By Ina Woolcott
Geese symbolise the sacred circle, cooperation, communication, dedication, knowing when to lead or follow.
Geese have long been revered – it was a sacred bird in the Roman temples of Juno, it was associated with the North Wind in Greek Mythology and is the totem for the Winter Solstice for the Native Americans.
The time when Canada geese migrate announces the passages of the Great Circle of the Year, reminding us of the sanctity of the cycles of our lives. There are lessons to be learned from this birds compliant and communal demeanour – they don’t ever leave behind an ill or wounded fellow bird. They are very compassionate, caring and loving selfless creatures. We are able to see that this attitude is very natural behaviour. They also know when to lead or when to follow – members of a flock alternate these roles. This teaches us that when we are balanced and in harmony with our personal rhythms we will also know when to lead and when to follow. We are taught the values of leadership not being about an exclusive privilege or a burden but a shared opportunity.
This power animal reflects a stimulation of childhood thrills and the belief in stories and legends. The stories we loved and were drawn to as children often reflect our life mission. Think about the stories that affected you the most and see what you got out them and took into your adult life.
Not only does the goose also help when communication verbally, it an especially useful ally when it comes to the written word.
The Goose is also a symbol of fertility and fidelity.
People with this power animal often have the deep-rooted belief that there is just one special person out there for them.
Geese are vegetarians, and therefore if you are a goose person should always have plenty of organic fruit and vegetables in your diet.