As nights turn cold, windy, wet and slimy, things die. This is the theme honoured at Samhain and although bats have amazing flying skills and do not go bump in the night, we tend to put them into that category of nasty monsters that arouse our fears of the dark.
A more shamanic approach to the symbolism of bats is one of transformation and rebirth and for this slotted Kitchen Wand it seems a perfect choice as we have all held on to coping behaviours that are past their usefulness. At this time of the year, when so much around us is letting go, is it not time for us also to face the monsters under the bed as the skilled adults we are? The dark time of the year supports our journey to rebirth. Allow this colony of bats to aid in the transition.
It can be heartening to know that bats also symbolize happiness and long life in places like Poland and China. So whether seen as the comforting physical manifestions of the souls of the dead or something just as likely to suck the life energy out of you, it is time to honour and be open to changing. A truer you is a blessing to all.