A totem is a spirit being, sacred object, or symbol of a tribe, clan, family or individual. Some Native American tribe’s tradition provides that each person is connected with nine different animals that will accompany him or her through life, acting as guides.
Different animal guides, also called spirit guides and/or power animals, come in and out of our lives depending on the direction that we are headed and the tasks that need to be completed along our journey.
Maternal, revenge oriented, quickness, aggression, stealth, efficiency, basic survival instincts.
Group minded, determination, patient, active, purposeful, unity, self sacrifice and industrious.
Lethargy, curiosity, nosiness, ability to smell out trouble, rooting around for solutions, finding the lost.
Active, agile, jumpiness, keen eyesight, survival, willing to sacrifice, mental clarity, intuitive, protective.
Safety, grounded, sensitivity to attack, strong boundaries, trusting, reclusive, neutral, peaceful.
Courage, aggressive, healer, problems relating to others, energy conduit, determined, focused, confident.
Rebirth, longevity, secrecy, initiation, good listener, long life, illusion, journeying, inner depth.
Industrious, instinctive, healing, power, sovereignty, guardian of the world, watcher, courage, will power, self-preservation, introspection, and great strength.
Determined, strong-willed, builder, overseer, dreamer, protector, builder, motion, subconscious.
Organized, industrial, productive, wise, community, celebration, fertility, sweetness, defensiveness, obsessive nature, and enjoys life.
A very powerful totem – prosperity, spiritual strength, organized, balanced complacency and activity, fearless.
Sacredness, life, great strength, abundance, gratitude, consistency, blessings, stability.
Insight into the past, fertility, raw expression, rushing into things, confidence, strength, provision.
Metamorphosis, transformation, balance, grace, ability to accept change, lightness, soul, vulnerability.
Survival, endurance, obedience, nobility, positive, accomplishment, adaptive, temperance, humility.
Traveler, mobility, preference to be nomadic, adaptability to adversity, sensitivity, guidance, surety.
Guardianship, detachment, sensuality, mystery, magic, independence, astute, watchful.
Swiftness, insight, focus, brotherhood, self-esteem, acceleration, elusiveness.
Leadership, loyalty, courage, taking responsibility, foresight, sensing danger, awareness.
Love of home, community, contentment, joy, easy going, patience, grounded, fertility.
Trickster, intelligence, stealth, wisdom and folly, guile, innocence, skill.
Swift and decisive, power of life and death, transformation, energy, connected to eternity.
Good luck, moves sideways, savvy, unorthodox, relaxed, cycles.
Solitude, justice, longevity, independent, intelligent, vigilant, focus.
Ensuring your emotions are displayed accurately/appropriately.
Magical, shape shifting, change, creativity, spiritual strength, inelegancy, energy, higher perspective.
Compassion, peace, intellectual, gentle, caring, kind, subtlety, gracefulness, femininity, gentleness, innocence, and seller of adventure.
Noble, faithful, loyal, teaching, protection, guidance, obedience, sensory perception.
Kind, salvation, wisdom, happiness, playfulness, prudent, capable of deep emotion, and happy.
Cross-world communication, spirit messenger, peace, gentleness, love.
Longevity, richness, prosperity, infinity, wisdom, power, fiery, mythic.
Flighty and carefree, strong imagination, higher aspirations, lightness, joy, transformation.
Water energy, helper of seers, affectionate, community oriented, can clearly see/deal with emotions.
Divine spirit, sacrifice, connection to creator, intelligence, renewal, courage, illumination of spirit, healing, creation, freedom, and risk-taker.
Strength, power, affection, loyalty, royalty, wisdom, reliability, sense of history, pride.
Strength, agility, pride, majestic, independence, purification, nobility, sensual.
New beginnings, adventure, passionate, leadership, rising above, guardianship, superiority, prophecy.
Graceful, slyness, open-minded, quick to change one’s mind, fertility, good luck, happiness.
Heart healing, psychic, people person, flirtatious, colorful, open, power of illusion.
Cunning, agility, quick-witted, diplomacy, wildness, feminine magic of camouflage, shape-shifting and invisibility.
Water, cleansing, rebirth, sensitivity, medicine, hidden beauty, peace, adaptability, metamorphosis.
Awareness, speed, grace, eagerness, lightness, overcomes vulnerability, alert.
Intelligence, intuition, attaining the unreachable, sees the future, elegance, cleverness, beauty.
Surefootedness, stubbornness, independence, diligence, in the moment, aloofness, virility, sturdiness.
Self-demanding, reliable, prudent, rigid, vigilance, parenthood, productive, teamwork, fellowship.
Family-oriented, intelligence, strength, environmental protector, keeps peace through aggression.
Good luck, abundance, forward, progressive, virtuous, forward thinking, creative.
Personal power, enlightenment.
Messenger, intuition, victory, healing, nobility, recollection, cleansing, visionary power, and guardianship.
Aggressive, self-determined, self-reliant, multi-tasking, balanced, calm, present, independent.
Power, creation, imagination, healing, birth, mother-fury, protection of family, emotion depth.
