Peacocks: Luxury, Beauty and Immortality

National Geographic Peacock Close Up

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.

Poor things!

Indian God Riding Peacock Art

Top Image: Rina Caffarella – National Geographic

Bottom Image: Murugan

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tati
tati

I had no idea that cleaning jags were Scorpionic. I do them obsessively – I can feel another one coming on. Is it about the destroy/rebirth thing?

Link
Link

I had a peacock once, although it wasn’t mine, it wasn’t anybody’s it just hung around the garden and then from time to time would vanish. You could drop a book in the house and it would hear it and ‘go off’, in the orchard. The sound of its yes, very loud squawk made the place feel tropical. It used to corner the cats and fan its tail at them, made a kind of shimmering hissing noise with it. All those ‘eyes’–scared the bejesus out of them. The sort of animal that just appears in your life, like geese.

Matthew Minerva
Matthew Minerva

Thank you UberVirgo & Fishgirl i shall try and keep them coming! 🙂
FishGirl you mentioned Chaos.. i’ll see what i can dig up ok??
lol
this is fun!
Matt xx

seabird
seabird

Incidentally, your own advice Mystic was NOT to buy pets during a mercury retrograde. So….

seabird
seabird

There is a peacock in one of the gardens near my daughter’s school. You should see these gardens, walled-gardens in the middle of this desert city, full of tropical plants with bougainvillea streaming over the walls. I love the sound of this peacock, but I grew up with a pair of peacocks, and so am used to the call, which will start pre-dawn and go on and on and on. Mystic, if you really want a peacock and you have a large garden with some tall trees in it, stuff the neighbours and go for it. On the other front,… Read more »

grooer
grooer

To go celibatge its best to start by balancing all your charkras so they are all the same size , spinning correctly and the right colour. I do this when my man ( or lack of}issues are getting out of control. So far survied the scorp moon with no damage. thanks for the advice on the aqua man.

Matthew Minerva
Matthew Minerva

Hey Mystic! Nox, or Night, is one of the oldest of the deities, was held in great esteem among the ancients. She was even believed older than Chaos. Orpheus ascribes to her the generation of gods and men, and says, that all things had their beginning from her. Pausanias has left us a description of a remarkable statue of this goddess. “We see,” says he, “a woman holding in her right hand a white child sleeping, and in her left a black child likewise asleep, with both its legs distorted; the inscription tells us what they are, though we might… Read more »

Über Virgo
Über Virgo

Keep it coming young astrologer!

I knew bugger all about astrology mythology etc until I was 39! Playing catch up now.

If I had a dog, I’d call it Cerberus.

fishgirl
fishgirl

Love it Matthew! Though strangely, I am now intrigued by the god(dess?) of Chaos…any lessons there…I want to know the good stuff…In china chaos and opportunity are apparently the same character…or something

Matthew Minerva
Matthew Minerva

Well Fishgirl the Greek/Roman Goddess of chaos, confusion & laughter was Eris or Discordia – who if you guys know your history was said to be the one who started the trojan war, by throwing in a golden apple marked “to the fairest” in which the prince of Troy, Paris, had to play judge to the contestants and pick a winner – Hera/Juno offered him wealth, Athena/Minerva(my fav) offered Success in Battle & Aphrodiety/Venus offered the most beautiful woman in the world. BLAH BLAH BLAH watch the movie for the rest lol. Eris or Discordia – was also said to… Read more »

hazelblackberry
hazelblackberry

Mystic, it brings me great comfort to know you’re battling the urge to communicate. Sharing your sagas is one of the fab things about this website.

Matthew Minerva
Matthew Minerva

ohhhhh WOW!!!!
PEACOCKS! 🙂 thats very fitting for you mystic! They were highly respected creatures in history and thus have a linkness to you!
i left a post for you in the Mugwort thingo 😛
i like peacocks but i would prefer an white owl or a black cat = which i would name Nox – the Roman god of the Night
what would you name ur fav animals people???
Matt x x

libran dreamchild
libran dreamchild

Mystic – how do you know all peacocks hate gold?

how does someone quantify that???

i know my cat hates fruit because he makes the “UGH, that’s *disgusting*, you people eat this?” face…

think that’s the same face a peacock makes when it sees gold? or is it gold, the sustance not gold the colour? like, “UGH, i just walked over a bit of ground that had GOLD in it, just awful”.

plus what if some peacocks like gold. what if taurian peacocks like gold?

