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Sometimes it’s easier to be safe and comfortable instead of taking risks. If you’ve been considering a risk, today might be the time to start that ball rolling. On the flip side, Badger also reminds us that we don’t always get our way, so if we’ve been pursuing something that’s not coming to fruition, it’s time to give it a rest. Sometimes something better is there and we just aren’t focusing on it – or it’s just not time for that particular dream to become reality.

Blessings!

Thistle

Badger Spirit – Be Fearless and Bold

Message: Badger Spirit rejoices at your persistence and commitment to what is true for you. Whatever you seek, your tenacity and faith in your partnership with Spirit is paying off, and the results will soon coalesce into form in your world. The gift of Badger is the surety that taking a risk now and being courageous, fearless, and bold will yield wondrous results. This is a time to harness your will and apply it consistently to the pursuit of your dreams. Know that no matter the temporary outer conditions, you will manifest your desires in divine timing and in the form that Spirit deems best for you.

Badger Spirits says you have what it takes to get what you want, so assert yourself. Be fearless and be bold, shining your light as your purpose calls you into the world. New relationships are also given a green light now. Don’t be afraid to make the first move. Badger Spirit loves your brave and mighty heart!

Protection Message: When Badger Spirit comes to protect you, he reminds you that anger or aggression, argumentative behavior, and being pushy or manipulative will not result in a positive outcome. Perhaps someone close to you has excess Badger energy, or perhaps that energy is pent up in you. Either way, now is the time to calm down and allow the energy to pass through you. Go for a hike or brisk walk, shake it off, dance it out so you can return to the situation determined and committed, but not so intense that you overwhelm others and ourself.

The appearance of Badger Spirit also serves as a reminder if you have been relentless pursuing something that keeps eluding you. The message is that it’s time to give it up to your Higher Power and focus on something else. Badger wants to protect you from self-will run rampant – from being obsessed with getting what you want in the form you prefer, in timing that fits perfectly with your notions of what has to be. Remember, the world doesn’t revolve around your wants. Better, more beautiful opportunities will be the result when you release some of that Badger Spirit intensity along with our need to have it your way one hundred percent.

Spirit Animal Oracle by author Colete Baron-Reid and artist Jenna DellaGrotaglia

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The Dragonfly is always a powerful symbol, particularly for transformation. Facing the truth of things is often the start of that. Don’t fear the truth; even if it is “unfavorable” to us, we can learn and grow from there.

Blessings,

Thistle

Dragonfly Spirit – Truth Transcends Illusion

Message: Dragonfly Spirit is here to remind you of the wisdom and truth available at all times in the hidden realms. Just as a dragonfly catches your eye with its reflective wings and body, Dragonfly Spirit appears to tell you to pay attention to the truth beyond the illusion and recognize the insights that come seemingly out of nowhere, peeking through from behind the veil. In the realm of Spirit, there is far more wisdom that you can perceive with our senses, and there is a deep knowing that you are not separate or alone, for a higher power recognizes you and loves you beyond measure. Fears dissipate as you realize you are embraced by the nurturing force that is everywhere, always in communication with you.

Alighting when you are preoccupied, Dragonfly Spirit offers this message: You exist in unity with all, including the protective spirits who share their wisdom, and you are being nudged along the path your soul needs to travel to have the experiences it creates.

Pay attention to the signs now; they remind you that each of us have inspired dreams seamlessly sewn into the fabric of the invisible world, and there is a Great Consciousness that exists in the seemingly empty spaces, guiding us on our journey. Open to the truth, letting the wisdom of the hidden realms inform you, providing insight your conscious mind overlooks.

Protection Message: Did you really think this world of the senses is all there is? From the hidden mystical realms, signs are being sent to you, but perhaps you have perceived separation and convinced yourself that you are on your own. Have you fallen into spiritual amnesia and forgotten your connection to a living, loving, always supportive universe? If so, rub the sleep out of your eyes, for Dragonfly Spirit is here to remind you of all the love and support available to you in every moment. There is an organizing principle underlying the events you have experienced, and Dragonfly Spirit can help you see it and trust that Spirit has your back. Let go of the illusion of chaos and randomness. Love is here, so follow the signs that appear serendipitously. As you pay attention to the magic all around you, you will know you are on the right track.

