A wise guide whose peacefulness pervades
A water animal with deep emotional strength, the blue whale is characterized by compassion and serenity. According to shamanic beliefs, it is known for its wisdom, and steady comforting manner. Those who identify with this animal guide find fulfillment in service of others, particularly on a psychological level.
Traits of the Blue Whale are Compassionate, Peaceful, Emotional Strength, Wise, and Calm
A beautiful being that embraces rebirth
Delicate and fine, the spirit butterfly moves gracefully through the air. The fated metamorphosis it endures in order to establish its life - a process that is not an easy one, however, once it has surrendered to change it is free to fly and become a full expression of itself.
The traits of the Butterfly are Graceful, Happiness, Transformation, Enthusiastic, Peacemaker, and Gentle
A bon vivant both secretive and sensual
A land animal with a deep sense of adventure, the spirit cat has a sensuous nature and highly independent spirit. A wanderlust and sensitivity to its surroundings leads it to seek out beauty and novelty far and wide. Those who identify with this animal guide value autonomy in their work and often find fulfillment through travel and design.
Traits of the Cat are Secretive, Curious, Sensual, Independent, and Adventurous.
A gentle, comforting peacemaker
Sensitive and peaceful, the spirit doe is a highly compassionate and gentle land animal, according to shamanic beliefs. It understands that you cannot push others to change, but instead must gently nudge them in the right direction with love and understanding. Those who identify with the doe may find fulfillment in the holistic world, or in careers such as therapy or social work.
Traits of the Doe are Loving, Gentle, Peacemaker, Compassionate, and Sensitive.
A positive spirit characterized by harmony and balance
Happy and enthusiastic, the spirit dolphin is a magical water animal. Both highly intelligent and in tune with its instincts, it maintains a naturally balanced state. Idealistic, loving, and joyful, those who identify with this animal, in the spirit world, are often drawn to the healing arts and enjoy working in the spirit realm. Dolphins are a symbol of protection and healing, and their playful nature is a reminder to approach life with more humor and joy.
The traits of the Dolphin are Intelligent, Intuitive, Spiritual, Healer, and Kind.
A truth-seeking ally
A fearless flyer who remains grounded through strength and leadership, the spirit eagle is known for its immense courage, according to shamanic beliefs. Always seeking the truth, it is guided by an inner compass and finds faith by tapping into and following its intuition. Uber-ambitious, those who identify with this animal guide seek greatness on the highest level and enjoy being in the public eye.
Traits of the Eagle are Truth-seeker, Leader, Courageous, Strong, and Grounded.
A loyal caregiver that puts family first
In the spirit world the elephant guide is an animal of the land which symbolizes contentment, calm, and reliability, and is known for its deep generosity and wisdom. Through its loyal and caring nature, it acts as an inspiration and source of safety for friends and family. Those who identify with the elephant are natural caregivers, but may also find fulfillment in the realms of research and science, for they have profound thoughts and emotions, and respond to them from a place of deep inner knowledge.
Traits of the Elephant are Loyal, Caring, Generous, Wise, and Reliable.
A magnetic and social communicator
Creative and kind, the spirit firefly is a natural communicator with a pure spirit. This animal guide knows that external beauty means nothing without internal beauty, and inspires others to be their best selves by shining from within. Those who identify with the spirit firefly have the ability to light up a room and incite admiration - they often find fulfillment in the worlds of public relations, communications, motivational speaking, or by simply being on the world stage.
Traits of the Firefly are Creative, Pure, Communicator, Social, and Kind.
A vibrant being with strong instincts and impeccable manners
Tied to both water and air, the spirit flamingo is a very social bird. A strong communicator with a delicate demeanor, in the spirit world, it has the ability to always see the big picture and is characterized by intelligence, creativity, and the drive to make things happen. Those who identify with the flamingo may be somewhat introverted, but have an inner flamboyancy, and desire to be recognized.
Traits of the Flamingo are Outgoing, Family Oriented, Communicator, Balanced, and Vibrant.
A strong, quick-learning partner and teacher
Adaptable and charismatic, the spirit fox is a clever land animal that is always able to see the humor in even the most dire of situations. This animal guides cunning nature helps to avoid drama by working around obstacles instead of confronting them head on. Those who identify with this animal enjoy teaching, mentoring, and engaging in problem solving.
Traits of the Fox are Quick Learner, Strong Partner, Adaptable, Charismatic, and Teacher.
A graceful, eager soul with a flair for artistry
An optimistic and perceptive land animal, the spirit gazelle is a symbol of rising above adversity by using one's inherent tools. Skilled at staying above the fray, this animal spirit navigates its current terrain and allows all available opportunities to open up to it. Those who identify with the spirit gazelle enjoy inspiring others through original concepts and leading creative endeavors, while many turn to dance as a form of expression.
