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Frog Symbolism & Meaning

When Frog appears it’s time to sing your soul song! Need help belting out your truth? Frog as a Spirit, Totem, and Power Animal can help! Frog teaches you to embrace your voice with pride and how to help you jump right in a situation so you’re heard! Delve deeply in Frog symbolism and meaning to find out how this animal spirit guide can help, educate, and strengthen you.

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Frog Symbolism & Meaning

Frog spirit brings us into a deeper connection with our feelings, perspectives and our ability to purge negativity from our lives be that “dis-ease” spiritual, mental or physical.

Frog cannot endure a toxic environment and challenges you to release those emotions (like anger, hatred, bitterness, etc.) that hold you back. These outlooks show up in a person’s aura like dark splotches and, in turn, decrease our natural protective and intuitive abilities.

Frog spirit often comes to people who are simply not taking care of themselves the way they should. Sometimes this relates to diet, exercise and lifestyle. In other cases it may relate to a relationship on which you’re spending too much energy with little return. In both cases it’s time for a change. Step back and take the time to consider new ideas and outlooks. Just like the tadpole, you’re about to grow into something new and wonderful.

The Goddess of love in Rome, Venus, held Frogs as sacred. This symbolism speaks of self-love too! In the story of the Frog prince we see the young maiden willing to give her hand in marriage to the Frog in order to save her mother. She was rewarded when the Frog turned into a handsome prince. Here we see remarkable selflessness and the ability to see beyond surface reality to potentials.

From a shamanic perspective Frog is a walker between two worlds – water and earth. As a predominantly night creature Frog has strong ties to the moon. This creature’s songs bring in the rain, and work his special magic. It is a joyous celebration of earth’s nurturing, cleansing and renewal. Let Frog help you find your soul song.

In nature Frogs are harbingers of spring. They hide beneath snow until things begin to melt. Then the males begin announcing their intention to the females, followed later by a hearty group of bouncing baby Frogs who live in the melted snow and mud. This is one of the reasons that Frogs represent birth and fertility.

Finally, if Frogs leave an area its regarded as a bad omen of some type of natural disaster ahead.

Frog Spirit Animal

When Frog makes an appearance as a Spirit Animal he comes to remind us of our connection to the earth and the seasons. You may find yourself going through a time of growth and transformation, guided by the Frog’s alluring song.

Another reason for Frog’s appearance could be your finances. When you’re in a jam, Frog Spirit seems to loosen purse strings and bring a bit of much welcome luck as it hops along your Path.

The symbolism for this idea stems from the tadpole’s similarity to a male sperm. Sperm is the “fertilizer” which helps bring about life – hence abundance of all types are accredited to Frog’s symbolic meaning.

Frog as an Animal Spirit Guide may be coaxing you toward a physical or emotional cleansing. Detox, cry until you find peace. Look for a mantra or chant aimed at purification and healing so you can sing with Frog back to wholeness.

But remember, Frogs can jump 50 times their own body length. You have the strength to swim through those murky waters my friend and Frog Spirit is there to help support you.

Frog Totem Animal

Frog people have the capacity to “jump to it” and uncover opportunities. You face difficult situations swimmingly, something others find unique and remarkable.

Frog’s ties to home are tight, particularly with elders of the family. If Frog is your Totem you’ll want to build and strengthen your circle as that feeds your soul.

Those born with a Frog Totem have natural intuitive senses and require strong connections with the Spirit realm to maintain their power and vision.

As that bond between you, your Higher Self, Angels or the Divine strengthens so will your ability to give helpful advice. Perhaps this is due to Frogs’ uncanny hearing abilities. Because it is so acute, it’s said Frogs can “hear beyond the veil”.

What ancient, esoteric wisdom can your Frog Totem sing to you?

Frog Power Animal

Frog becomes an excellent helpmate on which to call when you really need to re-order your priorities, state your truth effectively, and adjust your lifestyle. When going through transformations, this Power Animal supports healthy emotions and the ability to handle struggles with grace.

Invoke Frog as your Power Animal when you need with communication, particularly being able to express intense emotion and have it understood by others clearly.

Frog medicine reminds us to celebrate life in all its incarnations, and remove the barriers that keep us from growth and healing.

Native American Frog Symbolic Meanings

Native American meanings for Frog have commonalities with Celtic symbolism. This medicine animal brings rain and can heal. In one example of folk traditions, Shamans used Frogs for curing coughs. The Shaman would put a Frog in an ailing person’s mouth, recite sacred words, then command the Frog to “hop away” with the sickness (this is a type of disease transference). That is how we come by the phrase, “a Frog in my throat.”

Other Native American meanings for Frog spirit include fertility, prosperity, rebirth and growth. Tribes that have Frog clans include Zuni, Tlingit, Creek and Chippewa.

Frog as a Celtic Animal Symbol

Because water sources (wells, rivers, etc.) were so sacred to the Celts, Frogs were often referred to in Celtic stories as rulers of the Earth. They also gave Frog the symbolism of healing and cleansing.

Frog Dreams

Interpreting dreams of Frog spirit depend heavily on what you and/or the Frog are doing. For example, a Frog moving from lily pad to lily pad speaks of transience. This dream comes to people who don’t stay in one place (or job, or relationship) very long.

