We humans think of ourselves as very evolved creatures, and undoubtedly we’ve come a long way in the past several thousand years, but we still share many attitudes with our animal ancestors. At different times we may be caring like a seahorse, hungry like a squirrel, confident like a rooster, or perhaps manipulative like a raccoon. The Ingenious Animal Oracle adresses the human problem to “know thyself” by illustrating the duality of our animal nature with all its contradictions on pairs of opposite cards. Here are 12 cards to start, and you can click each one to explore what it might mean for you it but check back again! I’ll be adding more details on each card, and more cards (for a total of 28) to the deck over the coming weeks.