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Symbology of Landscapes
Symbol Mother Earth's womb. Internal knowledge. Sacred space.
A cavern is an extension of these realities. Traditionally a
sign of the Womb of Mother Earth. Here we are facing issues
of conception, gestation, and rebirth. Cave dreams and visions
can represent sacred space or challenges to explore as well
as places of refuge and safety. If you know your way around
or easily find your way out it indicates difficulties will be
overcome. If you are lost or struggling to get bearings you
must prepare for more struggles soon to arrive. Caves also represent
the unconscious and entrances to the inner more primal aspects
of self. They are the abodes of hermits and sages, so can represent
spiritual retreat or rebirth through isolation and times of
transition. They can represent repositories of wisdom through
experience, or knowledge through learning from the resident
of that cave if you encounter someone there waiting for you.
Caves of crystal are symbolic of enlightenment and the inner
talents we hold taking on new levels of expansiveness. They
also represent natural defenses and inherent knowledge.
In myth caves are often guarded
by Dragons as they contain treasures deep within them. While
myth points to gold and gems or precious items of wealth like
crowns and scepters, or magical items such as swords, these
too are symbolic of the treasure itself which is often knowledge,
wisdom, or some form of enlightenment and understanding as well
as spiritual gifts bestowed. Caves are also renown in myth as
places of power and reflect sacred locations that in the physical
reality are such repositories. When working with energy vortexes
it is just as common to find them in a cave or cavern as it
is out in the open. In this sense caves can be seen as portals
to other dimensional realms. They are also representative of
repression at times and it will depend on how the cave plays
into the vision and the events surrounding that to determine
what it is telling you. In the case of repressed issues you
must take on the warrior role to defeat fears and gain confidence
in yourself so you can learn to trust your knowledge, skills,
and sensory inputs.
While caverns reflect larger caves
and therefore larger challenges, it is important to note where
you enter if possible. If you see it from the outside things
will get better soon, if you are just *in it* or fall into it
with no way out those challenges can be aggressive and war-like
and interfere in your goals succeeding. The depth of the cavern
indicates the size of the challenge. It may indicate that your
goals are too big for you to achieve and need to be rethought
or restructured. Monsters or uneasy feelings within the cave
reflect our fears. Symbol Mother Earth's womb. Internal knowledge.
Sacred space. A cavern is an extension of these realities.
Traditionally these represent death and transition as well as
rebirth. If we are lost or frightened we are facing our fears
or running from them. Sacred ground. Conclusions reached. If
there are headstones involved and words of inscription those
words are to be heeded. If there is a burial it indicates a
rebirth after a period of time, or a healing to come. Tombs
are rebirth and new beginnings, and if it is grand in design
then it often reflects your lifetime achievements. Sometimes
it indicates treading on dangerous ground being in a graveyard.
Cliffs indicate major times of change that can easily involve
faith and challenges to the levels of it; i.e., a *leap of faith*
to risk all for the great unknown without assurances. It's often
an indicator that you are to trust in spiritual guidance and
awareness to get you where you want to go. It is usually indicative
of a time where critical choices are being made and you have
come to the decision point where you must either
leap forward or turn back; in this way it represents that deciding
moment and often a choice between right and wrong...being or
living on the edge.
Lessons of community, variety, flexibility, adaptability, directions
are qualities, shapes (rectangles and squares are good and reflect
balance), backgrounds/yards higher than the front are favorable,
flourishing vegetation is healthy. You must ask yourself what
the city is impressing you with: is it excitement, entertaining,
a place of commerce, crime, aspiration, pollutions, fun, comfort
or claustrophobic? The density indicates the saturation of different
Clouds represent thought patterns, analysis, and reasoning and
they come in many variations; each variation will speak of something
unique. Storm clouds naturally warn us and the darker the more
dire the situation we are going to have to face. Most of these
situations indicate trouble with those close to us and perhaps
even parting of ways, or of spiritual questioning that is taking
place deep within us. There is usually sorrow attached to storm
clouds or danger depending on your situation it can be both.
