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Overview: Woodpecker (Eight of Swords)
In August, many of us may feel as if we’ve lost our direction. The future seems so unclear. We’re blind to opportunities and potential. We fear making a wrong move and stumbling into unforeseen problems. We take on the “when in doubt do nothing approach:” A method that’s equivalent to self-torture. The result is unnecessary suffering.
But in our stillness, there comes a sound: At first from a distance, but one that becomes increasingly clear. It is the sacred music of our Animal Ally, the Woodpecker, rap-rap-rapping out its own rhythmic song. If we really listen, we hear the bird’s sacred message; Woodpecker says, “Acknowledge your voice as sacred and sing your own unique tune. March through life to your own rhythm without fear!”
Instead of recoiling from challenges, Woodpecker tells us to hammer through them. Whether we’re holding back on launching a project or telling someone how we truly feel, Woodpecker drums out the lesson, “Seize the day! Stop wasting precious time!” To overcome uncertainty, our Animal Spirit Guide encourages us to carry on with the full knowledge there are brighter days ahead.
It’s time to turn to meditation, trance, and dream analysis to opening ourselves to the Universe’s messages. Woodpecker flies into our lives to leave behind this gem of wisdom: “Trust your inner voice, tap into that well of courage, and break down the wall around you. When the wall crumbles, you’ll see a new path and perspective lies in its wake.”
Spirit Animalscopes for All 12 Zodiac Signs
Aries Spirit Animalscope: Elephant (Justice)
Your Animal Spirit stomps into your reality this month, Aries, and Elephant does nothing without others taking notice! But, then again, neither do you! When difficulties occur this month, your Animal Ally shows you how to draw out your inner warrior spirit – with endless stamina, determination, and strength! In August, Elephant suggests listening to your intuition too; like your Animal Guide, you can smell (sense) something amiss.
You’ll find yourself demanding Justice in one or more situations this month, especially when dealing with those who are unethical. If you’re not playing fair, Elephant brings a firm demonstration of how the Sword of Truth cuts both ways! Events will call for brutal honesty and not just with others. If in denial about something, Elephant marches in to help you push aside any and all illusions.
In love, problems arise when you and your mate refuse to acknowledge the “elephant in the room.” But Elephant teaches how to really listen to your mate. When your partner realizes you’re tuning in, the fence-mending begins.
Elephant reminds you of the power of words, especially when they embed in memory: Those who hear your words now will not forget later. Remember, Elephant vocalizes while using a powerful trunk capable of lifting 770 pounds, but it’s this same trunk that leaves a tiny seed intact when cracking a peanut shell. Being direct is one thing; being harsh is another. Elephant teaches you if a situation calls for brute strength or tenderness.
Taurus Spirit Animalscope: Manatee (5 of Cups)
Though it’s the height of summer, you won’t spend a lot of time basking in the sun, Taurus. In August, there’s an emotional storm hovering overhead, casting a shadow over every thought. It’s a month where you’re inert, spending too much time considering all the “would-haves, could-haves, should-haves.” Past regrets linger in the air like a thick, toxic smog blinding you to life’s blessings.
Manatee enters your life bringing with it the insights you need to make it through this sullen time. Yes, Manatee is a critically endangered Animal Ally, but one whose numbers are once again on the rise, so the creature’s energetic influence is full of hope and promise. Whether it’s a stagnation in your career, relationship troubles, or regret over roads not taken eating away at your bliss, Manatee shows you how to overcome setbacks. How? Manatee says, “Change your perspective to change your world.”
Manatee bolsters you with the understanding, patience, and strength you need to weather any storm. Your Animal Spirit Guide encourages you to be gentle, turn your compassion inward, and forgive yourself for past mistakes. Instead of focusing on things you cannot fix, Manatee charges you with changing what you can, here and now. Break out that gratitude journal and note every blessing, big and small. Transform your intentions; Look for brighter skies and re-invite joy into your life. Soon gray clouds part and sunshine tears through the darkened skies to offer a clear perspective once more.
