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Did you know that the wolf has a soul mate until death do they part?
The Wolf is one of the oldest and most feared predator of the world. No civilization of any rule has challenged him. However, even now, after so many centuries, the wolf keeps the mystery, showing researchers that they are not even close to knowing everything about this fascinating animal. So, here are some interesting facts about him and his history:
Wolves have about 200 million sensory cells. Man has only around 5 million.
Basically, they can smell an animal at a distance of 1 mile and can hear up to 7 miles away!
The male and female remain together for life. They are dedicated parents and behave like a real family.
Power is concentrated in the jaws of a wolf: They can produce a bite pressure of 800 pounds. An average dog can apply pressure of only 300 pounds. Furthermore, wolf teeth, 42 in number, are sharp and perfect to pierce, to tear and break a bone.
Although most females in a pack can reproduce, only the Alpha Female bring pups into the world. This system is designed to reduce the number of pups in the pack, and existing ones to be very strong. Female role is to help the Alpha Female to raise the pups, serving as a nanny. And here’s the shocking part: she-wolves fear so strongly the alpha female that they stay out of the heat!
The Wolf is one of the few animals that have, and can use, different facial expressions, thus communicating with other wolves.
The next Full Moon will be June 23, 2013. The Wabanki, people of the Dawn (most commonly known as the Algonquin tribes) knew the Full Moon in June, which they called the Strawberry Moon, as a time to gather ripening strawberries. It is also known as the Rose Moon and the Hot Moon.
Your Native American moon sign is reflective. Because we are dealing with attributes of the moon, the personality type shared below, for people born in June – Month of the Strawberry Moon, will speak to your shadow self.
Most astrological zodiacs are based on sun signs (the position of the sun at your birth). Sun signs describe how you appear to the world (it fits with the metaphor of the visible sun radiating brightly for all to see upon the earth).
The moon signs are a metaphor – they express shadows, motion, change and soft illuminations of the personality – just like the moon.
Moreover, if you do not see yourself (your personality) in this Native American moon sign for June, that might not be unusual. Typically, moon sign personality types can hide within us, and need the light of our attention in order to shine brightly out of our shadows (again, just like the moon needs the light of the sun to be seen).
Your Native American moon sign can be determined according to the month in which you were born. Each month experiences one full moon (sometimes two). That full moon within the month you were born expresses certain aspects of your personality. Read your personality type within the month you were born – it will convey unique illumination about yourself.
June : Strawberry Moon
You have so many ideas and dreams you have a hard time keeping track. Within you there is a wealth of genius pertaining to enterprise. Within the tribe, people come to you for your insight and advice because they know you are ripe with perspective. Although, your opinions might not be the most objective. You know this about yourself however, and have a keen ability to manipulate situations because you can see the inner workings and outer workings of a scenario at the same time. You love to nurture those around you and are particularly doting to family members – especially your children and/or domestic pets. Your life lesson is about channeling your vast understandings into a specific direction that serves your community.
Full moon falls on June 23, 2013 at 11:32 UTC (6:32 a.m. CDT in the U.S.). Thus, for many, the moon appears about as full in the June 22 evening sky as it does on the evening of June 23. This full moon is not only the closest and largest full moon of the year. It also presents the moon’s closest encounter with Earth for all of 2013. The moon will not be so close again until August, 2014. In other words, it’s not just a supermoon. It’s the closest supermoon of 2013.
June 2013 presents the moon’s closest encounter with Earth until August 10, 2014, at which time the moon will be a scant 5 kilometers closer to Earth. The full moon will come even closer to Earth on September 28, 2015 (356,877 kilometers) and closer yet on November 14, 2016 (356,509 kilometers). November 2016 will feature the closest full moon until November 25, 2034!
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In light of a Pending, or Forthcoming, Applications for Approval of Horse Slaughter Facilities in the U.S., (Roswell, New Mexico – CLICK HERE) please send the following letter, written by Laura Allen, of Animal Law Coalition, to ALL of the U.S.D.A. Email Addresses listed below.
Dear Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack:
The Food Safety Inspection Service (FSIS) Administrator, Alfred Almanza, has been quoted as saying that the agency is moving quickly to accommodate two pending applications to open horse slaughter plants in the U.S. Though as I understand since then, the applicant in New Mexico has withdrawn the application, and the Missouri applicant is beset with legal problems and was apparently not even the owner of the property proposed for the horse slaughter facility and cannot acquire any ownership interest.
Regardless, a horse slaughter proponent is circulating a “petition” to urge FSIS to move…
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Please Stop Serial Animal Abuser. Exotic Animals Being Abused.
BACKGROUND | SOURCE PETA
On Wednesday, August 15, the Pahrump Regional Planning Commission will decide whether to approve a permit that would allow serial animal abuser Karl Mitchell to keep tigers and ligers. We need your help to make sure that it does not approve the permit. Mitchell has been fined thousands of dollars and had his U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) license revoked for violating the Animal Welfare Act by, for example, cruelly withholding water as a training technique, forcing animals to live in enclosures filled with their own waste, failing to provide animals with veterinary care, and keeping large cats in cages too small for them. Mitchell is also currently under investigation by both the USDA and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service for continuing to exhibit animals after the USDA revoked his exhibition license and for illegally transporting a tiger across state lines. He even shot a…
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BACKGROUND | NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC
At the same time, the moon will be at perigee—the lunar orb’s closest approach during its egg-shaped orbit around our planet—creating an eclipsed “supermoon.”
