martes, 6 de marzo de 2012

White Jaguar - Jaguar Blanco IX-CHEL

Ix Chel is the 16th-century name of the aged jaguar goddess of midwifery and medicine in the ancient Maya culture. She corresponds, more or less, to Toci Yoalticitl ‘Our Grandmother the Nocturnal Physician’, an Aztec earth goddess inhabiting the sweatbath, and also appears to be related to another Aztec/Mayan goddess invoked at birth, viz. Cihuacoatl. In Taube's revised Schellhas-Zimmermann classification of codical deities...

"Ix Chel"

Mayan Goddess of the Moon

And "Lady Rainbow"

As an ancient fertility goddess, Ix-Chel was responsible
for sending rain to nourish the crops.

When fulfilling that function she was called “Lady Rainbow”.
She helped insure fertility by overturning
her sacred womb jar so that the waters would flow.

Though sometimes depicted as a goddess of catastrophe
(the woman who stands by as the world floods),
many of her myths show her in a more benevolent light—as a goddess who refused to become a victim of oppression.
This was a woman who, when faced with adversity,
took charge of her life and turned it around!

Ix-Chel was almost too beautiful,
this girl with opalescent skin who sat in the skies
brushing her shimmering hair for hours on end.
All the gods were captivated by her. All but one, that is.
Kinich Ahau, the Sun God, seemed immune to Ix-Chel’s charms.
Yet he was the only one she really ever wanted.

For years she had longed for him as she watched him
glide across the sky in all his golden splendor.
But the more Ix-Chel followed him around,
the worse the weather on earth became.

As she chased after him the tides would rise, creating floods that inundated
the fields and caused the crops to die. So enamored was she, that Ix-Chel
did not even notice the havoc she was causing.

Like many moon goddesses Ix-Chel was a fine weaver,
and it was the beautiful cloth she wove
that finally captured Kinich Ahau’s attention.

Soon they had become lovers.

Ix-Chel bore the Sun God four sons.

They were the jaguar gods and could creep
through the night unseen. They were named for the four directions,
and each one was responsible for holding up his corner of the sky.
Unfortunately Ix-Chel’s love affair with the Sun God
drew the ire of her disapproving grandfather.

In his anger he struck Ix-Chel with lightning, killing her.
For the next 183 days she lay lifeless as hundreds of dragonflies
surrounded her body and sang to her.

Waking suddenly, she returned to the palace of the Sun God.
Their relationship was turbulent—Kinich Ahau had a suspicious nature
and was often consumed with jealousy.

To make matters worse, he also had a fiery temper.
Suspecting that the innocent Ix-Chel was having an affair with his brother
(the Morning Star),
Kinich Ahau threw her out of the sky.

Ix-Chel quickly found refuge with the vulture gods.
Hearing this, Kinich Ahau rushed to plead with her to return and
promised never to treat her so poorly again.
Little time passed before he became jealous and abusive again.

Finally Ix-Chel realized he was not going to change.
She decided to leave him for good. Waiting until he fell asleep,
she crept out into the night, taking the form of a jaguar
and becoming invisible whenever he came searching for her.

Many nights she spent on her sacred island (Cozumel)
nursing women during their pregnancies and childbirth.
Ix-Chel, like other moon goddesses,
governed women’s reproductive systems
so it was quite understandable that she would become
the protector of women during pregnancy and labor.

The small Isla Mujeres (“Island of Women”)
was devoted to the worship of Ix-Chel.

Comfortable with all phases of life,
she was honored as the weaver of the life cycle.
She protected the fertility of women
and was also the keeper of the souls of the dead.

Ix-Chel encourages us to acknowledge the negative forces affecting our lives.
And she prompts us to assert ourselves fully
in the face of physical or emotional violence
that would diminish our sense of self.

Ix Chel is the Maya Goddess of the Moon, Water, Weaving and Childbirth.
She is shown here in three of Her many aspects...

Left to right: Chak Chel, the Old Moon Goddess, called the Midwife of Creation;
Ix Chel in Her main form as Mother Goddess
and Weaver who set the Universe in motion;
and the Young Moon Goddess, shown with Her totem animal the rabbit.



Rainbow Mayan Symbol:
Mayans were a primarily agricultural group, and so we see rain plays a vital role in their community, beliefs and consciousness. So, anything resembling or having to do with rain will be a remarkably important icon. Clouds were especially revered, and consulted as auguries (namely, seeking optimal agricultural cues). Rainbows would have been very powerful Mayan symbols because they are associated with rain, which is a life-giver. Rainbows were guideposts to the Mayans, and were considered to be oracles of renewal, life and an appeased status among divine moods. This ties in nicely with Ixchel's function as a divinatory goddess. Further, there were members in the Mayan community with specialized ability to interpret deeper meaning from rainbows (you can get in a zone, cross your eyes in funny ways and see patterns in the pixilated colors of rainbows. From the patterns, profound understanding can be derived). Ixchel would have been called upon to aid in interpreting a rainbow's portent. This lends creed to Ixchel's role as a consulted goddess of divination. Or, better said, Ixchel would have been a gateway into divine knowing. She would have been responsible for sending rainbows to the Mayan people as a symbol of life and renewal. Lastly, as a Mayan symbol of life, the rainbow is a common-sense feature associated with Ixchel in her role as divine midwife.

These are just a few Mayan symbols associated with the goddess Ixchel. There's more to her than meets the eye, so be sure to do more research on your own.


viernes, 24 de febrero de 2012

Burro - Donkey

BURRO La sabiduría del burro incluye:

• Obstinación
• Habilidad tomar decisiones
• Negarse a moverse cuando sabes que no está bien
• Decir "no" a otros
• Ignorar las opiniones ajenas


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El burro, desde tiempos antiguos, ha sido un animal que ha inspirado diversos cuentos y fábulas y, además, se le ha asociado con un ser muy poco inteligente, de difícil entendimiento. Es un animal cuadrúpedo, un mamífero muy similar al caballo, pero en el mercado se vende a un menor precio porque no se utiliza para competencias.

Sin embargo, este animal doméstico es uno de los que más ayuda a los seres humanos en sus labores cotidianas, por su increíble fuerza. Es un animal relativamente dócil que, sin embargo, al advertir el peligro se comporta con una gran valentía y no retrocede. En países como la India, la leche de burro se consume y se le adjudican propiedades que favorecen el sistema inmunológico.

Este animal es muy servicial y carga grandes cantidades de objetos de construcción y se le ha tomado como reemplazo de algunos vehículos. El burro es una especie hervíbora, se alimenta de hierba y se encuentra en diferentes condiciones climáticas, desde el frío de la sabana hasta el calor de la zona costera. Se dice que sus antepasados fueron originarios de Africa, que eran salvajes y que posteriormente fueron domesticados para hacer parte de las granjas.

Un burro tiene un promedio de vida mayor al de los caballos. Puede llegar a alcanzar, en condiciones apropiadas, unos 40 años. Sin embargo, la mayoría muere mucho antes debido a los abusos a los que se ven sometidos en varias partes del mundo donde, se les excede la carga y si se rehúsan a trabajar por el cansancio, son sometidos a fuertes palizas.

Particularmente no se conocen leyes fuertes que protejan a estos animales contra el maltrato, las legislaciones de la mayoría de países ya se han acostumbrado a verlos por las calles en reemplazo de los camiones. Su arma de defensa es protegerse a través de coces, que propinan con una fuerza increíble, acompañadas de unos rebusnos muy altos.

Los burros fueron trasladados a America por Cristóbal Colón, de quien se dice que llevaba dos ejemplares de ellos en sus carabelas, para que se reprodujeran. Su carne se consume en algunos países de Europa y Asia, particularmente en China, donde se aprecia mucho como un plato típico. El burro es, en conclusión, un animal muy tierno y juguetón, amistoso con los humanos e identificado con la terquedad porque es difícil obligarlo a hacer cosas que vayan en contra de su espíritu de supervivencia.

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Strong dedication to spirit.
Able to get out of dangerous situations.


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Donkey - A symbol of stubbornness.

When a donkey appears in a dream or meditation, it is telling you to ignore the opinons of others. As a totem or power animal, the donkey teaches how to make good decisions, as well as how and when to say "no" to others.

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Spirit Animal - Ass or Donkey

How many times have you referred to some obnoxious person as an "ass"? Why do we do that? Do we do it out of habit or because we truly know what an Ass is? Yes, Ass is known for its stubborn characteristic, and, if she doesn't like you, she will bite or kick you because she is not shy! Ass or Donkey is truly not obnoxious.