Spirit Animal Oracle by author Colette Baron-Reid and artist Jena Dellagrotaglia

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Truly, every Leo I’ve met with a healthy mindset were so very generous of spirit. It’s a good thing to understand that ego isn’t the bad word that people make it out to be – as long as it is the servant and not the master.

Blessings!

Lion Spirit – Be Generous of Spirit

Message: A healthy ego means you ease the Creation’s order instead of edging Creation out. Lion Spirit’s appearance is a reminder that you have been given the gift of pride and a healthy sense of your worth to express your divine, authentic self in a unique way. You are both the king and the queen, secure in your prosperity and wisdom and generous of spirit as you help others. Take pride in your ability to serve from the heart. Contentment with what you have, right now, allow you to use your resources wisely as you give to others in ways that educate, heal, inspire, and delight.

Be proud yet humble. Practice gratitude, and you will find that the accolades that come to you are no match for the joy of knowing what you have been able to do for others by expressing your generosity. All your relationships flourish as you express your worth and generosity of spirit with humility and kindness.

Protection Message: Do you doubt you can do much good? Are you stuck in a state of scarcity, thinking, who am I to lead? or Who am I to step in to my dream? Who am I to think I can help?

Lion Spirit is here to tell you that the antidote for low self-esteem is stepping into health pride. Of course you can do all that you desire! The spark of Great Spirit lives inside you, and you are here to steward that amazing energy into the world. Lion knows that Great Spirit invested in your so that you might be a channel for Spirit’s love and generosity. Take pride in your role, seeking to bring and abundance of love into the world.

Spirit Animal Oracle by author Colette Baron-Reid and artist Jena DellaGrottaglia

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On several occasions, dragonflies have been key to augery for times of my life, so I definitely see this spirit helping us to see past the illusions that both the world and our own minds create for us. Take time to examine things in your life and if you are perceiving them correctly.

Blessings!

Thistle

Dragonfly Spirit – Truth Transcends Illusion

Message: Dragonfly Spirit is here to remind you of the wisdom and truth available at all times in the hidden realms. Just as a dragonfly catches your eye with its reflective wings and body, Dragonfly Spirit appears to tell you to pay attention to the truth beyond the illusion and recognize the insights that come seemingly out of nowhere, peeking through from behind the veil. In the realm of Spirit, there is far more wisdom that you can perceive with our senses, and there is a deep knowing that you are not separate or alone, for a higher power recognizes you and loves you beyond measure. Fears dissipate as you realize you are embraced by the nurturing force that is everywhere, always in communication with you.

Alighting when you are preoccupied, Dragonfly Spirit offers this message: You exist in unity with all, including the protective spirits who share their wisdom, and you are being nudged along the path your soul needs to travel to have the experiences it creates.

Pay attention to the signs now; they remind you that each of us have inspired dreams seamlessly sewn into the fabric of the invisible world, and there is a Great Consciousness that exists in the seemingly empty spaces, guiding us on our journey. Open to the truth, letting the wisdom of the hidden realms inform you, providing insight your conscious mind overlooks.

Protection Message: Did you really think this world of the senses is all there is? From the hidden mystical realms, signs are being sent to you, but perhaps you have perceived separation and convinced yourself that you are on your own. Have you fallen into spiritual amnesia and forgotten your connection to a living, loving, always supportive universe? If so, rub the sleep out of your eyes, for Dragonfly Spirit is here to remind you of all the love and support available to you in every moment. There is an organizing principle underlying the events you have experienced, and Dragonfly Spirit can help you see it and trust that Spirit has your back. Let go of the illusion of chaos and randomness. Love is here, so follow the signs that appear serendipitously. As you pay attention to the magic all around you, you will know you are on the right track.

