Clam is a totem animal that can help you become more social. Clams teach us to move out of our shells and into the world while also teaching us how to set up barriers when we need protection from negativity or other people’s energy. Become closer with clam by learning about its symbolism and meaning!
The English language has several expressions relating to the clam that hints at the creature’s symbolism. For instance, you and another might be “as close as clams together, safe and sound.” Or, perhaps “you are happy as a clam at high tide.” In other instances, if you’re refusing to express yourself or speak up about something out of fear of retribution from those in power over your livelihood, such as an employer or landlord, then “clamming up” is one way out until things change for the better.
Despite its humble beginnings nestled in Earth’s primordial seas, the clam has seen and experienced global history. They are one of the first life forms on Earth with having a power that would rival humans themselves - some living as long as 500 years!
For you to understand this ancient creature that dates back 510 million years ago, we have to take a trip down memory lane so far away that it can’t be fathomed by any other species other than their family relations: oysters, mussels, and scallops.
The clam is an excellent example of how being grounded can help you siphon energy into your life. This creature has two tubes, one for breathing and eating and the other to expel waste perfectly in balance with its natural surroundings. You could say that learning to stay connected like this cements their ability as they are fully anchored by the water and earth elements.
In its natural setting, clams show us what it means to remain grounded - with strong muscular feet that allow them to burrow deep enough, so they’re firmly planted on either mud or sand when rooted there. Once established, these creatures use two tubes: one tube is used for living off healthy energies while the other helps release any excessive buildup of wastes at just about perfect intervals in a balanced way.
Clams are the most resilient creatures on Earth. They live in even extreme habitats like the Arctic and other regions like the coral reefs. All but two species of clams that live in saltwater produce the mother-of-pearl when they have to make shells for themselves because all those other clams pick up their rocks from them, so it’s hard to find some clean ones! Carrying your shells found at a beach is an excellent way of stimulating yourself with stress relief (or just moving around one you already picked out!). They are also beneficial in activating personal potentials by wearing symbols representing what you want or need help doing, improving expressiveness through chanting as well as visualizing happy events while holding the amulet close, and sharing heart wisdom if someone requires or admires it.
For those not looking to find a mate, freshwater clams can be quite an elegant option. Their hermaphroditic abilities mean no need for couples to hunt around for each other or have any romances to procreate. They fertilize one another and keep their eggs in pouches until the offspring develop into protective shells. It could provide some insight as relating to the Yin-Yang balance.
Clams are a lot more productive than their saltwater counterparts and much quicker to reproduce. When the water warms up in springtime, males release sperm into it while females discharge eggs that float around waiting for an encounter. It doesn’t take too long before they become juveniles either. Two weeks at most is all you need! Clams have been known since ancient times as symbols of fertility and speedy growth - don’t be surprised if your garden starts seeing some new arrivals soon after planting them there!
Giant clams are not anything like your average clams. These ocean dwellers can grow to be over 4 feet long and 500 pounds heavy, providing a safe space for algae to live on their shells that also create food for the giant mollusks! The light produced by these organisms is gentle enough to not disturb night-time divers but bright enough if you’re looking down from above in search of treasure - or just dinner.
Giant clams have survived mainly because they produce an active fungus that provides them with nutrients such as carbohydrates and proteins while living inside their shell located at the bottom of the Indian Ocean’s deepest trenches. Besides producing these fungi, giant clams glow gently underwater, giving off solar properties strong enough to be visible during both day and night.
Myths from regions where these clams abide say creation began with a giant clam calling life into the oceans. The clam grew larger and larger until it gave birth to all of humankind. Myths from regions where these clams abide say that life began with a giant clam calling all humankind into the oceans. The clam grew larger and larger until it gave birth to every living being on Earth, giving us our very origins as human beings.
The clam spirit animal is one of radiant joy. It comes to you when your heart or spirit hurts deeply. The arrival of this helper is a sign that the proverbial “high tide” will come, and soon enough, you’ll find a haven for healing. Let the clam’s waters soothe you as well as its Earthy energies restore your sense of center! A second message from the animal also states: if creative ideas are brewing in your mind now, they’re something amazing - but be sure to protect it with intellectual property rights before others more than willing cash in on that information and take advantage.