How did Ass get it's name? Legend says that this smaller type of horse animal was always at the end of everything - going to the watering hole, at the end of a stampede, and therefore, at the "ass end of everything". More commonly, however, the Ass is called "Donkey".

Donkey is unique in that it is an independent thinker unlike other herd animals. She will not go where she believes there is danger, nor will she suffer a human that she thinks is not to bright or a human who is cruel. However, where Donkey sees gentleness, she will adapt and become patient and kind. She will act as a guardian for small children, for sheep and goats, or for cattle. Her courage is unmatched for her size.

Donkey's life path was to come to Earth to be a guide for people and for animals. If she is coming into your life, then pay attention! This animal is one that represents "service to others". Donkey guides you to help others and that in turn, this will help you. There is a sense of reflected Karma about Donkey. She can be very loving, and expects that treatment in return. Treat her unkindly, and she will walk away from you! The message then is that if people are asking you to do things outside of your truth and integrity, then walk away. You do not need to be unkind in return, simply leave.

In Donkey's role as guardian, she may walk with you in your journeys or in your dreams. Ask her to help you with what ever task you are attempting. Ask her advice on relationships. Donkey is most adept at reading people. And, listen to Donkey if she tells you to take care of yourself. Perhaps you are overtiring yourself or treading in dangerous places. Trust her! Remember that Donkey was the animal that the Angels entrusted with carrying Mother Mary when she walked the Earth.


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A Forgotten Animal Spirit Guide

It is said that an Animal Spirit Guide chooses us for our personal growth and in our magickal workings.
Each has its own energy and will come to us in ways that are unexpected when we need the teaching it has to offer. We simply have to be open to receive by learning more about the Animal Nation on the Earth.
Psychologists believe that a vision or message from an Animal Spirit Guide speaks to the subconscious parts of our human psyche that seek healing. You do not have to be in their physical presence to benefit from the powerful lessons they have to share.
Recently, my partner Marisa & I took a short drive out to a local Sanctuary & Rescue center outside of town. This is a lot of acreage in an open space with natural grazing for Donkeys that are usually not adoptable. They are given medical evaluations, various treatments, vaccinations, de-worming, proper hoof grooming, regular feeding and allowed to live out their lives in safety.

I made my own list of several qualities Donkey has that makes her a perfect candidate as a Spirit
Guide: Donkey…
-Provides a peaceful, calming presence: Teaches us perseverance
-Thinks for herself rather than following community opinions: Teaches us to honor
personal knowing
-Will not be forced into any action without conscious choice: While not fond of change,
teaches us to respect our intuitive senses
-Needs to have good dietary management or suffers eating disorders: Teaches us to
honor our biological systems
-Is a good partner for the vulnerable or high-strung: Teaches us appropriate
willingness to take on responsibilities for others
-Demonstrates greater self-awareness of surroundings resulting from a history of
abuse from those responsible for her care: Teaches strong sense of self-preservation.


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Donkey, Power Animal, Symbol of Intelligence, Dedication
By Ina Woolcott

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).

Donkey’s have long been misrepresented and misunderstood by the ignorant masses. First domesticated roughly 4,500 years ago, they were regarded to be a status symbol for their owners. Versatile, eager workers with a kind nature and gentle intelligence donkeys can live for 40 years plus.

Donkeys colours range from white, grey to brown. In general they have white muzzles, rings around their eyes and light bellies. Some donkeys have markings on their back that look like a cross. Some have leg stripes. Various tales tell of how the donkey came to get the cross on their back. Some cultures believe the Lord rode the donkey and got the stripes on their legs from walking through the palm branches that were laid in their path as a mark of respect for the responsibility of whom they was carrying. Some tales imply the donkey was sent by God and the Prophet was carried to the heavens on its back.

The donkey is an indefatigable worker and personifies the qualities of determination and service to others. They have a deep dedication to the universe/All That Is. Donkeys are willing to take on the responsibilities and burdens of others. If this is your power animal, although helping others is wonderful, taking on more than one can carry with ease can pave the way for physical and emotional problems. Mastering the art of saying no, and being accountable for yourself and your own well being is a life lesson.

Not keen on change, donkeys can come across as stubborn. If anything seems dangerous to them - they absolutely won't do it. However, this isn’t because they are stubborn, but because they trust, respect and listen to their own intuitive senses. They know their boundaries, what they can and cant do. This shows us how to trust, respect and listen to our own personal intuition also.

The donkey evolved in the desert, the irregular, testing land in where they resided learned them how to go about with caution. The frightened donkey would stop dead in its tracks without moving a muscle or run a short distance, before looking at what frightened them. They developed devious and cunning survival skills by getting themselves out of many sticky situations. If donkey plods into your life, hold on and consider what is challenging you and look for a way to progress safely. This is an outstanding power animal to have and a skilful master teacher.

Donkey have big, funnel like ears that can pick up sound a long way off. They know the messages held within each sound, showing us how to listen and awaken our clairvoyant abilities. You are being asked to awaken, develop or utilise your own latent, inherent abilities in one or more aspects of your life.


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Power Animal for December: Donkey, by ‘Backyard Shaman’ Amy Katz, M.A.

Donkey may seem unglamorous at first, but she is no less a shining star who guides men through the darkness. She is the ultimate symbol of true leadership: always at the front carrying the heavy burden for others, but also intelligent and gentle.

For centuries, she has been the symbol of the working class. Some breeds have a cross-like mark on their backs, and her self-less service to others is indeed christ-like: civilizations have been built and fed on her labor. Yet, many donkeys are also wild and have a strong sense of self-preservation. They are keen to sense danger, and will not give in to orders that threaten them or those in their charge. This is why leaders are wise to adopt Donkey as their power animal. This quality sometimes earns them the label “stubborn”, but it is necessary to stick to our instincts, even if that makes us less popular. When this quality of “digging ones’ hooves in” is shared in equal measure with active listening–something Donkey can do with its’ long ears–open mindedness and wisdom are steadfast.

The nativity story has it that when Mary was ready to give birth to baby Jesus, a donkey carried her to safety in the stable. We all need our own stables, our own inner stability, if we are going to give birth to the Holy. The ancient Jews, enslaved in Eqypt and treated like beasts of burden themselves, were aided by the strength of donkeys. This holiday season, invite Donkey into the barn of your imagination, and make her an offering. Because of Donkey’s labor, a star was born; Because of Donkey’s instinct, a billion lights will shine on Christmas trees and Menorah’s across the world in December.


domingo, 10 de abril de 2011

Abeja - Bee

* Entendimiento de la energía femenina del guerrero
* Reencarnación
* Comunicación con los muertos
* Laboriosidad
* Concentración
* Prosperidad

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B E E:

Fertility and the Honey of Life,
Accomplishing the Impossible

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

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

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

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

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


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Bumblebee, Power Animal, Symbol of Community, Sun, Personal Power

By Ina Woolcott

The ancient Druids saw the bee as symbolising the sun, the Goddess, celebration, and community. At festivals, mead was usually drunk - the main ingredient of which is fermented honey.

In later Christian times, monks lived in beehive-shaped huts, which represented the aim of a harmonious community - whether it included oneself and Spirit or others as well.

Bumblebees usually have fewer individuals in their colonies and store less honey compared with the honeybee. Bumblebees are one of few insects that have the ability to control their body temperature. The queen bee and her workers can shiver their flight muscles to warm themselves in cold weather. This allows them to fly and work at lower temperatures than most other insects. They are also kept warm by their large size and hairy coat.

Some yogi masters are able to slow their heartbeat and adjust their body temperatures when in an altered state. This ability is associated to the ancient initiations of mastering the body, mind and spirit.

Those with this power animal more often than not have strong past life connections to the ancient secrets of longevity and can benefit from yoga. They also make good hypnotherapists.

ALL bees are productive, they stay focused on whatever they are doing and do not get sidetracked from their goal. Their legs are one of their most sensitive organs- they actually use them to taste. We are being reminded by the bee to slow down, to smell the flowers and taste the sweet nectar of life.

Those with this power animal may have hypoglycaemia and diabetes. Hence, regular exercise and good nutrition is advisable.

The bumblebee is a highly important pollinator of many plants, they hold the power of service. When landing upon a flower to collect its nectar, pollen also attaches itself to the leg. This is then passed on to other flowers, creating a fertilisation process. Their movement from one plant to plant represents the interconnectedness of all living things. The bumblebee is a messenger bringing the secrets of life and service.

If this is your power animal and your energy is scattered, the bumblebee can show you how to become focused once more.

