This is a Snow Leopard from Como Zoo in Saint Paul, Minnesota. Snow Leopards are my favorites in the Big Cat family. I really should be able to pet that awesome tail and scratch those fuzzy ears sometime, don’t you think? Please?
Snow Leopards bring many energetic messages, some which may be for you while others are not. Discernment is key when working with Snow Leopard. Opening of intuition and the connection to Divinity comes from their home high in the mountains, their closeness to the gods and goddesses of the mountain. They are the colors of Earth (brown), Day (white), and Night (black), connecting Earth, Spirit, Magic and balancing Light and Shadow. Snow Leopards are very good hunters. They move quietly, stealthily on large, very sensitive paws when stalking prey. Snow Leopards step first with the outside of the foot before putting their entire weight on a foot as they walk. This allows them to avoid snapping twigs or loose rocks as they stalk prey. They are very agile when jumping or leaping. Snow Leopards speak to us of opening our intuition to walk our path wisely and in trust. Once on the path, Snow Leopard helps us leap over obstacles which may slow us down or lead us astray. They attack from behind. Snow Leopard asks us to be aware of our surroundings, to watch and guard our space.
So, in opening your intuitive abilities, move quietly so as to make steady progress without drawing undue attention. Feel the connection to the Divine. Trust in what is not seen. Maintain your energetic boundary, ie watch your back.*
*Sources for the Metaphysical and Energetic properties of Snow Leopards include “Animal Speak” by Ted Andrews, Judy’s Angels and Ancestors Blog, and LilySongbird Healing & Jewelry.