tarot card meaning

Source : Yahoo AnswersQuestion : How should I interpret the tarot card I got after I asked a question?

Yesterday, I asked the tarot cards a question. I asked “How does _____ look at me now? Does he think of me in a positive or negative way? How would you describe it.” The card that I picked was Strength.

Answer by Anya Homem
Basic Tarot Meaning

There are many stories that come to mind with this card: Daniel in the lion’s den. The Aesop’s fable of “The Sun and the Wind,” where the Sun’s warmth, as compared to the Wind’s coldness, persuades a man to take off his coat. Also tales of saintly maids who get brutish barbarians to kneel down in prayer. What we see in all these stories is the taming of the beast by way of inner strength and gentleness.

The Maiden represents higher feelings and that we can experience if we bring our wild passions to heel. And so we willingly do so.

This card, however, isn’t just about the Maiden’s power. Like its ruling sign Leo, this card is also about the hot, roaring energy and enthusiasm of the Lion including passions like “lust” (which is the name it was given by Crowley in his Thoth deck). The lion’s power may be frightening, but it is also desirable. Much can be achieved if such power is put to use. Some decks, in fact, label this card as “Power.”

That energies can be brought under control and used is very close to the message of the Chariot, which might be why, in some decks, it is Justice that is card #8 instead of Strength. There is a difference, however, between Strength and the Chariot. The Chariot is a card about using your impulses to achieve a victory.

Strength is about combining two strengths to overcome weakness. The Maiden is weak of form, but her mastery of herself is powerful. The Lion is strong of form, but weak when it comes to mastering himself. The Maiden’s commands overcome the Lion’s weakness, and his form overcomes the Maiden’s weakness. This is why the Maiden doesn’t try to harness the lion to a chariot, nor does she run from it or try to kill it. She meets its eyes, touches it, embraces it. This is a card about understanding our wild natures, accepting them, yet also gentling those passions so that they work for us rather than against us. Putting these two strengths together creates perseverance, personal honor, and courage.

The card can also stand for a steadfast friend.

Thirteen’s Opinion

The essence of civilization is being able to think beyond primal animal needs like food, survival and sex. The Maiden with her lemniscate (which, we remember from the Magician card, indicates the energy of thought), pure white robes and floral wreath is indicative of loftier aspirations: like honor, compassion and bravery. Thus, the Strength card reminds us that, unlike a beast, we have the fortitude to endure the pain, stay undaunted by fear, and resist our animal desires. We can do more and be greater.

Such aspirations shine out of us, like “inviolate innocence” making even those with more physical strength bow to our will. Crowley, of course, has a different take. He sees the woman with the lion as embracing her power to create lust (and be lustful) and using that to civilize the world. Yet this is not so different from Waite who also argues that the Lion wants to obey the Maiden.

Unlike the imperial fiat of the Emperor or the morality and traditions of the Hierophant, the Maiden (civilization) gains control over our animal natures by showing us all the wonderful energies we will gain if we obey her. This is very like wild youths choosing to join the military and obey its restrictions because doing so gives them lofty feelings of pride and glory.

We should not forget, however, that the woman also sees something wonderful in the lion. She doesn’t want to erase the lion or make it other than a lion, but she can see that the lion’s energy is being wasted. She is moved to tame it so that they can both benefit.

Wang in the Qabbalistic Tarot likens Strength to a Vestal Virgin tending a sacred flame. And this, I think, is one of the best interpretations. Fire is a fearful thing, hot, burning – all too easily able to spark out of control. But somewhere along the way, we lost our fear – but not our respect – for fire. With will and intelligence, we came to understand its nature and make it our tool. Similarly we can direct and make great good use of our passions, but only if we’re willing to see them as a natural part of us, sacred even, like the Vestal Virgin’s flame.

I think it also worth noting that, as with fire or taming a lion, one might get burned or scratched a few times by that which you’re trying to understand, be it a situation, a person, or your own unworthy impulses. The important message of the strength card is to have fortitude. When your gentle strength brings this wild thing under control, you both will be free of weaknesses, and able to command of great power.

Answer by Lynne Traynor
the card is strength which means positive and always remember somthing it never matters what someone else thinks its what you think so go gal look at yourself your man is very lucky to have someone like you.

Answer by John
You should interpret is as complete randomness. Tarot cards are just for fun and play. It’s strange to think that people in this day and age actually place importance in picking random pictures out of a deck of cards.

Answer by Dragonheart
Although there are many “cookie cutter” answers to tarot reading, much like dream interpretation the answer really is within you. The cards gain their “power” from the association the reader has with them. When gettng a Tarot deck, or any other type of divination tool, the first thing to do is to go through it and find out what associations come. Then when you do a reading the answer will be clear. A card can mean different things at different times depending on what you are askng and how you ‘see’ the card.

Answer by dated, faded, lost, and Jaded
it depends, was it reversed or upright? but anyas got the right idea ithink you should pick her question

Answer by adam
as bullshit

Source : Yahoo AnswersQuestion : Can I make up tarot card meanings?

