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MessaggioOggetto: Cavalletta: sorprendenti salti in avanti   Sab 18 Set 2010 - 9:32

Buondì a tutti,

nell'inventario dei totem-insetti non poteva mancare la cavalletta...che trovo molto interessante...ha un qualcosa di alieno non trovate?

Quest'insetto come per altri animali ha varie sotto famiglie perciò io riporto solo una parte delle informazioni e vi consiglio di leggere sempre direttamente dai link di orgine.

Buona lettura...


FONTE: http://it.wikipedia.org/wiki/Caelifera





Caelifera
Da Wikipedia, l'enciclopedia libera.

I Celiferi (Caelifera Ander, 1936) sono un sottordine di insetti ortotteri noti con il termine generico di cavallette o locuste.

In realtà il termine cavalletta può indicare sia i membri delle famiglie Tetrigidae (cavallette nane) e Acrididae (cavallette migratorie, più propriamente dette locuste), correttamente appartenenti al presente sottordine celiferi, sia la comune cavalletta verde, Tettigonia viridissima (Tettigoniidae), appartenente al secondo e distinto sottordine degli ortotteri, gli Ensifera.
Spesso il termine cavalletta è usato per tutti gli ortotteri che sono in grado di volare o saltare.
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* 1 Caratteristiche
* 2 Biologia
* 3 Specie rappresentative
* 4 Tassonomia
* 5 Altri progetti
* 6 Collegamenti esterni

Caratteristiche [modifica]

I Celiferi si distinguono per le seguenti caratteristiche:

* ovopositore breve
* antenne corte e robuste
* apparato stridulante formato dalla tegmine e dai femori posteriori, può essere presente anche nelle femmine
* organo uditivo posto nel primo segmento addominale.

Biologia [modifica]

Prediligono i terreni aridi e incolti, hanno un regime alimentare esclusivamente fitofago, depongono le uova soprattutto nel suolo e possono alternare fasi gregarie a fasi solitarie.

Specie rappresentative [modifica]

Le cavallette nane (Tetrigidae) sono le specie di più piccole dimensioni; le si riconosce per lo scudo dorsale (pronoto) molto allungato. Tra le specie più diffuse si cita Paratettix meridionalis. Le cavallette migratrici, o locuste propriamente dette, sono caratterizzate da antenne brevi; le femmine depongono le uova in autunno, all'interno di buchi scavati nel terreno con l'estremità dell'addome; le uova si schiudono in primavera e gli individui giovani raggiungono la maturità in luglio o agosto. Specie normalmente non migratrici possono diventare tali per necessità, ad esempio in caso di sovrappopolazione. In questo caso, prima della migrazione vanno incontro a profondi cambiamenti nella morfologia e nell'anatomia esterna. La più comune specie di locusta è Locusta migratoria.

Tassonomia [modifica]

Il sottordine dei Celiferi comprende 28 famiglie raggruppate in 8 superfamiglie:

Superfamiglia Tridactyloidea

* Cylindrachaetidae
* Ripipterygidae
* Tridactylidae

Superfamiglia Tetrigoidea

* Tetrigidae

Superfamiglia Eumastacoidea

* Chorotypidae
* Episactidae
* Eumastacidae
* Euschmidtiidae
* Mastacideidae
* Morabidae
* Proscopiidae
* Thericleidae

Superfamiglia Pneumoroidea

* Pneumoridae

Superfamiglia Pyrgomorphoidea

* Pyrgomorphidae

Superfamiglia Acridoidea

* Acrididae
* Charilaidae
* Dericorythidae
* Lathiceridae
* Lentulidae
* Lithidiidae
* Ommexechidae
* Pamphagidae
* Pyrgacrididae
* Romaleidae
* Tristiridae

Superfamiglia Tanaoceroidea

* Tanaoceridae

Superfamiglia Trigonopterygoidea

* Trigonopterygidae
* Xyronotidae


FONTE: http://it.wikipedia.org/wiki/Acrididae



Acrididae
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Gli Acrididi (Acrididae MacLeay, 1819) sono una famiglia di insetti ortotteri del sottordine Celiferi.
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* 1 Descrizione
* 2 Tassonomia
o 2.1 Specie presenti in Italia
* 3 Note
* 4 Altri progetti
* 5 Collegamenti esterni

Descrizione [modifica]

Le specie appartenenti a questa ampia e numerosa famiglia possiedono una unità strutturale che permette di riconoscerli nonostante la ampia varietà di forme:

* il capo è composto da 6 metameri
* il torace da 3 metameri
* l'addome da 11 metameri.

