Animal Spiritual Meanings 

Animal Medicine Totems

As humans we have forgotten to listen to what’s around us, animals play a huge part, they have

medicine to share with us, they pass on messages to show us direction, warning or what may be

coming.

When I’m out and about, going on trips, and find birds, each bird I find has medicine to share

with me, even though they may become someone else’s tool. I sit with the medicine, sometimes the

answer doesn’t come to days later when it pops into mind and I see it in my mind sight.

I had a powerful trip lately down South recently- 3 wedgetail eagles, butterflys coming at the car

to only just miss, Blue Wren mated pair, Micro Bat then crows in 3’s o n way home, such potent

medicine to listen to and honour. Listen to their gifts.

Do you have a bird around you all the time? Have you been listening to what’s its trying to tell

you. Open your heart and feel into it, don’t go to a book, feel what your heart and soul are

singing to you about that animal. My indigenous girlfriend has taught me to listen for our own

medicine from the animals, how it walks with us every day.

ANIMALS, BIRDS, INSECTS AND REPTILES

AND THEIR MEANINGS

AARDVARK – Trust your instinctual senses to sniff out whats right for you and whats not. Best

to be slow and cautious when starting new project or relationship until you feel its safe to move

ahead. Time for quiet and solitude. Look beneath the surface of appearances and find out whats

underneath. Right noth the evenings will be more productive.

ABOMINABLE SNOWMAN - denotes spiritual truths that are not easily accepted

ALLIGATOR – Take your time to digest what you’re learning rather than rushing

ahead.Protection of personal territory, can denotes a person who attacks out of nowhere, people

who lie in wait and then attack, a person with vicious speech which is destructive. Have all the

facts and look at the situation from all sides before passing judgement or making any decisions or

taking action. Important to honour ancestors.

ANT - denotes cooperation with others. Get started or get to work on that project that you have

been thinking about. Support from family, friends rather than isolating yourself. Trust in self,

you will succeed in accomplishing your dreams.

APE - cautions against loss of individuality, pretending to be someone who you are not, aping

someone, being a copycat instead of your true self. A symbol of malice and ugliness. The ape was

a holy animal in ancient India, the god Hanuman, as in the epic Ramayana. He is a symbol of

strength, loyalty, and self-sacrifice. In the Chinese Zodiac, the ape is the ninth sign. The ape is

the calendar symbol in ancient Mexican cultures, lending its name (in Aztec Ozomatli, in

Mayan Ba'tz) to the the day of the month. The ape was a god of dance, and those born under

this sign were expected to become jugglers, pranksters, dancers, or singers. In ancient mexico, the

ape represents the wind. In the ancient Mexican myth of periodic "ends of the world", the second

era or "sun," the wind-sun, was ended by devastating tornadoes, and the humans of this era were

transformed into apes. Apes in chains represent the "devil" vanquished. It is a symbol of

insecurity and doubt about one's own role in life as well as immodesty.

BABOON –To much intense mental process and need to get grounded and back into body. Your

family needs attention and your presence. Protect your recent creations by keeping them to

yourself, shring with only who you totally trust. Create sacred space in your home-alter. Thoth,

the god of wisdom, though sometimes appearing with the head of an ibis,

frequently appears  as an old, white caped baboon.

BADGER - denotes a person with a 'nagging' personality, usually one who interferes with

another's life. It is a symbol of vice, afraid of the light, and lives in the dark. Stop

procrastinating. The badger represents avarice because it lives on it's own body fat. Stop

depending on others, be more self-reliant.

BANDICOOT-(The Gentle Shadow) Earth magic, sand magic. Coastal desert

knowledge. Knows the "secrets of the scrubland". The quiet existence./Severing ties with kin.

BILBY -The lessons of love and fear and the courage to learn these lessons. Living in temporary

homes for as long as there is opportunity there and moving on. Sitting down to rest instead of

lying down to sleep.

BAT - denotes the use of spiritual intuition in all aspects of life, rebirthing from the womb of

mother earth itself. Let go of those habits and attachments that no longer serve.

BEAR– Boundries-set them up. Balance your life. Meditation and introspection. Don’t forget to

play. An overbearing personality of a friend or situation, someone who can crush another with

just a look or a word

BEAST - denotes crude or unacceptable behavior

BEAVER - denotes the ability to recognize one's spiritual aspects at "home" while balancing and

utilizing "life's" opportunities, industrious

BEE - denotes industrious and cooperative teamwork and denotes diligence and a sense of order.

Luck, fruiting of your life. They were symbols of purity and abstinence. In the secular world, the

bee was a royal symbol and the queen bee was long regarded as a King.

BEETLE - denotes negative interference's in one's life situations

BEHEMOTH - denotes an aspect in one's life that is larger than life, perhaps overwhelming and

too big to handle alone

BIGFOOT - denotes aspects of reality that are not accepted

BIRD OF PARADISE - denotes extravagant and elaborate thoughts. On the positive side, it can

symbolize lightness, closeness to God, and removal from worldly concerns as well as the Virgin

Mary.

BLACKBIRD- denotes an omens. Enchantment, the gateway and the inner call. There are times

in life when its important to concentrate on the outer world and your responsibilities, but there

are also times when you must attend to the haunting song of your soul which calls you to study

spiritual truths.

BLUEBIRD - denotes spiritual joy and contentedness, foretells happy conditions in one's life

BLUEJAY – Pay close attention to nonverbal clues that tell you when someone is deceiving you.

Rather than dabbling in the spiritual/metaphysical realm, choose a path to explore and go as far

as you can with it.

BOAR - denotes a haughty personality, or a bore to others, an aggressive animal, It has a

reputation as a symbol of unflinching courage and ferocity. Stop procrastinating and move

forward. Face your fears and resolve to find peace.

BROLGA-Dance, dancing can be your bridge to the otherworlds. You are being reminded that

sacred dance holds the potential to reconnect you to source, being nurtured within your

consciousness.

BRUSH TURKEY‐The people. Brush Turkey dreaming rouses curiosity to investigate ancestry,

family tree and heritage. To know your lineage is to reclaim aspects of your spirit, remembering

your connection to Mother Earth.

BUFFALO – Trust you will always have what you need. Focus on being appreciative and grateful

for all that you have.

*WHITE BUFFALO- expect a miracle and keep the faith. Your spirituality

will now increase in leaps and bounds.

BULL –This is a very fertile and dynamic time, so allow yourself to indulge in any creative

projects. Your life is in a unturn cycle, so welcome it, in the business world however, denotes a

positive situation, a driving force, a rapidly rising market. It generally symbolizes vitality and

masculine strength. Bulls were worshipped in many religions especially as symbols of potency and

for their horns, which resemble the lunar crescent.

BUSH HEN‐Identity. Changes of identity, the gypsies, fringe dwellers and nomads, not knowing

where home is.

BUSTARD‐ The biggest thing flying. A faith that Spirit and Mother Earth will provide what is

needed. If you can get through the first year you will make it.

BUTCHERBIRD- A predatory songbird, fearless and bold. A ferocious killer that will impale its

victims. Check out your surroundings, know the value of having a surplus

BUTTERFLY- denotes renewal and rejuvenation, the ability to bounce back from setbacks or

disappointments, a transformation of spirituality. They stand for beauty and metamorphosis. It

symbolizes the human soul. In Japan, the butterfly symbolizes young womanhood. Two

butterflies dancing about one another symbolize marital happiness. In China, the butterfly

symbolizes long life and beauty.

CAMEL – More than ever, its time to trust your own intuition for guidance, paying close

attention to your senses and what there are telling you. You have more energy and durability for

the task ahead than you think. Be practical for the future.

CANARY - joyfulnes. Finding your voice and singing. Add colour to your life.

CASSOWARY- To refresh and restore your vitality, get away from civilization and spend some

time in the forest and the bush. Maintain your dignity and self-respect no matter what it takes.

Law of Karma

CAT - denotes an independent nature, Boundries!!!!.

CATERPILLAR - denotes stage of life prior to transition into next phase of life and a need to

prepare oneself

CENTAUR - A mythical monster, half horse and half man, the male's head attached to the neck of

the horse. Denotes discord and internal tension. Symbolizes the animal nature in man, untamed,

and subservience to basic drives, their animal side.The Centaur in astrology is the ninth sign of

the zodiac, shooting an arrow, a Fire sign. Those born under this sign are said to be resolute,

aggressive, spirited, and seekers of light, energy, and power.

CHICKEN - Fertility and sacrifice, pecking out the answers that escape others, protection of

family and community. Known for their hardiness chickens will run quickly and frantically

away from danger. When danger is close they take off with a loud explosion which startles their

predator. They are mindful creatures that have extreme sensitivity. Chickens feel the vibrations

of mother earth and all life forms that inhabit her. This indicates its empathic abilities. Because

empaths literally absorb the energy of everything around them a high strung nervous system can

develop. If nervous energy isn't expressed in a balanced way sporadic unpredictable behavior can

occur. Yoga or any other form of meditative movement can help those with this medicine acquire

balance.

ROOSTER- Roosters are considered sacred symbols in Japan, calling Shinto followers to prayer

with its morning crow at dawn. The Rooster is considered a time-keeper and is a sign of time

passing in our lives. Hearing a Rooster's voice may indicate we need a wake-up call, and need to

pay attention to some circumstances in our lives. A solar symbol, symbol of sexuality, vain, likes

gifts and attention, rising to meet the Sun, drives off evil spirits of the darkness

CHIMERA - a monster, part lion, part goat and part serpent, having one head from each of these

animals.. A symbol of imaginings or rumour. In mythology, the chimera is said to be the

daughter of Echidna, who was part serpent and part woman, and Typhon, a monster from the

underworld. In the myth, the Chimera was killed by Bellerophon, riding on a winged horse named

Pegasus. The Chimera appears on several coats of arms in cities like Corinth and Cyzicus. The

triadic form stands for spring, summer, and winter.

