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Reply #140 - May 22nd, 2012, 4:10pm
 
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Pheasant

Fertility, Insight

The flamboyant, eye-popping colors of the male pheasant, reminds us that nature knows no end to its variety and creativity. Nature makes a way for these males to be very attractive to their female counterparts by design. Consequently their bright colors are perfect for wooing pheasant strumpets.

Indeed, they are so effective, that males often have a harem of three hens at once. This is symbolic of creativity, sexuality, influence and magic. Why? Because females hold the gift of life (reproduction, creation of offspring), and the number three is a magical number that deals with the union of two to bring about the creation of another (male + female=progeny).

Those with the pheasant as their totem have the same ability to attract love and creativity in their lives as the male pheasant does. These people have strong libidos and are able to attract a healthy amount of attention from those with whom they desire to partner. Yes, even many at a time if they so choose.

Using your gifts to get what you want.
Knowing when to express yourself and when to refrain from doing so.
Being aware of when to protect yourself and your loved ones.
Being creative, productive, and tapping into the passions that burn within you.

It is important to note the element of balance in having this totem, and the pheasant's environment is our indication. He is a riot of glam and color, but ever-ready to slip into the tall grasses or sheltering shrubbery when he must. In other words, the pheasant can be a show off, but he is always ready to retract his wiles when the time calls for it.

This a powerful metaphor in our lives. We can show our bright colors of creativity, and influence in the world but we must know the proper time in which to do so. The pheasant reminds us that no matter how vibrant and original we may be, if we carelessly throw our gifts out at inappropriate times, or to un-listening audiences our efforts are in vain.

Further, those who resonate with the pheasant may be wild on the outside, but quite tender-hearted and conservative on the inside. The pheasant asks that we honor our genuine selves, and not pretend to be something we are not. This incorporates the symbolism of protection of ourselves and our loved ones. Just as the pheasant knows when to blaze their beauty, they also know when to hide in the shadows for as a defense.

Their amazing ability to camouflage themselves, and hide may well have something to do with the fact the species has been hunted for both food and sport for ages. Over the eons the pheasant has self-preservation hard-wired in their bodies, and they know when to go.

The pheasant animal symbolism also speaks to us about the value of balance in areas of spirituality. Being an air animal totem, the pheasant deals with thought, dreams, aspiration, spirituality, and things that lift us into higher states of consciousness.

However, although an air creature, the pheasant rarely flies, and when she does, it is in short bursts and without much air time.

This is symbolic of our ability to reach ever-increasing heights in our spiritual understanding, but we must recognize the need for groundedness.

There is a reason air balloons have sand bags. Be lifted, be inspired, climb ever higher on your path to spiritual awareness but the grounded pheasant reminds you to keep your feet on the ground too.

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Reply #141 - May 22nd, 2012, 4:22pm
 
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Animal symbolism of the pheasant includes:
Solar/Sun/Energy
Passion
Balance
Sexuality
Protection
Creativity
Good Judgment
Being Genuine
Law of Attraction

The pheasant is a native bird of China where it is revered for its beauty, and thought of as a solar animal. Indeed, the Golden pheasants body is a shock of flaming red; its head a ruddy yellow. So intense are these solar colors that there is some debate as to whether or not the Golden pheasant may be linked to the legendary phoenix.

Whatever the case, the pheasant represents yang energy and so it carries attributes of fire, life, summer, male, and action to name a few.

Also in China the pheasant is a symbol of nobility, and is associated with high-rank in political office and civil service.

In Japan the pheasant is a divine messenger for Amaterasu, the great sun goddess. Amaterasu is a focal point of the Shinto pantheon. She is the ruler of the heavens, so her association with the pheasant made this creature an important symbol of power, abundance and promise.

Native American lore considered the pheasant a symbol of protection and concealment. Presumably because regardless of their airborne capabilities, they prefer most of their time hunkered down in tall grass, concealed from sight. Further, unlike most winged creatures, the pheasant nests on the ground rather than trees.

Pheasants are considered symbols of sexuality because of the amazingly attractive male. Furthermore, the males appearance is quite effective, and often wins him a harem of females.

Lastly, the pheasant is a cousin of the peacock, and its symbolic attributes are similar to those of the peacock.


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Air Animal Totems have a penchant for assisting us in matters of higher knowledge. Air being the most ethereal of elements, it's understandable that the creatures who inhabit it are able to lend the best understanding of it's invisible ways. Closest to the heavens, air animals are our best allies as they herald our desires to the very gods in the skies.

