Animism Tarot (GameCrafter, 2013) we have another Major - Strength - and another big cat!
lion stands slightly to the left of the card, its proportions looking a
little strange. What I think may be a hummingbird sits on the lion's
shoulder, looking off to the right. This
is an interesting take on a card I sometimes think of as the "Beauty
and the Beast" card. The hummingbird is small and delicate, the lion
big and strong. They form quite a contrast, sat together like that. Given its position, the hummingbird might be singing in the lion's ear, calming its temper, suggesting ways to put its power to good use.
Altogether, I really like this card. It speaks to the idea of balancing our raw energy and our spirit, of taming our instincts without losing their power.
There's certainly one situation today where I need to make sure to listen to the good advice of my higher self, to not charge in roaring. So, perhaps this card advises me to take some time to listen to that quiet voice at the start of the day, so I can move through the day with both subtlety and strength.
I am grateful for the reminder to think before I speak or act, and then to act with decision and strength.