CHIMPANZEE – Use your imagination to create fresh approaches to problem-solving the

situation. You have everything you need to take & face responsibilities

CICADA- The tree cricket. The sound denotes 'elevated' poetry, immortality or life after death.A

stylized cicada form represents "loyalty to one's principles.

COCKATOO- this is a family of 5 birds

*White Tail Cockatoo- The Void. Helps us take control of life by insisting that we

grow at our own pace, trust that within the darkness there is light and she will guide you.

Surrender.Unlimited potential.

*Red Tail Cockatoo- Grandmother medicine. Lunar-influenced bird as its red tail

feathers represent the blood of the feminine creative force.

*Yellow Tail Cockatoo- Grandfather medicine. Influenced by the masculine energy

of the sun.

* Sulphur Crested & Corella- Illumination. They will light the way through the

void. Messenger of light, illuminating those lost in despair.

*Galah-Joy. Remember the joy of life. Laugh, joke be silly. Galah teaches us to love

life, not judge others or ourselves.

COCKROACH - Cockroach teaches the art of adaptability and ultimate survival instincts under

any conditions making this creature an emotional and spiritual shape shifter.It will teach

perseverance and tenacity along with going with the flow of events. Cockroach applies

determination and fortitude to survive in any event. The wisdom of Cockroach teaches how to

keep in touch with the world around you, shows how to strengthen vitality and quickness of

movement, ability to discern when and how to move, and make use of available resources.

CORMORANT- Cormorants are expert swimmers and divers and can show us how to dive in and

to swim where we wouldn't think possible. When the cormorant appears it means you can

accomplish in unique ways what others could not seem to do. It appears in your life as a message

dive into to what you have been hesitating to do. Dive deeper for answers and solutions.

COUGAR - denotes quiet strength and wisdom

COW - compassion and expression of that emotion It stands for the maternal nurturing powers

of the earth. It is a universally positive force. In India the sacred cow symbolizes fertility and

abundance. Slow moving cows denote inner reluctance to do something in daily life

CRAB - He is reminding you that not all paths lead directly to your personal goals. Sometimes a

sideways approach is necessary. Shift your focus to what is all around you because your inner

senses are trying to guide you through an easier way. Alternatively crab can be reminding you

that community is vital for growth, however equally important is a time of introspective

seclusion. Know when to withdraw and discern what is right for you. Crab can also be letting you

know that it is important to fuel your curiosity on all levels. Exploration of the world around you

leads to discovering new horizons and a vibrant life.

CRANE – Do what you need to do to bring greater balance into your life. This is a great time of

great abundance and plenty. Pay close attention to signs and omens. In China, it is a symbol of

longevity, also for wisdom. A crane soaring toward the sun denotes desire for 'social elevation'. In

the legends of India, however, it denotes deceit and knavery..

CRAYFISH - signifies cycles of growth and development, dreams and the psyche. Crayfish energy

enhances your natural reflexes, so you can move ahead with purpose but also back up quickly if

need be.

CROCODILE - Take your time to digest what you’re learning rather than rushing

ahead.Protection of personal territory, can denotes a person who attacks out of nowhere, people

who lie in wait and then attack, a person with vicious speech which is destructive. Have all the

facts and look at the situation from all sides before passing judgement or making any decisions or

taking action. Important to honour ancestors.

CROW - denotes clear messages or straight talk. is a sign of change. All that you have been

working for and toward is now coming to fruition. Alternatively Crow is giving you 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 they have ever been.

Crow as a messenger could also be letting you know that perhaps you are spreading yourself a

little bit thin. It’s time to step back – re assess where you are at and take stock of your own

dreams and aspirations. Being clear about our own desires is key in manifesting our intentions.

CURLEW- Long believed by the Celts to be associated with sorrow. One of the names that the

Highlanders have for the curlew is 'Guilbhron' (Wail of Sorrow) or 'Guilbinn' (Wailing Music).

The curlew is the bird of Dalua, the faerie fool, who is often called "The Shadow Lord". It is said

to be a Storm Bringer.

DEER - The deer spirit animal will remind you to be gentle with yourself and others. The grace

and gentleness characteristic of this spirit animal echo the qualities brought forth when living

from the heart. For example, the traditional symbol used for the heart chakra has the deer

(sometimes also represented as an antelope) as emblematic animal of the energy of love and

harmony with oneself and others

DINGO‐ Australia's native dog, thought to have been a resident for many thousands of years.

The dingo stresses the importance of the group or 'pack' when feeling misunderstood or being

taken for granted. The dingo is a creature that has suffered great persecution and it signals that

it is it time to confront those who mistreat us. Dingo helps us to maintain monogamy despite

disloyalty, partnership in the face of great conflict, and a cohesive family dynamic despite any

internal rivalries. Aboriginals believe they are Duality, intuition, living in balance and

harmony within all realms of existence, adapting a behavior to harmonize with the reality in

which you live, a master at shape shifting and being invisible, Being torn between two worlds,

dividing up different sets of instincts, being able to believe two things at once, struggling with

duality, balance, versatility, being skilled at many different things.ability to remain unique and

maintain individualism, finding the truth and understanding the persecution that this truth

may bring, a reborn soul.

DINOSAUR - denotes an overwhelming situation or a highly demanding, manipulative individual

The dinosaur represents one's own primitive state of being. Killing the beast represents

overcoming one's own lower nature.

DOE – (see deer) In the female aspect. The deer spirit animal will remind you to be gentle with

yourself and others. The grace and gentleness characteristic of this spirit animal echo the

qualities brought forth when living from the heart. For example, the traditional symbol used for

the heart chakra has the deer (sometimes also represented as an antelope) as emblematic animal

of the energy of love and harmony with oneself and others.

DOG - The first primary symbol is one of loyalty, vigilance and intelligence. Dogs are said to be

able to see 'ghosts' and thus warn us of invisible dangers.

DOLPHIN - Dolphin brings when it crosses your path. It is a message of joyful play. Dolphins are

in total harmony with their environment, and practice love for each other. They are always

helping the young, the sick, and even crossing inter species boundaries to provide guidance,

healing and companionship. Join Dolphin’s happy community today and celebrate how much

we’re all alike, instead of focusing on our differences. In Estruscan art, the dolphin carries the

souls of the dead to the afterlife.

DONKEY - denotes an independent personality - perhaps stubborn. Donkey is symbolic of

versatility, intelligence, eager worker, determination, stubbornness, spiritual dedication, undying

faith in the creative force, willingness to take onboard the responsibilities and burdens of others

(beast of burden)

DOVE - denotes a peaceful nature or condition - may be a religious or spiritual sign from God or

a spiritual guide. It represents love and tenderness. The dove is the symbol for the soul in India.

In China, it stands for marital fidelity and longevity. It is also a sign of fertility.

DRAGON- represent the untamed natural world, a violent primeval creature. It represents the

bestial element which must be defeated with strength and discipline. However, in the Occidental

world, the dragon is associated with happiness, produces the potion of immortality, and represents

the primal essence 'yang'. It stands for procreation, fertility, activity, and wards off evil spirits.

It is the 5th sign of the Chinese zodiac a symbol of the East and the rising sun. However, the

white dragon represents the West and death. In Japan, it represents the rain-divinity.

DUCK – Medicine of the Shaman, stepping up to power within. You are being asked to take notice

of your surroundings because a new opportunity is now being offered to you. She is reminding

you that in order to succeed with this opportunity you will have to move forward swiftly so that

your new ideas can take flight. Duck is making it very clear that in order to be successful with

your goals you have to move now! Alternatively Duck may be reminding you that today is a day

that you should spend exploring your emotions. Use her energy to see your own feelings clearly

and to navigate your way through them so that they can be released. Use affirmations and

gratitude to clear the way.

EAGLE – Mastery of self. Eagle’s medicine includes swiftness, strength, courage, wisdom, keen

sight, illumination of Spirit, healing, creation, knowledge of magic, ability to see hidden spiritual

truths, rising above the material to see the spiritual, ability to see the overall pattern/big picture,

connection to spirit guides and teachers and higher truths, great power and balance, dignity with

grace, intuitive and creative spirit, respect for the boundaries of the regions, grace achieved

through knowledge and hard work.

• Bald Eagle,-- Swiftness, strength, courage, wisdom, ability to see hidden spiritual truths, rising

above the material to see the spiritual, connection to spirit guides and teachers

• Golden Eagle,-- Understands the cycles of the Sun, clear vision, sees from the highest places,

spiritual power of the Sun

•Wedge-tailed Eagle,-- The Persecuted King. Upperworld Messenger. Pride. Transcending the

Ego. Flight of the Spirit.

• White-tailed Eagle -- A particularly sociable eagle, and this is reflected in the emotional

support that he offers as a power animal. A powerful and agile hunter of fish, he can delve

into the unconscious of his shaman companion to retrieve hidden images and influences

with his sure and strong talons.

ECHIDNA‐ Rebirth, protection. An ancient creature with a unique and well developed brain,

detecting subtle electrical impulses originating from the Earth, ability to communicate with the

spirit

ELEPHANT - Are you remembering to nurture yourself? Elephant reminds us that we must look

after ourselves first before we reach out and help others. Know that we have the instincts that will

lead us where we need to go and what parts of us need nourishment. Perhaps we have isolated

ourselves from family and need to find our way home. Alternatively you may have to shift your

focus to view the whole picture. Occasionally it could mean that you have to unearth buried

memories and let them go. In Hinduism , Ganesha, God of wiring and wisdom in general, has an

elephant's head with with one tusk and rides a mouse. The elephant is the chief of attendants on

the God Shiva. It is a symbol of victory of life over death.

