The Dolphin Spirit Animal

Dophin Spirit Animal

By Elena Harris, SpiritAnimal.info Editor

The dolphin spirit animal represents harmony and balance. Dolphins are both highly intelligent and closely in tune with their instincts, striking a balance between the two states. Dolphins are also a symbol of protection and of resurrection. Their playful nature is a reminder that everyone needs to approach life with humor and joy. People who identify with the dolphin totem are usually peaceful and gentle, but with a deep inner strength.

Dolphin Symbolism

The dolphin is a complex animal and has had many different meanings attached to it throughout history, including:

  • Peace and harmony
  • Protection
  • Playfulness and joy
  • Resurrection
  • Inner Strength
  • Cooperation

Dolphins as Representatives of Peace and Harmony

Dolphins balance their animal nature with a higher intelligence. They trust their instincts and intuition rather than overthinking things. They live peacefully with other species, including humans. It isn’t uncommon for dolphins to swim and play around swimmers and boats. Their gentle natures remind us to look for the good in everyone and strive to bring peace to our lives and those around us.


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Dolphins as a Symbols of Protection

Sailors have long believed that dolphins are a good omen. Dolphins have been known to assist drowning people and to chase sharks away from people in the water. In one notable case, a pod of whales was beached in New Zealand. People were fighting to keep them alive but the whales were disoriented. A nearby pod of dolphins came over and herded the whales back to sea, saving their lives. Due to this tendency, dolphins have a well-earned reputation as protectors. They teach us to not only save ourselves, but to protect others in need.

Dolphin Spirit Animal

The Playful Spirit of the Dolphin

People are often attracted to the dolphin power animal because of their playfulness. They are a reminder to keep a sense of humor about our lives. The dolphin spirit animal shows that everyone needs to play sometimes for the sheer joy of it. They remind us to take some time out of our busy lives to experience life like a child does.

Dolphins as a Symbol of Resurrection

Dolphins have long been linked to resurrection. The ancient Greeks believed that they carried the souls of the dead to the afterlife. In Christian artwork, the dolphin is often portrayed as carrying souls to Christ so they can be born anew. People who are attracted to the dolphin spirit animal may find themselves on the cusp of a spiritual and personal rebirth, or may have undergone one recently.

Dolphins, a Power Animal Symbolic of Inner Strength

Dolphins in the wild are strong and fearless. When sharks or orcas threaten them, they don’t hesitate to fight instead of trying to flee. They represent strong moral convictions and self-confidence, reminding us to speak our minds and stand our ground rather than hide our true selves.

Dolphins as a Symbol of Cooperation

Dolphins live in large cooperative social groups. Healthy adults work to protect and feed injured ones, and the whole pod rallies around mothers and their calves to protect them from predators. They demonstrate a level of selflessness and cooperation that most people struggle to achieve. The dolphin totem shows that coming from a place of love makes it easy to work with others without sacrificing our own needs.

Dreaming About Dolphins

Dolphins are extremely intelligent and symbolize multidimensional wisdom and intelligence. In addition dolphins can be rather playful, so a dream with a dolphin may symbolize a connection with your joyous and playful side.

Social animals, dolphins are also symbols of connection. So if a dolphin shows up in your dreams, it may be a symbol that you are relating well with others or that you will soon be in a social situation. Associated with connection it could also be a symbol of deepening a connection with a loved one or significant other.

Another aspect of a dolphin dream is the quality of the water the dolphin is in. Is the water clean and clear? This may indicate great relationships and socializing. Is the water dark and murky? This could be a sign of some difficult relations with friends or coworkers.


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