In Cherokee: (tlvdatsi nvwati)
MEANING: Unfamiliar Territory, Grace, Darkness
Leopard People are learning to confront their fears and learn how to see when all appears dark or when you find yourself in unfamiliar territory. Leopard supports you walking into the unknown future with Grace and trust. You may be worrying too much about the darkness more than you are looking for the Light.
When Leopard medicine grabs your attention it is asking you to embrace the future, knowing that you may not have all the answers at this exact moment. Leopard assures you to trust your Life path with the confidence that the answers will come to you with each leap forward.
Leopards and jaguars are both Panthers. A Black Panther is a genetic variant of several species of big cats and does not actually exist as a separate species of big cats. The Panthers that are black are due to a condition called melanism. Upon close examination, it is the typical markings in their black coat that tell who they really are.
Upon close examination, who are you?
Leopard is an incredibly successful predator that hunts a wide variety of prey at night, dawn, or dusk, and will stalk their prey before they make the kill. Leopard can carry more than three times their body weight up into trees. Leopard is strong, confident and graceful.
Leopard's message is about trusting the future and that which you don't yet know. Confront your fears, know who you are and you'll find that your fears will fall away with their own weight. You may have been carrying three times your weight, but the Truth is, you don't have to. Get still and trust that the future is full of unexpected Goodness and prosperity.