The animal meanings are derived from Animal Speak by Ted Andrews and Animal Spirit Guides by Steven Farmer.
AARDVARK signifies to trust your instinctual senses to “sniff out” what’s right for you and what’s not. It’s best to be slow and cautious when starting a new project or relationship until you feel that it’s safe to move ahead. This isn’t a time to be particularly social but rather one to spend in quiet and solitude. Look below the surface of appearances and find out what’s underneath. Evenings will be the most productive time for whatever project or creative effort you’re working on.
ALLIGATOR Take your time to digest what you’re now learning rather than rushing ahead to pursue further education or gather more information. You need to be very protective of your personal territory and assertive about setting boundaries. This is a time for renewal and new beginnings as you emerge from a dark period of your life. Be sure to gather all the facts and look at the situation from all sides before passing judgment, making any decisions or taking action. It’s an important time to honor your ancestors in any way you choose.
ANT says it’s time to get to work on that project that you’ve been thinking about and to see it through to completion. Seek support from your closest friends and family rather than isolating yourself. Trust that you’ll succeed in accomplishing your dreams. Be patient with yourself, those around you and with any work projects in which you’re involved. The ant represents industriousness, order and discipline. It is the promise of success through effort. It also asks if you are making things harder on yourself than they need to be and are you being patient enough with yourself.
ANTEATER means to modify your eating habits so that you have smaller and lighter snacks or meals throughout the day rather than the standard three squares. Beware of anything that “smells” funny or is out of place and use extra caution if this is so. In order to complete the project you’re working on, dig in and charge ahead until it’s done. Be conservative in your use of any supplies and goods, not using more than you need. If you feel afraid, stand erect with eyes straight and take several slow deep breaths.
ARMADILLO You need to set clear boundaries with those whom you feel are intrusive or invasive. It's time to retreat rather than trying to make headway or directly influence the circumstances at hand. There's a situation that requires you to dog deeper to discover any underlying deceit or evasiveness. It's important to be discerning right now about whom you trust especially with particularly sensitive or highly personal issues. Define to others not only what you don't want but more importantly what you do want.
BABOON You’ve been involved in an intense mental process and need to get grounded and back into your body. Your family needs your attention and your presence now. At this time, significant teachings will come about as a result of what you initially thought were foolish mistakes. You need to protect your recent creations by keeping them to yourself, sharing them only with those you completely trust. It’s a good idea to create a sacred space in your home, if only a small area that’s out of the way of normal traffic and build a sacred altar in that space.
BADGER signifies the need to be persistent and stick with your project to its completion no matter what. Be willing to ferociously defend your beliefs and principles and meet any challenges or criticism head-on. It’s time to stop your delay and avoidance tactics and get on with what you know you need to do. Stop always depending on others then resenting them when they don’t come through and trust that you have the capability to be self-reliant. Turn your anger and aggression into constructive action without cutting others into shreds.
BARN OWL indicates that since life is so short to treat every day as precious and live it to the fullest. Let your heart be open and don’t let fear get in the way of expressing your love. Do a house clearing and blessing, one that will incorporate a way to free up any lost spirits that need to move on. Take a silent retreat somewhere away from the usual noise, whether for a few hours or a couple of days. You’re entering into a period of considerable abundance easily fulfilling your needs with minimal effort. This is a time requiring considerable adaptability and ingenuity in all your dealings. Whenever you need help call on the spirits of your ancestors ans as long as your plea is sincere they will help you.
BAT Let go of those habits and attachments that no longer serve you and welcome the changes that are long overdue. The ordeal that you’re facing is a necessary part of your transformation and an initiation into a much more spiritually directed life. It’s time to confront and conquer your fears, trusting that doing so will bring about dramatic and beneficial changes. Mingle and socialize more with others, perhaps by joining ongoing classes or group activities that you think you’d enjoy.
BEAR means to set clear boundaries and don’t compromise, even if you’re pressured. Ask for what you want whether you feel you will get it or not. Get going on that creative project you have in mind. Take some time out from your usual routines and spend some time in solitude. You may be in need of physical or emotional healing. Be gentle, and show your love to those you’re close to. To find answers to your questions, go inside
rather than reading or consulting others.
BLACK BEAR- means it’s an important time for meditation and introspection. Balance your activities with periods of rest. Don’t forget to play.
GRIZZLY BEAR- stay grounded no matter what. Its time to bring your dreams and plans to fruition. It’s important to trust your instincts. Enough hiding- it’s time to come out and meet the world. Don’t just wait for something to happen; take action now.
TOTEM- You’re assertive and confident with a strong presence. You’re a powerful healer, whether your focus is physical, emotional or spiritual healing. You need periods of reclusiveness for your creative spark and typically emerge from these periods with new ideas and projects. Winter is definitely a period to honor your need for quiet, solitude and alone time whereas spring is a time to act on the opportunities before you. You’re very independent. preferring to do things yourself rather than ask for help. You’re a survivor.
BEAVER indicates that this is a time for purposeful and directed activity, not procrastination. Balance your activities by providing time for resting and socializing with family and friends. Be especially aware of wasting time, energy and resources on unimportant matters. Don’t be busy for busy’s sake; let your actions be focused and intentional. It’s time to change your environment in a way that makes you feel more secure and comfortable.
BEE means its time to get organized and get to work on that idea that you want to implement and develop. Approach your projects with commitment, diligence and dedication and you’ll succeed beyond your wildest expectations. Involve several others in a cooperative and life-affirming venture, one in which everyone who participates will benefit- and if possible one that includes the entire community. Take time to appreciate and enjoy the sweetness of life. This is a very fertile time for you, physically and creatively, one where you can bring your ideas into fruition. This is a very productive cycle for you, so stay with whatever you’re working on and there will be a favorable outcome.
TOTEM You're industrious, focused and committed to whatever task you're working on. You're quite capable of being successful at anything you attempt. It takes quite a bit to get you riled up but when you do, you have to be careful not to sting others too harshly with your words. You have a powerful effect on others such taht when you give someone your loving attention, they blossom and open up to you. Although you're self-sufficient, you do your best when working cooperatively with others.
BEETLE The Egyptian scarab specifically represents luck in the form of solar power. The sun was a big deal to ancient Egyptians, with the ability to yield bumper crops, or bear down so brightly as to blight growth entirely. Scarabs utilize the power of the sun by rolling up their eggs in mud or dung. The hot sun bakes the little mud balls - essentially incubating their eggs. Pretty resourceful way to hatch babies. And so, not only is the scarab lucky because of its own ingenuity, it's also symbolic of rebirthing into a new dawn of life.
BLACK WIDOW SPIDER It’s time for a fresh perspective on what you’re doing perhaps even a perspective that’s contrary to your usual way of thinking and of seeing things. Your intuitive powers are very strong now so pay close attention to the subtle sensations in your body rather than relying solely on what meets the eye. You’ve done the hard work; now be patient and wait expectantly for the rewards that will come. There’s soon to be a substantial shift in the direction of your life with a beneficial and renewed sense of purpose. This is a good time to do a dietary cleanse and detoxification to clear out any toxicity or pollutants in your body. Be direct and straightforward in all your dealings rather than dancing around the issues. What you once thought of as threatening is really quite harmless so there’s no need to fear. There’s a situation you’re involved in where it will work better for you to remain in the background.
BLACKBIRD wants you to let go of all your inhibitions and sing, without concern for how it sounds or others’ disapproval. It means Archangel Uriel is with you, watching out for you and helping you connect with Nature and Nature Spirits. Sound healing is one of your best treatments for whatever physical or emotional ailments or maladies you’re experiencing. The gateway to the world of non-ordinary reality is open, beckoning you to follow your true spiritual path and enhance your awareness of the nonphysical realm. This is a particularly auspicious time to observe and heed any signs or omens that are shown to you.
BLUEBIRD This is a very rare and precious moment, so open up all your senses and simply enjoy this time. You’re so involved and bogged down with everyday events that you need to relax and lighten up. Take a risk and speak your truth to that special someone rather than holding back, whether expressing positive or negative feelings. Take some time to spend in a large open space, such as a meadow and do a walking meditation there. You’re coming into your own in many different ways, so welcome this milestone with a relaxed sense of confidence and happiness. The entrance to bluebird’s nest is usually south facing, the direction for awakening the inner child. See how this fits in your life. Bluebirds are gentle and unaggressive. They do not push or bully other birds, but they are scrappy when threatened. If a bluebird has come into your life, look for opportunities to touch the joyful and intrinsically native aspects of yourself that you may have lost touch with. It is symbolic of a passage, a time of movement into another level of being, a new level of confidence and happiness in coming into your own. They are quite rare. It is a reminder that we are born to happiness and fulfillment but sometimes we get too lost in everyday affairs.
BLUE JAY Pay close attention to nonverbal clues that tell you when someone is trying to deceive you. Rather than just dabbling in the spiritual and metaphysical realm, choose a path to explore and go as far as you can with it. Whatever the situation that has triggered some fear, attack it boldly and courageously. Assess your main gifts and talents, develop a plan as to how you can best use them and then take clear and purposeful action. Choose one or two of the projects you’ve started and finish them.
BOAR signifies to stop your procrastinating and move forward on that project that you started and have yet to finish. It’s time to meet whatever situation or person in your life that is causing you distress head-on and achieve some sort of closure. You’re at the beginning of a period of wealth, prosperity and personal growth. Face your fears and do whatever is necessary to resolve them so that you can find peace. Whatever controversy you’re involved in will soon be settled in a fair and just manner.
BOBCAT One of your tasks right now is to learn to live alone without feeling lonely. This is a time to be vigilant, remaining simultaneously as alert and relaxed as you can be, with all of your senses available as needed. You’ll find that you’re much better at discerning what lurks behind the persona that someone presents. If something doesn’t feel right, trust your instincts rather than what others are telling or showing you. Be careful at this time about what you share with someone else, even in confidence, as there is some risk that it will be passed on to others and either distorted or blown out of proportion.
BUFFALO Trust that you’ll always have whatever you need. Focus on being appreciative and grateful for all that you have. Clear out any surplus goods and recycle those items. Have faith in the natural abundance of life. Stop feeling sorry for yourself and instead be aware of the extraordinary number of resources you have available. Expand your interests by trying a new hobby, recreational activity or sport.
WHITE Expect a miracle and keep the faith. A period of calm and peacefulness is upon you, one that you can pass along in your contact with others. Your spirituality will now increase in leaps and bounds. You’re a contributor to a new era that’s being ushered in, one of peace and harmony for all people.
BULL signifies a very fertile and dynamic time so allow yourself to indulge in any creative projects you’ve been considering. Your life is headed for an upturn cycle, so welcome it and enjoy it. This is a very prosperous time for you and you’ll soon receive an unexpected windfall. Enjoy the material possessions you have and release those that have served their purpose and that are no longer useful. Set your sights on your goal, get committed to it and move toward it steadily and persistently but don’t rush ahead haphazardly. Pursue the educational course you’ve been considering. Teamwork is the best way to accomplish what you want to accomplish. Draw on masculine energy whether you’re male or female.
BUTTERFLY represents the process of transformation. It is a symbol of change and joy. The butterfly has long been associated with the Faerie realm and reminds us not to take things so seriously in our lives. It awakens a sense of lightness and is a reminder to dance. Dance brings the sweetness of life back. It also brings a reminder to make changes when the opportunities present themselves.Transformation is inevitable, but butterfly will teach that growth and change does not have to be traumatic. It will teach that it can occur as gently, sweetly and as joyfully as we wish.
