Tuesday, 28 July 2009

Spirit Animal – Fox

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Picture of Red Fox from animaldiversity.ummz.umich.edu

 

Roger and I were out at our friends farm for the weekend.  Sunday morning, while we were sitting at the table, dawdling over breakfast, we saw a very large red fox come down the trail that leads out to the pasture. It made sure that we saw it.  Then after Sage, our dog, dutifully chased it out of the yard, Fox popped up in front of the house about 200 yards away, and strolled through the meadow.  Within half an hour of that event, a smaller fox, came up to the house from the south, and proceeded to trot through the meadow in front of the house. 

Now, as Fox is generally a nocturnal animal, and as these incidents took place between 11:00am and 1:00pm, I knew that something important was going on with Fox and with us.  I realized that he had lessons and messages for each of us.  What was even stranger, was that when we were asking questions through the Russian Tarot system, both Roger and I got Fox cards as our last card. 

So, what are the messages and lessons?  The first thought is that we have many sayings about foxes.  “Sly as a fox” and “When a fox preaches, take care of your geese!”  One gets the idea from these quotes that Fox is quite smart.  So why doe she show her self in daylight?  The message is that although one should be able to camouflage and hide as required, there are times that slyness is about being in the open.  Fox represents camouflage, invisibility, and shape shifting to move between realms.  Part of the lesson in life that Fox teaches, then, is that one can slip out of bad situations unnoticed, and that sometimes one must be noticed in order to move forward to take the lead. 

Wikipedia says, “The Red Fox is most commonly a rusty red, with white underbelly, black ear tips and legs, and a bushy tail usually with a distinctive white tip. The "red" tone can vary from dark chestnut to golden, and in fact can be "agouti", with bands of red, brown, black and white on each individual hair. In North America, the Red Fox's pelt has long, soft hair, whereas the fur of European Red Foxes is flatter and less silky.”  The colours of Fox tell us that it covers all of the chakras, from the base – black/red chakra right up to the pure white and golden chakras in the 8th and 9th chakra.  This means that Fox easily moves between dimensions, and she calls on us to do the same – to be unfettered by the reality that is so very physical and limiting.  We can be any size, shape, and age that we want.  We can go where we choose.  Fox says that all we have to do is to believe!

Judy@angelsandancestors.com    See the upcoming August issue of Angels and Ancestors newsletter at www.angelsandancestors.com

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