For years, the accompanying ‘clip’ of a picture has been a favorite of mine. It mimics art from ancient, matriarchal times. Such a powerful message is held in these characters that national flags (Turkey, for example), and even baked goods (the crescent—yes, that’s the yummy truth) have been created from the design (unfortunately sans the goddess that is so important to the overall effect). Based on the moon behind her and the deer or gazelle poised in the forefront, we know this is a depiction of Artemis, the Greek Moon Goddess and spirit keeper of animals. However, I sense the deer represents something more than just the totality of earth’s animals. Tribal people know the deer is the best shape-shifter in nature. For movement in and out of the earthly plane, many spirits choose to take the form of deer because it makes for a swift and easy transition. And I believe the deer in the foreground gives us a giant hint that the entire depiction is about transformation and therefore, carries a relevant message about the times in which we live.