Quoth the Raven, “Howdy”
I was only on the parking garage roof for a few seconds before Raven got my attention with a loud, unmistakable message I didn’t understand.
“Caw,” she bellowed, nine times in a row, as she settled on a light pole. Then four more “caws.” She transferred herself to a closer pole.
“Caw, caw, caw, caw, caw, caw!”
I counted six “caws;” I had nothing better to do at the time. I knew she was talking to me. I began memorizing the number sequences. She cawed four more sets of six, then 7 – 6 – 7 – 6 – 7. Then she abruptly flew off.
Hmmmm. What was my Raven totem trying to tell me?
I got home and pulled out Animal Speak by Ted Andrews. Raven brings our attention to magic, creation and spiritual strength. Raven often brings messages or omens. She can teach us shapeshifting and the blending of human and animal. It sounded great but I had no idea what it meant for my life. So I got fancy with the numbers.
9 + 4 + 6 + 6 + 6 + 6 + 6 + 7 + 6 + 7 + 6 + 7 = 76 = 13 = 4
But that was an awful lot of cawing just to say “four.”
I tried to convert the numbers to letters. “I’m of fox goopy?” “I’m fox of pop ox?” Was Raven drinking?
So I went for numeric symbolism: mankind, earth, balance (of the 5 aspects of mankind—physical, emotional, mental, spiritual, energetic), mysticism, balance, mysticism, balance, mysticism. While I liked the message, I didn’t think that was what oversized black crow was trying to tell me.
The next day I took pretty much the same walk, including the climb to the roof of the parking garage. But no Raven.
When I got home I saw something I had never seen before. Onyx, the black feral cat, sleeping on my patio, on the pillow I put out for him months ago. Right up against my patio door, exactly where Trust-the-feral-cat used to sleep. He looked into my eyes sleepily, then put his head back down and conked out.
Big black raven as omen of big decision by big black cat. That makes sense to me.
With Peace and Love,
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