Watching the Approaching Storm

​I’m sitting in the living room listening to the thunder, watching the sky get darker and darker.   I’m watching Kit Tan the Cat who is sitting on the floor, tucked into her wedge-shaped safe pose.  We are ready for the rain, the thunderstorm.

Meanwhile, my Husband is sittung on the couch, fixing to leave.  He is  gradually putting on his socks and boots.  He’s got the right foot in the boot, and is putting on his left sock.  He is moving slowly, because he has 27 things on his mind and is running through the checklist before he leaves the house.

I say to him, “if I were you, I’d put that boot on in the car because the storm is about to let loose: you have about 58 seconds before it hits.”

He jumped up, started grabbing things, simultaneously not pleased that I have said this, because I have startled him, but also knowing in the back of his mind that I am frequently right about this sort of thing.

Kit Tan and I wandered off to another room, Husband left the house and about 30 seconds later, the sky let loose, and it began to pour.

Honorable Shamans and Fellow Pagans, Weather Watching is an important skill to learn.  I believe most of us can do this, if we learn to read the signs.  Thunder is obvious, yes.  The sky rapidly changing color, yes.  The behavior of your animal companions, yes.  If you go outside, you’d feel the temperature rapidly change, you’d see or feel the winds shifting.  You might smell different scents.  All of these are signals.  Our job is to learn what the signs are.
Share your peace with Mother Earth and Father Sky and the big Waters all around us.

(c) 2017 to present by Whale Maiden for the Earthways Shamanic Path.  All rights reserved.

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Author: Whale Maiden

I'm a Shaman living in suburban Southwest Florida. I study animals and the weather and reflect on the cycles of life.

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