CAMEL means that now more than ever, it’s a time to trust your own intuition for guidance, paying close attention to your senses and what they’re telling you. You have alot more energy and durability for the task ahead than you think you do. For the road ahead, you must have complete trust that you have everything you need within you and that you will succeed. Although you’ll never want for anything, it’s still a good idea and a practical move to store away some supplies and money for future use.
CANARY Whatever has gone before, let it all go and greet the morning sun with a spirited welcome and a renewed sense of hope and purpose. You’re now discovering the power of your own voice and how influential and effective it is in speaking or singing. You need more fresh air and sunlight for your health and vitality. The emotional and spiritual atmosphere you surround yourself with will greatly influence your mood and your state of well-being. Experiment with the varied uses of sound healing, both as a receiver and a healer. What you say and how you say it will have considerable impact on others depending on whether you say it with love and compassion or with harshness and disparagement.
CARDINAL are about renewed vitality through recognizing self-importance. The cycle of power is year round often with a rhythm of 12- hours, days, months, years. They're a reminder to add color to your life and to remember that everything you do is of importance. If it's your totem it may reflect past life connections with the church or even a reviving of traditional beliefs regardless of the denomination. The whistles are a reminder to listen closely, to pay attention. When the female joins in, it reflects that we should be listening to out own inner voice (the feminine) more closely for our own health and well-being. Most female birds are usually quiet so cardinal reflects the need to assert the feminine aspects of creativity and intuition more strongly. A cardinal also signifies a loved one who has passed. It shows up when you need them the most. It’s their way of saying they are here, visiting They also make an appearance during times of celebration as well as despair to let you know they will always be with you. Look for them, they'll appear.
CAT This is a period where self-sufficiency and trust in your own capabilities is necessary. Honor your sensuality by dancing slowly, with graceful and easy movements and by enjoying touch and physical intimacy. Listen closely to your intuitive guidance, as it’s most likely an ancestor who’s one of your spirit guides trying to communicate with you. This is a period of magic and mystery for you, so pay close attention to signs and omens that will guide and direct you. Whatever you’ve released- relationships, material goods, self-defeating habits- will soon be replaced with something or someone entirely more suitable for who you are presently.
TOTEM You're introspective and listen to your own internal guidance more than others’ advice. You’re independent sometimes to the point of doing exactly the opposite of what others expect or want yo to do. Your most creative work is done at night. You move very gracefully and naturally exuding a mysterious sensuality. At times you come across self-absorbed seeming oblivious to those around you.
CATERPILLAR - denotes stage of life prior to transition into next phase of life and a need to prepare oneself To see a caterpillar eating leaves denotes the destructive activity to destroy one's spiritual life.
CHAMELEON signifies a time to stay in the background, be patient and not show your true colors. You’re in for a very positive change in your environment. Trust that what you see with your eyes is the truth rather than relying on what you hear or feel, or what others claim to be true. Pay attention to a potential opportunity that will show up for you in the next day or two and when it does, act on it quickly. Be careful about getting ahead of yourself, and instead, make sure that you’re solidly anchored before making any important choices.
CHICKADEE signifies cheerfulness and truthful expression. The chickadee can help you with the uncovering of the mysteries of the mind. It can awaken understanding and higher truth. It can help you to perceive more clearly in the dark. Chickadee helps us to pinpoint truth and knowledge. It is fearless and sociable with no qualms about taking on larger birds who threaten it. There are seven kinds of chickadees and this is significant to those with this totem. Seven has an ancient mysticism associated with it throughout the world. It is the symbol of the individual rising from the material plane of life. It is associated with the seven rays of power, the seven major planets, the seven bodies of the human being and the seven chakra centers. When the seven chakras or energy centers of humans are balanced, there is a greater realization of truth in the world around us. It enables us to express truth more joyfully within our life. Those with chickadee totem will learn to express the truth in a manner that heals, balances and opens the perceptions.
CHICKEN are associated with sacrifice and also fertility because of their egg-laying ability. The meaning of pheasant also needs to be reviewed when chicken is a symbol.
PHEASANT This spring plant a garden, whether indoors or outdoors, growing whatever suits you. You may want to investigate a possible past-life connection to Asia, particularly China or India. You’re at your best when you stay grounded, because then you can decipher esoteric or spiritual information for practical use. Just for fun, dress up a bit in playful and colorful clothing and take yourself out or go with friends to a public place. Your libido and vitality are at a peak right now so enjoy yourself as much as you can.
CHIMPANZEE says to use your imagination to create fresh approaches to problem-solving the situation before you. You have everything you need in order to tackle the responsibilities and tasks you’re faced with. Let go of any remaining anger or resentment and forgive the person you’ve recently had a conflict with. Adjust your diet to one of healthy, natural and organic foods. It’s better to ignore some of the things that are going on around you that would otherwise cause you considerable disturbance. This is a good time for self-assessment and self-reflection acknowledging your strengths and limitations and positive and negative characteristics without judgment.
CHIPMUNK Trust that you're well protected and that there is no real danger you'll have to face. Be curious and willing to investigate anything of interest that comes your way. Go out for walks, and when you do, take the time to explore anything that attracts your attention, from the tiniest pebble or flower to the vista that's on the horizon. Once you've completed a creative piece or project, keep it to yourself for a few weeks before revealing it to others. Pay more attention to the vocal characteristics of those you encounter- volume, pitch and inflection- than the actual words as a way of discerning more about the person than speech alone reveals.
CONDOR signifies time to develop new and creative solutions to those problems that you or others would prefer to ignore. In spite of the circumstances that you find yourself in or the losses that you’ve sustained, you will eventually find the gifts in this experience that may not be immediately apparent. It is time to clean up the clutter that you find around you. You’ll find that your tastes, cravings and possibly your entire diet will change soon so pay close attention to your body’s response when you eat certain foods. You need to take all of those material items that no longer serve a purpose and either recycle them or get rid of them. You’ll find yourself becoming more visually perceptive to the point where you may see auras.
COUGAR (Mountain Lion) signifies that you’re being called upon to provide leadership to your family, friends community or the world as a whole. There’s a need for you to be very decisive right now and not equivocate. Stop procrastinating with respect to that important task- just get to it. Stay strong, clear and assertive with those who are asking or demanding that you change when you’re not ready to. Move forward with faith and courage and keep your eyes on the goal.
COW signifies that this is a very nourishing time for you, so be willing to partake of all that’s offered to you. You have nothing to worry about, as you’re well provided for in spite of any fears or doubts. This is a time for mending and healing the relationship with your mother, whether she’s alive or has passed into the spirit world. You may wish to work with the Hindu goddess Lakshmi, the goddess of fortune, as a means of being assured of your abundance. Stand in your truth and once you’ve made a decision, don’t let others sway you. You may be called upon to make some sort of sacrifice that will benefit the greater good.
COYOTE signifies that the resources you need are available. Something quite unexpected is about to happen. Rather than fighting or running from this situation, it will turn out better if you face it. Look for lessons in the turmoil that you’re experiencing. Forgive yourself for anything that you think you might have done wrong and look for the gifts that have come out of the experience.
CRAB You’re about to experience an unexpected shift in your surroundings or in your personal life that will be beneficial for your soul’s path. You’ll find yourself becoming increasingly clairvoyant, able to see things from the non-visible realm more clearly. You’re missing alot by staying too focused on what’s directly in front of you rather than incorporating subtleties of what you see and hear peripherally. Pay close attention to promptings from your subconscious which will come through dreams, visions and flashes of insight and bring these to the surface for guidance and to manifest them in physical reality. Put on some of your favorite music, dress comfortably, shut the shades and dance.
CROW signifies that you’re on the verge of manifesting something you’ve been working toward for awhile. Be very careful over the next couple of days for any clear omens or signs that will guide you and teach you. Expect a big change soon. You’ve noticed something that is out of balance or an injustice that hasn’t been addressed and it’s important to speak up about it. You’re about to get a glimpse into some future event that affects you directly. Wherever crows are there is magic. They are symbols of creation and spiritual strength.
TOTEM You’re a very resourceful person, effective at using whatever is available to create what you want or need. You’re sociable but prefer to spend time with your closest friends and family. You view the physical and spiritual worlds as illusory and are therefore able to shift reality to suit you. More so than by any human-made laws, you let yourself be guided by the voice of Spirit and your personal integrity. You’re very willing to speak up whenever you feel that something is out of accord with spiritual law.
DALMATIAN Dalmatian alleviates disillusionment. It helps one to see their strengths and weaknesses, and encourages grounding both with the Earth and in reality. Dalmatian increases loyalty and is beneficial for long term relationships. It is a stone of protection from nightmares, depression, and negative thinking. See also Dog.
DEER signifies that you’ve been involved in some aggressive, negative circumstances and need to seek out safe, nurturing situations and people. More than ever you need to trust your gut instinct. You’re poised for an enticing adventure, one that will take you down many different paths and lead to many important insights. Be gentle with yourself and others. A new innocence and freshness is about to be awakened or born.
DINGO means lighten up, laugh at your mistakes and don’t take yourself or life so seriously. Spend some time out in nature and make it a point to listen closely to all that you hear- and what you don’t. Stay flexible and be willing to adjust your plans as needed. When you’re pursuing a goal, be persistent and relentless in your quest until you achieve what you want. Rather than judging yourself for your errors and mistakes, look for what you’ve learned from them.
DOG symbolizes faithfulness and protection even in the face of adverse conditions. It also represents unconditional love and motherhood as dogs are very nurturing and caring parents. Its spirit and willingness to love and to be a companion is great.
DOLPHIN signifies to take a few minutes today to meditate while playing one of your favorite pieces of music. Listen more and talk less, especially to the more subtle levels of communications from other people and from the natural world. Think and behave more lovingly and positively toward that person you’re having difficulty with. Smile more at others and notice how they smile back at you. Try dolphin breathing by taking three slow, deep breaths, each time exhaling with an audible “Puh!” sound. Then observe how you feel.
Totem- You’re a master communicator mainly because you’re able to listen at several different levels simultaneously. You’re sensitive and keenly aware of people’s feelings even those that others would prefer to keep hidden. You live very much in the present. You’re a guardian of the waters which means that your soul’s assignment is to do anything you can to protect and clean up the oceans, rivers, lakes and streams. because of your compassion and empathy, people seek you out for advice and counsel. You’re highly intuitive, psychic and even telepathic with both people and animals. You rarely take things too seriously, turning everything into a game, sometimes to the point of annoying others. You’re flirtatious in a playful and innocent way.
DONKEY Listen to and respect your intuition, particularly when it comes to doing something that has potential risks. Take your time and proceed cautiously and slowly, but keep on moving ahead, pausing only to determine the best direction to go toward your destination. The more you express and honor your inner truth, the more recognition and acknowledgment you’ll receive. Volunteer and give time and physical energy to a service organization that’s compatible with your philosophy and beliefs.
DOVE represents a powerful time of prophecy and clear vision. You’re experiencing a spiritual renewal that’s the result of a period of intense self-examination and challenges. It’s important to nurture yourself with loving care. The soul of someone who’s just passed is making a smooth transition. Dove also represents peace and maternity. The song of
this totem says to mourn what has passed but awaken to the promise of the future. It’s song is more distinct in the “Between times” (dawn and dusk).This helps to see the creation process active within your own life.
