The Doe

The Doe


According to shamanic tradition, the spirit doe is sensitive and peaceful, and a highly compassionate land animal. It understands that you cannot push others to change, but instead must gently nudge them in the right direction with love and understanding to get desired results. The doe has played an important role in the Celtic tradition. Both Celtic and Native American hunters prayed to the deer for a good hunt, and in return promised to take no more than what was essential. This serves as a great reminder that our spirit of respect and unconditional love should extend to all species, great and small. The spirit doe teaches us that in light of challenges or anger, gentleness and caring are often far more effective than force in helping us to overcome difficult situations. Only love for oneself and others helps us to understand the true meaning of wholeness. According to beliefs, when a doe spirit enters your world, a new innocence and freshness is about to come forth, seeing life through a new lens. Forthcoming adventures will present to you the opportunity to open new doors through the power of love and understanding.

If you find the doe spirit enters your life, traditionally, its a reminder to be as gentle with yourself as you are with others. However, take note, your vulnerability and naivety may allow others to take advantage of you. Take time alone in a quiet place to rest and be in nature as mother earth will be a healing source for you. Those who identify with the gentle doe may find fulfillment in the holistic world, or in careers such as therapy or social work. An overarching message - if you find the spirit doe as your power animal, stand strong in your own power while keeping that wonder-like innocence and grace that others find so enchanting.

Traits of the Doe are Loving, Gentle, Peacemaker, Compassionate, and Sensitive.

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