Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Seahorse Medicine

The vision collage is completed and now I'm listening to what it says. One surprise was how many seahorses showed up ... six in all ... I wasn't looking for seahorses or thinking about seahorses ... they just paraded their way onto the page. So, it seems that there should be a message that comes with them. So off to google where I find that this small but surprising creature has long had mystical significance.

The following is from this article:

"A relatively calm, and mild-mannered creature, the seahorse is seemingly content to roam the seas. Their bodies are geared for ambling-type motion - not for speed. Thus, they are symbolic of patience and contentment - they are happy with being where they are, and are in no hurry for advancement.
Further testimony to these attributes is the lack of evolution of the seahorse’s body style. They have remained with this body style without change since their inception. Content to be who they are, and not feeling the need to change - these are a few profound lessons the seahorse provides us.
However, along with a resistance to change, and a carefree approach to progress, the seahorse can be a symbol of inflexibilty or stubbornness. To wit, the seahorse wraps its tail around the nearest object in order to anchor itself in turbulent waters. This is a lesson to be persistent in our goals, but be mindful that we are not too inflexible or stubborn in our achieving them."
Patience and contentment with a dollop of persistence seems like a very good message to start the year.


  1. Interesting interpretation of the wrapping of the tail. I might describe it as just knowing how to hang on in rough seas.

    That's a wonderful collage.

  2. What a beautiful collage -- and wow -- re the seahorse.

    Amazing the things that turn up when we're not looking or seeking them!