EMU- The Emu is a symbol of blame and forgiveness. In many Australian Aboriginal

Dreamtime stories the Emu is cast as a troublesome, unreasonable and quarrelsome creature, who

missed special opportunities and friendships due to the instigation of conflict. The message of the

Emu is the examination of personal fears, unrealistic expectations and communications to bring

harmony to relationships. Fulfill your responsibilities while you explore your possibilities

FALCON-. Comes when you require higher vision and knowledge, being in a position to see

everything, knowing when to fully commit and act, teaching how to ride the wind. Accompanies

the soul back to the soul world, soul healing. The Falcon represents visionary power and leads you

to your life purpose. The Falcon carries a message of transition and change. Native American

Totem Animal for "Aries"

*Krestel -- The kestrel is a symbol for recognizing opportunities and acting upon them at only

the correct moment. It teaches speed and accuracy of action as falcons use their plunge to

kill their prey, striking it hard. The kestrel and any falcon can teach us to know when to

act, and how to fully commit to our actions, as well as how to use our strengths for the

greatest success.

*Peregrine Falcon -- Nobody's faster, know when to act and how to act, act upon opportunity,

observing from on high, meditation and deep spiritual studies

FANTAIL‐Curiosity, Ability to change directions quickly, Inter-species communication,

Connection to water spirits. In Maori culture, Fantail to come in home, warning death in the

family coming.

FINCH‐Entertaining singer, variety of activities and experiences, new activity coming, often stuck

raising other's children

• Galpagos Finches (Darwin's Finches) -- Can change "in the blink of an eye", inspiration for

revolutionary ideas.

• Goldfinch -- Awakening to nature spirits (fairies and elves), resolving family conflicts, at home

in the rural or urban life, first marriage difficulties, wardrobe changes

FLAMMINGO‐Ability to cleanse and filter what emotionally nourishes and heals, understanding

how to maintain balance

FIREFLY - denotes moments of intense spiritual illumination

FISH - denotes spiritual aspects or people in one's life, and spiritual achievements. It was the early

Christian sign or symbol which separated the hostile unbelievers from the believers.It also

represented the Age of Pisces which began in the year 7 A.D. Fishing represents the spiritual

purposes of life and man's search for the higher consciousness. It also represents fertility and the

life giving principles of the maternal.

FLEA- Ability to alter time within the life cycle, ability to trigger a birth process by the use of 

light, vibration, or the various components of air.

FLY - The fly takes about two weeks from hatching to adulthood and new eggs to be laid, so it

teaches the ability to greatly multiply prosperity, endeavors and ventures at enormous rates. It

shows how to be quick to act and respond to achieve results. Fly aids in demonstrating the power

of keen eyesight along with multifaceted vision, expanding awareness in many directions.

Although flies are known for carrying diseases in unfavorable surroundings, the lesson of fly is in

the value of carrying your emotions, thoughts and feelings in order to act quickly in sometimes

unfavorable or uncomfortable conditions.

• Black Fly,-- Wanton biting, the curse of the cow and the woodsman

• Crane Fly -- A juxtaposition between your analytical mind and your dreamy-type emotions.

• Deer Fly -- It’s the journey not the destinations that are important here

• Horse Fly -- The child of a male herbalist and a female vampire. It teaches balance in

truthfulness, which may sting and bite but they are truths nonetheless.

House Fly -- House-fly Spirit drives away those who threaten the river (Native American

Legend); House-fly Spirit returns from the grave to comfort the grieving (Australian Aboriginal

Legend)

FOX - passion ,desire, intensity, expression, shadows as they lerk within. The fox encourages us to

think outside of the box and use our intelligence in different, creative ways. The fox also brings us

a message to try to approach our circumstances differently that we normally would. Be aware of

some of our habits, and try a different angle of action. The fox also a reminder that we must

utilize all of our resources (seen and unseen) in order to accomplish our goals. Sometimes this

means calling upon some unorthodox methods.

FROG – Cleansing, letting go of old baggage, clearing it out. The frog totem symbolizes the cycles

of life, in particular the rebirth stage. Its own journey through life, from tadpole to the adult

state, reminds us of the many cycles of transformation and rebirth in our lives.

GEESE - Geese symbolise the sacred circle, cooperation, communication, dedication, knowing when

to lead or follow.

GERBIL - denotes aspects of life that are small comforts

GIRAFFE - denotes a situation where one is meddling into the affairs of others, can denote a

distortion of the image of self, too much distance between heart and head, too much emotion and

not enough reason.

GOAT - The male goat represents lust and vitality. Libido is strong. In a twist stop butting your

head against a brick wall. Keep moving forward step by step. Greeks associate the goat with

Pan. The female goat represents the nurturing nature.

GOLDFISH - a spiritually confining situation, or belief

GOOSE–This is a time of good fortune, so be receptive to and appreciative of all the good things

coming to you. Call on guidance and protection, once you do so, you’ll notice a significant

increase in your spiritual awareness.

GORILLA – When the gorilla comes into our lives it is a signal for us to raise our heads and

recognize the nobility within us. This is not prideful or boastful behavior. Rather, the gorilla

exudes a quiet honor and a still dignity that makes a much more profound statement than any

boast. We humans (particularly this day and age) would do well to mimic such regal behavior.

The gorilla also gives us a message of leadership but not of the aggressive kind. Rather, the gorilla

manages other members within the troop with temperance, understanding, compassion and

balance. Very seldom is aggression or violence required in order to get the point accress. The

gorilla reminds us that tyrannical leaders will never win respect. The message here is that

decency, honesty, and quiet charisma win loyal followers.

HARE - love to chew, and their teeth never stop growing. Symbolically, chewing implies repetition,

contemplation, and breaking concepts down into component parts. Their diet is light and green,

which implies symbolism of health and prosperity. Hare’s are burrowers and their deep, maze-like

tunnels symbolize connections with primal energy as well as Mother Earth energies. The rabbit

encourages us to retreat within, get warm, and collect ourselves. They also prompt us to connect

with the Mother in deeper ways. Hare’s prefer to be on the ground; they are true earth element

animals. We cannot help but be reminded of groundedness in their presence. Hares are nocturnal

and share the same lunar symbolism. The moon is often depicted as a rabbit in many cultures,

thus lending associations of deep intuition and emotionality. For sure, the rabbit symbolizes

reflection.

HAWK - Be aware that there is a message to be received and interpreted. Hawk holds the key to

higher consciousness and trying to bring certain things into your circle of awareness. Know that

enlightenment is imminent. Hawk often represents the ability to see meaning in ordinary

experiences if you choose to become more observant. Many of the messages Hawk brings you are

about freeing yourself of thoughts and beliefs that are limiting your ability to soar above your

life and gain a greater perspective. It is this ability to soar high above to catch a glimpse of the

bigger picture that will allow you to survive and flourish.

• Harrier,-- Sky dancer, constantly changing sides, getting in on the ground floor, a "Ramblin'

Man"

• Nighthawk -- Patient, nocturnal vision, resting when others cannot

• Red-Shouldered Hawk -- Living in the old neighborhood, being mobbed, losing your home,

joining with one enemy to challenge another

• Red-Tailed Hawk -- A Red-Tailed Hawk is a special totem. It has direct ties to the Kundalini,

the seat of the primal life force. It teaches of higher expressions of psychic ability and

vision, lessons of awareness and insight. The Red-Tailed Hawk represents the Sun and the

Great Horned Owl the Moon.

HEDGEHOG - The hedgehog is also symbolic of fertility and being connected to the earth. It's

belly is close to the Mother (earth, that is) and this close proximity is symbolic of its connection to

earth and all that is fertile. The hedgehog's tendency to curl up in the fetal position is also a

message of centering, and connecting with the source. Further, central Asia and parts of Iran

associated agricultural abundance, fertility and the gift of fire to the hedgehog. In these cultures

it is considered a solar power animal, and is strongly connected to the energy and vitality of the

sun. This may be further understood when we think of the hedgehog's splayed spikes look much

like the spanning rays of the sun. Being a nocturnal creature, the symbolism of the hedgehog

deals with intuition, psychic ability, prophetic dreams and visions. This is because the night deals

with concepts that are cloaked in shadow - a realm that is not altogether clear. That the

hedgehog's active time is at night is symbolic of "second sight." Another testimony to its spiritual

power is the hedgehog's natural resistence to snake venom. This is carries extreme importance

with many native European tribes and is seen as a symbol of victory over evil. This attribute is

also a portent of resurrection, life after death, or defeating death completely.

HEN - She is asking you to take the time for some inner evaluation. Scratch the surface of your

emotions and see what lies underneath. Are you responding to the circumstances around you

from your heart? Or is your head ruling and allowing things to spiral out of control. Take a step

back – make sure you are centered in your heart and then approach your conundrum from a

spiritual sense and see what your next step is – if any.

HERON- The Heron is symbolic in many cultures. In Egypt the Heron is honored as the creator

of light. In China the Heron represents strength, purity, patience and long life. In Africa, the

Heron was a messenger from the Gods. Native American tribes held the blue heron as a very good

omen and they saw the heron as an expert fisher and hunter and sighting a heron before a hunt 

was a sign that the hunt would be a good one. Heron represents the Holy Spear, and the concept

of spear magic. Look at the imagery of spears and arrows, and start visualising aiming for your

goals with spears to make sure you're 'on target'. The holy spear, is also the messenger from the

gods, and heron comes into our lives like an arrow from the gods, to make sure that we're on

target too.Heron's slow, deliberate manner produces a ceremonial aura and displays the

harmonious natural flow of being ourselves. Heron people prefer complete isolation...but are

equally at ease in a crowdof peers.

