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Animal Medicine text

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Was written by Aurora (www.auroradivination.com), using the deck book and other internet
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1. EAGLE - SPIRIT
Eagle medicine is the power of the great spirit, the connection to the divine. It is the ability to live
in the realm of spirit, and yet remain connected and balanced within the realm of earth.
Eagle is reminding you to take heart and gather your courage, for the universe is presenting you
with an opportunity to soar above the mundane.Eagle teaches you to broaden your sense of self
beyond the horizon of what is presently visible.

2. HAWK - MESSENGER
Hawk medicine teaches you to be observant, to look at your surroundings. Observe the obvious
in everything that you do. Life is sending you signals. A clue about the magic in life is being
brought to you.

3.ELK - STAMINA
Elk medicine teaches that pacing yourself will increase your stamina. You may not be the first
one to arrive at a goal, but will arrive without getting burned out. Honor the company of your own
gender, you need that support. How are you holding physically to the stresses in your life.

4. DEER - GENTLENESS
Deer teaches us to use the power of gentleness to touch the hearts and minds of wounden
beings who are trying to keep us from Sacred Mountain. Both the light and the dark must be
loved to create safety and peace.

5. BEAR - INSTROSPECTION
To become like the bear you need to enter the safety of of the womb-cave, we must attune
ourselves to rhe energies of the Eternal Mother. Many tribes haved called this space of inner-
knowing the Dream Lodge, where the death of the illusion of physical reality overlays the
expansiveness of eternity. The female receptive energy that for centuries has allowed visionaries,
mystics and shamans to prophesy is contained in theis very special bear energy. Bear is the
west, the intuitive side, the right brain. Jorney with the bear to the quietness of your cave and
hibernate.

6.SNAKE - TRANSMUTATION
Snake medicine people are very rare. Theit initiation involves experincing and living through
multiple sake bites , which allows them to transmutate all poisons, be they mental, physical,
spiritual, or emotional. The power of snake medicine is the power of creation, for it embodies
sexuality psychic energy, alchemy, reproduction, and ascension (or inmortality).
If you have chosen this symbol, there is a need within you to transmute some thouht, action, or
desire, so that wholeness may be achieved.

7.SKUNK - REPUTATION
Skunk medicine! Go ahead and laugh. Skunk will not threaten your life but threatens your senses.
It is easy to notice the playfulness and nonchalance of its natural behavior. The "I dare you"
attitude of this four legged creature commands you, as the observer, to respect its space by
mere reputation alone.
Learn to asset what you are. Respect follows. Your self-respectfull attitude will repel those who
are not of like mind.

8. OTTER -WOMEN MEDICINE
The medicine held by otter is a set of lessons in female energy. Otter is very caring of its young
and will play for hours, performing all types of acrobatics. It lives on land, but always has its home
near water. Earth and Water are female elements. Otter is the personification of femininity: long,
sleek, and graceful. These character traits are the beauty of a balanced female side, the side of

ourselves that create space for others to enter our lives without preconceptions or suspicions. It
may be time to examine your feelings about sharing the bounty of your life with others..

9.BUTTERFLY-TRANSFORMATION
The power that butterfly brings to us is akin to air. It is the mind, and the ability to know the mind
or to change it. It is the art of transformation.
If you look closely at what butterfly is trying to teach, you will realize that is the never ending
cycle of self-transformation. The way to discer where you are in this cicle is to ask yourself:
1) Is this egg stage: Is it just a thought or idea?
2) Is this the larvae stage: Do I need to make a desicion?
3) Is this the cocoon stage: Am I developing and doing something to make my idea reality?
4) Is this the birth stage: Am I sharing my completed idea?
By answering these questions you will discover how Butterfly is relating to you at this moment.

10.TURTLE - MOTHER EARTH
In Native American teachings, turtle is the oldest symbol for planet Earth. It is the personification
of goddess energy, and the eternal mother Mother from which our lifes evolve. In honoring the
earth, we are asked by turtle to be mindful of the cycle of give and take, to give back to the
Mother as she has given to us. Turtle is the fine teacher of grounding. Grounding allows to a pace
that allows completion.
Like turtle, you also have shields that protect you from hurt, envy, jealousy, and the
unconsciousness of others. Turtle warns of the dangers of "pushing the river."

MOOSE - SELF-ESTEEM
The moose is one of the most ancient and unique of the power totems. The moose is
courageous and determined and will make its presence known when it chooses to.
On the other hand, the moose has an uncanny ability to camouflage itself, in spite of its great size
and power. It can move silently through its territory and never be seen. These contradictions
help it survive in the wild. It holds the teachings of invisibility and the power of presence.
Shapeshifing abilities are tied to mythology and incorporate the teachings of shamanism and
magic. For those with this totem the refinement of these skills is enhanced through these studies.

