This was very likely one of Pamela Colman Smith’s friends, Edie, in the summer of 1909 at Smallhythe, in Kent. The black cat was probably in the household too. This is a strong, clever woman with Leo in her chart, or going through a Leo transit. The lions on the throne and the cat give it away. Sunflowers show the Sun which rules Leo. Here is a leader, teacher, mother, aunt, grandmother, godmother, mentor, captain, head prefect, CEO, professor and so on. The younger generation, the heirs to her intellectual throne, are not pictured, but their presence is suggested in this card. The idea, concept, plan or qualification is there but it must be planted and nurtured. Then wonders prevail. This might also be Pamela herself, from our point of view, creating the Tarot deck you have with you now.
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