Si distinguono inoltre per 3 caratteristiche morfologiche:

* antenne brevi e formate da un ridotto numero di articoli,
* un ovopositore composto da valve robuste e corte,
* l'assenza di apparato stridulatore sulle elitre.


Euthystira brachyptera - Gomphocerinae

FONTE: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grasshopper

Grasshopper
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The grasshopper is an insect of the suborder Caelifera in the order Orthoptera. To distinguish it from bush crickets or katydids, it is sometimes referred to as the short-horned grasshopper. Species that change colour and behaviour at high population densities are called locusts.
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* 1 Characteristics
* 2 Diversity and range
* 3 Biology
o 3.1 Diet and Digestion
o 3.2 Nervous system
o 3.3 Reproduction
o 3.4 Circulation and respiration
* 4 Other information
o 4.1 As food
o 4.2 Locusts
o 4.3 Camouflage
o 4.4 In popular culture
* 5 See also
* 6 References
* 7 External links

[edit] Characteristics

Grasshoppers have antennae that are almost always shorter than their body (sometimes filamentous), and short ovipositors. They also have pinchers or mandibles that cut and tear off food.[1] Those species that make easily heard noises usually do so by rubbing the hind femurs against the forewings or abdomen (stridulation), or by snapping the wings in flight. Tympana, if present, are on the sides of the first abdominal segment. The hind femora are typically long and strong, fitted for leaping. Generally they are winged, but hind wings are membranous while front wings (tegmina) are coriaceous and not fit for flight. Females are normally larger than males, with short ovipositors. Males have a single unpaired plate at the end of the abdomen. Females have two pairs of valves ( triangles) at the end of the abdomen used to dig in sand when egg laying.

They are easily confused with the other sub-order of Orthoptera, Ensifera, but are different in many aspects, such as the number of segments in their antennae and structure of the ovipositor, as well as the location of the tympana and modes of sound production. Ensiferans have antennae with at least 20-24 segments, and caeliferans have fewer. In evolutionary terms, the split between the Caelifera and the Ensifera is no more recent than the Permo-Triassic boundary (Zeuner 1939).
[edit] Diversity and range

Recent estimates (Kevan 1982; Günther, 1980, 1992; Otte 1994-1995; subsequent literature) indicate some 2,400 valid Caeliferan genera and about 11,000 valid species described to date. Many undescribed species exist, especially in tropical wet forests. The Caelifera are predominantly tropical.
[edit] Biology
[edit] Diet and Digestion

Grasshoppers prefer to eat grasses, leaves and cereal crops. Some will tend to eat from a single host plant, while others will eat from a variety of sources throughout the day. Only one of the 8000 species of grasshopper will only eat a single specie of plant.[2]

The digestive system of insects includes a foregut (stomodaeum, the mouth region), a midgut (mesenteron), and a hindgut (proctodaeum, the anal region). The mouth leads to the muscular pharynx, and through the esophagus to the crop. This leads to the malpighian tubules. These are the chief excretion organs. The hindgut includes intestine parts (including the ileum and rectum), and exits through the anus. Most food is handled in the midgut, but some food residue as well as waste products from the malpighian tubules are managed in the hindgut. These waste products consist mainly of uric acid, urea and amino acids, and are normally converted into dry pellets before being disposed of.

The salivary glands and midgut secrete digestive enzymes. The midgut secretes protease, lipase, amylase, and invertase, among other enzymes. The particular ones secreted vary with the different diets of grasshoppers.
[edit] Nervous system

The grasshopper's nervous system is controlled by ganglia, loose groups of nerve cells which are found in most species more advanced than cnidarians. In grasshoppers, there are ganglia in each segment as well as a larger set in the head, which are considered the brain. There is also a neuropile in the centre, through which all ganglia channel signals. The sense organs (sensory neurons) are found near the exterior of the body and consist of tiny hairs (sensilla), which consist of one sense cell and one nerve fibre, which are each specially calibrated to respond to a certain stimulus. While the sensilla are found all over the body, they are most dense on the antennae, palps (part of the mouth), and cerci (near the posterior). Grasshoppers also have tympanal organs for sound reception. Both these and the sensilla are linked to the brain via the neuropile.

