First I want to acknowledge the revolution happening while I post : While we ponder our relationship to the natural world and spirit world, let us send some light to our friends in Egypt.
To quote Anthony Bourdain in A Cook’s Tour, ” Welcome to my world! ” It seems that I am attracting many creatures lately. Yesterday I received a surprise gift from a friend in the mail. The card had three bunny rabbits on the cover. Than this morning, a large grayish bird smacked against the screen door of the living room. It seemed determined to pay me a visit. Then this evening I took a short walk. I felt the call of the wild beckoning me and I complied. Just a simple walk today, with the intention of being open. The humidity was bothering me, so I cut my stroll short. Other than a persistent fly, not much was happening. Then as I headed back inside, I spotted a light yellow /gold snake moving downhill. I squirmed as I made my way past this menacing reptile. I must admit I was afraid, years of conditioning and little experience with snakes sent me reeling. While I made my escape, I tried my best to capture its image in my mind for safe-keeping. Here is a somewhat similar photo of a garter snake:
Now I know the snake is linked to Scorpio, but I prefer to align with the eagle or phoenix. Here are additional meanings for snake or serpent from http://www.whats-your-sign.com/snake-symbolic-meaning.html I aspire to the attributes found in Snake Totem:
Attributes of the Snake as a Totem or Animal Guide
- A natural ability to balance energies (you’re likely a gifted healer)
- Diplomatic and eloquent in areas of speech and writing
- Dynamically intuitive (often knowing other’s thoughts and emotional states without trying)
- Impulsive, but not without careful consideration. This may sound paradoxical, but those with the snake totem know what I mean here.
I invite you to step into the calming energy of the snake, and see what this noble creature offers you in the form of messages, growth, and enlightenment.
There is no doubt, the snake is a unifying force embodying infinite messages to those who are energetically available to perceive them. Alchemists understood this, and thus incorporated the philosophy of snakes in their grimoires, practices, and even their daily life.
When I read uroboros, I recognized that I had read this term somewhere before. It is a definition of my name Linda! So perhaps I am being invited to return to my totally conscious self. Something to definitely ponder!
Update: Thanks to Renate at Pisces, I learned the name of the flowers in my yard that I have been photographing for weeks, Hydrangea. According to Wiktionary, the root hydrais derived from Latin Hydra, the mythical serpent, originally from Ancient Greek ὕδρα, from Proto-Indo-European*wódr̥ (“water”). Angea comes from angeion “vessel, capsule” (see angio-); so called from the shrub’s cup-shaped seed pods. Considering all the rain we have been having, I am almost certain the snake I saw is a water snake. Loving all the snake, Scorpio, water element, transformational synchronicity!
Today I am continuing the theme of pairing wildlife with poetry. I randomly picked this favorite Rumi poem:
It’s Rigged – everything in your favor.
So there is nothing to worry about.
Is there some position you want,
some office, some acclaim, some award, some con, some lover,
maybe two, maybe three, maybe four – all at once,
maybe a relationship
I know there is a gold mine in you, when you find it
the wonderment of the earth’s gifts you will lay
aside as naturally as does
a child a
But, dear, how sweet you look to me kissing the unreal;
comfort, fulfill yourself in any way possible – do that until
you ache, until you ache,
then come to me
see related posts: https://lindalitebeing.wordpress.com/2013/05/28/linda/