Spirit Animals,Totems & Familiars

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A Spirit Animal is the one who will come to you in order to show you how to deal with and teach you what you need to learn, in order to help you meet the challenges of your spiritual journey.

Each spirit animal has certain powers and skills to teach and knowledge to share for overcoming the many challenges it must meet in order to survive.

Your spirit animal’s appearance signals a time to connect with your true self and your life’s purpose, pay attention to the repeated appearance of this animal and of repeated patterns or themes. Awakening to the recognition of these seemingly synchronistic occurrences teaches you to be aware of the hidden messages in everyday experiences.

There are many ways your spirit animal will make itself known to you and pass on its message. Do not let your perceived image of the animal prejudice you as to the significance of its message. You will meet with the spirit animal whose lessons you need to learn.

You cannot choose your spirit animal, it chooses you. Spirit animals will appear only at the time and place in your life when you are ready to accept them and the wisdom the come to offer, and they always turn up at exactly the right moment.

A “Totem Animal” is an animal spirit that you call upon or invoke, for its special powers and survival skills, to serve as a guardian or protector when facing adversity.

It is customary for many Native American tribes (as well as others) to be made up of smaller groups or “Clans” united by actual or perceived kinship and descent and formed around a founding member or “ancestor”. Often this ancestor is an animal spirit which becomes the Clan Totem. The clan totems are often the animals that inhabit the local area, (The wolf, bear, turtle, and deer are common clans of the Great Lakes area.), and which have a unique relationship to the tribe and its heritage.

The spiritual powers of the various totems help each clan to carry out its own special duties and responsibilities within the tribe in accordance with the attributes of that totem. (The Turtle Clan usually being the tribes “Keepers of Wisdom”, the guardians of the legends and mysteries within the tribe’s ceremonies and practices.)

Again, never let your perceived image of an animal effect how you see its ability to serve as a “Totem”. Though it may seem incongruous to invoke a rabbit as a totem for battle, remember the wisdom shown by “Briar Rabbit” in defeating an enemy.

Totem Poles

The Totem Pole is an arrangement of symbols representing animal totems from the tribe’s ancestral past. Totems were a form of communication for the Pacific Northwest Coast Native Americans as they had no written language and thus the poles were used to convey their legends, stories and events. Totem poles may also be messages passed on by those that carve them. The pole’s symbols may often tell a very personal story of the carver himself, as well as that of his own family, clan or tribe.

The Familiar

The next type of animal spirit, mainly used in Shamanism and Witchcraft is called a “familiar”. The familiar is a spiritual entity that will appear as a facilitator in the communion of the human, animal and spirit realms.

The true Shaman or Witch does not just decide to walk the Path. They must first be chosen by and then accept a spirit being or deity as their mentor. Usually, this mentor will send forth an animal spirit to guide the initiate to them, or in many cases, they themselves may take the form of an animal spirit, only later revealing their true nature.

One example, in the case of Shamans and Witches who come from the background of the European Celtic traditions, the Goddess Morrigan will often appear to the initiate in the form of a raven or crow as their familiar and she will reveal her true self only after the initiate has actualized as an “enlightened being”.

This information has been modified slightly and shared from spiritwalkministry.com website.

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Spirit Animal – Mouse

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Mouse: Symbol of Trust in the Divine, Invisibility, Humility, Simplicity, Gentleness, Resourcefulness, Modesty, Adaptability, Innocence, Fertility, Super-Awareness, Voraciousness, Determination, Cleanliness.

Mice can be timid, appearing to be shy and nervous at the slightest twitch in their surroundings. This is symbolic of the antithesis of bravado, egotism and arrogance. When the mouse pays a visit, it’s often a message to take a look at behaviours.

The mouse is often a message for us to review our resources (of all kinds, energetic, financial, emotional, and physical) and be a little more conscious of how we spend or distribute these resources.

To pay close attention to details so as not to let anything important escape your attention as you may be missing something that is obvious and right in front of you.
You may be missing opportunities by having a narrow focus and only paying attention to one or two activities. This may be an important time for close scrutiny of all that is going on in your life and to sort it out, perhaps even letting go of those things that no longer fit in your life.

You should call upon a mouse if you are feeling disorganised, overwhelmed about things and need some kind of order, also if you are involved in a transaction where, it is very important to pay close attention to the “fine” print.

If you are feeling unproductive and want to get motivated to pursue goals and tasks. If you feel like your energies and attention are scattered and you need help to get or stay focused.

