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CRAB // Animal Messenger
January 1 2022
January 1 2022
The crab is the ultimate symbol for putting on a tough exterior, wearing an emotional suit of armour, and even for defensive and aggressive behaviour.
The crab teaches us that while resilience is essential to thrive emotionally, physically and mentally, it’s equally important to honour our soft, malleable, delicate and precious inner and outer being, too.
Their ability to walk sideways makes it easy for them to avoid oncoming threats and dodge obstacles with ease. Crabs communicate with each other using waving and drumming motions with their pincers. They trust in these unique abilities to help them to manoeuvre through life’s obstacles and stay in connection with one another. A true teacher of trusting that others are out there for support, but only you can truly help yourself move through the challenges and constant change in our lives.
Crabs remind us of the importance of protecting our whole selves, but also to remind us that in order to survive and thrive we often have to trust in the fact that although we must often move from one place to another - physically, emotionally or mentally, in doing so, we are on a frequency that is helping us to realise that we have outgrown what has become very familiar to us, and to trust that in moving on, whichever direction we go, we will learn and grow as we move forward.
Trusting in the fact that we will be protected and supported wherever we choose to move, allows for us to become the best possible version of ourselves, always.
If Crab has entered your field recently, the key questions to ask yourself what it means specific to you are:
1. What was I doing / thinking / feeling at the time of the encounter?
2. How did seeing this messenger make me feel?
3. What was the animal doing and what was significant about it specifically?
4. Can you see how any of these things relate to the meaning above?
What is your own mythic tale you can weave to get your own beautiful message from this guide?
Journal and contemplate with these prompts to uncover your own personalised meaning and symbolism.
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