The Pig is a widely used symbol in esoteric practices. With many meanings and symbolisms attached to it, it can come to mean many things.
Here are a few keywords associated with it.
The pig is often viewed as a laid back animal. It does not easily attack or angered, but chooses to enjoy life. It symbolizes prosperity, wealth and abundance. Having a fattened pig is a bringer of good luck for many reasons. The Pig is thought to bring luck to farmers as it brings in a good crop as well as rains.
Pig is a powerful symbol as it brings all these good things. It is however to be tempered as at times, Pig overindulges and is not aware of the dangers that surround it.
Pig as a Totem Animal...
There are many symbolisms as well as teachings that the Pig gives us as a totem. It can help us if we learn to listen to its message. Here are its meanings:
Generosity and Wealth
The Pig is a symbol of wealth. In its normal state it brings about luck and prosperity and is a natural lover of earthly possessions. However the Pig does not greedily consume these possessions, it is also generous and gives to those it cares for. It is naturally attracted to wealth but knows how to share as well.
Highly intelligent, the Pig gives us access to becoming smarter and to knowledge. The Pig naturally loves knowledge and through it we too can learn from the many sources that surround us. It is also able to use this knowledge to acquire many treasures.
Connection to the Earth and Abundance
As an animal, it is the one most strongly connected to the earth. It keeps its head down low to forage from the ground, but naturally can gain immense size from what it finds. It is linked to being abundant as the Pig will seek to gain more and more. Through this, we have access to gaining so much but still remain grounded.
Pig in different cultures...
In biblical as well as Islamic texts, the Pig is viewed at times as an unclean animal.
The Pig figures heavily in Chinese culture as a symbol of luck, prosperity and wealth. It is said to bring great fortune and attract wealth. The Pig’ symbol is also used as fierce warriors as well as steeds in Eastern lore.
It persists as a popular symbol in many ancient beliefs and religions, often being a favorite animal for sacrifice as it denotes abundance.
Association with Celestial Forces...
The Pig is closely related to the Earth Mother or Mother Goddess force. Many beliefs, from old Roman and Greek religions to Celtic religions associate the Pig with this great feminine force of the Earth. The Pig is said to a bringer of fertility, life and abundance. It symbolizes the richness and power of the Earth.
Crone, Demeter as well as Aphrodite favored pigs as their symbols. All goddesses symbolize fertility and connection the earth and earthly desires and treasures.
Pigs in Alchemy...
Pigs are a powerful symbol in alchemy. As they are connected with the forces of the Earth, alchemists can draw upon this power to aid them in their works. The pig brings not only Earthly power, but also a natural attraction to knowledge and treasures, both in the material and spiritual plane.
The Pig shows up as a Spiritual Guide when...
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