DRAGON- Asian dragons are rarely depicted as malevolent. Although fearsome and powerful, dragons are equally considered just, benevolent and the bringers of wealth and good fortune. The dragon is also considered a shape shifter who can assume human form and mate with people. It has origins in China and is considered the protector of Buddhist Law. It is the symbol of Imperial Power and the guardian of Eastern direction. It is the controller of rain and tempests. It is associated with spring, blue/ green, wood, water, Yang energy and the turtle.
DRAGONFLY represents that with maturity our own true colors come forth. It is a sign that fresh air is needed in regard to something emotional and that you may need to gain a new perspective or make a change. It may also mean that you are neglecting your own emotions. Spend some time regularly in meditation or contemplation and you’ll receive some valuable insights and inspiration.You’re entering into a period of considerable prosperity. Be on the lookout for any falsehoods, deceit or illusions that are clouding a current situation or relationship. You’re being entirely too rational about everything and really need to tap in to your deeper emotions whatever they may be. This is a time when the magic and mystery of life is reawakening for you. It’s important now to recharge your psychic energy which you can do so by regularly meditating. More than a simple change, you’re going through a major transformation so enjoy the process.
TOTEM - You’re a very emotionally intense and passionate individual although as you’ve matured you’ve learned the art of detachment and emotional containment. You have alot of nervous energy, flitting here and there alot and must balance this energy by getting grounded from time to time. You have a strong connection to the nature spirits and love gardening and working with plants. You’re a master of seeing through illusions whether others’ or your own.
DUCK This is a time of fertility either literally or metaphorically. It’s time to have fun and maybe even get a little silly. The time of turmoil has passed so now you can release any pent-up emotions that have been suppressed. Do whatever is necessary to find emotional comfort rather than trying to deny your need for this.
MALLARD Whatever project you’re engaged in, this is a time for great productivity. Whatever new idea comes to you, develop and pursue its manifestation.
EAGLE represents an opportunity for you that you’re considering and it would be best if you take advantage of it soon. There will be a new beginning in a positive direction following a recent period of strife, one in which you’ve gained a great deal of stamina and resilience. Detach and rise above the mundane so that you’re able to see your life and circumstances with a broader perspective and greater vision. It’s time for a great spiritual awakening, one where you experience a greater connection to the divine. This is an important time to get creative inspiration from the divine, so heed any guidance you receive. Whatever you put out, positive or negative, will now return to you in some form, more quickly than ever. Eagle is also the power animal of the East. A new day has arisen.
GOLDEN EAGLE Go on a spiritual adventure, a pilgrimage to a holy and sacred spot. Find your passion and a means to express it.
BALD EAGLE You have an increasing ability to walk between the material world and that of spirit. Dive into your inner depths, paying close attention to any visions or inspirations that arise.
TOTEM You’re a very spiritually evolved individual and a born leader and people gravitate quite naturally to you. You’re willing to endure challenges and struggles because you’re confident that you can meet them and you trust that they’re necessary for your spiritual development. Even though you’re an old soul, you must still go through various initiations throughout your life that will ultimately lead you to living a completely spiritually directed life. You’re passionate and have a bit of a temper that you have to watch. One of your main life lessons is to learn to conserve your energy and apply your focus to what’s truly important. You take advantage of opportunities without hesitation and with a strong faith that there will be lessons or gifts that you’ll discover in so doing. Pay attention to the sensations in your backbone as an instinctual trigger to be more alert to what’s going on around you.
EELS signify that others, both male and female, will be increasingly attracted to you and some of this attraction will be sexual. Take several classes in Kundalini yoga and continue the practice at home. You’re going to embark on a spiritual pilgrimage in the near future, one that will so profoundly alter your sense of who you are that others may not recognize you. You’ll soon get to the bottom of the question or puzzle that’s been bothering you.
EGRET signifies patience, patience, patience- you’ll soon get your reward. This is a time to rely more on yourself than on others to provide what you need. Although, it’s useful to be aware of what you’re feeling, it’s better to rely on your intelligence and wit in this situation. Keep your head above water so you can see what’s going on around you. Stay alert to unusual movements or shifts that are taking place by using your vision and by paying attention to the vibrations you feel in your body. Go under the surface of your feelings and allow whatever emotions are there to flow through you and without inhibition.
ELEPHANT signifies ancient power, strength, fertility and royalty. Make it a point to be of service in some way to the young, elderly or less fortunate. Do not let anything stand in the way of attaining the goal that is so integral to your purpose. You have the determination and the persistence required to overcome current challenges you’re faced with. Remain loyal to those closest to you in spite of anyone questioning their integrity. It’s a good time to renew your sense of connectedness to the Divine. You have an insatiable hunger for knowledge and continually seek to understand things. You have an innate capacity for drawing on ancient wisdom and communicating this whenever necessary. Once you set your mind to something, there’s nothing that can stop you from attaining it.
ELK signifies to seek out the company and friendship of others of your same gender. You’re entering into a time of plenty, one where you’ll have everything and anything you need. Eat vegetarian for a few days and note the difference in how you feel. Your inner child requires considerable nurturing and protection right now. Pace yourself and eat energy foods so that you can maintain your stamina.
EMU You’ve been longing for adventurous travel or a spiritual pilgrimage, so make a plan and put it into action. Allow yourself to fully explore whatever has been the object of your curiosity lately. You’ll soon be noticing a strong, balanced and nurturing masculine energy emerging in yourself. This is a period of increased activity and movement, one where you’ll find yourself wandering about quite a bit. Maintain openness to new ideas and possibilities and be willing to put aside judgments or preconceived notions about these. Do your best to keep a sense of playfulness and lightheartedness as you go about your life.
FALCON denotes mental speed, agility and grace. It will teach you how to use your mental faculties more effectively and more patiently to capture what you most need and desire. They like to have a wide vision of their surroundings. You are independent and require time alone. You’re tactful, diplomatic and a sharp strategist and gravitate naturally to (and love) any work that utilizes these talents. You’re an intense individual with an awesome ability to mentally focus and concentrate without distracting yourself. Although you’re very patient, when you set your mind on something you want, you go for it decisively and unequivocally.
Kestrel - Use your mental capacities and your wits to resolve the situation you’re dealing with. Focus on what you want rather than what you don’t want and develop your strategy accordingly.
FERRET signifies not to hesitate to take advantage of any opportunities that show up for you. Stock up on any provisions you might need in the near future. Have a playful attitude, be light-hearted and take everything with a grain of salt. Sit in silence and stillness, simply observing and you’ll discover what’s secret or hidden around you that others don’t see. Pay particularly close attention to your instincts at this time as they’ll give you clues about what to do or what not to do.
FINCH promotes the energy of variety and multiplicity. Everything is going to be multiplied. If a finch has flown into your life look for new kinds of experiences and encounters with people from all walks of life. Life will become more active.
FLAMINGO Avoid loud, noisy events and any chaotic or frenzied situations. Be ruthlessly honest with yourself as you check in and see if you’re following your inner truth. Significantly increase the amount of vegetables in your diet that contain beta-carotene such as carrots, broccoli and spinach. Before taking action on the question before you, balance the information you’re getting psychically or intuitively by thinking it through carefully and logically. You’ve been isolating yourself too long so it’s now time to seek out the company and companionship of others.
FOX Trust your intuition and be wary of someone you’re involved with who’s attempting to trick you in some way. Your intelligence and ingenuity are more useful right now than confrontation and righteousness. It’s better for you to remain in the background and exert influence from that position than to take an active leadership role. It’s best to blend in with your surroundings, move with stealth and keep your intentions to yourself. It’s important at this time to break out of your social conditioning and express yourself more freely. Listen and hear, look and feel, sense and feel- trust your senses to guide you.
Gray Fox Right now it’s best to keep to yourself and not stand out.
Kit Fox Speak your truth directly, without explanation or qualification. Constancy, courage and integrity are important for you to display right now.
Red Fox It’s important to be flexible and adaptable using the resources you have immediately available.
TOTEM Fox as a totem signifies that you’re a night person and often are most productive and creative at night while others are asleep. You’re a keen observer, always watching others, noticing what’s being said as well as what’s not and because of this you can usually anticipate what’s about to happen. You’re an excellent parent or parental figure- very nurturing, protective and conscientious. You’re capable of blending into the environment so as to be nearly invisible; and by adjusting your body language, vocal characteristics and what you wear, others who know you may not recognize you at first. You sometimes surprise everyone by coming up with obscure yet creative solutions to problems.
FROG signifies transformation through water and sound. Being amphibian with links to the water and land, they are often associated with the magic of both elements. This also links them to faeries and elves. The frog was an animal attributed to the Egyptian goddess Herit who assisted Isis in her ritual for resurrecting Osiris.They have been known to be the heralds of abundance and fertility. Frog represents a need to get in touch with the water element. Emotions are associated with water and individuals with frog totems are very sensitive to the emotional states of others and seem to know instinctively what to do and what to say. It is a symbol of coming into one’s own creative power. This connection to water reminds those with this totem, Are you becoming mired in the mud of day-to-day life? Are you needing to dive into fresh creative water? Are you bogged down in emotions? Singing or chanting out loud will help you feel more balanced, at peace and connected to the Divine. You’re entering a time of plenty and abundance. It is also a sign to do a physical cleanse to detoxify your body.
GECKO signifies to pay close attention to your dreams, record them in a dream journal and spend a few minutes each morning contemplating and writing about their meaning. When you’re in the midst of a conflict, be clear with your communication and strong about what you are and are not willing to do. When you’ve tried and tried to get through to someone or resolve a problem and it’s not working, it’s best to detach and move away from the situation. Don’t hesitate to speak up if you have something to say and don’t automatically hold back for fear of others’ disapproval. Regarding the task or project you’re involved in, stick with it to completion no matter how you’re feeling. You’ll reap rewards when you’re done. Singing or chanting will be very healing for you.
GIRAFFE means to keep your head up, have faith and trust your gut regarding the situation you’re dealing with at present. You’ll have to reach a bit but you will achieve your goal. Keep your eye on the possibilities that are just on the horizon. It’s better not to act too hastily in this situation. Spend some social time with friends and family. Make it a point to be a better listener and to be clearer in your communication in both professional and personal relationships.
GOAT signifies to be discerning in your relationships, trusting your senses and intuition over your rational and logical mind. Stop trying to get through to someone who is not accessible. Ask for the support you need in spite of any fear of being vulnerable. Keep moving forward step by step toward whatever goal you’re after, trusting that you’ll be able to climb over any obstacles and knowing that if you slip, you will still land on your feet. It’s critical that you spend time outdoors and immerse yourself in Nature. The goat may also link you to past lives associated with Greece. Goat says to start new climbs and endeavors. It is astrologically linked to the sign of Capricorn. You may want to look to this time of year (Dec.21st/ 22nd) as being a significant one for culminating new moves or initiating new ones.
GOLDFISH signifies the ability to adapt. They also are associated with visual accuity and learn quickly by association. They are opportunistic feeders and will overeat if there is food before them. They are cautious of new fish at first but will very rarely harm another. They also need light to keep their pigment and are a very hardy breed because of their adaptability. They are of East Asian beginnings.
GOOSE This is a time of good fortune so be receptive to and appreciative of all the good things that come to you. Call on your ancestors for their guidance and protection and once you do so you’ll notice a significant increase in your spiritual awareness. Reread some of your favorite fairy tales and legends and see what new meanings you can get from them now as an adult. Write creative and imaginative stories either about actual experiences you’ve had or those that are made up. Even though it may not always appear to be so, you’re very well protected.
