Are ya'll done with winter yet? I bet many of you are but I can't help but feel grateful for this time that keeps us all inside!
Just as a grizzly bear goes into 'torpor' sleeping through the winter, many of us use this dark and cold time to work on projects and inner self. I've been studying tarot again (I initially began tarot over 15 years ago), working on home projects such as purging and cleaning up my studio and eating healthy. It's been good to get myself organized and back on a schedule.
It's what we can learn from a totem animal such as a bear. it amazes me that such a large animal is a fast runner?! It's one of those characteristics and strengths of a bear that we can use for ourselves. Storing up our energy, and preparing for the spring and summer. Other animals that utilize the wintertime are snakes. They also hibernate and go underground.
The bear claw charm that I cast is a smaller bear claw that came from one found in eastern North Carolina. I find it comforting and symbolic of winter.
So take ease, enjoy this time and think on the bear when you feel fed up with winter!