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Elephant Animal Totem   ( Feb 26, 2015 )
This animal totem is Elephant – Gentleness, Strength, Communication Elephant medicine is teaching us about relationships and that in order to keep relationships alive you need to have gentleness, commitment and communication. Elephants can be tough when protecting others and gentle when nurturing them. They show us that by showing love and support to others our...
Cat Animal Totem   ( Feb 26, 2015 )
This animal totem is Cat – Curiosity, Flexibility, and Independence Cat is a curious animal, both in its own innate nature and to us as observers. Cat shows you how to find your own courage so you can explore the unknown, both your outer environment and your inner self. Cat’s eyes allow them to see very clearly in the dark which could be symbolic for...
Skunk Animal Totem   ( Feb 14, 2015 )
This animal totem is Skunk – Reputation Skunk medicine is about having your space respected by reputation alone. Skunk is teaching you to “walk your talk” and by doing so you will create a position of strength which will define your reputation. How you carry yourself (your body language) tells others what you believe about yourself. You don’t need to...
Caribou Animal Totem   ( Feb 14, 2015 )
This animal totem is Caribou (aka Reindeer) – Endurance Every year large herds of Caribou migrate 1300 – 1900 miles across a variety of terrains, some brutal, and in darkness during the winter months. Caribou’s medicine is of endurance, determination, adaption, community, duality and perseverance. Unlike other deer species, both male and female Caribou have...
Manatee Animal Totem   ( Feb 14, 2015 )
This animal totem is Manatee – Gentleness, Clarity, Trust Manatee is a gentle, loving and trusting animal. His trust allows him to approach you and he is asking that you allow yourself to trust in the path before you and to trust that your senses are guiding you. He is also saying that you need to open your heart and trust in people. Have you allowed your hurt to close you...
Giant Panda Animal Totem   ( Feb 14, 2015 )
This animal totem is the Giant Panda – Slowness, Willpower, Solitude Panda’s medicine teaches us to move through life in a calm, slow and steady pace, yet with determination. Anything can be accomplished if the desire is strong enough. By focusing your energy, putting in a lot of time and thought into whatever you are trying to achieve, remaining steady and strong and...
Seahorse Animal Totem   ( Feb 14, 2015 )
This animal totem is Seahorse – Contentment, Patience, Observation, Balance Seahorse is a calm, slow moving fish whose body has remained unchanged since their inception. This could be symbolic that they are happy and content with whom they are and see no need to change. What they are works for them.  Conversely Seahorse could be telling you that you are being resistant...
Wolf Animal Totem   ( Feb 14, 2015 )
Wolf is most commonly looked upon as the Teacher, the Pathfinder and the Guardian. Wolf is intuitive, psychic, spiritual, loyal, and works for the greater good. By some tribes, Wolf is associated with the North direction on the Medicine Wheel and the color white. Wolf is also associated with the Throat Chakra. Wolf’s cycle of power is year round, at...
Wolverine Animal Totem   ( Feb 14, 2015 )
This Animal Totem is the Wolverine – Passion and Persistence Wolverine is reminding you to awaken the passion for life within you and helps you to absorb all the lessons that come your way. Wolverine teaches us to never surrender, to keep pursuing what you desire until you reach your goal(s). Wolverine can survive anywhere, which symbolizes inner strength. Are you...
Weasel Animal Totem   ( Feb 14, 2015 )
This Animal Totem is the Weasel - Stealth and Silent Observation Through silent observation you will be able to see beneath the surface of any given situation or any person’s motives or their underlying secrets. Using your intuition you will be able to draw honest conclusions from your observations. This also applies to yourself and your actions. Trusting...
Whale Animal Totem   ( Feb 14, 2015 )
This Animal totem is the Whale – Record Keeper Whale is also associated with the Power of Song; Knowledge associated with the voice; the beauty of Movement; Psychic and Telepathic abilities; Wisdom and Inner Depth. Legend says that Whale was once a land animal who turned to the sea when conditions lead to Lemuria sinking beneath the sea. Whale, seeing all that had...
Turtle Animal Totem   ( Feb 14, 2015 )
This Animal Totem is the Turtle - Mother Earth, Walking your Path, Determination Turtle Island is the name given to the American continent by the Native Americans. It is believed that the turtle carried the weight of the land on her back. Turtle is reminding you that you need to honor the earth. All that you have comes from Mother Earth and you must take care...
Turkey Animal Totem   ( Feb 14, 2015 )
This Animal Totem is the Turkey – Community/Service, Earth/Feminine Energies, Gratitude/Abundance. Turkey's spirit puts emphasis on community and the importance of sharing. He is teaching you to pay attention to the people that are a part of your life, which range from family members to a single interaction with a stranger. He encourages you to see beyond your...
