Your Year Ahead Animal Spirits Oracle Reading
This Reading is used to reveal key influences that will effect your life from month to month over the next year. In this reading Animal Spirit Influences may repeat themselves. Indeed, you may find that the same Animal Spirit reflects the primary influence of many months in the year before you.
Scroll down to learn the influence of each Animal Spirit. Click on the images to see larger versions.
Has Snake slithered into your world today? If so, you are being asked to undergo a major transformation. Are you willing to shed your old skin? Are you willing to let go of people, places, and things that no longer have a place in your life? Snake will help you make the grand transformation, then slide into a new life that's brimming with possibility.
Raven has long been known as the magical bird - the one who carries our messages and our prayers to spirit. Raven has been called a shape-shifter, and his message to you today is one of change - expect the unexpected, but know that Raven is flying close and will help you transform life's challenges into life's greatest blessings.
Turtle carries his home on his back, and his question to you today is whether your life is weighed down with "things" that serve no purpose. Everyone loves buying stuff, but do you use shopping, spending, and the acquisition of "things" as a substitute for passion, conviction, commitment? It's worth thinking about, isn't it?
If you can imagine Bambi, you can imagine the message Deer brings to you today - a message of sweetness, innocence, and gentle spirit. Be delicate today in your communication with other and with yourself. This is definitely not a time for being critical, mean-spirited, or sarcastic. Just as Deer's heart can be easily wounded, so can the heart of your friends, co-workers, or family members.
Taking yourself too seriously? If you are, Coyote will throw a banana peel in your tracks just to see you take a silly spill. Coyote medicine is Trickster medicine - the practical joker, the chaos maker. If Coyote appeared in your reading today, be ready for a curveball thrown in your direction. Remember, though, Coyote uses the bizarre to help us learn lessons we just can't seem to get any other way.
Has turkey gobbled his way into your life today? If so he brings a message of sacrificing for the greater good. To some indigenous tribes, Turkey represents the spirit of the giveaway - a ceremony where those who have more give to those who have less, thus "sacrificing" for others. If Turkey helps you feel the spirit of giving, who can you help?
Is your life in a state of balance? If not, long-legged Heron has flown in today to help you. Because Heron is a water bird, he is most often associated with emotions. He stands motionless, almost in a trance, his body mirrored in the water below. Take a few moments today to be like Heron - be quiet, go within, and discover the answer to your questions.
Are you going through life carrying old grief, pain or hate? If so, Dove (sometimes known as Mourning Dove) encourages you to let go of your emotional baggage so that true healing can take place. It's time to forgive, release, and move forward. And, know that healing Dove is flying right beside you.
Bat's internal radar is exceptionally attuned - is yours? Because Bat medicine is the medicine of transformation, he is asking you to re-examine your life to determine (using all of your senses) what is worth keeping and what needs to be discarded. For every death there is a rebirth and Bat is here to help you decide what goes and what stays.
When Horse came back to the Americas, he brought with him the ability to move rapidly from place to place - and it's this rapid movement that he brings to you today. Get up, get out of the rut you've created. Grab Horse's mane, pull yourself onto his back and let him carry you across the plains of your life. The time for being stuck is over.
Has Polar Bear lumbered into your reading? If so, he's reminding you of the value of being flexible. Polar Bear instinctively knows how to conserve his energy and will observe a situation before he takes action. Once he decide it's the appropriate time to move forward, however, he has the strength, energy, and fortitude to face whatever dangers lie ahead. Having problems making a change? Polar Bear is here to help, and his message to you is: Take heart, have courage, build your strength, then MOVE!
Badger is a ferocious opponent, unwilling to back down over any issue. Unfortunately, this unwavering stance leads some Badgers to their demise. If Badger has dug into your reading, he is asking whether you are fighting the right fight. Is this issue the hill you're willing to die on, or are you fighting for no other reason than pure stubbornness? Think about it.