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Terrific Tuesday!

Today is tuesday September the 26th and the color is maroon. Joan Wiliford was hanged at Faversham, England in 1645; she testified that the Devil came to her in the form of a black dog that she called "Bunnie".

It is the bunny rabbit with big nasty teeth! ...white lights and fuzzy bunnies!...follow the white rabbit...
little bunny foo hopping through the forrest picks up the field mice and bops em on the head!

Okay I'm done with the rabbitisms but you must admit they're at least punny! btw anyone have any kind of info on my new animal totem the rhino? Thx in advanced.

Love and light, rainbows and equality.

Blessed be,


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Sep. 21st, 2007 06:03 pm (UTC)
Rhino totem.
Interesting. I found this post through Google while searching on the words rhino and totem. I don't know how much you've discovered since you posted this, but thus far I've found:
Solitude. Able to use discrimination. Spiritual idealism. Clairaudient. Guardian of ancient wisdom.

- http://www.mysticfamiliar.com/library/shamanism/animal_totems_2.htm

Rhinoceros is a solitary animal and teaches how to be comfortable within yourself. Rhino is the embodiment of the axiom: "Know thyself!"

Since Rhino is an ancient animals, it often gives it totem people insight into their own past lives.
Meditating on Rhino can often result in unlocking those memories. Often how you see your Rhino gives insight into that past life.

Two horned Rhinos come from Africa while one horned Rhinos are from Asia.

People with a Rhino totem have a heightened sense of smell. The sense of smell is symbolic of higher discrimination, spiritual idealism and higher wisdom and Rhino gives all of these to their totem people.

Trust your inner wisdom. Don’t look at appearance only – go beyond and trust your internal senses.

Rhino will help you see the wisdom in your life.
It has a solidity that will help you put your life in its proper perspective.

- http://www.linsdomain.com/totems/pages/rhinoceros.htm

"Traditionally, Zimbabwan children are given an animal totem at birth. The Rhino totem would generally be given to a person of some strength."

- The African Cross-Stitch Collection by Trish Burr

The rhinoceros is a survivor of the age of giant mammals and are basically solitary creatures. They are descendants of ancient times and bring with them the energy of comfort in ones own solitude. They teach us how to quiet a busy mind and relax within ourselves. Rhinoceros prefer their own company and know how to create and enjoy their personal space. This in itself is a powerful teaching for those that hold this medicine.

The rhinoceros is characterized by one or two horns on the snout. Its most distinguishing feature may well be the cause of its extinction. Their horns are prized by traditional Eastern cultures. They have been carved into daggers and ground into powder thought to have healing powers. They have also been used as aphrodisiacs. Their horns, composed of a mass of keratin, a fibrous protein found in hair are used for digging up roots and other edibles. Their poor eyesight compensated by their acute hearing and sense of smell teaches those with this medicine how to sniff beneath the surface and use discrimination in all the choices they make.

This amazing animal holds the energy of spiritual idealism. In part this is due to their peaceful and timid nature. Although the rhinoceros has a reputation for being dangerous, especially the black rhino, it is generally quite passive and only becomes aggressive when threatened. It is often seen going out of its way to avoid trouble.

Spiritual idealism can be a blessing or a curse depending on how it is applied in ones life. If a persons ideals are so high that the achievement of that ideal is unattainable depression can set in. Those with this medicine should remember to stay grounded in their pursuit of spiritual growth by taking things one step at a time. Patience and perseverance are the cornerstones of this medicine.

The Rhinoceros holds the secrets of survival. It is a guardian of ancient wisdom and reminds us to tread gently on earth and respect all life. In this way spiritual idealism is attained and peace on earth is established. When you call upon the rhinoceros these ideals await your discovery.

- http://www.sayahda.com/cyc4.html
Plus a bit more in a moment ...
Sep. 21st, 2007 06:05 pm (UTC)
One big quote.
The Rhinoceros is a survivor of the age of giant mammals. When other animals of this age could not survive the harsh elements and difficulties they faced, the Rhinoceros persevered through it all to become the powerful animal that we know today. They are known to prefer solitude and find comfort in their own company. They have poor eyesight but nature compensates for this by providing the Rhinoceros with acute hearing and an excellent sense of smell. Theses characteristics help them to hear and smell danger approaching and to better find food sources for sustenance. Their thick leathery skin is strong and offers them much protection from the elements.

The Rhinoceros Totem teaches us how to quiet our busy minds and enjoy our own company. Although they have a reputation for aggression this is not their natural disposition; they are peaceful and usually timid animals. They are strong and resilient and have many admirable virtues.

The large powerful tusks of a Rhinoceros helps him to forage for food and roots in the ground. They can also be a deadly form of protection when this animal feels threatened. They will only be aggressive when they are freighted or under attack. They are more apt to go out of their way to avoid trouble and are usually successful.

Those who are said to posses Rhinoceros like qualities have an ability to create a personal space for themselves that is safe and comforting. They know how to calm their busy mind to think more clearly in order to make well thought out decisions. They are discriminating and look beneath the surface of things and do not take everything at face value. They are thoughtful and wise and seek their own council.

The Rhinoceros possesses many animal virtues that are powerful and valuable and which any person would be wise to emulate or divine. One who has the power of the Rhinoceros will see enhanced spiritual growth through patience, the ability to look beneath the surface of things to get to the real issues, the wisdom to slow their busy mind and channel the power of self knowledge and self discovery; they will also learn how to look within for the answers to the complicated questions of life. They will understand the importance of having patience with others and themselves and how to persevere through life’s difficulties.

The stately Rhinoceros Totem possesses the following virtues:

Independence, powerful presence, attunement with the Inner Self, increased self-knowledge, access to ancient wisdom, comfort of solitude, stable mentality and emotions, survival secrets and knowledge, patience, perseverance, wisdom, keen insight and increased spiritual growth.

Rhinoceros Animal Pearls are said to impart their particular magical virtues to their owner. Rhinoceros Pearls are characteristic of its host animal; they possess all the awesome characteristics that may be seen in the Rhinoceros itself; the patience and independence of this animal is contained within the pearl waiting for its proper owner to bestow its inner magic to that unique and fortunate individual. For century’s shamans, priestesses, spiritualists and practitioners of the occult have used Rhinoceros animal pearls to transfer the powerful magical energy of the Rhinoceros to themselves and to others in need of this commanding animal magic. Rhinoceros Pearls are highly sought after by any wishing to absorb Rhinoceros virtues into their lives and develop stronger mental abilities such as those embodied by this solitary creature. The owner of a Rhinoceros pearl will see their lives, spiritual energy and mental clarity imbued with all of the virtues attributed to the ancient survivor of the jungle, the Rhinoceros. The Rhinoceros animal totem is a strong spirit indeed and its magical properties are very influential. Strength, independence, survival instincts, powerful presence, increased self-awareness and so much more can be integrated into the spirit of the possessor of this magical pearl and the Rhinoceros totem.

- http://www.ancientkeris.com/rhinoceros-totem-a-13.html
Sep. 21st, 2007 06:06 pm (UTC)
Last one!
"If the rhino has shown up as a totem, you need to examine your own innate sense of discrimination. Are you not trusting your own inner wisdom -- what you know to work and be best? Are you distrusting or discounting the foundation of your own learning? Are you forgetting that ultimately no one knows better for you than you? Are you only looking at appearances and refusing to see beyond the surface?"

- Animal- Speak: The Spiritual and Magical Powers of Creatures Great and Small
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