Animals are the most innocent and majestic creatures in Creation.They are sentient beings filled with Animal Essence and they teach us compassion and honour. They are also the most honourable messengers and they give us great guidance as our Spirit guides. They never lie. There are some exceptions when there is Human Soul in an animal body, hence the feeling when an animal behaves very human-like (often dolphins, but can be present in many other types of animal). Lately a lot of animals with Source Spirit in them have been coming out more as Creation's format is changing for the better. However, animals are sadly leaving their physical bodies lately more than ever, manifested in recent mass extinctions. They have suffered more abuse than any other group of beings ever had. They have served us long enough now and it is time for them to be free.
Every animal has their own characteristics, therefore meaning. Spirit animals can surround us metaphysically at any time, giving us a message that is related to the animal's certain characteristics. They can show up in your dreams, you can see them metaphysically or physically. When you keep seeing an animal, either metaphysically or physically, it is trying to get your attention and make you realise it is actually giving you a message, and that you have to pay attention to its meaning. We may have a certain Spirit Animal (totem animal) that sticks around us almost all the time. It can either represent us related to our certain attributes or encourage us in something we lack.
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 judgement, making any decisions, or taking action. It's an important time to honour your ancestors in any way you choose.
It's time to get to work on that project that you've been thinking about and see it through to completion. Seek support from your closest friends and family rather than isolating yourself. Stay with it, and trust that you'll succeed in accomplishing your dreams. Or trust that something better will come your way. Be patient with yourself, those around you, and with any work projects in which you're involved.
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 ahead and take several slow, deep breaths.
Be cautious around anyone with harsh or aggressive energy, and if you find yourself in such a situation, surround yourself with golden light to physically insulate yourself. Pay attention to new opportunities that show up, and take advantage of them. Whatever your heart's desire, make a clear and firm decision to begin it, and then go for it with gusto. Whatever you've begun, follow through and finish it as quickly as you can. You've been spending too much time in solitude and need to seek out the company of friends.
~ gazelle: trust your instincts to determine how you respond in the situation you're concerned about, and do so quickly. This is not the time to stand out or be the centre of attention, but instead to be demure and stay in the background. To manifest your vision, you must be willing to tolerate and endure dry spells when it doesn't appear that much is happening. Your spiritual growth will accelerate now in leaps and bounds. Your path at this time will take a few twists and turns, zigzagging here and there, yet every turn will be in alignment with your soul's purpose.
~ gnu: there are some significant changes you want to make, so start with the top two on the list and go for it! Whether you already know it or not, you're going on a spiritual pilgrimage, one that will feed your soul. Use your senses and your instinctual pulse to determine when to move ahead and when to retreat. Shape-shift by changing your body language, such as gestures, posture, voice, and the way you move. Your life is about to make a dramatic and unexpected change, toward one of even greater abundance and clarity about your mission. Know that you're abundant, and be willing to share this abundance generously with others. Join a group that's compatible and congruent with your interests, or else participate in a group activity on a regular basis and get to know the people involved in the group.
~ impala: there are going to be some quick and unexpected changes in your life, ones that will cause your path to zigzag a bit for the next few weeks. Yes, take a leap with this opportunity or relationship that has presented itself recently. There's a situation or relationship that's been feeling rather negative and oppressive, and you need to retreat from it to restore your balance. Your hearing will be particularly acute for a while, so in any communication with another person, listen for what is not being said more than the content of what is being said. Go ahead and jump a little higher in your aspirations, and adjust your thinking to correspond with these aspirations.
You need to set clear boundaries with those whom you feel are intrusive or invasive. It's a time to retreat rather than trying to make headway or directly influence the circumstances at hand. There's a situation that requires you to dig deeper to discover any underlying deceit or evasiveness. It's important to be discerning right now about whom you can trust, especially with particularly sensitive or highly personal issues. Define to others not only what you don't want, but more important, what you do want.
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. Protect your recent creations by keeping them to yourself, sharing them only with those whom you completely trust. 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.
You must 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 to shreds.
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 dramatic and beneficial changes. Mingle and socialise more with others, perhaps by joining ongoing classes or group activities that you think you'd enjoy.
Set clear boundaries and don't compromise, even if pressured. Ask for what you want whether or not you feel you'll get it. Get going on that creative project you have in mind. Take some time out from your usual routines and spend 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: it's an important time for meditation and introspection. Balance your activities with periods of rest. Don't forget to play. Allow any darknesses you discover in yourself to teach you a lesson.
~ brown (grizzly) bear: stay grounded no matter what. It's 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!
~ polar bear: be assertive and strong in both your communication 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.
This is a time for purposeful and directed activity, not contemplation and procrastination. Balance your activities by providing time for resting and socialising 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.
It's time to get organised and get to work on that idea 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 involves the entire community. Take the time to appreciate and enjoy the sweetness of life. This is a very fertile time for you physically and creatively, on 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 favourable outcome.
Let go of all your inhibitions and sing, without concern for how it sounds or fear of other's disapproval. Archangel Uriel is with you, watching out for you and helping you connect with Nature and the 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 non-physical realm. This is a particularly auspicious time to observe and heed any signs or omens that are shown to you.
BLACK PANTHER (ALSO BLACK JAGUAR)
Express and enjoy your sensuality and your passion in as many ways as possible and as much as you can. For your personal and spiritual growth, it’s time to face your fears squarely and let them go. Stop worrying about everything, surrender to what is, and let the future take care of itself.
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. Spend some time 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.
Pay close attention to nonverbal clues that tell you when someone is trying to deceive you. Rather than just dabbling in the spiritual/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 project you've started and finish them.
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's 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 (ALSO WILDCAT)
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 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 way out of proportion.
BUFFALO (ALSO BISON)
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, recreation, sport, or activity.
~ white buffalo: 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.
This is a very fertile and dynamic time, so allow yourself to indulge in any creative project 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 are no longer useful. Set your sights on your goal, get communicated to it, and move toward it steadily and persistently, but don't rush ahead haphazardly.
~ musk ox: no matter how harsh the emotional climate or physical environment, you will endure. You're discovering a primal strength and fortitude inside you that is increasingly available to you for your protection. Right now it's important to provide extra guidance and protection for any children in your domain. Meet any challenges head-on with courage and persistence. Look to your family or group of friends for support, comfort, and protection.
~ ox: pursue the educational course you've been considering. Teamwork is the best way to achieve what you want to accomplish. Draw on masculine energy, whether you're male or female.
