The ibis is a general term for long legged bird. If this bird is given to one as an animal totem then it denotes a graceful and well balanced individual.

Their beauty is feminine in quality. They possess a lengthy bill that is curved downward. They frequently go as a group searching for food in the mud. They are often seen nesting on trees with the herons.

In ancient Egypt a certain artifact describe as an Ibis as sacred, basically related with the God named Djehuty, prominently known as Thoth for the Greeks. He is credited for academics especially measurement and mathematics. An artwork dated back to the late period in Egypt, illustrates Thoth as a man with an ibis head.

In Hermopolis, ibises were raised as an item for sacrifice. In the Saqqara, archeologist found millions of ibis’s mummies at the Serapeum with the thousand of falcons.

Based on the legend from the Birecik area, the Ibis is one of the very first birds that Noah released as a sign of fertility.

The Ibis is a symbol of communication, probing, transition and trust. When this creature presented itself to you it probably wants to tell you that there is a harmonious relationship in connection to your surroundings.

The Ibis teaches us to create a smooth flow of communication to create an appropriate working condition. An ibis always works well in a group, a popular trait that the Ibis is willing to share. Everything can be done accordingly and efficiently when there is a pleasant ambience in a group. Traditionally, this animal totem shows when group work is needed.

It also teaches us to search for answers on secrets. Observe how an Ibis probes on the dirty mud just to search for a food. We must also be ready to face some ugly truths if we want to find answers to our questions. The Ibis is a warning that searching for answers won’t be that easy; we have to be vigilant and expect the worst thing that will come our way if we want to find out the truth.

Furthermore it is teaching one how to change luck; it can show you the right path toward success. Call on the Ibis if you are having a tough time and you want to change it for the better. An ibis spirit can ward off a series of bad events and modify it to the way that you will benefit. People who have this as their totem spirits can find advantages in every situation, their ability to change weakness into strength. A turn for the better is predicted if an Ibis is presented, the person will become more outgoing and amiable.

The ibis is teaching one to trust our inner instinct. An ibis can show you the perfect timing and when to carry out task's. Sometimes a perfect timing is all we need in order to pass life with flying colors! The Ibis is a master on the art of perfect timing.

The Ibis shows as an animal spirit when

  • You want to find the answers on question lingering your mind.
  • You need the cooperation of the group.
  • You are having a series of bad luck.
  • You need a guide on decision.
  • Executing your plans.

Call on Ibis as an animal spirit when

  • You want to search for the truth.
  • You want to build a bond within a group.
  • You want to ward off bad luck.
  • You need to decide on something.
  • You want to learn the art of perfect timing.

By Florance Saul
Mar 27, 2013