How to find your spirit animal2018-09-19T11:33:47+00:00

How To Find Your Spirit Animal

By Elena Harris, Editor
Everyone has a spirit animal. Here are tips on how to find, connect and develop a meaningful relationship with your spirit or power animal. Whether it’s through day dreaming, meditation, observation in nature, there are many ways to find out what your spirit animal is. Keep in mind that you are likely to develop relationships with several power animals that will guide you during various phases of your life.

Rule #1: Let your spirit animal choose you

There are many ways to find which spirit animal is linked you. When starting on the path of discovery, it’s important to remember that a spirit animal cannot be chosen. It “chooses” you.


In most cases, spirit animals will be most present when you journey out of your conventional state of mind, such as during meditations, day dreams, night dreams, or other altered states of consciousness.

They can also come to you in their physical form. You will notice them because of an unusual behavior or multiple encounters in a short time span.

Ways to look for your spirit animal

Finding your spirit animal can lead you to try different approaches. Here are some of the most common ways to get started:

  • Look in nature and observe around you. Pay attention to animals and their behavior.
  • Be attentive when an animal appears in your life in a way that is noticeable, when it has an unusual behavior; it may be a spirit animal trying to grab your attention
  • Watch for repetitive encounters with the animal either in its physical or symbolic form (as object or image)
  • Read books on animals and reflect on an animal that is standing out
  • Meditate either with the general intention of finding a spirit animal or on a specific animal you’ve found ealier
  • Be attentive to dreams featuring animals
  • Process of journeying (for instance visualization accompanied with sound, shamanic drumming)


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Finding you spirit animal in dreams

Animals in dreams are common manifestations of unconscious imagery and guidance. If the animal in your dream is a power or spirit animals that has guided you in the past, pay particular attention to the message your dream delivers.

Animals in dreams whether they are spirit animals or not typically represent:

  • feelings that have not been fully acknowledged yet by the dreamer
  • aspect of the personality or feelings considered as “wild” or hard to control;
  • basic instinctual drive or emotions;
  • an event or person’s influence in the dreamer’s life
  • intuitive guidance using the shape of an animal spirit guide

How to find your spirit animal through meditation

Meditation provides an effective way to connecting to your spirit animal. We use the term “meditation” is a loose way to designate means of relaxing and using active imagination to visualize and “journey inwardly”. Set your intention for this inner journey to connect with one or several animals.

Using meditation allows you to drop into a different state of mind or altered state where you are more receptive to the energy and intuitive wisdom of the animal spirits.

What to do once you have found your spirit animal

Here are a few things you can do once you think you have found your spirit animal or know what your spirit animal is.

  1. Learn about your spirit animal as much as you can: Observe it when you see it in physical form, learn about it in books or in other media, feel it, imagine it.
  2. Quickly list the qualities or attributes of the animal you feel could be your spirit animal. Don’t think about it too much, just respond to these questions as quickly as you can, then ask them again and see if you can find more associations:
    • How do the animal traits relate to you?
    • How does the animal and what it represents connect to experiences you have or had life?
    • If your spirit animal had a voice, what would it say to you right now?

Spirit animal questionnaire

Here are a few possible directions to find your spirit animal and figure out what kind of connection you have with it or what message it’s conveying to you. The following questions are applicable to any animal.

How do you feel about the animal and its presence?

If you met your spirit animal in person, how did you feel then? Go back to the roots of the emotional charge of the moment: Were you scared? Did you feel threatened? Were you happy to see your spirit animal?

Are there connections between your spirit animal and situations or events in your life?

Are there connection between how you feel about your spirit animal and feelings you have in other areas of your life? Observe if new emotions or associations emerge, as they may have been out of your awareness until now.

The spirit animal could represent your feelings, but also a person, an event or a situation from your past or present life.

What qualities do you personally associate with your spirit animal?

Look at the characteristics or traits or imaginary qualities or symbols you typically give to your spirit animal. This is a good starting point for the creating meanings and developing a stronger connection with your animal spirit guide or guides.

How is the animal typically portrayed by society or spiritual traditions?

You can also look at conventional images or general cultural meanings that are typically attributed to your spirit animal. Spirit animals can be imbued by this generic meaning. Include this perspective in the exploration to find your spirit animal or use it to complement your understanding. Spirit animals often offer puns or a play on words to reveal a deeper message. Be sensitive to this type of association when you try to find the meaning of power animal.

