The Axolotl does contain one superpower, its ability to regenerate a limb or other body parts within a short period of time. So you see, although this months beastie has had some challenges in its natural habitat, its ability to heal has had humans studying it for years, resulting in fast numbers of them surviving well in large and small aquariums all over the world.
Learn more about Axolotls at Axolotl.org
AXOLOTL as an ANIMAL TOTEM
The Axolotl is an elemental of fresh water, unlike other salamanders, they live permanently in water. Despite their being listed on the endangered list they are surviving not only in the wild with the help of humans but also in aquariums throughout the world. Thus the Axolotl teaches us to be survivors, he is telling us that change is inevitable and the ability to adapt and grow a new limb if necessary is a strength. Embrace change, keep going, renew and evolve.
Although the Axolotl contains both lungs and gills it is a water elemental. Water represents fluidity, the psyche, emotions, the feminine, shadows, dreams, intuition and the moon.
As above, so below, as within, so without. For the next month, journey inward with Axolotl, discover the areas that you need to rejuvenate, those that are ready to be let go and evolve your self into a more enlightened form, then go outside your comfort zone and face new territories, perhaps those that you have avoided in the past.
Crystals associated with attributes of the Axolotl
- Amber Calcite
- Chlorite in Quartz
Credit to a few of the images:
Illuminated A, reconstructed by Roxana, An axolotl photographed at Detroit Zoo in Michigan by Joel Sartore, National Geographic Photo Ark Salamander (the device of Francis I), woodcut perhaps by Christopher Plantin, from Devises Heroïques by Claude Paradin, 1557 (Image from Glasgow University); Salamander, Emblem X from Musaeum Hermeticum, 1679 (Image from Wikimedia Commons.)
The Book of Barely Imagined Beings, A 21st Century Bestiary by Caspar Henderson
Animal Totem by Susan Jolley
Roxana, I love that you're taking us on a year long journey through this fantastical yet earthly bestiary, and that if we choose we can allow it to work on us at different levels - how exciting! Leave it to you to make this more than receiving a lovingly crafted perfume each month, which would be awesome enough, but as with all your creations, this is more than that. Here's to Axolotl, letting go, journeying into "new territories", evolution and rejuvenation. So looking forward to that first arrival. Many thanks <3
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