If the mouse is one of your power animals you are very detail oriented, so much in fact you sometimes lose track of the big picture. You are very organized and easily can put things in their proper place in order to keep track of them.

You are clean, fastidious in many areas of your life but neglectful in others parts.

“A mouse does not rely on just one hole.” ~ Plautus

Special Note about the Mouse: Our ancient ancestors observed their affinity for ground-burrowing, and likened this to mice being ‘one with the Mother’ (Mother Earth, that is). This ground-loving behaviour was also seen as a connection to the Underworlds (or Otherworld’s, depending upon your source of reference). This kind of connection makes the mouse a kind of mediator between physical life and recycling life (spirit energies in transition).

Information taken from the witch’s cauldron / moon raven FB.

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Moth Spirit Animal

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With the moth spirit animal that is helplessly drawn to the light of the flame, so are you when you are drawn to anything that is good and pleasurable.

The moth symbolism fuels your pursuits, whether physical, emotional, intellectual, or spiritual.

The moth meaning resonates with truth. It represents the truth that you cannot see because you are in the dark, but when everything else is illuminated, it all becomes clear as day.

The moth totem also represents your passions and the things that give you delight. It’s that childlike wonder that never seems to go away, no matter how difficult you’ve had it in life.

Every little thing continues to enchant, fascinate and amaze you. Just like the moth that comes near the flame, you also experience so many things when you get close to something you love.

It exhilarates, inspires and even terrifies you. There’s a certain light that is shed on the world and on your life and gives you your own unique perspective.

The moth symbolism can pertain to the secrets that you hold deep inside of you and the knowledge and wisdom that you have gained throughout the years.

It can represent your attraction to both good and bad and the fragility that you experience with each choice.

The meaning of the moth also represents your faith and determination. It has also been known to be associated with clairvoyance and psychic abilities.

The meaning of the moth urges you to find the light to take you out of the dark. Let this be your guiding light to become a better and stronger person.

Go find the light and teach yourself to be someone’s light as well. Be vigilant when it comes to your pursuits and keep your sense of judgment and intuition with you.

3 Facts about Moth Symbolism

While you may consider the moth to be a pretty insignificant insect, which does not mean that the spirit animal or symbolism that is attached to it will also be insignificant in its approach.

There is significantly more to moth symbolism than you may expect, but to show that, we need to address a number of points and facts that will then offer up a better explanation as to what is going on with the moth spirit animal.

  1. It represents you having a passion.

The first thing to mention is that moth symbolism is connected to you having a passion and not being afraid to explore it at any point.

You need to understand what is capable of giving you happiness and delight and to not then ignore it, but rather put it to good use wherever possible.

If you feel that you do not have a passion, then the moth spirit animal is imploring you to seek it out as we all have something out there, but sadly we do not always manage to find it unless we look very hard.

  1. It represents being fascinated by even the smallest of details.

A moth is always drawn to the flame or the light and moth symbolism is also going to be directly linked to that very idea as well.

You will find that you are fascinated by everything, which includes the smallest of details, but this is something that can serve you well in the future.

There is every possibility that you can learn so much from paying so much attention to what is going on, but you do need to be aware that you can be drawn into things that are perhaps not that good for you as well, so there is a certain need to be careful with what you are doing.

  1. It can indicate looking at your own weak points and insecurities.

There is also a strong sense of moth symbolism representing you having the need to look at your own individual weak points as well as those areas where you are feeling rather insecure about things.

Having these weaknesses does not have to be a negative thing, but being able to identify them and understand them does mean that you are not going to have to feel so disabled by them.

It  also allows you to better understand the areas where you need to grow as an individual and that is clearly going to be beneficial to you.

The moth is stronger than you think, but it does focus on a number of factors that are attributed to the way in which the moth acts at various times.

You need to be willing to explore things, but also understand that you are not strong with every single point either.

There will always be points that you need to work on as much as possible as that will help you to then grow and develop as a person.

The original post taken from the moon sisters tribe.

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Squirrel Spirit Guide

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When the squirrel spirit animal appears to you, this is a sign to take life a little less seriously.

The squirrel symbolism encourages you to inject more fun and laughter, and just enjoy the wonders of your world!

Having the squirrel spirit animal reminds you to be adaptable, and to be ready for any changes that you need to make at the last minute.

The squirrel meaning is about surrendering and letting things happen.

The squirrel spirit animal highlights the importance of communication and showing respect to the people around you through your words, actions, and behaviours.

It encourages you to respect your differences and find a way to work harmoniously together.