• Bittern,-- Heed promises made

• Egret -- Provides safe passage to the soul world, peace bringer, self-confidence, wading rather

than swimming, symbol of the Audubon Society

Great Blue Heron,-- Assert your authority and strike while you can

HIPPOPOTAMUS - He is reminding you that if you have become bored with your life you have

the creative power to stir things up and revitalize things by starting new projects, goals and

spiritual connections. Do this by following the tried and true methods of reaching your goals and

focus on the success of your projects. Take the time to dream your dreams and choose the path

that will be right for you to achieve them. Understand that you will need to commit to your goals

in order to fulfill them.

HOG - denotes a tendency to take more than one needs

HORSE - As a power animal, horse, is primarily a message carrier and is often concerned with

traversing "gateways." It is associated with the power and responsibility that comes from

exercising authority, and the wisdom required to use it in a balanced way. On an emotional level,

horse is connected with the need for compassionate understanding. If a horse has shown up in

your life, it may be time to examine aspects of travel and freedom within your life. Area you

feeling constricted? Do you need to move on or allow others to move on? Is it time to assert your

freedom and your power in new areas? Are you doing your part to assist civilization within your

environment? Are others? Are you honoring what this civilization has given you? Horse brings

with it new journeys. It will teach you how to ride into new directions to awaken and discover

your own freedom and power. In allowing all pathways to have equal validity, you will see the

power and glory of the unified family of humanity. This is the gift of the Rainbow Warrior or

Warrioress. The "I" has no place in the Whirling Rainbow that comes from the Great Mystery

and is replaced by the universal "we." All colors of the rainbow and all pathways are honored as

one.

HUMMINGBIRD- brings special messages for us. It is the only creature that can stop dead while

traveling at full speed. It can hover, or can go forward, backward, up or down. It lives on nectar

and searches for the sweetness of life. Its long tongue lets it bypass the often tough and bitter

outer layer to find the hidden treasures underneath. Hummingbird is loved by the flowers and

plants, for as it sucks the nectar from the flower, the plant reproduces and more of its kind are

created. In many traditions, Hummingbird feathers have been prized for their almost magical

qualities. It is said that Hummingbird brings love as no other medicine can, and its presence

brings joy to the observer. If you have Hummingbird medicine, you adapt easily to whatever

situation you may find yourself in, and make the most of your new circumstances. You don't

waste time looking back and wishing for "what was" for you are concerned with making the most

of "what is". Also, you could never become addicted to any artificial stimulants, for you find joy

in your own heart. You take great pleasure in spreading joy and love and beauty to all around

you, and have the gift of taking that inner joy into new and different surroundings. You have a

talent for finding the good in people, and are not put off by a gruff or abrupt exterior, for you

know that, if you can only get beyond that tough outside layer, you'll find goodness and beauty

inside. You may have a gift for working with flowers, maybe growing them to share with others,

or using flower essences for healing. Aroma therapy may be your calling. You have high energy

and a spirit that must be free. To restrict that wonderful, free, loving energy is to suffer great

depressions and feelings of uselessness. Hummingbird must fly free in search of beauty, spreading

joy and love to all it touches.

HYENA - denotes a lack of seriousness or vicious nature, avarice, one who waits for the leftovers

instead of being aggressive in a situation.

IBIS- denotes a spiritual esoteric aspect to spirituality. Sacredness. Ibis was sacred to the Goddess

Isis. Thoth, god of the Moon and wisdom, has an ibis head. Thoth, guardian of the Moon Gates,

was the deity of record keeping and magick. Thoth, in the form of Ibis, hovered above the

Egyptians and taught them the occult arts and sciences. Wisdom ,Enlightenment ,Ability to work

with magick spells ,Understanding ancient wisdom

JABIRU‐Vigilance. Jabiru demonstrates how change, release and surrender may be harnessed and

integrated as viable options, and how, once realized as gifts of power, they can quickly reveal a

chance to start over.

JACKAL - denotes a predatory nature

KAKAPO‐ (Owl Parrot) -- The world's strangest and most endangered parrot (now

approximately 62 Kakapo left). It the only flightless and nocturnal parrot, as well as being the

heaviest in the world, weighing up to 8 lbs. Although the poor little thing does not have wings

capable of flight it seems to often forget this and will try to soar from the trees only to come

crashing down like a brick. It and you should learn to recognize your limitations.

KANGAROO - You are reminded that you can only move forward right now. Once you have

achieved your momentum keep moving forward and never look back. Know that moving forward

is enough – that you do not necessarily have to be clear on the path. Simply moving is called for

and the bigger the leaps and bounds the better. Kangaroo can also mean that a nine month cycle

is at play and that your current project will take nine months to mature and benefit you.

Commit fully to your project. Kangaroo may also be letting you know that it is time to escape a

bad situation. Simply allow your instincts to guide you and get the heck out of there!

*Grey Kangaroo -- (Urban Warrior ) Fertility and simplicity. Plant and Herb wisdom. An

urban connection to Native wisdom and pastures, meadows, and plains. Co-operation with

the family and it's hierarchy.The multi-tasking mother

*Red Kangaroo--- (Desert Warrior) Desert wisdom and the endurance to survive in harsh

climates. Assessing obstacles instinctively. Postponing childbirth

*Tree Kangaroo -- Seeing the "Big Picture" by observing life. Energy work andbreath-work.

Communicating lightly (through whispering or quiet words), Multi-tasking at your own pace,

learning from little (a word or shape, instead of having something explained in detail). Power in

the spirit-world.

KEA‐Kea is of the high beech forests, the yellow tussock lands and the rocky peaks, for it is the

mountain parrot. Kea’s home is in sheltered crevices where the families gather to bring forth

young in the new light of the spring-born days. Its spirit is of the vast open spaces and the

closeness of the child’s world of fun. Coloured a beautiful olive green to match the upland forests,

Kea reveals its first surprise in flight when it presents the scarlet underside of its wings. This

flash of joy is true to the nature of this alpine bird. The walker, new to the mountains, is often

astonished when Kea arrives to share the trail, one or two hopping in front and several following

close behind. This is Kea, trail companion, child of delight and wayward humour. This is the

play that is their way no matter how old the bird, for all are of the child eternal. We have named

other parrots, taught them words to say, and caged them for our amusement. Kea gifts to us its

joy without giving up its freedom. It visits entertains and leaves by its own choosing. Kea, child of

the dawn, fun on the run, spirit of innocence reborn, the ever-joyful one, soars on high to greet the

sun and touches everyone.

KERERU-native wood pigion to New Zealand. Love heals . With gentle hands . Love shares.  With

constant care . Love stands . With open arms.  Love walks .With all to share

KINGFISHER‐ Ability to express oneself in a clear and concise manner, past life connections

relating to the misuse of the ego

KITE- Graceful and buoyant, responding with grace and gentleness, mediumship and a

connection to the underworld, learning how to breathe to open psychic awareness. Kite will bring

about truths and wisdom while keeping the watery emotions in balance and will teach how to

skim the surface of knowledge to collect what you need for the moment. Observe carefully what is

around you as resources will appear.

* Mississippi Kite -- Being able to bring great darkness into the light, being unafraid to fly,

caring for and helping others, wind energy, being a spiritual messenger, all spiritual

messages, inner and outer grace, a connection to death, the shadows and the underworld. 

KIWI‐ Connection to the ancient wisdom of the Maori, ability to scratch out the truth,

understanding earth changes

KOALA‐ Having  a unique fingerprint. Climb over obstacles, value slow movement. Having the

ability to hold on and having empathy for others. Koala energy is the embodiment of positive

laziness, of taking a day off to literally do nothing, and to appreciate the value of doing just that.

Koala energy, when embraced fully, can help us to sleep well, meditate more thoroughly and most

importantly; conserve energy.

KOOKABUURA‐ The medicine of Kookaburra is Laughter and Joy. To laugh at yourself while

healing. Also to take responsibility for your own healing. To probe deeper, than the surface. Stop

laughing off that you need to heal yourself. Kookaburra awakens us to our inner truth and, thus

the dawning of a new day. He has a distinctive laughing call that when heard makes one feel like

laughing along with him. Stirring the joy that lives deep within your being.

I was taught when I lived over east, that Kookaburra has to calls, one that we know to make us

smile, and the other that tells a soul has just pasted over to dreamtime.

To the Bibulmun Tribe(Noogyar), he is Kaakaa the mischievous, who played pranks, tricks &

jokes on the men, woman & children of the tribe. The tribe grew tired of this, approached the

elders to do something. They summoned Kaakaa forward, where he was explained because of all

the pranks he played on all the people, he would be given the great honour of been given the new

life as a bird that would forever bear his name Kookaburra or Kaakaa.

LADYBUG - The appearance of a Ladybug heralds a time of luck in which our wishes begin to be

fulfilled. Higher goals and new heights are now possible. Worries begin to dissipate. New

happiness comes about. Ladybug also cautions not to try to hard or go to fast to fulfill our

dreams. Let things flow at their natural pace. In the due course of time, our wishes will all come

true. Alternatively she could be signalling that you can leave your worries behind and that new

happiness is on its way. Ladybug signals you to to not be scared to live your own truth. Protect

your truth and know that it is yours to honor.

