Fox Spirit Animal

By Elena Harris, 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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  • Nina

    Last night, I dreamt that I had bought a new house, but I needed to get something; so I went for a walk to the shop. I wanted to avoid my parents’ home because I was in a hurry; so I walked through a small patch trees. That’s when I saw a beautiful red fox. I stood and admired it while it was sniffing around the trees or looking for something. I hated that I was in such a hurry, but I continued on with my walk.

    Could that really be a bad omen or warning? It was such a pleasant and welcome dream.

    • Zin42

      Oh, hey, look… That dream… that was peaceful, right? Well, it is what it is. Peaceful. I promise you, you are blessed. 🙂 No worries. I’ve had peaceful dreams like that one, and trust me, if it WAS a bad omen, oh yeah, you would be frightened when you awaken. It would be very VIVID and scary too. So, you are fine.  🙂

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  • KT

    I haven’t really done much research on spirit animals and their meanings until today. On my way to work I saw 3 different types of animals some up close and personal,all within about a half an hour, which hasn’t been a common occurrence for me in the past.  Driving on the freeway, I saw two deer especially close to the road. A little while later I stopped at a coffee shop. Before I got out of my car I started hearing a noise. A black crow was sitting on top of my car making noises and pecking really loudly on the roof as if it wanted my attention. I got out and looked at the crow which stayed there pecking and staring at me as if trying to tell me something. About ten minutes later I was driving to the train station and had to hit my brakes because a small red fox darted out in front of my car. This was in an area of businesses near the train station where the fox would definitely be out of place. Is it possible these animals have meaning and are trying to make me aware of of something or guide me in some way? And is seeing all three so close together mean anything? Any insight is welcome!I will continue reading thru the site also.

  • Fox?

    I’ve been seeing foxes for the past two years crossing the road, walking along the road running across yards I’ve even see a fox mom with 2 or 3 baby foxs an I was sitting on my mom’s porch when I found a small fox plastic toy an today I put 25c in the toy dispenser at the grocery store and the toy was of an all orange fox. There is so many accuracies to put them all down day night it don’t matter does this mean anything or just coincidence

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  • Wise Fox

    Thanks for info. Saw 4 foxes yesterday (I’ve maybe seen 3 in my life prior to this) and then today I saw Simon Hainuk’s “Wise Fox” painting posted on my facebook feed. I have had several spiritual teachers and guides that, while helping me, where not what they presented themselves to be. They were false masters and false teachers, feigning knowledge and wisdom they did not truly have. I have learned much from them, I have also learned from their shortcomings – of the folly of the spiritually inflated ego and of the downfall of arrogance in any person, spiritual or not. They certainly have led their students down the wrong oath at times, mostly due to their ignorance and arrogance more than any deliberate manipulation. Also, I have gone through a long and complex road of spiritual awakening that required strong discernment and seeing through illusion. I feel I have done well in freeing myself from my mental, emotional, and spiritual slavery and, while on the path to freedom, there have been many traps along the way. Thank you, Wise Fox, for your guidance and support on this path to awakening.
    P.S. I feel other relevant symbols to be Archangel Michael’s Sword of Truth – cutting through obstacles in your way and through the vines of lies in the jungle of the collective human consciousness. And The Eye of Horus – to see through the darkness with discernment – to see what is real in a world of misinformation and even deliberate deceitful disinformation (propaganda).
    Key word (for me): discernment, thinking for yourself.
    “even truth is filled with lies and to every lie is a grain of truth”

    • Anonymous

      Thank you for sharing this ….walking through this now ….just witnessed the transformation of a Fox into spirit world, he was hit by a car but it was instant and miraculous ….wow Thank You.

    • Angela

      I am a shadow spiritual healer and I see the shadow side of people, those aspects of themselves that they are blind to, are unacknowledged and projected onto other people as evil. A lot of spiritual teachers get lost in their own human ego and the human power game of manipulation and control. I have found the same things that you have and my lessons have revolved around taking my power back, being discerning and learning to trust my own inner guidance and my own spiritual knowledge. Fox is not one of my totem animals, but my daughters and I don’t fully understand the energy of fox because it is not one of my totem animals. I know that in this life I have had to have black witchcraft cleaned out of my consciousness and black witch craft has been cleaned out of my daughters consciousness. Cleaning the black witch from consciousness was a long and difficult journey. However spirit works through me now in a loving way to deal with manipulative and deceptive black-witches that are running around in society causing harm. Lots of fun, I am learning alot.

  • Bella

    Ok, so I have not been able to stop drawing/painting foxes and collecting things that correspond them I constantly have dreams about one playing with a raven in a feald of purple flowers. Does this mean the fox be my spirit animal/guide??? And what about the raven ???

  • Rachael

    I’ve seen 4 foxes in the past week and a half maybe 2 weeks, 3 at night, one during the day. One was definetely red but the others I’m not sure.. Before this I have not seen one in years. I’ve never been spiritual but I do consider myself a believer in signs and omens! What could this mean ??

  • Alice

    I saw a red fox today across the creek broad daylight. We stared into each other’s eyes for a good five minutes, 3 minutes later a bald eagle flew over the creek… Blew my mind such beauty

  • Travis

    I saw a green eyed Fox and it was staring at me in the eyes during the day what is this me and I’m not ripped out but I’m just wondering if it was a message from some sort of source energy

  • Anonymous

    iseen twice a white fox with white eyes ,glowing n just staring at me ,my hairs n skin just felt weird as soon but no one at the moment to see it what I saw ,as soon as the white fox hit the corner of a wall n the second time went under the car it disappear as a blink of an eye ,it wasn’t there anymore ,idk what it means ,I trip out its a spirit but can some one help me ?

    • Cj

      Did anyone have anything? I recently experienced something similar it moved impossibly fast and gave me such an odd sensation that I googled it

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