What Is Cancer's Spirit Animal? - It's The Woodpecker; Symbol Of Protection

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As a rather noisy bird with repetitive movement, the woodpecker is sometimes poorly viewed and considered as a nuisance more than anything else. However, according to Amerindians, the woodpecker spirit animal symbolizes courage, vitality and generosity. With its sound that resembles a beating heart, it represents life in all its beauty. Discover the symbolism of this beautiful bird and find out what it can bring to your life and path.

What Is Cancer's Spirit Animal? - It's The Woodpecker; Symbol Of Protection
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In Native American astrology, the woodpecker is associated with the heart of nature, because of the red spot on its head and the way it taps the trunks of trees like a beating heart. It also has the image of a protector who will always take care of its own. Do you know what your spirit animal is? Use our guide to identify yours.


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The origins of the woodpecker spirit animal

The woodpecker is associated with the western zodiac sign of Cancer and with it, it has many points in common. It is a very important bird for the Amerindians because it promotes the decomposition of dead trees and therefore has a prominent place in the forest. Thanks to its beak, it allows the multiplication of mushrooms that serve to balance, renew and regenerate the environment. This creature is therefore fascinating through its ability to transmit life and fight against death.

The woodpecker is a bird that builds its nest close to the ground. It is anchored, close to the earth, to its roots in the literal and figurative sense of the word. Woodpeckers don't fly much, often staying in the same place or nearby for the rest of their lives, surrounded by their family. It has a great capacity for regeneration and healing.

What does the symbolism of the woodpecker represent? - Fidelity and protection

The woodpecker has very little energy, which is why it flies very little. The fact that it is close to the ground symbolizes its attachment to the roots. Moreover, it is not a migratory bird, it remains on its native land, faithful to the roots of its past.

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The woodpecker's nests are very solid and used for many years by other birds. It is a true symbol of home stability and hospitality. It represents the protector of the family, the one who builds the nest and watches over his loved ones.

The woodpecker is often considered a symbol of persistence, determination, and adaptability. Woodpeckers are known for their hardworking and tireless nature, as they spend much of their time pecking at wood in search of food. This hardworking nature of woodpeckers symbolizes determination and focus.

Other traits that are associated with the woodpecker spirit animal include creativity and resourcefulness, as the woodpecker is able to find food in unexpected places and can adapt to different environments. As a spirit animal, the woodpecker may also represent the ability to overcome obstacles and challenges through persistence and determination.

In certain spiritual traditions, the woodpecker is also associated with the wisdom of the ancestors, to pay attention to the signs, messages, and patterns that are around you, and to use rhythm and repetition as a tool for personal growth, or learning. Also, a sign of change, a reminder that it is time to shed old ways of being and start fresh. They also remind us to be more alert, pay more attention to our surroundings, and to be more persistent in achieving our goals. They are also associated with the ability to access the spiritual realm and bring back knowledge or messages.

What powers does the Cancer spirit animal have?

If your totem animal is the woodpecker, you benefit from a great capacity of regeneration, and you are someone who heals very quickly. You are also endowed with an incredible capacity to give life; you have a great fertility that fulfills your need to live in a clan and to take care of your own.

Note that its nesting period is between late April and July, i.e. largely within the period covered by the eponymous sign and the sign of Cancer. As these nests are solid (stability of the home), they are often used several years in a row by other birds, such as hospitality. The Woodpecker's role is to maintain, regenerate and share its native environment. Physically, the person marked by the sign of the Woodpecker will generally be of small stature, rather plump with a predominance of the mouth, often quite wide. Skin color, eyes and hair are often very harmonious.

What does it mean if you dream of woodpeckers?

If you see a woodpecker in your dreams, it's a call for vigilance. You must wake up at all costs so that you know how to react to unexpected events. Dreaming of this bird also acts as a warning that you have neglected an important aspect of your life. In short, you need to get closer to your loved ones or family.

What characteristics are linked to this bird?

  • Sensitivity
  • Protector
  • Tender
  • Gourmet

Susan Taylor’s insights: Establish balance

As spirit animals, woodpeckers, are gentle and caring. However, they remain alert to what is going on around them. So their main message to you is to find the balance between kindness and caution. Learn to respond to the needs of others, but don't forget to protect yourself as well. If you are currently in a complicated situation, if your future worries you or if you feel a little lost, do not hesitate to make an appointment with a clairvoyant. With gentleness and kindness, he will know how to enlighten your future.

- The future is mine -

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Editor in Chief and Astrologist for MyAstroMag - I’ve always been completely fascinated by the world of Astrology and horoscopes. Writing for you and forecasting my exclusive predictions are my main passions.

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