Reptile Animal Totems

Northern Water Snake
Northern Water Snake

So what are reptiles? Reptiles are cold blooded vertebrate animals that feature dry scales as their skin. The reptile class includes snakes, lizards, crocodiles, turtles, ans tortoises. Reptiles also lay hard shelled eggs on land. What separates reptiles from other animals are their scales like on my northern water snake image above. I have photographed this northern water snake above and snakes are one of favorite animals to photograph.

So how do reptiles use their scales. Reptiles use their scales to protect themselves from the harmful effects of the uv rays that radiate from the sun. Reptiles also have a unique feature beneath their scales. They have a watertight skin suit beneath their scales and this allows them to exist, move, and thrive on dry land. Unfortunately their amphibian counterparts don’t have this watertight skin suit. Reptiles also use their scales to protect themselves from abrasions as for when they slither across the ground, or for when diving below the water surface, and for when climbing the trees.Their scales also protect themselves from loss of body moisture which keeps them healthy. Reptiles have used their scales as their skin suits for millions of years. Reptile scales consist of a similar hard substance that is also found in human fingernails which is known as keratin. Keratin is a fiber protein that forms the main constituent of hoofs, claws, hair, feathers, and horns.  Reptiles all go through a process of shedding their scales to replace all their old scales with new scales. Snakes prefer shedding their skin all at one time, while other reptiles shed their old scales in flaky patches. Snakes shedding all their scales at once is symbolic for replacing all your old, negative thought patterns and belief systems with new positive thought patterns and belief systems that serves your higher purpose. The same also goes for other reptile species that shed their scales frequently. Younger aged reptiles shed their scales more frequently because they are still growing in size. Some reptiles shed their scales as often as every four to six weeks or more. When reptiles shed their scales, this indicates growth, health and if a reptile doesn’t shed its scales as frequently as it should, then it may be facing some health problems or concerns. So basically the spiritual meaning of scales represents transformation, transitions, cycles, change, being open to change, replacing all your old negative thoughts and belief systems with positive thoughts and belief systems, feminine energy, masculine energy, maintaining one’s health, protection, original, ancient, primordial energy, fluidity, adaptability, versatility, life, motion, subconscious mind, intuition, purification, renewal, and reflection.

Reptiles scales symbolize the subconscious mind because the subconscious mind is activated through repetition and reptiles are required to shed their scales frequently to maintain their health, to prevent the loss of body moisture, and to protect themselves from the harmful effects of the uv rays.  All of these traits that the reptile scales feature are associated with the element water and the element water is associated with feminine energy and feminine energy is associated with the subconscious mind. Water retains moisture, the scales retain body moisture, and the subconscious mind absorbs energy. Water experiences cycles of change and transitions, the scales experience cycles of shedding and replacing their old scales with new scales, the subconscious mind is open to change by opening itself up to the knowledge and wisdom of the universe and uses them to manifest its desired goal, result, or outcome.  All three: water, the reptiles scales, and the subconscious mind are all open to change, transformation, fluidity, and they all embody feminine energy. This is the common denominator which is feminine energy. You can learn more about the divine feminine energy by reading my blog post by clicking this link: Feminine Energy. So from all the research that I have conducted on the reptiles scales, the spiritual meaning of reptiles represents divine feminine energy, divine masculine energy, adaptability, versatility, life, motion, fluidity, transformation, transitions, cycles, being open to change, change, subconscious mind, repetition, renewal, refreshing, replacing all your old, negative thought patterns and belief systems with positive thought patterns and belief systems, purity, wisdom, intuition, and reflection. If you want to learn more about how both the conscious and subconscious mind are related to both masculine and feminine energy , then visit and click my blog post: Spiritual Marriage Between Masculine and Feminine Energy.

