Animals Divine - Ten of Swords – Heron


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Symbols*: The heron attempts to balance on an endless rotation of swords. It begins to lose its feathers in the effort and feels the oppressive nature of its dark surroundings closing in on it. But the lifht in the center of the centrifugal force is a reminder that challenges are an integral part of life. The dynamic energy created by the rhythmic motion of the wheel contrasts with the darker periphery of inactivity. The heron’s majestic beauty exemplifies the need to develop good coping skills in the face of challenge. It exercises patient vigilance when hunting for food, even though the outcome may not be successful.

Description*: Life is full of ups and downs and endless challenges. You may be facing financial or emotional hardships that can precede a period of instability and despair, but it is important to face this period of potential darkness with strength and grace. As with all cycles of conflict, if you take a proactive stance and confront your fears with resolve, you will eventually prevail and overcome tremendous obstacles.

Keywords: Potential issues surrounding financial well-being, a cycle of insecurity and disappointments

Possible Meaning: Life is full of ups and downs and endless challenges. This is a cycle of insecurity and disappointments. There may be potential issues surrounding financial well-being. Face the darkness and the challenges with strength, grace, and dignity. You know you can do it, it’s all in the attitude.

Thoughts/Points to Ponder: As this cycle is about to end, you are being put to the final test. It is up to you how you will take it. Do not let anything stop you or put you down.

Heron, Egret – Self Determination and Self-Reliance
A Heron or an Egret totem teaches balance; the ability to progress and evolve -- to walk into deeper waters without fear. It is important for someone with a Heron or an Egret totem to learn to stand on their own two feet, to become independent and self-reliant. Heron and Egret has a strong connection to the element of Earth and you must also be aware and cultivate this connection. The Mother Earth is a source of strength and will help you stand strong and firm. Heron or Egret medicine allows you to perform many tasks at the same time, keeping all in balance. Heron and Egret people do not need a lot of people in their life and they are often follow non-traditional roles. You know what is best for you and you should follow that path. Mediation on color will provide insight to Heron and Egret people.