Gemini Spirit Animalscope: Rooster (3 of Wands)
You’re starting a journey this month, Gemini, and your Animal Ally is making you aware of the blessings ahead. Whether it’s a potential job, a new romantic interest, or a spiritual quest, you’ve got plenty to be thankful for and more promising prospects to come. In August, the Rooster cries out, announcing the dawning of a new day. Rooster’s call alerts you to seize every opportunity knocking at your door! Rooster rises in the early morn, so your Animal Guide’s wisdom urges you do the same: “Be ever-ready for the changes ahead. Don’t delay in embracing the gifts coming your way!”
You stand at the brink of change and face a transitional period; throughout the month, strive for balance so you can maintain your poise and grace in every situation. You’ll have a fast hold on the future now, and you’re ready to shed the past as you move forward embracing better and brighter days. The sun shines, and Rooster encourages you to bask in its light. Celebrate your uniqueness and let others hear your sacred voice.
It’s time to recognize your accomplishments. Allow yourself to shine with tremendous self-confidence. Others may give you accolades for work well done, and it’s okay to have a lot of pride, as long as you don’t go to extremes, Gemini. Keep your ego in check, otherwise, a sense of pride can soon turn into dark arrogance casting a heavy and unnecessary shadow over the glorious days ahead.
Cancer Spirit Animalscope: Frog (4 of Cups)
In August, you’ll spend time examining the past, present, and future, all while reflecting on what lies ahead. As you do, Frog enters as your Animal Ally, showing you how every moment flows into the next and influences your life path. Frog, as a creature residing in water and on land, shows you how to make the most of transitional periods. Listen closely to Frog’s message, and you’ll learn of its shapeshifting abilities so you too can prove adaptable when necessary.
During this time of deep reflection, Frog encourages you to seek answers from within; meditation and trance are two ways you can gain enlightenment about direction from the Universe. While you are disengaging from the world now as a Cancer is so often prone to do, your isolation is merely temporary. Frog teaches a bit of solitude is healthy when you’re seeking the wisdom of the Divine. It gives you the time to prepare yourself and don on your emotional armor, before diving into the big pond of opportunities ahead.
Frog seems joyous as it leaps from one lily pad to another, and your Animal Guide urges you to experience the same elation as you move through life. There’s no fear when frog leaps, as it has complete confidence it will land where it intends. This month, whether looking for improvements in a love relationship or to make leaps and bounds forward at work, Frog says, “Be bold, things are about to transform, so take that leap of faith!”
Leo Spirit Animalscope: Bluebird (3 of Swords)
This month, you’re not always going to be your happy-go-lucky, social self, Leo. Even though the sunshiny days of August promise fun, there are moments where you’re feeling gloomy. Your head is stuck in the past. You’ll spend most of your days reliving outworn emotional codes. Yes, you’ve had your share of hurt and brutal heartache and some of those wounds are still fresh. But your Animal Spirit Guide, the Bluebird encourages you to sing a whole new tune!
Bluebird comes into your life with the message it’s time to leave the past behind. Sometimes we get too comfortable with our pain and befriend it instead of letting it go. You may question, “How can I release this pain when I’m not feeling ready to forgive?” Just as Bluebird cannot fly with a broken wing, you cannot fly when holding on to a broken heart.
Forgiving doesn’t mean you have to forget. In fact, remembering the lessons you learned from the painful experiences of the past can strengthen you and make you wiser. Forgiveness allows you to let go of the emotional dead weight that’s only holding you down. Whether it’s anger at a colleague who didn’t give credit where credit is due or a love affair gone bad, Bluebird encourages you to renew your outlook, break free from your emotional chains, and wing your way into happiness. Gray skies do not have to remain gray, especially with the cheery song of the Bluebird guiding you on the road to clarity and eventual happiness.
Virgo Spirit Animalscope: Eagle (The Emperor)
Sensible, practical, and stable as you are Virgo, you’ll find the days of August quite enjoyable. This month is a time of great stability where you can build strong foundations with family and friends, as well as in your love life. If ever there was a time to establish roots (or get back in touch with them), the time is now.
You’ll spend much of August enjoying a profound sense of completeness. Your Animal Ally soars in from on high, bring you Divine messages from the Universe. Remain open to receiving them. You’re in touch with the Sacred Masculine more than ever, and the lessons you receive are as clear as crystal. You’ll receive rewards for your long-held diligence and determination. Expect excellent results.
