When we are seeking more balance and answers in life, we may call upon the animal spirit guides as the Ancestors once did.
Have you ever wondered why a stray dog wandered into your yard, or a hawk flew past just in front of you as you were driving? Do you collect pictures or figurines of pigs, dolphins, or frogs? These are all gentle messages from the animal spirit world offering you their medicine, insight, and clarity to your daily tasks and challenges.
“In the beginning of all things, wisdom and knowledge were with the animals, for Tirawa, the One Above, did not speak directly to man. He sent certain animals to tell men that he showed himself through the beast, and that from them, and from the stars and the sun and moon should man learn.. all things tell of Tirawa.” – Eagle Chief (Letakots-Lesa) Pawnee
WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN ANIMAL TOTEMS, POWER ANIMALS, AND ANIMAL MESSAGES?
You are born with a Totem Animal according to the time of year you were born. A Power Animal can be your Totem Animal or it can come to you later in life. A Power Animal can be with you for a short time or your entire life. To receive an Animal Message means that this particular animal is trying to get your attention to share insight, direction, or a message with you to assist you on your path.
WHAT IS A POWER ANIMAL?
A power animal is one that will come and stay with you for longer than just a moment. They know you really need their help at this time in your life and they are they to see you through it. Sometimes they stay for life.
Birth Date/Totem Animal/Clan/Direction/Element/Season/Life Cycle/Color/Herb/Other
Dec 21-Jan 19 Snow Goose/Buffalo/North/Wind/Winter/Elder/White/Cedar/Mental
Jan 20-Feb 18 Otter/Buffalo/North/Wind/Winter/Elder/White/Cedar/Mental
Feb 19-Mar 20 Wolf or Cougar/Buffalo/North/Wind/Winter/Elder/White/Cedar/Mental
Mar 21-Apr 20 Hawk/Eagle/East/Fire/Spring/Infant/Yellow/Tobacco/Spiritual
Apr 21-May 20 Beaver/Eagle/East/Fire/Spring/Infant/Yellow/Tobacco/Spiritual
May 21-Jun 20 Deer/Eagle/East/Fire/Spring/Infant/Yellow/Tobacco/Spiritual
Jun 21-Jul 21 Woodpecker/Coyote/South/Earth/Summer/Child/Red/Sweetgrass/Physical
Jul 22-Aug 21 Salmon/Coyote/South/Earth/Summer/Child/Red/Sweetgrass/Physical
Aug 22-Sep 22 Bear/Coyote/South/Earth/Summer/Child/Red/Sweetgrass/Physical
Sep 23-Oct 22 Crow or Raven/Bear/West/Water/Fall/Adult/Black/Sage/Emotional
Oct 23-Nov 21 Snake/Bear/West/Water/Fall/Adult/Black/Sage/Emotional
Nov 22-Dec 20 Elk or Owl/Bear/West/Water/Fall/Adult/Black/Sage/Emotional
There may be variances depending on different tribes. We recommend you research both, then you will know which one is you! The astrological animal may not be your own personal totem animal. Use it instead as an additional helper.
Snow Goose: The large white snow goose travels great lengths, some as far as 5,000 miles, during its yearly migrations to and from its nesting grounds in the North Arctic. As a totem, Snow Goose people will often go to great lengths to make their aspirations a reality. They have clear ambitions, and their imaginative minds, strong determination, sheer energy, and bubbling enthusiasm can make the seemingly impossible become attainable for them. Their persistence and determination often make them successful at attaining long-term goals that they have set out for themselves. Snow Geese will spend hours picking insects off of each other. Snow Goose people will often do ordinary things extremely well, sometimes to the point of perfection. These perfectionists can also sometimes be nitpickers, letting small and insignificant matters bother and frustrate them. When they feel that they’re not getting their goals accomplished quickly enough, or they perceive an obstacle, even a minor one, in their path, Snow Goose people often have a tendency to become despondent and depressed. Snow geese travel in large flocks, sometimes numbering in the thousands. Like their totem, Snow Geese people are usually very social and enjoy being in the company of others.
Otter: Otters are known for their playfulness, and thus, Otter people are friendly, playful, and love to have fun. Like their totem, Otter people are usually very helpful, considerate, and compassionate towards others and are often involved in charitable activities. They are very giving and throughout their lives, they will spend a great deal of their energy working to benefit the Earth and its inhabitants. Otters have a strong sense of family and are very passionate and devoted to their loved ones, and will mourn the loss of a mate for a long time. They love being parents, and are exceptionally good at it, and are very nurturing towards their cubs. Otter cubs stay with their parents for much longer than those of most other wild animals. Just like their animal totem, Otter people are also usually very devoted and loving towards their families and may have difficulty letting go of their children when they decide to move out into the world and be on their own. Otters are great organizers and keep their living areas very neat and tidy. Otter people are just the same and will often feel ill at ease and uncomfortable if their living and working environments are not clean and orderly. Otters are intelligent, creative, and inventive. As they float in the water on their backs, they place a rock on their tummies to use as a tool to crack open their shellfish dinners. And you can bet that Otter people are just as intelligent, creative, and inventive as their totem animal.
Wolf: The Native Americans regarded the wolf as intellect in both mind and spirit, a keeper of knowledge, and a great teacher, as well as a guide to the sacred. Those born during the Big Winds Moon are most often intellectuals, like their totem, and are usually hunters of knowledge, especially with regards to philosophy, religion, and anything else that they feel might bring meaning and purpose into their lives. Like the wolf, they are often very good with handling children and make excellent teachers. Wolf people are usually quite intuitive, and can often quickly discern the intentions and attitudes of others, even when they are hidden. Both wolves and Wolf people have a need to have a well-defined territory. For Wolf people, this territory not only includes their home and workspaces but also their relationships with others. Wolves are very social animals and companionship is important to them. Usually, they partner for life. And so it is too for the people with this totem. Wolf people are usually quite sensitive and, for them, a break-up can be devastating. These people often have difficulty handling their emotions. They feel vulnerable if they express them too freely, yet become depressed when their emotions are repressed. Their emotional imbalance may cause difficulties in their relationships.
