Native Americans considered turkeys associated with the Earth and its abundance. There is no proof that turkeys were at the first Thanksgiving, but there probably some type of wildfowl. The Earth is considered feminine power, which explains Mother Nature, Gaia, Grandmother Spider and other female associations. The turkey reminds of feminine power and its encouragement to dream big. Most of us had at least one female relative who encouraged us to believe in our dreams. If not, the turkey is here to remind you to dust off those dreams.
The turkey is a social animal and in turn, generous. Flock animals must work together for survival. They must balance giving and taking. Imagine a wild turkey coming upon a hunter placed piles of seed corn. If he were greedy, he’d eat the pile providing a target. By calling the other birds, many will spot the hunter or be aware the corn is a ploy. The turkey realizes that together it is stronger. It values friendship and relationships.
Two male turkeys will often court the same female while the female will breed with more than one male. Sometimes the female will even lay her eggs in another female’s nest. Naturalists studied the unusual behavior and concluded the animals were part of the same family. The male turkey who guards a flock of several females will be guarding his relatives. A turkey will also sacrifice itself to lure predators away from the nest. It’s not usual to spot a male turkey stopping traffic to allow his flock to cross. Turkeys are about looking out for each other. The turkey has other uses too.
Turkeys predict the weather since they show agitation before major weather changes. They were capable of fortune telling, at least the weather variety. Turkeys are associated with the fall and its connections, which include endings, harvest, cycles, preparations and beginnings. Summer has long since passed, most of the harvest is in, animals are preparing for winter, and it is often the beginning of hibernation or dormancy cycles.
Encouragement to follow dreams
Harvesting the fruit of your work