Thursday, 17 October 2013

Celtic Astrology Pt 5

The Raven

Magic, Healing, Creation, Inner Journeys, Dreams


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If a raven totem has come into our life, magic is at play.
Raven activates the energy of magic and links it to our will and intention.

With this totem, we can make great changes in our life; the ability to take the unformed thought and make it reality.

The raven shows us how to go into the dark of our inner self and bring out the light of our true self; resolving inner conflicts which have long been buried. This is the deepest power of healing we can possess.

Raven carries magick from the dark void of the Crone (dark mother) to our realm. This void is where great knowledge awaits us. Thus, Raven has a great responsibility to the spirit realm. Those who have Raven medicine will also feel this responsibility and will tend to be those who share deeper knowledge – spiritual teachers, healers, priests, doctors, prophets.

Raven comes when you ask for love, light and healing. When Raven brings his medicine to you, he gives you a heightened awareness, sharper perception and an expanded consciousness. With this new perception, you can look into the heart and soul of people, begin feeling what they feel. This strong empathy can be a burden.

With this refined perception comes a responsibility to use the Raven medicine wisely. Once could abuse it, using it for selfish, nefarious purposes. This is not the way to go. Use the clarity and understanding that Raven gives you for good purposes. That is why Raven comes to you when you need night the most. He does not want you to turn to the darkness because it will eventually destroy you. As long as you use Raven's powerful medicine for the good of others, life will continue to flow smoothly for you as well.

Crow from around my home

The last Celtic Astro animal is the Raven. I love birds from the Corvus family. I’ve always had a love affair with them. We have this majestic Crow that comes to our house every so often. This animal makes sense to me, it is where I am in my life right now and I wouldn’t have it any other way. The Raven is of ‘Magic, Healing, Creation, Inner Journeys, Dreams’ and ‘With this totem, we can make great changes in our life; the ability to take the unformed thought and make it reality’, my life is changing – or rather I am making the changes. The Raven is a magical, powerful bird and is a strong messenger of magic, change and the darker realms – not to be feared but to be heeded and understood.

I live to understand and work with the birds of the Corvus family, they are truly the only birds that feel right to me, that I connect with spiritually speaking. It is probably not a wonder that I have chosen herbalism and the healing path for my life’s passion, work and purpose.


Sources:
http://www.linsdomain.com/totems/pages/
http://www.cornerstone-astrology.com/celtic_birth_signs.php
http://www.ladyoftheearth.com/animals/animals.html

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