Sugar Glider Symbolism & Meaning
Having trouble believing in your talents? Do you feel guilty when asserting yourself? Sugar Glider, as a Spirit, Totem, and Power Animal, can help! Sugar Glider teaches you how to see yourself as extraordinary instead of ordinary while reminding you to stand firm in your convictions. Delve deeply into Sugar Glider symbolism and meaning to find out how this Spirit Animal Guide can strengthen, illuminate, and guide you!
Sugar Glider Table of Contents
- Sugar Glider Symbolism & Meaning
- Spirit Animal
- Totem Animal
- Power Animal
- Aboriginal Sugar Glider Symbolism
- Sugar Glider Dreams
- Back to all Mammals
- Back to all Spirit Animal Meanings
Sugar Glider Symbolism & Meaning
Sugar Gliders (also known as “Sugar Bears,” “Flying Possums” or “Honey Gliders”) are sweet marsupials who understand what it means to take a “leap of faith.” Their physical makeup includes a membrane between their first toe and fifth finger, allowing them easy sailing for nearly 500 feet through the eucalyptus; this connects them with the Air Element and leaves the impression of a skilled aerial acrobat who trusts in destiny.
Native to Northern Australia and New Guinea, the Sugar Gliders are the most airborne of all mammals. The Gliding Possum Spirit empowers us to take a cue from that and take our leap, soaring to the highest bower. Here we engage with the wisdom of trees, sky, and the heavens themselves. Behold the view and gain a whole new perspective.
So how do they fly? First, they jump downward. As the Sugar Glider increases speed they flatten out. That furry tail becomes a functional rudder steering the Glider where it wants. Prior to landing, the Glider turns to a nose-up position, stretching its legs out like aircraft landing gear and grasping the intended tree trunk. Sugar Gliders celebrate nature’s aerodynamics every day!
Sugar Gliders circle in groups of about eight adults with their young; this is just enough trusted companions for protecting their nest. When it gets chilly, they huddle, conserving body heat and making sure the children stay warm; this provides Honey Gliders with the symbolism of community effort, teamwork, cooperation, and as a living example of a functional extended family unit.
The Sugar Glider is wise. It does not let anyone wander into its colony. The dominant male marks his members with scent glands. Anyone who approaches without that marking faces a danger of assault. While lacking in what humans might call hospitality, the male Sugar Glider knows he is safeguarding his little tribe.
Communication surfaces as one of the Sugar Glider’s attributes. They have several primary sounds, each of which serves a distinct purpose. Chattering often comes from the children when they something startles or frightens them, or they feel a threat from the unknown. Adults may also make this noise, trying to sound tough and intimidate any predators. Just to make that noisy effort more effective, they stand up on their legs, begin a charge and start swatting! It’s a startling visual for such a small animal, and it produces the desired impact. So, when you’re trying to get your message across, Sugar Glider says, “Stand up!”
Barking is another Sugar Bear conveyance, like a small dog; this has far broader applications than chattering. Sometimes the bark alerts others to a situation and other times they’re just playing. The glider barks when they’re bored too, like a human talking to themselves. While we may not always be certain of this animal’s barking code, other Gliders have comprehension down to a fine art. You serve as an analogy for people in different metaphysical traditions who have distinct words and phrases, they use which are unfamiliar to those who do not use or encounter such jargon often.
Then there’s sneezing, and no, the Sugar Glider isn’t sick. It’s part of their cleaning ritual. They sneeze into their “hands” and groom their whole body; this creature gives a whole new meaning to the word nimble. Afterward, you might hear the most endearing sound from Sugar Gliders, purring. It’s soothing and reflects utter contentment.
There are different Gliders, all belonging to the Scientific family Petauroides, each of which has different symbolic values. The Great Glider is similar to a Ringtail Possum with a Lemur-like tail and brown or grey-white fur, so reviewing Possum symbolism and meaning may offer additional insight into the meaning of the Sugar Glider as a Spirit Animal. Each year, the Great Glider carries one joey for four months of suckling and five more months of growth before the child can be safe when leaving the pouch So, the creature is the emblem of motherhood and nurturing.
The Mahogany Glider is larger than most of its relatives, bearing a deep brown belly from which it gets its name. Where the Greater Glider has but one joey, the Mahogany Glider, embodies greater fertility. The female gives birth from April to October in litters of one to two young, so the creature illustrates devotion and fidelity, remaining monogamous.
