Monday, 27 June 2011
quick-list for animal symbolism of the frog includes:
As a Celtic symbol meaning, the Celts believed it represented curative or healing powers because of its connection with water and cleansing rains. More Western and European views focus on the Frog's three stages of development (egg, tadpole, fully formed amphibian) to symbolize resurrection and spiritual evolution. For these same reasons it is also a common Christian symbol for the holy trinity and resurrection. It is often seen in Christian art to express this symbolism.
In Egypt we see the Frog-headed Heket who is an Egyptian goddess of birth(ing).
In China the Frog is an emblem of Yin energy and thought of as good luck. Feng Shui practices recommend putting an image of a Frog in the east window of your home to encourage child birth and/or happy family life.
Frog energy is also considered to be a link between the living and the dead. An interesting ancient Asian custom was to place a jade frog in the mouth of the deceased to insure his/her spirit would pass safely into the spirit world. This custom was believed to allow the spirit of the deceased to speak more clearly to loved ones still living.
Frogs are also good luck symbols in Japan - especially for travelers. Images or charms were worn during long voyages to assure safety (particularly across water).
Ancient Hindus viewed the animal symbolism of frogs on a more cosmic levels, as they believe Frogs projected the world into orbit in space.
Frog is mysterious and frog energy is a great energy for working magic at night. Frog energy also teaches us about the secrets and mysteries of the land. If you spend time in meditation with frog and its spirit, frog may over time choose to let you know of the magic and spirits in the land around you. Frog teaches us about the magic in water, and water magic. Water is healing - Water teaches us how to flow from place to place and how to navigate obstacles, symbolically it has been associated with our deeper subconscious, dreams and emotional states. Frog can be a great animal to contact when we are trying to better understand ourselves.
When frog hops into your life, it indicates that it is a great time to work with your emotions and your dreams. Frog asks us not to repress the emotional aspect of ourselves, but to strengthen and validate it. It has its own source of magic for us.
We each have a unique voice and a unique way of expressing ourselves. Even if we are not remotely 'creative,' we still create in how we dress ourselves, how we talk to others and the way we live our lives. Frog shows us that we are able to make a strong connection with this unique voice and be proud of it.
frog spirits respond to drumming, or to chanting. Frog energy may not talk to you in your own language, and may be quite 'quiet,' almost like a guide who is in the background, but if you choose to voluntarily connect with this creature, you will find that its wisdom is boundless
Frog energy teaches us the importance of learning how to work with the spirits of the land around us. Create an honest, deliberate relationship with the land, even if it is just an awareness of a connection,it can be a very profound and respectful act. Try it some time, frog energy will help you.
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