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Below is a large list of Animal Superstitions, Traits and Totem information found all across the internet. It is not soley one set of beliefs.
Animal Superstition Traits/Lessons Totem Rid
Aardvark ~ diligence, fearlessness, lunar energies, protection, ancient wisdom, overcoming obstacles and barriers ~ ~
Adder To see an adder - general bad luck. To kill an adder - general good luck. A live adder on the doorstep - a death in the household. ~ ~ ~
Albatross An albatross flying around a ship in mid ocean - bad weather. To kill one brings bad luck to those who killed them. One flying round a ship in mid-ocean was an omen of wind and bad weather to come. ~ ~ ~
Alpaca ~ hardiness, gentle nature, warmth, kindness, personal aspirations, generosity, interdependence, earth energy ~ ~
Ant Stepping on ants brings rain. Ants signify bad weather when they are very agitated. Ants building a nest near the door to your house is a clear sign of financial security in the future. hard work, discipline, community, order, architecture patience, order, discipline They are active, community-minded who sees future needs, planner but content to build your dreams slowly over time, content in knowing that everything will come to you in time. Several drops of Peppermint oil may be sprinkled strategically along counters and walls to deter ants. It is very important to test surface area to make sure the oil will not destroy the finish. Water may be used as a base to make up a spray for areas where ants like to gather. Add 4 oz. of water into a spritzer bottle and add 20 drops of Peppermint, Citronella or Spearmint oil to give repelling power.
Anteater ~ curiosity They are naturally inquisitive, and can often sniff out trouble, or those in trouble, with little difficulty. They can have the ability to find lost objects and an understanding the value of "rooting around" to find solutions. They are a connection to the insect world, especially the Ant ~
Antelope ~ action, speed, adaptability of the mind They teach survival and how to avoid indiscriminate destruction of life. They signify knowledgeable action. Antelope medicine is the knowledge of life's circle, the knowledge and understanding of death. Through Antelope you can learn to truly live and action is the key and essence to living. Antelope is the messenger of a higher purpose; he knows the way and through him, so will you. Antelope can teach clairvoyance by listening to his voice inside of you. They are usually psychic. ~
Armadillo ~ boundaries, space, healthy empathy, protection, safety, endurance, expansion. They teach how to protect yourself and when to let your defenses down. If you have an Armadillo totem, it is time to define your space. ~
Badger ~ aggressiveness, reliance, self-expression They have aggressiveness and the willingness to fight for what they want. This aggression can also be turned to healing - for Badger is the keeper of Earth's healing herbs. They are often leaders and bosses, the one who will get the job done. If you have a Badger as a totem, you will likely be solitary but comfortable being alone. You are comfortable in your own skin and very self-reliant. ~
Banshee The most terrifying aspect of the banshee is her mourning call, heard mostly at night when someone is about to die. ~ ~ ~
Barn Owl ~ ~ They reflect the ability to the heart and the mind. ~
Barred or Spotted Owl ~ ~ They can appear threatening on the outside, but are actually very benign. ~
Bat A bat means long life and happiness, a good omen. If a bat lands on your head, you should hope the Cricket sees rain coming because the bat won't get off until it hears thunder. When you see a bat, you might actually be seeing the Devil, a witch, a ghost, or Dracula. Bats have always had a connection with witches, and can have good or bad connotation, depending on the tradition. If a bat flies three times around a house, it is a death omen. When bats come out early and fly about playfully, it is a sign of good weather to come. transcending failures, limitless future, possibilities, striving, night, sacreifice, death, rebirth. ~ ~
Bear The Indians and frontiersmen of the USA always believed that the bear breeds only once every seven years and it always seems to fall on the time that the cattle would be giving birth to their young, The Native Americans believe that every part of the bear has great spiritual power. caution, healing, and leadership They have the power of introspection. ~
Beaver ~ dream building, home comforts, architecture, security, family togetherness, earth resources ~ ~
Bee If a bee enters your home, it's a sign that you will soon have a visitor. If you kill the bee, you will have bad luck, or the visitor will be unpleasant. It is still considered unlucky in some places to kill a bee. If a bee flies into the house it is a sign of great good luck, or of the arrival of a stranger; however, the luck will only hold if the bee is allowed to either stay or to fly out of the house of its own accord. A bee landing on someone's hand is believed to foretell money to come, while if the bee settles on someone's head it means that person will rise to greatness. ~ ~ ~
Beetle Walking over a person's shoe - an omen of death. Crawling out of a discarded shoe - ill omen. Devil's coach horse beetle raising it's tail - a curse. Throwing beetles into a lake produces rain. A dead beetle tied around the neck - cure for whooping cough. transformation, metamorphosis, resurrection and rebirth - rebirth of the soul to a new spiritual ideal and renewed devotion ~ ~
Bird A bird that flies into a house, foretells an important message. The white bird foretells death. A bird call from the north means tragedy; from the south is good for crops; from the west is good luck; from the east, good love. ~ ~ ~
Black Panther ~ sensuality, passion, secrecy, reclaiming personal power, predatory nature, ancient wisdom, nocturnal energy cycles ~ ~
Black-Throated Honeyguide ~ guidance, hope, helpful nature, cooperation, opportunities, advantages, contradictions ~ ~
Blackbird Considered a bad omen. Dreaming of a blackbird may be a sign of misfortune for you in the coming weeks. It also means you lack motivation and that you are not utilising your full potential. However, the sight of two blackbirds sitting together is a symbol of peace and a good omen. Dreaming of a flying blackbird is said to bring good fortune. If you see 2 blackbirds sitting together its said to be good luck, strangely I haven't seen two as the Blackbird is very territorial bird and generally chases other birds away. secrets, commitment, wisdom, understanding, lunar themes and energies, high ideals, intelligence ~ ~
Bluebird Two bluebirds guard the house of the Gods. A bluebird in the yard presages happiness in the households. Bluebirds are often connected with puberty rites of young women. The bluebird is also considered a very lucky sign, particularly when seen in the spring. If a Blue Bird nests outside your door then it's good luck. If the Blue Birds don't make another nest outside your door the following year it's bad luck. modesty, happiness ~ ~
