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Panda Bear Symbolism & Meaning

Are you working on manifesting good fortune into your life? Do you need a better work/life balance? Is it time to adopt a more peaceful path? Panda, as a Spirit, Totem, and Power Animal, can help! Panda Bear teaches you how to see opportunities on the horizon and to find harmony within. Delve into Panda Bear symbolism and meaning to discover how your Animal Spirit Guide can support, assist, and inspire you.

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Panda Bear Symbolism & Meaning

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The sweet-spirited Panda looks like a teddy bear, but its spiritual attributes aren’t fuzzy and soft. Panda has a single-minded strength derived from keeping four paws planted deep on the Earth. Panda Bear Energy teaches seekers about the importance of personal territory. Everyone needs a haven–a place and space safe and comfortable. The key to keeping your sanctuary is maintaining a holistic spiritual, physical, and emotional balance.

Eastern cultures regard Panda as a symbol of peace and luck. When Panda appears, you may find your entire outlook on life becoming brighter. The Panda Spirit often works on the Heart Chakra to help you show love, including toward yourself. Panda’s mantra could well be, “Your feelings matter. Don’t dismiss them.”

In nature, Panda uses its natural awareness to remain tuned into its surroundings. It does not like chaos, so when you work with Panda Energy, find a calm center. Being aware of the surrounding vibrations is far different from surrendering to them.

When people enter your space and cause a disturbance, Panda counsels: “Clear out the negative vibrations polluting your environment and reclaim your sacred terrain.” Guests who overstay their welcome impact your aura, and you have every right to stand your ground. Remember, your needs are important. You must continue to nurture your soul with the same gentle love and support you offer to others.

Because Panda is a bear, there are some cross-over meanings. You can consider Bear Symbolism & Meaning when working with Panda to see what attributes speak to you most strongly.

Panda Bear Spirit Animal

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When Panda shows up as your Spirit Animal, it is time to stop and count your blessings. Look at those things offering sustenance. Live with the “attitude of gratitude” daily. Panda Bears a message of equilibrium. Is one part of your life overtaking another? If so, reassess your priorities and get things back into balance.

Panda Spirit Animal may be a harbinger of a coming time of liberating abundance. However, remember the wisdom of pacing. Don’t squander your prosperity all on “wants”–Think of needs!

Another reason Panda often appears is when something or someone is stretching your boundaries. You don’t feel safe, and Panda is here to support your return to the protection of sacred space. Your safe space might be your entire home or smaller ritual space. Listen to Panda’s guidance and see where it takes you.

As a special note, many friends who have been contemplating joining peacekeeping or goodwill groups have often reported Pandas popping up in their awareness. Are you seeing Pandas or find yourself drawn toward videos, looking at pictures, and reading about their habits and habitats? If so, you might receive a calling to get involved with a charitable organization or start one of your own!

Panda Bear Totem Animal

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People born with Panda as their Totem Animal have a natural affinity with nature. They enjoy having alone time in a personal space like home. Such time is necessary for relaxing and keeping their life in balance.

Panda Bear, as a Totem Animal, belongs to folks who do not wish to fight. Panda People will, instead, rely on inner wisdom and serious contemplation for problem-solving. When all else fails, Panda moves up the trees, hiding and staying put until the issue passes; Panda People, do likewise, always striving for peaceful resolutions or to avoid conflict entirely.

If Panda is your Totem Animal, remember to surround yourself with supportive people. Such individuals need not be huge in numbers–just a few select souls who can see your talents and potential.

Panda Bear Power Animal

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Seek Panda Bear Energy for help when you feel like your spirit languishes or is out of balance. Panda, as a Power Animal, supports you in finding ways to nourish your soul. If you want to grow and change, then Panda makes a suitable helpmate.

Panda Medicine often includes making the best use of times of solitude. If you’re over-exposed, Panda encourages retreat and meditative thoughtfulness. Downtime can help your spiritual progress. Some of the best things in life take time. Partnering with Panda keeps you slow and steady, while you strive to find a harmonious balance in mind, body, and spirit.

