Thursday July 16, 2015
We are in the energies of the New Moon 23° Cancer ... To look for something new coming up in your life, close your eyes and ask.
I "see" a smiling male great white shark (it was all white) jumping up in the water and eating a somewhat smaller fish ... this is obviously a metaphor. I searched shark symbolism and also discovered the shark as a totem animal. This very much describes me...
People with the shark totem navigate through life with a specialized "gut-rudder" or primal instinct. It's a visceral, hard-wired knowing that guides certain humans. It's infallible, reliable, and geared for one thing only: To protect and unveil sacred knowledge.
The shark is both oracle and embodiment of fundamental life. It relays root-chakra energy because of its superior instinct, and a remarkable drive for survival. Sharks are symbolic of acting on life - never waiting for opportunity. They are not handmaiden's to the life experience. Far from it. Because they are authorities on life - they know precisely what it's about and they seize it with verve. This is made manifest by their constant motion. They move to allow oxygenated currents to roll over their gills. Their motion through life - actively moving forward - insures their existence.
For those who embrace their shark totem - it identifies the tendency for forward momentum in life. If sharks swim in your awareness, it's very likely you are extremely driven and perpetually moving forward. You meet life full-on. You rarely stay in the "shallow end" of life, but prefer to move deftly through the waves of experience - encountering adventure with undeniable exuberance.
For all this zealous talk of life, the shark is also symbolically equipped to share lessons of death too. Sharks know death is a fallacy. They have no concept of it. Sharks are in a constant state of renewal, and those with the shark totem will confirm the absence of death. Sharks - and humans attuned to sharks - will only see renewal and transition.
Sharks are superior organisms. From tail to teeth, sharks convey perpetual fluidity and momentum. They are examples of progress in its most assertive stages. To wit, their biological mechanisms are so elite, they've had no need to evolve over insane spans of time. They function from a place of timeless propulsion. Ever-forward. Perhaps it is the sharks unsinkable nature that makes it a bit of a cold character (energetically speaking). Sharks are about aerodynamic efficiency, and they allow no fluff to enter their consciousness. They're quite austere and are wrapped in robes of distance and mystery.
Those with shark totems will display similar aloofness. Inwardly, they sense the waves of emotions within and around them. Yet, outwardly they are cool, controlled, steely. This makes people of the shark clan extremely good businessmen/women, leaders and visionaries. It's important to note the inherent duality here. The element of water is esoterically symbolic of emotions, dreams and intuition - and yet the shark conveys a sterility in emotion. To be clear, the shark is not symbolically devoid of emotion, rather, it is a master of emotion. This symbolic lesson is tantamount for humankind.
Their lesson is: We can be submerged in emotional dramas, but we do not have to be swallowed by them.
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