Isn’t it too early to hear geese?
It’s only the beginning of September.
Do geese begin migrating this soon?
I slowly opened my eyes and searched the dimly lit overcast sky. Light gray clouds drifted past the top of the lone Juniper tree, which stood next to the stonewall in our backyard. I peered in the sky as I listened and waited with anticipation. Their honking grew louder as they approached. It took a moment but they soon appeared flying in the familiar V formation above us. I was in awe. My spirit smiled and I urged to reach up and touch them my fingers gently grazing their beautiful feathers. They flew low enough for me to be able to recognize their black heads, white chinstrap and light tan and brown breasts. Mesmerized by the geese I watched as they flew Southward until they disappeared behind the roof tops.
As I lowered my gaze from the sky back to Circle, my eyes met those of the High Priest who was standing directly opposite me across the Circle. He, too, had been witness to the Canadian geese and I saw that he found meaning in the event as well. As we looked at each other I felt the tears begin gathering in my eyes. This was a sign. It was a message for ... me? Us? The Coven? I glanced around to see if anyone else was so moved by the event but the others in our Circle were busy gathering around the altar preparing the offerings. Did they not see the geese? Did they not find meaning in the experience? I was baffled.
Perhaps it was an omen meant only for he and I.
Geese are incredibly gifted navigators and instinctively know the way across the long haul to warmer climates. They forge ahead with confidence and bravery.
You are being reminded that we often take on the quests of our peers and family without stepping back and discerning whether or not this is something that we ourselves would wish to pursue. Make sure that the path you are currently following is your own and look deeply into your heart to ascertain that the choice is yours and not what someone else has wished upon you. The quest you are currently on is about to take an abrupt change of course. Know that this is only a temporary thing and that you will soon be back on your chosen path.