The Strength Tarot card represents nature, which, however wild in its primal form, is tamed by our subtler, finer self — our feminine side, our inner self. The will and passion of our instinctive nature does not need to be broken, but refined and brought to consciousness, so that all levels of creation may come into harmony. The feminine soul-force contains a persuasive power that can nurture and induce cooperation from others, stilling disruptive energies by harmonizing differences in the spirit of collective good will.
This card asks you to clearly distinguish between your ego and your intuitive self. Assertively discipline yourself and separate self interest from enlightened wisdom. Deliberately identify with your intuition, even if it works against the desires of your willful ego. Demand and expect the same from others who have some power in the situation. You cannot challenge them to live to a higher standard if you, yourself, have not yet done so. Influence others by setting an example of integrity. Your self-esteem will increase to the degree that you succeed in your efforts.
Sometimes Strength also speaks to our ability to ‘endure’ that which our soul knows is not the ideal state of existence but has been placed in our path to teach us lessons about our own strength and courage in the face of adversity. It also creates a compassionate resonance with those who are not living to their full potential and seem lost on the path to functionality, much less enlightenment. We can empathize with these individuals and serve as a model for recovery, awakening, or wholeness as they struggle to raise their own vibrations.
Today, may you find that you have the Strength to endure the most challenging of situations and still feel the courage to ‘walk your talk’.