8. Strength

     Strength is the eighth card of the major arcana and the 8th step in the journey When this card comes in your spread it is there to remind you that in sometimes its better to be kind to yourself than to be hard on yourself. A young woman stands above a lion and subdues it with gently ministrations to its head and chin. The lion represents the physical body and the woman represents the mind. This card says to you "Everything is mind over matter!"
     Too often we find ourselves in conflicts. Most of the time it's with our own health. This cards appearance in your spread is an indicator that you have to take charge of your physical health. You have to treat your body with respect. Todays society is a society of fast food, bad habits, and generally overall unhealthy attitudes. This card comes up to say that you need to sit back and get control of your physical health and body. It's a card of taking charge, and taking care of you.

Keywords for Interpretation
Power, energy, action, courage, magnamity, responsibility,  strength, discipline, intelligence, solidity, finance & money, justice, karma, repect, unity
Weakness, lethargy, laziness, fear, low self~esteem, irresponsibility,  Lack of discipline, stupidity, fluidity, poverty, injustice, trials, disrespect,  seperation.

     There is a myriad of symbolisms on this and many of the other cards in both the major and minor arcana. In order to present a comprehensive and easy to use as a reference source set of pages for this and other cards, I will refrain from going into great detail regarding the individual symbols on the cards. On a future date I will go over the more explicit aspects of them. If you have a question regarding a particular symbol you can email me at Tamerin. I would also like to hear from you on some of your interpretations of this particular card or any other that you would like to discuss. Please use above email link.