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#AnimalTotemFriday The Phoenix. The mythical Phoenix is the keeper of the fire of all creation. It represents transformation, death and rebirth. The Phoenix is a powerful spiritual totem, the ultimate symbol of strength and renewal. As both a fire and solar symbol, the Phoenix is symbolic of the sun, which "dies" each night, only to be reborn in rising the next morning.
When the mighty Phoenix animal totem presents itself to you, it is sending a strong message of hope in the midst of despair. We all experience tough times that drag us down and make us feel engulfed in negativity.
During these times, we can call on the energy of Phoenix for strength and a renewal of energy. By helping to transform our lives and live more purely, it allows us to connect more deeply with our spiritual awareness. #WhatsYourAnimalTotem?
#AnimalTotemFriday To me, nothing says Autumn like the energy of Hedgehog. Autumn is a time when we shift from light to dark, and nature's vibration stills and quiets. Hedgehogs are nocturnal creatures, associated with intuition, psychic ability, prophetic dreams and vision. This is because the night, or dark, is cloaked in concepts associated with the shadow--a realm of mystery and inner-knowing.
The "second sight" of Hedgehog can be a powerful guide, helping you to find your way in the darkness. Hedgehogs, as Spirit Animals, are closely connected to nature and the Goddess. Hedgehog can help you to stay centered, and feel safe and grounded through your connection to Mother Earth. 🍂🍂🍂This Hedgehog has his own IG Page @lionel_the_hedgehog #WhatsYourAnimalTotem
#AnimalTotemFriday The beetle. Beetles aid in transformation, metamorphosis, resurrection and rebirth--rebirth of the Soul to new spiritual ideals and devotion. The beetle teaches harmony in the coming changes by utilizing your intuitive abilities and discernment.
Beetles have a protective quality that will aid in the ability to socialize and communicate effectively by illuminating problems and situations in their correct perspective.
Beetle will guide you with persistence and charm. It will help you to learn to trust in the process, and how to take proper movement and actions which allows the regeneration of your spirit to prosper. #WhatsYourAnimalTotem? at Shop Curator
#AnimalTotemFriday Dolphin!🐬Dolphin has been on my mind of late, maybe it's all the extreme happenings in our costal waters, but she's been tickling my consciousness. As I read her meaning, I felt an immediate aha, and that's the beauty of Spirit Animals.... Dolphin: Change is apart of the journey. Sometimes despite the best of intentions it becomes abundantly clear that you must change the direct of your pursuits. When you feel weight and tension and anxiety, these are the signs pointing to a brand new path. Honor this. Spirit is guiding you towards something that feeds your heart, mind and soul. (UniverseOfSymbols.com). Does Dolphin's message speak to you? #WhatsYourAnimalTotem?
#AnimalTotemFriday The Hippoptamus, representing: Power, healing, proper use of aggression, and the ability to gracefully move through emotions. The Hippopotamus is sacred in both Egyptian and African traditions. Its name means "Water Horse" and it spends nearly all day in the water. Water is the ancient realm of birth, power, creativity and the imagination.
Hippos are the second largest mammal on earth. As a Spirit Animal, they can guide us in grounding ourselves so we can face and break down negative emotions.They are also a link to the spiritual, artistic and healing powers of water.
If the Hippo has come your way, it is a time to act on your intuition, without questioning it. You have the ability to know what lies beneath the surface of any situation, and will see and speak the truth and demand that others follow. (Pic is of Baby Fiona from the @cincinnatizoo) #WhatsYourAnimalTotem?
#AnimalTotemFriday For this week's animal totem, I chose a card from the Druid Animal Oracle Deck, asking: What Spirit Animal should we align with for the Solar Eclipse? I drew Wren (representing: cunning, humility and God), and here's its message... Wren allows us to glimpse the beauty of God or Goddess in all things. It tells us that "small is beautiful", and that self-realization lies not in grandiosity or apparent power, but in humility, gentleness and subtlety.
Cunning, if tempered with humor and good intent, is a way of achieving great things with an economy of effort, and a rational and honest use of the achievements of others. Cleverness and building on the work of others requires wisdom and honest skill if they are to be of use. #WhatsYourAnimalTotem?
#AnimalTotemFriday Elephant, the ever gentle and wise spirit animal, exemplifies focused power and strength. When elephant begins making an appearance in your life, it represents a new, improved relationship with the Sacred Feminine in all her aspects. Light workers tell us that Elephant guides us toward a deeper understanding of the Maiden, Mother and Crone, and helps us reconnect with our own positive feminine attributes.
Like the Goddess, Elephant has an intense focus on family, including past and future generations. Elephant challenges you to protect the young and weak of your tribe, knowing that not all "family" is bound by blood.
