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​art by Diana Davelman

​"Owl is a creature of the night and has been symbolically associated with wisdom because it can see what others cannot. It is the only bird that flies in total silence. As a power animal, Own encourages you to develop your intuitive abilities and inner senses, and to seek the knowledge that is hidden from most people. Owl is a protector and will help you to discern more readily the motives and intentions of others, especially those who may attempt to deceive you or take advantage of you in some way. Owl also helps you to recognize that there is a dark side to your nature that should not be ignored or repressed. You need to see that it is there so you can come to terms with it. Owl is symbolic of discernment and the need to look out for deception. You have to see to know. You have to know to see. Honor intuition. Use discernment. Outsmart deception. 

Trust your first impressions. "

Source: Sams, Jamie and Carson, David. Medicine Cards (Santa Fe: Bear and Company, 1988).

"As a power animal, Horse, is primarily a message carrier and is often concerned with traversing "gateways." It is associated with the power and responsibility that comes Medicine Cards: Horse 3 from exercising authority, and the wisdom required to use it in a balanced way. On an emotional level, Horse is connected with the need for compassionate understanding. Horse is related especially with the power of knowledge and wisdom and with communication and sharing. Communicate. 

Honor your medicine. Stand tall. Use your talents. Own who you are becoming. "

Source: Sams, Jamie and Carson, David. Medicine Cards (Santa Fe: Bear and Company, 1988).

"If you have Ant medicine, you eat slowly and deliberately and are content in knowing that "what is yours will come to you." This knowing is good medicine. It shows a trust in the Universe to provide. If Ant meandered into your spread today, it is time to show a little trust and patience in some life situation. You may have forgotten that you will always receive that which you need, at the time you need it most. It is not on the horizon or just around the next anthill, you may need to use some strategy. How can you put to use your power of creation until "it" arrives -whatever "it" means to you at this time? Ant is working for the good of the whole. Are you? If you are, be assured that the whole wants the same goodness for you, and that it will be provided.

Be patient. Honor present moment. Find joy in the now. "

Source: Sams, Jamie and Carson, David. Medicine Cards (Santa Fe: Bear and Company, 1988).

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