Power totem animal spirit guide the Phoenix

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phoenixSome of the keywords for this power animal are: Rebirth, re-generation, renewal, longevity, creativity, magic, purity, time, clarity, protection and transformation

The Phoenix is a bird like creature that lives for 1000 years and then once that time is over it builds its funeral pyre and throws itself into the flames and as it dies it is reborn and rises from the ashes for another 1000 years.

The message of the phoenix animal power totem for you therefore is that of change and would be typically telling you of some significant change coming up or a fresh perspective even life changing transformation that is ahead for you.

The phoenix has many different meanings within different cultures, but whichever culture you are looking at there will be common meanings for this power animal the phoenix.

In Rome, the phoenix was a symbol of the ever-lasing continuance of the Roman Empire they even featured the phoenix on Roman coins as a reminder of the unconquerable strength of the Empire. But this was not to be as the Empire did not last forever but the legend of the Phoenix did.

In Arabia the phoenix is known as the King of birds and is normally shown as a large bird with the head resembling an eagle and a body resembling a pheasant with the tail plumage of a peacock. The word Phoenix comes for the Greek word phoenix meaning ‘purple-red’ which refers to the colours of the birds feathers.

The message of the phoenix animal power totem for you therefore that your life will be brighter and more colourful. Things may appear clearer, crisper and fresher for you. The power totem animal spirit guide the Phoenix is also in this instance showing you that you will become more aware of the cycles of life.

In Egypt, the phoenix was called Bennu and is thought to be connected with the sun and the Nile, Bennu, which was part heron, and part falcon. They believed that Bennu was in control of the sun each day and flew it in its beak, pulling it from its sleeping place at dawn, and putting it to rest at sunset. This they saw as symbolic of the daily death and birth of the sun.

The Phoenix totem animal spirit guide may be visiting you to prompt you to go on your own quest, which may mean making some personal sacrifice but will invariable lead to fortunate and beneficial change.

The Phoenix totem animal spirit guide typically brings the message of wisdom and the hope that comes with a new day or a fresh start. The message of the phoenix totem animal spirit guide for you therefore is that of optimism, enthusiasm and confidence in what lies ahead of you.


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Swan power totem animal

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The Swan is one of the greatest and most powerful of the power animals. The swan was blessed to Venus, the love goddess in Roman mythology. If the swan is your animal totem guide you are probably emotionally sensitive, and empathic towards the feelings of others.

Swan power totem animalIf the swan is your animal totem guide you are being presented with the message to start paying notice to the instincts you have been having. Act on the hunches you get, if you have been opposed to your own transformation, Swan is telling you to relax and just go with the flow, let your inner wisdom guide and let it happen.

The swan is one of the Native American totems. Sister Swan gives a message of Grace and teaches us to yield to the rhythm of the universe and to slip away from our physical bodies to enter the Dreamtime.

According to Celtic tradition the swan is linked with solar associations and healing waters. As a solar animal the white swan symbolizes the awakening of a new day as well as the departure of an old day with the setting sun, whereas the Australian Black Swan is a nocturnal symbol.

The swan is also associated with movement, music, love, purity and the soul. The Celtic goddess Bridgid is also linked to the swan as her grace is articulated with equal elegance in the form of writing poetry and song.

The swan according to Celtic tradition is a shape-shifter meaning it may take on human form and has mastered the elements of water, earth and air. Celtic myth states that when those in the other-world required passage to the physical world they would take the form of a swan and travel in pairs, which supports the idea of union and partnerships.

Among Druids, the Swan represents the soul, and is associated with the Festival of Samhain. The swan aids us in traveling to the Otherworld.
According to the Irish tale about the Children of Lir, the children were turned into swans and is says that they sang so sweetly that all who heard them were put at ease and slept peacefully. This along with other Celtic legends of the humans shape shifting into swans highlights the deepest meaning of Swan medicine.

The Celts observed the migratory patterns and consequently this urged them to consider changes of mood (water) and heart (love). This means having the ability to reach out and help those in spiritual difficulties by showing them how to accept their lot with grace.

In England the swan is a symbol of loyalty and strength, it is also a Royal bird and as such in the UK it illegal to kill this bird.

Socrates wrote that the Swan sung its most beautiful song, just before it died, leaving us with the phrase “Swan Song.”

