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Lady Soulscribe
November 20th, 2006, 02:31 AM
Okay I'm sure this is just me... but I am super aware of when I see animals. I take note.

Like today, I saw a hawk going to work. Then on the way home I saw a Buck, only to see four white tails that live behind the house.

Anyone have a good site on Animals and their meanings??

Agaliha
November 20th, 2006, 03:07 AM
I get lots of messages though animals so I always pay attention of when they appear (psysically or otherwise). The best way I've found all my info is to use Yahoo's search.
You can usually find tons of info by searching (without the "s) and replace [creature's name] with the name of it with no []s.

"[creature's name-- deer, rat, snake, etc] totem" -- even if you're not looking for a totem, the sites always have a lot of symbolism and info.
"[creature's name] symbolism"
"[creature's name] lore (or myth)"I did just that and found these for hawk.

Hawk Totem (http://morningstar.netfirms.com/hawktotem.html)
Animal Totem: Hawk (http://www.linsdomain.com/totems/pages/hawk.htm)
Life Paths, Spirit of Red Tailed Hawk, Animal Totems & Earth Medicine (http://wolfs_moon.tripod.com/RedHawkTotem.html)
Animal Totem Hawk (http://www.animaltotem.com/hawk.html)
Hawk Messengers from Spirit (http://www.blessingscornucopia.com/Animal_Communications_Power_Totems_Animal_Speak_Hawk_Messengers_from_Spirit.htm)
Hawk Totem Guide (http://members.tripod.com/mystinwolf/hawktotemguide.html)
Hawk animal totem (http://www.fortunecity.com/greenfield/ecolodge/197/hawk.html)
Hawk Totem (http://morningstar.netfirms.com/hawktotem.html)
Animal Symbolism - Various Cultures - Meaning (http://www.princetonol.com/groups/iad/lessons/middle/animals2.htm)
Bird Symbolism (http://www.brigids-haven.com/bos/info/birds.html)
ART AND WORDS | hawk mythology and folklore (http://www.artandwords.com/sacredanimals/hawkmyth.html)
Medieval Bestiary : Hawk (http://bestiary.ca/beasts/beast249.htm)
Wikipedia: Horus (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Horus) (hawk-headed) ---> searching for "Horus God" would get you more info.And just in case, some falcon info. They seem to be linked in lore.

~Life Paths, Birth Totem Falcon, Animal Totems & Earth Medicine (http://wolfs_moon.tripod.com/birthtotfalcon.html)
Falcon animal totem (http://www.fortunecity.com/greenfield/ecolodge/197/falcon.html)
Animal Totem: Falcon (http://www.linsdomain.com/totems/pages/falcon.htm)
Totem info Falcon (http://home.comcast.net/~hawkwould/Totems/Pix/Falcon.html)Those were all on the first 3 pages. Searching like that works well for a lot of animals, some will have more info than others though. Some sites are lame, some aren't...they all have info so reading and finding out which resonates with you would be best.

You could do the same thing for the deers you saw too. You'd get the info you're looking. Good luck and have fun reading!

EvieLee
November 20th, 2006, 07:51 PM
I experience the same thing, but with both animals and plants and weather patterns like when it's windy or rainy, etc. Aparantly there's a name for it in the divination circles but I can never remember it.

I've found that you're everyday-run-of-the-mill dream dictionary can have the useful basics of animal symbolism in them. And also personal opinions can have influence (ie. I hate cows, think they're scary, so the meaning of running into a cow would have a different meaning for me than it would someone who likes cows, or a farmer for example.

Lady Soulscribe
November 21st, 2006, 02:24 AM
Aparantly there's a name for it in the divination circles but I can never remember it.



Oooh I would love to know what that is... im very intrested!

*goes off to Divination's page*

Rudas Starblaze
November 21st, 2006, 03:13 AM
well, for me living in a small town out in the middle of nowhere and being raised out in the sticks and having been within feet, if not inches, to just about every wild animal around here.... (except for the mountain lion, we had a mutual agreement) i would have to say i only make a mental note of the rare animals that show up.

Grimr
November 21st, 2006, 03:50 AM
My totems are the grizzly bear and crow.

Agaliha
November 21st, 2006, 03:58 AM
And also personal opinions can have influence (ie. I hate cows, think they're scary, so the meaning of running into a cow would have a different meaning for me than it would someone who likes cows, or a farmer for example.

Great point. You have to look at your personal responses and symbolism when decifering the animal or whatever it may be. Same for dreams too. You can't just rely on a book or site to give you the meanings.
Lavender is regarded as calming and relaxing, but I'm severely allergic to it. So for me lavender is negative and not relaxing. It causes panic as my body reacts to the smell by closing my thoat...or at least making it tighter to breathe and swallow (not anaphylaxis, but still).
So definately meditate and think about what you read. That's what I do.

TheWomanMonster
November 21st, 2006, 04:03 AM
I listen carefully for the messages animals share...

I have many totems.

Flux
November 23rd, 2006, 12:53 AM
I listen carefully for the messages animals share...

Me too, or at least I try.

CyberSpaceKarma
November 23rd, 2006, 01:05 AM
I take alot of notice of the animals around me. Though we see them almost every day on the road to get to the business section of our the suburban town, every time I see the deer and wild turkeys in the fields of a factory owned pond I get a very spiritual feeling. For me being able to get close to something wild and free is like a kiss from God/dess.

Once, when I was still horse back riding, I saw a group of turkey vultures gathering towards the edge of the woods. I figured there was a deer carcass or something similair and since I was already on my horse I decided to go investigate. I got about five feet from the vultures and got a really good look at them. My heart soared and I got one of those 'kiss from God' feelings. That is, until the vulture took off and spooked my horse. Then my whole body was soaring, until I hit the ground and found myself flat on my back with a pack of turkey vultures looking at me like I was the stupidest thing on earth. Luckily my horse didn't run back to the barn, but I had been on bareback and I'm short so I had no way to mount up again. Which meant I had to lead my horse back to the barn and explain why I was walking to my father and my coach, who were talking just outside the barn. I still haven't completely lived that one down and it's been almost ten years. :p

Silver Crow2
November 23rd, 2006, 11:21 AM
well, for me living in a small town out in the middle of nowhere and being raised out in the sticks and having been within feet, if not inches, to just about every wild animal around here.... (except for the mountain lion, we had a mutual agreement) i would have to say i only make a mental note of the rare animals that show up.

yep

I think people get excited about the more rare animals to them - I mean, the bear I saw 7 years ago got my attention. Deer usually do - but I walk by and around burrowing owls, rabbits, road runners, and what have you every day, so don't really notice. Crows are...well common as crows.

My current totems (some come and go) are turtle, deer, crow, and bear (black).

If I notice one, I immediately look for some meaning, but to be honest, quite often the meaning is that I spend a lot of time alone in nature, and therefore see wild critters :) (in other words, no meaning.)

Whitewolf
November 24th, 2006, 12:38 AM
I'm always noticing the animals around me. A few weeks ago I had a hawk [or some other bird of prey] fly right in front of my car. I've had a fox cross the road when I was on my way home from class. Then there was that owl I heard hooting [a few months ago] in my backyard. I've lived in the same house for 20 years and I never heard any owls the whole time I've been here. At that time I was going through hell [major depression and anxiety] so I thought maybe Owl was trying to tell me something. Whenever I see any bird of prey I always take notice.