Element: Water

Characteristic: Heart (your emotions)

Ask Whale for help

to reveal your true self:

Help me to sing my own song. Let me use sound and music to balance and heal my life, and to learn how to trust. Let me be glad to be who I am, and happy to leap out of my emotional safety zone to show my true self without fear.

(c) This image of a whale 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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Four species of whale visit Australian shores, the Killer, Minke, Southern Right and Humpback and perhaps the best known of these is the Humpback. Humpbacks can grow to weigh from 25 to 30 tons with a body length of 11 to 15 metres. They spend winter in the Antarctic cold-water feeding grounds but they summer in their warm-water breeding grounds in the tropics. Our whales migrate thousands of kilometres between their two homes travelling along the Australian coastline. Where once whales were hunted, almost to extinction, now they sing their way all through Australian coastal waters.

Whale sings to us of music and regeneration and of your need to sing your own song. Just like whales, you can use sound and music now to balance and heal. If you believe you don’t know how to sing, why not try? You don’t need to have a good voice to sing, just a good feeling.

And once you sing, you may end up feeling so good that you never stop singing. Sing about your own beauty, and the beauty of your friends and family. Be glad to be who you are.

Whales sing of family, of friends and of trust.

You need to learn how to trust now in order to breach like the whale. These magnificent animals hurl themselves out of the water, their own environment, while we admire their might and strength and magnificence.

Once you learn to trust, you too can now leap out of the concealing water of your emotions to show your creativity, your magnificence and your true power.