Australian Animal Tarot Deck
By Ann Williams-Fitzgerald
The Australian animals resonate with the timeless wisdom and energy of their ancient land. Most are truly unique to the Australian continent and are beyond comparison with the characteristics of animals found in other parts of the world. They are truly remarkable creatures with much to offer us in understanding the nature of our own being.
By connecting to the essence of the Australian animals, I identified some of the strengths (light) and challenges (shadow side) that each of these animals personify and that are reflected in us.
The world around us is our living classroom, the animals that surround us and cross our paths are all part of our 'lessons' of the process of becoming wiser about who and what we are and the choices we have in this lifetime.
The obvious next progression for me was to complete this uniquely Australian Tarot Deck - Australian Animal Tarot I have called it. We see our own qualities reflected in the animals and in this way they help us to discover who we are. By working with the animals we can connect with the inner wisdom (spiritual wisdom) and insights that these animals have to share with us. I have channeled their essence from within me, I have heard their whispered messages as if on the wind. I have come to truly know that each of these animals exists within us as much as we exist within them - we have interconnectedness.
The belief of animals being divine messengers is not confined to the Australian Aborigines but almost if not all, indigenous cultures as well as modern metaphysicians acknowledging the important lessons and wisdom the animals have to bring us.
In bringing the essence of the Australian Animals, I have chosen not to adopt an approach that reflects the indigenous Australian beliefs as I do not believe that I can do justice to the origins of these traditions when they are not mine by birthright. Instead, I have chosen to present the ideas in a universal way or as I call it a 'Rainbow Way', including symbols, crystals, colour and astrology. These remarkable animals have something to offer us all. They are a wonderful tool of inspiration and guidance for all people globally.
The Australian animals are appreciated and admired worldwide. All animals bring their gifts and messages to the humans they share this planet with, if we take the time to look, listen and seek out that knowledge. We can access this wisdom daily for our own spiritual growth, guidance and inner peace. These animals are ready to weave their rainbow web and truly unite us all with their messages that will allow us to manifest our dreams.
This exciting Tarot Deck, reflects the uniqueness of the Australian Animals and includes not only our most loved and well known but also equally our little known animals; some of which are now sadly endangered and under threat of extinction.
There are many paths to enlightenment and with the Australian Animals and this 'Australian Animal Tarot Deck' is just one possibility. For many seekers after knowledge and guidance it holds more fascination than many other paths.
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