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 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, and joyfully.
Cardinal The appearance of Cardinal is a signal to stop everything and look around.
Observe what 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.
If there is someone near you, check to see if they are in need and can use your help and compassion.
Cardinal asks you to pay attention to what your body is telling you, and if necessary, take care of any health problems.
Eat good 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.
Cardinal 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 confidence.
Cat 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.
Notice how you are moving like the caterpillar; inching along, resting, rapidly moving, pausing now and then.
Caterpillar 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 arriving.
Chameleon Chameleon gives their totem people the awareness of their own psychic ability and intuition.
People with 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.
Chameleon's 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 Chickadee is associated with the thinking process, higher mind and higher perceptions.
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.
Cicada 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 the future.
When a cockatoo appears in a dream or meditation, it is indicating a need to work on your communication skills.
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 are involved
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 family, etc.
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 the dark.
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 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 adventures.
There will be an opportunity to express the gentle love that will open new doors for you.
Dog 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 spirit.
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 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 of yours.
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. .
Dove 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.
Dragon If you have a Dragon, your soul has lived during a time when spiritual practices were predominant.
It is rare that a younger soul would have a Dragon totem.
Dragon 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.
A Fire Dragon Animal Totem brings vitality, enthusiasm and courage. He will help you overcome obstacles and give you qualities of leadership and mastery.
He can 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.
An Air Dragon Animal Totem brings Inspiration, Insight, and Vitality. This totem must be treated with great respect.
Great flashes 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.
An Earth Dragon Animal Totem brings Power, Potential, and Riches. This totem shows us our potential, our riches: what we are capable of.
With his 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.
When you 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.
A Water Dragon Animal Totem brings Passion, Depth, and Connection. This totem brings memories and wishes, perhaps long hidden, to the surface.
By facing painful past experiences, we can achieve a sense of peace and balance in our lives.
This totem 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.
Storm Dragons give their totem people the power of a storm, combining Water and Air properties.
You have Water's gift of emotion and Air's gift of problem solving and clear thinking.
Their gift 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 outburst.
A Snow Dragon gifts are calmness and tranquility. It can tame the fiercest of fires, cool the deepest pain,
and stop 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.
A Snow Dragon person is powerful but always gentle.
Dragonfly 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.
Dragonfly is the essence of the winds of change, the messages of wisdom and enlightenment; and the communication from the elemental world.
Dragonfly 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.
Dragonfly 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.
Duck reminds us to drink deeply from the waters of life. Find comfort in your element and with those of like mind and spirit.
Duck teaches you how to maneuver through the waters of life with grace and comfort.
The appearance of an Eagle signifies a new beginning is coming soon.
Whether 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.
Eagle will help by bringing the opportunities to you. This new beginning could be a spiritual awakening.
Eagle is a demanding totem, but one that offers so much reward at the end of the journey.
Its four-toed 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.
This totem 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.
You must become much more than you ever dreamed possible.
Elephant is a wise totem which embodies strength and power.
An Elephant will give you insight into the power of the three feminine energies: maiden, mother and old wise woman (or crone).
Through the use of fragrances and incense, Elephant can guide you to new energies and power. Elephant also gives you a thirst for knowledge and understanding.
Family is 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 young.
They have a soft spot for the weak and helpless. Loyalty is another quality that Elephant teaches.
How to remain loyal no matter what anyone says about your friend or family member. For Elephant, they always come first.
The appearance 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.
Don't try 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 for it.
Flicker demonstrates a new rhythm and cycle of growth. She shows the importance of healing love and the power of forgiveness.
Insights 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 vitality.
Flicker aids 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.
Flicker shows 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.
Imagine yourself blending in with your surroundings, becoming part of the background. Be very still and quiet.
Through practice 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.
The frog is the totem of metamorphosis. It symbolizes coming into your personal power.
It reminds us not to become bogged down with day-to-day living. Frog is the totem of water. Its voice calls forth the rains.
Emotions are associated with water and a frog totem may be telling you to get in touch with your feelings.
People with 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.
Grasshopper does not move slowly, or step-by-step. It jumps at an alarming rate. Trust your own instincts on when to make the leaps.
Trust your inner voice. It will lead you to great successes. Don't be afraid to leap - and remember that Grasshopper only leaps forward - never backward.
And remember, Grasshopper is the Chinese symbol of good luck and abundance.
Hawk Hawk is the messenger, the protector and the visionaries of the Air.
