Alligator -Maternal, revenge oriented, quickness, aggression and basic survival instincts


Ant -Group minded, determination, patient, active and industrious

 

Anteater -Lethargy, curiosity and nosiness

 

Antelope -Active, agile, jumpiness and willing to sacrifice

 

Armadillo -Safety oriented, grounded and has boundaries

 

Badger -Courage, aggression, healer, having problems relating to others and energy conduit

 

Bat -Rebirth, longevity, secrecy, initiation, good listener and long life

 

Bears

       Black -Discernment, observation and

                   practicality

 

       Grizzly/Brown -Industrious, instinctive,

                  healing, power, sovereignty,

                  guardian of the world, watcher,

                  courage, will power, self-

                  preservation, introspection and

                  great strength, heightened

                  awareness, sweetness of life,

                  reclusive nature, spirit keeper

 

       Koala -Dream worker, intuition,

                   meditation

 

       Panda -Solitude, adaptability,

                   diplomacy, likes exotic travel and

                   cultures

 

       Polar -Introspection, purity of spirit,

                  strength, solitude, way finder,

                  communication with Spirit,

                  dreams, transformation, visionary,

                  defense and revenge intelligent

                  and fearless

 

Beaver -Determined, strong willed, builder,

              overseer and protector

 

Bee -Organized, industrial, productive, wise,

community celebration, fertility, defensiveness, obsessive nature and enjoys life

 

Beetle -transformation, metamorphosis, resurrection and rebirth-of the soul

 

Birds

       Bluebird -Contentment, confidence,

                  internal peace

 

       Blue jay -Discovery, awareness, higher

                  knowledge

 

       Cardinal -Spiritual transformations,

                  intellectual insight, intuition and

                  perception

 

       Chickadee -Cheerful, truthful, joy,

                  healing, balancing, open, flexible

                  and curious

 

        Robin -Growth and renewal, passionate

                  within heart, independence

                  through change

 

        Sparrow -Dignity, communication,

                  cooperation, assertive

 

Boar -A very powerful totem- prosperity, spiritual strength, organized, self-reliant and fearless

 

Buffalo/Bison -Sacredness, life, great strength, abundance and gratitude

 

Bull -Insight, into the past, fertility, rushing into things without proper preparation

 

Butterfly -Metamorphosis, transformation, balance, grace and ability to accept change

 

Buzzard -Purification of the mind, body and spirit, uncoverer the truth

 

Camel -Survival, positive and accomplishments

 

Caribou -Traveler, mobility, preference to be nomadic, adaptability to adversity

 

Cat -Guardianship, detachment, sensuality, mystery, magic and independence

 

Caterpillar -Transformation

 

Cheetah -Swiftness, insight, nourishment, force and mother figure

 

Chicken -Fertility, stubborn and outgoing

 

Cobra -Swift and decisive

 

Cougar -SEE MOUNTAIN LION

 

Cow -Swift, insightful and focused

 

Coyote -Stealth, mischief, trickster, intelligent, wisdom and folly, guile with

innocence, clowning around, ability to recognize mistakes

 

Crab -Good luck, protection and success

 

Crane -Solitude, justice, longevity, independent, intelligent and vigilant

 

Cricket -Heightening intuition, sensitivity and awareness

 

Crocodile -Insuring your emotions are displayed accurately and appropriately

 

Crow -Justice, shape shifting, change, creativity, spiritual strength, energy,

community sharing and balance

 

Deer -Compassion, peace, intelligence, gentle, caring, kind subtlety, gracefulness, femininity, gentleness, innocence and seller of adventure

 

Dog -Noble, faithful, loyal, teaching, protection and guidance

 

Dolphin -Kind, salvation, wisdom, happiness, playfulness, prudent, capable of deep emotion

 

Donkey -Laborer, endurance, stability and focus

 

Dove -Cross-world communication, spirit messenger and peace

 

Dragon -Longevity, richness, prosperity, infinity, wisdom, power and fiery

 

Dragonfly -Flighty, carefree, strong imagination, higher aspirations

 

