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Vervet Monkey

Vervet Monkey
  • Environmental adaptability
  • Ingenious survival abilities
  • Ability to understand complex family issues

Vulture, Buzzard, Condor

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Image by Christel SAGNIEZ from Pixabay
  • Death and rebirth
  • Prophecy
  • Love of the Mother goddess
  • Knowledge concerning the death of a loved one
  • New vision
  • Purification

Wagtail, Willie Wagtail, White Wagtail

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Image by Kathy Büscher from Pixabay
  • Camp protector
  • Brings messages about relatives
  • Protector of lost children
  • Patron of child care providers
  • Teaches the proper use of gossip

Walking Stick

Walking Stick

Walking sticks resemble the insect, praying mantis. That is because both insects are called stick insects. Although they have very similar colored markings and may live in the same habitat, field, or garden, there are significant differences between the two species.

  • Positive use of slowness
  • Stillness
  • Use of mimicry
  • Ability to hide in plain sight


Image by Francisco Corado from Pixabay

  • Diversity
  • Beauty of all soul songs
  • Invisibility
  • Frail endurance
  • Survival

Wasp, Horney, Yellowjacket

Image by Alexander Loidhold from Pixabay
  • Use of female warrior energy
  • Sisterhood
  • Understanding female societies
  • Communal living


  • Use of water as protection
  • Increased protection as age increases
  • Connection to swamps
  • Lack of territoriality

    Waydah/ White Winged Widow Bird

White Winged Widow Bird
Image by Nel Botha from Pixabay White Winged Widow Bird
  • Spousal protection
  • Giving up young for adoption
  • Use of beauty in courtship
  • Aggression
  • Need for open spaces


Image by Trond Giæver Myhre from Pixabay
  • Stealth
  • Cunning
  • Ingenuity
  • Revenge
  • Keen observation
  • Ability to see hidden reasons behind things
  • Power of observation

Woodpecker, Sapsucker

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  • Connection to the earth
  • Ability to find hidden layers
  • Understands rhythms, cycles and patterns
  • Warnings
  • Prophecy
  • Associated with thunder
  • The Earth’s drummer
  • Pecks away at deception until the truth is revealed


Image by Herbert Bieser from Pixabay
  • Balance
  • Seeing in black and white
  • Clarity without filters
  • Power
  • Sureness of path
  • Maintaining the individual within the herd