Fox Spirit Animal

By Elena Harris, SpiritAnimal.info Editor

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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.

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 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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334 Responses to Fox Spirit Animal

  • Bringles

    This id so interesting. Last night I dreamt of a fox trying to bite me through the glass of a massive truck I was in. It startled me but I put windscreen wipers on to shoo it away. I didnt want to hurt it just get rid of it. My gut has me believing that someone at my work is being sly and manipulative and trying to undermine me. The truck and its size are my armour??

  • Patrakamon

    Hahaha kinda my personality ,,^.^,,

  • Tsoi

    My spiritual animal is the fox and my GF have a wolf as it, does this mean something? i’m really curious about it

  • phumi

    Is it possible to have a totem animal for couples, strangest thing happened, I spent new yrs eve with a brand new boyfriend and we just happened to both see a fox in the clouds and no1 else could. So I’m curious to know is it possible that a relationship could have a spirit animal. If yes; what do we do now?

    • Rachel

      Seeing a fox can mean getting to the truth, no matter the outcome. Since you both saw a fox and it is a new relationship, my intuition is telling me that you both want to skip all the BS that may be involved in a new relationship, and you don’t want to waste time with eachother if this isn’t meant to be. The spirit fox can be trying to show to through someone’s tricks or manipulations too.  Good luck! I’d love to hear how it’s going!

  • Anonymous

    Do you remember how to do that exercise? It sounds like a faster way to find your spirit animal to me.

  • alex

    I have been seeing a fox alot in real life when i am awake and when i am laying in bed at night like a disembodied paw trying to play with me from the floor.

    Can any one tell me why please this and a few other strange things have been happening around me lately

  • Denmad

    is it necessary that the animal appears in real life?

    • Anonymous

      I don’t know either but I kinda need to know to. Every time I go in a store a fox thing appears. It is kinda freaky. Like one day I found a sweater that was in a really pretty blue but I couldn’t see if it had a design. I took it of the rack to see if there was a design. And… It was fox. Could this be my spirit animal revealing it’s self to me? Or am I just going crazy? PLEASE HELP!

    • Rachel

      It doesn’t matter how you see the animal. The animal guide can also take on other forms and you may need another animal guide for other paths in your life. There is usually one animal that can come and go throughout your life. This is usually referred to as your life guide. But like I said you may have many spirit animals throughout your like. Enjoy your journeys!

  • Steven Young

    I took the quiz several times, but wasn’t satisfied with the results. I also didn’t know how the results were determined as the way to answer the questions seemed rather vague to me. Going to other websites, I seemed to get The Fox as a top result more often than not. I personally feel The Fox is the animal that I identify with the most as I display all the personality traits it has in real life. Plus, I tend to see images of foxes in my head.

  • Anonymous

    I keep seeing foxes in my dreams

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    I feel the fox is the right animal for me. Because every dream I have is with a fox saying a different language trying to talk to me!

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  • Cat

    When I was in college, I was a member of a pagan organization. I am not pagan myself, but was keenly interested in learning about different flavors of paganism.

    One member leaned toward a modern, hybrid, shamanistic approach.  She led us all in a meditation exercise to meet our totem animals.  I’m not a believer, so I expected nothing would happen for me, but I went along with the meditation.

    After a series of steps, we landed in a field with something of value in our hands, outstretched and waiting.  Unsurprisingly, I heard people around me start to call out the animal that came, and I just sat there.

    Finally, a fox came.  Not just any fox, but a red fox covered in jewels.  He paused for a second to look at me, then stole my offering and ran.

    Afterward, when I mentioned that a fox came, everyone in the room got quiet.  A few years later, another pagan friend reassured me that it’s probably not a sign of anything, but that the fox was like,”what the heck are you doing here?  Give me that thing!”

    Who knows?  This description doesn’t sound so bad.

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