A small primate, the Patas Monkey is a well conditioned inhabitant of the grasslands as well as desert regions.
The keywords associated with it are:
- Familial Relations
- Concern for others
- Hardy Survivor
- Works well with others
The Patas Monkey calls the grasslands and deserts home. The Patas Monkey is a hardy animal to be able to live in these conditions. He has adapted to this lifestyle and has learned to live off the land as well as do what it takes to survive.
They live together in large groups, learning to protect each other and look out for each other. They are symbolic of both family as well as society, learning form their mistakes and working well together.
Patas Monkey as a Totem Animal
The Patas Monkey is a strong and resourceful totem. Here are its significant traits as a totem:
Cooperation and Family
Working with the Patas Monkey as a totem gives you access to strength in bonding with others. It serves to strengthen our ties with family as well as learning to work with others. As the Patas Monkey works together with a large group, you can become more open to being with a larger number of people as well as learning to get along with them.
Survival and Speed
The Patas Monkey is adept at survival, it is not only a hardy and strong animal but a fast one as well. With the Patas Monkey you will learn to be more agile, to learn how to withstand the causes of stress you may face. You will find how to use speed in your movement, both in offensive and defensive ventures.
Bravery and Wisdom
The Patas Monkey knows how to walk away from a dangerous situation. With this, you can learn to be wise in your actions. You do not become an aggressive attacker, nor do you become hot headed. Instead, you will learn to assess a situation and walk away if necessary. But with the Patas Monkey you will also find the strength to defend yourself if necessary. If it comes to this point, you will have access to courage and bravery in the face of your problems.
Patas Monkey in different cultures
Monkeys figure in several cultures. Closely related to humans, they are known for their abilities.
The Patas Monkey is associated with a reincarnated ancestor, the spirit of whom is born from the union of a goddess and the Patas Monkey. This is the figure which presents itself prominently in African Lore.
In Asian lore, especially in Chinese and Indian or Hindu texts, the monkey is seen as a deity himself. A heavenly being capable of many great wonders.
Association with Celestial forces
The Patas monkey, like other monkeys are directly associated with divinity. In Asian traditions, especially in Hindu ones, the monkey is viewed as a deity. The deity Hanuman is a powerful one, whose very name can dispel evil spirits.
The Patas Monkey can be said to be a force of the heavens, acting not just a messenger but as a force that can help out those who need assistance in grave matters.
Patas Monkey in Alchemy
The symbol of the Patas Monkey can be used quite effectively in many works in alchemy. Physically, the monkey can be used as a substitute in many ingredients and symbolism's as it is a highly intelligent animal.
The monkey itself is associated both with gold and immortality, two of the most sought after achievements in any work of alchemy. Use the monkey’s symbol to gain this power for transformation and transmutation.
The Patas Monkey shows up as a spirit guide when
- You feel the need to work together with large groups.
- You are learning to get along better with other people.
- You feel the need to move faster in your life.
- You feel the need to be more flexible in your work.
- You are currently in a difficult situation.
Call on the Patas Monkey as a spirit guide when
- You need help in meeting deadlines.
- You need speed to get away from dangerous situations.
- You would like to improve relationships with you family.
- You would like to get to know more people.
- You need courage to face your fears.
By Flo Saul
Mar 27, 2013