Okay so im having trouble memorizing the card meanings, so i was wondering can i like simplify the definition to make it easier to understand? For example: Death – Rebirth or End. Just something simple like that. Is that allowed?

Bonus: If you give a list of all the Tarot Cards with simplified meaning (one or two words) I will give you best answer and 20 points!

Answer by Kaylee
why not

Answer by Hell Kitty–returned from Hell!
What do you think all Tarot readers do?!!

Answer by †ºªs†
BA is 10 points right? Where do you wish to gather the other 10?

Answer by Stygian
Sure. Your made up meanings are just as valid as the official made up meanings.

Answer by ppp
Yes. Where do you think all those new decks come from?

Too much trouble.

Answer by dazedandconfused
why even get into tarot card reading if you’re just going to half a** it

Answer by zahid m
Although the original Tarot Card Meaning was to keep secret records of history they have evolved over time to other uses as well. These days they are most popular with divination. The Tarot Card has also recently been used for playing games and gambling. They are also potent in casting spells. The more experienced will use the Tarot Card for casting spells, while others use the Tarot Card in paintings, gifts and even for decoration. There have spawned many different styles of the Tarot Card over the years with the most popular still being the Rider Waite Tarot card deck……..


There are 78 cards to a tarot deck. This is made up of 22 major arcana and 56 minor arcana and the fool. Arcana is the plural form of the Latin word arcanum, meaning “closed” or “secret”.

The fool is numbered 0. The major arcana which represent the original tarot deck are numbered 1 to XX1.

The minor arcana are made up of 4 kings, 4 queens, 4 knights, four aces, and the cards numbered 2 to 10.

Tarot Cards have originated from various countries. In the traditional Italian card, there are Swords, Batons, Coins and Cups. In more modern tarot card, the Batons are called called Wands, Rods or Staves. The Coins are called Pentacles. Because these days the Tarot Card serve many purposes there are a large variety of Tarot decks.

Answer by Halo
You can shorten the meanings of different tarot cards so they are easier for you to remember. That isn’t the same as making them up. You can use tricks to remind yourself what the cards mean…that is just fine. I would like to help you with the meanings of the tarot but sadly unless I know which deck you are using I can’t just tell you their meanings. As different decks have different cards and so they have different meanings for the different cards. Sorry went on a bit there. Good luck remembering I know it can be hard. You will get used to them after awhile though and remembering will become easy.

Answer by The Former Preacher
that’s what miss cleo did…. and she’s awesome!!

Answer by Pgn~Logan
Don’t make them up, but on most decks (Rider-Waite is the most common) the cards are drawn with symbols of what they mean.

0 Fool – Jump of Faith
1 Magician – Opportunities and Talents
2 High Priestess – Secrets Revealed
3 Empress – Creation/Creativity
4 Emperor – Authority and Ambition
5 Hierophant – Teaching/Learning
6 Lovers – Love and Choice
7 Chariot – Struggle
8 Justice – Justice/Balance
9 Temperance – Sharing and Mixing
10 Strength – Courage and Inner strength
11 Hermit – Prudence / Patience
12 Wheel of Fortune – Chance
13 Hanged Man – Sacrifice to Gain
14 Death – Transformation
15 Devil – Materialism
16 Tower – Out with the Old, in with the New
17 Star – Hope and Inspiration
18 Moon – Confusion
19 Sun – Clarity
20 Judgment – Resolution
21 World – Success

Cups – Emotion
Wands – Creativity
Swords – Knowledge and Intellect
Coins/Pentacles – Material or Physical Things

1 – Beginning or Upsurge of (suit)
2 – Choice
3 – Completion
4 – Reap Rewards or Greed
5 – Regret or Sorrow
6 – Success or Moving away from strife
7 – Choice, Challenge, or Competition
8 – Something New
9 – Satisfaction (except Swords – Fear)
10 – Completion and Success due to Hard Work
Paige – Small Beginnings or Naivety
Knight – Welcome Change (Representative of Bachelors)
Queen – Love of Something (Suit)
King – Leadership over something (Suit)

Answer by Helen
I think what you are referring to is keywords not made up meanings, and there are already many systems out there for this. If you only use one system you will probably miss out on other aspects of a card meaning.

There are a few different systems listed here:


Answer by Tiffany
I agree with Helen, you’re looking for a keyword system. There are tons of those all over the internet, books, and even the “little white books” that come with a deck. But it took me a long time to realize that it’s not just about memorizing a keyword system. If you draw a card that you’ve seen a million times, but something is standing out to you that doesn’t fit the keyword, then you should think about that. Also, cards can seem to change meaning by the other cards around them. A keyword system is a good base of information to start with, but after you feel comfortable with that, listen more to your intuition.

Source : YoutubeWatch this video on tarot card meaning

The Chariot Tarot Card Meaning Video


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