Daily Tarot Card

A tarot card of the day, every day of the year

the Daily Tarot Card
for September 28, 2021

How to interpret the Daily Tarot

This tarot card gives insight into the forces, people, events or spiritual states that will have significance today. The relevance of this particular tarot card may reference a general trend for the entire day, or a news event or something specific which occurs at some point within a 24 hour period.

NOTE: All tarot cards selected for Tarot of the Day are always in the upright position and do not use inverted positions. Need an inverted meaning? Check our complete tarot reference.

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The Meaning of the "Strength"
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The Symbolism of the Strength Card

On The Strength tarot card, a graceful and patient woman holds the jaws of a lion shut.

The woman's posture and facial expression seem remarkably calm considering the danger she would seem to be in.

Still, despite her modest size and feminine clothes, she seems to maintain complete dominion over the lion.

despite her modest size and feminine clothes, she seems to maintain complete dominion over the lion.

Her white dress symbolizes a purity of purpose, and the garlands of flowers in her hair reveal a natural vitality to her spirit. The look on her face is one of calm confdence — she knows she will succeed. She is manifesting her success through strength of will.

Above the woman's head floats a mysterious infinity symbol representing the limitless power of the mind. A similar infinity symbol can also be found on The Magician card.

The lion's tail is tucked between its legs in a sign of submission — accepting and acknowledging the woman's dominance over it.

NOTE: In this deck of tarot cards, Strength is the 8th card of the Major Arcana, while in some other decks Strength is the 11th card and Justice is number 8. This switch was made more than a century ago by the Golden Dawn group of mystics. It was their hope to create a more orderly, unified approach which incorporated all fields of divination and spiritualism (tarot, numerology, astrology, etc.) into single, organized system. Whether or not they succeeded is a subject of never ending debate, Here on iFate, we're in the "Strength is card number 8" club — but don't be surprised to find the numbers of the Justice and Strength cards switched in some other tarot decks.

How to Interpret the Strength Card

Rather than symbolizing raw, muscular strength, the Strength card represents inner strength, conviction and personal fortitude.

It is the strength that survives a test of will, or defines our ability to resist temptation.

... reality is what we make it, through force of will and personal resolve.

It may represent the strength needed to stay on a diet, or to quit smoking. It may be the type of strength that keeps us working at at a job when part of us wants to quit every day. Or it may be the type of strength that keeps us committed to personal promises that we have made.

In other cases, the appearance of the card in a reading may refer to a specific person who exhibits these qualities — or who is currently being tested.

When the Strength card appears in a reading, it's a sign that what is at issue is really someone's willpower. We often forget that reality is what we make it, through force of will and personal resolve. The card is a reminder that willpower and resolve are what define us.

If the card is referencing a past event, it may point to a time when inner fortitude and intense loyalty is what was most important. If it is referring to an upcoming or future event, it may indicate a coming test of inner resolve, willpower, loyalty or conviction.

When we have made up our minds to do something, courage and physical strength will follow naturally.

The Strength Card Inverted

The appearance of the reversed Strength card is often a sign that self confidence or personal resolve are lacking.

We all sometimes forget that reality is something that we manifest through our own outlook and our own approach to situations. When the inverted Strength card appears in a reading, it's often an indication that what is at issue is a failure to project confidence or strength of will.

... someone is suffering a crisis of confidence or a crisis in their own willpower to continue with something.

The card may serve as a gentle warning that someone is suffering a crisis of confidence or a crisis in their own willpower to continue with something.

Another possible meaning of the reversed Strength card is that physical energy is taking the place of mental energy. Or that outbursts and displays of emotion are replacing focused willpoewr and organized thoughts.

When the Strength card appears inverted in a reading, it's often a call to assess a situation rationally and then decide, with 100% conviction, to take a position and stick to it. Without mental clarity and conviction, we can only externalize weakness and manifest failure.

NOTE: The Tarot of the Day card is intended to be read in a general sense and is not meant to address any specific questions. You can think of this card as representing a universal or widely-shared event. A daily tarot card is not the same as a card pulled individually as part of a personal reading.

So what is a daily tarot card?

We sometimes get asked "what the point" of the Daily Tarot is. After all, with our ever popular ZodiacTarot tarotscopes which are far more specific to each individual's zodiac sign, what's the less-specific "daily tarot card" for anyway?

The short answer is: We all live in the same universe. Not 12 different universes. iFate has dozens of other oracles, divination systems, horoscopes and tools for expanding personal insight. All of these tools offer unique and specific guidance. The daily tarot card isn't one of them.

The point of the daily tarot card is to unify our experience around just one important facet of foresight. It's not an Aries, Libra or Capricorn "thing". It's a humans thing. From that perspective, the daily tarot should not be taken as 'personal' guidance per se -- but as a blunt tool for understanding (or predicting) something more general.

A daily tarot card might represent:

  • A more general trend.
  • A large event.
  • An important announcement.
  • The significance of some high profile person.

What to look for in a daily tarot card

We would never suggest a 'right way' or a 'wrong way' to interpret the daily tarot card, but we do pay attention to what the cards are telling us:

When minor arcana cards appear in the daily tarot, we look for the message in more mundane, ordinary things. When major arcana cards appear in the daily tarot, they tend to speak to large, "macro" forces at work in our lives or on the world stage.

Likewise, when court cards (Pages, Knights, Queens and Kings) appear in the daily tarot, we look for the significance of a corresponding person in our day.

Needless to say, the Tarot of the Day doesn't replace more direct, user-specific readings. But since we've been pulling daily tarot cards on iFate.com since late 2007, we've always felt they add a framework for every day -- a theme which more often than not becomes apparent as our day progresses. We hope you agree.

If you have any questions about our daily tarot cards or any other iFate feature, please don't hesitate to use the "contact us" link in the footer.


A daily tarot card for your horoscope sign

iFate also draws daily tarot cards for every horoscope sign. Select your sign from the list below to see which tarot card applies to you today.

Unlike the daily tarot card, which sets a more general theme for the day, these tarot cards meld astrology with tarot and seek a shared influence for each zodiac sun-sign.

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