GOPHER says to look under the surface and behind the obvious of whatever you initially see, particularly when it’s another person. It’s a good idea to stock up on groceries and water, mainly to provide a sense of security and comfort, even when your cupboards are full. More than ever, it’s time to take full responsibility for your own growth- your achievements, your errors, and most important, the choices you make. In order to move forward, you may have to take a few steps backward from time to time, but know that overall you’re always moving toward your goal. Have your eyes checked soon if you haven’t in the last two years.
GORILLA clear and concise communication is very important at this time, so listen carefully and speak sparingly and articulately. More than ever, it’s important to respect yourself and extend that respect to everyone you come in contact with. An important teacher is about to come into your life- one who is wise and knowledgeable, yet unpretentious. You’ll be experiencing a heightened sense of clairaudience, so listen closely for messages and signs that come through hearing. Take some action about your environmental concerns, whether recycling or otherwise actively participating in cleaning up the environment.
GRASSHOPPER - As a cultural symbol, this insect is a prominent feature in Asian traditions. For instance, the Japanese connect its molting phases with the wax and wane of the moon. Further still, the Japanese cherished the song of this creature (particularly the long-horned grasshopper), and believed the moon coaxed the music from them. As a Chinese symbol, the grass hopper offers attributes of longevity, happiness, good health, good luck, wealth, abundance, fertility and virtue. In fact, grasshoppers were thought to be fertility symbols; specifically omens of the birth of a son (hence, another reason for its good luck symbol status as sons are considered prized gems within the setting of the family). In certain regions of China, grasshoppers were kept as family pets and it was believed grasshoppers embodied the personalities of family members who were deceased. Keeping these reincarnate souls in the form of grasshoppers insured prosperity amongst the family members. In Ancient Greece the grasshopper is a status symbol. Athenians would adorn themselves with golden grasshopper hair combs and brooches as an indication of nobility. The grasshopper is also a symbol of immortality as we see in Greek myth when Zeus grants immortality to Tithonus, who was later transformed into a grasshopper (who of course, lived forever). In Native American Indian symbology and tribal lore (specifically the Iroquois nation) grasshopper symbolism deals with messages of glad tiding. In this context, the grasshopper is a harbinger of good news. Indeed, when this creature is seen on spirit walks, it is a sign that the seer will receive profoundly joyful news that will benefit the entire community.
GREAT HORNED OWL - be more insistent that others treat you with the kind of respect you deserve. Whatever project is in front of you go for it with enthusiasm, fearlessness and ferocity. When others are communicating with you, stay attuned to what’s not being said by observing their body language and vocal characteristics such as volume, pitch and inflection. Once you’ve identified your goal clearly, be persistent and focused in your pursuit of it. Be courageous and undaunted by anything that you’ve previously been fearful of.
GRIFFIN is a legendary creature with the body of a lion and the head and wings of an eagle. As the lion was traditionally considered the king of the beasts and the eagle was the king of the birds, the griffin was thought to be an especially powerful and majestic creature. The griffin was also thought of as king of the creatures. Griffins are known for guarding treasure and priceless possessions. In antiquity it was a symbol of divine power and a guardian of the divine. Some have suggested that the word griffin is cognate with cherub. You may want to google this animal as there is much lore around it. Also check the meaning of lion and eagle.
GROUNDHOG: SEE WOODCHUCK
GROUSE Close the curtains, turn on some music, lose your inhibitions and allow your body to do freeform, spontaneous movement to the rhythm of the music. Study the sacred spiral and its relationship to higher states of consciousness and see what meaning it has in your life at present. You’re increasingly coming into your personal power which draws from Source and expresses through you as you. Create a sacred ceremony, one with lots of drumming and dancing as a way of honoring Spirit.
HAWK signifies being caught up in too many details, so step back so you can get a greater perspective on the situation. Stay alert and focused on the task before you, eliminating as many distractions as possible. Spend some time observing and studying the situation and when it’s time for action, make it quick and decisive. Pay close attention to your surroundings, as you’re about to receive an important message. Be aware of any personal or psychic attacks and be prepared to defend yourself. Stop trying to change others or the situation and work instead on accepting things s they are.
TOTEM signifies that you are very good at interpreting signs and omens from the natural world, whether these come as a blessing or a warning. You easily flow with movements of life and don’t typically get your feathers ruffled, unless you need to defend yourself in some way. You’re very effective at taking care of and protecting your home and family. You’re a freedom loving individual and difficult to tie down but when you do mate you’re very faithful and dependable. You’re very insightful; people come to you for your sage counsel and advice.
HEDGEHOG means that no matter what is going on right now, do your absolute best to enjoy your life. Retreat from your usual routines for a day or two as a way of refreshing your body and spirit. This is a very fertile and creative time for you, so express yourself artistically in some enjoyable way. You have a very powerful connection with the ancient goddess energy whether you are male or female. Work directly with the earth by doing some planting and gardening at your first opportunity. This is a good time to honor your natural curiosity and satisfy it by following any whims, intuitive leads or inner promptings that occur.
HERON means you’ve approached the opportunity before you at a leisurely pace but now it’s time to grab it and go for it with gusto. By meeting this challenging situation head-on, you’ll discover that you have some powerful gifts and skills that you were unaware of. If one way isn’t working, try another; don’t get stuck in any single approach. Spend a day or two with no plans or agenda, guided only by your intuition- whether a day of activity, quiet reflection or a combination. Take full responsibility for your thoughts, feelings and actions rather than blaming others or life circumstances.
GREAT BLUE HERON- Take some time for self-examination, reflecting dispassionately on your goals, motivations, actions, feelings, strengths and limiting beliefs. Only you know what’s best for you, so follow your inner wisdom and guidance rather than the dictates and pressures of others.
HIPPOPOTAMUS means to trust your intuition and act on it yet stay grounded at the same time. Your skin is especially sensitive right now so moisturize with lotion as needed and use sunscreens when exposed to the sun for any length of time. It’s critical that you don’t deviate from your path at this time so stay true to yourself and don’t let anything distract you. Now is the time to immerse yourself in whatever artistic or creative endeavor you want to accomplish and stay with it to completion. Be protective of any of your artistic creations and don’t let anyone demean them or criticize your work.
HORSE means you’re about to embark on an unexpected adventure and will have to move very quickly once it’s initiated. It’s time to free yourself from those physically and emotionally constricting aspects of your life. You need to call upon the reserves of stamina and strength to get you through this. You’re much more powerful than you think you are. This situation requires strong warrior energy balanced with sensitivity, patience and compassion. Teamwork with your family, friends or community is important right now.
HORSE FLY teaches lesson of development in all areas. It's the journey not the destinations that are important here. She helps ground oneself in nature by helping contemplate the earth, ground and mud will help. There is balance of emotions and the spiritual along with physical and mental. She demonstrates properties of spiritual healing and enlightenment with knowledge. She shows how to see with an earthly purity. She guides to opening up energy within the body to allow emotional - physical healing to take place. Meditating on the colors green and gold will aid in the connection to Horse Fly's messages. She teaches balance in truthfulness, which may sting and bite but they are truths nonetheless. Horse Flies can show how a group of 1 or 2 will aid in your journey. She shows attraction to shiny objects, emphasis on metallics and gems will help connect with her medicine. Horse Fly pairs its wisdom with livestock. Pay attention to its clues and the animal that presents itself with her. For example, if Horse Fly lands on Cow (see Cow). The time period of Horse Fly's lessons shows up in stages. 1st major stage occurs within 5-9 days. The 2nd major stage spans the next 2-3 weeks. When happens in this latter stage can have long lasting effects for up to three years. Horse Fly will demonstrate adaptability while layers of the self are uncovered for much new and exciting potential. She shows that change is coming.
HUMMINGBIRD means you need to be flexible with the twists and turns your life will take in the next few days. Put more emotional sweetness in your life. You’re going through some very heart-opening kinds of experiences and you’ll naturally draw more and more love into your life. Openly express the love you have and feel for those important people in your life. Give yourself the gift of as many flowers as you can, spread them around your home and enjoy their sight and fragrance throughout the days to come.
HYENA means when you’re pursuing a particular goal, solicit the support of your friends and family. If you have children, make it a point to have some one on one time with each of them. You’re quite ready and capable to take on more than you’re presently handling, even though you have doubts about how much you can handle. Be extra sensitive and attentive to the words you choose and how you express them, as whatever you verbalize will be amplified considerably. Your powers of discernment and discrimination are strong right now, so pay attention to your intuition and trust what you get no matter what. It’s a good time to do something silly that makes you laugh.
IBIS Every day pause for a few moments at least a couple of times and think the thought, “Everything is sacred” and observe what happens as you do. Call on the Egyptian god Thoth or goddess Isis for guidance and protection. Follow your heart and trust in its wisdom. You’re going to be introduced to some ancient and sacred healing techniques and the wisdom that accompanies them. This is a very magical time so keep your eyes, ears and heart open in order to notice the miracles and wonders around you each and every day. You’re about to experience a very deep and profound healing, one that will cause your life to shift into a different direction.
IGUANA signifies that in planning a project, be sure to break down the details step by step in order to accomplish it successfully. There are alot of complications in your life right now, yet with intention and effort, you can simplify the a great deal. Even though you feel mired in the mundane circumstances of your life, make the choice to climb out of them and view them from a different perspective. This is a good time to take action on something you’ve dreamed about doing or having but had forgotten or dismissed sometime ago because you thought it was unrealistic. Although you’ve had a heard fall recently, you have to get up and keep going.
JAGUAR means to focus on what you want with clear and unequivocal intention and stay with it to its successful conclusion. You’re going to experience an awakening or a deepening of your psychic vision. You’ve been very patient and you’re about to manifest the key to prosperity and beneficial outcomes, so as soon as the next opportunity appears, take the leap and go for it. Keep your plans and intentions to yourself, not to be secretive, but so they will gain power and your intention and purpose will become even clearer. No need for striving or ambition at this time, so relax and enjoy the fruits of your labor until the next quest. Let go of whatever isn’t working anymore in your life; by doing so you’ll reclaim your power.
TOTEM signifies you’re very clear and straightforward in your communications, sometimes to the point of bluntness. You’re a strong and natural leader with a great deal of charisma coupled with humility and you carry yourself with relaxed authority. Your presence tends to dominate the room, even if you’re not the center of attention at any given moment. You have a great deal of respect for Mother Earth and always try to step softly on her belly. Sometimes you have to work to contain your temper or you may unintentionally wound others.
JELLYFISH signifies to keep your faith strong and know that life will supply everything you need. Practice the art of nonresistance going with the currents and movements of life rather than fighting them. Be a little more cautious at this time with any work you’re doing in the spirit realm. Be sure that you’re getting enough water throughout the day. Organize your work and your home so that you’re more efficient and effective, doing a little bit each day.
LADYBUG If it alights on you, make a wish and your wish will be granted. Structure a time each day where you can pray or meditate in silence and solitude. Something you thought was lost will be making its way back into your life. Mother Mary is with you to guide you and console you, no matter what your religious or spiritual orientation. You’re shielded and protected from irritations, pestering thoughts or annoying behaviors from others. The appearance of a Ladybug heralds a time of luck in which our wishes begin to be fulfilled. Higher goals and new heights are now possible. Worries begin to dissipate. New happiness comes about. Ladybug also cautions not to try to hard or go to fast to fulfill our dreams. Let things flow at their natural pace. In the due course of time, our wishes will all come true. Alternatively she could be signaling that you can leave your worries behind and that new happiness is on its way. Ladybug signals you to to not be scared to live your own truth. Protect your truth and know that it is yours to honor.