Reproduction

The grasshopper's reproductive system consists of the gonads, the ducts which carry sexual products to the exterior, and accessory glands. In males, the testes consist of a number of follicles which hold the spermatocytes as they mature and form packets of elongated spermatozoa.

During reproduction, the male grasshopper introduces sperm into the ovipositor through its aedeagus (reproductive organ), and inserts its spermatophore, a package containing the sperm, into the female's ovipositor. The sperm enters the eggs through fine canals called micropyles. The female then lays the fertilized egg pod, using her ovipositor and abdomen to insert the eggs about one to two inches underground, although they can also be laid in plant roots or even manure. The egg pod contains several dozens of tightly packed eggs that look like thin rice grains. The eggs stay there through the winter, and hatch when the weather has warmed sufficiently. In temperate zones, many grasshoppers spend most of their life as eggs through the cooler months (up to 9 months) and the active states (young and adult grasshoppers) live only up to three months. The first nymph to hatch tunnels up through the ground, and the rest follow. Grasshoppers develop through stages and progressively get larger in body and wing size. This development is referred to as hemimetabolous or incomplete metamorphosis since the young are rather similar to the adult.

Circulation and respiration

Grasshoppers have open circulatory systems, with most of the body fluid (haemolymph) filling body cavities and appendages. The one closed organ, the dorsal vessel, extends from the head through the thorax to the hind end. It is a continuous tube with two regions: the heart, which is restricted to the abdomen; and the aorta, which extends from the heart to the head through the thorax. Haemolymph is pumped forward from the hind end and the sides of the body through a series of valved chambers, each of which contains a pair of lateral openings (ostia). The haemolymph continues to the aorta and is discharged through the front of the head. Accessory pumps carry haemolymph through the wing veins and along the legs and antennae before it flows back to the abdomen. This haemolymph circulates nutrients through the body and carries metabolic wastes to the malphighian tubes to be excreted. Because it does not carry oxygen, grasshopper "blood" is green.

Respiration is performed using tracheae, air-filled tubes, which open at the surfaces of the thorax and abdomen through pairs of spiracles. The spiracle valves only open to allow oxygen and carbon dioxide exchange. The tracheoles, found at the end of the tracheal tubes, are insinuated between cells and carry oxygen throughout the body. (For more information on respiration, see Insect.)
[edit] Other information
[edit] As food

In certain countries, grasshoppers are eaten as a good source of protein. In Mexico for example, Chapulines are regarded for their high content of protein, minerals and vitamins. They are usually collected at dusk, using lamps or electric lighting, in sweep nets. Sometimes they are placed in water for 24 hours, after which they can be boiled or eaten raw, sun-dried, fried, flavoured with spices, such as garlic, onions, chile, drenched in lime, and used in soup or as a filling for various dishes. They are abundant in Mexican food and street markets, particularly in the central regions.

They are served on skewers in some Chinese food markets, like the Donghuamen Night Market.[3]

Raw grasshoppers should be eaten with caution, as they may contain tapeworms.[4]

In some countries in Africa, grasshoppers are an important food source, as are other insects, adding proteins and fats to the daily diet, especially in times of food crisis. They are often used in soup. The "grasshoppers" eaten in Uganda and neighbouring areas are called nsenene, but they are in fact bush crickets, also called katydids.

In some countries in the Middle-east, grasshoppers are boiled in hot water with salt, left in the sun to dry then eaten as snacks.
[edit] Locusts

See also locust and desert locust.

Locusts are several species of short-horned grasshoppers of the family Acrididae that sometimes form very large groups (swarms); these can be highly destructive and migrate in a more or less coordinated way. Thus, these grasshoppers have solitary and gregarious (swarm) phases. Locust swarms can cause massive damage to crops. Important locust species include Schistocerca gregaria and Locusta migratoria in Africa and the Middle East, and Schistocerca piceifrons in tropical Mexico and Central America (Mesoamerica). Other grasshoppers important as pests (which, unlike true locusts, do not change colour when they form swarms) include Melanoplus species (like M. bivittatus, M. femurrubrum and M. differentialis) and Camnula pellucida in North America; the Romalea guttata (Lubber Grasshopper), Brachystola magna, and Sphenarium purpurascens in northern and central Mexico; species of Rhammatocerus in South America; and the Oedaleus senegalensis (Senegalese Grasshopper) and the Zonocerus variegatus (Variegated Grasshopper) in Africa.