Elephant loves seekers and students, and often comes at a time when you're focused on learning, mundanely or metaphysically. #WhatsYourAnimalTotem? 🐘🐘🐘
#AnimalTotemFriday The hummingbird, representing: Joy, love and beauty. "When we assume Hummingbird consciousness, our life becomes a wonderland of sensual delights. We live for beauty, delighting in flowers, aromas, fine mist and delicate tastes.
When Hummingbird becomes our totem, it teaches us to laugh and enjoy the creation, to appreciate the magic of being alive and the truth of beauty.
Hummingbird awakens us to the beauty of the present moment. As they dance the four quarters of embodied existence, they bring medicine to solve the riddle of duality. They also awaken us to healing properties of plants." (Medicine Cards) 🌸💗🌈Hummingbird image by the amazing @flora.forager #WhatsYourAnimalTotem?
#AnimalTotemFriday The Dragonfly representing: positivity, change, curiosity and transformation. Dragonfly medicine is of the dreamtime and the illusionary facade we accept as physical reality. The iridescence of Dragonfly's wings reminds us of colors not found in our everyday experience; bringing vague memories of a time and place where magic reigned.
Dragonfly is the Essence of the winds of change, the messages of wisdom and enlightenment, and communication from the elemental world. If Dragonfly has flitted your way, it beckons you to seek out the parts of your life that need to change. The Dragonfly spirit challenges old habits and concepts that limit or box you in. Transformation is dawning on the horizon.
Dragonfly has a short lifespan. As such, this animal spirit guide teaches you to live each moment to the fullest. Be aware of all the gifts and lessons you encounter daily. #WhatsYourAnimalTotem
#AnimalTotemFriday The Goose, representing: Bravery, loyalty, communication and determination. Geese are gifted navigators and instinctively know the way across the long haul to warmer climates. They forge ahead with confidence and bravery.
Geese have intricate methods of communication--not only do they sense when their brethren are in trouble, they also work as a team to communicate warnings, as well as messages of prime landing sites. They are also fiercely protective of their young.
Those with Goose as their totem animal are kind, loyal and brave-hearted. In addition, they are clear communicators, true-blue defenders and compassionate keepers of the community.
#WhatsYourAnimalTotem? Pic by @trennysimmonsmedium
#AnimalTotemFriday The Flamingo. If Flamingo has crossed your path, he is reminding you to get in touch with your emotions. If you are bottling things up, you will find yourself reacting rather than acting appropriately.
Flamingo may also be letting you know that it is time for you to go out, socialize and have some fun in your life! This will be helpful for letting go of stressful situations and dealing with the changes in your life.
If Flamingo is your animal totem, you know how to use your heart to find the right solutions to your problems. You are often flirtatious and flamboyant in the way you dress. You find comfort in group situations, but never loose your individuality. #WhatsYourAnimalTotem? 💗💗💗Image from @annaventegodt
#AnimalTotemFriday The Raven. With wings as black as night, the Raven is a messenger from another world. Raven has a longstanding reputation for being of the magical persuasion, having magical abilities and bringing the craft of magic to a situation. Raven is a symbol of conspiring with the Universe and all of the magic that it holds.
The Raven has a penchant for collecting shiny objects, as if they were his tools of divination. Raven is also adept at solving puzzles, as he is known for his intelligence and the ability to learn quickly and apply his knowledge to difficult challenges.
Raven is similar to the crow, but he is most assuredly unique. He is larger than the crow with a deep Full-throated croak commanding your attention When Raven shows up in your life, be assured that this bird has sign or message for you. Picture by @zero.state.reflex #WhatsYourAnimalTotem?
#AnimalTotemFriday The Whale, representing: Creativity, inner-truth and wisdom. The whale spirit animal is the earth's record keeper of all time. As a totem, the whale teaches you about listening to your inner voice, understanding the impact your emotions have on your everyday life, and following your own truth.
When the whale enters your life, it may be time to closely examine where you are, the actions and emotions that have brought you to this point, and what you can do to alleviate existing drama and unrest and find peace.
Those who have the whale as their animal totem are in touch with true reality. They are nurtures and go-getters who understand there is more to this life than meets the eye. 🐳🐳🐳(Words from spiritanimal.com. Image by @warrior_pigeon.) #WhatsYourAnimalTotem?
#animaltotemfriday Crane, bringing the qualities of patience, perseverance, focus and concentration. Crane stands for hours peering into the water until the time comes to dart at its prey. It guides others into the Underworld, to help them with their transition at the time of dying, or with their journeying into inner realms.
The Crane also symbolizes secret knowledge, which in the Druid tradition is represented by the tree language that allows one to read the Book of Nature.
Although the Crane may stand alone for hours, it will also join others to fly or dance. Crane encourages you to find a balance between your alone time and being with others. #WhatsYourAnimalTotem?
#AnimalTotemFriday The Walrus, representing: Closeness, protection and awareness. Walrus is quite the interesting animal. Gregarious and social, they are slow moving on land, but move effortlessly in the water. Walrus teaches us to ride the emotional waves that are inevitable in our lives, and to choose our battles wisely.
