The Meaning Behind A Toad Animal Totem
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The common Toad (sp: Bufo bufo).
Common creatures are some of the best teachers on earth because they have amazing skills at adaptation, being able to cross and thrive in nearly any ecosystem.
Toads signify someone who is at a position in their life where they are meeting a crossroads.
It could also be someone who is in a place of transition in their work, in their life, or in their relationships with others. This is due to their amphibious nature.
If Toad has hopped into your life today, here's my interpretation:
It’s a message to tread lightly
You're at a meeting grounds, a crossroads in your life with a decision facing how you'll operate best from this place forward, the Toad is telling you to tread lightly making your decisions right now.
You have time to pause and wait. Go slowly, go carefully. Hop gently right now.
work undercover to achieve a goal
Toads are camouflage beings which could point to your need at this time to go camouflage in what you're doing at this time. Be silent about the progression toward your goals.
observe your environment
Toads have nearly 360-degree vision. So when you see a Toad, it is a time for you to watch everything. Wait, watch, and observe what the bigger picture around you is, look at the larger concept before making any choices.
don’t underestimate the power of your words
Though your body may be small, Toad's reminder is that while you may have a small body, you have a very loud voice that can pitch a long throw. Both be careful how you use it, and make sure to use it.
Toad's message is: don't underestimate the power of your words. But speak loudly.
it’s a period of transformation
Toads are a symbol of transformation due to their ability to transform their shape and adapt to their environment. Anything you do right now in camouflage and hiding is going to contribute to the greatness of the transformation you're undergoing right now.
you are being protected
In your business, this is a message that your voice is being heard, you are being noticed, but are simultaneously protected from harm that come from overexposure.
stay hidden to accomplish goals
Toad medicine helps you hide and be hidden if you need to accomplish any important tasks coming to you right now.
you phase shift as you grow
For those who feel the Toad may be part of their animal spirit medicine for life, Cie Simurro, known as Thunderbird Starwoman, also writes that:
Folks with this totem or those experiencing a "toad" phase of life, are apt to experience their lives in distinct stages. One period of life may be so vastly different from another that it doesn’t even seem like you are the same person. - Totems: Toad Part 1
Toad is very powerful medicine related to transformation, the ability to live between the worlds, and the importance of camouflaging for your life path right now.
Those with Toad symbolism, are thought to behave in their life journey in a very much amphibian way, where part of their life is lived one way and part of their life is lived another.
Much like the Toad who lives aquatically in one phase of life and another phase is lived on land, toads meaning could signify you have phase shifted in your life.
you absorb what’s in your environment
The late Ted Andrews combines Toads in his principal work, Animal Speak, with all reptile totems. He states that those with a reptile totem, including Toad, have a great sensitivity to their environment in which they are exposed.
So if Toad is part of your symbolism, it’s important to watch where you hang out and notice how places affect your mood, your health and your physical state.
Due to Toad’s reaction when they get upset, it’s also important to pay attention to your words as you move through Toad Medicine -
If you feel that Toad has hopped into your life for a reason today, you’re probably right.
Pay attention to how and what you’re absorbing in your environment, stay camouflaged and know you’re in a crossroads period. Just a few of the metaphors above, may be one of the messages as to why the Toad has appeared to you in your life path now.
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Last updated 2019.07.22.
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