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The Ants Go Marching One by One

Every animal has gifts, talents, and qualities. The qualities are the animal’s “medicine,” to assist in healing, growing, and learning on many levels. Once you meet with, connect with, or know your animal totem, you have the opportunity to draw upon the gifts that animal brings. 

Ants have arrived in my kitchen. They have quite the operation going on and are out of the way for the most part. Whenever they show up in numbers, it’s time to look into understanding their message. 

Message from Ant 

Take notice of your ability to work harmoniously with others. Be sure you are prepared for the future and have supplies in store for unexpected storms or delays in obtaining food. Cultivate ways to be welcoming and gracious with guests in your home, as well as with those who come into your business. 

Ant medicine plays a part in stories found in texts based on oral traditions about Spider Woman, a deity in the Navajo religion and Hopi cosmological teachings. Spider Woman is considered the creator of humans and a great benefactor. There is an old Hopi story about the people who had many differences and had forgotten their connection with the creator. They had lost their conscience to act with integrity. Those who remembered how to walk in balance on the earth and harmoniously with each other were guided to an opening in the earth: an ant mound. They were invited to live with the ants while the creator cleansed the world with fire. The ants were gracious hosts and had storerooms of food. 

Ant’s Vibrational Matching Gemstone: Red Calcite 

Red calcite holds the energy of staying organized and getting things done in an intelligent, sequential manner. Red calcite is the perfect stone to use when an activity requires physical endurance. On a spiritual level, red calcite amplifies the understanding of the teachings of Native American spirituality, the way of the Good Red Road (walking the road of balance). Its energy lends itself to a stronger connection with Mother Earth and earth-centered spirituality. 

Message from Red Calcite 

Perhaps you need a burst of energy and enthusiasm and a bit of motivation to get things done. It’s time to get things moving. Use your creative energy to manifest your heart’s desire. Take the time to connect with Mother Earth. Perform a simple ceremony stating your intention, and watch how you move forward to complete your goals. 

When a trail of ants comes into your life, reflect on your part in your social structure. Look at your responsibilities and how you fulfill your role. Call on Ant when you need strength that you perceive to be bigger than you can fathom. Ant is also a reminder to find the sweetness in life. Ants are constantly sniffing out food and sugary treats. Use this characteristic to encourage resourcefulness in find the joy in life. 

Author Bio: Margaret Ann Lembo is the owner of The Crystal Garden, the conscious living store and center of the Palm Beaches located in Southeast FL established in 1988. She is the author of The Essential Guide to Crystals, Minerals and Stones, Chakra Awakening, and many more. Her latest BOOK: Animal Totems and the Gemstone Kingdom: Spiritual Connections of Crystal Vibrations and Animal Medicine and Deck: The Animal Allies and Gemstone Guardians Cards. Visit her online at