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The Magical, Mystical, Unicorn
What Unicorns Mean To Me
Unicorns have been a major part of my life for as long as I can remember. I love everything about these beautiful magical beings that touch my very soul. Not everyone believes they exist, but I know they do as the Unicorn is my Totem Animal and Spirit Guide. My childhood was blessed with their companionship, and now as an adult they show up in my meditations creating a place of absolute serenity and safety, a place of ancient wisdom where I can feel the magic in the air and know that anything is possible!
Blessings for the Unicorns!
Sami4u, CDT, SilvaraWilde, jptanabe, Vacation-In-My-Head, 24websurf, Intuitive, Hypersapien
"...Well, now that we have seen each other," said the Unicorn, "If you'll believe in me, I'll believe in you."
-"Through the Looking Glass,"
by Lewis Carroll
The Legendary Unicorn
Elusive and Shrouded in Mystery
To me as with most of the world the Unicorn is a magnificent being that stands for purity, wisdom, and strength, a gentle creature who can also be fierce when threatened. In some Christian symbolism the Unicorn represents Christ himself! In astrology the Unicorn is the feminine energy of the moon, it represents the energy of Spring to the Lion's Summer, and it is the spiritual aspect to the sign of Capricorn. Being a Capricorn myself I find this particularly interesting. During my research for this lens I discovered that my firm belief in unicorns has me in good company since some very famous people throughout history have reported seeing unicorns. Did you know Julius Caesar saw a unicorn? Genghis Khan saw one as he was preparing to invade India, taking this as a sign from God he cancelled the invasion. The mother of Confucius met one, heralding the great philosopher's birth. Still to this day the Unicorn remains elusive and steeped in mystery, as to why people don't see them nowadays maybe it's just a matter of "you will see it when you believe it," as for me I have always believed it...I guess that's why I see it!
Here is a list of some of the sightings from the beginning of time:
Adam- Garden of Eden- Beginning of time
Emperor Fu His- China- 5,000 years ago
Emperor Huang Di- Emperor's garden in China- 2697 B.C
Emperor Yao - China - About 2,000 B.C
Confucius- China- 551-479 B.C
Ctesias- India- 4th century B.C
Alexander the Great- Asia- 3rd century B.C.
Julius Caesar- Germany -1st century B.C.
Prester John- Asia -Mid- I I 00s
Genghis Khan- India- Early 1200s
Magical Unicorn Oracle Cards - Receive Pure Love and Guidance from the Magical Unicorns!
Receive Pure Love and Guidance from the Magical Unicorns!
With the Magical Unicorns Oracle Cards deck, you can receive messages and guidance related to your present life, your future, and your spiritual path. Suitable for adults and children of all ages, each card features a beautiful unicorn painting and a life-affirming message. The enclosed easy-to-follow guidebook allows you to instantly give accurate readings to yourself and others.
Let these cards by Doreen Virtue, the creator of the Healing with the Angels Oracle Cards deck as well as many others, take you to the magical and enchanting world of the unicorns.
Unicorns In Astrology
From the Alice Bailey writings ...
Capricorn is the sign of the goat but at the spiritual level Capricorn is symbolized by the unicorn, the fighting and triumphant creature of myth and fantasy. The goat has two horns and the unicorn one. The single straight horn of the unicorn represents the penetrating spiritual vision of the brow chakra or third eye. The goat/unicorn imagery symbolizes the Capricorn journey from duality and worldly ambition to one-pointedness, vision and spiritual aspiration.
In heraldry and nursery rhyme the unicorn is associated with the lion; this association reflects a link between the constellations of Capricorn and Leo. The emergence of the consciousness of the spiritual initiate (shining with light and one-pointed) defeats the king of the beasts (the personality) leading to the triumph of group/world consciousness. This is the triumph of selflessness and illumination over self-consciousness and egocentricity. In myth the lion is blinded and killed by the piercing of his eye and heart by the long horn of the unicorn.
The Lion-sun flies from the rising
Unicorn-moon and hides behind the
Tree or Grove of the Underworld;
the Moon pursues, and, sinking in
her turn, is sun slain.
The Unicorn: A Mythological Investigation (1881)
-By Robert Brown
Adult Fantasy Novels - Featuring Unicorns
Unicorn Movies - The Whole Family Will Enjoy!
