Spirit, Totem, & Power Animal Meanings
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If you’ve wandered onto this page you’re likely looking for spiritual juju which can only be found in the energies of the animal kingdom.
You’re not alone. Spiritual seekers through all of history recorded their interactions with animal energies and medicine. They strove to build strong relationships with animal archetypes as a way of broadening the human experience with the natural world and its gifts.
Spirit, Totem and Power Animals are messengers from the world of Spirit, the collective conscious, Source, etc.
They show up in our awareness when the time is right, gifting to us a gentle reminder that we are connected us to their divine energy and can call upon it to achieve our highest and best life.
More importantly, these creatures become teachers, guides and advisors when we most need it.
Any living thing can potentially become a Spirit, Power or Totem Animal because of the inherent symbolism in that creature.
Let’s take an example. When you think of a bird you probably immediately think of flight. So from the get-go the bird spirit speaks of movement, often quick.
Take this one step further.
What about the color of the bird, the direction in which it’s flying, whether or not it tweets etc. Each of these simple things gives the bird more potential symbolic value.
As you learn about spirit animals, power animals and totems you will begin discovering many of these values and how they pertain to not just your spiritual path, but also daily living.
As you work with spirit animal guides you’re able to tap into a whole new level of awareness of the world in which we live and our own inner spiritual landscape.
This landscape is where the energy of spirit creatures manifest, bringing assistance, insights, and aptitudes that you need at that time.
Tribal animism went one step further, however, and began thinking of animals as messengers and symbols from Spirit that foretold of something or provided guidance.
That’s how Animal Totems and Spirit Guides began. If the local village Shaman saw a stag in a dream the night before a hunt, he might tell the hunters that Stag Spirit has shown him a successful expedition.
Spirit, Totem, & Power Animal Definition – and Familiars, too!
Most books and websites refer lump Spirit, Totem, and Power Animals together and refer to them simply as “Spirit Animals”.
Through my research and personal experience, I don’t find this to be an accurate description of the role these beautiful and giving creatures play in our lives here on Earth.
Certainly, the symbolism, meanings, and sacred messages that we perceive come to us from the animal world are a conglomeration of ancient myths, observation of animal behavior, stories of personal interaction, etc.
In this, any part of an animal’s “symbolism” could be applied to their definition as a Spirit Animal, Totem Animal, and Power Animal – and that of your “Familiar” as well.
It is up to us to determine what and when this symbolism and meaning makes sense in our present moments, past experiences, and future endeavors.
However, that said, the lessons from each type of animal spirit guide – how they affect us energetically – are very different. Applying those lessons and energies are, also, different processes.
And we haven’t even begun to talk about animal communication! LOL
Below are definitions for Spirit, Totem, and Power Animals – and Familiars.
Spirit Animal Definition
Perhaps a particular animal keeps appearing in a dreams, TV shows, advertisements, coming up in conversations, etc. This is your Spirit Animal.
Effectively a Spirit Animal represents characteristics or abilities you currently have, that you hope to develop, or something you should start working toward.
Returning to the example of the bird, perhaps you’re about to move, or perhaps you need to loosen up and become a little more liberated (spread your wings!).
Spirit Animals also deliver messages regarding persons, places and situations in our lives. “Do or don’t marry”, “Go for that new job”, “Slow down or speed up”, etc.
Totem Animal Definition
You know that Flamingo collection that keeps growing because you just can’t help yourself? You must buy every Flamingo anything you can lay your hands on?
Yep, that’s a totem.
It’s an animal whose energy simply “speaks to your spirit”.
Native American tradition tells us that your totem stays with you, or your family, for life. As you grow and change spiritually, the meaning of that totem likewise grows in your awareness.
Power Animal Definition
In indigenous cultures, elders teach children how to “become” a tiger when they are hunting food, “become” the otter when they need to be more playful, “become” the hawk so they can have a better overall view of a situation and see things more clearly.
This is Biomimicry, Biomimetics and what we label as “calling in your Power Animal“. Because we are all connected and because humans are, in fact, animals, each of us houses the knowledge and power of all living things in our DNA.
Hence, we can invoke or call forth the mental, emotional and physical energy of any animal and do so at will.
