Witches Brew => Pagan Living => Topic started by: Daemonin on April 08, 2011, 07:56:10 PM

Title: Animal totem questions
Post by: Daemonin on April 08, 2011, 07:56:10 PM
Before I ask an opinion from a third party, I wanted to go ahead and state that I figure others can ask totem questions here as well.  It isn't all about me :P
Second, I know a lot about totems, but still wanted an outside opinion on this matter. If anyone needs any further information let me know.

I pretty much know my 9 totems, plus whatever messengers come my way.  Wolf has been my primary totem and I do not feel that has changed.  Except maybe recently.

Since becoming pregnant I have noticed an abundance in red-tailed hawks around me wherever I go, either flying in my direction (the direction I'm going) or watching me.  Even once I had one land in front of me, we stared at one another for a moment, and it flew into a tree where it continued to watch me.  What I am trying to determine is if there is a message I am missing from Hawk, or if Hawk is around because of my unborn baby girl.  The closest I came to an answer was in a spiritual dream excursion I had where I encountered a gryphon that was park hawk, not eagle, with a baby with her.  When I woke, however, I could not remember for the life of me what had happened beyond that. 

I've been trying to be open with what Spirit has to say, while also making sure I do not stress out too much about whether or not I am being to open with the astral.  I would much prefer to not suffer any kind of negative responses in that sense or area while pregnant.  Call me overly cautious, but I feel better safe than sorry. 

As far as Hawk goes, I know it is a good sign and I am opening myself up to what she has to say.  I was just wondering if maybe she was my baby's totem and not my own.  (It'd be nice to know so I can put one in her room if that is the case.  I'll probably put one in there anyway now.)
Title: Re: Animal totem questions
Post by: ravinclaw on April 08, 2011, 10:20:56 PM
Hi. I know a thing or two about totems. Mine are Wolf and Crow. Always have been, always will be. If your babies totem is hawk, then thankful you should be! Hawk is a good guardian!
Title: Re: Animal totem questions
Post by: Levinthross on June 18, 2011, 04:31:40 PM
I would think so the gryffon hawk with the baby would symbolise to me how you will have a child with a hawk totem that will bring that eneergy into you and her life and that you iwll show her out to become closer connected to the hawk totem.

on a side note thank you for opening this thread to others questions because the question of what is my actual totem has been with me for quite some time.
I have a familiar which is a dog spirit thqt helps me in magic, but before she came into my life and before i was even able to speak i have been followed by crows owls and spiders, to the point of murders of crows have followed, so have spiders and i've always been able to hear a owl as long as ive been a naturalish area. Although they havent actively participated in my magic i have called on them for protection and they have protected me, So would they be my totems?
Title: Re: Animal totem questions
Post by: ravinclaw on June 18, 2011, 06:30:02 PM
To be honest, only you can answer that question. No one can tell you what your totem is. Meditate with the purpose of finding it. It may take a long time to figure it out, and it may come quickly but it is important not to have the expectation of one totem over another, to do so would cloud the outcome.
Title: Re: Animal totem questions
Post by: Levinthross on June 19, 2011, 03:36:58 AM
okay and thank you i think i have a few meditations to help :)
Title: Re: Animal totem questions
Post by: Countess on June 19, 2011, 08:55:27 PM
Hawks, especially red-tails are very attentive parents. As for whose totem she may be that can only be answered in time. It is possible that spirit sent the hawk to guard you while carrying your child because there is something unique about the pregnancy or the child. As a precaution, take the hawk as a sign to be vigilant about your safety & that of the child mundane as well as magical.

Levinthross, from what you have described, I would say yes they are your totems but as mentioned only they can confirm that through meditation. It is a fantastic journey meeting them so enjoy it!