Totem Animal for October 2017
TOTEM ANIMAL FOR OCTOBER 2017
The elephant shows up as the totem for October as a symbol of ancient power, strength and royalty.
We are guided this month to slow down and take each step mindfully. The elephant takes it’s time with each graceful step. She knows the path she walks on, because the path is of her own making. A gentle giant with raw strength and power to uproot trees. She can clear her path easily by being true to her own capabilities.
Her strength is used to protect her tribe and the innocent. But she will always warn, before allowing anger and aggression to take over. She inspires us to use our anger wisely. If someone pushes your buttons, first be aware of the self and why this is showing up. What did it come to teach you? How can you channel your anger to get you into action to help, instead of reacting and destroying all potential to heal a situation.
The elephant takes responsibility for herself, but also allows support from her herd. The elephant is the largest land mammal and can weather any storm, they are survivors and have been revered as noble through the centuries. They allow themselves to feel and display sorrow at the loss of a baby or companion.
They are very unique with their long trunks, which have many uses. The elephant inspires us to use all of our talents in times of need. Because they are so large, they are respected by most animals. If you want respect, be true to your own expansion which assists you in being authentic.
A herd is always led by an old, wise female. She is adored and respected. This guides us to respect our own wisdom gained from lots of experience. If you function in harmony with your own strong feminine energy, you will be guided by self-love, compassion and joy.
May you be able to go inside and trust your own inner guidance this October. When you constantly return to your own inner world, the outer world won’t affect your peace or joy.