Crab Symbolism & Crab Totem Animal of self protection, boundaries and teaching others how to treat you innate wisdom to protect his most vital resources.
Crab Symbolism. . . The sea holds many mysteries and the Crab is among the elusive and mysterious spiders of the sea. Crab spirit animal rides the waves and comes to shore wearing a full suit of armour. He seems to know just where it is he intends to go and just what he is to do when he arrives. Crab moves about quite confidently knowing he is protected from the dangers in his midst.
Self Protection, Security, Boundaries
Vulnerability, Timing, Emotional Body
Zodiac symbol for Cancer
Crab Symbolism exemplifies the need to honor yourself and find the balance of protection and vulnerability suited to your personal needs and emotions
Crab is very tender and delicate beneath his shield. Beneath his shield are his vulnerabilities, his emotions and his insecurities. Crab is born with the innate wisdom that he must protect his most vital resources. He has grown a suit of body armour to protect him from danger wherever he roams.
Crab represents the need to protect yourself, as well as the permission to do so. Protecting ones self is a necessity, but often we feel obliged to serve anothers needs before our own, putting us a risk of being taken advantage of. After a time it becomes harder and harder to say no to requests that we have no desire to perform but insecurity leads us to do it anyway.
Crab symbolically and righteously proclaims the need to stand our ground and take care of our self first. Take care of yourself and protect yourself and learn to say no to the demands of others when it is not right for you, or when it just doesn't feel good, or you'd simply rather not... with no apologies or excuses.
Taking care of yourself and protecting yourself extends to energetic influences just as much as physical needs of security and protection.
In your home or in your car you may feel the protection of being shielded, and this is what a home is for... home is a sanctuary where you can allow your inner vulnerabilities to be free. If your home is not a sanctuary where you can find peace and security from toxic energies, the Crab appears to help you work though this. Your car is also a private space, but others are always looking in at you, judging you and challenging you. The Crab teaches the art of being in public spaces and creating energetic shields of protection, so you may move about in confidence with a feeling of security and ease.
Protecting yourself is like the dance of the Crab in the sand, it is filled with subtle and delicate nuances of balance, knowing when to show yourself and when to retreat into the background. The Crab may pop his head up out of the sand to survey the scene, Crab encourages you to use great discernment of where you decide to go and what you will do when you get there.... always aware of your surroundings and always ready to split the scene vanishing into the sand if it is toxic.
Crab understands the nature of perfect timing, of waiting until the moment is right to make your move.
If Crab symbolism is appearing for you at this time he is responding to your sensitivities and your need to learn the lessons of self protection. You are sensitive and may be exposing yourself to toxic energies and spiritual vampires. Crab spirit animal teaches that you must decide to stand strong in your right to protect yourself. A great spiritual lesson is one of self protection. Crab medicine teaches that timing is a wisdom tool of self protection, learn to sense your feelings of what is good for you and what is not. Survey what is in your best interest. Embrace your power of self protection, step into that power and allow yourself to quickly disappear under the sand, and just as quickly pop up and re-appear as it suits your best interests.
Crab makes no apologies for taking care of itself, offers no apologies for the need of security and self protection, and firmly conveys the message that you do the same.
With Crab spirit animal you understand the need to take care of yourself, in a way that honors self and others. Self protection is also about boundaries and teaching others how to treat you. You learn that you can build a solid shield of protection, while balancing and honoring the time and space when you feel like allowing yourself to be vulnerable and let down your shields. Another marvelous spirit animal example of the art of saying no is the cat!
~ Blessings, Presley Love
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