Spider has been trying to get at me in a big way these days. Tucked into the corners of the porch, long invisible threads across the sidewalk, jumping out of suitcases...
Weaving, catching, creating, hunting, binding, gathering--
I'm not trying to be rude, Spider, but I'm listening.
Please stop trying to talk to me in the shower.
It's not just Spider-- butterflies, moths, darting dragonflies, hornets, rabbits, squirrels, sparrows, stray cats and the occasional rogue bat have been ringing my doorbell as well.
It can be difficult for city dwellers to remember that Nature isn't a place we visit. We still live in it. We're part of it. We ARE it. We can't be separated. Even tucked away in a 4th story apartment, we still inhabit a wilderness of sorts.
I am frequently guilty of entertaining the lie that the only way to get clear and focused or experience magic means getting as far away from concrete as possible. While no one will deny the helpfulness and healing tonic of uninterrupted natural beauty, for most of us a several month long holiday in the wilderness isn't possible. (Helicopters are expensive.)
Though city kitties may not have access to stoic ancient groves of oaks, we do have the benefit of being surrounded by messengers: the creepies, the crawlies, the dumpster divers and secret paws of urban wildlife.
Paying attention to your local critters offers medicine, massive insights, poetry and interesting snacks for your subconscious...
Bat: death and rebirth, seeing the unseen, adaptability, facing fears, social skills.
Butterfly: Transformation. Growth. Creativity. What stage are you in?
Squirrel: Gathering. Anxiety. Hoarding. Flexibility. Storing energy. Preparedness. Safety.
Crow: Shape shifting. Change. Mindfulness. Speaking the truth. Balance.
Moth: Underlying messages, flow, sensitivity to environments, letting go of dead weight
Goose: Bravery, confidence, protection, assertiveness, communication, loyalty.
Bee: Teamwork, community, family, productivity, growth.
Rabbit: fears, worry, rest, reevaluate, release, boundaries, burrow for safety.
Fox: Adaptation, protection, cunning, decisiveness.
Seagull: Opportunity, freedom, resources, judgement, How is your discernment these days?
Racoon: Giving and receiving, shifting identity, disguise, being honest with yourself.
Duck: Make a move now, notice your surroundings, reconnection to others, new opportunity.
Chipmunk: Adventure, play, persistence and exploration.
Dragonfly: Wisdom, illusions, enlightenment, communication, messages.
Don't forget-- images of animal messengers count too! Critters that appear in bathroom graffiti, billboards, junk mail and murals are ALL fair game for cosmic advice.
Who has been trying to talk to you, Man Cub?
Tell me in the comments. I'd love to hear all about it!
Thrive on, Moon Babies. XO