Sturgeon Birth Animal Totem: July 23 – Aug 22
The sturgeon is the oldest of all fish with evidence of its existence dating back to the times of the dinosaur. Depending on the species, sturgeons are found in both fresh and salt-water habitats, in the northern temperate zones across all continents of the globe. They live in deep water most of the time, coming into steams or shallow water only to spawn. Spawning does not happen every year. It is a bottom feeder living on the various forms of plant life found there.
The native people treated the sturgeon with great respect. They saw the sturgeon representing depth, strength and knowledge. The sturgeon is known as the keeper of Old Age
Sturgeon teaches about:
~ As a being of the water element, it helps cleanse deep emotional pattern
~ It shows that deep feelings and inner strength are a gift of living in balance and harmony
~ Sturgeons are doer’s
~ They deal excellently with difficulties
~ They engage with the impossible making it possible
~ They are versatile and do what they do well
~ They create sweeping changes when necessary
~ They appear to be one way on the outside tough and a little prickly when really under the surface they are softhearted
~ They can also be the other way softhearted on the surface and prickly underneath
~ They are sensitive and perceptive yet they project themselves as someone who is regal, independent and powerful
~ They tend to hide their inner pain and worry yet are sensitive and aware of others pain
~ They can be revengeful to those who have hurt them
~ Help you walk in balance
~ Shows you your heart capacity for love, the nature of your heart
~ How to express emotions and feel them
~ Helps you to be in the present moment emotionally, so you are present and not in past history
When we walk in balance we are connected to reality, the present moment. When out of balance we are in our personal history, living in the past or fantasizing about the future
As irritating as I find this the best site with info I found was on Totalfisherman.com so to balance things out here’s a link to the World Wide Fund for Nature, as some sturgeon are an endangered species. There are numerous sites with info on sturgeon, but they tend to focus on one species in particular. I imagine due to the fact that this fish is hunted all over the world.
Animal totems are numerous and varied, beliefs about how many we have and what they do, are just as varied. I present what I have been taught and experienced. Trance drum journeys are a way to find your animal totems, be it just one or many. I facilitate drum journeys. Should you be interested in doing one, contact me & we’ll set up an appointment for this magickal experience.
So what are Totem Animals and why would you even want one? Animal Totems are animal spirit allies, on your journey in this lifetime. They give you advice when asked for, and answer questions you have. They can support you when you’re scared, help empower you, clarify things, show you the next step in your healing journey, walk with you as a trusted companion and more. There are 9 Animal Totems, one in the centre and 8 around your Animal Totem Medicine Wheel. Are they real animal spirits? Well I don’t think it matters one iota if they are or aren’t, what you imagine you create. Whatever you believe and experience is your truth. It is the wisdom & knowledge you get from them that matters, not whether you believe that it’s an animal spirit or a part of your own psyche.
Mayan Daykeeper Etz’nab ~ The essence of Etz’nab is letting go. Releasing what needs to go in order to birth something new. Sometimes this will be dramatic other times gentle, either way change is the order of the day.
When present, Etz’Nab may stimulate
a powerful awakening to anger and the need for change.
It can appear as rage or the destruction of an old form.
Through sudden events and changes,
Etz’nab may provoke you to be more present in the moment.
Etz’nab days provide an opportunity to detach from
obsolete motivations and future expectations.
You may want to voluntarily arrive in the present moment.
Recognize that when someone or something outside you
appears to interrupt you by demanding your attention,
you are being invited into the moment.
Those born with Etz’nab as their Daykeeper
are people who recognize and express the need for change.
Their actions often challenge the status quo and
can create change for themselves and others.
This is an exerpt from
Mayan Calendar Voice of the Galaxy by Raymond Mardyks and Stacia Alana-Leah
Should you wish to know your Birth Daykeeper, Contact me with your birth date.
Previous Etz’nab days this year Jan 1st, 21st, Feb 10th, March 2nd, 22nd, April 11th, May 1st, 21st, June 10th, 30th, July 20th, Aug 9th, 29th, Sept 18th, Oct 8th
Your interpretation and experience is your own. I can only share my personal understanding, I invite you to find your own truths and their relevance in your life. This is really important. If something resonates great, if not chuck it out. We gain nothing by ‘taking on’ others life experiences and beliefs. The juice and healing comes from within your own understanding, it is pivotal for your healing journey and manifesting what you want.
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