Animal Familiars Definition
Another animal spirit connection is the Familiar.
Unlike other types of animal guides, this is usually a living creature that bonds closely with a human counterpart and assists with metaphysical pursuits.
The cat that rolls around the floor every time you cast a circle is very likely your familiar. The bond between you and your familiar is often very deep and one built on respect.
Familiars are not simply “pets”. They are “animal soul mates”.
Animal Spirit Guides are Beautiful gifts
So, what animal spirit is calling to you? What does it mean?
Maybe you’re glimpsing a piece of your personality that’s developing or needs restraint. Or that creature can be a manifestation of emotions and situations of import.
Then too, perhaps you have meet a spirit guide or teacher that will take you on a merry chase toward enlightenment.
Look up the animals speaking to your heart here in my Spirit, Totem, and Power Animal Meanings and Symbols Guide.
In the meanwhile, release your inner Beast and use these lessons from nature to help you grow closer to nature and your very own soul!
61 thoughts on “Spirit, Totem, & Power Animal Meanings”
43 years ago I went into the kitchen at night to make a cup of tea – I suddenly felt I was not alone
I looked behind me and there was this Huge Black Dog standing very still just looking at me – I called out to my husband and the dog silently turned and left! The next morning my son was born – I always remember this on his birthday and wonder if there was any meaning to this strange encounter?
That’s certainly a Spirit Animal encounter to remember! Dogs are harbingers of unconditional love as well as protection of home and hearth. The color black symbolizes mystery – the unknown. To figure out what the Dog’s spiritual message was, maybe take some time and reflect on the subject of unconditional love. Have you received it through the last 43 years? Have you given it? To remember anything 43 years later means this Dog left a big impression. Maybe now is the right time for you to truly receive its wisdom.
Hope that helps.
my graqnd daughter(some huron decent) is having dreams reguarding a older indian woman with walking stick and feather.she comes with a indian warrior hunter and younger girl, they want her to follow them sometimes and to dance with them what do u make of this the warrior never leaves her side
It sounds to me like your granddaughter is meeting her ancient tribal ancestors in the aethers. In the dreamstime, we can easily travel through time and space. So, when your graddaughter is asleep she ‘journeys’ and meets her guides and/or soul family. She’s a very lucky young lady to have an Indian warrior watching over her!
Hope that helps.
I’ve had lost a child 31 years ago of SIDS & had 3 Deaths in my family
My father in 08 he talks to me & a red breasted bird comes & sings to me
I lost a close Aunt of my husbands from cancer she moved here and believed in angels & Pennies from heaven iam finding pennies all the time, her husband our uncle died in Jan 2014 I helped him he had Alzheimer’s & Dementia for years & he helps me with my car & ‘we lost my Husbands Dad 11/23/15 died of dementia I was his hospice nurse & always promised him I would not put him into a home
He came back also as a Bird!! Birds seem to be my spirits & my love of Dogs are my comfort
Please accept my apology. I normally respond much faster. I was on a mini vacation and, then, Hurricane Matthew decided to visit me in Florida. 😉
Thank you for the work you do in this world. Hospice nurses are angels on earth and I honor you. Loss is so difficult, especially when it comes in multiples. I’m sending you a ginormous hug and asking all your animal spirit guides to surround you with tons of love and support.
My mom feels/sees images of a 4 legged furry animal – maybe a dog. It laid in the bed and threw his paw across her, She is going through trying times right now. Her and my dog are besties (my mom is 72 and home with my GSD everyday). What would you say about this?
I’m unsure what kind of insight you’re seeking. However, it sounds like your mom is truly connected with her Spirit Animal at a very deep soul level. How cool!
Hope that helps.
Last night I was getting into the car and a long-haired, grey cat calmly walked over and hopped into the car. It seemed happy and well-fed, clearly not a stray, and i took a few minutes to usher the cat out. It was beautiful and I got a good feeling about it. I’ve been going through a lot lately in my relationship with my significant other, so I’m wondering what message this sweet kitty might have had for me.
Thank you and have a great weekend!
First, I’m sending tons of good energy to you and your significant other! I sure hope all is soon healed.
