Armadillo speaks to us of protection, a protection which establishes the borders of the space which we protect around oneself. The armadillo is really not an aggressive being! It has a very hard shell and, when it rolls itself into a ball, it’s almost impossible for a predator to get at it.
Badger carries the medicine of appropriate aggressiveness. It’s very important to understand the medicine of this animal in our modern times.
Otter is the medicine of feminine energy. This medicine also applies to men as well as we all have a feminine and male aspect within us.
The bat symbolizes shamanic initiation. The word shaman is a word coming from the Toungouse language, also called Evenk, a language of Eastern Siberia, which means “one who was twice born”. Indeed, most shamanic initiations reactivate the idea of dying and being reborn, and most of the spiritual traditions include this legend, this myth, the best known being that of the dead and resuscitated Christ.
MYSTERY AND LOVE
Very rare are the people with loon medicine, as rare as this bird who inhabits during the summer the great lakes of the northern parts of Canada. Renowned for his eerie calls that ripple through the evening, the loon has inspired many a story and myth in the lore of many Native American people.
The albatrosses are a very special seabird and a very special bird amongst all birds of the world. It has many traits that are unique to its kind. It has the largest wingspan of all birds which for certain species can be 3.5 metres wide! It also the heaviest of all birds.
In fact, in spite of its name, the killer whale belongs to the dolphin family. Orcas are apex predators, at the very top of the food chain and knows no enemy at sea. Orcas are enormous, dozens of times bigger than a Man, weighing between 5 and 10 tons. Nevertheless the Klingit and Haïda Indians considers it friendly to men. Orcas lives like wolves, in packs or rather pods as are called the grouping of whales. The name that the First Nations of the West Coast of Canada give Orcas is Black Fish.
The purest image of deer medicine is that of the doe. The deer embodies the energy of tenderness and gentleness; tenderness emanates from compassion and true compassion is silent. Of all the herbivores, the roe deer is one of those who speak the least. It will emit certain sounds, but even these are relatively discreet.
The squirrel is a very charming animal and is extremely rapid: he can run around a tree four times in a single second.
The squirrel is also very quarrelsome! He is very protective of his environment. When something is wrong, everyone around knows all about it!
The owl is often associated to the dark side as it’s a bird of prey that hunts at night. It has the ability to fly without noise in the dark so its preys are unconscious of its presence until they are taken into its claws. It eats a lot of mice and other small animals. It has a great vision, and his head can rotate almost 360°. This is a fascinating ability!