Hi Sin! Here are your Animal Guides/Teachers/Comforters for 2009.
You have Kangaroo and Thylacine. Honestly I've never heard of a Thylacine so "reading" this card intuitively will be interesting with pretty much nothing to draw on. Ok.. let's get started with it then. I am wondering if this animal is extinct? The skull makes me wonder this... or if it's close anyway. If so... it makes me think about Conservation and Attentiveness. Don't let something go to far that it is unrecoverable. Savor what you have and make it better. Also if it's on the brink or extinct that seems to give me an idea of secrecy and hidden knowledge. Looks like this will be a critter to really try to research. This animal looks like a dog/dingo and tiger combination. Power and passion, but with a teamwork, pack animal aspect. I think the message is don't face things by yourself, but KNOW that you have power and courage within yourself. You also need to find things to be passionate about to come out of your shell and to want to be with others.
On to Kangaroo... they are Multi-taskers. They can have a baby in the womb, one in the pouch, and one hopping along next to them. They must have patience for this too. They also have hidden talents. They can use that big tail as a balance and kick really well... might not see that coming. Therefore I think they are tougher than you originally think. The background is not what I expect in a way... I think more deserty climate for them than forest, but I could be wrong. I gather this shows they can adapt.
Let's look at book meanings...
Thalycine: Knowledge, omni-prevalence, secrecy, acceptance. Two notes from the reading... it's a marsupial also like Kangaroo. And it's declared extinct but there are lots of reported sightings... so, real or ghost/spirit animal... that is the question?
Kangaroo: Progress, Focus, Elusiveness, swiftness.
Don't forget if you want to look up the rest just go to the Pathfinder link on the side on the right then find the Downloads and you can get the book.
Looking forward to your comments. Oh... and good luck with house-hunting. :)