If the clouds are puffy, white, and just floating then there
is to be fair times ahead, fair weather, a good time to move
on something or within a relationship be it mundane or spiritual,
things are going to improve or ascend lifting you higher. If
there are large banks of white clouds there will be a happy
event or good times coming. Clouds blocking the sun are favorable
for future profits. Cloudless skies mean that the way ahead
is wide open to you. Dark and ominous clouds can indicate states
of mental health and depression or melancholy. If they move
toward you there is a warning. If clouds obscure the view there
are things that you need to see are being concealed from you.
Clouds can be used for scrying and by looking *into* them as
opposed to the surface you can see visions forming. This goes
beyond the shapes of clouds themselves (the proverbial "I
see a monkey or dog or fish over there"). It is also possible
that when gazing at them a vision will literally overlay itself
upon the cloud and use the shadows and colorings within to create
forms, scenes, or landscapes. Spirit is very fond of this source
of communication and NA have long honored it as a sacred means
of receiving messages from the Sky Nation/Cloud People. These
beings are messengers of Air and through the movements or images
of the clouds in the sky those messages are delivered.
If it is in bloom it's a sign of better times about to arrive,
and success to your goals. If it is dry and barren there are
difficulties, oppositions, but they are unforeseen and if there
is a storm things will really be challenging however the outcome
will be more than you anticipate and still successful. Barren
deserts indicate a need to overcome resources that are dried
up, or to escape a sense of isolation. If it seems a sign of
lacking for you then this would indicate a need for something
in the element of Water to nourish. That can be as simple as
relaxing in the pool, strolling along a river or stream, sitting
beside the lake or diving deep into your internal waters to
explore your relationship with self, others, or Spirit. It's
a strong indication that it is time for you to act to resolve
your issues, but to do so with nurturing and compassion so
you can once again grow. The desert is an arid, parched climate
and hence it is tied to the purification qualities of Fire.
To journey through the desert is to seek purification and clarity
or a desire to find nourishment for a parched soul. It can also
indicate that there is a period of spiritual dryness (as to
those times we step off our paths or shut down). Alone or lost
you may be feeling deserted and it is do or die. It can also
indicate a situation you have become involved in that has gotten
out of your control or is not within your means to handle. Abandonment.
Gentle and clear flowing waters indicate troubles will be short-lived.
Muddy and/or raging you can expect destructive forces and a
long struggle. If swept up and away someone you trust is deceiving
you and means you harm (often of the opposite gender). Escaping
floods and flood waters means you will be helped through your
challenges. Flooding often represents your emotional state and
the inability to release those emotions so they are building
to the point of "flooding you with tears". A warning
that your feelings are overwhelming you and need to be broken
down so you can put your priorities in order before they sweep
you away into some disaster. Can indicate saturation of spiritual
perspectives and drowning in information; floodgates are the
controls used to regulate; and floodlight indicates keen awareness
while flood planes are potential sudden dangers.
Growth, nature enclosed in sacred space set aside to allow it
to flourish. Feminine energies, creation and nurturing. The
type of garden indicates if it is for beauty, nourishment, or
healing...flowers, vegetables, herbs. The bigger the stronger
these influences and the focus of intent behind the caretaker.
Here nature is controlled, tamed, yet yields harvest and corresponds
to your life's growth. Indoor gardens can reflect indoor growth
that is uninhibited. The care given indicates the desire to
interact and be open to nature. If plants are dying it may indicate
that you are not yet ready for what you are attempting, or that
the time is not right for you to try yet. Death is part of nature
too and the care given reflects your understanding or negligence.
Are you willing to put in the time and dedicate yourself or
do you just want to sow seeds? Are you allowing time to germinate
or tugging on roots trying to force them to grow? Are you aligned
with the season or working against it? Are you tilling, weeding,
or planting? Our spiritual blessings and gifts. Gardening indicates
humanitarian and spiritual acts in service to others.
If flowing free and clear life will be happy. If dry or barely
running be ready for a time of transformation, emptying one's
cup to fill it again. Fountains often reflect our intuitive,
emotional, and spiritual states of being as well as our youth.
