Tarot Tuesday! Spirit Animal Oracle

Is it just me, or has today been a secondary Monday?

Today’s deck is the Spirit Animal Oracle by Colette Baron-Reid. I was immediately drawn to this deck due to the gorgeous animals it portrays, and I’ve always found the animal world to be an intriguing one. The matte finish on the cards makes them a joy to flip through, and the book that comes along with it is very detailed.

The porcupine spirit tells us to approach situations with innocence and curiosity. It’s time to throw out everything you’ve known before and enjoy things for what they truly are without the ghosts of your past hovering over them. Looking at the world with new eyes may help you find the things that you’ve been seeking, and perhaps they’ve been there all along.

This deck does allow for reversals, which are read with a protection message. For the porcupine, the message is to not be so prickly and cynical. You should always protect yourself, but don’t let that keep you away from things that will bring you abundance and happiness.

For me personally, I think both of these are incredibly powerful messages. It’s not easy to live in a time when everything we’ve known has changed, and holding on to an old perspective can be damaging. We could think of remote learning for students as a difficulty, but we could also look at it as a new challenge that will help our children grow and develop. Self-isolating could easily be construed as a time of stress and loneliness, but it could also be a wonderful time to explore our relationships or pursue projects that we haven’t had time for before.

What does the porcupine spirit mean to you?

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Ashley O’Melia is an independent author and freelancer from Southern Illinois.  She holds her Bachelor’s Degree in Creative Writing and English from Southern New Hampshire University.  Her books include The Wanderer’s Guide to Dragon Keepingand The Graveside DetectiveHer short stories have been published in The Penmen Review, Siren’s Call, and Subcutaneous.  Ashley’s freelance work has spanned numerous genres for clients around the world.  You can find her on Facebook and Amazon.


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