Themes

Traits

Shadow

Dog Symbolism

Dog Animal-Totems

Animal Totems

Native peoples of many countries have animal spirits that play a very important part in their lives. In Chinese astrology all the signs are animals and in western astrology most of the signs are animals.

By getting to know your animal totem, you can gain insight and understanding of your own life circumstances more clearly, and share in the totem power or 'medicine'. Animal totems manifest a specific kind of energy that will align to forces of the spiritual realm that are influencing your life.

Dog

Dogs are not uncommon in folklore and mythology. They are often seen as companion animals to heroes, gods or goddesses, or are depicted as creepy, foreboding creatures who stalk the night. Dogs usually play the role of loyal helpers and friends of men in Native American folklore, just as they do in most other world mythology. Many Native American folktales have to do with the proper treatment of dogs-- people who are kind and generous to their dogs are often rewarded, while people who abuse, disrespect, or even annoy dogs are harshly punished.

As a descendant from the Asiatic Wolf man’s relationships with dogs goes back over 40,000 years and then it was the 11th sign of the Zodiac where it represented symbols both positive and negative. In some ancient civilizations the Dog was a symbol of the underworld. In Egypt, the guardian of the dead was Anubis who was a dog-headed god. The jackal portrayed as black was the symbol of both death and regeneration.

Dogs are symbols of protective powers and loyalty, so the Cheyenne tribe had a group of warriors called dog-soldiers who were in charge of protecting and guarding the village. They were essentially watchdogs of the tribe and territory. The Dog’s quality made it associated to a guardian and therefore the protector of souls that entered the underworld. Its ability see well in the dark makes it a symbol of instinctive knowledge and the Greeks.

Dog Dream Meaning

To dream of a dog represents feelings about areas of your life where you are emotionally protective. Positively, a dog reflects emotional self-defense. How you choose to confront a negative situation while keeping confident. Something you can rely on in yourself or in others to protect you or keep problems at bay. Negatively, a dog reflects loss of self-control over instincts and urges. Powerful sexual urges or vicious anger towards another person. Heated arguments.


Libra

Libra Zodiac Signs
Libra represents the Air element. It is a sign that is more extroverted and active. For Venus inspiredLibra, beauty, balance and harmony are important. There is a great need to share, tobe fair and impartial. Even with this need for calm, Libra remains a very active, outwardlyradiating personality. Libra is the cheerleader we all need to work ...

Cancer

Cancer Zodiac Signs
Cancer's element is Water. Symbolic of the emotions, water signs need to give and receive. They thrive on the exchange of feelings. They need security and love to be wrapped in an environment of love and comfort. Truly a wonderful example of Yin receptivity, Cancer seems to absorb memories, feelings and psychic messages. Of course, they send back their own good vibes in the process. The cardina...

Venus

Venus Zodiac Planets
Venus represents our feminine or sensual nature. It rules over two areas of life : love and money. Venus rules our sentiments, what we value and pleasure including grace and charm. Venus rules the arts, love and romance, beauty entertainment and comfort. We look to venus in your chart to identify how we approach our relationships whether through security, conquest or adventure and what things in l...

1st House

1st House Houses
The First House is commonly referred to as the House of Self. The cusp of the First House is the home of the Ascendant, the Sign which was rising on the eastern horizon at the precise moment of one's birth. By thinking of this in terms of sunrise and new beginnings, one begins to grasp the concepts of the First House. The new beginnings here are centered around the individual: the self and the ...

Air

Air Elements
Those with too much emphasis on the air element have an over-active mind which must be guided and controlled. This is the sort of person that lives in his head and, if there is little earth or fire to motivate him to act on the ideas, he can become a dabbler in all sorts of curiosities without having much effect or developing much depth within himself. These people cant do anything without thinkin...

Tourmaline

Tourmaline Crystals
Crystals/Tourmaline.jpg...

These are some Tarot cards that are connected Dog. It is interesting to note similarities between each card such as the objects and ideas pictured and the colors that are used. One aspect that is particular interesting about the Osho Tarot Deck is its use of color and interesting symbolic concepts.. These symbols give us understanding into underlying ideas and thought patterns that can be used for meditation. The Inner Guide Meditation connects astrology to the tarot with amazing practical meditation exercises to expand your awareness.

The Moon

The Moon Tarot Major Arcana
The hands of existence form the shape of the female genitals, the opening of the cosmic mother. Revealed within are many images, faces from other times. While it might be entertaining to fantasize about famous past lives, it is just a distraction. The real point is to see and understand the karmic patterns of our lives, and their roots in an endless repetitive cycle that traps us in unconscious...

Justice

Justice Tarot Major Arcana
The predominance of red in this card indicates at a glance that its subject is energy, power and strength. The brilliant glow emanates from the solar plexus, or center of power on the figure, and the posture is one of exuberance and determination. All of us occasionally reach a point when ""enough is enough.""At such times it seems we must do something, anything, even if it later turns ou...

10 of Pentacles

10 of Pentacles Tarot Minor Arcana
Humanity is depicted here as a rainbow of beings, dancing around the mandala of the earth with their hands joined together in joy and gratitude for the gift of life. This card represents a time of communication, of sharing the riches that each of us brings to the whole. There is no clinging here, no grasping. It is a circle without fear of feelings of inferiority and superiority.When we r...

2 of Swords

2 of Swords Tarot Minor Arcana
The person on this card brings a new twist to the old idea of "getting stuck between a rock and a hard place"! But we are in precisely this sort of situation when we get stuck in the indecisive and dualistic aspect of the mind. Should I let my arms go and fall head-first, or let my legs go and fall feet-first? Should I go here or there? Should I say yes or no? And whatever decision we make, we ...

Prince of Cups

Prince of Cups Tarot Court Cards
Now is the moment to be a bungee jumper without the cord! And it is this quality of absolute trust, with no reservations or secret safety nets, that the Knight of Water demands from us. There is a tremendous sense of exhilaration if we can take the jump and move into the unknown, even if the idea scares us to death. And when we take trust to the level of the quantum leap, we don't make any elab...
These are Animals that have characteristics similar to Dog. Animals have a profound effect on our subconscious and many traditions know how we are drawn to certain animal types. The Animal Wise Tarot is a great way to understand what animals can mean to us both consciously and unconsciously. Notice the similarities between these animals like what family they belong, how many legs they have, whether the swim,run or fly. Click on the animal that connects to you the most to find out more about them.

Dolphin

Dolphin Animal Totems
Animal Totems/Dolphin.jpg...

Dragon Fly

Dragon Fly Animal Totems
Animal Totems/Dragon Fly.jpg...

Frog

Frog Animal Totems
Animal Totems/Frog.jpg...

Horse

Horse Animal Totems
Animal Totems/Horse.jpg...

Astromatrix Weekly Astrological Forecasts