VIII – Strength

(8) VIII - Strength

Archetype
Endurance

Symbolism
This card represents humanity taming its wilder instincts and channeling them to useful purpose. You have the ability to harness your thoughts and to use them for your – and everyone else’s – highest good. Not only do you have the ability; you have the responsibility.

Upright
Determination, Strength, Courage, Patience

Success will happen through meeting problems head-on and overcoming them by strength of will. You have great stamina and persistence, tempered by an underlying patience and inner calm. You are focused on what you need to do, and you go about it in a way that demonstrates great composure and maturity.

Reversed
Weakness, Self-Doubt, Failure

Your inner strength and courage is lacking right now and you are feeling inadequate and vulnerable as a result. While these feelings may seem very real when you are in the moment, you will soon come to realize that they exist only to remind you that you are only temporarily out of touch with your inner strength.