Quoth the Raven, “Howdy”

I was only on the parking garage roof for a few seconds before Raven got my attention with a loud, unmistakable message I didn’t understand.

“Caw,” she bellowed, nine times in a row, as she settled on a light pole.  Then four more “caws.”  She transferred herself to a closer pole.

“Caw, caw, caw, caw, caw, caw!”

I counted six “caws;” I had nothing better to do at the time.  I knew she was talking to me.  I began memorizing the number sequences.  She cawed four more sets of six, then 7 – 6 – 7 – 6 – 7.  Then she abruptly flew off.


Hmmmm.  What was my Raven totem trying to tell me?

I got home and pulled out Animal Speak by Ted Andrews.  Raven brings our attention to magic, creation and spiritual strength.  Raven often brings messages or omens.  She can teach us shapeshifting and the blending of human and animal.  It sounded great but I had no idea what it meant for my life.  So I got fancy with the numbers.

9 + 4 + 6 + 6 + 6 + 6 + 6 + 7 + 6 + 7 + 6 + 7 = 76 = 13 = 4

But that was an awful lot of cawing just to say “four.”

I tried to convert the numbers to letters.  “I’m of fox goopy?”  “I’m fox of pop ox?”  Was Raven drinking?

So I went for numeric symbolism:  mankind, earth, balance (of the 5 aspects of mankind—physical, emotional, mental, spiritual, energetic), mysticism, balance, mysticism, balance, mysticism.  While I liked the message, I didn’t think that was what oversized black crow was trying to tell me.

The next day I took pretty much the same walk, including the climb to the roof of the parking garage.  But no Raven.

When I got home I saw something I had never seen before.  Onyx, the black feral cat, sleeping on my patio, on the pillow I put out for him months ago.  Right up against my patio door, exactly where Trust-the-feral-cat used to sleep.  He looked into my eyes sleepily, then put his head back down and conked out.

Onyx the Feral Cat

Onyx the Feral Cat


Big black raven as omen of big decision by big black cat.  That makes sense to me.

With Peace and Love,

Mira Carroll













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8 Responses to “Quoth the Raven, “Howdy””
  1. Sandy Gossett says:

    Interesting! Life is going well! Learning to flow with the changes! Have a great week!

    Grace, peace and love, Sandy

    Sent from my iPad


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  2. Wow, Carol — I love this, your new post. How wonderful that crow functioned as a bridge from the world of Spirit — heralding the coming of Onyx (also from the world of Spirit) — beautiful.

    Love and a hug, Lynne

    p.s. I also love crows and their speech. I think I told you about seeing and hearing a crow conversing quite emphatically with a women near the walkway to Stonehenge.


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    • miracarroll says:

      Thank you, Lynne! I bask in the glow of positive feedback from an “English Professorional.” Without giving it undue power, of course. J I love the Oneness of receiving messages like Raven’s. All of God’s Creation is One, capable of being the medium for the Voice for Love. What a delicious place to live in.

      Your crow-with-woman-at-Stonehenge story sounds so familiar—I wish I could remember it! What a magical trip that was, and powerful morning in the stone circle. Every day was high-voltage.

      Love and a hug,



  3. Katie My Dear says:

    yes! and a “flight” into many realms of the cosmos and creation.
    looking forward to posting more
    Diva Detective has found a nugget of wisdom more powerful then any of us can imagine……

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  4. Katie My Dear says:

    this is an amazing serendipitous event! I love this telling of the your experience with my beloved and strong Raven. For it is not my totem, but an adjunct, the Black Beauty has been and is the “follower of my soul”. How cool that you meandered into the Raven swirl, heard and comprehended a deeper meaning about their voices. Thee detective mode is one of your strengths. So if I were there you would be getting a round of applause and many kisses. I’m sure you have lots of info on folklore and legends, spiritual and cosmos-itic understanding. Here’s a website to try. Details given are across culture, time and space.
    The word “crah” means “tomorrow” in Latin. To Me not the tomorrow as the predictor of all that is to come, good or bad. Instead I hold on to the Raven as my anchor. If will stop to listen for the Bird to speak….I might hear:
    only whispers of sounds soothing my mind
    remember to use your intuition
    create, create helps you find your soul
    don’t be scared to show your light
    time time on your mind
    So that’s the gist. Enuf! Great Stuff!
    (Wow, we gotta talk.)

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    • miracarroll says:

      Thanks for your comments and the link, Katie My Dear! I have consulted http://www.whats-your-sign.com in the past and am grateful for this very thorough resource from Avia Venefica.

      Love her comments about Raven, particularly this one, which sums up my feeling in this case:

      “[the raven’s] business is in both keeping and communicating deep mysteries.”

      Cats are one of my totems and Raven is making sure I understand the importance of the arrival of THIS cat, the feral cat Onyx, by making the announcement.

      In fact, spiritual psychic astrologer Cynthia Killion http://www.cynthiakillion.com divines Cat as one of the totems to attune with this month (February 2014), a detail I did not discover until I had come to my conclusion about Raven’s message. Cynthia reminds us of the rich symbolism, messages and associations with Cat:

      Magic, Mystery, Independence
      Agility, Flexibility, Landing on Your Feet
      Myth, Lore, Ritual, Ceremony
      Feminine Energies, Nocturnal Activities
      Cat-Napping as You Need to
      Unpredictable, Clever, Curious
      Attuning with your Cat Guardians & Spirit Protectors
      Egyptian Goddess Bast

      ❤ ❤ ❤


    • miracarroll says:

      Also Katie My Dear, many thanks for the accolades–your love is received and sent backatcha!


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