Lighten up and stop taking everything so seriously. Get ready for a big change, one where an old habit, way of thinking, or lifestyle is going out, and a new way of being is emerging. It's time to make the changes you've been considering. In spite of the challenges, you'll get through this transition, and as always, know that 'this too shall pass'. Express yourself by wearing more colourful clothing.
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 a lot more energy and durability for the task ahead than you think you do. The road ahead may be difficult and you won't have a lot of support, yet you must take it with 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.
Someone needs your compassionate and loving attention and has flagged you down to get it. Stop right where you are, observe your surroundings, then notice the sensations in your body. This is a very creative time, one where it's best to heed your intuitive guidance as to how to express this creativity. Add colour to your life in your home environment, your yard, and in your choices of clothing. This is a good time to explore the religion you grew up in, with eyes and heart open for a fresh look.
This is a period where self-sufficiency and trust in your own capabilities is necessary. Honour 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 likely an ancestor who is 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.
~ feral cat: do something totally wild and out of character, yet which is completely harmless. Break away from any unhealthy dependencies on others.
Things will be speeded up for a while, but be assured that you'll move gracefully through this cycle. Increase your flexibility by daily stretching, perhaps even taking regular yoga classes for the next few months. You must respond without hesitation to the opportunity that has recently presented itself. Don't get caught up in the trap of rigid thinking and acting, but instead remain flexible and willing to change course quickly as the situation demands.
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 judgement.
CHIPMUNK (ALSO GROUND SQUIRREL)
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 pause and 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 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.
Let go of your agenda and do something spontaneous and out of the ordinary. Do something special to demonstrate your love and care for your mate or one of your closest friends. You're about to embark on an important learning process, whether through formal education or self-study, which will require your dedication and perseverance and yet be very stimulating and fulfilling. Bolster your self-esteem by refusing to demean, put down, or criticise yourself for at least one full day. The lover you're with is a keeper, and will be a responsible and affectionate mate.
~ black cockatoo: this period of chaos and uncertainty that you're going through will soon be over, so be patient, as it will soon pass. If you're thinking about travelling, this is a good time to do so.
~ white cockatoo: you've just about completed these difficult changes and are about to launch a new beginning. Be as clear and concise in your communication as possible.
CONDOR (ALSO VULTURE)
In spite of the dire circumstances you find yourself in or the losses you've sustained, you'll eventually discover the gifts in this experience that may not be immediately apparent. It's time to clean up the clutter or messes that you find around you. Develop new and creative solutions to those problems that you or others would prefer to ignore. You'll find that your tastes, cravings, and possibly your entire diet will soon change, so pay close attention to your body's response when you eat certain foods. It's time to take all those material items that no longer serve a purpose and either recycle them or get rid of them.
~ california condor: you'll find a renewed sense of vigour, vitality, and enthusiasm about life. In the morning take a few moments to greet the sun by standing with your arms out in a welcoming gesture. This is a good time to retreat and enter into a period of solitude and meditation.
~ turkey vulture: you'll find yourself being more visually perceptive, to the point of seeing auras around others. It's a good opportunity to sort out and eliminate that doesn't 'smell right' in your life.
Once you have clarity about what your goal is, dive in enthusiastically and without hesitation. When you've been immersed in the pursuit of your goals for too long, stop and take a nice stretch in the sunlight and fresh air. You've been working very hard, so now it's time to step back and appreciate what you've accomplished so far. There's someone who seems to be holding you back, so in order to move ahead, you first have to release any beliefs that you're somehow a victim in this situation, and if necessary, confront this person. Own your power, because giving it away causes too much physical, mental, and emotional distress. Don't limit yourself by thinking and believing that something isn't possible.
COUGAR (ALSO MOUNTAIN LION OR PUMA)
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. No more procrastinating on 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.
This is a very nourishing time for you, so be willing to partake of all that is 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.
Lighten up - you're taking things much too seriously. The resources you need are available. Something quite unexpected and not necessarily welcome is about to happen. Rather than fighting or running from this situation, it will work out better if you adjust to it. Look for the lessons in the turmoil you're experiencing. Forgive yourself for any mistakes or errors, and look for the gifts that have come out of the experience.
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 a lot by staying too focused on what's directly in front of you rather than incorporating the 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 favourite music, dress comfortably, shut the shades, and dance.
Do what you need to do to bring greater balance into your life. This is a time of great abundance and plenitude, one in which you won't want for anything. A portal has opened that allows you glimpses of the future without fear or trepidation. Maintain a relaxed vigilance at this time, paying close attention to signs and omens. It's time to revive and restore that hobby or recreational interest you once enjoyed.
CROW (ALSO RAVEN)
You're on the verge of manifesting something you've been working toward for a while. Be very watchful over the next couple of days for any clear omens or signs that will guide you and teach you. Expect a big change very soon. You've noticed something that's 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.
You've been involved in some aggressive, negative circumstances and need to seek out safe, nurturing situation 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.
~ caribou: this is a time for you to act with resolve, so make a decision, stick with it, and take the appropriate action. The long emotional and spiritual trek you've been on is about to conclude; and once it does, you'll reap the rewards, benefits and pleasures of having done it. There's something bugging you, and you need to address whatever it is and either try to change it, get away from it, or surrender to it. There is solidarity and camaraderie amongst the people you know and trust, which is something your soul is yearning for at this time, so indulge yourself and seek out these folks. Although your journey may seem rather lengthy, as long as you seek the support you need, you will succeed.
~ elk: 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.
~ mule deer: you're in a phase of your life where you're wandering about without a clear sense of direction, so go ahead and enjoy it. Spend some time wandering around in the forest or bush without a specific direction or goal.
~ stag: there's an opportunity to release something that no longer fits your life so that room will be made for the new that's ready to be birthed and appear. This is a particularly intuitive time, so pay close attention to information that comes through physically. You'll soon be invited to go on an adventure that will be fun and challenging at times, yet ultimately rewarding, as it will deepen your spirituality in ways you never expected. Surrender and allow the movement of life to move you and express through you in new and creative ways that will manifest in third-dimensional reality. You'll soon have an experience with the fairy realm and spirits of the forest. This is a time when your masculine self (or side) is in strong expression, so you'll be feeling especially virile and powerful.
~ white-tailed deer: you're entering into a time of plenty, but the path getting there has not been without sacrifices. This is a great opportunity to take some time off right now and just relax.
