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The support needed for the burdens in life. Success after a
struggle if your own, or if another's of the opposite gender
it means an unwise love affair. To dream of the ankles of someone
of the same sex it indicates you will soon find a solution to
something that has been troubling you. Mobility in life.
Antennae, receptors to attune to Spirit. Good sign of future
happiness. Transmission and reception of energy, attunement.
Defense. Protection. Symbol of personal defense.
The ability to apply effort to the work or purpose you are focused
on. If it is a good experience it means good times ahead, generally
with friends. If it is injured or underwent an accident or any
discomfort it suggests seeing a doctor. Open arms are an open
life, closed arms a closed life.
Unseen or unanticipated events. The strength applied to physical
effort to sustain labor. Generally a warning about lending money
or advice received. If you see a bare back it means there should
be some preparation for some reverses or a loss of status. Someone
turning their back on you indicates jealousy and envy but is
not serious. If they turn to face you again the trouble will
be temporary. Dreaming or seeing your own back is not too common
but a good omen that indicates your problems will soon disappear.
Retreat, turning your back on someone or something, means you
need to assess the situation and see if it's time to back away.
Pay attention to your health as your back supports the body.
Possibly needing support from others.
Blood is representative of the Life Force be it within us, a
creature, plant, the heavens or Mother Earth; is the force of
driving motivation. Free flowing within the body and within
life we heed the way it flows. If coursing quickly without regulation
it may indicate passion or intense situations out of control;
or powerful emotions and passion including those of rage or
love. The Feminine Teachings relate it to maturity, womanhood
and the feminine mysteries, so power and transitions. It represents
close ties, sacrifice and forgiveness. If soiled it indicates
negative feelings such as "bad blood" internally or
between two individuals. It can indicate hard work against hostile
forces. If you were bleeding it is a warning you need to avoid
controversy with those close to you. If a transfusion is involved
difficulties will be moving on or renewal of life are indicated.
If draining it can be the drain of vital life forces or energies,
pain, suffering or injury. If there is blood sucking there may
be someone trying to take advantage of you. Blood bonding indicates
bonds of unity and loyalty. Sometimes the blood of sacrifice.
Here we see representations of the emotions, unexpressed
sensitivity, and nurturance. Resting your head on someone's
breast indicates a new, valuable, and lasting friend is soon
to cross your path. Breasts are good omen and the larger the
more fortunate. A wounded breast indicates good luck
with money. If there is suckling expect to have very happy news
in the near future. Unconditional nurturing love. The Great
Mother. Retained emotions.
Bones are fashioned as tools, musical instruments, whistles
and other objects of ritual use. The Medicine Person who becomes
a Hollow Bone has shapeshifted into a vessel or channel through
which Spirit can take action to guide or touch others. They
are thinking, talking, and walking in the presence of Spirit
and each action is a service to those who are gathered. Bones
represent the foundation of self, attitude, relationship, and
belief systems where they are symbols of death and rebirth.
Some use bones of different animals for purposes of scrying
(usually chicken bones), or for ceremonial tools according to
their spiritual or religious beliefs. A skeleton may indicate
the need to bare all hidden issues; or breaking things down
to the structural form. If in a large pile there are contaminating
or pollution threats to morals and/or ideals. Skeletal remains
often represent that which we hide from others or ourselves.
Foundational attitudes. Meat bones are business reverses, human
bones indicate a coming inheritance, and fish bones suggest
seeing a doctor. Represent the shaman as a "hollow bone"
or channel for Spirit. They are symbols of death and rebirth.
Some use bones of different animals for purposes of scrying
(usually chicken bones).
These items represent the power and nature of the creatures
they come from. The claws of animals and the talons of birds
all speak of their ability to hunt prey, protect, and defend.
They lend these strengths to the item and can be used for shields,
tools, costumes, or jewelry. An animal interpretation needs
to be addressed and we recommend consulting our Totem Library
for those teachings. While they can symbolically denote something
going against nature, this is usually when seen independently
as in signs, omens, dreams and visions. In these cases they
can also indicate control over aggressiveness or grasping what
you need. As a fetish it indicates a desire to connect and seek
protection or assistance from that creature. Again an animal
interpretation needs to be addressed and falls under the course
on totems, guides, and teachers or the Totem section of this
The quality of hearing; the ability to listen. Earache or pain
may indicate too much listening or hearing excessive dissertations
that are not relevant to the issue you are looking at. The eardrum
reflects how well you listen and comprehend while the earlobe
is again indicative of the quality you apply to those communicating
to you. The size indicates how open or closed one is to listening
or discretion. May indicate a need to listen to one's inner
self more closely or the words of others who carry messages.