Boar & Pig One superstition to get rid of warts involves rubbing a peeled apple and giving it to a pig. Pigs can see the wind (Ireland). When they are seen hurrying about their stye or carrying a bunch of straw in their mouth then there is a storm on the way. It is unlucky to have a pig cross your path - turn your back till it is gone - and if it begins to make a rather strange whining noise then there is to be a death in the family. Once worshiped in Crete and Egypt. Crossing your path – Unlucky. Running with straw in it's mouth - Storms approaching. Driving pigs indoors On Beltane morning - Good omen. wildness, determination, protection, luck, prosperity, hunting, wealth. ~ ~
Buffalo ~ courage, reclamation, parental energies, tempestuous nature, wildness, freedom, choices ~ ~
Bull ~ courage, reclamation, obtuse behaviors, tempestuous nature, creation-destruction cycle, productivity, stubbornness ~ ~
Butterfly Goddess ~ new life after death, metamorphosis, embracing life, creativity, beauty ~ ~
Calf To stroke a calf on the back - bad luck to both the person and the animal. Twin calves - bad luck. Giving mistletoe as a gift to the first calf of the year - good luck to the herd. If the first calf born during the winter is white, the winter will be a bad one. ~ ~ ~
Camel ~ replenishment, survival, positive outlooks, respect ~ ~
Canary ~ power of song and voice ~ ~
Cardinal ~ recognizing your self importance. ~ ~
Cat Cats were exceedingly swift and surely possessed by the Devil. After serving Freya for seven years, the cats were rewarded by being turned into witches, disguised as black cats. This seems to have led to the belief in the Middle Ages that black cats were familiars of witches, and after seven years, became witches themselves. They believed if a black cat crossed your path, Satan was taking notice of you. Butter your cat's feet when you move to keep it from running away from the new house. If a cat crosses or jumps over the coffin, the dead person's spirit will return as a ghost. A black cat is lucky or unlucky, depending on where you live. In Egypt it was believed that a black cat crossing one's path brought good luck. If a black cat walks towards you, it brings good fortune, but if it walks away, it takes the good luck with it. Keep cats away from babies because they "suck the breath" of the child. A cat on board a ship is considered to bring luck. It is almost universally believed that good weather may be expected when the cat washes herself, but bad weather may be expected when she licks her coat against the grain or washes her face over her ears, or sits with her tail to the fire. ~ ~ ~
Caterpillar ~ transformation ~ ~
Cenataur ~ passion, aggression, defense, sexual energy, strong at heart, soaring spirit, creativity, industrious nature, variety, complexity, fulfillment, and power ~ ~
Chac & Tapir ~ balanced energy use, agility, growth, abundance, cyclical nature, diligence, fearlessness, ancient wisdom, overcoming obstacles and barriers ~ ~
Chameleon ~ clairvoyance They are sensitive to their environment, and are often able to see auras around people. ~
Cheetah ~ speed, focus, quick response, balance, agility, flexibility, achievement, strong bonds ~ ~
Cicada ~ communication, fertility, abundance, summer season, building cycles, rebirth, indifference, patience, self-reliance, inner wisdom, finding the path, stamina, overcoming adversity, pack behavior, wildness, primal power, transformations ~ ~
Cockerel White cockerel - good luck. Black cockerel - evil spirits. A cockerel standing in a doorway - a visitor. It is believed that the cockerels will all crow on final day to awaken the dead. ~ ~ ~
Cockroache ~ ~ ~ Add a few drops of Citronella to cotton and place in the back of cupboard. An additional drop of Peppermint or Lemongrass can be added for extra strength.
Cougar ~ leadership The gift is how to balance power, intention, strength and grace. ~
Cow ~ healing, birth, fertility, motherhood, unity, nourishment, earth energy ~ ~
Coyote ~ wisdom and folly They are very adaptive to new situations and have close-knit families, especially when children are involved. ~
Crab ~ emotions, nurturing, protection, regenerative love, lateral advancement, ebb and flow nature. ~ ~
Cricket A cricket is a lucky house spirit that takes it's luck away when it leaves. A cricket can tell of oncoming rain, death, and x-lovers. It's bad luck to kill a cricket. intuition and belief ~ ~
Cuckoo First sound of a cuckoo in spring coming from the right - good luck. First sound of a cuckoo in spring coming from the left - bad luck. Hearing the first cuckoo on the 28th of April - Excellent luck. Hearing the first cuckoo on the 6th of April or after midsummer - bad luck. Your condition on hearing the first cuckoo will remain all year. ~ ~ ~
Deer ~ grace, agility, softness, innocence, freshness, tenderness, secrets, sensitivity ~ ~
Dog Howling dogs mean the wind god has summoned death, and the spirits of the dead will be taken. A dog eating grass – rain. A howling dog at night means bad luck or somebody close to you will be very sick or worse. A dog with seven toes can see ghosts. When a dog is staring intently, at nothing, for no apparent reason, look between the dog's ears and you'll see a ghost. loyalty, nobility, kindness, friendship, service to others, protection, faithfulness, warnings, pack behaviors. ~ ~
Dolphin ~ breath and sound They can show you how to enter the waters of life and then with breath and sound call forth what you most need or desire. ~
Donkey To see a dead donkey means great good fortune, and even as recently as this century it was considered a good-luck charm to leap over the carcass of a dead donkey three times. ~ ~ ~
Dove ~ peace, love, purity, divine inspiration, sexuality, feminine energies, maternity, prophecy, beauty, divine inspiration, sexuality, feminine energies, maternity ~ ~
Dragon ~ magic, trickery, cunning, protection, elemental energies, transformation, change, dominance, infinity ~ ~
Dragonfly Finding a dead dragonfly means there will be sad tidings in the future. The wings of a blue dragonfly placed in a missal or a book of gospels is believed to bring good luck; however, it is also considered bad luck to kill such a dragonfly. Anyone who catches a dragonfly will marry in a year. illusion, the power of light They will be emotional and passionate during their early years (the influence of water) and more balanced with greater mental clarity and control in as they mature (the influence of air). ~
Duck Laying dark brown eggs - bad omen. Flapping it's wings while swimming – rain maneuverability, protection, comfort, emotions, feminine energy ~ ~
Dust Mite ~ ~ ~ Mix 5 drops of Eucalyptus oil to the rinse cycle of your washing machine. Decant into a spray bottle 8 oz. methylated spirits and 40 drops Eucalyptus oil. Add 6 oz. water and lightly spray under beds.