Walrus' live in large herds, dependent on the group for survival. As a totem, Walrus reminds us that as long as we are close to the people we love, we will be protected from a cold and lonely heart. If Walrus has come your way, it could be that you need more physical affection in your life. Walrus encourages us to be more aware of our surroundings and relationships. This totem is a reminder of the importance of connectedness and that each individual is important to the collective herd.
On a completely other note--the Walrus is also said to be harbinger of financial success! #WhatsYourAnimalTotem?
#AnimalTotemFriday The Peacock, representing: beauty, immortality and self-confidence. Peacock is one of my favorite animal totems, and I was lucky enough to encounter this handsome fella at the @chateaustemichelle winery recently. As an animal totem, Peacock reminds us of our hidden beauty that wants to surface. Your qualities, gifts and talents are inborn gifts and your imperfections make you unique and beautiful. Use imperfections to your advantage.
Peacock says to be mindful and not step into pride and arrogance, instead to step into your wisdom with grace and dignity. The Peacock is considered a good omen, signaling prestige, success and contentment in your relationships or career. Picture by @hannie__t #WhatsYourAnimalTotem? at Chateau STE Michelle Winery
#animaltotemfriday The Skunk, representing: Independence, respect and confidence. If skunk has walked across your path, he is presenting you with the perfect opportunity to become more confident in your interaction with others. Know that you are able to meet life's challenges with a calm and peaceful heart, and that you have the respect you require to get where you wish to be. Walking your talk is the only way to set an example for others and to respect yourself and your beliefs.
Alternatively, Skunk may be letting you know that you do have the courage and will power to raise a stink to right a wrong. Justice needs to prevail at this time. Just remember that this creature does not need to spray to be powerful--his reputation precedes him. Just stand your ground calmly and with confidence. (Spirit-animals.com). Skunk from @folkproject. #WhatsYourAnimalTotem 💙💙💙
#animaltotemfriday The giraffe! Gentle giraffe, with its long neck reaching into the heavens symbolizes the ability to see the future and obtain things that would normally be out of reach. When life is chaotic, Giraffe reminds you to keep your head up and avoid getting entangled in needless arguments.
Towering up to 18 feet tall, the Giraffe's only vulnerability is the need to put their head down to drink water. Thankfully this creature can withstand the lack of water for upwards of a month. In this aspect Giraffe's message is one of using our resources wisely and also keeping our feet on the ground without losing our Higher perspective and guidance.
While a Giraffe may not look threatening, one swift kick can kill a predator. This is the way in which it protects its calves. This aptitude gives Giraffe the meanings of safety and strength in times of need. (From Whatismyspiritanimal.com) #WhatsYourAnimalTotem?
#animaltotemfriday Butterfly. When butterfly comes into your life, it is a sign that you are going through important changes. This may be in your environment, but the transformation indicated by butterfly usually relates to internal growth. This could be your perspective on a subject, aspects of your personality or personal habits. Personal transformation is what butterfly is all about.
In many traditions, the butterfly is a symbol of the psyche or soul, representing immortality. Butterfly brings inspiration, calling you to add more color into your life and self-expression. It is a sign that you are seeking more joy and playfulness.
The butterfly is a powerful totem to call upon when you need support in times of transition. Butterfly with assist you in your growth, bringing grace and helping to lighten your heart. 🦋🦋🦋 #WhatsYourAnimalTotem?
#animaltotemfriday The Bee 🐝🐝🐝representing: productivity, enjoyment and community. When bee appears in your life it's most common message has to do with your levels of productivity. In some cases you may be doing too much, and in others not enough. Bee spirit has a strong work ethic but also knows the importance of stopping and smelling the flowers. Bee helps with both, and finding the delicate balance between the two.
Bee fits a very specific role in nature pollinating other plants. Einstein believed so deeply in the importance of bees to the ecosystem, that he predicted if bees disappeared, humans would not survive more than four years afterwards.
A bee's honeycomb represents the heart chakra and life's sweetness. Bee people often become teachers, healers and light workers for the greater global village. Their language of love is mindful service. #WhatsYourAnimalTotem?
#animaltotemfriday The Octopus, representing: Mystery, intelligence and strategy. Octopus is always on the move! Mystery surrounds its home and habitat. But though in constant motion, it remains at the bottom of the sea. This means that it is always grounded. If Octopus is your totem animal, it indicates you live in an environment that is in constant motion, just like the waters of the ocean, and have the ability to not get caught up or carried away. Octopus helps you to keep your cool and remain fully aware of the circumstances around you.
As the Octopus does not have a spine, it has flexibility to extricate itself from very tight spots. Octopus teaches us how to be flexible enough to get out of tricky situations! Octopus changes its colors to merge into different environments, giving it the ability to avoid conflict and adjust easily to new settings.
