Etsy has these cute little perfume bottles of animals. Stylistically they aren’t my thing, something I would buy to display on a shelf because generally speaking they are a bit tacky (in my opinion). I tend to combine ideas into new ones and have been thinking on a spiritual level lately and thought I could use these cute animal bottles in my rituals/meditative work for the sabbats. I’m currently looking at an owl bottle for Candlemas/Imbolc in February. I’d wrap up the ritual supplies I used in the bottle and carry it around with me.
Candlemas Animal Symbolism: Bears, eagle, groundhogs, owls, ravens, sheep, snakes, stags
Ostara Animal Symbolism: rabbits, hares, robins, dragons (associated with eggs the earth and fertility), lambs, chicks
Beltane Animal Symbolism: Swallow, dove, swan, Cats, lynx, leopard, goats, rabbits, honey bees
Litha Animal Symbolism: butterflies, caterpillars, sea creatures, wren, robin, horses, cattle, satyrs, faeries, firebird, dragon, thunderbird
Lughnasadh Animal Symbolism: Griffins, Basilisks, Roosters, Calves, Centaurs, Phoenix
Mabon Animal Symbolism: dogs, wolves, stag, blackbird, owl, eagle, birds of prey, salmon & goat, Gnomes, Sphinx, Minotaur, Cyclops, Andamans and Gulons.
Samhain Animal Symbolism: Stag, cat, bat, owl, jackal, elephant, ram, scorpion, heron, crow, robin
Yule Animal Symbolism: yule goat (nordic), reindeer stag, squirrels, yule cat, Sacred White Buffalo, Kallikantzaroi-ugly chaos monsters(greek), trolls, phoenix, yule elf, jule gnome, squirrels, wren/robin
Using these Animal Symbols in our meditative/ritual work we call upon their energy to help us in each season.