'Sidewalk Tarot'-3 Pileated Woodpeckers

Today I am sharing a personal experience and hope you will enjoy it.  I am taking an on-line class from Robert Moss author and teacher on dreaming.  There is this wonderful little game he recommends we play called ‘Sidewalk Tarot’.  He  suggests that throughout the day we pay attention if there are three things that we see that might be giving us a symbolic message.

'Sidewalk Tarot'-3 Pileated WoodpeckersWhile on my early walk,  I came upon 3 pileated woodpeckers.  Now they are common in the forests of the Pacific Northwest, but very seldom do I see them on my walk and never 3 together. I was fascinated listening to the  sounds they make before starting to drill for hidden pleasures.  I followed this amazing  trio from tree to tree until they flew off.

Woodpeckers are known for and symbolic of the drumming and  on a conscious level, they can soon help you reconnect with the heartbeat of the Earth…a primal knowing of balance.'Sidewalk Tarot'-3 Pileated Woodpeckers

The color symbolism of this spirit animal is also important.  Black and white is representative of how we look at things, our perspectives, and being able to discern between the rational and the emotional based situations.  The red crest is symbolic of powerful mental faculties.  This is a meaningful spirit animal to call upon, when overwhelmed by drama and not able to see what is truly happening.  Pileated Woodpecker is a Master of her craft,  nurturing and teaching those around her to find their rhythm in life.

My personal message  from studying this spirit animal is: I need to stay grounded to obtain my goals, not focus on the mental, be open to self-discovery, set my own pace, and my own rhythm.  Please consider playing ’Sidewalk Tarot’.  Simply collect three observations from the world around you  and look at them as possible signs and symbols.  It can be revealing and FUN!

 

 

 





 

 

 

 

Animal Spirit Guide - Fox

Thanks to Steven D. Farmer, Ph.D, in his book Animal Spirit Guides, the fox is covered as follows:

If FOX shows up, it means:

•  Trust your intuition, and be wary of someone you’re involved with who is attempting to trick you in some way.

•  Your intelligence and ingenuity are more useful now than confrontation and righteousness.

•  It is important to break out of your social conditioning and express yourself more freely.

•  Trust your senses to guide you.

Animal Spirit Guide - Fox             —If ARTIC FOX:

•  Don’t let the negative things affect you adversely.

•  Plan for the future by storing up some of your supplies.

•  Welcome the changes of season with the behavior and attitude appropriate to that season.Animal Spirit Guide - Fox

—If GRAY FOX:

Animal Spirit Guide - Fox•  Right now it’s best to keep to yourself and not stand out.

—If KIT FOX: 

•  Speak your truth directly, without explanation or qualification.Animal Spirit Guide - Fox

•  Constancy, courage, and integrity are important for you to display right now.

                            

—If RED FOX:

•  It is important to be flexible and adaptable, using the resources you have available.

Call on FOX when:

•  You are faced with seemingly insurmountable problem.  You are being scrutinized or observed in some way that’s uncomfortable.

•  You find yourself in a situation that requires quick thinking and action.  What is called for is tact and wisdom.

If FOX is your POWER ANIMAL:

•  You’re a night person and often are most productive and creative at night while other sleeps.

•  You are a keen observer, an excellent parent or parental figure – very nurturing, protective, and conscientious.

•  You sometimes surprise everyone by coming up with obscure yet creative solutions to problems.

Animal Spirit Guide - Fox

Animal Spirit Guide-Peacock

Lets start by closing our eyes and tune into the power of a glowing Peacock and feel its vibration attuning us.  With power emanating from the 5th chakra, the Peacock teaches us the following:

Animal Spirit Guide - Peacock

 If Peacock shows up, it means:

1.  You’re about to experience a vision that will greatly affect your life.

2.  This is the time to be watchful, observing what goes on inside and around you.

3.  There is no need to worry,  you are safe and well protected.

4.  It is important now to take a risk and speak your truth rather than holding back.

5.  Your dignity and integrity are particularly called on, so make it a point to walk your talk.

 

Animal Spirit Guide - Peacock

 

Call on Peacock when:

1.  You are on the verge of making an important decision.

2.  You’re questioning the truth of what someone has told you and need help discerning this.

3.  You are entering new and unfamiliar territory, whether emotional or geographical, and need a guardian who will give you more than adequate warning of any danger.

4.  Your self-esteem is rather low and you want to feel better about yourself.

5.  There’s an opportunity for you to perform in some kind of show, particularly one that calls for you to dress up in colorful costumes.

