Keep your eyes to the sky on this first full moon of 2022. It is called the Wolf Moon in northern hemisphere and moon folklore has some interesting things to say. For instance, if the first moon of the year is bright, it promises rain and a bountiful harvest. A red tinted moon means that it will be a dry year. A growing moon and a flowing tide on the other hand signify lucky times to marry. A halo around the moon predicts wet and stormy weather. So take a moment and look up to sky and might be able to predict what kind of year lies ahead.
This full moon will be visible on the 17th and 18th of January and urges us to tie up loose ends. According to Alyonna Angelica it”s a time for soulmate reunions, of coming together, emotional healing, karmic healing, ancestral healing, womb healing and divine feminine healing. This speaks to me loudly this year and I can see the path in the coming months ahead.
Let’s kick off the new year and pay homage to this beautiful moon. We need to remember that we are always surrounded by divine love. Observe…see love and beauty in everything. many will receive spiritual gifts/knowledge passed down from their female ancestors. You may feel their motherly presence around you. This is a powerful time to nurture yourself and these gifts. Give yourself the love you so generously give others. Validate your inner child. Ask yourself what toxic dynamics have been passed on to you from your family lineage? Make a conscious choice to change it.
Welcome to 2022 dear friends and family. We are starting the year with a new month and new energy has stepped forward. Honestly I didn’t know who or what would show up as we begin anew, building upon all we have achieved last year. And what a year it has been. At first I was a little surprised to see Otter Spirit stepping forward, reminding us that we are never alone, but then it all made sense. When I look back at the past months, I see myself almost as if in isolation. Partly self inflicted and partly because people have come and gone on their path that at one point collided with mine. The self inflicted part, perhaps stems from a lack of either encountering like minded souls who walk the path as well, or perhaps even because of a believe of not being understood. Of accepting such a belief and knowing that part of this journey, part of this path has to be walked alone. Have you felt this way? Perhaps now, with all the knowledge and wisdom we have gathered, it’s time to remember that we are never truly alone.
Like true friend, Otters nurture each other and express their affection through touch. Actions such as holding hands and giving hugs offer reassurance that we were never really alone and that we are always cherished. Otter spirit has appeared to remind you to experience and express friendship in a tangible and even tactile way. Communicate with your voice, your facial expressions, gestures, and your actions, letting your love express itself beyond just the words you speak. Otter spirit’s message is that presence matters, so remember to be fully present with those you care about, helping them sense the love and affection and appreciation you have for them. Now is the time for a joyful celebration of the love in your life that expresses as friendship and companionship. Hug someone, touch their arm, or simply look into their eyes with your full attention, saying “I care. You matter,” Make time for friendship. Otter spirit promises that the moment you reach out, you will remember that you too have many who love and care about you. You are never alone and you are always loved.
You deserve support and love from many people and when Otter spirit arrives, you are reminded that you have a community behind you. You are not alone unless you choose to walk alone. Even then your community is behind you and cheers for you in silence. Somewhere is another supporter that is waiting for the opportunity and the gift of being able to give to you. You could take great joy in seeing their affection, happiness, and joy once you allow their kindness to shower you. Otter spirit wants you to open your eyes and whether you choose to take advantage of the love that surrounds you or not, you need to be aware that it is there for you from all directions.
Have a wonderful month my friends and know that you are loved and supported.
It’s that time again to solicit what spirit animal is supporting the energies for December. I know some of you resonate with these monthly posts, so let me know if you would like to see those continued and carry over into the new year. As we close out this year, we really need to take a moment and pause. What were our successes, our lessons, our shortcomings and how will we forge on with a blank slate waiting for us to continue all the hard work and plans we put into place already. Let’s give ourselves a hand, we surely deserve it.
For the month of December, Bobcat spirit has stepped forward and reminds us that life is a mystery. The bobcat moves furtively and mysterious, and when Bobcat Spirit appears to you, she brings a powerful reminder that not all things in life can be explained or understood through the power of intellect. Have you had lessons this year that you couldn’t quite understand? To which you have found no explanation or answer? Perhaps now is the time to make peace with these unresolved issues and not only set “them” but also yourself free. Trying to figure things out, find logical explanations, or predict what will happen based on reason and facts will not provide you with the certainty and comfort you seek. Bobcat asks you to trust in the great mystery and let the secrets of the universe reveal themselves to you through direct experience. Allow your vision to slip into soft focus, and you will see between the lines and observe what has been hidden there all along.
