Did some more research on Zebra today. Looked at the African Animal Messages deck I have for her take on Zebra. The key word here is SOCIABLE. Ok, it's a herd animal, I can see that.
Paraphrasing the entry... A herd of zebras is an optical illusion to predators, they can't really pick out an individual animal... it's just a bunch of stripes. Zebra are in the company of other animals in the wild... especially Wildebeest. They graze on different grasses, so no competition, and they have similar enemies, ie big cats. It is said zebra looks after Wildebeest in the day, using itself as camoflauge I gather. And the Wildebeest uses it's better night vision to help protect zebra at night.
Zebra mom's keep the baby from seeing other zebras for a while so it will recognize her unique stripe pattern.
Zebra is honored by many African tribes.
Man has never been able to tame zebras.
Zebra's message to me is that they are all unique, so celebrate that... but be part of the bigger community. Also serving and helping others. Don't be a loner be social.
I really like this message. I feel community, service, helping is all about my profession as a healer. My father lives with us, so we are helping him out. I like to be social... they key is finding people who don't drag me down with their own crap. I want to surround myself with like-minded people who aren't into drama. I feel like Zebra is going to be good for me this year.