Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Red Fox

Yesterday, I followed my intuition and left the house to go for a walk. It was cold so I bundled up well. I was hoping the mail carriers had come to fill up the post boxes at the end of my street.
I was in luck. They were just filling the postal boxes. Even though it was early, I had a feeling that the mail would be there.

A movement caught the corner of my eye. I turned to see what I thought was a dog, but really was a little red fox with a bushy brown tail!
He was bounding through the leaves of my neighbour's property.
As soon as he saw me, he turned right around, and quick as a wink, was gone.

I looked through the trees, but couldn't find him.
This was the first time I've ever seen a real live fox.
I didn't expect to see one in a residential area, but we do get deer in the winter and rabbit in the spring.

As soon as I got home I made a cup of hot chocolate and took out Ted Andrew's book called Animal Speak.

I like to look up the meaning of animals that cross my path. This is what the book said:

"The red fox is a powerful totem. It is a totem that speaks of the need to develop or the awakening of camouflage, invisibility, and shapeshifting. It is one of the most uniquely skilled and ingenious animals of nature. It can teach these skills to those whose life it enters.
There are 21 species of fox.........Card 21 in the tarot deck is the World. It is a card that reflects a new world opening up, that the process of creation is beginning.

The fox has a long history of magic and cunning associated with it. Because it is a creature of the night, it is often imbued with supernatural power. It is most visible at the times of Dawn and Dusk, the "Between Times", when the magical world and the world in which we live intersect...... Because it is an animal of the "Between Times and Places" , it can be a guide to enter the Faerie Realm. Its appearance at such times can often signal that the Faerie Realm is about to open for the individual."

Welcome little red fox. I am grateful you showed yourself to me yesterday.
Thank you for your gifts.


Grammy said...

What a joy they are to are to see. We had a family of them at our old home. But I did not see them till we were packed to leave. And a pup stopped to look at me as if to say This is my place now.

Wendy said...

Wow - what a gift that pup gave you. And such a nice good-by.