The Yellow-Bellied Glider, which has the charming nickname of “Fluffy Glider.” A vulnerable Animal in the tropics of Australia, this Glider is Rabbit-sized. As the name suggests, the fur on its underside is yellow to orange, colors associated with warmth, friendship, and the harvest of hard labors. The Yellow-Bellied Glider comes by its name honestly; it has quite the sweet tooth as it seeks out nectar, tree sap, luscious fruits, and honeydew, representing life’s sweetness.
Sugar-Glider Spirit Animal
When you face the time where it seems like it’s “now or never,” Sugar Glider often shows up to you lend you a “wing;” this Spirit Animal knows you’re nervous and that next step seems huge. Change is an ongoing process and, in this case, necessary for achieving your dreams. Sugar Glider offers the Medicine of release, opening the pathway to new beginnings.\
Sugar Glider comes as a Spirit Animal when someone tells you about your extraordinary gift or skill. But, for whatever reason, you don’t believe in yourself. Sugar Glider urges you to look yourself through a lens of clarity and to see through this Animal Helper’s eyes the wonder that is you.
If there are children of your life, be they human or fur-babies, Sugar Glider reminds you of their value and unique take on the world. The message the creature brings is to pay attention: Watch and be an active listener. There is something important you may be overlooking, and the insight on the situation will come from a youthful or innocent source.
Sugar Glider Totem Animal
Those who have a Sugar Glider Totem Animal enjoy a mixture of being social and having alone time. They’re not adventurous, sticking to what is tried-’n-true, and what they’ve discovered is best for them. You require something to break with routine, but it has to be within a certain comfort zone.
If your Birth Totem is a Sugar Glider, you have a little luck in your pocket. You know how to find bargains, barter, and get the best out of your purchases. Life gives you what you need when you need it most, and you have no trouble keeping finances in order.
With a Sugar Glider Totem, you have no room for a mean spirit or people who want control. Gentleness and compassion make up the foundations of good friendships with you. Those who show kindness receive the rewards of deep gratitude and devotion.
Complex interactions aren’t high on your list. Your motto is: “Keep it simple and easy-going.” You take a long time to settle down, in part, because you cherish personal freedom so much.
People with a Sugar Glider Totem are often charming and cute. Combine this with a demure attitude, philosophical mind, and non-aggressive outlook, all of which make them hard to resist. Sugar Glider People embody cleverness and accomplish anything they set out to do. Deep within your soul there is a Sugar Glider yearning to soar; this Power Animal’s Energy nourishes you, leaves you feeling stronger and sharper mentally.
Sugar Glider Power Animal
When you aren’t sure of your destination, the Sugar Glider is the ideal Power Animal to invoke; the creature knows what it is and how to get where its headed without compromising safety. If you find working with Weather Energy attractive, especially anything to do with the Air Element, seek Sugar Glider. Australian stories tell of the Sugar Glider traveling across the sky, moving clouds around, and bringing rain for sport.
Petition Sugar Glider when you identify an important goal for yourself, but it feels just a hair out of reach. The inspiring Energy of the Sugar Glider supports you in achieving your dreams. Mimic the actions of this bold and curious creature; stand on those tippy-toes or reach out your spiritual arms and embrace the winds. Success is at hand and within reach.
Aboriginal Sugar Glider Symbolic Meanings
Turnong, the Glider Possum (Sugar Glider), is one of six Shamans of Bunjil, the Eagle Hawk ancestor to the people of Victoria. The others were the Kestrel, Quail Hawk, Parakeet, Parrot, and the Bushtail Possum; Together these Beings created water, animals, and plants and gave laws to humankind.
Sugar Glider Dreams
A Sugar Glider soaring upward in your dream portends positive changes. Things are looking up! If Sugar Glider lands on you in the dream, the trust you have put forward is safe. The Universe is watching over you, so trust your gut. Your inner voice is not leading you astray.
By their name, Sugar Gliders have a natural connection to sweet things in life. If the Sugar Glider sits content within the nest, you too will soon experience greater creature comfort and the company of a beloved family.
If the Sugar Glider in your dream rubs on you, then it’s marking you for ease of recognition; this may be a Spirit Animal endeavoring to get your attention. Note what happens in the rest of the dream for further clarification.
Sugar Glider Symbolic Meanings Key
- Air Element
- Cooperation & Teamwork
- Faith, Trust, & Luck
- Perspective & Belief
- Tree Magic & Nesting