In general, Cat as a Spirit Animal is about helping us learn independence and how to set boundaries. However, Cats offer huge lessons in trust. In general, Cats aren’t really trusting animals. So, because kitty jumped in your car – that’s a big sign that you are a trustworthy and loving human! That said, Cats are very clear communicators when it comes to ‘drawing lines in the sand’ – like when one minute you’re petting them and they are purring but out of nowhere they bite you! LOL
The color grey is a middle of the road color. So, perhaps kitty came to let you know that balance is needed at this time and setting clear boundaries can help that come about.
Hope that helps.
This is all so interesting to me. I have never spent much time seeking out or learning about the impact animal spirits bring to our lives, if we are accepting enough to allow them to guide us. So I am learning a lot from your site!
My mother passed away last year on November 3 and over the course of this past year I have grown a lot through my grieving and have found a strong desire to get closer to the spirit world around me and it continues to grow. My husband and I found out I was pregnant with what would have been our first child in Aug. Since the day I found out I have seen at least 1 butterfly almost every single day! Unfortunately, about 3 weeks ago we found out I had an early miscarriage. I still see the butterflies everyday but before (while I was still expecting) they were always yellow and now they come in different colors. I feel like they come to me as signs from my Mom just letting me know she is still here for me but now I’m wondering if maybe there is some deeper meaning I should look into.
What do you think?
Please accept my condolences for your family’s losses.
Here’s what I think about your seeing so many Butterflies…
While Butterflies are one of the most archetypal symbols for transformation and transition, they have an even more amazing symbolism. See, when Butterflies migrate somehow generation after generation flies to exactly the same tree/spot as their ancestors. Even when they get blown off course, Butterlfies find their way back to nest in the same sacred home of the preceding generations. Kacie, I believe alllll these Butterfly experiences you’re having is your mom’s way of letting you know she is always with you – that she has your little one safe with her and they will both be there when you transition to the other side. I say this because those of us who are Lightworkers – who work in the Woo Woo biz – believe that heaven, the other side, beyond the veil, et al is our ‘true home’.
Sure hope that helps.
Butterfly Spirit, Totem, and Power Animal
I just came across your page and was reading through everyone’s experiences with their animal guides and was interested in finding out whether its possible to have more than 1 animal spirit guide at the same time. I’ve always loved big cats, especially tigers. I was flipping through an animal spirit guide card deck once and silently asked what my spirit animal guide was and the 1st card I picked up was the tiger card. Coincidence perhaps? Also I’ve always loved and felt drawn to wolves as much as tigers and was told once by a psychic that my spirit animal was a wolf…..I’m confused as to which 1 it is now!
LOL That was no coincidence! That was Tiger energy pouncing on you to trust! Now, that said, we can have more than one Spirit Animal. Also, sometimes, people get mixed up between the definition of a Spirit, Totem, and Power Animal – that’s why all my artwork and articles refer to each, separately.
BTW, I’m a professional psychic medium and I can tell you that only YOU can determine what your Spirit Animal(s) is/are. So, if Wolf resonates with you – cool! If you prefer to purr rather than growl – groovy! Stay with the big Cats! 😉
Hope that helps!
First of all let me just say I was very amazed when I found your website — it’s really good! Now for the question haha. I once saw a bat outside of a classroom in our school. It was black and had reddish eyes. I didn’t notice it much at first, but some of my friends started poking it with a stick and it woke up (this was in the late morning). I suddenly felt very attached to the bat and told them to cut it out (a bit harshly, I recall?) but the bat flew away nonetheless. I was oddly a bit troubled about this. I couldn’t stop thinking about it for days. Any advice? Thanks!
I commonly see crows, I used to think it was a sign of my job because i am an embalmer with an archaeology major. At the same time i often see cougars pop up (mentioned or zoo cougars pacing near me). I also believe cardinals follow me (i think it’s my grandma ) because she always used to tell me that if you see a cardinal a loved one has come to see you. Is it possible all three are totems or spirit guides?
My humble apology for the delayed reply. I’m working hard to personally reply to all comments on both my sites – WhatIsMySpiritAnimal.com and BuildingBeautifulSouls.com. I’m finding that having two hands is not enough and I’m looking into getting surgery to become an Octopus 😉
What a sacred job you have! Those who prepare the dead for their ‘journey across the river’ are usually old souls who walk in both worlds.