If you are stung, the message here is - WAKE UP and follow the rhythm of your own heartbeat. Listen to your true self, your higher self. Heed your inner voice and wisdom.

If bumblebee finds you, you must follow its lead. If you do this you will come to the destination most suited for your new life awakening.


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Honey Bee

Many insects die at the start of winter, but not Honey Bee. The Queen and Workers survive the winter to continue their hive. The Workers gather nectar, then turn it into honey, and store the honey in wax cells. The Bees live on this honey thoughout the winter.

Honey Bee is found throughout the world, and is highly valued for Her honey. Throughout spring and summer, Worker Bee will leave the nest to collect nectar and pollen to take back with Her for honey production. Returning from a large field of flowers, Worker Bee will dance to tell Her Fellow Bees where the food is.

Do not be afraid of Honey Bee, while She buzzes about pollinating flowers and fruit. Honey Bee's pollination is necessary for nature to proliferate. Honey Bee gives back more than She takes. Without Honey Bee, we would have less food. She teaches us how not to be greedy, since there is enough for everyone.

Honey Bee Also Teaches:

“Honeybee carries sweetness to those in need of love. Sit beside a field of blossoming clover and listen to the humming mantra of love’s fertility. Next time Honeybee comes to you, regard it as a valentine.” Copyright: “The Spirit of Place”, Loren Cruden.

“Honeybee's journey is for all who are interested in actively giving more than they take from Earth” Copyright: “Power Animal Meditations”, Nicki Scully.

Honey Bee's Wisdom Includes:
Heart sustenance
Giving Back to the Earth


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The Bee - Power of Collective Consciousness

Organizational Efficiency,
Cleanliness, Purity,
Symbolizes the Soul, the Sun, or Christ,
The Gifts of Poesy and Prophecy,
Sexuality, the Womb and Death.

What animal archetype could be more appropriate to describe the contradictions within the Western psyche than “Bee?” For like Mankind, Bee stands between the Divine and the Mundane, the most conscious and the least, the productive and the compulsively driven!

Ted Andrews’ research maintains that bees appear in many mythologies around the world. Hinduism considers the Bee to symbolize Vishnu, Krishna, or even Kama—the god of Love. In ancient Egypt, the Bee symbolized royality. In Greece, it was part of the symbolism of the Eleusinian Mysteries. To the Celts, Bee symbolized hidden wisdom. And to Christians, Bee symbolized Christ.

In more modern times, science was for many years confounded by the bee, perceiving it as an insect that was ‘too heavy to fly’, and yet it did. It earned the reputation of being the Rocky Balboa of the insect kingdom: able to “do the impossible.” Like Rocky, Bee became an imago for all who saw themselves as facing impossible odds and yet were determined to win.

Bees are always working, going, gathering pollen and making honey. But like Man, Bee gathers and does far more than required to feed himself. Beekeepers take away much of a hive’s honey to sell, returning very little in security to their tiny charges. But Bee just keeps working, locked in its own world of prescribed roles and duties.

From the outside, Bee is the very model of duty and industriousness—all characteristics admired in western economic thought and culture. Bees are orderly and efficient, managing their hives and work schedules so effectively that businessmen and government bureaucrats might well choose this imago as an ideal model to emulate in their own realms of responsibility. They keep their hives clean and hygienic, providing an idealized model for our homemakers, religious and social organizations: doing good, keeping busy, cleaning house, caring for the children, making money, being and doing “good”, and doing one’s duty.

These qualities of Bee remind us how our modern economic system seems totally dependent upon collective effort and creativity rather than individual effort and creativity; so complex has modern economic life become that it is impossible to think of our capital and technology-driven economy remaining viable without carefully coordinated effort by many persons who possess many specialized skills. Bee does not have much of the artist or entrepreneur in it, for such energies are driven by individualized callings and passions.

But the dark side of these qualities are rigidity, inflexibility, conformity to collective order, mindless activity, and the imposition of collective values and priorities without individual rights or responsibility. Bee thus also symbolizes the compulsiveness of Man’s unconscious programming to work and unthinkingly attend to social or work duties over personal or individual need. Much of Mankind, like sterile worker Bees, spend their lives thoughtlessly leading sterile existences. Or like soldier Bees, our professional soldiers, defending the homeland against all enemies, foreign or domestic. Individual judgment and survival are not important against the needs of the collective.

As the single bee is a part of the hive, so too is the individual’s soul a part of the Anima Mundi—the World Soul. In India, the Soul is viewed as a collective entity—like the hive; Hinduism believe that all humans have a common soul. In the West, it is much more common today to visualize one’s soul as an individual part of oneself. In pre-Christian eras when paganism and the power of the Mother Goddess was supreme in the tribes of man, the soul was also seen as an elemental power—a part of Nature. Bee’s gold color linked it to the Sun and the Solar Energies of Apollo. Even today, spiritual movements such as Theosophy still refer to the soul as the Solar Angel.

The hive is populated by several types of bees. The Queen is the only female allowed to live in the hive. Whenever any bee is fed royal jelly by caretakers and is born female, the Queen will kill them if not prevented by her caretakers. Drones are males whose only purpose is to breed new queens. Soldier bees guard the hive. And workers are sterile eunuchs whose only purpose is to gather pollen and make honey.

As Queen of the Hive, the Queen Bee is the ultimate tyrant. Like many CEO’s of large corporation, She is also captive of her Hive and can never escape her duties. She is the epitome of the Earth Mother or Great Mother archetype, being both the Source of Life for her species and Death Mother of her young, as she destroys her female young as they emerge from their birth chambers. Like the Queen, Man’s business and political leaders ruthlessly cull aggressive challengers from their staffs to ensure that they are never successfully challenged, selecting eunuch-like staff who subordinate themselves to the CEO and are loyal workers.

The shapes of bee hives have associations to burial mounds. Anyone who has visited the famous “beehive tomb” in Greece will recognize the ancient association of the hive with the burial tomb. So too, in our modern organizations, Man has entombed himself in burial tombs of steel and glass, away from the sunny fields of flowers and open skies outside, so that he can attend to his compulsive duties within the Underworlds of government and business without distraction. The hive is also associated with the womb. Sex and death speak through this imago of the eternal cycle of the wheel of incarnation from birth, to death and back again into life.

Bees also have symbolism from early Christian mythologies. In earlier times, bees were believed not to birth young themselves but instead harvested their young from flowers. Thus, bees became early symbols of virgin birth and the immaculate conception. Because of this belief, they were also associated with Jesus’ birth.

Honey, the food produced by bees, was associated in earlier times with “ambrosia”—the food of the gods. As a result, they became associated with the gift of the Muse—poetry and music—and with the gift of prophecy. Priestesses of the Delphic Oracle were called “bees.” And offerings of honey and honey cakes were made on altars to the gods and goddesses of yore. Similar mentions were made in the Christian Bible; Israel’s ‘promised land’ was the Land of Milk and Honey.

Finally, bees are associated with sexuality or lust, due to their capacity to “sting.” Here, the ancient mythic connection between sex and death is imaged, for when bees sting, they die from the wound in themselves when the stinger remains behind and is wrenched out of their bodies. In this, they join the salmon, the mantis, and the black widow spider—all of whom demonstrate the closeness of sex and death in their mating and spawning.

Bee reminds us to hold on to our individuality and not to lose ourselves in collective duties or in our social programming which ties our identities, our self-worth, and our self-respect to what others ‘at work’ think of us. Life is far more than work, but work also gives meaning to life. Like all other archetypes, Bee is paradox. Bee shows us that life is both nirvana and samsara at the same time, and the fullness of our lives is all in how we look at it. Bee is therefore also a reminder to “make honey while the sun shines”, to live life fully and in the present, for tomorrow we die.


Ted Andrews, Animal Speak (Llewellyn Publications: 1998), page 337-338.

Rosemary Ellen Guiley, The Encyclopedia of Dreams (Berkeley Books: New York, 1995), page 166.


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By Sue Monk Kidd (2002)

"That night I looked at the jar of bees on my dresser. The poor creatures perched on the bottom barely moving, obviously pining away for the flight. I remembered then the way they´d slipped from the cracks in my walls and flown for the sheer joy of it. I thought about the way my mother had built trails of graham-cracker crumbs and marshmallow to lure roaches from the house rather than step on them. I doubted she would´ve approve of keeping bees in a jar. I unscrewed the lid and set it aside.
"You can go," I said.
But the bees remained there like planes on a runway not knowing they´d been cleared for takeoff. They crawled on their stalk legs around the curved perimeters of the glass as if the world had shrunk to that jar. I tapped the glass, even laid the jar on its side, but those crazy bees stayed put."

