Tuesday, 18 May 2010

ANIMAL TOTEM (of the day) - frog 24/05/10

Transformation through water and sound

Frogs have an ancient mythology about them. Being amphibian with links to water and land, they are often associated with the magic of both elements. This also links them to the lore of fairies and elves. Many shamanic societies, particularly North and south American link the frog with rain and control of the weather. Its voice is said to call forth the rains.

Because of its links with water it is also linked with lunar energies and the goddesses associated with the moon. The frog was attributed the egyptian goddess Herit who assisted Isis in her ritual for resurrecting Osiris.

Frogs have been known to be heralds of abundance and fertlity. They are semi aquatic and live in damp areas and need water and all that associated with it symbolically or otherwise. If frog has hopped into your life you may need to call some new rains forth or clean up old stagnant waters.

Emotions are often associated with water. Individuals with frog totems are very sensitive to the emotional states of others and seem to know instinctively how to act and what to say. They know how to be sincerely sympathetic.

The call of the frog is the call of the waters. The spring and summertime are when the frogs voice is strongest. These are its power times. Its call serves a variety
of functions. It calls mates to it. It also serves as a release call for non receptive females. It defines it territory and warns its preditors.

The frog is a totem of metamorphosis. Its a symbol of coming into ones own creative power. It changes from an egg, to a tadpole to a frog. Even after it becomes a frog it spends much of its time near water. It always has contact from the creative force from whence it came. This connection to water should also serve as a reminder to those with this totem. Are you becoming mundane? mired in the mud of your every day life? Are you needing to dive into some fresh creative waters? Are those around you? Are you feeling waterlogged or emotional?

Frogs are tuned keenly to sound. Science has known for a long time that water is one of the best conductors of sound. This sensitivity to sound should be developed by frog people. Their taste in music will probably not be mainstream but they can use their voice to stir the emotions and to call for rains or change the climatic conditions of their own lives.

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