(There is such a vast diversity and variety of dogs that only the general meanings are offered here. Meditate on and research the characteristics of any particular dog to discover the specific meanings and purpose.)
Keep your faith strong no matter what’s going on in your life. It’s important for you to volunteer for something purely in the spirit of service. Remain determined and resolute even if you face some negativity or disappointment. Show your love and appreciation in creative ways to those you’re closest to. Give your loyalty to those you love and cherish. ~ dingo: 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.
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 communication from other people and from the natural world. Think and behave more lovingly and positively towards 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.
Volunteer and give your time and physical energy to a service organization that’s compatible with your philosophy and beliefs. 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 acknowledgement you’ll receive.
Express your love to as many people as possible in words and deeds, even in small yet significant ways. The soul of someone who has recently passed is making a smooth, peaceful, and joyous transition. This is a powerful time to prophecy and clear vision, and now more than ever you’re able to glimpse the future. You’re experiencing a spiritual renewal that’s the result of a period of intense self-examination and challenges. This is a good time to stay at home and enjoy your domestic side. It’s important to nurture yourself with loving care.
You’re emerging into a new phase of your life, one where you’ll be taking more risks and be more vulnerable, yet you can be well protected. Do more of the kinds of activities that bring passion into your life. You have a past-life connection to a time when Earth-based spiritual practices were predominant. You’re entering into a period of considerable prosperity. Spend some time regularly in meditation or contemplation, and you’ll receive some valuable insights and inspiration.
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 into your deeper emotions, whatever they may be. Your passion is awakening, so direct it to what feels true and right to you. There is also a time when the magic and mystery of your life is reawakening. It’s vital to recharge your psychic energy, which you can do by regularly meditating. More than simply a change, you’re going through a major transformation, so enjoy the process! Additionally, you should be working with the fairies and other elementals.
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.
~ wood duck: the more you accept yourself just as you are, the more it opens you to your true spiritual path. Do whatever it takes to regain your sense of humor and play.
There’s 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 communicate with the divine for creative inspiration, 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.
~ 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.
~ golden eagle: go on a spiritual adventure, a pilgrimage to a holy and sacred spot. Find your passion and a means to express it. Pursue the goal that has been emerging in your consciousness without hesitation.
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. Acknowledge and release any emotions that are blocking you.
EGRET (ALSO HERON)
Patience, patience, patience – soon you’ll 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 easily and without inhibition.
Make it a point to be of service in some way to the young, elderly, or those less fortunate than yourself. Do not let anything stand in the way of attaining this goal that is so integral to your purpose. You have the determination and persistence required to overcome the current challenges that you’re faced with. Trust your senses, and if something in your life 'smells’ bad, take the necessary action to do away with in. 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.
Before making a decision, step back from it and consider it from a broader perspective. There’s an opportunity before you; however, be patient and trust your instinct to know when the time is right to act on it. Pay closer attention to the natural rhythms of your body and of your surroundings, and see what this can teach you. Whatever choice you make at this time, once you’ve made it, commit to it fully and take the plunge.
~ 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.
~ kite: take off your mask and let the world know who you really are. Trust that none of what you have to deal with in the next few days will be a crisis, so do your best to remain calm and centered no matter what. Take either a tai chi or a yoga class that emphasizes breathing and slow, gentle movements. The next few days will take adaptability and flexibility on your part as you manoeuvre around any twists and turns that your life takes. Make sure you’re eating healthy and organic foods as much as possible. A few times each day, take several slow, deep breaths and count to ten as you inhale, and ten as you exhale. ~ peregrine falcon: this is a time to act swiftly in the pursuit of your goal. Be courageous, willing to face whatever it is that intimidates or frightens you. Be especially guarded with your health at this time, sticking with nutritious, organic foods and healthy environments.
You’re burning the candle at both ends in order to meet your goals, yet in spite of this you’re not being as creative and productive as you’d like to be. You’ve done the necessary preparation for the desired outcome, so you can enjoy the manifestation of that vision. Pay close attention to your own natural biorhythms, and coordinate your activities with the ebb and flow of your energy. You’re awakening to your spiritual gifts and feeling called to offer your 'light’ to your family members, friends, and community. You’re now following the truth of your soul’s path, yet it’s important to be alert to any tendencies to get distracted by old habits, patterns, or others’ agendas for you. Be more efficient with your efforts so you don’t expend any more energy than you need to in order to get the work done.
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 physically or intuitively by thinking it through carefully and logically. You’ve been isolating yourself for too long, so it’s now time to seek out the company and companionship of others.
The situation or concern you’re dealing with requires you to be quick and decide and act in order to get the results you want. Your ego is in a struggle with your humility and in danger of overtaking it. You’re finding it difficult to stay grounded. Others admire and look to you for support and guidance, yet be aware of how this may trigger narcissism and arrogance. It’s important right now to respect boundaries, both your own as well as those of others. Someone in your life is feeling annoyed by you, so clear that up as soon as you can. Be persistent, and don’t give up easily when attempting to achieve your heart’s desire. Look for beauty where it isn’t immediately apparent: outside and inside yourself.
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 and influence from that position than to take an active leadership role. It’s best to blend in to 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 see, and feel – trust your senses to guide you.
~ arctic fox: don’t let the negative things that others say about you affect you adversely. Plan for the future by storing up some of your supplies. Welcome the changes of season with behavior and attitude appropriate to that season.
~ gray fox: right now, it’s best to keep to yourself and not stand out. This is a good time to create space and time for a few hours of solitude.
~ kit fox: speak your truth directly, without explanation or qualification. Constancy, courage, and integrity and important for you to display right now.
~ red fox: it’s important to be flexible and adaptable, using the resources you have immediately available. Let the fires of passion in your heart be expressed through some creative process.
Do a physical cleanse to detoxify your body. Do an emotional cleanse by letting yourself really feel your emotions, and cry as much as you need to in order to clear and release any emotional toxicity. Singing or chanting out loud will help you feel more balanced, at peace, and connected to the divine. You’re entering into a time of plenty and abundance. This is the start of a slow and steady transformational process for you, a movement from an old life to a new one. If you hear a frog during daytime, it will rain very soon.
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’ll achieve your goal. Keep your eye on the possibilities that are just on the horizon. It’s better to not 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.
