9. La Force

Fortitude or Strength from Tarocchino Arlecchino

About the Card

English Name(s)

Fortitude, Strength


  • Grand Etteilla: Card Number 11
  • Tarot de Marseille: Trump XI

Image Description

Fortitude sits with her right arm wrapped around a red-striped column. With her left hand she grips a red baton that rests against her shoulder, with red flourishes rising from the top. She wears a red winged crown and a black mask with a green border. Her dress is patterned with black and white diamonds and she wears red armor on her chest. She has a cloth with red, blue, green, and yellow diamonds draped over her lap. Her dress covers her feet. She gazes to her left, away from the column.

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Fortitude, strength, advantage by strength, ability, power, moral strength, greatness of soul, magnanimity, moral or spiritual work, perseverance, constancy, patience, resignation, heroism, courage.


Sovereign, kingdom, empire, republic, state, people, nation, government, administration, reign, despotism, sovereignty, authority, leadership, supreme power, absolute power, arbitrary power, king, emperor, general, commander, captain, chief superior, governor, authoritarian, driving force, regulator.