Frog, Lizard, and Snake Spirit Guide Meanings
Animal Spirit Guides
Animal spirit guides are only one type of spirit guide to us; however, they are extremely important spirit guides to pay attention to. Sometimes the most unlikely animal shows up with a message for us. Sometimes an animal that you might even find disgusting could actually be your animal spirit guide.
In this hub, we will be talking about animal spirit guides that can be frogs, lizards, or even snakes. We will determine the importance of each of these animal spirit guides and identify some messages and guidance that they are trying to bring to us. If you have a fear of frogs, lizards, or snakes, maybe it is time for you to turn the page...or perhaps it's time for you to move passed your fear and overcome.
The Frog Spirit Guide
The frog spirit guide will pop up out of nowhere with a message for you. Maybe you'll go to open the door to your shed and a frog hops down from the door, landing next to your feet. Or perhaps you'll go to get in your car, and he'll be sitting right beside your driver's-side door. The frog spirit guide has a very special message for you, so you might be inclined to pay attention the next stop he hops into your path.
What does the frog symbolize to you? To many cultures all over the world, the frog was an obvious symbol of fertility. Maybe a more not-so-obvious symbolization was that of transformation and evolution. Doesn't the frog originally appear in this world as a tadpole? He literally moves from being a resident of the water to an animal that can move between the water and earth...so he is also looked at as a mover between the worlds.
In ancient Egypt, the fertility goddess Heket was always depicted with the head of a frog. The frog to the ancient Egyptians reminded them of the flooding of the Nile River, and therefore meant a bountiful crop... or plenitude. Heket was the goddess who watched over women during their pregnancy, labor, and delivery. She was also viewed as a goddess of the dead.
What is the frog spirit guide trying to tell you? Is it telling you to walk between the worlds? Is it telling you of the need to be fertile...literally or figuratively?
The Lizard Spirit Guide
The lizard spirit guide is a funny little fellow. He brings humor, light-heartedness, and at the same time brings depth of soul. I have a friend who is terrified of lizards, which for me is difficult to understand. Lizards are a representation of dreams, so if you have a lizard that comes around in the morning...it might be telling you to pay attention to your dreams.
The lizard spirit guide might also be telling you one of two extreme opposites: to blend in with your surroundings or to separate yourself from your surroundings. Lizards are VERY good at blending in with their surroundings, especially the amazing chameleon. Perhaps you need to learn how to blend in...perhaps you are standing out too much. This is not always safe, spiritually or physically. On the opposite end of the spectrum, the lizard spirit guide may be telling you to detach yourself from your surroundings...just as the lizard's tail can detach from its body when in danger. Maybe it is time for you to move onto a new aspect of your life and leave behind the old.
Lizards are like miniature dragons, so therefore it is possible that the lizard spirit guide is a cousin to the dragon spirit guide. It would only make sense since, after all, dragon spirit guides are also around to guide us further down the path of enlightenment and transmutation.
The Snake Spirit Guide
Ahhh, snakes. One of the most feared animals in the world and probably due to the bad reputation the snake's been handed down the centuries. I would say that all goes back to the Biblical tale of Adam and Eve. The serpent (supposedly Satan) tempts Eve to eat from the tree of knowledge, which inevitably is the downfall of human bliss on earth...or at least that's what they say it all means. Because of this negative context of the snake, much of Western society finds the snake to be frightening or disgusting.
If the snake spirit guide appears to you, do not be frightened or disgusted. Look deeper into the message that he is trying to bring to you. Perhaps he is urging you to find your inner knowledge, perhaps he is urging you to learn the mysteries of spirituality and therefore the universe.
In many ancient societies, the snake was also regarded as a sacred animal. This has been proven in the thousands-of-years-old statues of goddesses holding snakes in their hands that have been unearthed in Crete. The idea that the snake is sacred can also be seen in ancient Egypt, if one is to look at the Egyptian goddess Wadjet. Wadjet was a very ancient deity, perhaps one of the oldest goddesses in Egypt who eventually came to represent Lower Egypt.
The snake spirit guide also brings knowledge and an urge for you to find your psychic powers and listen to your intuition. The snake is the healer, the snake is endurance, the snake is the protector. The snake spirit guide is a very powerful spirit guide and should be revered as such. Do not be afraid any more.
Written and copyright © by Kitty the Dreamer (May Canfield), 2012. All Rights Reserved.