8 - Strength Tarot Card
Strength is tarot card number 8, although it is the 9th card of the Major Arcana because the 1st of the 22 Major Arcana cards is number 0 (The Fool).
The Strength tarot card is primarily concerned with the balancing of emotions, and is sometimes expressed in terms of 'taming'.
The Strength tarot card represents strength, courage and determination in many forms, but especially in the context of 'inner strength', i.e. trusting in one's own abilities. Strength also represents compassion. It can either indicate that the seeker is strong and / or compassionate, or that he or she needs these attributes either within himself or herself, or from others.
Anyone who posseses the form of 'strength' indicated by the Strength Tarot Card can cope with whatever life deals to him or her. This is powerful It may be as simple as overcoming a particular obstacle, or as fundamental as seizing control of one's own personal destiny.
Some words and phrases associated with the Strength tarot card include:
- Emotional maturity
- Ability to help others - especially with personal and /or emotional challenges