Kidd, S. M. (2002). The Secret Life of Bees. Harmondsworth, England: Penguin Books.

miércoles, 10 de noviembre de 2010

Cuervo - Crow

CUERVO : Magia

Si el cuervo a llegado a tu vida, es para avisarte de un cambio de conciencia. Quizás debas caminar por otros senderos, en busca de la fuente creadora. El cuervo guarda la magia de la vida. Busca tu mago/a interior y transforma tu vida, es el momento de coger tu tambor y marcar el pulso del mundo.

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Crow, Power Animal, Symbol of Sacred Law, Change

By Ina Woolcott

Many cultures consider crows to be the keepers of the Sacred Law, for nothing escapes their keen sight. To have a Crow as a power animal is extremely powerful stuff. When we meditate on the crow and align with it, we are instilled with the wisdom to know ourselves beyond the limitations of one-dimensional thinking and laws. We are taught to appreciate the many dimensions of both reality and ourselves, and to learn to trust our intuition and personal integrity.

Crows often appear in groups, and though there seems to be no variation in their caw-ing to each other, each caw actually has a different meaning. Their complex vocabulary is one sign of their intelligence, and is also a sign of their significance as power animals. When a crow explores something new, others watch closely to see what happens and then learn from it. They often make great noise when hunters are around, warning deer and other birds. Crows recognise potential danger and hence always post lookouts when feeding. This is their most vulnerable time. This helps us understand that we must watch what we believe, to test our habitual ideas about reality against a more universal standard.

Without paying careful attention, we are unable to understand the language of crows, this signifies the fact that we can't always see beyond our own cultural limitations. These limitations include certain moral codes of right and wrong, along with 'rules' that accompany these codes.

Throughout history there have been many (unnecessary) conflicts and wars between humans due to differing moral and religious beliefs. To truly create a new age of love, peace and harmony it is of high importance for us to be able to transcend our particular cultural limitations and to hold in our hearts and souls what we share as spiritual beings in human form. We are all connected, infinitely and composed of the same 'stuff'. We need to realise that hurting others only hurts ourselves. Crow is the bird which represents this transcendence.

Crow can also teach us to be mindful about judging people automatically. Be mindful of your opinions and actions. You need to walk your talk, to speak your truth and to know your life's mission. Again, trust your intuition and personal integrity, to create your own standards, whether or not they match those of the world around you. Be an individual, think for yourself, don't necessarily follow the crowd!

In the courting process the male crow's voice takes on a singing quality. This lets us see what the basis of sacred law is, unconditional love, the one unfailing principle by which we can test our own principles.

Crow is an omen of change. Crows live in the void and have no sense of time, therefore being able to see past, present and future simultaneously. They unite both the light and the dark, both the inner and the outer. Crow is the totem of the Great Spirit and must be held with utmost respected. They are representations of creation and spiritual strength.

Crows are messengers, telling us about the creation and magic all around us, that is available to us just for the asking. Look for opportunities to bring into being the magic of life. The striking black colour of the crow represents the colour of creation. It is the womb out of which the new comes into existence. Black is the colour of the night, giving birth to the light of a new day.

Crows are sly and can be deceptive in their actions. They have been known to build false nests high in treetops to confuse predators. Their nests are built very high up, giving them the chance to watch everything that is going on around them.

As crows are adaptable to all environments and will eat almost anything, they can survive in almost any situation. Crow is surrounded by magic, unseen forces and spiritual strength. If crow enters your life, get out of your familiar nest, look beyond your present range of vision, listen to the message(s) in its caw and act accordingly.


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Birth and Animal Totem: Crow (September 23rd - October 22nd).

Moon: Ducks flying moon.

Season Aspect: Falling leaves time

Wind Relation: West winds.

Directional Relation: South-west.

Element Relation: Air.

Elemental clan: Butterfly clan.

Plant totem: Ivy.

Mineral totem: Azurite.

Polarity with: Falcon.

Color Aspect: Blue.

Musical vibration: A natural.

Personality: Tolerant and friendly.

Spiritual energy: Feminine energies.

Emotions: Sensitive.

Positive traits: Diplomatic, often romantic and overly optimistic.

Negative traits: Gullible, indecisive and often holds a grudge.

Compatibilities: Otter and deer.

Conscious Desire: Partnership.

Subconscious desire: Balance and harmony.

Spiritual Path: Peace and balance.

Strengths: Caution, making decisions and letting go.

Weakness: Taking sides, indecision and trusting to much.

Keywords - Peaceful, intelligent, charming, idealistic, romantic, tricky.

Birth Totem - Crow - September 23rd - October 22nd

Birth Totem Crow is an individual whose outer personality is driven by the quest to bond with another. By design, the crow is a highly curious creature, imbued with a remarkable degree of intelligence. Despite such intelligence, this heightened curiosity will often lead Crow in the path of unforeseen danger. As he follows the glimmering call of a shiny penny, he is oblivious to the encroaching threat of an oncoming vehicle, so intent is he upon retrieving the fascinating object. Birth totem crow individuals can become so focused upon the goal of attaining partnership, that other areas of their daily life may tend to be ignored, eventually leading to some crisis of faith, health or practical consideration that will realign them, at least temporarily, to the bills needing to be paid or the vehicle in need of repair.

In Nature, the crow is part of a community of other crows, and thus, they are very social, preferring the company of their fellow winged ones (and even the company of two-leggeds), to being alone. Like their animal brothers and sisters, birth totem crow will seek companionship and interactions with others almost compulsively. The underlying force that drives one who is operating from the personality center of this birth totem, is a fear of being alone and faced with their own company. Because so much of the focus and attention for one with this birth totem is exerted upon relating to, and pleasing "others" they have learned very little about themselves and thus, have not developed the relationship with the inner self that is requisite for a soul to fully integrate as it moves along the sacred hoop of physical life.

Once crow individual takes the time to go within and learn about themselves, their role along the Red Road, and the lessons they have chosen to come and learn, they will then discover all of the shiny and fascinating aspects of themselves that they have been blessed with. This may then take them on a journey toward a deep and abiding relationship to the self, consequently adding even more to their relationships with others. Thus, the attainment of the higher intent for this birth totem may be had - to know true balance and harmony.

Birth Totem Crow

September 22 - October 22

Keeper of the Sacred Law

Crow knows the Unknowable Mysteries of Creation and is Keeper of All Sacred Law. This Totem signifies first-hand knowledge of a higher order of right and wrong than that indicated by Human Law. Crow see the physical and spiritual world, ( as humanity interprets them ) are an illusion and can simultaneously see the past, present, and future. Crow merges the light and darkness, seeing both inner and outer reality. ~ excerpts from the "Medicine Cards" by Jamie Sams

Crows are Protectors of Ancient Records and Knower of the Unknowable Mysteries of Creation. They are symbols of creation and spiritual strength. To have a Crow Totem is very powerful. It is the Totem of the Great Spirit and as such, must be respected.

Crow is self-empowered because he knows who he is. Honor spiritual truth and you will know true power as well. Crow is a shape-shifter who can teach us that we can be anything we desire.

Personal integrity are your watch-words and your guide in life. Crow medicine is honoring the self, your boundaries and limitations. If you have a Crow Totem, your prime path is to be mindful of your opinions and actions.

The appearance of Crow is always a message from our unconscious, for so often Crow warns us of danger, reminds us of our disappointments, and reveals the darker aspects of our character. The key is to be willing to tell the truth regardless of the consequences.

Crow's gifts are his voice and his keen eyesight. Crow is a wonderful teacher, so be a good student ~ one who is prepared to see from afar and speak with great clarity. With Crow Totem, you speak in a powerful voice when addressing issues that, for you, seem out of harmony, out of balance, or unjust.

Crow lives in the void and has no sense of time; therefore, it sees past, present and future simultaneously. Crow merges both light and dark, both inner and outer.

The striking black color of Crow represents the color of creation. It is the womb out of which new is born. Black, the color of night, gives birth to the light of a new day. Crow is a daytime bird reminding us that magic and creation are present in both. Their ability to shift between the known and unknown worlds indicates new journeys.

Crow is also the guardian of ceremonial magic, calling to us about the creation and magic that is alive in the world today and available to us. Look for opportunities to create and manifest the magic of life.

Crow Totem people are masters of illusion. Do not try to figure Crow out. It is the power of the unknown at work, and something special is about to happen!

