Spring has already sprung here in southern California, and in the evenings now I can here the frogs singing around the nearby pond. There is also a small fish pond right outside my bedroom window, and as the days near sunset I can hear one very loud frog croaking away. He must be very small since I have yet to see him, but he has inspired this Animal Spirits post about the frog.
As amphibians frogs change form, or metamorphose, during their lives from larva or tadpoles breathing through gills and living in water to the adult frog form breathing air with lungs and living on land. Through their transformation frogs learn to navigate the realms of water, air, and earth – emotions, thoughts, and the physical – and this process of change and rebirth also symbolizes spiritual growth and evolution.
Though the frog may seem like a very simple creature, its symbolism is very profound.
The Frog symbolizes:
- Transformation & Rebirth
- Transitions & Growing through Change
- Bringing Dreams, Emotions, & Unconscious Desires into the Conscious Thoughts, Ideas, and Physical Manifestation
- The Interconnectedness of all Stages of Life