Swan Animal Totem   ( Feb 14, 2015 )
This Animal Totem is Swan - Grace, Awakening the Power of Self, Developing Intuitive Abilities You all have heard the story of the ugly duckling. Swan teaches you that you have inner grace and beauty which will help to teach you self-esteem. As you begin to realize your own true beauty you will open your ability to bridge new realms and powers. Swan glides gracefully...
Spider Animal Totem   ( Feb 14, 2015 )
This Animal Totem is the Spider – Weaver of Fate and Creativity For many people, Spider represents a Shadow Totem. These are the animals that provoke fear in you. The shadow totem represents the inner fear that you must overcome. Until you can face your fears that the animal is showing you, you will never be able to soar. Once you overcome your fear,...
Salmon Animal Totem   ( Feb 14, 2015 )
This animal totem is Salmon – Inner Knowing/Intuition, Adaptation/Transformation, Cycle of Life/Journeys Salmon’s medicine is about finishing what you begin, bringing life’s events and cycles to a close. Salmon’s life begins in freshwater, grows up in saltwater and returns to freshwater to spawn and die. He uses his instincts and inner knowing to...
Raccoon Animal Totem   ( Feb 14, 2015 )
This animal totem is the Raccoon - Masks/Transformation, Dexterity/Curiosity, Generosity/Altruism The most notable feature of Raccoon is its mask. Masks are invested with mystery. They are a tool of transformation, helping you to change what you are into who you want to be. How you behave around your boss, parents, children, spouse, friends, and strangers are all masks...
Ram Animal Totem   ( Feb 14, 2015 )
This Animal Totem is Ram, whose medicine is New Beginnings, Fearlessness/Confidence, Preparedness Ram is fearless and ready for a challenge. He readily takes on his opponent with conquest in mind. He is determined in his desires, knowing what he wants and taking action to achieve it. Ram is teaching you to assert yourself especially in new areas and to do so...
Rabbit Animal Totem   ( Feb 14, 2015 )
This Animal Totem is the Rabbit – Caller of Fear, Positive Attitude, Grounding Rabbit has other meanings associated with him such as good luck, abundance and spontaneity. However, none of these can happen if fears are not released. Long story short, the legend of the Rabbit tells how Rabbit and a Witch became friends. The witch used magic to feed, water and heal the rabbit,...
Praying Mantis Animal Totem   ( Feb 14, 2015 )
This Animal Totem is the Praying Mantis who represents the Power of Stillness In the photo you will see a brown “blob” on the right side. This is a Praying Mantis egg sack and if you look on the red flowers you will see the babies that hatched on Sunday. Praying Mantis is asking you to quiet the outer mind and go within to draw on a greater power. This can be done...
Porcupine Animal Totem   ( Feb 14, 2015 )
    This animal totem is Porcupine – Innocence, Trust, Be Yourself The Porcupine’s position on the Medicine Wheel is the South. The South position is the place of childlike innocence, playfulness and humility. Porcupine’s medicine lies in the power of faith and trust. Faith’s power comes from knowing within that you have the...
Owl Animal Totem   ( Feb 14, 2015 )
This week’s animal totem is the Owl  - Wisdom, Intuition, and Transformation The Owl, having night vision and the ability to turn its head almost 360 degrees, has the ability to see things that many cannot see. Owl also is associated with keen intuition and by following it he gains wisdom. Owl is symbolic of the feminine (creativity), the moon and the...
Phoenix Animal Totem   ( Feb 14, 2015 )
This animal totem is Phoenix – Death/Fire, Rebirth/Renewal, Strength Phoenix represents the cycle of death and rebirth through fire and of strength and renewed energy. His message is to have hope in the midst of despair and to flow with the seasons of events. Phoenix symbolizes the Sun, dying nightly to be reborn with the dawn. Are you aware that many species of pine...
Otter Animal Totem   ( Feb 14, 2015 )
This Animal Totem is Otter – Woman Medicine Keywords: Playfulness/Adventurous, Non-Judgment, Creativity, Unconditional Love, Sharing without Attachments, Receptiveness Woman medicine consists of the elements of Earth and Water. It is contained in and necessary for both sexes. Otter is about striving to obtain and honor the feminine energy so the unity of spirit...
Opossum Animal Totem   ( Feb 14, 2015 )
This Animal Totem is the Opossum. Opossum’s medicine is Diversion, Strategy, Wisdom, and Cleverness. Opossum teaches us that appearances can be your best strategy. You may need to put up a particular front in order to succeed in the most effective way with the least amount of resistance. He also teaches us to recognize when others are putting up false...