Bobcat Spirit helps you know intimately the pulse of the divine in the world. Trust in the wisdom and revelation that come to you, yet know that understanding may not come as you would like it to. What you experience through your heart and intuition, which comes to you as the voice of your inner knowing, will guide you now as you accept the secrecy is woven into the fabric of existence. No matter what, the appearance of Bobcat Spirit is a sign that you are being called to trust, even when what is revealed does not agree with your need for intellectual certainty.
Protection Message: Bobcat Spirit tells you this is not a time to reveal your deepest most cherished dreams to others but rather a time to= be quiet and gentle with yourself as truths begin to emerge in your awareness. Self-protection is called for, so be discerning, selective, and even secretive, revealing no more than is necessary. People have a way of imposing their opinions on you, so pay attention to whom you surround yourself with at this time. Be watchful and check your own motives as well as those of others as you keep your secrets to yourself for now rather than expose them to those who may potentially misunderstand your intentions or may not be supportive. Let your logical mind take a rest as you start to perceive the energy of your environment. Bobcat Spirit wants you to be stealthy and wise, and keep your own counsel. Let yourself be a mystery yet to be revealed.
One year ago, to this day, this precious little angel choose me and came into my life. It’s almost hard to believe that an entire year has passed, which only raises more awareness to enjoy and love every moment I am gifted with her to the fullest. It’s been many years since I had a dog after Nikki, another beloved Fur-Child has passed. I missed having an animal but it was simply too painful and too new yet, and strangely it felt like there was a certain loyalty to Nikki that needed to be upheld. But for the most part it was not wanting to go through the pain of having to say goodbye some day again. For me it was like losing a loved one, a person, a human, my child, and I am not good at saying goodbye, at all. I feel too much and never got over Nikki’s death. Here I was, waiting to numb the pain, for things to get easier, while suffering in many other ways of not having a special pet. And then she came into my life, unexpected and unplanned, and even though things get complicated at times and more difficult with an animal, it remains a lifestyle choice with adjustments, sacrifices and commitment. In short I wouldn’t have it any other way and I couldn’t imagine life without her.
She is a bundle of sass, and she definitely thinks she is one of us. Well she is and there is no arguing about it. She mocks you and she is a quick learner. She knows that pillows are meant to lay your head on and therefore you might quite frequently find her sleeping just like a human. She has her routines and she knows that a treat awaits after she goes out in the morning and does her business. She is so used to it by now that she will sit patiently, waiting, but also has no problem of reminding you in a way that says “hey, I am still here, waiting, on that treat you are suppose to give me, buddy.” Cinnamon has many quirks and she will without a doubt make you laugh until your belly hurts. There is no shortage of horsing around time in the day, and she is definitely unique and strangely different in the best way possible. She is sensitive and intuitive, she will check on you throughout the day to make sure you are ok. She knows when I am not and she gives kisses when she feels you are sad and she snuggles just a little closer, sending a message that says “I got you bud.” I love her affection and that I can cuddle her as often and as long as I want to. She has complete trust in me putting her snow jacket on and off and waits patiently if some sap needs to be removed from her soft fur. She is 41 lbs now and pure muscle, just try moving her when she plops herself down as close as possible to you and you have to lay like a question mark in bed because for one, you don’t want to disturb her, and two…you couldn’t move her if you tried. Fur child parents who allowed their furry children into bed know the struggle is real.
Animals are something else and I will continue to say that we could learn a lot form them. I am her hooman and she loves me unconditionally. I know we definitely came across each other, at a time of our life when we both needed each other. I thank her every day that she has chosen me to brighten my days. And likewise she is thanking me, without the physical words that yet speak truer and louder as if spoken. She is a picky little rascal and gets the best food. Allergic to many things it was essential to avoid as many triggers as possible which has resulted in a soft and beautifully, shiny coat.
