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.

Tarot Horoscope Tarot Card Decks Tarot Card Meanings

Major Arcana
Chariot Death Devil
Emperor Empress Fool
Hanged Man Hermit Judgment
Justice Lover(s) Bateleur (‘Magician’)
Moon Pope (‘Hierophant’) Popess (‘High Priestess’)
Star Strength Sun
Temperance Maison Dieu (‘Tower’) Wheel of Fortune

Minor Arcana
Ace of Coins Ace of Cups Ace of Swords
Ace of Batons Eight Coins Eight Cups
Eight Swords Eight Batons Five Coins
Five Cups Five Swords Five Batons
Four Coins Four Cups Four Swords
Four Batons King of Coins King of Cups
King of Swords King of Batons Knight of Coins
Knight of Cups Knight of Swords Knight of Batons
Nine Coins Nine Cups Nine Swords
Nine Batons Queen of Coins Queen of Cups
Queen of Swords Queen of Batons Seven Coins
Seven Cups Seven Swords Seven Batons
Six Coins Six Cups Six Swords
Six Batons Ten Coins Ten Cups
Ten Swords Ten Batons Three Coins
Three Cups Three Swords Three Batons
Two Coins Two Cups Two Swords
Two Batons Valet of Coins Valet of Cups
Valet of Swords Valet of Batons