Strength: Predictive Tarot Card Meanings

As the name implies, the main meaning of the Strength Tarot card is strength. When you have received this card, it means that you will use your inner power to overcome a difficulty in your career, love life or relationships. Strength means that you must stay strong and remain vigilant whether that’s emotionally, spiritually, mentally, or physically. 

Strength Tarot card meaning for love, romance and relationships.

Strength signals care, and attentiveness. It is common to see this card when you have been in sick health. In a way, Strength is a classic health Tarot card. Healing is possible if you make an effort to push through treatment. It is advisory that during this time you take care of your personal wants and needs; don’t feel guilty about saying no to other people.

Strength can symbolize an increase in force, power, and energy. Perhaps it marks a time when you will be (or should be!) visiting the gym and overhauling your lifestyle? Increase your activity levels and stick to a healthy diet.

The typical design of a lady overpowering a lion speaks volumes to Strength’s interpretation. You must use your logic, talents, and morality to overcome any challenges you face. Strength is often a positive sign that good will triumph over evil. Strength can represent you taking care of someone else in your job (as a carer) or in your personal life.

Sometimes, the Strength card can serve as advice that you should be firm. Stick up for yourself. Have the strength to stand tall against anyone who tries to knock you down.

Strength Love & Relationship Tarot Meaning

Many readers get rather confused when Strength appears in a romance Tarot reading because help and assistance aren’t usually associated with love. Some Tarot pros read Strength positively because they say it shows persistence in the relationship. However, I read it differently. 

I would say that having Strength pop up in a love reading reflects an imbalance of effort. It says to me that you’re the one giving your all to the relationship while your partner sits back. You’re the one who does all the chasing - you know this and it is starting to give you cause for concern. 

Strength can also mean that your partner relies on you too much for support so much that it is notable in your reading; you always have to stay strong for them. You support them either emotionally and financially. They may even have you walking on eggshells, always trying hard to protect their feelings. But what about your feelings?

When you’re performing a reading you want to ask yourself why one card would show up instead of another, especially if you feel like your cards are not giving you a straight answer. There are much more desirable love cards to come up than Strength. What is it about the power dynamic in your relationship which makes it so noticeable it is a major theme in the future? Why would this turn up instead of the love you have for each other? 

Strength appearing in an outcome position shows that you will support your partner for the foreseeable future. It also looks like you’ll be the one who tries to keep the relationship together; the outcome could be dependent on how long you’re willing to do this. If you are happy to continue this dynamic, the relationship will last a while longer. But if you’re tired of your partner Strength does not predict a long and happy future for the relationship. 

Generally, if you want to know your partner’s feelings for you Strength can mean they care for you but they want you to do all of the chancing after them.

Alternatively, if your relationship is happy, Strength can predict that you will have to look after your partner in older age due to declining health; this is always a possibility if you believe your relationship will last the long term.

Finally, for reconciliations, Strength predicts that you will heal from your ex. Eventually, you will not want them back and wonder what you ever saw in them in the first place. 

Strength Business & Career Tarot Meaning

The Strength card looks better for business readings than it does for love readings, but it is still not a slam-dunk-guaranteed-rosy-future.

Strength is an okay card to get for a business reading because it predicts persistence. Persistence is needed to grow a company and this card says that you have it inside of you to push forward and really get things done.

However, if Strength appears in the outcome position of a business or career reading, it means that the outcome of your effort is uncertain. All that the card predicts is that you will attempt to put in the effort but it doesn’t guarantee that you’ll get anything back in return. I would still take Strength as a positive omen because it tells me that at least you will try a monumental feat. I advise you to read this matter again once you are a bit further forward.

Strength Friends, Family & Social Media Tarot Meaning 

Usually, Strength will appear in a reading about your family or friends when you have to help them with their healing. For example, if you’re taking care of a disabled child or older relative, Strength will pop up in your Tarot readings because you must remain strong for them. While this may not be easy, Strength is a reassuring sign that you have the inner strength which is needed to do this. 

Strength Health & Wellbeing Tarot Meaning 

Strength is the best Tarot card for healing, especially if you are currently experiencing health issues. While treatment will not be easy, you will come out of the other side. 

Strength can also serve as advice that you must remain strong. There will be times when you feel like giving in but don’t. Keep on moving, and keep pushing forward. 

The Strength Tarot card often depicts a beautiful woman easily overcoming the force of the lion. This symbolises the fact that you will be able to conquer anything.

The Strength Tarot card often depicts a beautiful woman easily overcoming the force of the lion. This symbolises the fact that you will be able to conquer anything.

You also have to remember that you need to find a balance between caring for others and putting yourself first. You cannot look after the needs of others if you’re running on empty. 

Strength Psychic & Spirituality Tarot Meaning 

In a Tarot reading about your psychic development, Strength will appear when you must work on your spirituality while the going gets tough. It may be fun sometimes, but the fun will wear off. Spirituality is something you have to work on every single day. 

Strength also pops up in these types of readings when your talents lie in healing. For example, you would be particularly good at Reiki, aromatherapy or crystal healing work. Therefore, if you have not dabbled in these areas yet, Strength is a sign that you should give them a try.  

Strength as a Positive, Strength or Advantage

Strength will appear in a positive, strength or advantage spread position when you’re strong enough to deal with any obstacle which is thrown your way. Currently, there may be days when you feel as though you cannot cope but this is not the case. 

Strength as a Negative, Weakness or Obstacle 

When it appears in a negative, weakness or obstacle Tarot spread position, the energy of Strength can become a problem. You give too much of yourself to people who have not earned it. You’re willing to accept less than you deserve. If this is the case, you need to build some self-respect and demand to be treated the same way which you treat others.

Strength as a Yes or No 

For all health-related or endurance questions, Strength is a yes. But, for all other types of readings, Strength does not predict a yes or no. Strength is telling you to remain strong, nothing more. 

That’s all for Strength’s Tarot card meaning for love, career, health and more! If you’re new to Tarot or wish to brush up on the basics, below you can download a free Tarot for Beginners e-guide. The guide is over fifteen pages long and downloadable on mobile, tablet or computer!


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Strength Tarot card meaning. An illustration from the Major Arcana with the Rider Waite Tarot deck. Post by divination and fortune-telling with Tarot for love, romance and relationships. Ideal for readers who are just learning the interpretations.

Strength Tarot card meaning. An illustration from the Major Arcana with the Rider Waite Tarot deck. Post by divination and fortune-telling with Tarot for love, romance and relationships. Ideal for readers who are just learning the interpretations.