Opossum Medicine

Opossum Medicine brings Diversion

Opossum Medicine
When all else fails. Play Dead

Opossum Medicine is the supreme actor, and those in the acting field can’t do any better than to work with the Opossum Medicine. Sometimes it is necessary to behave/act in a strategic manner. We need to appear fearful or fearless in spite of how we truly feel. We need Diversion to affect the reflection. We need to show submission or aggression. We need to be apathetic or extremely caring.  We can be anything we choose to be even the Living Dead.

Opossum Medicine teaches how to use appearances. How to put on airs, to “play dead. One might consider this the Art of Stalking. Best taught by Stalkers. Dreamers can Dream this energy. But it’s not the same.

One may think this is lying to ones self. But really in the face of adversity. All is fair in love and war. These days it’s more like war. One isn’t lying, one is acting. Using the Art of Stalking to influence the outcome. Is the power of Opossum Medicine. It can make one aware when others are putting up false fronts and deceptions as well.

Opossum Medicine is an archetypal energy that helps one seeking the medicine to use appearances to our greatest benefit, helping to recognize when others are creating false impressions. Raccoon Medicine may help with putting on masks as we all wear them.

Opossum Medicine can teach us to divert attention away or get the attention we need. Playing Dead is a wonderful way to attract attention or repel attention as the Warrior on occasion has the need to make them self unavailable to power. Depending on the power.

Opossum Medicine greatest form of protection is to play dead. In doing this Opossum confuses many a predator into believing that the game is over. Oftentimes the confused walks away or looks in the other direction for a moment, and Opossum runs to safety. Opossum Medicine uses a great deal of strategy. If all else fails, Opossum plays dead.

Opossum can use its fangs, and claws but chooses not to. It has the ability to fight, but it rarely uses this form of protection.

Mad Opossum
My what pretty teeth you have. All fifty of them.

Instead, the strategy of Diversion is employed when things get too hard to handle. Opossum would receive an Academy Award in the animal kingdom. For Best Death or dying on the Spot. The musk of the death scent is excreted at will, adding to the master play that sends enemies on trails of confusion.

The proper use of Diversion is the knowledge when to use diversion or not at all. Opossum owes an excuse to no one, much less feels compelled to explain what one feels or what one choose to experience. As you are The Singularity.

If Opossum Medicine has your attention, you are being asked to use strategy in some present situation. Relying upon your instincts for the best way out of a tight corner. If you have to pretend to be apathetic or unafraid, do it! Oftentimes if you refuse to struggle or show that hurtful words bother you, your attacker will see no further fun in the game.

Warriors have used Opossum Medicine for centuries, playing dead when the enemy is least expecting it, the war cry is heard. The fright of this serves to further confuse the unsuspecting opposition. Victory is sweet when the strategy is one of mental as well as physical prowess.

Opossum may be relaying to you that you are to expect the unexpected, be clever in achieving your victory. This could be a victory over a bothersome salesman or authority figure.

In essence, Opossum Medicine is beckoning… Lay down and play Dead. When the danger walks away. One wakes up and progresses on the path.

Opossum Medicine Contrary
Playing Dead is a Strategy. Being dead is of course, something different

Contrary Opossum Medicine

Contrary Opossum Medicine denotes backward or inverted views, a caution to “stop turning things around” to suit self. Note to self. It’s just a reflection. Who should that reflection suit?

In the reversed position, or Dead position. Opossum Medicine may be warning you, getting caught in the high drama of life’s present scenario. “Closing ones eyes and dramatize,” may keep one from seeing the truth of the situation. You might as well play dead if you are justifying what you are doing with the tragic victim routine.

Take a look at the possibility that you may have recently been giving excuses for why you don’t want to do something instead of telling the truth. In fear in of hurting someone’s feelings may have trapped yourself in a justification pattern: “I’m too sick, too poor, I’m watching my weight, I’m too short, tall, sad, busy, tired, etc.” Change a belief, change reality. In truth, I am tired of saying this when all one has to do to prove it to them self, is do it.