Squirrel symbolism also focuses on the changes that are taking place in your life.

These changes are what will force you out of your comfort zone so that you will grow, and these changes can help lighten your load by getting rid of what no longer serves your purpose.

The meaning of the squirrel reminds you to tackle any issues or problems head on instead of ignoring them or pushing them aside.

Be honest about your thoughts and emotions, and don’t bottle them up inside you.

Saving up is another important squirrel symbolism. Be mindful of how much you consume when it comes to your resources and how much you spend when it comes to your finances.

You need to teach yourself to save for the rainy days and to adjust accordingly when money is tight. Work to have a comfortable life so that you don’t have to spend your whole life just trying to make a living.

When the squirrel totem scurries its way to you, it’s a message for you to have fun. Your life is filled with work and commitments, but you deserve some rest and relaxation, too.

The meaning of the squirrel reminds you that life doesn’t have to be so serious all the time. There’s a time for work and hustle, and there’s a time for fun and play.

Rid your life of stressful and toxic clutter, and that applies to both physical and emotional clutter.

Lighten the load as you go on with life because this is important if you want to create a healthy balance of peace and happiness.

( original post by moon sisters tribe )

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Symbolism of The Horse Spirit Animal.

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Very few animals convey such majesty, power, pride, and nobility of spirit as the horse spirit animal.

With the horse spirit animal, you can see the true essence of freedom in your life, and you can live vicariously through it with each mile it runs and each obstacle it overcomes.

If you have this powerful animal working for you, you will truly experience the energy of a genuinely free spirit.

When you have the horse totem, this most commonly represents power and stamina.

The horse is known for being one of the most hardworking animals on earth, with the ability to carry on even on the roughest roads and the toughest climbs.

The horse meaning signifies overcoming obstacles, and how you should carry yourself in the face of adversity.

The horse spirit animal works hard to remind you to take care of your emotional, mental, and spiritual well-being.

The horse symbolism also speaks about freedom. It possesses an unbridled desire for freedom because of its naturally wild and powerful spirit, and it always wants to break free.

Another horse meaning is journey. The horse is usually seen carrying a rider on its back, embarking on all kinds of journeys.

This signifies the time to set your soul free. It’s time to go on your journey and jump over the hurdles of your life with strength and courage.

The meaning of the horse seeks to remind you that you have the power and the motivation to carry through anything. You are full of vitality, and you have the freedom to do whatever you want!

When the horse spirit animal comes galloping into your life, it carries a very important message.

You need to take stock of your life and see where you have been spending your energies on, and whether you have been giving your personal freedom or power away.

It signals a time to evaluate which aspects of your life allow people to treat you harshly or domineeringly.

You should think about whether you are putting the needs and demands of others before yours.

The horse symbolism in your life is simply telling you that no one can take away your power from you. You will only become powerless and weak if you allow it.

Harness the meaning of the horse in your life to get you out of your stupor you only need to have faith!

Facts About Horse Symbolism.

The horse is going to bring forth a number of different ideas and theories surrounding the symbolism that is associated with this animal.

However, you do need to pay close attention to the animal and the way in which it is viewed in real life as this is something that is seen as being quite majestic and almost regal in its approach.

The same symbolism is then going to be applied to the spirit animal and what it represents.

It represents power and stamina.

Horse symbolism is closely associated with the idea of both power and stamina, and this is directly linked to the way in which the horse can seemingly run for miles before it gets tired.

It has the determination to get to the end point and will push itself to extremes, and this is certainly something that you need to be doing in order to really get anywhere in life.

It is symbolic of getting over obstacles.

A horse is capable of getting over fences in its way, and you can also benefit from linking in with the symbolism associated with this animal.

It is directly linked to the idea of having the faith and confidence that you can get over any obstacle that is placed in your path as you know the rewards when you get to the other side.

You believe that you are going to be able to get over it without any problems and you have the strength and desire to go ahead and achieve this.

It is symbolic of going on a journey.

As the horse was originally used for being able to travel around, it should be no surprise to then discover that it is directly linked to the concept of going on a journey.

However, this is going to be something that you are going to be in control of every step of the way. You are going to effectively have itchy feet and a willingness to see what else is out there.

You should not be afraid of encountering new things as exciting times are ahead, but only if you allow that to be the case.

It seeks to keep your emotions and spiritual self healthy.

Horse symbolism is also closely linked to the idea of keeping your emotions and spirituality in check.

