12 Deer (Hand)/MANIK, (Cherokee Deer Ahwu’sdi)
Galactic Tone 12: Twelve is a gift of great capacity of retrospection. It is this ability that allows Twelve to connect disassociated parts into a (new) functioning whole. The energy of Twelve is that which presents a new piece of understood information or accumulated experience to be applied.
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.
Power of Gentleness
Galactic Tone 12 is the energy of bringing things together. Tone 12 can help us draw meaning from our new wisdom, and to learn how we may best apply what we have learned. Deer is the Day Sign of Spirit Tools.
Deer brings the energy of a powerful gentleness. Gentleness means that we are ‘free from harshness, sternness, or violence.” Though at first we may not equate gentleness with strength, our world shows clear evidence that gentleness can accomplish far more than the power of brute force. Deer brings the Spirit Tools that offer us the ability to move through life’s obstacles with grace.
Gentleness is not the same as weakness, but the silent authority of quietly standing in our own Truth. When we are guided by Love, we can become influencers through the law of attraction. We can become a living demonstration of the power of Love.
As Galactic Tone 12 calls us to reflection, Deer brings the sensitivity and intuition to draw meaning and purpose from the new Truths unfolding.
To all my relations, may I experience the silent power of the Deer. May I be unwavering in my own Truth and extend to others the Sacred Right to make their own choices. May I allow my own daily walk to serve as a demonstration of higher Truth and Love that will serve on its own as a guiding light for others.
In lak’ech, I am another you
Jaguar Woman, 9 Eagle/MEN