Lizard, Power Animal, Symbol of Dreaming and Conservation
By Ina Woolcott
Through myth and legend Lizard is associated with the dream time. When we
dream, we imagine different futures and decide which we will materialise.
Dreams contain some of the subtlest perceptions of the mind of which we may
not be conscious. Lizard helps us see the importance of respecting and
remembering our dreams. Lizard medicine is the companion of every day waking
reality, where our dreams are studied before they are manifested physically.
Pay attention to your dreams, as they reveal to us what we are not aware of
when we are awake. Dreams show us our fears and desires. It is suggested
that you keep a journal of your dreams, to be studied. Especially the
symbolic and recurring ones, lizard shows us hidden messages in the dream
If Lizard is your power animal, heed your own intuition before anyone
else’s. Lizard will aid you in becoming more detached from situations in
your life. Now and again it is required to be detached, to separate yourself
from others, to succeed in what is necessary. Lizard will also show you how
to leave the past in the past! To move on and quit being attached to what
has been. Lizard is proposing immediate change in one or more areas of your
life. You may need to let go of old ideas, patterns, belief systems, habits,
actions or lifestyle because the old may threaten you in some way now. It is
time to let go. Lizard prompts the need to go within and examine your
present reality and then, move with confidence and utmost assuredness into a
new chapter of your life.
One of the most interesting traits of the lizard is the ability to break off
their tails to escape predators. The tail is left behind writhing, to take
the predators attention off them, in order to flee. However, they are only
able to perform this feat once, as the new tail which grows to replace the
old one consists of cartilage instead of vertebrae. Lizards power lies in
the quality of being able to rescue himself from danger by leaving a part of
himself behind. As lizard only has the ability to lose his tail once, you
need to make any choices wisely as the consequences may be experienced for a
very long time hereafter!
Lizards are very sensitive to vibrations from the ground, they are adept at
subtle perception. They have amazing hearing capacity, and with their sharp
eyes they are able to sense the most minute of movements. If lizard is your
power animal, you have the ability to utilize all aspects of psychic
The psychic characteristics to be found in the lizard teaches us how to
awaken our abilities by choosing one path over another that honour every
part of our lives. Lizard is a powerful power animal to have, revealing your
weaknesses, your strengths and prompting the energy of change.