Praying Mantis Symbolism



Praying Mantis 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.

Praying Mantis

The praying mantis has existed as a totem animal for cultures throughout the history of humanity, including ancient Egyptian, Chinese, and Indian societies. Although their depictions of the praying mantis sometimes vary, prevalent themes of the animal’s power include its patience and wisdom. Channeling the energy of the praying mantis allows me to unlock patience, wisdom, and power in my life. 

Rather than rush into action, it was believed that meditation and reflection allowed better solutions to problems to reveal themselves. This seems to imply that the power of thought can at times be more powerful than brute force. Such a conclusion is intimately related to the mantis’s being, considering the very word mantis is derived from a Greek word meaning prophet

Praying Mantis Dream Meaning

To see a praying mantis in your dream, indicate that someone is being deceitful or treacherous toward you. You are surrounded by hypocritical people.

Praying Mantis Symbolism Zodiac Symbols

Water Elements


Those with an over-emphasis on the water element may feel like they are cast adrift on the open sea compass. They are usually rather easily influenced by any wind that blows, making them overly impressionable and often times at the mercy of emotional patterns over which they have no control . Most people with this imbalance are extremely sensitive to any experience, which can lead either to profou...Read More

Other Praying Mantis Symbolism Symbols

Labradorite Crystals


Labrodorite is a powerful stone that opens spiritual pathways and attunes you to your soul's purpose in incarnating. It is an excellent companion for lower-world journeying. At a physical level, Labradorite laid in the hollow of the back of the skull can help regulate metabolism and hormonal balance. It can also be used to heal inflammatory conditions. ...Read More

Praying Mantis Tarot Card Symbols

These are some Tarot cards that are connected Praying Mantis. 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 Chariot Tarot Major Arcana

The Chariot

The veil of illusion, or maya, that has been keeping you from perceiving reality as it is, is starting to burn away. The fire is not the heated fire of passion, but the cool flame of awareness. As it burns the veil, the face of a very delicate and childlike buddha becomes visible.The awareness that is growing in you now is not the result of any conscious ""doing"", nor do you need to stru...Read More
Emperor Tarot Major Arcana


The powerful and authoritative figure in this card is clearly the master of his own destiny. On his shoulder is an emblem of the sun, and the torch he holds in his right hand symbolizes the light of his own hard-won truth. Whether he is wealthy or poor, the Rebel is really an emperor because he has broken the chains of society's repressive conditioning and opinions. He has formed himself by emb...Read More
5 of Cups Tarot Minor Arcana

5 of Cups

The figure pictured in this card is so preoccupied with clutching her box of memories that she has turned her back on the sparkling champagne glass of blessings available here and now. Her nostalgia for the past really makes her a 'blockhead', and a beggar besides, as we can see from her patched and ragged clothes. She needn't be a beggar, of course--but she is not available to taste the pleasu...Read More
4 of Wands Tarot Minor Arcana

4 of Wands

Each figure in this mandala holds the right hand up, in an attitude of receiving, and the left hand down, in an attitude of giving. The whole circle creates a tremendous energy field that takes on the shape of the double dorje, the Tibetan symbol for the thunderbolt. The mandala has a quality like that of the energy field that forms around a buddha, where all the individuals taking part in the ...Read More

Praying Mantis Animal Symbols

These are Animals that have characteristics similar to Praying Mantis. 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.

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