Panda Bear Dreams

Dreams about Panda Bear nibbling leaves imply you need some nourishment. Your dream begs the question, What has your diet been? Are you eating healthy, well-rounded meals? Even more importantly, How have you fed your soul lately? Perhaps you are not feeding your mind or spirit adequately.

A Panda Bear cuddling with another Panda represents your gentle, caring personality. You have found a reasonable balance between your boundaries and intimate relationships. Your dream portends luck and communication improvements between yourself, your family, and friends.

Learn more about Panther Spirit by reading Black Panther Dreams Interpretations on!

Far Eastern Panda Bear Symbolic Meanings

China is the home to Panda Bear. Much of Panda’s history begins in China, where it is an auspicious symbol of peace, harmony, and friendship. Throughout Chinese history, Panda plays an integral role. Scribes wrote of Panda as being durable and as having special Medicine. Pandas often became gifts to royalty.

The black and white markings of the Panda Bear give it associations with the harmony of Yin and Yang Energy. The calm demeanor didn’t go unnoticed either. In your dream, if someone holds up the image of a Panda, it’s a sign of an upcoming truce with someone, however brief.

Panda Bear Symbolic Meanings Key

  • Opposites, Balance, & Equilibrium
  • Discretion & Scrutiny
  • Thankfulness
  • Peace-Keeping & Docility
  • Slow & Steady Action
  • Privacy
  • Flexibility
  • Global-Mindedness
  • Earth Element (particularly plants)
  • Subtle Strength, Resolve & Determination

23 thoughts on “Panda Bear Symbolism & Meaning

  1. Missy says:

    I just found out my spirit animal is a panda bear. I have always been a peace keeper. My family has many native American tribes in our ancestors. But yet I find myself still incomplete. Tell me how would you suggest me to find my inter peace and my inter balance.
    Thank you
    Panda bear

  2. Beth says:

    I was spending a much needed romantic weekend with my husband when two people dressed as pandas crossed our paths. Is it possible to count this as a panda totem encounter?

    • Bernadette King says:

      Hi, Beth;

      LOL OMG! Your post made me laugh so hard because I could just picture this whole scenario! That said, absolutely! Whenever animal energy comes into our awareness it ‘counts’ as a Spirit or Totem Animal encounter.

      Hope your romantic weekend was wonderful!

      Stay wild,

  3. Panda fan says:

    Hey. I was just looking up national panda day and found this. I have always loved pandas and have always found the need to have more panda stuff. A friend asked me when I will grow out of this panda phase only I think it is not a phase. My room is covered in pandas and like this article says I like peace much more than fighting and pandas are always lingering somewhere in my mind. The thing is I am a proud Christian and this spirit animal stuff almost seems like a whole other religion, which makes me uncomfortable. Help?

    • Bernadette King says:

      Hi, Panda Fan;

      I am sorry you feel uncomfortable. However, I can assure you of two things:

      1. Your love of Pandas is not a phase. Just like we are born with certain personality traits, we are born with certain ‘Totem Animals’ – especially within zodiac signs. You love Panda Bears because your Totem Animal is a Panda – it’s who ‘you are’.

      2. Spirit, Totem, and Power Animals are not associated with nor are they a ‘religion’. All spirit animal guide energy comes from the observance of and identifying with the animal kingdom that lives outside us as well as our own animal nature.

      Hope that helps!

      Stay wild,

  4. TAO says:

    I come from China, I am very happy to have found you this site .
    I learned from my grandmother, my animal totem is red panda. (Every time I think of it, I can’t help but feel my love.soooo cute!)
    I found that when I know the panda story and I have a great resonance.I think they may be relatives.
    Expect you to write a story about red panda one day.

    • Bernadette King says:

      Hello, Tao!

      There’s definitely an article about Red Panda as a Spirit, Totem, and Power Animal on my list! Like for you, Panda Bears really speak to my soul. Thank you for visiting and commenting on!

      Stay wild,

  5. Ana says:

    hello, I also got a panda bear for my spirit animal and I match with that. I focus more on peace than war or violence.