Elephant ~ love, wisdom, intellect, preparedness, removal of obstacles, generational awareness, being, art and creativity, memory, ancient power, strength, royalty ~ ~
Ewe ~ seasonal abundance, earth energy, purity, community, solutions, assistance. ~ ~
Falcon ~ vision, rebirth, healing, spirituality, freedom, high-mindedness, solar and lunar energies, hunting prowess, victory, mental speed, agility and grace They like to be a position where they can see everything around them, want to explore past-life connections. ~
Firefly ~ hope, life, attraction, light in the darkness, creativity, spiritual inspirations. the symbolic meaning of the firefly of course deals with light, illumination and the like. ~ ~
Fish Burning fish bones – unlucky. To ensure good luck and safety, it is said that a fish should always be consumed from the head towards the tail. ~ ~ ~
Flamingo ~ heart healing They use psychometry, the ability to sense, things through the touching of objects, do not like to be alone and are usually in company of others and flirtatious. ~
Flea Suddenly leaving a body who was infested - death of the host. Flea bite on the hand - a kiss or good news. Person leaping over the midsummer bonfire - riddance of fleas. ~ ~ Pennyroyal oil is specific against fleas. For a spray, place 20 drops into a spray bottle and add 4 oz. water. One to two extra drops of Cedarwood, Citronella, Lemongrass or Lavender may also be added. Lightly spray your animal (without saturating and avoiding eyes) and its bedding areas.
Fly ~ persistence, self-nurturing, confronting difficult feelings, opportunities, ego ~ Place a handful of dried cloves in a bowl and sprinkle with a few drops of Clove and Lavender, Citronella or Peppermint oil. Recharge with additional oil from time to time.
Fox ~ sharp senses, adaptability, clear observation, trickery, stealth, cunning, camouflage, walking between realms. ~ ~
Fox Spirit ~ mental dexterity, sharp senses, adaptability, shape shifting, warrior spirit, clear observation, trickery, stealth, cunning, camouflage, walking between realms ~ ~
Frog A frog brings good luck to the house it enters. fertility, resurrection, survival, changes, potentials ~ ~
Gnat When allowed into a sick room - removal of ailments. Flying close to the ground – rain. Flying high - good weather. ~ ~ ~
Goose Goose eaten on Michelmas day - good luck. Brown tinted meat - mild winter. White meat - harsh winter. Geese leaving a farm - omen of a fire. A goose laying two eggs - bad omen. ~ ~ ~
Grasshopper ~ ~ They are uncanny and leaps forward never backward. ~
Great Horned Owl ~ ~ They are a fierce protector. ~
Griffin (Gryphon) Guardian of hidden treasures and gateway to spiritual enlightenment stewardship, guardianship, enlightenment, hidden treasures, solar energies, rebirth, fearlessness, soaring to new heights ~ ~
Grouse ~ sacred spiral, sacred dance grouse medicine is the medicine of personal power ~ ~
Hellbender ~ emotional security, protection against toxic situations, fire energetics, unique being, nocturnal energy cycles, defense, sensitivity ~ ~
Hen A hen with tail-feathers like those of a rooster is considered to be unlucky; previously these birds would be killed on most farms. Hens which roost in the morning are said to be foretelling a death, usually that of the farmer or someone in his household. A hen which enters the house is an omen that a visitor will arrive, and this is also the case if a rooster crows near the door or comes inside. ~ ~ ~
Heron Seeing a heron near the house - bad luck. Killing a heron - extremely bad luck. self-reliance, motivation, determination, authority, assertiveness, balance, boundaries and security They usually have assertiveness problems. ~
Hogs ~ fertility, abundance, growth, wealth, prosperity, luck, balance, trickery, determination ~ ~
Homet If the hornets build their nests high in trees during the summer, it will be a bad winter. If they build their nests low in bushes, it will be an easy winter. ~ ~ ~
Horse A white horse could warn of danger, and lived longer than a dark horse, so was considered a living amulet against early death. Spotted horses are magical. Grey horses and horses with four white socks are unlucky. Inhaling a horses breath - cure for whooping cough ~ ~ ~
Hummingbird ~ joy, magic, solar enegies, beauty, war and victory, dance, the solving of riddles, magic, comfortable movement ~ ~
Iatiku & Nautsiti Spider ~ web of life, agriculture, weaving, creating, building, linking of past-present-future, cycles ~ ~
Jackal ~ endurance, loyalty, independence, survival, resourcefulness, pack behavior, path finding, family oriented, and live together in packs They are very aware of their surroundings and are exceedingly resourceful and more than able to survive. ~
Jackdaw Settling on the house - an omen of death. On the roof - a new arrival. Seeing one jackdaw - bad omen. ~ ~ ~
Jaguar ~ wholeness, divinity, and rebirth They have the ability to do a variety of tasks at the same time. ~
Jellyfish ~ simplicity, trust, rest, careful communications, balance, transparency, truth ~ ~
King Whale ~ protection, versatility, determination, harmony, life magic, communication ~ ~
Komodo Dragon ~ survival instincts and impulses They are quick decisions, changes and actions. ~
Ladybug If a young girl catches a ladybug and then releases it, the direction in which it flies away will be the direction from which her future husband will come. ~ ~ ~
Lamb First lamb of spring (black) - Good omen. First lambs of spring (twin white) - Excellent fortune. ~ ~ ~
Lion ~ pride, warrior spirit, victory, conservation of energy, friendship, solar energies, family, vitality ~ ~
Lizard ~ dreaming ~ ~
Lobster ~ concentration, moving forward, survival, territoriality, shapeshifting, hidden depths, secrets ~ ~
Lynx ~ secrets, clairvoyance, solitude, reservation, vigilance, mystery, knowledge ~ ~
Magpie The best way to avoid bad luck when you pass a magpie is to doff your hat (England). intelligence, familiars, occult knowledge ~ ~
Manatee ~ curiosity, gentle nature, trust, emotional balance, serenity, female energy patterns ~ ~
Matamats ~ patience, ancient wisdom, stability, earth energy, longevity, pacing, shapeshifting, camouflage ~ ~
Mink ~ stealth, secrets, observation, playfulness, caring, sleek design, balance, nocturnal cycles, dreams ~ ~
Mockingbird ~ sacred songs, helpfulness, life mission, inner talents, generosity, mimicry They are known for the helpfulness in achieving life missions, such as when they vigorously defend their own nest and young. Inner talents and generosity are also totemic hallmarks for the mockingbird. ~
Monkey ~ communication, progressiveness, expression, social interaction, hierarchy They are creative and imaginative. ~
Moth ~ ~ ~ Add a few drops of Cedarwood to cotton and place in wardrobes and drawers. An extra drop of Spearmint, Lavender, Citronella or Peppermint can be added for reinforcement.
