8 – Strength:
Keywords: Soft control, life experience, wisdom, gentle persuasion, leading by example
The energy of the Strength card comes to us through understanding that true leadership is by example and not by force. Through living our lives we begin to understand that life isn’t so simple. Through our wounds we gain wisdom and learn to empathize with others. They are naturally drawn to our gentle leadership. There is no need to manhandle our issues or anyone else for that matter… kid gloves will work just as well if we know how to use them. The strength of experience and wisdom may not appear stronger, but appearances can be deceiving.
Strength card #8
Astrological Sign: Leo
Gentleness will Accomplish what Force Cannot, Your Strength Comes from Within, Control of our Emotions, Remember that Strength Comes with Love, Nurturing, Soft Control, Compassion, Triumph, Spiritual Power, Love Triumphs Over Hate, One with Nature, Dealing Calmly with Frustration, Seizing Control of your Destiny, Self-Control and Willpower, Animal Lover, Courage / Inner Strength, Discipline, Acceptance of Others, Ability to Endure Hardships, A Synthesis of Masculine and Feminine Qualities, Gentleness, A Rapid Recovery from an illness, The Power of Love, Endurance, Having Stamina, Kindness, Being able to influence (Gently), Refusing to get Angry, Strength and Power that comes Under Control, Perseverance, Trusting Your Own Abilities, Patience, You can Deal with Whatever Life Throws at You, Physical and Mental Strength, Peacemaker.
This is the Card of Being Assertive Rather than Aggressive
Weakness, Giving Up / Surrender, Withdrawal, Inability to Act, Resorting to intimidation in an Effort to Manipulate Others., Not Following Through with Plans and Projects, etc., Too Emotional / Uncontrolled Emotions, Pessimism, Insecurity, Pettiness, Fear, Bad Habits, A Situation is Weak, Abuse of Power, Lack of Passion for Animals, Lack of Willpower and Self Discipline, Defeat, Fear of the Unknown within Ourselves, Abandoning your Values, Lack of Faith, Surrendering to Opposition, Not Thinking Situations Through, Lack of Harmony in your Life, Loose of Nerve, A Self-indulgent Person, Feelings of Inadequacy, Loss of Opportunity, A Domineering Attitude,
Advice – Don’t Lose Your Nerve