I took the Blogthings test again and am a little embarrassed that I ended up with a vulture as my power bird. My sister’s power bird turns out to be a swan, which, socially speaking, would be more welcome at your party. I took the test three times to see if I could come up with something other than a vulture. I got the same answer every time.
“You are always changing your life and the lives of those around you.
You aren’t afraid to move on from what holds you back.
Energetic and powerful, you have a nearly unlimited capacity for success.
You know how to ‘go with the flow’ and take advantage of what is given to you.”
This doesn’t really fit at the moment, though not through lack of effort on my part. Certain unbloggable events have created roadblocks and right know I’m working on the last line about going with the flow. I brighten up a bit; however, when I read what Ted Andrews says about vultures in “Animal Speak.” All you folks with the pretty birds may just be a little jealous now:
“In alchemy, the vulture was a symbol of sublimation, particularly because of its resemblance to the eagle. The vulture was considered a sign of confirmation of a new relationship between the volatile aspects of life and the fixed, the psychic energies and the cosmic forces. It was a promise that the suffering of the immediate was temporary and necessary for a higher purpose was at work, even if not understood at the time….”
So here it is; my new bird totem. You never know.