    • Bernadette King says:

      Hello, Ana;

      That’s awesome! I wish more of us would focus on peace.

      Thank you for taking the time to visit and comment on!

      Stay wild,

  6. alesia says:

    have been on a self discovery journey after my divorce. a bit amazed realizing my totem is panda; but my spirit animal during these times is a lion wow i know. reading and yes never a big fighter never been in a physical fight… but oddly will for my kids although i teach them and i do myself, to think it out first.
    realizing how out of balance i was. missed my sanctuary (the water the trees the moon) when i was hurt, angry, or just happy. wasn’t allowed to leave when i was mad.

  7. Pana says:

    I’m so grateful for this information, Bernadette! This is the first compilation of information I’ve seen on the Panda bear as a spirit animal. Bear has been calling me for the past year, and while many other animals have joined and shared their messages with me, I had forgotten about my childhood love of pandas until now. Especially Tare Panda, the floppy japanese cartoon version who looks like a pancake–used to be my favorite shirt. XD Feels important to be exploring this as I reclaim my Chinese heritage as an ABC (American-Born Chinese).

    Pandas are so cute and I am grateful for this message of peace from the western grizzly bear’s cousin. Thank you for sharing your writing here.
    -Pana (like panda without the “d”)

  8. Kirsten Brooks says:

    I had a dream about a panda….but this panda could fly because of its little glowing lavender wings…so when it landed it stood upright. I’ve never seen anything like this. What is this mean? Why would my brain Imagine This?

  9. Oliver says:

    I have never seen a panda in my life and feel incomplete

  10. Ulilohi says:

    Wow that helps me out a lot, when I was 3 or 4 years old I seen a Panda Bear he walked me home from the neighbors house, and from that day I’ve seen him in tree’s and around me when I’m having an Anxiety Attack. What does this mean? I am 29 years old now and am very interested. Thank you for your help..

  11. TheOnlyTherian says:

    I’m really confused on how spirit animals work?
    I’ve done your quiz here and some few more and most of the time came up to be “Your a Panda”?
    I’ve never encountered a panda in my dream but I do have a fond of them. You could say, I do act like them in a way. Hehe.
    My most favorite animal is a wolf but I do love pandas too but not as much as wolves. I’m just confused as I said before on how this all works out.
    I’m a Taurus, 27th of April also.

    • Laurie says:

      Hi, I have always thought that I would be a Wolf Spirit, since I love them so much and relate to them. I have wolf figurines and photos all over my place. Almost to a fault. My spirit animal came up Panda also. The description of the Panda spirit fit me almost perfectly. I would consider a Panda being a Libra, balancing scales no matter what. I am a Libra. I just wanted to share this with you since we love wolves and are actually Pandas, lol.

  12. AG says:

    Thank you for this webpage. I learned from it, and I’m sincerely grateful for your offering it 🙂

  13. Alexis Gooodin says:

    this is so cool. A panda has always been my favorite animal. I am so like them though.

  14. Kate says:

    It sounds so much like me, I love wolves too! I don’t know if I’m still a Scorpio because of the new star sign. I am 21 November btw.

  15. Danielle says:

    So cool!! I already knew in my heart for years that my spirit animal is the panda and it’s amazing to just take a quiz for fun and see that the panda shows up as my spirit animal!!! 🙂

  16. Koko says:

    Hi, I’ve always loved pandas from a very young age. I admire the symbolism associated with the the panda which, it’s how I want to live my life day by day. Although I’m not sure who my spirit animal is, I still want to follow the panda as I have had a great fondness for them for a long time. I hope that’s alright as I don’t see any conditions where in you absolutely cannot follow a certain animal’s nature unless it’s your own. I have been in a pretty dark place recently and I slowly came out of it by actually learning and watching videos of pandas. Even though they were just silly videos and I have never really met a panda in all my life, I was able to finally be more at peace within myself with the help of the panda. In honor of the pandas, I am planning to get a tattoo of a panda on my arm to remind myself to practice peace, balance and self-love in my life.

  17. Angel says:

    Hello do you have information about why are pandas inportant to china? thank you

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