Hawk: Like the falcon, people born during this moon are fearless hunters, always in search of something new. New places, new experiences, and new ideas are their prey. These people, like their totem, have the ability to reach great heights, though sometimes, however, they can lack the patience, concentration, or persistence to be able to see things through to the end. Although they begin each new endeavor with great enthusiasm, they can easily get bored or distracted and, therefore, will quickly change directions and leap onto the next new thing that comes along, leaving the other endeavor behind never to be finished. They may have a whole trail of unfinished projects behind them. To combat their tendency towards boredom, Falcon people may have several different projects going on all at once. Even so, they may still eventually lose interest in all of them and dive into something new that piques their interest. Falcon people, therefore, are often good at starting things, but not so good at finishing them.
Beaver: People who have Beaver as a totem are hard workers. Just like a busy beaver, they keep themselves busy whether it is at work, or at home, or at play. They have no trouble keeping themselves occupied. Even when it seems that there is nothing that needs to be done, Beaver people are creative and will always find something to do, even if it is just changing, adjusting, tweaking, or rearranging things that they have already done. Keeping busy helps to make Beaver people feel comfortable and content as well as giving them a sense of security. Beaver people are also persevering and patient and so, if they have their minds set on something, they usually end up getting what they want. They are quick to learn and are readily adaptable to new things, though they also have a tendency to want to make things fit themselves rather than the other way around. Sometimes so much so, that it may get to the point where they end up reorganizing the lives of those around them. But they usually don’t do so selfishly, but rather with the intention of it benefiting all those around them as well as themselves.
Deer: Deer people are fast-movers on every level. Not only do they move fast physically, but they also talk fast, think fast, and their emotions tend to change quickly. Due to all of their fast-moving, they are likely to often bound from one topic to another, from one idea to another, and from one project to another, many times failing to accomplish what they had set out to do. They are resourceful, however, and have an eye for beauty, and so they are capable of making something beautiful out of something simple. Deer people often have a short attention span, as well as a tendency to interrupt conversations because their minds are always racing, a part of the conversation might set their thoughts off on a tangent, and then they will want to express those thoughts immediately, thereby not allowing the person who was speaking to finish what they were saying. However, they are also intuitive and sensitive and are usually compassionate and understanding of others. Deer people often have an uncontrollable wild side to them which can sometimes make it difficult for others to understand them and for them to even understand themselves. With all of their fast-moving and occasional wildness, Deer people are often unorganized and easily lose track of time.
Woodpecker: To Native Americans, the rhythmic pecking of the woodpecker reminded them of the sound of the shaman’s drum. The people who have Woodpecker as a totem also tend to be musically inclined. The Natives say that the woodpecker not only did its pecking out of necessity in the search for food but that they also pecked for the sheer joy of it. Woodpecker, then, as a totem can teach people how to feel and express joy. Woodpeckers take great care in building their nest and raising their young, and so too do those with this totem. Woodpecker people find their greatest joy in building a comfortable, harmonious, and happy home for themselves and their children. They are usually excellent parents, and sometimes have difficulty with letting go of their children when it is time for them to leave the nest. lose relationships are important to Woodpecker people, and they can become very unhappy or even bitter if they do not have someone towards whom to direct their love, energy, and devotion.
Salmon: The salmon is a symbol of strength and longevity to Native Americans. Salmon swim upstream to get to their spawning grounds so they have the strength to swim against the current and the ability to survive despite hard times, and so do those whose birth totem is Sturgeon. Salmon are very graceful swimmers, causing very little disturbance as they move through the water. Water is the element of the emotions, and so it is one of Salmons people’s life tasks to learn to master their emotions and to swim gracefully through their lives causing little friction or disturbance. Salmon people can be resistant to change which can cause them a great amount of emotional upset. Demands that are put on them by others can also be a source of emotional upset and a lot of stress for Sturgeon people.
Bear: Brown Bears are independent and self-reliant, and so too are those whose birth totem is Brown Bear. These people are usually slow in acclimating themselves to change, and will often retreat to their dens for a time, where they can feel comfortable and secure within the familiar. Brown bear people are constructive and have a knack for fixing just about anything, from repairing a broken down car to mending a torn relationship. These people are usually quite gentle, like their totem animal, and handle their relationships with much tenderness and understanding. The Native peoples regarded the Brown Bear as a dreamer. People with this totem often love to daydream and have a vivid imagination. Sometimes they can get so wrapped up in their daydream that they become unable to distinguish it from their physical reality, which may cause others to think that they are liars.
Raven: Ravens and crows like to be together in numbers. They travel together, eat together, and live together. Raven people have this trait as well, preferring the company of others to being alone and on their own. They feel the happiest and most secure when they are with others. They work best when they are in a group and are extremely loyal to any group that they are a part of, and like the Raven, they are always ready to defend it when necessary. Like the birds, these people are often cautious and wary which may make it difficult for them to make decisions. They are often indecisive and slow to make up their minds, preferring instead to remain neutral rather than to choose one side or one thing over another. However, once they have made a decision, they will act on it with conviction. Since ancient times, the Raven and Crow have been associated with magic and mystery, and have been regarded as the guardian of secrets. Almost like magic, Raven people often have an uncanny ability to turn their wants and desires into realities. They are also usually very good at being discreet and keeping secrets.
Snake: Because of its ability to periodically shed its skin, the snake represents transformation, change, and renewal. And those born with Snake as their birth totem are inclined to shed their skins by way of making dramatic, and sometimes drastic, changes in their lives from time to time, letting go of their current ties and attachments and starting again anew. They may make sudden decisions such as to quit their job, or change their occupation, or sell their house, or move to a new city, or totally reinvent themselves. Sometimes, however, they make these changes at inopportune times, thereby causing unnecessary upset and suffering to themselves as well as to others. Change isn’t necessarily always easy for Snake people, but they are adaptable to anything that is new to them. For Snake people, their lives are usually a lifelong transformation. They may start out making changes that are for purely selfish reasons. As the Snake person goes through life, their selfish changes will usually eventually transform into more constructive changes that benefit not only themselves but others as well. Snake people may also start out as insensitive and hurtful towards others, but then their ability to wound will usually turn into the ability to heal. Snake people can be especially helpful to those suffering from alcoholism or drug abuse.
