Is it the Full Moon? Or my Uranus transit?
I have been googling peacocks as pets. Apparently i could buy a young peacock for just $75 + delivery and some vet costs etc. But their loud mating cry is said to be a deterrent for urban areas. Honestly i doubt that my peacock’s loud mating cry would be as loud as that of the stoned yobs who conduct their mating ritual on the street outside my house.
Peacocks are amazing. It’s crap that their feathers bring bad luck though i would only have a feather in my house if i FOUND it. Of any bird. The peacock is like a Phoenix in its mythology.
Bird of Hera/Juno, the Queen of Heaven and also associated with Isis + the Buddhist star goddess Tara.
“The pride of the peacock is the glory of God,” wrote William Blake. The peacock used to symbolise luxury, beauty and immortality. It was a puritan idea to twist that into pride & arrogance.
Far from being up itself, the peacock is actually endearingly modest & eccentric. It’s Latin name is “pavo” from the Sanskrit “pavana” which means purity.
Peacocks hate gold – it’s like garlic is to vampires – and they are terribly restless right before it rains.
Probably because of what it would do to those glorious feathers. They have an ability to consume poison and be completely unaffected by it. In fact, they prefer it. Their favourite food – I read – is Himalayan Wolfsbane and they are said to hate their legs as they are not nearly so beautiful as the rest of them. Some peacocks peck at their own legs in disgust.
Top Image: Rina Caffarella – National Geographic
Bottom Image: Murugan