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Today I am using Ancient Animal Wisdom by Stacy James and Jada Fire (U.S. Games Systems, Inc.)
My card is BLACK RHINO.
The Ancient Animal Wisdom guidebook assigns the key phrase “Survival of Self” to this card. The black rhino’s solitary nature can be a signal to me that I need to worry less about what others think or say about me, that I need to focus on the path that is best for me, what helps me survive. Additionally, the black rhino’s thick skin reminds me that I sometimes need to be “thick skinned” when it comes to criticism or questioning of my path.
The guidebook has a small section on numerology. The Black Rhino card is number Two, which the guidebook says represents “Intuition, Feminine Divine, Sensitivity.” This reminds me that “sensitivity” can be either helpful or harmful, depending on various factors. My challenge is to use my own sensitivity wisely, to avoid being hypersensitive while still being thoughtful and perceptive when appropriate.
You can read more about the black rhino at these web sites:
And here are some photos I took of what I believe are white rhinos. (The word “white” does not refer to color, but is rather a misinterpretation of a Dutch word meaning “wide.”)