strength underwent its reformation during the Renaissance period, and Renaissance artists depicted woman can not only control and handle inanimate objects but can also subdue the source of brute Strength, a Lion.

The woman here is not killing the Lion but rather is depicted as the one who could subdue it completely. Remember subduing a creature lovingly requires more Strength than killing anything.

Now let us understand “What does the StrengthTarot Card represent?”

Strength Tarot Card Meaning

Strength Tarot Card represents thus the conversion of power to strength in achieving your goals. 

Strength Tarot Card is one of the most positive/yes cards of the Major Arcana.

This Fortitude card is a part of the Holy Trine of the Major Arcana accompanied by Temperance and Justice alongside.

Justice is considered as the eighth card and Strength Tarot Card as the eleventh card of the series. 

Rider-Waite-Smith Deck reversed the positions completely to align it with the astrological significance put into effect by the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn

Thus to summarize our understanding so far, we can say that the Strength Tarot Card represents our inner and outer Strength irrespective of our differences. Be it through the use of our cleverness, compassion or understanding; Strength Tarot Card signifies accurate control of the situation. 

The symbol of Infinity over the head of the woman in the Fortitude Card is a crisp representation of control over the self. 

A truly self-controlled woman/ person can achieve heights impossible for any mortal on Earth.

She does not merely impose her will over the Lion; she does not leash it, or torture it. This Card of Fortitude shows that if the woman can calm her doubts within, she can become a true master of the mind. 

In the next segment, we would like to understand the significance behind the appearance of this Strength Tarot card in our past, present and future draw. 

What if the Strength Tarot card appears in your Yes/No Tarot, Love & Relationships, Money, Health, Spirituality in upright or reversed order?

 Let us first find out its meaning in Strength upright and Strength reversed order when it appears as our past, present and future Strength Tarot Card.

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Strength Upright Past: 

The Strength Tarot Card represents the Fire Element and the planet, Sun.

The appearance of this Strength Tarot Card in the Upright position offers a very straightforward explanation- You dealt well with your past events using Strength, to curb the rise of Evil where required. 

If it appears in your past position in the spread, it means that you have captured your past or you had victory over it.

The appearance of the Strength Tarot Card of the Major Arcana can also mean that your firm will can forge a way for you to continually move through your life, searching for new positions and never settling for anything anywhere.

Strength Upright Present:

Strength Tarot in an upright position can make a lot of sense for you. It means you are steering perfectly well through your present situation. Standing upright, take a deep breath, focus on your spine and decide if life is going as you wish. 

If it is not, then try to make things straight in those areas where life is not perfect.

The appearance of this Card of Strength and grit symbolises that you would need a deep inner strength, a truly powerful will and might also need to use your outer strength to steer through the events.

Judge well your waters, where you stand and how much can you look into the future when Strength Tarot card appears. 

Decide your next move, not out of a reaction to your problems, but towards the future with your wisdom, if you want to set your life on the right path.

Strength Upright Future:

Tarot Strength in your future in an upright position is a promising signal. The Strength Tarot Card is in itself very positive; however, the appearance of the Strength Tarot Card reading shows that you have to take proper care in your near future or your distant future.

Why?

The Strength Tarot means that you would be able to tackle it, but you have to use your judgement and your will to steer clear through small hurdles of life.

Where you cannot take the straight road, and you still need to reach the office, you have to use the alleys and streets to bypass the traffic. Similarly, often, in life, you have to take this stance when Strength Upright Future card comes up.

Strength Reversed Past:

 This is a pretty interesting state. When the Strength Tarot Card appears as your past in the reversed order, you must then know that there might have been a time in your past 

  • when you doubted your potential, 
  • your inner self. 

                     If you can remember any such point of your life, it would be noteworthy. 

  • Where you have deprived your inner voice to listen to others, 
  • Where you have underestimated your own self for petty little things. 
  • Strength Tarot Card also signifies that often you were harsh on yourself.      

          If you are walking on the path of self-improvement, if you are harsh to yourself, it is worth noting down that the woman is making soft changes and self-corrections. In the Strength Card Reversed position the woman is not hurting the beast hidden within her, but is slowly tempering it down.

The message is, 

 “No change comes in a day. A human is a half-beast and half-human and our 

inner quest is to make the beast function under the human form.”