Camouflage

The coloring of different species of Grasshopper are often dependent on environment. Many species are adapted to green fields and forests, and blend in well there to avoid predators. Others have adapted to drier, sandy environments and blend in well with the colors of dry dirt and sand.
[edit] In popular culture

* Aesop (620–560 BC), a slave and story-teller who lived in Ancient Greece, told a tale called The Ant and the Grasshopper. In this tale, the ant worked hard preparing his shelter and stores of food all summer, while the grasshopper played. When winter came, the ant was prepared, but the grasshopper has no shelter or food. He begs to enter the ant's house, but the ant refuses and the grasshopper starves.

* As a result of the popularity of Aesop's fable in Western culture, various other human weaknesses besides improvidence began to be identified with the grasshopper's behaviour. So an unfaithful woman (hopping from man to man) became known as 'a grasshopper'. Portrayal of such women occurs, for example, in a short story by Chekhov (Poprygunya, 1892) and in Jerry Paris' 1969 film "The Grasshopper".

* Those who are unable to keep a single subject in focus but keep bringing in inappropriate associations (hopping from one thing to another) are said to have 'a grasshopper mind'.

* Partly as a result of this, 'grasshopper' has lately come to refer to a person who has much to learn. Its use originated from the television show Kung Fu (1972–1975). Caine, the young student, portrayed by Radames Pera, is receiving instruction from his Master Po (portrayed by Keye Luke) who nicknames his student "Grasshopper" as a term of endearment.

* The 1957 film Beginning of the End featured mutated giant grasshoppers attacking Chicago.

* In the 1998 movie A Bug's Life, the heroes are the members of an ant colony, and the lead villain and his henchmen are grasshoppers. In an apparent homage to the Aesop fable, The Ant and the Grasshopper, the lead villain is eaten by a bird.

* The Japanese superhero franchise "Kamen Rider" originally had a grasshopper motif, with a grasshopper based helmet and costume. Latter motifs were either not or close to being a grasshopper, although most features of the original superhero remains such as the "compound eyes".

References

* Firefly Encyclopedia of Insects and Spiders, edited by Christopher O'Toole, ISBN 1-55297-612-2, 2002

1. ^ National Park Service - Insect Design - Insect Mouth Parts
2. ^ Grasshoppers
3. ^ Bizarre Foods with Andrew Zimmern aired on the Travel Channel 27 April 2008.
4. ^ Survivorman television show, Sonoran Desert episode, broadcast on the Science Channel 1 November 2006

* Grasshopper species to watch for on the Canadian Prairies and Northern Great Plains, Dan Johnson
* Grasshoppers: Life Cycle, Damage Assessment and Management Strategy, Govt. of Alberta


Romalea guttata grasshoppers mating
Embarassed è vero che questa è violazione della privacy Admin ma trovavo il colore di questi esemplari veramente unici e troppo belli...
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Età : 39
Località : Prov. CN

MessaggioOggetto: Re: Cavalletta: sorprendenti salti in avanti   Sab 18 Set 2010 - 9:56

Ed ora vediamo il simbolismo, i miti, le leggende....


In questo articolo si evince che l'ascoltare la propria voce interiore porterà al successo...infatti in Cina è vista come simbolo di buona fortuna e abbondanza...


FONTE: http://www.linsdomain.com/totems/pages/grasshopper.htm

Grasshopper

Uncanny Leaps Forward

The Chinese symbol of good luck and abundance,
Grasshopper gives its totem people the ability to take chances.
To move on hunches and take the leap forward.
Things might not move for them as they do for other people;
progress is not step-by-step, but rather extremely fast.
Trust your own instincts on when to make the leaps.

Trust your inner voice.
It will lead you to great successes.
Don’t be afraid to leap –
and remember that Grasshopper only leaps forward – never backward.

Some of the information on this webpage was derived from the following sources:
Sans, Jamie & Carson, David. Medicine Cards: the Discovery of Power Through the Way of Animals. Santa Fe, NM. 1988. Print.
Andrews, Ted. Animal-speak: the Spiritual & Magical Powers of Creatures Great & Small. Woodbury, MN: Llewellyn Publications, 1993. Print.
Andrews, Ted. Animal-Wise: the Spirit Language and Signs of Nature. Woodbury, MN: Llewellyn Publications, 1999. Print.
D. J. Conway. Animal Magick: the Art of Recognizing & Working with Familiars. Woodbury, MN: Llewellyn Publications, 2003. Print.
Farmer, Steven D. Animal Spirit Guides. Hayhouse Inc., 2006. Print.