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Amphibian Animal Totems

Northern Green Frog Totem
Northern Green Frog Totem

This is one of my images of the Northern Green Frog that I have photographed above. It’s the Northern Green Frog, and one of my favorite animals to photograph. Amphibians are intriguing animals and they carry many spiritual messages with them to decode. Amphibians are cold blooded vertebrate animals that are adaptable to live both on land and water. During their larval stage of development, they contain aquatic gills for breathing underwater, and during their adult stage of development, they contain lung breathing organs for inhaling air.  This symbolizes their ability to adapt to both land and water efficiently.  Amphibians include the animals such as frogs, toads, newts, and salamanders.  The spiritual meaning of land represents knowledge, conscious mind, foundation, structure, support, order, balance, ruggedness, rigidness, masculine energy, responsibility, determination, ambition, goal oriented, success, manifestation, results, action, endurance, and stamina. The spiritual meaning of water represents feminine energy, fluidity, emotions, fertility, life, motion, absorbing negative energy, receptivity, purity, wisdom, renewal, reflection, refreshing, subconscious mind, transformation, transitions, cycles, change, and intuition. The water represents the subconscious mind while the land represents the conscious mind. Amphibians have mastered how to survive and live in both land and water and this symbolizes that they have learned to master how to use both their conscious mind and subconscious mind and use them to their advantage.  The amphibian totems reminds us to do the same.  The universe is mental and this is the fundamental lesson of the universe.

When amphibians immerse themselves below the water surface, they are connecting with their subconscious mind and the subconscious mind represents feminine energy and feminine is receptive to change and transformation and amphibian totems are reminding you to become receptive to change and transformation so that you can have an easier time to adjust and adapt to live within your environments. The subconscious mind also represents wisdom which also embodies the feminine energy.  Wisdom is the act of using your knowledge to manifest your desired result or goal and this is exactly what the subconscious mind does when working cohesively with the conscious mind. There’s an advantage to being open to change and transformation because you can easily adapt to anything that life throws at you and this is one of the amphibian totems messages.  The subconscious mind stores all your knowledge and information that your conscious mind sends to your subconscious mind.  Sometimes the conscious mind doesn’t always have time or it doesn’t fully comprehend all the knowledge and information that it gathers from a source so it just instantly sends all the information to your subconscious mind for later retrieval whenever it needs to recall a particular topic.  Your subconscious mind includes and stores all your memories, belief systems, previous life experiences, feelings, emotions, your skill sets, all the situations that you have been through, and all the images that you have seen and witnessed.  Your subconscious mind is infinite and magical and it is responsible for manifesting your reality, but of course both your conscious and subconscious mind work together to manifest your reality, but the subconscious mind uses its creative energy from the feminine energy to use the knowledge that it receives from the conscious mind to strategize and figure out how to use the knowledge to manifest its desired goal, result, or outcome.  Your subconscious mind is activated through repetition because the more information and knowledge that it receives from the conscious mind, the easier it is for the subconscious mind to perform the specified task to complete the goal and to manifest the desired result or outcome. This is the divine partnership made between both the conscious mind and subconscious mind and also between both the masculine and feminine energy.  The amphibian totems warns you that in order to master how to use your subconscious mind, you must dive deep within it and explore all parts of your subconscious mind from the most commonly explored areas to the unexplored, inactive areas and use the power of your subconscious mind to your advantage to manifest your desired results or goals.

When amphibians are on land, they are connecting with their conscious mind and the conscious mind represents the masculine energy and the masculine energy represents awareness, action, results, success, and goals.  The conscious mind is the state of awareness within one’s environment.  Your conscious mind includes all your feelings, emotions, sensations, perceptions, memories, fantasies all occurring within your current awareness and the present moment. Whatever your conscious mind wants to keep something hidden from its own awareness, it represses it and sends it to the unconscious mind.  Whenever we want to ignore our thoughts, feelings and emotions we instantly tell our conscious mind to send it to our unconscious mind and sometimes our unconscious mind can have an influence on our behavior.  All our feelings, thoughts, and emotions that are contained within our unconscious mind is only available to our conscious mind.  The unconscious mind basically acts like our subconscious mind and it is feminine energy. Sometimes the things contained within our unconscious mind appears into our awareness in the form of dreams. This is how our unconscious mind warns us to become aware of something important that we need to pay attention to especially if we have bad dreams and this usually means something that we need to resolve quickly before our issues or problems become worst than they were previously. It always important to study and analyze your dreams to have a better understanding about what your unconscious mind is communicating to you. The amphibian totems warns you to become aware of what sources that you gather your knowledge and information because whatever your knowledge and information that your conscious mind sends to your subconscious mind has a direct and indirect influence on yourself and your behavior so be conscious of everything and what you are doing. The conscious mind also represents knowledge, and knowledge is masculine energy. The masculine energy is responsible for searching and gathering all the knowledge to become more aware and knowledgeable about its environment. Knowledge comes first, then second comes wisdom, and finally comes the understanding.  These are the three basic steps to the operation of the universe. Simple as that.