Air animal totems are also symbols of strength (both physical and mental) and sovereignty. Very important traits, particularly when we are experiencing new transitions or surroundings in our lives.

If air animal totems are catching your attention, you should feel very heartened by their presence. Allow their spirit to boost your confidence, and remind you that the ultimate power is within this present, unseen moment. Air animals are good omens, and their appearance is like a wink from god.

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Reply #142 - May 24th, 2012, 5:51am
 
Smiley Smiley Smiley Smiley Smiley Smiley Thankyou Owls !!! .. These animals are so beautiful ! and I am soo fortunate to have alot of them in my life...  Today as I came home from town ..  I had a couple of hundred birds in our paddock by our place,, all eating worms from the wettened ground  together in harmony.. It was breathtaking to see all the types of galahs, magpies, sparrows .. finches and  cocatoo's .. all so quiet  Smiley I have seen so many beautiful birds lately ! ( along with the heavier set ones in the coop lol ) ..  

The phesants are magical animals .. and I cant wait until we have some here .. !!!!!! I have seen many pictures and symbols of them at the present .. along with the peacocks too !! ..

Thankyou again Owls !!! ..
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Reply #143 - May 31st, 2012, 2:07pm
 
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Crab

Protected Sensitivity

Crab can show us how to hide and be protected;
and it can also signify coming out of our shell.

You need to ask yourself if you are exposing too much of your inner being or if you are too withdrawn and hiding in your shell.

Crab people are usually very sensitive, shy and self-protective.

Their trust must be earned.

If Crab has entered your life,
examine issues of sensitivity and reclusiveness.


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Water animal totems are as vast with meaning as the sea itself.

Water is a powerful symbol in itself.

It's a sign of cleansing, freedom and mobility. Most significantly, water as a symbol is a universal expression of the unconscious.

Therefore, water animal totems help us reveal and identify our hidden thoughts or actions. When these creatures find their way into our lives they need to be honored. If we pay attention, they will aid us in identifying our hidden motives, motives that aren't quite healthy for us. Even better, by observing and being open our water animal totems, we learn the ways of simpler, more positive paths of thought, thus replacing the hidden negative ones.

Water critters are invariably bright and playful. Living up to the freedom that the water sign embodies, water animal totems remind us to live with that same unbridled freedom.

We would do well to follow the example of these creatures, and live as if we have no limits.

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Reply #144 - Jun 6th, 2012, 1:43am
 
Buffalo

Prayer and Abundance

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Rumbling like thunder o'er the prairie,
Great herds of abundance, sharing with man,
I need your knowledge to meet life's challenges,
To survive and move on with my plans.


Those who have a Buffalo totem must walk a sacred path, honoring every walk of life.
You will achieve nothing without the aid of the Great Spirit
and you must be humble enough to ask for assistance and then be grateful for those gifts.

A Buffalo totem will seek to help you establish a deep connection to Mother Earth
and it will ask you to help the endangered species of our planet.
He will bring you strength of character and an independent spirit.

It is the totem of abundance.
Do not push or force, but follow the easiest path.
Buffalo medicine is knowing that abundance is present
when all relations are honored as sacred and when gratitude is expressed to every part of creation.
Buffalo medicine is prayer, gratitude and praise.
Praying for the needs of all creatures, for harmony and
give praise for the gifts you have already received.


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Many cultures, including the Native Americans, believe that if we put our ear to the ground, we can hear Mother Earth's heartbeat. Land animal totems are keenly aware of this heartbeat and in fact, are said to walk in time with the beat of the Earth's heart.

Consequently these land animal symbol meanings relate to intuitition, awareness, and cognizance. Additionally, this animal group represents being grounded, and stable both mentally and physically

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Reply #145 - Jun 6th, 2012, 5:25am
 
What a beautiful beast Owls .. They are so majestic and powerful ..  Smiley
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Reply #146 - Jun 6th, 2012, 7:59am
 
Wonderful post owls. inspiring there is me just  a mere magpie totem  Smiley
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Reply #147 - Jun 6th, 2012, 10:16pm
 
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My Totem: Dolphin
The Power of Breath and Sound

A Dolphin totem can show you how to enter
the waters of life and then with breath and sound
call forth what you most need or desire.

