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Animal Totems & Spirit Animals

PostPosted: Sat Dec 06, 2014 8:52 am
Author: Tylluan
Knowing which animals represent your time of birth is a starting point when it comes to asking animal spirits or guides to help you along your journey. )O(

The Falcon ~ The Awakening Time

Northern Hemisphere: 21 March to 19 April
Southern Hemisphere: 22 September to 22 October

You were born during a time when dormant forces start to come to life. You too are enthusiastic about what's happening around you, showing no concern for the past or what is still to come.

Like the falcon, you enjoy exploring; new ideas, new places and new experiences. Like the falcon flies high, you too enjoy hovering among your aspirations.

Like the falcon, you take off with ease; however, if you can't find what you are looking for, you're quick to abandon your search.

Part of your journey is to learn to be persistent and tenacious. You can learn from nature by considering the seed, then the sprout, then the stem, the branch, the flower and then the fruit, back to the seed again. This is the sequence of life and it seldom happens over night.

You are quick to motivate others, and are inspired by new circumstances and ideas; however, you are just as quick to lose interest if something more appealing comes along.

Your lively imagination gives you the tendency to fantasize. Sometimes your fantasies aren't in sink with reality and this could lead to your making mistakes.

Like the falcon you are ultimately a high-flyer energetic and enthusiastic, but be aware of your impulsive streak as it can lead you to make unwise decisions.

Your purpose is to transform your aspirations into realities, and this requires persistence. If you find yourself in the same situation often, consider these situations as opportunities for you to develop patience and humility.

You will discover that happiness comes from sharing and that your individuality does not need to veer toward selfishness. Instead, you can find those whom you can express your individuality with, harmoniously.

© 2012 Carly van Heerden. All rights reserved.

Re: Animal Totems & Spirit Animals

PostPosted: Tue Dec 16, 2014 3:31 am
Author: Ushybiscushear
I was wondering if you had a complete list...? Someone I know mentioned to me a meditation for calling to meet one's spirit animal but The details were much too vague. Does anyone have any advice or book references that might help me a bit? Thanks

Re: Animal Totems & Spirit Animals

PostPosted: Sat Jan 03, 2015 2:37 pm
Author: Morwenn
Hi there,

Try The Druid Animal Oracle. I have found it very useful and it has beautiful illustrations!

Re: Animal Totems & Spirit Animals

PostPosted: Wed Jul 08, 2015 2:22 pm
Author: Tylluan
The Beaver ~ The Growing Time

Northern Hemisphere - 20 April to 20 May
Southern Hemisphere - 23 October to 22 November

You were born during a dramatic time when life lays down its roots and secures itself. You seek firm foundations and solid progress. Like the beaver you are highly constructive and thrive on your organizational skills, often trying to organize the lives of others.

Like the beaver you are constantly busy, trying to alter and improve your surroundings. Although you learn quickly, you find it difficult to make up your mind. Although you are creative, you are more concerned with material prosperity.

You are warm and affectionate by nature, but you have a streak of vengeance that you may find difficult to hide from those who hurt you.

You enjoy having possessions that render pleasure and comfort, but you will need to practice avoiding self indulgence and possessiveness.

You are industrious and manage to achieve most things even within tight limitations, determined to consolidate and secure your goals.

Part of your journey will be to learn the difference between situations that lead to a permanent outcome and those that may only be temporary.

You will find that your most difficult times will be related to close attachments to relationships, which may lead to your being possessive. Through life you will learn to cultivate flexibility, adaptability and compassion.

You will need to accept others as they are, and give them their space, just as you expect them to do to you.

© Beaver Pond by Miles Bendixson
© 2012 Carly van Heerden. All rights reserved.

Re: Animal Totems & Spirit Animals

PostPosted: Wed Jul 08, 2015 9:44 pm
Author: bgillis101
My only daughter was born on April 20th and this is uncannily accurate. I can't wait to see what further things you post. Oh, I guess I am taking for granted that you will continue? ;)

Re: Animal Totems & Spirit Animals

PostPosted: Thu Jul 09, 2015 11:25 am
Author: Tylluan
LOL!! Yes, I will be continuing to post and I'll be interested to see what you make of the others :D

Re: Animal Totems & Spirit Animals

PostPosted: Mon Jul 27, 2015 10:17 am
Author: Tylluan
The Deer ~ The Flowering Time

Northern Hemisphere - 21 May to 20 June
Southern Hemisphere - 23 November to 21 December

You were born during the last cycle of spring, when the trees are full of leaves and the flowers are blooming. This is the time of expansion in nature, and your nature also seeks stimulation and variety.

Your expressions tend to change suddenly; enthusiastic about things that are immediately appealing and lethargic over other matters.

You are prone to moodiness, but are sensitive and quickly recognise the needs of others sometimes, before you even recognise your own.

You make the best of your resources; even the most basic materials. Like the deer you have boundless energy to put towards things that catch your attention. However, you are easily distracted, which leads you to jump from one attraction to another, often without stopping.

You are easily distracted and are prone to restlessness and this lack of concentration often prevents you from achieving everything you are capable of achieving.

You are a warm being and affectionate too. However, your moods can cause you to undermine even your most valued relationships from time to time.

Your sheer curiosity and love for variety draws you toward new experiences. Although you thrive on this versatility, you prefer a cheerful atmosphere and positive companionship.

Throughout your journey you will need to learn the value of self discipline and consistency. Many of the traumas that you experience in life will be reminders of unfinished endeavors. Endurance is your key to success.

You will also find that the faults you see in others are often faults you actually see in yourself. You will also notice that things that appear to be derogatory are often actually complimentary.

© 2012 Carly van Heerden. All rights reserved.

Re: Animal Totems & Spirit Animals

PostPosted: Wed Oct 21, 2015 5:53 pm
Author: Tylluan
The Woodpecker ~ The Long Days Time

Northern Hemisphere – 21 June to 21 July
Southern Hemisphere – 22 December to 19 January

You were born during the beginning of summer when everything that spring promised is now coming into reality. You have nurturing and protecting qualities that are strongly apparent throughout nature at this time of year.

You are devoted and willing to make sacrifices for the benefits of those closest to you. This can even be seen sometimes as self-inflicted martyrdom. Like the woodpecker, you like to hold onto things that you consider being rightfully yours and this often applies to personal relationships.

You are emotional and sensitive which leads to your being possessive and often vulnerable. You show warmth to those closest to you, but are often aloof to strangers. You are easily hurt and emotional setbacks can lead to self-pity and even bitterness.

Although you are warm, those who expose your inadequacies are a threat to your security.

Your overactive imagination may often cause you to exaggerate or ‘make mountains out of molehills’, which also leads you to worry about issues that may have no foundation in reality.

You will need to treasure the moment and not dwell on the past or expectations that you may have for the future. You must realise that all power to make changes can be found in the now.

During your journey, you will learn to mature through experiencing closeness. Closeness and attachment are two separate realities and due to your possessive nature, you may mistake attachment for closeness and love. The test of love is often in the letting go.

© Photo by Brian E Small
© 2012 Carly van Heerden. All rights reserved.