The spiraling motion created by the Octopus's tentacles has been interpreted in ancient cultures as a sign of evolution. Usually when the Octopus comes to you, it is a sign of spiritual or emotional evolution. Times like these can be trying, but Octopus will help you to grow and transform in a healthy manner. 🐙🐙🐙 #WhatsYourAnimalTotem? Octopus drawing by @freshmints (thank you!) ❤️
#animaltotemfriday The Porcupine, representing: wonder, protection and innocence. Porcupines tend to be rather good-natured, and shuffle along at their own pace. They have a strong sense of curiosity and enjoy anything they do. Porcupine awakens the spirit of innocence and adventure in all of us.
The most noticeable characteristic of Porcupine is their quills--around 30,000! When under attack, the quills stand up, guarding the Porcupine. Once lodged in its prey, they are extremely difficult to remove. The quills are also filled with air making the Porcupine buoyant in water. This reflects the ability of the Porcupine to swim and move through emotional waters.
Porcupines are happiest hanging out in a hollow long, and won't attack unless provoked...or if you call them a hedgehog (which they are not!) #WhatsYourAnimalTotem?
#Animaltotemfriday The ant, representing patience, sacrifice and trust. Ant people are active, community-minded folks who see the greater future needs of their town. Ant people are planners, and are content to see their dreams being built a little at a time.
Ant people have a knowing about the sweet victory at the end of the line. There is never a concern about "going without" if they are late for an opening or sale. If what they want is sold out, they are sure something equal or better will come along.
If you have ant medicine, you eat slowly and deliberately and are content in knowing that "what is yours will come to you". This knowing is good medicine. It shows a trust in the Universe to provide. 🐜🐜🐜(Medicine Cards.) #WhatsYourAnimalTotem?
#animaltotemfriday Dragon! The Dragon is a powerful and dynamic spirit totem, with a wide range of qualities and attributes, and lessons to be taught. Dragon symbolizes strength and courage, and comes to us when we require these abilities most.
We may be in a state of vulnerability, and this fierce creature becomes our rock, making them a powerful ally and support system. They embody complete balance and control, making them the master of the physical elements: fire, wind, water and earth.
The Dragon spirit guide has symbolized primal power, mystery and wonder throughout history and across many cultures. The Dragon symbol calls upon us to look inside ourselves and view the world from a more mystical and wondrous lens. Dragon encourages communication and introspection and implores us to consciously reach out to it frequently. 🐉🐉🐉 (Sunsigns.org). #WhatsYourAnimalTotem?
#animaltotemfriday The Leopard, representing: Independence, integrity, prophecy, and dignity. The Leopard is highly regarded by many cultures. In ancient and modern Egypt the Leopard is seen as a sign of divinity. If a Leopard crossed ones path in ancient Egypt, that person was thought to possess the highest of spiritual and holy qualities and their advice was sought by spiritual and political leaders.
The Leopard's eyesight is among the keenest of all land animals, contributing to this animal totems ability to see what others cannot. Leopards coloring helps to camouflage itself from predators and prey, and in Shamanic lore, it is considered a great shapeshifter.
One who has Leopard magic will see enhanced personal power, self-confidence, gracefulness and stealth. Leopards are reserved and highly dignified creatures and do not represent flashiness or flamboyance. 🐆🐆🐆 #WhatsYourAnimalTotem? (Pic by @franslanting.)
#animaltotemfriday Snake. 🐍 offers healing and transformation. It's ability to glide into the darkness through crevices in the rocks connects it to the Under World, and the realm of death. It is the totem animal of the Earth Goddess, and also the Sky Father/Sun God, and represents our ability to die and be reborn. The energy that enables us to be born on earth is sexual energy, but this also necessitates our death.
Befriending 🐍power will enable you to journey through life gracefully and magically, shedding your old life easily when the time comes - whether that old life be of the physical body or a stage in this present incarnation.
The 🐍 urges you to abandon the ability to wound and to replace it with the power to heal. Although the 🐍is poisonous, it also represents the ability to transmute and transform negative energy into healing power. Through 🐍we can learn to love and channel the serpent power that flows within each being, and help it become life giving energy for all. (Image by @mamamooncandles) 🐍❤️🐍 #WhatsYourAnimalTotem?
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#animaltotemfriday The Dog, representing: Loyalty, friendship, protection and unconditional love. Those who have Dog as a power animal are usually involved in helping others or serving humanity in some way, and have a deep understanding and compassion of human shortcomings. Dog serves selflessly, never asking for praise or anything in return. Dog is sensitive and intelligent. A dogs behavior often mirrors the personality of the owner, providing a mirror to our true selves. From Dog we can learn the meaning of forgiveness and unconditional love.
