Friday, January 1, 2010
Yellow Finch Animal Totem
How strange a Yellow Finch would be the first bird I saw on New Year's Day 2010 - I don't normally see Finches during the dead of winter. Maybe it will be a good sign for the coming year.
As far as animal totems go, Air Totems are some of my favorite. According to legend, when a Yellow Finch is spotted it is a sign that enthusiastic times are head with days full of bright, high energy. I could definitely use some high energy days!
I have never followed a project from point A to point B because I seem to bounce from one thing to the next. This is the same way Finches fly, typically bobbing and weaving through the air. Watching a Finches free-form flight can fill you with a sense of freedom and happiness.
Native America Indians called the Finch the "bird of happiness." They thought the bright yellow color of this bird was a gift from the gods and would bring bright joy and freedom into their lives. They also thought the song of the Finch was the sound that announced the upcoming bounty of the spring season.
If a person has been concealing his or her creativity from the world, Finch may be the sign to start making their value more vocal and available to the public. The Finch sing can lighten your heart and lead you on a bouncy path of creativity.
Finches are also sociable creatures, so a Finch Totem could be a signal to get more involved with social activities. This is a huge area I need to work on, because I'm more of a solitary person, usually avoiding crowds at all costs.
Here's to a bright and shiny New Year where all our hopes and dreams come true.