Just as you complete one project successfully, Eagle reminds you there are new challenges and quests for you to conquer just around the corner. Your Animal Spirit encourages you to remain ready to act when the conditions warrant and to swoop into a situation with perfect timing; you don’t want to miss out on just rewards because your timing is off.
Eagle challenges you to continue onward conquering all obstacles standing in your way of fulfilling your dreams. Eagle’s view is from high above the world, and so is yours. As your Animal Spirit Guide, Eagle encourages you to spread the wisdom you now harness. Show your appreciation for blessing by mentoring another; be the wind beneath another’s wings. Your reward is sharing in their glory.
Libra Spirit Animalscope: Dragonfly (8 of Wands)
You’ll feel out of balance this month, Libra, since you don’t much care for having things “up in the air.” But such is the case for many situations you’ll face in August. Plans are hanging and you’re in suspense because you need more information before making any decisions. Thankfully, a good dose of Dragonfly Medicine shows you the way to find peace of mind.
Dragonfly, as your Animal Ally, buzzes in with the lesson of patience and flexibility. Dragonfly spends six years under water before their wings develop; here they master the lesson that all things take time and will occur as they should when they should. All that time in the water makes Dragonfly a master of the emotional realm too, so one of their gems of wisdom will show you how to get a stronghold on your emotions before embarking on any quest, whether in the physical realm or in spiritual pursuits. Whatever journey you are about to begin, Dragonfly urges you to do so while remaining positive and joyful.
If you have several irons in the fire, Dragonfly is the perfect Animal Spirit Guide teaching you how to remain poised in full control of your life’s direction. Dragonfly also encourages you to listen to your intuition; with everything in suspense, you can’t intellectualize a way forward, but you can intuit the direction to take. Trusting your inner voice now ensures you’ll make a precise landing where you should, even if your thoughts or emotions blind you to the clear path ahead.
Scorpio Spirit Animalscope: Bear (Queen of Pentacles)
This month, you’ll face situations where people challenge you and the boundaries you set. Not to worry, Scorpio, you’ve got this because Bear is your Animal Ally for August! Bears are territorial, but then again so are you and, you don’t like others crossing your very clearly set boundaries. If someone is bold enough to cross the sharp line you draw in the sand, Bear says, “It’s time to be fierce.” Like Bear, stand up and make it known to all they’ve entered your territory! You define your reality. Bear says, “Reclaim your power!”
Bears hibernate, so they signal a time for being attentive cyclical changes in your life. Bear teaches there is a right time for work, play, and rest too; tuning into your energy reserves and using those resources wisely helps you find peace of mind, emotionally harmony, and a sense of physical well-being.
Just as Bear is ferocious, they are some of the most adorable and loving animals in the Animal Kingdom. Mother Bear teaches her cubs how to hunt and protect themselves through play, so Bear serves as a symbol of nurturing. Bear reminds you to reconnect with family and loved ones. Give a child in your life a teddy bear and make them smile or give those you love a big old bear hug to remind them of your deep affections. Your Animal Ally, which has a voracious appetite for sweets too, urges you to partake of the all the sweetness life has to offer.
Sagittarius Spirit Animalscope: Firefly (6 of Wands)
You’ve got a way with words this month, Sagittarius, and will have no problem getting your point across, no matter what the situation. When talking with friends and family, you’ll offer encouragement or enlightenment with ease. When conversing with a lover, sweet, poetic words will flow freely from your soul. This is a month you’ll truly shine, and your Animal Ally, the Firefly, is here to remind you of the true power of your inner light.
Your authenticity allows you to shine so people will feel drawn to you; just as Firefly allows its natural bioluminescence to chase away the darkness. This month, you can serve as a beacon of hope for many; the figurative lighthouse shining its bright light on the stormy seas so ships can come safely into port. Somehow you know the right thing to say at the perfect moment just when someone else needs to hear it. You’re a source of inspiration for others who want to emulate you. Firefly shares with you the message of hope, and you share this lesson happily with all those around you.
