Element: Air

Characteristic: Head (the intellect)

Ask parrot for help to celebrate life:

Let me celebrate life and to actively seek out the light and colour and noisy joy in my life. Let me enjoy the company of my family and friends.

How the birds got their colours

(c) This image of a rainbow lorikeet was created by Linda Karen Godden for the Australian Animal Oracle, and copyright for this image remains with Linda. Please do not copy without her permission.

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Australia is a wonderland of parrots. Although most of Australia's parrots are spectacular, the rainbow lorikeets are extravagantly good-looking.

Rainbow lorikeets are small to medium sized parrots with bright primary colours, pointed tails and wings and fuzzy tongues to gather nectar and pollen. They are very quick in flight; just a sudden brilliant display of colour before you and a noisy screech as they flash by, usually in pairs or even a larger group. They nest in tree hollows and gather in large noisy congregations in tall trees.

Parrots are a happy, disorderly celebration of life, of the sweetness of good food and fun, and of easy communication with family and friends. They shout to us about the power of light and of colour and movement and of the need for noisy joy in our daily life.

Despite its ability to communicate easily, lorikeet reminds us that gossip can cause problems and sudden squabbles, even in the closest group.

However, although you may be squabbling with your family and friends on the surface, be aware that underneath you are nurtured and accepted by your tribe. You need them to survive happily. This is not a time for you to strike out on your own.

There is an assurance that there is light at the end of your own personal tunnel. You can use colour and movement and magic to help you heal at this time.

Every parrot encourages joy, spontaneity and a happy acceptance of life.