If you consider the swan for a minute they are very closely connected to water, living and nesting close to the waters’ edge. Water is symbolic of: Intuition, emotions, creativity, dreaming and flexibility. The message here is to consider your dreamier depth and emotions. Swan medicine is connected to the elements Earth, Air and Water, and is a brilliant influence to the therapeutic functions of these elements.

Swan medicine includes understanding dream symbols, seeing into the future, understanding spiritual, intuition, divination, evolution and how to deal with others.

With its long neck the swan is thought to act as a bridge between the worlds, making it a prophetic bird. This bridge holds the wisdom for spiritual realisation.

If you have the swan as your totem spirit animal guide allow it to show you how to be sure of the beauty of your being as you work in the physical and spiritual planes. You may well find that you are encouraged and grateful for your physical body and your intuitive mind.

If you have the swan as your totem spirit animal guide then it is possible that you are going to be shown new ways of thinking, breathing and going with the flow of life. You are being asked to accept your intuitive ability of knowing what lies ahead, start to pay attention to your hunches and gut instincts.

The Swan’s wisdom Includes awakening the power of self, balance, grace, inner beauty, innocence and self-esteem.

Swans typically mate for their entire life time. They are devoted partners, unlike many humans that often make commitments they can’t keep.

Honouring our commitments increase personal integrity. The message of the swan power animal teaches that blessings that can be found within your relationships. If the swan animal totem shows up for you it can also mean you have met or are going to meet your soul-mate.

If you have the swan as your totem spirit animal guide chances are you are quite family orientated, and are known to self-sacrifice for the sake of your children. It’s only through growth and experience that people with the swan animal totem realise just how strong they really are.

Swans fly in a V formation high up in the sky when they migrate, their wings beat at a slow but steady pace they cover a lot of ground very quickly this ensures that they reach their destination without tiring. If you have the swan as your totem spirit animal guide same ability and should apply the swans movements when pursuing something (slow, steady endurance).

The swan power animal is a brilliant totem for children, those connected to the Fairy Realm, poets, bards, mystics, and dreamers. The swan is also linked with artistic ability.

No doubt you will have heard the story of the ugly duckling, about a seemingly ugly little duckling that is rejected and labelled a misfit, by his fellow ducklings. The story then sees how this ugly duckling grows into the most elegant of birds, the swan. The message here is that of inner beauty and how first appearances can be deceptive. Therefore the swan power animal teaches that we all have inner grace and beauty, and this teaches us self-esteem.

This story also encourages us to have faith and have a determined heart while chasing the gifts that are our birth right. The power of the Swan lies in accepting the gift of change. As the Swan surrenders to the higher plan of the Great Spirit, it changes from the “ugly duckling” in to a graceful Swan. The Swan power totem animal teaches to bring consciousness into balance with all levels of being and develop ones intuition.

If the swan is your animal totem guide you must become aware of your own true beauty, this allows you to bridge new realms and new powers. The swan animal totem also implies in some instances that things are not as they appear outwardly and therefore asks that you look beyond the obvious!

The swan power totem animal also indicates feminine intuition and emotion and teaches how to learn to view your emotions without becoming trapped by them.

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If your animal spirit guide is the squirrel

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There are two main types of squirrel the grey squirrel found predominantly in Towns and Cities and the red squirrel more commonly located in woods and forests. There is also the black squirrel which is quite rare and is typically an aggressive form of the common grey squirrel and the flying squirrel, which is nocturnal, and doesn’t doesn’t actually fly, it’s skin stretches enabling it to glide to the ground or from tree to tree.

If your animal spirit guide is the squirrelThe grey squirrel is the most commonly seen squirrel, they build their nest is the hollow of trees in the Winter months, then in the Spring they make a new nest farther out in the branches or on the tree tops, they don’t hibernate. If your animal spirit guide is the squirrel the message here is that during the winter months keep your activities close to home, and in the spring be more adventurous spread your activities further afield find new adventures farther away from your home.

The squirrel is quite a sociable little animal, their chatter can be heard in the trees, they play fight with each other and often mimic one another this is how they learn – therefore people with a squirrel power totem spirit animal are typically better at learning things through doing (tactile) rather than writing or studying.