Sounds are a part of dolphin life, and therefore, if you have this totem,
they need to be a part of yours.
Sound is the creative life force.
Learn to create inner sounds so that you can create outer manifestations.

The dolphin, along with the whale, are the other sentient beings of our planet.
They too are self-aware and have souls.
Accordingly to the Michael Teachings, they are on their fourth cycle,
while most of mankind is on its eleventh or twelfth cycle.

If a Dolphin totem has shown up in your life,
ask yourself what your words and thoughts are creating.
Are you getting outside and into the fresh air? Are you holding in tensions?
A Dolphin reminds us to get out, play and most of all, breath!
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Reply #148 - Jun 23rd, 2012, 6:19pm
 
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Water animal totems are as vast with meaning as the sea itself.

Water is a powerful symbol in itself.

It's a sign of cleansing, freedom and mobility. Most significantly, water as a symbol is a universal expression of the unconscious.

Therefore, water animal totems help us reveal and identify our hidden thoughts or actions. When these creatures find their way into our lives they need to be honored. If we pay attention, they will aid us in identifying our hidden motives, motives that aren't quite healthy for us. Even better, by observing and being open our water animal totems, we learn the ways of simpler, more positive paths of thought, thus replacing the hidden negative ones.

Water critters are invariably bright and playful. Living up to the freedom that the water sign embodies, water animal totems remind us to live with that same unbridled freedom.

We would do well to follow the example of these creatures, and live as if we have no limits.

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Reply #149 - Jun 23rd, 2012, 6:40pm
 
Helen wrote on Jun 6th, 2012, 7:59am:
Wonderful post owls. inspiring there is me just a mere magpie totem Smiley


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Magpie symbolic meanings are numerous and varied. This stands to reason because the magpie herself is a varied creature. Her colorful character is a delight to observe with symbolic eyes because she is so unpredictable, high-spirited and expressive.

When we observe the magpie's behaviors in nature, we can pick out many strong symbolic messages.

Among her many common attributes, here are a few magpie symbolic meanings:

The magpie's speech is symbolic of communication and creative expression. When we hear the magpie speak it is a message to us that we might need to listen to what is being spoken to us - listen with more attention. The chatter of the magpie is also a symbolic message that we may need to speak our minds more clearly....speak up, express our opinions, be creative with our spoken words.

The magpie's obsession with shiny things is symbolic of our tendency to chase after false ideas or perceptions. When the magpie comes into our lives it is often a reminder that we may have to re-evaluate our priorities. Are we chasing after unsuitable desires? Are we serving a false ideal? Are we putting materialism ahead of matters of the soul?

The magpie builds its home in the thickest "V" of trees. Forks or V's in nature are symbolic of gateways or paths into the spirit realm. In this fashion, the magpie asks us about our level of spiritual perception. Specifically, the magpie asks to keep an open mind in matters of the spirit. She also asks us where our spiritual foundation is and encourages us to open the gateways of higher (spiritual) vision.

Her plumage is also symbolic. With striking colouration, the magpie is symbolic of flamboyance, expression, and glamour. When we see her, we do a double-take because her appearance commands our attention. This is a message for us to not hide ourselves away from the world. The magpie beckons us to reveal our brilliance (physical and otherwise) to the world. We are each composed of incredible beauty and grace - the magpie is a reminder that we must express these attributes outwardly in a glamorous display just as she does.

And just when we get to know the symbolic meaning of the magpie, she eludes us and leaves us guessing what she's all about. In nature she has been known to be shy and reclusive - yet in cities she is noted to be extremely sociable with humans. Typically, she is a scavenger...but she has also been witnessed taking down small birds and rodents - acting as a bird of prey (which is not her classification).

These and other oddities in her behavior are symbolic of illusion and perception. The magpie's message her is that not all things are what they appear to be, and we should not set our judgements in stone. Further, this aspect of the magpie is a message that we do not have to be bound to perceptions. In other words, we may want to consider departing from our habitual behaviors and avoid being type-caste into a specific role.

In ancient European cultures the magpie is said to predict omens, and there is a type of divination based on the magpie according to an old riddle. I've forgotten how the rhyme goes, but gist of it is according to how many magpies are seen the following will be one's fate:

One magpie indicates danger
Two equals joy in union
Three means good journey
Four magpies means new beginning
Five equals company coming
Six indicates an ending
Seven magpies is a good omen, carry on with your plans
Eight magpies suggest a wait period, do not continue with your plans
Nine magpies speak of love will coming to call on you, or a return of love to your life

Magpie symbolic meanings take on a brighter note in the East, where the Chinese regard the magpie as a good luck symbol, joy, marital bliss, sexual happiness, and long lasting fortune.