In questi documenti di wikipedia vedremo alcuni miti riferiti a questo totem...

Buona lettura

FONTE: http://it.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mito_degli_agricoltori

Mito degli indiani Pueblo

Secondo i popoli amerindi gli uomini sono stati generati dalla terra e per molto tempo, prima di salire al mondo, sono vissuti nelle viscere della terra. Gli indiani Pueblo che vivevano nel sud-ovest dell'America settentrionale, tra le Montagne Rocciose e l'Altopiano del Colorado narravano che:
"Le due sorelle che generarono l'umanità vivevano originariamente sotto terra. Quando furono adulte, lo spirito Tschtinako regalò loro due panieri pieni di semi e di piccole immagini di tutti gli animali che dovevano popolare il mondo. Esse dunque piantarono sotto terra il seme dell'albero, la "nye", e questi crebbe tanto da fare un buco attraverso la terra.

Ma il buco non era abbastanza grande perché esse potessero passare e uscire alla luce. :Così le due sorelle presero dal paniere l'immagine del tasso, lo resero vivente, gli ordinarono di allargare il buco. Crearono poi la cavalletta, affinché levigasse il buco, ma le ordinarono di non andare sulla terra. Però, dopo aver terminato il suo lavoro, la cavalletta uscì sulla terra.

Al suo ritorno le due sorelle le domandarono se fosse andata fuori e la cavalletta per tre volte mentì, dicendo di non aver visto il mondo.
La quarta volta la cavalletta fu costretta a dire la verità e allora le due sorelle dissero: „Anche tu verrai con noi sulla terra, ma la tua dimora per punizione sarà nel suolo, vi ritornerai ogni anno quando la stagione sarà cattiva. Morrai e rinascerai ad ogni stagione...”"


FONTE: http://it.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cavallette_dell%27Apocalisse

Locuste dell'Abisso
Da Wikipedia, l'enciclopedia libera.

Le locuste dell'Abisso (o locuste dell'Apocalisse o cavallette dell'Apocalisse) sono mostri mitologici nominati nell'Apocalisse di Giovanni.
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* 1 Descrizione
* 2 Curiosità

Descrizione [modifica]

Le locuste dell'Apocalisse sono mostruose cavallette, grandi come equini. La Bibbia le descrive in questo modo:
« Queste cavallette avevano l'aspetto di cavalli pronti per la guerra. Sulla testa avevano corone che sembravano d'oro e il loro aspetto era come quello degli uomini. Avevano capelli, come capelli di donne, ma i loro denti erano come quelli dei leoni. Avevano il ventre simile a corazze di ferro e il rombo delle loro ali come rombo di carri trainati da molti cavalli lanciati all'assalto. Avevano code come gli scorpioni, e aculei. Nelle loro code il potere di far soffrire gli uomini per cinque mesi. Il loro re era l'angelo dell'Abisso, che in ebraico si chiama Perdizione, in greco Sterminatore. »

(Apocalisse di Giovanni)
Curiosità [modifica]

* Un personaggio della serie di manga e anime Dragon Ball, Hildegarn, presenta alcune caratteristiche simili alle locuste dell'Abisso, ovvero corpo corazzato, coda di scorpione e ali di cavalletta [1].

* Nel libro edito dai Testimoni di Geova "Rivelazione: Il suo grandioso culmine è vicino" viene data una spiegazione accurata di queste locuste.


FONTE:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Finnish_mythology

Saint Urho

The legend of St. Urho was the invention of a Finnish-American named Richard Mattson, who worked at Ketola's Department Store in Virginia, Minnesota in spring of 1956. Mattson later recounted that he invented St. Urho when he was questioned by coworker Gene McCavic about the Finns' lack of a saint like the Irish St. Patrick, whose feat of casting the snakes out of Ireland is remembered on St. Patrick's Day.[8] In fact, the patron saint of Finland is Henry (Bishop of Finland).