It holds 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.
Observe and study your surroundings and work on accepting things the way they are, rather than forcing change.
Soar high above the mundane and everyday problems and find the peace and power that comes from having a Hawk totem.
Horse Horses are symbols of freedom. This totem brings new journeys.
It will teach you to ride in new directions and discover your own freedom and power.
Horse people 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.
Hummingbird 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.
Hummingbirds teach us how to draw life essence from flowers and create your own medicines and to find joy and sweetness in any situation.
Hummingbird reminds us to find the joy in what we do and to sing it out.
The appearance of a Ladybug heralds a time of luck and protection in which our wishes begin to be fulfilled.
Their presence 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.
Ladybug 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 true.
Leadership, 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.
Respect, grace, stealth, focus, knowledge - Lion medicine is about timing or your personal power.
Increased community responsibilities and cooperation, cunningness, fearlessness and expert timing are lessons that Lion teaches.
Lion aids in recognizing and understanding your own noble and regal attitudes.
Lizard medicine is the shadow side of reality where your dreams are reviewed before you manifest them physically.
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.
Dreams are 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.
Lizard can also teach you to become more detached in life. Sometimes it is necessary to separate yourself from others to accomplish what is necessary.
Lizard helps you awaken the ability for objective detachment. It can show you how to break from the past.
Lynx is the keeper of lost magic and occult knowledge. Lynx is the guardian of the secrets and, more importantly, the knower of the secrets.
Lynx medicine 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.
You will see their fears, lies, and self-deceptions. With a Lynx totem, people will share their secrets with you.
They will take you into their confidence and you will "accidentally" discover things about people (whether you want to or not).
You must be very careful not to break confidences. Your words must be chosen carefully and used cautiously.
Strength 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.
Mockingbird The appearance of Mockingbird signals that it is time to share your inner gifts and not keep them hidden any longer.
People with a Mockingbird totem are known for their talents.
Mockingbirds are singers and they call on you to sing along with them.
They will help you find your "sacred song" or your life's purpose and Mockingbird will help you "sing" it without fear.
Remember that your inner song is never lost - if you missed one opportunity, another one will always appear.
Mockingbird also helps you see the life purpose of others - you see what is hidden to most.
Mole People with a Mole totem need to trust their senses. They will know what is true and what is false with just a touch.
Mole is also a guide to the Underworld, to hidden treasures and mysterious places. Fresh air is extremely important to a Mole person.
Moose 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.
Moose people usually have excellent depth perception. Moose is also associated with the maternal forces of the world, the primal feminine energies.
This can be awakened through water or the sea, the womb of life.
Mediate using the sounds of water or ocean. People with a Moose totem instinctively know balance: when to use gentleness, when to use strength.
They know what to say, when to say it and to whom. Moose people are usually wise beyond their years.
Mouse Mouse is a great totem when you are feeling overwhelmed and disorganized for Mouse's gift is scrutiny and detail.
However, this can also be a great weakness, for people with a Mouse totem can become fixated on methodology and appear to be nit-pickers.
They will make the simplest task fraught with difficulty. Everything must be in order in a Mouse's house.
Therefore, you must learn that it is good to pay attention to all details, but bad to overanalyze every little thing.
If Mouse 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.
Opossum medicine requires a great deal of strategy.
Although an opossum has teeth and claws, it rarely uses them, preferring the strategy of diversion to save itself.
It plays dead until the attacker loses interest and then bolts for safety.
The number 13 is very symbolic for Opossum people. When an Opossum shows up as a totem, check appearances.
Are there people around you putting up false appearances? Is your attention being diverted?
The Osprey shows you how to go after what you want and also how to hold on once you've attained your goal.
Osprey people can dive deep into the creative waters of life and draw forth what helps them.
When the Osprey appears, check your commitments to others and theirs to you.
Otters awaken curiosity. They remind us that everything is interesting if we look at it from the right angle.
The Otter totem is connected to the primal feminine energies of life: the elements of both Earth and Water are present in Otter medicine.
With an 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.
Allow events 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.
Become Otter and move gently into the river of life.
The owl 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.
Owl people can see into the darkness of others souls. Most owl people are clairvoyant because of this ability. It can be very scary at times.
Learn to trust your instincts about people. Let your owl totem guide you. Owl, the night hunter, has the ability to see what others may miss.
The gift 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.
The Panther 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.