After facing many obstacles, victory is yours this month. Dance and let your inner child out to play as you celebrate the Divine blessings you receive. But don’t forget to share your victory with those who lit up the path of darkness during times of tribulation. Remember, one firefly whispers the promise of light to come, but hundreds of fireflies make your path visible when all is dark.
Capricorn Spirit Animalscope: Warthog (2 of Cups)
You’re not one to get all gushy and emotional, Capricorn. But your Animal Ally has come encouraging you to let the summer sun warm your heart and soothe your soul! Warthog carries the lesson of unconditional love. If you hear its message, you’ll learn how to love someone: Warts and all! Even better, Warthog teaches you emotional vulnerability is not a weakness. Rather, it demonstrates bravery and incredible strength.
Through Warthog’s guidance, you explore love in all its splendor, whether it’s for a friend, family member, or a romantic partner! Warthog represents the feelings you can embrace only after the rose-colored glasses fall away. It’s the unadulterated love one experiences when knowing another authentically, idiosyncrasies and all. In fact, sometimes the flaws make the one you love perfect in your eyes.
Though they have poor vision, Warthog’s sense of smell makes up for their lack of clear sight. The creature can sniff out food and potential predators. Warthog “senses” what it cannot see. The lesson here is to trust your inner voice so you can sense the hidden nature of others.
The Warthog uses its tusks for defense and finding food for nourishment. Here, Warthog suggests it’s time to dig in and let the healing begin so you can nourish your soul. Warthog’s lesson is in knowing when a situation calls for emotional defensiveness and when to let your guard down. Without vulnerability, it’s impossible to know the fulfillment true, unbridled love brings. Warthog’s message is “Love without fear.”
Aquarius Spirit Animalscope: Hyena (10 of Swords)
When you are experiencing emotional or physical betrayal, it’s difficult to forgive, Aquarius. Rather than succumb to painful emotions, you build up huge emotional walls and ignore the numb yourself to the pain. Ignoring the hurt is a form of self-betrayal. The hurt festers within, poisoning many of your relationships a little at a time. Thankfully, your Animal Spirit, the Hyena can help you explore emotional hurts and teach you healthy modes of self-protection.
Hyena encourages you to treat yourself with respect and to honor the gifts the Universe gives you, particularly your psychic senses and intuition. If you doubt the truthfulness of your inner voice, it’s another form of self-betrayal; it’s something you’ll end up regretting if the result of ignoring that “small voice” within proves costly.
Your Animal Ally, the Hyena, has vocalizations that seem like laughter. Really, it’s a cry for help or a sound signaling frustration. As such, your Animal Guide carries the lesson that laughter heals. Laughing in the face of adversity can be just what you need to lift your mood, so you can begin to see things from a brighter perspective.
Hyena calls on you to end victimization, whether it is at the hands of another or something you impose on yourself by failing to believe in your own abilities. The question Hyena encourages you to ask is, “Has someone stolen your power or are you giving it away freely?” Hyena says, “Free yourself from strife. Give yourself permission to be happy.”
Pisces Spirit Animalscope: Hawk (Ace of Swords)
You won’t have too much opportunity to be an introvert this month, Pisces, as your Animal Ally is calling you out of your emotional shell. There’s no room for escapism when Hawk is your Animal Spirit Guide! Hawks have keen vision, being able to see things others cannot. As such, when Hawk wings its way into your life, ready yourself for the ability to see the truth in every situation, no matter how profound or harsh that truth may be.
Hawk teaches you how to cut through subterfuge and see with sharp precision. If you’ve been needing a more objective look at your romantic relationship or you are seeking objectivity when making career decisions, call on Hawk energies to help. Hawk has sharp claws it uses for defense and for hunting. It can teach you how to tear the veil of illusion away in a situation so only hard, cold facts remain.
Hawk’s arrival is a presage to victory after challenges; its appearance in your life assures you are drawing near to success. Often times, Hawk shows up when you feel obstacles are insurmountable. Your Animal Spirit Guide urges you to tap into your reserves of stamina and courage which will help you endure until you achieve that long-awaited “win.” When Hawk soars into your life, it’s a time for holding tight to your values; remember, a Sword of Truth can cut both ways. Behaving unethically now will only result subtract from the full glory behind a success honestly earned.