7 Deer / MANIK – Dawn Woman’s Blessing

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I feel this message (below) is a creative and valuable one for each of us as we pray for endurance in these challenging times of remembering ourselves and at the same time, forging new heart pathways forward. 


Good morning, Jaguar Woman!

Here I am, taking a break to watch Saturday morning cooking shows but I want to share the making of a lightening color theme tobacco bag. 

The northeast woodland traditional overlay applique technique is used … a cross body shoulder strap with lightening color satin ribbon tassels will go on next. The design is a stylized flower and leaf in the northeast woodland motif.

It is constructed of cotton, lined, light weight and meant to hug the body, while at the ready to make a muluc offering while on a walk, morning sun ceremony, or making a faerie garden sit. Could be almost anything inside. The Traditional name for these are ‘possibles bags’. Don’t you love it? The larger bag, carried by both men and women is called a bandolier.

Continued on Dawn Woman’s Blog

 

 

THE TRECENA OF CROCODILE/IMIX: WHO AM I? WHO WILL I BE? WHERE DO I BELONG?

 

7 Deer/MANIK (Cherokee, Deer/Ahwu’sdi)

Galactic Tone 7: Reflective. Seven stands as a mirror to divide light and dark and to reflect all that is and is not. Seven is associated with the source of creation and the flow of Divine Will. With a keen sense of ethics, Seven establishes purpose to current and future goals.

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.

[Text in italics was the primary source of inspiration for my journal. These are the sources that started my journey and they are the reference for interpretation each day. By providing the original text, I hope to offer a way to see what inspired my thoughts and by including all the aspects – allow for something more to inspire you. Mayan descriptions are those written by Ian Lungold. Cherokee descriptions came from multiple sources. Links to sources and other resources of study are offered on the Daykeeper Resources Page. ~Debra]

How is your spiritual path today?

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