That said, yes. It’s absolutely possible to have 3 or more Totems and/Spirit Guides – especially because of how many different animals are represented in different astrology systems. Take a look at How To Find Your Spirit Animal by Birthday and the Native American Zodiac. On my sister-site, BuildingBeautifulSouls.com I have a Celtic Astrology article going up tomorrow so that’s another perception of ‘Spirit, Totem, and Power Animals’. So, the point is that we are all connected (so we ‘are’ ‘all’ animals) but in each incarnation we will have animals that most speak to our spirit.
Hope that helps.
I have all kinds of sprit anamils around me all the time I am native American as well I see hawks all the time Bald eagles and birds singing outside my window all the time I am a very spiritual person and a Cristian as well and t am a ferm believer of my sprint anamils I not to long ago had to put my very best friend down with is my dog he was a lab he had cancer and he took a huge part of my heart with him he was the most amazing human like from ever I took his remains home and hes in my cabnt wit he’s favite toy I love anamils very much birds hawks and Bald eagles true simble of happiness to me just wanted to share this with you that u
Hello Bernadette! I honestly don’t even know how I ended up here, but I am so glad I did! I have been going through a personal HUGE life transformation. I am 49 and had a pretty horrible childhood, but very recently found it to be much worse then what I had remembered and found I had suppressed those memories. I also just recently had a relationship end that was 9 years and I loved that man more than I have ever loved another…but he was a liar and cheater. I have found that I am so good at helping others, I love and forgive others, no matter what, but I hated myself and never forgave myself and found that I hate myself for things that I haven’t even done, but others have done. So needless to say, the past few months have been the hardest of my life, but the best. I have found ME, well am still learning and finding me!! I used to be SOOOOO hard on myself and I beat myself up for even the littlest of things, but man someone can cheat on me with my friend and I can forgive him and try to work it out. So, I have learned to be more kind to myself and to lighten up. To find what “I” truly want instead of doing what I don’t want or like to do, to make everyone else happy. Or not do something I really want to because I am afraid of what others might think or say. I have lived my life in fear my whole life of making everyone else happy and never myself. I never thought I was worthy of anything, I was good enough for anything. I always thought I had to prove myself to everyone, especially men, that I am a good person. I always thought I had to earn love and acceptance instead of just knowing I am a damn good person, I am a nurse, I am the sole caretaker of my father who has dementia and my EX mother in law and was also taking care of my EX sister in law until she just passed before Christmas. I have done all I have done out of the goodness of my heart and not because I wanted anything in return and I never gave myself any credit for that at all.
I am a breast cancer survivor and have had 9 total surgeries in the past 3 years. I had to pay for all of it our of pocket and it hurt me financially and I am having to start all over. I lost my business because I literally couldnt’ work. I was supporting my ex boyfriend completely financially, supported myself and my 4 son’s and paying for cancer and then was told that I was lazy and refused to work or get a job when the money ran out. I am currently restarting my business and looking for an investor. I have lined up pretty large contracts and I will not stop until I find that one person who see’s and know’s and believes what, not only I can do, but have already done and will do even more now.
I have started meditating lately and it has been hard “shutting down” my mind, as I am always thinking about something and how to fix it all. But it has been life changing and I continue to work at and on it!! I took the animal quiz and it says that the panda is my spirit animal. That is funny, since I just saw panda’s on tv only a few days ago and I do love them every time I see them. I also have blue jays and cardinals outside my bathroom window all the time all year round and they are in my front tree all the time as well. Does that mean anything?
I will be contacting you to have a reading with you as soon as I can. I need to save up some money to be able to do that and I honestly cannot wait to have that reading and help me on this journey. I am finally living “my authentic” self, but there are days where I feel confused and overwhelmed and do not know if I am heading the right way or not. Such a huge and drastic change all at once and I think anyone would have their days of confusion…lol
I have been reading comments for hours now and it is so nice to hear that other people are here going through their own journey and you have been here for all of them!!! You seem like an amazing soul and I look forwarding to meeting you in my reading one day soon!!