Opossum Medicine
I believe I Am a Bat. Yea, me too! Me three!

In having to defend excuses, you may be Missing the Point. You don’t have to defend your right to be! The exercise is in learning to politely say that something would not be appropriate for you at this time. That’s all! You owe no one an excuse. Not even your Reason. Learn to imitate Opossum Medicine and play dead, in the sense that the best strategy is no defense. In the viewpoint of no defense, you have chosen to be who and what you are with no games involved. The Game of Life. Life is a Game.

When Opossum Medicine shows up, ask yourself these important questions. Are you about to act in an inappropriate manner? Do you need to strengthen your own being? Are others putting up false appearances. And you see right through them. Do you need to divert attention away from some activity? Are others trying to divert your attention? Is it time to go into Opossum Medicine and SEE a new strategy? Learning to pretend and act in ways and with realism is the magic that Opossum Medicine teaches. It’s Acting. Playing dead doesn’t mean one is dead. The Art of Stalking. To appear to be something you are not. Making the appearance so real that you are convinced of it your self.

Playing dead is what Opossum is famous for. A self-induced state of shock. The pulse becomes minimal. The heartbeat slows. A musk scent of death is released, and for all appearances, death shows up. The Opossum can enter and leave this state abruptly. Being Animal Spirit it is in touch with the Great Spirit.

This act serves to confuse many predators. The surprise distracts them, and the Opossum is able to make its escape. This kind of flexibility and ease of appearance is what Opossum can teach. One doesn’t have to be the Opossum. One can learn by imitation or acting.

Opossum Facts

I Am looking a bit Panda

By Melissa Breyer Wed, Nov 14 2012

Pity the poor opossum. The oft-maligned marsupial definitely suffers from an image problem — it is frequently perceived more as a giant, dirty, scavenging rat rather than a cute creature of the wild. But whether you love them or hate them, North America’s only marsupial has a set of unique characteristics that might transform aversion into affection.
But first, the burning question: is it opossum or possum? In 1608, Capt. John Smith coined the word opossum from the word “opassum,” the Algonquian term meaning “white animal.” In his notes, the captain wrote: “An Opassom hath a head like a Swine, and a taile like a Rat, and is of the bignes of a Cat. Under her belly she hath a bagge, wherein shee lodgeth, carrieth, and sucketh her young.”
No one is quite sure how the opossum’s “o” was dropped, but it appeared in print as “possum” as early as 1613, and remains the colloquial term in many regions of the country. However, there are true possums – just not in the North American neck of the woods. Possums include any of several species (from the family Phalangeridae) of nocturnal, arboreal marsupials of Australia and New Guinea, and were mistakenly named in the 18th century when the naturalist from Capt. James Cook’s expedition wrongly called them possums after their North American cousins. Nonetheless, it’s the Australian ones that hold the true scientific title of “possum” now.
Opossum Family
Tie me Kangaroo down jack. A close relative. We both have pouches.
1. Natural immunity. Opossums are mostly immune to rabies, and in fact, they are eight times less likely to carry rabies compared to wild dogs.
2. Poison control. Opossums have superpowers against snakes. They have partial or total immunity to the venom produced by rattlesnakes, cottonmouth and other pit vipers.
3. Omnivores galore. Their normal diet consists of carrion, rodents, insects, snails, slugs, birds, eggs, frogs, plants, fruits and grains. They also eat human food, table scraps, dog food and cat food. They have an unusually high need for calcium, which incites them to eat the skeletons of rodents and road kill they consume. They’re the sanitation workers of the wild.
4. Smart critters. Although many people think opossums are not the sharpest knives in the drawer, there are several areas of intelligence in which they soar. For one, they have a remarkable ability to find food and to remember where it is. When tested for the ability to remember where food is, opossums scored better than rats, rabbits, cats, dogs … but not as well as humans. They also can find their way through a maze more quickly than rats and cats.
5. Pest control. Since their diet allows them to indulge on snails, slugs and beetles, they are a welcome addition to the garden. Opossums also keep rats and cockroaches at bay by competing with them for food. In fact, it’s common for opossums to kill cockroaches and rats if they find them in their territory.
6. All thumbs. The opossum has opposable “thumbs.” The opossum’s “thumbs” (called halux) are on its rear feet (so, technically they’re toes), and abet the opossum’s formidable climbing skills. Primates and opossums are the only mammals with opposable first toes.
7. Impressive tails. They have prehensile tails which are adapted for grasping and wrapping around things like tree limbs. The opossum can hang from its tail for short periods of time, but the creature doesn’t sleep hanging from its tail, as some people think. Opossums have been observed carrying bundles of grasses and other materials by looping their tail around them; this conscious control leads many to consider the tail as a fifth appendage, like a hand.
8. Good pupils. The eyes of the opossum appear black, but what we are seeing are strongly dilated pupil; there is iris around them, it’s just mostly out of sight. The giant pupils are thought to be an adaptation to their nocturnal habits.
9. Smile! The mouth of an opossum holds an impressive 50 teeth.
10. Natural defenses. When threatened, opossums run, growl, belch, urinate and defecate. And when all else fails, they “play ‘possum” and act as if they are dead. It is an involuntary response (like fainting) rather than a conscious act. They roll over, become stiff, close their eyes (or stare off into space) and bare their teeth as saliva foams around the mouth and a foul-smelling fluid is secreted from glands. The catatonic state can last for up to four hours, and has proven effective as a deterrent to predators looking for a hot meal.
And a bonus for the Scrabble players: Male opossums are called jacks and females are called jills. The young are referred to as joeys, just like their Australian cousins, and a group of opossums is called a passel.
Opossum Medicine Mother
You think you have it bad. Now may be a good time to play dead.