According to the original "Ode to St. Urho" written by Gene McCavic and Richard Mattson, St. Urho was supposed to have cast "tose 'Rogs" (those frogs) out of Finland by the power of his loud voice, which he obtained by drinking "feelia sour" (sour whole milk) and eating "kala mojakka" (fish soup).[9]

The original "Ode to St. Urho" identified St. Urho's Day as taking place on May 24. Later the date was changed to March 16, the day before St. Patrick's Day. St. Urho's feast is supposed to be celebrated by wearing the colors Royal Purple and Nile Green. Other details of the invented legend also changed, apparently under the influence of Dr. Sulo Havumäki, a psychology professor at Bemidji State College in Bemidji, Minnesota. The legend now states that St. Urho drove away grasshoppers (rather than frogs) from Finland using the incantation "Heinäsirkka, heinäsirkka, mene täältä hiiteen!" ("Grasshopper, grasshopper, go from hence to Hell!"), thus saving the Finnish grape crops.[10]

The designation of St Urho as patron saint of the Finnish is particularly humorous because 82.5% of the Finnish population is affiliated with the Lutheran Church, which does not recognize the Feasts of Saints.[11] Brist promoted the "annual cancellation" of the St Urho's Day Parade in Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin with advertisements in the Chippewa Herald Telegram and by teaching his high school students about the legend of St Urho [12]

The "Ode to St. Urho" has been modified to reflect these changes in the feast day and legend. The Ode is written in a self-parodying form of English as spoken by Finnish immigrants.[13] There is also a "Ballad of St. Urho" written by Sally Karttunen.[14]

The selection of the name Urho as the saint's name was probably influenced by the accession of Urho Kekkonen to the presidency of Finland in 1956. Urho in the Finnish language also has the meaning of hero or simply brave.

There are St. Urho fan clubs in Canada and Finland as well as the U.S., and the festival is celebrated on March 16 in many American and Canadian communities with Finnish roots.[15] The original statue of St. Urho is located in Menahga, Minnesota. Another interesting chainsaw-carved St. Urho statue is located in Finland, Minnesota. There is a beer restaurant called St. Urho's Pub in central Helsinki, Finland. A 2001 book, The Legend of St. Urho by Joanne Asala, presents much of the folklore surrounding St. Urho and includes an essay by Richard Mattson on the "birth" of St. Urho.

Many places with mixed populations of Finnish and Irish have an annual St. Urho's day event on the night before St. Patrick's Day. Butte, Montana holds such a celebration each March 16th.[16]


FONTE:
dal libro Segni e presagi del mondo animale di Ted Andrews Ed Mediterranee

Sebbene per gli antichi Ebrei fosse un simbolo di rovina, in altre società la cavalletta occupava una posizione di onore e rispetto.

In Cina le cavallette erano simboli di allegria, buona fortuna, abbondanza e virtù. Alcuni credevano perfino che i parenti tornassero alla vita in groppa a una cavalletta.

Se questo è il vostro totem, affidatevi ai vostri istinti e ritmi. Ciò che funziona per altri non funziona necessariamente anche per voi (ricordate che è vero anche il contrario: ciò che va bene per voi, quasi certamente non andrà bene per nessun altro).

Chi ha una cavalletta come totem possiede la misteriosa capacità di balzare all'interno di avventure e a seguire i propri istinti.

Talvolta la cavalletta può mostrarsi se non ascoltiamo o se abbiamo timore di saltare giù dal nostro monticello. Molte volte queste paure hanno a che fare con la riflessione "nessuno si è mai comportato in questo modo". Perciò le persone con questo totem devono imparare a fare nuovi salti, perchè per esse la vita diviene difficile solo quando rifiutano di muoversi, magari temendo di fare qualche esperienza piacevole; ricordate, però, che la cavalletta salta sempre in alto o in avanti, mai indietro.


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MessaggioOggetto: Re: Cavalletta: sorprendenti salti in avanti   Ven 12 Nov 2010 - 22:09

Admin trovo come sempre delle vere perle da questo sito dove ho tratto l'articolo che segue... Very Happy

In questo in particolare riferisce che la cavalletta ci può insegnare la stabilità, la pazienza e la solidarietà.

Questo totem ci insegna l'importanza di ascoltare la voce interiore e di puntare sempre in alto, ad essere innovatori grazie alle sue acrobazie e ai suoi incredibili balzi in avanti...

buona lettura!

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Grasshopper Symbolism

A reader asked me for clarification about grasshopper symbolism and various symbolic/cultural roles this magnificent creature plays within the insect realm.

