Keywords: inner wisdom, solitude, withdrawal, quiet, teacher or guru, research, seeker
Attributes: Virgo (Earth)
General meaning: In order to get the answers you seek, it may be time to turn inward. Shut out your distractions so that you may discover the wisdom within. Answers are rarely found in another – everything you need is within yourself. This card can also indicate a need to withdraw from circumstances in order to get a better perspective. Sometimes a player needs a break from the grind.
Reversed: Repeating your past mistakes. Not learning. This can indicate a lack of wisdom. Doing things without thinking of the consequences. It can also indicate the extremes of solitude – like being some sort of creepy recluse. Don’t lock yourself away. It gets mighty lonely on that mountain top.
Affirmation: “Everything I need is within me. I don’t need to look outside myself for answers.”
Sound: “i”, “e”, “j” as in the “y” in “year”
Stands for: Ice
Casting meaning: Ice is unchanging and restricting and like ice this rune embodies the resistant power that tries to prevent change.
Think: Unbreakable bonds are between these rings.
Remember: Positive. You can’t do it alone, so form the right and lasting alliances. There may be a business partnership, a marriage, or other team formation. Seek out a partnership if none exists in the matter at hand.
Animal Spirit Guide and Helper
What is the meaning of the butterfly? This animal totem is primarily associated with symbolism of change and transformation.
- Powerful transformation, metamorphosis in your life, personality
- Moving through different life cycles
- Renewal, rebirth
- Lightness of being, playfulness
- Elevation from earthly matters, tuning into emotional or spiritual
- The world of the soul, the psyche
A secondary meaning of the butterfly is about finding joy in life and lightness of being.