Traits of the Gazelle are Graceful, Optimistic, Eager, Artistic, and Perceptive.
A sharp, problem-solving being of providence
A majestic animal of the air, the spirit hawk represents focus, strength, and poise. It soars high in the sky, from where it enjoys a vast perspective on life. From here it can scan its environment, looking for potential threats and sources of food. Therefore, it represents the ability to look at the big picture and not get too wrapped up in petty details. It’s also believed, according to shamanic tradition, that the hawk is deeply connected to, and a direct messenger from, the spirit world.
Traits of the Hawk are Intuitive, Focused, Protective, Problem solving, Keen, and Being of Providence
A driven, passionate force
A highly motivated and intuitive land animal, the spirit horse is a true freedom-seeker. The spirit horse's high level of energy delivers physical strength and vitality, while psychological stamina allows it to face life head-on and overcome obstacles that stand in the way. According to shamanic beliefs, If this spirit power animal appears in your life, it is here to teach you how to ride towards new directions and awaken your own freedom and power. Those who identify with this animal may find fulfillment as a high-powered executive, entrepreneur, or athlete.
Traits of the Horse are Driven, Motivated, Passionate, Seeking Freedom, High Energy, and Intuitive.
A protective spirit with the loving gentleness of a best friend
A land animal deeply rooted in home and family, the hound is a loyal protector who shows unconditional love in service of others. Vast intuition lends a keen sense of when protection is needed, while a playful spirit brings joy to the lives of everyone the hound encounters. If you find the spirit hound has entered your life, it may be telling you that in addition to helping others, it is vital to also be loyal and truthful to yourself.
Traits of the Hound are Protective, Loyal, Loves Unconditionally, Playful, and Intuitive
An energetic and masterfully agile talent
Small yet strong, the hummingbird represents lightness of being, enjoyment of life, and the ability to endure long journeys with joy and playfulness. The spirit hummingbird’s physical lightness reminds us to also be light in our thoughts and actions, and eliminate negativity to let our souls soar. According to shamanic beliefs, those who identify with the hummingbird think quickly, move swiftly and are resilient, free, and fierce, often finding fulfillment through travel and creative endeavors.
Traits of the Hummingbird are Positive, Talented, Elegant, High Energy, Agile, and Adroit
A mysterious, insightful pillar of wisdom
According to shamanic beliefs, the spirit owl is highly intuitive and unafraid, and is known for its sharp vision and stellar judgment. This animal guide is a symbol of luck, helping to unlock your full potential and discover new abilities. Those who identify with the wise owl are deep and sensitive, and take very calculated actions instead of making rash emotional decisions. Your keen, fine-tuned observation skills give you the ability to know when it’s appropriate to express yourself, and when it’s best to hold back.
The traits of the Owl are Wise, Insightful, Mysterious, Psychic, Lucky, and Good Judgment
An intelligent being with a playful side
Accepting and graceful, the spirit polar bear is at home both on land and in the water. It is at once incredibly powerful and playfully lighthearted. The spirit polar bear animal comes into your life as a reminder to find peace and serenity in a loud and chaotic world. It promotes perseverance in tough times and carries the message, shamanically, to never let go of your dreams. Those who identify with this animal guide often find fulfillment in protective services and environmental endeavors.
Traits of the Polar Bear are Accepting, Grateful, Determined, Courageous, Powerful, Playful, and Intelligent
A romantic spirit that embraces balance
An elegant water animal, the spirit swan is skilled at seamlessly balancing work, family, and play. It forms strong bonds and mates for life, but also knows that personal solitude is important for recharging. A Swan’s graceful movement through the water has a profoundly calming effect – it moves along with great ease, leaving barely a ripple in its wake. Through its example, the spirit swan reminds us to make our way gently through the tides of life instead of fighting against them. Given its creative talents, those who identify with this animal guide may find themselves drawn to design and creative writing.
Traits of the Swan are Elegant, Loyal, Romantic, Creative, and Balanced
A loyal protector that values its pack
As a social-oriented land animal, the spirit wolf puts its pack and ones closest to them first. Sharp instincts and keen intelligence make it a great "team player", offering safety and protection to its clan. At the same time, it is highly communal and loves to play with those around it. Fiercely loyal, this animal spirit guide lives to protect its loved ones and rarely leaves its pack. It is believed that the spirit wolf appears in your life as a reminder to listen to your instincts, trust your gut, and go deep into your soul in order to attend to your own wellbeing.
The traits of the Wolf are Opportunistic, Territorial, Survivor, Wise, Leader, Reliable, and Faithful