Animal Spirit Guide - Peacock

 

If Peacock is your POWER ANIMAL:

1.  You’re very showy and flashy and love to display yourself in colorful garb.

2.  You carry yourself with a very regal air, exuding confidence and warmth.

3.  You are incredibly lucky, protected at all times, and always seem to be able to avoid misfortunes.

4.  If White Peacock is your power animal, you’re able to access deep inner wisdom, and when asked, readily communicate this knowledge.

Spirit Animal Guide Peacock

(More information on other animal guides can be found in, Animal Spirit Guides, by Steven D. Farmer, PH.D.)

 Animal Spirit Guide Yellow Canary

Wild Canary is found only in yellow. The Yellow Canary is interpreted as happiness and joy.   It gives you patience to enlighten yourself as well as others. This animal totem provides you with the power to control your voice, feelings and emotions. It guides you to the manifestation of healing yourself, in order to breath the fresh air to have a new start  in life freely, without any hindrance.


Animal Spirit Guide Yellow Canary

The Canary shows as a Spirit Guide when…

We need to add energy to our life.

We want to sing the happy tune of life.

We need to realize the power of speaking.

Our freedom is being suppressed.

We are impatient. 

 

 

Animal Spirit Guide Yellow Canary

Call on Canary as a Spirit Guide when…

We are losing the excitement in life.

We want a balance with nature.

We are not very vocal about our true feelings.

We are  manipulated on what to do.

We have been waiting for something for so long.

 

 

Animal Spirit Guide Yellow Canary

When Canary shows as Spirit Guide in dream…

Caged, it represents signs of sorrow, unhappiness, or. entrapment.

Flying, it shows connection to freedom.

Receiving a Canary as a gift,  indicates a welcomed inheritance.

Canary eggs, is an indication of a new life and new hopes.

 

 Animal Spirit Guide Yellow Canary

Animal Spirit Guide-Dall Sheep (RAM)

The RAM covers many of the Bighorn Sheep but I want to focus on Dall Sheep of Alaska.    I have had the pleasure to watch these magnificent snowy white creatures grazing on the steep sides of a mountain.  It almost looks like an impossible feat.  Following is what Steven D. Farmer, Ph.D. writes about RAM, in his book Animal Spirits:

 Animal Spirit Guide-DallSheep (RAM)If RAM shows up, it means:

1.  Take steps to correct something that is out of balance in your life.

2.  Right time to pursue intellectual or educational interests and activities, so make plans to do so.  You are ready for new challenges.

3.  You’re  about to go through a spiritual initiation leading to an emergence of  a different sense of yourself.

Call on RAM when:

1.  You need a boost so that you’ll feel stronger and more powerful.

2.  You’re dealing with a challenging or stressful situation and want to maintain a sense of balance.

3.  You’re at the beginning of a new project or relationship and want to leap ahead while keeping yourself grounded at the same time.Animal Spirit Guide-Dall Sheep (RAM)

If RAM is your POWER ANIMAL:

1.  You are very confident and believe in yourself and your abilities.

2.  You keep things to yourself and rarely communicate what you’re thinking or feeling.

3.  You are very imaginative and have a great deal of curiosity that increases as you mature, and you are willing to pursue whatever attracts your attention.

4.  You are spontaneous, willing to move quickly when a new opportunity presents itself.

Animal Spirit Guide-Dall Sheep (RAM)

 

 

Animal Spirit Guide-Camel

February 13th, 2015 | Posted by Velda in AFFIRMATIONS | ANIMAL SPIRIT GUIDES

Animal Spirit Guite - Camel

HAVE YOU EVER BEEN VISITED BY EITHER OF THESE CAMEL SPIRIT GUIDES?

Dromedary is the name for one-hump camels. This type of camel is common to Africa and the Middle East.  Bactrian camels are native to the Gobi Desert in Mongolia, and aside from the obvious difference of the number of humps, are much more mild-mannered than their hot-tempered dromedary kin.  

Today I was drawn to the Camel Animal Spirit and wanted to share from, Animal Spirit Guides, by Steven D. Farmer, Ph.D. the following:

If CAMEL shows up, it means: 1. It’s time to trust your own intuition for guidance. 2. You have more energy and durability for the task ahead than you think you do.  3. The road ahead may be difficult because you won’t have support from everyone.  However, you must take it with complete trust that you have everything you need within you to succeed with your endeavors.

Call on CAMEL when: 1. When you need to replenish your energy and nourish yourself.  2.  You are about to embark on a new adventure, a literal or metaphorical journey that will take you into unknown territory where you want to feel stability in spite of the shifting sands around you.

If CAMEL is your POWER ANIMAL: 1.  You’re remarkably adaptable, with considerable inner strength.  2.  Although you can be unpredictable, you’re generally very patient and kind.  3.  You remain consistently positive amidst challenging times or experiences.

