Baby Lions and the Strength Card

March 30th, 2012 § 0 comments § permalink

#8 Strength from the Smith Waite Tarot

The Strength card in the Smith Waite Tarot pictures a young maiden playing with a lion.

It often represents ideas like conquering our ego, accessing our instinctual power, and/or directing fiery energy with kindness and innocence.

Any time I see lions interacting with humans I think of the Strength card, and with the video below it was no different.

In it, a young man says good bye to four lion cubs he’d been working with. They crawl over him, hugging him around the neck, and cooing in a way only baby lions can.

If I look at the scene through Tarot eyes, it might describe a man saying good bye to his childish ego and about to embark on being a king.

Looking at it through regular Georgie eyes, it’s straight ahead the most adorable thing I’ve posted since the Space Cats.

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Painting Strength

February 3rd, 2011 § 2 comments § permalink

As you may have guessed from some of my other posts, I really enjoy watching people make art.

In this video you can see Terrauh Barrett painting her own version of Strength. It’s a sweet take on the traditional Rider Waite Smith card.

Terrauh has Storms in Africa by Enya playing in the background.

It makes me want to paint!

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