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Hedgehog is seen as an earth element animal and connected to Mother Earth and is often used as a symbol of fertility and rebirth. As a nocturnal animal, hedgehog is associated with intuition, psychic ability, prophetic dreams and visions. This is because the night deals with concepts that are cloaked in shadow – a realm that is not altogether clear. That the hedgehog’s active time is at night is symbolic of “second sight.”

Another testimony to its spiritual power is the hedgehog’s natural resistance to snake venom. This carries importance with many cultures from Egypt to Mongolia, and is seen as a symbol of victory over evil or a ward against evil.

The Greeks and the Romans attributed intelligence and resourcefulness to the symbolism of the hedgehog when they observed it knocking off grapes from vines and rolling on to them, spearing the grapes on their backs and carrying them away to eat in safety.

Resourceful, protective, gentle but able to defend itself, Hedgehog encourages you to follow your curiosity and trust in your ability to find the answers to any problem life throws at you. Hedgehog teaches you how to look after yourself in the big world.

To Hedgehog I ask, guide me to self belief and to trust that I will find my way.

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A3, A4, A5 Altar Card, A6 Mediation Card