When you keep everything inside, it can be difficult for your dreams to reach their full potential. Share what you have and put intention into motion by starting with small things like sharing secrets or telling someone about accomplishments that are just too good not to share!
You will be more successful if you share your talents and put intent into motion but it’s hard for many people to do that. They are often stuck in their shell because they fear failure or being judged by others - this can keep success out as quickly as it keeps them within.
For people with a clam totem, opening up and sharing their feelings is not easy. They tend to keep emotions bottled up deep inside themselves until they can’t hold it in any longer, which often leads to over-sharing when least expected.
If your birth symbol is the clam, you are in tune with all life around you. You take time to make decisions and act on them at a pace that feels right for yourself alone, which means that it takes longer for financial resources to accumulate. Still, they eventually build up and sustain those who have this totem animal. Those born under the clam birth totem often find themselves as natural empaths, quickly sensing what others may be feeling even when there isn’t an emotional current expressed physically or verbally. This can lead to very overwhelming moments where one’s spiritual “dimmer switch” needs practice before becoming more adept at shielding oneself from over-stimulation of energies without getting overwhelmed by them either mentally or emotionally, depending on how sensitive one might become during these periods.
Your relationships have love as deep as the ocean. It takes effort to unlock the doors to your heart, but you want to protect them with all of your might once someone is in your life. It can sometimes make you susceptible to being overbearing. When something feels wrong or dangerous, instinct kicks in, making people try their best not to let anything bad happen again, even if they don’t need to respond that way.
When you have love as deep as the ocean, it will take hard work to reach your heart. You’ll find that when someone is in your life, and you want to protect them with all of your might; it can sometimes make you susceptible to being overbearing because when something feels wrong or dangerous, instinct kicks in, which makes a person try their best not let anything bad happen again even if they don’t need to respond that way.
Your relationships are characterized by a love deep as an ocean - one takes quite some hard work before reaching the depths where people’s hearts lie hidden. Still, once there, it becomes clear just how much care has been taken into every word exchanged between two souls who share such depth. It can be easy for those who are protective.
When you need a little protection from the nagging world around you, reach inward to your clam power animal. Drawing on their naturally protective shell will help shield and protect you until the danger has passed. At the same time, in this space, we cannot only ponder some of our questions but also find resolutions for any problems plaguing us.
The power of the clam animal is unmatched in directing metaphysical energies. The clams’ ability to move energy without harming means that they are perfect for those who have a need for moving or redirecting energetic patterns with intention and will, which can be anything from exchanging life forces between two people to creating sacred space before entering it.
The coastal tribes of the Pacific Northwest would tell you that clams are not just to be consumed - they’re a symbol and a valuable ancestor. Many locals believe that it will bring bad luck upon them for years if someone finds and insults these ancient creatures.
A tribe in Washington State tells legends about how one day all clams were once people who had been turned into animals by a powerful wizard. Still, the god Klahoot sent his brother Tatoosh down from heaven with firesticks to turn everyone back again. The fires burned so hotly and bright that some parts of their shells became white while others stayed black as night which is why we have different types today: chowder or cherrystone, oyster or razor clam, all found on local shores now.
Clam in your dreams can be an omen of a future situation that requires patience. It would be best if you sat around and waited for the right time and let your instincts do the work for you!
It is said that when you see a clam, it means something is hidden from you. Whether this is a feeling about someone or even family history - doesn’t matter; because to uncover what’s going on inside, one needs to crack open and reveal its contents.
Chinese mythology speaks of a “Chen,” which translates as “large clam.” This shape-shifting creature can cause mirages and belches turbulent bubbles from its deep cave. It’s said to be what would morph into the mythical dragon. Records show people using clamshells, typically used in appeasing earth spirits due to their connection with some other earth spirits. Rituals like these do happen recently and are still practiced by many locals who had little belief left in such occurrences after World War II.
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