They tend to be loners, very comfortable with themselves and are often drawn to other solitary people.
You must 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.
They can develop clairaudience, the ability to hear communications from other forms of life or dimensions.
They should trust their thoughts and inner visions as they are based in reality.
A Panther totem gives you a guide to help you on your path - in the form of a real person - a mentor or teacher.
The Black Panther is endowed with great magic and power and this power will increasingly be experienced.
The Peacock has many legends surrounding its beautiful plumage.
Greek mythology 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.
The Peacock is also associated with the Phoenix.
Those who have a Peacock as a totem can receive insight into their past lives and their karmic connection to their current life.
Pelican 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.
Emotional 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.
Pelican shares nesting sites and food with others and therefore teaches unselfishness. Teamwork is key to a person with a Pelican totem.
Polar Bear gives the gift of learning to use your power.
You learn 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.
Polar Bears 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.
They also teach how to be fierce and strong yet playful at the same time.
The Porcupine has very powerful medicine: that of faith and trust. You can move mountains with these powers.
A Porcupine totem reminds you not to get caught in the chaos of the world, where fear, greed and suffering are commonplace.
Its medicine 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 life again.
If a Porcupine is your totem you might be overly sensitive to criticism from others or overly critical of others.
Perhaps you are allowing barbs from long ago to still affect your life now.
The Praying Mantis teaches how to still the outer mind and go within ourselves.
Through this, we can draw upon greater power -- physical, emotional, mental or spiritual.
That stillness 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 power.
The greatest lesson this totem teaches is patience. Learning to wait for the right moment before striking.
Quails are noted for their family life. They nestle together to stay warm and sit in a tight circle for protection.
A Quail 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.
Quail people are nurturers and givers, especially with family members. They are also romantics at heart.
The Quail is associated with the mysticism of names. It will help you learn your soul name, the name that stays with you lifetime after lifetime.
The Rabbit is known for its ability to procreate, its fleetness, and its movement is by leaps.
People with 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.
The magic of the Raccoon is in its mask.
Masks are powerful magical tools: you can achieve altered states through the use of mask; you can become someone or something else behind a mask.
A Raccoon 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?
Those are 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.
Raccoons 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.
Raven activates 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.
The raven 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.
A Robin totem will stimulate new growth in all areas of your life.
Believe in yourself as you move forward. Obstacles will fall by the wayside if you do and confrontations will be for show only.
This totem gives you the ability to will new growth into your life. Make a wish, be patient, and watch how it comes true.
Meditate 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.
Allow joy and happiness to fill your life and allow Robin to sing its song with you.
The appearance of a Salamander totem heralds transformation, but offers assistance with this change from somewhere outside of ourselves,
either through an unexpected person or unique resource.
This assistance is temporary and will stay only as long as needed.
Harmony 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.
Salmon guides you with transformation of the spirit. It shows you how to feel and sense others and will help clarify issues in life.
Salmon teaches 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.
Salmon can show how to swim into new adventures. She teaches survival, migration and movement, journeys, beginnings and endings.
Which stage are you currently in? Salmon shows how to cope with physical transformation during this transition time.
She will show how to integrate the changes with a perfect sense of timing as well as finding where you truly belong.
Salmon will guide you in this journey of the mind, body and spirit.
Seagulls are messengers from the gods, especially ancient Celtic deities.
They bridge the gap between the living world and the spirit world.
Opening yourself 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.
Seeing all 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 those activities.
Hearing and balance are very important for a Seal totem. Learn to listen to your inner self and balance your life to it.
Tap into 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.
The skunk is a very powerful totem with mystical and magical associations. It teaches how to give respect, expect respect and demand respect.
This totem helps you recognize your own qualities and assert them. Skunks are fearless but very peaceful.
These are 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.
. Individuals with a skunk totem must learn to balance the ability to draw and repel people.
Skunks remind 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.
People will notice you without any help.
Snail is a reflection of the protective spirits that surround each of us.
The appearance 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.
Snail people are often loners, not very social and often timid. Their life lesson will be to learn to trust.
Learning to balance trust and protection is a difficult lesson; watch out for the appearance of Snail and back off when he appears.
Snails also 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.
Watch for Snail and learn who and when to trust.
This is a powerful totem -- it is the symbol of transformation and healing.
The Snake is wisdom expressed through healing. The Snake is the symbol of eternity.
Your intuition will sharpen and be more accurate.
