When I was living in Florida I had a huge frog sitting at my door waiting for me to get home every day. This went on for at least a year and those who knew about him used to tease me and tell me to kiss it because maybe it was my prince. One day my step daughter accidentally killed it. 😦 I almost cried for the poor thing and I definitely missed him. That was the end of a lovely story. Now that I think about it though…that frog was there in a good time of my life and things did change after he died. I know you think that’s crazy but I am dead serious.
Last week I been noticing frogs around my yard. There was one under my deck and my grandson tried to catch it but I warned him to leave it alone. My first thought when I saw it was “Ohhh goody” cause you know frogs are a sign of good fortune right? He and I talked about that. He is only 5 so maybe that fascinated him enough to leave the froggy alone? Maybe he wanted some good luck too? I dunno…all I know is I can stand some good luck around here and he left it alone. I can’t really complain on life as things have been going really well for me and getting better day by day. Its amazing how much stress you can subject yourself to without realizing it and how much stress others can cause in your life and its amazing how good you look and feel when you are stress free. I wasn’t about to upset that by having the frog tampered with…just in case…hee hee
Tonight I had to make a potty run and what the heck did I see in the bathtub??
How in the heck did he get in here? I have to search for access holes in the house. Don’t get me wrong now…finding a frog is not really a bad thing as frogs symbolize good things. My mother used to collect little frog knick- knacks and I have quite a few myself. Here is what the Internet says about frogs…and we already established they don’t post lies on the Internet…. right?
In Hinduism the frog is a symbol of reincarnation, for it goes through several forms from eggs to the tadpole breathing through its gills to the air-breathing adult. It is likened to the many forms a soul may be born in.
When the frog jumps into your life it may indicate now is a time to find opportunities in transition. We see animal symbolism of transition with the frog in its unique growth cycle. The frog undergoes incredible transformations to reach the destination of full adulthood, and so do we as humans.
In many cultures the primary symbolic meaning of frogs deals with fertility (ewwwl, not liking that). This is largely because these cultures observed Frogs laying enormous quantities of eggs, therefore making it a fertility symbol as well as a symbol of abundance (I do like that).
Animal symbolism of the frog includes Luck, Purity, Rebirth, Renewal, Fertility, Healing, Metamorphosis, Transitions, Dreaming, Opportunity, Intermediary.
In Egypt we see the Frog-headed Heket who is an Egyptian goddess of birth.
As a Celtic symbol meaning, the Frog was deemed lord over all the earth, and the Celts believed it represented curative or healing powers because of its connection with water and cleansing rains. More Western and European views focus on the Frog’s three stages of development (egg, tadpole, fully formed amphibian) to symbolize resurrection and spiritual evolution. For these same reasons it is also a common Christian symbol for the holy trinity and resurrection. It is often seen in Christian art to express this symbolism.
In China the Frog is an emblem of Yin energy and thought of as good luck. Feng Shui practices recommend putting an image of a Frog in the east window of your home to encourage child birth and/or happy family life. They also believe that the money frog can be a powerful feng shui money cure. Traditionally, the money frog is placed either in the feng shui money area, or somewhere close to the front entrance. The important thing to consider is that you do not want the money frog to face the entrance, but rather look inside the house.
Make sure your money frog is placed so that it faces your Money and Success feng shui direction. To find the feng shui direction you need to first determine your kua number:
KUA NUMBER FOR A FEMALE:
Add the last two numbers of your year of birth and bring it to a single digit then add your single digit to number 5. if that gives you a double digit add them together and there you have your kua number. If you are born in 1961 then your kua # is 3
KUA NUMBER FOR A MALE:
Add the last two numbers of your year of birth and bring it to a single digit then deduct your single digit from the number 10. If you were born in 1961 then your kua # is 4 You can do a search on the Internet for “Your Best Feng Shui Directions” Mine is 4 and for money or success =N, improve health=S, attract love=E, for personal growth=SE
Since my kua is 3 then my money frog should be placed in the south part of the house which so happens to be the entrance of my home. Traditionally, the money frog is placed either in the feng shui money area, or somewhere close to the front entrance. The important thing to consider is that you do not want the money frog to face the entrance, but rather look inside the house and you want to be sure to position your feng shui money frog in a respectful way, so it is best not to place your money frog directly on the floor, but rather on a raised surface. It is also best not to have your feng shui money frog in your bedroom or in your bathroom. fengshui.com
Frog energy is also considered to be a link between the living and the dead. An interesting ancient Asian custom was to place a jade frog in the mouth of the deceased to insure his/her spirit would pass safely into the spirit world. This custom was believed to allow the spirit of the deceased to speak more clearly to loved ones still living.
Frogs are also good luck symbols in Japan – especially for travelers. Images or charms were worn during long voyages to assure safety (particularly across water). The Japanese word for frog is “kaeru.” It is the same word meaning “return.” So travelers carry a small frog amulet with the intent of returning safely home. Further, small pebble-sized frog amulets are carried in their wallets so money will not be lost.
The Egyptians apparently viewed frogs as having divine power. “In the Egyptian pantheon,” writes John Hannah in The Bible Knowledge Commentary of the Old Testament, “the goddess Heqet had the form of a woman with a frogs’ head. From her nostrils, it was believed, came the breath of life that animated the bodies of those created by her husband, the great god Khnum, from the dust of the earth. Therefore frogs were not to be killed.”
You don’t have to tell me twice…
This morning no sign of the frog. Not sure where he is but I did not see him. He made his presence known and then *poof* he was gone.
While editing this post I lost my sources so some of it was copied off others pages and if you want to read more about something I wrote just copy the sentence and Google or Bing it. I am sure it will come up.
What have you heard about frogs?