THE SACRED ROOSTER
A universal symbol of strength, virility, fertility, a solar symbol, a sign of illumination, and the ‘call‘ to awaken and to resurrect.
Proud, loud, bold, confident these are just a few attributes of the Rooster, also known as the Cock.
The rooster is associated with the Greek phoenix, the Persian simurgh, the Indian garuda, and the Chinese fenghuang.
The above list of mythology birds spawn from the Rooster. With the rising and falling of the sun the Rooster crows in the morning and is symbolically reborn with the following morning.
The Phoenix itself has long been associated with the sun, burning itself to a pile of ashes to only resurrect anew.
THE ROOSTER, THE CHRIST & THE RESURRECTION
SIDE NOTE: The word GEVER in Hebrew both means ‘man‘ and ‘rooster‘, serving as a substitute in place of man, that to ‘takeaway the sins of the world‘ (John 1:29)
Another great reason why the Rooster is one of the best substitutes is because of the richness of the blood.
THE ROOSTER AND SEXUALITY
The Cock, clearing my throat is known for his masculinity and sexual stamina representing the capability to sustain the test, through the spiritual fire of Purification.
The red top of the Rooster represents fertility, virility, strength, passion, common knowledge, authority, purity, sexual energy, and Awakening.
THE ROOSTER, DIVINATION AND ASTROLOGY
Cockfighting is more than just a sport or pastime but an ancient practice of ritual and divination.
Several forms of divination practices are used still to this day such as Alectryomancy, is one of the popular forms that is practiced by observing a bird specifically a white cock and their peeking pattern at letter shaped grain (likely wheat) or recording whatever letters are remaining to gain.
JEWISH ROOSTER RITUAL
Customary with some Jewish practitioners on the afternoon before Yom Kippur,the Day of Atonement a Scared Rooster would be swung overhead while still alive. Afterwards the bird is slaughtered and prepared as usual and given to the poor.
THE ROOSTER IN ASTROLOGY
THE ROOSTER IN TAROT
Some of the cards that represent the Cock Energy well in Tarot are the following:
The Sun Card
The Rooster being the representation of solar and illumination. This card also regards the victory, confidence, and clairvoyance.
Confidence even cockiness, authority, domination, maturity, masculinity, protection.
The Fool Card
Adventurous, curious, fearless, can be a ‘know-it-all‘, doesn’t look back.
The Tower Card
The Knight of Staffs
Ready to go to war, never backing down, courageous, hot headed.