Dream meaning » strength

To dream that you have great strength or little strength represents your level of power in some situation of your waking life.

The eleventh enigma of the Tarot pack. The image shows a queen who, without apparent effort, overcomes a lion, holding his jaws wide open.

The allusion to the Zodiac is clear enough—Leo vanquished by Virgo—and the subject finds its mythological counterpart in Hercules overcome by Omphale.

Wirth points to a highly interesting detail in the allegory: the queen does not slay the lion, but clasps it to her bosom having stunned it with her club, signifying that one must not despise the inferior, but master it and put it to good use.

There is an echo here of the alchemists’ belief that what is base must not—and indeed cannot—be destroyed, it must be transmuted into what is superior. In the affirmative sense, this enigma symbolizes the triumph of intelligence over brutality; in the negative, it denotes insensibility and fury).

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The Big Dictionary of Dreams » Martha Clarke
The Big Dictionary of Dreams » Martha Clarke

It symbolizes the ability of the person to successfully perform those tasks that, at first, she did not believe possible. Dreams bring out the authentic potential that lies at the bottom of your psyche, often buried under a thick layer of prejudice and excuses that prevent you from doing what you really want to accomplish.

The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams » Stearn Robinson & Tom Corbett
The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams » Stearn Robinson & Tom Corbett

A sort of omen of contrary in that to dream you have great strength suggests that your ambition outstrips your ability and you would be well advised to readjust your sights; to dream of a show of strength by another predicts a sudden passionate but unfriendly love affair. Give it up, it’s basically destructive.

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