Thu Mar 4
Today the Strength card makes another appearance along with hummingbird energy.
Hummingbirds are tiny, fierce and fascinating. They are highly territorial and will fight with other birds to defend their space. You may have heard the high-pitched whistle of their wings as they swoop into battle.
The stakes are high for these little birds because they must expend so much energy to harvest nectar from flowers that they strongly defend what food they find. Humingbirds will even fight over a feeder since they don’t realize they supply of sugar water will likely be replenished.
Hummingbirds are also a common spirit guides and frequently people believe these little birds embody the spirit of a deceased loved ones.
Here in Santa Cruz the indigenous people view the hummingbird as a central figure in a creation myth about how fire was obtained by the Ohlone people. In this narrative, hummingbird is strong, crafty, resourceful, and brave.
Today’s energy speaks to the fact that you can be small (or marginalized in the dominant power structure) but still be mighty.
You can set and defend the boundaries that protect what you need, but don’t get stuck fighting just because that’s what you’ve always done. Check that the conflict you engage in aligns with your values as well.
Be brave in going for your goals and feel confident that your skills, talents, and even limitations give you a unique ability and perspective to persevere.
Deck: Divine Feather Messenger and Tarot of the Cat People