Animal Meanings A-Z2018-09-19T11:33:29+00:00

Spirit Animal Meanings

Spirit animals carry meaning, wisdom, and power. Finding out what your spirit animal or totem means is like a going on a journey. Meanings will be revealed as you deepen your personal connection with it. Here are tools to help you go beyond generic animal symbolism and connect with the true essence of your power animal.

Looking for A Spirit Animal?

Bat Spirit Animal
bear totem
Butterfly Totem
Cat Totem
Cougar Spirit Animal
Coyote Totem
Crow Totem Animal
deer animal totem
Dog Spirit Animal
Dolphin Totem
Dragon Spirit Animal
Odonata - Libellule
Eagle Spirit Animal
fox totem animal
Frog Spirit Animal
hawk totem
horse totem
hummingbird totem

Top 5 Spirit Animals

wolf spirit animalWolf spirit animal

Animal Meaning: Intelligence, instincts, social.

owl Spirit AnimalOwl spirit animal

Animal Meaning: Access to intuition and wisdom, seer.

bear Spirit AnimalBear spirit animal

Animal Meaning: Strength, confidence, healing, grounding.

Hawk Spirit AnimalHawk spirit animal

Animal Meaning: Focus, clear vision, perspective, spirit messenger.

Fox Spirit AnimalFox spirit animal

Animal Meaning: Discernment, responsive, agility, smart.


When developing a meaningful relationship with your spirit animal, prepare yourself to explore a world where you can rely more on your imagination and intuition, rather than only using your intellectual abilities and rational mind.

How To Find Your Spirit Animal

There are many different ways to find your spirit animal:

  • Meditation
  • Going in nature and observing
  • Calling the animal
  • Process of self-inquiry
  • Writing about it in your journal
  • Imagination
  • Journeying with sound

These are a few methods among many used to find the animal or animals you have a special connection with. >> Learn more on how to find your spirit animal.

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Spirit Animal Symbolism

Animals are omnipresent in our lives whether they are pets or live in the wild, yet we often lack a clear understanding of their symbolic nature and what they could mean. When we relate to the spirit of animals, they may offer us powerful insight.

In the world of spirit animals, animals can symbolize:

  • Aspects of your personality
  • Skills or traits that we have cultivated successfully or have yet to develop
  • A situation or emotions that have recently arisen
  • Spirit animals can also offer guidance, an intuitive understanding

Search the list above for more information.

How to develop a meaningful connection with your spirit animal

When we bond with an animal spirit guide, we are encouraged to:

  • Discover ourselves, get a felt sense of our strengths and weaknesses, the skills we have developed and our potential
  • Loosen up our personality and habits and open up to transformation
  • Open up to new perspectives on our relationship with nature and the earth as a whole
  • Feel the power of the animal and be inspired by its qualities
  • Call on the animal spirit to get support and guidance

Connecting with spirit animals brings new understanding about ourselves and our relationship with our world. When we cultivate our connection with animals and their spirit, we form powerful bonds with allies and guides that can help us in learning more about ourselves, engaging in life more fully and facing challenges. 

Discover Your Spirit Animal

Is it the Owl or the Butterfly? Find out now with the new Spirit Animal Quiz. This free online quiz will help you find your spirit animal the easy way.

Reveal My Spirit Animal Now

The Purpose of Spirit Animals

Spirit animals carry meaningful messages and lessons for those who are listening and know how to decode them. A function of your spirit animal to guide you and bring to your attention something that needs to be acknowledged, dealt with or a skill you could use or develop further.

Spirit animals can provide guidance on:

  • An aspect of yourself that is already strongly developed or needs to be explored more
  • A situation or environment in your everyday life that has a strong emotional impact
  • A life direction you could consider or reflect on

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  1. MW June 26, 2018 at 5:28 am - Reply

    I’m sorry but I would like to know something about my spirit animal which is not on your website. Can you help me? It is the Serval.
    Thank you.

  2. Anonymous June 21, 2018 at 11:34 pm - Reply

    I’m definitely wolf and I am

  3. Shelby Noyes June 21, 2018 at 11:12 am - Reply

    I don’t see octopus, and I’m vastly intrigued as to what this recent spirit can mean for me. Is it normal to have multiple consistent spirit animals?

  4. Anonymous June 7, 2018 at 3:26 pm - Reply


  5. Wolfie June 1, 2018 at 6:57 am - Reply

    Ima wolf

  6. Anonymous April 28, 2018 at 5:32 pm - Reply

    Beaver? A pregnant One ran right up to me and then sat there munching on a stick keeping eye contact

    • Link May 2, 2018 at 3:21 am - Reply

      that must of been fun seeing a beaver wish i was there to see it.

  7. Link April 26, 2018 at 9:41 am - Reply

    mine is all the animal spirits because each describes who i am.

  8. Unknown April 19, 2018 at 7:50 am - Reply

    I know that mine is a toucan, however I cannot find the description for it here. Perhaps the cite should aim to expand it’s spirit animal data base.

  9. Emma April 12, 2018 at 2:59 am - Reply

    My Spirit Animal Is A Narwhal.

  10. Mr.Trololol April 7, 2018 at 6:06 pm - Reply


  11. Anna dawn brecht March 7, 2018 at 10:28 pm - Reply

    Im a cat lover espesally samese cats

  12. Alison Cooper March 7, 2018 at 12:07 pm - Reply

    i’m writing an allegory about police brutality and i was going to use pigs because it’s like gross and everything ya know? but then my teacher said pigs aren’t allowed. andy thoughts for the cops?

    • Anonymous March 7, 2018 at 6:10 pm - Reply

      a hog lol

    • Emma April 12, 2018 at 3:01 am - Reply

      But I love pigs!

  13. Kolynda Reyers February 13, 2018 at 10:29 pm - Reply

    Do u have a summary for an Elephant?

    I get animal representations for people and my mother is an elephant. She is the only animal i cannot find.

    • Link May 2, 2018 at 3:24 am - Reply

      a elephant animal spirit is someone who has: a strong spirit, has strong emotions, and etc. there strong in every situation

    • Otterheart June 2, 2018 at 3:58 am - Reply

      I was considering if I was an elephant. And yes, on the home page here is has a photo of many animal including and elephant, but there is none on this site. Neither is an otter, my animal. you just have to look everywhere, you know?

  14. Anonymous January 4, 2018 at 7:50 pm - Reply

    Anonymous and anyone but you are the same persons and the same dreams.

    • Anonymous February 4, 2018 at 10:32 am - Reply


  15. Anyone but you January 4, 2018 at 7:48 pm - Reply

    Anonymous and anyone but you are the same persons.

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