A solitary katydid visited me last night. At first, I wasn’t sure what she was (ok, I’m assuming she was a girl because after all, I researched and found out she wasn’t a grasshopper like I thought at first, she’s a katydid)!
She was as big as a small mouse, just sitting quietly on my porch banister. Because she was so large, I wasn’t sure what she was at first from afar, but as I got closer, I thought she was a grasshopper. But I was wrong.
She never moved as I took some photos. Here’s another angle. Nor did she make any noise.
So what’s a girl to do but to see what the spirit totem is for a visit from a katydid, especially right before a solar eclipse!
When I looked it up, here’s what I found from Facebook’s page called: Animal Speak by Ted Andrews (who I found out passed away in 2009, but a fan of his keeps up the website). Thank you to the fan!
Katydid teaches attunement to new vibrations and will aid in heightening intuition, sensitivity and awareness. They teach transformation in five stages as part of the molting process. Is it time to shed old ideas to make way for the new? Expect changes and new developments that will bring growth through reflection and patience as the sensitivity to mental, emotional and physical challenges are coming are your way. Katydids also teach the art of camouflage and the ability to evolve and use many survival techniques. Are you adapting to your surroundings? Are you blending in or standing out? Katydid will aid in strengthening senses and perceptions of the seen and unseen so whatever transformation stage you are in will be a time to be aware; mentally and spiritually sharp.
Well, that’s sounds about right for me these days. I’m noticing all sorts of nuances in the air, in nature, in how people act and even our cats! A fine time for strengthening the senses to transform as the new challenges continue to come my way.
How about you? Have you ever seen a katydid up close?
By the way, I heard a bunch of her friends calling to her, but they were not seen, just heard. She however, chose just the opposite – I saw her up close, but she never uttered a chirp!