What Animal Totem Influences Us Now?
Feminine Magic of Camouflage, Shapeshifting and Invisibility, Family, Survival, Voice
Fox medicine involves adaptability, cunning, observation, integration, and swiftness of thought and action. Fox can reveal what is growing and shapeshifting (or needs to) in your world.
Fox has a long history of magic and cunning associated with it. Fox speaks of the need to develop the art of camouflage, invisibility, and shape shifting. It is agile, skilled, and unpredictable. A fox being pursued by hounds will run across the tops of walls, cross streams diagonally, double back on its trail, run in circles and do anything to break the trail of its scent. It has a great ability to outwit both predators and prey. Fox teaches us how to slip out of unpleasant situations quietly and unnoticed.
The coat of the fox serves as camouflage, and most fox coats have variations of colour within them. This facilitates their ability to stay camouflaged and remain relatively unseen. Practicing and using camouflage is something everyone should learn to do… working to blend in with the surroundings, to come and go unnoticed, moving silently about without revealing your intentions are all part of what fox teaches.
On a spiritual level, Fox teaches us to control our auras, the energy field around our bodies.. we can adjust the frequency and intensity so that we harmonize with others more easily. Fox camouflages itself so it can observe without being seen. While learning from wily fox, you may gain confidence in your ability to know instantly what will happen next. After observing for awhile, you become aware of a certain predictability in given situations and can quickly make your move. Fox medicine teaches the art of Oneness through its understanding of camouflage. We are challenged in this period to see and blend with the Oneness in all.
Fox has an uncanny ability to to hear what is not being said, as well as any whispering going on around you. Those with clairaudient abilities may find an increase in activity in this period. Fox also has a keen sense of smell and their appearance suggests that you pay attention when you feel that something doesn't smell right… I often suggest to those involved in long distance relationships that they need to get the smell of the person they are interested in before they can really say they have a relationship.
Fox's ability to be unseen allows it to be the protector of the family unit. Fox is honored with the duty of keeping the family together and safe. This is accomplished through its ability to observe undetected, without making others self-conscious. Fox tells you that it would be wise to observe the acts of others rather than their words at this time. Keep silent about your observations. This is the time to work on being invisible like the fox.
Fox medicine often brings out the clever and witty. But you must remember to keep their crafty and clever nature balanced or it could backfire. Fox can also suggest that your actions might be too obvious and you need to learn to be more discreet.
Fox is clever and adaptable, teaching us to be flexible rather than resist change with a rigid approach. In this way. Fox also teaches us to not allow ourselves to be held back by traditions and prejudices. (a useful reminder at this time in our history.)
Fox is one of the most uniquely skilled and ingenious animals of nature. Because it is a creature of the night, it is often imbued with supernatural powers. Fox is usually seen at dawn and dusk. Dusk is the beginning of its day, and the dawn its ending. These are the in between times, when the world of magic and the world in which we live intersect. It lives on the edges of forests and open lands, the border areas. Because it is an animal of the between times and places, it can be a guide into the faerie realm. The fox has a long history of magic and cunning associated with it. It can move in and out of situations restoring order or causing confusion depending on the situation.
There are several American Indian tribes that tell tales of hunters who accidentally discovered their wives were foxes. This is very symbolic of the idea of magic being born within the feminine energies and that unless a male can recognize the magic of the feminine – in himself and others – and learn to use it to shapeshift his own life, it will ultimately lead to destruction.
Foxes live in family units in which both parents feed and raise their young. Fox is balanced in this way and exhibits both caring maternal characteristics and those of a warrior, a master of hunting and survival. Fox teaches us that gender equality helps to create strong families. Fox embodies resourcefulness and daring in her quest to feed her family. Fox survives and flourishes because she is clever and adaptable.. She teaches us to be flexible rather than resist change with a rigid attitude.
Foxes have an extraordinary vocal capacity and range,. At night she speaks with her people, sending out her stories. This repeated calling and answering provides a model for us in resolving certain disputes, by listening while each side repeatedly presents its story, continuing until it is fully expressed and has been understood. This is the medicine way of the healing council.
Swiftness, sure-footedness, and a quick mind that always knows what to do are all part of fox's medicine. No one can guess the sly power behind Fox's antics and ingenious manoeuvres.
Fox tells us a little of what we might expect this period:
I immediately sensed a warning coming from this Fox, that terrorists have learned from the energy of the Fox – as well as our own First Responders and Protectors… I am concerned that Fox's ability to camouflage itself, it's agility, skill, and unpredictability will create more chaos in this period… Fox knows how to melt into the background, to be part of the group… There can be danger around us; it will be important to be aware of the Fox… again I feel that our Protectors, the many layers of the police forces and the military have also learned many lessons from Fox… Sadly, Trump's exclusion policies stop only a small number of haters from coming into the country… Terrorists have an army scattered all around the globe – anyone who feels disenfranchised in any way, anyone who is angry, frustrated by society is prey to their recruiters. Fox tells to be alert, trust your instincts to keep you out of trouble.
Fox reminds us also to be flexible in this time. We may be asked to make changes – remember that change is a constant, do not resist it in this time.
With fox's appearance, you are asked to listen carefully, to pay attention to what is not being said. Fox tells us to be the objective observer in our worlds, and to stay silent about what we see and hear.
Fox also tells you to be attentive to your family, someone might need an extra hug, or some special protection. Be sure you are prepared with enough food and water and other resources to survive in the face of any threat.
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