reply to post by Agree2Disagree
Coquettes by the stream.
The medicine of woman,
The Realised Dream.
The medicine held by Otter is a set of lessons in female energy.
This applies to both men and women, as all of us have female sides. The Otter's hide is very often used to make medicine bags for powerful women
because it represents balanced female energy.
Otter is very caring of its young and will play for hours, performing all types of acrobatics. It lives on land, but always has its home near water.
The elements of earth and water are the female elements. At home in both of these elements, Otter is the personification of femininity: long, sleek &
graceful, Otter is the true coquette of the animal world.
Otter is always on the move and is very curious. Unlike other animals, Otter will not start a fight unless it is attacked first. This joyful little
creature is adventuresome and assumes that all other creatures are friendly - until proven otherwise. These character traits are the beauty of a
balanced female side, the side of ourselves that creates a space for others to enter our lives without preconceptions or suspicions. Otter teaches us
that balanced female energy is not jealous or catty. It is sisterhood, content to enjoy and share the good fortune of others. Anchored in the
understanding that all
accomplishments are worthwhile for the whole tribe, Otter people express joy for others.
Long ago, in tribal law, if a woman were widowed, her sister would offer her own husband to the widow as a lover to keep her from drying up & not
using her creative urges. This is Otter medicine, too. Envy, or the fear of being replaced, has no space in Otter's balanced understanding of sharing
Woman energy without games or control is a beautiful experience. It is the freeness of love without jealousy. It is the joy of loving other people's
children and their accomplishments as much as you love you own.
It may be time to examine your feelings about sharing the bounty of your life with others. Otter may be saying that the finer qualities of woman need
to be striven for in both men & women so that a unity of spirit can be achieved. This would involve the destruction of jealousy and of all the acts of
anger which stem from that fear. It would mean keeping a Hawk-eye on your ego & maintaining total trust. It would mean a world full of people coming
together to homor the right of each person to be
If you have drawn this symbol, (B.M- "drawn this card from the deck")
Otter may be telling you to become the playful child and to simply allow things to unfold in your life. It may be time to stop your addiction to
worrying. Otter also teaches the importance of not hanging onto material things that would bind you or become a burden. In looking at how you can
learn from Otters habit's, you might look at the joyousness of the receptive energy. Honour it! In doing so, you will discover the power of woman.
If the Otter card appears reversed, you may be running from one idea to another without focus. This could also imply that you have forgotten hot to
receive, and are blocking a gift from the universe with your male side. If this is the case, you may be embarrassed to receive compliments, to have
someone hug you, or to allow your genuine personality to come out. Fear of being rejected is the contrary message of Otter. Drop the seriousness on
all levels and play at life so that the fear rolls off your back.
Realise that the only
flow is the flow of love from the great spirit to you, from others, and from others back to you.
P.S) agree2disagree & evee both have star wars themed signatures. ha.
[edit on 9/12/09 by B.Morrison]