Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Animal Totems: What do they mean?

Last week and this week on the Psychic Switch we discussed Animal Totems, how to find them and what their meanings are! Here is a breakdown of the most common ones.

AlligatorMaternal, revenge oriented, quickness, aggression, and basic survival instincts.
AntGroup minded, determination, patient, active, and industrious
AnteaterLethargy, curiosity, nosiness.
AntelopeActive, agile, jumpiness, and willing to sacrifice
ArmadilloSafety oriented, grounded, and has boundaries

BadgerCourage, aggressive, healer, having problems relating to others, and energy conduit
BatRebirth, longevity, secrecy, initiation, good listener, and long life
BearIndustrious, instinctive, healing, power, sovereignty, guardian of the world, watcher, courage, will power, self-preservation, introspection, and great strength.
BeaverDetermined, strong-willed, builder, overseer, and protector
BeeOrganized, industrial, productive, wise, community, celebration, fertility, defensiveness, obsessive nature, and enjoys life
Boar/PigA very powerful totem - prosperity, spiritual strength, organized, self-reliant, fearless.
BuffaloSacredness, life, great strength, abundance, gratitude.
BullInsight into the past, fertility, rushing into things without proper preparation.
ButterflyMetamorphosis, transformation, balnace, grace, ability to accept change
CamelSurvival, positive, accomplishments
CaribouTraveler, mobility, preference to be nomadic, adaptability to adversity
CatGuardianship, detachment, sensuality, mystery, magic, and independence
CheetahSwiftness, insight, focus
CougarLeadership, loyalty, courage, taking responsibility, foresight
CowSwift, insightful, and focused
CoyoteTrickster, intelligence, stealth, wisdom and folley, guile and innocence
CobraSwift and decisive

CrabGood luck, protection and success
CraneSolitude, justice, longevity, independent, intelligent, and vigilant
CrocodileEnsuring your emotions are displayed accurately/appropriately
CrowJustice, shape shifting, change, creativity, spiritual strength, energy, community sharing, and balance
DeerCompassion, peace, intellectual, gentle, caring, kind, subtlety, gracefulness, femininity, gentleness, innocence, and seller of adventure
DogNoble, faithful, loyal, teaching, protection, and guidance

Dolphin
Kind, salvation, wisdom, happiness, playfulness, prudent, capable of deep emotion, and happy.
Dove
Cross-world communication, spirit messenger, peace, gentleness, love
Dragon
Longevity, richness, prosperity, infinity, wisdom, power, and fiery
Dragonfly
Flighty and carefree, strong imagination, higher aspirations.
Duck
Water energy, helper of seers, can clearly see/deal with emotions
Eagle
Divine spirit, sacrifice, connection to creator, intelligence, renewal, courage, illumination of spirit, healing, creation, freedom, and risk-taker
Elephant
Strength, power, affection, loyalty, royalty, and wisdom
Elk
Strength and agility, pride, majestic, independence, purification, strength, and nobility
Falcon
New beginnings, adventure, passionate, and leadership.
Fish
Graceful, slyness, open-minded, quick to change one's mind.
Flamingo
Heart healing, psychic, people person, flirtatious.
Fox
Cunning, agility, quick-witted, diplomacy, wildness, feminine magic of camouflage, shape-shifting and invisibility
Frog
Water energy, cleansing, rebirth, sensitivity, medicine, hidden beauty, peace, adaptability, poor character judgment and power.
Gazelle
Aggressive
Giraffe
Communication, intuition, attaining the unreachable, seeing the future
Goat
Surefootedness, stubbornness, independence, diligence, lack of foresight.
Goose
Self-demanding, reliable, prudent, rigid, vigilance, parenthood, and productive.
Gorilla
Family-oriented, intelligence, strength, environmental protector, keeps peace through aggression.
Grasshopper
Good luck, abundance, forward, progressive.
Grouse
Personal power, enlightenment.
Hawk
Messenger, intuition, victory, healing, nobility, recollection, cleansing, visionary power, and guardianship.
Heron/Egret
Aggressive, self-determined, self-reliant, multi-tasking, balanced.
Hippopotamus
Power, creation, imagination, healing.
Horse
Freedom, stamina, mobility, the land, travel, power, and freedom.
Hummingbird
Messenger, timelessness, healing, and warrior.
Jaguar
Chaos, shape-shifter, aggressiveness, power.
Kangaroo
Forward, balance, creative, stamina.
Lion
Family, strength, energy, courage, guardian and protector.
Lizard
Conservation, vision, self-protection, hidden defenses.
Llama
Comforting to others, secure.
Lynx
Keeper of secrets, guardian, listener, and guide.
Mole
Sensitivity, guidance, searching.
Monkey
Ability to change the environment, health, success.
Moose
Headstrong, longevity, steadfastness, and wisdom.
Mouse
Scrutiny, order, organizer, and an eye for details.
Octopus
Intelligence, camouflage, nocturnal.
Opossum
Diversion, strategist, and deceiver.
Ostrich
Grounded, practical.
Otter
Playful, friendly, dynamic, joy, helpfulness, and sharing
Owl
Deception, clairvoyance, insight, messenger.
Ox
Sacrifice, chastity and self-denial
Panther
Protection, hidden emotions, introspection, caution, careful decisions
Parrot
Communication, beauty, guide for wisdom, mockery, thinking before speaking
Peacock
Immortality, dignity, and self-confidence
Pelican
Resilient, unselfish, rising above.
Penguin
Self-discipline, grace, self-confidence, spiritual
Porcupine
Innocence, companionship, and trust
Prairie Dog
Swiftness, industrious, constructive, preparedness
Puma
Companion on journeys to other worlds, grace, silent power
Quail
Group-work, team play, creator of harmony and group tolerance, protectiveness (especially toward children)
Rabbit
Fear, timidity, nervousness, humility, rebirth,
Raccoon
Curiosity and cleanliness
Ram
Stoic, sensitive, persevering, curious, imaginative. 
Rat
Fertility, stealth, scavenging, intelligence, enjoys luxury
Raven
Introspection, courage, self-knowledge, magic
Rhinoceros
Wisdom, solitary, insightful, solid.
Roadrunner
Mental agility, speed, opportunistic.
Rooster
Vanity, likes to be showered with gifts and attention, early riser, settling for nothing less than the best
Salmon
Proud, intense, confident, wisdom, inspiration
Scorpion
Transforming, strong, inspiring, chaotic,  passionate
Seagull
Versatility, loud, easy-going nature, creativity, laziness
Seahorse
Confidence and grace
Seal
Love, longing, dilemma, active imagination, creativity
Shark
Hunter, survival, and adaptability
Skunk
Reputation, presence, and strength
Snail
Protective, aware, solitary.
Snake
Impulsive, shrewdness, rebirth, transformation, initiation, and wisdom
Spider
Balance, wisdom, creativity, communication
Squirrel
Planner and gatherer
Stag
Lord of the forest, masculine power of regeneration, signs.
Swan
Grace, balance and innocence, soul, love, beauty, of the self
Tiger
Strength, valor, power, and energy
Toad
inner strength, luck, self-examination
Turkey
Generosity, life-giver, and sharer
Turtle
Nurturer, shy, and protecting
Unicorn
Purity, innocence, dreamer, personal power, gentle
Weasel
Strength, energy, ingenuity and stealth
Whale
Wisdom, provider, intelligence, and kindness.
Wolf
Loyalty, perseverance, success, intuition, and spirit
Woodpecker
Sensitive, protective, and devotion
Zebra
Agility and individuality