A lot of magic happens while we sleep. Or maybe a better way to put it is a lot of magic happens at night (I love to be up with the night and maybe you do, too). Whether you're up with the owls or letting them do their thing in the quiet of a starry December night, if you listen out for them (it's rare that they appear before us & extraordinary when they do) owls have an awful lot to say to us. They're keeping watch over us at all times. They're guardians. If a dove, for example, wants to deliver a message to us, it will be done in a gentle manner. Not so the owl. Owls are connected with the sign of Scorpio. You know that fading wallflower Scorpio you know? I didn't think so. Even if a Scorpio is standing with their back against the wall, they're not exactly standing there washed out & fainting. Even if in non~descript clothing (not likely to happen, though), those penetrating Scorpio eyes will jump out at you...they pierce the night...and your soul...with their eyes, instantly knowing everything about you there is to know ~ your past, your present, and your future. If you know a Scorpio, you may as well hand them your journal ~ just letting them look at you amounts to the same thing. Well, the owl is a lot like that. Did you hear that hoot? Catch a glimpse of those yellow eyes from somewhere deep in the tree outside your window? He or she is just letting you know they're watching over you and keeping you safe. They're not going to do all the work, though. You have to listen up. Owls impart wisdom & messages. They are the deliverers of messages from those in spirit, so when an owl is looking out for you, in many ways it's someone you love who's now in spirit that's looking out for you. An owl is never hovering around you that there isn't something you're supposed to know. Don't be scared just because those big eyes are penetrating your soul ~ it's an act of Love.
This card is the 8 of Spells from the Forest of Enchantment Tarot ~ 6 owls and the feathers of two more representing the messages that are being sent to you on their wings. (The 8 of Spells is the 8 of Cups in a standard deck.) If you're reading this, listen very closely for what might be being said to you this weekend in unexpected ways. I'm lucky enough to have actual owls that hang around but I'm awfully fond of them & they know it, so they're my likely messengers. What did someone just say to you that's awfully like what someone you love & lost always said to you? Did the line of a song just jump out to you ~ one that's new to your ears or maybe you've heard it a thousand times but... you just heard it. Listen. You're being encouraged to listen. In fact, I'm changing my mind about the owls at the dance. They ARE "wallflowers" hanging back... unseen... for a little while anyways. But when you notice them, boy, do you notice them! That wallflower turned out to be kind of Sexy...or Wise...or...you don't really know just yet...But you will. Just Listen.