Crabs are a symbol of the ability to escape by moving sidewise, understanding the power of dance, ability to move through water (emotions), male aspects of community, protection of home space, cycles, trust, emotion, protection, regeneration, transformation. As crabs cast off their shells, they are seen as a symbol of rebirth. Having a strong exterior shell means that crabs are a symbol of protection. The crab shows us that not all path are direct and not all meaning are obvious. If you are going somewhere but feel you are not getting there, then the crab shows us how to get there by an unusual path. It also teaches us to survive that we need to be like a warrior and take up the armour, but this armour has always been part of us.
March 12, 2013