Hi i started coming across dogs 1 even died in front of me.. cat and heard crows louder than before… i couldn’t understand what could be the message?
Insofar two birds have fallen onto my Life path one is the common loon and lately the Great Blue Heron I find them each insirational and Deep. What are they meaning to me?
OMG, it is the moth!! so I think anyway. I have had a moth in my room everyday, mostly at night for weeks now. I kept wondering where it was coming from, as it is winter. And yesterday I was getting ready for the day and there is was again. Just flying in circles right in front of me. I didn’t think anything of it, since I haven’t seen the moth as a spirit animal, but it is daily for about 2 weeks now and I am thinking it must mean something. Can the moth be a spirit animal? If so, what does it mean?
I had a wonderful blessing yesterday. I was working on a movie set on location. In the park a stone’s throw away I was observing a beautiful brightly colored Orange hummingbird flying and Diving in a j shape flight pattern feeding on flying insects. There was a gentleman sitting right next to me I was working with but was not acquainted and we were commenting on how beautiful the color was and how unusual the flight pattern was and as we were talking it , it completely vanished into literally thin air. He looked at me and I looked at him and said what happened it disappear he said I’m not a religious person but? I being a very spiritual person and partially Native American knew it was something Supernatural and I had a peace and joy immediately like I had received a gift. Let me preface this by saying I have never done drugs or even smoke pot or ever seen a hallucination. This was real. It was broad daylight. I am a Christian and do believe in the Supernatural but this has never happened before. I have recently been praying for a sign that I am doing the right thing by wanting to relocate to Hawaii from Southern California and with that prayer specifically asked God to slap me upside of the face with a sign. I have never read anything about spiritual animals but I would like to know more. Thank you for listening!
Is there any chances that no animal spirit guide ever choose you ?!
I’m no expert, but when I tried to contact one, nothing came. I was just alone in an empty forest.. So, I guess.
I have a question I am a truck driver and I often feel connected till the wolf bear eagles wolverines and especially red tail hawks…. lately I have been seeing lots of red tail hawks and Eagles and as I tried to think of my ancestors and where I come from I get this jolt of somebody being right beside me like I am not alone my whole right side get Goose pimples every time I sense a person there what is the meaning of this please help I’m seeking answers my name I have three of them that were given to me many moons ago my wolf name is howling Moon my other name is fly with eagles and by all the one that my grandfather gave me is stand with Fists
Hi..am sunil from india. Want to know something, if you don’t mind. Sometimes in my dreams, a dog tries to bite me and sometimes, a snake. In case of dog , most of the time I kill the dog but in case of snakes, I try a lot to avoid that snake but he follows me badly. Am not sure the snake try to bite me or not but I get really afraid of the snake. Kindly guide me what to do …is it good or bad for me. I shall be very thankful to you for this.
Hey Bernadette! I’ve been curious about finding my own spirit animal but I guess I couldn’t find it. There’s a cat here, living in the street, and my friend loves her. We feed her, but I am afraid of her. It keeps appearing on my sight. Even in movies that I watch, and hearing some other cats crying in the middle of the night. Is this could be a sign? Do I have to know more about this because I have done a meditation but I can’t really find it. There’s no effect on me. Hope you read this, thank you!
My familiar found me when I was 14 years old by way of my brother. My mom and I came home late from working at my mom’s job, and when we opened the door it was pitch black. I was working to help pay to get the lights turned back on. As I dug in my bag for my flashlight I heard this low growl. I clicked it on to find this beautiful Doberman growling up at my mother. My mom was frozen in place shaking like a leaf. By some strange urge I walked up to the dog and said calm Shakti. She immediately sat down and looked up at me. I knew she was there for me. To protect me. That night forward she slept on the outside edge of my side of the bed I shared with my sister. The morning after we found her inside the living room we we’re told how she followed by brother home and howled until he let her in. He said she sat at the door and just waited and wouldn’t budge. That was until I came home.
