“Some people talk to animals. Not many listen though. That’s the problem.” ~A.A. Milne, Winnie-the-Pooh

Happy September, dear reader! This month Heroic Tarot celebrates the wisdom of sacred animals in the Druid tradition with the The Druid Animal Oracle. Created by Philip and Stephanie Carr-Gomm, this deck invokes the Celtic shamanic traditions of working with animal energy as guides and totems. The authors present many different ways to work with the animal guides in the inner and outer worlds. What can an oracle do for you?

Through an oracle it is possible that we may get glimpses, insights, images and ideas which will tell us about the dynamics, the “seeds,” that lie behind events and experiences in our past, present, or future. BUT AN ORACLE CANNOT PREDICT A FUTURE EVENT. It can only point to possibilities and pitfalls, dynamics and options…we should use (the Animal Oracle) to discover not what will happen in the future, but what influences or tendencies might exist in our lives that need encouraging, understanding, or changing.

The Druid Oracle contains traditional, Celtic and Druid lore on thirty-three animals (including four dragons). The authors state, “as long as we reject the animals within us, we can never be truly human. To regain our humanity, we much embrace them–loving and coming to know each of them that exists in our hearts and souls.”

I drew a card to share with you, and in the great magic of synchronicity, I pulled the first card of The Druid Animal Oracle, Blackbird. This animal sings to us from a gateway between the worlds:

He calls to us in the twilight, showing us the path to Otherworldly secret, pointing out the ways in which we can discover more about our hidden motivations and potential. There are times in life when it is important to concentrate on the outer world and your responsibilities in that world, but there are also times when you must attend to the haunting song of your soul which calls you to a study of spiritual truths, and to an inner exploration of the inner world through dreams and myths.

Each animal entry gives information for working with the animal’s symbolism, traditions, and stories. The Druid Animal Oracle is deeply rooted in a respect and higher consciousness of animals as teachers. If you are interested in strengthening your bond with animal guides, or are interested in Celtic or Druid tradition, then this deck would be a helpful tool in a reading for you.

 Make your Heroic Tarot appointment today and connect to the richness of animal traditions!

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I wish you all a scintillating September!

Bright Blessings!

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