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An Ant Totem can help you see future needs and plan for that future.
It will show you how to build your dreams slowly over time, content in knowing that everything will come in time.
The ant teaches you how to become the architect of your life. The greatest success comes with persistence. The ant shows you how to work with others.
Armadillo teaches you how to protect yourself and when to let your defenses down.
If you have an Armadillo totem, it is time to define your space. You may have trouble saying "no" and are being taken for granted.
Learn to guard your personal space and allow entry only when you want to.
The power of the Badger totem is its aggressiveness and the willingness to fight for what it wants.
This aggression can also be turned to healing - for Badger is the keeper of Earth's healing herbs.
Badger people are often leaders and bosses, the one who will get the job done.
If you have a Badger as a totem, you will likely be solitary but comfortable being alone. You are comfortable in your own skin and very self-reliant.
Badger anger can get you out of apathy, but be careful not to cut yourself (or others) to ribbons. Badger is a powerful totem when used properly.
A Bat totem appearing in your life is a call for the end of a way of life and the beginning of another.
You must face your greatest fears and get rid of the part of your life that no longer is needed.
This transition is very frightening for many, but you will grow spiritually once you face the darkness before you and find the light in rebirth.
The power of the Bear totem is the power of introspection. The answers to all our questions lie within us.
Each of us has the capacity to quiet the mind, enter the silence and know.
When you have a Bear totem, you are being guided to a leadership role.
You must be fearless in defending your beliefs. The Bear also encourages you to exercise your abilities as a natural healer.
The Beaver reminds us that we have to act on our dreams to make them a reality. It is the time for action.
Beaver can show you how to construct wonderful dreams! A Beaver is also sets the example of teamwork for you to take into your work life and your family life.
Dreams are easier to build with a team helping.
Bee tells you to take the time to appreciate and enjoy the sweetness of life.
Bee's gift to you is productivity, making the best of your time so you have some time for yourself.
The bee reminds us to extract the honey of life and to make our lives fertile (productive) while the sun shines. No matter how great the dream is, there is the promise of fulfillment if we pursue our dreams.
Bee people are very focused and hard workers. They are capable of succeeding at whatever they attempt.
Although they are self-sufficient, they work best when they are working with others. If a Bee has shown up in your life, examine your own productivity.
Beetles aid in transformation, metamorphosis, resurrection and rebirth - rebirth of the soul to a new spiritual ideal and renewed devotion.
This animal teaches harmony in the coming changes by utilizing your intuitive abilities and teaches discernment where you need it the most.
Beetles have a protective quality that will aid in the ability to socialize and communicate effectively by illuminating problems and situations in the correct perspective.
Beetle will teach persistence with charm, trust in the process, proper movement and actions which allows the regeneration of your spirit to prosper.
Blackbirds symbolize the tie to nature and her energies.
Recharge your energy by sitting in a quiet outdoors spot and through meditation. With Blackbird's help, you can gain a new understanding of the forces of nature all around you.
Blackbird is also the symbol of change and when you see many Blackbirds around you, it means that change is coming.
Place close attention to where you see Blackbird and what you are doing and you may be able to foresee what changes are coming.
Bluebird is a reminder that you are born to happiness and fulfillment.
Bluebird reminds you to take time to enjoy yourself.
The word "jay" comes from the Latin word "Gaea" which is Mother Earth. A Blue Jay totem links you directly with the power of the Earth itself.
It can link the heavens and the Earth and give you access to universal energies and power
If Blue Jay is your totem, you may have tremendous abilities and potential.
Develop your gifts and you will have unlimited potential.
Boar, Pig, Javelina
This totem is one of the most powerful and its gifts are many.
Boar is the totem of prosperity and spiritual strength. It is also a strong protector totem.
Boar is the master of its domain and can teach you that same self-reliance.
With Boar's help, you can face all of life's problems head on and emerge the stronger for it.
It is a fearless guide through any tribulations you may face on your life path.
People with a Bobcat totem are often solitary like their totem animal.
Coming to terms with that, learning to be alone without being lonely is part of what the Bobcat can teach.
Bobcat people often become keeper of secrets and they must learn never to break their silence and friend's confidences.
Bobcats have the ability to turn on and off creative forces. Be silent about your power, don't broadcast what you can do to everyone.
Speaking of it dissipates the power. You must learn when to speak, how much to say, and what to share with others. This is essential. Bobcat people are night people.
Those who have a Buffalo totem must walk a sacred path, honoring every walk of life.
You will achieve nothing without the aid of the Great Spirit and you must be humble enough to ask for assistance and then be grateful for those gifts.
A Buffalo totem will seek to help you establish a deep connection to Mother Earth and it will ask you to help the endangered species of our planet.
He will bring you strength of character and an independent spirit. It is the totem of abundance.
Do not push or force, but follow the easiest path.
Buffalo medicine is knowing that abundance is present when all relations are honored as sacred and when gratitude is expressed to every part of creation.
Buffalo medicine is prayer, gratitude and praise. Praying for the needs of all creatures, for harmony and give praise for the gifts you have already received.