They either satisfy or fail to quench our thirst in these areas.
Spiritual replenishment. Creativity and talents flowing. If
cloudy water those around you are insincere or you lack clarity
on an issue.
Burdens will be lifted. A spiritual retreat is needed.
Extra effort will be needed in a temporary situation.
A contrary sign indicated by the distance. The further away
the closer your success, while if close it indicates delays.
Stranded on an island indicates obstacles and the outcome indicated
by if you escape or are rescued or not. If it is a pleasant
vacation or property you own there will be exciting new adventures
coming soon. Islands can indicate a need to quest alone or to
seek solitude and meditate. It can be a warning that you are
isolating yourself from others and that you need to step out
into the world more, or ask for help if you need to be "saved."
Islands also indicate it is time to seek sanctuary when they
are appealing and inviting, a time to review and re-evaluate
one's path. A time and place to quest for one's destiny, or
a place of safe harbor and refuge (generally if washed ashore
from a storm at sea or when surrounded by raging oceans). Pause
needed while spiritually searching. A rest period.
Guard all resources and do not involve yourself in the schemes
of others. Walking in it can indicate entanglements that are
foolish (often romantic in nature) and you are being advised
to get out of them before they are a serious problem. Jungles
are indicators of our primal natures and our need to honor that
aspect of our self, perhaps even let it out into the open for
a time. They can indicate exploration of exotic realms. They
can be entrapments as well and your passage through the jungle
or the feelings it stirs within you are strong indicators of
which way you should perceive this landscape. Chaos and the
primal, untamed environment that fosters wild desires and the
ability to be free along with dangers that lay hidden. If there
are vines beware of entanglements and hidden hazards. Intense
heat and humidity can indicate stresses. A confused spiritual
Alone good fortune will come to you suddenly like "a bolt
out of the blue." If accompanied by thunder or a storm
luck will still come your way but there is frustration or worry
before it arrives. Heat lightning is indicative of social events
that are exciting. Lightning rods mean jealousy that is hidden
and someone is not to be trusted. A symbol of power and sudden
breakthrough. Many NA believe this is the Sky Father in union
with the Earth Mother as they conceive or give life to something.
It indicates the speed, strength, and the quickening of your
awakening process as well as your having the available energy
needed as a gift of the Thunder Beings. Lightning pierces the
darkness, initiates change, marks destiny, addresses chance
happenings, flashes of illumination are found that show the
way ahead. It can symbolize truth being revealed to lend clarity
to issues. And it can warn us of upcoming difficulties such
as storms, or static conditions such as those that hover around
heat lightning. It can indicate destructive forces at play bringing
forth devastation and so act as warnings to allow you to avoid
that outcome. It can represent divine intercession (for good
or bad) if one has done something to anger or please the Creator.
Connecting with spiritual sources. Potential disruptive forces
that bring change for the better through opportunity achieved
in changing direction or perspective.
These settings reflect the ability to move beyond emotions and
passions as stages in life. As reflections of decomposition
they demonstrate that which is passing away and how it can nurture
that which is coming into being through transitional periods
and the stage of decomposition is often
an indicator of how far that process has come. It is the breaking
down of the old so the new can emerge. Be careful not to get
dragged into affairs of friends and relatives very deeply, it
is better to advise and let them act. Transitional borders of
Earth and Water, marshes can be stagnant and indicate uncertainties.
If it is a vibrant marsh there are indications that sustenance
will come to you as you undergo changes helping you to maintain
a balanced transition. If you are trapped in the mire it is
time to undergo a purification and regain solid ground. Spiritual
Generally areas of abundance in both wildlife and vegetation,
often close to streams and rivers to nourish that abundance.
It is a soft and gentle landscape to the eye, welcoming and
inviting, peaceful and pristine. Soil is usually fertile and
the colors present are voices to listen to be they in the vegetation
or the wildflowers. These are places of silent growth, gentle
and easy to pass through reflecting balance and harmony, an
ease of understanding. Generally indicating spiritual harmony
and balance, it can also be a gateway to the realm of the Fae.
