Pheasant Medicine

*Ted Andrews/Animal-Speak:
Keynote: Family Fertility and Sexuality
Cycle of Power: Year-round

Anyone with a pheasant as a totem would do well to also study the grouse and the chicken.Though of the same family, there are differences. The pheasant needs grasslands and grain fields, hedges and brush to survive in the wild. These environments should be studied by those with this totem.

Originally pheasants came from Greece, near the area of the Phasis River, from which we get the name pheasant. There they ran wild in the kingdom of Colchis. Today, some pheasants are wild as in the grouse or the quail which are distantly related. Others--most to be exact--are domestiated. Because of this, the pheasant is most often linked to the energies of family fertility and sexuality.

Most pheasants have splendid tail plumes. Tail plumes have long been associated with sexuality and the greater expression of it. The colors and kinds of feathers can provide even greater insight, as the feathering and types of pheasants varies greatly. A ringnecked pheasant, for example, multiplies in domestication successfully. The ringed markings on its neck reflect that fertility and growth within its family--a spiraling outward. Another example could be the badger feathers found on pheasants. These feathers have the appearance of striped, tapered markings similar to the badger. Anyone with a pheasant totem that has badger feathers would do well to study the characteristics of the badger itself.

The colors reflect much, and most pheasants have a variety of colors and feathers which should be examined. They all can reflect different aspects of the energies the pheasant symbolize for you. Pheasants are good teachers in how to set romantic moods through the warmth of colors.

*Mary Summer Rain/On Dreams:
Pheasant connotes a spiritual seeking.

*Lady Stearn Robinson & Tom Gorbett/The Dreamer's Dictionary:
This bird in your dream is a warning to be prudent with your credit for the time being, as you are likely to have an unexpected call on your resources soon; however, if in your dream you cooked the pheasant, the omen is reversed and augurs a new source of income.

*Open for discussion.

Edited 1 time by CinnamonMoon Mar 23 09 7:38 PM.