When the Chinese hear the cry of a magpie it is said to be an announcement of the arrival of friends and family.

The ancient Roman's viewed the magpie as a creature of high intellect and reasoning powers. She is also an attribute of Bacchus, the God of wine.

In Native American animal lore, the magpie was also viewed as having intellect. However, more often than not she was faulted for trickery and her intelligence was typically used in deceptive schemes. She cannot be judged too harshly thought because her tricks are always played out with a light-hearted, good-natured intention.

As you can see, the magpie symbolic meanings are as diverse and colorful as the magpie herself. Her messages are many, and she gives them to us with a free and happy heart.

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Reply #150 - Jun 23rd, 2012, 6:42pm
 
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Air Animal Totems have a penchant for assisting us in matters of higher knowledge. Air being the most ethereal of elements, it's understandable that the creatures who inhabit it are able to lend the best understanding of it's invisible ways. Closest to the heavens, air animals are our best allies as they herald our desires to the very gods in the skies.

Air animal totems are also symbols of strength (both physical and mental) and sovereignty. Very important traits, particularly when we are experiencing new transitions or surroundings in our lives.

If air animal totems are catching your attention, you should feel very heartened by their presence. Allow their spirit to boost your confidence, and remind you that the ultimate power is within this present, unseen moment. Air animals are good omens, and their appearance is like a wink from god.

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Mongoose

Inner Sight

The mongoose in ancient Egypt was often a household pet, and was considered sacred because of its ability to hunt and kill the dangerous hooded cobra. The cobra was one of the ancient Pharaohs most important symbols of power, and it appeared on their crowns representing the Goddess Wadjet, one of the earliest Egyptian deities. The cobra was said to not only protect the Pharaoh-kings, but also to confer inner sight and the ability to control universal forces.

When killing a cobra, the mongoose crushes the serpents skull with its jaw, and then eats both the venom glands and the head, as it is immune to the poison. Symbolically, this means that the mongoose is not only strong, agile and clever enough to defeat its powerful enemy, but by eating the cobra it also takes on the very qualities which gave that enemy power. Therefore, mongoose, like cobra, confers inner sight, the ability to direct universal forces using the Law of Attraction, and other powers conferred by the serpent. The mongooses agility and cleverness are also qualities shared by people who have mongoose as a power animal.

But, most importantly, mongooses crushing jaw means that you must be very careful of what you say, and how you say it, because your words have exceptional power.

The Mongoose is the symbol of constancy, fidelity, speed, and the ability to find the right way in any situation.

People of the Mongoose totem should be able to react quickly to any changes. They are to be unpredictable in their behavior but very frank.

Mongoose is said to have the magical attributes: defence, protection, and destroying evil. One chant is: Mongoose-power, come to our Defense. Destroy all ill intent. Corner, cage, with righteous rage, All those who threaten, harm or kill. Imprison, bind, those of dark mind, Beneath the mongoose-power and will.

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Moth

Relationships, Acute Sense of Smell

Moths are messengers. When they fly around you in great numbers, expect a message to come to you.

A Moth totem awakens an acute sense of smell in their totem people.

Ask yourself, "does this person smell right?"

They can also awaken an attraction to the opposite sex;
however, if the sense is wrong, then that person will repel instead of attract.

Trust in your feelings.

Moths are nocturnal so their people are more active during the evenings and night than they are in the daylight hours.


Nocturnal creatures have philosophical symbolism such as:
Dreams
Shadows
Otherworldliness
Secret knowledge
Psychic awareness


We gather these symbolic attributes because night creatures conduct their life-sustaining activities in complete darkness.

As humans, we may translate this as symbolic of living our lives by intuitive feeling rather than physical sensory perception.

Philosophically speaking, night creatures do not tumble in the dark, and neither do humans. We use our dreams, our awareness, and our deeper, inner knowing to navigate through the darkest hours of our lives.

Faith is another tool we use to move through shadowy times of uncertainty, and the moth also shares this aspect. The moth never questions provision. She has complete faith that all of her needs will be meet each night.