Dear sweet Cinnamon, I hope you are enjoying your little adventure to the wave and hiking every day with your favorite humans. I love you to the moon and back and here is to many more years shared. Thank you for being such a special part of my life.
Raven spirit has kept me company lately, especially around the time of Mom’s Death anniversary. For a few days now, I have seen an increase in sightings, crossing paths wherever I go with this messenger. Whether I hear her crowing nearby with an urgency to get my attention or elsewhere, flying overhead in unusual sightings, she is always settling near me.
Raven / Crow keeper of secrets and knowledge, messenger from beyond the known, I hear your call. Shapeshifter, you move beyond the veil of the unconscious, I know you have a message for me. You who brings universal knowledge and mysticism to remind us that healing and rebirth is upon us. You who encourages us to use the darkness to fan and brighten our light. This time around, beautiful Raven, you remind me of a quote I recently read.
“Women are taught to be too many things that contradict each other so I’ve decided to just be strange and powerful.” ~Shatara Liora
Magic is in the air and something wonderful and special is unfolding. It indeed is and for weeks now I have felt that I am coming home. Not to a physical home, but home to myself. I have decided to be strange and powerful I suppose. I am remembering to be myself, whatever version that might be. The best version of myself or a version that is in progress, it doesn’t matter as long as I am authentically myself. Everyone else is taken anyways so why would I ever want to be something or someone else! It doesn’t matter who is accepting and who is understanding. It doesn’t matter who wishes I was someone else, who points out flaws, there is no need to defend, but only to allow, accept and move on. This is a time of synchronistic events happening, but there is no need to figure them out. Just noticing them and appreciating them for what they are is enough. And merely doing that is quite magical if you ask me. A big change is on the way and coming soon. Yes it is and the story, my story, continues. I am feeling it with every fiber of my being as I continue to prepare myself for the harvest. Something that has been out of balance for a long time is realigning, breathing fresh air into the stagnancy of the past.
The Raven Code
Hail Odin, Be true to thy self, Seek knowledge, Be wise, Make time to play, Be a friend to the wolf (my best friend is a wolf), Do not fear death, Find the light within the darkness, Use cunning trickery to defeat your enemies, Soar high, Discover new mysteries, Make every moment magical.
Always remember that you are the Magic and you are nothing short of magical.
As the fires are abating in my neck of the woods, what is left behind are things that are out of the ordinary. Life has to adjust to the changes and has to find a new rhythm again. Especially the animal kingdom, who has been scared just as much as we have been, who have fled and run away, who have relocated, and are often driven closer to civilization. Old breeding grounds and their previous homes have been affected in the fires and food resources have been taken away. Winter is coming and it is a time to forage and fattening up for hibernation.
I haven’t been out much this year as far as hiking goes and once again I am fighting through the pain, trying to build back my strength by increasing my activity. Once again I am trying to find the fine line, the balance in between what is not enough and what is too much of a good thing. I took Cinnamon out yesterday and today to stretch the legs and get some steps. I have noticed her more cautious, scanning the area, even stopping and standing still, while listening and staring into the distance. Yesterday she kept turning around, looking, listening and checking, until finally someone appeared on a mountain bike. It was quite impressive and she already sensed them way before anybody could hear or see them. I’ve noticed a change in myself as well given the recent circumstances and being more aware. For two days now, Bear has been on my mind and just like Cinnamon, I scan the area just a little closer as I usually do. I am walking, listening and looking, while my mind is saying “Bear, Bear, Bear.” And then it happened and I saw my first bear of the season. It was almost as if I felt it coming for the past two days, as if I sensed it. To many, seeing one would be a nightmare, scary and intimidating, but it was perfectly fine and we were within the safety of our car. I have to say that I’ve never had a problem with a bear and usually they don’t want any part of us. I have seen plenty in the wild, some of them at a close distance, some of them from afar. Here he/she was and I considered myself very lucky to see this magnificent animal given the little time I have been out. It’s been a few years I saw one in the wild, and some years passed despite weekly hikes and not seeing one at all. My heart was pounding in admiration for this bold, strong, wild, and free creature, I call my favorite animal, besides dogs :). Cinnamon also got to see a Momma and a Cub three days ago, but I missed them staying at home and was initially bummed about it. Now it was my turn and I watched for awhile while being parked nearby. We were playing peekaboo behind some brush and ever so often it stood on it’s hind legs looking if I was still there. Other than that, it could have cared less about me.
