Lion Animal Totems meanings, Spirit animal symbolism

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Lion Animal-Totems

Lion Animal Totems meanings, Spirit animal symbolism

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.

Lion

Lions, particularly male lions, have been an important symbol for thousands of years and appear as themes in cultures across Europe, Asia, and Africa. Despite the recorded incidents of attacks on humans, lions enjoy positive depiction in popular culture as creatures that appear strong, but gentle at the same time. The most consistent depiction is in keeping with their image of "king of the jungle" or "king of the beasts", hence lions are popular symbols of royalty and stateliness and a symbol of bravery.

Throughout the ancient world, the vibrant yellow mane of the Lion made it a natural solar symbol. As such this King of the Beasts comes roaring into our spiritual journey with raw power, courage, and aggressiveness.Middle Eastern stories and art show the Lion as representing great kings. The gods and goddesses in this region also had Lion companions. This alludes to the Lion as an emblem of great strength and authority. 

The lion is a symbol for deathless courage, strength, fearlessness, bravery and royalty. Its body has been used in mythological creatures and in most cases when composing the body of the sphinx in Egyptian community.

When Lion accompanies you in life you will learn much about banishing fear and self-expression. Remain humble with Lion, knowing that demeanor matters. This feline can teach you much about handling your personal power effectively.

Lion Dream Meaning

To see a lion in your dream symbolizes great strength, courage, aggression and power. You will overcome some of your emotional difficulties. As king of the jungle, the lion also represents dignity, royalty, leadership, pride and domination. You have much influence over others. You also need to exercise some restraint in your own personal and social life. Alternatively, a lion represents your need for control over others. You have to be in charge.

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Leo

Leo Zodiac Signs
Leo is Fire to the core of the Sun! Fire brings a desire to create, innovate, and lead. The sign radiates mega-confidence. Of course, the Lion must have an audience. Without applause, what else is there? The fixed motivation adds self-reliance, a characteristic that works well in leadership positions. Leo is a formative energy, with the ability to consolidate and stabilize. Fire can rage out of...

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...

Sun

Sun Zodiac Planets
The sun represents our vitality and our conscious ego, the self and its expression. It establishes our will to live and our creative force. It is associated with spontaneity and health. A well aspected Sun will describe a person who has heart, who cares for others both in general, and at the personal level. A poorly aspected Sun will describe a person who either has much more difficulty accessing ...

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 ...

Fire

Fire Elements
Too much emphais on fire is rarely felt to be a problem by the individual until it is too late to do anything about it. This could manifest asburning yourself out, leaving an exhausted shell of a person, especially if alcohol or drugs are abused. They tend to be overly active, restless, and overly concerned with making something happen in the world. Too much fire can also lead to problems in deali...

Lapis Lazuli

Lapis Lazuli Crystals
Lapis Lazuli electrical conductivity channels pureness of being, and allows for transmuting mental and emotional blockages. It can be utilized for its copper based power to alleviate pain, induce detoxification, lower blood pressure and stimulate the immune system....

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Solar Plexus Chakra Chakras
Bestowing a sort of awareness of our higher identity, the solar plexus is the place where our own personal force and strength dwells. If we think about strength, intuitive analysis, self-respect, and lofty emotions, we are close to what this center means in its positive aspects. If we want to improve our ability to make new and maintain old friends we should open the Solar Plexus.The col...

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