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~ Animal Correspondences ~


"It is by the creatures of the earth that many portents have come to pass."
Deborah the wife, 1562 AD


These seemingly ordinary animals carried great significance in the Ancient world and still do today.


birds
      All birds are messengers from the divinities.

Badger
      Tenacity and courage. The badger will teach you perseverance and endurance in the face of adversity. The badger is a powerful protector of both material possessions and ideals held close to your heart.

Bat
      The bat is a messenger. The bat may bring a message from either the otherworld or your subconscious.

Bear
      Strength and stamina.

Bee
      The bee is industriousness, hardworking and very family/clan oriented.

Boar
      The boar is sacred. It is both cunning and ferocious.

Bull
      Strength and potency, the bull is a symbol of mobile power.

Butterfly
      If a butterfly is seen while vision questing, no negative energy will be in the immediate area.

Cat
      The cat is a strong protector in confrontational situations. As a prowling animal, the cat is also a strong guardian of inner powers.

Crane
      The crane is the bird of the Moon, magic, shamanic travel, secrets and reaching deep mysteries. The crane also represents the logical mind as well as patience while healing occurs.

Crow
      The Crow is a symbol of conflict, war and death. Its skill is wisdom with trickery. It is also a protector of scared records.

Deer or Stag
      The white Stag is a messenger from the otherworld, following the animal often leads to a quest through the Otherworld. The deer represents grace, swiftness and gentleness.

Dog
      Underworld hounds are white with red ears, they hunt and punish the guilty, they represent tracking skills and companionship as well as Loving protection.

Dolphin
      They represent harmony, balance and traveling from rough to smooth waters.

Dragon (lizards)
      Wealth, raw powers of nature, the treasures of the unconscious mind.

Eagle
      Wisdom and long life, Keen sight, Knowledge of magick and swiftness, the eagle is a strong ally when traveling into new territory.

Eel
      Adaptability, Wisdom, Inspiration and defense.

Fox
      Cunning, slyness, Perceptive. Madra-rua makes fools of those who chase it.

Frog
      Shamanism, Magick, Nasty illusion with something wonderful hidden inside.

Hawk
      Clear sightedness, teaches how to receive and interpret inner and outer signals.

Heron
      Of the Moon and magick, shamanic travel, secrets, the logical mind, through the heron one can find magick in nature.

Horse
      Stamina, endurance, and faithfulness, the horse was a faithful guide to the otherworlds.

Magpie
      Omens and prophecies.

Mouse
      Secrets, cunning, shyness, the ability to hide. If you see a mouse in a vision quest--pay attention to details.

Otter
      Enjoying life, recovering from a crisis, faithfulness, friendliness, and being helpful to others. The otter provides valuable assistance in the otherworlds.

Owl
      Teaches us to silently observe life, and gather information to gain understanding.

Raven
      The battle cry of an upcoming life crisis, it is a powerful protector if one can gain its favor.

Snakes
      Wisdom, reincarnation and cunning. If you see a snake while vision questing, be prepared for the power of transformation to enter your life. The snake represents the life-death-rebirth cycle.

Swan
      Helps to interpret dream symbols, smoothes transitions and spiritual evolution.

Wren
      The wren's song was used in divination, the power of strengthening and cleansing.

 

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