Mouse ~ ~ ~ Add a few drops of Peppermint, Eucalyptus or Spearmint to cotton and place in the ceiling and anywhere mice might enter the house.
Nautilus ~ beauty and proportional perfection They show importance in appearance but this is not vanity, but environment. ~
Nightjar (whippoorwill) Heard after dark - premonition of death. First call in spring - A wish made will come true. ~ ~ ~
Octopus ~ intelligent and camouflage well good memories ~
Ostrich ~ ~ They stay grounded with speed and willingness to learn and grow and are a unique being. ~
Owl Any man who eats roasted owl will be obedient and a slave to his wife. feminine, the moon and the night They can see into the darkness of others souls, most owl people are clairvoyant. ~
Oyster Oysters should only be eaten in months with an R in them. Oysters have aphrodisiac properties (dating back to Roman times). Carrying an oyster shell - good luck. ~ ~ ~
Parrot ~ sharp visions, spiritual perceptions, high level of intelligence, language, vibrancy, alertness, bravery, calm demeanor, style ~ ~
Peacock Peacock feathers indoors - Bad luck. Hearing a peacock cry - Storms approaching. ~ ~ ~
Pegasus ~ inspiration They give you inspiration, quick and agile wisdom and the ability to fly over any situation. ~
Penguin ~ grace in emotions and actions, thoughtfulness, attention, endurance in extreme circumstances ~ ~
Phoenix ~ death and rebirth, transformation and regeneration, protector of all fire, creation, solar energies, shape shifting, hope, personal renewal, sacred rites ~ ~
Pigeon A lone white pigeon perching on a chimney is said to be a death omen. building, lessons of home and hearth, security, family, intellect, powers of air, earth energy ~ ~
Porpoise Harbinger of good luck. Seen swimming north - Fine weather. Seen swimming south - Bad weather. ~ ~ ~
Praying Mantis ~ ~ They use their inner stillness to focus their healing power. ~
Rabbit ~ fertility and new life They may find that their endeavors go in leaps and bounds. ~
Rat ~ ~ They have a pronounced drive for success, a great ability to adapt to almost any environment, cunning and shrewd, and can defend themselves aggressively when necessary, restless and nervous and need to be careful of these traits. ~
Rattlesnake ~ venomous nature, venoms that become healing medicine, transformation, wisdom, respect and understanding of the life-death-rebirth cycle, and an energetic vision that stretches to eternity ~ ~
Raven An ill-omened bird, able to predict the future, particularly death. Welsh belief - A raven on a chimney is good luck to those within. Ravens leaving The Tower of London - The United Kingdom will fall. Flying towards the Sun - fine weather. magic, illusions, light in the darkness, balance, intuition, creation, trickster nature, alternatives ~ ~
Red Kites ~ vision, death and rebirth, healing, spirituality, determination, and freedom, passion, adventure, sensuous nature, secret paths, ancient ways, patterns and symmetry, controlled power, magic, mystical energies, devotion ~ ~
Rhinoceros ~ protection, achievement, heightened senses, earth energy, freedom, stability, grounding ~ ~
Robin The robin is perhaps the most loved of all wild birds and dire are the omens if you should kill one. Killing a robin - extremely bad luck. Causing a robin injury - a similar injury to the perpetrator. Entering a house or church - omen of death. ~ ~ ~
Rooster When a cock crows at midnight a spirit is passing. It is a death omen if one crows three times between sunset and midnight. Crowing at other times is often a warning against misfortune. If a cock crows while perched on a gate, or at nightfall, the next day will be rainy. A white rooster is considered very lucky, and should not be killed as it protects the farm on which it lives; black cocks, however, were more ill-omened, being often associated with sacrifice. communication, watchfulness, resurrection, mystery, enthusiasm, power, boundaries ~ ~
Salamander ~ fire energetics, transformation, unique being, defense, sensitivity, nocturnal cycles ~ ~
Scarab ~ life, recycling, repurposing, using that which is discarded, seeds of creation ~ ~
Scorpion ~ protection, justice, transformation, mystery, magic, endurance, ferocity, passion, intensity, dignity, expression, heightened awareness, wildness, elusiveness, variety, complexity, fulfillment, power ~ ~
Screech Owl ~ ~ They are very courageous and ferocious, this Owl teaches you how to be a fierce individual with an ability to cooperate with others. ~
Sea Horse ~ chivalry, bravery, dominance, duty, honor, mastery, wearing an outward armor for protection (symbolic or literal), water energy patterns ~ ~
Seagull Three seagulls flying together, directly overhead, are a warning of death soon to come. Killing a seagull - bad luck. Seen far inland - bad weather. spiritual messengers ~ ~
Sheep A shepherd counting his flock - bad luck. Sitting still on the grass – fine weather. Walking about and bleating - bad weather. To meet a flock of sheep on a journey is an omen of good luck. An old Manx belief states that sheep cannot be counted accurately unless the person counting them has washed his or her eyes under running water first. Peaceful sheep, lying in the field, are said to herald fine weather, but rain is foretold if they are restless and baa for no apparent reason. The knuckle-bone from a piece of mutton was once thought to be a preventative charm against rheumatism if carried about in the pocket; similarly, a certain T-shaped bone from a sheep's head was believed to protect its carrier from bad luck and evil. The knuckle-bone from a piece of mutton was once thought to be a preventative charm against rheumatism if carried about in the pocket; similarly, a certain T-shaped bone from a sheep's head was believed to protect its carrier from bad luck and evil. A strip of sheepskin on a horse's collar was once used as a prevention against the evil eye, and a rather gruesome method of breaking a curse was to stick a sheep's heart full of pins and roast it at midnight in a room where all doors, windows and openings had been firmly closed. Parts of sheep were often used in folk cures; a sheep's lung was once applied to the feet of a pneumonia sufferer, and was thought to draw the disease downward into itself. People could be wrapped in the skin of a freshly-killed sheep in an attempt to cure an adder bite; children with whooping-cough were thought to be cured by letting a sheep breathe on them. If sheep gnash their teeth during round-up in the autumn, the winter will be hard. If sheep gnash their teeth somewhere else, it presages very bad weather. ~ ~ ~
Short-Eared Owl ~ ~ They give you the ability to show up at the right place – to take advantage of opportunity. ~
Silk Moth ~ metamorphosis, embracing life, creativity, beauty, rebirth ~ ~
Sow Bug A bag filled with 13 sow bugs tied around a child's neck will cure the child from the thrash, or sores in the mouth. ~ ~ ~
Sparrow Carries the souls of the dead, it's unlucky to kill one. self-worth ~ ~
Sphinx ~ perplexing nature, merciless, ravenous, treacherous, benevolent, guardianship, pride, solar enegies, vitality, illumination, power ~ ~
Spider When the spiders build their webs high, it's going to rain soon. A spider with syrup cures fever. Seeing a spider run down a web in the afternoon means you'll take a trip. You'll meet a new friend if you run into a web. A spider is a repellent against plague when worn around the neck in a walnut shell. ~ They are creative and Weaver of Fate and teaches you balance between past and future, physical and spirit, male and female. ~