Major times of change and/or transition. Moving to a new environment.
Collective consciousness and awareness of the needs of the whole.
Relocation either physically, mentally, or spiritually.
Feminine energies that generally nurture and support. Spiritual
gifts and applications. Moonbeams awaken or shed light on our
talents and act as a call to put them to action. If rising it
indicates talent rising within and the development of that gift
or ability. The new moon over your left shoulder indicates a
good month ahead. Bright and waxing full indicates exciting
changes or projects. Clouds before the moon indicate challenges
to be overcome and then reaping rewards for your hard work.
Full means success in love, wholeness, and intuitive creativity,
as well as reaching maturity. If it is a harvest moon it indicates
good harvest of investments, efforts, or income. If very bright
light is being shed there will be happiness in the family. All
phases are increased considerably if reflected in water. To
dream of the man or lady of the moon means you are preoccupied
with flights of fancy and need to be more practical. The receptive,
cool, dark aspects of internal life where you are being called
to explore yourself. It can indicate a need to heed your dreams,
to receive the gifts Spirit is about to bring you or is currently
presenting you with, a time to go with the flow rather than
try to fight it. The new or crescent moon indicates a time of
inner reflection, of listening to your inner voice, new beginnings
and growth. A waning moon indicates decrease, banishing, and
old age. The moon is also a source of inspiration or scrying
to see into matters as well as the germination that lends itself
to the fertility of outcomes. An energy that can bring forth
strange activities and behaviors.
Here we find the reflection of the lofty heights, the higher
mind, the closer proximity to Spirit and the wider view of the
world. This is a masculine energy due to it being vertical and
high, the mass and assertiveness to the power indicate greatness,
generosity, and expanse. If the mountain is hollow there is
something developing within, or a tempering of the spirit of
those who enter there, like entering into the womb of Mother
Earth, where gestation can occur. It also reflects the realms
of the Fae, where Dragons, Gnomes, etc. dwell in the myths and
folklore. Do not be surprised to encounter them as new dimensions
open to you. Mountains represent spiritual attainment and overcoming
obstacles, the higher they are the greater the struggle you
have undergone, and your position on that mountain is going
to indicate if you have reached the top or have
further to go. They link heaven and earth, and are related to
the crown chakra and our higher awareness and inspirations.
It is here that the powers descend upon earth and communion
with the divine takes place. Higher meditation work, spiritual
elevation, and communion with our teachers as well as cosmic
awareness come into being. Clear sight, thought, and future
visions. If the mountain is insurmountable you may be making
mountains out of molehills. As well, they can be challenges
that lead to opportunities once they are overcome, and that
persistence will pay. It can indicate reaching for a dream,
transcending current circumstances, retreat, nourishment from
spiritual sources, and communion with the divine.
A combination of Water and Earth that leads to transformation
or transition, often difficult to pass through. It is the matter
that brings things forth and combined these elements stimulate
change. It can indicate (through its density) just how difficult
things will become, or how hard it will be to work through issues.
It may be a time to renew and strengthen your relationship to
Mother Earth, to let new seeds germinate. If it is excessive
and you are stuck in it then it is an indication that you are
stuck somewhere on the path to your growth. You may need to
pull away from something/someone or release outworn notions
to make room for new understandings. You may be saturated with
misconceptions or outworn ideas/ideals. You may be bogging down
with emotional issues and unwilling to address them. If the
mud is something you are enjoying it can indicate a need to
release the inner child and explore that child-like wonder in
life, the sheer joy of squishing mud between your toes or making
mud pies, or just mushing it around with your hands and finger
painting. Can represent perceptions that have been distorted
or a healing that needs to be effected.
Indicates growth through intelligent speculations; picking them
means prosperity and protection; eating them means improved
status and social contacts. To eat them is a symbol of leadership.
Often indicate strength. Shamanically they can indicate visions
or the deeper consciousness within us. They are said to be the
children of lightning, the bond between heaven and earth, the
consciousness connected to the intuitive. Benefits received.
