THE GIFT OF CONNECTION: When we gather together, our vulnerabilities can be raw and feel exposed. Yet, when we gather under the influence of this card, we know we are safe, and something beautiful will come of our soul’s connections. When this card comes to you, Seeker, you know the Kitsune have blessed you with the ability to create harmony and connections between those who seem too different, too diverse to truly know each other. This card shows you the way to create a connection, to bring about harmony in a situation where several people who seem unable to get along are thrust together by fate and destiny. Through the wisdom and kindness that resides within you, and the fearless way in which you are truthful, you are able to weave people into groups that have a higher purpose and that can create something greater than they could have achieved as individuals.
When this card comes, the most powerful quality that you possess at this time is that of universality, of being able to see through what we seem to be and understand who we are, on a soul level. This brings a sense of safety, respect, and affection between people, and, in time, this will grow and blossom. This is a time of peacefulness, growth, affection, and harmonious relationships – ones that are truthfully so! These are not forced, nor are emotions or reactions suppressed or denied – these are genuinely affectionate bonds. The group energy created means each person can explore who they are without fear of condemnation or misunderstanding. This is often the card that appears with councellors, therapists, truly gifted teachers, and those who bring people into circle with each other.
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THE SENTINEL: Within the world you dwell in, a storm is brewing. It is visible to many, so far, and most are completely unaware of its approach. They no longer notice the fall and rise of the air about them, the tightening of the pressure, or the release of rain, for they dwell within their glass towers and no longer feel a part of the elements and the dance between them. But you do, Seeker, and you are aware that there is a force gathering. What its outcome will be, how it will break, and what it will do are still mysteries, but you can prepare for this storm approaching. Others will not listen. Others will see you as “negative” or “fearful” when you inform them of what it is you are preparing for. Regardless, prepare anyway. Watch. And take care of what it is you need to do. This is nothing to be fearful of. It is simply advance knowledge of a storm – and storms can damage, or they can pass by overhead and clear the air. It is wise to prepare. The Sentinel of the Skies, this dragon being, has come to you, and you are invited now to see things from his magickal perspective – to go high above the buildings and the everyday, and see the implications of the change that is coming.
This gift of foresight from the friends of the Kitsune will see you are well-prepared for the gathering storm, and will give you foresight and enable you to look out for those who will listen. Make wise choices, preserve, take care, observe, repair, and prepare, and consider what you will do to be sure you are cared for in the future. Know that when the storm passes – for they all will – you will be standing strong and able to help others, if necessary, and continue with your life. You are being watched over – the Sentinel will stand with you, always.
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COMING OF AGE: When a blessed and fortune-giving Kitsune reaches one hundred, they receive a tail – and the ability to shift into other forms, even that of a human. With each year that passes, they gather to themselves more energy, and with every hundred-year period, they receive another tail . . . and when they reach the stage where they have earned nine tails, they are at a whole different evolutionary level to the other Kitsune. They are so powerful that they can take any shape they wish, and they can move between heaven and earth, into visibility and invisibility, and they can store the energy they have gathered in a pearl, which can be released, and directed, and shared with other beings.
This Ninetail Fox has now come to you to share some of the energy of their many lives – the stored energy which you are able to use at this time. There is no cost to this process, for this is the duty of the Kitsune – when they see someone falling just ever so slightly short of their potential, they can direct and share this stored energy, and it flows to you, and you know you have become more than you once were. You have earned this energy through your actions, and you have deserved this chance for some time now. But it was one particular act of kindness which brought you to the attention of the Ninetails. Take a moment now to feel the gathering force within you, flowing into all of your cells, expanding your potential, enlarging your very being until the true potential of your being is reached . . . and when that point comes, reach for what it is you have dreamt of doing. No more holding back for fear you are not enough. You are more than enough – and you are the new version of your own self, and you are beloved of the magickal ones.