Fire Tarot (Lo Scarabeo, 2011).
Here we have the King of Pentacles: a mighty lion roaring fire! He stands on a stony mountain top, with other mountains barely visible in the distance, limned with golden sunlight. Our lion is not only roaring out a torrent of fire, but his tail is a snake, writhing up with jaws open, ready to strike. Scary!
I don't see any of the traditional associations to the King of Pentacles here. No responsibility for others, no enjoyment of the sensual pleasures of life, no grounded praticality - the lion's paws are even up in the air. Though I guess the actual act of roaring fire would be quite a physical sensation, more so than just roaring, which already vibrates through your whole body. And with that fire he's spewing out, he could certainly mark the world around him.
For me, this is a reminder to chant in my meditation today. I skipped it yesterday because by the time I had the energy and focus for it, the building site next door was so ridiculously noisy that I couldn't concentrate. Today, though, I will remember to make it happen, whether before they start, in their lunch break, or in the evening.
I am grateful for the reminder that I am a soul in a physical body.