LEECH- denotes a freeloader, one who lacks self-respect and responsibility

LEMMING - denotes a person who always follows and does not follow one's own path, a lack of

individuality

LEOPARD- He is reminding you that there is always a period of rebirth after a period of

suffering and death on some level. Leopard is the healer of deep wounds and will bring old issues

to resolution through the reclaiming of power that was lost during the time of the wounding. He

is reminding you that you have many resources, skills, capabilities, inner resources and patterns

available to you that will allow you to do a broad range of tasks at will. These resources can be

physical, mental, psychic, emotional and spiritual. Alternatively the Leopard is letting you know

that you need to accept your own spots and use them as your own strengths. Stop hiding because

of your own perceived weaknesses. You have the power and the strength to accomplish everything

you dream of. You simply have to believe, have faith and find the right path. Persistence is the

keyword.

LION - He is bringing a message of prudence to us. In other words, the Lion asks us to not overdo

in certain areas of our lives. Rather, keep an even mind and an overall balance in our life

activities. The Lion is the ultimate protector of hearth and home. Listen to the actions of Lion for

he will show you if it is time to relax and de-stress your mind, body and spirit. He is also about

timing or your personal power. Perhaps it’s time to increase your community responsibilities and

organize cooperation among your peers. He also aids you in recognizing and understanding your

own noble and regal attitudes

LIZARD– Dreaming medicine. It’s time to take do an internal audit. Are you being ruled by

your ego or are you coming from your heart? Be aware – simply because the ego is the master of

deception and you will often have to peel back many layers to get at the truth – and to discover

what your heart is really telling you. Take the time to really focus on your personal dreams. It is

reminding you that you have hidden gifts and that it is your responsibility to use these gifts for

your own well being. We have an innate ability to recognize danger and can remove ourselves

from harm’s when the situation calls for it.

LYNX - Know that things are not exactly what they appear to be. Use discernment to peel back

the layers of subterfuge and see things for what they really are. Look through rather than right

at the object of your attention. Trust Lynx to let you see the truth of the matter.

MAGPIE - is here to show you balance and the duality in life. He challenges you to see yourself, to

find who your are so to balance yourself in this life. That to look into heart to see who you are to

you. He is reminding you that obsession with the material world will not nurture your spiritual

path or nourish your soul. Only when we loudly follow our true calling in life by being all that we

can be will we be able to find the fulfillment, balance and satisfaction that we are longing for.

Magpie is a strong, silent wisdom. It invites us to sing and create with all the beauty in one's

heart, and then to fight like hell for what's rightfully ours, for what's there for the taking, for

what is within reach. Magpie isn't concerned with the odds, he will 'give it a go' at all costs, for she

knows the prize is great. His medicine ought to be sung into our bones. For they are the finest of

carrollers, the most assertive of swoopers. Magpie forcefully defends our right to give life a shot, no

matter what the risks, no matter what others believe. Its what we believe.

MAGPIE MUDLARK‐Life force medicine. Represents an ancient alliance between humanity and

mud; the nurturing, life-giving blood of Earth Mother herself. The true essence of life force.

MOLE- Mole is a guide to the Underworld, to hidden treasures and mysterious places.

Fresh air is extremely important to a Mole person. Remember that Mole is a digger -- always

searching for his treasures which he ultimately finds. The Mole teaches us how to embrace faith.

As one of the few mammals that has evolved in the direction of giving away sight, and one of the

fewer that spends its life swimming through the sands blindly, in order to find nourishment, it

teaches us that sometimes faith is more important than what we can see and validate. Mole

teaches us very literally about how not knowing the future, and having faith that all will turn

out okay, is sometimes the best path we can take in our lives. Mole says 'let go of doubt, it's doing

nothing for you.' Some animals teach the skill of skepticism and doubt, but marsupial mole gives

the gift of the other side. Too much doubt dilutes our enjoyment of things that we cannot prove or

see; things like love, spiritual experiences, even knowing how the future will turn out. When Mole

is around, it is important to believe in what you feel, and not in what you can see. Trust your

instincts. It may be that you observe someone who seems trustworthy, but your instincts tell you

that you can't trust them. Likewise, it may be that opportunities may be better found not so

much through looking at the surface of things, but going deeper and trusting what your heart

wants, instead of what your head says is the right thing to do. Mole gave away one sense, so that

it may use others more wisely. The gift Mole teaches, is how to use our own senses wisely. How

honed are your senses? It is important to dive below the surface of whatever circumstances are

bothering you. Try and get a sense of what is going on beneath whatever you can see. Are you

able to trust in your own sight, smell, touch or taste, over the opinions or judgements of others?

Do you trust your own insights or instincts? It is important to know how to listen and

understand the information your senses give to you, so that you may turn a mismatch of

knowledge into wisdom and nourishment. When mole energy is around, be prepared for unusual

situations. They may be happenings that are unexplainable by science, or moments of

synchronicity that seem to only make sense when interpreted in context of ideas like 'fate.'

MONKEY - Monkeys are amazing creatures swinging our way with messages of intelligence,

intensity and involvement. Perhaps you have forgotten that playfulness and entertainment are

good for the soul. Monkeys have an strong capacity for for compassion, understanding and

bonding. These are all part of our human social make up as well and they serve to remind us that

our journey on this planet is not a solitary one. When it comes to solving problems the Monkey

knows how to use their own ingenuity and resourcefulness to solve problems.

MOSQUITO- denotes temporary irritations in one's daily life

MOUSE - The message is to see what is right before your eyes and to take action accordingly. It

may also be reminding you not to neglect the trivial but necessary things in life. Have you

become to focused on one or two activities and neglecting the opportunities that surround you or

are you trying to do too many things at the same time? Know that to attain the big things in life

you sometimes have to stay focused on the little things and stay in connected in the moment.

MULE - denotes a stubborn personality, but independent, a reluctance to be persuaded to

another's ideas

NUMBAT‐ The unconscious undergrowth. Energy from daylight. Scrutiny. The social introvert.

Beauty in the arid. Caring and being cared for. Threat. Scrub wisdom.

OCTOPUS - I encourage you to begin your own personal journey to tap into the secret knowledge

this amazing creature provides. You can do this through research, meditation, and by directly

inquiring into the energetic depths of the octopus. You will find the more you slip into the

energetic realm of the octopus, the more secrets she will offer up to your consciousness. The octopus

loves a voracious student, and will serve up profound lessons to those who seek them from her.

Even the habitat of the octopus speaks of mystery and wonder. As a creature of the water, the

octopus holds animal symbolism pertaining to... The octopus moves skillfully in a realm that is in

constant motion. Ever changing, shifting, and wafting in accordance with the pull of the moon,

the octopus' depth of mystery is enhanced by it own environmental aura. Although vastly mobile

and quite the traveler, the octopus is primarily a bottom dweller. In symbolic (totem) terms this is

analogous of being grounded while still having the ability to exist in the watery world of the

psyche. Those with the octopus as their totem would do well to recognize this analogy. It reminds

us that we may be spiritual and intuitively gifted; nonetheless we are physical beings and must

temper our psychic gifts with strong foundational grounding.

OSPREY‐ The osprey is connected to all aspects of solar worship. Osprey teaches how to plunder

our resources and the necessity to move outside of our comfort zones in order to do this. Osprey

teaches us to take risks, and to not be frightened of grasping opportunities just because they seem

like they're out of our reach. Keen sight in seeing through illusions, freedom of spirit, connection

to the Moon, understanding weather especially lightning

OSTRICH - It's feather symbolizes the Egyptian Goddess Maat. Perhaps its time for cleaning

house, be it physical or an emotional one. Sort out what is no longer useful to you and let it go.

It’s also time to use your ethereal knowledge and apply it to everyday practical life.

However,make sure that you take the time to digest this knowledge thoroughly before using it. It

may also be time to protect your energy against harmful psychic energies or spiritual invasion by

protecting yourself against these energies through grounding. In many cases simply learning to

accept these energies for what they are and releasing them in love will cause them to move on.

OWL‐ denotes wisdom, a symbol of knowledge, heightened observational skills, introspective,

brooding, can see in the dark, developed awareness, high spiritual enlightenment See everything

but also sit back and watch. See all.It can also mean to use more judgment in a life situation. In

the negative, it represents nocturnal "furtive' habits, solitude, silent flight, a plaintive 'harbinger

of death' cry, and symbolize a turning away from spiritual light.

• Barn Owl,-- Knowledge coming from intense scrutiny that is kept for information and

not,directly used. Connection to house spirits. Mediumship.

• Burrowing Owl, -- Little bird with big ambitions, likes the daylight, stay grounded while

working with spirits

• Eurasian Eagle Owl -- The largest owl and the subject of legends from Egyptian hieroglyphs to

Tibetan mythology telling of how it captures the souls of the departed. From these earliest

times the Egyptians associated the Eagle Owl with freedom; in particular, the freedom of

unobstructed bowel movements.

• Great Horned Owl, -- Messenger that announces new cycles often through clairvoyance. Can

readily adapt to change. Able to hear what is not spoken and an extractor of secrets. The

Great Horned Owl represents the Moon and the Red-Tailed Hawk the Sun

• Screech Owl -- Creatures of the night who go about unseen. Bravery and ferociousness. Fiercely

independent but,works well with others. Differing regional accents. Totem animal of

'Lilith'

• Short-Eared Owl,-- (Evening or Marsh Owl) -- Keeper of the flame and the light of

inspiration. Keep your ear to the ground and be ready to take advantageof being in the

right place at the right time.

• Snowy Owl-- Carries wisdom from the Elders and inspires through the written word. Save

your strength for the proper moment and be ready to act.

