Deer Spirit Animal

By Elena Harris, SpiritAnimal.info Editor

deer animal totem

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.

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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324 Responses to Deer Spirit Animal

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  • deer lover ;)

    deers are my favourite animal !! they are so tasty !!! i <3 deers

    • -_-

      wow thats so rude

      • SunRay

        Yeah, it was!

  • brandon

    Oh my lord.  It’s deer ok?  Plural for deer is still deer…theres no goddamn s in deer.  Maybe your spirit guide should be a fucking dictionary. Idiots

    • SunRay

      Lmbo!

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  • Poo

    Wow

  • Miranda

    I saw a baby deer walking around my family’s neighborhood when I was around the age of 6 or 7. I have been interested in spirit animals when I was around the age of 9. I have not had any dreams about a deer, but I have seen them quite often. I am starting to wonder if a deer is my spirit animal, and not something else.

  • Deer Girl

    I remeber one winter of my childhood when me and my father was out and playing in the snow. A family of deers walked up to me and I like deers and has some dreams of them. Now I know why. They are my spirit animal!

  • Dreaming deer

    I always have dreams about deer and I now know why, because my spirit animal is a deer

  • Derless

    I get the deer from this test. It fits me well,but I have never seen it in my life. So I have no idea if the deer is really my spirit animal.

  • dog

    i’d like to be a deer, but i am like WAY more rough & tough than one.

    • Daniel

      So maybe youre a moose, the biggest of the deer family

    • rowan

      Thats why the deer has come to you. To remind you to increase sensitivity in all aspects of your life. I too am a bit harsh of a person at times. And the deer came to me in a dream last night.

  • liam

    I don’t know why but I have a roundness for deer’s and every time I come across one I stop and wait for it to pass. Also I have a lot of deer items like; clock, lamp shade, an small deer statue and a life size statue. I have no idea how this came on to me so I decided to find out what my sprit animal was and is was a DEER!! …

    • Rodrigo

      Wow just wow,you are deer man/woman for life XD

    • LIAM

      Heyyyyyyyy im liam too and im a derr too xD i am really into it too i even have a tail now and im gonna join a pack of derrs soon

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