TOTEM Ladybug is your personal animal totem you are most likely a very lively and interesting companion. You are constantly delving into the mysteries of the Universe and the unknown. You are also naturally highly spiritual and inquisitive by nature, and certainly not satisfied with mundane explanations or boring companions. For the most part you are open minded and enjoy having your consciousness expanded. You have a tendency to bring joy to those around you. People enjoy being around you.You are trusting, happy and easy going.
LARK You’re entering a cycle where you’ll be completely happy and free of worry. Rather than looking to others, go inside to find the answers you’re seeking. Whatever you’re doing, try singing softly or whistling as you do. The words you use and how you use them will take on greater power, so be aware of whether you’re speaking lovingly or harshly as your words will have greater impact either way. Find your own power song by sitting in nature and ask your helping spirit to give you a song, then let the melody and the words come to you as you sing them.
LEMUR means your powers of clairvoyance will increase to the point where you’ll be seeing your helping spirits more clearly. Spend some time in a forest, the woods or the bush; find a tree, then sit and meditate with your back against it to see what messages or impressions you get. Explore the use of incense or aromatherapy for various purposes. Donate your time, energy or money to a reputable organization that contributes to reforestation and is dedicated to halting deforestation. You may want to investigate any past-life links to Africa, particularly Madagascar.
LEOPARD signifies take some time in solitude, preferably in Nature, for a full day. Be sure to pace yourself by providing times of rest and play during any intense cycles. Whatever goal you’re pursuing, do not reveal too much about it until it’s completed or this may interfere with its achievement. You’ll be able to foresee events very vividly and accurately through dreams, visions or feelings. A secret that’s been kept from you will soon be revealed. This is a time for expressing yourself passionately in whatever you do. With persistence and steadiness, you’ll achieve your goal. Your intuition is heightened at this time so pay close attention to your feelings and trust them.
LION means hold your head up high and keep your dignity no matter what you’re faced with. You’re much stronger than you think you are and need to use your emotional strength in this situation. Call upon the well of courage that’s available to you to confront this uncomfortable situation. Listen closely and discern carefully before acting, rather than moving ahead impulsively and recklessly. When faced with a tough decision, follow your heart rather than what you think you should do. When a lion shows up, there will be an opportunity to awaken to a new sun. Trust your feminine energies- creativity, intuition and imagination. These will add new sunshine to your life.
TOTEM You have a strong presence and a dignified manner such that people always notice when you walk into a room. Although your anger can sometimes be triggered easily, you generally have a great deal of compassion for others. You’re a natural leader and have great organizational skills. You’re at best when you function as part of a group or community rather than being alone. You like to stretch your capabilities and are always seeking to learn more.
LIZARD says to pay close attention to your dreams- especially recurring themes and images- by keeping a dream journal and meditating on your dreams’ meanings and their messages. The situation calls for quiet and stillness until it’s time to make your move, but when you do, you need to do so quickly and efficiently. This is an especially sensitive time right now, one where you’re acutely aware of sights, sounds and vibrations, so be extra careful about who and what you surround yourself with. Meditate and call upon a deep and ancient part of you, asking to be shown a vision of your life path. Listen to your own intuition over anyone else’s.
LLAMA It’s been a long haul but you’re just about there so hang in there. Volunteer some of your time by being in service to someone or by working with a service-type organization. Move slowly and stealthily toward your goal and be assured that you’re on solid footing. Take time for yourself which may require that you turn down requests from others for your time and assistance. Seek out the company of others who share similar interests and activities rather than spending so much time alone.
LOBSTER- You’re in the midst of a powerful process of transformation in which you’ll find yourself trying out different expressions of who you are throughout each phase. One of your big lessons right now patience, particularly in learning to wait for whatever you need to come to you rather than pursuing it. You’ll find a number of useful things by rummaging through some items you’ve had in storage for a while. Your best work will be done in the evening after the sun goes down.
LOCUST: Locust has a reputation for destroying everything in its path but I see it as cleaning out the old to make way for the new. It is in fact a large grasshopper. See grasshopper.
LYNX signifies to spend some time in silence, whether a day with no speaking or a visit to a quiet area in Nature. Someone will tell you a secret and it’s critical that you keep it strictly in confidence. Be alert to anyone trying to deceive or take advantage of you at this time and trust your instincts about this. Acknowledge others’ hidden talents and abilities that they don’t recognize and encourage them to bring out these gifts. Your clairvoyance and clairaudience are particularly acute, so pay close attention to what you see and hear that’s beyond the immediate realm of your usual senses. The very worthwhile goal that you’ve set for yourself will require clear intention, patience and the willingness to stick with it even if it means waiting for a long period of time to achieve it.
MACAW: You’ll benefit from getting out in the sunlight for at least a few minutes each day. You’re at the beginning stages of heightened spiritual perception and an increased creative pulse. You’re going to notice a shift in your communication abilities that prompts people to pay attention and listen more closely to what you have to say. Trust your perceptions no matter how outlandish and bizarre they seem. Wear brighter and more colorful clothing no matter what the season is.
MAGPIE is a reminder to act on all opportunities that present themselves to you without hesitation. Pay attention to any signs and omens as they will serve to guide you- whether they’re visual, auditory or kinesthetic. Be especially clear and straightforward in your verbal communication saying what you mean while at the same time listening carefully to what the other person is saying. Make certain you’re using your intuitive and psychic gifts with pure intention and egoless service. It’s important now to bring yourself to balance if you’re polarized too much in one direction or another, such as masculine-feminine, intellect-emotions or spiritual-mundane polarities.
MOCKINGBIRD sends a message to sing, whether by yourself or with others and don’t worry about how it sounds. It’s time to bring forth one of your inner talents and share it with others rather than being clandestine about it. You need to pay attention to people’s body language and see if you can determine what they’re communicating by their postures, gestures and facial expressions. At this time, others will be paying much more attention to what you do and not so much to your appearance. Other people you encounter will reflect back to you both pleasing and not so pleasing aspects of yourself.
MONKEY signifies to accept things as they are, and once you do, you’ll be able to generate creative solutions for any problems you’re having and put them into action. Be willing to adjust your course quickly and as necessary when fresh information, whether intuitive or logical, comes your way. Be open to new perspectives and approaches rather than getting bogged down in rigid thinking or acting. At this time, it’s especially important that your communication is clear, congruent and distinct, conveyed through words, body, language and action. You’re in close communication with the Nature Spirits particularly the faeries and sprites so seek their help.
MOOSE You can feel proud of your recent accomplishment and share it enthusiastically with others, not to be boastful or competitive but for the simple joy of sharing.It’s important to encourage others with their dreams and visions and by supporting their triumphs. You have the strength and ability to endure this emotionally turbulent period. Others will soon be looking to you for direction, inspiration and guidance. This is a time to explore new depths of awareness and be prepared for increasing sensitivities.
MOTH A letter, e-mail or package will be coming shortly bringing important news. Trust your sense of smell and avoid anything that “smells” bad. Whatever has been hidden or veiled is about to be revealed. If you’re single, focus your intention of attracting a romantic partner, and once you do, trust your senses as to whether or not it’s a good match. If you’re in an intimate or romantic relationship, enhance the attraction by using essential oils as aromatherapy rather than perfumes or colognes.
MOUNTAIN LION: SEE COUGAR.
MOUSE suggests to pay close attention to details so as not to let anything important escape your attention. It’s a time of plenty for you, yet one that requires vigilance in
order to avoid any diminishment or losses. You may be missing something that is
obvious and right in front of you. It’s an appropriate time for closer scrutiny of all that’s
going on in your life and to sort out that which no longer fits. Make a dispassionate assessment of your strengths and limitations without judgment and be completely
honest with yourself. You’re missing an opportunity by narrowly focusing your attention on only one or two activities.
NIGHTINGALE A symbol of soothing, graceful movement and speech. When a nightingale appears in a dream or meditation, it is there to teach you the healing power of song. As a totem or power animal, the nightingale teaches you to move through fear and shadow with grace.
OCELOT signifies to channel your nervous energy or tension into artistic expression. Keep that important goal you’re pursuing to yourself rather than talking about it, as doing so will support its achievement, whereas discussing it will rob the goal of its energy. Be choosy in picking your next creative project and only go for one that stirs your passions. Someone close to you will soon share something that he or she wants you to keep confidential.
OPOSSUM means in order to accomplish whatever you’ve been striving to achieve, it will be necessary to stretch yourself a bit further than you think you can. The situation that you find yourself in will require that you be a good actor, in that you’ll have to exhibit behavior that’s the opposite of what you’re actually thinking or feeling. Do some planning and develop an effective strategy for the object of your concern, with back-up plans in place in case your first effort doesn’t work out. If you’re in a tight corner, rely on your instincts to determine the best way out. Study either Aikido or Tai Chi in order to learn to use dynamic and receptive forces as useful approaches in challenging situations.
ORIOLE will help you to weave new sunshine into any area of life you desire. It will help you to rediscover your own inner child and a renewed sense of joy in life. Whenever oriole shows up look for sunshine to show up within a two week period. This may show up in any area of your life. Look for positive changes. It is a harbinger of positive energy, blessing unions. The colors of oriole are also in connection with the colors of Archangel Ariel who oversees Integrated Energy Therapy.
OSPREY Once you’ve surveyed the possibilities before you and one grabs your interest, dive in and go for it. Your body is calling for the kind of nutrients that fish can provide, so include seafood in your diet at least twice a week. Eat certifiably organic foods as much as possible as your system is delicate right now. This is an opportune time to immerse yourself in your creative energy, channeling it into a form of artistic expression that suits you.
OSTRICH Sort out whatever is no longer useful to you and let it go to make room for the new. You’re completely protected from any harmful psychic or spiritual intrusions. Find some practical uses for whatever inspirations and ideas have come to you recently. Be courageous in exploring and gathering information from new metaphysical and spiritual areas, trusting that you’ll be able to stay grounded in the physical world. This is a great time to satisfy your hunger for knowledge by pursuing a course of study whether through an informal or formal education process.
OWL represents the mystery of magic, omens, silent wisdom and vision in the night. It is a symbol of the feminine, the moon and the night. When owl shows up meditate in silence and in darkness for a few minutes each evening for a short time and see what is revealed to you. Be alert to any deception on the part of others, whether they’re aware of it or not and look closely behind any guises that they may wear. This is a particularly ripe period to tap into the fount of intuitive wisdom that’s available to you. Quietly observe your environment, watching and listening for signs and omens that will give you answers to any questions you may have. Now is a particularly significant time for prophecy and you will see, hear or feel events before they actually happen. Your most creative cycle now is night, so set aside time in the evening to work on any projects.
SCREECH OWL You’re able to retain a strong sense of autonomy even though the task at hand requires cooperation with and from others. You’re being called to do something that seems overwhelming but be assured that you have the courage and the tenacity to handle it.
SNOWY OWL says to be sure to have a strategy for approaching the current situation. Be patient and wait until the right opportunity shows up, then go for it 100 percent. This is a time when you’ll know in advance what’s needed and be able to manifest it quickly.
