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February Spirit Animal Readings: Energy You Need to Cultivate.

 

Why spirit animals? Spirit animals are useful to see exactly what energy you need to cultivate in order to reach a goal.

Capricorn: The chicken: You need some help digesting a situation in your life. And this happy little chicken wants you to stop hiding behind humor and pleasantries.

Is there something that you don’t want to see? Is there some part of yourself that you are rejecting? “What you resist persists.” So in order to move forward, you’ve got to accept something. And hunty, you know exactly what I’m talking about.

After you stop pushing against what is, what is yet to be will flow naturally.

Aquarius: The sloth: Don’t rush into action right now. You need patience and a change in perspective. Look at your issue with new eyes. You may find that what you call a problem is actually a gift. Or you may decide it is indeed a problem that requires you to slowly make a change. Use discernment. 

Pisces: The porcupine: Girl, you need some distance like lungs need air. Take a step back and give the situation or your person of interest some space. Give yourself a small act of kindness everyday and you will start seeing more kindness from everybody else in your life. Buy yourself flowers or a plant from the grocery store. Take a bubble bath, paint your nails or do whatever fun thing you wish to do.

It doesn’t have to cost money. The point is to show yourself that you are worth spending time on and worth taking care of. Nobody else will do it for you, especially if you don’t. 

Aries: The snake: Ooh queen, the snake is one of the most feared animals. Snakes shed their skin, and this one has slithered into your cards today to tell you it is safe to let your guard down. Let go of your past pain and fears. Stop labeling yourself and give yourself a new identity to slink into. 

Taurus: The ghost: While not technically an animal, this ghost is hovering silently into your cards today to give yourself permission to disappear for a while. Take a break from the outside world. And please turn off the news and sign off social media before you have a goddamn breakdown! Not only do you need to retreat, you need to do it stat or you will be the one who turns into a ghost.

Gemini: The sheep: People call each other sheep like it’s a baad thing. Stupid jokes aside, this little lambie is here to tell you to stop fighting. Let me spell it out for you, hunty: being angry at someone else is like drinking the poison and expecting the other person to die. You are letting people get under your skin, and it is not doing you any good! What he or she is doing is not about you. Don’t take it personally.

Be like the sheep and be peaceful in order to get what you want. You can’t punish them enough to change them. Let it go. You can thank me later. 

Cancer: The firefly: This magical little mofo is here to tell you that you are on the right track. Stop doubting yourself. Need some extra help? Look around at all the synchronicities that are flowing into your path. Write them down in a notebook to increase the flow. Dragonflies represent illusion. It’s time for you to master your mind. Start learning about universal laws.

Meditate, so you can hear yourself think over all the noise. 

Leo: The gecko: The gecko is here to tell you to drop the seriousness and be more playful. Remember when you were a kid and you laughed practically a thousand times a day? Pick a hobby you enjoyed as a child and start practicing it today just for fun. Invite some of that childlike innocence back into your life. Do something you wouldn’t ordinarily do. 

Virgo: The wolf: It’s time for you to be like the wolf. This means realizing that every single person you meet (yes, even that mentally unstable neighbor up the street) has a lesson for you. Every situation is also a lesson, especially the crappy ones. Open your eyes and look for lessons everywhere. If you asked about a relationship, you are teaching people how to treat you, hunty! What you accept is what you will get.

You are a willing participant in every situation of your life. Explore your mind. Meditate. Take a class you wouldn’t ordinarily take. 

Libra: The fox: The fox winked into your life to ask you to use moderation and discernment. You’re putting too much energy into one part of your life, and it’s making you lopsided, much like a deep, deep wedgie. If you’re asking about a relationship, it’s time to pull back, hunty! Reignite that magic spark by getting busy with your own life outside of the relationship.

Be like the fox and camouflage yourself for a bit. Make them wonder about you for a change. Pull back and renew. It’s time to step into the shadows. 

Scorpio: The dog: This dog joyfully frolicked to you to remind you to be loyal to yourself and your goals above all else. Don’t let your desire to fit in make you deny or ignore your own desires. This could show up as you drinking a bunch of beer with friends after you commit to eating healthy. Don’t go along to get along. Don’t be a pleaser. Be the leader! Do the opposite and commit fully to pleasing yourself.

It’s not selfish, it’s essential to your happiness. 

Sagittarius: The bear: The bear appears in your cards today because you need to work on your strengths instead of your weaknesses. You’re burnt out, and you need to rest. Pull back from the hustle and bustle of the outside world, sign out of Reddit or Twitter, and focus on your immediate environment.

Pick up some of your favorite comfort food and zone out for a few days so you can hear what your intuition has been trying to tell you, queen.

You’ve been trying to justify some situation, but deep down, you know the truth. You’re safe. Let social worries fade. The world is not going to fall off its axis if you stop watching the news or turn down an invite to hang out with friends. If you pull back for a bit, you’ll come back with renewed creativity and energy.

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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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