Snake energy 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.
Snake is 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.
Snake magic is heavy magic. Become the Magician and transmute the energy and accept the power of the fire.
The sparrow is one of the most common birds around, yet it has flourished when other species have failed.
It reflects self-worth. If a Sparrow totem has entered your life, ask yourself if you know your own self-worth.
The sparrow will show you that even a common little bird can triumph.
The song sparrow reflects the chakra energy awakening from the heart and throat.
It reminds us to sing out our own song of dignity and self-worth.
Spider teaches 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.
Spiders are the keepers of the primordial alphabet and can teach you how to write creatively.
Her body 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.
Spider's 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.
The gathering power of Squirrel is a great gift. It teaches us balance within the circle of gathering and giving out.
They remind us that in our quest for our goals, it is vital to make time for play and socializing.
Squirrel teaches us to conserve our energy for times of need
If your 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.
Squirrel is also the totem of action. Ask yourself are you too active, not active enough, afraid of enough, hung up on accumulating and collecting.
Stag is 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.
To protect your family, especially the children.
He teaches you to walk with pride through the forests of your life and to guide those in need.
Stag can leading you out of danger or aid you in times of crisis. He teaches you learn from the earth and embrace her beauty.
Stag helps you keep the balance in the family and in your life.
Starling teaches how to behave within a group setting - how to be effective and assertive without becoming a bully.
Communication 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.
Watch your own sensitivity to other's words. You might be reading more into it that is truly there.
By learning Starling's behaviors, you can live peacefully within your community of friends and family.
Stink Bug aids with clarifying dreams, visions and insights.
She can show the connections between seemingly separate unrelated events with heightened intuition.
Pay attention 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 metamorphosis.
Increased sensitivity to what is hidden and reading between the lines occurs with Stink Bug medicine.
She can be a sharp communicator getting to the point. She helps protect and shield energy and emotions when needed.
She teaches 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.
Stink Bug medicine shows how to transform and shed what is no longer needed.
This totem heralds the arrival of summer and brings warmth and protection to your home.
It also 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?
Swallow 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.
Rise above the small stuff and you will gain a better perspective on your life. The key is objectivity.
:Swan is 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.
Swan can show you how to reveal the inner beauty within yourself and in others.
Like Swan, 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 abilities.
Swan people have the ability to see the future, and to accept the healing and transformation that is beginning in their lives.
Accept your 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.
Tiger's 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.
Tiger is the symbol of darkness and the new Moon. When a Tiger totem enters your life, expect new adventures.
It will awaken new passion and power. Tiger people do their best work at night.
Tigers are associated with water and have all the properties of the element of Water - healing, power through gentle flow, feminine energies.
Tortoise teaches grounding and patience and represents longevity and wisdom.
He demonstrates how to shield and protect what is important from feelings and emotions to work and family.
Tortoise 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.
Turtle is 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 you.
Honor the 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.
Bigger, stronger, faster are not always the best ways to reach your goals. Turtle is fine teacher of the art of grounding.
When you 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.
Unicorn gives you the ability to make your dreams come true. It has the ability to restore broken spirits.
Unicorn is a wonderful totem that has a connection to the Spirits of the Forest and the Fairy Folk.
It can affect the weather patterns. Unicorn is very powerful yet at the same time, very gentle totem.
This totem helps you develop personal power that can be unlimited.
The spiral horn of the Unicorn can heal and neutralize poisons; therefore, the Totem Spirit can also help its people develop their own healing abilities.
Whale A Whale totem teaches you to go deep within yourself to awaken your inner creativity.
But they 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 magic.
Creativity for the sake of creativity is not what the Whale teaches.
It awakens great depth of creative inspiration, but you must add your own color and light to your outer life to make it wonderful.
The sound of the Whale teaches us how to create with song.
Wolf This totem brings faithfulness, inner strength and intuition when he enters our lives. But he also brings learning to live with one's self.
The wolf 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 of endurance.
He reminds 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.
People with Wolf totems have the capacity to make quick and firm emotional attachments.
Trust your insights about these attachments. Wolf will guide you.
Take control of your life with Wolf's help and do so with harmony and discipline.
Woodpecker 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
It will stimulate new rhythms. It reflects an awakening of new mental faculties.
You may be so wrapped up in mental and spiritual activities that you've neglected the physical.
Listen to your body's rhythms and sounds and heed what it is telling you.