If your animal spirit guide is the squirrel you are probably able to express yourself very well in social setting. The squirrel animal spirit guide therefore reminds you of the importance of communication and to respect those around you, rather than dishonour with impolite or unsuitable behaviour. The squirrel animal spirit guide also brings the message that in your quest for attainment of your goals it is important to make time for fun and to be social.

When the squirrel spirit guide appears in your life it could be a sign to take life a little less seriously and have more fun. The squirrel power totem animal brings the gift of determination, imagination, the ability to solve puzzles, storing, warning and resolve.

The gathering skills of the squirrel are tremendous, this teaches you balance are you giving and receiving in equal amounts? Therefore, if the squirrel is your power totem animal consider your actions this energetic little creature asks some questions of you: Are you being too conservative, to keen, have you enough in store, or maybe too much in store?

Squirrels rummage about for seeds and nuts to store for the winter months and bury them in holes in the ground. It’s not commonly known that the squirrel only actually finds 10% of the nuts he hides for safekeeping. Therefore the message here from the squirrel spirit guide is, are you adequately prepared for what lies ahead? Or are you being too overly cautious?

So what happens to all the nuts the squirrel fails to find? They seed and eventually a new tree will take root and grow, the message therefore is quite simply “sow as you wish to reap” be wise to what you are sowing here and now as it will sprout for you tomorrow!

If you have the squirrel as you spirit guide animal you are most likely resourceful and typically always find a way to manifest what it is that you need.

Having the squirrel as your animal totem reminds you in times when you feel you have reached a dead end, or you’re in a situation and you are ready to give up, perseverance and the readiness to try different methods are the keys to your success.

If the squirrel is your power totem animal then this little creature could be telling you it is time to lighten your load, are you taking on too much? Or there could be the need to shed unnecessary things – for example things that you have collected in the past and may be cluttering your life like broken gadgets, clutter, thoughts, worries, and stresses.

Remember if the tiny squirrel spirit animal guide has appeared for you that work and play should be balanced, or work can create issues which can the create problems or vice versa!

People with the squirrel totem animal can often be a bit erratic and try to do too many things at once, this animal totem spirit guide reminds you to listen to your inner voice more and focus on one thing at a time.

This animal totem spirit guide reminds us of the solar symbolisms the sun loving squirrel -Passion, energy, liveliness and communication
This animal totem spirit guide teaches you how to manage your resources it asks that you find a natural way to increase your abilities and to find new developing talents.

The squirrel power totem animal will infuse you with the spirit of the seasons, helping you to enjoy each one, providing amply for you and your loved ones no matter what life brings!

Squirrel medicine teaches to reserve something for later whether it is a judgement, opinion, savings, extra food, energy etc, in other words be prepared! In today’s hectic World it is the wise person that considers putting by for tomorrow squirrel medicine teaches this, love yourself enough to be ready for harder times even if they never come – Honour your future! But don’t get hung up on this or you will waste a lot of time waiting for tomorrow and forget to live today!

Having the squirrel as your animal totem reminds you to be flexible and not to avoid changes that need making. Remember also that there is time for everything in life when you are organised, squirrels bring the message not to give up and to avoid becoming too stressed out, so slow down, pay attention and stop trying to run in too many directions all at once.

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The power animal spirit guide Peacock

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The Peacock carries the symbolism of nobility, protection, watchfulness and holiness in Myth, legend and lore.

The power animal spirit guide Peacock In Christianity the Peacock carries the symbolism of the “all-seeing” church, along with the holiness and purity connected with it. The Peacock signifies resurrection, renewal and immortality within the spiritual teachings of Christianity.

If the peacock is your power spirit animal guide there is an artist within you that is creative and original. People with the Peacock power animal often earn recognition for their talents and in many cases will go on to be leaders in their selected field.

The power animal spirit guide Peacock brings the gifts of beauty, wholeness, psychic abilities, immortality, dignity and confidence. The Peacock also reminds you that nothing should be taken seriously even beauty! And that true beauty comes from the inside.

Having a happy-go-lucky outlook can help you remain centred and be thankful for what you already have, remember laughter is one of the best remedies!

A Peacock power totem animal can give you insights into your past lives and help you to understand the karmic connections this holds for you in this life.