A Bull totem gives you physical power, and the need to protect your family.
A Bull person tends to
be stubborn and when you want something, you are determined and resolute.
You value commitment and
once you commit to something or someone, you are in for the long run.
You carry yourself with
an air of nobility and expect respect from others.
Call on Bull when you
need a burst of strength and endurance. If you are facing difficult times
or a difficult challenger, Bull will see you through it.
Butterfly is the symbol of the soul.
It reminds us that life
is a dance, not to take things quite so seriously.
It also reminds us to
get up and move. Dance brings the sweetness of life.
Butterflies bring color
and joy to your life. Look at them and remember what joy is in your life,
if it's a lot or a little, it is still joy.
They teach us that growth
and transformation does not have to traumatic; it can occur gently, sweetly,
The appearance of Cardinal is a signal to stop everything and look around.
is around you, where you are at that moment. Recognize the importance of each
and every day, and how each day can affect our life's purpose.
is someone near you, check to see if they are in need and can use your help
asks you to pay attention to what your body is telling you, and if necessary,
take care of any health problems.
food, not just junk food. Don't put your health on the back burner - your physical
body is just as important as your spiritual one.
also reminds you to listen to your feminine side, the creative side. And don't
forget to add some color to your life; especially the color red.
Red is the
color of strength. It is the key to knowing who you are. The color red is the
color of compassion and love. Passion is red.
Red can clear
away feelings of inadequacy and give you courage. Red opens to door to inner
Cat gives you the ability to be self-sufficient and independent. To trust
in your own capabilities.
Cat people trust their
own instincts rather than someone else's advice. You sometimes tend to be
in a world of your own, oblivious to what is happening around you.
Cat encourages agility
in both body and mind and gives you clearer perception. This spirit helper
is resourceful, strong and fearless.
It will give you courage
and confidence. With this totem, magic and mystery come alive so pay close
attention to signs and omens.
The infant stage prior to transformation, teaches patience that all things will
come to fruition in nature's time and not before, perfect timing and time of
growth and harvesting, preparation period.
you are moving like the caterpillar; inching along, resting, rapidly moving,
pausing now and then.
qualities will show one should move for the moment. His lessons of movement
and preparedness is for the greater good of the transformation that will be
Chameleon gives their totem people the awareness of their own psychic ability
this totem are very sensitive to their environment and often are able to see
auras around people.
If you have
a Chameleon totem, you need to trust what you feel and sense.
color changes symbolize the inconstancy of life and the uncertainty of fortune,
while its eyes see both the past and the future, giving its totem people the
power of clairvoyance.
Chickadee is associated with the thinking process, higher mind and higher
It is also associated
with mystery and the feminine. Chickadee can help you uncovering the mysteries
of the mind.
With a Chickadee totem,
you can perceive more clearly in the dark and understand higher truths.
Chickadees are a social
bird, usually traveling in groups, and this is reflected in their totem people.
They love being with people and are usually cheerful and fearless.
People with this totem
always tell the truth, no matter how much it hurts - however, with Chickadee's
help, they can learn to express the truth in a manner that heals, balances
and opens the perceptions.
Truth can be shared in
a way that adds joy to everyone's lives.
In France, Cicadas were given at weddings and house warmings for luck and
peace. In China, the Cicada symbolized immortality.
The appearance of a Cicada
reflects happiness from the past resurfacing in our life.
It's presence heralds
a stirring of forgotten joy. It can mean the meeting of someone who will seem
like an old friend. When Cicada appears, your energy will change.
You will begin to see
the connection between people and past situations.
Chipmunk is a wonderful totem because it gives you permission to play. To
balance work with periods of just having fun.
It is a curious totem
and shares that innate curiosity with you. Check things out - investigate
- and learn in a fun way.
The appearance of Chipmunk
is a sign that you are well protected and safe. Chipmunk can teach you how
to read the voices of others. To know truth and lies through the sound, inflection
and pitch their voices.
Trust what you hear in
their voice rather than their actual words. Practice this until it becomes
second nature with you - and always trust your feelings.
If they sound wrong,
investigate further before committing. Chipmunk, like Squirrel, also shows
you to store for a rainy day.
Not to point of hoarding,
but just so you have enough to fall back on. If you don't spend it on little
stuff, you just might be able to save enough for something really great in
When a cockatoo appears
in a dream or meditation, it is indicating a need to work on your communication
As a totem animal, the
cockatoo is there to teach you how to communicate in unpredictable ways. Cockatoo
can be seen as a messenger of light at the end of the tunnel for anyone who
is lost in their own personal darkness.
Cougar, Mountain Lion
This totem's gift is how
to balance power, intention, strength and grace. It is the balance of body,
mind and spirit.
The first responsibility
of leadership is truth. Remember: Responsibility is no more than the ability
to respond to any situation.
Cougar can teach you how
to bring out your power and fill your heart with it you can take charge of
your life. You can use Cougar power to defend yourself or to attack.
If you see Cougar (either
the animal or an image), you are being called to lead. You must be decisive
and not procrastinate. Move forward with courage and always keep your eyes
on the goal.