Here are other powers of Opossum Medicine in a poem.

Cunning possum,
Trickster like coyote, changeling,
So alive, yet smelling dead,
Teach me wise old magic
Spirit, instinct, vision, Feeling not from head.
Show me the way to fly pass the Eagle, slip past danger.
Fill me with earthy wisdom great Spirit
That I might reflect Spirit,.
Living life and playing Dead

Opossum Medicine

The art of acting or behaving in strategic manner as appearing to be fearful or fearless in spite of true feelings. Opossum gives courage to pretend for a while in order to cope with mental and Spiritual constructs. Opossum teaches wisdom and sensibility and knows when a fight is needed. Is it time to fight for things, or to rest and let them go?

Opossum Medicine uses strategy. If all else fails, play dead. Opossum has the ability to fight, but it rarely uses this form of protection. Instead, the supreme strategy of Diversion is employed when things get too hard. Some times it is better to just check out and play dead then to continue to fight. Opossum has developed an act that would receive an Academy Award. With the musk of the death scent, adding to the master play. The enemies are confused.

The skills of changing the persona in any given situation is linked to survival in the short life that we all have. It’s a complete peeling of all the layers of the onion. One may call Them Skins. It’s Spirit, the Singularity, while here on this Earth.
When we REASON about it, isn’t that what we all do? Think we are living when we are playing dead.

To Feel life one must experience death. Opossum Medicine is the next best thing.

We all have to feel the courage, to face our fears? Where does that reflection come from?  I learned to appreciate the strength and diversity in this creature’s fragile existence.

Looking Back
I see a reflection of myself. Which one is truly me?

Yep. I AM Dead. You got me… See ya, bye, bye. Opossum Medicine

Opossum Medicine Message: All this fuss and bother about my playing dead, poppycock! I’m really very easily scared, even though it may not look like it. When I’m laid out on the ground. I look dead. Whenever someone threatens me, I get so overwhelmed that I just freeze and fall over. It’s a pretty good talent that the Creator gifted me with, wouldn’t you say?

