Deer Spirit Animal

By Elena Harris, Editor

Deer Spirit Animal

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.

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354 Responses to Deer Spirit Animal

  • HippieHiba

    My spirit animal is a deer because I am gentle and graceful but at the same time I am smart🤓 and can protect😠👊🏻 myself. Also because I have dreams😴🌈 about deers.

  • Christian

    My spirit animal is a wolf because I have them in dreams, I always feel thier presence and my favorite animal is a wolf.Oh I canalso hear very well.

    • Christian

      I meant can also not one word

    • Taonga

      I used to think mine was a wolf, cause well what u can do is similar to me, but for me it happens with a deer, a Wolf, and a lepoard. What even am I anymore?????? XD I like them all

      • denise

        You need to do a Meditation specifically designed to help you meet your spirit guide. You may have to meditate a few times before your spirit animal presents itself to you. It did mine. Finally, it just strolled out to meet me.

        Lynn Andrews has a meditation that will help you find your spirit animal. You will also need to learn some relaxation technics to get you to the ‘dream’ level that you need to reach out to your spirit animal. Just look online and find one that works for you.

        You can also use relaxation to help you find your inner child, talk to your guardian, and more. It’s great! Happy dreaming.

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  • jessica daphne

    I have grown up with giant turtles and alligators when i started missing the place i grewup and needed my friends i staryex realizing i had animal guides the whole time for my differnt moods of spiritual activity like a black bear and a lion and niw a deer apparition or vision there is something vreat and divine out there for us all thanks to knowledge truth and self impowerment improvement and thanks to jesus and his disciples and american indians all spirit walkers seek wisdom guidance protection for your mind body and spirit. Its all for the greater good.

  • Jack from Jackass

    I don’t understand… I’m a jackass, why did I get the beautiful deer? This is so wrong.

  • Jayvin

    I was playing a game called life is strange and i notice how much i had in common with max so since her spirit animal was a deer i wanted to find out what mine was i took the test and what a surprise it was also the deer weird right. I should have known because one day in Fall i missed the bus so i walked home from school on the train tracks then i saw a family of deer on my way it looked like they were staring at me and we made eye contact and one of them let me pet it weird am i right.

    • Imogen Grace

      Oml I love lis, that’s why I came here, I was doing a drawing of the spirit animals of the characters in lis and I wanted to find out what they really meant… Apparently I’m an owl… I’ve always loved owls but foxes have always stood out to me, I’ve never seen one in real life though, but when I see them on TVs or in books it feels like they’re looking at me… But then I could just be crazy!😂😂

    • Kristina

      I love life is strange!! I too got the deer <3

  • Morganna of the Sea

    I have been searching for my spirit animal and very recently thought it was wolf. When I read the descriptions of Wolf, it seemed to describe me. But deer has appeared in my dreams, & I have very recently seen does all around. The other night, a mother and her fawn stood on the side of the road as we drove past. They were shockingly unafraid, then hopped up the hill and disappeared. In my dream, I have acted like a deer, and saw my connection to a doe. And when I read this, I realized how much I have in common with this beautiful creature. It surprises me, though, because I have always thought myself a hunter.

    • Emily

      Stop hunting these poor creatures they’re defenseless perhaps a bit more empathy is necessary to quit your hunting habit

  • Annanonymous

    So… Here we go:

    I have been seeing dragonflies in all the places I go to in vacation. I am very afraid of bugs and flies so I just get very annoyed and frightened in any situations involving bugs. So you could say I wouldn’t hurt a fly.
    Deer have been an animal I respect and love. To me, they are other humans; they have the looks, too.
    Lions have been with me for many years. I am a Leo, and I have this lion that is with me all the time- I feel him next to me, laying down, or just his presence. I can see him faintly, as if it was a light outline. I feel a warmth when he is close.
    To sum it up:
    Dragonflies are my guides
    Deer are my inner animals
    And lions are my spirit guides

  • Sti

    I am a deer and a lion

    • X

      House Lannister and Baratheon!

  • Henil

    Well..what u say is true in my case

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