Be very discerning regarding your relationships, trusting your senses and intuition over your rational and logical mind. Stop butting your head against the wall, trying to get through to someone who isn’t 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 know that if you should slip, you’ll always land on your feet. It’s critical that you spend some time outdoors and immerse yourself in nature. Your libido is strong right now, so allow its expression in a variety of creative and harmless ways.
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.
~ canada goose:lose your inhibitions and sing or chant as loudly as you can. Listen closely for any omens that show up as sounds or conversations you hear.
~snow goose:you’re about to travel to a familiar place, one you haven’t been to for a while, but this time you’ll view it with fresh eyes. Let go of whatever you’ve kept that is no longer purposeful.
Look under the surface and behind the obvious of whatever you initially see, particular when it’s another person. It’s a good idea to stock up on groceries and water, not necessarily for an emergency, but mainly to provide a sense of security and comfort knowing 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.
Clear and concise communication is very important at this time, so listen carefully and speak sparingly and articulately. More than ever, it’s crucial 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.
Be fearless, take a leap of faith, and do what you are being urged to do by that inner voice. You are about to receive some uplifting good news that will not only benefit you but others as well. This is a critical time to pay closer attention to your intuitive promptings and trust them. Sing or chant in a repetitive way, rhythmic way to induce a pleasant altered state of consciousness. Others are demanding too much of your time and energy, so set boundaries with what you are willing to give. This is a time of rapid change that will take place in a burst of forward movement.
Go ahead and follow your urge to create an artistic piece for the pure joy of expressing rather than impressing. Immerse yourself in a creative project, but be sure to come up for air from time to time. Your dreams will be more vivid and perhaps you’ll even do some lucid dreaming, so be sure to record those in a dream journal. Your psychic and intuitive powers are on the increase, so be receptive to visitations and messages from your helpful spirits. Be confident that whenever you’re having strong feelings, you’ll be able to manage them.
GROUNDHOG (ALSO WOODCHUCK)
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 imitation, 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 being stronger and more intense. Communicate your boundaries and limits clearly and straightforwardly.
Close the curtains; turn on some music; lose your inhibitions; and allow your body to do freeform, spontaneous movement to the rhythm of music. Study the sacred spiral, 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 and as you. Create a sacred ceremony, one with lots of drumming and dancing as a way of honoring spirit.
~ ruffed grouse: working with rhythm and movement will open a new flow of energy in your life. While dancing and/or drumming, focus on something you want to change or manifest, be clear on your intention to do so, then watch for results over the next few days.
~ sage grouse:find a place in your home that you designate as a sacred space; construct an altar; and use this area for meditation, ceremony, dancing, and drumming. For a few minutes, do a circle dance – one in which you dance around in a circle, or a spiral dance, where you rotate clockwise or counterclockwise like a whirling dervish.
HARE (ALSO RABBIT)
Whatever project you’re working on, move quickly and remain flexible. Beware of anyone trying to trick or deceive you. You may be fooling yourself about some venture or relationship and not be paying attention to the obvious signs. Pay closer attention to the cycles of the moon, and coordinate your activity such that it corresponds with the moon’s waxing (active/dynamic) and waning (release/receptive) stages. You’ll be required to make some unexpected and rapid changes in direction of the coming days.
You’re 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 as they are.
~ goshawk:this is a time to take the lead and not wait for someone else to do it. You’ll feel the presence of spirit even more powerfully and in many different ways. Keep your focus steady despite the twists and turns that you have to negotiate. Don’t get stuck on your agenda, as the present situation calls for flexibility and grace and requires you to heed the direction of spirit for everything to work out. If you can visualize what you want, you can obtain it. Seek variety and purity in whatever you ingest-physically, mentally, or spiritually.
~ osprey (also fish hawk): 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 fish in your diet as least twice a week. Eat 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 into a form of artistic expression that suits you.
No matter what is going on for you 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 powerful connection with ancient goddess energy, whether you’re 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.
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 challenged 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, and 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.
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 sunscreen 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 toward any of your artistic creations, and don’t let anyone demean or criticize your work.
You’re about to embark on a 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 reserves of stamina and to get you through this ordeal. 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.
~ white horse: you’re very well protected from any negative or harsh psychic attacks. You’re being called to investigate other spiritual realms and dimensions through meditation, a vision quest, or shamanic journeying. Let go of any shame or guilt that is the result of childhood conditioning.
You need to be very flexible with the twists and turns your life will take in the next days. Put more emotional sweetness in your life – you need it. You’re going through some very heart opening kinds of experiences, and you’ll quite naturally draw more and more love into 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.
When you’re pursuing a particular goal, solicit the support of your friends and family. Make it a point to have one-on-one time with each of your children. 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 manage. 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.
Every day pause for a few moments at least a couple times and think the thought, 'everything is sacred', and observe what happens as you do. 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.
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 deepening of your psychic vision. You’ve been very patient, and you’re just 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.
~ black jaguar (black panther): express and enjoy your sensuality and your passion in as many ways as possible and as much as you can. For your personal and spiritual growth, it’s time to face your fears squarely and let them go. Stop worrying about everything, surrender to what is, and let the future take care of itself.
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. Organise your work and your home so that you’re more efficient and effective, doing a little bit each day.
There is nothing to worry about, as you will always have all your needs met. It’s important to stay connected to your family right now and receive your emotional sustenance from them. Once you’ve gotten some momentum, keep moving forward and don’t look back. Progress will happen in leaps and bounds. A new idea will need slow and careful nurturing over the next several months, so it’s best to keep it to yourself until then.
~ gray kangaroo:this is a particularly abundant and prosperous time. Express your appreciation for what you have and those you love.
~ red kangaroo:it’s time to take full responsibility for your actions and do the right thing. Your family needs your attention right now. A sacrifice may be called for that will benefit the greater good.
~ wallaby: even if you have doubts and feel uncertain, stay the course that you’ve begun. This is a good time to stretch out of your comfort zone in some way.
Make it a point to express yourself clearly and concisely with everyone you communicate with. For the next seven days, set aside a few minutes in a quiet place where there’s no chance of intrusions to simply contemplate, without any particular structure or restrictions. Take the plunge into this project or relationship with confidence and alacrity, and let go of all doubt and fear, because it will be successful. Get daily physical exercise that involves both cardiovascular and muscular elements. You’re at the initial stages of a cycle of abundance and prosperity, so welcome and receive it.
