December 16, 2022

Reindeer Medicine this Winter Solstice

Reindeer Symbolism

Reindeer symbolises wisdom, resourcefulness, cleverness, knowledge, creativity, inventiveness and cleverness. They are honoured for their nobility and representing continuation of the tribe.

Reindeer are cunning survivalists and able to live in brutal environments. They are symbolic of savvy knowledge; observing the reindeer pawing beneath packed snow to find herbs and grasses led indigenous peoples to medicinal herbs. As one of the first beasts that humankind relied on for food, supplies, clothing and tools, the reindeer gained high status. Thus it is an animal of nobility and worthiness.

What we can learn from Reindeer

The reindeer is a family-oriented totem that is skillful in communication and social activity. Reindeer welcomes the opportunity to guide others into new directions. The reindeer’s innocent demeanor is helpful to friends and family members.

If reindeer appears, the lesson may be that it is time for you to step up and take an active role in caring for the herd. If isolated, you are being asked to lead and get everyone to work as a team; if dominant, consider whether you are overshadowing others with your ideals. Keep in mind that the key role of reindeer is guidance.

Similarly, reindeer teaches perseverance, endurance and strength. S/he teaches the power of adaptability in adversity and tenacity to get things accomplished. Reindeer shows how to call upon both male and female qualities that you possess. Reindeer will aid in spiritual transition, communication and social abilities. It is about movement, finding inner peace and your place as you journey through life.

When reindeer comes into your life:

The long spiritual or emotional journey you have been on is coming to an end and you will soon reap rewards.

If your journey seems particularly long and arduous, seeking emotional support from others will assist you in succeeding.

While the road ahead seems dark and daunting, you have the ability to persevere and go the distance.

Ask for reindeer help when:

You need strength and endurance to move forward and “go the distance.”

You feel the need to wander and want protection as you do so.

You want to keep your social ties strong while retaining personal power.

Reindeer teaches us:

We have the strength to make great strides spiritually and emotionally.

We can be mobile, adapt to new surroundings, while still retaining our personal power.

Access reindeer power by:

Thinking about the strength and endurance reindeer have to travel long distances as they wander.

Remaining confident and allowing social group support while also retaining personal power.

Tune into the Magic this Festive Season:
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