Freedom, stamina, mobility, the land, travel, power, freedom, grace, nobility.
Messenger, timelessness, healing, warrior, energy, vitality, infinity, affection, playfulness.
Chaos, shape-shifter, aggressiveness, power, confidence, manifestation, breath.
Forward, balance, creative, stamina, leaping away from danger, nurturing, generous.
Family, strength, energy, courage, guardian, protector, ferocity, authority.
Conservation, vision, self-protection, hidden defenses, shrewdness, variation.
Comforting to others, secure, responsible, strength, adaptation, hard work, curiosity.
Keeper of secrets, guardian, listener, guide, aware, intuitive, unconventional.
Community, precise vision, good boundaries, lively, courageous, intuition, heart energy.
Sensitivity, guidance, searching, extended senses, underworld, hidden treasure, digger.
Good boundaries, good defense, courage, cleansing, heart-forward, rebellious, impulsive, authentic.
Ability to change the environment, health, success, light and dark, communication, swiftness, energy.
Headstrong, longevity, steadfastness, wisdom, self-esteem, primal feminine energy
Innocence, scrutiny, order, organizer, eye for details, grounded, super-aware, temerity.
Intelligence, camouflage, nocturnal.
Smart, clever, sensible, grounded, group-minded, proper use of deception, strategic, surprising.
Grounded, practical, avoidant, spiritual truth, understands denial, truth and justice.
Playful, friendly, dynamic, joy, helpfulness, sharing, love of young, sensibility without suspicion.
Wisdom, deception, intuition, insight, messenger, mystery, freedom, secrets, stealth, vision.
Sacrifice, chastity, faith, humble, self-denial, enduring, strong, magical.
Protection, hidden emotions, introspection, caution, careful decisions, multi-dimensional, dark and light.
Communication, beauty, guide for wisdom, mockery, language, prophecy, verbosity, promise.
Immortality, dignity, self-confidence, self-esteem, knowledge, refinement, beauty, sexuality, pride.
Resilient, unselfish, rising above, friendliness, responsible, safety, camaraderie, bounty.
Self-discipline, order, purpose, community-minded, grace, self-confidence, spiritual.
Innocence, companionship, trust, curious, imagination, good-natured, non-interference.
Swiftness, industrious, constructive, preparedness, common goals, retreat, family, digger.
Companion on journeys to other worlds, grace, silent power
Group-work, team play, creator of harmony and group tolerance, protectiveness (especially toward children)
Fertility, artistic, in motion, hyper vigilant, joyful, lives by own wits, steps through fear.
Curiosity, disguise, explorer, secret, night vision, cleanliness, dexterity, seeker.
Stoic, sensitive, persevering, curious, imaginative, new beginnings, change, life force.
Fertility, stealth, scavenging, intelligence, enjoys luxury, intelligent, wealth, success, drive.
Magical, introspective, self-realized, courageous, transformational, messenger, psychic, divination.
Wisdom, solitary, insightful, solid, good judgment, paradox, stamina, freedom, longevity.
Mental agility, speed, opportunistic, multi-tasking, energy, busy, accomplishment.
Persistence, honesty, strength, flamboyant, upward reaching, eager, cocky, watchful.
Proud, intense, confident, wisdom, inspiration, can swim upstream, rebirth, determined, spiritual desire.
Transforming, strong, inspiring, chaotic, passionate, altered perception, death and rebirth, seduction.
Versatility, loud, easy-going nature, creativity, laziness, resourceful, opportunistic, freedom.
Confidence and grace
Love, longing, dilemma, active imagination, creativity, protection during change, dreamer, good luck.
Prowess, perpetual motion, hunter, survival, warning signs, workaholic, savior, guardian, superiority.
Reputation, presence, strength, demands respect, sensual, steady, pacifism, taking your time.
Protective, aware, solitary, tender nature, androgyny, healing, sensitivity, time and cycles.
Impulsive, primal energy, shrewdness, rebirth, transformation, initiation, and wisdom.
Balance, wisdom, creativity, communication, networker, cyclical, crafty, fate, protection.
Planner, gatherer, preparedness, awareness, sociable, playful, energy, prudence, resourceful.
Lord of the forest, masculine power of regeneration, signs.
Grace, balance and innocence, soul, love, beauty, elegance, transformation, dreams.
Strength, valor, power, energy, devotion, tactful, royal, illuminated, unpredictable.
Inner strength, luck, self-examination.
Generosity, life-giver, sharer, abundance, blessings, pride, virility, sacrifice.
Nurturer, shy, protecting, patience, strength, innocence, endurance, longevity.
Purity, innocence, dreamer, personal power, gentle, spiritual vision, other realms, faith, healing.
Strength, energy, ingenuity, stealth, wild, ferocious, aggressive, commanding.
Wisdom, provider, intelligence, kindness, deeper awareness, nurturing, navigator, communication.
Loyalty, perseverance, success, intuition, spirit, appetite for freedom, can be a loner.
Sensitive, protective, devotion, prophecy, progress, determination, balance, communication.
Clarity, motion, individuality, balance, illusion, instinct, free, wild, communal, playful, social.
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