Mouse Animal Totem   ( Feb 14, 2015 )
This week’s animal totem is Mouse –Scrutiny, Organization, Seeing the Bigger Picture Mouse medicine can be a great power or a great weakness. Mouse is about seeing the bigger picture around him, organizing all that he sees and scrutinizing what he needs to all the while going on with his business at hand and accomplishing his purpose. What mouse is trying to...
Moose Animal Totem   ( Feb 14, 2015 )
This Animal Totem is the Moose - Self-Esteem, Making Good Choices and Wisdom Moose looks awkward yet graceful. He is large but able to move swiftly. Moose is balance. Moose stands tall and is self-assured. Moose is asking you to know and understand yourself. You alone have the authority to make the choices for your life. You need not feel ashamed, pressured by friends/peers who...
Lynx Animal Totem   ( Feb 14, 2015 )
This week’s animal totem is Lynx – Knower of Secrets, Clairvoyance, Invisibility Lynx is recognized as the silent witness to the hampering of others and foolishness by and in mankind. He is the wise and silent sage who holds the secret mysteries of Earth and Heavens but never speaks of them unless dictated to do so. Lynx gets mental pictures of others...
Lizard Animal Totem   ( Feb 14, 2015 )
This Animal Totem is the Lizard - Dreaming Lizard medicine is about Awareness, Imagination/Creativity, Manifestation and Introspection. Dreaming is the shadow side of reality where you are able to review your desires before you manifest them physically. The shadow side will help you see your fears, your hopes, or the things that you are resisting, but are always following you...
Hummingbird Animal Totem   ( Feb 14, 2015 )
This animal totem is Hummingbird – Joy Hummingbird comes into your life to remind you to enjoy life’s simple pleasures, which includes taking time to enjoy yourself. Hummingbird’s medicine is symbolic of taking part in and drawing life’s sweetness to you. He is also asking that you open yourself up to love and lightness in your emotional life. Open your...
Horse Animal Totem   ( Feb 14, 2015 )
Horse symbolizes: Travel (New and/or Safe Journeys), Power, Freedom, Stamina, Endurance, Compassion, Sharing, and Balance. If Horse shows up in your life he is telling you it is time to take a new direction, new journey in order to discover your own freedom and power. Become adventurous, take a new road. You have the stamina and endurance to see this through. Are you doing your...
Hawk Animal Totem   ( Feb 14, 2015 )
This animal totem is Hawk - The Messenger Hawk is known as the messenger of the Gods. He teaches us to be observant of our surroundings, for life is sending us signals. Take time to observe the obvious. Life is your classroom and your ability to observe will help you with the power to overcome stressful or difficult situations. Your test is your ability to...
Grouse Animal Totem   ( Feb 14, 2015 )
This Animal Totem is theGrouse - Sacred Spiral The Grouse’s dance follows a spiral. The spiral is an ancient symbol of birth and rebirth and is one of the oldest known symbols for personal power. It is also a metaphor for personal vision and enlightenment. Think of a tornado or whirlpool as you follow the spirals that take you to the center - the center of the Universe...
Great Blue Heron Animal Totem   ( Feb 14, 2015 )
This Animal Totem is theGreat Blue Heron Medicine: Ability to Stand Alone, Individualism, Independence, Call to Balance, Self-Esteem, Boundaries, Dignity, Exploration, Peace, Fluidity, and Patience. Great Blue Heron’s teachings: The wisdom of standing still and waiting patiently for what you need to come to you. To walk with assurance and deliberation, with no...
Giraffe Animal Totem   ( Feb 14, 2015 )
This animal totem is Giraffe - Farsightedness, Wise Communication, Gracefulness Giraffe’s long neck symbolizes your ability to see far off into the future. He is telling you that it is time that you let your intuition and foresight lead your way. Your instincts are guiding you. Are you following them? Do you take action and follow through? Have you...
Fox Animal Totem   ( Feb 14, 2015 )
This animal totem is Fox whose medicine is Camouflage. Fox’s ability to blend into his surroundings and be un-noticed is a power gift when one is being observant. The ability to adapt to the environment is another strong trait to possess. The power of Camouflage allows the Fox to observe his surroundings and take swift and decisive action in order to protecthis...
Flicker Animal Totem   ( Feb 14, 2015 )
This animal totem is the Flicker – The Power of Rhythm, The Heartbeat of Mother Earth Flicker medicine is showing you that it is time to find your rhythm, for you have a new cycle of growth that you will be entering. She is grounding and will teach you to connect with Mother Earth and to find balance and harmony in the physical, mental and spiritual realms. Flicker is...
Flamingo Animal Totem   ( Feb 14, 2015 )
This animal totem is Flamingo – Heart Healer, Balance Flamingo’s medicine is showing us how to maintain balance and graceful movement through each experience. The Flamingo is actually a filter feeder which is symbolic of using your intuition to “filter out” the events in your life, beliefs, thoughts and emotions by discarding those that no longer serve...
