Meaning, Medicine & Magic
Bear symbolizes leadership, family, and lunar magic.
Bears have great maternal instincts. Fiercely protecting their family with the ability to give tender nurturing attention to their young.
Bears often retreat to caves, ‘the womb of Mother Earth’ to decompress, evolve, and mature. Emerging with the ability to trust their inner wisdom and sense of direction in life.
Bears are extremely clever. They’ve been known to use rocks to free bait from hunting traps. Use your vast intelligence to maneuver any problem. You can outwit any trap.
Bears have an incredible sense of smell. Polar bears can even smell prey under three feet of solid ice. How can you hone your sense of smell for your benefit? Smell is a powerful tool that goes beyond cooking. Smell has been known to trigger memories and aid people into deep meditations. Discover ways to participate more with your sense of smell.
Bears care deeply about their family and are fierce protectors. Take a stand against any injustice you see to help protect those who can not protect themselves. When energy allows, extend this gift beyond your immediate family because all of humanity, animals, and plants are your family too.
Most bears hibernate and need to eat a lot to build up sufficient fat reserves to survive the winter. Where in your life can you build up reserves? Possibly your savings account, sleep, workflow or vacation time? Staying on the ‘center path’ is an illusion. Learn to gracefully flow in and out of times/seasons of abundance and lack, trusting that it will cycle through again. Noticing the seasons of your life will help keep you prepared.
- Panda: Holds space for opposites without judgment.
- Spectacled Bear: Putting visions into action.
- Sun Bear: Exposing the rich sweet desires within your heart.
- Black Bear: It’s time to reclaim yourself from temptations.
- Asiatic Black Bear: “Moon Bear” honor your intuition.
- Grizzly/Brown Bear: Claim your wild side and embrace the clan mother.
- Polar Bear: Strength during adversity.
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