Major Arcana Card - Strength - Card of Courage and Open Heart
This card represents you mastering your raw emotions so that you can bring calm to yourself and your situation. It means finding your inner strength and overcoming the challenges that come to you in your own doubts, fears and anxieties and begin to become courageous and daring. You are a very patient individual who is likely to accomplish anything you put your mind to.
This card upright tells you that you are finding that courage and inner strength that you need to overcome any obstacles that come your way. You have all the skills within you to be successful and so now all you need to do is conquer those inner fears you have and start believing in yourself. It is now time to master your emotions, be patient and compassionate with yourself and find that newfound confidence within yourself. On top of this, it may represent you taming someone else's wild ways through gentle coaxing, positive reinforcement, encouragement and compassion.
With this card being a Leo starsign there is the possibility of you starting a relationship with a Leo if you are single. If you are single, now may be a great time to start a relationship because your confidence is starting to shine through. Be careful though, because the person that comes into your life may be a little wild and so without dominating them, start to coax them to tame a little.
If you are in a relationship, it is a good indicator that you are a strong couple, close and united and if you have been dealing with a lot of emotional upheaval, you are starting to get back on top of it. However, it can also indicate a relationship that is dealing with jealousy, anger or outrage at present. Remember to treat each other with gentleness if you find yourself or your partner in these situations.
Now is the time to master your emotions and forge ahead because you have the potential and you just need to be brave and believe in yourself. If you are waiting for that promotion then go for it. If you have always wanted to start a business but haven't had the courage to do so then now is the time to take the leap. Start to believe in yourself because great things are about to happen.
Avoid impulsive spending decisions at this time. That is not to say that you need to be overly frugal but you do need to consider that all purchases and investments are made for the right reasons, and not because of an emotional impulse.
What a great card to get if you have been struggling with your health. This card indicates that you are as fit as a fiddle and is a good indicator of good or improved health. Your body and mind are about to come back into balance again. Now is the time to make positive changes to make your lifestyle healthier.
You are now experiencing a growing connection to your higher self, and this connection will give you more inner strength and balance than you ever thought was possible. The more energy you put into this connection, the more harmony will come into your life. However, if you have been going through a hard time, know that now you have the confidence to find the inner strength to move endure it and believe that things are getting better.
When this card is reversed, it indicates that you are not tapping into the inner strength that is available to you. It indicates that now is the time to let go of the fear, anxiety or low self esteem that is paralysing you. You have the strength that you need to get over your obstacles, as well as the inner resolve and self belief to pull you out of your current situation. However, you have simply become disconnected from that strength and you are temporarily feeling vulnerable and lacking in confidence. This is the time to make sure that you stay positive and be around other people that help you feel powerful, instead of those that make you feel inadequate.
If you are single right now, pulling a reversed strength card could indicate that you have low self esteem issues that are causing you to choose the wrong partners or keep yourself separated from falling in love. Continuous bad relationships start to negatively affect your self esteem and therefore you need to resolve these issues and summon this strength and confidence to believe in yourself.
If you are in a relationship, this card may be indicating that your self esteem is so low that you are feeling unworthy of the love of your partner and could have you acting in a way that is detrimental to your relationship. You may be acting in a codependent manner because of this insecurity and because of this you are more concerned with the happiness of your partner rather than fostering your own independence and interdependence.
It is time to let go of the fear and anxiety that has been holding you back from the success you are destined for. Don't allow the fear or self doubt paralyse you. Realise that you have the inner strength, courage and ability to reach your full potential and all you need to do is start to believe in yourself.
The reversed strength card is an even greater indication that you need to be careful with your finances right now. Be smart with your money right now because even though you are abundant, impulsivity can cause you to lose it.
The strength card, whether upright or in reverse is still a good indicator in relation to health. However, in the reverse position, it is saying that your self control may be lacking so you need to muster that so you can keep a handle on your health.
You have a strong connection to spirit, however your anxieties and self doubt are stopping you from seeing it or feeling it.