I even smell like I’m dead, so everyone leaves me alone. Of course, with a skill like this, it’s natural to want to cultivate it. Into a fine art, The Art of Stalking , I know it’s a bit extreme, but it works!”

You don’t have to play dead, You could be scared to death. There are many variations on that theme. You can act tired, make up a story that allows you to, pretend you’re not feeling well, act like you’re not afraid when you’re terrified, or act afraid even if you’re not. Any of these actions will help out in uncomfortable situations. They don’t have to be life-threatening situations, to work in your favor.

Just don’t fool yourself. A nice perk is that when you get really good at this, you start seeing through others’ facades without feeling the need to expose them.” Yep, Zombies in the Real World.

If by chance, you feel trapped in a challenging predicament and don’t know how to get out of it gracefully. You may find yourself playing out habitual self-defeating strategies, such as martyr/victim, “Poor me,” “I’m not enough,” and so on and so forth. This interference in achieving your potential and living out your soul’s destiny. Is a wake-up call. The circumstances require you to portray the opposite of what you’re really feeling, such as a fearful situation where others look to you for leadership and you must act fearless, or a disagreement where you think you’re right but must act as if you’re wrong in order to create harmony. You’re faced with a complex situation that requires you to strategize in order to navigate your way through it.

Ooops. I Am Dead, now what are you going to do?

Opossum Medicine teaches us to have a strategy. It teach us to be on the alert. Perhaps we are deceiving ourselves. Opossum Medicine says we can be our own worst enemy. The medicine of Opossum warns of being lured into a bad situation. The Opossum always asks one to look inside, follow ones Heart. Bring out anything we may be hiding or covering up. Opossum Medicine teaches to watch for the number thirteen when this animal strolls into our life.

Opossum Medicine.
That’s some Great Acting.

The message from Opossum is telling you to be clever in achieving your victory and to expect the unexpected. Or just roll over and play dead until the danger passes, your call. Use Opossum Medicine, it’s simply diversity.

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Opossum Medicine The Art of Stalking


The Choices of Spirit
Playing in the System. Is playing DEAD in life

Opossum Medicine, The Art of Stalking using Diversion

Skunk Medicine

Skunk Medicine, The Creature that leaves a lasting impression.

Skunk Medicine
If you don’t now, you will learn to respect me.

Who hasn’t run up against a lesson from this amazing creature-teacher at one time or another? The smell of Skunk Medicine is something that one doesn’t soon forget. Skunk Medicine brings the lessons of Reputation , Respect, Sensitivity, and Confidence.

Skunk says, “If your ego is not your amigo, you know it stinks!”

When one learns to assert, without ego, what and who you are. Respect follows. Your self-respectful attitude will repel those who are not of like mind, and yet will attract those who choose the same pathway. As the odor of Skunk attracts others of its kind, it repels those who will not respect its space.

There are two main types of skunk, spotted and striped. The striped is the most common and most easily recognized. It actually has a double stripe that runs from its head to its tail. The stripe, whether single or double, is an sign of the active flow of the kundalini or life force.

Skunk Medicine and Kundalini
The power that lives in us all.

The kundalini has ties to the sexual energies and to the life force that is active in every aspect of our life processes. In individuals with this totem, the kundalini is usually already active. Skunk shows up at a time to amplify and to teach the control use of this life force more effectively.

In eastern metaphysics, students are taught of three channels of energy that flow through the body along the spine, the ida, the pingala, and the sushumna. Respectively, the moon, sun, and the balance of the two. This reflects the ability of those with Skunk Medicine to be able to turn on and off the creative force and direct it along several lines.

When Skunk crosses our path, we are presented with the perfect opportunity to become more confident in our interactions with others. Skunk spirit sets the perfect paradigm for meeting life challenges with a calm and peaceful stance. Skunk guides us to command respect from others, by first and foremost, respecting ourselves.

