As I walked back up the street to our little house Tuesday morning there was a Coyote just in front of me….at 8:30am! What is a lone coyote doing out at that time? Normally I see them at dusk or twilight.
In Native American tradition the coyote is referred to as the trickster. He embodies the archetype of the joker, creating much chaos and mischief. In the tarot this is the card of the Fool. Coyote is in many of the Native American creation myths. In one of my books here I found sixteen different stories featuring Coyote, usually as a very powerful and important being. In some cases he is even the creator of the two leggeds: man.
So, like the nemesis, we learn to embrace Coyote medicine and work with it. It is said that the Divine Trickster is here to teach how to work with others to accomplish great things, similar to the teachings of the Vine. Coyote also teaches us to look inside at the wisdom we hold and how to be in the world balancing work and play. Remember, manifestation comes easily when we are enjoying ourselves.
There should also be a since of the “wild” in the perfume…an animalic quality….mmm labdanum.