The lion is called the King of the Cats. With his regal mane and threatening roar, it is easy to see why he has this name. He also lazes around all day – well, if he must laze anyway -and gives off such a laid back attitude of ‘go away and don’t bother me… I’ll let you know when I want to be bothered’, which seems to be a trait shared by other, more domesticated cats.
Spudley the Cat is the complete opposite. She’ll wait around for hours in all weathers just to catch a glimpse of us through the window, and when she does see us, she’ll mouth her version of the English word ‘Hello’ (Wewwo, in her ‘Catlish’)
Lions are extremely sociable animals, and live in prides, helping each other to catch their pray, or find suitable places where they can all laze around together in the afternoon sun.
Spudley seems to know lots of cats that visit, but I don’t think she’s as sociable with other cats as she is with humans. She’ll crouch and glare and watch intently as another cat walks anywhere around her area. She’ll tolerate Frobisher, a big black cat with a white toe, and Jasper, a friendly ginger and white tom who lives around the corner who is always ready to pounce over for a little stroke if you say ‘hello’ to him. With other cats, Spudley pretends to be unaware that the other cats are there, but you can tell that she is watching their every move.
I had a dream in January this year, where I believe I met one of my animal spirit guides, who was a lion cub. I haven’t met this guide since (well, not that I’m aware of anyway; and I don’t think I’ve met any other spirit guides either since then…) but I’m wondering something now that has me puzzled.
Not that horoscopes, in my book, have any connection with spirit guides as such, the different astrological signs do have connections with each other. Some signs are more compatible with others, and others less so.
Leo, the lion sign of the Zodiac, is a fire sign, and Leos are said to be the least compatible with Pisceans, a water sign. I’m Piscean, and I don’t know whether this is true or not as I’m not one hundred per cent sure of all of the people who I know’s star signs, and if I didn’t get along with someone, I don’t think asking them their star sign will help to bridge any problems in the short term anyway (and going on that way of thinking, most of the people I work with may be Leos, so it’s probably better to leave this train of thought right here…)
So. Leos don’t like Pisceans, but cats love fish. Cats aren’t too keen on water, yet Spudley loves being out in the rain. And Spudley doesn’t give any kind of impression that she isn’t keen on a Piscean human. Spudley is still picking up other words in English. The other week, on a particularly rainy day, she trotted over to me and said her usual ‘Wewwo’ forty or fifty times, and I tickled her behind her ear. She purred profusely, and I asked her, quite nonchalantly, if she was a bit wet. She replied by saying ‘Wit Wet’, very clearly indeed. She’s a very clever cat, that one!
All of that, I’m clear on. I may be right, I may be wrong, but to me it’s clear. What I’m puzzled about is if my spirit guide could be a lion. It was a vivid dream, so I’m in no doubt that I’m on the right path, in the right part of the Savannah if you like. The lion cub approached me, I didn’t approach him, and he was very friendly. Would he have chosen me if he’d known of my Piscean side? Does this really matter to spirit guides? Or did my spirit guide, who I have still yet to meet and get to know, reveal himself (or herself) in the guise of this lion cub just to open my mind to that way of thinking?
I’ll probably find out the answer to these questions in due course. One thing I’m absolutely certain on, is that although the astrological representation of the king of the cats and myself are said to be incompatible, the physical, domesticated version of the animal and myself are extremely compatible indeed.
Starting with something like that, something as small as Spudley, is bound to go some way to help me with the compatibility issues with any Leos that are out there…