I saw 3 Fat Ravens on my way to work this morning. I didn’t casually notice them. They stood boldly in the middle of the road, wanting to be seen. The energetic presence of their aura was striking. They psychically triggered me, instantly, pulling me out the casual conversation I was having with my husband, to declare “Holy Shit! 3 Fat Ravens in the middle of the road, that’s big business”. I knew instantly the Ravens were not there by coincidence, on the day I re-emerged into the waking reality of 2018. They were an Omen.
Omen-a foretelling of the future.
Today is the first day of the New Year that I have been fully present in the day to day world of our shared reality, for it is my tradition to turn inward during the dark days that follow the Winter Solstice; to slow my pace down to that of a half hibernating animal, until after the New Year has come and gone. This time is sacred to me, for in the slow dark I recalibrate and prepare for the year ahead. I do personal divination, meditate, and relax. When the year begins; which I start on day 2, I step onto the path of becoming. An Omen received today is a portent for the year to come.
Crows, Ravens, Magpies & Rooks…I haven’t met a Corvid I didn’t like.
I have had a deep connection to Crow since just before I turned 30. Crow came to me as a Power Animal/Totem in the form of dreams, feathers, and the birds themselves. I saw Crow in my visions and in my waking world. I recognized myself as Crow, for the medicine/magic Crow shared was the tonic of my soul.
CROW/RAVEN-prophesy, magic, communication with the unseen world, deep wisdom, connected to fate.
Crows and Ravens are so closely connected that they share symbolism, with the big difference being how much power they pack. Crows trigger me on a psychic level regularly, I see them as part of my regular world. They pull my attention to things I should remember, speak to others about me (people often tell me they keep seeing Crows when they are in need of guidance and know they should give me a call), and are a major part of my inner landscape. I see Ravens less often, and have always referred to them as ‘big business’. When they present themselves to me, in this reality or the spirit world, I know that something important is about to take place. They are harbingers of Fate announcing “Pay the fuck, attention…things are about to be taken up a notch”.
Upon first laying eyes on the Ravens, I felt that the omen was for me on a personal level, and I still do on many levels. For I am about to experience my life in a whole new way, in which my life is shared publically for any to see. My book Jump Girl, the initiation, and art of a spirit speaker http://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/books/562306/jump-girl-by-salicrow is due to be released on February 13th, and on a personal level, this will be a reversal of roles for me in many ways. I have always had the lens focused on other, it has always been me knowing things about people, but with the release of my book, the lens will be turned…allowing others to know things about me. However, after the reaction I got upon sharing my viewing of the Ravens on Facebook, I realize that the omen was meant all of us.
So what do I think it means? Well, before I can answer that let me add another piece to the puzzle.
We have just entered 2018, which numerologically breaks down to an 11, which is a Master Number. Numerology is the branch of knowledge that deals with the esoteric/occult meaning of numbers, for the use of divination. In Numerology, numbers carry a vibration or frequency that affect all that fall within it, allowing us to expect certain situations under certain numbers. This study can be applied to phone numbers, street addresses, the numerical breakdown of the letters of our name, and dates…birthdays, anniversaries, years.
In numerology, all numbers are broken down into single digits (example- 2017 is 2+0+1+7=1/making the vibration of last year a 10/1), unless the number breaks down to a Master Number-11, 22, 33, 44, etc. 2018 breaks down to 11.
Eleven is a Master Number, which means it carries a bigger punch; growth and spiritual evolution are often pulled along in its wake. Eleven is deeply connected to intuition, it guides us to our goals. If we have a good foundation laid we will experience a smooth and swift push toward our goals. If we are hesitant, or off track we will be bumped and shoved a bit until we find our path. 11 is connected to Psychic Evolution and speaks of opening to one’s higher potential. It takes things up a notch, hence the saying “taking it to elevensies”.
To help you understand the Numerology bit, and how accurate it can be, let me briefly cover the Numerological value of 2017. We already showed in the above example that 2017 breaks to a 10/1. I call it a 10/1 because it first added up to 10 before it was broken down a second time to 1. Having studied & worked extensively with the Tarot for many, many years I see the numbers 1-10 often, as each suit of the minor arcana have numbered cards of Ace-10, much like the common playing card (not a coincidence). 10’s in the Tarot are seen as a beginning and an ending, for as one cycle begins another must end. To make way for the new we must let go of what no longer serves us. In relation to 2017 and the number 10/1, I would ask you to take a look back at your last year. How many of you saw endings or huge changes in relationships? How many experienced upheaval and loss? How many felt out of balance, as if you suddenly didn’t know what all the rules were anymore? 10/1 as a numerological vibration can be unnerving, for it is stepping out the door of what we know into the unknown. It is often chaotic and filled with the unexpected and unpleasant, it has a tendency to be brisk and challenging. If you look at it from the terms of a video game, it is a lot like leveling up. It’s a bit rough as we get used to the new rules, but it holds much promise!
Back to our current year and vibration…2018/11 and the Omen of 3 Fat Ravens.
I believe this year is going to be a powerful one for opening-up Psychically (healing/intuition/manifestation/perception). As I have said in the past, I believe we are going through a Psychic Evolution and 2018/11 is going to show some significant advancements on that path. I drew a few cards to help me focus on this and as I see it we are going to have our view of reality adjusted, our perception as a species is going to be stretched. People will be asked to look at the world from a different perspective, one in which we see/feel our connection to the divine world around us more strongly. We must allow ourselves to be fluid like water, for this is a year that should be experienced like a dance. Practicing being fully aware at random moments of the day will strengthen intuition. We can train our brain to pay attention to more input, while still staying completely balanced…that is the dance.
This is a time of being maneuvered by Fate. During the vibration of 11, we will find ourselves shifted into the places where we can be the most service, and receive the most benefits.
Important connections will be made at this time, so pay close attention to relationships you make this year, and to the voices that step forward from the crowd to speak…a lot of wisdom will be coming through during this vibration.
If this resonates with you, make sure you chose your steps with care this year. By this I do not mean to become rigid and analytical in your movements, instead, I mean think about the choices you make, get out of autopilot, ask for what you really want, speak your truth. We are stepping into a powerful year of manifestation, if we all shine our light we can find our way. I am so excited for the change that is coming, I feel the evolution of people waking intuitively, it’s good stuff Folks, good stuff.