TOTEM You typically see what others don’t see, hear what others don’t hear and are able to discern the truth behind any falsehoods. You’re an old soul and have an inherent wisdom that continues to expand as you mature. You have a very finely tuned awareness and sensitivity to others. One of your greatest gifts is to be able to foresee the future. You’re able to contact the spirit world through your clairvoyance and clairaudience.
OX signifies a very fertile and dynamic time so allow yourself to indulge in any creative projects you’ve been considering. Your life is headed for an upturn cycle, so welcome it and enjoy it. This is a very prosperous time for you and you’ll soon receive an unexpected windfall. Enjoy the material possessions you have and release those that have served their purpose and that are no longer useful. Set your sights on your goal, get committed to it and move toward it steadily and persistently but don’t rush ahead haphazardly. Pursue the educational course you’ve been considering. Teamwork is the best way to accomplish what you want to accomplish. Draw on masculine energy, whether you’re male or female.
PANDA Your thinking is much too polarized into black/white and right/wrong so try to broaden your perspective. You can do anything you want once you set your mind to it especially if the desire originates in your heart. Take yourself somewhere up high where you can view the world below and meditate from this vantage point observing how you feel as you do so. Rather than juggling a whole bunch of projects, take one at a time and finish it before moving on to the next. Incorporate the Goddess Kwan Yin in your panoply of spiritual consultants. Rely on your intuitive voice for guidance rather than input from others.
PANTHER: See Leopard, Jaguar, Ocelot
PARROT signifies to be discerning about when to speak and when to be silent and stay clear of gossip. It would be a good time to study the power and effects of light and color. Be alert to any new ideas that pop into your head, as these may give you some ideas for new growth or a new direction for yourself. It’s time to revisit and renew something you’ve always dreamed of doing, as now is the perfect time to act on it.
PEACOCK indicates that you’re about to experience a vision that will greatly affect your life and the direction you’re going in. More than a time to take action, this is a time to be watchful, observing what goes on inside and around you. You’re safe and very well protected so there’s no need to worry. It’s important now to take a risk and speak your truth rather than holding back, as there will be ample opportunities to do so soon. Your dignity and integrity are particularly called for right now, so make it a point to walk your talk and to hold your head up. An examination and use of foot reflexology is beneficial to study for anyone with peacock as a totem.
PEGASUS Known as pterippi (pteros in Greek means "winged" and hippos means horse). Pegasus is a pterippus, and a magnificent one at that. The symbolic meaning of the horse is pretty intense with themes of power and mobility. The horse alone also carries archetypal themes of unifying grounded stability (four feet on the ground) with higher ideals (from speed and mobility). This theme really comes to life when we add wings to the horse. The pterippus, or winged horse, is a symbol of aspiring to the greatest heights of accomplishment. These beasts embody the concept of harnessing magic in the material plane. That's right, altering the physical matter via nonphysical methods. These kinds of feats are accomplished by swallowing whole the reality of our physical presence and balancing that with our (mostly) nonphysical nature/essence. To help grasp those implications, Pegasus offers great analogy because of the dichotomy it offers. Grounded by the stability of its body, yet in flight by the ephemeral power of its wings. High and low (mind and body). Pegasus (white in color) stands for clarity of mind, and how clean mental focus combined with stable footing can transform our lives in magical ways. The symbolism of Pegasus varies with time. Symbol of wisdom and especially of fame from the Middle Ages until the Renaissance, he became one symbol of the poetry and the creator of sources in which the poets come to draw inspiration, particularly in the 19th century. Pegasus is the subject of a very rich iconography, especially through the ancient Greek pottery and paintings and sculptures of the Renaissance. Personification of the water, solar myth, or shaman mount, Carl Jung and his followers have seen in Pegasus a profound symbolic esoteric in relation to the spiritual energy that allows to access to the realm of the gods on Mount Olympus.
PELICAN This is an opportunity to forgive either yourself or someone else and release any built-up guilt or resentment. It’s time to free yourself from whatever is weighing you down- whether it’s possessions, emotions or mental strife. Go ahead and take the plunge with respect to the opportunity that has recently presented itself. Focus on cooperating with others rather than competing particularly concerning any project you’re involved with right now.
PENGUIN signifies that you’re much more durable and powerful than you think you are.You have everything you need inside of you and in front of you to have a good life so always keep that in mind.You’ll soon be able to experience lucid dreaming where you become fully aware while dreaming and can change the details of the dream. This is an excellent time to explore altered states of consciousness especially our-of-body experiences such as astral travel.Whatever you feel like you’re suffering through or simply enduring be as loving, compassionate and patient with yourself and others as you can be through the remainder of this cycle. You’ll soon face a test of your will and as long as your will and purpose are aligned with Spirit’s, you’ll sail through it.
TOTEM- You have a remarkable capacity to endure even the harshest of conditions. You’re a very caring, protective and patient parent with your own children or with those who are in some manner in your care. No matter what challenges you go through you always end up landing on your feet. You’re a well-balanced individual, comfortable with your inner masculine and inner feminine aspects whether you’re male or female. You have a gift of being able to feel comfortable and function effectively in different states of consciousness.
PHOENIX A celestial sign to the Chinese, the Phoenix is the king of the winged kingdom. Magnificent and legendary, this bird is synonymous with good fortune, opportunity, and luck. It also conveys strength and resilience in the symbolic rising from its own ashes and soars to greater heights. On its own, the Phoenix is a Yang symbol and is associated with fire energies and the four winds. Combined with the Dragon, the Phoenix represents Yin energy. As a point of spiritual focus, the Phoenix evokes in us the five human qualities of good cosmic energy, or Chi, which are: Virtue, Duty, Alignment, Compassion, Loyalty
PIG according to card divination is an omen of phenomenal luck. It also means to stop procrastinating and move forward on that project that you started and have yet to finish. It’s time to meet whatever situation or person in your life that is causing you distress head-on and achieve some sort of closure. You’re at the beginning of a period of wealth, prosperity and personal growth. Face your fears and do whatever is necessary to resolve them so that you can find peace. Whatever controversy that you’re involved in will soon be settled in a just and fair manner.
PIGEON You’re about to receive an important message from an unexpected source in an unexpected way. Keep your mind on the goal that’s just ahead, stay with it and you will get there. No matter where you are in the world, you can draw on the feeling of home by closing your eyes, remembering what it was like and breathing in the feeling. If you’re going through any kind of struggle, look to your family and close friends for support and compassion.
PLATYPUS signifies a time of heightened sensitivity, so pay close attention to the cues that your body gives you. Take time to discover the layers of meaning behind any significant encounters. Rather that trying to adapt to others’ demands or their pace, stay in tune to your own internal rhythms and move with those accordingly. The situation before you requires you to have absolute faith in the process and to go with the flow neither resisting nor being passive and unresponsive. Your clairvoyance is increasing and you’ll find that you more readily trust your inner vision. Include food in your diet that’s grown underground such as potatoes or carrots.
POLAR BEAR Be assertive and strong in both your communications and your actions, yet be willing to yield as necessary. Treat yourself with respect and maintain your dignity at all times. Before you take action, pause and observe the situation; then when you’re ready to make your move, commit to it fully and without hesitation. Use only the amount of energy needed for the task before you rather than diverting it to unrelated matters. This is a time to nourish and replenish your body, mind and spirit so prepare the means to do so. You’re about to embark on a spiritual adventure, one that will awaken some of your innate gifts and qualities that have been dormant until now.
PORCUPINE shows up to make sure your diet includes nutritious and organic vegetables, especially green ones. It’s important for you to move along at your own pace rather than hurrying because of pressure from others or external circumstances. There’s no need to worry because you’re well protected so relax and enjoy what you’re doing. Trust that you’ll be respected as long as you respect others. Know that you have magical abilities as long as you have faith in yourself.
PRAIRIE DOG signifies to get involved in your immediate community in some way, through volunteer work or civic activity. Take some time for yourself, such as a retreat or a day of silence, in order to recharge your batteries and get a fresh look at the situation at hand. Increase the amount of vegetables in your diet or try a vegetarian diet for a few days and note any differences that you may feel. You’ve been pushing too hard in the situation and meeting resistance all the way, so step back from it and give it a rest so you can get a fresh perspective. Discernment is called for in this situation as when to push forward and when to retreat.
PRAYING MANTIS The mantis comes to us when we need peace, quiet and calm in our lives. Usually the mantis makes an appearance when we've flooded our lives with so much business, activity, or chaos that we can no longer hear the still small voice within us because of the external din we've created. After observing this creature for any length of time you can see why the symbolism of the praying mantis deals with stillness and patience. The mantis takes her time, and lives her life at her own silent pace.
PUFFIN.. Actions speak louder than words, so pay closer attention to what you and others are conveying through their body language and vocal characteristics than through the spoken word. Make it a point to pray everyday for at least a few minutes, focusing on prayers of gratitude rather than those of supplication (requests). It’s better at this time to contain your true feelings rather than express them. Look ahead and do your best to anticipate what’s down the road before you make your move.
Do your best to avoid fights and conflicts as much as you can, as there wouldn’t be any winners anyway if it were to come to that. Lighten up and inject a healthy dose of fun and humor into your spiritual path.
QUAIL Stay away from junk food and fast food for a while and instead eat nourishing and healthy foods, perhaps preparing some of these yourself. You’ll soon be starting a creative endeavor that will stretch you a bit but will allow you to expand the sense of who you are. If you feel threatened or criticized, don’t respond directly but instead use distraction by changing the subject or excusing yourself for a couple of minutes thereby redirecting the other person’s energy and attention. You’re about to discover a greater sense of who you are and develop a stronger understanding of your soul’s destiny and purpose.
RABBIT signifies this is a very creative time for you, so it’s important to quickly take advantage of any opportunity that comes your way unexpectedly. Be extra vigilant for the next couple of days and if anything threatening shows up leave as quickly as possible. Try a vegetarian diet for the next couple of days and see how you feel. Rather than steady step-by-step progress, you’ll see it happen in leaps and bounds. You’re going to find yourself going through a period of quiet and stillness followed by a burst of intense activity. Express your love freely and readily to those you’re closest to.
RACCOON holds the knowledge of transformation through masks and disguises. They have a reputation for getting into things that they’re not supposed to. The raccoon will eat almost anything available and they love to explore. It has connections with learning to put to sleep one aspect of yourself so as to awaken another. If you are trying to make changes or endeavoring to hide changes you are making from others until you are in a better position, plan on using a 20-week cycle. You will find this more effective. The resources you need for the current situation are available. There’s some sort of deception going on around you that you’re intuition will help you to discern. It is time to indulge in open-ended exploration as opposed to goal-oriented. Pay attention to signs and omens from ancestors and deceased loved ones. It’s important to remain emotionally and mentally flexible for the next few days as events will require you to adapt rapidly to changing circumstances.
RAM Whatever you’ve been considering starting, now is the time to go ahead and begin it. There’s something that is out of balance in your life, so determine what it is and take steps to correct it. The timing is right for you to pursue intellectual or educational interests and activities, so make a plan to do so and put it into action. You’re ready for some new challenges, so be willing to charge ahead with whatever gets your attention. You’re going through or about to go through a spiritual initiation leading to an emergence of a different sense of yourself.
RAT signifies that a project or investment is about to pay off. You have plenty available to you at all times in spite of any thoughts or fears that this isn’t so. This is a good time to exercise caution and to the best of your ability anticipate what lies ahead. Take an inventory of the material goods you have and recycle or throw out what is no longer purposeful.
