Some More Monkey and some more jaguar
- So when Monkey appears to jaguarA message for us all...................................
Monkey animal totem
In esoteric writings, the monkey frequently represents the baser, or
darker, side of the human psyche. At the same time, while coming
dangerously close to degrading an individual, these same ambivalent,
dualistic forces may unexpectedly enrich and strengthen the initiate.
Certain African tribes cherish the monkey as a totem animal and grow
so fond of the primates that the eating of their flesh is forbidden.
Those born during the Year of the Monkey on the Chinese zodiac are said
to be intelligent, amiable, and overachieving. The traditional Chinese also
believe that the monkey is able to communicate with nature sprites, fairies,
In Hindu tradition, Hanuman, the benevolent simian-god, befriends and
assists Prince Rama in his adventures to rescue the fair Sita in the
Ranwyana, a classic work of early Indian poetry. Hanuman is generally
regarded as a model of pious devotion.
The Japanese maintain that three mystic monkeys hold the key to right
living on the earthplane see no evil; hear no evil; speak no evil.
If you have chosen the monkey as your totem animal, you have an ally that
is both creative and imaginative. Although this totem guide may bring with
it a slight tendency for overstatement or the expression of extremes in artistic
endeavors, a bit more time. spent in the Silence will more than balance the flamboyance.
Monkey will also he able to lead you into a deeper study of the origin of the
human species and an examination of the ancient wisdoms. The agile
mentality of this spirit helper will provide you with inspiration and insight
when you most need it.
Monkeys are fascinating animals to watch. Their acrobatic maneuvers hold the energy of effortlessness and grace. They twist, turn, jump, and hang with the greatest of ease. They crawl up and down tree trunks and leap from branch to branch extending their long arms outward towards the next limb. Once they arrive at their destination they stop, look around and contemplate what is in their immediate environment.
Moving in all directions, forward, backwards and sideways gives the monkey the advantage of seeing things from different angles. They have excellent vision and are able to see that which is hidden from normal view. Their master ship of movement and keen observation skills help them reach their destination safely. Those with this totem have the ability to know where they are going and understand where they have been. Through perseverance, focus and fluid movement their goals can be attained.
Monkeys are flat-footed animals. They walk around using all four limbs. When they walk their whole foot hits the ground at the same time. This links the monkey to the qualities of stability and sure footed. Their agility of movement is a reminder to us to maintain balance in all that we think, do and say. Leadership roles are often granted to people that hold this medicine.
Curious and clever a monkeys mood can change instantaneously giving them an air of unpredictability. A general theme for those that carry this medicine is to "expect the unexpected."
Monkeys are most active during the day. Their brains are large denoting a strong intelligence. After sexual maturity, male monkeys are at all times potent. This sexual potency is symbolic of birth, rebirth and new creation.
The monkey is a powerful ally to have. A master at shape shifting realities it prompts us to explore all aspects of who we are and who we choose to become. By learning from the monkey and applying its skills of power, grace and observation, foundations are created that give birth to our choices. Eventually these choices will manifest in our lives so if monkey is your totem be careful of what you choose.
and some more Jaguar
The South American name "jaguara" means carnivore that overcomes prey with a single bound." One Indian myth says that the jaguar acquired its beautiful spotted coat by dabbing mud on its body with its paws. These spots easily distinguish the jaguar from other big cats like lions and tigers.
Jaguars have very large paws and a broad head with powerful jaws. The jaguar often kills its prey by piercing the skull with one swift bite. It does not roar like a lion. Instead, the jaguar grows, snarls and makes deep grunts. Those with this totem have a good command of language although their words can have a tendency to cut, tear and shred others apart. Learning proper communication skills is important for those that hold this medicine.
The jaguar's powerful limbs carry them for hundreds of miles searching for prey. It is an agile climber and shows us how to attain goals through flexibility and steadfastness. Unlike many other big cats, the jaguar has no rivals - no other predator can compete with this powerful cat. Those with this totem make excellent leaders and diplomats.
Jaguar is at home in the dark and has good night vision. It moves without fear and teaches us how to trust our personal instincts. It can awaken psychic sight in those who hold this totem.
The jaguar was once found from the U.S. Mexican border southward to Patagonia, Argentina. Its preferred habitats are usually swamps and wooded regions, but jaguars can also live in scrublands and deserts. Jaguars live in caves and canyons close to a source of fresh water. In mythology caves are associated with isolation and retreat. A place to go to facilitate soul work. Water is associated with the emotional body in man. When the jaguar appears it is asking you to go within, release your fears, heal your emotions and awaken your inner sight.
When you come out of retreat the jaguar will be waiting for you. It you choose to follow its lead it will guide you into the underworld where the secrets of life and creation are found.
WO AI NI
MY JAGUAR QUEEN