Über Virgo
Über Virgo

Sweet idea Miss H.

Anonymous
Anonymous

that is cool- i got offered a peacock and was gonna take it, until someone said it would scratch my cat’s eyes out.. then I thought hmm.. perhaps not then..

scorpalicious robot
scorpalicious robot

OMG! i have a bunch of peacock feathers in my cupboard. I have done so many spring cleans but can’t bring myself to throw them away… so beautifuuuuul. Maybe they’re bringing me bad luck? Maybe it’s time to throw them out!!!!?

cheshire cap
cheshire cap

I’ve always ignored that bad luck thing and have peacock feathers in my home. I use them in paintings sometimes so wouldn’t throw them out. Luck come and goes and the feathers don’t seem to alter anything. A Dutch friend wouldn’t have shells in her house because she thought they were bad juju and would freak at mine. I use them for paintings too.

venus a-go-go
venus a-go-go

mmmk. I have gone a got myself into a bit of a pickle. A month or so ago I was contacted but my first love, a cancerian male, for the first time in ages. He started off as flirty and, he being a married man, I felt he took it too far and I told him so. He apologized,we got back to talking and, although he got flirty again I stomped down on it pretty hard. Two night ago I was chatting with him how a Caps ex was, I felt, shutting me out of his life… ignoring and such… Read more »

Sweetpea
Sweetpea

You are in a bit of an olive, er, pickle, eh? So I’m not sure what you mean though when you say that you are mad because Cancer (Kataka) said he wondered what it would have been like if you’d stayed together. Is it because he blew it and did not stay with you? And now it seems too late, and maybe he’s not happy with his wife and is testing the waters? I ask because otherwise he seems like a nice guy unless I missed something else you wrote.. An ex said that to me one time when he… Read more »

venus a-go-go
venus a-go-go

Cancer Boy is perfectly happy with the perfect wife. I am cross because he is trying to get me to say ‘no, no… each moment was heaven and I wish with every fibre of my being it could have been prolonged. I cry myself to sleep every night knowing that you are my soul mate and we shall never be together like that again. It is so truly romantic because its so tragic… and by the way I have never had a lover that was as good or as well dowed as you. You ruined me…’ Or something But its… Read more »

Über Virgo
Über Virgo

It’s a game go go.

It’s the ‘have it all game’ played by people who are well ensconced in a relationship but like a little power trippy excitement, and to hell with your feelings. He won’t leave his wife, no matter how much he tortures either you or her.

He’s not being fair to either of you. Are you that hard up for friends? I can’t think of a single true friend I’d cop that from. Give him the flick.

The Cap sounds like he suffers from terminal dithering. You can do better.

venus a-go-go
venus a-go-go

Agreed UV. I am not hard up for friends. I have really quite lovely friends. But we went through much during our time together and I just thought better of him until now. I have never given a friend the flick and I have no idea how to go about such things. The Cap I have stated clearly and (hopefully) calmly what is making me unhappy. if he is interested in clearing it up, he can. I stand by it. He can come find me if he wants to and I will busy myself with other stuff so I don’t… Read more »

Uber Virgo
Uber Virgo

It’s childishness. Neediness that manifests as screwed up behaviour/manipulation.

Soz, go-go I feel for you. Hope I didn’t come across as too harsh. I’m the tough love kind. You don’t have to give a friend the flick. If I gave anyone the flick it was because I realized they weren’t a friend after all. Come to think of it, one former friend used to flirt outrageously and inappropriately with me in front of his wife. I thought he was joking until I saw how hurt she was. I walked away from the friendship.

fishgirl
fishgirl

Wow. Now i understand why you were angry. I was confused at first like Sweetpea. I too had an ex come back after 15 years thanks to Facebook. He is now married with 2 progeny. I’m single. He Leo, Me Fish. We ‘caught up’ the night before the bushfires and it was actually really great to see him and hear him speak and know what/who i chose as my first ever boyfriend. But then, like you say Venus-a-go-go, he ‘sullied it’ by trying to do…something else. Just totally did not get that that was not why i was there. Meanwhile… Read more »

venus a-go-go
venus a-go-go

Seriously… where on earth do they think that this sort of behaviour is ok?
I am confounded.

mons
mons

Don’t contact the aquarian. I just ripped my phonebill up into little pieces because I felt the urge to send the aquarian policeman a nasty, petty, way beneath me text msg. I had deleted his number off my phone but then remembered it’d be on my old phone bills so I tore them up before I could even get a glimpse at the number. Cleaning is a good distraction. A boring one but a good one.

