Animals are perfectly adapted to the cyclical changes of life, trusting in the seasons and the tides. Insects metamorphize, deer surrender their antlers to winter, groundhogs are reborn in spring, bats listen for answers in the darkness, hermit crabs outgrow their outer personas, salmon return home with new perspective.
The TRANSFORMATION DECK, a large 3.5x5.75" deck of 39 cards, is designed to guide you in times of transformation, healing, and change.
Other animals in this deck . . .
turtle. swallowtail butterfly. raven. salmon. camel. penguin. octopus. bat. deer. shark. opossum. mouse. leopard. beaver. salamander. squirrel. vulture. whale. snail. groundhog. dragonfly. rhino. hermit crab. sandpiper. chipmunk. chickadee. catfish. prairie dog. ants. bear. alligator. spider. lobster. canada goose. rabbit. earthworm. coral. hawk
Water Snake (sample card)
Messenger from the unconscious, you call us down into murky unknowns. You're a long, flowing spine, the transformational energy we feel along our own spines as primal life force, ever-flexible, ever-dynamic, making passion, brilliance, desire, magic. Move not in straight lines but in undulating ripple-dance. Sense not images with your eyes, nor words with your ears, but the heat of the heart. Your forked tongue tells you which way to go. You taste emotions in the Water, comfortable in unstructured, feeling darkness. Others fear you because they don't know where you're coming from, because you grab hold directly, suddenly, with only a mouth. They don't understand that without hands and legs, you're free--one with the world you're in. You keep shedding your skin, becoming and becoming--you'll never be done changing, you'll never stop tiring of the persona that bound you, scratching it away again and again. Your work lies deeper. But make sure to rejuvenate in the sun between bouts of plumbing the cold river. Drape lazily over a warm stone and let the universe bless you.
Text and image copyright © Mindi Meltz 2018