Finding the Cat in a Spring Field at Midnight by Pattiann Rogers
It takes a peculiar vision to be able to detect
The field grasses brushed by blowing
Stars and the odor of spring
In the breath of sweet clover buds
And the star-mingled calls of the toads
In the threading grasses and the paws
Of the clover brushing through the field
Of stars and the star-shaped crickets
In the ears of the sweet grasses
And the tail of the night flicking
Through the calls of the clover and the spring
Stars slinking past the eyes of midnight
And the hour of the field mouse passing
Through the claws of the stars and the brushing
Haunches of the weeds and starry grasses
Threading through the eyes of the mouse
And the buds of the stars calling
With the sweet breath of the field
And the cat begins.
The cat knows how to relax at a deep level, stretching and yawning, its snoozy appearance is deceptive. Seemingly self-absorbed, it is listening, alert, and aware. It is sleek and slinky, regal and aloof, magical and spiritual, the bridge between the physical and non-physical worlds. Highly independent, it needs no-one.
ADVICE: It may be a time for you to relax and be calm, but keep an eye on those around you. Set boundaries in your professional, study, or personal life. Work independently, knowing that you have the wisdom you seek to make quick decisions that can be twisted in the wind and changed if needed. Be flexible and adaptable in the world, with an air of aloofness. Walk with dignity, self-awareness, and nimbleness.
“Cats are connoisseurs of comfort.” – James Herriot, James Herriot’s Cat Stories
Can twist its body and right itself if falling from a high place
Photographer: Martina Nicolls
REFERENCES: A combination of the following Oracle cards were used (with a dash of my own lifelong learning).
Archangel Animal Oracle Cards by Diana Cooper
L’Oracle du Peuple Animal by Arnaud Riou
Messages From Your Animal Spirit Guides by Steven Farmer
The Druid Animal Oracle Deck by Philip & Stephanie Carr-Gomm
The Spirit Animal Oracle by Colette Baron-Reid
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