5 Deer/MANIK (Hand), (Cherokee Deer Ahwu’sdi)
Galactic Tone 5: Empowerment. At the center of the cube we find Five. Five is an intelligent, organizing force which manages communications and materials, knowledge and application. Fives are natural networkers who gather what is needed. These persons can probe directly to the core of any situation making them excellent investigators.
Deer/MANIK (Hand): Deer are spirit tools. Silence itself is a spiritual experience for Deer. For Deer life is a pilgrimage. Deer are dominant persons who defend the people and will make sacrifices for others. The spirit of Deer upholds the pillars of the four directions. With the power inherent in the number four, Deer pushes away bad influences or negative energies. Skill and quality of work are very important to Deer. They are presented with tools for every task in life and it is with these that they are able to rise above limitations. Deer has a habit of keeping every tool it has ever used. This leads to clutter and indecision, loss and procrastination. When confronted with promises not kept, Deer becomes stubborn, manipulative and evasive.
Cherokee, Deer/Ahwu’sdi: Symbolized by Constellation Galagina, the Stag, known as Taurus, the Bull. It does not include the Pleiades and Hyades clusters which in Cherokee are viewed as separate. To feed, gatherers of food and supplies, they enjoy rituals, ceremonials, feasts, the souls of hospitality, sociability. Freedom versus security issues often inspire leadership and unique solutions. Combined with artistic and inspiring energies in harmony with lunar cycles, they nourish the clans. Totem-Deer: A priest or shaman, a powerful person in general, to overwhelm an individual with one’s personal power, divination; inclined to become a teacher, healer, guru, civic leader, or politician. Ability to create harmonic resonance.
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On 5 Deer/MANIK we are empowered with new Spiritual Gifts – the tools needed at this time to help us move forward. Deer/MANIK is eager to help us out, drawing from every Spirit Tool it has ever used. Deer/MANIK has the vision to see our unlimited potential and to know exactly what is needed.
We are reminded by Deer that Silence is a powerful tool. Only in silence are we able to hear what Spirit would have us know. And in silence, we are also given the eyes to see and experience our creation in Spirit. When we experience our dream with a deep sense of gratitude, we are opened to see how empowered we truly are as co-creators in the world.
As with any new tool, we may find ourselves establishing a new practice. We can be confident that while we may be learning something new, Deer offers us the gift of Spiritual protection, pushing away bad influences and negative energies.
To all my relations, may I live in gratitude for the many gifts I am offered from Spirit. Help me to remember that the stillness within is the place of my ultimate power where I may receive the Spirit Tools that Deer would choose especially for me.
in lak’ech, i am another you
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