Back at home I had to look up the spiritual meaning of Bears and there are no ordinary moments I’d say. With September not quite over yet, Bear reminds us to set clear Boundaries, to not 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. It’s an important time for meditation and introspection. Balance your activities with periods of rest. Don’t forget to play. Allow any darkness you discover in yourself to teach you a lesson.
It’s that time again! Time to see which spirit animal will guide us to through the month of September. We have seen this animal earlier in the year and you can get the full write up Here.
Armadillo Spirit has stepped forward again, telling us that more work is left to do when it comes to setting healthy boundaries. At first I was surprised to see this animal make a reappearance, but it all made perfect sense once I looked into the mirror to take that Honest look. I knew that there are things still in need of boundary setting. How about you? Are you still tolerating the mediocre? The things that are not quite right? Unfulfilled relationships and friendships that leave you feeling flat and exhausted, while diminishing your light and self worth? Well, if there are still things that don’t sit quite right, maybe this is your call to do some more work. I know I have to and I know that some things won’t be easy. Things might even go against what we wish and hope for, but everything has it’s time and despite a certain sadness, I also feel good about my choice and know that these boundaries will be good for me. They will peace and a sense of calm which have become important attributes to me.
I will accept this spirit animal and relax into – live and let live. If you or someone else is being defensive, you are called to step back and trust in Spirit’s plan. And that I have done…so it is as it should be. I release you…
It’s that time again, to take it to the cards and see what energy is supporting us throughout the month of August. So far this year has been pretty spot on for me, and I admit that I draw the monthly card in anticipation to see what I can work with. Last month we welcomed the Horse Spirit that told us “freedom is yours” and this month Buffalo spirit steps forward with a reminder that the abundant universe will provide. Here is a deeper look according to the Spirit Animal Oracle deck from Colette Baron-Reid.
Buffalo spirit comes to you now to remind you of the amazing manifesting power of gratitude and the extraordinary potential available to you when you adopt a mindset of abundance. The ancient people of the Americas saw the Buffalo as a symbol of abundance because the herds roamed far and wide, and provided so many gifts – the meat, the hide, the bones. The tribes who hunted the Buffalo used every bit of them, wasting nothing, appreciative of the abundance. So, too, do you have many gifts available to you. Buffalo spirit appears to let you know that you are in a powerful time to manifest your desires – not by force or pushing but rather by following a natural path that rises up before you, trusting that there’s always plenty to around. Whether it be love, money, inspiration, or support, it’s all there for you to claim.
When you are grateful, you immediately align yourself with the truth that the world is rich and teeming with resources. There’s always more than enough, and you are always enough. At this time, you can expect all your intentions and needs to come into a form that is right for you. Your heartfelt gratitude is making you a magnet for miracles. Buffalo spirit’s message is to remember that you co – create your reality in partnership with spirit, so offer up your thanks and your prayers, even before you see conditions you desire – not just for yourself, but for others too – then you will quickly see the results in tangible ways. Gratitude has the magic to grow the good, so offer thanks and praise as you acknowledge all that you have and all that is possible.
