During the past two weeks I have come across and read several videos and articles about elephants, both happy ones of rescue and freedom and sad ones of abuse and murder. My last two Nakshatra posts, Mula and Purvashadha both mentioned elephants as well, and so I feel called to discuss these wise and powerful animal spirits.
The first thing I think of with elephants is how much ancient and sacred wisdom they seem to hold. They are also very sentient beings, feeling emotions much like humans do. They cry when set free or when they lose an old and loyal friend; and they play with joy and smile when having fun. These large creatures have tremendous patience, especially when it comes to putting up with years of captivity imposed upon them by humans, yet they also reliably work with humans assisting in moving large objects. This patience strengthens them to have great endurance and determination in overcoming obstacles.
The Elephant symbolizes:
- Patience, Endurance, & Strength
- Good Luck
- Confidence & Overcoming Obstacles
- Power, Dignity, & Royalty
- Loyalty & Reliability