Native American rituals and practices are rooted in connection with all aspects of life and the Great Spirit (God). Therefore, the Native American practice of "animal medicine" embraces an awareness that reveals itself when a certain animal crosses our path. The word "medicine" in Native American practice and in the custom of animal medicine refers to the healing aspects that a particular animal brings to our consciousness. This would mean anything that supports, strengthens, restores, empowers, or revives the spiritual body, as well as the physical body.
Once we are aware of what a certain animal represents, then we can take the necessary steps to create changes in our life according to that awareness.
AFTER YOU READ YOUR ANIMAL MEDICINE THROUGH THE SIGNS
FOR DECEMBER 25 - 31, 2017
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Aries - "I am, therefore I am."
(March 20 - April 19)
Seagull Medicine - [Meaning: Opportunistic, Opportunity, Integrity] The week of December 25 - 31, 2017 begins with Venus moving into Capricorn and impacting your 10th house of fame, notoriety, occupation, career, ambition, government, military, chief executives, business life, goals, ranks, political position, status, standing in the public eye, position in society. It shows your standing in the community and social status. It can reflect your attitude to parenting.
While Seagull Medicine is a scavenger and an opportunist, it still has to maintain its integrity, meaning while it is doing what it is doing, it still has to have moral principles. Even though most Seagull Medicine can successfully co-exist with humans, they can also be so aggressive that they will take food right out of a humans hand. Well that's not nice. By nature, Aries is also aggressive, so you must remember that when it comes to business, career and ambitions, you can still be aggressive but you have to play nice. Seagull Medicine will take an opportunity if it is standing in front of them, as should you, but there is a big difference between 'take' and 'accept'. This 10th house of career knows no other way but UP, and you can do that, but you must maintain your integrity. The word "opportunist" does not have to be a negative word. Simply stand in integrity as you take advantage of all opportunities laid out right before you.
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Taurus - "I have, therefore I am."
(April 19 - May 20)
Flamingo Medicine - [Meaning: Flamboyant, Wader, Sociable] The week of December 25 - 31, 2017 begins with Venus moving into Capricorn and impacting your 9th house of dreams, visions, goals, ambitions, new adventures, new experiences, higher-thinking mind, religion, college, higher education, teachers, legalities, brothers and sisters-in-law, philosophy, prophecy, philanthropy, all things "foreign", intuition, long distance journeys abroad, churches, airlines, vacations and international commerce.
Flamingo's are busy animals as they socialize and enjoy large groups for a variety of reasons, but mainly for protection and efficiency. Even though all of the flamingo's look alike, they are able to maintain their own identity within the group. Flamingo has landed in your 9th house where action, adventure and new experiences take place. Flamingo is a wading bird, but you are being asked not to wade into your new experiences, you are really being asked to jump right in and join the party. There is another reason why Flamingo has landed in your Sun Sign this week, there is a possibility of a mating. This 'mating' could be within a group or during one of those new experiences or new adventures that is in the works. Even if you are coupled-up, this could be a group adventure that you are planning. Flamingo Medicine wants you to flap your wings, stretch your neck and be seen!
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Gemini - "I think, therefore I am."
(May 20 - June 21)
Weasel Medicine – [Stealth, Hidden Talents, Observe] The week of December 25 - 31, 2017 begins with Venus moving into Capricorn and impacting your 8th house of the wealth of your spouse or business partner, joint resources, support from other people, insurance, legacies, other people's money, stocks, bonds, taxes, inheritances, loans, mortgages, financial windfalls and wills. It also includes, surgeries, spirituality, astral experiences, the metaphysical realm, transformation, regeneration and covers death or endings (rebirth), sex and an element of legal matters.
Someone who is called a "weasel" is typically known for being sneaky and cunning. You don't have to be underhanded or undermining in order to be stealth and observant when Weasel Medicine appears. It's Good to have stealth-like and observant abilities when you serious about something such as money because it makes you careful, prudent and hyper-aware. Since money is the subject matter this week, why not take it seriously and take your time observing. Weasel Medicine is causing you to pay more attention to joint finances, money that comes through other sources and the possibilities of other sources of income. You may even find yourself watching a TV show about money. There is the possibility of the end of an old way of doing things so that newness or rebirth can begin. While Weasel Medicine can frighten some Gemini's because it can reveal hidden motives, but that is not the case this week, it is your hidden talents that are being called upon.
