Answering Readers and Animal Totems

From Juno:

Thanks for your recent posts and your encouragement to those of us disheartened. The movement gives me hope. If the protests are both Owl and Spider medicine, then one can hope that the Awakening it is sustainable and will grow.  

By the way — if spiders are weavers of fate, what does it mean if you get reoccurring spider dreams?  These spiders were friggin’  massive, and they    were on ceiling beams over or near my sleeping son both times.

Spiders in dreams mean weaving a new fate for oneself and also they are related to storytelling and writing. So perhaps you have some stories that need to be told – major, big stories. And of course, a change in one’s fate.

I had dreams of sacks of baby spiders and bats growing on the side of my home years ago – related to a bunch of dreams about the earthquake. At the time the home was odd – not like the one I lived in. Long story short we had to abandon our home after the earthquake and lived temporarily in a place that had some features of the place in the dream. Ultimately, we settled into a home very similar to the one in the dream. Also oddly we often have sacs of spider eggs growing on the side of the home here – loads of spiders on this property.

For anyone with a bat dream or seeing an actual bat – it means transformation, death and rebirth. It’s the death part that gives bats a bad reputation however, they don’t destroy positive things – just things that need to go – so they are destructive in a positive way and then help you through the transformation to rebuild and understand what has occurred.

BTW I love the co-opting of the V for Vendetta mask that people have used for the protests. It’s important to put all information possible about the protests on the web because the main stream media will try to downplay this uprising. After all they are corporations and they fear (as does the entire system) real systemic change that will force the game to be played fairly.

For those who are working on meditating everyday, the next step will be posted in a couple weeks. This is the age of Aquarius – meaning we will no longer be followers – we all must learn to carve our own path to the Great Spirit.

The Great Spirit speaks to us not only through our heart, dreams, meditation but also (if we are paying attention) augury as the ancients believed and I have had a multitude of experiences with and can speak for the truth of this first hand. I have lived in cities (major cities and suburban areas around – Chicago and Los Angeles) my entire life yet I have seen owls more times than I can count. I once saw 5 of them hanging out at the LA damn after a series of dreams about seeing them with a friend. I happened to be walking at the damn when I saw these owls with that same friend. It was actually during the day – just before sunset – and the owls were of 5 different types. Each owl was doing something different. One was preening, one was eating a snake, one was staring at me the entire time – directly. The other two were hanging out, spreading their wings on occasion but generally just there. I wanted to stay longer, but my friend got tired of watching them. However we still stayed for about twenty minutes. This was just one of more than a dozen experiences I have had with these animals.

We all have a multitude of different animals connected to different sides of ourselves. My animals are mostly nocturnal although not all of the are. I encourage you to get a copy of the Medicine Cards and also the Ted Andrews books – the first and most important is called, Animal-Speak: The Spiritual & Magical Powers of Creatures Great & Small, there is an ancillary book (if you really get into it) that goes into more esoteric animals he wrote called, Animal-Wise: The Spirit Language and Signs of Nature. These two books are the most extensive and complete of any of its kind. Almost everything you see on the web is basically a quote or a re-write of the information in these two books.

If you look throughout your life you will find an animal that often comes to you. It could be mice, horses, dogs, cats, bats, whatever. Everyone has multiple totem animals. However one will often find a particular animal that appears more than any other. For anyone interested in learning more about divining by animals to check out the Ted Andrews books on the subject and to purchase a set of Medicine Cards. People often complain (even psychics or especially psychics) that they can’t read for themselves but there are ways around this. First of all if you are familiar with a particular system such as tarot, astrology or divining rod, etc. You will often find that using these tools to answer personal questions will be confusing because it can be read how you want to read it rather than how it really should be read due to the issue of desire getting in the way. I had this problem after doing a lot of readings for others and getting attached to my tarot deck in a very concrete immovable way – meaning each card came to represent a very specific problem and due to this I couldn’t read myself. I was working 60-80 hours a week giving readings and most of the problems were about love, some about career and money so my cards became bent through that lens. I however wasn’t trying to use the cards for those issues. I was trying to use them in the way I had when I first learned – for spiritual guidance. My cards had become too mundane in their associations for this purpose.

So I bought the Medicine Cards and found they were able to break through all of that and get to a deeper spiritual place. I found them extremely helpful especially for those who were readers and spiritual people trying to gain deeper insight into their souls and the roots of their problems. And then I found after a while I bought  a different set of tarot cards and used yes/no spreads to answer questions about dilemmas. I would always pray for the truth. A yes/no spread can not be fudged. I then stared using a pendulum for the sake of speed. Again before doing so I asked the Great Spirit to give me the absolute truth. These are some ways to tap into one’s psychic ability for use on one’s own path.

I do agree one can’t give a traditional tarot reading for oneself as there are too many ways to interpret the cards and we will always want to see the best which leads to delusion.

If one wants to be taught about clairvoyance and clairaudience – meditate on the owl and ask for his/her guidance.

Many blessings,

Denise

But always remember to do PROTECTION! No matter what – never skip that part of a meditation or ritual!

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Answering Readers and Animal Totems

3 thoughts on “Answering Readers and Animal Totems

  1. Kitty says:

    Thank you for all of your insight, I am an elementary art teacher in an urban school district. Traveling to two schools, and having somewhat in the number of 700 students pre-k thru 6th grade. I only see these children 40 min weekly. I’ve always wanted to make a difference , but lately I feel so lost. Since I have been following your posts this last month, I have felt a
    substantial difference in my life~well being. I am
    joining the cause… Again thank you, k

  2. Hi-Could you give the full name of Ted Andrews’ Medicine Cards? Sorry… I could only find Animal Tarot Cards by TA on Amazon. Are those it?

    Also, I was visited (like stared in the face ) by a squirrel while I sat in my car in the parking lot, my side door open. It shifted but stared at me for about 15 min. I wish I knew what it wanted to say! This was in June, then we moved into a house we bought in July. It needed tree work and a red squirrel ran lapses on the roof for about a month in August. Then it tried to mate with another one (it was chasing) for 2 days, in front of the window of my study. Would be helpful to know what it means. I understand that squirrels are collectors and symbolize the preparation for the future?

  3. What are your thoughts on Baby Lisa? My first thought was the mother had some sort of a mental health issue and it turned out I was right. She was drunk and on anti anxiety medication when the baby disappeared. My thoughts now are the parents did not harm their child. It seems absurd to me to blame the father as well as the mother, but many people are.

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