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Crow is known to be one of the most intelligent beings. Crow speaks his truth without dismay. Crow is a warrior of justice and teacher to many. They are watchful protectors and provide spiritual strength.

Use these five stones to connect to Crow’s energy:

  • Blue Calcite - recuperation, clearing
  • Black Onyx - self mastery, strength
  • Golden Labradorite - wisdom, intellect
  • Nuummite - magick, protection
  • Lapis Lazuli - mystic knowledge, third eye

Spirit Guide Spread

I developed this spread first for my own use, in an effort to let me communicate with my spirit guide when I was not able to find the peace I needed for proper meditation, and could not reach them through dream. This deck can be used to communicate with your spirit guide (or animal familiar), or to try and meet them for the first time.

1. The Head. This card represents your Spirit Guide. If you have not met them, it can hold insight into what form they might appear to you.

2. The Hand. What they hold highly. This card represents qualities or attributes your spirit guide consider of great importance at this time.

3. The Fist. What they disregard. This card represents an issue you may be paying too much mind to, or something your spirit guide wants you to ignore.

4. The Heart. What is inside you. A hidden strength your spirit guide applauds, and wants you to focus on fostering at this time. If reversed this can indicate a festering issue your spirit guide is concerned may be harming you.

5. The Heels. A last word. This card represents any last pressing messages or warnings your spirit guide may have for you.

I hope this spread assists those of you who, like me, struggle in forming spirit connections in a busy, mundane, world. If you try this spread and like it, please consider liking this post, as a vote for the #Craftaspread challenge.

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Darwin’s Fox (Lycalopex fulvipes) as czuciki/Totem. // Etsy

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‘How I love open spaces to roam in, to find all I need to survive. I like a direct line to the skies, to wander broadly and not be limited to forest paths. As for me, well I can find nourishment just about anywhere, in anything. If you have need of me, you may find that you also have a knack of finding nourishment in many things. We are survivors, you and I, and we have a great capacity to see beauty on a grand scale, in so many facets that others may wonder how we can find so much, so beautiful. Sometimes people may not notice you, or pass you over, but do not worry. There are those who see you for who you really are, one more manifestation of the universe’s beauty, ranging in the open spaces.’

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All done in ink, watercolour pencil and coloured pencil, with some metallic paint highlights, on illustration board.

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A guided meditation created by Lilian Eden to help you meet and communicate with your spirit animal(s). 

This particular mediation offers:

  • Deep relaxation
  • A journey through nature
  • Meeting your animal spirit guide
  • Conversing with your animal spirit guide
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Red Grouse (Lagopus lagopus scotica) as czuciki/Totem // Etsy

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‘I hold the secret of the moors and heather in my red-brown feathers. I have a strong mind, a strong will, but if I wish it, you’ll never see me. What a strange relationship with humans I have. Hunted and roasted, but medicated too, with humans offering a grit for me to eat to make me healthy once more. I teach of what it is to have widely varying relationships, even with the same people. Harm and health sometimes come in the same package. Beyond this, I teach what I have always taught: the secrets of the moors, the whisperings of the plants that don’t grow as grandly as a beech or ash, but stay close to the silent wisdom of the earth. I am fierce and passionate, I fight for what I believe in and I don’t always compromise, because I know what’s best for me. If you need a stronger voice, but the ability to stay calm and grounded, look to me. If you seek the wisdom of the moors, I will share it with you, if you show me patience and respect.’

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All done in ink, watercolour pencil and coloured pencil, with some metallic paint highlights, on illustration board.

Animal Energy of the Month: Lynx

Keywords: 

Seer of the Unseen. Solitude. Reservation. Vigilance. The Hermit. Understanding Spiritual Mystery. Sphinx Energy. Invisibility. Knowledge vs. Superstition. Play. Perception and Protection on All Levels. Seduction and Eye Contact. Manipulation of Time & Space in Otherworlds. 

General Description: 

  • The lynx (including the bobcat) taxonomically consists of four species within the family Felinae. They are a shy, secretive medium-sized feline with tufted ears and a bobbed tail common to the western hemisphere. The prefer to live in mature forests and mountainous regions, but can be found in deserts and heath/scrubland. They are often noted for their haughty or imperial gaze. They tend to be most active at dawn and dusk, but are also nocturnal. Their diets consist primarily of rodents and hare. Lynx are quite dependent on hare populations, and lynx numbers are thought to be directly proportionate to hare numbers. Lynx are mostly silent, and use body-language and scent to communicate most often, however they will yowl and hiss in mating season. They are hunted for their pelts, and kittens are at risk of predation from coyotes, owls and foxes (among others). 

Lessons: 

  • Please remember that if this animal is contacting you, it will often be the best resource for teaching you what its lessons are. What I write is only intended to be a guide, it is not absolute, nor is it infallible. 
  • Lynx tells us it is a time for caution and vigilance, and often comes into our lives through dreams or visions to tell us that we need to pay more attention to our surroundings even when we know we aren’t in any danger. Reservation when going about our lives also teaches us to think before we act, and Lynx can come into our lives to curb impulsivity. 
  • Lynx can bring clarity to the understanding of spiritual mysteries, this clarity in turn enables us to learn hidden secrets and understand how these mysteries apply to our lives and those around us. 
  • Lynx tells us it is time to become a bit more of a skeptic, it is time for knowledge vs. superstition. Lynx energy tends to put a bit of a skewer in the habits of superstitious folk and teaches us to overcome our blockages to learning new things due to a deep-seated grounding in superstition. 
  • Lynx is an ideal energy for perception on all levels and the growth that this implies. When we learn how to perceive in all areas of our lives, we grow immeasurably. This perception leads to a protection on all levels. Lynx is an extraordinarily strong energy for the cultivation and maintenance of personal boundaries and barriers. 

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