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VIII Strength


VIII Strength

VIII - STRENGTH

Upright Meaning: Strength from within, bravery, patience, persistence, self-control, ability, compassion, exercising one’s talents.


Represents: Love triumphing over hate.


Reversed: Leo. Intensity, leadership, authority, control, power, pride in achievement, self-confidence.


Ages: Thirty-two to thirty-five. Exercising one’s talents.

TL;DR: Up: Persistence Down: Leadership


Strength is the eighth card in the Major Arcana and is often represented by the image of a lion. Strength from within, bravery, patience, persistence, self-control, ability, and love triumphing over hate are all themes connected to the Strength card. Strength of character is important when facing the trials and tribulations of life, and this card reminds you that you have the ability to persevere through difficulties and come out stronger on the other side.


Leo, represented by the Lion constellation, mirrors the imagery of Strength and deepens its message. The Leo sign is associated with intensity, leadership, authority, control, power and pride in achievement.