It is said that life began and came forth from the oceans of
the world. The ocean is a symbol of the womb, mother, woman,
amniotic fluid that sustains life while it is forming. The force
behind it is powerful and untamed, constantly moving with the
ebb and flow of its tides and currents. Look at those waters,
are they wild and raging or calm and tranquil? They often represent
the sea of the mind, our subconscious and unconscious awareness,
and they can awaken us to our deeper selves. If calm it is a
good omen, choppy seas mean a mixture of ups and downs, and
it is a warning if it is rough and/or stormy calling for courage
to overcome the challenges ahead. Weather conditions modify
this. Travel on the ocean indicates a fortunate way out of a
situation that may feel like luck resolving an irritating issue.
To swim in it indicates that you are about to expand your awareness,
range of activity, or enlarge your area of influence. Here we
have the cosmic sea of life that invokes the intuitive powers
within you and taps into primordial wisdom. The spiritual facets
of your life.
The width of the path indicates the ease of your progress, naturally
the broader the better. It can also, through the depth of the
cut, indicate how well-traveled it is. If it is narrow there
is need for caution and roots across it may indicate deceptions
or entrapments to be wary of. Paths can indicate your specific
paths in life and whether or
not you are staying true to it. They can also indicate that
you must trust that no matter where you are in life, it is the
right place, the right time, and the right path for you. The
path often indicates a spiritual decision, and spoked it has
much to offer and explore. Some indicate Fairy presence when
the grasses are bright verdant green or lined with luminous
mosses and lichens. Where paths cross is another place of choices,
coming to a crossroads in life, and the condition of the paths
indicates the things that wait up ahead: weeds and roots being
entanglements, deep ruts may mean difficulty overcoming things
or routines that are outworn.
This indicates a desire to explore unknown realms or seek adventure
that will alter your current situation and perspectives. Here
we witness (through the planetary movements) the cosmic dance
of the universe as its many sources of energy interplay with
one another. Earth is grounding; Jupiter is expansion; Mercury
is messages and speed as well as communication. Mars is aggressive
passion or conflict, justice, and a warrior spirit. Neptune
is the mystical and metaphysical aspects of life. Pluto brings
the spiritual emergence into life. Saturn paces us teaching
us to move through life while manifesting, producing, and achieving
abundance. Uranus brings forth our untapped abilities. Venus
is the feminine beauty, love, harmony, and gentleness of love
ruling relationships and passions. And naturally if depicted
in a negative way these aspects would be contrary experiences
or learning things through the school of hard knocks. Indications
of cyclic patterns that generally are lengthy. Influential elements
in one's life.
Gain through industry if it is a millpond, otherwise it means
that the condition of the water and other elements are influences
you are experiencing and need to focus on. The size of the pond
will indicate the size of the concerns you are to explore and
their relevance to your life in general. Spiritual source that
is either positive or negative depending on the condition of
Swimming pools are social issues and good times as a rule depending
on the condition. A garden pool indicates happiness and love.
The quality and quantity of goodness while interacting with
others, or sourcing nourishments.
A clear path ahead.
The nature of the rain indicates the *mood* of the sustenance
or complications around current issues. Soft rain is good luck
with promise of good things coming, possibly from seeds sewn
in the past. As a rule it means purification or cleansing, clearing
of the air. Heavy downpours can mean substantial improvements
for parched areas of your life. If you are doing well it can
indicate reverses. Fine mists and drizzles mean petty issues
will soon be resolved. Normal rainfall indicates happy outcomes
and a drenching rain means there may be unexpected wealth or
an inheritance. Rain can indicate a time to shed tears and release
emotions or unresolved issues. Searching for truth consistency
in spiritual arenas.
If the main focus of the vision it indicates all troubles will
pass and happiness is to come. A time of blessings will soon
arrive thus bringing hope or letting us know we've been forgiven.
A sign you are going in the right direction and the path you
walk is blessed and guided. A time of celebration, happiness,
and completion is at hand.
It is a sign of hope and an end to those issues that have been
troubling you as birth, fertility and creativity can now flow.
The worst is over and things will begin to brighten up now for
the rainbow is a bridge between this life and the next, between
this situation and the next, between the physical and the spiritual.
