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Don't worry! Although you may automatically associate the ass with negative attributes, it has not always had such a bad reputation. As with many animals, it has had mixed historical significance. It
has been linked to the planet Saturn in astrology, because Saturn is a very strict
teacher. This totem makes sure we learn the lessons our spirits came here to learn. The primary association the ass has is with stubbornness.
You might ask yourself: are you being too stubborn in some area of your life? It might feel frustrating, and you know it, to let go, but take time to look at what is going on underneath that surface level experience. Chances are something much deeper is going on.
The ass has had a long history of symbolic use. It was found in medieval emblems, and art, as a symbol of patience and humility. In Christianity, it is aligned with the mysteries associated with the ceremonial entry into Jerusalem; today we associate this imagery with Palm Sunday. Jesus is, traditionally, depicted riding on a white ass as palm leaves wave in celebration.
This totem is a symbol of a spiritual seeker who has successfully transfigured their life. It represents the outer recognition that comes to those who express and master deep spiritual inner capacities.
Ask yourself: are you expressing your own innate spiritual wisdom or following the programming of others? Are you displaying humility for what you have accomplished? Are you recognizing and acknowledging what you have accomplished so far on your life path? Where are you being content, lazy, or stubborn in your life? And what can you do to take steps up into greater wisdom and opportunity?