Duck -Water energy, helper of seers, can clearly see and deal with emotions

 

Earthworm -SEE WORM

 

Eagle -Divine spirit, sacrifice, connection to creator, intelligence, renewal, courage, illumination of spirit, healing, creation, freedom and risk-taker

 

Elephant -Strength, power, affection, loyalty, royalty and wisdom

 

Elk -Strength, agility, pride, majestic, independence, purification and nobility

 

Falcon -New Beginnings, adventure, passionate and leadership

 

Fish -Graceful, slyness, open-minded, quick to changes one’s mind

 

Flamingo -Heart healing, psychic, people person and flirtatious

 

Fox -Cunning, agility, quick-witted, diplomacy, wildness, feminine magic of

camouflage, shape-shifting and invisibility

 

Frog -Water energy, cleansing, rebirth, sensitivity, medicine, hidden beauty, peace, adaptability, poor character judgment and power

 

Gargoyle -These are not totems, they are a sign of good luck and can be used to

scare away evil and bad things

 

Gazelle -Aggressive

 

Giraffe -Communication, intuition, attaining the unreachable and seeing the

future

 

Goat -Surefootedness, stubbornness, independence, diligence, lack of foresight

 

Goose -Self-demanding, reliable, prudent, rigid, vigilance, parenthood and productive

 

Gorilla -Family-oriented, intelligence, strength, environmental protector and keeps peace through aggression

 

Grasshopper -Good luck, abundance, forward and progression

 

Griffin -Guardian of hidden treasures and spiritual enlightenment

 

Groundhog -Territorial and need for boundaries

 

Grouse -Personal power and enlightenment

 

Hawk -Messenger, intuition, victory, healing, nobility, recollection, cleansing,

visionary power and guardianship

 

Hedgehog -Resourceful, intuition, fertility

 

Heron/Egret -Aggressive, self-determined, self-reliant, multi-tasking and balanced

 

Hippopotamus -Power, creation, imagination and healing

 

Horse -Freedom, stamina, mobility, the land, travel and power

 

Hummingbird -Messenger, timelessness, healing and warrior

 

Jaguar -Chaos, shape-shifter, aggressiveness and power

 

Jellyfish -Inner strength, vulnerability, transparency, truth

 

Kangaroo -Forward, balance, creative and stamina

 

Lady Bug -Protection, aloofness, earthiness, time for change

 

Lamb -Innocent, quiet, good listener, reserved energy

 

Leopard -SEE PANTHER

 

Lion -Family, strength. Energy, courage, guardian and protector

 

Lizard -Conservation, vision, self-protection and hidden defenses

 

Llama -Comforting to others and secure

 

Lobster -SEE SHRIMP

 

Lynx -Keeper of secrets, guardian, listener and guide

 

Mole -Sensibility, guidance and searching

 

Monkey -Ability to change the environment, health and success

 

Moose -Headstrong, longevity, steadfastness and wisdom

 

Moth -Sensitivity, intuition, physical and spiritual awareness

 

Mountain Lion -Leadership, loyalty, courage, taking responsibility, foresight,

companion on journeys to other worlds, grace and silent power

 

Mouse -Scrutiny, order, organizer and eye for details

 

Mule -hard work, stubbornness, and strength

 

Octopus -Intelligence, camouflage and nocturnal

 

Opossum -Diversion, strategist and deceiver

 

Ostrich -Grounded and practical

 

Otter -Playful, friendly, dynamic, joy, helpfulness and sharing

 

Owl -Deception, clairvoyance, insight and messenger

 

Ox -Sacrifice, chastity and self-denial

 

 

Panther -Protection, hidden emotions, introspection, caution and careful decisions

 

Parrot -Communication, beauty, guide for wisdom, mockery and thinking before speaking

 

Peacock -Immortality, dignity and self-confidence

 

Pegasus -Humility, boundaries, inspiration, quick and agile wisdom

 

Pelican -Resilient, unselfish and rising above

 

Penguin -Self-discipline, grace, self-confidence and spiritual

 

Phoenix -Death and rebirth, transformation and regeneration

 