Spirit Animal Oracle by author Colette Baron-Reid and artist Jena Dellagrotaglia

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“…but with the sweets, comes the sour.” – Aunt Jet, Practical Magic

Though this deck tends to be gentle, there is often a good reason for pain. It tells us, physically, when we are in danger. Mentally and spiritually, it can teach us lessons – as long as we are open to it. Life will never be perfectly happy (don’t let all the folks on social media posting their “perfect” lives make you believe otherwise), and we must learn to take our downs with our ups.

Blessings and have a good weekend,

Thistle

Wasp Spirit – Sometimes, life stings

Message: Not all that Spirit creates in nature is easy to love, but when we look through the eyes of Wasp Spirit, we recognize that even though sometimes life stings, there is a purpose for pain just as there is a purpose for wasps in the natural world. Wasps keep insect populations down, supporting the growth of plants. So, too, the sting of life may hurt and you may feel deeply disappointed or even resentful that Wasp Spirit has shown up, but you will soon come to see that Spirit has something wonderful in store for you. You may come to realize that being stung led to something far better than you had envisioned for yourself. Perhaps, behind the scenes, Wasp was conspiring with Spirit to ensure that you could grow something of value to you. Spirit has a plan, and Wasp Spirit plays a part.

Have you ever looked back and been glad your prayers weren’t answered because the path you took led to something far better? Wasp is a reminder to reflect on those times, for today’s sting may hurt, but something better awaits you.

Protection Message: Are you holding on to anger, jealousy, or resentment because you got stung? Or could you have just stung yourself by comparing yourself to others? There will always be someone else who is more successful, happier, thinner, riches, etc. Jealousy is the false belief that you can’t have what you want or someone could take away something that was supposed to be yours. Let it go and release all those feelings that are making the sting hurt long after the stinger has been removed. Wasp Spirit has woken you up, and now you are called to trust that this too shall pass and is already doing so, for the pain subsides when you stop telling the story of how much it hurt.

Spirit Animal Oracle by author Colette Baron-Reid and artists Jena DellaGrottaglia

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OK, it seems that I draw this card A LOT, and I clear this deck on a regular basis. My takeaway is that people often do not seek help and partnership when they should. Don’t forget there are those around us who may compliment our skills, talents, and personality when we are endeavoring to create something. So reach out and find them to help achieve mutual goals.

Blessings!

Thistle

Ant Spirit – Time to Collaborate

Message: When Ant Spirit comes to visit, it’s to celebrate the benefits of working in a partnership with others as part of a community or tribe. Spirit reminds you that to build your dream, you need to work with others, accept help, and trust in your most important partnership – the one you have with Spirit. Your intentions will come to fruition if you remain awake and focused on co-creating your reality with others and with Spirit. Remember that the world around you can easily seduce you if you don’t have some sort of practice or discipline like meditation to keep you on track as you build the life you desire. Connecting with others and having accountability partners can be very helpful, as it’s unlikely that everyone will fall asleep at the same time.

The other message Ant holds is that you are now at an auspicious time to ask for help and receive it, whether you need help assembling a team, finding a new tribe, or requesting assistance from others who are there for you. Everything is working to support you right now!

Protection Message: Do you really believe that you have to do everything yourself? Do you believe that, somehow, any help you get will be disappointing or not good enough? Perhaps it is time to address your issues of control and bias toward the negative. It doesn’t matter where or why you came to be pessimistic or mistrustful. The fact that Ant Spirit is showing up now is a sign that you have an opportunity to heal and to relearn to trust that others will show up for you in a genuine way. Ant Spirit wants you to remember that your expectations and limiting beliefs are a vibrational offering that draws in the opposite of what you desire. Spirit want to help you and will send collaborative partners your way. It’s time to see the universe as conscious and connected, loving and helpful, but you must participate in this activity of co-creation. Creating reality is not just about dreaming!