You need to constantly remind yourself of the need to not break your own emotional bonds as that in itself is going to cause some serious damage.

Maintaining this healthy balance will prove to be an advantage for you in life.

Horse symbolism is all about strength and the ability to carry on even when others may have fallen by the wayside or you would have previously felt as if you were struggling with energy levels.

This is showing you that there is a very real need to go ahead and keep carrying on as the rewards of getting over those obstacles are going to be far more important than you could have ever imagined.

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Original post from the Moon sisters tribe.

 

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The symbolism of a Starfish

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The starfish spirit animal holds various meanings when it comes to life. You can learn many things from the starfish symbolism that will help you deepen your intuition just by using your senses.

The starfish is known for its ability to regenerate its limbs and even its entire body. This teaches you to trust in your ability to renew yourself so you can be a different but better person!

The meaning of the starfish speaks about guidance and inspiration. When you are at a crossroads, you can find the answers that you need from the meaning of the starfish.

It symbolizes regeneration, renewal, and self-sustainability

The starfish spirit animal teaches you to cure yourself over time, fill up the void, and replace it with something better.

It also symbolizes your sensory feelings, and how you should use them to gain clarity and build your personal strength. Use them to collect experiences, and as a source of guidance.

The starfish spirit animal represents your intuition, and how your instincts are usually right. If you sense that something is amiss, don’t do it  your first guess is usually the best.

The meaning of the starfish also speaks about infinite divine love.

It also represents your energies of brilliance and vigilance because of its connection to the stars.

There’s nothing that you cannot achieve because you have the talents and the dedication to see your plans through.

Unusual facts about Starfish symbolism.

Starfish symbolism, as well as the starfish spirit animal, may not be the first thing that you think about when you venture into this world.

However, that does not then mean that the starfish is going to prove to be something that you should just ignore.

Instead, there is no doubt that this spirit animal can play an important role in different areas of your life, but you have to be willing to get to the bottom of different facts related to it in order to make it easier to understand.

It is connected to both guidance as well as inspiration.

If you are at some kind of crossroads in life, then you may wish to bring the starfish spirit animal into your thoughts.

That is because it is directly related to the idea of offering you a source of inspiration as well as guidance when you are unsure as to what you should be doing next.

The starfish is able to renew itself and regenerate as the power is all within.

Starfish symbolism then represents the idea that the answers are already inside of you, and that you have the ability to deal with anything that life may throw at you.

You are in tune with your sensory feelings.

Another important factor is that you are going to be in real tune with your sensory feelings, and this will stand you well in life.

You are more aware of what is happening around you at all times, and you are willing to explore new avenues in life as you are confident of being able to pick up on things before anybody else.

The starfish spirit animal is able to provide you with assistance when it comes to getting through life as it will encourage you to explore those sensory feelings and see the difference that it makes for you.

You are able to achieve anything.

Starfish symbolism is very strongly connected to the idea that you will be able to achieve anything that you care to imagine.

This is because of the way in which you are not only able to plan for things, but can then explore and execute those plans with you then seeing them through to the end.

This desire and energy will push you along like never before, and it will ultimately mean that you are able to achieve anything that you care to imagine simply because you do not have the belief that you are able to fail.

Overall, starfish symbolism is far more powerful than people would imagine, and it is all linked to the way in which it is able to renew itself and the energy that it uses in order to achieve that.

If you can replicate its stance on life, as well as its ability to do this, then you will discover that life is full of possibilities and there is no doubt that you have something to look forward to, but only if you are able to embrace the starfish spirit animal.

The starfish symbolism teaches you that everything is a miracle waiting to be opened. You are surrounded by love and support, and you can create anything you want to.

The meaning of the starfish encourages you to grab as many opportunities as you can and to watch out for dangers along the way. Protect others as you would protect yourself and your loved ones.

Listen to your intuition, and let yourself take a journey outside your comfort zones and your regular routines. Experience the magnificence of the world you live in!

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Original post from the Moon sisters tribe

 

 

Mercury retrograde takes place in Leo & Cancer & a lunar eclipse is happening in Capricorn.

Mercury retrograde

Mercury retrograde is quite common and takes place about 3 or 4 times. It stays for a couple of weeks and during this retrograde, we go through a storm and shadow period.

The shadow period begins when the planet turns direct and ends when it hits the point of the Zodiac on which the retrograde happens.

That’s the time when you feel its effect. After all, Mercury is fast and when it has to slow down, it doesn’t like it. Generally, Mercury retrogrades have two storm periods and then, it goes direct again.

