Animal Spirit Reading
WHAT IS AN ANIMAL SPIRIT READING?
Animal Spirit readings are similar to traditional tarot readings, except that instead of using standard tarot symbolism they incorporate animals from each element: EARTH, FIRE, AIR, WATER and SPIRIT. The deck used for this reading was created by The Wild Unknown.
THE WILD UNKNOWN
"The Wild Unknown Animal Spirit Deck is an exploration of our inner contradictions, our complex natures, and the endless mystery of who we are. We start this exploration by looking outside ourselves and asking Mother Nature for guidance. What can we learn from the great creatures who have inhabited our planet since the dawn of time? What can we learn from the slow, stealth nature of the Crocodile? What message does the Hummingbird tell us about savoring the sweetness of life? The essence of all sixty-three creatures [contained within the deck] is within us, just as we are in them. The human experience is infinitely vast, as is the wisdom buried in every crevice of the natural world." -The Wild Unknown
HOW TO PREPARE FOR YOUR READING:
WHAT TO THINK ABOUT:
What is it that you are looking for? Are you looking for inspiration? Closure? Clarity? Advice? Maybe you're looking for guidance. Whatever it is, take a moment to ground yourself. Don't worry about asking the perfect question, or one that is overly complicated. Perhaps you don't have a question at all. Allow your heart to guide you.
A FEW QUESTIONS TO PONDER FROM THE WILD UNKNOWN GUIDEBOOK:
-What energy would help resolve this conflict?
-What will I encounter today?
-What part of myself have I forgotten?
PREPARING YOUR [INTERNAL + EXTERNAL] SPACE:
Burning candles and/or incense prior to your reading, and playing soothing music can help add to a relaxing atmosphere. Or you can simply close your eyes and take deep, slow breaths before you begin. Most importantly, take your time, center yourself, and be as open as possible.
"The idea is to collect your attention and intention and direct it toward the reading. This is a moment for you to take a break from the world and self reflect. It's best not to demand answers from the cards when you're feeling impatient, agitated, or angry. Cool off first, collect yourself, and come back when you feel receptive. I have found sitting in stillness for just a few moments does wonders for the process." -The Wild Unknown