Lunar eclipses happen when the full moon, Earth, and the sun are lined up so that the moon crosses through Earth’s shadow. (See lunar eclipse pictures.)
“It’s a very cool kind of thing to see. It gives us an almost 3-D feeling for space that we don’t normally get,” said Mark Hammergren, an astronomer at the Adler Planetarium in Chicago.
Coined in 1979, the term “supermoon” is often used to describe a full or new moon that coincides with perigee—something that happens about once a year, on average. (Related: “Titanic Sunk by ‘Supermoon’ and Celestial Alignment?”)
We don’t see an eclipse with every full moon because our natural satellite follows a tilted orbit around Earth. This tilt also means that an eclipse can be full or partial, depending on how much of the lunar disk falls in our planet’s shadow.
The last total lunar eclipse was in December 2011, and the next one doesn’t happen until April 2014.
Monday’s partial eclipse will be visible to sky-watchers in most of North and South America during the early hours before sunrise.
Meanwhile, observers in Australia, the eastern parts of Asia, and across the Pacific Ocean will see the partial lunar eclipse Monday evening just after sunset.
Earth, our mother, breathe forth life
all night sleeping
in the East
Now see the dawn
Earth, our mother, breathe and waken
leaves are stirring
all things moving
new day coming
Eagles soaring, see the morning
see the new mysterious morning
something marvelous and sacred
though it happens every day
Dawn, the child of Mother Earth and Darkness.
Native American Indians regarded the grizzly bear with awe and respect. Early hunting tribes noticed that these bears had very complex behaviors. Many native tribes thought of the bear as a “god”. American Indians saw that these grizzlies were large and very strong animals that could move quickly in spite of their size. It’s no wonder that these magnificent animals would become the center of Indian legends. Often found in Indian paintings and engraved in jewelry, the grizzly was a sign of strength.
The grizzly bear stood for many meanings and rituals among the American Indians. The Indian Bear Dance was considered the Ghost Dance, bringing back the ghosts of their ancestors while helping the grizzly bear fall asleep for its winter hibernation. Ancestors join in the dance in their spirit form while the bears are lulled to sleep. After the dance is complete, another Dance is celebrated, called the Circle of Life Dance. This dance will be held around a burning log fire until the fire burns out. The Native Indians will dance, sing and chant for warmth and light from the sun during the time the grizzly sleeps.
Many Indians feared the grizzly bear but still they hunted the large bears for food, clothing, and even jewelry. Claws were made into necklaces and often worn hanging from their waistband. Because of the Indians’ beliefs that the bear had some spiritual power, wearing a bear claw necklace would mean protection and good health to the Indian wearing it.
Today Indians still wear necklaces of grizzly bear claws but only a few are preserved from the 1800s in museums. One famous bear claw necklace can be viewed at the Peabody Museum at Harvard. Since bear claws were objects that Indians treasured, very few were obtained outside of the Indian tribes. (Courtesy of Native American Encyclopedia )
Chief Arvol Looking Horse, 19th generation Keeper of the Sacred White Buffalo Calf Pipe. The leader of the Lakota Dakota Nakota Oyate, the great Sioux nation, is a man with a vision.
A Great Urgency: To All World Religious and Spiritual Leaders
Time has come to speak to the hearts of our Nations and their Leaders. I ask you this from the bottom of my heart, to come together from the Spirit of your Nations in prayer.
We, from the heart of Turtle Island, have a great message for the World; we are guided to speak from all the White Animals showing their sacred color, which have been signs for us to pray for the sacred life of all things.
The dangers we are faced with at this time are not of spirit, mistakes that we cannot afford to continue to make.
I asked, as Spiritual Leaders, that we join together, united in prayer with the whole of our Global Communities. My concern is these serious issues will continue to worsen, as a domino effect that our Ancestors have warned us of in their Prophecies.
I know in my heart there are millions of people that feel our united prayers for the sake of our Grandmother Earth are long overdue. I believe we as Spiritual people must gather ourselves and focus our thoughts and prayers to allow the healing of the many wounds that have been inflicted on the Earth.
As we honor the Cycle of Life, let us call for Prayer circles globally to assist in healing Grandmother Earth (our Unc¹I Maka), and that we may also seek to live in harmony, as we make the choice to change the destructive path we are on.
As we pray, we will fully understand that we are all connected. And that what we create can have lasting effects on all life.
So let us unite spiritually, All Nations, All Faiths, One Prayer. Along with this immediate effort, I also ask to please remember World Peace and Prayer Day/ Honoring Sacred Sites day. Whether it is a natural site, a temple, a church, a synagogue or just your own sacred space, let us make a prayer for all life, for good decision making by our Nations, for our children¹s future and well-being, and the generations to come.
Onipikte (that we shall live),
Chief Arvol Looking Horse sees a great danger threatening “Grandmother Earth” and a great hope for restoring her wholeness. So he is calling all nations to prayer of any kind in an effort to return the planet to balance, the people to spirit. I asked him why this path is the right path to take. “A man or a woman without spirit is very dangerous,” Looking Horse explained in a recent phone interview.