Mercury retrograde takes place in Leo, first. Some drama is going to come your way during this time. Leos love to make mountains out of molehills. Plus, Leos love their fair share of attention, and they would take it somehow.

Leo rules over love, hence, affection and love are something that will be part of your life during this period. But like Leo, you will try to gain control over it.

Since Leo loves to play around, we do not quite know what and who we will fall in love with. Maybe it could be an activity we love to do, maybe we can just go out for a vacation. Leo is creative so, don’t let that creativity die out.

This Mercury retrograde commences on 7th July at 7:14 PM ET and concludes on 31st July at 11:58 PM ET. The shadow period is 23rd June – 15th August. The first storm period is 29th June – 19th July, and the second storm period is 23rd July – 7th August.

The retrograde commences at 4 degrees Leo, so the Leos born between 25th – 30th July will have its most impact. The retrograde concludes at 23 degrees Cancer, so Cancerians born between 13th to 19th July will feel the most impact of this energy.

Mercury also goes into retrograde in Cancer, on 19th July. Cancer is emotional so get ready for a huge emotional ride coming your way. Find support and comfort in your family, and don’t let the outside world influence you too much.

There is a chance that you feel a bit insecure inside. Its fine your emotions are acting out, just don’t lash out at this moment, be a bit flexible and adapt to the situation. Your family will help you out.

While the retrograde is happening, there will be a lunar eclipse as well, happening in Capricorn, on 16th July.

Mercury is going to be opposite it and emotions will be really high during this period so, it is necessary for Capricorn and Cancer to find a balance during this period.

Three aspects will be coming your way when Mercury turns retrograde. There will be a conjunction with Mars in transit on 8th July. It will bring in huge energy which is both reckless and impatient. Plus, the retrograde will make a hard aspect with the transit of Uranus in Taurus. It is an alignment which wants us to be careful and cautious.

On 21st July, Mercury will be making a conjunction with the Sun. It is an inferior one, but you get the chance to concentrate on something new for about six weeks. Mercury retrograde will also conjunct with Venus in Cancer on 24th July, so it may bring up pleasant energy for some, with a chance of accidents too. So, this time, Mercury retograde is going to be a bit crazy, so get prepared!

The original blog was posted by conscious reminder, some aspects I have changed to suit. (consciousreminder.com)

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Gemini Season is here,these 3 Zodiac Signs don’t need to worry!

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The Season of Taurus was to chill, now it will be the time for another season, the Gemini season.

On the 21st of May, the sun will move into the territory of Gemini, putting the air sign which is centred on communication.

If we were feeling quite stir-crazy and sleepy after the Taurus season, then the energy of Gemini will be the astrological espresso shot we were waiting for. Although Taurus loves the sensory pleasures it has, Gemini will be about intellectual and mental stimulation.

The Gemini season will be an excellent time for socializing, buying digital devices, and learning new and different skills. Gemini loves seeing things from various perspectives, which means that we have to practice opening our minds.

Although this season will be highly energized, not every Zodiac sign will feel that energy. For some of them, the season of Gemini will be an excellent time to relax, without taking care of the world, which is going to serve as an excellent break from everyday stresses.

These are the three signs the season of Gemini is going to affect the least:

Aries

Although Gemini tends to bring out the gossip in people, Aries has the power to stay away from such things. When the people born under this sign take a small break from the gossip and constant social media chatter, they are going to be permitted to also meditate on their own needs.

They have to do a small cleanse from social media and limit their screen time. They are going to see that disconnecting will be the easiest possible option during the Gemini season such significant realizations about their lives may emerge when they stop focusing energy on other people.

Cancer

The people born under the sign of Cancer don’t have to actually take on the social energy of Gemini during the Gemini season. The sun is going to shine in their quarters very soon, and they will have to reserve their energies for later.

They are unwinding and chilling during May, in order to rest their bones from their big birthday party.

They have to indulge themselves with fun nights, knowing that parties are going to be still there for them, waiting for them when they finally make the decision to get out of their shells and grace this world with their presence.

Libra

For the people born under Libra, life was non-stop, and during the Gemini season, they might feel quite anxious however, they should not worry.

They should enjoy the season’s airy nature and slow themselves down. They are lost in their daydreams, taking breaks from everyday responsibilities, after the difficult world they have done recently.

They have to stay more focused because they know they have something big on their horizon; however, they should be gentle with themselves too. They will be able to make their magic occur without the need for living the whirlwind lifestyle.

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