Pig -SEE BOAR

 

Porcupine -Innocence, companionship and trust

 

Prairie Dog -Swiftness, industrious, constructive and preparedness

 

Puma -SEE MOUNTAIN LION

 

Quail -Group-work, team player, creator of harmony, group tolerance and

protectiveness (especially toward children)

 

Rabbit -Fear, timidity, nervousness, humility and rebirth

 

Raccoon -Curiosity and cleanliness

 

Ram -Stoic, sensitive, persevering, curious and imaginative

 

Rat -Fertility, stealth, scavenging, intelligence and enjoys luxury

 

Raven -Introspection, courage, self-knowledge and magic

 

Reindeer -Family oriented, skillful in communication and social activities, born leader, innocent demeanor and is helpful to friends and family

 

Rhinoceros -Wisdom, solitary, insightful and solid

 

Roadrunner -Mental agility, speed and opportunistic

 

Rooster -Vanity, likes to be showered with gifts and attention, early riser and settling for nothing than the best

 

Salmon -Proud, intense, confident, wisdom and inspiration

 

Scorpion -Transforming, strong, inspiring, chaotic and passionate

 

Seagull -Versatility, loud, easy-going nature, creativity and laziness

 

Seahorse -Confidence and grace

 

Seal -Love, longing, dilemma, active imagination and creativity

 

Shark -Hunter, survival and adaptability

 

Sheep -Natural wonderers, meek, timid, warmth, renewal

 

Shrimp -Come out of shell, inspire of fear try new things

 

Skunk -Reputation, presence and strength

 

Snail -Protective, aware and solitary

 

Snake -Impulsive, shrewdness, rebirth, transformation, initiation and wisdom

 

Spider -Balance, wisdom, creativity and communication

 

Squirrel -Planner, gatherer, frugalness and preparedness (also Chipmunk)

 

Stag -Lord of the forest, masculine power of regeneration and signs

 

Starfish -Quick to judge others, discerns new opportunities and possibilities

 

Stork -New beginnings, calm and peaceful

 

Swan -Grace, balance, innocence, soul, love, beauty and one’s self

 

Tiger -Strength, valor, power and energy

 

Toad -Inner strength, luck and self-examination

 

Tortoise -SEE TURTLE

 

Turkey -Generosity, life-giver and sharer

 

Turtle -Nurturer, shy and protecting

 

Unicorn -Purity, innocence, dreamer, personal power and gentle

 

Vulture -SEE BUZZARD

 

Walrus -Feel safe and comfortable with their own kind, isolated and anti-social

 

Water Buffalo -Simplicity and blessings

 

Weasel -Strength, energy, ingenuity and stealth

 

Whale -Wisdom, provider, intelligence and kindness

 

Wolf -Loyalty, perseverance, success, intuition and spirit

 

Woodchuck -SEE GROUNDHOG

 

Woodpecker -Sensitive, protective and devotion

 

Worm -Growth, regeneration, healing and reflection

 

Zebra -Agility and individuality

 

 

Totem Animals

The word totem comes from the Ojibway word dodaem and means "brother/sister kin". This means that men and women belonging to the same totem regarded one another as brothers and sisters having kinship obligations to each other.

In North America, there is a certain feeling of affinity between a kin group or clan and its totem. There are taboos against killing clan animals, as humans are kin to the animals whose totems they represent. In some cases, totem spirits are clan protectors and the center of religious activity.

Totem: animal spirit guides

A totem is any natural or mythical animal to who you feel a close connection during your life or some particular period of your life. The energy of the totem animal speaks to you in some way that is relevant to your own personality or circumstance in life.

The totem is connected to your spirit.

Native peoples of many countries have animal spirits that play a very important part in their lives.

Many people have chosen to adopt a personal spirit animal helper, which has special meaning to them and may refer to this as a totem.

By getting to know your animal totem, you can gain insight and understanding of your own life circumstances more clearly, and share in the totem power or 'medicine'. Animal totems manifest a specific kind of energy that will align to forces of the spiritual realm that are influencing your life.

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