“I’ve kicked the habit…
Shed my skin”
I came home last night after looking at a new house and meeting some potential roommates, and what did I find in my studio? A snake! A tiny garter, pencil thin.
For some reason, I knew instantly this was a sign. I was hypnotized by its sinuous moves as it snaked across the floor.
If this was an omen, what did it mean? Was I about to be tempted? I spent some time last night and this morning studying the significance of the serpent as symbol or archetype. There were two interpretations spoke to me the most. Well, a third possibility is the return of my ex-girlfriend Natalie, a dangerous beauty who’s spirit animal is definitely the serpent.
But that’s another story… . So, two meanings, from this symbol:
One, I had just the day before been reading about awakening Kundalini at KL Masina’s be Conscious now weblog, so I was fascinated to find out this morning that the snake is associated with the stirring of Kundalini energy. Not surprising that it showed up, as this is how life tends to unfold.
Two, I had just been looking at a house and potential roommates. So that brings us to another association with the snake: change. The snake sheds its skin. It changes, and steps into a new life.
I eventually brought Snake outside and set him free in the beautiful wild woods of the Berkshires, but I regard this as an auspicious omen. A good sign.