Elk Animal Totem   ( Feb 14, 2015 )
This animal totem is Elk – Stamina Elk’s medicine teaches us to pace ourselves. By setting a pace you allow yourself to utilize your stamina and energy to your fullest potential and be able to go the distance. Remember, you don’t have to be the first one to finish - just finish without burning yourself out. Also, with the exception during mating...
Dog Animal Totem   ( Feb 14, 2015 )
This animal totem is Dog – Loyalty Dog medicine is telling you to deeply examine your sense of service to others. As a species, dogs are service-oriented and have a sense of loyalty that goes far beyond the way that they are treated. Although some may be vicious and brutal, this is because they have been trained to go against their true natures. Dog medicine embodies a...
Crab Animal Totem   ( Feb 14, 2015 )
Crab’s shell is symbolism for protection. Do you have a tough outer skin or do you let the smallest things get under it and fester to the point that you are allowing another person’s words or actions steer you off course? Is your outer skin so tough that it allows nothing in? Not allowing anything in will also steer you off course. Holding onto old thought patterns...
Beaver Animal Totem   ( Dec 31, 2014 )
This animal totem is Beaver, the Builder. Beaver is the “doer”, has a strong sense of family and home and is equipped to protect what he has built. The Beaver lodge is built with alternate escape holes. Without these escape holes the Beaver could become trapped. This is symbolic for you to have alternative paths to reach your goals. If you eliminate the alternatives, you...
Butterfly Animal Totem   ( Dec 31, 2014 )
This Animal Totem is Butterfly - Transformation. Butterfly medicine is about Transformation, but also Observation (recognizing the stage of life that you are in), Creativity, Introspection, Sharing, and Rebirth. There are 4 stages of a Butterfly's life cycle just, as there are 4 stages with our life cycle: Egg = Childhood/Teenage yrs. = Thoughts/Ideas = Creativity =...
Prairie Dog Animal Totem   ( Sep 18, 2014 )
This animal totem is the Prairie Dog - Retreat, Self-Care, Planning Retreating does not mean failure, cowardice or a sign of weakness. It is an act of removing oneself from a situation in order to reassess, make a plan of action, to find alternative ways, to replenish your energy, and to get centered and grounded. Are your basic needs always at the bottom of your “to...
Bear Animal Totem   ( Sep 18, 2014 )
This Animal Totem is Bear. Bear represents Introspection. Bear is symbolic of the West on the Medicine Wheel. Our goals and dreams reside in the West. Bear’s hibernation is symbolic of going within to examine the past year’s experiences. Bear is also associated with the Dream Lodge, that space of inner knowing. Introspection is attuning to Mother Earth energies and...
Wild Boar Animal Totem   ( Sep 18, 2014 )
This Animal Totem is the Wild Boar. The Wild Boar brings the medicine of Confrontation, Truthfulness, Self-Examination and Alchemy If Wild Boar medicine is speaking to you, you are being asked to confront anything or anybody that you have been avoiding. This includes you. This is about finding the courage for truthfully confronting your fears and acknowledging your personal...
Dragonfly Animal Totem   ( Sep 05, 2014 )
This Animal Totem is Dragonfly who represents Illusion. His medicine is that of dreamtime and the illusions that we accept as our reality. He is the essence of the winds of change and brings messages of wisdom, enlightenment and communication from the elemental world, which includes the plant spirits, nature spirits, Air, Earth, Fire and Water. What Dragonfly is asking you to...
Buffalo Animal Totem   ( Sep 05, 2014 )
Buffalo – Prayer and Abundance. Buffalo’s medicine is Gratitude, Praise, Faith, Unity, Harmony, Honor and Humility. Nothing can be achieved without the aid of Creator/Great Spirit/God or whomever you place your faith. Are you taking the time to pray for yourself or for others and the sacredness of their own walk?  Do you give praise to yourself for what you...
Caterpillar Animal Totem   ( Sep 05, 2014 )
This animal totem is Caterpillar – Transformation, New Birth The Caterpillar is just one stage in the creation of a Butterfly. It must evolve before reaching adulthood. He teaches patience and preparation - for all things will come in nature’s time and not before. During this stage he is constantly feeding himself to gain the strength and build the foundation for the...
Snake Animal Totem   ( Sep 05, 2014 )
This Animal Totem is the Snake – Transmutation and Healing The shedding of snake’s skin represents the transmutation of life, death and rebirth cycle and gives the Snake the power of creation. Snake is the energy of wholeness and cosmic consciousness.  By understanding on a personal level that you are a universal being you have the ability to experience all...