The Coyote teaches you
how wisdom and folly go hand-in-hand. In the folly of others, we see our own
foolishness and we learn from their mistakes.
It stimulates and renews
innocence and reawakens a childlike wisdom in the world.
A Coyote's howl touches
your soul, reminding us of our primal connections. Coyote people are very
adaptive to new situations and have close-knit families, especially when children
Crab can show us how
to hide and be protected; and it can also signify coming out of our shell.
You need to ask yourself
if you are exposing too much of your inner being or if you are too withdrawn
and hiding in your shell.
Crab people are usually
very sensitive, shy and self-protective. Their trust must be earned. If Crab
has entered your life, examine issues of sensitivity and reclusiveness.
Crane shows you that sometimes
you need to focus on one thing instead of trying to do several projects at
the same time.
With the help of Crane,
you can tap into your creativity through focus. Great writers and painters
focus only on the book they are writing or the painting they are creating
at that moment.
Crane also gives you the
gift of balance - and it teaches you how to balance work and play, job and
Be sure to call on Crane
when you feel out of balance or you are being pulled in too many directions.
The appearance of Cricket
in your life heralds an awakening of sensitivities and finding light within
Dreams become more clairvoyant.
Trust in your intuition - it is more accurate than you believe.
Just as Cricket sheds
its outer shell in order to grow, so must you - shed what is not needed in
order to grow in spirit.
Make sure to stay grounded
and balanced while exploring your intuition and psychic abilities.
Crows are the keepers
of the Sacred Law and to have a Crow totem is very powerful.
Personal Integrity is
your watchword and your guide in Life. If you have a Crow totem, your prime
path is to be mindful of your opinions and actions.
You must be willing to
walk your talk, to speak your truth and to know your life's mission.
Crow is an omen of Change.
Things that you have been working toward will come to fruition when Crow appears.
Crow lives in the void
and has no sense of time; therefore, it sees past, present and future simultaneously.
Crow merges both light
and dark, both inner and outer. It is the totem of the Great Spirit and must
be respected as such.
Deer teaches us to use the power of gentleness to touch the hearts and minds
of wounded beings that are in our lives.
Don't push towards change
in others; rather gently nudge them in right direction with the love that
comes from a Deer totem.
A Deer totem shows you
a new innocence and freshness in life. You will feel the gentle lure of new
There will be an opportunity
to express the gentle love that will open new doors for you.
The Dog is a symbol of the small becoming the great.
People with this totem
have great spirit and a great ability to love. It takes a lot to break a dog
A Dog totem is a great
spirit booster. People with a Dog totem are usually helping others or serving
humanity in some way.
Dog medicine embodies
the loving gentleness of best friend and the fierce energy of protector.
You will have a deep understanding
and compassion of human shortcomings.
Dolphin reminds us to listen more and talk less.
Through listening to
someone while they talk, you can "hear" the tones of the voice, not just the
words. Also, listen when you are outdoors.
Listen to the heartbeat
of Mother Earth, to the sound of the birds.
Listen to the trees talking
as a breeze rustles their leaves.
Sound is creative life
force. Learn from nature and Dolphin how to create inner sounds so that you
can create outer manifestations.
A Dolphin totem can show
you how to enter the waters of life and then with breath and sound call forth
what you most need or desire.
Sounds are a part of
dolphin life, and therefore, if you have this totem, they need to be a part
Dolphins always seem to
be smiling - take a clue from them and smile more often.
Be more loving and kind
towards people and they will return the same. .
The Dove is the embodiment of maternal instinct. She can connect you to Mother
Earth and her creative energies.
Her call speaks to our
deepest self and stirs our emotions. The voice of the dove is a rain song
and brings us hope of a new beginning.
The dove is the totem
of "Between Times" and shows us the time of the thinning of the veils between
the physical and the spiritual world.
If you have a Dragon, your soul has lived during a time when spiritual practices
rare that a younger soul would have a Dragon totem.
represents the supernatural, infinity itself and the spiritual powers of change
and transformation. It is a fierce protector and adds extra power to any magic
you may perform.
Animal Totem brings vitality, enthusiasm and courage. He will help
you overcome obstacles and give you qualities of leadership and mastery.
fuel your inner fires. He is a powerful protector. Fire is the element of
transformation, so he can help you transform yourself, your life or change
the energy around others.
Animal Totem brings Inspiration, Insight, and Vitality. This totem
must be treated with great respect.
of illumination in intellect and psyche are possible with this totem. The
Air Dragon brings insight and clarity to all problems. Trust your inner voice.
Animal Totem brings Power, Potential, and Riches. This totem shows
us our potential, our riches: what we are capable of.
help, we can discover the beauty and power that lies in all of us. He lives
deep within the Earth and can help you ground scattered energies.
call him, think of a slow moving, heavy Dragon pulling himself toward you.
Feel his weight around you. He will nurture you as Mother Earth does.
Animal Totem brings Passion, Depth, and Connection. This
totem brings memories and wishes, perhaps long hidden, to the surface.
painful past experiences, we can achieve a sense of peace and balance in our
gives us the courage and compassion in this challenge. This Dragon also has
the gift of emotional healing since he lives in the element of Water.
give their totem people the power of a storm, combining Water
and Air properties.