Sweetpea
Sweetpea

Did you see him at the festival mons, or have not gone yet?

Sweetpea
Sweetpea

Remember the three essentials…

Kick, yank and run!! 🙂

mons
mons

Lol, I so wish I had enough spunk to do that. I’m going on Saturday so it should be interesting.

fallen angel
fallen angel

Is it me or don’t Aquarian men respond to the most out there punishment via denied seduction? Let me explain. Years ago, my ex the Well Hung Uranian disappeared (of course), was fine with it, not that bothered at all except for it ruining my regularly scheduled sexual feeding time. Then of course reappears. Of course. Now we are friends, because lets face it, they seem to love that word WHILE declaring vehemently btw how jealous they are when they saw you at the store swanning off with some other able peniled person. I quote, “I saw him helping you… Read more »

Sweetpea
Sweetpea

Mystic,

Right in the middle of urbania are peacocks living behind this olive house.

http://www.graberolives.com/

This is an historical neighborhood (were I lived was right down the street, 126 yrs. old…)

But yes, could hear the peacocks every morning!! Interesting sound! Wish they would have included the peacocks on their website…They have huge redwood trees there too.

Sweetpea
Sweetpea

One time my sister drove me around her neighborhood in Rancho Palo Verde, CA, just to see the peacocks that run wild all over the place! Apparently, noone bothers them..

fallen angel
fallen angel

IT’S SO TRUE, Sweetpea! They just loiter about decoratively, with the occasional fanning out. You can drive quietly through RPV and they just linger looking at you like, where the hell are YOUR feathers…???

Sweetpea
Sweetpea

Ha,ha (“where are your feathers?”…)

Just now weeding back through some threads…

Dang if not a shame we miss later posts…

scorpalicious robot
scorpalicious robot

gee those olives sure look yummy!

Über Virgo
Über Virgo

Peacocks are damned loud! You can hear them for miles, and they have a tendency to call well before dawn in the wee hours.

http://www.ilovewavs.com/Effects/Birds/Peacock.wav

Sweetpea
Sweetpea

Uber,

I wasn’t even sure how to spell how that bird sounds! 🙂

Sweetpea
Sweetpea

Okay, listening to your link, it comes back now. From the distance in my neighborhood it always sounded like “help” or “meow”…

scorpalicious robot
scorpalicious robot

haha… that’s what i thought too – sounds like “help”

cheshire cap
cheshire cap

I have a friend named Noel and he says all peacocks are calling him.

I adore peacocks but they need open spaces and somewhere to fly and roost. They’re not dainty domesticated birds.

fallen angel
fallen angel

I am hopelessly late and catching up on this wondrous blog, courtesy of le Merc Retro and having the laptop actually chip. Serves Mac right for using polycarbonate… but was going to say, that sounds like an ex I used to have, i.e. the loudness, the calling in the wee hours..

SPECIALLY the strutting!

gem le taureau
gem le taureau

I love peacocks too (I have one tattooed on my back) but I have lived with them. Beautiful yes. Very. Annoying, even more so. Extremely. Their cries and the clunk as they jump on the roof very early in the morning. But who said good sense should ruin a perfectly good fantasy? I am having fantasy wishes that my Stepmother will hand over her awesome cowboy boots as my birthday pressie. Not going to happen but I can dream/scour ebay for my very own pair. But then I might buy the purple jeans and the great top and the sweet… Read more »

scorpalicious robot
scorpalicious robot

so you reckon peacocks are Librans – beautiful but annoying?

gem le taureau
gem le taureau

Just like my Mum! And kind of sweet too.

Baristagem
Baristagem

Resist with Aqua & go the peacock! Wow, who would have known you can buy a peacock, that’s amazing. My aqua PhD is having a career meltdown at the moment, can’t seem to get anything together in fact been like that most of the year. Seem difficult to focus on anything external, not their usual optimistic outlook.

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