Call Upon the Snake!

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Rattle Snake by Christy Freeman

The snake is one of the most well-known animal allies. There are so many people that work with the snake and there are countless myths that surround it. In some cultures they are seen as a positive ally and in some they are known to be negative. In my tradition and in my believe system the snake is one of the most noblest animal allies to work with. I love snake and I hold it in high honor.

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Enki, Sumerian Water God

In my own experience my first spiritual teacher was Enki. He is the Sumerian god of water, he is known for his wisdom, creation, sexuality and fertility. His symbol is two serpents intertwined on a staff. He created man along with Ninmah. He invented writing and he is the keeper of the divine laws. He is the son of An and Nammu. He knows the very heart of the gods. The first time he came and showed himself to me for the first time it was during a journey in which I was to meet a deity and who I met, was myself as half woman, half snake. We danced and share a very spiritual moment. This journey puzzled me for a few years. Then when I was initiated in to shamanic practice I went and meet my teacher and he came to me in his humanoid form. For many other journeys he showed himself as a man coming forth from water. In other journeys he would come to me as a winged serpent. He is a great teacher and I have learned so much from him. His love and guidance are invaluable to my spiritual growth and path.

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Snake Animal Ally by Trina Brammah

In this case the first time I encountered the snake animal ally not tied to my teacher was during a few journeys that I did while I was out in the desert. He came to me at at time in which I needed wisdom and guidance. The snake is generally associated with transformation, healing , sexuality and rebirth. Which I had a need for during my time spent in the desert. So snake came to me at the exact time I needed him the most. If you are in a journey and you see snake it means that you are going to go through some significant personal changes, so intense and dramatic that an old self will metaphorically dies as a new self emerges (very much true in my experience). It can also mean that you are going to go through a change in which you will sharpen your mental capacities and open up new channels of awareness. You will be able to resolve a long standing issue by seeing things from a new perspective. You will experience dramatic and unexpected physical or emotional healing very soon coming from an unexpected source.

Call upon the snake when…

… you are going through a major life or developmental transition which requires for you to shed a lot of attachments and especially to your old identity.

… you are moving into unknown territory, a passage through darkness and you are feeling afraid of not being able to overcome it.

… you need healing.

… you need to rid yourself of all self-destructive and self-limiting and self-defeating tendencies or habits.

…you want to increase your vitality, energy and libido.

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Rainbow Serpent by Pablo Amaringo

Resources:

  • My own personal experiences
  • Sumerian Mythology, Samuel Noah Kramer
  • Animal Spirit Guides by Steven Farmer
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Call Upon the Rabbit!

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Call Upon the Rabbit!

In the Chinese zodiac, the rabbit is the most giving and lucky sign of them all! People born under this sign are considered to be very powerful. In many cultures the rabbit is associated with the Moon and the Divine Feminine energy. The rabbit is a symbol for power, abundance, fertility, survival, seasons and the cycle of life.

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Celtic Hare by Joanne at Celtic Wildwood

If you are in a journey and you encounter a rabbit it means that you might soon experience forward movement by leaps and bounds. You may find that you go through a period of quietness and stillness then you are moving a mile a minute. This might also be a call to express yourself creatively, connect with your creative side and find a new way of self-expression. Rabbits are also connected with fertility so it might be bring the message that this may be the right time to bring a new life into the family. If you have been experiencing health issues or concerns and you encounter a rabbit in your journey it might be there to tell you to introduce more fruits and vegetables into your diet or to try a vegetarian diet for a while. Rabbit medicine is very positive; it shows us how to attract love, abundance, health, and how to create a warm home. It teaches us to cope and overcome fear by using our own wits, receiving hidden teachings and intuitive messages, quick thinking and strengthening our intuition. Rabbit represents humility, being quiet and soft and not self-asserting.

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Figurine made by Demiurgus Dreams

Call upon the Rabbit when…

… you need to trust your instincts to lead you to safety from a dangerous situation.

… you want to have a baby and you have some challenges to overcome.

… the progress of a project is moving slow and you need to speed things up.

… you feel like you need a boost in your creativity or you need help in finding new ways to be more creative.

… you want to learn to cope with fear and learn how to transform it into a positive experience from which you can thrive from.

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Art by Ravenari on Deviant Art

 

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