Water's gift of emotion and Air's gift of problem solving and clear thinking.
is powerful and must be used wisely. If your emotions get out of control,
a Storm Dragon could cause a real storm to appear in answer to your emotional
Dragon gifts are calmness and tranquility. It can tame the fiercest of fires,
cool the deepest pain,
water's torrents. Its totem people are healers and counselors, mediators and
peacekeepers. They try to stop fights, arguments and help with anger and grief.
Dragon person is powerful but always gentle.
Dragonfly is the power of light. The dragonfly inhabits two realms: air and
water and the influence of both these elements will be felt by Dragonfly people.
is the essence of the winds of change, the messages of wisdom and enlightenment;
and the communication from the elemental world.
medicine beckons you to seek out the parts of your habits that need changing.
Call on Dragonfly
to guide you through the mists of illusion to the pathway of transformation.
brings the light and color of transformation into your life.
Duck is connected to feminine energies, the astral plane and emotions through
their connection with water.
us to drink deeply from the waters of life. Find comfort in your element and
with those of like mind and spirit.
you how to maneuver through the waters of life with grace and comfort.
of an Eagle signifies a new beginning is coming soon.
it is a positive beginning or not depends on the energy you are putting out.
The law of
attraction states that what you give out, you receive. If you want good to come
to you, put out good and positive thoughts.
help by bringing the opportunities to you. This new beginning could be a spiritual
a demanding totem, but one that offers so much reward at the end of the journey.
feet remind you to stay grounded even when soaring high; its talons remind
you to grasp the things of the earth; its sharp beak shows you when to speak,
how much, and how strongly.
will show you opportunities and how to ride the winds to your benefit. Eagle
people can live in the realm of the spirit yet still remain connected and balanced
within the realm of the Earth.
become much more than you ever dreamed possible.
is a wise totem which embodies strength and power.
will give you insight into the power of the three feminine energies: maiden,
mother and old wise woman (or crone).
use of fragrances and incense, Elephant can guide you to new energies and power.
Elephant also gives you a thirst for knowledge and understanding.
very important to Elephant, especially the very young and the very old. Elephants
care for their elderly rather than push them aside and very protective of their
a soft spot for the weak and helpless. Loyalty is another quality that Elephant
How to remain
loyal no matter what anyone says about your friend or family member. For Elephant,
they always come first.
of an Elk signifies that you are entering a time of plenty. Everything you need
you will get.
An Elk totem
teaches you how to pace yourself. You might not be the first to arrive, but
you'll get there without burning out.
for quick and easy; long and steady is the key to reaching your goals. If you
have an Elk totem, you will feel the need for companionship or group support.
You do not
have to do everything alone, help is out there waiting for you if you just ask
demonstrates a new rhythm and cycle of growth. She shows the importance of healing
love and the power of forgiveness.
and intuitions are activated and perceptions are changing. She teaches us how
to connect with the earth and how to ground ourselves in nature with a vibrate
in our ability to find deeper meanings and hidden qualities of patterns and
coincidences. She teaches balance and harmony in the spiritual and mental realms.
tenacity, patience and straightforward actions to accomplish endeavors at this
time. Listen carefully to Flicker medicine for she will guide in perfect timing.
A fox totem
can teach you to control your energy so that you can be more in harmony with
others and the world.
If you have
a fox totem, learning to be invisible is very important in your life.
yourself blending in with your surroundings, becoming part of the background.
Be very still and quiet.
you can be unnoticed even at a party or in a crowd.
A fox totem
also teaches good eating habits; the fox eats small amounts frequently which
medicine is now telling us is better for our health.
But fox people
already knew this.
is the totem of metamorphosis. It symbolizes coming into your personal power.
us not to become bogged down with day-to-day living. Frog is the totem of water.
Its voice calls forth the rains.
are associated with water and a frog totem may be telling you to get in touch
with your feelings.
frog medicine give support and energy where it is needed. They can cleanse the
negativity from an environment.
Jump! Those are the words that Grasshopper shouts out. Take a chance, trust
your hunches and leap forward.
does not move slowly, or step-by-step. It jumps at an alarming rate. Trust your
own instincts on when to make the leaps.
inner voice. It will lead you to great successes. Don't be afraid to leap -
and remember that Grasshopper only leaps forward - never backward.
Grasshopper is the Chinese symbol of good luck and abundance.
Hawk is the messenger, the protector and the visionaries of the Air.
the key to higher levels of consciousness. This totem awakens vision and inspires
a creative life purpose.
A Hawk totem
is filled with responsibility because Hawk people seek the overall view. Be
careful not to become caught up in the details; step back (or fly high) so you
can see the big picture.
study your surroundings and work on accepting things the way they are, rather
than forcing change.
above the mundane and everyday problems and find the peace and power that comes
from having a Hawk totem.
Horses are symbols of freedom. This totem brings new journeys.
teach you to ride in new directions and discover your own freedom and power.
are usually friendly and adventurous. If you have a Horse totem, you must ask
yourself: "Am I feeling constricted?