Skunk Medicine wisdom teaches us to honor our spirituality as we spend time alone in silence. Helping one to build confidence in them self and to develop more strength of will and independence. Skunk Medicine people are not pretentious and feel compelled to be who they are without the need for approval of others to define them.

Be who you are. Some of us stink at this.

Skunk Medicine will help you develop trust in yourself (intuition) and to trust your instincts. Skunk has a reputation, presence, and strength most creatures of the animal kingdom respect. If not now, they soon learn their lesson.

The skunk is a powerful small mammal about the size of a house cat. It is easily recognized by its long black fur and double white stripes, from its head, to the back of its legs and bushy tail. Skunk is a peaceful warrior, fearless and friendly. It appears nonchalant as it moves slowly but deliberately towards its goal. However, do not interfere with Skunk’s Medicine or you maybe left with a long-lasting impression of respect.

Skunk has a distinctive behavior trait, which sets it apart from other animals. When skunk feels threatened it will turn its back on you, raise its tail and emit a smelly , irritating, chemical spray , which numbs the senses and stings the eyes.

You will never forget an encounter with skunk.

Skunk Medicine teaches you how to get respect without being overly aggressive or domineering. Skunk encourages you to raise a big “stink” if you are threatened, or being pushed around by a bully. Do not be afraid to speak up to defend your space. If you are being threatened in someway by somebody or something. Don’t worry about causing a ” Big Stink” when you expose these tyrants.

Respect yourself and others will respect you. Be aware of your reputation. What is your self-image and how do people respond to you ? If you ” smell” something bad, make sure that it is not you, dumping negativity on others , or being dumped on.

Skunk closeup
I am cute, but I command respect!
Come on I dare you to get in my way!

Skunk Medicine

Skunk… smell me a story, so I will know it well, of how to attract and how to repel.

Respect is the key, to be around me. I create a big stink, than give you a wink.

Reputation in tack with white stripes on my back. When we meet again, will you be my friend?

Skunk Medicine! Go ahead and laugh, you may even thinks this stinks. This furry little animal has a reputation that has a great deal of power. Due to its distinctive behavior, humans and other animals give this tiny, smelly, creature a wide berth.

Unlike other predatory animals, Skunk does not threaten your life but threatens your senses. You know this to be true if you have ever been in the vicinity of its spray its powerful medicine.

In observing the habit patterns of Skunk, it is easy to notice the playfulness and its nonchalant natural behavior. The “I-dare-you” attitude of this four-legged creature commands you, as the observer, to respect its space by mere reputation alone.

Skunk Medicine is teaching you that by walking your talk and by respecting yourself, you will create a position of strength and honored reputation. The carriage of your body relates to others what you believe about yourself. There is no need to bully, aggravate, torment, or overpower other beings when your sense of “self” is intact. As with Skunk, the resonant field of energy around your body is relayed through the senses.

Human Totality is living through all your senses. Self-esteem permeates the body’s energy, and is instantly recognized on an extra-sensory level by others.

Skunk Medicine people have the ability to attract others, and they are very charismatic. At the same time, the other side of their natural power is to repel those who seek to take energy from them without recycling the gifts they have taken.

Peppy Le Pew Cartoon
My Cheree, I want to smother you with kisses

Skunk Medicine people also know how to use the energy flows that will attract a lover. Remember Peppy Le Pew? Some people call this sexual magic, as it is akin to the musk scent that animals excrete to attract a mate. It can be dangerous to leak sexual energy if you are not looking for a mate. It puts you into a games condition that may feed your ego but not how others feel about you. If you are attracting others who have an interest in you, you are in a sense saying, “I’m available.” This can cause hard feelings when the truth comes out. It also leaks energy that you could have used in a more constructive way.