If you are feeling orphaned from community, reach out and communicate. If you feel vulnerable, know that being present in your vulnerability can help you draw in someone who wants to assist you. Trust in your partnership with Spirit, and your outer conditions will start to reflect that. Then you will see the miracles waiting for you, including partners who appear ready to lend a hand!

Spirit Animal Oracle by author Colette Baron-Reid and artist Jena DellaGrotaglia

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This certainly fits my needs lately, but I hope it speaks to some of you out there too. It’s easy to get caught up in all the stuff we think we need to do, but sometimes we just need to take a breath and see what we really NEED to do. Distractions are plentiful – slow down and see what you really need and what you really don’t.

Blessings,

Thistle

Turtle Spirit – Slow and steady wins the race

Message: Turtle Spirit arrives to remind you that when you do what you need to do, putting one foot in front of the other and trusting that you will see your intentions manifest in perfect timing, your prosperity and love will grown exponentially. Now is not the time to rush around trying to force matters. Move slowly, perhaps even so slowly that it almost feels as if you are not moving at all! This may be time to crawl before walking, taking your time to align to Turtle Spirit’s place as you contemplate this road you are on, doing what you need to do in this small moment that will soon pass.

Turtle Spirit reminds you that sometimes the best action is to slow right down, so if it feels as if you are not doing enough, know that simply being aware of what is happening right now may be an important step toward determining whether you need to pivot or simply keep putting one foot in front of the other. “True love and true success comes with Patience,” says Turtle Spirit. Focus on the now, and the next step will be clear.

Protection Message: Pushing too hard or rushing to leave others in the dust is not the way of Turtle Spirit, even if it seems at times it is the way of the world. Turtle wants you to remember that you are a human being, not a human doing. In the protection message, Turtle is giving you the message that the best thing to do right now is let go of the drive to compete or control and do more; instead, simply be. As an old Norse saying goes, “We do without doing and everything gets done.” Spirit conspires on your behalf, so slow to a crawl or even stop, releasing any fear that life is a race that you might be losing. Trust that peace, prosperity, love, and purpose are all yours to enjoy right now. Do not “do.” Simply be.

Spirit Animal Oracle by author Colette Baron-Reid and artist Jena DellaGrottaglia

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Alright, since I missed yesterday, here is a card for our weekend. This can seem an introspective card, and it is to a degree, but it only takes a little time here and there to consider the lessons of our past and the past off our ancestors.

Have a good weekend, everyone!

Elephant Spirit – Learn from the past

Message: Although we often wish we could leave the past behind, Elephant Spirit reminds us that memory matters. We must respect the wisdom of the elders who hand down to us traditions they have shaped to express our connection to each other and respect for the community. What has come before informs what we are experiencing today, and we must never forget our legacy of strength and dignity. Elephant appears with the message that we are to acknowledge that which came before and learn from it.

All of us are memory-based creatures, and we must revisit the past to understand where we are and where we are going. The stories of events you experienced, the stories in our collective memory, and the stories of relationships you have had can be told many ways. What story will you tell? Elephant Spirit is here to encourage you to make it one that stirs in you a sense of power and dignity, for you have honored yourself by choosing to learn from your past. Spirit rejoices at your willingness to learn and grow.

Protection Message: Are you feeling uncomfortable with a tradition, custom, or familiar behavior that no longer fits who you are? Do you wish the past could be erased so it could no longer cause you a moment’s pain? Elephant Spirit is here to encourage you to write a different story and alter the traditions in ways that acknowledge that we all evolve, for transformation is our nature.

Elephant asks you not to be selective in your memory, because ignoring the good or the bad will prevent you from growing your wisdom and strength. Build on the best of the past, learn from the worst, and walk in to the future with dignity, accompanied by Elephant Spirit, who remembers the truth and honors your strength and wisdom.

