Fox Spirit Animal

By Elena Harris, Editor

Fox Spirit Animal

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 sitations
  • 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.

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378 Responses to Fox Spirit Animal

  • Libby Henderson-Kelly

    I have had a fox follow me twice this week. This morning it came and nipped me on my shoes from behind twice until I turned around and saw it there. It followed me watching me until another couple came along and when close ran off.

  • Pooja

    We have a pond next to our house, at morning breakfast time me and my 4 yr old saw fox passing by which I have never seen in last 4 yrs living in husband recently started new job.
    And after two days I saw 3 foxes in my dream , they were just passing by my house.

    I have seen foxes 4yrs back and after that I had issues with friends at time extreme.
    I am a bit concern this time.

    What this dream interprets please explain?

  • Kathy Thompson

    I have had a God that I’ve asked for protection,love and happiness since I was twelve years of age. I named this God Zooka. Last night I felt a person lying beside me whilst I slept (I live alone)& I felt comfortable & not worried.I then awoke saying martris. In the morning I researched this and it’s meaning Fox. I don’t speak polish but my father was and a translation of the word SZUKA also refers to the Fox. PLEASE help me understand this. I’m at peace with the experience however the coincidence has me perplexed. What does this symbolize?

    • James

      It can mean many things, but don’t overintellectualize. If you are in peace, everything is fine. Maybe the answer will come to you, maybe not. If it doesn’t, it doesn’t matter. Only time will tell. No need to worry, no need to intellectualize. Until then, enjoy your life 🙂

      If you want, you can send blessings to your God. Always remember to be thankful.

  • Johanna

    Last week when I was coming from spa a fox ran in front of me across the street. This was surprising, because I live in the big city (Berlin). This place, however, is very green, lots of parks and trees. But I have not seen a fox before like this!

    The day was awull, because my cat died and why he died is even more awull: I feel and think that they did not take care of him in the clinic were I took him. Finally they recommended me to euthanize him and I believed. Yes, he was very sick but there were some things I just wondered… I think they killed my cat. In that clinic cats get killed snd dogs get help. There is really something wrong!

    I just a minute ago remembered the fox that I saw the same day. Ladt time when I was dealing with a fox – actually many of them, I did not see them but heard their voice – was when I was traveling in Sardinia in a small group and the leaders of the group turned out to be wuite dangerous sociopaths. Then, when I noticed it, I had to be very calm, pretend snd make my escape plan very carefully. They happened to have the car keyes of the car I had rented! I succeeded to escape. But really: I was cunning as well as I could. They were dangerous people! They really were, very manipulative. They really took people’s money!

    So, what conclution to make when I now saw a fox and the last experience with the fox was what it was?

    That clinic is stinkng. They kill cats. There is someone who hates cats or like to see cat owners crying. In the google the opinions of that clinic were from the cat owners 1 Star – because their cats were killed (euthanized, but the owners seem to wonder, why) in the clinic, for a reason or another. Dog owners give 4-5 stars. Is this co-incidence? And now I must do something but carefully. I lost my cat for nothing, for that I trusted those people – and now I see that many cat owners are wondering as I do, what happened!

    Then I see a fox!

  • Jen Clark

    I had a fox visit me at night a month ago and there was one that looked sickly and hungry looking for food around our deck yesterday in the afternoon what does this mean possibly?…

    • Johanna

      I do not know about your life, but in my experience there might be manipulative people around you! They want something from you (hungry fox)!
      Just try to keep your boundaries very clear and do not start to argue with those people because then you reveal yourself to people to whom you can not trust and who turn your words against you and manipulate you more! Observe those people and make your actions secretly. This is what I can tell – from my experience!

  • Krista Cordovano

    Second time Ive seen a fox. Last time was a fox close by walking in Colorado (July) then just now this morning running past side of house in snow. I am facing a difficult very challenging time with my ex husband re: parenting of our children. It’s been that way for a while now. I keep praying for divine interference.

  • Has the Fox chosen me?

    I’m always very intrigued by foxes. I draw them constantly, while seeing them in my dreams. However, what I find strange is sometimes their friends and other times are my enemies. I have summarized this in a plethora of ways and have found the solution possible the fox could be challenging me. Also when I was younger living in Oregon, I was sitting on a rock eating a lunchables when a fox walked right up to me and actually let me pet it in the woods.

    • Kayla

      Anytime an animal presents itself to you, take note that it is identified with you. In many ways that animal will guide you.

      Pay attention to their messages.

      • monique

        I have lived here for nearly 7 years.  Since February 2017, i keep seeing a lone fox with red / grey fur in my garden.  yesterday at 6.30pm i spotting it curled up having a nap! only waking to assess where noise was coming from them casually returning back to sleep.

        I do not understand why he/ she is here.

        I recently got ‘promoted’, and going through a journey of finding my voice (after being suppressed for such a long time!), A friend said seeing a fox was good luck (spiritually), prior to this comment i just looked for s logical reason as to why fox is visiting.

        Any suggestions please?

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