Animals Divine - Nine of Swords – Crow


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Symbols*: The crow has access to the darker chambers of the mind. It has the ability to deflect illusionary thinking and cut right to the essence of our being. Its appearance can be interpreted as an ill omen if we are not prepared to be open to the sacred mysteries that it may possess. The lightning pierces through cloud cover, illuminating the blood-covered swords below. The psyche is raw and fully exposed. The blood is the essence of life and spills upon the instruments of rational thinking. The tree is hollow and without substance. The roots grasp the swords in a feeble attempt to stay grounded in the face of the unknown.

Description*: Worry and the fear of loss dominate your being. You feel a plethora of sadnesses perforating your soul and rendering you full of anxiety and depression. You are vulnerable and absorb the sadness of others. In the process, you exacerbate your lugubrious state. This is a time to pull back and to lay low until the clouds dissipate.

Keywords: A multitude of anxities, breaking illusions, conflict

Possible Meaning: You are feeling anxious at this time. You are vulnerable and absorb the sadness of others. There may be encountered conflict, perhaps in your relationships or in your mind. Do not allow worry and fear of loss dominate your being.

Thoughts/Points to Ponder: Is it yet another mindgame, has this image been created in our minds? Or is it in the actual world? Perhaps the mind reflects to the outside world. The swords are bloody, why?

Crow – Keeper of the Sacred Law
Crows are the keepers of the Sacred Law and to have a Crow totem is very powerful. Personal Integrity is your watchword and your guide in Life. If you have a Crow totem, your prime path is to be mindful of your opinions and actions. You must be willing to walk your talk, to speak your truth and to know your life's mission. Crow is an omen of Change. Things that you have been working toward will come to fruition when Crow appears. Crow lives in the void and has no sense of time; therefore, it sees past, present and future simultaneously. Crow merges both light and dark, both inner and outer. It is the totem of the Great Spirit and must be respected as such.