Sponge ~ simplicity, efficiency, environmental sensitivity, emotional release ~ ~
Squid ~ intelligence and camouflage Able to read the moods of others. ~
Squirrel ~ precociousness, cunning, balance, preparedness, sustenance, living in the moment, bounty, change, earth energy They are about action and gathering. ~
Starfish ~ inspiration, mental speed and agility They need to trust their instincts and to follow their own star. ~
Starling ~ worth, daring, ability, warning, group They need communication it is important. ~
Stingray ~ planning and counter-planning, protection, emotional and mental balance, sensory talents, creating fundamental realities, awareness ~ ~
Stork Storks deliver babies. If a stork builds a nest on your roof, you have received a blessing and a promise of never ending love from Venus. Aristotle made killing a stork a crime, and Romans passed a stork law, saying that children must care for their elderly parents. Killing a stork - bad luck. Builing a nest on the roof - good omen. Seeing two storks - omen of pregnancy. ~ ~ ~
Thai Water Dragon ~ environmental sensitivity, keen senses and awareness, escaping dangers, productive dream states, transformation, water and earth energies ~ ~
Tiger ~ darkness ~ ~
Toad Crossing the path of a bride on the way to the church - prosperous and happy union. Seeing a toad - end of drought or good fortune. Thought to be the familiars of witches. Killing a toad – rainstorms. Carrying a dried toad - protection against plague. Handling toads - causes warts. money, luck, prosperity, inner strength, sensitivity. superstitions: swallow a toad in the morning and you will encounter nothing more disgusting the rest of the day ~ ~
Turtle Killing a tortoise - bad luck. Wearing a tortoiseshell bracelet - protection against evil. ancient wisdom, ocean energetics, patience, determination, creativity, perseverance, family ~ ~
Vampire Bat ~ transcending failures, limitless future, possibilities, strength, speed, agility, stealth, cunning, intellectual prowess, earth energy, striving, rebirth ~ ~
Violet Sea Snail ~ direction, adaptation, purpose, unique being, emotional buoyancy, trust ~ ~
Vulture ~ death and rebirth, the mother symbol, and represents purification. ~ ~
Wasp Killing the first wasp of the season - good luck. ~ ~ ~
Weasle The following folklore tale about the weasel originated from south-west Ulster. Some people say the weasel is enchanted. Some say it is very unlucky to destroy a weasel. Here is a story I heard which was told to me as true. There were two or three men mowing a meadow for a man. It would be about three miles away from here and it was away back in the time of the scythe mowing. These men came It is bad luck if one crosses your path and appears near your home making its distinctive squeaking sound. ~ ~ ~
Werewolf ~ wildness, primal power, true nature, rawness, intensity, breaking through the confines of social structure and approved image ~ ~
Western Diamondback Rattlesnake ~ warning, inevitable change, healing through dis-ease and illness, shedding of burdens, new skin ~ ~
Wolf A horse that stepped in a wolf print would be crippled. The gaze of a wolf was once thought to cause blindness. The breath of the wolf could cook meat. It was believed that Wolves sharpened their teeth before hunting. Dead wolves were buried at a village entrance to keep out other wolves (some farmers continue to shoot predators and hang them on fence posts to repel other predators.) intuition, learning and spirit ~ ~
Wren It is now very unlucky for a sailor to kill one. ~ ~ ~
Zebra ~ agility and individuality, blending into a crowd without losing your individuality ~ ~
Finding Your Animal Allies Now that you are more or less marginally acquainted with the Celtic animals, plan time for a vision quest. On your journey you may encounter an Animal Ally that you fear or hate. Not every creature will be likeable or even friendly. If this occurs, do not irrationally run away but ask it questions. It may be there to help you understand more about yourself or a particular problem you are facing. If you simply cannot accept it at that time, thank it for appearing and search for another. The rejected animal will very likely appear on a later journey when you are better able to accept what it has to offer. Choose a time and place (even a room with a locked door) for your vision quest where you will not be disturbed. Set out what shamanic tools you have on your blanket or cloth. Carry the smoking incense or herbs to the four cardinal directions. Using either a drum or the Silver Branch (a shamanic tool consisting of a branch with many bells attached), begin our ride into the Other worlds. When you feel yourself slipping into the SSC (meditative state), sit comfortably or lie down. Relax your body and dump your problems. Vision Quest You find yourself standing on the shore of a gently moving river. A Celtic boat is drawn up halfway on the shore, an unlit torch fastened at one end. As you step into the boat, it floats free from the shore and drifts out into the current. You relax as the boat drifts on down the river, past great forests, and on toward a rugged, rocky mountain. Soon you are quite close to the mountain. In the side of the mountain is a dark cave, just big enough for you and the boat to float into. The river disappears into this cave, carrying you with the current. The torch bursts into flame at the front of the boat as the deep darkness settles about you. You drift along the river current inside the cave-tunnel. At first is very quiet except for the sound of the water lapping against the rocks. Occasionally you may see figures perched on the rocks. They will be aspects of your personality, both positive and negative. Observe the insistent ones closely, for they will be clues to traits that may need correcting or reinforcing. But do not stop the boat. Let it continue on its way. Soon you see alighted opening ahead, and the boat floats out into the sunlight. This new land is an area of the Other worlds, much like our plane of existence, yet with differences. Here animals, birds, and fish can talk. There is a slight difference in the make-up of plants, both in looks and the ability to communicate. This is a spirit plane where medicine men, shamans, priests, and priestesses come on vision quests. Here it is possible for you to find Animal Allies. you many be approached by certain animals, birds, or fish who will be able to communicate clearly with you. If you see any creature three or more times, it will very likely become an Ally or helper. You may feel drawn to special plants or trees. They also will be able to communicate. You may well meet other shamans or spiritual seekers on this plane. Some have much knowledge to share. Some who have died to the physical realm work entirely with shaman seekers on this level. The boat drifts on to a sandy beach, and you step out. The colors are vivid, the air filled with strange, wonderful scents. you feel a sense of anticipation, for on this plane you can discover the goals you need to accomplish, the subjects you need to study, the helpers you who can aid you in your shamanic journeys, the answers to questions. Many little paths lead from the river through the trees. Beyond are clearings and little lakes, different groves of trees, meadows and canyons. You can go anywhere you please. Take as much time as you need to explore. Be very alert for animals, birds, or fish that may approach you as Allies and helpers. Don't feel foolish or be afraid to try communicating with various