The TOTEM Place
Citing as a symbolic element of the Frog, Chetwynd goes on to relate that an irrational aversion to the amphibian could be translated to mean, ",,, a fear of being stuck in the material realm without developing the creative imagination, to transform your life." Quote from Dictionary of Symbols, Tom Chetwynd, The Aquarian Press, London, 1982, pg 156
NEW BEGINNINGS ... TRANSFORMATION
If Frog has come into your awareness then it can be a time for new beginnings. This can mean that there may now be the opportunity to release negativity and strive for something more positive in our environment.
The frog is the designated spirit keeper of the water element. As this element represents a connection to the emotions, it is useful to now release the negative emotions that have built up around our relationships and our ideas; places where we are out of sync with a natural rhythm.
The lifecycle of the frog is very descriptive of one of its main keywords: transformation. From egg to tadpole to frog, transformation is at every stage of the frog's development. The frog begins life in the water (breathing with gills) and then lives on land (breathing with lungs).
"So the frog often appears in fairy-tales as herald of change to initiate new developments. As a symbol of transition from land to water, the liquid realm of the psyche where transformation is possible, it refers to TRANSFORMATION: Potential embryo turns into a Prince (Animus.)" Quote from Dictionary of
Symbols, Tom Chetwynd, The Aquarian Press, London, 1982, pg 155
It is almost impossible to talk about the Frog without a brief mention of fairy-tales. This is the story where there is first the idea of kissing a frog who then, obligingly, turns into a type of Prince Charming after having been kissed. With this scenario in mind, the association with the Frog and the keyword transformation can be better understood. Author Tom Chetwynd further explains this relationship.