Symbolic Squirrel Tracks
Don't laugh! Squirrel tracks have meaning too!
Animal symbolism goes deep, and even something seemingly insignificant as squirrel tracks can lead us on a path of profound understanding.
So, when I came across squirrel tracks this morning, I started to ruminate on the various symbolic meanings of the squirrel (and its trail of tracks) could mean for me. Perhaps this symbolic evaluation will help you the next time animal tracks present themselves to you.
We know that squirrel animal symbolism deals with is rich with meaning. Here are a few symbolic tips to the squirrel:
But what does this mean in relation to leaving tracks?
I chose to look to the symbolism of the compass for guidance. I got this idea because I could tell from the squirrel tracks moved from from west to east. In my case, this direction indicates a move in the future (present or past moving into future time).
Depending upon which culture from which you are reciting, this direction can mean a few different things.
From a Native American perspective, west represents a conclusion, and east is speaks of ascension. A sign my squirrel is telling me all my hard work (energy) will be moving into a conclusion of enlightened heights? Let's hope so :-)
From a zodiacal perspective west holds the sign of Scorpio, water and emotions. East is the realm of Taurus, earth and grounding. In this case, perhaps the squirrel is telling me to prepare myself emotionally for a grounding event coming up in the future.
I rather like the message of the squirrel combined with the Celtic symbolic directionals. This indicates that my preparations (symbol of the squirrel) are setting into motion (west) a path of grand new beginnings (east).
You can do this same kind of 'ciphering with your animal tracks.
Determine what critter is leaving you signs, and which direction in which it is traveling. Then determine which symbolic meanings are most fitting for your life situation, and begin to gain guidance just as I did in this exercise.
I hope you have enjoyed these thoughts on squirrel track meanings. Be sure to check out the links at the end of this page for more articles on animal symbolism, as well as tips on identifying animal track symbolism in general. Thanks for reading, and happy symbolic-tracking. :)
Special thanks to Oakley Originals on Flickr for the kind use of the squirrel print used at the top of this page.
An Important Note About Signs, Symbols and Their Meanings
Signs and symbols cultivate their meanings according to culture, context, passage of time in society as well as mass societal opinion. What's cool and highly important is that signs and symbols earn their most powerful meanings from our own personal perspectives.
This website strives to provide you with the best, time-honored information when defining signs and symbols. However, in the final analysis, "Beauty (and symbolism) is in the eye of the beholder."
Having said that, it's in our best interest to invest the time to do personal research on symbolic events happening to us. This website is just one perspective in an ocean of variety and diversity in the realm of symbolism. So dive in! There is a whole universe of deeper meanings to explore! You can start your research by clicking on the links at the end or to the side of this page. Odds are good I've got a follow-up article about this symbolic topic. ;)
As always, thanks for your willingness to learn more about the language of symbolism. It's a language that is universal and everywhere. It's super-groovy to travel with you on your symbolic path, and maybe offer a little translation along the way. Thanks for reading and exploring!