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The Strength card symbolizes combining your mental and physical energies to help you overcome any ordeal. It’s about showing bravery in the face of adversity and taking control of your inner demons. If you’ve been feeling weak, vulnerable, or tired lately, this is a message to call on your reserves and push through it. The card is also about facing reality, even if it’s hard and also about being tolerant and forgiving of imperfections in others and in yourself.

Some important symbols to note include:

  • Wrestler: exerts physical force and mental force (through confidence) over an untamed beast, but he must maintain focus and concentration and not become too overconfident and arrogant (because the beast does not succumb willingly. Mere physical strength isn’t enough here–he needs to call on mental strength, too

  • Beast: curls its tail around the wrestler’s ankle to try and throw him off balance (the wrestler needs to be paying attention to notice this)

  • Waxing moon: Growing energy and increasing chances for success

Strength Correspondences:

Color: Dark Red

Planet: The Sun, which rules over Leo

Stone: Tiger’s Eye Note: Symbols and image are from the Deviant Moon Tarot Borderless Edition

Strength card from the Deviant Moon Tarot

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