• Ruru—Morpoke, Native owl in New Zealand. Owl gifts vision, Within the longest night,  Owl

gifts sureness , Within its soaring flight,  Owl gifts change , Within the laws of time,  Owl

gifts today ,Within the dream sublime. The ruru, New Zealand’s native owl, has large,

staring eyes and a mournful cry, echoed by its name. Ruru provide a rich source of

symbolism for Māori. Their haunting cry and watchful nature are linked with tapu

(spiritual restriction), guardianship, forewarning, grief and awareness.

Spotted Owl- Threatening in appearance but not meaning to harm. Very sensitive to changes in

temperature.,Makes and receives a lot of calls. Use of voice for effect.

OXEN - denotes overwork, pulling harder than necessary. An image of patient servitude and

peaceful strength.

PANTHER - When the panther animal totem comes to us (whether it be in the form of images or

real sightings) we must begin paying attention to the strength of our inner being - our internal

fortitude, and the condition of our spiritual strength and valor. Panthers also beckon us to

consider our darker side - analyze this side of ourselves and determine its motivation.

PARROT – He is asking you to stay alert. New ideas which can bring about new growth or a new

direction is imminent for you. Pay attention to the signs and omens around you. Perhaps its the

perfect time to go after the dreams you once thought were out of reach. Alternatively Parrot may

be asking you to learn new language skills. Perhaps your self talk has been more negative than

positive of late. Take the time to become aware of what you are saying to yourself.Chakra

medicine.

PLATYPUS‐ The platypus represents female energy, water and Earth. Its balancing power

enables the platypus to play and have fun with its offspring all day. The platypus would never

start a fight, because it does not know aggression and imbalance. Therefore, it approaches

everybody with curiosity and friendliness.They are the true practitioners of unconditional love.

They flow with the stream of life without the need material goods. Always be yourself, have faith

in yourself, and trust that by being yourself all things will be exactly as they need to be.

PEACOCK - Is here to remind that nothing, including beauty, should be taken too seriously. This

will help you stay centered on what is and allow you to be grateful for what you have. Having a

light hearted approach to all things that come our way because laughter really is the best

medicine to keeps us healthy and happy. Alternatively Peacock could be letting you know that

now is the time to acknowledge your dreams and aspirations within yourself. Use the Peacocks

gifts to bring you confidence, stature and a sense of accomplishment in all the things around you

and all your current projects.

PEGASUS - (The flying Horse) symbolically is represents vitality and the strength of the horse,

and with weightlessness as it flies like a bird. It symbolizes the indomitable poetic spirit

overcoming the impediments of the world.

PELICAN - If Pelican has come for a visit the most likely reason is that he hinting that perhaps

you need to take some time for yourself and go inward. Something in your life is slightly off kilter

and needs to be balanced. He also teaches us to take it easy at times even in the most hectic of

lives. Pelican loves to float through life and float through his emotions savoring each special

moment. Have you taken the time to be in the moment?

PHEASANT - 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.

PHOENIX- denotes the utmost examples of spirituality, a personality who bounces back from

adversity, refuses to be defeated In Mythology, the bird had a life of 500 years.Because it is

consumed in fire only to rise from the ashes, it represents resurrection and immortality. It can

mean the harbinger of spiritual rebirth. In the American Indian tradition, the Phoenix is

starting to rise now for the destruction/recreation process of the earth.

PIG - The pig moves swiftly and with determination. It intuitively knows the best reaction to

various situations. If the pig is your personal totem, learn from its determination and swift

motion to take the right actions in your life. The Greek earth fertility goddess, Demeter, kept a

sacred pig which became a symbol of fertility. Native American Indians recognize the pig as a

symbol of the abundance of daily life and believe that it teaches us to celebrate life and share it

with others. The pig is a strong symbol of luck. If you need more luck in financial matters, the

pig provides prosperity in abundance.

PORCUPINE - It’s time to free yourself of guilt and shame and reclaim the innocence that you

left behind as a child. Open your heart to those things that gave you joy as a child; remember

fantasy and imagination and bring into your life again. Make sure that you do not to get

caught in the chaos of the world, where fear, greed and suffering are commonplace. Know that

you are protected and that protection is always available to you. It’s time to be yourself, and

trust that it is safe to be who you are. The focus here is on faith and trust and the knowing that

you can move mountains with these powers. Are you allowing other people’s opinions to prevent

you from exploring activities that could otherwise be fun and enjoyable? Do you have recreational

time in your life? Are you overly sensitive to the barbs of others? Are your barbs inappropriate or

taking the joy from others? Are you still allowing the barbs from long ago to aggravate you and

sting you? Sometimes it is necessary to remove the old barbs, no matter how painful, so they do

not fester and poison the system.

PORPOISE - denotes spiritual guidance, or humanitarian nature

POSSUM‐ An actor who is versatile in the art of deception and a master at non-confrontational

problem solving.i Possum has teeth and claws but it rarely uses them preferring to use a cunning

strategy for getting out of distasteful or dangerous situations. ("Always have a back-up plan")

The possum employs a strategic plan of refusing to argue or fight and uses appearances to its

advantage and has the ability to project a certain appearance for its own benefit. ("When all else

fails; play dead" ) To see a possum indicates that something may not be what it appears to be.

You need to dig deep and look for the hidden meaning of situations. Possums are born blind and

must learn to rely on their other senses to guide them. Possums act as a guide to discovering

unseen talents and hidden wisdom and the possum is skilled at uncovering truth as well as lies.

Possum has a short life because so many seek to do it harm.

• Brushtail Possum -- The Healer; will come to aid the spirit of those who are ill, especially the

young

• Flying Possum (Glider) -- Soaring through life.,Being helped and helping others. Tree magic,

worship and healing. Marshall your focus. Know your destination. Sharing,your problems

and praises. A little dog with a big bark

• Pygmy Possum -- Inquisitive and curious natures, social yet feel unnoticed by others, learning

how to be more flexible (literally and spiritually), cultivating a love and appreciation of

food, understanding patterns and maps, knowing the "right way to go", direction,

withdrawal, feeling crowded by noise, working with shapes, symbolism and sacred

geometry, conserving energy.

• Ringtail Possum--- Sociable creature, shared parenting, marking your territory, you believe

your own bullshit

Virginia Opossum -- The Guardian; will give its life to protect those on a spiritual quest

PRAYING MANTIS - Usually the Praying Mantis makes an appearance when we’ve flooded our 

lives with so much business, activity, or chaos that we can no longer hear the still small voice

within us. Taking a step back and some simple meditation would be in order here because the

external din we’ve created needs to be quieted so that we can come back to our own truth. The

Praying Mantis always comes to us when we need peace, quiet and calm in our lives.

QUOKKA‐Assimilation. Act on instinct, be mindful of when to advance and when to withdraw

and to resist the urge to return to our comfort zones once we have plucked up the courage to leave

them. She rejects pretense, withdrawing support from those who intentionally cut themselves short

or rob themselves of choice or opportunity to grow because of intolerance, fear or blinkered

judgement.

QUOLL‐ Action, lightning-fast reflexes in all worlds. A call to action. Maintaining your health

and hygiene. Be a risk taker and seize the opportunity. Spiritual, physical and emotional

opportunity. Be the predator.

RABBIT‐ Reminds us to examine and utilize the tools we have within ourselves. Although our

instincts are innate, they also need nurturing and development. Rabbit meanings deal primarily

with abundance, comfort, and vulnerability. Traditionally, rabbits are associated with fertility,

sentiment, desire, and procreation. It may also indicate a need for more planning or to check

those plans already set in motion. Do not box yourself in a corner. Be aware that you may also

need to examine the kinds of foods you eat. Perhaps a vegetarian diet, if only for a short time, can

help you strengthen and heal.

RACCOON- You are possibly being asked to let go of a situation, person, belief or habit.

Conversely it could also mean that you should accept the gifts being offered to you right now by

the universe. Raccoon can also be reminding you to leave no stone unturned in your quest for

resolution with the current problem you are facing. Take the time to look at the whole picture –

the seen and the unseen to find a solution.

RAT - If Rat has scurried across your path you are being asked to assert yourself in new areas

that you have not yet explored. Perhaps it’s time to take up those new hobbies, challenge yourself

by learning something new or simply taking the uncertain first steps towards your dreams. Rat

is letting you know it’s time for “new beginnings” and change. Alternatively you are being asked

to evaluate the clutter around you. Is it time to purge old baggage and feelings that no longer

serve you? Time for a spring cleaning. Sell or giveaway all the physical things that are just filling

up the space around you. In doing this you will often symbolically begin to clear old emotional

issues and cluttered thinking. Allow yourself to feel as you purge. This cleansing act will make

space for the new things to come.

RAVEN - If Raven has come visiting you it can mean any number of things. Most powerful of all

is the synchronicity that Raven assures you is pending. He is a master of bending and folding

time and space so that you are exactly in the right moment at the right time. As a messenger you

are reminded that those around you are reflecting back at you the things you most have to learn

about yourself. Know that when Raven appears that magic is imminent. Raven is about rebirth,

recovery, renewal recycling and certainly reflection and healing. He signifies moving through

transitions smoothly by casting light into the darkness.

RHINOCEROS‐ The Rhinoceros is a survivor of the age of giant mammals. When other animals

of that age died away, the Rhinoceros persevered through it all to become the powerful land

animal that exists today. Its symbolism is full of contradictions. They are known to display

aggressive behavior in the wild , most notably when threatened. But they are also quite passive

and gentle beasts. Rhinoceros is a solitary animal and teaches how to be comfortable within

yourself. Since the Rhino is an ancient animals, it often gives insight into past lives. The energy

of spiritual idealism, the secrets of survival, guardian of ancient wisdom.