Psychic gifts have been associated with Dog, because of their talent for picking up on subtle energy frequencies generally unknown to man. For example, it is not unusual for dogs to feel an earthquake before it happens, and lead us to safety. They truly are our best friends! 🐶🐶🐶(Drawing by @lornascobie). #WhatsYourAnimalTotem?
#animaltotemfriday The Walrus. This sexy beast is at home in three oceans. Gregarious and social, they are slow moving and clumsy on land, but move effortlessly in water. Walrus can teach us to ride the emotional waves inevitable in life, and to pick our battles wisely when in defensive mode. Walrus is said to be the keeper of knowledge, and reminds us to take time to mediate and go within, to find the answers we are seeking.
Walrus teaches us that every person has his purpose in life, and to not underestimate their ability, no matter how big or small. Finally, and most importantly, Walrus tells us that as long as we are close to the people we love, we will always be safe and warm. #WhatsYourAnimalTotem?
#animaltotemfriday The Seagull. I encountered more than a few of these characters while on Orcas Island, so I was intrigued to see what their message is... "If seagull has flown across your path, its time to take a different perspective on things. Step back from everything that you are currently dealing with and look at it from a different angle. Your solution lies in changing your attitude towards the problem at hand. Soar above the drama and look through your own emotional boundaries so that you can find creative new ways to move forward. There is a clue to using the long hidden resources you already have.
If Seagull is your animal totem, you know an opportunity when you see one and stick with it until it has been fulfilled. You also have a knack for turning the most unlikely things to your advantage. You are also very productive and creative in using limited resources to their full advantage.
With Seagull as your totem, you love to congregate in large crowds and have no trouble defying your space. You are fearless and will often look people in the eye and challenge them to find a better way to resolve issues. Your ingenuity is constantly apparent to others and you are always willing to challenge your comfort zones. You have a healthy respect for others but they must earn your respect. #WhatsYourAnimalTotem? at Orcas, Washington
#animaltotemfriday Yetis and Abominable Snowmen are earth-water creatures, sacred to the northwest. Able to withstand extremely low temperatures, these cave-dwelling creatures prefer to be alone, and tend to be rather cross when they are not. ☃️☃️☃️Those with yetis as totems, while possessing deep feelings, may appear snippy and hostile towards others. Great in bed on those chilly winter nights though. (Discordant Totems/Spiral Nature). #WhatsYourAnimalTotem? ❄️❄️❄️ at Oysterdome Lookout
#animaltotemfriday The fox! One of my favorite spirit animals. Fox is amongst the most uniquely skilled and ingenious animals of nature. Being a night creature, fox is often imbued with supernatural powers. Foxes are usually seen at dusk and dawn--this is the time, when the world of magic and our every day realities cross paths.
Foxes live on the edges of forests and open lands, the border areas. As fox is an animal of between times and places, it can be a guide into the faerie realm. Fox has a long past of magic and cunning associated with it. It can move in and out of circumstances restoring order, or causing confusion, depending on the occasion.
Fox's wisdom includes: Shape shifting, cleverness, cunning, stealth, camouflage, courage, invisibility, persistence, reliable friend. Fox can also teach us to control our auras so we are more able to live in harmony with the world and others. 🦊🦊🦊 #WhatsYourAnimalTotem?
#animaltotemfriday The Raven, representing: Magic, secrets, healing and self-knowledge. Ravens are master magicians and represent transformational energy, revealing to us how to rid ourselves of our inner fears. Raven will show you how to go within, into the dark areas and then illuminate them, making you "sparkle" and bringing out your true self. Inner conflicts should then be resolved, however long buried--this is the deepest of healing.
If Raven has flown into your life, then magic and healing abound. Raven awakens the energy of magic, linking it to our will and intention. With Raven, you have the ability to make great changes in your life--now is the time when you can take the thought and make it reality.
Raven usually stays as long as needed to help transmute karma, returning you to the light. They will lead you into the discovery of your multidimensional self and reunite you with the secrets of a multidimensional universe. This steampunk Raven compliments of @fremontmischiefdistillery. #WhatsYourAnimalTotem? at Fremont Mischief Distillery
#animaltotemfriday The Swan, representing: Love, beauty and the soul. This animal totem has a special place in my heart, as it seems to appear when I'm having a moment of doubt, not trusting life and the ways of the Divine.
Recently my older sister came back from a trip to Scotland and brought me a gift--the silver Swan pendant pictured here. My sister is not into "spiritual stuff" or animal totems, she picked out the Swan for me because she "just" had a feeling it was mine to have. Of course--I took it as a sign! I now wear it constantly, as a reminder that the Divine is always with me.
Here's what the Druid Animal Oracle Deck says: "Swan brings us the qualities of soul--of love and depth, grace and beauty. Swan is also the bird of the threshold, and represents that part of us which can travel into the Otherworld. Drawing this card may indicate that you will receive inspiration from the Otherworld, or that Love is entering your life." #WhatsYourAnimalTotem?