The Skunk is a bad sign and a bad power. The sorcerers work with this power and send it as an ally against people to cause conflict, sickness, and bad luck. A skunk is usually a sign that evil is around you and that every effort should be made to pray against it.

If you see or smell a skunk in a dream it is said to indicate some temporary disappointments or upsets forthcoming, but they should be short-lived.

However, Skunk Medicine, is good to learn, allowing one to handle their energy flows. Modern psychologists call this body language.

In tribal teachings, this is your personal medicine which you are showing to others. Use your medicine well, and know that you are known by your reputation. How you use your energy will attract either honor or disgrace. You may want to examine what energy you are putting out that creates your present situation.

This symbol, is asking you to notice the kinds of people who are attracted to you. If they emulate favorable characteristics, have enough self-esteem to recognize those characteristics within yourself. Walk tall and be proud of the accomplishments you have made. Bear in mind that what you believe about yourself is your greatest protection.

Project self-respect!

Spotted Skunk ready to spray
I can do this all day! Get out of my way.

Contrary Skunk Medicine

Meaning the abuse or misuse of this Medicine and the big stink it causes. Skunk Medicine operating through the contrary or reversed position indicates that your self-esteem may seem to others as if you are putting on airs. Observe whether you are repelling others in your vicinity because of envy, jealousy, or a projection of their low self-esteem. Examine your feelings. Be truthful with yourself. Right the situation by assuming the attitude of Skunk: nonchalance. In assuming nonchalance you are neutralizing the effect of leaking energy.

In leaking vital energy, you may be stinking up your environment. This is similar to dumping all your woes on anyone who will listen. If you are doing this, it may be time to shut your mouth and go within.

You may also be leaking sexual energy and repulsing the object of your interest. That person may be too shy to tell you to lay off. Look deeply at your self-image and how others are reacting to it.

To balance the causes and effects of your actions and energy flows, you must decide whether you need to spray in the direction of others to repel their envy, greed, jealousy, or over-amorous tendencies.

You need to always maintain your “right to be.” Self-respect is the key to all of these situations, whereas ego is merely what you believe yourself to be.

Skunk and Raccoon
It’s nice to have a friend to share a meal with.

Again, If your ego is not your amigo, you know it stinks!

Ego is one of the first things we need to bring under our control when we’re learning to walk a spiritual path. There’s just no room for it there and it is a mask for what we want to accomplish, not what we have accomplished. Raccoon Medicine may better serve you here as they are the masters of wearing masks.

The skunk walks tall and proud with the knowledge that even though small, he has a power of protection within him. This symbol is reminding you, “Walk tall. There is a strength available within you that will protect you and keep you safe.” For courage and will-power to raise a “stink” if you are being harassed or threatened. Radiating self-respect and self-confidence.

Become aware of the type of people attracted to you and repel the undesirable. Sifting out and getting rid of “friends” who do not want you to succeed.

Self-assertion and confidence. The skunk’s scent is a protective odor, but it is uniquely its own. Getting the respect one is due. Skunks do not like confrontation, and usually withhold their spray until no other option is left.

Have you been holding back in some area where recognition of your abilities is long overdue? Irritating people or situations. Being sprayed by a skunk causes all kinds of distress, most of which stems from frustration about being in the wrong place at the wrong time!

Ordinarily, skunks are peaceful, friendly creatures. They are slow and deliberate in their movements. When menaced, however, the skunk can emit a nasty spray that can be smelled for half a mile. The idea that skunk sprays its odor on its tail and then flips the droplets at the aggressor. Is simply not true; when that back-end faces you the tail raised, watch out! The glands at the root of the tail have strong squirting power.

Skunk Spray
We all stink to some degree

The skunk is one of the most widely recognized mammals, but it is also one of the most misunderstood.

Skunks are fearless, but they are also very peaceful. It is a very powerful totem with mystical and magical associations. Just look at how people respond to it. They show great respect for it and what it can do. This is part of what skunk teaches. It teaches how to give respect, expect respect, and demand respect. It helps you to recognize your own qualities and to assert them.