I had never heard the name, but knew her name was Shakti. She stayed by my side everywhere I went and protected me from my mom and her boyfriend’s for about a year. Then one day when I was getting off the school bus I see this man trying to hurry and get her in the car. Shakti was not moving, but he kept trying. I was made to do the hardest thing I have ever done that day. I had to say good by to her. My mother sold Shakti to her boss who bread Dobermans. They made me get her in the back of is big Cadillac all the while crying to the point I couldn’t see. I said goodbye to my best friend and protector. I found out later that she vomited the whole way to his home, and when she was taken out of the car she took off running never to be seen again. I still think of Shakti many nights wishing she was asleep next to me and whichever child has made it to my very large bed that night. I have forgiven my mother, but still have not forgotten the heartbreak. Wherever you are Shakti I hope you are loved and protecting another child in need of your protection, strength, love and comfort.
I told my story of the hummingbird a while ago but never heard back from you?
I saw Anubis a few weeks ago dressed as Maria. I looked away and back. He was still standing there. So I took my fiance by hand and walked away. I am getting very confuced as I was trying to sleep last Friday but kept crying for no aparent reason. I just had a very dalk feeling. Every time I closed my eyes, I saw “visions” as I cant really call them dreams because I was not sleeping. The first dream was about a man dying in the desert. But as each gush of sandy wind blew, blocking my view, he moved closer to me. The second one was about black crystals growing taking over all the space that was left. The third one about a black stream in the desert. I’ve seen things since the age of 3. Please help?
i keep seeing ravens, a lot lately , could this be my spirit animal? one flew on my backyard while i had the back door open and i was sitting on the couch right by it. my dog started barking so it scared it away.
2 birds flew right to my car while i was driving, one got trapped in the front side of my car and i didn’t notice till hours later, and the other one i saw it and heard it so i stopped my car right after it happened , got down and saw the dead bird landed on the side of the road..
also while sitting at a bay shore, smoking , i saw a little dark bird flying back and forth like trying to get my attention, it flew by the water almost touching it and then it would hide and come back out and repeat… i thought it was really cute.
and today , a white bird flew right by my window while i was laying in my car. it stayed at a steady for a few seconds and then flew up and then away.
can you explain what all this could mean ???
thank you so much …
Im sorry I left my laptop and like my son was pressing the keyboard. Anyways, I would like to know my spirit animal, Im a pessimist and at the same time an optimist. I got bullied when I was a kid, but then a friend of mine stood up for me so he punched the bullies in the face. ty
This early morning I was doing my Taiji Chuan forms , at the deepest level, & and brown grayish panther , leaped across a bike path , into the woods,within 20 feet of me.
I didn’t feel fear but awe and like I was honored to see one so close. I just continued my workout but as I made my way from the clearing, where I workout, I experienced some uneasiness as I walked to the gate—it was the longest 30 feet that I ever walked—so I just concentrated on my breathing.
Again, I felt so blessed and honored by this event that it couldn’t be a coincidence, could it?
Also, I am living with my grieving mother since my father died recently. Furthermore, I am very excited to be leaving this lonely place in Florida where I have no friends.
thanks for reading
ive tried all the meditations and breathing exercises and i have yet to find my spirit animal, in fact, its almost like animals avoid me other than my pets. im not saying that anything out of the ordinary is happening there are still birds in the trees and things like that but nothing besides the ordinary is happening im starting to feel like i don’t have a spirit animal plz help
I once had a dream that a giant yellow sloth and I were swimming in a glacial lake… he spoke to me and handed me a dark blue tie… I got out of the lake and a black limo was waiting for me… I opened the door, and a fresh black suit and starched white shirt were hanging for me inside
A few years ago, while a passenger in a car, I saw a white dog in the middle of the highway. I did a double take and of course the dog was not actually there. The image haunted me at first. It has stayed with me.
I went to a Croc park a few days ago and one caged crocodile followed me each time I walked past it’s cage. Is this a potential spirit animal or did I look like lunch.
My mom has a glioblastoma. She had surgery that went well and her first round of chemo (that also went well). After that though her platelet levels remain too low to have her second and more crucial round of chemo. I’ve been having recurring dreams that feature crocuses, light snow, and one of each of the following, raven, wolf, panther, falcon and butterfly. The wolf has been ever present in my dreams since a young child and the panther, falcon and butterfly have been coming for the past few years after a very difficult time. The raven is new. What disturbs me is that I am next to my mother’s grave but it isn’t in a cemetary. It’s the top of a hill overlooking a valley. Can you help me sort the meaning?
