Frog Symbolism and Meaning

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When Frog appears it’s time to sing your soul song! Need help belting out your truth? Powerful Frog energy can help you jump right in there and be heard!

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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.

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.

8 Responses

  1. Shawn

    Very good description of the frog spirit..all true

    • Hi, Shawn;

      Thanks for the kind words! Happy you enjoyed it!

      Stay wild,

  2. M Ramos

    Well i walk outside nd their where i was standing infront a frog…nd hop nd turned around nd look at i decided to do a lil bit of research nd wat i been reading its as help me understand nd whats changes im going threw…thanks

    • Hi, M;

      You are most welcome! So happy you found our wild family! Frog medicine is, indeed, all about transformation. Kudos to you that you paid attention when the Frog “looked at you”. So many people would never have seen the Frog trying to connect with them nor would they have understood that Frog was trying to get them a message. My prayers are with you during this time of change. I just know you’ll do great!

      Stay wild,

  3. fleckolight

    I love that you talk about frog helping you find your soul song. I had such a lovely dream last night – that I found a frog in the person I love house and we took it outside – it had been raining and there were beautiful rivulets of water running everywhere in this beautiful garden that felt so clear and cleansed from the rain and water. We put the frog down on the ground and I sat down on the doorstep looking out at this beautiful garden and clear starry night and began to sing a song to the frog, and all these frogs appeared from the garden of all different colours and they sat near me and listened to my song. And the person I love sat down next to me and began to sing too and we sat there with our head on each other shoulders singing to the frogs and the sparkling night xxx

    • Hello, Fleckolight;

      Oh wow! That IS SUCH a beautiful dream! Thank you for sharing your Frog dream with us! And thank you for the kind words about Singing our soul song is so important! When I think about how many folks could really benefit from pushing past their barriers to be able to belt out their ballad, I always think of this song (minus the Coca Cola, of course!)…

      “I’d like to teach the world to sing, in perfect harmony”

      Stay wild,

  4. LR

    Went to walk the dog today and a frog jumped right in front of us. And tonight before bed another frog jumped in front of us during our walk. And of all days it’s my birthday. So it was very interesting the meanings.

    • Hi, LR;

      Happy Birthday! 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. 😉

      Frog energy is often overlooked so I’m happy you researched it. Maybe give it a week or so and then read the article again. You might find a few things stand out that didn’t enter your awareness the first time.

      On my sister-site,, you can read all about your Zodiac Sign – Libra.

      Hope that helps!

      Stay wild,

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