This week, Skunk is sitting in the Northern house of Spirit where the Grandfathers live, and she is joined by Moose in the East (mind), Mouse in the South (body) and Squirrel in the West (emotion).
In the house of Spirit, Skunk teaches us lessons about duality, boundaries, and even the cost of freedom. A powerful symbol of feminine energy, Skunk reminds us to remember our female spiritual leaders and prophets, like the White Buffalo Calf Woman and even the woman who met Jesus at her village well and told everyone that she had met the Christed One.
Moose has given up his usual spot in the White quarter of the Medicine Wheel and has moved over to sit with Hawk this week. They remind us to use our good minds, think rationally, seek evidence and remember the teachings of our Ancestors and our peoples’ history.
Mouse sits in the south this week. I call her the “Queen of the South” (Queen of Diamonds, Pentacles, Coins) – and she reminds us that the best way to overcome feelings of being overwhelmed is to start small. Focus on the small details you can accomplish one day at a time and trust that the big picture will soon come into view.
The south is an area of great transformation, and this is what we’re seeing in the 3D realm at this time. Mouse is sitting in her natural home which she shares with Wolf, Coyote & Crow – who are all master magicians dancing us through the dark times.
Mouse is a master of organization, and she suggests using your time wisely to do a good clean out, organize your kitchen or office, and create a beautiful place to be.
Sitting with the Grandmothers in the West, Squirrel follows up on Coyote’s lesson from last week and reminds us that there are consequences for our actions – that there’s a reason it’s against the law to shout FIRE in a theatre.
Essentially chaotic actions create more chaos. And that’s not a good thing. So – cousin squirrel suggests that you keep an eye on your trickster Coyote energy and know when to say “enough.” Know when to draw your boundaries with others and yourself to keep your world in order.
Kandace Keithley is a writer and the publisher of Bird Clan Messenger, a descendant of Trail of Tears Cherokee people and homesteaders from the UK who teaches and shares Traditional wisdom and medicine. She lives in Toronto, ON, Canada.
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