Has one or more of these noisy little insects been bothering you lately? I know they have me. One jumped into my path the other day on the way to my car, that afternoon I saw this post about crickets. And wouldn’t you know not only do I hear them every night outside but one decided to hitch a ride in my ponytail into the house! So yes, someone is trying to get my attention. Here is a little information on crickets…
Crickets in general…
Crickets (also known as “true crickets”), of the family Gryllidae, are insects related to bush crickets, and, more distantly, to grasshoppers. The Gryllidae have mainly cylindrical bodies, round heads, and long antennae. Behind the head is a smooth, robust pronotum. The abdomen ends in a pair of long cerci(spikes); females have a long, cylindrical ovipositor. The hind legs have enlarged femora (thighs), providing power for jumping. The front wings are adapted as tough, leathery elytra (wing covers), and some crickets chirp by rubbing parts of these together. The hind wings are membranous and folded when not in use for flight; many species, however, are flightless. The largest members of the family are the bull crickets, Brachytrupes, which are up to 5 cm (2 in) long.
More than 900 species of crickets are described; the Gryllidae are distributed all around the world except at latitudes 55° or higher, with the greatest diversity being in the tropics. They occur in varied habitats from grassland, bushes, and forests to marshes, beaches, and caves. Crickets are mainly nocturnal, and are best known for the loud, persistent, chirping song of males trying to attract females, although some species are mute. The singing species have good hearing, via the tympani (eardrums) on the tibiae of the front legs.
Crickets as a Spirit Animal…
If Cricket has jumped across your path;
It is a sign of extreme good luck. All the things that you have been working toward and dreaming about are now possible. Stay open to guidance and cosmic messages and you will know exactly what you have to do. Whether it’s buying a lottery ticket, interviewing for a new job, or being in the right place at the right time. All things are possible right now – all you have to do is feel that you deserve it!
If Cricket is your Animal Totem;
You know how to sing your song loud and clear! You love to use the power of your own voice in order to attract what you want and need in life and you have a gift for finding your way through difficult moments with panache and aplomb. You are an excellent communicator, love to walk your talk and are often vegetarian. You understand the power of music and will often have a career that uses music as a form of healing. You are a whirlwind of action, a blur of movement, and always on the go. You seem to have a hard time staying in one place and are always jumping off in one direction or another.
If Cricket has come into your Dream;
If you see crickets in your dream it usually represents introspection. Look inward for your answers or to release old emotional baggage. You are seeking guidance in the resolution of a current impasse. If you hear crickets in your dream it can suggest that you are allowing minor things to bother you. Go inward to find the true irritation to resolve it. If the cricket is leaping – know that you are moving forward spiritually in leaps and bounds right now.
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I haven’t seen them in my dreams but I’m betting a few of you may have… 🙂 I know when I hear their nighttime symphony… I fall asleep truly knowing I am blessed!
Until next time… Blessed Be… Saila