With courage you will dare to take risks, have the strength to be
compassionate and the wisdom to be humble. Courage is the foundation of
integrity ..... Nair, Keshavan
When the Strength card comes up in your readings, it can represent the
need for you to show courage in the face of adversity and, more
importantly, the courage and strength to be true to yourself.
How easy it is for us to submit to our weaker nature and to accept the
unacceptable or to behave in a cowardly way and refuse to stand up for
what we believe is right or for what we rightly deserve.
This card represents courage, willpower, mental strength and self-belief,
and it often appears when we are feeling fearful or afraid of standing up
for ourselves. Whatever challenges you may have to face when this card
appears, you must draw on your own inner strength and courage to deal with
It is a signal to ignore your insecurities and self-doubt and also to
fight back against any aggressors or oppressors in your life, not
physically, but with strength of character and integrity.
Whether you are dealing with a lover or partner who bullies or dominates
you, going to your employer to say you are being undervalued and are worth
more, or refusing to be tempted into behavior that you feel uncomfortable
with morally, you can harness your own inner courage and strength to
overcome such issues if you put your mind to it.
The Strength card is about proving yourself by improving your own sense of
self-esteem and self-worth.
Assertiveness, confidence and proactive action are all good signs of
harnessing your own strength and courage. Cowardice, loss of nerve and
inertia are signs that you are yet to find that courage.
I was once told that the letters in the word FEAR stand for ‘False
Evidence Appearing Real’, and the fact is that most of what we fear never
The combination of self-belief, determination and the willingness to take
a risk has helped me to conquer many challenges in my life and to achieve
some great results too.
Look for the hero inside yourself when the Strength card appears.
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