Perhaps it is my Scorpio Sun Sign, but I am drawn to symbolism like a vampire to a silky smooth neck. We Scorpios love to interpret symbols and untangle a good mystery. For example, I am looking back over my first two sentences here and noticing all the “s” words (like a snake hissing, and snakes are a Scorpio symbol). And don’t even get me started on the vampire symbol. . . . blood and death and regeneration. Doesn’t get more Scorpio than that.
One of my favorite symbolic languages–other than the obvious one of astrology– is that of animal totems. Many cultures look to nature for messages, and if we can learn the “dictionary” of animal symbols, we too can receive these messages.
Now, first let me state that I don’t necessarily believe in “signs” or “omens” the way you might think. I believe too strongly in free will to think that there are set-in-stone meanings. Rather, I believe that one should pay attention to the symbol that appears, and then ask what that symbol means for oneself.
Here are two examples of animals and their symbolic meanings:
Squirrel: Are you planning and preparing properly? Are you too busy or not busy enough? Are you balanced in gathering and giving?
Snake: Are there areas of your life that require transformation? Are youpaying attention and being discriminating in what’s going on around you?
Just for today, why not be open to the messengers that appear to you? Observe, research, and reflect. Just by the very act of wondering, you will be inviting new possibilities into your world.