Deer Spirit Animal 2018-05-17T11:31:42+00:00

Deer Spirit Animal

Deer Spirit Animal

By Elena Harris, SpiritAnimal.info Editor

When you have the deer as spirit animal, you are highly sensitive and have a strong intuition. By affinity with this animal, you have the power to deal with challenges with grace. You master the art of being both determined and gentle in your approach. The deer totem wisdom imparts those with a special connection with this animal with the ability to be vigilant, move quickly, and trust their instincts to get out the trickiest situations.

What is the meaning of the deer totem?

The meanings associated with the deer combine both soft, gentle qualities with strength and determination:

  • Gentleness
  • Ability to move through life and obstacles with grace
  • Being in touch with inner child, innocence
  • Being sensitive and intuitive
  • Vigilance, ability to change directions quickly
  • Magical ability to regenerate, being in touch with life’s mysteries

Dear spirit animal, symbol of gentleness and heart energy

When you have the deer as spirit animal, you are able to bring gentleness and grace in every aspects of your life, even in the most challenging moments. By inspiration from the deer’s qualities, you can achieve ambitious goals and tackle difficult situation smoothly with a touch of gentleness and grace.

The deer spirit animal will remind you to be gentle with yourself and others. The grace and gentleness characteristic of this spirit animal echo the qualities brought forth when living from the heart. For example, the traditional symbol used for the heart chakra has the deer (sometimes also represented as an antelope) as emblematic animal of the energy of love and harmony with oneself and others.


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The power of the deer: Grace & determination

The deer horns are great means of defending and asserting yourself. Being gentle does not being being defenseless. With the deer as a power animal on your side, you can be strongly determined and gentle at the same time.

Deer totem wisdom and innocence

Another quality that the deer spirit animal brings to those who have a connection with it is a felt sense of their own inner gentleness, a clear connection with the innocence of their inner child. The spirit of the deer reveals to you a fresh perspective on old issues. Takes advantage of this opportunity to revise and reverse patterns of thought or behavior that no longer serve you.

Deer Spirit Animal

A mystical totem animal, symbol of regeneration of life and heart energy

The deer’s antlers can grow back once they fall. Because of this characteristic, this animal has been revered in many traditions as a symbol of life regeneration. There’s a cloud of mystery around this ability that gives the deer a magical and mystical quality. If you have the deer as power animal, you could tap into life’s magical ability to renew itself.

A spirit guide to develop sensitivity and intuitive powers

If the deer has chosen you as your spirit or totem animal, you may be called to use or develop your sensitivity at various levels in your life. This animal powers guide you to refine your intuition and psychic abilities. You can refine your receptivity and use your senses and intuition to reach farther out.

The deer spirit and vigilance

Those with the deer as animal totem may be inclined to be constantly on the move, being on the look out for the next opportunity. By affinity with this spirit animal, you may also be watchful of your “predators”, which translate into a tendency to be sometimes overly cautious. It takes time for you to trust someone or feel safe in your environment.

You can invoke the power of the deer to guide you in getting accustomed to new surroundings and people. This spirit guide might show up in your life to warn you encourage you to trust your instinct. The deer spirit animal will also show up in your life to encourage you to take some time by yourself in a quiet environment to rest or in nature. It invites you to find rest and peace in silence.

Dreaming About a Deer

Among other things the deer symbolizes sensitivity and intuition. Therefore when deer shows up in your dreams, it may be asking you to pay attention to your intuition. Is there a predator stalking you? You may need to be careful and plan your escape route.

If you are chasing a deer in your dreams, it may mean that you are conquering your fears. If you are the deer being chased, it may mean that you are running from your fears.

A deer in your dream can also represent a person you know who exhibits the traits of the deer such as gentleness, timidity and vulnerability.

In addition, as a prey animal the deer often makes the ultimate sacrifice. Are you sacrificing yourself for something? Is that sacrifice necessary? The deer may be asking you to take a good look and see if the sacrifice is really needed.


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402 Comments

  1. Linda Clements June 19, 2018 at 4:57 pm - Reply

    I love the fact that the deer is my totem animal, especially with Makigic and Spirituality, because I believe in both those aspects of life and the deer brings that closer to me! I hope whatever problems your having, that your deer will make good things happen for you, Linda Clements

  2. Em June 16, 2018 at 1:35 am - Reply

    I don’t know if anyone will even see this comment, much less read it. Every single time I’m going through what feels like one of my most difficult, trying, heart-breaking times, I SWEAR to you, I walk outside on my front porch, or either go out the back door (because I’m a smoker) and there is a dear standing by the tree line across the street. Y’all, I live in town, not even in the country where seeing alot of dear are prone. I got curious tonight after I’ve had a very hard day, like one of those days where you just want to sit in your car and not walk inside and just cry. I have 2 daughters, both under the age of 10, that I have to be strong for. They can’t see me go through these heart breaking times, so I go outside to do my meditating and thinking alot. Tonight, I saw a huge buck standing there, probably 30 feet from my door steps, and then decided to do some research …. And it led me here. What really stood out to me is am I sacrificing myself for something that is really necessary in my life? Is all of this Im going through right now necessary? I needed to be here at this moment and read this ….

    • susan June 16, 2018 at 6:13 am - Reply

      I see you, and your comment 🙂 The deer is my power animal too, and showed up to support me recently. I think maybe this part is also why that buck appeared for you: “The deer spirit animal will remind you to be gentle with yourself and others. The grace and gentleness characteristic of this spirit animal echo the qualities brought forth when living from the heart.” I wish you healing and hope. I’ve been there. Keep looking for answers and moving forward.

      • Em June 16, 2018 at 5:24 pm - Reply

        Wow, Susan, I never imagined anyone to reply to my comment. I was just kind of venting to open air on the internet. Never imagined I’d come back to this page and see someone replied. I appreciate your advice, and I will definitely take your kind words to heart. Today has been much better, thank the Lord. Take care and thank you again. Xoxo

        • Andrea June 18, 2018 at 12:15 pm - Reply

          I hear you, too, and hope you find peace for what you’re going through. Symbolism is one way for God to connect to us. Hopefully things will work themselves out soon for you. Until then – good luck and peace.

  3. Kenneth Brown June 3, 2018 at 11:32 am - Reply

    As a 27 year old man, I had a spiritual awakening with a White Tail Buck Deer Guide. But his antlers were mighty large and looked like branches from a tree. When in this awakening he told me his antlers are his wisdom and knowledge. Went on how i passed his test of bravory. Told me to move my eyes to the left during the trance i was in. Next to me was a Doe. I’m single. No one was in the room with me. I felt like it was all too familiar to me to experience this. I then realized i had been thru this before i was this life. So i think a deer guide is who i been following for a long time if anyone believes in regenerating from life to life

  4. Leslie May 31, 2018 at 7:32 pm - Reply

    I was so happy when the quiz told me my spirit animal is a deer. I got to hold a baby fawn today that we came across in my family’s wooded yard. We thought it was sick or dying but it wasn’t. I held it until we saw his mom then I let him go. I’ve always liked deer, there’s just something about them. But this fits me to a tee, I’m kinda shocked how accurate it is.

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