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  1. Wild Tiger Girl October 27, 2018 at 11:29 am - Reply

    My spirit animal is the tiger I really do feel a spiritul bond i really do.


  2. big thot October 23, 2018 at 11:25 am - Reply

    ya yeet a big panther right here dady

  3. isabella October 18, 2018 at 6:19 am - Reply

    So I have done it a few times and picked the same ones evry time and I got all diffrent animals… Owel butterfly and a wolf. I think this site is phony.

  4. Kalina P. Mack October 11, 2018 at 2:47 pm - Reply

    I got the butterfly, to be honest my life is very crazy. And I am able to live different lifestyles I mean right now at home I act like the person my family wants me to be…but at school or outside I am a totally different person. And plus every year I see this silver butterfly but my house and it gave me this peaceful feeling so a butterfly really described me!

  5. ruby the wolf hooler September 22, 2018 at 3:42 am - Reply

    i’m a wolf I had a special feeling of some sort of a supernatural feeling I read about the wolf and it seems about right and it always in my dreams the supernatural intreggs me and i’m learning more about it

    • Miywell October 16, 2018 at 2:59 am - Reply

      Me too

  6. cheetah September 19, 2018 at 4:48 pm - Reply

    i got a lovely lion but, i’m a cheetah

  7. stephanie keister September 13, 2018 at 5:47 am - Reply

    i took the quiz my spirit animal is a tiger that probably fits me right because i can be wild and unpredictable and plus i consider them relatives to house cats of course and i have this one cat that likes me even though hes’ my sister’s because she named him his mother was the same way she really like me but we gave her away i didn’t want to but it was my mom’s idea because the female cats were reproducing like a wild fire i really miss her but we kept her son because hes’ a male it would be different if he was a female.

  8. InkyWolf September 12, 2018 at 3:39 pm - Reply


  9. Rose September 11, 2018 at 7:28 pm - Reply

    I got a butterfly. Which may very well be. But I have been seeing a lot of dragonflies. Like when I go out and get out of the car there is always a dragonfly. I do feel a spiritual connection.

  10. Julie Allen September 6, 2018 at 4:25 pm - Reply

    I have a recurring dream in which I shapeshift between human, wolf, and Snow Owl.
    I spoke to a First Nation Medicine Man in Canada who told me that the dream I described was a Shamanic dream
    There are other shamanic animals in the dream and a powerful demonstration of how everything is cosmically linked

  11. Emily September 6, 2018 at 7:19 am - Reply

    I always knew it was a wolf. Special connection, I guess.

  12. Me September 5, 2018 at 2:37 pm - Reply

    I got an Owl, which seems to be fairly common on the Quiz. I don’t really feel any conection with the Owl, even though I have great respect for the bird in general, I actually thing that my Spirit animal is a type of bird, like a Raven, or a Crow (I think the best chance is a Raven), or possibly even a Cheetah.
    I will take the advice from this website, in other words, I will look up information about all three of these animals and see which one I think speaks to me: in other words, my Spirit Animal calling that the Animal that I am researching is mine. I know that it’s fairly common to see Ravens/ Crows and such this time of year, but I’ve seen a Raven follow me in Winter before, (I was currently suspecting possesing a Spirit Animal at the time), so I do have suspicions there for a reason. I also feel a strong connection – or maybe even a bond – with Cheetahs, even never encountering one myself.

    Thank you,

  13. sadhana September 3, 2018 at 11:03 pm - Reply

    i do noy want to be an owl so i took the quiz again and i got a snake

    • Naomi October 18, 2018 at 6:30 pm - Reply

      same i am a snake and i really feel a connection but i am not sure

  14. Sherry Castillo August 27, 2018 at 12:13 pm - Reply

    I took the quiz and got a turtle while I respect the animal in general I don’t think its my spirit animal. I think my animal is the lady bug but I have read that you can have more than one. So maybe that’s the answer

    • Anonymous September 20, 2018 at 12:29 pm - Reply


  15. Yngrim the Deceitful August 25, 2018 at 5:25 pm - Reply

    I got an own for the quiz, but my spirit animal is a crow or some other type of corvid, I’m almost completely certain.

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