A whale is a power animal to Aboriginal and some Native Americans. It symbolizes the ability to communicate. The whale song often can be heard over thousands of miles. (Their ability to communicate and be heard is being diminished by marine oil drilling. The sound is deafening especially when carried by water and causes the whales to go insane, often beaching themselves.)
The whales’ voice is very important since it symbolizes communication. It also reminds us to find our own voice, truth, and sing our own song. Even though the whale can sometimes be pictured as a solitary creature, its songs are to reach out to the community and family.
The whale is the keeper of all time knowledge. No matter what your theory about the earth’s origins, most can accept the whales were here before humans were. Geological records tell us water covered the planet before land appeared. Water symbolizes emotions. The whale can easily transverse the emotional depths. The whale can be a symbol of emotional rebirth.
Whales are both mammals and nurturers. Consider a whale gives birth to a live young, pushes it to the surface for its first breath of air, nurses it, teaches it to hunt, and often the offspring will stay in the same pod as their mother. Quite a difference from sea turtle who lay their eggs and go. Without the mother’s assistance, the young whales would die.
People often take advantage of whale spotting trips because the sight of these majestic creatures can be so awe inspiring and healing. Whales show up when emotional and spiritual healing is needed. They probably don’t show up in your neighborhood unless you live by the coast, but they could appear on video, in your dreams, someone gives you a whale token or you are drawn to a whale depiction.
A whale sighting could be a signal to dive deeper into the mystical realm. Examine what is holding you back. Whales can transcend depths most creatures cannot. In the Star Trek 4 Movie, The Voyage Home, a frustrated alien species has arrived at earth to communicate with whales whose songs they’ve heard across space only to find the creatures extinct. It is easy to imagine whale song drifting out to space to waiting listeners. Right now, we need to pause and listen to the whale song while we are able.