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The turtle symbolizes motherhood, longevity, and the awakening of new dreams.
In the classic Chinese divination system, known as the I-Ching, turtles are magical creatures with entirely positive, and heavenly, associations.
Turtles are able to slow their metabolism and, hence, are associated with longevity. Some turtles can even live for hundreds of years. The turtle moves slowly and reminds us to do the same. Where in your life might you be rushing things? Are you making time to give to yourself?
The turtle reminds us that, just as it cannot separate from its shell, neither can we separate ourselves from Nautre; as hard as we may try, unconsciously, cookie cutter homes, entire economies, and civilizations, all have to contend or cooperate with the planetary cycles.