Do you need
to move on or allow others to move on?" Horse will teach you how to ride into
new directions to awaken and discover your own freedom and power.
is a symbol for accomplishing that that seems impossible. It can teach you how
to find the miracle of joyful living in your own life.
teach us how to draw life essence from flowers and create your own medicines
and to find joy and sweetness in any situation.
reminds us to find the joy in what we do and to sing it out.
of a Ladybug heralds a time of luck and protection in which our wishes begin
to be fulfilled.
signals a time of shielding from our own aggravations and pests. . Higher goals
and new heights are possible with a Ladybug totem. Worries begin to dissipate.
New happiness comes about.
also cautions not to try to hard or go to fast to fulfill our dreams. Let things
flow at their natural pace. In the due course of time, our wishes will all come
truth, nobility and power balance the playful and calm serenity of Lion. He
will teach how to strengthen your spirit and resolve.
A quiet demeanor
is balanced with a fierceness especially when family is concerned. He shows
that rest is needed before continuing.
Are you misappropriating
your time and energy? Listen to the actions of Lion for he will show if it is
time to relax and de-stress your mind, body and spirit.
grace, stealth, focus, knowledge - Lion medicine is about timing or your personal
community responsibilities and cooperation, cunningness, fearlessness and expert
timing are lessons that Lion teaches.
in recognizing and understanding your own noble and regal attitudes.
is the shadow side of reality where your dreams are reviewed before you manifest
If you have
a Lizard totem, listen to our own intuition above anyone else's. Pay attention
to your dreams for they show us what we do not perceive when awake.
shadows showing your fears and hopes. Make a dream log and record your dreams.
Look for your symbolic and reoccurring dreams and study them carefully.
also teach you to become more detached in life. Sometimes it is necessary to
separate yourself from others to accomplish what is necessary.
you awaken the ability for objective detachment. It can show you how to break
from the past.
the keeper of lost magic and occult knowledge. Lynx is the guardian of the secrets
and, more importantly, the knower of the secrets.
is a very specific type of clairvoyance. If the medicine is strong in you, you
will get mental pictures concerning people and the secrets they hide.
see their fears, lies, and self-deceptions. With a Lynx totem, people will share
their secrets with you.
take you into their confidence and you will "accidentally" discover things about
people (whether you want to or not).
be very careful not to break confidences. Your words must be chosen carefully
and used cautiously.
through silence must be your motto. You do not have to do anything with the
secrets you learn, you, like the Lynx, are the keeper of secrets. Listen to
your higher self.
The appearance of Mockingbird signals that it is time to share your inner gifts
and not keep them hidden any longer.
a Mockingbird totem are known for their talents.
are singers and they call on you to sing along with them.
help you find your "sacred song" or your life's purpose and Mockingbird will
help you "sing" it without fear.
that your inner song is never lost - if you missed one opportunity, another
one will always appear.
also helps you see the life purpose of others - you see what is hidden to most.
People with a Mole
totem need to trust their senses. They will know what is true and what is false
with just a touch.
also a guide to the Underworld, to hidden treasures and mysterious places. Fresh
air is extremely important to a Mole person.
Moose is one of the most ancient of the power totems. A Moose totem gives you
sacred and unique energy.
With a Moose
totem you will be full of contradictions. Awkward yet graceful. Large yet able
to move swiftly and silently.
usually have excellent depth perception. Moose is also associated with the maternal
forces of the world, the primal feminine energies.
be awakened through water or the sea, the womb of life.
the sounds of water or ocean. People with a Moose totem instinctively know balance:
when to use gentleness, when to use strength.
what to say, when to say it and to whom. Moose people are usually wise beyond
Mouse is a great totem when you are feeling overwhelmed and disorganized for
Mouse's gift is scrutiny and detail.
this can also be a great weakness, for people with a Mouse totem can become
fixated on methodology and appear to be nit-pickers.
make the simplest task fraught with difficulty. Everything must be in order
in a Mouse's house.
you must learn that it is good to pay attention to all details, but bad to overanalyze
every little thing.
appears to you, ask yourself if you have neglected the trivial but necessary
things in life. Have you become too focused on one or two activities and neglecting
opportunities around you?
Or are you
trying to do too many things at the same time? Mouse medicine can show how to
focus and how to attain the big things by working on the little things.
medicine requires a great deal of strategy.
an opossum has teeth and claws, it rarely uses them, preferring the strategy
of diversion to save itself.
dead until the attacker loses interest and then bolts for safety.
13 is very symbolic for Opossum people. When an Opossum shows up as a totem,
people around you putting up false appearances? Is your attention being diverted?
shows you how to go after what you want and also how to hold on once you've
attained your goal.
can dive deep into the creative waters of life and draw forth what helps them.
Osprey appears, check your commitments to others and theirs to you.
curiosity. They remind us that everything is interesting if we look at it from
the right angle.
totem is connected to the primal feminine energies of life: the elements of
both Earth and Water are present in Otter medicine.
