Are you tired of people bumping into you at the
mall as though youíre not there? Or perhaps youíre looking to
improve your social skills? Or do you occasionally want to hide
among the crowd to avoid a certain encounter? Or maybe you feel
so flighty that you just want to slow down and focus on one goal?
Animal magic, or medicine, can help. In the hustle
and bustle of the mall, itís quite aggrivating to be ignored by
nearly everyone who may pass by you. If this is a problem, hold
your head high, walk firmly, and invoke Skunk. Yes, you read right.
For all the bad press Mr. Polecat may get, he does command some
respect because of the defense of his spray. No, people wonít
avoid you as though you have B.O. but they will give you the same
respect and learn to steer clear of you.
There are many animals whose medicine can improve
social skills. Any animal that goes in a group will do this but
each is different. How you want to improve may take some research.
The best one to come to mind is Starling. Starlings tend to flock
in very large number. When in flight they stay in tandem with
only a few straying off. As well, they mimic the calls of other
birds. For those wanting to move in different circles, this is
In terms of being unnoticed, Fox medicine is best.
Fox by nature is good at camouflage.
For those who need ďgroundingĒ medicine Turtle is
good for this. Turtle in many books is associated with cycles
of nature due to the fact that many tribes look upon Turtle as
the Earthís totem. Turtle is also associated with longevity given
its life span. But because turtles are slow (especially the tortois)
they have a Saturnian nature. This aspect can help one to slow
down; to act rather than react.
If you feel you do need animal medicine, consider
whether itís a temporary need or a permanent one. I always need
Skunk medicine in the mall but that doesnít mean that I need to
carry a medicine pouch with me when I shop. A simple visualisation
does the trick. If you do feel you need a pouch, a relic isnít
necessary (An it harm none). Fetishes work nicely.
Andrews, Ted. Animal Speak: The spiritual & Magical
Powers of Creatures Great and Small, Llewellyn Publications
Sams, Jamie and Carson, David. Medicine Cards
Discovery of Power Through the Ways of Animals, Bear and Co.