#animaltotemfriday The Bear, representing: Strength, introspection and knowledge. Some anthropologists say that bear was one of the first animals to be revered by humans. Celtic traditions holds that Primal Mother is the Bear Goddess Artio, a fierce protector. Native American beliefs state that the power of the Great Spirit lives through bear, therefore making them highly sought after guides due to their fearless medicine.
If you have Bear as power animal, you will most probably be quieter during the winter months, which is similar to the bear hibernating during the winter. But in spring you must awaken to seek whatever opportunities arise. Be fearless in standing up for what you believe in. You are also encouraged to use your abilities as a natural healer.
Bear is linked to trees, considered to be natural antennas joining heaven and earth. Bear also has ties to the seven color rays of Universal Light, as well as Lunar associations, linking the conscious with the subconscious. #WhatsYourAnimalTotem? Pic from the always amazing @heyheyitsmaggiemay 🐻🐻🐻
#animaltotemfriday The Peacock, representing: beauty, wholeness and transformation. In shamanic rituals, peacock feathers are used as an aid in healing, as they are believed to have protective powers. If Peacock is your power animal, you are generally highly sensitive, and proper maintenance of your energy field is a must. Peacock is often a totem for healers, but no matter the profession, this spirit animal portends that you will be a leader in your chosen field.
Peacock is closely associated with the mythological Phoenix, which rises, reborn, from the ashes of its funeral pyre. The eyes of the peacocks feathers represent their ability to see into the past, present and future. Peacock teaches us to value all aspects of the circle of life, to have faith, and know that when one cycle has passed, another will soon be reborn. #WhatsYourAnimalTotem? 🐝🐵🐷🐸🐙🦁🐰🐯🐢🐍🐠🐘🐳
#animaltotemfriday The Rabbit! Rabbit is interpreted in different ways in different cultures. In China, it is one of the astrological signs linked to good fortune and the moon. People born under Rabbits sign are believed to be artistic and sensitive. 🐇🐇🐇 In some Native American traditions Rabbit is known as the Fear Caller, because it projects its fear of those wishing to eat it, and thereby attracting the very predators it fears! On the other hand/paw, Rabbit can also attract love, abundance and good health into our lives.
Rabbit indicates a time to examine your fears and what you are calling to you. This is a time to rid yourself of negative energies and feelings, and focus on prosperity and good fortune. Rabbit is a quick thinker, and highly intuitive, offering tools to overcome most challenges. Gentle Rabbit's sensitive and loving heart, will show us the way! #WhatsYourAnimalTotem?
#animaltotemfriday The Spider, representing: mystery, power and growth. The spider is a symbol of feminine energy and creativity. In many traditions, she is Grandmother, Goddess, the spirit of creation itself. 🕷🕷🕷 Spiders are characterized by the skilled weaving of intricate webs and patience in awaiting their prey. By affinity with the spider, you may have qualities of high receptivity and creativity. Spider helps us to tune into life's ebbs and flows, and ingeniously weave every step of our destiny.
If spider has caught you in her web, then look with-in and with-out to see the web you are weaving. Having the power to weave your own web, means you have the power to create a positive and happy destiny. 🕷🕷🕷
Most people will clear away a spider Webb, thinking it is dirty. A child witnessing a spider spin her web, may be mesmerized by the fragile, magical home it is weaving. It all depends on the eye of the beholder. #WhatsYourAnimalTotem?
#animaltotemfriday "Bat appears at dust, it's power awakened at night, giving it a mysterious sense of the macabre. Bat is drawn to the heat, the energy and secrets held within the fire, it comes close but does not linger, it only gathers information.
Bat is free of conventional ideas, it trusts its own inner instincts. Bat is a symbol of being a free spirit. It has learned and now embodies one of the most powerful gifts one can possess--to follow the vibrations emanating from within." Universe of Symbols.
If bat has flown into your life, it's time to trust your instincts, your intuition, your inner knowing to help illuminate your path. Bat energy often brings good luck, kismet and divine synchronicity. Bat will give you confidence to go into the dark unknown, where your divine mystery takes flight and explore all possibilities. #WhatsYourAnimalTotem?
#animaltotemfriday Sophie Marie...ah, Dog, representing: Guidance, protection and loyalty. Dog is a loyal companion on the journey of life. A symbol of undying compassion and love, people with a Dog Totem are usually helping others or serving humanity in some way. Dog medicine embodies the loving gentleness of best friend and the fierce energy of protector.
A Dog totem is a great spirit booster and a reminder to always stay true to yourself. Study the quality of dog that has entered your life: is it a hunter, a protector, a companion, playful? Each of these qualities will give you insight into the qualities most needed for your own life.
I would describe Sophie Marie as both a fierce protector, and total love bug...❤️🐶❤️ #WhatsYourAnimalTotem?