plants and trees here. There are no communication barriers in the other worlds. When you are ready to leave this Other world, return to the river bank, Step into the canoe, and let it carry you on down the gentle river into the center of a brilliant light. As the light finally fades around you, you find yourself back in your physical body. You may find that your consciousness has not quite meshed with reality yet. Give yourself a few moments to relax. Jot down notes about your journey and what may have occurred afterward; later these notes will be reminders so that you can more fully record your travels in your shamanic journal (grimoire, bos, etc...). Animal Allies Nearly all shamanic cultures believe in Animal Allies or helpers. These creatures have the appearance and many of the characteristics and behavior patterns of ordinary animals, birds, and fish, but they can communicate with the shaman. Sometimes these animals become protectors and guides for the shaman, both while she/he is journeying in the Other worlds and in the physical realm. The Celts believed in individual Animal Allies or helpers, as shown by their legends, but they also had clan animals. Many of the Celtic clan names reflected this. Among the Native Americans these would be called totem animals. The Celtic clans had banners on which were displayed the picture or symbol of their clan animal, as with the banners of the Fianna. Individual devices were painted on shields and sometimes tattooed on the body. This may well be the origin of the heraldic devices that became so popular in later times. Clan animals, like the individual Animal Allies, choose you; you do not choose them. The ancient shamanic way of finding an Animal Ally was to go on a journey to the Other world. There, the shaman watched it carefully; when she/he saw an animal, bird, fish, or other creature three or more times during the journey, the shaman knew she/he had been accepted by that creature. Although a shaman usually has one very important Animal Ally who is a close companion and protector during journeying, it is common to have several others who help with certain kinds of problems. The following list gives many of the animals known to the Celts and told of in their legends and myths. By reading about their specific helping gifts, the shaman can understand why an animal my make an appearance during a meditation or journey. The animal may appear because the shaman needs help with a particular personal problem or trait, an immediate shamanic problem, or some event that will occur in the future. Animal Allies come and go, sometimes without explanation. Read through the following list to become acquainted with the animals known to the Celts. Don't try to memorize anything. As a shaman, you are only trying to get an over-all picture so you will know what to look for on a journey. And don't be surprised if some animal not on the list shows up. This animal may be connected with a racial memory and be quite valuable to you. For Help in Finding a Lost Animal The Tarot doesn't actually have any cards specifically pertaining to animals. However, many decks use animals as symbols in some of the illustrations. For spells involving animals, we can use these cards, concentrating on the animal in the picture and ignoring the card's conventional meaning. The spells here use the Rider-Waite deck, but if you are using another deck, you will want to look it over to see whether it uses the same animals as Waite, and also whether it has other cards that show animals. Cards that can be used as significators for animals include the 9 of pentacles, the star, and the ace of cups for birds; the queen of wands for cats; strength for domestic cats and big cats like lions and tigers; the moon, the fool, and the 10 of pentacles for dogs and wolves; the page of cups and the moon for fish and aquatic life; the sun, the 6 of wands, and all of the knights for horses; the king of wands for lizards and reptiles, the queen of pentacles for rabbits; and the lovers for snakes. If you don't find the above-mentioned possible significator cards satisfactory, you can also use a picture of the animal or animals in place of a Tarot card to be the significator. The layout is cross-shaped, as the cross is an ancient symbol of protection appropriate for the protective feelings many of us have toward animals, and especially the concern we feel for lost animals. the 6 of cups, which forms the base of this cross, is a card that rekindles love and renews old ties, acting to draw the lost animal back to its home and to the people who love it. The magician stands for the utilization of resources, and assures that all measures will be taken and all efforts utilized in the search. the star brings luck and hope--elements very necessary to such an undertaking. the hermit reveals where that which is lost may be found. here, the hermit shines his lamp on the card chosen to represent the lost pet. If you wish to use accessories for this spell, use pink candles, flowers, crystal Meditation And Visualization: Lay out the cards when you come to the appropriate point in the spell. Lay the animal's significator down first. Visualize the animal, recalling its features and mannerisms to the best of your ability. Picture the missing pet being drawn to the light of the candles to the light of love. Hold your hands above the candle flames for a few moments. Feel the warmth of the candles, and visualize the light of the candles acting as a beacon to lead the animal home. Lay down the six of cups, and think about all of the good times you and your pet have had together. Try to remember the day you first got your pet, what they were like as a youngster, etc. As you lay down the magician, consider the various courses of action that may be taken in the search for your pet. Lay down the star, a card for wishing. Make a wish for your pet to return. Finally, lay down the hermit, visualizing your pet being found or returned, and how happy you both will be to be reunited. After you have finished meditating on the cards and visualizations, carefully, and with as much feeling as you can. Say: As I set forth these cards in the light of these candles, the small friend for whom I have so much love is drawn home to me! I do not cease trying to find my friend until he/she returns home. I call upon all good spirits and all good powers who care about small and helpless creatures to aid me in my search! My small friend (name of pet) is brought home through the spell which I call forth. It shines like a beacon that my animal friend can see! As my will, so mote it be! You may consider the spell closed at this point, or you may close the spell as desired. What You Really Are On a piece of paper, write the following verse: Write: Guardians of the dream world, I call you to my side. Show me my spirit animal, My protector and my guide. Show me the power, the beauty, and the grace In the radiant eyes of my guardian's face. Center or ground the spell in whatever manner suits you best. Then fold it up and place it under your pillow before you go to sleep. You should dream of an animal, one with which you are probably familiar. That is your spirit animal, the one animal you will always be close to, will always be dear to you, and you will always be able to become with the least effort. Spell to Find a Lost Cat You Will Need: assistance of a tree, rock outdoor entity cat's favorite toy cat food Procedure: For this spell to find a lost cat or other small pet, you’ll need the assistance of a tree, rock, or other outdoor entity, preferably