Monday, April 16, 2012

Giant Leopard Moth

Moths have similar animal symbolism of butterflies but have a few distinguishing characteristics that set it far apart from its winged relative.
Namely, the moth is a nocturnal creature, whereas the butterfly  is diurnal.
Nocturnal creatures have philosophical symbolism such as: Shadows, otherworldliness,secret knowledge,psychic awareness,

We gather these symbolic attributes because night creatures conduct their life-sustaining activities in complete darkness.
As humans, we may translate this as symbolic of living our lives by intuitive feeling rather than physical sensory perception.
Philosophically speaking, night creatures do not tumble in the dark, and neither do humans. We use our dreams, our awareness, and our deeper, inner knowing to navigate through the darkest hours of our lives.
Faith is another tool we use to move through shadowy times of uncertainty, and the moth also shares this aspect. The moth never questions provision. She has complete faith that all of her needs will be met each night.