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Strength Art and Meaning

Medieval Tarocchi Deck Fragment

About the Deck

Also mistakenly known as the Gringonneur deck, but this is a misnomer. This could not have been the deck of Charles VI, because it is too late, and it is Italian in origin.

Provenance

Italy c. 1500

According to Many Schools of Thought

A. E. Waite's Secondary Meanings

Fortitude. This is one of the cardinal virtues, of which I shall speak later. The female figure is usually represented as closing the mouth of a lion. In the earlier form which is printed by Court de Gebelin, she is obviously opening it. The first alternative is better symbolically, but either is an instance of strength in its conventional understanding, and conveys the idea of mastery. It has been said that the figure represents organic force, moral force and the principle of all force.

S. L. MacGregor Mathers's Divinatory Meanings

Upright

Equilibrium, Balance, Justice

Reversed

Bigotry, Want of Balance, Abuse of Justice, Over-severity, Inequality, Bias.

Papus's Divinatory Meanings

Justice.