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Cancer - "I feel, therefore I am."
(June 21 - July 22)
Crocodile Medicine - [MEANING: Symbiosis, Alliances, Partnerships] The week of December 25 - 31, 2017 begins with Venus moving into Capricorn and impacting your 7th house of contractual relationships. This house also rules unions, lawsuits, contracts, partnerships, marriages, agreements, and open enemies with the public. This can be partnerships in business, marriage or a committed relationship that is a live-in arrangement. It also includes long-term associations, the animus (underlying passion or force), the relationship between soul and personality.
Crocodile Medicine is not the same as Alligator Medicine. Alligators have a U-Shape snout, while Crocodiles have a V-Shape snout. Think of a crocodile flashing his teeth while smiling with his mouth 'shut'. That is exactly what a crocodile looks like. You can still see teeth sticking out with his mouth closed. As you make your way through relationships this week, keep yourself smiling with your mouth closed. While it would be all too easy to take a bite out of someone, especially those you Love, it would be better than you smile, even when communciation runs silent. Remember, you Love this person. Think more in line of having a symbiotic relationship, where the relationship is mutually beneficial. As it should be! Many crocodiles 'can and will' live together without issues, even if they are just tolerating each other being around for feeding reasons. Everyone is just trying to survive. Crocodile Medicine is asking you to make peace in your own environment and choose a symbiotic relationship that works for everyone.
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Leo - "I will, therefore I am."
(July 22 - August 22)
Heron Medicine - [MEANING: Sight, Devour, Digestion] The week of December 25 - 31, 2017 begins with Venus moving into Capricorn and impacting your 6th house of daily life, physical health, hygiene, food, work ethic, employees, service, skills, servants, clothing and sickness. It is about the service you give to others and your daily habits, routine, the working environment, pets, animals and service.
Heron Medicine has landed in your house of daily routine for a reason. Perhaps you have been devouring sight unseen. Maybe your digestion is off from eating too fast. Maybe you have been devouring information, ideas or suggestions without mulling things over. Perhaps you are devouring time and not living in the present. Heron Medicine locates it food by sight (not smell) and then swallows it whole. GULP! At the same time, Heron Medicine can choke on its prey if it is too large. In other words, sometimes the eyes are bigger than the stomach or appetite. Heron will feed their young by regurgitation because the parent Heron can consume up to four times as much food when they are feeding their chicks. Heron is not trying to tell you how to eat, it is trying to tell you how to digest information and then pass it along to others. How can you do that? This has something to do with everything this 6th house rules. What are you feeding others?
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Virgo - "I analyze, therefore I am."
(August 22 - September 22)
Cardinal Medicine - [Meaning: Relationships, Monogomy, Courtship] The week of December 25 - 31, 2017 begins with Venus moving into Capricorn and impacting your 5th house of pleasurable activities, parties, romance, dating, Love affairs, playtime/acting, sensual emotions, Lovers, parenthood and sexuality, creativity, artistic pursuits, hobbies, recreation, procreation, babies, pregnancy, children. It also includes leisure, games, sports, self-fulfillment, joy and bliss.
As this Venus energy in Capricorn lands in your 5th house it brings up relationships, dating and monogomy. The next time you see a male Cardinal with his black mask, keep in mind that female Cardinal is not too far behind. He is out foraging and finding food for his Love. Cardinals mate for Life and they look out for each other. When it comes to Love, adjust your mindset and how you feel about Love. If you are single, this will keep you from latching on to someone who pays you the right attention and disregarding the one who didn't pay attention to you exactly as you would have liked. Capricorn energy is doting, like male Cardinal does with his female Love. You may find yourself more playful during this time like Cardinal energy hoping from branch to branch chasing each other. While you may feel more 'mature' where Love is concerned, you actually need to be a bit more playful (but responsible). You do not have to throw caution to the wind to have some fun, but you do need to be mature and responsible. Love is near. If you are already coupled up, Cardinal is asking you to get closer and stay close to each other.
