A Bat Came Calling..


I pulled this card, today, (on purpose) after a fascinating experience yesterday that I wanted to share.

I had decided to take a quick drive to our post box to see if my tea leaf cards had arrived (and found out that they indeed had) – and as I was standing outside my house, getting ready to get into the car, I had the strangest experience. Out of nowhere, and at mid-day, a very small bat appeared. It kept circling right over me! I felt no fear (as a kid they scared me alot!) I was enthralled, and knew that this bat was purposely making itself known to me. I know the meanings about some animals, as messengers, but I didn’t know anything about the bat. At any rate, he hovered and circled, making sure I knew he was communicating. It continued for at least 5 minutes! and I’ve never seen a bat act that way – so I was very intrigued. I once had a great book on the meanings of animals, but it seems to have gotten lost in our last move; so I went on a search mission to find some answers….

I found this site through Google, What’s Your Sign that shares a alot of information on signs and symbols, not only about animals! It’s well worth checking out. Below, is an excerpt from a page on Air Animal Totems:

“As you will read in their descriptions, Air Animal Totems have a penchant for assisting us in matters of higher knowledge. Air being the most ethereal of elements, it’s understandable that the creatures who inhabit it are able to lend the best understanding of it’s invisible ways. Closest to the heavens, air animals are our best allies as they herald our desires to the very gods in the skies.

Air animal totems are also symbols of strength (both physical and mental) and sovereignty. Very important traits, particularly when we are experiencing new transitions or surroundings in our lives.

If air animal totems are catching your attention, you should feel very heartened by their presence. Allow their spirit to boost your confidence, and remind you that the ultimate power is within this present, unseen moment. Air animals are good omens, and their appearance is like a wink from god.”

The writer goes on to say about bats:

“The animal symbolism of the bat speaks of:

  • Illusion
  • Rebirth
  • Dreams
  • Intuition
  • Initiation
  • Journeying
  • Inner Depth
  • Communication

The Native American animal symbolism of the bat comes from a keen observation of this magnificent animal. These people recognized that the bat was highly sensitive to their surroundings and so therefore was considered a symbol of intuition, dreaming and vision. This made the bat a powerful symbol for Native American shamans and medicine people. Often the spirit of the bat would be invoked when special energy was needed, like “night-sight” which is the ability to see through illusion or ambiguity and dive straight to the truth of matters. The bat is a symbol of rebirth and depth because it is a creature that lives in the belly of the Mother (Earth). From the womb-like caves it emerges every evening at dusk. And so – from the womb it is reborn every evening.”

I have found this fascinating! I’ve had encounters with bats before, but never so directed at and for me. I stood there, stopped outside of my car, unable and unwilling to continue on..I was connected to that funny little creature; and I intuitively knew that this was an important message that I had to get to the bottom of.

There are some great books out there about totem animals and signs, but what a delight to find such an interesting site! I am adding it to my “links” bar so that all of us can easily refer to it.

I have felt that I am going through a shift inwardly, and have been having many more spiritual/psychic experiences. I have been openly inviting it. I think that bat was letting me know that the asking has been heard. I love the magic…