Animal Meanings

Animal Meanings

Elsewhere in the blog, you'll find more detailed meanings for a handful of animals but this is a more generalised post with keywords for over fifty birds, mammals, sea creatures, and insects. There are plenty of books in the New Age genre which look at the concept of power animals, although some new age thinking will get a little silly, and I wonder if this can be off-putting to those who are more pragmatic. If you have an aversion to fluff, you can find the meaning yourself by looking at the habits and characteristics of an animal or bird. 

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Magpie

Magpie

Having been plagued by the fuckers since moving to Wiltshire many Moons ago, there isn't any doubt in my mind that this superstition-riddled messenger was one of my animal totems for a period. I was living near Bristol when I came to view a house here, and on the way to the train station, I saw more than forty of them in a field. I knew that it was symbolic for me, but on that occasion, I wasn't sure of the actual message. It was The Magpies who deepened my interest in the symbolism that we can get from the animal kingdom, and I owe them a big fat thank you.

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