Animal Spirit Guide - Camel

Animal Spirit Guide White Horse

The White Horse is the teacher of spiritual progress. It represents an avatar or master of knowledge and faith. They are adept in the fields of intellectualism and reason. They have command of their emotions, manifest unblemished justness. They signify the coming of spiritual lesson or teacher into your life.

Animal Spirit Guide White Horse The White Horse Totem: 

Is a symbol for developing awareness of your instincts and intuition. It is associated with elevating your mood or spiritual aspirations. This  totem represents light, sun, day, vitality, illumination, resurrection, and messenger of birth.

 If  White Horse shows up, it means:

•  You feel responsibility very heavily, and you must guard against carrying the weight of the world on your shoulders.

•   You’re very well protected from any negative or harsh psychic attacks.

•  You’re called to investigate other spiritual realms and dimensions through vision quest, meditation, or shamanic journeying.White Horse Animal Spirit Guide

Honor The Spirit Feather

December 14th, 2014 | Posted by Velda in ANIMAL SPIRIT GUIDES

Honor The Spirit Feathers

According to Ted Andrews author of,  Animal Speak The Spiritual & Magical Powers of Creatures Great & Small,  any bird or feather that enters your life brings the message that it is there to help you use your intuitive faculties.  Finding feathers could mean that you are on a higher spiritual path.   The feather creates the opportunity to awaken your insights.

Honor The Spirit Feather

I love early morning walks and enjoy the chatter of the crows.  I am always finding beautiful iridescent black feathers on my path.   I had a wise woman teach me that these found feathers are gifts.  My gift is to hold the feather and consider the message it brings me.   Because collecting crow feathers in my State is illegal, I place the feathers near or on a tree or plant as a gift from the Crow.

Honor The Spirit FeatherWhen we see feathers in our midst it is considered a message that we need to lighten up, not take things too seriously, and try to find the joy in our situation.

There are times when a feather becomes a reassurance symbol by appearing to us when we are going through the different phases in our life. Letting us know that we are loved and watched over.

If a feather appears in a dream, the message is begin to move more freely in life.  When a white feather appears  in a dream, it represents a fresh start in a spiritual sense.

Animal Spirit Guide-Turkey

November 26th, 2014 | Posted by Velda in AFFIRMATIONS | ANIMAL SPIRIT GUIDES

Spirit Animal Guide - Turkey

Tomorrow being Thanksgiving, I decided it would be appropriate to discuss the animal spirit guide TURKEY.  According to Steven D. Farmer, PhD in his book Animal Spirit Guides:

Animal Spirit Guide TurkeyIf TURKEY shows up, it means:

1.  Transcend the focus on your own needs to the greater needs of the whole.

2.  Perform some acts that honors the earth.

3.  Volunteer time in selfless service for something you want to support.

Call on TURKEY when: Spirit Animal Guide - Turkey

1.  You’re feeling overwhelmed or disillusioned with materialism.

2.  You are prompted to donate your time and energy to a worthwhile cause.

3.  Plan a sharing function, where attendees are willing to exchange helpful ideas.

IAnimal Spirit Guide Turkeyf TURKEY is your POWER ANIMAL:

1.  You do your best to help others in need and are a very communal person.

2.  You prefer being near forested areas, but are adaptable in many environments.

3.  You may appear awkward, but you’re quick and alert when necessary.

Animal Spirit Guide - Turkey

HAPPY THANKSGIVING TO ALL!

Animal Spirit Guide - Caterpillar

Several weeks ago my daughter and I were walking through our local botanical garden and we came upon a woolly caterpillar.  I was immediately taken back to my childhood and being so thrilled when seeing a woolly brown on the trail.  So concerned it might not make it to safety, I picked it up carefully. I was tickled the beautiful brown and red-orange beauty felt confident to crawl in my hand and not roll up in a protective ball.  I then did what all caterpillar lovers would do and placed it in the green belt to find it’s chosen location to start spinning a cocoon.

Animal Spirit Guide - CaterpillerCaterpillar Spirit Animal:

The caterpillar represents new birth and is a symbol of good luck.

When visited by caterpillar, know that a transformative change will occur.  It is when we give birth to new ideas and creativity.  This stage teaches us the importance of patience and that all things will come to fruition in nature’s time.

Caterpillars signify a need for a quiet approach to our activities and endeavors. Their visit  may even indicate that a person or persons are blocking our growth or serve as a reminder that we must look at things and people around us realistically at this time. Failure to do so will slow down our progress.Spirit Animal Guide Caterpillar