RAVEN shows up when magic is in the air and something special is about to happen. Pay attention to dreams and visions, especially powerful and colorful ones as these are indicative of prophecy. In any undertaking or any relationship, be very clear as to what your intentions are because whatever they are that’s what will manifest. You’re gradually shape-shifting to a more confident, powerful and spiritually based you that will continue to emerge the more you let go of your old self. You’ll observe an increasing number of synchronistic events over the next few days so just notice these, appreciate them and don’t try to figure them out. The winter solstice and the winter season is the time of greatest power for those with raven as a totem. The solstice is the shortest day of the year. The sun shines the least on this day, thus it is the darkest. From that day forth the light shines a little more each day. This is symbolic of the influence of raven. It teaches how to go into the dark and bring forth the light. With each trip in, we develop the ability to bring out more light. This is creation.
TOTEM You may prefer solitude over the company of others. As you mature, your spiritual awareness expands, while simultaneously your capacity for manifesting your preferences and desires increases. You’re a spiritual healer; when you’re present everyone around you can feel it. You must be vigilant about any personal shadows that interfere with your true mission and that try to take you off the path. You’re able to communicate easily with animals. You carry yourself with a reserved air of confidence and strength remaining alert to all that’s occurring around you. You always know what to do and when necessary you do it quickly and decisively. You’re a natural shape-shifter able to disguise yourself as the occasion calls for even to the point of seeming invisible to others.
RHINOCEROS signifies experimenting with doing things on your own such as dining or going to a movie alone. Do whatever you need to do to quiet your mind, such as setting aside some peaceful, relaxing time to yourself. At this time be particularly discriminating in your choices and don’t make any major decisions without having gathered as much intuitive and intellectual information as possible. Do whatever you can to stay clear of any dissension, conflict or trouble of any kind and instead seek peace and harmony even if you need to retreat to find them. Rather than rushing ahead in the pursuit of your spiritual ideals, take one step at a time and be patient and persevering. staying present in the process rather than aiming for the goal.
ROBIN- It’s time to let go of anything in your life that’s outmoded and stagnant and plant the seeds for the new by setting your goals and intentions for the coming year. Let go of your attachment to drama and allow as much joy and laughter into your life as you possibly can. Your spiritual path is steady and slow, with challenges along the way, yet it inevitably leads to your achieving your spiritual ideals. You have a beautiful song inside you, so do whatever it takes to share it with the world. Expect new growth in a number of areas in your life. Make a wish, be patient and watch how it comes true.
ROOSTER Its primary symbolism is that of sexuality. It is also a symbolism of resurrection as it heralds the resurrection of the sun every morning. The rooster is a reminder to be vigilant in keeping things of the spirit first. It is a totem of great power and mystery and has ties to the ancient past and clues to your own powers in the future. It is one of the signs in Chinese astrology and denotes enthusiasm and humor. Roosters are very eccentric and colorful but they have a direct approach to life. It can stimulate a new sense of optimism and help you come to terms with your own eccentricities.
SALAMANDER - You’re about to go through a subtle transformation; however, don’t try to hurry it along or dramatize it but instead let it develop at it’s own pace. You’re about to receive help from an unexpected source with respect to the dilemma you’re facing. Cooperation with those around you and with the environment is the key to your success right now. If you’re entering into a new personal or business relationship, check things out before proceeding. During this transition that you’re going through, be emotionally contained so that you don’t get burned out or consumed by changes. This animal helps to connect us to the mysteries of the earth and to feel grounded in the present moment. Some salamanders are terrestrial, others are aquatic; while in magical traditions, Salamander also relates to the element of fire.
SALMON In spite of any challenges or discouragement, persevere toward your goal and you’ll reach it. It’s critical that you trust your gut feelings and inner knowing at this time and avoid the influence of anyone who may have hidden agendas. You may experience some sort of loss such as a relationship or a move, yet this will precede a new beginning. Through some sacrifice that you willingly make, you’ll experience a rebirth into a “new” you. This signals a time of plenty where you’ll have more than enough for yourself and to share with others.
SCARAB- See Beetle
SCORPION signifies controlling your temper and passions at this time in order for the changes that you’re going through to go smoothly. You’ll soon be asked by a close friend or family member to keep something confidential. Greater intensity and passion will also be coming to you. Show those closest to you plenty of affection such as hugs. This is a period of transformation for you, one where you’ll release alot of toxic habits and a few toxic relationships.
SEAGULL You’re opening up communication with the realm of the Nature Spirits, particularly faeries and water sprites. It’s time to clean up your home environment and let go of and recycle as much as you possibly can. It’s important to clear up any misunderstandings you’ve had with someone you’re close to that resulted from poor communication. Pay close attention to those you interact with, particularly noticing any non-verbal cues and voice intonations and trust what your senses are picking up. Spend a significant amount of time at the seashore meditating, allowing the rhythms of the waves and the wind to be your guiding pulse. An ocean CD at bedtime is helpful for those who can’t be near the beach.
SEA HORSE You’re being called upon to sacrifice your own needs at this time to be in service to another person or cause. This is a good time to experiment switching gender roles, doing things that you ordinarily think of as belonging to the domain of the opposite sex. Volunteer some of your time to a service organization. You’re about to go on a quest or spiritual pilgrimage of some sort so prepare yourself by being open to the opportunity when it surfaces.
SEAL (SEA LION) Your creative imagination is active and fertile right now so keep a journal nearby and write in it everyday. Your dreams will be very clear and vivid so pay close attention to them for any messages from your subconscious. The cycle of challenges and hardships is complete and you’re now moving into a time of plenty and abundance. Although it’s an emotional time for you, you’re quite comfortable experiencing these feelings while at the same time staying grounded. This is a time to stay attuned to your natural rhythms such as sleeping when you’re tired, eating only when you’re hungry and exercising when you feel the urge to do so.
SHARK You’re especially sensitive right now, so be careful what environments and situations yo expose yourself to. Allow yourself to swim through your emotions fluidly so as not to get stuck in any one feeling. You’re very well protected and can ward off any threats, negativity or psychic attacks. Notice how your mood shifts depending on what you’ve eaten and if necessary modify your eating habits to maintain your physical and emotional equilibrium. Maintain your dignity and self-respect no matter who or what you encounter. You’ll notice a heightened ability for discernment and discrimination, sorting out what’s right and what’s not right for yourself.
SHEEP represents the feminine side whether you are male or female.People with sheep influence have a desire to be of help to others. Sheep also represents seductiveness, patience, humility, beauty and attraction. Those influenced by this animal usually show an interest in cooking and family harmony.
SKUNK means to be assertive and to stand your ground as necessary, and not to let yourself be manipulated or pushed around. Make your self-respect and dignity a top priority, offering the same respect to others. You’re taking yourself too seriously and need to relax, play and trust that everything is all right. It’s a good time to deal directly and honestly with that person in your life whom you find so irritating and overbearing. Your sensuality and sexuality are in a heightened state right now, so explore the uses of natural scents and essential oils.
SNAIL indicates to take things slowly to ensure the best outcome. It also signifies that retreating into you “shell” is an appropriate action when faced with danger or attack or when needing to rejuvenate.
SNAKE You are about to go through some significant personal changes, so intense and dramatic that an old self will disappear as a new self emerges. You’re going to feel a surge of energy that will sharpen your senses, alert your mental faculties, and open up new channels of awareness. You’re about to resolve a long-standing issue, one that has required a great deal of your attention, by seeing things in a new light. It would be a good time to start doing kundalini yoga. You’ll experience a dramatic and unexpected physical or emotional healing very soon, coming from an unexpected source.
BOA - Extricate yourself from the situation that’s suffocating your growth.
SNOW LEOPARD Your path toward the completion of your goals will be one in which you’ll easily leap over any obstacles you encounter. It’s best not to talk about any major goals your pursuing or projects you’re working on until they’re accomplished or complete. More than ever, it’s important to trust your instincts and not be swayed by input from external sources such as other people’s opinions or perspectives. Whatever it is you want, take your time and quietly but steadily do what you have to do to get it. Investigate the possibility that you have past-life connections to Tibet or China.
SPARROW signifies that this is a very productive and prolific time. Look for the nobility in the most common of things and people including yourself. Walk with poise, your head held up, eyes straight ahead, showing the world your self-respect and dignity. You’re heart is opening more and more to the love you receive and you’re more readily expressing love to others. Your energy and vitality are awakening and you find yourself whistling or singing without even being aware of it.
SPIDER This is an opportunity to access your deepest wisdom and assimilate it so that it becomes part of your daily living. Beware of any potential traps or rues that you’re tempted to get involved in. Rather than staying stuck in this apparent impasse, open your mind to the infinite number of possibilities that are before you and make a choice. Don’t limit yourself to the mundane world, but instead be willing to explore other dimensions and realities. It’s time to write creatively without limits of tradition or habit, allowing yourself to be inspired by Nature.
SQUIRREL Get ready for coming changes by lightening your load, clearing out and giving away any goods or material possessions that no longer serve you. The best way to deal with the challenging situation that’s before you is to confront it head-on and be totally honest with your feelings and thoughts. Be extra vigilant and cautious right now and be willing to avoid or escape any threatening situations. Prepare for the future by gathering and storing extra food, water, clothing, candles and money for possible later use. Although you’re actively and aggressively pursuing your goals right now, you need to balance this pursuit with more socializing and play.
STARFISH says to keep your senses open to the new opportunities that are about to appear and trust your intuition about which are the right ones to take advantage of. In
spite of what others say, do things the way you want to even if it’s unusual or different
from how most people would do them. There’s no need to hurry so take your time
getting where you want to go. In spite of any recent losses, trust that you’ll recover fully and start anew. Someone in your circle of friends or family is in need of your
compassionate understanding. Meditate on the felt connection to All-That-Is and your
place on Earth and in the cosmos.
STORK Get ready for a new birth into a different expression of yourself. This is a good time to return to your original home or the place where you grew up and see it from an adult perspective, noticing how it feels the same but different. Dedicate some extended an quality time to your home and family. Do some drumming and rattling on your own or with a group with the intention of awakening some primal energy that can be channeled for creative purposes. Seek out and participate in a group that is doing any kind of sacred dance that appeals to you.
SWALLOW means you’re very caught up in the mundane aspects of life and need to step back and gain some perspective. Your home is well protected from pests and intruders. It’s time to let go and move on rather than continuing to rehash old issues and wounds from the past. It’s best to keep some distance from, or let go completely of, the pesky people in your life. You’re going to find some creative and unusual solutions to familiar problems. There will be some turbulence - which you’re well equipped to ride out- prior to a surprising period of gain and abundance. A journey back home to where you grew up will be a spiritual pilgrimage.
SWAN signifies no matter what is happening in your life right now, do whatever it takes to keep your faith strong. It’s important to surrender to Spirit and trust that all will work out. It also signifies that you’ll soon find clarity and purpose in the confusion that you’re experiencing. Focus on the fact that life is a precious and sacred gift and express your gratitude and appreciation in as many ways as possible.
SWIFT reflects the need to not drag one’s feet in any endeavor. If swift has flown into your life, you should be asking yourself some questions. Are you not acting on opportunities when they are presenting themselves? Are you or others around you hesitating too much? Are you trying to do things too quickly and losing control in the process. The swift can teach us how to respond to people and situations in life with speed and agility. It teaches us how to take advantage of any opportunity that arises. The swift represents saliva and its uses as a gluing substance which reflects the ability to draw on life energies and fluids for various purposes. In many eastern modalities, there is much mysticism regarding this fluid.
