Dream Dancers

The Deer have so much to teach us: about grace, strength, agility, intuitive spirit, and supreme adaptability. Deer is tenderness woven with attuned power, deep listening, and quick instincts–qualities of which we might all do well to cultivate within ourselves. Deer’s medicine includes gentleness in word, thought and touch, the ability to listen, and, grace and appreciation for the beauty of balance. It is also the understanding of what’s necessary for survival, the power of gratitude and giving,the ability to sacrifice for the higher good, a connection to the woodland goddess, an alternative path to a goal.

In the Celtic tradition, there are two aspects of deer – female and male. The Hind (the red female deer), called Eilid in the Gaelic language, symbolizes femininity, subtlety and gracefulness. The Stag, Damh in the Gaelic tongue, is also linked to the sacredness of the magical forest. The Damh represents independence, purification, and pride.

A deer’s senses are very acute and they see extremely well in low light, giving them the ability to understand the deeper symbolic meanings of things. Deer teaches us to be gentle, to touch the hearts and minds of wounded beings who are in our lives, to teach us to love and accept people as they are. The balance of true power lays in love and compassion.

When a Deer totem enters your world, a new innocence and freshness is about to be awakened. New adventures are just around the corner and there will be an opportunity to express the gentle love that will open new doors for you.