Spirit Animal Oracle by author Colette Baron-Reid and artist Jena DellaGrottaglia

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To make great change, people must band together for a common goal – a single person or a handful of folks will not make it happen. Even reknowned leaders who get most of the attention of a movement have a whole team of people who support them and clear the way for their work. Do not be deceived into thinking everything you do must be done on your own.

Have a good weekend, everyone.

Thistle

Ant Spirit – Time to Collaborate

Message: When Ant Spirit comes to visit, it’s to celebrate the benefits of working in a partnership with others as part of a community or tribe. Spirit reminds you that to build your dream, you need to work with others, accept help, and trust in your most important partnership – the one you have with Spirit. Your intentions will come to fruition if you remain awake and focused on co-creating your reality with others and with Spirit. Remember that the world around you can easily seduce you if you don’t have some sort of practice or discipline like meditation to keep you on track as you build the life you desire. Connecting with others and having accountability partners can be very helpful, as it’s unlikely that everyone will fall asleep at the same time.

The other message Ant holds is that you are now at an auspicious time to ask for help and receive it, whether you need help assembling a team, finding a new tribe, or requesting assistance from others who are there for you. Everything is working to support you right now!

Protection Message: Do you really believe that you have to do everything yourself? Do you believe that, somehow, any help you get will be disappointing or not good enough? Perhaps it is time to address your issues of control and bias toward the negative. It doesn’t matter where or why you came to be pessimistic or mistrustful. The fact that Ant Spirit is showing up now is a sign that you have an opportunity to heal and to relearn to trust that others will show up for you in a genuine way. Ant Spirit wants you to remember that your expectations and limiting beliefs are a vibrational offering that draws in the opposite of what you desire. Spirit want to help you and will send collaborative partners your way. It’s time to see the universe as conscious and connected, loving and helpful, but you must participate in this activity of co-creation. Creating reality is not just about dreaming!

If you are feeling orphaned from community, reach out and communicate. If you feel vulnerable, know that being present in your vulnerability can help you draw in someone who wants to assist you. Trust in your partnership with Spirit, and your outer conditions will start to reflect that. Then you will see the miracles waiting for you, including partners who appear ready to lend a hand!

Spirit Animal Oracle by author Colette Baron-Reid and artist Jena DellaGrotaglia

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Small things can add up to big impact, so don’t get so caught up in tackling the “big” items in your life that you ignore the small but important things. And sometimes what we need to do is lessen control of the little things – it all depends on your approach. Some of us need to tighten it up and others need to loosen up. Which are you?

Blessings,

Thistle

Mouse Spirit – Attend to the small things

Message: The humble mouse pays attention to the smallest details, and Mouse Spirit calls on you to notice the nuances and the fine print at this time. In your eagerness to meet your goals and pursue your dreams, it’s easy to forget the importance of clear communication and tending to the little things, including people’s subtle signs that they are unhappy as well as the small voice inside of you that says, “This doesn’t feel right.”

Take your time to sniff out what you need to know. Is there some detail or nuance about how you engage others or operate in the world that is key to your success but you’ve dismissed as “nothing big” or “nothing special”? Mouse Spirit remind you that what seems small may be more important and powerful than you think, so look again. Do not underestimate yourself or your potential for co-creating something amazing when you pay attention to the details!

Protection Message: Are you too caught up in details, micromanaging others and stressing out because you want everything to be perfect? Are you procrastinating because you want every detail to be “just right” and losing track of time and your priorities? Mouse Spirit wants you to listen to your intuition that tells you that the the detail you fear you are overlooking will only appear when you stop obsessing.

Mouse Spirit will lead you to the nuances you need to notice and will diligently work to support you if you take a breath and trust that guidance will be provided. Small gestures carry great power right now, and maybe you need to take action toward discovering what is going on that you may not be seeing – or toward mending a relationship or situation. Ask a question, do a little research, and listen for Mouse Spirit’s quiet little squeak telling you, “Look here, and attend to this detail.”

Spirit Animal Oracle by author Colette Baron-Reid and artist Jena DellaGrottaglia

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