If someone is acting the Galah, they are up to some rather silly antics!  Galahs can be seen in large flocks, in trees, feeding on the ground, or caged as a pet.  They are very fond of aerobatic displays, pinks and greys alternatively flashing against the brilliant blue skies.  They feed and fly together in flocks.

Galahs are one of the few native species which have benefited from European culture.  They are very common in wheat and other grain growing regions.  A greater availability of water, especially in remote areas, has also contributed to improved breeding conditions.

eddiePopular pets, some Galahs learn to speak and mimic other sounds. As a native symbol, Galah can sometimes mean learning without understanding, or understanding without integrating this increased awareness into one’s actions.

Dreamings about Galah attribute his pink breast to blood lost in battle.[1]   All Galahs carry the memory of both bravery and pain on their breast – what memories do your scars carry?  Transforming pain into something of beauty, and holding this close to your heart, can be a part of the process of flying free. As the world looks up to gaze at beautiful galahs freewheeling, their pink bloodstained breasts evident against the sky; remember; you too have something to show-off which represents pain transformed into joy!

Galah, like Cockatoo and the other parrots, also represents the archetypal comic.  This is obvious in their youthful, noisy sense of play, at which times they are totally in the ‘Now’.

  1. [1] Reed, A.W. “Aboriginal Myths, Legends & Fables.”



Comments 2

  1. Sarah

    Wow. Just did a spirit animal meditation and the galah came up immediately. I’m now in a place where I’m looking at transferring pain into creation through the written form. This was the reminder I needed to push past insecurity. Thank you.

  2. Lioness

    Beautiful Galah – my most favorite bird. All that you have written makes perfect sense. Sometimes when I hear their cries in the distance or am lucky enough to see them, I hear spirit whisper ‘you’re exactly where you’re meant to be… right here, right now’. I always take a deep breath and cherish the moment.
    Thank you 😊

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