Are we connected to any one particular any animal from birth. Or out of biomimicry can we absorb the energy of anyone animal and resemble them. Is there any universal connection or gift that we are born with that is derived from the animal kingdom. Imbibed in our spirit and physical reality that we see not aWare of. And can we fund out
hello. i was interested on finding my spirit animal or guide, and decided to meditate for a while to try to find it. While it felt like only several minutes, it was at least a 2 hour experience. I found myself in a grassy field, and i looked around until i found a fox eating the grass. i asked it if it was my spirit animal, and it simply looked up and turned its head, and it was looking at a dragon flying towards us from the horizon. the dragon soon landed, and the fox went back to eating. i asked the dragon if he was my spirit animal, and he told me that he was. He gave me a very interesting message, saying that i need to be more assertive and do things for the sake of me if i want to find success with what i love. im still in shock and amazement that i saw such a majestic beast, right in front of me. i can hardly believe it.
What is the difference between a spirit, totem, and power animal?
I’m gaining more insight of life and it feels over whelming but i know I’m stronger then what i think sometimes i just focus on the truth of the matter and I receive a better outlook on things.
Hi there, love the article.
I was wondering if you can help shed some light on something.
I have a strong bond with a monkey spirit and a lion spirit since I was young. As I’ve started doing more spiritual work I feel there presence more frequently. I feel there energy flow through me.
The other night I felt and saw my Dad also has some sort of Lion spirit although it feels a little different to the Lion spirit within me. Are there as spirit animal families that perhaps bond to families. Or perhaps one’s that work with/protect a lineage? Or an animal which is passed on genetically?
Interested to hear your opinion.
What if nothing comes?
What if nothing manifests, what if your just alone in a forest by yourself? What happens then?
I think i have 2-3 spirit animals
My spirit animals are a wolf and a deer
but i’m not sure if i have a horse too though it would make sense also i feel like a horse might also be one of my spirit animals
I feel like my spirit animals are a Wolf, Horss, and Deer though i’m not sure… How can i be sure?
Wolf, Horse, and Deer*
Comment.. I love the articles.Which is my spirit animal as i love the game animals since my birth upto now.
My Son Ken has always told us his spirit animal is the Polar bear. His birthday is Dec 9th, 1952 and I would like to know what animal you might have as his Animal? I would like too put together a little booklet for him about his predicted animal spirit, and all about the Polar Bear as he has quite a collection
of Polar Bear Statuary.
Very informative. Will definitely visit again. Thank you.
My very best childhood friend and I have recently been reacquainted and catching up on lost time. We picked right up where we left off. That being said, I’m currently visiting her for thanksgiving. As we were driving home together, we both were stopped by TWO red tailed hawks TOGETHER. I’ve NEVER experienced anything like this. I was just wondering what it means or represents.
Honestly I know what my spirit animal is… But I have no idea what my Totem or power animal is… How can I find out…. Because I have no idea what I relate with.. Is there a Quiz I can take too figure that out??
Learning as I go. I am of the bear clan since the early 1700s family immigration from Ireland. I have the mountain lion spirit animal and my snake is always looking at me. Looking for meaning
Fell in love with this deck i ordered it last sept cant wait to receive it. Its worth the wait best deck ive seen. Also the art work is amazing. beautiful deck
I always wanted to know what my spirit animal was, I just can’t seem to find it. I’ keep looking, although your guide was Verry hepfull in making the posibilitys.
Could I request information on a capybara spirit animal?
I am not able to get into the amphibians and reptiles section (specifically snake). Is the link broken? Thank you for the help.
My spirit animal is a black cat it keeps showing up in the bathroom I can not see the eye color but it’s very fluffy with a really long tail and extremely fluffy
I just don’t know the meaning of it showing up in the bathroom
So this might be a bit long..ill sum it up the best way I can.
My dog was 15 years old I had to put her down a few days ago but before that she was trying to tell me something which I knew but couldn’t figure it out..I’ve been a mess I lost my bestfriend .