Owl: Owls have large eyes and keen eyesight which enables them to see and catch their prey in the darkness of night. Owl people are very observant as well with very little escaping their attention. They have a keen eye for detail as well as a deep insight into whatever they find of interest or importance. The owl is associated with hidden wisdom and the Moon, which is the light that shines through the darkness. Owl people usually have very good intuition, and may often find that they become aware of certain things before it becomes obvious to others. Though they are drawn to the esoteric and mysterious, they are usually able to keep themselves grounded in practical reality. From time to time, Owl people may feel the urge to disappear into the darkness like their totem animal. They may become quiet and withdrawn, and may even feel the need to be alone and will thus avoid being in the company of others. They may even suddenly break away from a situation or project in which they have been deeply involved. Because of their sudden withdrawal, Owl people may appear to others as antisocial. They might be and feel misunderstood by others and, during these times, may inadvertently hurt the feelings of those around them.
SPIRIT KEEPERS AND CLAN ANIMALS
The Spirit Keepers are Spirit Beings responsible for teaching us the power of their respective Directions. When we are born, the Great Spirit assigns a particular one to us, like a Guardian Angel, to Guide, Teach, Protect us, and to serve as a Team Leader. There are lessons for us to learn from ALL of the Spirit Keepers. Each animal also has its place on the Medicine Wheel…
Of the North Wind is The Sacred Buffalo (Dec 21 and Mar 20)
The Power of Buffalo is renewal and purity. It is new life enclosed in death, new growth protected in rest. The Season of Buffalo is Winter, whether that “season” is about the time of year, the time in a person’s life cycle, or the time-phase of an idea. The animal totem of Buffalo is also White Buffalo, whose Medicine is Prayer and Abundance. The color totem is White (purity, balance). The time of day represented is Night.
Of the East Fire is The Eagle (Mar 21 and Jun 20)
The Power of Eagle is illumination and wisdom. The Season of Eagle is Spring, a time of awakening from Winter rest, a time of vitality, purity-of-energy. The animal totem is Eagle, whose Medicine is Spirit. The color totems are red (vital energy) and gold (enlightenment). The time of day represented is Morning.
Of the South Earth is The Coyote (Jun 21 and Sept 22)
The Power of Coyote is growth and trust. The Season of Coyote is Summer, a time of rapid growth, maturing, testing wisdom and helping it to grow. The animal totem is Coyote, whose Medicine is Trickster. Some believe that the South Direction animal totem is Mouse, whose Medicine is Scrutiny. The totem colors are green (growth, healing) and yellow (intelligence, natural wisdom). The time of day represented is Mid-Day.
Of the West Water is The Bear (Sep 23 and Dec 20)
Also Chief Council of all Spirit Keepers, and whose Power is strength and introspection. The Season of Bear is Autumn, a time of strength gained from knowing yourself, a time of stability. The animal totem is Grizzly Bear, who is also Chief Counsel of all Animal Totems, and whose Medicine is Introspection. The totem colors are blue (spiritual strength) and black (looking within). The time of day represented is Evening.
HOW TO IDENTIFY WHEN AN ANIMAL IS GIVING YOU A MESSAGE
This usually happens when we are least expecting it. It’s when a particular animal really comes into your awareness and undividedly gets your attention. Here are some examples…
A bird is very close to you and makes some kind of noise. Or an eagle, hawk or raven are circling just above you.
Someone walks up to you with their dog of some kind of pet.
You see some kind of wild animal out in nature
A bee lands on you
A butterfly passes you
You see a skunk
You dream of a particular animal
You call upon one in a shamanic journey or one just shows up
The animals are always trying to give us guidance, direction and subtle messages. Most of the time we are too busy and not paying attention. A long time ago, it was said that we humans use to talk to the animals on a regular basis. Since then, we have become more disconnected. But some of us are remembering through our DNA memory.
There are so many different ways these animals are trying to give you a message. When you see them, stop and pay attention to them, talk to them. Ask them what message they are trying to share with you. Now just because you see a bird flyS by or an ant crawLS across the sidewalk doesn’t mean you are “getting a message.” But if the bird lands near you and looks at you, or the ant crawls on you and stings you, then you could be receiving a message. Also, some Native Americans believe that when you get bitten or stung by the animal then it is sharing its medicine with you and to say thank you.
HOW TO DO AN ANIMAL TOTEM READING
There are a couple of ways to do a reading.
Intuitively sit with your client and trust what image or energy of an animal comes to you. Then you can describe their meaning and ask them how it applies to their life.
Do a Shamanic Journey for your client to receive a power animal.
Do a card reading using any of the Animal Medicine card decks.
Some of the best card decks are:
The Discovery of Power Through the Ways of Animals Hardcover by Jamie Sams
Messages from Your Animal Spirit Guides Oracle Cards by Steven D. Farmer
How to read the animal medicine cards for yourself and others
Get into a comfortable and quiet space, in or outdoors. Smudge and clear the energy of the cards, yourself, your client and the space around you. Ask your Spirit guides and/or your clients Spirit guides to be present for the duration of the session. Have your client shuffle the cards, then hold them to their heart and ask their spirit guides to show them the message they need to hear. Then have your client pick one to three cards, however many they feel they need to pick. Then one by one you can help them interpret the card by first asking them to describe what it means to them. Then you can read the passage from the book provided.
A quick reference guide to the messages and teachings of the animal kingdom. Animal messages are different from animal totems or power animals.
Alligator: Take your time, set boundaries, renewal and new beginnings, gather all facts before passing any judgment, honor your ancestors in any way you choose.
Ant: Its time to get to work on that project and see it through to completion, seek support, be patient.
Anteater: Eat smaller portions throughout the day, beware of anything that seems out of place, try harder to complete projects, don’t use more than you need, just breathe in the face of fear.
Antelope: Be cautious around aggressive energy, take advantage of new opportunities, go for your heart’s desire, finish your projects quickly, if you’ve been spending too much time in solitude, seek out the company of friends. (also see gazelle, gnu, impala)
Artic Fox Don’t let the negative things others say affect you. Allow the changes to happen that come with the seasons.
Armadillo Set clear boundaries, retreat, dig deeper, be discerning, be clear on what you do want.
Baboon Get grounded, your family needs attention, significant teachings will come from foolish mistakes, only share your creations with those you trust, create a sacred space in your home.
Badger Be persistent and stick with your projects, defend your beliefs, stop your avoidance tactics and get on with what you know you need to do, stop relying on others and be self-reliant, be constructive.
Bald Eagle You have an increasing ability to walk between the material world and that of the spirit.
