For as long as I can remember I have had a Phoenix with me, she isn’t always visible but I can always feel that she is there. It’s comforting knowing that she is always there and she even shared her name with me. It’s Varia. Varia is a little different from what most people imagine a Phoenix to be, Varia is actually a blue Phoenix. Although the Phoenix is some traditions is just one Male immortal bird, in some others like Japan, there are more than one (also immortal) , both males and females.
Phoenix in World Traditions
Phoenixes feature in many world traditions from all over the world from China to Greece. Therefore, they have been known by different names, but no matter the name by which they are known the Phoenix comes with a profound message for the peoples of whose lives they touch. Normally a Phoenix is depicted as a bird of fire, but in many mythologies they are great birds with a fantastical and coloured plumage. (Click here for more information about the Sacred Phoenix in the most detailed article in the WEB)
Phoenix Animal Guide and Lore
Unlike other birds a Phoenix doesn’t lay eggs instead it creates a nest when it is preparing to die; and while in it’s nest it would create a large amount of heat which sets itself on fire; the branches of the tree and nesting material acts as kindling. After three days the Phoenix would enrge from the ashes, born anew. The Phoenix is released from the hands of death and able to live forever.
Different cultural mythologies tell of different tales, some say they are always seen in pairs, the Yin and Yang, a male and female. In other stories the Phoenix is connected to the rising and setting of the sun. No matter the mythology the Phoenix is a powerful animal totem and guide. In the Middle Ages the Phoenix represented the resurrection of Jesus Christ because it has a three day resurrection cycle after death.
The Phoenix is renowned as a symbol of rebirth, new beginnings and rising from the ashes of the old and it is a symbol that is known the world over and has a long history.
What does it mean when a Phoenix Animal Guide comes into your life…
Therefore, as a totem (click here to find YOUR totem animal) the Phoenix animal guide gives hope to all those that are in the midst of despair and facing trials that are draining you of energy. Moreover, they are the protectors of life and can help you (if you choose to listen) transform your life into something pure and good. When a Phoenix comes to you, it is a sign that you are able to gain a renewal of strength and energy, it will also help you on your own path of spiritual development. Click here to see how to Summon the Sacred Phoenix to receive his blessings!