This is a beautiful magical movie about a boy named Billy who saves a pony that then gives birth to a unicorn. The whole family can enjoy watching this enchanting movie together!
This is the story of a lonely unicorn who encounters many amazing adventures when he sets off on a quest to find his family.
Unicorns Appear In Creation Myths
Both Eastern and Western
Beautiful and mysterious, the Unicorn is considered by both eastern and western cultures to be the first animal created. Early Christian legend tells how the Unicorn was the first creature to be named by Adam after the Creation, for this reason it was particularly blessed by God with grace and intelligence. When Adam and Eve left paradise, the Unicorn went with them and came to represent purity and chastity. Thus, the Unicorn's purity in the Western legends stems from its Biblical beginnings.The Bible also offers an explanation about why the Unicorn has not been seen for so long. During the great flood, Noah took two of each animal to safety; but Unicorns were not among them. Some legends say they drowned, others say they survived with the help of Angels.
In the ancient Chinese creation myth, God was assisted in the work of creation by four animals, the dragon, the phoenix, the tortoise and the unicorn. When the work was completed, the dragon swam into the seas, the tortoise crawled into the swampy wetlands, the phoenix rose into the sky and flew to the open lands and the unicorn galloped into the green forests. These four sacred animals became the guardians of the hidden realms upon the earth and those places beyond, where their strength is undiminished by contact with humans.
The Last Unicorn - An Amazing Tale, Of Love, Loss, Heartache and Hope.
Once upon a time, there was a unicorn. A beautiful unicorn...who was all alone. She sets out on a journey to seek others of her kind and is joined on her travels by a bumbling magician and an old spinster, neither of who are what they first appear to be. Encountering magical monsters, outlaws and suspicious townspeople, the three travelers find themselves at the gate of a forbidding castle wherein lives a cruel king and a gentle prince. It is in the walls of this castle that the truth lies. But can they accept what the truth will bring?
The Magical Horn
The horn has long been considered to be a source of magical powers. Some legends say the magic stems from a mystic ruby that is found at the base of the horn. It was also believed that the horn could neutralize poisons, was an aphrodsiac, had medicinal qualities, and could protect the wearer from evil.
Sadly during the Middle Ages the Alicorn became much sought after and was sold for twenty times it's weight in gold. The few people that could afford to pay these prices, mainly kings, queens, emperors, and popes, would place the horn on the dinner table or make eating utensils from it in order to protect themselves against poisonous food and drink...Queen Elizabeth I had an Alicorn.
Unicorn Stories For Children
A prehistoric cave painting in Lascaux, France depicts an animal with two straight horns emerging from its forehead. The simplified profile perspective of the painting makes these two horns appear to be a single straight horn; since the species of the figure is otherwise unknown, it has received the name "the Unicorn". Richard Leakey suggests that it, like the Sorcerer found at Trois-Freres, is a therianthrope, a blend of animal and human; its head, in his interpretation, is that of a bearded man.
Don't I look real to you?
Do You Believe?
Do You Believe in Unicorns?
"Now I will believe that there are unicorns..."
-William Shakespeare, The Tempest
Scotland and England Coat-of-Arms
Since the reign of King Robert III in the late 1300s, the Unicorn has been a part of the official seal of Scotland. Robert III turned to the purity and strength of the Unicorn for inspiration in rebuilding his nation; and the Unicorn was soon incorporated into the royal seal.
When James VI of Scotland became King James I of both England and Scotland on the death of Elizabeth I in 1603, he drew up a new royal coat-of- arms that included both the traditional English lion as well as the Scottish Unicorn. He said the Lion and Unicorn not only represented the union of two formerly warring nations, but also showed that the balanced forces of nature, sun and moon in harmony supported the new order of things.
According to folklore, however, the lion and the unicorn hate each other - a tradition going back to the ancient Babylonians in 3,500 B.C. The fight between the two results from the Unicorn representing Spring and the lion representing Summer. Each year the two fight for supremacy; and each year the lion eventually wins.
An English Nursery Rhyme
The lion and the unicorn
Were fighting for the crown;
The lion beat the unicorn
All round about the town.