Otter totem, you must remember the beauty of a balanced female side, creating
a space for others to enter our lives without preconceptions or suspicions.
If you have
an Otter totem, it may be time to find some playtime in your life, to awaken
your inner child.
to unfold naturally in your life. Be careful not to hang on the material things
in your life that bind you or become a burden.
and move gently into the river of life.
is the symbol of the feminine, the moon and the night.
The owl is
the bird of magic and darkness, of prophecy and wisdom. Owl is the messenger
of secrets and omens.
She is the
link between the dark, unseen world and the world of light. Those that carry
this essence find themselves quite comfortable with their shadow self.
An owl totem
gives you the power to extract secrets. People cannot deceive a person who has
an owl totem.
can see into the darkness of others souls. Most owl people are clairvoyant because
of this ability. It can be very scary at times.
trust your instincts about people. Let your owl totem guide you. Owl, the night
hunter, has the ability to see what others may miss.
of this medicine is to be undeceived by external appearances and to discover
the truth beneath them.
Owl is the
totem bird of clairvoyance and astral travel. The veils which surround the normal
boundaries of space and time can be pierced, if you take the owl as ally.
is a very ancient and powerful totem. It embodies aggressiveness and power but
without solar influence.
A Black Panther's
power is lunar. People with a Panther, Jaguar or Leopard totem have the ability
to do a variety of tasks at the same time.
to be loners, very comfortable with themselves and are often drawn to other
learn to pace your work and not push too hard. Women with a Panther totems often
find themselves raising their children alone, whether it is through divorce
or just circumstances of the job.
develop clairaudience, the ability to hear communications from other forms of
life or dimensions.
trust their thoughts and inner visions as they are based in reality.
totem gives you a guide to help you on your path - in the form of a real person
- a mentor or teacher.
Panther is endowed with great magic and power and this power will increasingly
has many legends surrounding its beautiful plumage.
tells of Hera giving the peacock its many "eyes" while Chinese mythos says that
the blending of the five colors of its feathers is the sweet harmony of sound.
is also associated with the Phoenix.
have a Peacock as a totem can receive insight into their past lives and their
karmic connection to their current life.
people can rise to the top no matter what life throws at them; no matter how
weighed down them become with life's trials and tribulations.
turmoil is often the weight in a Pelican person's life. Pelican teaches you
how not to be overcome by your troubles, but rather to rise above them.
nesting sites and food with others and therefore teaches unselfishness. Teamwork
is key to a person with a Pelican totem.
gives the gift of learning to use your power.
your own strength and how to pursue what you want deliberately and powerfully.
This is not an easy learning period, rather it takes a period of years.
are the guides and travelers between the living world and the spirit world.
They can teach you how to walk between the worlds unafraid and unrestricted.
teach how to be fierce and strong yet playful at the same time.
has very powerful medicine: that of faith and trust. You can move mountains
with these powers.
totem reminds you not to get caught in the chaos of the world, where fear, greed
and suffering are commonplace.
is relief from the seriousness of life. Open your heart to those things that
gave you joy as a child; remember fantasy and imagination and bring into your
If a Porcupine
is your totem you might be overly sensitive to criticism from others or overly
critical of others.
are allowing barbs from long ago to still affect your life now.
Mantis teaches how to still the outer mind and go within ourselves.
we can draw upon greater power -- physical, emotional, mental or spiritual.
can be simple contemplation or meditation or even dreaming. Healers often have
Praying Mantis totems -- for they use their inner stillness to focus their healing
lesson this totem teaches is patience. Learning to wait for the right moment
noted for their family life. They nestle together to stay warm and sit in a
tight circle for protection.
totem can teach you the safety in numbers, and to be mindful of danger. Quail
people are usually aware of their surroundings at all times.
are nurturers and givers, especially with family members. They are also romantics
is associated with the mysticism of names. It will help you learn your soul
name, the name that stays with you lifetime after lifetime.
is known for its ability to procreate, its fleetness, and its movement is by
this totem may find that their endeavors go in leaps and bounds also. If a Rabbit
totem has appeared in your life, it may indicate a need for more planning or
to check those plans already set in motion.
Do not box
yourself in a corner.
of the Raccoon is in its mask.
powerful magical tools: you can achieve altered states through the use of mask;
you can become someone or something else behind a mask.
totem can teach you how to wear masks for many reasons as the need arises.
It can teach
you how to mask, disguise and transform yourself. Don't you act differently
with your boss, parents, children, husband, friend, and strangers?
all masks you put on. Masks are one of the tools of transformation. It helps
us to change what we are into what we want to be.
also teach you how to put asleep the part of you that is not needed and awaken
the aspect of yourself that is.
If a raven
totem has come into our life, magic is at play.
the energy of magic and links it to our will and intention. With this totem,
we can make great changes in our life; the ability to take the unformed thought
and make it reality.
shows us how to go into the dark of our inner self and bring out the light of
our true self; resolving inner conflicts which are long been buried.
