January 2021 Spirit Animal Readings: Life Is a Gray Area.


Why spirit animals? Spirit animals are useful to see exactly what energy you need to cultivate in order to reach a goal. Don’t just predict your future, create it!

Capricorn: The frog: This jumpy little mofo hopped into your life because it’s high time you stopped hemming and hawing and started absorbing and implementing. Take a leap and just jump! You’ve been letting your fears hold you back for too long. The water is fine. You know the truth. You need to use your emotional guidance system. If something feels off, it probably is.

Aquarius: The egg: If you’re seeing the egg, you’ve got some growing to do. But you also have a ton of potential. That idea you have brewing? It’s a good one! But don’t try to pry it out of the eggshell too early or you will destroy it. If you asked about a relationship, this too also represents potential. Take things one day at a time and stop trying to plan your life 50 years in advance.

There is no future except for the one you create from the actions you take now. Let it percolate, let it grow. Stop trying to force things to happen and just let them happen at the right time. 

Pisces: The swan: Hunty, you are psychic as hell and you know it. Your intuition is on point, so whatever you are asking about, you already know the answer to, whether you want to know it or not. The swan wants you to learn more about your intuitive skills and abilities. Stop crowdsourcing opinions from other people and start listening to your damn self!

Better yet, start keeping a journal every day, so you can keep track of all those gems you are plucking from the ether. How to let more intuitive messages flow? Feel like the swan and be serene. You don’t have to try so hard. Open up the door and let it flow in. 

Aries: The eagle: Eagles have ultra-keen eyesight, which they use for hunting prey. This eagle wants to remind you that not everybody is out to get you. Stop looking for things that will go wrong and start looking at what’s right in your life. You need to start a daily gratitude practice pronto! 

Taurus: The bee: The bee personality loves nothing more than work, work, and more work. After work, they are thinking about work. When they’re lying in bed, they are dreaming about work. While there’s nothing wrong with good old-fashioned hard work, the dark side or shadow of this is feeling worthless or unworthy unless you are producing. You need balance. It’s time to let yourself just be.

Gemini: The penguin: You need more variety and adventure in your life. You’ve been guilty of doing the same thing day in and day out. The penguin splits his time between land and water, so change your scenery ASAP. If you want to change your life, you have to actually change something about your damn life! Make a radical move, and do it now. Break up your routine.

Take a different way/route when you’re out driving. Eat different foods and hang out with different people. Go exploring. Wear different clothes. Or hell, walk around naked, you know you want to.

Cancer: The flamingo: It’s time for you to learn to love yourself. Don’t allow anyone to mistreat you or talk shit about you, including you! Watch your self-talk. Build your self-esteem, hunty! Stop doing stuff that’s not good for you. Don’t play the fool, you know exactly what I’m talking about!

In the wise words of Mama RuPaul, “If you can’t love yourself, how the hell are you gonna love somebody else?”

Leo: The octopus: You need boundaries! You have been all up in other people’s business, controlling others or oversharing in some aspect of your life. Yeah, you know what I’m talking about! You equate closeness with love and you are about to strangle your object of affection. The octopus asks you to take care of you for a change. Take a class, read (or write) that book.

Pull your energy back from the situation you are asking about in order to get what you want. 

Virgo: The bat: This bat is flying into your life because, hunty, you need to declutter like a mofo. Clean your space! Sage it. Get rid of ex-lover memorabilia. Donate that too-small pair of jeans that you haven’t worn in seven years to Goodwill, so some other unstylish mofo can wear them. Then you need to declutter your mind. Get rid of fear.

You’re jumpier than a kangaroo on crack, and it has to stop so you can reach your goal.

Libra: The raccoon: Raccoons are adorable, but don’t let that fool you. These nasty little mofos will cut you if you cross them! You need more flexibility and creativity in your life. It’s not always black or white. Life is one big fat juicy gray area. Luxuriate in the gray areas. Be like the raccoon and roll with the punches. Adapt or make your situation adapt to you.

See the hidden things that are right in front of your gorgeous face. 

Scorpio: The unicorn: Believe you can have what you want. Manifest that sucker into your life by going out in public (you know, where the people and opportunities are) and stop hiding in your bedroom daydreaming. You are meant to be doing something that uses your extreme idealism to shine your light, and show others the way. You are a leader, so act like it! 

Sagittarius: The seahorse: Stop doing what everyone expects you to do! Stop pleasing others, start pleasing yourself. In life and in the bedroom! Buck the status quo, let go of following gender stereotypes, ruthlessly declutter all of it! You were meant to create and walk your own damn path.


Sarah Jordan is an Asheville author, artist and animal lover. She is the author and illustrator of The Honest AF Animal Wisdom Book. Sarah lives on a mini farm with her husband, a rescue dog Rebel, and four pet chickens. You could contact her via her website.


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