Strength, PoMo Tarot
Theme: "navigating the next millennium/the future"
Card: Sheer Force [Strength] (not a big fan of the illustration or interpretation)
"In traditional decks the Strength card often shows the same struggling lion and naked lion tamer, apparently Hercules. Often enough, though, the lion's combatant in old decks is a robed female figure. Some versions show an Amazon conquering the savage beast. These images can be interpreted as representations of "love conquering all", of love taming the savage beast, or of feminine power through sexual potency."
"The card means bringing to bear all one's strength, using all available skill and force."
"To a bad dog, a short leash."
"Strength, courage, persuasion, influence, compassion"
"Strength is about knowing you can endure life's obstacles. You have great stamina and persistence, balanced with underlying patience and inner calm. You are committed to what you need to do, and you go about it in a way that shows your composure and maturity." (biddy)