TARANTULA Trust your intuitive senses- what you feel in your body- more than what you see. This is a time to shed anything that has served its purpose for the growth of your consciousness but now is no longer needed. Your sensitivity is increasing particularly to the vibrations you feel from your environment. Be especially gentle to yourself in the next couple of days, doing whatever you can to provide comfort and self-nurturing. In spite of your sturdiness and strength, this is a very sensitive and delicate time for you, so treat yourself accordingly. Although you tend to stay in the background and by yourself, be willing to come forward as necessary for your own social and emotional nourishment.
TIGER is a reminder to remain focused, be very patient and you’ll soon receive a surprise that will help you achieve your goal more quickly than expected. You’ll soon find a way of healing from a physical condition or an emotional disturbance very quickly, followed by a noticeable increase in vitality. Create a sacred space in your home that is completely yours, one where others may enter only with your permission, and take the time to enjoy the solitude in this space. You’ll soon be experiencing a surge of passion and power that will remain with you for some time. Get ready for a new adventure, one that may present some challenges, but will introduce some dramatic changes in your life.
TOTEM You’re naturally clairvoyant with the gift of prophecy that becomes stronger and more evident as you age. You’re a healer and due to your strong tactile sensitivities, your best vehicle for healing is performing some kind of bodywork. You’re solitary and nocturnal and do your best work at night. You’re adventurous, powerful and passionate and enjoy life to the fullest. You enjoy playing sports particularly ones that are physically demanding.
WHITE TIGER In Chinese mythology the white tiger is the symbol of the west, autumn, and all metals. The tiger is a night hunter and most with this totem work best at night, too. Also it is an adept swimmer, so peeps with this are spiritually connected with devotion and passion, and a great sense of adventure, as is the tiger's nature. If tiger is in your life, you approach things slowly and silently with devotion and strength. Tigers also have a strong connection to full and new moons as well.
SIBERIAN You'll be taking a long journey soon, one that will be refreshing and restorative. Make it a point to enjoy your sensuality and do a lot more touching.
TOAD signifies a good time to withdraw into solitude and contemplate emotional or spiritual matters. You’ll have an opportunity to review and clear some uncomfortable emotional issues from the past. This is an opportunity to contact your most primal, instinctual self- the part of you that’s the seed of any new personal or spiritual growth. This is a volatile period of personal change, one where you’ll feel unsettled and fragmented, yet one in which a new “you” will emerge feeling more integrated and whole. You have much more available to you in terms of skills, experience and inner strength than you are aware of.
TORTOISE You’re taking on way too many of the problems and troubles of others. Slow down, take your time and enjoy the scenery even if it’s a detour. Be patient, determined and stick with it; before you know it you’ll achieve what you’re after. At this time, pay particular attention to the shifting sensations in your body, as these are energetically resonating with subtle changes in the vibrations of the earth. It’s a good time to change to a vegetarian diet even if only for a few days. By moving through life more slowly and attentively, you’ll discover a great deal of wisdom emerging from unexpected sources that you’d otherwise miss by being in a hurry. Get out on the land and walk around a bit at about half your usual pace, using this as a meditation.
TOUCAN Consider stretching yourself by taking a class or workshop in acting, speech or improvisational theater. Be willing to speak up by both raising the volume of your voice and by letting your feelings, thoughts and opinions be known. Be aware of your words and communication style and how they affect others. You’ll benefit from doing some chanting or toning. Take a chance and express the feelings that you’ve been holding back from someone.
TURKEY represents shared blessings and harvest. It is called an earth eagle long associated with spirituality and honoring Mother Earth.Those who have turkey as a totem can usually expect a year of harvest. They have strength in numbers and reflect the energy of sharing. You’re about to receive a gift of some sort- material, spiritual, or intellectual- that could be anything from winning the lottery to a simple gift such as witnessing a beautiful sunset. Perform some act that honors the earth, whether a sacred ceremony or simply picking up trash. Volunteer your time in selfless service for some organization that you want to support.
TURTLE represents awakening to new opportunities and longevity. It also helps to unite the spiritual with the physical. It asks if there is something that you are not seeing or hearing. Take time to nurture yourself and simply observe and feel your emotions. This is a period of increased sensitivity to the earth’s vibrations and those of the collective human consciousness, which you’ll first feel as sensations in your body prior to the resultant emotion. Amazing survival skills and strategies are associated with turtle. It reflects time to recognize that there is abundance out there for you but it can’t be hurried otherwise it would upset the balance.Spend a few hours or longer in solitude, away from other people and the usual noise that surrounds you. This is a very creative, fertile time and you need to shield yourself from interferences that threaten to distract you.
TOTEM You’re an old soul with a strong sense of connection to the ancient and archetypal worlds and have a great depth of understanding and compassion for the earth and all its inhabitants. No matter where you are in the world, you have a very strong attachment to your home and always end up returning there. You move at your own pace, typically slower than others, taking your time to make decisions and being very deliberate about it. When you feel threatened or fearful, you tend to back away and retreat into your shell, not being terribly concerned about what others think of this way of dealing with disturbance. You’re incredibly compassionate and nurturing with others, willing to listen to their problems and able to do so without taking them on.
UNICORN It’s vital that you pursue any creative or artistic interests that you’ve suppressed until now. You’ll notice more signs and visitations from the Nature Spirits and elemental kingdom, such as the fairies and sprites. Let go of your worries and responsibilities for a while and just play and have fun. Suspend your disbelief and open yourself to perceiving any and all helping spirits from the non-visible world. You’re going to meet some gifted children who have unusual artistic and creative talents and you’ll learn some important things from being around them. You’re going to experience a surge in your personal power, so use it wisely.
VULTURE .. Purification, Death & Rebirth ... In alchemy, the vulture was a symbol of subliamtion particularly because of it’s resemblance to Eagle. The vulture was considered a sign of confirmation of a new relationship between the voaltile aspects of life and the fixed, the psychic energies and the cosmic forces. It was a promise that the suffering of the immediate was temporary and necessary, for a Higher Purpose was at work even if not understood in the moment. It reflects that no matter how difficult the life conditions, rescue is as imminent in your life as was the rescue of Prometheus by Hercules
WALRUS Be especially watchful for signs and omens from nature that will give you guidance. Be willing to touch and hug those you love more than you usually do. This is an important time to heal your relationship with money by understanding that it is simply a physical means of exchanging energy. The going will be much easier if you move along the path of least resistance in all of your relationships and activities, rather than using force or being passive and static. Join with a group of like-minded people or spend time with some close friends.
WEASEL signifies to be somewhat cautious in any business deals with others and dig beneath the surface of what you’re seeing and hearing.For your dietary pattern during this period, eat small amounts of food throughout the day rather than your standard three larger meals per day. Trust your senses about other people as to whom to trust or not trust. Spend a day or two in silence, simply observing all that’s going on around you, whether by yourself or in a crowd. You’re extremely protective and fearless when it comes to defending your family or home.
WHALE means express yourself through your voice by singing, humming or chanting, simply for the pure joy of doing so. It’s an especially creative time for you, so immerse yourself in the process and enjoy the artistic expression of whatever emerges from the depths of your imagination. This is a time of great spiritual expansion for you, so the more you can clear your mind ( such as through regular meditation) the better. You’ll soon discover and increasing interest in esoteric information about the origins of life here on Earth. You’ve been so occupied with artistic and creative projects that you’re out of balance and need to step away by playing, socializing or otherwise distracting yourself for a while. Conserve your energy and psychically insulate yourself with a curtain of blue or white light.
TOTEM You’re self-contained, quiet and comtemplative and you let very few people know your inner workings. You’re very psychic and highly intuitive with a natural gift of clairaudience and telepathy. You find yourself saying and thinking things that are quite profound and insightful without any awareness as to how or why you know these things, only later getting confirmation that these perceptions are accurate. You’re a very old soul with a connection to ancient mysteries coupled with an intense compassion, love and care for Mother Earth and all of her inhabitants. As you get older, you gain in your understanding and knowledge of universal truths and the origins of life on Earth as well as our origins in the cosmos.
WHIPPOORWILL is nocturnal, up from dusk until just before dawn. It’s call is annoying to some as it can be repeated up to 400 times without stopping. It’s been said that it can sense a soul departing and catch it as it flees. Native belief is that the call of the whippoorwill signals a death. The death does not necessarily mean a physical death but may be symbolic. Also, the incubation period is 20 days and the number of days from hatching to flying is 20 days. Pay attention and see how this time frame fits into your life.
WOLF represents characteristics and behaviors that no longer serve your purpose are being culled from your consciousness. Make cooperation a priority over competition. Valuable insights, ideas and new teachings are coming your way, so pay close attention. Wolf also signifies an importance in maintaining your self-esteem and integrity and
deeply trusting in your inner knowing even when you feel misunderstood or misaligned. You’re being spiritually and psychically protected at all times.
TOTEM You have a strong sense of family and community, an intuitive sense of social order and are very affectionate with your friends and family. You would much rather avoid confrontations but will fiercely defend yourself and your loved ones whenever necessary. You’re very expressive verbally and non-verbally and can tell a story with a great deal of passion, sincerity and animation. You’re a natural born teacher, imparting knowledge based on experience more than from formal education. Although you’re at
ease with your closest friends and family, in most situations, you’re actually quite shy.
TIMBER WOLF is loyal to family and friends. It likes to e in a group but can be alone at times. They are protective of loved ones and make a solid, trusting friend.
WOODCHUCK (Groundhog) means you’re about to investigate a new area of study that will require intensive effort on your part but will be well worth it. Pay close attention to your dreams at this time and see if you can discern their meaning. You’re going through an initiation, one where you’ll experience a cycle of death-rebirth and emerge with a new sense of self. As you experiment with altered states of consciousness, you’ll find these experiences becoming more intense and strong. Communicate your boundaries and limits clearly and with straightforwardness.
WOODPECKER indicates a storm is brewing either literally or metaphorically but have faith as you’re protected no matter what. It’s a good time to do some drumming and or rattling whether on your own or with a group of friends. You’re entering into a time of abundance and plenty. Go to a place of nature and lie on your back on the ground, breathe slowly and steadily and see if you can feel Mother Earth’s heartbeat. Pay particular attention to your own cycles and rhythms and do your best to honor them by aligning yourself with them rather than being contrary to them.
WREN represents resourcefulness and boldness. It seldom shows itself in the open.It is sacred to the earth gods and goddesses. It will not hesitate to confront any threatening bird or animal. It asks ‘Are you not displaying enough confidence?’, ‘Are you so wrapped up in daily worries that you are forgetting to sing?’. It can show you the most effective means for building your environment.
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ZEBRA Your looking at things with black and white, all-or-nothing thinking which limits your choices and flexibility. Regarding the conflict you’re having with someone, it’s better to work toward a compromise than staying stuck in a right-versus-wrong standoff. Be willing to question what you have up to this point considered to be your reality and any illusions you may have subscribed to and in so doing you will expand your consciousness. In any situation where there’s a disagreement rather than being confrontational try less direct methods such as persuasion, agreeing to disagree or taking a time out to gain a fresh perspective. You’re about to discover some useful knowledge that has been hidden or obscured , knowledge that will come to you without seeking, so simply be open to receiving it.