The Strength

The Strength

Astrological Counterpart: Leo ruled by the Sun, the loyal, the wise leader and commander, the symbol of courage;
Mythological Correspondent: the goddesses who ride lions, Hebe, the wife of the Hittites thunder god, Hebe, Heracles' wife or the great Babylonian goddess Ishtar that sends the Bull of Heaven to Uruk to punish Gilgamesh and the one who defeats a lion unarmed;
Cabalistic Counterpart: Teth;
I Ching Correspondent: 26 Ta Ch'u/The Taming Power of the Great.

The fact that the embodiment of this card is a woman shows that Strength is not just a physical quality. The majority of Tarot readers believe that it shares some similarities with the Magician. Actually, both characters have the infinity symbol above their heads. The woman is depicted as gently patting the lion on its forehead and lower jaw, a gesture that symbolizes our ability to contain our animal instincts. Some say that her white robe is that of the Fool, signifying the purity of spirit and the blue mountain, the phallic symbol in the background, resembles the one in the Lovers card.

Work: If this card appears in your reading, it means that work should be going smoothly. If you're job hunting, make sure you know your strengths and weaknesses. If you're already employed but you've got no promotion prospects, look for an alternative or start a business on your own.

Love: Romance should be going well too. If you're already spoken for, do your best to make sure that you complement your partner. If you're single, this is a better-than-average time to go out and meet new people. But it's vital that you know what you want in a potential partner.

Astro Tips & Tricks

When the Moon transits through the Mutable signs (Virgo, Gemini, Sagittarius and Pisces), it's time for you to make some adjustments to the DIY home improvement and/or remodeling projects already under way. It'd be a good idea if you asked your partner, best friend or a close relative's advice and/or opinion on this matter.

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