Fox Spirit Animal2018-06-20T13:47:35+00:00

Fox Spirit Animal

Fox Spirit Animal

By Elena Harris, SpiritAnimal.info Editor

The fox is often associated with the figure of the trickster, but as a spirit animal, it can also turn into a teacher providing guidance on swiftly finding your way around obstacles. If you follow the fox totem wisdom, you may be called to use or develop quick thinking and adaptability. Responsive, sometimes cunning, this power animal is a great guide when you are facing tricky situations.

Fox Symbolism

The symbolic meanings associated with the fox are:

  • Physical or mental responsiveness, increased awareness
  • Cunning; seeing through deception; call to be discerning
  • Ability to find your way around, to be swift in tricky situations
  • Affinity with nocturnal activities and dream work

Fox spirit animals and responsiveness

When the fox appears in you life as spirit animal, it encourages action and quick, swift moves. You may be called to take action in a way that shows your adaptability and ability to move quickly through obstacles and resistance.

Being inspired by a fox totem, you can work at developing the sharpness of your mental skills: Analytical intelligence, power of deduction, observation can come into play more powerfully in how you deal with daily matters or bigger projects.

The spirit of the fox may also imply that you are sharpening your physical alertness and responsiveness.

It is a stupid goose that listens to the fox preach.

~ Unknown

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Fox spirit guides and deception

The fox is known for sneaking into homes and getting away without being caught. Because of it’s characterized by its cunning ability, this animal has acquired the image of trickster in a number of cultures.

When the fox appears in your life, it may indicate that you need to pay attention to people or circumstances that may be deceiving or tricking you into going down a path that does not necessarily serves you. This spirit animal may call you to be more discerning in relationships, whether it’s in business or friendships, or in choices you make for yourself.

Following the fox totem wisdom, look for any area of your life where you may be cunningly led to do something else than you would in all reason do. Use discernment in your choices and actions.


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Fox Spirit Animal

Fox totem wisdom and the ability to find your way around

The fox as a spirit guide offers good teachings about getting around obstacles instead of confronting them head to head. You might find that you could renew or be smarter about how you deal with areas of resistance in your life or projects.

Having the fox as spirit animal, you may be guided to learn from lessons in a way that may feel like you are being challenged or sometimes even being tricked. To make the most of the fox totem wisdom, keep a strong sense of humor and be smart of the lessons you learn.

The power of the fox is a great support to develop your ability to find the sharpest and smartest solution to any problem. Call on the fox guidance when you feel lost and need help finding you way.

Fox spirit animal and nocturnal habits

Foxes are most active at night, but also are day animals. By affinity with the animal totem, you may like to be active and bring your creativity to its peak during night time as it gives you the space to be closer to your natural state.

Working with dreams is a particularly useful practice for those who have the fox as a spirit guide. The affinity with the night activities supports the connection with the dream world.

Fox animal symbolism and traditions

The fox is often associated with the dark side of magic. In a lot of cultures, seeing a fox as you start a new project or endeavor is a bad omen. In some Native American belief systems, this animal represents the practice of negative sorcery and the dark manipulation of magic powers.

The fox has long been considered as a witty, quick and intelligent. In some European traditional tales, he’s the character who outsmarts humans and other animals alike and gets away even in the trickiest situations.

Dreaming About The Fox

The fox and its ability to quietly and masterfully get into the hen house, have made this spirit animal a universal symbol of being sly, cunning, shrewd, clever, tricky and opportunistic. Therefore a fox in your dreams is often a symbol to watch out for danger from around you. There may be hidden enemies or rivals waiting for the right opportunity.

However, the fox may also be a symbol of connecting to the parts of you that are cunning and clever. Is there a situation that requires a clever solution? Is there an opportunity that is just waiting for you to take it?


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431 Comments

  1. Etzon R Garcia July 1, 2018 at 11:11 am - Reply

    A friend had a dream of my wife and I saying that we were shapeshifters and turned into foxes and our tails had a blue glow, does anyone have any idea what this might mean?

    • P July 26, 2018 at 9:14 pm - Reply

      Probably that the Kitsune is needed to be seen by them.

  2. Pierce June 27, 2018 at 3:45 am - Reply

    I am a fox

  3. Nick June 14, 2018 at 10:41 am - Reply

    I Guess I Am Nick Wilde

  4. Jennifer May 23, 2018 at 3:58 pm - Reply

    I had never seen a fox except for in captivity. When I moved to the north east, my boyfriend & friends would always point them out but I always seemed to miss them.
    8 years later, & I’ve had 3 astounding encounters…
    1. I was leaving a restaurant & in the parking lot a fox trotted less than 10ft in front of me, stopped & stared for a minute then continued on it’s way.
    2. A week later, a fox appeared in my backyard. As I watched it through my kitchen window it stopped & stared at me for what seemed like 10 minutes. Then ducked under the fence & was gone.
    3. About a month later, driving to work, I almost had to come to a stop because a fox stood in the road just staring at me.
    I can’t help but feel like the universe is trying to speak to me. Any thoughts would be much appreciated.