Note, the Strength Tarot Card reveals our work is not to kill the beast. Killing the beast does not help humans survive the terrains of human living and life. The beast is useful in many wanton and wild crests and troughs of human life.

Remember the beast is not part of the circus, it should not feel like a captive within you or else it ceases to run you the right direction. The beast is useful in helping us run faster to our destination just like you use a bike or a car to move faster to your locations.

Thus, gently make it your own with love, care and affection, teach it the way  

where it follows your mind and soul without a doubt.

Strength Reversed Present:

This is again a point where you need to look into!

Shift your focus. It is more important an event than when the Strength Tarot Reversed Card appears in your past. Why?

When the Strength Reversed appears, it means there is something that you can still rectify.

If you are not taking the right action,

If you are not feeling good.

If you are not able to understand a situation.

If you are not in control of a particular scenario.

Correct it! Time is your playmate.

Immediately take action!

Leave whatever is troubling you.

Begin Fresh.

Live your life.

Breath more often.

You must know that you owe a lot to yourself. Depriving yourself of the various good things available can cost you more. 

Do not run behind money, fame and the external comforts.

Your soul needs rest, too; it needs food.

The food you eat is very different from the food your soul eats.

The sleep you have every night is different from the rest, your soul needs.

The message of this Strength Tarot Card in your present struggles:

Beware! There is still time to rectify when Strength reversed appears in your draw.

Change yourself before the world plans to break you or destroy you.

Strength Reversed Future: 

If the Strength Tarot Card is appearing in reverse order in your future, then it is a warning. Strength Tarot Card warns you that you would be ignoring yourself in the future. You would give into others demand. You would make things worse for yourself.

The appearance of this card of Fortitude, will and determination in your future draw can be considered as a guardian angel. Someone in the whole Universe is asking you not to follow the Strength Tarot Card. Something is asking you to rise and shine. Someone wants to see you better and, it is your responsibility to make the impossible happen. You must live through your own life in a way that no one can make anything out of it except you and your loved ones.

Now let us understand the other options: We use Tarot for a number of reasons- few of it would include finding out an answer for a question troubling us this very moment. We can also find out about our Love & Relationships, Money & Career, Health, Spirituality when it appears in either upright or reversed position.

Yes/ No Interpretation:

When our minds are trying to dwell through doubt or curiosity, often we feel a strong inner urge to satisfy our quest. 

In this scenario, a quick one-card Tarot pull can reveal what approach you should follow if you want to move in the right direction. 

If the Strength Tarot appears in this draw from the Major Arcana, then you must know that there is a reasonable effort surely made from your side. Time is in your favour. 

You can turn any tide in your favour right now. Look deep into a situation, then look into your priorities, further follow your guidebook. 

You can then know if the way appearing right in front of you is the right one or not. Often the ways which appear and open right in front of our eyes are not the right choices rather those hidden ways and passages which open in the rear and often do not expose themselves quite immediately.

To see such ways, you need to look more intently into your life and your needs.

Love & Relationships with Strength Tarot Card Upright:

If the Strength Tarot card appears in your love and relationship status in the upright position, then it is an excellent omen. The appearance of Strength Tarot Card in Love means you would be able to make your love and relations work.

A slight tinge of wisdom, a little dose of compassion, a small sprinkle of love and affection, a shower of understanding is an alchemical formula that can steer your relations forward for good.

Health when Strength is in an upright position:

It is a boon in disguise if this Strength Tarot Card appears in your draw, especially if someone is sick or recovering from a long sickness.

In this scenario, Strength Tarot Card shows that the patient would be able to recover completely using his or her inner strength.

Strength Tarot Card also shows the brighter side of the picture.

Our aura is often not in the right shape and form and, this can lead to sickness. It is a two-sided coin wherein, your disease can disrupt your aura or your disrupted aura can lead to sickness.

Sometimes if you can correct your aura, you can do well in curbing sickness from coming near you.

Money & Career when Strength is in Upright Position:

By now, I am sure you are aware of the way the Strength Tarot Card functions. If you wish to know what would be its role if it appears in the upright or reversed order, you can check below.

For Money and Career, the appearance of the Fortitude Tarot indicates that there would be a lot of growth and abundance if you move forward in your chosen field.

If you have not yet chosen a career or are not sure what you must do to earn, then the appearance of the Strength Tarot Card indicates you must select from the ones you think as the fittest choices for your life.

