Fox Spirit Animal2018-09-19T11:33:43+00:00

Fox Spirit Animal

Fox Spirit Animal

By Elena Harris, 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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  1. Emma January 13, 2019 at 10:12 pm - Reply

    Last night I dreamed my spirit animal (a fox) attacked me and I had to kill it to survive. It was really awful. If someone knows what this means it would be awesome to know. Is my spirit animal trying to scare me into learning a lesson? Please help!

  2. Kimberley ling January 7, 2019 at 9:04 pm - Reply

    I was standing outside my front door for days I seen this fox walk past and stopped and stared at me. Even people’s dogs are staring at me, I am 21 weeks pregnant but ever since I got pregnant foxes and now dogs are always walking past and staring at me
    What does this mean? Does these animals know I’m pregnant?

    • Pippa smyth January 7, 2019 at 11:28 pm - Reply

      I think the fox is giving you the gift of it’s presence. I wish you all good things.

  3. Sally Angel November 25, 2018 at 8:01 pm - Reply

    I was out front tidying my front garden, when I see an not sure if orderly fox,looked ill and very scruffy,and like it had sticky tail,or lost fur,but not patchy, this fox has I’ll eyes, this fox has been coming for few days around 16:30 pm,for few days, feed him ofcaurse, then I saw it sleeping out side on my cats little bench back garden near my back door, is this spirtual? Is the fox trying to tell me something? Or is it dyeing?

    • Korey November 26, 2018 at 9:52 am - Reply

      It sounds like it is suffering from mange. Which can be quite contagious to other pets as its like a parasitic mite that gives it a skin disease. While yes it can be deadly left untreated, and humans cannot be affected by an animal mange, if you wish to transport the poor animal, be careful of things like possible Rabies, which is contracted by mouth of the animal, so don’t get bit or licked until you are sure the animal is rabies free.

    • Poppy January 15, 2019 at 12:22 am - Reply

      Is the fox still staying at your house? That’s a sign of deep trust for sure 🙂

  4. Wendell Cheese November 9, 2018 at 10:14 pm - Reply

    I just Came Back From The Store Like 20 Or 30 Minutes Ago A Fox Was Sitting On The side By The Big Bushes And Was Just Staring at Me While I walk I was So Shocked And Pernioed then I didn’t See It Nomore It Disappeared Must Of Went Into The Bushes But What Does It Means

  5. S a n d a November 7, 2018 at 8:11 am - Reply

    I drove back home last night late in a foggy weather, and at a round about a fox crossed my path; as I slowly approached she turned around and approached closer towards my car. For few moments we intently looked at each other as I stopped the car and rolled down the passenger window…
    I was going to capture this moment with my phone camera, but then she swiftly turned around and disappeared in the fog…

  6. Vanessa November 4, 2018 at 10:33 am - Reply

    I just walked to my car and saw a slender young fox tan and white just starring at me. As I walked closer towards my car it seemed to have ran off behind my car went into a fence and disappeared.

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