ROBIN- He signifies stimulation of new growth and renewal in many areas of life. He teaches

that any changes can be made with joy, laughter and a song in your heart. Robin shows you how

to ride the winds of passion within your heart and become independent and self reliant through

this change. Robin will teach you how to move forward with grace, tenacity, perseverance and

assertion. Are you letting go of personal dramas? Ones that no longer serve your higher purpose?

Are you exercising compassion and patience in mental, spiritual and emotional areas? Robin will

teach how to incorporate new beginnings with faith and trust in the process. It is time to believe

in yourself and use the inspiration that is given. Listen carefully. It is time sing your own song

for a new period in your life.

SALAMANDER - the ability to merge or blend the spiritual life with and through daily life, this is

a positive symbol

SALMON - It could be bringing you the message that the most valuable things in life must be

fought for. Are you locked in one of the hardest struggles of your life? Do NOT give up, despite

seemingly impossible odds and struggles your dreams are close, the most resistance is just before

you succeed! Alternatively the salmon may also be telling you that its time to transform and

point yourself towards the next big goal. Get back on track and move forward with renewed

passion and vigor.

SCARAB BEETLE - You are being asked to make changes in your life that do not necessarily

comply with you being true to yourself. You must evaluate the situation in its entirety and find a

way to compromise so that you can maintain your own personal integrity and beliefs. The

influences that surround you right now is probably an ongoing unresolved family situation that

requires your participation even though you are simply part of the peripheral circumstance. Find

a way to remove yourself from the drama and be a harbor of sanity in the midst of the insanity.

Alternatively the Scarab Beetle is giving you notice of positive outcomes to the current difficulties

you are now facing. Know that things are rolling to a close and that by maintaining your

integrity it will soon be resolved.

SCORPION- A potent message the Scorpion chooses to express is that of protection and/or

isolation. In fact, they themselves are quite solitary - part of the reason why they symbolize In

fact, many people with the Scorpion as their totem tend to have brief spells of passion with a

partner only to end the relationship and spend long periods content to be alone. The Scorpion will

mate in an exotic, dance of passion and control. The Scorpion sex dance is one of beauty, control,

and calculation. The female allows her new offspring to ride on her back until they shed their

first exoskeleton - then her offspring leaves her - all of them going off to their lone, solitary lives -

another example of intensity in relationship followed by isolation.

Defensiveness/control/protection is evident in the Scorpion's appearance - which seems to say "Do

not trifle with me." One look at this magnificent creature says "back off!" does it not?

SEA HORSE - He is reminding you to be persistent in your goals while being mindful that you

are not too inflexible and stubborn in achieving them. If you are lost or confused – the Seahorse is

asking you to take a good look around you and your situation, not only physically but

spiritually as well to get a better perspective on things. This creature has long been considered a

good luck charm.

SEAL – It’s time to pay close attention to your imagination and insight both in the waking state

as well as in your dream time. A lot of what you imagine generally has a strong basis in reality,

no matter how far-off it may seem. Seal is bringing you the clear and distinct message that it is

time for you to allow your creativity and your imagination to soar and to follow through on your

dreams.

SEASHELL - denotes spiritual gifts. To see whole and broken seashells, one is looking at the good

and bad situations in one's life.

SHEEP - Comfort and warmth within the group, yet a group that often needs the protection of

others. It may be a warning not to become complacent about this protection as those who protect

you may have designs of their own upon you. A symbol of innocence, purity, and birth. New

beginnings in a guarded peace.

SKUNK - You are being presented with the perfect opportunity to become more confident in your

interactions 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 to where you wish to be. Walking

your talk is the only way to set the example for others and to respect yourself and your own

belief’s. 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. Jut remember that

Skunk does not need to spray to be powerful – his reputation precedes him. Just stand your

ground calmly and with confidence.

SLOTH - Sloth teaches conservation of energy, moving at your own pace, and owning what you do

best. Sloth doesn’t try to keep up with *or* outrun Jaguar or Eagle, its two main predators. Sloth

doesn’t care that humans label “sloth” one of the seven deadly sins. Sloth is totally confident in

itself, in its abilities, and in its own timing. Sloth is an excellent model for releasing the fear of

missing out. If you are a high-achiever, Sloth is likely NOT your life spirit animal! And I’m not

suggesting that you force-adopt Sloth energy. I’m suggesting that you look to Sloth when your

fear of missing out emerges. Then you can borrow Sloth’s gift of knowing it’s where it is supposed

to be here in this moment. Does Sloth ever miss out? Yes. Of course. But is that missing out fatal?

No. That’s what you need to remember, that most of the things you’re afraid of missing out on

are not in fact fatal or the end of the world.

SLUG - a slow moving, perhaps not doing all one can in a situation, lazy

SNAIL - denotes a slow, cautious attitude. They are considered self-sufficient because they carry

around their own houses and has all it's own belongings with it every moment.

SNAKE - Transmutation is the key word here. The shedding of old skin and emotions and

transforming them into something bigger and better. If Snake winds itself into your life know

that change is in the wind and that you are at the center of it all as the catalyst. Make sure that

your intentions are clear and that you have clear a clear sense of the direction that you need to

strike out in. Snake is letting you know that these changes are safe and that there is no need to

fear them. You are also being reminded to stay connected to the self through observation of both

the tiny vibrations in the earth, and the warmth and smells of the air and sky. When we learn to

connect with our surroundings we can continue on the path of growth, and discard the trappings

of the past.

SPIDER - She is bringing your attention to your creativity. Is it at a peak right now? Are you

ignoring your ideas and dreams? Have you taken the time to find the balance between your past

and your future? All these are subtle messages that you need to focus on. Primarily though spider

is giving you the message that you weave your own web in life. The reality you see before you was

created by yourself. If it does not suit you then it is time to make changes.

SQUIRREL - It is often a message for us to have more fun. Most likely we’ve been so busy taking

life so seriously that we have forgotten that play is important too. On another note squirrel can

also be signaling that we have to take a look at practical matters such as retirement, insurance, or

even simple repairs. Are we adequately prepared? A visit from Squirrel could also indicate that

you need lighten your load of things that are unnecessary. Things that you have gathered in the

past and may be cluttering your life such as thoughts, worries, and stresses.

• Black Squirrel--- A change in the racial makeup of a group or a society. (In Choctaw

mythology, solar eclipses were attributed to black squirrels eating the luminary, and they

must be driven off if mankind were still to enjoy the heat and light.)

• Gray Squirrel -- The most common and the most enthusiastic. Like all squirrels, it does not

hibernate. It builds its nests in the hollows of trees or in tree-tops. The nests are usually

ball-shaped, and the entrance is on the side. Even though it is bigger than the red, if

confronted the gray will usually run and avoid any fight.

• Red Squirrel -- The sentinels of the forest. They chatter and scold when strangers appear. It

seems as if they are literally reporting the news to all who can hear. The red squirrel is

more aggressive and is usually a much better fighter than the larger gray. 

Flying Squirrel -- Up all night and out all winter, solitary in good times and communal in bad

times, keeps a full pantry, paratrooper

STORK - The Stork as your totem will show you where you need to go for great success. He might

appear after a change in the family has occurred (and not necessarily after a birth of a child). He

reminds you of the value of family and the need to protect and nurture it. He also brings the

message of rebirth. The Stork’s cycle of power is year-round.

SWALLOW - Swallow teaches the power of objectivity, community fellowship, and

communications in a group environment. He can teach discernment and proper actions to avoid

threats with tenacity, style and class. Swallow shows how to think quickly, react appropriately

and use the power of thoughts to manifest ideals. This animal will aid in your in own nesting

instincts to create something from nothing. Ingenuity, determination and innate skills will help

capture what is necessary for you to succeed. Swallows are masters of the air and will show how to

move with utmost grace with agility and style. Are you moving with the flow of thoughts and

ideals? Are you working in cooperation with others? Swallow shows how love and communication

paired with trust can do the most good. It is time to renew the environment around you and ride

the favorable air currents and tailwinds to stay above anything that comes your way.

SWAMP HEN‐Pretence. Embodies the nurturing, fertile role of the mother. She represents a

trusted person, mother figure, close friend. She warns against smothering no matter how noble are

our intentions. Allow the one’s you love to make their

own decisions.

SWAN - Swans show true beauty of self, expression of the power of grace and how the inner beauty of

others is reflected within you. He aids in awakening your inner power for spiritual progression and

developing intuition. He shows how to move through emotions along with sensitivity and empathy towards

others. Swan teaches awareness to move in spiritual and physical realms along with healing and

transformation for you soul growth. Are you listening to your heightened intuition? Are you trusting

your hunches and feelings? She teaches the mystery of song, poetry and communication with grace and

style and illuminates the beauty within. It's time for you to know more about your beautiful self, your

self-worth and the awareness of the love within your heart. It is time to express yourself with grace and

style. A time of new states of awareness, ancient songs of true beauty and eternal mystery,

powerful and graceful, seeing and accepting the future and going with your feelings, life

partnership

Black Swan-- Love, romance and monogamy. Partnership. Equality. Compassion. Tenderness.

Protecting your loved ones. Enjoying the presence of others. Folklore and fairytale. Love stories.

Invoking happiness in yourself and others. Spiritual love and freedom. The joy and freedom in

serving another.

TASMANIAN DEVIL‐ The scar bearer. Brutal honesty bordering on tactlessness. Telling others 

what you think of them. Standing up for yourself. Inability to forgive. Anger as therapy. Primal

scream therapy. The wisdom of aggression.

