Leech is a segmented worm that comprises the subclass of Hirudinea and they belong to family of Phylum annelida. They are Hermaphrodites.

The external part segmentation of leech’s body does not look as their internal body segments.

They have several behaviors that usually allow them to know their environment well and feed on their hosts. One of these behaviors is head movement. They are able to move with their heads to get to where they want. They usually feed on human blood. They also prey on small invertebrates which they just eat as a whole. Once attached to their host, they use both mucus and suction to stay attached to their host.

They also have medicinal use where they are used clinically for bloodletting. This has been approved for many years. This is because they are known to let out clotting or unhealthy blood from the body system for better function.

The above features of Leech have symbolic meaning that can be used by human to teach us lesson. We can learn a lot from it.

Leech symbolizes patience, skills of being inventive, being scientific and analytical, and trust. You learn how to use your skills and talents well. It also shows wisdom, knowledge and truth. It enables good plan for your choices. Introvert in nature. Balance social and career life. You get strength and you also get nourished to continue working hard towards achieving your goals. The medicine of Leech enables us to manage sensitivities that we may experience in life.

We need to emulate Leech by being patient. They move slowly with their heads but they are focused to their destination. We should get focused to achieve our goals even if we get there in a slow mode. We should be slow but sure.

Leech teaches us to gain skills of being analytical, scientific and inventive. They analyses their move, what they eat and how they get attached to their host to feed. The host may not feel the pain and realize their presence. This is because they have invented a way of attaching themselves to the host in such a way as to get the blood without causing much pain to the host.

They also symbolize trust. We should learn to trust ourselves and one another so as to survive effectively on earth.

We also learn to use the skill and talents we have well. We should be able to benefit both ourselves and the society at large. This will help us to benefit from our talents and skills. We will also be able to help others who need our talents.

Leech also symbolizes knowledge, wisdom and truth. When we use our talents, we also gain knowledge, wisdom and truth. It is important to acquire knowledge that can be useful into our lives.

It enables us to have good plan of our future and our actions. Those have Leech power are good planners of their lives. They are also introverts in nature and always love to be alone. They rarely socialize. They are humble and relate well with others. They are able to balance their emotions and balance their life well both social and career life. They are strong and can work hard towards achieving their goals.

Leech shows up as a spirit guide when

  • You need to plan your life well.
  • You need to be alone.
  • You need strength.
  • You need wisdom.
  • You need to analyze some situations.

Call on Leech as a spirit guide when

  • You feel weak.
  • You need to balance your social and work life well.
  • You are impatient.
  • Feel tired.
  • You need some wisdom to make right decisions.

By Florance Saul
Mar 27, 2013