As a cultural symbol, this insect is a prominent feature in Asian traditions. For instance, the Japanese connect its molting phases with the wax and wane of the moon. Further still, the Japanese cherished the song of this creature (particularly the long-horned grasshopper), and believed the moon coaxed the music from them.

As a Chinese symbol, the grass hopper offers attributes of longevity, happiness, good health, good luck, wealth, abundance, fertility and virtue. In fact, grasshoppers were thought to be fertility symbols; specifically omens of the birth of a son (hence, another reason for its good luck symbol status as sons are considered prized gems within the setting of the family).

In certain regions of China, grasshoppers were kept as family pets and it was believed grasshoppers embodied the personalities of family members who were deceased. Keeping these reincarnate souls in the form of grasshoppers insured prosperity amongst the family members.

In Ancient Greece the grasshopper is a status symbol. Athenians would adorn themselves with golden grasshopper hair combs and brooches as an indication of nobility. The grasshopper is also a symbol of immortality as we see in Greek myth when Zeus grants immortality to Tithonus, who was later transformed into a grasshopper (who of course, lived forever).

In Native American Indian symbology and tribal lore (specifically the Iroquois nation) grasshopper symbolism deals with messages of glad tiding. In this context, the grasshopper is a harbinger of good news. Indeed, when this creature is seen on spirit walks, it is a sign that the seer will receive profoundly joyful news that will benefit the entire community.

Here's a quick-list of grasshopper symbolism:

* Lucky
* Stable
* Virtue
* Vibrant
* Content
* Intuitive
* Fertility
* Patient
* Peaceful
* Creativity
* Abundance
* Insightful
* Messenger
* Connected
* Courageous
* Resourceful
* Forward Thinking

As an animal totem, the grasshopper appeals to artists, musicians and dancers. To wit, the lilting song this creature emits is an inspiration to our muse; its skittering and jumping is divine choreography. The artist within us all easily recognizes the grasshopper making its own dance steps, and grooving to its own special melody.

The grasshopper moves to its own rhythm and tune, indicating this creature is a advocate of intuition and listening to our inner voices. The grasshopper encourages us to listen to our own stirrings – those beautiful chirping lullaby’s that sing in our hearts are indications of our inner beauty and creativity. The grasshopper totem reminds us these inner musings must never be silenced – rather, they should be nurtured, and always remain as the background music to the performance of our lives.

As with most insect totems, the grasshopper keeps itself to the ground. As such, this is a grounding totem, and the grasshopper can teach us stability, patience, security, and solidarity.

The grasshopper chooses those of us who are innovators, forward-thinkers, and those who progress in life by unorthodox methods. This is because grasshopper symbolism recognizes tremendous leaps of faith, impressive jumps in progress and consistent forward momentum. Those with this totem are likely to aim high, and achieve amazing feats – they take great leaps where others fear to tread (or jump, in this case).

Another special feature of the grasshopper totem is that it calls to those who have natural clairvoyant abilities. Just as the grasshopper uses thousands of tiny eyes to formulate the “big picture” so too do those whom the grasshopper is called. In other words, those with this totem are visionaries. They see things intuitively, seeing beyond what the concrete world holds, and they use this special vision to see the world with a childlike wonder.

We can call upon the grasshopper when we need a sense of adventure in our lives. When we feel stuck in a rut, the grasshopper can bounce us into magical viridian worlds filled awe and joy.

The grasshopper can also help us when we need a little creative inspiration. If muses kept pets – the grasshopper would certainly be a first choice.

Take the time to connect with the grasshopper. Here are some suggestions in doing so:

* Consider the spaces in your life that need a little extra-sensory vision and call upon the eyes of the grasshopper for a grandiose view.
* Visualize some amazingly good news hopping your way on the back of the grasshopper
* Invoke the grasshopper’s help in making forward-motions in your life with great leaps of courage and faith.
* Ask the grasshopper if it might share its antennae with you – see yourself with a pair of antenna – sensing out your environment, detecting the energy around you, and gaining new clarity with your new sensory organs.
* Recall the summer songs of the grasshopper that lift from warm grasses like a background fragrance. Tapping into grasshopper song can be incredibly uplifting, as well as inspirational.
* Consider the earthy grounded-ness the grasshopper represents when you need some anchoring and stability in your life

I hope you have enjoyed these observations on grasshopper symbolism and grasshopper totems. This is truly a magnificent creature capable of expanding your horizon to new heights.


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