TAWNY FROG MOUTH-Secret Keeper, flying beneath the radar. See through self-created illusions

of fear and regret that bind us and prevent us from moving forward. Teaches us to seek out the

secrets held by our trusted elders. Approach with respect and ask them to share knowledge.

TIGER - He is reminding you that persistence is what is necessary in order to attain your goals.

Be patient, use tried and true methods, repeat them is necessary, use determination to get there.

You will succeed – but only through patience. Alternatively Tiger may be letting you know that

you need to do some careful planning and maneuvering to get what you desire. If the task is

unpleasant he is reminding your that you do have the strength and willpower to complete the

task. Don’t waste your energy with guilty procrastination. Tackle the task at hand.

TUATARA-Trust the gentle voice .That echoes out of space and time . Trust your knowing . Truth

moving beyond the mime . Trust the inner eye . That clearly sees the child at play . Trust your

song.  The uniqueness of your chosen way.  Trust who you are . And all you were born to be . Trust

and in that trusting . Be forever free

TUI-Colour your life with song.  Lift it high to touch first light.  And leave the dark of

night.  Honour the vision of the way . Sing your praise to each day. Greet the glow of the setting

Sun.  With joy and love for everyone. Also good furtune when many coming to you at once.

TURKEY- It is usually a good omen indicating that great gifts are imminently forth coming.

Know that Turkey is always a symbol of sacrifice for renewal and that generosity will open the

doors to growth and rebirth. Turkey also reminds you that nothing is an endless resource if it is

not honored and nurtured. Be sure that you cultivate and care for those renewable resources that

benefit your life. Regardless of your circumstances it is time to listen to your higher vision to

achieve your goals, whether they are spiritual, physical, mental or emotional.

TURTLE - He is usually giving you the message that “slow and steady wins the race” Pay

attention to details in your current project and take your time with it. Don’t be tempted to skip

steps or take short cuts. You will get there! Just trust in the process and stay in the moment.

Bigger, stronger, faster are not always the best ways to reach your goals. Turtle can also be a

signal that you need to ground yourself and your energy to Earth.

UNICORN- denotes real possibilities, the reaches of reality. healing powers, intellect and sexuality.

In China it stands for happiness and blessedness.

VULTURE - Vulture teaches the power of purification of the mind, body and spirit. Vulture aids

accomplishing tasks through great patience and vision, using your sense of smell and

discernment, and how to glide and soar with your own energy. He teaches efficiency in actions

and promises that changes are imminent. He shows how to restore harmony of thoughts and

feelings so one can reach new heights with little effort. will aid in uncovering truths, clarifying

previous conceptions, and allow to see and hear subtle hidden qualities using intuition and

awareness. can teach confidence and the ability to stand with dignity and soar with clarity and

purpose. He shows how to seek a new and heightened vision while increasing sensitivity. It is time

to soar above your perceived limitations. Are you currently undergoing an internal death and

rebirth cycle? Are you ready to assert your actions from your ideas? will aid in transforming

knowledge to bring the unconscious to conscious and teach how to soar above it and bring the

transformation you are needing at this time. Are you ready for these lessons of awakening?

WALLABY‐ "The Law-Keeper" The wisdom of structure., Stang and staff wisdom. Plant wisdom.

Sacred drumming. Water conservation. Introversion and quietude. Indigenous wisdom. Family

and hierarchy. Assessing obstacles instinctively. Lessons in the mundane.

WALRUS - Aloofness, uniqueness, secrecy, keeper of wisdom, survivor, opportunistic. Walrus

teaches the importance of connectedness and the lesson that each individual is important. Its

tusks serve as a tool for climbing out of the water onto the ice, but can also use its tusks for

defensive purposes when attacked. The walrus also has a thick-skin which serves as an armor to

protect it from its natural predators. The walrus is a multifaceted character that is interesting to

study. Walrus is said to be the keeper of wisdom and secrets.

WASP - You are being reminded that simply thinking about your dreams will not make them a

reality as quickly as going out and doing it. Make a plan, keep working towards it and let

nothing get in your way. Perseverance, desire and action are what is called for. Apply your

passion to the reality you wish to achieve! Alternatively Wasp is letting you know that resistance

to change is by definition self sabotage. It’s time to allow yourself the notion that all things are

possible, and that you deserve to have all your dreams come true. Be the best you can be!

WATTLEBIRD-°©‐Essence. Wakens us to the essence of Spirit and the wonder of Creation itself.

WEASEL - Weasel teaches the benefit of quiet observation. You will act when the time is right.

You may have a hidden or secret advantage. The Weasel sharpens your intellect and enhances

your mental and physical agility. A sign of material wealth, prosperity and luxury, the Weasel

favors quality and shuns cheap imitations. Although independent by nature, the Weasel is a

devoted spouse and parent. This animal spirit brings blessings of happiness to families and

intimate relationships, encouraging the joy of shared experiences, and strengthening deeper

connections. A pair of Weasels can be a sign of an upcoming marriage, union or pregnancy. In

reverse, beware of taking too many risks, or of making a bad investment. Know your facts. The

Weasel can be a sign of schemes, behind-the-scenes plots or unseen danger. Excess Weasel energy

can also make you obnoxious.

WEKA-Weka are inquisitive birds, a trait which makes them easy to catch. A saying about weka

questions whether a person will make the same mistake twice: so heed Weka, don’t make the same

mistake twice, think

WILLY WAG TAIL‐ Extroversion. Cheerfulness and gregariousness. Anger and irritability.

Friendliness. Curiosity. Socializing. Appealing to others. Effectively maintaining your space and

home.

WHALE - Inner awakening, creation, movement, strong sense of family, sprout in c

creative imagination, reaching within or outside to find inspiration, don't hold back your endeavors, be

strong and move swiftly. Whale shows how to dive deep within to awaken your creativity,

imagination and intuition. He teaches awakening inspiration so you can see your own beauty

reflected into the world. It is time to create you own song, your own rhythm in which for creative

imagining takes place. Are you using your true creativity? Whale will teach how to access the

power and magic of the creative - emotional - passionate force.

WOLF - Royalty, spirit, strength, friendly, family, sociable, intelligent, ritualistic in nature

(applies to all of life), balances flexibility to establish harmony and order in life, new paths and

journeys, freedom to move within the realms of insights and attachments. Teaches able to be

steadfast, familial protection, Epitome of the wild spirit. Wolf guides the use of resources and the

lesson of adaptability along with teaching and instruction. Wolf helps to tap into inner strength

and intuition. Sometimes transformation accompanies Wolf's lessons. Are you using your

resources wisely for the greater good? Are you nourishing your family and those around you? Are

you listening to your instincts to avoid confrontations? Wolf will add in balancing harmony and

wisdom to take control of your life.

• She-wolf -- In mythology, the She-wolf is a universal goddess symbol of the protecting foster

mother. With her connection to the Moon she is another aspect of the Triple Goddess. She

protects, nurtures and guides her "children" to see the World through her eyes. She teaches

us to honor the feminine principle. 

• Arctic Wolf- (White Wolf) -- The power of manifestation, resilience and determination. Capable

of withstanding numerous challenges and setbacks, only to emerge stronger than before.

Lessons about overcoming vulnerabilities. 

• Grey Wolf -- The Shape-Shifter, adaptation and regeneration, loyalty and guardianship, the

growth of mysticism 

• Red Wolf -- Creations flame, compassion and innocence, a unique transformation, a forced

change

WOLVERINE‐Revenge, understanding aggression, standing your ground, fierceness. Wolverine is

seen as a trickster figure much like coyote or raven. He often shows attributes of rudeness,

gluttony, or sexual impropriety. The difference being that he does not usually get the rewards of

his tricks.

WOMBAT‐ Dig beneath the surface to acquire the resources needed for change, not easily

intimidated, frolicsome and will play with what seems like inexhaustible energy

WORM- The earthworm is the spiritual groundskeeper. In real life it both nourishes the earth

and takes nourishment from the earth. As a guide, it says that through interacting - literally -

with the soil and earth around you, you will find nourishment, and in turn nourish. Earthworm

asks you to engage in some form of gardening, and to take on the role of gardener. If you don't

have any 'garden,' consider joining a local nature reserve protection group and see if they

rehabilitate the land directly through the weeding of feral plants and through the re-introduction

of natives. If you do have a garden or a small plot of land, turn it into something that nourishes

you. This doesn't mean turn it into a veggie plot. It could indicate turning it into a small haven

of native plants, or plants that you love. Remember to enrich the soil, and if you have the room,

consider starting a worm farm. It's time to do the dirty work. If you do it already, then there is

emphasis on its healing nature in your life at this time. If you're not used to getting your hands

dirty, it's time to do so! This may mean literally through gardening, or for example, in a business

setting, by stopping delegating and actually doing the work reserved for the lower eschelons and

seeing that their work is just as valid as yours, and - when earthworm is around - very

nourishing.

WREN‐ The wren brings a message of going beyond the realm of the known and to pursue the

adventure that awaits there. Resourcefulness and boldness. Medicine for the environment and for

the healing of sibling relationships

Fairy Wren-- Infidelity and promiscuity. Not staying loyal to people or projects. Assessing many

different options. Canvassing. Unable to focus on one thing at a time. Carnality. Lust. Moving

on.

ZEBRA - You are being reminded that there is more than one way of looking at things. Be ready

to accept alternative viewpoints and new ideas. Open your eyes to new ideas and new ways of

resolving problems. Find balance and fairness in any resolution and work toward recognizing the

individuals around your. As part of a team you all have unique gifts to offer and share in order

to round out your project. Things are never as simple as black or white and that everything must

find balance in the world. You are also being reminded to unconditionally accept yourself and

others. Embrace your individual differences and look at the whole of who you and others are.