The skunk does not get out-of-the-way of any animal. It moves along at its own speed, with its own mind. It is self-assured and confident in itself.  It can teach you how to be more self-assured and how to assert yourself.

Because Skunks are peaceful by nature, they always give warnings before spraying. This warning involves three stages. First, it will stamp its feet and turn its back to you. Second it will raise its tail up, as the gland which sprays is located underneath it. When the third step arrives, it is usually too late. After raising the tail, the skunk will look back over its shoulder. This is to line up the correct angle for spraying. Once the skunk has seen you over its shoulder, it is too late.

Skunk ready to spray
If you see this pose it maybe to late

The skunk can spray 12-15 feet with tremendous accuracy. It can repeat the spraying five to six times before it must build up again naturally. The spray is an irritating oil chemical. It won’t kill, but it can sting the eyes causing temporary blindness and numb the senses.

Tomato juice is still the one thing which helps to eliminate skunk odor. The qualities and characteristics of the tomato should be studied as it is part of the contrary or balancing Skunk Medicine associated with the skunk.

Skunks are usually quite silent, so it is good for those with this totem NOT to blow their own horns. It will back fire and only serve to push others away. Sit back and let others do the noticing for you. Skunks are very adaptable and this is what those with this totem must also learn. Skunk can teach you when it is best to be noticed and how to go about it most effectively.

The skunk smell is one that almost everyone can recognize. This links to how skunk awakens in others a great recognition of you and your own abilities. The sense of smell also has ties to sensuality and sexuality.

Research is being conducted that reveals the various connections between fragrance and sexual response. This includes work with pheromones and studies show a surprising similarity between the cells of and response of the olfactory nerves, and those within the genitalia.

Fragrance has long been used as an aphrodisiac. Those with skunk medicine will find that the use of fragrances will elicit dynamic responses in those they associate with. People will respond to the fragrances you employ.

A study of aroma-therapy would be very beneficial for those with this totem. When skunk shows up, you can usually expect to experience stronger sexual responses to others and in their response to you. A greater ability to attract people will begin to unfold. It is interesting how people respond to some fragrances. They complain that certain smells drive them nuts.

Crosseyed Man
What is that smell?

Skunk Medicine teaches us to understand a warning. Our instinct often foretells trouble ahead, but often our mind gets in the way and gets in the way of this knowledge.

There is much wisdom to be gleaned from skunk. You can learn how to honor the part of yourself, which like the skunk, gives you many warnings before an actual problem or disaster develops. If skunk appears in your life, it could well be your intuition sending you a signal of imminent danger or caution.

Skunks do their thing quietly. Skunk does its hunting at night. This is the power of this animal totem, you are advised to do the same.

Unbalanced skunk people have a habit of blowing their own trumpet, looking for recognition. As skunk possesses intense energy, this can create problems in communicating with others. Those with Skunk Medicine are either well liked or disliked. The art of attracting and repelling are natural skills, and very beneficial when mastered effectively.

Remember this, people notice you all the time, but how they notice you can be controlled by you.

Skunk Medicine
Will you be my friend?

A Few Symbolic Meanings of the Skunk Defense

Good judgement

Western Spotted Skunk
I am just minding my own business

We would all do well to take this animal symbolism from the skunk: Do no harm. Indeed, as a totem animal, the skunk asks us to defend ourselves effectively, without causing further conflict or harm.

Seek Turtle Wisdom, Crow Medicine, Spider Medicine, Bat Medicine, Rabbit Medicine, Squirrel Medicine, Raccoon Medicine, Hummingbird Medicine and The Great Spirit for other teachings in Animal Medicine.

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Winky, thumbs up to you
Skunk Medicine may smell a little. But you catch my drift.

Skunk Medicine leaves a lasting impression, of respect.