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Skink

Broad-headed skink. I think.  (Skinks are lizards.)

Individuals with a lizard totem should listen to their own intuition over anyone else’s.  Lizard usually reflects heightened sensitivity.  You feel what others may not.  You will see things that others may miss.  You will hear things that are not being said.  No matter how strange it may seem, learning to follow those perceptions is what will enable you to succeed most frequently.

One of the most significant characteristics of some lizards and their claim to fame is the ability of the tail to come off.  A predator may grab for it, its paw landing upon the tail, only to be surprised as the tail breaks off and the lizard scampers to freedom.  The lizard then begins the process of growing another in its place.

This detachment is also part of what lizard can teach.  They can help us to become more detached in life to survive.  Sometimes it is necessary to separate ourselves or part of ourselves from others to be able to do the things we most desire to do.  The lizard helps us to awaken that ability for objective detachment so that it can occur with the least amount of difficulty.  Lizard can show up to help us break from the past.  It may even indicate a need to explore new realms and follow your own impulses before you get swallowed up in that which is not beneficial for you.

~ Ted Andrews, Animal Speak

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