A quick-list of animal symbolism of moths:
Vulnerability
Determination
Concealment
Attraction
Subtlety
Intuition
Faith


Even in navigation, when we observe the moth to fly into artificial light or flames, the moth demonstrates its faith and determination.

It is still unproven as to why the moth is driven to light but the best hypothesis is that the moth navigates by lunar light. In the absence of moonlight, the moth moves to the next best thing: man-made light.

Even at the risk of loosing its life, the moth is ever-vigilant in following its path of light. This may also serve as a moral to us to keep our own vigilance, but not fall victim of blind faith.

Here we see a fragile vulnerability in the moth. The moon is her mother, and she will follow her course at all cost. This makes her open to distraction, vulnerable to harm. Here we may find another message to adjust our course as our path indicates rather than drive forward without heeding important signs along the way.

As a creature of the night, and by her navigational devices, we see the moth is highly influenced by the power of the moon. This aspect ties in with animal symbolism of intuition, and psychic awareness.

Indeed, those with the moth totem will find this creature a magnificent assistant in developing higher awareness, and psychic enhancement.

However, with higher perception we sometimes overstep into the realm of confusion. It is important to seat ourselves in grounding foundations when we step in-tune with the lunar aspects of the moth. In other words, fly high with the moth but always have a clear runway for happy, safe landings.

The moth continues to be under the influence in matters of love. She emits pheromones that are powerfully strong, attracting her male counterpart through the dark nights. These scented trails can be followed for remarkable distances.


Here we see animal symbolism of:
Suggestion
Attraction
Allure


The female moth is subtle in her scent, wafting out like a loving tendril pulling in her mate. She has no doubt about her ability to attract her lover (those pheromones are powerfully effective!). Us humans would do well to follow the same cue. We do not have to be overt in our advances to attract our mates. Rather, the art of subtle allure can be learned from the moth.

A master of disguise, the moth can blend in to the point of invisibility. This is a metaphor for us to use our environment to our advantage, blend in when necessary, adjust and adapt when the situation requires it.

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Reply #153 - Jul 21st, 2012, 11:51am
 
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Swan

Grace, Beauty, Power of Self

The Swan is one of the most powerful and ancient of totems.

As you begin to realize your own true beauty, you unfold the ability to bridge new realms and new powers.

Swan can show you how to access the inner beauty within yourself and in others.

A Swan totem heralds a time of altered states of awareness and the development of intuitive abilities.

Swan people have the ability to see the future, and to accept the healing and transformation that is beginning in their lives.

Accept your ability and go with the flow.

Stop denying you know who is calling when the phone rings.

Pay attention to your hunches and inner knowledge, and Swan medicine will work through you.

The Swan's call teaches the mysteries of song and poetry, for these touch the child and the beauty within.


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Water is a powerful symbol in itself.

It's a sign of cleansing, freedom and mobility. Most significantly, water as a symbol is a universal expression of the unconscious.

Therefore, water animal totems help us reveal and identify our hidden thoughts or actions. When these creatures find their way into our lives they need to be honored. If we pay attention, they will aid us in identifying our hidden motives, motives that aren't quite healthy for us. Even better, by observing and being open our water animal totems, we learn the ways of simpler, more positive paths of thought, thus replacing the hidden negative ones.

Water critters are invariably bright and playful. Living up to the freedom that the water sign embodies, water animal totems remind us to live with that same unbridled freedom.

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Air Animal Totems have a penchant for assisting us in matters of higher knowledge. Air being the most ethereal of elements, it's understandable that the creatures who inhabit it are able to lend the best understanding of it's invisible ways. Closest to the heavens, air animals are our best allies as they herald our desires to the very gods in the skies.

Air animal totems are also symbols of strength (both physical and mental) and sovereignty. Very important traits, particularly when we are experiencing new transitions or surroundings in our lives.

If air animal totems are catching your attention, you should feel very heartened by their presence. Allow their spirit to boost your confidence, and remind you that the ultimate power is within this present, unseen moment. Air animals are good omens, and their appearance is like a wink from god.

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Elk

Stamina, Strength, Nobility

Majestic forest kind with antlers high,
Mighty strength belongs to you.
Fill my mind with common sense
To do the things that I must do.

An Elk totem teaches you how to pace yourself.
You might not be the first to arrive,
but you will arrive without burning out.
Don't try for quick and easy;
long and steady is the key to reaching your goals.

