When an animal turns up in an unsual place (my backyard!) or behaves in an unusual manner (I like that he marked his spot – and in the daytime), it’s always good to see what spiritual thinkers have to say about that animal.
Animal-Speak is Ted Andrews’ basic book on the spiritual meanings of animals and their activities. Fox according to Ted says: feminine magic of camouflage, shapeshifting and invisibility.
In Medicine Cards, a book of Native American animal wisdom, Fox is camouflage. The verse that goes along with the drawing says: Fox…Where are you? Under the ferns? Becoming the forest, so I can learn? Are you watching, invisible to me? Trying to teach me to become a tree?
So the message for me, as I take it at this moment, is to be the silent observer of the actions of others. This may also be a time to understand what is changing and shapeshifting in my world – and how I’m changing.
It’s fun to get quiet, open up and expand all my senses, and then see, hear and smell everything going on around me. There’s a lot of information we often are to busy to pick up. Really turning on my antenna is always an interesting experience.
Thanks, Fox, for the reminder!