Monthly Archives: October 2013

Crow as an Omen of Change and a Messenger of Death

crow and skull

Samhain has arrived and the Wheel of the Year has turned once more.

As I was searching the web to prepare for our Samhain celebration, I ran across this great post at Salem’s Moon – Magic & More. So, I thought I would share it with you instead of recreating the wheel (pun intended). There are also some other interesting Samhain posts at Salem’s Moon if you are interested. But let’s talk Crow … Continue reading

Anger and A Fence Story

fence with nail holesLet’s begin today’s blog with a story.

A fence : A story with a great moral —

There once was a young boy with a very bad temper. The boy’s father wanted to teach him a lesson, so he gave him a bag of nails and told him that every time he lost his temper he must hammer a nail into their wooden fence.

On the first day of this lesson, the little boy had driven 37 nails into the fence. He was really mad! Continue reading

Bobcat Medicine – Solitude, Silence & Secrets

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I was going to write about a completely different topic this week, but a second visit from Bobcat this week made him the focus of my attention. This is important to remember when working with messages from Nature, whether the spirit of the animal, stone, plant or tree to pay attention, especially if the same spirit comes back for a second or third visit.

This week’s visit from Mr. Bobcat put him at the top of my “Endangered Species List” if he returns for a third time. The first visit Gary saw him sitting outside my chicken pen choosing from the menu for the mid-afternoon special. Gary scared him off. Yesterday, sometime during the day, he returned and got under the pen to snack on one of my hens and left another with only one tail feather. It was a sad day indeed.

So, let’s talk about Bobcat’s message and medicine, other than an easy lunch. Continue reading

Honoring Our Ancestors – The Ancestor Altar

I recently received a newsletter from one of my suppliers with an excellent article on honoring our ancestors by creating an ancestor altar that I want to share with you. Thank you Jacki Smith at Coventry Creations for this wonderful article.

This month my project is to go through the picture boxes and gather some pictures for my Samhain altar. Continue reading

Spirit Animal Quiz

Spirit Animal QuizI was getting ready to write this week’s post and was doing some research. I came across a very interesting and informative website at I thought you might enjoy. It has wonderful information on a variety of animal guides as well as a nice page on how to find your spirit animal and how to develop a relationship with them.

There was a page for a Spirit Animal Quiz that caught my attention. I decided to take a couple of minutes to complete the quiz Continue reading