If you have an Elk totem, you will feel the need for companionship
or group support. You do not have to do everything alone,
help is out there waiting for you if you just ask for it.

People with Elk totems have a need for high energy levels
and this can be accomplished through their foods.
A diet that is mostly vegetarian will give you strength without stress.
Vitamins are a good supplement.
If you find yourself becoming sluggish,
adjust your diet and in a couple of days, you will recover your stamina.

And don't forget to replenish yourself with some personal quiet time.

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Zebra

Agility, Individuality

Blending into a crowd without losing your individuality is the power of Zebra.

This ability protects it from danger, along with its agility and speed.

Study the behavior of Zebra and its ability to survive and flourish in a harsh land.

Examine your relationships to the various groups in your life.

Do not confront your group, rather use your mental ability to work around problems and obstacles.

Zebra can teach you how.


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Zebras as a totem are magicians, you might even say they are illusionists. And, why not? The zebra's abstract black and white striped coat actually looks like an optical illusion. Its black and white coloring represents the dark and light characteristics of life.

Black and white in general represents yin and yang polarity.

Zebras teach us that there is more than one way to look at things. For every belief we have, there is an opposing view. When zebra appears it could mean you are ready to accept different viewpoints, in any case your eyes will be opened to new ideas. The zebra is very unique in appearance. Zebra also teaches us self acceptance and to embrace our individual differences.

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Many cultures, including the Native Americans, believe that if we put our ear to the ground, we can hear Mother Earth's heartbeat. Land animal totems are keenly aware of this heartbeat and in fact, are said to walk in time with the beat of the Earth's heart.

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Bee

Fertility and the Honey of Life,
Accomplishing the Impossible


Bees are the symbol of fertility and sexuality.
Its honeycomb, a hexagon, is the symbol of the heart and
represents the sweetness of life found within our own heart.
It is also the symbol of the sun and all its energies.

The bee reminds us to extract the honey of life
and to make our lives fertile (productive) while the sun shines.
No matter how great the dream is, there is the promise of fulfillment
if we pursue our dreams.

If a Bee has shown up in your life, examine your own productivity.
Are you doing all you can to make your life more fertile?
Are you busy enough?
Are you making time to savor the honey of life and not becoming a workaholic?

The Bee is the symbol of accomplishing the impossible.
Aerodynamically, its body is too large for its wings and should not be able to fly.
Although now we understand how it does fly (high rate of wing movement),
the Bee remains a symbol of accomplishing anything you put your mind to.

In Hinduism, the Bee relates to Vishnu, Krishna or Kama, the God of Love.
In Egypt, the Bee symbolized royalty.
In Greece, it was the symbol of the Eleusinian Mysteries.
The Celts associated the Bee with hidden wisdom.

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GUINEA PIG ~ HAMSTER

Communing and Healing

The Guinea Pig or Hamster brings like minded people
to you with its appearance in your life.
No matter how different your beliefs are from the norm,
you will find yourself meeting people who think like you do.

When this totem appears, it signals a time
to explore new possibilities, a time to open (or reopen) spiritual doors.
It also brings a cautionary message:
are you being too solitary in your spiritual practices?
Do you need to seek out groups to help with your healing work?
Are you ignoring the opportunities presented to you
to involve yourself in healing activities?

Take advantage of all the opportunities
that this special totem brings.

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Reply #159 - Sep 26th, 2012, 8:13pm
 
Thank you so much for the dragon information. I have always been fascinated by them, and both of my boys are fire signs-dragon and phoenix. It gives me some insight that I didn't have previously so that I can help my older son, the dragon, who has them around him all of the time. He is quite psychic, and even though I am very gifted, could never find any indepth information to help him to understand them.

On another note, I used to be terrified of spiders because right before an unfortunate event in our family, they would come out of vents, the sink drains, the tub, everywhere and horrify me. I began to do research on the metaphysical attributes of spider and learned that they were coming to warn me. Then, when they would start of appear out of the ordinary, I would check out what was going on around me, and averted some otherwise scary situations by their warnings.

I went on to learn that they were telling me that I was out of balance, and I needed to study more Native American teachings on spider to see how to get my life back in control, and how to achieve balance.

After the work, the spiders stopped coming. I strive to keep balance in my life, and have a wonderful natural piece made by a native artist that has a beautiful spider in the middle of a dream catcher, a constant reminder of my friends and their teachings.

Thank you for having such a comprehensive site for those in search of guidance and understanding.
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