Life can be raw, animalistic and thorny for the "King of the Jungle." But he looks out with peaceful eyes. He has learned that he must work between the worlds in order to connect to the spiritual realm for guidance and strength. This helps him embrace the need for this raw power and use it to empower his life to the fullest. Thus, for him reconciling the need for the wake of carnage and calamity to other species on his jungle path in order for him just to eat. By eating and staying strong enough to deal with this part of his ugly and thorny existence, he is able to achieve his ultimate goals on his Earthly incarnation plain. His message to us? Learn how to achieve and maintain focus and inner peace in order to cope with the raw and thorny lessons on the Earth plain.
Picture from The Wild Unknown Tarot