Moneywise Fortitude Card, you can gain if you choose wisely.

Career-wise also you can make grand progress.

Never depart from wisdom.

When it comes to a career choice, focus on your needs and wants.

When it comes to earning, you must know where to focus your ways appropriately.

Spirituality when Strength is in an Upright position:

When the Strength Tarot Card is in upright position, then it shows that you are on the right path in your quest. If you can make sure of what you are searching, you can always have a better understanding of your circumstances and your scenarios. 

What you need to change in your surroundings and your circumstances to bring a change in your direction would be visible. You need to align to the quest you want to follow.    

Love & Relationships with Strength Tarot Card Reversed:

If this Strength Tarot Card in Love & Relationships card appears in your draw in the reverse order, Strength Tarot Card shows you are not doing everything to make your situation worth. Life cannot move forward if the two people in a relationship do not contribute equally.

Indeed, everything in this world is give and take but what’s unique about love and relationships is that not every time you have to repay. Not all the times can you expect a return as well. Strength Tarot Card teaches you a higher philosophy- the philosophy of love and care. The appearance of Fortitude Card means you need to make an effort towards this dimension.

When you genuinely love and care for someone, you would not expect a return. This was the only way to cease the brutal methods of the world to destroy the human soul. The human soul functions and understands the way of love. The human mind perceives this form of trade.

To create a balance in those individuals who cannot bring out the balance between the soul and the mind, created the rule of the Family. 

Check out which one of the ones mentioned in the alchemical formula is not part of your relationships.

Money & Career when Strength is in reversed order:

In reverse order, when it appears, you need to make sure that life should go forward in a proper dimension.

Money and Career with Fortitude reversed are not so much in favour. 

You need to persevere more.

You need to use your judgement.

You need to make your life better.

Focus on the not so good points and begin with each step each day.Health when Strength is in the reversed position

 The Strength Tarot and well being is not a very good sign; it means that our inner strength is not enough to combat our diseases. It could also indicate a weakened state of the patient.

In this situation, someone needs to motivate the patient; someone needs to care more for the patient, someone needs to ensure that something more is done to make the patient believe that they can get better, they can come out of anything if they want. They need the motivation to live further.

Love & Relationships with Strength Tarot Card Reversed:

If this Strength Tarot Card appears in your draw in the reverse order, it shows you are not doing everything to make your situation worse. Life cannot move forward if the two people in a relationship do not contribute equally.

Indeed, everything in this world is give and take but what’s unique about love and relationships is that not every time you have to repay. Not all the times can you expect a return as well. Strength Tarot Card teaches you a higher philosophy- the philosophy of love and care.

When you genuinely love and care for someone, you would not expect a return. This was the only way to cease the brutal methods of the world to destroy the human soul. The human soul functions and understands the way of love. The human mind perceives this form of trade.

Check out which one of the ones mentioned in the alchemical formula is not part of your relationships when Love & relationship Strength Tarot Card.

Spirituality when Strength is in the reversed position:

The Spiritual quest is a never-ending process. When we move ahead, we must be sure if our spiritual self is contended. If the spiritual self is not contended then we need to make sure that we take proper actions. The Strength Reversed indicates a spiritual block.

If you believe that your soul’s trip may not be in the way of your body’s journey, and you believe in letting the soul grow, then you need to ensure everything is aligned to increase its strength and power.

Our body, our mind and our soul are the threesome comprising this existence.

Most often, our spiritual needs are overlooked since the man in the modern world most often does not understand the power of the spirit.

Finally summing up the Strength Tarot Card it is found to be a beautiful and hopeful Tarot Card that blossoms from our existence. The Strength Tarot Card is not a direct answer to your questions. Both the Strength Upright and Strength Reversed is an indicator, a marker of some sort. Strength indicator card would come into your life when strength is all you need to show yourself as well to the world.

The Upright of Strength Tarot Card is actually a way designed to show how to grow into an individual you are destined to be on this planet.

The Reversed Order of Strength Tarot Card is an indication that

  • Strength Tarot Card is a suitable way to understand how to conquer Evil.
  • Strength Tarot Card is a practical way to understand how to use your wisdom.
  • Strength Tarot Card is a suitable way to conquer your doubts and weaknesses.

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