In any healing circle, Crow is present. Crow guides the magic of healing and the change in consciousness that will bring about a new reality and dispel disease or illness. You can rest assure whenever Crows are around, magic is nearby and you are about to experience a change in consciousness. Crow can give you the courage to enter the darkness of the void, which is the home of all that is not yet in form.

Crow is an omen of change. When you meet Crow, he could be telling you that there will be changes in your life and that possibly you should step back from the usual way you view reality and look into the inner realms. Be prepared to let go of your old thinking and embrace a new way of viewing yourself and the world.

The Crow signals that you have transcended mortal law, and to permit your own higher self to become your leader.

When you learn to allow your personal integrity to be your guide, your sense of feeling alone will vanish. Your personal will can then emerge so that you will stand in your truth. Be willing to walk your talk, speak your truth, and know your life’s mission, and balance past, present, and future in the now. Shape-shift that old reality and become your future self. Allow the bending of physical laws to aid in creating the shape-shifted world of peace.

Like Crow, we need to see the connection between past, present, and future. Crow’s message is clear ~ what you think today creates your future. Honor the present in love, forgiveness and gratitude. You can change your past, your present, and mold your future.

Crow looks with one eye and then the other to observe everything from all sides.

If Crow flies into your life, get out of your familiar nest, look beyond your present range of vision, listen to its caw and act accordingly.

Stay out of denial, stay in integrity, and speak your truth!
Birth Dates: September 22 – October 22
Clan: Butterfly
Constructive Qualities: Patience, Intuitive and Honesty
Conscious Objective: Walk Your Talk, Speak Your Truth, Know Your Life’s Mission
Spiritual Path: Allow Personal Integrity to Be Your Guide
Strengths: Peaceful Mind, Loving, Forgiving and Extroverted
Key Words: Peaceful, Charming, Idealistic, Loving and Loyal


lunes, 1 de noviembre de 2010

Halcón - Hawk

La sabiduría de halcón incluye:

*Clarividencia e Iluminación
*Estar alerta
*Memoria lejana
*Mensajes del espíritu
*Recuerdo de vidas pasadas
*Ver el cuadro más amplio
*Sabio uso de las oportunidades
*Sobreponerse a los problemas

HALCÓN MALTES La sabiduría del halcón Maltes incluye:

*Asistencia en la curación del alma
*Acompañamiento del alma de regreso al mundo del alma
*Adiestramiento en la rapidez
*Aprender la acrobacia de la vida
*Controlar velocidad y movimiento
*Entender la magia


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Halcon en el horóscopo maya

Este signo está bendecido por el don de la buena suerte. Desde muy pequeños ya tienen una personalidad muy definida y un carácter fuerte. La ambición les surge en la juventud.
Y ya cuando vayan madurando se darán cuenta de que su meta principal en la vida es el triunfo profesional. Intentarán por todos los medios ser los primeros y por ello, no cesarán hasta conseguir lo que desean. Su mente ágil y su memoria les facilitará el estudio. Por ello, son los Halcones los que tienen una mayor representación en la Universidad.

:: Mujer: No es una mujer sencilla, ella es una persona especial y pretende tener a su lado gente única como ella. Para ganar su admiración debe llenarse primero una serie importante de requisitos, la mayoría de ellos excluyentes. Debe ser una persona intelectualmente cultivada, con la que pueda hablar desde Borges a los Fiordos Nórdicos y sus viajes por el Asia; además de tener una amplia información de la actualidad: política, economía y personajes del quehacer internacional.

:: Hombre: Algo curioso: el hombre halcón esta muy bien solo y para cambiar su condición debe encontrar algo que justifique que estará aun mejor.Para seducir a un nativo de este signo hay que ser un mago, un ilusionista y convertir la vida en un milagro para él. Saber que quiere un halcón es un verdadero acertijo, porque cambia constantemente de opinión. Generalmente se relaciona con mujeres bellas porque admira el arte en toda su expresión y para el, el cuerpo de la mujer fue la obra culmine de la creación de Dios. Pero además de tener un cuerpo escultural, la persona que este a su lado debe tener una conversación interesante, poder de síntesis (hablar poco y decir mucho en pocas palabras) y si no tiene nada que decir, mejor que se quede callada.

:: Trabajo: Las profesiones que más afinidad tienen con los halcones son aquellas relacionadas con la ley: abogados, jueces, escribanos, estadistas, embajadores, diplomáticos son tan solo algunas de ellas. También aman volar por ello muchos son aviadores, comisarios de abordo o azafatas.

:: Amor: El halcón se enamora una vez y para toda la vida, su primer gran amor quedará grabado por siempre en su corazón. Puede intentar un segundo o tercer matrimonio, pero en el fondo una parte de sí permanecerá guardada, sin entregarse por completo

:: Compatibilidades: El halcón elige muy bien a sus amistades, prefiere la compañía de la serpiente porque es sabia y milenaria, también de las lechuzas con las que compartirá secretos inconfesables. Se enamorará de las ardillas que lo conquistarán por traviesas y divertidas.

::Predicciones para este año:

Características. La buena suerte ilumina a estos nativos. Poseen un carácter fuerte y una personalidad bien definida desde muy pequeños. Durante su juventud, la ambición es su principal objetivo y ya adultos, este objetivo se dirige hacia el triunfo profesional, en donde trabajen. El estudio les resultará muy fácil, ya que tienen una mente muy ágil. Poseen un gran sentido del deber y son hijos sumamente responsables que se convertirán en fieles amantes. Hay nativos que suelen vivir luchando contra las normas. Poseen una gran riqueza interior y suelen ser muy independientes. Durante su vida tienen como único objetivo buscar la paz.
En el amor. Las relaciones sentimentales, durante este año, pasarán por un gran momento. Superarán la racha de discusiones, separaciones y divorcios, y comenzarán a vivir muy buenos momentos. Podrán encaminar muy bien a las futuras parejas, gracias a las difíciles experiencias que han sufrido. Los nativos que están solos, tendrán la posibilidad de encontrar pareja de la cual se enamorarán profundamente. Dentro de las parejas estables habrá dos puntas bien definidas, por un lado estarán los nativos que afiancen con gran compromiso y estabilidad, la relación y por el otro, los que terminarán definitivamente con la relación ante la realidad, de que esta no funciona.
En la amistad. Los pocos amigos con los que cuenta el Halcón, son de un gran compromiso y calidad intelectual. Estos nativos consideran como hermanos, a sus amigos. Sus mejores amigos son los nativos de La Lechuza, con los que comparten una visión espiritual. Serán amigos inseparables de las Ardillas con los que viven la diversión.


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El Halcón

El Halcón simbolizaba la unión que existía entre las fuerzas celestiales y las terrenales.

Tenía diversas manifestaciones:

Como Horajti simbolizando al sol en su cenit.

Por ser un ave intrépida y peleadora fue elegida como símbolo de varios dioses guerreros como Behedety, Hemen y Montu.


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Hawk, Power Animal, Messenger, Discernment, Intuition, Observation, Wisdom, Courage, Truth

By Ina Woolcott

The hawk's gifts include clear sightedness, being observant, long distance memory, messages from the universe, guardianship, recalling past lives, courage, wisdom, illumination, seeing the bigger picture, creativity, truth, experience, wise use of opportunities, overcoming problems, magic, focus.

Hawk is associated with the number 14, with the tarot card Temperance. The Temperance card represents the teaching of higher expressions of psychic ability and vision.

The Hawk represents a messenger in the Native American culture. It often shows up in our life when we need to pay attention to the subtle messages found around us, and from those we come into contact with. As with all messages received, it is important to recognise the messages underlying truth. We will be taught to be observant and also pay attention to what we may overlook. This could mean a talent we aren't using, a gift or unexpected help for which we haven't shown our gratitude for, or a message from the Universe. As there are so many hawk varieties, the messages vary and can affect all levels of our psyche.

Hawks are the protectors and visionaries of the Air. They hold the key to higher levels of consciousness. This power animal enables us to awakens vision and inspires a creative life purpose. Having Hawk as power animal means your life will be filled with responsibility, because Hawk people seek the overall view. You will most probably be aware of omens and spirit messages.

A Red tailed Hawk is special. It will ALWAYS be with you, for life. It has direct ties to the Kundalini, the seat of primal life force. It is linked to the base chakra. If you have this power animal, you need to be aware of and work toward fulfilling your soul's destiny. It reflects far greater intensity of energy within your life: physically, emotionally and mentally. Spiritual forces will be felt strong within you.