A sign honoring one's accomplishments or efforts. Rainbow represents
promise, the coming together of All Our Relations and races
to share wisdom and knowledge in harmony. Represents promise,
the coming together of All Our Relations and races to share
wisdom and knowledge in harmony.
Falling into one relates to family matters and difficulties
that will arise; jumping in it is a warning of hasty actions;
sitting on it or walking along it means that you are to continue
the path you are on to reach successful outcomes.
Often associated with the flow of time, thoughts and actions,
with the speed of the current indicating the speed of passage.
The meanderings are indicators of a lazy pace of meanderings
or the rapid pace of white waters and rushing through them bringing
dangers that call for remaining alert. The beginning is the
past, the course the present, and where it goes the future and
relative to your own life if you travel on it. The flow of the
river to the sea often indicates the continuation of life and
the cycle that sustains it bringing forth evolution. Rivers
can indicate your passage through life itself and the course
of that journey. Always they indicate the passage of time, movement,
rhythm, and change. If you are trying to cross the river it
may mean crossing emotional barriers and the passage through
or over it will show how easy or difficult that will be. If
you are in the water and overcome it calls for a surrender of
self to overcome current circumstances. Water washes away impurities,
toxins, and disease so they are often seen as healing sources...what
is the water carrying away? Spiritual elements running through
one's life. A way to journey into the past, present, or future.
The straighter and wider the better the path. The rougher and
narrower the more challenges you will encounter. If there are
twist and turns or dead ends these indicate changes and sometimes
the "end of the road" means going back the way you
came. Road signs point to helpful hints that can keep you going
in the right direction or tell you when you need to change course.
The direction one is taking in life and destiny being fulfilled
-- or not. Forks in the road are times of choices, obstacles
are lessons and challenges, the condition of the road the level
of difficulty getting through those matters. Rest spots are
places to restore energy or take shelter, while shrines tend
to indicate places to ask for help or receive blessings along
Spiritual symbols that address what you need to focus on and
where your next challenge, lesson, or phase of growth will come.
This indicates possibilities and challenges, perhaps obstacles
that must be overcome by either climbing over or moving around
them. They can symbolize the true self, and the meaning of the
particular type should be considered. Terrain that indicates
high mountainous regions are often considered the abodes of
gods and goddesses, often inaccessible or difficult to navigate.
They can also reflect solidity, stability, and strength that
is dependable. To maneuver through these things
allows us to gain new perspectives and change our views as we
grow in understanding. A rock-fall or landslide is an indication
of sudden changes. Rocks (the Stone People) can be symbolic
of strength, power, and beneficial help. It can be a place of
grounding as well as exploring deeper into the secrets of Mother
These are the pathways upon which the Medicine Person travels
to Otherworlds. All are a form of straight lines that can be
traversed going and coming or to invite other spirits into sacred
space. In the case of the pole a rope is attached to it and
the pole becomes the spiritual center of the worlds with the
rope becoming a pathway to it. Ladders are symbols that represent
a way of reaching the Above World and a path on which to return.
The pole is symbolic of the shamanic tree and found in the center
of sacred circles, lodges, and the majority of ceremonial locations.
The poles are cut from living trees and they are considered
to hold the spirit of that tree within them. Sometimes a tree
itself will be planted or grow at the center of a sacred site.
These indicate improved conditions about to arrive if ancient,
if contemporary expect unhappy news regarding a friend or relative
you are close to. Can indicate crumbling situations, relationships,
or systems of belief; falling from grace, or respect. Sometimes
they indicate the bringing forth of revelations containing deep
wisdom or inspiration.
With all the crystals and
stones there are too many meanings to list here. These range
from healing, warding, sending, and receptive qualities depending
upon the stone itself. (Please see Stones and Minerals section)
Represents the shamanic
tree, the path of the three worlds: Above, Below, and Middle
through the branches, roots, and trunk.
Symbol of transformation or self-discovery. A new route of discovery,
a passage to Otherworlds.
Represents a situation
that continues to grow and may reach a great distance before
it is complete.
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