#animaltotemfriday Pig 🐷. Don't laugh...this little piggy is a powerful animal totem! The Pig is a strong symbol for luck, especially of a financial nature. In feng shui Pig amulets are often placed in the home to attract money and success. Perhaps the very origins of the Piggy Bank? Native American Indians recognize Pig medicine as a symbol of the abundance of daily life, and believe that it teaches us to celebrate life and share it with others.
Pig teaches spiritual strength, protection and the mysteries of nature. Pig energy can help aid in getting organized and solidifying changes. It is resourceful and will always uncover what is needed. Pig medicine can show you the power of transformation and may indicate the need for a quick change in direction in some aspect of your life. #WhatsYourAnimalTotem?
#animaltotemfriday The Horse, representing: travel, power and overcoming obstacles. The horse is a symbol of the wind, a totem of freedom and new journeys. If horse has shown up in your life it may be time to consider if you're feeling too constricted, and whether you need to move on, or allow others to move on.
Horse can teach you how to ride in new directions and awaken your desire for freedom and power. Discovery is a part of horse's path and it does not shy away from obstacles, instead learning and growing from them. Horse brings new awareness to respecting the environment, and others. It is a symbol of unified family and humanity, knowing that every human being must follow their own unique pathway to empowerment. Horse is a most powerful companion on the road to fulfilling your destiny. 🐴🐴🐴 #WhatsYourAnimalTotem?
#animaltotemfriday Squirrel. This animal shows us the importance of being prepared. Few animals are as busy as a squirrel during the autumn season! They gather enough nuts and seeds to get through the winter and bury them. As Squirrel prepares for the change in seasons, it only gathers what it requires, teaching us the importance of letting go/getting rid of unnecessary objects that clutter our space, as well as negative emotions and beliefs.
As busy as squirrel is, it always has time for play! Between gathering, they often leap at each other and roll around in the leaves. Squirrel also seems to enjoy simply resting on a tree branch. A reminder that there is a time for everything in life and to find a balance between work and play, busyness and contemplation. Squirrel energy encourages us to be flexible when dealing with change, and not waste our energy on worry or over-thinking. #WhatsYourAnimalTotem? 🍁🍂🐿
#animaltotemfriday The Shark! Shark is a powerful, extremely driven animal totem. Shark shows us that there are abundant opportunities in life, but that we must be willing to go after and create them. By exploring the world around us, and the emotions within ourselves, we will be shown new ways to achieve our goals. Shark reminds us that the Universe can be much larger--if we stop waiting and begin to stir up the energies. Shark is creative motion.
If Shark is your animal totem, you love challenges, and even seek them out! You like careers that are fast moving and you bring a natural exuberance to all that you do. You have a unique vision of the world, and are fearless in your choices. If Shark has swum into your life, it is an indication there is a opportunity before you that you need to take advantage of. Don't hesitate! Shark says: Go for it! #WhatsYourAnimalTotem?
#animaltotemfriday Opossum. This guy has been showing up everywhere in my life--in my backyard, in my sister's attic...so here's what the Medicine Cards say: "Opossum medicine uses a great deal of strategy. If all else fails, it plays dead. It has the ability to fight with its claws and teeth, but rarely uses this form of protection. Instead it uses the supreme strategy of diversion.
If Opossum has turned up, you are being asked to use strategy in some present situation. Rely on your instincts for the best way out of a tight corner. If you have to pretend to be apathetic or unafraid, do it! Often, if you refuse to struggle, your taunter will see no further fun in the game. Warriors have used Opossum medicine for centuries to outsmart their enemies!" #WhatsYourAnimalTotem?
#animaltotemfriday I'm often asked: How do I find my animal totem? It is usually an intuitive process--you just know it. You feel an affinity, a connection, a sense of wonder. Or you may find that your animal totem or spirit shows up in your life at defining moments--offering a message, sign, recognition or lesson.
Your spirit animal may also change with time, as you grow and evolve. For example, since I was young, I've felt a connection to the Owl. Recently, Fox energy has come into my life. I also feel a connection to Swan and Moth.
Each animal totem symbolizes something different, like the owl represents intuition, wisdom and sacred knowledge. The swan symbolizes grace and transformation. If you don't know your animal totem, just be open and ask that they be revealed to you. Then watch and listen.
What is your animal totem? I'd love to hear! 🐢🐍🐙🐸🐰🐼🦄?
#animaltotemfriday The Toad! The appearance of Toad heralds a successful time in your life. Toads are associated with money and luck, especially changing your luck from bad to good.
If Toad is your animal totem, you have the ability to see things and people clearly. Toad often represents the need for self-examination. Ask yourself these questions: Am I hesitating to act and missing opportunities? Am I allowing fear to stop my progress? Have I forgotten my inner strength?
Toad is also a symbol of transformation. Like the fairytale where the Princess kisses the toad and he transforms into a prince, Toad is a reminder of the transformative powers of faith and the belief in something greater. 👸🏼💋🐸 #WhatsYourAnimalTotem?
