|Animal Totem/Spirit Meanings
Primal energies of birth, motherhood and initiation.
Patience, stamina, community, mindedness, strength, endurance, efficiency, persistence, productivity,
courage, the importance of community, industriousness, order and discipline.
Speed, adaptability of the mind, knowledgeable action, rapid growth and grace.
Knowledge of boundaries, objectivity, personal protection, discrimination and empathy.
Aggressiveness, persistence, centered, bold self-expression, reliance and the keeper of stories.
Releasing old habits, new growth, rebirth, transition and initiation.
Strength, introspection, self-knowledge, stability, durability, healing, introspection, maturity and
Brown Bear ~ caution bravery, fairness, organization, curiosity, leadership and awakening the power of
Balance, alterations, building, shaping, security, contentment, industry, balance, affection, patience and
the building of dreams.
Service, gathering, community, fertility and the honey/sweetness of life.
Understanding of the energies of Mother Nature.
Modesty, unassuming, confidence and happiness.
The proper use of power
Silence and secrets
Abundance, prayer, healing and good fortune.
White buffalo - spirituality, selflessness, generosity, hop, ancient wisdom, manifesting abundance through
right action and prayer.
Transformation, the dance of joy, courage to change, balance, grace, growth, evolution and to experience
Power of song and voice and heightened sensitivity.
Renewed vitality through recognizing self-importance.
Grace, independence, sensuality, psychic vision, mystery, magic and independence.
Fertility and sacrifice
COUGAR / MT. LION
Balanced leadership, cunning, wit, initiative, speed, grace, territoriality, mystery and coming into your
Humor, trickiness, adaptability, reversal of fortune, wildness, survival, creativity, wisdom and folly.
Council, intuitive, knowledge of the universal laws, assertiveness and the secret magic of creation is
Gentleness, sensitivity, alertness, peace, sensitivity, grace, creativity, heart and Spirit connection,
gentleness, innocence and gentle luring to new adventure.
Loyalty, courage, unconditional love, faithfulness and protection.
Harmony, love, wisdom, connection with self, purity, lightness of being, communication, intelligence,
spiritual attunement and the power of breath and sound.
Wisdom and humility.
Feminine energies of peace, maternity and prophecy.
Refinement of skills, illusion, need for change, relentlessness and the power of light.
Emotional comfort and protection.
Female - mothering energy. Male - coping with stress.
Spiritual enlightenment, clarity of vision, transcendence, spiritual messenger, inspiration, illumination of
Spirit, healing and creation.
Regeneration, stamina, self-healing, transformation and earth healing.
Memory, learning ability, health, good luck, ancient power, strength and royalty.
Stamina, friendship, pride, power, majesty, confident, strong, joyful, agile, wise, responsible, strength
Accuracy, rapid progress and restraint.
Illumination, understanding, the life force, continuity, wonder, light and darkness.
Cleverness, adaptability, cunning, subtlety, discretion, feminine, magic of camouflage, shape shifting and
Emotional healing, cleansing, peace, evolution, mystery, transformation, humor, communication and
transformation through water and
Tenacity, diligence, surefootedness and seeking new heights.
GOOSE / SNOW GOOSE
Safe return, love of the home, beauty, tradition, transmitting, receiving, ceremony, gregariousness and
the call of the quest and travels to legendary places.
Gathering and preparation for the future.
Uncanny leaps forward
Mystery of death without dying, trance and dreams.
Messenger, truth seeker, clear vision and heighten awareness. Red Hawk - awareness, insight, truth,
adaptability, prayer, openness, visionary power and guardianship.
Inner power, freedom, safe movement, travel, power and freedom.
Beauty, wonder, joy, agility, precision, lucidity, energy, vibrancy, grace, clarity, healing, tireless joy and
the nectar of life.
Association with the sun, courage, nobleness, prosperity, assertion of the feminine and the power of the
Caution, regeneration, renewal, growth, adaptability, optimism, good cheer, subtlety and perception.
Communication, serenity, mystery, transformation, fidelity, maneuverability, lucid dreaming, re awakening
of old hopes, wishes and dreams.
Subtlety, silence, secretiveness, elusiveness, secrets, vision of the hidden and unseen.
Serenity, gentleness and trust.
Self esteem confidence, strength, spontaneity, unpredictability, primal feminine energies and the magic of
life and death.
Scrutiny, caution, success, awareness of danger, illusion, charm, introspection, perception, innocence,
trust, resting, acceptance of others and attention to detail.
Peaceful alternatives, deceptions and the use of appearances.
Playfulness, efficiency, female energy, healing power of laughter, nurturing, prophetic, noble, curious,
humanitarian in nature, joy and sharing.
Wisdom, insight, psychic vision, old wisdom, knowledge, paradox, femininity, mystery, vision, the mystery
of magic, omens, silent wisdom and vision in the night.
PANTHER / LEOPARD
Reclaiming ones true power.
Sunshine and color healing.
Resurrection and wise vision.
Renewed buoyancy and unselfishness
Romantic love, loyalty, peace, innocence, return to the love and security of home.
Self-protection, memory, security, innocence, humility and renewed sense of wonder.
Power of stillness.
Protectiveness, group harmony, group nourishment and protection.
Conquering fear, safety, gentleness with self, dealing with fear, growth, innocence, creativity,
productivity, self-actualization, fertility and new life.
Curiosity, skillful investigation, playful energy, merriment, openness, cleansing, wellness, tenacity, humor,
dexterity and disguise.
Seeking new beginnings.
Success, restlessness and shrewdness.
Prophecy, clairvoyant vision, magic, mystery, exploring the unknown, very wise, teaches people
spirituality, intelligence, community, duality, balance, ancient wisdom, shape shifting and creation.
Spread of new growth.
Determination, persistence, trust strength, determination, willpower, loyalty and tradition.
Quickness, foraging and scavenging.
Observation, swift action, opportunity, carefree attitude and versatility.
Contentment, active imagination, creativity and lucid dreaming.
Reputation, self-preservation, respect, sensuality and self-esteem.
Transmutation, fertility, regeneration, life force, sexual potency, mystery, adaptability, femininity,
transformation, healing, rebirth, resurrection, initiation and wisdom.
Overcoming our own demons, haunts, renewal of vision and vitality.
Creativity, balance, interconnectedness, industry and the weaving of fate.
Planning ahead, playfulness, trust, activity and preparedness.
Grace, faithfulness, commitment, awakening the tree beauty and power of the self.
Caution, appropriate timing, stealth, passion, power, devotion and sensuality.
Ancient wisdom, experience, patience and endurance.
Setting limits, appreciation, renewal, shared blessings and harvest.
Protection, longevity, healing, symbol of the bounty of mother earth, ancient wisdom, stability,
motherhood and awakening to opportunities.
Resolution of problems, purification, death, rebirth and new vision.
Stealth, seeing beneath the surface, supernatural power, sly, secret circumvention and or pursuit.
Intelligence, self expression, intuition, relativity, importance of observing, knowledge based on experience,
harmony with the environment, strength, patience, realize the magnificence in all things, creation, power
of song and awakening inner depths.
Sacred heartbeat, rain caller, growth, fertility, cleaning power of rhythm and discrimination.
Eliminating weakens, commitment, family loyalty, teaching skill, love, healing relationships, fidelity,
forgiveness, intimacy, community, generosity, compatibility, guardianship, ritual, loyalty and Spirit.
Power, alertness and community.