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Pelican Animal Totem

This animal totem is Pelican – Cooperation, Resilience, Release

Pelicans are social animals that not only hunt together they also nest together. This is the spirit of cooperation. Pelican reminds us to view ourselves as part of the whole. He shows us that we all grow more when we work together in the spirit of cooperation. Pelican is a reminder that there is plenty for everyone, there is no need to fight. He shows us about group dynamics, shared responsibilities and how to make the most of what we have been given. Pelican represents teamwork, group dynamics and resourcefulness. Do you surround yourself with supportive people who encourage you?

Pelican was driven to near extinction in many areas due to mankind’s pollution but he managed to bounce back. He has shown us his determination to survive but more importantly how to thrive even when the odds are stacked against us. He teaches us that we can rise to the top no matter what life throws at us, no matter how weighed down we become with life’s trials. The way to not be weighed down and to rise above is to release your emotional and mental baggage, to release resentment/anger, and release possessions, and to forgive yourself. Pelican is telling you to lighten up and always keep your head held high.


  • Sodalite is said to promote companionship, and can be used in group settings where cooperation is needed.
  • Magnesite helps you to practice unconditional love with difficult people; staying calm and centered and allowing them to be who they are.
  • Unakite can help keep the peace in large social functions.
  • Black Kyanite can help to open the lines of communication between people, and keeping a piece with you can help out in situations of conflict or misunderstanding.


  • Many spiritualists believe Mahogany Obsidian is a stone of strength - giving the wearer the ability to follow one’s own convictions even in the face of adversity and bringing strength in times of need.
  • Fuchsite is a mineral of rejuvenation and renewal. Fuchsite helps spark the joy and sweetness of our inner child; reminding us that the vitality of youth, no matter what the age, is an attitude of heart and mind.
  • Sunstone restores a sweetness to life and helps you to nurture yourself.
  • Green Jade has a lovely healthful vibration. It connects to the energy of the Earth, and can be used for connecting to life-force, and for building and maintaining a sense of well-being in all areas of life.

Releasing Baggage:

  • Aquamarine facilitates the releasing of old patterns of behavior that no longer serve, which can actually inhibit personal and spiritual growth.
  • Epidote detoxifies the emotional and physical body from negativity, releasing past emotional traumas.
  • Morganite is a very gentle stone, allowing for easy, gentle release of emotions.



By Susan Jolley

Posted on June 22, 2015
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