Animal Messages and Totems
Cockatoos teach us to celebrate the self and to embrace self-love at a deep soul level. They represent a sense of community, and the importance of communication and compromise in all your relationships be it with your family, friends or work colleagues.
Look at the colours of the showy crest of the Cockatoo, and how the Cockatoo uses its crest in communication. If you see a Cockatoo with a bright crest, they are trying to teach you to best ‘show your colours’. A more reserved colouration of the crest means the Cockatoo may be trying tell you to approach situations with more tact.
The Cockatoo is also a symbol of change. You’re about to embark on an important learning process which will require dedication, yet will be very stimulating and fulfilling.
If you see a rose and grey coloured Galah Cockatoo, it is a symbol to be more spontaneous and fearless in your endeavours. The White Cockatoo is thought to help bring light back in to the life of someone who is experiencing a time of personal darkness.