This is the
deepest power of healing we can possess.
totem will stimulate new growth in all areas of your life.
yourself as you move forward. Obstacles will fall by the wayside if you do and
confrontations will be for show only.
gives you the ability to will new growth into your life. Make a wish, be patient,
and watch how it comes true.
on Robin and the correct path will be revealed to you. But remember, in order
to grow, you must clean house beforehand - let go of attachments and emotions
that are no longer useful to you.
and happiness to fill your life and allow Robin to sing its song with you.
of a Salamander totem heralds transformation, but offers assistance with this
change from somewhere outside of ourselves,
an unexpected person or unique resource.
is temporary and will stay only as long as needed.
with the environment is very important to people with a Salamander totem. It
is key to a successful transformation - answers and solutions will be found
in the environment around us.
you with transformation of the spirit. It shows you how to feel and sense others
and will help clarify issues in life.
using intuitions and instincts and listening to the stillness. Do you currently
feel stuck? Salmon demonstrates a time to rest and a time to move.
show how to swim into new adventures. She teaches survival, migration and movement,
journeys, beginnings and endings.
are you currently in? Salmon shows how to cope with physical transformation
during this transition time.
show how to integrate the changes with a perfect sense of timing as well as
finding where you truly belong.
guide you in this journey of the mind, body and spirit.
are messengers from the gods, especially ancient Celtic deities.
the gap between the living world and the spirit world.
to their energy enables you to communicate with the other side. Seagull can
also give you the ability to soar above your problems and see things from above.
the different viewpoints.
A Seal Totem
can show you how to develop and focus your imagination. Seal people are highly
imaginative and very creative, and they need activities that channel and direct
balance are very important for a Seal totem. Learn to listen to your inner self
and balance your life to it.
your Seal totem and expect your dreams to become more vivid and significant.
Stay in touch with your body's natural rhythms - if you are hungry, eat; if
you are tired, rest.
is a very powerful totem with mystical and magical associations. It teaches
how to give respect, expect respect and demand respect.
helps you recognize your own qualities and assert them. Skunks are fearless
but very peaceful.
two wonderful qualities that you can learn from your skunk totem.
If you have
skunk medicine will find that the use of fragrances will elicit dynamic responses
in the people around you.
with a skunk totem must learn to balance the ability to draw and repel people.
us that there is a time to be with people and a time for solitude. Skunks are
silent animals and through their silence, they teach us not to brag --it will
push people away rather than attract.
notice you without any help.
a reflection of the protective spirits that surround each of us.
of a Snail totem in your life reflects the need to be more protective in your
environment. Be aware of your surroundings and keep your guard up.
are often loners, not very social and often timid. Their life lesson will be
to learn to trust.
to balance trust and protection is a difficult lesson; watch out for the appearance
of Snail and back off when he appears.
teach us to protect the inner child. Snail people often present a hard shell
to the world when they really have a tender heart and strong feelings.
Snail and learn who and when to trust.
a powerful totem -- it is the symbol of transformation and healing.
is wisdom expressed through healing. The Snake is the symbol of eternity.
will sharpen and be more accurate.
is the energy of wholeness, cosmic consciousness, and the ability to experience
anything willingly and without resistance.
It is the
knowledge that all things are equal in creation. It also signals a transition
in your life. New opportunities and/or changes.
fire medicine, the medicine of transmutation.
On a material
level, it is vitality; on an emotional level, it is ambition and dreams; on
a mental level, it is intellect and power; on a spiritual level (the highest
level), it is wisdom, understanding and wholeness.
is heavy magic. Become the Magician and transmute the energy and accept the
power of the fire.
is one of the most common birds around, yet it has flourished when other species
self-worth. If a Sparrow totem has entered your life, ask yourself if you know
your own self-worth.
will show you that even a common little bird can triumph.
sparrow reflects the chakra energy awakening from the heart and throat.
us to sing out our own song of dignity and self-worth.
you balance --between past and future, physical and spirit, male and female.
She is strength
and gentleness combined. She awakens creative sensibilities and reminds you
that the past is always interwoven with the future.
the keepers of the primordial alphabet and can teach you how to write creatively.
is shaped like the number 8 and she has 8 legs, which is symbol of infinite
possibilities of creation.
Her 8 legs
represent the 4 winds of change and the four directions of the medicine wheel.
message is that you are an infinite being who will continue to weave patterns
of life and living throughout time.
Do not fail
to see the eternal plan of creation. Those who weave magic with the written
word usually have this totem.
power of Squirrel is a great gift. It teaches us balance within the circle of
gathering and giving out.
us that in our quest for our goals, it is vital to make time for play and socializing.
teaches us to conserve our energy for times of need
totem is Squirrel or Squirrel has recently entered your life, lighten your load
of things that are unnecessary - things that you have gathered in the past and
may be cluttering your life - thoughts, worries, and stresses.
is also the totem of action. Ask yourself are you too active, not active enough,
afraid of enough, hung up on accumulating and collecting.
the representation of the wild, masculine power of nature.
