animal energy

no offense, but what exactly would i personally gain from other people going vegan? why the hell would i lie about what these animals go through? like…. the dairy and egg industry are making billions of dollars off of people believing their lies. i, on the other hand, have absolutely no reason to lie to you. i get nothing out of this. it’s actually really damn hard to think about. i WISH it wasn’t true. i wish i didn’t have to talk about it. but i do. and if you think i have the time or wherewithal to sit around making up lies about billion dollar industries with incomprehensible amounts of political power then that’s just a further testament to what a good job they’ve done lying to you.

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anonymous asked:

Hi I really like the sigils you make with the theban writing. Can you make one of them for pet health? Thank you!

Hey, thanks for visiting my blog and for the compliment. :)

I had fun with this one, I actually managed to make it into a cat, which is pretty darn cool. Also, blue is infused with healing energy! <3

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 Hope this can help your furbabies and familiars out, take care and blessed be. xx 

Animal Energy: The Cat

Keywords: 

  • Looking after yourself. Relax. Meditate. The hunting instinct. Getting what you want. Accomplishment. Self-love, worth and protection. Standing up for yourself. Taking time out. Gentle exercise. All forms of therapy. Independence. Intuition. Personal power. Magic. 

Lessons and Challenges: 

  • Cat is a powerful teacher, because it draws our attention to our own personal power which can help us become more independent, and also place great emphasis on the need for healing journeys no matter where we’re at in our lives. The domestic cat is an exceptionally skilled natural predator, and has evolved to a point where it may take advantage of relaxation and leisure time in a world where many other animals; particularly herbivores, cannot. 
  • Cat shows us how to look after our bodies and minds so that they remain constant sources of great personal power. Cat also reminds us that one of the best ways to deal with stress, is to remember to put significant time aside into de-stressing. When cat is around, being a workaholic is considered unhealthy. 
  • It is time to relax and ground yourself. How’s your sleep going? This is one of the first things that cat asks you to address. Are you getting enough? Are you making time to get enough? Is it restful? Look at ways to improve upon your sleeping patterns, and don’t be afraid to take an increased number of short cat-naps. 
  • Once you start addressing how much sleep you’re getting, consider introducing some meditation into your life. Meditation is a great activity, because it helps us to become aware of our bodies and breathing, teaches breath control (which can be used as a practical tool when we’re stressed out), and also calms the mind and creates inner stillness. Regular meditation in particular can increase our intuitive and magical abilities to manifest what we want in our lives. 
  • There is nothing wrong with taking a ‘time out.’ It may be time for a holiday, a day off, or a weekend where you see no one else and just lounge around. Cat shows us that these sorts of time outs can be nourishing, and do not indicate laziness or some kind of lack in our ability to get what we want out of life. 
  • One thing that cat definitely knows, is how to get what you want. Cat can take leisure time, or time to rest, because it knows how to seize upon opportunity and has an excellent sense of timing. The cat hunting instinct is an instinct that we also share. We too have a great sense of timing lurking within us, and an ability to grab an opportunity when it presents itself. Cat knows how to take calculated risks and turn many of them to its advantage. It is through learning how to apply intuition to our lifestyle, that we learn the appropriate times for taking a break, and the appropriate times for putting all of our energy into a goal. 
  • A cat’s intuition is well-developed, and there are even stories and folk-tales that claim a cat’s ability to sense magic, ghosts and other aspects of the paranormal. When cat is around, it is important to learn how to listen to your intuition, and intuitive experiences (such as those relating to ritual, spirituality, divination etc.) 
  • Cat saunters into your life to teach the importance of self-love, worth and protection. Many people who own cats are quick to say that their cat is a confident, self-important animal. Even feral cat energy has a sense of its own self-importance. Because cat is not a communal animal it needs to learn how to rely on itself in order to get all forms of nourishment, which means it must learn how to love, nurture and provide for itself consistently. Cat teaches us that it is not healthy for us to always rely on others to feed our own sense of self-worth and approval, we must learn how to love and protect ourselves. 
  • Another lesson of cat is learning how to stand up for yourself. While it is appropriate at times to hide in the shadows or to not retaliate, cat knows that if you are backed into a corner, you must release all of your weapons as you see fit. Cat also reminds you that you have plenty of reasons to defend and stand up for yourself; the most important being that you are simply important and worthy enough to demand your personal space and respect from others. 
  • As cat tends to indicate healing journeys, cat also indicates all forms of therapy; from psychology, to gentle exercises like tai-chi, to massage therapies, and all alternative therapies. Any therapy system which treats the mind, body and spirit as a whole will be of immense benefit, and can trigger great changes at this time. 
  • Magic has many interpretations; but one that cat teaches is that magic is the act of deliberately uniting the mind, spirit and body to create conscious, transformative change within your life to benefit yourself and others. Look into ritual acts of affirmation or empowerment, and ask yourself how you can introduce more magic and transformation into your life. 