One trait all hawks share, is the ability to move between the seen and unseen realms gracefully, joining both worlds together. Their acute vision attributes this ability, their discriminating nature keeps them out of dangers path. Hawks have a broad vision, allowing them to see what the future holds. In man this is a symbol of prophetic insight. If this gift is underdeveloped, it is common for people with this power animal to have a tendency of over analysing everything. When this is so, clear vision is lost. You must learn to keep your analytical mind under control, not allowing it to run wild.

Hawk posses many hunting skills. The most common, when pursuing prey, is to swiftly follow the prey's efforts to get away. Once the prey is caught in the hawks mighty talons, it is then dismembered with their sharply pointed, powerful beak. For us, this may indicate that we may be able to run, but not hide from our destiny. For, eventually it will catch up with us.

The destiny of man is to awaken from their spiritual amnesia and to realign with the original intention of their soul. When the hawk gets a hold of us in his powerful talons, we will be asked to evaluate who we have become and to shatter our self created illusions. This will help our inner truth to come out into the open and for it to shine.

Hawk denotes union with All That Is. The hawk is a bird of the heavens, arranging the changes necessary to prompt our spiritual growth. Having this power animal can be bitter sweet. When accepting its presence in your life, you will be asked to surrender/give up anything that doesn't honour the integrity of all life. Whether its an idea, feeling or action. Although hard work is involved, the rewards to be reaped are great, far outweighing this.


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Hawk Totem

Red Tailed Hawk Affirmation Card: I am healed and empowered through my visions. My life moves forward.

There are many types of Hawks found throughout the world and each has medicine specific to their individual types. Yet there also characteristics that are specific to all Hawks and those are the focus here.

Hawks are visionaries and messengers. As a totem they help to open the higher chakras so that we may hear and see the visions and messages that Spirit and the Universe are always sending our way. There is never a moment when the Universe is not trying to get a message through to us but we are so often too busy or unaware of what it is we need to be watching for! Hawk helps us to not only be aware that we are receiving a message but how to interpret them. The realm of symbols is also the realm of Hawk for Hawk is able to soar high above the earth to soar on the breath of Spirit, to commune with Spirit and thus understand through the intuitive level what the message means and with their keen eyesight, how to implement it once they return to earth through seeing the broader picture below.
Many of the messages Hawk may bring are about freeing yourself of thoughts and beliefs that are limiting your ability to soar above your life and gain a greater perspective. If one remains earthbound, then the possibilities of life are limited! It is this ability to soar high above to catch a glimpse of the bigger picture that is one of the aspects of Hawk medicine that makes it so valuable: If one is undergoing a difficult passage to know that just over the next hill is freedom and liberation if one keeps going can be a Godsend in supporting the person to keep moving forward! Likewise, if the path is not appropriate, Hawk Medicine can alert one to this and point out a far more favourable path.
Hawk medicine unites Heaven and Earth. Because of their ability to soar, they are able to reach up to the heavens to extract needed information and bring it back to earth. Much of this information is also very practical for use on a daily basis! It is not only higher concepts or ideas that are relayed, but also information we need to make our material or mundane lives more prosperous and fulfilling. For those who have difficulty attracting financial well being due to false or negative beliefs about money and success, Hawk can help to understand the true spiritual intent and purpose behind money and guide one in establishing new beliefs that are more joyful and abundant in nature.
Hawk can alert us to those times when we should NOT take action because we do not yet have all the information we need. For example, someone is thinking of about becoming involved in a relationship, personal or business, yet they get the feeling that something is "not quite right". This needs to be heeded and Hawk sent forth to gather the appropriate information to help the person make the best choice. Sometimes the person finds that Hawk was telling them to steer clear for very good reasons!
Hawk can also help balance those who are more attuned to the lunar sides of their nature and have trouble expressing the solar side in pursuit of their goals. It helps the person to activate the positive aspects of their sun sign and to balance it with the lunar needs.

Hawk people have their own unique challenges in life. Often they feel misunderstood in that when they attempt to deliver an important message others may shy away from it or respond with anger. Sometimes the messages may not be what the other person really wants to hear and yet the Hawk person feels duty bound to relay the message, no matter the consequences. It is important however that Hawk people do be aware of how they are presenting the messages they receive. They need more than many others to try and deliver the messages as gently as they can, only becoming more forceful if their inner guidance absolutely says it is needed. Sometimes simply thinking through for a time what needs to be said can help Hawk medicine people find just the right words to use that will make all the difference and in this they should be encouraged to take their time and soar above for a while before speaking their truth.
Hawk medicine people like many who carry strong predator totems may be shunned by others who sense and fear their inner power. Others may sense that this is a person who can see straight through them and as many folks think in terms of judging things as being good or bad, they are afraid that the Hawk person will see who they "really" are and so they strike first in an attempt to keep the Hawk person at bay. Hawk people need to learn how to veil their energy somewhat, not as an attempt to deceive others but to allow people to get to know them and understand that Hawk has no interest in judging others. Often these people have seen so much of the best and worst in life that they find they have no need to judge. All is part and parcel of Spirit's plan and if Spirit sees fit not to judge, why should the Hawk person?

Some Hawk people may have a tendency because of their vast ability to see clear through to the heart of things to become arrogant and this should be avoided because it keeps them earthbound as well as turning other people off! Often this starts as confusion on the part of the Hawk person who cannot understand why others seem unable to be as aware of the larger picture and their own issues and projections. Especially when the Hawk person also has Mercury in Aquarius or in Mercury in aspect to Uranus which further enhances their ability to see and know, they may fail to understand that others are not as well developed yet in these areas and blurt out what they see and know without thinking of how it may impact another person. If they can keep in mind that their talents and abilities are gifts they have been given and that others carry medicine that the Hawk person may be weak in expressing it helps them to stay focused on Spirit as the true messenger and that they are the Hollow Bones for the energy to flow through. No totem is better than another! Each is part of the larger tapestry and as such all are powerful and important.

Some with Hawk medicine find they have difficulty attracting the "right life Partner". Hawk people may find that they tend to attract more "earthy" types who find the Hawk person's need to "soar" disruptive or unimportant. This may occur because at a deeper level the Hawk person is fearful of soaring too high and crashing to earth Icarus like. In this instance, the Hawk person's real issue is one of learning how to trust themselves and their medicine. Hawk people can pair well with more earth centered people because the earthy person can encourage the Hawk person to stay on earth long enough to bring some of their visions and ideas to fruition before soaring off to the Heights again. It can be very easy for hawk people to want to stay high above the earth and never bring their wonderful ideas back to earth where they and others can put them practice.
Since Hawks mate for life, the Hawk Person may need to accept that it may take them some time before they find the person meant for them yet when they do, it is well worth the wait! Otherwise the Hawk person may find themselves tied to someone and unable to free themselves easily because of the deep entanglements they have created with this other person. Especially if children are involved in the relationship, the Hawk person may feel an extra strong sense of duty to stay in the relationship for the "sake of the children" as in many cases I have seen where the Hawk person ended up as the sole provider for the family . What the Hawk person needs is someone who can accept and honour their gifts and talents, giving them the space they need to soar high above.

In the Celtic tradition Hawk empowers a person to seek out their ancestral roots and to examine in depth that which is positive so that it may be integrated into the person's life and that which is limiting so it can be released. Tradition is only worth honoring when it supports joy and fulfillment in one's life! In this tradition Hawk also supports the solar side as stated above, helping a person to move forward in life and to seek out great quests to embark upon.

In the Egyptian Tradition Hawk was associated with Magic and shapeshifting. Isis is said to have shapeshifted into a Hawk to save Osiris. Horus also carried Hawk medicine which allowed him to see the "unseeable".

Among Native American traditions, Hawk served the role of Mercury, bringer of messages and portents of change. Hawk reminded the people they needed to be awake and aware.

One of the greatest gifts a Hawk medicine person can give the world is their visions of a better and brighter future. Visionaries are always ahead of their time and it's not easy seeing what others are not ready to see. Often these people are not honoured and recognized for their work and efforts until long after they have crossed over. And yet their work lives on to touch and enrich the lives of people the world over! Honour the Hawk people you meet in your life. Encourage them to soar so they may bring their visions and messages back to earth that all may benefit. If you are a Hawk person yourself, understand that Spirit can you an especial task to hold the energy of what could be, of potentials that are waiting to be envisioned and thus expressed through the mass consciousness. Seek out other Hawk people who can support you in your life and never allow others to cause you to lose sight of what is really important to you! Trust in the messages that Spirit entrusts to your special care and know that the expression of your visions will bring blessings not only to you, but also to all others!