He is an
ancient totem and represents one of the fundamental aspects of life Stag teaches
you to respect the elders members of your family.
your family, especially the children.
you to walk with pride through the forests of your life and to guide those in
leading you out of danger or aid you in times of crisis. He teaches you learn
from the earth and embrace her beauty.
you keep the balance in the family and in your life.
teaches how to behave within a group setting - how to be effective and assertive
without becoming a bully.
is important to Starling people; however, you must be careful what you say,
for people may take it incorrectly or blow it out of proportion.
own sensitivity to other's words. You might be reading more into it that is
Starling's behaviors, you can live peacefully within your community of friends
aids with clarifying dreams, visions and insights.
She can show
the connections between seemingly separate unrelated events with heightened
to your instincts about people, situations and circumstances. She can demonstrate
the order in which things are done, designating each level in the process of
sensitivity to what is hidden and reading between the lines occurs with Stink
She can be
a sharp communicator getting to the point. She helps protect and shield energy
and emotions when needed.
the balance of concealment and surfacing. Stink Bug will guide in the proper
use and balance of the positive and negative attributes of what is psychically
sensed as well as what is physically sensed in your surroundings.
medicine shows how to transform and shed what is no longer needed.
heralds the arrival of summer and brings warmth and protection to your home.
tells you to pay close attention to conversations - are you saying more than
you should? Are you listening closely to what others have to say?
also brings a warning to not let small things get to you - don't let the mundane
activities of life take up all you time and prevent you from moving forward.
the small stuff and you will gain a better perspective on your life. The key
one of the most powerful and ancient of totems.
As you begin
to realize your own true beauty, you unfold the ability to bridge new realms
and new powers.
show you how to reveal the inner beauty within yourself and in others.
their totem people can experience bursts of energy, the need communicate followed
by the calm down, withdraw and even disappear for a period of time.
A Swan totem
also heralds a time of altered states of awareness and the development of intuitive
have the ability to see the future, and to accept the healing and transformation
that is beginning in their lives.
ability and go with the flow. The Swan's call teaches the mysteries of song
and poetry, for these touch the child and the beauty within.
gift is focus, patience, and the ability to heal quickly, both physically and
emotionally. Healers often have a Tiger totem.
It is very
important for Tiger people to have time alone in their own special place.
the symbol of darkness and the new Moon. When a Tiger totem enters your life,
expect new adventures.
awaken new passion and power. Tiger people do their best work at night.
associated with water and have all the properties of the element of Water -
healing, power through gentle flow, feminine energies.
teaches grounding and patience and represents longevity and wisdom.
how to shield and protect what is important from feelings and emotions to work
shows the importance of contemplation and discernment before taking action.
Teaches how to maneuver in the physical with patience and tenacity.
He can reflect
a time period that will be lasting so patience is needed. Tortoise is about
grounding with the earth and keeping your feet on the ground.
the oldest symbol for the Earth. It is the personification of goddess energy
and the eternal Earth itself.
If you have
a Turtle totem, you must be mindful of returning to the Earth what she has given
creative source within you. Use water and earth energies to create a harmonious
flow in your life.
Ask the Earth
for assistance and her riches will pour forth. If a Turtle totem shows up in
your life, slow down the pace of your life.
faster are not always the best ways to reach your goals. Turtle is fine teacher
of the art of grounding.
learn to ground yourself to Earth's power and strength, you place focus on your
thoughts and actions and use the Earth's limitless energies rather than your
own to accomplish your will.
gives you the ability to make your dreams come true. It has the ability to restore
a wonderful totem that has a connection to the Spirits of the Forest and the
It can affect
the weather patterns. Unicorn is very powerful yet at the same time, very gentle
helps you develop personal power that can be unlimited.
horn of the Unicorn can heal and neutralize poisons; therefore, the Totem Spirit
can also help its people develop their own healing abilities.
A Whale totem teaches you to go deep within yourself to awaken your inner creativity.
also teach us not to become lost in our creative imagination, but to live in
the real world.
When a Whale
totem shows up in your life, examine your own use of creativity. Apply your
own creative intuition to formulas -- this is what imbues them with power and
for the sake of creativity is not what the Whale teaches.
great depth of creative inspiration, but you must add your own color and light
to your outer life to make it wonderful.
of the Whale teaches us how to create with song.
This totem brings faithfulness, inner strength and intuition when he enters
our lives. But he also brings learning to live with one's self.
teaches us to learn about our inner self and to find our inner power and strength.
But to achieve this, we must take risks and face our deepest fears.
A wolf totem
demands sincerity. This totem demands a lot of us but gives us much in return;
a spirit helper that is always there to help and gives us extraordinary powers
us to listen to our inner thoughts and trust our insights. They remind us not
to waste resources and to learn how to avoid trouble and confrontations.
Wolf totems have the capacity to make quick and firm emotional attachments.
insights about these attachments. Wolf will guide you.
of your life with Wolf's help and do so with harmony and discipline.
The drumming song of the Woodpecker is the heartbeat of the Earth.
When a Woodpecker
totem enters your life, it indicates that the foundation is there and it is
safe to follow through
stimulate new rhythms. It reflects an awakening of new mental faculties.
be so wrapped up in mental and spiritual activities that you've neglected the
your body's rhythms and sounds and heed what it is telling you.
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