This card is beautifully represented by a woman who stands gracefully under a golden sky to pat a lion on its forehead and lower jaw.
The woman is looking at the line with a tranquil feeling and a calm smile. It represents how successfully she has managed to tame the wild beast. It is interesting that strength has been symbolically personified by a woman. This implies that by strength mere physical strength is not being harped upon. The strength of the mind is what is important here. The woman wears a white robe that is representative of innocence and purity.
The crown and belt of flowers speak of the oneness with Nature that imbibes in her the strength to stand unprotected in an open green field. There is an infinity symbol above her head representing eternity.
The phallic symbol of blue mountains is also present in her background.The lion personifies the animal passions and desires imbedded in all humans. The lion is happy to surrender to the inner strength of the woman.
The left hand of the woman signifies the mental effort and the right one speaks of the physical efforts. It is of utmost importance that the right arm is only holding the lion while the pressure is being exerted by the left hand » the victory of mental strength.
Upright Position: This card represents will power and self control. It says that no matter how much pressure the subject may be under, she/he would emerge a winner. Sometimes it also indicates love for animals.
Reversed Position: Conversely, this card speaks of lack of control, will power and security. It may also suggest that a task may be abandoned unfinished.
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