#animaltotemfriday The Owl! The owl sees in the dark: As a spirit animal, the owl guides you to see beyond the veil of deception and illusion; it helps to see what's hidden. Owl also symbolizes the ability to cut through illusions and see the real meanings of someone's actions or state of mind. 👀
When the owl is one of your power animals, you have a strong intuition and can access information that is hidden to most. Owl encourages you to see beyond deceiving appearances into the true reality of a situation. 🔮
The owl is a strong guide for discernment and making decisions. Call on owl when you have to assess a situation or are going through confusing times. #WhatsYourAnimalTotem?
#animaltotemfriday The Crow. Crow is a sign of change, and that what you've been working towards is coming to fruition. Crow offers clear messages and guidance as to what your next steps are. Pay attention to your thoughts and to the omens around you. The messages are clearer now than ever before!
Crow could also be telling you that you're spreading yourself a little bit thin. It's time to step back, reassess where you are and take stock of your own dreams and aspirations. Being clear about your desires is key in manifesting your intentions.
If crow is your animal totem, you have a great deal of personal integrity. You work hard at being mindful of your opinions and actions. You are willing to walk your talk, speak your truth and embrace your life's mission. 💋🔮💋This pic taken at one of my most favorite stores, the magical @shopcuratoredison! #WhatsYourAnimalTotem? at Shop Curator
#animaltotemfriday The Moth. I spied this guy on my curtain the other day. At first I thought...ohhhh a butterfly! Then on closer inspection, realized it was a wee moth. So here you go... Moth is the master of disguise and asks you to be aware that you may be hiding from others...and yourself. Moth says that it is time to transform your emotional energy away from drama and into something closer to your heart. Have faith in your journey and trust that although things seem complicated right now--you will eventually see the Light. Use your heart to guide you.
If moth is your animal totem you are an optimistic soul. You can find the silver lining in every crisis, the light in darkness and love in any frustration. You are popular, generous and your ability to listen makes you a great counselor and friend. You also know how to use your intuition and have a great deal of psychic energy. Wow...this does totally resonate for me right now! #WhatsYourAnimalTotem?
#animaltotemfriday The Zebra, representing: Agility, uniqueness and compassion. Zebras black and white stripes offer protective camouflage to the herd, but it's patterns are individual to each--as unique as our fingerprints! Blending into a crowd without losing your individuality is a part of zebra's power. It's stripes also represent the blending and balancing of opposites--yin and yang--enabling one to see a deeper truth.
If zebra is your power animal, you have the ability to survive and flourish in harsh lands. You have a quick and agile mind, and are a great problem solver. You frequently fit the shoes of protector, whether family or friends. Those with this animal totem make great therapists and are genuinely compassionate towards others. ❤️❤️❤️ #WhatsYourAnimalTotem?
#animaltotemfriday The Eagle, representing: Spirit, healing and creation. Eagles are messengers from heaven and the embodiment of the spirit of the sun. The eagle is a symbol for the zenith. A reminder of your own ability to soar to great heights.
Eagle is a demanding totem, because it represents the willingness to go to extremes to attain your vision. Yet, by doing so, it offers much reward at the end of the journey. This totem will show you opportunities and how to ride the winds to your benefit. Eagle people can live in the realm of spirit, yet still remain connected and balanced within the realm of Earth. When eagle shows up in your life, it says that you can become much more than you ever dreamed possible! #WhatsYourAnimalTotem? at Prospect Park
#animaltotemfriday The giraffe! Giraffe is an elegant and graceful spirit animal. With keen and gentle intention, the giraffe reaches for the most tender leaves on the tree, a reminder to always seek the best in life and reach high for the most satisfying morsels. It's regal, long neck is also symbolic of reaching for the stars, and being willing to stick your neck out to accomplish your dreams.
The call of giraffe is to trust your instincts. Giraffe can see far into the horizon, giving this spirit animal great foresight, clairvoyance and an intuitive knowing. Giraffe often knows what's going to happen next, and plans accordingly. A powerful gift indeed! 🍃🍃🍃 #WhatsYourAnimalTotem?
#animaltotemfriday The Panda, representing: Gentle strength, peace, emotional and environmental sensitivity. The panda is a powerful spirit animal inspiring tranquil strength and determination. The panda is a symbol for good luck and represents a positive outlook on life.
Under its soft and fuzzy appearance, this animal totem brings forth the importance of strong personal boundaries to feel safe and grounded in life. If you have the panda as a spirit animal or totem, you may be emotionally inclined and feel like you need plenty of space in which to decompress and regroup. Panda is symbolic of the ability to find a balanced and nurturing path through life, and is the master of self-care. Panda encourages us to integrate different aspects of our personality into a harmonious whole. (Image by @flora.forager). #WhatsYourAnimalTotem 🐼🐼🐼
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