Bat Let go of old habits and attachments that no longer serve you, you are going through an initiation that will guide you to a more spiritually directed life, confront your fears, socialize more by joining a class or group that you think you’d enjoy.
Bear Set clear boundaries, ask for what you want, take action on that project, spend some time in solitude, you may be in need of physical or emotional healing, be gentle and show your love to those who you are close to, seek inside yourself for answers. ( also see black bear, brown bear, polar bear)
Beaver Time for purposeful activity, stop procrastinating, balance activities with rest, don’t waste time and energy on unimportant matters, change your environment to feel more secure and comfortable.
Bee Get busy on that project, involve others including community, enjoy the sweetness of life.
Black Bear Seek meditation and introspection, balance activities with rest, remember to play, allow any darkness you discover to teach you a lesson.
Black Bird Take risks in whatever you want to do, try sound healing, follow your spiritual path, observe signs.
Black Cockatoo The period of chaos and uncertainty will soon be over. If you thought about traveling this is a good time too.
Blue Bird This moment is rare and precious so open up your senses and enjoy it, relax and lighten up, speak your truth.
Black Jaguar For your spiritual and physical growth it’s time to face your fears head-on. Stop worrying and accept things for what is, and let the future take care of itself.
Blue Jay Pay close attention, someone may be trying to deceive you, choose a spiritual path and explore it fully, face fear, access your talents and take action on how you can best use them, finish a project.
Boar (Javelina) Stop procrastinating, finish a project, confrontation, face fearful situations so that you may find peace, get closure, beginning of wealth, prosperity and personal growth.
Bobcat Learn to live alone without feeling lonely, be alert and relaxed, look for what’s not being presented, trust your instincts, be careful what you share with others.
Brown Bear Stay grounded no matter what, it’s time to bring your dreams and plans to fruition, trust your instincts, come out and play, don’t just wait for something to happen, take action now.
Buffalo (Bison) Abundance, trust that you will always have whatever you need, be grateful for what you have, expect miracles and keep the faith, you may begin to feel more calm and peaceful, spirituality increases, you are a big part of a new era in peace and harmony for all people. (also see white buffalo)
Bull This is a very fertile and dynamic time for you, your life is headed for an upturn cycle, so welcome it. This is a very prosperous time for you, enjoy the material possessions you have and release the ones that have served their purpose. Set a goal, get committed, but do not rush. ( also see musk ox and or ox)
Butterfly Time to lighten up and stop taking everything so seriously. Big changes are happening, new life is emerging. It’s time to change what you have been considering in spite of challenges you will know ” This too shall pass” wear more colorful clothing.
California Condor You’ll find a new enthusiasm about life. In the morning take a few moments to greet the sun by standing with your arms out in a welcoming gesture.
Camel More than ever it is time to trust your own intuition. You’ll have a lot of energy and even though you will not have a lot of support for the road ahead yet you will need to take it with complete trust that you have everything you need within and you will succeed.
Canada Goose Lose your inhibitions and sing or chant as often as possible. Listen carefully for any omens that show up.
Cardinal Someone needs your compassionate and loving attention and has flagged you down to get it. Stop where you are and observe your surroundings then notice the sensations in your body. This is a good time to explore the religion you grew up in, with eyes and heart open for a fresh look.
Caribou This is time for you to act with resolve, make a decision. There is something bugging you it is time to address it.
Cat This is a period where self-sufficiency and trust in your own capabilities is necessary. Listen closely to your intuitive guidance, as it’s likely one of your ancestors that is one of your spirit guides trying to communicate with you. This is a period of magic and mystery for you, so pay close attention to signs and omens that will guide and direct you. (also see feral cat)
Chameleon This is time to stay in the background. You’re in for a very positive change. Be careful about getting ahead of yourself.
Cheetah Things will be speeded up for a while, Increase your flexibility by daily stretching maybe even take a yoga class. You must respond without hesitation to the opportunity that has recently presented itself. Remain flexible and willing to change the course quickly.
Chimpanzee Use your imagination to create fresh approaches to problem-solving, you have everything you need to tackle the responsibilities. Let go of any anger or resentments you’ve recently had a conflict with. Adjust your diet to one of healthy, natural and organic foods.
Chipmunk (also ground squirrel) Trust you are protected and that there are no real dangers you will have to face. Go for walks and explore, pay attention to anything that catches your eye. Pay more attention to vocal characteristics of those you encounter volume, pitch and inflection than the actual words as a way of discerning more about the person than speech alone reveals.
Cockroaches Survival, adaptability and thriving in any condition. Make the most of current resources, of moving with speed and agility. Perseverance, tenacity and discerning when and how to move and take a step forward.
Cockatoo Let go of your agenda and do something spontaneous, do something special to show your love for a spouse or close friend. You’re about to embark a learning process. Bolster your self esteem by refusing to demean, or put down yourself. (also see black cockatoo & white cockatoo)
Condor (also vulture) In spite of the circumstances in the losses you’ve sustained you’ll discover the gifts in this experience that didn’t seem apparent. Time to clean up the clutter and messes and find new creative solutions. (also see California condor & turkey vulture)
Cormorant Once you have clarity about your goal, dive in without hesitation. You’ve been working really hard, time to step back and take a stretch in the sun. There seems to be some one holding you back, in order to move ahead, you have to release any belief system that you are somehow a victim in this situation. Own your power, because giving it away causes too much mental, physical & emotional distress.
Cougar (also mountain lion or puma) You’re being called upon to be a leader right now be decisive right now no more procrastinating. Stay strong, move forward and keep your faith!
Cow This is a very nourishing time for you, you have nothing to worry about. This is time is meant for healing and mending your relationship with your mother whether she is alive or passed into the spirit world.
Coyote Lighten up you are taking things to seriously. Something quite unexpected and not necessarily welcomed is about to happen. Rather than running or fighting it will work out better if you adjust to it. Forgive yourself for any mistakes or errors and look for the lessons out of this experience.
Crab You are about to experience a shift in your personal life that is beneficial to your soul paths. You’ll become more clairvoyant. You are missing a lot by being too focused on what’s right in front of you. Pay close attention to your subconscious which will come through from dreams, visions, flashes. Put on your favorite music, comfortable clothes, shut the shades and dance.
Crane Do what you need to do in order to bring greater balance into your life. Pay close attention to signs and omens at this time. You will be able to glimpse into the future without fear. Time to restore that hobby or interest you once enjoyed.
