Fox Spirit Animal

By Elena Harris, SpiritAnimal.info Editor

fox totem

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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344 Responses to Fox Spirit Animal

  • Arely

    I think the fox is my spirit animal but not 100% sure. I remember having a dream and the fox was in it.The dream itself had a lot of meaning since it had to do with something I was dealing with at the time. Also the one and only time I’ve seen a fox in a natural habitat, we stared at each other for a few seconds before it went own it’s marry way. Whenever I miss seeing a fox, I get really upset and when I do see it, I get happy as if seeing a long lost friend.

  • Not Sure

    Ive always had an extremely strong connection to the fox. After seriously sitting down and seeking my spirit guide, it wasnt long until in my meditation a somewhat dirty male fox came up and bit me in the ribs, my actual side started hurting whilst sitting there. Is it common for spirit guides to be hostile?

    He sat with me after I asked him to stop; my reaction during my meditation was to strike him but instead I offered my palm and asked him to stop. What does it mean?

  • myukipp

    ive seen a real fox only once in my life, but the description of the fox spirit fits me well… so i dont know…

  • Kuroneko

    So, how exactly do you figure out what your spirit animal/power animal/spirit or animal guide is?? I’ve been looking for the answer for ages.

    • Anonymous

      I succsessfully found my spirit animal by going on youtube and i found this woman named FoxLore Baryll and it was called finding your spirit animal. It it only 7minutes and it worked for m

  • Annie

    I have been pondering animal spirit guides for some time and read a bit tonight. Just not i have been listening to there mating calls. I love foxes just wondered if this means anything. Thanks in advance, Annie

  • Rowan

    This is the first I’ve seen of the fox totem and I feel its my spirit animal, anyone able to clarify how I can be sure? 🙂 as weel as what is this “dream work”? I’ve had a couple lucid dreams, is there more?

    • Anonymous

      dreams are enough Rowan
      ..

    • Silverveil

      Dreams can be enough, but be mindful of other animals. If the fox remains while other animals come and go in your dreams, it’s most likely your animal guide. There will likely be other animals that will return repeatedly in your dreams as well, so keep an eye on which one stays more often and/or longer than others. It will take patience, but I promise it will be worth it.

  • Andy

    I once saw a fox on a golf course while at work and I was about 20 feet away and we looked into each others’ eyes for about 30 seconds before it ran away.

  • Chris

    I just had to shoot a fox out in my back yard today due to distemper and suffering. It broke my heart – I dug a 3 foot hole and buried him under my window by my home and planted wild flower seeds over the site – went on a long bike ride and came home and cried for 15 minutes.  I’ve never been that close to a fox before – and to see such a powerful creature out of it’s stealth swift self walking towards me for help…I could due no more than to help.  The animal rescue center came out and were the most disappointing factor of it all – dis-hearten people who told us just to wait until he was lethargic enough to pick him up and toss him in the garbage can. Funny enough I just finished teaching my 3rd grade class about the fox mythology and I just could not bare to ‘toss’ this spirit in the garbage.  He needed to be recognize and honored thank you great fox spirit for your grace and helping me over come obstacles in that moment and in my life*

    • Gena

      Chris, I am so sorry for your loss.  You and your fox were lucky to have each other.

  • Bill Lawrence

    Where I live in Holyoke Mn. I’ve seen a fox go up and down the road, I watched the fox outside my bedroom window. Off in the distance. I could see that fox stand there as of it were waiting for something. My cat follows. the fox.My other cat did the same. Every time I go up north to my camping spot I see a fox off in the distance. or on the side of the rd. The trickster that fox is reminds me of what I pulled in my days.

  • Anonymous

    I’m trying to figure out is my spirit guide the fox, because a few days a ago my dad said he drove by “FoxMeadows” (a near by nauighberhood) I saw my favorite type of cat in a video and it said that the cat is somthim eps refused to the fox cat, and finally in my RP game some one was named “Foxpelt” I’m pretty sure this might be the fox trying to reveal its self to me but I’m not sure,

    • Anonymous

      I forgot to say this happened all in the same day

      • Anonymous

        no it means the fox is telling you to pay attention, be alert there’s a lesson coming or someone looking to use you……. to find your true spirit animal you gotta well, take a lot of these quizzes, the most frequent animal you receive as the answer, read all the descriptions if it sounds exactly like you……is yours

        • Silverveil

          The quiz part of your advice isn’t exactly sound, but the first part about the fox telling this person to pay attention and be alert sounds plausible.

    • Manny

      If you see the word fox,or pictures or see it in movies then this is the fox reveling its self to you. you dont have to see it in person, how ever it is really great too.

      • Maia

        Oh good. Cuz i have NEVER had a moment with a real fox. I have had dreams though

  • Leaf

    When we first bought our house we watched fox pups grow up behind our back yard. It was a time of great change for us since our son was born a few months later. I saw the foxes as a good omen, and we have had a wonderful life here. I haven’t seen the foxes in years. Now, we are moving again- across the country. It’s a huge change, and sure enough, two days before our move, the fox was out back running around. . . I’m looking forward to more good fortune.

  • shadowen nightshade

    I have known my fox for many decades and having his guidance has saved my life countless times he has taught me a great deal and has helped me in my journey through this life a well as others…. Yes I’ve gotten his attributes the funny part is the fact that he has a link to my Chinese and western zodiac signs year of the dog and Leo. I’ve been happy throughout my life because of my animal guide.

    • Fran

      That\’s raelly thinking at a high level

    • IvAn

      Meghan your very cute,hot and sexy and you might think im very little but im 9 and in forth grade and i have like 97,94 veoids and when i get to 100 im stoping maybe and i just wanted to see if you would reply if im cute or not and sub my channel and your so hot,cute and sexy that i will go out with you if i was 17 but im 9 lol im veery funny im on facebook zachery asbury and i just wanted to say your very hot,cute and sexy

      • Anonymous

        ??

    • shadowen nightshade

      the fox has the ability to climb trees an possess many characteristics of the cat as well as the dog…. though he is a dog he is a cat as well…. trickster he is…. but using this trait allows you to blend in almost every situation….

      • Jotham

        That is an interesting chcioe i know alot of people that say they dont think that they could work with the elderly especially ones whom are really dependent. So kudos to you!!

  • chris

    !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 😉

  • Carlos

    as am I

  • spirit fox

    okay so i am a fox i live in Hawaii so how the heck am i so to connect with my spirit animal

    • Kitsune

      Answer for spirit fox: meditate. Ask it to reveal itself in dreams.

    • Silverveil

      Although one’s animal guide is often linked to their place of birth or place they spent most of their childhood, it can also be attributed to one’s ancestry (say, you have continental Native American blood in you, or you’re the first generation of your family to be born outside of the North American continent, then that could influence what your animal guide may be).
      Ultimately, though, Kitsune’s advice to meditate and ask your animal to reveal itself to you is the best course of action in finding out what your animal guide is.

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