So I had to get my eyeglass out for this one. I've located the squirrel (symbolising the need to be prepared but also to be playful). What looked like a fox I can now see is a cougar (confidence and self assurance) The stag (tenderness) and coyote (group work) were visible from the outset. I think I've found the baby bear but the 'face' isn't right. I also have what appears to be a miniature version of the cowardly lion from the Wizard of Oz (bottom right foreground). Hmm...
I'm taking a break from historical posts as I want to deepen my knowledge of the cards for which the first step is paying attention and describing.
The waterfall (stream of consciousness) that pools into a stream leading toward the Empress is the water from the gown of the High Priestess. This reminds me I still don't know the order of the majors off by heart and understanding the structure of the deck and the rationale for it will improve my interpretations.
I thought the Empress's gown was gold but it's actually copper which symbolises the nurturing aspect of women, feminine beauty, artistic creativity, affection, caring and balance. This reminds of the need for accuracy and specificity.
On balance it has been a good day to myself - perusing the cards, reading Mary K Greer and browsing the web. Paying attention to my bookshelf revealed I have two of Rachel Pollack's books that I had completely forgotten about.
Restore your attention or bring it to a new level by dramatically slowing down whatever you're doing.
Sharon Salzberg, 1952-
PS I had to artificially lighten the card image (should have paid attention to the time :) )