  5. Kerrie May 23, 2018 at 1:52 pm - Reply

    A baby fox appeared while I was walking through a Washington memorial cemetery. It seemed playful and just stared at me. Started to come towards me…but I did not let it get close and proceeded to leave the area. Ive heard this is a good Omen. Can you elaborate . I do have some American Cherokee in me. I’m very spiritual and highly intuitive and help people in this area. Thank you

  6. Montse May 7, 2018 at 5:12 am - Reply

    Yesterday morning my daughter found a death fox under a tree in our garden very near our terrace. I would be grateful if you could give me some ideas about the symbolic meaning of this event.
    Thanks a lot.

  7. Stephen April 24, 2018 at 8:55 pm - Reply

    I read a few parts the dream section of slipping inside some place undetected and just a dream I woke up after all it was a kids dream of computer movie scams and exgirlsfriends I missed when that age appears in it I awake hungry so as I awoke fixed some light rice and as it rains I sit on my raised porch light on heavy rain now but was birth peak as rain pick up its density 5 min I see the fox I figure I did right because after I dream amd wake up I see the spirits of this world coexisting if not in my life directly or indirectly I thought this My spirit animal today no matter what I awoke hungry so I throwed the fox good in 4 different spots after we had a 2min recon staring contest to see who would let they guard down I see foxes a rabbit’s used to see snakes I have a wasp that chills with me literally I show dominance but also that I can kill them but won t because they didn’t fear and I wont give them a reason to fear me so I see less spiders now and less other pest I also have nice that I orchestrate them to stop eating my bread except the last piece now is idk how i have sighted these skills I just kno my astroprojection days help me today figure out my spirit animal I almost entered a too far dream state but this isn’t the forum to speak on such things people have problems linking other found spirit uses together

  8. Essjalen April 24, 2018 at 8:34 pm - Reply

    Hi awhile a go i had dream/nightmare and in it was a yellow fox he sat and starred in mydirection for a while with what seemed to be a smile on its face. N another time he looked as if he were hunting I couldn’t tell if it was the victims or me. I need to mention I was viewing the dream in3rd person. I don’t know what it means would love an explanation. Please and thank you. Also keep up the great work.

  9. New guy April 14, 2018 at 1:06 am - Reply

    I came home from work last night and saw a fox in my yard. He he looked at me. Then ran off as I parked my truck. Then I saw the same fox again tonight after work. I stepped outside to have a cigarette, while smoking I noticed something move into the light in the road. He stood there about 20yards away from just staring. Then ran off.

    • Anonymous April 18, 2018 at 9:11 pm - Reply

      The Fox has a message for you ….. !!
      This is Why it came to visit You …. !! Staring You in the Eye’s ….. !! TWICE …. !!!!

    • Mystic May 5, 2018 at 4:36 am - Reply

      He probably is just wondering what the smoke is from…

    • Janie July 18, 2018 at 1:17 pm - Reply

      This has happened to me three nights in a row!! Third time it came and sat the edge of my yard and just stared at me.

  10. Tim Ressos March 29, 2018 at 3:06 pm - Reply

    Last night, I was feeling too emotional from exercise, but I forced myself to go for a run.

    In my final lap I hear and see a cat like movement pass behind me.

    It was so close and just kept following me, it just kept following me low-key at close proximity as if it was my pet.

    I eventually turned around to face it cause I was scared it may attack me.

    It started to slow down as I run backwards and say: Hii

    Then it eventually stopped running at me and turned to go in the forest.

    I remembered I had pat and cuddled a very smelly cat that day.

    The Fox could smell me

    • Pierce June 27, 2018 at 3:46 am - Reply

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      MMMMMMM

  11. Anonymous March 7, 2018 at 9:37 am - Reply

    Amazing to my eyes and my loved ones

  12. Pauline March 1, 2018 at 1:35 pm - Reply

    What if you come upon a rebid fox during the day? Emancipated with tail almostcompletely without hair. I stopped and called to him. He stopped and turned to look atme. Immediately after I saw a hawk on a tree. Significance?
    Thank you!

  13. Dawnanne chase January 27, 2018 at 9:06 pm - Reply

    Tonight was so cool driving home from dinner with my friend, and a fox crossed in front of my car. So I was telling her to look it up under spirit animals. She never heard of that and looked it up on the spot. As she was reading and about a mile down he road another fox ran across our path we were both shocked and pleasantly surprised

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