Spend some time in the forest or woods enjoying the sights, smells, and feels of this environment. Working with your hands doing clay sculpture will bring out the artist in you. You’re faced with an opportunity to surrender something of yourself for the greater good of your family or community. You have the choice of dramatically changing your lifestyle, so make that choice from love rather than from fear. Do a walking meditation outside for 15 minutes each day for the next few days, one where you walk more slowly and consciously than usual, synchronizing your breath with your pace.
Watch your diet, and make sure that it primarily contains foods that are easily digested, with a particular emphasis on green vegetables, herbs, and herbal supplements. The next time you have a glass of water, before you drink it, say a prayer of gratitude for the gift of the water you’re about to imbibe, and include a prayer for all the waters of the earth. You need a relaxing retreat from daily life for a few days, so plan one soon and get away. Be aware of your emotions, yet remain somewhat detached from them and keep them contained. Practice a slow breathing meditation (with music, if you desire) twice a day for at least ten minutes, and notice what it’s like to be in deep relaxation. Explore your interest in shamanic arts and practices, and if you’re inspired to do so, learn how to do a shamanistic journey.
To manifest your dreams, stay centered, maintain your focus and determination, and let nothing distract you. Be compassionate, yet don’t be fooled by anyone who acts casual and lighthearted when you sense that they’re covering up some other unpleasant feelings. The best way to overcome your fear is to face it and do whatever you need to do in order to accomplish your objective. Take a break from your worries and cares by participating in something that makes you laugh out loud. You’re spending too much time daydreaming and fantasizing rather than taking steps toward manifesting your actual dreams and visions.
If it alights on you, make a wish and your wish will be granted. Structure a time each day where you can meditate in silence and solitude. Something you thought was lost and gone 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 is. You’re shielded and protected from irritations, pestering thoughts, or annoying behavior from others.
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 sue and how you use them will take on immense 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.
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 and 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.
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 attain your goal. Your intuition is heightened at this time, so pay close attention to your feelings, and trust.
~ ocelot: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 the one that stirs your passions. Someone close to you will soon share something that he or she wants you to keep confidential.
~ snow leopard:your path toward the completion of your goals will be one of great leaps over any obstacles you encounter. It’s best not to talk about any major goals you’re 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.
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.
Pay close attention to your dreams, especially recurring themes and images. By keeping a dream journal and meditating on their meanings and 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.
~ chameleon: this is 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 you’re solidly anchored before making any important choices.
~ gecko:record your dreams 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 the rewards when it’s done. Singing or chanting will be very healing for you. Seek your spiritual nourishment by going inside yourself and dwelling there for a while.
~ gila monster: if you’re in doubt at all, be patient and wait. Be conservative with your energy and resources rather than giving them away so readily. Don’t start any new major projects or expand your present business until the timing is more appropriate. Pay close attention to your natural biorhythms and coordinate your activity cycle to those as best you can. In order to succeed, be sure that you’re completely prepared before you move ahead. This is a good time for a cleansing fast over a few days, or if you’re physically able to do so, a complete fast with only water.
~ iguana: in planning a project, be sure to break down the details step-by-step in order to accomplish it successfully. There are a lot of complications in your life right now, yet with intention and effort you can simplify them 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 some time ago because you thought it was unrealistic. Although you’ve had a hard fall recently, you have to get up and keep going.
~ komodo dragon: some fiery energy is about to be awakened in your life, so be prepared to direct that energy constructively. Whatever changes you make in your life at this time will last for a long time. You’ll be feeling an extra dose of power now, so be sensitive to how you use and express that power. Be especially aware of how you’re affecting others with your words, being careful to choose those that are gentle and loving. This is a time of great passion, so enjoy expressing this in all that you do.
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 organisation. Move slowly and steadily 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 or assistance. Seek out the company of others who share similar interests and activities rather than spending so much time alone.
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 is 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 of the items you’ve had in storage for a while. Your best work will be down in the evening after the sun goes down.
Do regular exercise that strengthen your muscles, bones, and joints, and especially your legs and feet. Dream work, journaling, or meditation will be beneficial for you in helping you explore your subconscious, which will in turn help you understand yourself better. Be especially tender and nourishing with your throat chakra at this time. Pay particular attention to vivid and dynamic dreams, such as those that stay with you through the day, as these are powerful messages and teachings.
LYNX (ALSO BOBCAT)
Spend some time in silence, whether a day with no speaking or a visit to a quiet area in nature. Someone will confide in you with 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 at this time, so pay close attention to what you see and hear that’s beyond the immediate realm of your usual senses. The very worthwhile goal 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.
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 season it is.
Act on any and all opportunities that present themselves to you without hesitation. Pay attention to any signs or omens, as they will serve to give you guidance – whether they’re visual, auditory, or kinesthetic. Be especially clear and straightforward in your verbal communications, 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 into balance if you’re polarized too much in one direction or another, such as with masculine-feminine, intellect-emotions, or spiritual-mundane polarities.
Adjust your diet to include a lot of green leafy vegetable and by grazing (eating very small portions a few times a day) rather than eating two or three larger meals each day. Slow down to about 80 percent of your usual pace, and you’ll find that you can still make steady and consistent progress. Stop procrastinating, focus on what you need to be attending to, and move forward with courage and confidence. This is a very nurturing time, both for receiving as well as giving comfort to others emotionally and physically. This is a time to put others’ needs before your own, not so that you martyr yourself, but so you willingly and lovingly give your time, attention, and energy where needed.
Expect some good news or a pleasant surprise very soon. Sing out loud any song of your choosing, putting any and all inhibitors or self-consciousness aside. It’s time for some form of inward journey, whether through contemplation, mediation, or a nature quest; and it’s important to do so cheerfully and enthusiastically. Doors are about to open on a new opportunity that will bring you considerable abundance. Whatever project you’ve been working on is about to come to fruition.
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. 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 your appearance. Other people you encounter will reflect back to you certain aspects of yourself, some of which are pleasing and some that are not.
Trust in what you feel more than what you see or hear. Seek to physically touch others and to be touched, such as by showing affection to your romantic partner with caresses and hugs and by bestowing gentle and appropriate physical gestures upon others. You’ll find yourself getting psychic impressions whenever you do touch others, so trust those impressions. You’re entering a period of self-examination, one where you’re unearthing information about yourself without judging it in any way that triggers guilt or shame. You need to be more grounded in order to maintain your vitality and health.