one in your yard or very near your home. Take one of your cat’s favorite toys and some cat food to the tree. Tell the tree about your pet and that you are concerned because of how long he or she has been missing. Ask the tree if it will help you by providing a beacon for your cat to follow to get home. Leave the cat food near the tree. If a small rock gets your attention, bring it and the cat toy into the house. Keep them near the door. Every time you pass the toy, thank the tree for its help in providing a beacon for your pet. Magical Sign Lost Animal Spell You Will Need: 3 pieces of birch bark 1 stone Procedure: When an animal goes missing, one common immediate response is to post signs requesting information and assistance from others. This Russian spell takes that notion a step further: assistance is requested from Earth's various spirit powers, so that they will locate and send your animal back home. As with standard signs, a reward is posted. Should the spell work, be sure to pay it. Write messages on three pieces of birch bark - one for each of the nature tsars. It should read as follows: I'm writing to the Forest Tsar and the Forest Tsarina and their small children. I'm writing to the Earth Tsar and the Earth Tsarina and their small children. I'm writing to the Water Tsar and the Water Tsarina and their small children. I'm writing to inform you that _______ (insert your name) has lost a _______ (insert color, gender, description, and type of animal including as much descriptive material as you feel is necessary to identify and distinguish your animal from others.) If you have him/her please send him/her back without delaying one day, one hour, one minute, one second. If you don't comply with my wish, I swear to pray and testify against you. If you comply with my wish, I shall give you _______ (insert specific pledge). Fasten one message to a tree in the forest, Bury the second in Earth. Attach a small stone to the third and throw it into some living water (such as a river, ocean, creek, lake, etc). The animal is expected to find its way home shortly. Note: The Forest Tsar is chief of all woodland spirits; the Water Tsar is chief of all water spirits and so on. Adjust this spell if necessary to suit your circumstances. Butterfly Spell Purpose: To Call For Transformation & A New Future You Will Need: paper, pen, scissors 5 candles Procedure: Draw a butterfly on a piece of paper, colour it and cut it out. That is going to be the symbol for the new life that is awaiting you and the transformation you have to undergo to step into your new life. By all means, spend some time doing this and do it with love, and think about the colours as you do it - golden sunshine over new shores, luscious green of health and wealth, blue like the eternal oceans, red like roses of love, purple for delicious magic and so forth. The butterfly you create is the centerpiece of this spell - the more care and attention you give this, the more powerful the spell becomes. When your butterfly is ready, or when the time is right to complete the ritual, get five candles. Put one each into each corner of a room, ready to be lit. Stand in the center, light the fifth candle Say: I call to the powers that be awaken synchronicity now light my way in night and day, so that I see what's right for me and have it come, my will be done. Below and above: In the name of love. Place the butterfly in the center of the room and take the first candle to light the others in turn. Say: I call to the North: Let the New come forth; I call to the East: Let the Old be released; I call to the South: Let your light be my path; I call to the West: Let it be for the best. Return to the center of the room with your first candle, put it down safely and sit with the butterfly. Think about what you want for yourself and let your new future arise for you. Focus, make it stronger and brighter until your desire fills the entire room, then hold out the butterfly. Say: Four quarters plus one, my new life has begun, Four quarters plus one, My will shall be done. Blow out the first candle, then all the others in turn (it is customary to "thank the quarters plus one" with a bow before blowing out the candle). Put the butterfly somewhere where you can see it, perhaps on your mirror, and the New will come to you, with opportunities, gifts and surprises. Spell To Find a Missing Cat 2 Cats, unlike dogs, sometimes go on walkabout. They just wander off to do cat things. This is only a problem for those who worry about them. To get them to come back in a hurry, try this spell. You Will Need: their food bowl and food green candle Procedure: Place some food in their bowl. Light a green candle and place it beside the bowl. Say: My little (name of cat) and gone astray I wish for his/her return today Keep him/her safe from harm But return her/him now back into my arms! Let the candle burn down until your cat returns, then snuff it out. The Cat Spell Oracle You Will Need: If you would divine the future, it is lucky to call upon your cat as an oracle. Frame the question clearly in your mind, then write it down three times. Whisper puss' magickal name to yourself three times three, and speak the question three times aloud. Now, making sure that the door is ajar, call to your cat. Carefully observe which forepaw appears first through the door as she walks into the room. If it is the left paw, a denial is your answer. If it is the right paw, 'yes' is your answer. Having divined this way, ponder the oracle's response. The key to its message, and what will transpire for the best, is within your own heart. The Mirror, the Cat, and the Moon Love Spell You Will Need: 1 mirror 1 mans silk handkerchief candle matches or lighter Procedure: On May Eve, coax your cat to go with you to a pond or a rushing stream, and take with you a mirror, a man's silk handkerchief, and a white candle with some tinder to light it. When you reach the water's edge, light the candle, hold it up to the Moon, and intone this rune. Say: Lovely Freya, Queen of the Moon Bring my true love to me by the month of June. As the Moon rises, call puss and let her study her wide-eyed face in the mirror for a little while. Then turn your back to the water and hold the mirror aloft so that it reflects the Moon, and also her reflection on the water. Place the silk handkerchief over your face and count the number of Moons which appear in the mirror. If there are but two, a twelvemonth must pass before you are wed, but if there are more, their number represents the months which must pass before you are wed. If your cat is strong in magick, your true love's face will appear in the mirror, as still as the reflection of the Moon, just for an instant. Spell To Become Closer To Your Cat You Will Need: 1 sachet You will need brown candles and the following herbs: Catnip-helps create a bond between you and your cat Vervain-for Peace and Protection Gardenia-for Spirituality Saffron-for Strength Love Seed-for Friendship Passion Flower-for Friendship Procedure: Consecrate each herb before starting. Take 1/2 of the empowered herbs and wrap in a small square of brown cloth and tie it off with a brown cord or string. Take the other half and make a smaller sachet for your pet. Wear yours four days meditating with your pet at least once a day. You can tie the pets sachet on while meditating. After those four days take all the herbs and burn as an incense while sharing a meal with your pet. Cat Magick Here's a nice little invocation to bring some "cat magick" into your life, you can use it to speak to your