Here is a brief expression of three specific Hawk medicines:

Red Tailed Hawk - An intensified Life force, often those who carry this Hawk medicine have Pluto and Mars strong in the horoscope. These folks are able to achieve great things through persistence and sheer strength of will. This Hawk can also help a person understand and overcome obstacles to prosperity and abundance.

Harris Hawk - represents cooperation and support from others. Libra or Venus may be strong in the horoscope or Venus in Aquarius or in the 11th house. A more Mercurial/Virgo aspect is also prominent with this medicine, also the North Node in Virgo or the 11th house. This Hawk helps one to spread the word about goals or projects to those people who can be helpful for you. For those who use music to help them soar high above, this is a wonderful totem to be working with as it helps to integrate music and sound as a healing modality.

Sparrowhawk - Awareness that opportunities that seem small on the surface have the potential for great growth and expansion over time. This Hawk helps us to see through to the heart of events and synchronicities that are trying to lead us to our greater goals and higher good. So often we ignore the smaller things in life because we can't see how they could possibly be of much use to us or help us to resolve a problem. Yet when we soar high above to see where they fit in the larger scheme of things, we see how they are a jumping off point that if it were not presented to us and pursued, we could not reach that we are truly seeking.


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Spirit of Red Tailed Hawk


Wolfs Moon

Role: ~The Visionary~

Lesson: Discover Dormant Abilities

Element: Fire/Air

Wind: ~East~ Illumination & Peace~

Medicine: Channeling


Awareness of the Big Picture Guardianship Truth

Channeling Visionary Latent Power

Messages from the Blue Road of Spirit

Higher Calling Illumination


Latent Power

When observing the Red Tailed Hawk, the most distinguishing characteristics and attributes of these splendid birds of prey, are their eyesight, sharp talons that adorn their feet, and their vibrant red tail feathers. These are the very characteristics that reflect the Latent Power of this member of the Hawk family.

For purposes of examining the keyword of ~Latent Power,~ we begin with the Hawk`s sharp talons. In the wild, a Hawk`s talons are instruments of deadly precision. The talons will grasp their prey in a merciless grip while the beak rips and shreds in the quest for survival.

The second component to observe in the Red Tailed Hawk as it pertains to the key word of ~Latent Power,~ are the vibrant red tail feathers of the mature Hawk. These feathers are a Gift of maturation, and the power and energy that they represent for the two-legged with this raptor as a Primary Totem is very significant.

***For the two-legged beside whom Red Tail Hawk flies, a sharp mind will be evident, and these souls will possess the ability to perceive the subtlest of nuances that might escape other less "observant" individuals. Although this may be a tremendous Gift in assisting the Red Hawk Soul in the business world (and less ~intimate~ arenas of their daily Life), this same gift of communication and sharp intellect can also be used as a weapon, and words may become like the sharp beak and unrelenting talons of their Totem when these individuals are either attacked, or if they are operating from an unintegrated Personality Center.

There may be situations and circumstances when there is a need for the type of more ~direct~ speech that the Red Hawk Soul is capable of, and in those circumstances, the use of this inherent talent serves the individual well. Yet part of the evolutionary process for the Red Tailed Hawk individual, is in learning how to master this gift and wield its great power with conscious awareness, ever-mindful of its potential for either great insight, or great damage. When the Red Hawk Soul is then operating from such Higher Intent, these are the natural born investigators, psychics, attorneys and observers that deploy their acumen for insight and direct speech in a constructive, rather than destructive, manner.

Looking at the next component in understanding the Red Tailed Hawk`s Power, are the beautiful red tail feathers which distinguish this Hawk from other cousins. This Hawk does not receive his/her red feathers until a sufficient level of maturation has been achieved. When looking to the human beside whom Red Hawk flies, this is quite significant as well, for it indicates that the Red Feathers are not easily given, and must instead be "earned."

When witnessed in Nature, the color Red represents Power, Energy, and the Kundalini. The Kundalini is the Force that directs the flow of all other energy fields within the physical body. This Force lies dormant within each of us when we take up the ~Robe of Physical Life, and is thought to lie coiled at the ~base chakra~ (located near the base of the spine) and referred to as the ~Serpent Power.~ There the Power lies sleeping until it is awakened via the Soul who begins the journey on the road of spiritual discovery and who is consciously acknowledging and incorporating their Life Lessons.

Some envision the Kundalini as a powerful sexual energy, yet to view it thus is to limit the true breadth and power of this fundamental energy, for it is then keeping that energy coiled at the base chakra (sexual center), rather than encouraging it to reach further and higher.

At the time the energy is awoken, it begins to rise up through the other six energy centers (chakras). As it passes through each of these chakras, the lessons, issues and areas of our lives which are symbolized and or ~governed~ by these energy centers, are opened for our acknowledgment through the process of Conscious Awareness. Thus, when the Kundalini has completely uncoiled, its energy unfurled along the length of the spine and flowing easily through all seven energy points to emerge through the top (or ~Crown~) Chakra, a state of ~Enlightenment~ is experienced. (For an insightful & deeper look into the Chakras after finishing reading about the Red-Tailed Hawk Totem, I suggest visiting Mermaids Esoteric Site by clicking here)

This is a gradual process however, and should never be forced or pushed, for those who have attempted to do so, often experience either physical or mental/emotional collapse that can end one in a visit to the hospital or seriously ill. Hence, the symbolism of the Red Tail Feathers emerging only after sufficient maturation. For the two-legged with this Animal Totem, this indicates the need to approach spiritual awakening in a gradual, careful and conscious manner.

Yet once this fundamental energy unfurls as the Red Tail Feathers emerge, the beauty and depth of Spirit that shines brilliantly forth, will be both inspiration and guidance for Others who may be just beginning, or in the process of, their own awakening.***


All Hawks are renowned for their visual acuity, with members of the Hawk and Owl family possessing the greatest vision of all raptors.

Red Tailed Hawks will utilize this powerful vision while soaring on the wind’s currents far above that they may have a broad field of vision with which to discover, then track, their intended prey.

***Red Tailed Hawk will soar beside the Two-Legged whose own gift of psychic vision may be exceptionally acute. This may take the form of precognitive dreams and/or ~visions~ during which these souls are quite literally able to "see the future."

If the gift of vision is not present from birth, then there will exist within the Red Hawk soul, the ability to pierce the veil that separates falsehood from truth. They will also possess an intensive gaze that can leave those who might find themselves the object of such a gaze, squirming under the penetrating stare.

Equally, Red Tailed Hawk individual, will have the ability to view the broad picture, in much the same fashion that a Hawk can gain a wide view of their surroundings while soaring on the unseen currents of wind as they ride the sky. The human counterpart will be a believer in the philosophy that all things happen for a reason, and it will be this awareness of the ~Big Picture,~ that will assist both themselves, and those whom they share their gift of keen insight with, through many a difficult time***


In the following quote, Chief Seattle eloquently expresses the concept of Guardianship. "What is man without the beasts? If all the beasts were gone, man would die from a great loneliness of spirit. For whatever happens to the beasts, soon happens to man. All things are connected.

You must teach the children that the ground beneath their feet is the ashes of your grandfathers. So that they will respect the land, tell your children that the earth is rich with the lives of our kin. Teach your children what we have taught our children, that the earth is our mother.

Whatever befalls the earth, befalls the sons of the earth. If men spit upon the ground, they spit upon themselves. This we know, the earth does not belong to man, man belongs to the earth.“ ~Chief Seattle~

***Part of the Role for the two-legged beside whom Red Tailed Hawk flies is that of Guardian of the Earth Mother. These are individuals who will possess an astute awareness of the concept of the interconnectedness of all things, and will have an inner reverence for all life.

These are the souls that are involved in making the world a better place, whether locally or globally. They will be protectors of the Earth Mother and tread softly upon her, encouraging and educating ~Others~ to do the same.

Often, they are either found initiating or actively involved in environmental causes, where their keen perception and insight will serve their chosen ~cause~ well. Yet it is their day to day existence and fundamental philosophy/foundation of action and belief, that distinguishes these individuals as true champions of Mother Earth as they seek to live in harmony with the ~Ina Maka~ and all that She births, provides, nurtures and sustains.


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Totem Hawk Spirit Guide
Symbolism of the Hawk as Power Animal or Animal Familiar to Shamans

A Hawk Totem or Spirit Guide symbolizes foresight and perception to the shaman.

The hawk spirit guide is a messenger from the spirit world, blessed with deep connections with the sun and remarkable psychic perception. His acute powers of observation, along with his deep intuition make the totem hawk a powerful companion for the seeker on shamanic journeys.

