By Ina Woolcott
Kangaroo’s medicine includes leaping away from bad situations, creating a safe home environment, protection of the young, ability to adapt to new situations, strength, stamina, balance
Kangaroo’s are herbivorous. They reside throughout Australia, Tasmania and New Guinea. Kangaroos have powerful, long hind legs and feet for leaping and jumping with. Their long tails thicken at the base to help them balance. Each of their hind feet has 4 toes, this number represents foundations. If the kangaroo leaps into your life, you are being asked to assess the foundation on which stand, your beliefs and actions. If there have been things preventing you from fulfilling your wishes and dreams, then take a big leap over these hindrances.
The kangaroos feet symbolise many things. Through the feet the body makes the essential contact with the earth plane. The muscular control of the feet keep the balance in the body. Feet represent the part of the individual most closely related to the material plane of manifestation. From the kangaroo we can learn to balance our physical existence with our spiritual knowledge. Foot and leg problems can occur when this is out of balance. Kangaroo people are excellent movement therapists and reflexologists.
When being hunted, kangaroos are very fast and hop effortlessly to safety, without a moments thought of where they are going, instead they use their instinct to guide them. For us humans, there is a great lesson to be learned from this – instead of thinking about every single most minute step we take in great detail, instead we too must let our instincts guide us.
Kangaroos have a chambered stomach, that works in much the same way as cattle and sheep. They regurgitate what they have eaten, then chew it as cud after which it is swallowed for final digestion. Kangaroo peoples digestive and eliminatory systems are very sensitive. You must pay your tummy due attention, chewing food thoroughly and eating plenty of herbs.
Kangaroos are extremely focused beings, with their energy fields tightly woven around them with no room for distractions. If this is your power animal you must keep your personal energy fields clear of external influence so that you remain centred and focussed.
If kangaroo hops into your life, prepare for adventure and change. You are being called upon to leap into the unknown without fear, remember, the kangaroo only ever moves forwards, not backwards. The kangaroo will teach you how to balance the creative energies necessary to complete tasks, you will be given the strength, stamina and power needed.