Crocodile Take your time, set boundaries, renewal and new beginnings, gather all facts before passing any judgment, honor your ancestors in any way you choose.
Crow (also Raven) You are about to manifest something you have been working on for a while. Watch for omens and signs over the next couple of days. Expect a very big change soon. Any injustice or out of balance in your life it is now time to speak up about it. You will have a glimpse into the future and how it will affect you directly.
Deer You’ve been dealing with aggression and negativity. Find more nourishing situations and people. Trust your gut instincts. Be gentle with yourself and others. ( also see caribou, elk, mule deer, stag, white-tailed deer)
Dingo Lighten up and laugh at your mistakes. Spend some time in nature and rather than judging yourself on your mistakes look at what you have learned from them.
Dog Keep your faith strong no matter what’s going on in life. It’s important to volunteer something purely in the spirit of service. (also see Dingo)
Dolphin Meditate, listen more and talk less. Behave lovingly towards the one you have a difficult time with. Try dolphin breathing by taking three slow deep breaths and exhale with an audible sound “puh” then examine how you feel.
Donkey Volunteer to an organization for service. Listen and respect your intuition. Proceed cautiously, the more you honor and respect your inner trust the recognition and acknowledgment you’ll receive.
Dove Express your love to as many people. The soul of someone who passed has made a smooth transition. Time to stay at home and self-nurture spend time with self-care.
Dragon You’re about emerging into a new phase in life. Do more kind activities, your entering prosperity. Spend time meditating and in contemplation and you will receive valuable insight.
Dragonfly Be on the lookout for falsehoods, deceit, or illusions. You’re being too rational, your passion is awakening, it’s vital to recharge your psychic energy. You’re undergoing a magical transformation. It is important to work with fairies and other elements right now.
Duck It is time for fertility, time to have fun, the turmoil has passed. Do whatever is necessary to find emotional comfort.(also mallard and wood duck)
Eagle There’s an opportunity for you, there will be a new beginning. Detach and try to rise above the mundane so you can see your life from a higher perspective and greater vision. It is time for a spiritual awakening, anything you put out positive or negative will return to you more quickly than ever. (also see a bald eagle and golden eagle)
Eel Others both male and female will be increasingly attracted to you. You will soon embark on a spiritual pilgrimage. You will get to the bottom of the questions you have had, release any emotions blocking you.
Egret Patients, patients, patients. It is time to rely on yourself more than others. Although it is useful to rely on your emotions, at this time rely on your intelligence and wit in this situation. (also see heroin)
Elephant Make it a point to be of service, do not let anything stand in the way of this goal. You have the determination and persistence required to overcome the current challenges you face.
Elk Seek out the company of others and friends of the same gender. Your inner child requires considerable nurturing and protection right now.
Falcon Before making a decision step back and consider, be patient and trust your instinct. Pay closer attention to the natural rhythm of your body. Once you make a decision stay committed and take the plunge.(also see kestrel, kite, peregrine falcon)
Feral Cat Do something wild and out of character, break away from any unhealthy dependencies.
Firefly You’re burning the candle on both ends. You’ve done the necessary preparation for the desired outcome, now enjoy and watch your vision manifest. You’re awakening to your spiritual gifts and are called to offer your “light” to your friends, family, and community. You’re now following the truth of your soul’s path, be careful of any distractions or old habits.
Flamingo Avoid loud noisy events, be honest. Before taking action on the question before you take information and balance. You’ve isolated yourself too long.
Fly Be quick, decide fast. Your ego is in a struggle. Others admire you it is important to respect boundaries. Someone is annoyed by you, clear it up. Look for where it isn’t.
Fox Trust your intuition, your intelligence and ingenuity are more useful right now. It’s better to be in the background, its best to blend into your surroundings. It’s important at this time to break out of your social conditioning and express yourself freely. (also see arctic fox, gray fox, kit fox and red fox)
Frog Time to do a physical cleanse, do an emotional cleanse, cry as much as you need to in order to clear any emotional toxicity. Singing & chanting will help you balance. This is the start of a slow and steady transformation for you.
Gazelle Trust your instincts and move quickly, say in the background, don’t give up, your spiritual growth will accelerate, your path will change rapidly but it will be in alignment with your soul’s purpose.
Gecko Record your dreams in a dream journal. When you’ve tried and tried to get through to someone or resolve a problem and it’s not working it’s best to detach and move on.
Gila Monster If you’re in doubt at all be patient and wait. This is a good time for a cleansing fast over a few days, or if you’re physically capable to do so a complete fast with only water.
Giraffe Keep your head up, have faith and trust your gut. It’s better to not act too hastily. Make it a point to be a better listener and have better communication.
Gnu (wildebeest) There are some significant changes that you want so start with the top two on the list and go for it.
Goat (Mountain) Stop butting your head against the wall. Ask for the support you need, Keep moving forward and spend time outdoors.
Golden Eagle Go on a spiritual adventure. Find your passion and means to express it.
Goose Time of good fortune, call your ancestors for guidance and protection. Reread your favorite fairy tales. Write creative and imaginative stories. You are very well protected. (also see Canada goose and snow goose)
Gopher Look under the surface, more than ever it’s time to take full responsibility for your own growth. In order to move forward, you may need to take a few steps backward. It might be time to get your eyes checked soon if you haven’t in past few years.
Gorilla Clear and concise communication is important right now. More than ever it is crucial to respect yourself. A wise and knowledgeable teacher is about to come into your life.
Grasshopper Be fearless and take a leap of faith. You’re about to receive uplifting news. This is a time of rapid change that will take place in a burst forward movement.
Goshawk This is the time to take the lead and not wait on someone else. If you can visualize what you want then you can obtain it.
Gray Fox Right now it is best to keep to yourself and not stand out.
Gray Kangaroo This is a particularly abundant and prosperous time.
Great Blue Heron Take some time for self-examination only you know what is best for you.
Grebe Immerse yourself in a creative project, your dreams will be more vivid and your psychic and intuitive powers are on the increase.
Grizzly Bear Stay grounded no matter what, it’s time to bring your dreams and plans to fruition, trust your instincts, come out and play, don’t just wait for something to happen, take action now.
Groundhog You’re about to investigate a new area of study. Pay close attention to your dreams. Communicate your boundaries and limits.
