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A Look at Symbolic Meanings in Nature

Symbols and signs in nature are so obvious in their presence among us - and so generous in sharing their energetic experience with us. Perhaps it’s this easy availability that causes us to take nature and her symbols for granted.

Although always available, symbolism in nature is subtle in its essence. We find deeper meanings hidden between the lines nature writes in her pages of life - but we must take the time read those pages for our growth.

Nature symbolism was used among our early ancestors who were intimately connected to the mother and her ways. For example, Native Americans wrapped entire systems of communication around energetic/symbolic patterns in nature. So too did the ancient Celts who equally honored the motions of nature in connection with their existence.

Today we can take our cue from our forebears. We have among us the most powerful tools for our psychic development among the trees, among the skies, and the seas.

At every turn our intuitive eyes may feast upon the nature that grounds us, elevates us, and transports us to potentially transcendental perceptions.

Take the time to see our natural world through symbolic eyes. Doing this will allow a creative, more expansive view of your life experience.

Viewing Symbolism in Nature Shows Us:

  • Sacred geometry dancing in the veins of leaves

  • Crystalline networks skittering upon the tops of seas, and

  • Rhythms of higher communication pressed in tidy hexagonal honeycombs.

There is no limit to the symbolism found in nature. Therefore, there is no limit to the higher knowledge, spiritual growth and profound unfolding we can experience by recognizing the natural wonders all around us.

Get a good start on nature symbolism by perusing the in-site links nature links below:

Start here with these great introductory articles about Symbolism in Nature:

Nature Symbol Fire Fire Symbols
Sun Symbolism
Native American Sun Symbols
Solar Animals
Sun Yantras
Salamanders: Fire Elementals


Nature Symbol Earth Earth Symbols
Land Animal Totems
Celtic Trees and Ogham
Tree Symbolism (general)
Flowers and Meanings
Diamond Symbolism
Gnomes: Earth Elementals
Earth Meditation for Grounding
Symbolic Garden Meanings
Symbolic Stone Meaning


Nature Symbol Air Air Symbols
Air Animal Totems
Insect Totems
Feather Symbolism
Sylphs: Air Elementals


Nature Symbols Water Water Symbols
Water Animal Totems
Amphibian/Reptile Totems
Undines: Water Elementals
Rainbow Meanings


Nature Symbol Space Space Symbols
Solar Animals
Lunar Animals
Alchemy Planet Meanings
Native Moon Names


Basic Shapes Meaning Simple Symbols

I hope you enjoy browsing through these Nature Symbol Pages.

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!


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