animal totems and the i ching deck
This deck provides a method for interacting with totems and the I Ching through the practice of card pulling. This deck includes a total of 79 totem animals alongside an introductory booklet. Accompanying the Animal Totems and the I Ching book, this deck of cards allows the reader to render their own personal style of intuition and divination through card pulling.
Each card includes 6 keywords to introduce the meaning of both polarities of the totem. You can read the full explanation of the totems in the accompanying book Animal Totems and the I Ching or alongside the I Ching, Human Design gate, and the Gene Keys. Please note, this listing of the deck of cards alone does not include the explanation book. The two can be purchased together at a discount on Etsy.
The Author's Perspective
I have been using and studying the I Ching for 10 years. The I Ching is a 3000-year-old divination tool that can provide insights or clarity about any given situation. I deeply love and trust this tool and find it invaluable for periods of lostness or when faced with a difficult choice. I also am passionate about practical use and study of the archetypes of animal totems. Both the I Ching and animal totems have guided me reliable since I was a teenager. After years of using these systems separately, I found that many totem archetypes carry the same message as many of the I Ching hexagrams. Over time I noticed that often a totem meaning and a hexagram/gate/gene key meaning would be synonymous. For instance, the 28th gate in the I Ching, Human Design, and the Gene Keys have the theme of living alongside and facing fear. The rabbit totem is also about living alongside fear. Looking at these systems side by side can open pathways of understanding by simply approaching using a novel perspective.