Cervine Space Astrology. Astrology for Wholeness with Jinnifer Murphy.


  1. relating to deer; deerlike.

Growing up I loved it when my mom would do readings with her Medicine Cards, so of course, Jamie Sams’ and David Carson’s Medicine Cards were one of the first card decks I got when I started working with cards myself. They were so special and sacred, and I loved every chance I could get to connect with our Cherokee heritage. The story below of deer has always been one of my favorites, and continues to call to me as an inspiration for life, and as you may have guessed, is the inspiration for the name of my astrology practice. This story points to one of the things that I see that astrology is so great at providing: allowing us to integrate wholeness so that “both the light and the dark may be loved”. It is this Space, this Space of the Deer, that is provided when we explore your chart and your unique wiring; your opportunities, challenges, and possibilities.

The story of Deer Medicine as told by Jamie Sams and David Carson in their Medicine Cards book:

”One day Fawn heard Great Spirit calling to her from the top of Sacred Mountain. Fawn immediately started up the trail. She didn’t know that a horrible demon guarded the way to Great Spirit’s lodge. The demon was trying to keep all the beings of creation from connecting with Great Spirit. He wanted all of Great Spirit’s creatures to feel that Great Spirit didn’t want to be disturbed. This would make the demon feel powerful. and capable of causing them to fear him.”

”Fawn was not at all frightened when she came upon the demon. This was curious, as the demon was the archetype of all the ugly monsters that have ever been. The demon breathed fire and smoke and made disgusting sounds to frighten Fawn. Any normal creature would have fled or died on the spot from fright. Fawn, however, said gently to the demon, ‘please let me pass. I’m on the way to see Great Spirit’ ’’.

”Fawn’s eyes were filled with love and compassion for this oversized bully of a demon. The demon was astounded by Fawn’s lack of fear. No matter how he tried, he could not frighten Fawn, because her love had penetrated his hardened, ugly heart.

“Much to the demon’s dismay, his rock-hard heart began to melt, and his body shrank to the size of a walnut. Fawn’s persistent love and gentleness had caused the meltdown of the demon. Due to this gentleness and caring that Fawn embodied, the pathway is now clear for all of Great Spirit’s children to reach Sacred Mountain without having to feel the demons of fear blocking their way.

“Deer teaches us to use the power of gentleness to touch the hearts and minds of wounded beings who are trying to keep us from Sacred Mountain. Like the dappling of Fawn’s coat, both the light and the dark may be loved to create gentleness and safety for those who are seeking peace…

“The gentleness of Fawn is the heart-space of great Spirit which embodies His/Her love for us all.”