Animals Divine - Five of Pentacles – Fox


Image of the card

Symbols*: The fox shuffles thorough a blizzardous landscape. The biting wind burns its eyes and clouds its vision. It is hungry, lost, and unable to adapt to the adverse conditions that have suddenly stripped its ability to seek shelter. Usually adept at camouflage, it cannot cope with this sudden onslaught of a storm. Dead trees and branches line the path, like unresolved ghosts of the past. They stand naked and exposed and can break under the weight of the heavy snows and unrelenting ice. Pentacles are etched in the snow and are reminders of the transitory nature of life. Shadows that resemble birds can be seen in the snow – reminders of the freedom the fox felt during a less-volatile period of its life.

Description*: Unexpected changes have thrown you curveballs. Suddenly you are confronting potential instability. Your preoccupation with financial status affects your job, health, relationships, and creative outlets. You are obsessing about the potential of losing what you have worked hard to gain. This is a time to focus on what is important and to redirect your energies toward surviving this stressful period.

Keywords: Possible displacement, Financial woes, Hardship

Possible Meaning: Unexpected changes have thrown you curveballs. Suddenly you are confronting potential instability. Learn to adapt to each new situation, no matter how hard it may be.

Thoughts/Points to Ponder: This fox is witty and a smart-ass. She is fast in her movements – one minute you can see her, the next she is hiding somewhere. The winter is ever-present here with five stars (pentacles) surrounding her. The secret of her hiding is that she has learned to be invisible by becoming part of the background and being very still and quiet.

Fox – Magic, Shapeshifting, Invisibility
A fox can teach you to control your aura so that you can be more in harmony with others and the world. If you have a fox totem, learning to be invisible is very important in your life. Imagine yourself blending in with your surroundings, becoming part of the background. Be very still and quiet. Through practice you can be unnoticed even at a party or in a crowd. A fox totem also teaches good eating habits; the fox eats small amounts frequently which medicine is now telling us is better for our health. But fox people already knew this.