Strength as a Woman Tarot Card Meaning Sibyl Tarot

Strength is the card of strength, compassion, influence, persuasion, and determination. A woman is gently stroking a lion—she has completely tamed this wild beast. Strength shows what is possible when resilience and kindness is applied to a situation. Sometimes, it is not brute force, but inner strength that makes the most impact on a person or a relationship. 

Strength is not a traditional “love” card, and many readers get confused when it shows up in a love reading. Does it literally mean that someone feels strongly about you? There are many other cards that speak to romantic passion, so we have to ask ourselves, what is Strength trying to say in particular? As you’ll see, I interpret Strength as speaking to the dynamics between people. In love readings, Strength asks us to consider the balance of power and care in a relationship. 

Upright Strength as a Woman

If Strength appears in a Tarot spread as a woman, that means that this person is possessed of inner courage, resilience, and the ability to overcome challenges. When she enters a room, it’s as if the atmosphere changes, filling with a palpable sense of fortitude and resilience. Her presence is akin to a lighthouse, providing guidance and assurance even amidst life’s storms.

For physical characteristics, Strength as a woman represents someone who is robust and vigorous; her eyes glow with inner fire, her voice resonates with conviction, her touch feels warm and reassuring, and she smells like earth and pine. When she looks at you, her eyes don’t just see you; they see through you, recognizing not just your struggles but also your potential. Her voice carries the weight of wisdom and experience, yet remains uplifting and inspirational. Her touch, whether a hand on your shoulder or a hug, radiates warmth and seems to transfer some of her own resilience into you. Her scent is grounding, evoking a forest floor or a field of freshly-turned earth, both complex and elemental.

For emotional characteristics, Strength as a woman represents someone who is compassionate, self-assured, and emotionally resilient. She has the rare ability to offer compassion without pity, empowering you to face your own challenges with the courage she knows you possess. Her self-assurance isn’t boastful; rather, it is a stable foundation upon which others can find their footing.

Astrologically, Strength as a woman represents someone who is likely to have strong Leo placements, especially the Sun or Mars, emphasizing vitality and courage. A Sun in Leo would make her naturally radiant, a beacon of positivity and willpower, while a Mars in Leo would add an intense, almost fiery drive to conquer challenges and lead by example.

For careers, Strength can represent a woman who works as a life coach, a physical therapist, or in any profession that requires emotional fortitude and physical strength. She not only heals and uplifts those she works with but also challenges them, pushing them beyond their perceived limits to discover inner resources they didn’t know they had.

Strength as a woman represents someone who makes you feel empowered and confident. Her aura is imbued with a kind of magic that helps you believe in your own strength, inspiring you to face whatever challenges lie ahead with courage and grace.

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Reversed Strength as a Woman

If Strength reversed appears in a Tarot spread as a woman, that means that this person is lacking self-confidence, potentially overwhelmed by difficulties or fears. This could manifest as her appearing more reticent or hesitant in decision-making, and she might shrink back from challenges that she would normally tackle head-on. Her presence lacks the radiance and magnetic allure usually associated with the upright Strength card, leaving an impression of someone at odds with themselves.

For physical characteristics, Strength reversed as a woman represents someone who is visibly stressed or fatigued; her eyes may lack their usual sparkle, her voice may waver, her touch might feel clammy, and she may smell like sweat or worry. Instead of the inner fire that usually lights up her eyes, you might notice a dimness or cloudiness that wasn’t there before. Her voice, once full of conviction, could break or tremble when she speaks, undermining her words. Her touch, usually warm and confident, might now be cool and damp to the touch. As for her scent, instead of the earthy aroma that grounds you, there might be the acrid smell of sweat, reflecting her internal stress.

For emotional characteristics, Strength reversed as a woman represents someone who is emotionally insecure or struggling with internal battles. She might seem more susceptible to mood swings or outbursts of emotion, and she could be noticeably less resilient when faced with challenges. Her emotional turmoil often manifests as self-doubt or second-guessing, making it difficult for her to move forward.

Astrologically, Strength reversed as a woman represents someone who is likely to have challenging aspects to their Sun or Mars, indicating diminished self-confidence or willpower. A square or opposition aspect to her Sun might point to identity crises or a lack of self-assurance, while challenging Mars aspects could indicate impulsiveness or a misuse of energy.

For careers, Strength reversed can represent a woman who works as a low-level employee in a stressful environment, or someone who is currently struggling in her career. She may appear to be in a job that doesn’t align with her strengths or passions, leading to a feeling of disengagement or burnout. Her workplace may be fraught with tension or conflict, further eroding her self-confidence and sense of purpose.

Strength reversed as a woman represents someone who makes you feel anxious or doubtful. Her energy, rather than uplifting you, makes you question your own inner strength and resilience. The influence she has is one that sows seeds of doubt and uncertainty, contrasting sharply with the empowering aura she emanates when the Strength card is upright.

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Conclusion

For relationships and feelings, Strength reveals the foundational state of a bond. It shines light into how secure a person is feeling. It also shows us what we need to do to bring that energy of strength and security into our lives–by leaning into our inner fortitude, kindness, and empathy. If you allow it, Strength’s energy will make your relationships stronger and more durable. Shine in your own confidence. 

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