When it’s necessary to defend yourself, do so with absolute courage, honesty, and openness, and the outcome will be beneficial to you and all parties concerned. Pursue your goals actively and with passion, and you’ll get the results you want. This is a good time to clear up and clear out any annoying or distracting problems or situations that interfere with your well-being. Clean up the clutter that subtly or overtly bugs you and which interferes with your productivity or your ability to relax.
~ meerkat: you may have to do some digging to get to the solution or answers you’re seeking. Sometime in the next few days, go to a place where you can greet the sunrise. Seek out the companionship and support of your family or a group of close friends. Trust that others who love and care about you are always watching out for you. Once you’ve identified what you want, keep your plans to yourself until you’ve achieved your goal.
First 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 with 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 fairies and sprites, so seek their help.
You can feel proud of your recent accomplishments 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. Trust in your own authority and inner promptings more than what you get from others.
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 on attracting a romantic partner, and once you do, trust your senses as to whether or not this person is a good match. If you’re in a romantic or intimate relationship, enhance the attraction by using essential oils as aromatherapy rather than perfumes or colognes.
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 significant 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 no longer fits. Make a dispassionate assessment of your strengths and your limitations without judgement, and be completely honest with yourself. You’re missing an opportunity by narrowly focusing your attention on only one or two activities.
Clean out your home and get rid of the clutter, starting with one room at a time. This is a time to go inside yourself through meditation or contemplation as a restorative and regenerative measure. Keep a dream journal for the next couple of days, spending a few minutes each morning when you first wake up recording your dreams and reflecting on their meanings. Don’t be surprised or alarmed if you have some out-of-body experiences in the next few days. Rely much more on what you hear and what you 'smell' rather than what you see in your communications, as doing so will help you pick up on more subtle meanings or contradictory messages.
Explore the possibility of somehow working with those who are transitioning into the spirit world. It’s time to take those yoga classes you’ve been thinking about to help your body become more flexible. Get a thorough physical examination, ideally from an M.D. who practice integrative medicine, paying particular attention to your heart and lungs. Use your mental agility to get whatever it is you’re seeking, and be surreptitious and guarded about your objective as you pursue it. You’ll soon find your clairvoyant sensitivities and abilities increasing, while simultaneously you’ll notice that your hearing requires extra attention.
In order to accomplish whatever you’ve been striving to achieve, it will be necessary to stretch yourself a bit farther than what you think you’re capable of. The situation you find yourself in will require you to 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 backup 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 sue dynamic and receptive forces as useful approaches in challenging situations.
To accomplish what you have set out to do, put on your best face to get the job done. Pay closer attention to the expressions on the faces of those you deal with, and trust what you see more than what you hear. Whatever your needs are, do your best to be creative and use the available resources you find in your immediate surroundings. It’s best to have more fruit in your diet on a regular basis in order to create a healthier physical balance.
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 pursing a course of study, whether through an informal or formal education process.
It’s time to relax and be more playful, spontaneous, and creative. Clean up that area in your home that’s needed organizing for some time. Whatever struggles you’re up against right now, confront them head-on with courage, determination, and tenacity. Make your family a top priority at this time. You’re going to experience a surge of energy and vitality.
Meditate in silence and in darkness for a few minutes each evening for the next few days 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 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 the night, so set aside time in the evening to work on any projects.
~ barn owl: since life is so short, 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 a blessing, one that will incorporate a way to free up ay 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 efforts. This is a time requiring considerable adaptability and ingenuity in all your dealings. Whenever you need help, call on the spirits of your ancestors, and as long as your plea is sincere, they will help you.
~ barred owl:express yourself through your voice, whether singing, humming, or chanting. Weather any storms you’re now encountering with as much gentleness and grace as you can muster. Take a walk in the forest or bush, and while doing so, notice the sounds you hear. Make your intention cooperation, rather than competition or rivalry, in your relationships with everyone.
~ 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 at 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.
~ 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 tenacity to handle it.
~ short-eared owl: be fearless and courageous in responding to any perceived criticism or obstacles. You’ll need to be quite versatile and imaginative in approaching the situation of your inquiry. It’s a fiery and passionate time for you right now, so find ways to express these aspects. You’ll soon find yourself in the right place at the right time, so take advantage of the opportunity that will be presented to you.
~ snowy owl: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.
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 mediate 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.
Be discerning about when to speak and when to stay silent, and steer clear of gossip. It would be a good time to study the power and effects of light and color. Be alert to any ideas that pop into your head, as these may give you some ideas for 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.
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 simple 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 hold your head up.
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 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 projects you’re involved with right now.
You’re much more powerful and durable than you think you are. You have everything you need inside 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 out-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 spirits, you’ll sail through it.
This spring paint a garden, whether indoors or outdoors, growing whatever suits your fancy. 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 clothes, 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.
Get ready for a significant change, one that’s built upon an idea that you’ve previously discarded. Let go of that which no longer serves your highest good, and do whatever it takes in order to allow the vision that has been emerging in your consciousness to manifest. No matter the darkness that has befallen you up until now, trust that relief is on the way and something much better is germinating and will soon make itself known. You may have to make some sacrifices and compromises in your usual lifestyle in order to gain the treasures that await you. Pay close attention to the cycles of life, death, and rebirth all around you – particularly in the rhythms of the natural world – and learn from them. Light the fires of passion in your heart by singing or chanting.
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 a struggle, look to your family and close friends for support and compassion.
This is a time of heightened sensitivity, so pay close attention to the cues that your body gives you. Take time to discover the layers of meanings behind any significant encounters. Rather than 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 non-responsive. Your clairvoyance is increasing, and you’ll find that you more readily trust your inner vision. Include food in your diet that is grown underground, such as potatoes or carrots. Your sense of who you are is in an important stage of evolution.
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 whatever 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 maintain faith in yourself.
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 you 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 to when to push forward or when to retreat.
You could benefit from studying and practicing a martial arts discipline, such as Kung Fu, Chi Gong, or Tai Chi, that has a strong meditative and spiritual component. Make prayer, meditation, or contemplation part of your daily regimen, even if only for a few minutes each day. Listen to your instincts as to when to move forward or when to retreat. Spend some time in the natural world, and practice being as still as you can for as long as you can, with nothing else to attend to except your breathing. Consider redirecting your energy by withdrawing it from whatever isn't working in your life and focusing greater attention on what is working.
