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Folks in the Mother Grove of Black Mountain Druid Order often refer to her as ‘possum’ without the ‘O.’ However you refer to her, opossum medicine requires a great deal of strategy.

Although an opossum has teeth and claws, she rarely uses them, preferring the strategy of diversion to save herself. She often plays dead until the attacker loses interest and then she bolts for safety.

The Opossum teaches us to use our brains rather than our brawn. The number 13 is very symbolic for Opossum people. There are 13 moons in the Pagan year, and Opossum is nocturnal, preferring to hunt by the light of the moon.

When an Opossum shows up as a spirit animal, check appearances. Are there people around you putting up false appearances? Is your attention being diverted? Are you putting up your own false appearances?

Explore the significance of some common spirit animals by clicking a link below.