I have a friend who once told me I was a Narwhal Whale. After taking 2 seconds to realize this was not a jab at my physique, I laughed. Little did I know, she had a meaningful sentiment behind the comment.
She was really into Astrology. I soon learned that Astrology was more than arbitrary, haphazard fortune-telling based on your date of birth, but a (excuse my crude explanation) study of the spiritual beings and energy of the universe. This was a girl I met at a conference in Urbana, MO. I was attending a Christian conference but met this girl at a cafe. She was a local who was used to the exhibit hall being stuffed with people celebrating/learning/and expo-ing one thing or the other. We were sharing a table and started to talk. We spent the next few hours talking chatting and learning about each other when she shared her theory.
When she started to explain why she came to this conclusion, I became very touched and almost emotional. I am by no means well-versed in Astrology or Primal Zodiac Astrology, but what she said stuck with me. Even though according to the universe’s signs, I was NOT a Narwhal, she was going by feel 🙂
Narwhals symbolize resiliency. They move through life slowly, until challenged when their demeanor becomes quick and dangerous. They may have a care-free exterior but are secretly rebels who are surging with passion and ideas. Once a Narwhal gets moving, they are incredibly frustrated when something slows them down or gets in their way. They spend a lot of time soul-searching and will not settle. They collect experiences and challenges to help them grow. Narwhals can be moody and driven, but all with a good heart.
This stranger who became my friend thought so highly of me, and I felt I was unworthy of such praise.
In honor of her and the season of introspection I am navigating through, I purchased a small Narwhal whale totem from Etsy as a good-luck charm to the all the adventures I’m planning.