A Little Reflection…

I was both pleasantly surprised and a little taken aback by the level of response I had received from the tarot reading for an unknown sitter, both in terms of emails and comments.  In all honesty, I believed that no one would actually reply or comment on it.  Subsequently, I have decided that this is something that I would like to do on a monthly basis.

So, some time near the beginning of each month, I shall be posting a new reading for an unknown sitter.  I may stick to the tarot, although I may mix it up a little and incorporate runes, crystals, scrying or anything else that I feel drawn to at the time, and we will see what happens. 🙂  As you can see, one of my aims for the year is to allow things to naturally develop on their own rather than attempting to plan and prepare for everything…life is too regimented any way and the free spirit in me doesn’t like it!

So thank you to everyone who has contacted me about it – it is greatly appreciated and I look forward to doing the next one.

The  picture above was the view from my back door the other day.  There were more birds in the tree but it seems that I disturbed half of their number by taking this photo.  Any way, the photo ties into a post that I wrote last year (Crows, Ravens, Jackdaws and Me ), and as I am in a bit of a reflective mood at the moment I thought it was worth revisiting.

I like to think that most things happen for a reason, probably because I like to believe that the world and everything in it makes sense (I can be quite a bit naive 😉 )  That being said, the world hardly ever makes sense.  And yet still I believe in the seeing of signs or the symbolic meaning of this or that when out for a walk, for example.  So my questions to you are:

  1. Do you look for / notice signs and symbols and do they influence how you react to something?
  2. Following on from the other post, if you didn’t get round to sharing your thoughts last time, what are your thoughts on the symbolic meanings of crows, ravens and jackdaws?
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17 Responses to A Little Reflection…

  1. ispiderbook says:

    I’m an Omenizer, particularly with birds. Birds are all sort of a good omen but I know when I see Crows there’s trouble brewing, the more Crows or the closer the Crow gets the worse it will be. White Cockatoos are a good omen (white Knights), Lorikeets are love/relationship, Pelicans are holidays, Kookaburras are excellent (not sure why) and Black Cockatoos are a brilliant omen.
    I’ve seen fruit bats when I’ve embarked on a relationship with the wrong person, every time I’ve seen that person. I think the best omen of all is a Lyrebird, particularly in flight, they look like a phoenix rising from the ashes (I’m not sure if the mythology matches).
    The Aboriginals thought that to see a Willy Wag Tail was bad luck, but I’ve never had a problem with them.

    • sammiwitch says:

      Thank you so much for sharing all of this! It is certainly very interesting to read. I love that White Cockatoos are white knights – sounds very protective. And the re occurrence of fruit bats seemed to be quite persistent in its message. Wishing you the Brightest of Blessings

  2. Su says:

    You are so right. There are many symbols and signs around and we seem to take them for granted. I have enjoyed watching an owl early every morning and know that this is something to my own wisdom. However I was smug in my beliefs that I told a neighbour that the owl comes regularly everyday -and guess what? She didn’t show.

  3. FeyGirl says:

    Interesting idea… I definitely see connections among all life; be it among the fauna or flora. Messages everywhere! I think it’s important to listen, for sure.

    • sammiwitch says:

      Thanks for stopping by and sharing your thoughts. I think it is important to keep our eyes and ears open, just in case we miss something. We can always ponder on its meaning or significance at another time, if we so choose. 🙂 Brightest Blessings

  4. sagedoyle says:

    I’ve always looked for signs, or not so much look specifically for them, but I recognize them when they happen. Ravens and crows are messengers, and they have the ability to move from one realm to the next, and have connection to the underworld. I see them as good omens if anything. They usually let me know they are present at a time that I’m thinking something important, and they validate my thoughts, confirming any questions I have. I always feel like I’m headed in the right direction. The raven, if I remember correctly, is also a consort of Freyja, as are cats. And…Friday 13th is my lucky day 😉 Also, I think it’s cool that a row or group of ravens or crows is called a murder lol.

    • sammiwitch says:

      Thanks for sharing your thoughts and knowledge here – it is much appreciated! I do have a tendency to see them in a positive light, and I am so pleased to have such a number of them always so close at the bottom of the garden (although they can be quite noisy when they want to be 🙂 ) I do feel quite strongly connected to them, so I can’t see them as anything but good. And yes, a murder is very cool 😉 Brightest Blessings

  5. It's a Wiccan Life says:

    Love the photo! Can I use it for my iPod background?

  6. Yes, I look for signs all the time, it helps me to see whether I am following the right path or not and helps me with decisions, so many things seem to be connected, there has to be something going on. Brightest Blessings.

    • sammiwitch says:

      I definitely agree that when so many things happen close to the same time, it must mean something. It can just be hard to know when something means something, and when it means nothing at all, if there is ever a time when it can mean nothing. (I apologise for the rather garbled response there 🙂 ) Brightest Blessings

      • No, I know what you mean. It is hard to decide. I also find that sometimes things happen and I don’t get what I want and then later find out that there is a good reason for it. Brightest Blessings.

  7. I use birds as omens. When i see a pair of crows on the road i salute them at Huginn and Muninn, and if there are another pair i just call them Huggy and Muggy, lol. If a crow flies towards and over your car, be careful of something up ahead. They will also sweep off negativity on your journey. And i count the number of their caws for an omen too. A gf taught me something her grandmother taught her – when you see a red cardinal salute it by raising up then kissing your thumb.Sounds Freudian to me, but red is good luck.

    • sammiwitch says:

      Thanks for sharing your thoughts and your knowledge. It was really interesting reading what you had to say, especially the counting of caws, which is something that I have never done, but will certainly pay attention to from now on. Brightest Blessings

  8. mari wells says:

    I’m always looking for signs, sometimes I even ask for signs. If I get it, I feel so important. Most of the time they do influence my reaction.
    I’m prejudice and see Ravens, as omen of bad things. I respect Ravens slightly more than crows. Not sure what a jackdaw is but I’m sure they are included. I’m trying to not see them as bad, but every time I see a Raven something bad happens. Crows and black birds are just another bird to me.

    • sammiwitch says:

      Thanks for sharing your thoughts. I suppose different signs mean different things to different people, and that is what fascinates me.
      I can understand why the raven means something bad will happen, if when you see one something bad does happen. Brightest Blessings

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