I see herbs and mixtures, like… I would expect to see an herbalist, an herb-oriented magical practitioner, or even a hoodoo/rootworker. I feel like you are a very earthy sort of person, in the sense that you feel connected to the earth, you work with the energies of the earth or with plants very seriously. I get this sense that even the plants sense that you are a wise person, if that makes any sense to you? You have an intrinsic wisdom about how to use them but I feel like that also comes from studying them very seriously, too, so your inner wisdom/intuition is balanced very well with your traditional, researched knowledge. I see that you tend to be detail oriented, as well, but that sometimes you focus on repeating and perfecting things that are already good enough, perhaps because perfecting things you’ve already accomplished can be a little easier than starting something new and not knowing if you can perfect it. Which is understandable! But on the other hand, you are so skilled and capable, you manage to do well with a lot of things you take on intelligently, the sort of things you are driven and passionate about. (So if you’re not interested, you probably half-ass it, if you even can make yourself try very hard at all.)
When I asked for specific information and advice about what you’re doing now or need to hear most, I was shown a thin, barely worn path through woods, leading into fog. You’re headed into something that you cannot see the other end of; as you are moving through this next phase of your life, you will have to trust that you are moving in the right direction. Trust yourself, and trust what you can see at your feet. The path you are traveling has been walked before, but it hasn’t been walked enough that you will always be able to immediately identify what you’re doing; you’ve got to be conscious of what you’re walking. And yet, if you REALLY stray from the path, it will be noticable. Again, it’s a subtle difference, and in the ‘fog’ or confusion of what you’re doing, you’ll need to check in with this again and again. However, I’m being shown that you already have a good inner light, a set of resources, intuition and again, intelligence (I keep hearing ‘common sense’), and these are ALL going to be extremely useful as you move along this path. I asked how long this journey would take and I was shown 7 – 9 months will be the darkest part, but it may be up to 2 years before you are FULLY out of the shadowy fogness. I feel that the fog is representing a combination of outward/mundane darkness, like the external world and societal influences you’re going to have to wade through, AND your own personal inner demons and darkness. It’s like, this first long stretch is going to be a combination of battling both of them. But as you make progress, you’re going to get a NEW sense of dealing with your inner demons, and as you work with them, they’re going to be less problematic in the future, and then it’s just the external world you have to weather in order to get to this outcome you are working towards. I feel that this end goal for you, or at least the end outcome of traveling this path, has to do with a more traditional title, maybe like a degree or certificate (some sort of significant accomplishment that has to do with legal recognition for what you’ve done), but that you have intentions of using this in a creative, off-the-cuff manner. I see some of the underlying aspects of this have to do with bringing people together and helping folks understand we are not so different underneath what might make us feel separate on the surface, if that makes sense.
I am also being shown a deer; a stag, specifically. I don’t know if this is an animal you identify with or feel connected to in a spiritual way, but to me, a stag symbolizes assertive power and individuality. I always sort of envision them as standing alone; I don’t know if they actually travel alone/if they are solitary, but they are definitely leaders, and I think they are the sort of animals that will fight for dominance. The stag, again in my understanding/envision of it’s symbolism, is a powerful animal who has fought to be where they are today, and it shows (like with their huge rack of antlers), so their power is visible or even tangible to those around them. I keep getting this sense that you are almost a quiet, laid-back individual on the surface, but that your power swirls just beneath the surface; and that, while you pick your battles wisely, when you DO fight, you don’t screw around. You are known not necessarily for being merciless but almost as a force of fairness, because you can identify things so clearly.