Actions speak louder than words, so pay closer attention to what you and others are conveying through your body language and vocal characteristics more so than the spoken word. Make it a point to pray every day for at least a few minutes, focusing on prayers of gratitude more so 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 humour into your spiritual path.
Stay away from junk food and fast food for a week, and instead eat nourishing and healthy foods, perhaps preparing some of these yourself. You'll soon be starting a creative endeavour that will stretch you a bit, but will also allow you to expand the sense of who you are. If you feel threatened or criticised, 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 (ALSO HARE)
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 few days and pay attention to 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 experiencing 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.
In spite of any doubts you may have, the resources you need for the current situation are readily available. There’s some sort of deception going on around you that you can discern by listening to and trusting your intuition. Rather than being goal oriented, this is a time for indulging your curiosity in open-ended exploration. Pay close attention to signs and omens that suggest you’re getting messages from your ancestors or your deceased loved ones. It’s important to remain emotionally and mentally flexible for the next few days, as events will require you to adapt to rapidly changing circumstances.
RAM (ALSO BIGHORN SHEEP)
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 that is and take steps to correct it. The timing is right for you to purse 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.
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. Clean up any areas of clutter in your home or workplace.
Magic is in the air, and something special is about to happen. Pay attention to dreams and visions, especially colorful and powerful ones, as these are indicative of prophecy. In any undertaking or in 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.
Experiment 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, and set aside some peaceful, relaxing time for 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 aim for peace and harmony, even if you need to retreat to find them. In the pursuit of your spiritual ideals, rather than rushing ahead, take one step at a time and be patient and persevering, staying present in the process rather than aiming for the goal.
~ black rhinoceros: you’re completely protected from any and all harm, and any appearance is otherwise an illusion.
~ white rhinoceros: you’ll soon be accessing ancient mysteries and wisdom; over time you will assimilate this into your life. You’re about to come across a rare and precious item, something personally meaningful to you.
There are situations occurring in your life that require you to think on your feet, change direction quickly, and adapt to the new course – which you’re quite capable of doing. This is a great time to make some plans and put them into action so that you can manifest whatever it is you want. Be willing to laugh at yourself and not take your quirks and idiosyncrasies too seriously. Explore and experiment with different ways you can benefit yourself and others spiritually, emotionally, and physically through the use of sound. Be sure to take care of yourself first before you attempt to take care of others, so that you can be completely present when you’re in service to them.
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.
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 its 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 key to your success right now. If you’re entering into a new personal or business relationship, check things out carefully before proceeding. During this transition that you’re going through, be emotionally contained so that you don’t get burned out or consumed by the changes.
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 through a move, yet this will precede a new beginning. Through some sacrifice 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.
Set aside some time each day to select some of your favourite music... and dance. You’re going to experience a lot more masculine or yang energy, which will stimulate you to be more physically active. Do what you need in order to stay grounded, even through a challenging emotional time. An appropriate diet for you at this time is one of eating very small portions of light food and healthy snacks throughout the day. If you’re a man, participate as much as you possibly can in your children’s lives – from pregnancy, birth, and on into adolescence.
In order for these changes that you’re going through to proceed smoothly, contain and control your temper and passions at this time. You’ll soon be asked by a close friend or family member to keep a secret or something confidential. Sex with someone you love will move to even greater heights of intensity and passion. Show those you’re closest to plenty of nonsexual physical affection such as hugs and gentle caresses. This is a period of transformation for you, one where you’ll be releasing a lot of toxic habits and a few toxic relationships.
You’re opening up communication with the realm of the Nature spirits, particularly fairies 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 nonverbal 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.
You’re being called upon to sacrifice your own needs at this time to be in service to another person or a 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 organisation. 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.
Your creative imagination is active and fertile right now, so keep a journal nearby and write in it every day. 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 hardship is complete, and you’re 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.
~ sea lion: this is a time to let yourself experience joy and to be playful. Listening to all that’s around you is important, especially to your feelings and others’. Take the time to stretch or do yoga in order to keep your body flexible.
You’re especially sensitive right now, so be careful what environments and situations you 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 for yourself. Let your inner feelings, not your external influences, dictate your eating habits.
Be assertive and stand your ground as necessary, and don’t 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 far 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.
Slow down your pace, as you miss so much by running around frantically. It’s healthier for you if you graze – eating small, light snacks throughout the day – rather than having two or three larger meals. It’s important for you to exercise every day, a portion of which should be strengthening exercises, to help keep you grounded and in your body. Whatever you’re dealing with right now, try viewing it from a different perspective, putting aside any preconceived beliefs or notions that there’s only one way to look at the situation. You’ll get where you want to go, but it’s going to be slow and steady progress, one step at a time. Do all the things you need to in order to maintain a healthy immune system.
You’re about to go through some significant personal changes, so intense and dramatic that an old self will metaphorically die 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 for you to start doing either tantric or kundalini yoga. You’ll experience a dramatic and unexpected physical or emotional healing very soon, coming from an unexpected source.
~ boa constrictor: extricate yourself from the situation that’s suffocating your growth. Throughout your day, practice breathing more deeply and slowly than usual.
~ cobra: you have a profound connection to a goddess energy, particularly to Isis. Expect an awakening and heightening of your intuitive abilities that will serve you well when it comes to making decisions. You’re faced with an important choice right now, so be sure to strike when the time is right, and don’t hesitate when your gut tells you it’s time. Take some classes in kundalini yoga, and after a few classes, notice the difference in how this makes you feel. Dance by turning on some slow music and allowing yourself to enjoy free-form movement. Keep your eyes and your senses open and alert, and don’t be blinded by illusions perpetrated by others.
~ python: you’ll soon embark on an educational process where you’ll be required to assimilate a lot of knowledge very quickly. There’s an area in your life where you’re feeling suffocated, and it’s up to you to break out of it. You’re going through a major transformative process, one that will result in the next evolution of who you are. You’re about to shed something that has outgrown its usefulness and purpose. With the opportunity that has presented itself to you, 'Strike while the iron is hot' is an appropriate aphorism.
~ rattlesnake: pay attention to any signs or omens that may be warning you to stay away or stay clear, especially any that you hear. For your health, do a detoxification cleanse for three to seven days to release any toxins in your body. Record your dreams in a journal for the next several nights, as they will offer clues and guidance for the passage you’re going through. Your sensitivity to others’ auras will increase, such as that you’ll either see or feel them more strongly than ever, so trust what you’re feeling or seeing when around other people. Anything you do now to heal yourself physically or emotionally will be the start of a major transformative cycle for yourself, one that will lead to greater benefits for you and your family and friends.
