A particular fallen tree takes on all sorts of shapes when the the sun pierces the leafy canopy. One time the shadows formed a bear, but more recently, a badger. The solitary creature has much to relate. It is very independent. It’s an animal that can manage on its own. The badger is also known as being aggressive, since it goes after what it wants. It’s not one that stops when its first attempt to wrangle food fail. Its persistence keeps it alive. It accepts what is and moves on from that. No hand wringing or pity parties for the badger.
If you tend to start something, but never finish it, a badger may appear in your life. Its presence is a reminder to see things through. Too often, we stop right before achieving success certain our efforts are wasted.
A badger is a grounded earth symbol. It speaks to us of work as opposed to planning or dreaming about something. If the striped animal spoke to you directly, it would say “Get the job done.”
The badger is its own creature. Even though people often confuse it with the groundhog, it’s unique. It reminds us to embrace our own individuality. It reminds us to be ourselves, move at own pace. I think that last message was especially for me since I’ve been so scattered trying to get so many projects done at once. Slow down; get one thing completed before starting another.
Too often, we allow the outside forces to dictate our movements instead of listening to our own inner voice. Badgers appear as fierce team mascots because they refuse to put up with other people’s nonsense, and apparently poor sports skills too. Some Native Americans believed naming their children after certain animals would give their child those characteristics.
If you want your son or daughter to be true to himself, practical, persistent, and a force to be reckoned with then naming him or her Badger might serve better than Cameron or Brittani.
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