4. Crow / Raven
These creatures have a bad reputation of being harbingers of death and dark magic. However, although they sometimes can bring bad news, they are the personification of truth. Crow / Raves in the Sacred bird of Thoth, Great Egyptian God of Wisdom and Magic. Moreover, Crow/Raven is sacred to Apollo (the God of Sun), Hera (Queen of the Gods) and Asclepius (God of Medicine).
Seeing a Crow means that truth is going to be exposed to you soon. Ancients believe that wisdom cannot be achieved if you are not ready to receive this information. The sight of a Crow is the divine confirmation that you are now ready! Soon you will learn something really important.
These wonderfully enchanting horned animals are sacred to the Goddess of the Moon, Artemis (Diana in latin). Artemis was believed to love them so much that she kept having one as her close companion. Artemis is a solitary Goddess who loved being alone in the Woods with her beloved animals and trees.
Seeing a deer is a symbol that Heavens know what you’re going through and that you should continue facing these problems with Grace, Purity and Dignity. Deers keep their heads up even when hunted. Be like the Deers. Stand up and face the problems without losing your inner beauty. Become a beautiful Warrior of Life.
These fluffy playful creatures symbolize Springtime itself as they appear after winter in large number. Rabbits reproduce themselves easily and rapidly and this is why seeing a rabbit is considered to be an omen of fertility and abundance. They love to play in the grass, digging, and searching for precious food.
Moreover, rabbits as omens are believed to be really lucky as some belief to be fairies or good witches transformed. When a Rabbit crosses your path a change of luck is coming (mostly for the good) and the message is that you should trust Heavens.
Discreet but strong, quiet but fierce, lizards symbolize the Dreamworld. If a lizard happens to catch your attention is an omen that you have to pay more attention to your night time as dreams can reveal something really great about you. Try to be more organized. Get a Dream journal and start writing down your dream history. You are about to reveal a great truth.
Alchemists believed that Lizards are EXTREMELY lucky creatures and the sight of one was a promise that their work is on the Right Path! Therefore, if lizards cross your path then your work is probably blessed by the divine powers.
Snakes also have a VERY bad reputation as it was linked with the Devil and his minions. Although rarely snakes can be harbingers of evil magic, this is usually not the case. Snakes symbolize Mother Earth and nature magic. In fact, Snakes symbolize the Old Religion at some point – some believe that when St. Patrick expelled snakes from Ireland he was actually banishing the Pagans from the island. But please, the next time someone tells you that snakes are satanic remind them what Jesus said: “be wise as the snakes – γίνεσθε οὖν φρόνιμοι ὡς οἱ ὄφεις” Matthew 10.16.
Seeing a snake is a reminder that we humans hide very powerful forces inside of us as Mother Earth embraces all these powerful natural phenomena. However, we have to master our passions and direct all this instinctive energy to something really creative. Snakes are symbols of great wisdom and power.