When you see a moose in the wild the energy it embodies is awesome. The massive antlers that
crown its head grow larger then any other antlered animal. Ancient myth refers to these antlers
as "The Crown of Courage." These antennae are linked to the crown chakra in man. As the
antlers grow the crown chakra opens and expands giving those with this medicine a direct
channel to universal knowledge.

Contradicting and majestic the moose can appear awkward as well as graceful. Its highly
developed sense of smell and hearing is complimented by its excellent depth perception. Its
appearance of ungainliness is misleading and deceptive and it is this deception, which enables it
to survive so well.
Moose calves are born with their eyes open. Individuals who carry this medicine are born with
their inner eyes already open and can see things with exceptional clarity. Psychic awakenings
later in life are uncommon. The moment of birth is the moment of awakening for moose medicine
people. A powerful totem to have moose will uncover the depth of who you are and align you
with your inherent wisdom.

12. PORCUPINE - INNOCENCE
This totem has the power of faith and trust. The power of faith contain within it the ability to move
mountains. The power of trust in life involves trusting that the great spirit has a divine plan.
The medicine of this card is that of relief from seriousness and severity. A gentle reminder not to
get caught in the caos of the adult world where fear, greed. and suffering are commonplace.
Open your heart to those things that gave you joy as a child.

13. COYOTE - TRICKSTER
Sporadic bursts of energy are common and balanced action is required for ones overall well
being. Excellent caretakers coyote medicine people put other peoples needs before their own.
Care is advised however to give to yourself equally.
In some native tribes the coyote is referred to as the trickster. I prefer to see the coyote as
cunning and clever. There are many stories about the coyote. He is known as the great one and
the foolish one. Coyote does not consciously try to trick us, he mirrors our own human capacity
for displaying cleverness and stupidity.
Like the coyote we can work with others to get what we want in life, or we can dive into a lake to
catch a reflection. We can send troubles away or invite them carelessly. When coyote wanders
into your life you are being asked to look at something you have been avoiding. Coyote is our
mirror for the lessons we need to learn in order to walk a good sacred road. It will hold up the
mirror relentlessly until we finally get the picture.
Call on coyote as an ally for negotiating a difficult situation. Or thank him for coming and showing
you a trap that you are caught in, or a way that you are fooling yourself. Coyote is an especially
powerful teacher with regard to relationships because it is when we are in a relationship that we
can fool ourselves the most. Coyote is not out there to get us, but to teach us, whether we want
to learn or not.

14. DOG - LOYALTY
Throughout history dogs have been known as protectors and guardians. Their acute hearing and
keen sight forewarned their masters of impending danger. Dogs are known as mans best friend.
They serve selflessly never asking for their service to be prasied. They hold the energies of
unconditional love and teach us its true meaning.
The domesticated dog is a faithful companion to humans and has a strong willingness to serve.
Their sense of spirit and the ability to love even when abused is incredible. The dog teaches
those with this totem how to give and receive love unconditionally. It also carries the energy of
forgiveness. People with dog medicine would do well in service oriented jobs.
Dogs are intelligent and sensitive. They are able to sniff out dangerous situations accurately and
guide us into safety. Psychic gifts have long been are associated with the dog because of their
ability to detect subtle energy frequencies often unknown to mankind. If dog suddenly appears in
your life pay attention to your immediate surroundings and let the dog guide your footsteps.
Certain breeds of dog were designed for specific functions. The study of the breed and its
purpose can help you define the energy associated with it. Since wolves and coyotes are its
descendants these should be studied as well.
The behavior of a dog often reflects the personality of its owner. Through its observation and
constant interaction with you it anticipates your next move, and serves as a mirror image of who
you truly are. The dog is a great teacher for those who are willing to be loyal students. The choice
is yours.

15. WOLF - TEACHER
The medicine of the wolf is to share your personal medicine with others.
When a lone wolf is spotted in the wilderness it embodies the energy of freedom. When seen in
a pack it embodies a sense of community. If wolf appears to you alone or in a pack it is asking
you to acquire the same within your own life. In spite of their negative press wolves are actually
friendly, social and highly intelligent.Wolf teaches you to have a balance between the needs your
family has of you and the needs you have for yourself. They are totally loyal to the pack but do
not give up their identity to the pack. If wolf appears in your life you are being asked to look at
where you are being too dependent and where you may be too independent. In both family and
community there needs to be a balance.

Their intelligence is marked with excellent hearing, sense of smell and strong feeling. They are
determined as well as cunning and use these skills for the benefit of the pack. The howl of the
wolf is primal and penetrating. They howl to find other pack members or to let wolves from
outside of the pack know their territory boundaries. They have been known to run 35 miles a day

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