Grouse Study the sacred spiral, you’re increasingly coming into your personal power, which draws from the source and expresses itself through you as you. Create a sacred ceremony, one with a lot of drumming and dancing to honor spirit.(also see ruffed grouse & sage grouse)
Hare Move quickly and remain flexible. Pay closer attention to the cycles of the moon. You’ll be required to make some unexpected and rapid changes direction in the coming days. (also see rabbit)
Hawk You’re caught up in too many details. Stay alert, spend time observing, when it is time for action make it quick and decisive. (also see goshawk and osprey)
Hedgehog No matter what’s going on right now do your absolute best. You have a powerful connection with ancient goddess energy. Work directly with the earth, this is a good time to honor your natural curiosity.
Heron You’ve approached the opportunity before you by meeting this challenged situation head-on you will discover some powerful gifts and powers you were unaware of. (also see great blue heron)
Hippopotamus Trust your intuition and act on it. Your skin is sensitive right now. It’s critical not to deviate from your path. Be protective towards your artistic creations.
Horse It is time to free yourself from physical and emotional constricting aspects of your life. This situation requires strong warrior energy, balanced, sensitivity, patients and compassion. (also see white horse)
Hummingbird You need to be flexible with the twists and turns in your life the next couple of days. Openly express the love you have and feel for those important people in your life.
Hyena Make it a point to spend some one-on-one time with each of your children. Be extra sensitive and attentive to the words you use and how you express them.
Iguana This is time to take action on something you’ve dreamed about doing but that was unrealistic. Although you have had a hard fall recently you have to get up and keep going.
Impala There is going to be some quick and dramatic changes in your life, take the leap, there’s a situation or relationship that’s been feeling negative or oppressive and you need to retreat to restore balance. Listen for what is not being said.
Ibis Every day pause for a few moments at least a couple of times a day and think the thought ” Everything is sacred” Follow in your heart and trust in its wisdom.
Jaguar Focus on what you want with clear intention. You’re going to experience an awakening of your deepening psychic vision. Keep your plans and intentions to yourself, not to be secretive but to allow them to gain power. (also see black jaguar)
Jellyfish Keep your faith strong and know life will supply everything you need. Be a little more cautious of any work you’re doing right now in the spirit realm. Stay organized to be more efficient in all you do and make sure you are drinking enough water.
Kangaroo There is nothing to worry about, it is important to stay connected to your family. Progress will happen in leaps and bounds. (also see gray kangaroo, red kangaroo and wallaby)
Kestrel Use your mental capacities and wits to resolve the situation you are dealing with.
Kingfisher Make it a point to express yourself clearly. For the next seven days set a few moments in a quiet place. Take the plunge into this project and or relationship with confidence.
Kite Take the mask off and show the world who you truly are. Each day take time to take some deep slow breaths and count to ten as you inhale and then as you exhale.
Koala Watch your diet at this time. Next time you are about to drink water take a moment and say a prayer of gratitude for this water. After saying a prayer for all water on the earth.
Komodo Dragon Whatever changes you make right now in your life will last a long time. This is a time of great passion so enjoy expressing it in all you do.
Kookaburra To maintain your dreams stay centered and focused. Be compassionate yet do not be fooled by anyone. The best way to overcome your fear is to face it.
Ladybug If it alights on you, make a wish and your wish will be granted. Take time to pray and meditate. Something you thought was lost or gone is making its way back to you. Mother Mary is with you to guide and console you, no matter what your religious or spiritual orientation is.
Lark Your entering a cycle where you will be completely free and happy. Find your own power song by sitting in nature.
Lemur Your powers of clairvoyance will increase where you will be able to see your helping spirits more clearly.
Leopard Take some time in solitude and pace yourself. A secret that has been kept from you will soon be revealed. (also see ocelot, snow leopard)
Lion Hold your head up high and keep your dignity. You are stronger than you think. When faced with a decision follow your heart.
Lizard Pay close attention to your dreams, especially reoccurring themes. Meditate and pray, call upon a deep ancient part of you. Listen to your intuition over anyone else. (also see chameleon, gecko, gila moster, iguana, komodo dragon)
Llama It’s been a long haul you are almost there. Move slowly towards your goal. Seek out the company of others that have similar goals as you.
Lobster You are in the process of a powerful transformation. One of your biggest lessons right now is patients. The more powerful lessons right now will be in the evenings.
Loon Do regular exercise, dream work, journal, meditate all of this will help you explore your subconscious, which will help you in return understand yourself better.
Lynx Take some time in silence a day with no visits. Someone will confide in you about their secrets it is important to keep this in confidence. Beware of people trying to deceive you trust your instincts.
Macaw You’ll benefit from being out in the sunlight. You are at a new beginning of new heights in your spirituality. You are going to notice a shift in your communication abilities, trust in your perspectives.
Magpie Act on any and all opportunities. Pay close attention to signs and omens. Be especially clear and straightforward in your verbal communications.
Mallard Whatever project you are engaged in this is a great time for productivity.
Manatee Adjust your diet to green leafy vegetables. Slow down to about 80% of your usual pace. Stop procrastinating this is a very nurturing time for you. It is time to put some people’s needs before your own.
Meadowlark Expect some good news or a pleasant surprise. It is time for some inward journey. Whatever project you have been working on is about to come into fruition.
Meerkat You may have to do some digging for the answers you are seeking. Trust that others who care and love you are always watching out for you.
Mockingbird Sing either by yourself or with others. Pay attention to other people’s body language at this time. Others will pay more attention to what you do rather than your appearance.
Mole Trust in what you feel rather than what you see. You will find yourself getting more psychic impressions when you touch others, trust those impressions.
Mongoose When it is necessary to defend yourself do it with absolute courage and honesty. Pursue your goals actively and clean up any clutter. ( also see meerkat)
Monkey Accept things as they are and once you do you will be able to come up with creative solutions. Be willing to adjust and open to new perspectives.
Moose You can feel proud of your recent accomplishments. It is important to encourage others with their dreams. You have the strength and ability to endure this emotional period. Trust in your own authority more than what you get from others.
Mosquito Be careful of energy vampires.
Moth A letter, email, or package will be coming shortly with important news. Whatever that has been hidden or veiled is about to be revealed. If you are in a romantic or intimate relationship use oils or aroma therapy to enhance attraction rather than perfumes or colognes.
