And what a beautiful card to start the week! A lion stands under the golden rays of the sun, appearing to peer through dark undergrowth. An infinity symbol graces his forehead, and he holds a white rose gently in his mouth. That rose replaces the innocent maid calming a savage beast. Instead, we have a noble creature, strong and proud, yet also with the tender softness to appreciate a rose and carry it without crushing it.
This card depicts beautifully that sense of balancing fierce and gentle aspects within ourselves, or the need for a subtle use of the strength and power at our disposal. We could also see it that the lion himself has chosen to tame his more brutal side, for a cause.
Today, this card reminds me to temper my responses to things that might annoy or anger me. It reminds me that the better part of valour is sometimes patience and a gentle, compassionate response to a situation.
I am grateful for the reminder to be kind today.