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. Your heart is opening more and more to the love you receive, and you’re more readily expressing love. Your energy and vitality are awakening, and you’ll find yourself whistling or singing without even being aware of it.
This is an opportunity to access your deepest wisdom and assimilate it so that it becomes a part of your daily living. Beware of any potential traps or ruses 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.
~ black widow spider: it’s time for a fresh perspective on what you’re doing, perhaps even perspective that’s contrary to your usual way of thinking and seeing things. Your intuitive powers are very strong now, so pay closer 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 of 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.
~ brown recluse spider:this is an opportunity to eliminate as much toxicity in your life as possible, in your body and in your relationships. Honor your need for solitude. This is a time of great transformation for you.
~ tarantula: trust your intuitive senses – what you feel in your body – more than what you see. This is a time to shed anything that as served its purpose for the growth of your consciousness but is now no longer needed. Your sensitivity is increasing, particularly to the vibrations you feel from your environment. Be especially gentle to yourself in the next few 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.
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 situations that’s before you is 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.
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 for 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.
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 your adult perspective, noticing how it feels the same but different. Dedicate some extended and 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.
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 unusual and creative solutions to familiar problems. There will be some turbulence – for 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.
No matter what is happening in your life, do whatever it takes to keep your faith strong. It’s important right now to accept your life circumstances and surrender to the will of Spirit, trusting that all will work out. 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 possible. Whatever changes you’re going through, go with the flow.
~ mute swan:find a place where it’s very quiet, and meditate there for several minutes. For a couple of hours of a full day, be silent with no talking.
~ trumpeter swan:let others hear you by expressing yourself in a clear and concise way. Enhance your gracefulness through the study of yoga or Tai Chi.
~ whistling swan: make it a point to whistle and tune out loud at least once today, and see how it feels.
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 dramatic changes in your life.
~ siberian tiger: 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.
It’s 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 contract 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 skill, experience, and inner strength than you’re aware.
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 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 change and express the feelings that you’ve held back from someone.
It’s important to transcend the focus on your needs to consider the greater needs of the whole, such as your family, community, or world. 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 an organization that you want to support.
You’ve been going much too fast for too long, so slow down and pace yourself. This is a time to be more self-reliant and less dependent on others. 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 emotions. 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.
~ tortoise (land):you’re taking on way too many problems and troubles of others. Slow down, take your time, and enjoy the scenery, even if there’s a detour. Be patient and 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 your 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 about half your usual pace, using this as a mediation.
It’s vital that you pursue any creative or artistic interests that you’ve suppressed until now. You’ll notice more signs and visitations form 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 any disbelief and open yourself to perceiving any and all helping spirits from the nonvisible 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.
Be especially watchful of 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 your relationships and your activities, rather than using force or being passive and static. Join up with a group of like-minded people, or spend some time with some close friends.
Whatever task is before you, jump in and go for it with enthusiasm and determination. For the next few weeks, focus on fulfilling your responsibilities and personal obligations. Break out of your routine and do something that’s adventurous, unusual and completely different from what you would ordinarily do. Lead with your heart, not your mind. Whatever you’ve dreamed of doing, put some plans into action that will help you realize them.
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.
~ ferret:don’t 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 ot do or what not to do.
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 an increasing interest in esoteric information about the origins of life here on earth. You’ve been so occupied with creative and artistic 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 by surrounding yourself with a curtain of blue or white light.
~ blue whale: you’re going to be receiving messages from spirit that will be so loud and clear that it will be impossible to ignore them. Now that you’re finishing the plans for your creative project, take a deep breath, dive in, and watch how smoothly it grows and develops. Be willing to help out those who ask you, whether it’s giving coins to a homeless person, listening to the concerns of your friends or family members, or pitching in at a local charity drive. Be extra careful with your communication during this time, both with listening and speaking, to make sure that you understand and that you’re understood. Take some time to investigate and understand the esoteric concept of Akashic records and what this means for you and for our planet. Spend some time in solitude, away from your everyday life. It’s important to indulge yourself in your emotions so that you can clear them.
~ humpback whale: take this next year to explore the use of sound and vocalization for healing. Both playing and listening to music is an absolute necessary for you right now. There is someone in your life, a significant ally, who nudges and encourages you to reach higher and express your creativity in a fashion that’s mostly suitable for you. Take some voice lessons, as they’ll not only help with your singing, but also with your self-confidence. Allow yourself to surface more and reveal yourself to others – and don’t let fear get in the way of doing so.
~ orcas: solicit the cooperation of friends and family to support you in pursuit of the goal you’re targeting. You can be confident that you’re well protected, so there is no need to fear anything or anyone at this time. You’ll find yourself being more cued in to others who belong to your soul group, so trust your intuition with those you know and those you meet in the next few weeks to see who belongs. Pay extra attention to the subtleties of communication, such as body language and especially vocal inflections, even more so than words. It’s time to fearlessly take your creative pursuits out of the box and bring them into the public eye, without concern for criticism or rejection.
Characteristics and behaviors that no longer serve your spiritual 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. It’s important to maintain your self-esteem and integrity and deeply trust in your inner knowing, even when you feel misunderstood of misaligned. You’re being spiritually and psychically protected at all times, so there’s really no need to fear.
Be assertive, stand your ground, and communicate clearly and without equivocation your intention to do so. This is a time to be cautious and not make any hasty or sudden moves without thinking them out. It’s important now to plan ahead by stowing away money and supplies for future availability. Be discriminating as to whether you should fight or withdraw, knowing that your first and best choice is always to retreat. Satisfy your hunger for education by pursuing a course of interest, whether through school or independent study. Get yourself out in Nature, preferably the woods or forest, and spend some time there in walking meditation.
You have all the resources you need for the dramatic changes that are going on in your life right now, but you might have to dig a bit to find them. Strive for what you want, but stay detached about the outcome. Speak up for yourself with confidence and self-assurance, and treat your listeners with respect and compassion no matter their reaction to what you have to say. Practice good dental hygiene – in other words, take good care of your teeth. Investigate herbology and herbal medicine as a course of study, starting with any condition you have that you want to treat with herbs.
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. As weather permits, go to a place in 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 these rhythms by aligning yourself with them rather than being contrary to them.
You’re 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 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 doing so, you will expand your consciousness. In any situation where there’s 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.