Samstag, 5. November 2011

Meaning of Symbols: Rain

"Rain is nourishment for the earth and is known as the water of life. Rain takes many forms and can be anything from a gentle sprinkling and light watering of the earth, up to a torrid downpour and possible flooding; life giving on one hand and potentially death dealing on the other. Rain is a very serious affair, especially wherever water is scarce and/or crops are growing. A wonderful, (surviving) example of this seriousness is the world famous Native American rain dances, created to induce rain. 

Rain drops can symbolize heaven's tears and the accompanying LIGHTENING can be seen as heaven's anger (for example, thunderbolts were the favored weapon of Zeus, etc.). Rain is a symbol for tears, sorrow, anger, cleansing, renewal, forgiveness and more -- usually on a heavenly, worldly or very large sort of personal scale. 

This is not a visual symbol for small sorrows or everyday events. Slang terms/phrases: "Don't rain on my parade" (rain as a spoiler of a big event), "Save it for a rainy day" (save something good to brighten up a gloomy day), "rain out" (a postponement or cancellation of an outdoor event because of rain) which leads straight to "rain check" (a promise for remittance at a later date, usually because product or time ran out) and "It's raining cats and dogs" (a very HEAVY downpour). The sound of rain, is considered extremely relaxing."

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