Horse-shaped heads and curling tails make Seahorses stand out among Fish. Their oddly shaped heads allow Them to suck up their prey. Seahorses' grasping, prehensile tails anchors them to sea grass. When threatened, Seahorses hold on tightly and lay their heads against their chests. This makes Them difficult to see.
Seahorses are unusual since the male becomes pregnant. The female Seahorse releases her eggs into a pouch on the male Seahorse's abdomen. As the eggs attach themselves to his spongy pouch wall, Father Seahorse fertilizes and nourishes them. This enables Mother Seahorse to produce more eggs quickly. Seahorse shows that Males can be nurturers.
Seahorse teaches that being different can be wonderful. However, Seahorse's extreme differences makes His life more difficult since He can not swim as easily as other fish.
Seahorse's Teachings Also Include
"Seahorse provides a figurative anchor needed to hang on, especially when exhaustion and emotional pain threaten to overwhelm." Copyright: "Australian Animal Dreaming", Scott Alexander King
Ocean Friends Reiki is here to guide you to the waters of love, power, and peaceful healing. This healing system pulls much from the animal totem/shamanic belief about these three very special beings from the sea: The manatee, seahorse, and sea turtle. Come join me on this journey toward heart, mind, and power healing. For more information, go to Animal Teachers: Reiki Classes.
Seahorse Empowerment: Animals have gifts that they are willing to offer people. One gift of the animals is their energies to empower people on their journey of life. With their energy gift, each animal offers their particular wisdom to the person. For people who are feeling out of balance, Seahorse will help you regain your balance.
I offer Seahorse Empowerment for $40 US (includes before and after consultations, Seahorse meditation, and Seahorse crystal). For more information, go to Animal Teachers: Animal Empowerments.
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Photo of Seahorse courtesy of U.S. National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)