Jewelry on the ear exaggerates ones image and may warn to heed
one's conscience or stop listening in on private matters of
others. Other people's ears indicates you will hear startling
news. An earache or trouble with the ear it is a warning someone
is untrustworthy within your immediate circle. Large ears indicate
help from an unexpected source and tiny ears mean a false friend
will be revealed. Listen to the signs around you. Pay attention
and be willing to hear the truth.
How is it used? Often indicating mobility and function,
it can also determine personal space and how far you allow others
into yours or maintain your distance from them. If you use yours
in a crowd to make your way you will have notable achievement.
If elbowed yourself there is a warning you are in danger of
being cheated or unjustly sued. Pain in the elbow is a sign
of unexpected opposition; if broken a warning against mismanaging
your business affairs.
Windows to the soul that reveal truths. Usually defines personal
perceptions. Crossed eyes are universally seen as an ability
to see into other worlds of dimension simultaneously, clairvoyance.
Bleeding eyes indicate an empathic nature. Blinking indicates
lack of seriousness; cloudy is a lack of clarity; crossed eyes
denote an inability to keep concepts separate. Darting eyes
signify inability to stay focused. Dull eyes are disinterest.
Feline eyes denote acute awareness and watchfulness. Glass eyes
are a heightened ability to perceive vibrational images through
an extended awareness of true reality. Hawk eyes connote a far
reaching perceptive ability. Hooded eyes are calculating in
the approach to perceptions. Large eyes are broad-scope perception
ability. Misty eyes are perception affected by compassion. Owl
eyes are the ability to perceive what others miss. Slanted eyes
warn of personal opinions that alter perception. Small eyes
define a small scope that is short-ranged. Staring eyes are
judgmental perceptions. Starry eyes are unrealistic and overly
optimistic. Unfocused eyes represent undefined perceptions or
disinterest. Eyeballs out of the head indicate there are "watchers"
around you. Generally they indicate how others judge us or how
we are judging things. The all-seeing eye is the eye of the
universe from which no one can hide. Be willing to see things
with clarity and truth. Being near-sighted indicates a need
to extend perspectives and far-sighted that you need to take
a closer look. Tunnel vision indicates negligence to other potentials,
opportunities, or perspectives. Cataracts is akin to blindness
with vision partially or totally blocked. The Third Eye is the
psychic insight and clairvoyant perspective and awareness. The
right eye alone is the sun while the left is the moon. Squinted
eyes are avoiding the sun or logic, rational, and conscious
thought processes or looking at things very closely. Two contrasting
colored eyes indicate the ability to use the evil eye. Glasses
indicate corrected vision that has been impaired somehow. Disembodied
eyes mean beneficial changes soon to come. Injury to the eyes
or getting something in them indicates someone is trying to
deceive you in business matters.
The eye is a symbol that represents
the trance state. A free-floating eye is found in shamanic art
all over the world. It represents that state of trance where
all my be seen through the spiritual eye, the third eye of the
pituitary gland, the mind's eye. It can also represent the spirits
that are watching over a location. Represents the trance state,
the spiritual eye often called the Third Eye, or spirits watching
over a locale.
Feathers are considered sacred keepers and of the spirit from
which they came. They hold the essence of the creature and therefore
a portion of its life force and powers. Eagle feathers are a
symbol of the Great Spirit and shamanic union with it. They
are used for clearing the energy of an individual, for healing,
and to represent the power of life. Hawk feathers are used when
messages are being sought, for sweat lodge ceremonies, and for
smudging. Raven feathers are used for journey work and enlightenment.
Owl feathers are used to discover hidden knowledge, rites that
revolve around death, and for seeking wisdom. Turkey feathers
are used when giving thanks or as a substitution for the lack
of another feather. Buzzard or Vulture feathers are used to
banish negative energies and spirits. Whatever the quality of
the bird, that same attribute is applied to the use of its feathers.
Sacred symbols of the essence of the creature from which they
come and the attributes are applied to the use of the feather
How one manages to travel their path depending on condition.
Bare feet indicate a connection and grounding with Mother Earth.
Itching feet indicate travel. Washing the feet a release from
anxiety. Strange feet means new acquaintances. Aching means
family trouble. Stocking feet mean an annoying issue to solve.
Bare feet are new experiences with the opposite sex. Dirty feet
indicate you should guard credit. Burning feet is jealousy.
Cold feet disappointment in love. Broken foot carelessness that
causes reverses. Loss of feet unexpected obstacles. Getting
your feet stepped on warns against indiscreet actions or talk.
Children's feet are small disappointments. Large feet mean good
health. Small feet are needless worry. Pain from bunions or
sore feet indicate comfort in old age. Treatment from a specialist
means changes for the better.
