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.