Mouse Pay close attention to all details, you may be missing something that is obvious and right in front of you.
Muskrat Clean out your home and clear the clutter. Keep a dream journal for the next couple of days. Rely more on what you hear and smell rather than what you see.
Musk Ox You’re discovering a primal strength and fortitude inside you. Meet any challenges head-on. Look to your family or friends for support, comfort, and protection.
Ocelot Channel your nervous energy or tension to artistic expression. Someone close to you will soon share something that he or she wants you to keep confidential.
Octopus Explore the possibility of working with those that are transiting into the spirit realm, Get a thorough physical exam paying close attention to your heart and lungs.
Opossum In order to achieve what you have been going towards you, will need to push farther than you thought you could. If you’re in a tight corner follow your instincts and trust your intuition.
Orangutan To accomplish what you set out to do pay close attention to the faces of those you deal with. Trust more what you see than what you hear. Put your best face on to finish the job.
Ostrich Sort out whatever is not useful. You’re completely protected, be courageous. It is a good time to satisfy your hunger for knowledge.
Osprey Your body is calling for the type of nutrients that fish can provide. This is the time to immerse yourself in creative energy.
Otter It’s time to relax and be more playful. Clean up the area in your home whatever struggles you are going through confront them head-on.
Owl Meditate in silence and darkness for a few minutes each day for the next few days. Be alert to any deception. This particularly a good time to tap into the intuitive wisdom available to you. (also see barn owl, barred owl, great horned owl, screech owl, short-eared owl, snowy owl)
Ox Pursue the educational course you’ve been considering. Teamwork is the best way to achieve what you want to accomplish.
Panda Your thinking is too polarized too black/white and right/wrong you need to broaden your perspective. Take yourself up somewhere high and view the world below and meditate. Incorporate the goddess Kwan Yin in your panoply of spiritual consultations.
Parrot Steer clear of gossip, it is a good time to study the power and effects of light and color. It’s time to revisit and renew something you have always dreamed of.
Peacock You’re about to experience a vision that will greatly affect your life. It is time to take action, you are more than protected. Your dignity and integrity are particularity called for right now.
Pelican This is an opportunity to forgive yourself or someone else. It is time to free yourself from whatever is weighing you down. Focus on cooperating with others rather than competing.
Penguin You’re much more powerful and durable than you think. You have everything you need inside. You’ll soon be able to experience lucid dreaming.
Peregrine Falcon This is time to act swiftly. Be especially guarded with your health at this time.
Pheasant This spring plant a garden either indoors or outdoors. You’re at your best when you stay grounded. Your libido and vitality are at a peak right now, so enjoy yourself as much as you can.
Phoenix Get ready for significant change. Let go of whatever does not serve you right now. No matter the darkness that has befallen you right now, trust that relief is on the way. Light the fires in your heart by singing and chanting.
Pig Abundance, wealth, strength and never wanting for mundane needs.
Pigeon You’re about to receive an important message. Keep your mind on the goal. No matter where you are at, you can envision and get the comfort of home by closing your eyes. If your going through a struggle stay connected to your family and friends.
Platypus Rather than trying to adapt to others and their pace, stay in tune with your own internal rhythm.
Polar Bear Be assertive in your communication and actions, treat yourself with respect, observe before taking action, use only the energy you need, nourish and replenish your body, mind and spirit, You are about to embark on a spiritual adventure, one that will awaken your hidden gifts and qualities that have been dormant until now.
Porcupine Make sure your diet includes nutritious and organic vegetables. It is important for you to move at your own pace. Trust that you will be respected as long as you respect others.
Prairie Dog Get involved in your immediate community. Take some time for yourself, such as a retreat or a day in silence. You’ve been pushing too hard and meeting resistance all the way, so take a step back and rest.
Praying Mantis You can benefit from studying and practicing martial arts. Make prayer and meditation part of your daily regimen. Listen to your instincts as to when to move forward.
Puffin Actions speaks louder than words, make it a point each day to pray for a few minutes especially for gratitude. It’s better at this time to contain your true feelings rather than expressing them. Do your best to avoid conflict and inject a healthy dose of fun and humor into your spiritual path.
Quail Stay away from junk food and fast food for a week. If you feel threatened instead of responding immediately, change the subject by excusing yourself. You’re about to discover a greater sense of who you are.
Rabbit (also see Hare) This is a very creative time for you. Try a vegetarian diet for the next few days, notice how you feel. You’re going to find yourself experiencing a period of quiet and stillness followed by a burst of intense activity. Express your love freely and readily to those you’re closest to.
Raccoon In spite of any doubts you have about the situation ahead, you have all the resources available to you that you need. Pay close attention to any signs or omens you may be getting from any ancestors or deceased loved ones. It is important to remain emotionally and mentally flexible for the next few days.
Ram (also see Bighorn sheep) Whatever you have been considering starting, now it is time to go ahead and begin. The timing is right for you to pursue an intellectual and educational interests. You are ready for some new challenges, so be willing to charge ahead. You are about to emerge into a spiritual path that will give you a different sense of yourself.
Rat A project or investment is about to pay off. This is a good time to exercise caution. Take an inventory of material goods you have and recycle or throw out what is no longer purposeful.
Raven (also see crow) Magic is in the air. Pay attention to dreams and visions especially colorful and powerful ones, as these are indicated prophecy. You’re gradually shapeshifting to a more confident, powerful, and spiritually based you that will emerge more the more you let go of your old self.
Red Fox It is important to be flexible let the fires of passion in your heart to be expressed.
Red Kangaroo It is time to take full responsibility for your actions and do the right thing. Your family needs your attention right now.
Rhinoceros Experiment with doing things on your own. Do not make any decisions without gathering all intuitive and intellectual information as possible. Do whatever you need to stay away from conflict and aim for peace and harmony. (also see black rhinoceros, white rhinoceros)
Roadrunner There is a situation occurring in your life that requires you to think on your feet. This is a great time to make plans and put them into action. Be sure to take care of yourself before you take care of others, emotionally, physically and spiritually.
Robin It is time to let go of anything in your life that is outmoded and stagnant. Let go of drama in your life and welcome as much laughter and joy as possible.
Ruffed Grouse While dancing and or drumming focus on something you want to change or manifest.