Learn more about Frog Spirit by reading What Does Having a Dream about Frogs Mean? on!

Far Eastern Frog Symbolic Meanings

Far Eastern symbolism depict the Frog as a feminine spirit (yin). In both China and Japan Frog brings prosperity and good luck. Stories tell us that the money Frog of China was the favored pet for the God of Wealth. In Feng Shui the best placement for Frog figurines at home is near the front door where they can welcome positive chi and wealth.

People in Japan often don Frog amulets for fortune or safety in travel.

In Asian cultures it is thought that a Frog’s croaking brings the rain so they are associated with crop growth and good harvests.

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  1. Morgan Wyatt June 30, 2018 at 9:57 pm - Reply

    Gardening today and I opened an umbrella for shade and found a frog inside. The little fellow climbed up on the gardening cart and kept me company while I transplanted plants. He showed no fear of me and posed for several photos. I had a garden frog last year, too. Stayed the entire season living in the cucumber patch. They must be tree frogs. The area is damp, but no bodies of water. I seem to attract frogs. Do you think they are my totem animal?

  2. Renee July 26, 2018 at 10:05 am - Reply

    So this is the craziest thing that has ever happened to me but please believe me …this is a true story. So I’m leaving from seeing a friend and it was kinda late. I’m walking down the side of the road to get to my car and out of nowhere something landed on my foot. And I knew it did because it was heavy, cold kinda wet. Of course I picked my foot up and shook it so then here I am using my flashlight off my phone to see if I could find whatever it was that landed on my foot. Then there it was, a big ugly toad. I remember thinking it looks like a toad but it was really messed up looking. It was brown and black almost resembling a nasty, dirty sponge. So by this time my step son had started the car to come up the road to pick me up so I didn’t have to walk that far and then he hit the toad. What does this mean? And the weirdest part is I feel as if a spell was broken or maybe even put on me. Does anyone out there know what this all means?

    • Wendy Luster September 4, 2018 at 5:06 pm - Reply

      I am sorry but I am dying laughing.

  3. Laura July 26, 2018 at 5:15 pm - Reply

    Today a tiny little frog was in my pool filter out of no where … i had just taken the lid off, emptied the skimmer and when i came back there he was swimming around in the skimmer area. I took him/her out and held him to move him to a safer location and he wouldn’t leave my hand. He just cuddled up in the shade of my fingers. I love frogs and this made me so happy after the stressful issues i’ve been dealing with lately.

  4. HRH Ozias July 29, 2018 at 4:16 pm - Reply

    we moved into a new development may 1 of this year, so my new tiny garden appeared a little Boreal chorus frog. Still scratch our heads where he came from. So I made a little fairy home for it with a pond. I wondered if it had meaning, looked up Frog spirit animal and I’m stunned at how on point your site is.
    Thank you

  5. Charisse Chivers August 1, 2018 at 2:01 am - Reply

    I have been at home with my door open to let in fresh air and light. Out of nowhere I see a frog come hoping in. This is the 2nd time a little green frog has come in my house each time we put it back outside. I’m sitting here about to cry because I know this is a sign of some kind or a massage. I am seeking some enlightment of what this means.

  6. Ray Ray Lee August 5, 2018 at 9:33 am - Reply

    I was sitting in my recliner and a frog jumped in my lap…I slapped it out of my lap and had it threw outside…A little while later another frog jumped in my lap! It got threw out also… It wasn’t the same one…it was smaller and a different kind? This is really bothering me…Can anyone help me figure this out ?

  7. Liz bartee August 28, 2018 at 5:47 pm - Reply

    I have seen a 1 frog outside my bedroom window every night. He stairs at me, my life has been changed before this frog. I believe he is trying to show me something. There has been things that have not gone the I had hoped for. I am going to sage and pray . I am half Comanche my Native American part of me is wanting to prosper. There are health issues in my life and a family member’s. I know the great Spirit is with me.

  8. Sayre Darling September 2, 2018 at 11:42 pm - Reply

    I was bringing in some plants off of my patio for the fall and moving a few others around outside. And when I picked up a potted basil sitting in a decorative pot, I found a frog the size of a silver dollars. The weird thing is, I live on the fourth floors of an all brick apartment building with no way for a frog to get up to my patio.

  9. Joyce Brown September 12, 2018 at 6:55 pm - Reply

    I have had this frog on my door step for two weeks now…he’s not there during the day but each night he’s try…he scared me at first I ran him off but he came back so now I look each night to see if he’s there
    …and he is..

  10. Terra January 29, 2019 at 9:23 pm - Reply

    Thank you so much for your beautiful words and wisdom! As a Scorpio sun, Sagittarius rising, and Pisces moon, my emotional states easily teeter towards the shadows of despair and destruction. It is the renewal and rebirth that I struggle honing, so it feels serendipitous that I’ve always had an affinity for frogs! What a perfect balancing animal to hold on my totem! It’s symbolism of fertility and joyous springtime, while still holding space for the connection to water and the spirit world puts the Frog as the ideal animal to transform my dark into light. Thank you deeply~

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