The male bird is the Peacock and the female bird is the Peahen, consider the beautiful feathers, there are many legends that surround these. In Greek mythology it is said that Hera gave the Peacock it’s many eyes. In Egypt the Peacock was associates to the Sun God Ra.

The feathers are important to those with the power animal spirit guide Peacock, they often tell of “one rising from the ashes”. For people with the Peacock power animal this can help them to shed old feathers (habits – behaviours) to increase self-confidence and respect.

One of the characteristics of having a Peacock power totem animal is honesty and having the ability to show off your true colours.

The eyes on the Peacock’s feathers symbolize their association with psychic abilities – to see into the past, present and future, it teaches those with a Peacock power totem animal to awaken their own capabilities and gifts.

In Shamanic medicine peacock feathers are believed to have healing and protective powers, they are stroked gently over the sick or injured person to rid them of negative psychic imprints which are attached the person’s auric field.

If the peacock is your power spirit animal guide you are probably very sensitive, so take great care of your aura, build a strong solid auric field this will enable you to become a powerful ritualistic healer.

The power animal spirit guide Peacock also teaches the importance of family and community, and asks that you gather your loved ones around you.

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Power totem animal Bald Eagle

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bald-eagle-digital-paintingIf your power totem animal is the Eagle you will probably have the feeling you have an attachment with creation and a readiness to experience extremes. It is probably also true to say that you will be alert and able to use your abilities well.

The power totem animal bald eagle could also be a challenging you to seek out your true emotions. This is the time for you to step forward and be the best you can be!

The Native American Indians saw the Eagle as a sign of strength, leadership and vision. In early Christianity the Eagle was seen as a symbol of hope representing salvation. The Eagle appears twice in the book of Revelation.

It was said Zeus changed himself into the form of the sacred Eagle to help himself control thunder and lightning.

The Pueblo Indians associated the sacred Eagle with the energies of the sun, physical as well as spiritual and saw the Eagle as a sign of greater sight and perception.

The eagle was seen as a sacred messenger, carrying our prayers on its wings to the Creator. Eagle feathers are used by medicine people and shamans they believe the feathers connect them with Spirit for healing. They are deemed the most sacred healing tools, a symbol of power, healing and wisdom.

In Native American culture the eagle was seen as a sacred messenger which delivered peace, fertility, swiftness, honour, freedom, creation, strength, illumination and courage, and to see the highest truth. It teaches power and balance, dignity and grace and respect for boundaries.

Consider the eagle for a minute its vision is eight times stronger than that of a human, enabling them to see their prey from miles away – are you watching what goes on around you? The eagle weighs less than a typical domestic cat, so its strength has nothing to do with its’ size or weight – you have much strength. Their feet and talons are stronger than a human hand, able to soar down with precision grabbing hold of their prey, mid-flight – recognise what it is that you want.

Their beak is connected to the jaw and is the strongest part of the body, meant for breaking and crushing. This sends the message to you to be wary and pay attention to what you say and remember that what you say can affect others! Uncontrolled talk makes it easy to hurt someone verbally, to break or crush them with your words. Therefore examine your speech and the tone you are using!

The eagle is incredibly patient and can remain in one position for a very long time- therefore consider that all things are possible when you are patient – “everything comes to those that wait!”

The power totem bald eagle reminds you that freedom is your birth right. He asks that you take a new view on the challenges in your life, and suggests that if solutions evade you it could be because your vision is too limited.

Step back and view the bigger picture, view the past objectively and ask yourself are you allowing this too limit your future? Face your fears, be confident that you can and will succeed.

If your power totem animal is the Eagle one of the lessons to be learned is to not depend exclusively on intellectual solutions.

During Shamanic travel the sacred Bald Eagle may escort you to the highest realms. Bald Eagle medicine is great at soul retrieval.

The Bald Eagle offers the gift of stamina and wants you to soar above your earthly confusions. Let this magnificent bird lift your spirits higher, you are being directed to listen to your gut instincts.

The power totem animal bald eagle is also linked with courage and asks that you give up your limited perspectives, the eagle asks that you let go of those comfortable, familiar thought patterns that don’t serve you well any longer, don’t just hold on to them because they are comfortable, or “just because”, the eagle says be brave and enter the realms of the unknown, challenge yourself!

Also know that your prayers have been heard.

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