Buffalo protection message:
When Buffalo spirit visit you with a message of protection he’s asking you to shift your thinking from poverty consciousness to one where you trust the universe will provide. Have you been falling into financial insecurity, worrying that there will be not enough money in the future? Have you been stressing and feeling sorry for yourself, worrying that because you have no romantic relationship now, you will never have one? Do you see scarcity where there is, in fact, abundance? Or are you comparing yourself to others and falling short? Self-pity, entitlement, fear, and lack, or all thought viruses did seduce you into darkness. Buffalo spirit noches you to make a gratitude list and be mindful of your thoughts at this timeHave you been falling into financial insecurity, wearing that there will be not enough money in the future? Have you been stressing and feeling sorry for yourself, worrying that because you have no romantic relationship now, you will never have one? Do you see scarcity where there is, in fact, abundance? Or are you comparing yourself to others and falling short? Self-pity, entitlement, fear, and lack or all “thought viruses” that seduce you into darkness. Buffalo spirit nudged you to make a gratitude list and be mindful of your thoughts at this time. Even if outer events have happened to challenge your beliefs in abundance, all the conditions are temporary. If you are suffering from the malaise of fear that you are impoverished, realize that it is only poverty of perception and perspective. Prayer, communion with your higher power, and gratitude coupled with compassionate, selfless service will snap you right out of it. Give to someone who has less than you. Be thankful for the tiniest things and say affirmations. Then you will remember abundance is the true nature of the world.
And there we have it, wishing everyone a wonderful August and a reminder that no matter how tough things get, the j inverse always provides. Let’s make it a focus to remember it this month and tap into endless possibilities.
It was Mom’s Birthday just the other day and as mentioned before that special day has changed a lot for me since her passing two years ago. Over the past two years it has turned into a time that brings up memories, but mostly the pain of her not being here anymore. It’s a day when her loss is just a little more apparent, and it cut’s just a little deeper than usually. A day that would cast a lingering cloud over my own birthday just one day after hers, and I found it hard to enjoy my own special day. I think it was in the days ahead that I prepared myself to feel this heartache all over again. I came to expect it, that it would unfold like it had in recent years. But this year was different and I had a little helper to distract me, my Cinnamon Girl. And then an unexpected visitor showed up and Mom came to play with her.
If you don’t know the story, it was only days after Mom passed that a dragonfly landed and sat on my hand in a serene park setting. Already believing in the signs of animal spirits I looked up the meaning and it was said that dragonflies assist our dearly departed on their flight to heaven. I was lost, hurt and sad, feeling the waves of Grief as I was working through my loss. I instantly knew that it was Mom, it was a sign from her to let me know that she was ok and at peace. I will never forget this powerful moment and it has stayed with me as a special occurrence and message from Mom.
We were out on a walk when a dragonfly, beautiful in black and white, a dancer between two worlds, between light and darkness came to visit us. Mom always had a special heart for animals, especially for dogs. Cinnamon was off leash, running through the meadows, head up into the sky, playing and chasing after something I couldn’t make out at first. I was too fixed on watching her enjoying herself, but then I saw it and it was a dragonfly. Again I knew right away that it was Mom and I smiled. She had come for her birthday to send another sign that she was ok. To lift my sorrows and sad feelings, and turn them into a joyful game of chase and dance. It couldn’t have been a better moment and I felt like I had received a great gift. And so did Mom by playing with my Cinnamon Girl. Fly high and happy Birthday Mom. Thank you for stopping by.
Past month and spirit animals that have supported the energy for each month. Please have a look and see if it applies to you as it has to me. Here is what we can expect for the month of July.
“Freedom is yours” is our motto and here is deeper look as it relates via Colette Baron Reid.
When horse spirit appears, you are gifted with the spirit of movement and freedom. It is a time for travel and adventure, whether that means a trip somewhere or taking a different type of journey, one of freedom of choice. Horse spirit reminds you that no matter the circumstances, you have free will and choices that can take you far away to a better place, a better situation, a better state of being, for there is no one but you to rein in your will to make a different decision. You are capable of making powerful choices that will affect you for a long time to come.
Horses are social animals known to be a friend to mankind, willing to carry us forward when we need it. Horse spirit reminds you that help will be available to you whenever you need it and companions will be by your side wherever you choose to go, whatever direction you choose to travel. Life is an adventure, and Horse Spirit wants you to know that whatever choices you make, you have Great Spirit within, invisible yet holding you up and always walking by your side.
If your inquiry is about a relationship, you can set your heart free to experience love in all forms. Spirit whispers to you that the gift of freedom is yours if you allow yourself to break out of your perfectionism and stubbornness. Make a move and enjoy the freedom of letting go of the need to control.