Protection. Connection to an animal spirit. A disguise or desire
to integrate with one's surroundings. Internalizing the positive
attributes of the animal featured or bearing the negative traits
depending on the situation. Standing on end, it is indicating
Antennae, source of spiritual power. Often reflecting one's
thoughts as in wild or tame, dressed or undressed. Personal
strength. Long indicates wisdom of the sage through experience
in life, often prosperity as well. If gray it indicates greater
wisdom. Cutting the hair means a drastic change, or an initiation
into a new level of learning. Letting long hair flow increases
one's power. To tie it up holds it "in place." The
texture, style and color will also give you clues. If it is
tight to the head it indicates propriety and can imply restrictive
or severe applications to that primness. Disheveled hair exposes
confusion or a flurry of activity. Colored is concealing true
thoughts, and greasy hair is usually a very sly person. Baldness
indicates too much thinking or stress. Hair that is cut and
styled by someone else indicates attention to details about
personal appearance. Wigs that are worn are false reasoning
Service done for others. The Healing Hand of Spirit or spiritual
blessings. The laying of hands is a form of healing and a conduit
of divine energy. They can be extended as a token of friendship,
good intention, or a desire for peace. Raising both hands can
be a form of surrender or supplication. If tied there is a loss
of control or influence. Clenched indicate tension and anxiety
as well as potential anger or rage. Upturned can indicate confusion
or honesty. If a hand is missing it indicates a feeling of helplessness
or that you need a tool of some sort to resolve a situation.
The palm indicates the map of one's life and the directions
one has taken or will take and may require interpretation through
the divination of palmistry. Callused or chapped hands are hard
working for little reward. Do you need to get your hands on
the situation? Fingers pointing is an accusation or indicating
an intended goal. To the lips means silence is needed at the
moment and you should hold your tongue, think before you speak.
Two raised fingers is a blessing of protection. Clenched fists
indicate anger or repressed feelings to prevent destructive
release. Crossed fingers are wishes and hopes.
Fingernails imply many things. Parings
are used in spells or to gain power over others. They can be
weapons, or indicate irritations. Long fingernails are difficulty
with the opposite sex. Short ones an unexpected gift. To polish
them warns against impulsive behavior leading to scandal. Bending
them painfully back is a long season of discontent. Cutting
them is achievement and prestige. Filing them achievement by
your own efforts. Biting them to the quick means you need to
see a doctor.
Dreaming of fingerprints is minor
financial stress. Pointing a finger suggest you will escape
from a potentially dangerous situation easily. Hurting a finger
is difficulty of your own making. Cutting it means hard work
is ahead. Lost or missing digits are legal trouble over money.
Long fingers are a romantic upset. Short stubby fingers mean
new friends. An extra finger on a hand is an inheritance. Left-hand
fingers warn of illicit affairs bringing backlash.
Thought processes. If head hurts its difficulty in processing
one's thoughts. A cold signifies a clogged mind. A headless
person is thoughtless or lacks personal opinion. A need to get
ahead or to analyze a situation.
Protection. A masculine symbol of sexual energy. Fertility or
abundance. Lust especially if you sprout them yourself. Sometimes
used as utensils or for powdering as ingredients in healing
mixtures. Horns on an animal represent masculine virility while
as a receptacle are the feminine receptivity. Often indicate
abundance as in the horn of plenty. Depending on the culture
or tradition they can be seen as evil. They can symbolize the
power of music and celestial sound. Sometimes they issue warnings
when used as an instrument or call forces to war and as such
are times to take caution and remain alert.
Adaptability and resiliency. Flexibility, bending so one does
not break. Kneeling represents humility or subjugation (can
have religious or servitude intonations). If the knees buckle
there may be fear to confront. They can affirm something as
you use them to step forward. Inflexibility if held rigid. Kneeling
in worship and honoring Spirit is another indication. How it
is used determines the meaning.
Supportive aspect in one's life being strong, weak, or injured.
Missing legs mean you have nothing to stand on. Walking may
mean a need to move forward in life.
Communication and self-expression. Gagged may indicate
you should be silent or swallow your words; also forced silence.
A large mouth may indicate one who is given to gossipmongering
or would dominate conversations. If the tongue is forked it
represents a liar or one who intentionally misleads for personal
gain or profit.
Inquisitiveness and curiosity. If in pain it is a self-initiated
blockage. Are you sticking your neck out to take a risk? Are
you open to speaking your truth? Is someone or are you being
a pain in the neck? Connecting the intellect and the heart,
do you need to find balance? Flexibility, seeing both sides
of an issue, if stiff you are immovable and need to loosen up.
Symbol of life, the eyes
and ears of the spiritual essence from which it is derived.
Painted they speak of energies they contain as well as the intention
for their use.
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