I live very clean maybe a little unorganized but by far dirty.. anyways I see a werid kinda bug I Google lens it and it was a cockroach .. may I add I felt something when I seen it .. like there was a message through this guy because I’ve never in. My life ever seen one in any of my homes and randomly after my dog dies.. I searched it and my god the meanings it has for spirit messages.. what would you think a message from my pup ?
I’m learning shamanism and have been a spiritual Christian raised in the church for years, never relating to others having issues with their faith, always sure that God and spirits exist. I would see shadow spirits and demons and such as a small child and my parents would have to cast them out of our house because I was frightened. As a teenager, I was so scared of seeing anything that I cut myself off from seeing things. But, as an adult I gained a friend, soulmate, and partner who believes in things like me, who is a Christian. He is training as a shaman, and is farther along than me, and got me into it, and he has opened my eyes, and third eye, to many things. I have never really second guessed anything he’s said, so much as just pondered it and put my own spiritual feelers out there. I have the gift of discernment, and the fruit of love, and more specifically, I am an empath. My gifts center more around emotional and elemental energies, entities, people’s thoughts, and sometimes a little future prediction on occasion. I need to exercise my skill, though.
I had something happen tonight. I live in my parent’s basement, and as I turned and left my room, having shut off my light, I saw a white flash out of the corning of my eye, behind me. It was definitely not my light. It surprised me, but my heart didn’t start pounding, no adrenaline started pumping like I’m used to when I get startled (and I have PTSD and am easily startled by things like that, especially when it’s dark af). I went into my own living room to grab some stuff I was gonna take upstairs with me, and I heard a weird noise coming from the direction of my bedroom. Like, a rumbling or rustling, kinda deep, but it didn’t exactly sound like inanimate objects. When I got upstairs, I tried to call my best friend about it, but he didn’t answer, so I left a message (and a text).
I did some research and it was suggested that it may be a benevolent spirit trying to get my attention, and to go back and try to talk to it. And that it’s okay if it doesn’t reply right away, because that’s normal. So, I asked my dog, who after reading about familiars in your website I believe to be MY familiar, to come downstairs with me, to help me overcome my fear. I slowly made my way into my room, and said hello. No answer. I found one of the enchanted smokey quartz protection crystals my best friend gave to me, and held it, and leaned against my bed. I looked again at my bedside table, my eyes and attention drawn like a magnet to an unpolished quartz rock I found in my backyard last summer. I felt compelled to pick it up. So, with a deep breath, I did just that, feeling emotionally overwhelmed.
I talked to the spirit, explaining I am scared, that I don’t trust them yet, but I want to talk, I want to learn, I just don’t want to get myself into trouble. But, if they want to have a conversation, they can reach out, and I’ll be here.
I then put the quartz rock back, put my protection crystal in my pocket, and went back upstairs with my dog to eat my dinner.
I thought about it a little, doing a bit more research, and remembered the beginning of my shaman training, where my best friend explained to me how one is called to be a shaman, by an animal spirit. I realized that maybe the noise I heard was a tiger or lion, and decided I would look up those sounds and listen to them to refresh my memory and compare.
I never had that aha moment they do on TV where they hear the exact sound or see the exact same photo or whatever, but I did hear sounds similar enough, and I am leaning more toward lion. I have visited your paged before today, so looking up the lion animal spirit stuff and checking here felt comfortable enough, because I know you do put in a lot of info for each post, meaning I don’t have to hunt all over the place to find different cultural symbolism to cross reference.
Lion sounds like it may make sense, though, if you would be so kind, I want to hear your opinion on which type of spirit you think it might be, if this is Lion, based on this encounter I had and how I describe it to you, because I know how they present and where matters. I have had lion stuff show up throughout my life, feeling significant, but not always super consistent that I remember? Or maybe I didn’t know enough at the time to realize a spirit was trying to get my attention. I can’t recall Lion showing up for me much recently, so this may be the first. I may venture to guess, if they failed to get my attention in the past, they may be trying in a different way that I would pay better attention to given my current knowledge on these things, and willingness to learn. I think I’m finally brave enough to see things again.