Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Animal Wednesday - Two snakes

We went bike riding last weekend and I brought my little 3x zoom camera hoping for some AW shots. We were screeching down a hill (what fun!) when I saw this little guy in the road. So I stopped and shot a picture, figuring I'd enlarge the photo since I can never get very close to a quick moving snake.

But I kept trying to get closer and he didn't move much and just let me walk up to him....

...and then I got even closer and he still didn't move altho I think I saw a glare in his eye....

....finally I was so close that I could see the patterns on his skin - isn't he a beauty?

Then that night we had an outdoor fire in our new firepit and look what I saw in the fire -

I googled "what does it mean when a snake image shows up in your life" and found this:

This a powerful totem -- it is
the symbol of transformation and healing.
The Snake is wisdom expressed through healing.

It is a protector and guardian totem,
along with its sister totems, the Dragon and the Serpent.

If a snake totem has come into your life, your creative forces are awakening.
Your intuition will sharpen and be more accurate.

Snake energy is the energy of wholeness, cosmic consciousness, and
the ability to experience anything willingly and without resistance.
It is the knowledge that all things are equal in creation.

It also signals a transition in your life.
New opportunities and/or changes.

Snake is fire medicine, the medicine of transmutation.
On a material level, it is vitality; on an emotional level, it is ambition and dreams;
on a mental level, it is intellect and power; on a spiritual level (the highest level),
it is wisdom, understanding and wholeness.

Snake magic is heavy magic.
Become the Magician and transmute the energy and accept the power of the fire.

The Snake is one of the symbols of Thoth.

oooohhh - I just got shivers - the "power of the fire"??? and a snake showed up in my fireplace???? wow. wow. And I do like the thought of an image of transformation and healing. I'll take it!!

Happy Animal Wednesday - and I hope your animal images are happy ones.

PS - here's something even stranger. My Chinese astrology symbol is....yup - a snake.


kj said...

chills, mim.

how powerful! i believe every word. and i thank you for the privilege of being along for the ride.


Robin said...

Mim, oooh....I had chills too! I adore snakes (as long as I see them coming first). They are beautiful. The actual one you and DH "met" is gorgeous....even the way he positioned his "snaky-self"!

As for the "Totem Snake".... how powerful and clear an image through the fire..... I feel both sightings auger better times ahead for you!


♥ Robin ♥

Lori ann said...

I love it, I wonder what kind he or she is? It's a really beautiful one though, great you could get so close.

The totem message (and sighting) is really amazing. I like that you had the eyes to see it,it was surely meant for you.

Marion said...

Wow, Mim, everytime Snake shows up in my life I can be sure there will be many changes forthcoming.I'm so glad you were aware enough to firstly see Snake on the dirt, and then in your fire. Snake is a very powerful totem...and I believe she has found you...

Teri C said...

I need a snake image real fast here as my life is spinning our of control.

Wonderful post Mim.


kj said...

i love every comment.

teri, i am rooting for your very own snake.

and robin, auger? you are so smart you make me laugh.

marion knows what she's talking about.

and if lori says you see, you can take that to the bank.

wonderful woman, we all.

kj for the second time today

sukipoet said...

seems most exciting to me and auspicious to find the real snake and the like a snake wood. And to learn of these wonderful meanings to/for the snake. I guess there is a reason the snake winds round the caduceus. health and healing ensues.

AtelierBrigitte said...

That is a great totem! I hope it'll come true for you.

And you are so brave, getting so close to that snake - eeks.


Katiejane said...

Holy Snake Oil, Batman! I think you're onto something here! Either this is a good omen for your character books, or your MIL is being watched over. Take your pick.
I'll remember this when next I am confronted by a snake - which I really cannot stand.

Lynn said...

Awesome snake!
Awesome snake in fire!
Awesome words to go with snake totum.
You rock snake woman!

studio lolo said...

wow Mim!!! I think this is the best AW I've seen in a while. I mean, just look at how it all fell into place. And the snake in the fire? WOW!!

I'm a snake in chinese astrology too. And I hear it's the best sign to be ;)

HAW Ms. Mim, and here's to your creativity that they mention!

Angela Recada said...

Fascinating snake info, Mim! I actually like snakes - their texture and colors and the way they can squiggle their bodies. I didn't realize seeing them was such a powerful symbol.

P.S. I've added you to my sidebar as another one of my favorites.