Another 'Release and Let Go' spread for me today as I'm feeling a bit down.
Deck: Wild Unknown Animal Spirit
1: What am I feeling right now?
The Frog's energy is usually calm and soothing - representing clarity, cleansing and healing. However, when it appears it is usually in its balanced form but today I sense that its present in its unbalanced state today. It shows me that perhaps I've been burning the candle at both ends recently and am feeling depleted, like I'm running on empty. It reminds me that I should remember to take some time out for myself and perhaps today the day for that. The Guidebook suggests water to bring it into balance so I think when I've done with my housework I'll treat myself to a gentle relaxing bath today.
2: Why am I feeling it so strong?
Instinctively I realise that card is showing me how much I've been constantly on the go. Flitting from here to there, doing my work at the shop, continuing with my own projects at home. Doing this, doing that, never resting. Recently I've been filled with so much energy and the yang energy has felt strong within me. Michael has been present in my life, guiding me with his powerful energy. The Divine Masculine has been strong recently. But life is all about balance and I sense that I need to spend some more time balancing that with the Sacred Feminine.
3: How can I release this feeling?
The Buffalo feels like he's looking at me. He reminds me to be physically grounded in the Earthly realm, but remembering to lift my spirit to the Divine above. He understands the practical nature of doing things and accepts every bump in the road of life and sees it as an opportunity to be uplifted. He asks me to spend time doing the activities that both ground me and connect me to the Divine. Instinctively I know that he is asking me to spend time in prayer and meditation (and the sooner the better!)
4: What is it transforming into?
The Panther hates to see anything stagnate. It'll be there to encourage me to purge away the unnecessary things in life. The Panther tends to pounce into our lives bringing sudden changes and wrecking havoc. I almost see this card as the "Tower" of this deck, but not in the same way! The unbalanced Frog energy will transform suddenly into the fiery Panthers energy allowing me time to purge away what I no longer need. But to get there, I must remember to take some time to balance the energies already present!
5: How can I rise above?
Oh beautiful crazy Zebra! The Zebra is young-at-heart and a bit eccentric. They are forever curious and have wonderfully open minds! The Zebra reminds me to find the enjoyment in all things in life and to open my mind to new possibilities and to be curious about all things! In every spread I've done for myself over the last few months something comes up relating to travel and adventures and this card again hints at that possibility. I finally have some travelling and holiday plans and I know that escaping from the usual routines of life is a joy to me, whatever that entails! May the Zebra rise strong within me!
6: What is my new beginning?
What a lovely new beginning! The Hawk is all-seeing and wonderfully intuitive. He is able to receive messages from the Divine. He sees all the wonderful little details alongside the bigger picture. This paints a picture of my new beginning that is so welcoming to hear!
7: What have I learned?
I have learned that I must be patient, like the Lion. I must rise above the pettiness of this world and remember to dedicate myself once again to personal and spiritual growth. I must listen to the messengers that the Divine sends to me and strive to achieve balance within myself. Like the perfect king. I must lift my head high and be proud of who I am and what I can do.