Seal animal totem   Leave a comment

seal  Selkies, silkies or selchies ar mythological beings from Scottish, Irish and Faroese folklore.  Selkies can shed their seal skin and become human.  Male selkies are described as being very handsome in their human form, and having great seductive powers over human women. They typically seek those who are dissatisfied with their life, such as married women waiting for their fishermen husbands. If a woman wishes to make contact with a selkie male, she must shed seven tears into the sea. If a man steals a female selkie’s skin she is in his power and is forced to become his wife. Female selkies are said to make excellent wives, but because their true home is the sea, they will often be seen gazing longingly at the ocean. If she finds her skin she will immediately return to her true home, and sometimes to her selkie husband, in the sea. Sometimes, a selkie maiden is taken as a wife by a human man and she has several children by him. In these stories, it is one of her children who discovers her sealskin (often unwitting of its significance) and she soon returns to the sea. The selkie woman usually avoids seeing her human husband again but is sometimes shown visiting her children and playing with them in the waves.  Selkies also have a connection to those souls lost at sea and were believed to be their reincarnations.

Those with a seal as one of their totem animals often have a strong Neptune and Venus in the natal chart, with strong Pisces, Taurus, Libra, 2nd, 7th and 12th houses. Sedna is also likely to form important aspects in their natal chart.

These individuals usually have asteroids Amphitrite, Poseidon, Persephone, Demeter and Loreley.


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