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Libra - "I balance, therefore I am."
(September 22 - October 23)
Blue Jay Medicine - [MEANING: Royalty, Energy, Enthusiasm] The week of December 25 - 31, 2017 begins with Venus moving into Capricorn and impacting your 4th house of home and family. It describes your roots, your heritage and your private life. This house also rules land, property, residences, domestic affairs, psychological foundations, biological inheritance and place of abode.
While this Venus in Capricorn energy calls to mind 'the diva'. People are going to notice you anyway, so there is no need to call attention to yourself when you walk into the room because you already have the worlds attention, all you have to do is respond to it. Embrace your God-given assets because others have. This energy is excited, enthusiastic and aggressive. It can be so aggressive that it can appear combative. You will need to find a way to communicate better so that you do not come off as bossy. This Capricorn energy has a way of bossing others around and micro-managing in the home. Blue Jay is comfortable wherever she lands, seeking food both on the ground and in trees and nesting in a tree or in a bush. Blue Jay is royalty (the diva) and always displays herself by walking the red carpet, typically during the day where she can easily be seen. Make certain you embrace Life to the fullest wherever you land, including in the home. Royalty always commands the best and brightens up any event, even in the the darkness. Use this asset to brighten your home and family in the best of ways.
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Scorpio - "I desire/create, therefore I am."
(October 23 - November 22)
Sparrow Medicine - [Meaning: Adaptable, Utilitarian, Adjust] The week of December 25 - 31, 2017 begins with Venus moving into Capricorn and impacting your 3rd house of communication, writing, mental abilities, sales, marketing, media, advertising, publicity, campaign, blog, website, lower education from 1st to 12th grade, early learning, immediate environment, short journeys, local travel and travel within your own country. It also rules neighbors, siblings and extended siblings such as cousins, nieces and nephews.
While Scorpio is known as 'the most' resourceful sign of the zodiac, sparrow is 'one of the the most' utilitarian and adaptable birds. This works very well with your energy as this 3rd house is naturally ruled by Gemini 'the most' adaptable and adjustable sign. No matter how you slice it, Sparrow Medicine is perfect for Scorpio. Not to mention, this Capricorn energy is known as 'the most' utilitarian sign and shows up in this 3rd house. No matter how you slice, this energy shows up well for you. Sparrow Medicine is a grain and seed eating bird. This is not to say they won't go rummaging through your trash because they will, just like a Scorpio who naturally rules trash, debris and rubbish. Scorpio knows, "What is one man's trash is another man's treasure." and you can make money off of it. As a fixed sign who does not like or enjoy much change, you have proved yourself to be intelligent and adaptable in many situations and now you are in line to be rewarded, and you won't even have to rummage through anything to receive it. Sparrow is your bird medicine.
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Sagittarius - I perceive/see, therefore I am."
(November 22 - December 21)
Camel Medicine – [Meaning: Conservation, Endurance, Stamina] The week of December 25 - 31, 2017 begins with Venus moving into Capricorn and impacting your 2nd house of value systems, physical possessions and money, personal self esteem and talents. This house also rules your personal earnings, bankers, budgets, money that "you" make, material resources, value system, monetary gains and losses, security. It also rules what think about sex. Basically this house is about your self-worth.
How interesting that Camel Medicine would show up in your 2nd house of personal money and personal possessions. Camel Medicine is most famous for their humps and their ability to go long periods of time without water. Contrary to popular belief their humps are for fat storage, not water storage. They metabolize this fat for energy use, which is another reason why their can endure a harsh climate. Their fat provides them stamina and endurance in addition to their ability to conserve water. This Capricorn energy that is present and landing in your 2nd house reveals that you can go 'without' for long periods of time in order to get to the place that you desire to be. It will not be much longer before you begin seeing the real fruits of your labor. You have been carrying a lot for quite some time and reward is very near. Camel Medicine is reminding you of your own stamina, endurance and energy. You have what it takes on your person, in your mind, body and spirit. You have what it takes to go the distance. Choose your target and do it.
