What is it all about? The unicorn symbolises Scotland and the lion symbolises England, and they were fighting for the crown until they got married....
According to the nursery rhyme,
the lion beat the unicorn all around the town.... And when he had beat him out, he beat him in again; He beat him three times over, his power to maintain.. Hmmm.. clearly written by an Englishman....
I was concerned about the chaining of the Unicorn, but that predates the union with the lion, as witness the pre-union coat of arms of the King of Scotland, to the right.
according to legend a free unicorn was considered a very dangerous beast; therefore the heraldic unicorn is chained
So what's this about? The unicorn, a spiritual creature, a vegetarian, is considered so dangerous it must be chained up, while the rampant lion, a vicious and base carnivore remains unfettered? What kind of barbarism is this?
It is time to free the unicorn from its chains. No need to chain up the lion - it will be no match for an unchained unicorn.
Consider the tarot card for Strength: the Unicorn, in full possession of her own spiritual strength, easily subdues and tames the more base and physical lion. The lion lays down with the unicorn, in peace. No chains required.
The lion did not defeat the unicorn through strength. It did it through trickery. Through trickery the Unicorn was chained.
Unchain the unicorn!