8 -- Strength

Buffy. Who's stronger than the Buffster? Nobody! 'Nuff said.

The traditional Strength card features a woman gently but firmly controlling a lion. This isn't the card of brute force. It's about being strong as well as gentle, with a hefty side of understanding. Buffy went into the desert to rediscover her ability to love, an essential ingredient in any situation that requires strength. And to Buffy, the First Slayer says, "The Slayer forges strength from pain."

If you get this card in a reading, it's time to pack your Slayer bag with stakes, holy water, and crosses, and kick some demon butt -- but in a loving way. And as I used to tell my kids, bite nice.