Sage Grouse Find a place in your home that is a sacred place. For a few minutes a day do a circle dance or spiral dance clockwise then counterclockwise.
Salamander You’re about to go through a subtle transformation, do not rush it. You’re about to receive help from an unexpected source. If you are entering a new relationship either personal or professional check out things carefully before proceeding.
Salmon In spite of challenges or disappointment continue towards your goals you will reach it. It’s critical that you follow your intuition. You may experience a loss such as a relationship or through a move, yet this will precede a new beginning.
Sandpiper Select a time each day to put on your favorite music and dance. Do whatever you need to do to stay grounded.
Scorpion In order to go through this change keep control of your temper. Sex with someone will move to a greater intensity. This a time for transformation for you where you will release toxic habits and toxic relationships.
Seagull You are opening up communication with nature spirits especially fairies and water sprites. It is time to clean up your home and clear up any misunderstandings.
Seahorse Your being called upon to sacrifice your own needs. It might be time to experiment with changing gender roles.
Seal Your dreams will be very clear and vivid. The cycle of hardship and challenges are complete you are moving into plenty and abundance.
Seal Lion This is time to let yourself experience joy and playfulness. Take time to stretch or do yoga to keep your body flexible.
Shark You’re especially sensitive right now allow yourself to swim through your emotions. Notice how your moods shift depending on what you eat consider changing your diet.
Skunk Be assertive and stand your ground. Make your self-respect and dignity on top priority. You’re taking yourself too seriously time to relax, play and know that everything is alright.
Sloth Slow down your pace, you miss so much by running around in all you do. Whatever you are dealing with try viewing it from a different perspective.
Snail Slow down!
Snake You’re about to go through some personal changes. You’re about to resolve a long-standing issue, one that has taken a great deal of your energy. You’ll experience dramatic emotional or physical healing.
Snow Goose You’re about to travel to a familiar place. Let go of whatever you kept that is no longer purposeful to you.
Snow Leopard Your path toward the completion of your goals will be one of the greatest leaps over any obstacles you encounter.
Sparrow This is a very productive time for you. Your heart is opening more and more. Your energy is awakening and you will start to whistle without even noticing it.
Spider Beware of any potential traps or ruses that you are tempted to get involved in. It is time to write creatively without limits allowing yourself to be inspired by spirit.
Squirrel Get ready for upcoming changes and the best way to deal with challenges is head-on. Start to prepare for the future and as you head towards your goal do not forget to relax and play.
Stag It is time to release something that no longer fits you. This is a particularly intuitive time so pay close attention.
Starfish Keep your sense open and no matter what others say do things you want even when they are unusual. Someone in your circle is going to need compassion.
Stork Get ready for new birth into a different expression of yourself. This is a good time to go to your original home. Dedicate some time to your home and family.
Swallow You’re very caught up in the mundane aspects of life. Your home is well protected, it is time to let go and move on.
Swan No matter what is happening in your life keep your faith strong. You will soon find clarity and purpose. Focus on the fact that life is precious. (also see mute swan, trumpeter swan, whistling swan)
Tiger Remain focused and be patient. You will soon find healing, create a sacred space in your home that is completely yours, one where others may enter. (see Siberian tiger)
Toad It is a good time to withdraw into solitude. This is a volatile period for personal change. You have much more available to you in terms of skills, experience, and inner strength than you’re aware of.
Toucan Consider stretching yourself by taking a workshop in acting, speech, or theater. Be willing to speak up and aware of your words. You could benefit from chanting.
Turkey It is important to focus on your needs, you are about to receive a gift of some sort. Perform some act that honors the earth either some type of ceremony or picking up local trash.
Turkey Vulture You are going to find yourself being able to see auras around you more.
Turtle (ocean) You’ve been going way to fast it is time to slow down. This is a period of increased sensitivity to the vibration of the earth and those of collective human consciousness. Spend hours or longer in solitude away from other people. ( also see tortoise land)
Unicorn It is vital that you pursue any creative or artistic interest you have. You’ll notice more signs and visitations from the Nature spirits and elemental kingdoms, such as fairies and sprites. Let go of your worries and responsibilities for a while, and just play and have fun. You’re going to experience a surge in your personal power, so use it wisely.
Wallaby Even if you have doubts and feel uncertain take the course you have begun.
Walrus Be especially watchful for signs and omens from Nature that will give you guidance. This is an important time to heal your relationship with money by understanding that it is simply a physical means of exchanging energy. Join up with a group of like-minded people.
Wasp Whatever task in front of you jump in and go for it. Break out of your routine and do something unusual. Lead with your heart, not your mind.
Weasel Be somewhat cautious in business deals. Trust your senses about other people. You’re extremely protective and fearless when it comes to defending your family or home. (also see ferret)
Whale Express yourself through your voice, be creative. It is time for a great spiritual expansion. Conserve your energy by surrounding yourself with blue or white light. (also see blue whale, humpback whale, orca, or killer whale)
White Buffalo Expect a miracle and keep the faith. Your spirituality will now increase.
White Cockatoo You’ve just about to complete these difficult changes. Be as clear as possible in your communication.
White Horse You are very well protected from any negative or harsh psychic attacks. Let go of any shame or guilt that is a result of childhood conditioning.
White-tailed Deer You’re entering a time of plenty this is a great time to take some time off and relax.
Wildebeest Start making those changes you have been wanting to do, you are on a spiritual pilgrimage that will feed your soul. Use your senses when to move or retreat, shape-shift by using your body language, gestures, posture, and voice. Dramatic and unexpected change is about to give you greater abundance and clarity on your life’s purpose.
Wolf Valuable insights, new ideas, and teachings are coming so pay attention. You’re being physically and spiritually protected so no need to fear.
Wolverine Be assertive and it is a time to be cautious. It is important to plan ahead. Satisfy your thirst for education, get yourself out into nature spend some time walking and meditate.
Wombat You have all the resources you need, speak up for yourself. Strive for you what you want but be detached from the outcome.
Wood Duck The more you accept yourself just as you are the more you open up to your true spiritual path.
Woodpecker A storm is brewing either physically or metaphorically but have faith you are well protected. It is a good time to do some drumming or rattling.
Zebra You are looking at things black or white and or all-in or nothing thinking which limits your choices. You’re about to discover some useful knowledge that has been hidden. This will come to you without seeking so simply be open to receiving it.