In the animal kingdom, snakes are one of the most feared creatures with their ability to kill animals and even humans.

If this creature visits you in your thoughts or you see a real image or in your dreams then the cobra animal totem maybe calling you.

Snakes give man the drive to bring out the best within. This creature is associated with change, fire, enchantment, and wisdom. In the story of Eve, the snake guided the woman to know much deeper about her and give her the drive to have quest for knowledge. In its ability to kill its prey, the snake equals death which means transition to a new phase. There are villages in India that are left by the villagers once they find out the King cobra eggs are seen. This is associated with the King Cobras protectiveness to its eggs. If you have the snake totem, ask for the opportunity for you to imbibe the traits of strength possessed by the snake.

Among the family of snakes, the Cobra is the most deadly. It symbolizes gracefulness and speed. The importance of a Cobra is also observed in different cultures. In ancient times, especially in Egypt, the cobra has been used to symbolize hidden wisdom.The Cobra also symbolizes royalty as shown in Egyptian Pharaoh’s crown, which is a cobra symbol. They are also known to be a protector of the royalty Pharaoh, in the personification of the Cobra Goddess named Wadjet. They are known for defending the Pharaoh. It has also been alleged that the venom of an Asp or Cobra killed Queen Cleopatra.

In India, snakes like the King Cobra which is known to be the most venomous in the world are entitled to be renowned as sacred. In sacred rites, these creatures are identified as part of religious/sacred rites. Hindus have a belief that the God of Destruction and Regeneration or Lord Shiva is seen in a cobra. In some instance, cobra snakes are believed to be reincarnation of reputable people like Nagas, a popular warrior.

The traits of a cobra are to protect its brood and the capability to kill is associated with the power of possessing life and meeting death. This tells us that precautions are necessary when entering areas where the Mother Cobra’s eggs are laid. Knowing the traits and peculiarities of this creature can probably save lives because by knowing, you make yourself on guard and never allow to be caught off-guard. It further tells us that this animal totem can be powerful if handled well by certain people.

Cobras are can coil their tail around people. The snake appears from its position which has been linked to eternity. This is the belief of Indians. This appears that those with this symbol are people mostly fond of hiding their potentials and abilities. They prefer that the others will not know their real self, exhibiting all the gifts and talents.

In most cases, cobras are defined to be associated with the following – royalty, strength, intellectual, rebirth, eternity, death, knowing oneself better.

After all, snakes are not always the bad guys but we need to be equipped with the appropriate skills to understand their gifts better and use them wisely.

The animal shows up as a spirit guide when

  • Upheavals of strong wisdom is being noticed.
  • A quick response is initiated.
  • Energy builds up at most appropriate times.
  • Discovery of unnoticed abilities takes place.
  • One needs more self-esteem and confidence.

Call on Cobra as a spirit guide when

  • You need strength to cope up with fear of losing something in life.
  • Life seems to be hopeless and lifeless.
  • Understanding oneself is very crucial.
  • Unveiling innate abilities are the only solution to an impending problem.
  • The truth has to be discovered.

By Florance Saul
Mar 27, 2013