Universal Hawk Shaman Symbolism
While different species of hawk each have their own unique shamanic symbolism, there are also universal characteristics common to all hawks as power animal:

-The totem hawk offers deep wisdom and knowledge thanks to his wide perspective on the world and its events. This also applies to his understanding of the spirit world, which makes his assistance invaluable to the shaman in unfamiliar realms.

-The hawk shaman benefits from the bird’s natural psychic sense, at times gaining the gift of second sight through him.

-The hawk spirit guide gives his shaman powers of natural and unforced leadership. People will naturally feel drawn to follow the hawk shaman’s guidance through trust and affection.

Symbolism of Hawk Species as Totem Animals

In addition to the universal characteristics of hawk spirit guides, each species brings its own special qualities to the shamans they guide in the spirit world:

-The diet of the sparrowhawk, sharp-shinned hawk and goshawk is mainly feathered, giving these birds an enhanced affinity with the air, symbolizing creativity, vision and focus. As power animals, these hawks gives great energy to new projects of ambitious scope.

-The noble peregrine falcon is renowned for his incredible speed and skill in flight; the peregrine falcon spirit guide bestows patience and precision.

-The kestrel is a bird that can gracefully hover and choose the right moment to act. The shaman with a kestrel animal familiar approaches all situations with great skill and judgment.

-The red-tailed hawk shaman is as great in spirit as the red tailed hawk is great in stature. The realization of noble visions and great deeds is to be expected when this beautiful hawk accompanies the shaman.

Shamans fortunate enough to be blessed with a hawk as power animal enjoy great perception, perspective on complex situations and powers of leadership. They quickly gain perspective and intuitive understanding on shamanic journeys. Often gifted spiritual leaders, the hawk shaman is a respected and important elder in his or her community, regardless of age.


lunes, 16 de agosto de 2010

Escarabajo - Beetle

ESCARABAJO: muerte hacia la transformación


Vidas pasadas
Símbolo de una nueva vida

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Beetles aid in transformation, metamorphosis, resurrection and rebirth -rebirth of the soul to a new spiritual ideal and renewed devotion. This animal teaches harmony in the comig changes by utilizing your intuitive abilities and teaches discernment where you need it the most. Beetles have a protective quality that will aid in the ability to socialize and communicate effectively by illuminating problems and situations in the correct perspective. Are you eating correctly?

Now is the time to examine eating habits.

Can you identify which stage of development are you in_

Is it the time to "fly" or walk in life?

Beetle will teach persistance with charm, trust in the process, proper movement and actions which allow the regeneration of your spirit to prosper.


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Por Félix Valdés Corral, 1996.

Al observar el escarabajo pelotero, ateuchus sacer, quien empujaba y hacía rodar una bola pequeña de estiércol dentro de una grieta apropiada, donde las hembras amasaban los fragmentos que se convertían en reservas alimenticias y en donde eran incubados sus huevecillos bajo su protección y calor. Los egipcios creyeron ver el renacer de la vida, en se acto de empujar cada día, simbolizado por la pelota de estiércol, al sol de levante. El escarabajo fue divinizado debido a que el sol, relacionado con él, era la más importante de las deidades egipcias; los sacerdotes se identificaron con aquello que representaba el escarabeo, pensando en convertirse a sí mismo en símbolos de vida y regeneración.

El escarabajo está vinculado con el dios Jepri, simboliza el que llega a ser o aquel que renace por si mismo, de la raíz egipcia Jeper que significa nacer o existir, o sea que simboliza la transformación constante de la existencia.

Con el paso del tiempo se convirtió en amuleto de vida y poder. El que lo portaba en vida tenía la protección contra el mal, visible o invisible y recibía vida, poder y fuerza diariamente, y el que lo portaba en la muerte, es decir de acuerdo a los ritos funerarios, tenía la posibilidad de resucitar y obtener la vida eterna. Así mismo se empezó a emplear el escarabeo-corazón como un amuleto que se colocaba en la momia, el cual era el que evitaba que durante la ceremonia del pesaje del corazón éste declarara contra su dueño. En la parte de abajo llevaban grabada una fórmula místico-religiosa tomada del libro de los muertos.


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El escarabajo y la inteligencia emocional
Líder en flexibilidad y adaptación, ejemplo de supervivencia

Alejandro Hernández

Los escarabajos han mostrado una gran capacidad de flexibilidad y adaptación a lo largo de su evolución. Podemos aprender mucho de ellos para el ejercicio del liderazgo personal y social.

Daniel Goleman incluye dentro de su definición de competencias emocionales la habilidad de relacionarse con los demás y, dentro de ello, la capacidad de flexibilidad y adaptación. Ambas son capacidades esenciales en un líder junto con la innovacion, talento e iniciativa.

El concepto de "dominio personal" introducido por Peter Senge, autor de La quinta disciplina , establece que ejercer el dominio personal "trasciende las competencias y habilidades, significa abarcar la vida desde una perspectiva creativa y generativa, en vez de meramente reactiva". Esto implica el poder reaccionar con flexibilidad ante los cambios y adaptarse lo más rápidamente posible a las nuevas circunstancias.

El ser humano presenta también una gran adaptabilidad, y una herramienta que tiene el hombre para enfrentar los cambios y sobrevivir son las emociones . El líder que despliega competencias emocionales balanceadas sabe reconocer sus emociones, interpretar las de los demás, flexibilizar y adaptar sus respuestas para ser efectivo. Como las luciérnagas, si tiene dominio personal puede emitir luz y puede también, como el escarabajo pelotero, "resucitar" de condiciones adversas, rehacerse de sus fracasos y encontrar respuestas satisfactorias para él y para quienes lo rodean, desplegando un manejo inteligente de sus actitudes.

Liderazgo e inteligencia social
En el último libro de Daniel Goleman, Inteligencia social, se aborda desde una perspectiva más amplia el impacto no solo de las competencias emocionales en nosotros mismos, sino también en el contexto social. Goleman nos dice que "el descubrimiento más importante de la neurociencia es que nuestro sistema neuronal está programado para conectar con los demás, ya que el mismo diseño del cerebro nos torna sociables al establecer inexorablemente un vínculo intercerebral con las personas con que nos relacionamos".

Al relacionarnos con nosotros mismos y los demás pensando positivamente, reforzamos nuestras competencias emocionales e inteligencia social y ejercemos nuestra capacidad de supervivencia al mejorar, como los escarabajos, nuestra habilidad de adaptación a cualquier hábitat en cualquier medio social. Y es que la naturaleza siempre nos brinda ejemplos de liderazgo que podemos aprovechar si observamos con atención.

FUENTE: El ser humano presenta también una gran adaptabilidad, y una herramienta que tiene el hombre para enfrentar los cambios y sobrevivir son las emociones . El líder que despliega competencias emocionales balanceadas sabe reconocer sus emociones, interpretar las de los demás, flexibilizar y adaptar sus respuestas para ser efectivo. Como las luciérnagas, si tiene dominio personal puede emitir luz y puede también, como el escarabajo pelotero, "resucitar" de condiciones adversas, rehacerse de sus fracasos y encontrar respuestas satisfactorias para él y para quienes lo rodean, desplegando un manejo inteligente de sus actitudes.

Liderazgo e inteligencia social
En el último libro de Daniel Goleman, Inteligencia social, se aborda desde una perspectiva más amplia el impacto no solo de las competencias emocionales en nosotros mismos, sino también en el contexto social. Goleman nos dice que "el descubrimiento más importante de la neurociencia es que nuestro sistema neuronal está programado para conectar con los demás, ya que el mismo diseño del cerebro nos torna sociables al establecer inexorablemente un vínculo intercerebral con las personas con que nos relacionamos".

Al relacionarnos con nosotros mismos y los demás pensando positivamente, reforzamos nuestras competencias emocionales e inteligencia social y ejercemos nuestra capacidad de supervivencia al mejorar, como los escarabajos, nuestra habilidad de adaptación a cualquier hábitat en cualquier medio social. Y es que la naturaleza siempre nos brinda ejemplos de liderazgo que podemos aprovechar si observamos con atención.




Open the door to lives long gone.
Show me the door with the spiritual key,
The door to my past, to the lives that I lived.
My spiritual pattern I need to see.


The Scarab is a symbol of the sun and an emblem of Egyptian god Khepera,
the god of the Sun and immortality.
Their image was placed with the mummified remains of the dead
as a source of new life in the next world.
In the Middle Ages, alchemists drew the scarab in diagrams of the double spiral,
which leads to the center of the universe.