•Spirit Keeper: Mudjekeewis/Grizzly Bear •Power Direction: West •Element: Fire •Clan: Thunderbird •Animal Guide: Elk •Plant: Black Spruce •Stone: Obsidian •Moon: Long Snows •Motto: “I Perceive”
“From obsidian, people experiencing this position can learn about their abilities to perceive and mirror the thoughts and feelings of others. The black spruce teaches how to be soft and strong at the same time. and the elk demonstrates the power of beauty, majesty and cooperation. This is the position in which to learn about your desire for justice, and your ability to live with the dualities of nature and life. The Long Snows Moon teaches about mental strength, deep fear of emotions, relationships. teaching, and communicating. People in the elk position are insightful, independent, fearless, determined, and open hearted. They need to guard against being overly argumentative and erratic in intimate relationships. “Dancing with the Wheel” (pg 47) Sun Bear.
Since this is the last New Moon of the year, it represents an accumulation of experiences throughout our journey through the Medicine Wheel and now we go within and honor the teachings we’ve received and shared throughout the year. Obsidian is such a mysterious stone, it absorbs energy and holds it until it can be released. Personal experience of an obsidian ball we kept at home, it finally dumped everything out and I got really ill. Bury it or wash with running water, sage is also excellent! So let it be our intention, to CLEAR all negative energies we may be holding on (our or others). It is vital now, our temples need the cleanse of sacred smudging. The medicine of Elk is Black Spruce, the aroma is so healing and strong! You can also have a soothing cup of tea from this, it has the properties to loosen mucous and relieves congestion.
The power of the Thunderbird Clan (Fire sign) represents the ego and the “creative fire within” to manifest goals. New Moon require this “fire in the belly” energy to accomplish these dreams and visions. I light a blue candle on this New Moon, for peace of mind and clarity. Thunderbird shows us that the EGO is there to remind us of WHO we really work for, helps us get back on track when we listen. It has been said that “you cannot have the light without the darkness behind it”, the EGO gives us that choice and we say THANK YOU, without the tests, how do we know where our strengths and weaknesses are? Attitude of Gratitude is the way, it’s there right in front of us all the time! Elk medicine carries with it perseverance of always reaching for solutions to any problem and solving them!
Today the planet Uranus (Higher Guidance, Intuition) went direct and remains in Aries (warrior energy) and is Red Hawk power. If we take the time to “circle around” a situation and view it from a Higher perspective, we will get a bigger picture! Let that be our prayer for this time we’re in. From the view of Hawk, we can SEE there is only ONE Earth Mother and we are ALL her children. We are ALL in this together, we can use this warrior energy to activate that desire to resolve conflict and separation … to embrace ALL OUR RELATIONS in ONENESS, LOVE & PEACE.
Blessings Dear Ones, Aho Mitakuye Oyasin, from the Heart Tribe *Star*