When the amphibians have become adaptable to live in both land and water, they are in complete control of using both their conscious and subconscious mind. This is when the understanding comes into play which is the divine marriage. Now the amphibian understands how to survive on both land and water by observing its surroundings and gathering all the knowledge and information that it needs to learn about its environment and soon learn how use its knowledge about its environment to learn how to survive and adapt to both of its environments.  There are steps that need to happen before the amphibian can learn how to adapt to live in both polar opposites environments. Once both the conscious and subconscious mind has worked cohesively together and doing their part in order to manifest its desired result or goal, the divine marriage between both the two polar energies unite. The amphibians adaptability to live and thrive on both land and water is symbolic of mastering how to use both your conscious and subconscious mind.  So the spiritual messages from the amphibian totems is being open to change, adaptability, transitions, transformation, consciousness, balance, learning balance between your conscious and subconscious mind, learning balance between both your masculine and feminine energy, fluidity, receptivity, action, results, and success.

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Northern Green Frog Totem

Northern Green Frog Totem
Northern Green Frog Totem

The frog totem represents metamorphism, transformation, feminine energy, healing, rebirth, renewal, flexibility, and being aware of your natural surroundings.  If you notice the frog totem has similar symbolic meanings as the element water where the frog mostly dwells.

The Northern Green Frog Totem spends most of its lifetime in water.  The spiritual meaning of water represents clarity, emotions, intuition, transformation, psychic abilities, fluidity, knowledge, wisdom, understanding, flexibility, creativity, subconscious, emotions, refreshing, mystery, renewal, fertilization, purification, receptivity, cleansing, motion, life, and reflection.  When the frog is a tadpole, its learning everything about its water environment from what it needs to eat to survive, and from learning how to breathe through its gills while living underwater.  The Northern Green Frog tadpole mainly feeds off of algae.  At their tadpole stage, they live their life as a fish by swimming with their long tail fins.  This is one of the reasons why the frog represents transformation because it first starts out its life living as a fish, but once it reaches near adulthood, the tadpole grows its four legs to jump from place to place, and it develops a long stick tongue for snatching its insect prey.  This is a major transformation for the frog.

After the frog finishes its tadpole stage, it lives its life both on water and land, and it even breathes in air through its newly developed lungs.  The tadpole has dramatically transformed into a fully developed frog with newly developed internal organs to survive on land and water.  The frog is a survivor.  The frog can now jump using its four legs to move quickly and escape from predators.  This is a new reality for the frog.  The spiritual meaning of land represents foundation, structure, support, stability, order, organization, protection, rigidness, prosperity, grounding, strength, and power.  The frog has now gained a new ground which is earth.  Its four legs represents its connection to the earth.  The number of legs and feet the frog has also represents its connection to the earth.  The energy of number four represents foundation, structure, order, protection, stability, responsibility, determination, drive, goal oriented, grounding, and support.  This doesn’t mean that the frog has left its connection to the water because it still has webbed feet, and this allows the frog to easily propel through the water with grace and agility.  The frog has a highly developed eyesight allowing it to have a 360 degree eye vision.  It also has developed a large tympanum for hearing and listening to its surroundings.

The northern green frog has an array of colors featuring brown, green, and white and all of these colors symbolize its connection to its environment.  The northern green frog has a white belly and the color white represents cleanliness, purification, reflective, and new beginnings, awakening, and peacefulness.  This symbolizes the frog’s ability to rid itself of old negative energy.  The white color is used as a recycling system for the frog.  The white color cleans the frog’s system up regularly and its white color is needed since the frog does live in a muddy, murky water environment.  The green color of the frog represents its connection to the abundance of the earth, prosperity, wealth, health, harmony, growth, renewal rebirth, vitality, restoration, self reliance, nurturing, and balance.  The frog’s brown color represents its connection to the earth, foundation, structure, stability, support, protection, family unit, order, strength, comfort, reliability, practical, sensibility, warm, sincere, and loyal.  Both the green and brown color represents the frog’s connection to the earth because the newly developed frog now needs to learn how to live off the land, and its brown and green colors can help the frog become self sufficient on how to live on the land.

Everything from the colors, the numbers of legs, and the frogs connection to its environments play a major role to the Northern Green Frog survival.  The frog totem asks you to become flexible, self sufficient, responsible, receptive, peaceful, grounding, and patient in your day to day life.  There is a lot more to decode from the frog totem, but this post would be too long for you readers to read so I will end this post here tonight guys. I hope you have enjoyed reading my Northern Green Frog totem blog and I hope that you do your own due diligence to learn more about our Northern Green Frog Totem!!!!!!!