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Capricorn - "I use, therefore I am."
(December 21 - January 20)
Meerkat Medicine - [Meaning: Unity, Heirarchy, Like-Mindedness] The week of December 25 - 31, 2017 begins with Venus moving into Capricorn and impacting your 1st house of identity and how other's see you. This house also rules the personality, your attitude, how you see the world, how you look, appearances, your worldly outlook, and self-awareness and how you respond. It includes the self, ego, anima, projected image, expression of inner motivation, soul purpose, initial approach to life and your aura. Take special note that this first house rules your soul's purpose and your inner motivation.
Capricorn is a sign that has the mind of a soldier, who is part of a larger collective and everyone is one the same page of thinking. There is unity, at the same time there is a heirarchy and Capricorn is at the top of the heirarchy. If this were a military operation, Capricorn would be the general leading the charge. Meerkat Medicine is just like Capricorn, who not only dotes on who they Love, they protect and care for those they Love. Notice how Meerkat stands like a sentry (a soldier keeping guard). This Venus in Capricorn energy is bringing out the best in you, as you are a soldier professionally and a soldier personally. Capricorn typically has a team, posse or a group of minions surrounding them, helping them and assisting them. Meerkat is part of a "clan", "gang" or "mob" typically between 20 and 50 members. Notice what you call your group because there is a name you have it. This is your collective, it is who you are, a group of like-minded individuals who are on the look out for something greater.
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Aquarius - "I know, therefore I am."
(January 20 - February 19)
Bear Medicine - [Meaning: Introspection, Intuition, Dreaming] The week of December 25 - 31, 2017 begins with Venus moving into Capricorn and impacting your 12th house of friends, groups of people, social acquaintances, former relationships (ex's), organizations, children's organizations, alliances, fraternities, memberships, money from the employer, finances of employer and stock exchanges. It is also about your hopes, wishes, dreams and the future.
When Capricorn energy arrives, that is typically when Aquarius disappears and goes into hibernation. We don't see much of Aquarius when there is even a Capricorn Moon present. As Capricorn energy arrives on the scene, Bear Medicine also arrives on the scene. Bear People are learning to withdrawal into the sanctity of their den when outside influences turn cold and seemingly merciless. Winter is not just a change in season, it is a period of slowing down and can be a time of decline, adversity and dreariness. As Bear retreats into her den for hibernation; which is also the womb of Mother Earth, so must you retreat within to seek wisdom through stillness and meditation. Bear also reflects Love and the feminine aspect in the way they care for their cubs, so must you take care of yourself. Stillness and meditation is your hibernation. Bear Medicine is asking you to reconnect through introspection, intuition and dreams.
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Pisces - "I believe, therefore I am."
(February 19 - March 20)
Grouse Medicine - [Meaning: Sacred Dance, Fullfillment, Movement ] The week of December 25 - 31, 2017 begins with Venus moving into Capricorn and impacting your 11th house of public life. This house also rules fame, notoriety, occupation, career, ambition, government, military, chief executives, business life, goals, ranks, political position, status, standing in the public eye, position in society. It shows your standing in the community and social status. It can reflect your attitude to parenting.
Grouse Medicine is very well-known for his sacred dance moves, as many folk dances have been named in his honor. Oh the way that you move dear grouse. There is an attraction that makes others want to stop, look and walk over. In the grouse crowd this is called "lekking" as Grouse seeks to call attention to himself from the females. This causes me to wonder since Grouse Medicine has shown up in your 11th house of friends, groups and acquaintances. Is a former Love about to reappear? Is a friend about to become a Lover? Or, are you about to meet a new friend who will become a new Love in the future? The possibility is certainly there because the dance of Grouse is calling to himself, his own. This is rather showy animal medicine as Grouse has feathered nostrils, feathered toes and feathered legs. This is not to say that Mr. or Miss Wonderful will be hairy (LOL) but it does indicate a showmanship of some sort. For those of you who are single, watch for this. For those of you who are coupled up, perhaps you reclaiming your own Grouse Medicine. (winky wink)
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