The Lizard

You may be wondering why we chose a lizard and why it has its tail twisted like a spiral?

Let’s start with the lizard itself.

In many cultures and civilizations around the world the lizard has different symbolic meanings. In Roman mythology the lizard was thought to hibernate during winter so it symbolized death and resurrection.

Throughout the Mediterranean the lizard is fondly regarded as an old family friend. For the Greeks and the Egyptians the lizard represented divine wisdom and good fortune. In Egyptian hieroglyphics the lizard is used to depict "plentiful" or "many". Some tribes of West Africa carve lizards on their houses to invoke protective spirits. It may also represent household tranquility or be considered a potent fertility symbol.

These creatures can remain motionless in the sun for hours. This "contemplative ecstasy" may symbolize "the soul that humbly seeks enlightenment". Furthermore, a lizard has the ability to lose its tail and grow it back, allowing it to escape danger and regenerate. Another meaning of the lizard is longevity, since they have been around for a very long time.

Now, the spiral. To start, here are a few meanings of its symbolism: balance, progress, direction, initiation, centering, expanding, awareness, connection, journeying, development.

In Celtic symbolism it represents: evolution and holistic growth; letting go, surrender, release; awareness of the one within the context of the whole; connectivity and union with deific and cosmic energies; revolutions of time, stars, planets and the way of natural progress. In astrology, some galaxies are spiral shaped and the Universe itself spirals out infinitely.

Spiritually, the spiral symbol can represent the path from outer consciousness (materialism, external awareness, ego) to the inner soul (enlightenment, essence, nirvana, cosmic awareness).

Moreover, in terms of rebirth or growth, the spiral symbol can represent the consciousness of nature beginning from the core or center expanding outwardly. We can contemplate its appearance in the natural world in snails, seashells, tornadoes, whirlpools in waters, animal horns, etc.

Just to make it all even more special, our lizard’s spiral tail follows the Fibonacci sequence!