The Strength Card is the Ninth card in the 22 trump cards (Major Arcana) and is connected with the number 8. In numerology, it is related to using your abilities to make changes to achieve your personal targets. When it comes to Strength, we usually associate it with muscles, powerful arms and toughness. Although the Strength Card may indeed be symbolised as physical strength and determination, it can also represent our inner strength. Having courage, hope, patience, perseverance, a strong spirit, balanced mind, self-control and willpower are qualities of internal strength.
A woman with flower garlands and an infinity halo is taming a lion as shown on the image of the Rider-Waite deck. The Strength card also associated with the zodiac sign of Leo. In astrological terms, Leo is ruled by the Sun, which represents your personal power/inner strength). The above qualities are necessary to tame the lion and completely control it.
The card looks when these qualities are most needed in life. It acts as a call to action for yourself one to develop all the above traits. It may be the time period when you are trying to tackle what you fear that takes you out of your comfort zone such as public speaking, feeling hesitant about an event which might interrupt your daily routine, for instance, dieting, quitting smoking/drinking or currently fighting an uphill battle in life.
Strength is a reminder for you to be a pillar of strength for yourself and others. Take some opportunity to remain humble and feel secure within yourself. Your life will be more harmonious when you are grounded and balanced. The fear of failure and procrastination will prevent you from succeeding. Be in control. If not, the surroundings will control you. Training the mind spirit of your character by keeping your mind free of clutter and keep your ego in check.
In another aspect, in a relationship reading, the card might be telling you that someone is in need of playing it cool by showing some self-restraint. Perhaps you may be having conflicts with this person who could be your partner, family member, colleague etc..
The Power card encourages you to remain on track and not to revert back into unhealthy patterns. You are stronger than you think. You have what it takes and do not give up.