The Shadow Aspects: 

  • Those who fear or dislike feral cat may find that they have problems with the concept of selfishness, and taking time for the self. They might be workaholics, and they might resent people who work part-time, who take sick days when they aren’t sick, or who essentially don’t work as hard as they do. Alternatively, they might not work that hard themselves, but still be unable to harness the skills needed to relax, calm and center themselves. Cat challenges this fear of selfishness, and reminds us that in the journey to helping ourselves, we must at times hurt the feelings of others; usually through recognizing when it is important to put ourselves first, no matter what. 
  • All cat energy as a shadow aspect challenges us to be brave enough to 'be ourselves.’ Accept that you have a predatory nature, accept that it must manifest at times. Accept your need to relax, do nothing, love yourself and protect yourself. Stop guilt-tripping yourself for standing up for yourself, and start noticing when you let other people railroad you into unhelpful situations. Cat people are some of the world’s most graceful and knowing, and cat itself can teach you how to contact your inner feline and heal yourself from the inside out. 

Communion: 

  • Like all animal helpers, this animal will only appear when right and appropriate, and cannot be forced to visit you, commune with you, or share messages with you. Cat is quite an accessible energy which is evidenced by the fact that many people have domestic cat as loved companions in their homes. For those who actually own cats, or have access to cats, consider observing the way they stretch, groom themselves and take time to rest as an example of how to apply personal care to your own life. 
  • Cat will often approach you in visualization/journeying, and as a communicator, varies from being quite cryptic (think riddles, like the Cheshire Cat), to being very straight-forward. The energy of feral cat tends to be wilder and reinforces all lessons relating to opportunity, standing up for yourself and intuition. When it comes to offerings, ask cat what it would like, as what it teaches you can determine what offerings it wants.

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Lunar Fox, graphite and light chalk pastel rub.

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The Bear is a symbol of power, strength and healing. The Bear is held in high respect by all, as it is beloved as an elder family member of the human race. Protection, Childbearing, Motherhood, Discernment, Courage and Power.

Animal Energy: The Fox

Keywords 

  • Cunning. The trickster. Stealth. Planning ahead. Mischievousness. Success. Magic. Mystery. Understanding yourself. Insight. Making opportunity. Spellwork and ritual. Wisdom. Active spirituality. Activating the dormant. 

General Description 

  • The fox was introduced into the Eastern states of Australia in the 1800s to assist in sport hunting. Now it is one of the most widespread of feral animals in the country. There are more red foxes in Australia then there are in the U.K. The red fox is opportunistic and feeds on mammals, reptiles, insects and birds. It will not always eat what it kills. As well as predating upon native wildlife, it also competes with many marsupials, birds and reptiles for habitat. The fox is an additional pest because it predates on livestock, such as young lambs. The fox is mainly active at night and dens in logs / bushes / hollows. Litters average at around four cubs. In Australia, fencing and fox baiting has been attempted in some states to some success. 

Lessons and Challenges

  • Fox has powerful energy, as can be seen by its ability to adapt to any situation no matter what the circumstance. From the harsh outback of Australia, to the suburbs and industrial areas of the Northern hemisphere, the fox is a modern success story - and for that reason also a bit of a pest. Fox teaches us the pros and cons of what it is to be truly successful. Whenever we make a ‘home’ in a new place, fox shows us that there are great losses and gains in finding our niche and our place in life. Success presents many facets, not all joyful and rewarding. Fox teaches us to understand our relationship to success - real or imagined - and then to integrate all the facets of it. 

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Familiars

What exactly is a familiar?

Familiars (sometimes called “imps”) aren’t just pets. A witch should have a spiritual connection with their familiar(s) and let them help in his/her magickal workings. While some beliefs suggest that they are minor “demons” sent to help a witch, many witches don’t believe that. They see them as living beings (or, occasionally, spirits) with ideal psychic attunement. Familiars are known as a witch’s helper and can range from dogs and cats to lizards and birds. Shoot, maybe even fish! A familiar doesn’t have to be a physical animal, either. It can also be an animal spirit. Some people even have dragons as familiars. Some witches believe you can give a pet magickal powers and turn them into a familiar. Other witches believe familiars aren’t pets at all, but animals who volunteer to help out witches.

What do familiars do?

They are “in constant attention to witches for the purpose of carrying out spells and bewitchments.” (The Encyclopedia of Witches & Witchcraft 2: 119. Rosemary Ellen Guiley). They normally help their witch in her/his magick. Familiars are also known to give companionship and protect their witches, sometimes in turn for food, blood, love, nurturing, etc. They can visibly react to evil or negative energy towards the witch, alerting her/him.

How to identify your familiar?

Like stated above, familiars aren’t just pets. Just because you love your dog/cat dearly doesn’t always mean they are your familiar. A familiar is an animal, spirit or animal spirit/energy that has a spiritual connection to you and shows interest in your workings and/or magickal tools. “Witches who do not have familiars send out psychic “calls” to draw in the right animal.” as Guiley wrote in The Encyclopedia of Witches & Witchcraft (2: 120). Witches can also do attraction spells or divination to find their familiar. Be careful to not accidentally (or purposely) force an animal to be your familiar against it’s will. If it’s not your familiar and doesn’t want to be, it’s not your familiar. Familiars are not mandatory.