I had just finished reading Scott Alexander-King's book
Earth Mother Dreaming the other day and thought to myself that I really haven't had any usual animal sightings lately, like a sign appearing for me in some way.
Then I go outside to throw some rubbish in the wheelie bin and look up to my right and there is a possum sitting right next to my head in a tree in broad daylight.
According to Scott's other book a Possum means opportunity.
Possum - Opportunity
"Possum urges us to see our life as a foundation on which great
things can be initiated.
He encourages us to seek out new experiences
and attempt new things.
Although Possum is ideally suited to living in
the hollows of trees, the idea of squatting in the roofs of human
dwellings poses no dilemma for him at all .
If Possum has ambled into your cards today, you are being asked to
remember who you are and what agreements you made with yourself before
commencing your Earth Walk.
What did you want to achieve?
you see yourself ultimately?"
" Pay close attention to the opportunities afforded you at this time,
for new ways to develop your abilities and to enhance your growth are on
offer right now.
Identify and discard all feelings of self-doubt –
they simply keep you from furthering your skills and employing your
talents to the best of your ability.
Possum’s appearance heralds the chance to better yourself and to
take your knowledge deeper. Opportunity knocks for those alert to its
So long as you are willing to work hard and apply yourself,
it is acceptable to gently ride on the back of any opportunity that is
presented to you.
The wealth locked within the authentic self is filled
with great possibility and all it takes is the courage to access it and
birth it into the light of day."
That part of my property seems to be the place for weird animal signs for some reason.
The Bird that Flew into the Window
Update: 13th September, 2013
Years ago on a bush-walk me and a group of friends came across a snake that had already strangled one of these creatures and we watched in amazement over the course of about an hour as the snake slowly swallowed the possum.