own cat, or you can invoke the energy through the use of pictures, or whatever else has meaning for you personally. Say: Littlest lion, panther in miniature, Help me in a my magical endeavors, Teach me to see my path through dark places, Help me to sift the necessary from the unnecessary And to relax and enjoy life. Strengthened my magic and carry it to its destination. The "Familiar" Cat What does it mean to have a cat as a "familiar" or animal helper? Mystery, Magick and Independence! A cat totem encourages agility in both body and mind. You will be challenged with new ideas and places. The cat gives you clearer perception. This spirit helper is resourceful, strong and fearless. It will give you courage and confidence. Examine the colors, character and behaviors of your Cat. Everything about it will reflect in your own life. When a Cat becomes predominant in your life, magick and mystery come alive. Associated with the Norse Goddess of Fertility Freyja and the Hindu Goddess of Childbirth, Shasthi and of course, the Egyptian Goddess Bastet who takes the form of a cat. Spell To Find a Missing Cat 3 You Will Need: Photo of your pet or an effigy that symbolizes it 4 white candles A pinch of vervain A pinch of myrrh A pinch of sage Procedure: Put the photo of your pet (or its effigy) in a prominent place. Set the four white candles at the four corners of the picture. Sprinkle the herbs around the picture or effigy. As you light the candles, hold your pet's image in your mind. Imagine a sphere of pure white light surrounding your pet, protecting it from harm. Visualize your pet coming home safely, in good health. See your pet trotting across your yard or sitting on your doorstep. Feel the joy you'll experience when this happens. Put your emotion into the visualization Say: (Pet's name) comes home to me, Together we shall happy be. Healthy and safe, no longer a waif. (Pet's name) comes home to me, Thank you and so mote it be. Let the candles burn down in a safe place. Keep your pet's photo or effigy displayed until your animal returns home. Then bury it in the backyard, so that your pet will always remain close to home. Protective Blessing for Dogs Say: Diana, Goddess of the Wild, Keeper of dogs both fierce and mild, Hold (name of pet) safely in Your arms And protect this creature from all harm. And should the day come that he/she roams Guide him/her to the path back home. Bless (name of pet) with a joyful life Free of hardship, stress, and strife. Mountain and Forest Dragons These are of the element of Earth. They generally have the look of Western dragons, with the heavier body, four legs, huge wings, long neck and tail. Mountain dragons are much heavier looking in the body than those of the forest. These dragons help to build long lasting foundations in life, long range goals, stability, physical and mental endurance, responsibility, and often times the strength to stand up under existing responsibilities, enduring prosperity and success that come through personal effort and planning. Pest Repellants Mouse Repellant: Stuff all cracks around gas and water pipes with steel wool to keep mice out. Ant Repellant: red chili powder, cream of tartar powder, salt or sage near ant infestations. Roach Repellant: Place bay leaves in cracks around room. Insecticide:Mix dish washing liquid and water, spray infected area. Moth Ball Alternative: Place cedar chips or blocks in desired area. Anti-Insect Air Spritzer You Will Need: 2 cups vodka 1 tablespoon citronella essential oil 1 tablespoon eucalyptus essential oil 1 teaspoon geranium essential oil 1 teaspoon rosemary essential oil 1 teaspoon orange essential oil 1 teaspoon lemon essential oil Procedure: Mix all ingredients and shake well. Mist into air to keep bugs away. Body Bug Repellant You Will Need: 2 tablespoons citronella essential oil 2 tablespoons rosemary essential oil 2 tablespoons geranium essential oil 2 tablespoons eucalyptus essential oil ½ cup olive oil Procedure: Mix all oils together. Dab on clothing and skin. Avoid eyes and mouth. To Bless A Pet Artemis, Guardian of creatures wild, Hear this request from Your loving child, I ask You now to come and bless, This animal with happiness. She's more than just a pet to me-- A beloved member of my family. Grant her a long and healthy life, Free from hunger, pain, and strife, Fill her days with love and light, Gentle hugs and blessings bright, May I treat her with respect and care, And be thankful for the bond we share, Protect her from danger and those who harm, Keep her comfortable, safe, and warm, And grant that we might always be, Content with each other's company. Artemis, Maiden, both fierce and free, Grant these things I ask of Thee! Animal Healing Prayer In the name of Raven, In the name of Wolf, In the name of Whale, In the name of Snake, Who have taught us. Who have guided us. Who have sustained us. Who have healed us. Please heal the animals. In the name of Raven, In the name of Wolf, In the name of Whale, In the name of Snake, Whom we have slaughtered. Whom we have feared. Whom we have caged. Whom we have persecuted. Whom we have slandered. Whom we have cursed. Whom we have tortured. Please protect the animals. In the name of Raven, In the name of Wolf, In the name of Whale, In the name of Snake, Whose habitat we have stolen. Whose territory we have plundered. Whose feeding grounds we have paved and netted. Whose domain we have poisoned. Whose food we have appropriated. Whose young we have killed. Whose lives and ways of life we have threatened. Please restore the animals. In the name of Raven, In the name of Wolf, In the name of Whale, In the name of Snake, Forgive us. Have mercy. May the animals return, Not as a resurrection but as living beings. On earth. On this earth that is also theirs. Oh Great Spirit. Please heal the animals. Please protect the animals. Please restore the animals. So our lives may also be healed. So our souls may be protected. So our spirits may be restored. Oh Spirit of Raven, Oh Spirit of Wolf, Oh Spirit of Whale, Oh Spirit of Snake, Teach us, again, how to live. Pet Blessing Do each pet separately. Light a white candle and then, holding your pet (or its picture). Kneel before the altar. Say: O Great Horned God, father of the woodlands, and loving lord of all creatures that walk crawl, swim and fly. A threefold blessing I humbly ask of thee on this special day: May (pet's name) life be a long, happy and healthy one. May (s)he always receive your divine protection. And when our incarnations in this world cease to be, may we forever be reunited in the great Wiccan otherworld known as the Summerland. Blessed be! Chant name of pet and Blessed Be three times. Pet Blessing Fur and feather and scale and skin: Different without, but the same within, Strange of body, but one of soul, Through all creatures are the Gods made whole. Protective Blessing for Cats Bast of beauty and of grace, Protectress of the feline race, Shield (name) from all hurt and harm And keep him/her always safe and warm. Watch over (name) from day to day And guide him/her home, if (s)/he should stray. And grant him/her much happiness And a good life free of strife and stress. Protective Blessing for Dogs Diana, Goddess of the Wild, Keeper of dogs both fierce and mild, Hold (name of pet) safely in Your arms And protect this creature from all harm. And should the day come that he/she roams Guide him/her to the path back home. Bless (name of pet) with a joyful life Free of hardship, stress, and strife. Remember to harm none!!!! Remember to harm none!!!! Katydid's Site Index