Wolf Spirit Animal 2018-05-02T15:23:55+00:00

Wolf Spirit Animal

Wolf Spirit Animal

By Elena Harris, SpiritAnimal.info Editor

The wolf offers some of the most striking animal meanings in the realm of spirit animals. The power of the wolf brings forth instinct, intelligence, appetite for freedom, and awareness of the importance of social connections. This animal can also symbolize fear of being threatened and lack of trust. When the wolf shows up in your life, pay attention to what your intuition is telling you.

What is the wolf spirit animal meaning?

In the spirit animal kingdom, the wolf symbolizes:

  • Sharp intelligence, deep connection with instincts
  • Appetite for freedom
  • Expression of strong instincts
  • Feeling threatened, lack of trust in someone or in yourself

Positive symbolism of the wolf spirit animal

Positive meanings emphasize a deep connection with your intuition and instincts. On the negative side, the wolf could represent a perceived threat or a lack of trust in someone or your own feelings or actions. This spirit animal also reflects sharp intelligence in dealing with important matters.

Wolf spirit and connection with instincts

When you have the wolf as a spirit animal, it could be an expression of your sharp intelligence and strong instincts. The wolf symbolizes a strong connection with instincts and when it appears as a animal spirit guide, it could point to a way of perceiving and understanding the world around you that works similarly.

Whether the wolf appears in physical form or in a dream or meditation, it may reveal that you’re using your instincts and intuition to grasp a situation well. The fact that your wolf animal spirit guide shows up could also be a call to use this capacity to deal with a recent challenge you’ve experienced in your life.

If the presence of the wolf feels threatening, pay attention to how your instinctual nature and raw emotions can jeopardize your balance or the balance of people around you. Your power animal may appear in such light to warn you about devouring instincts of those belonging somebody around you.

It is useless for the sheep to pass resolutions in favor of vegetarianism, while the wolf remains of a different opinion.

~ William Ralph Inge

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The wolf: A power animal symbolic of freedom

Wolf power or spirit animals point to an appetite for freedom and living life powerfully, guided by instincts. When a wolf manifests its presence as a guide in your life, it could be a call to live your life more freely, to bring the intensity of passion in your everyday endeavors.

Wolves are wild animals that are not easily domesticated and when they appear as spirit guides, they could be an invitation to look at what supports your authentic self and the true expression of yourself. The wolf totem is a reminder to keep your spirit alive and trust your instincts to find the way that will best suit you.

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Wolf Spirit Animal

The dark side of the wolf spirit animal

The dark side of the wolf totem: Sensitivity about feelings of threat

A wolf totem animal can represent a perceived threat or feeling you are being threatened. The presence of this spirit animal could be a reminder of an event, situation or a person you feel threatened by.

The wolf could reflect something that may have a “predatory” feel to it and instill a feeling of vulnerability that is not reassuring. Encountering your spirit animal in such a way invites you to look at who or what in your life is having such an influence.

Perhaps your spirit animal is warning you about challenges with personal boundaries: You may feel you have exposed yourself too much with someone or in a certain situation and need to pull back or strengthen emotional or physical boundaries with that person or in the context of that experience. The wolf as a spirit animal could also remind you that you’re facing stiff competition at work or that the behavior of people around may feel like you have to deal with a “pack of wolves”.

The wolf as representation being guided or misguided by instincts

Since a common meaning for the wolf spirit animal emphasizes the role of instincts, having this animal as a guide or totem could point to your relationship with how you live your life, and more specifically how you trust or mistrust your instincts and intuitive guidance.

Check whether you feel threatened by your own instincts and feelings. The presence of your wolf power animal could reflect your inner emotional landscape and bring to your awareness your own feelings about a matter that is highly emotionally charged.


Dream interpretation of the wolf spirit animal

The dream meanings associated with the wolf point to powerful instincts or habits that could be experienced as aggressive or dominating by others. Wolves in dreams convey the energetic imprint of strong sexual energy or addictive behaviors of different kinds that would benefit from being kept in check.

If a woman dreams of a wolf in a nightmare or anxious dream, she may be getting in touch with anxiety relating to a male partner who may be pushing his sexual desires very strongly or pushing her boundaries. The intensity of the relationship can cause fear and be experienced as a threat that the wolf symbolizes in the dream.

If the dream has a positive tone or outcome, the wolf could be interpreted as a guiding symbol for trusting your instincts more or expressing them in a more balanced manner. If you have such a dream, ask yourself if you feel at ease and supported by your instincts, especially your sexuality or a partner’s sexual expression, or other types of “cravings” in your life.

Further connect with your wolf spirit animal

Here are a few questions to uncover the meaning of the wolf as a spirit animal:

  • Do you need time for yourself to reconnect with your true, deep passions in life?
  • Do you need to find more isolation to “collect” yourself and reconnect to your personal, spiritual quest?
  • Do you need time or help in distinguishing what is true and authentic from lies and deceit in communications with someone? Within yourself?
  • Like the wolf that howls, do you need to let some of the tension out and express yourself loud and clear in your circle of close relationships?

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  1. Omar Bardsley June 19, 2018 at 6:09 am - Reply

    Hi you have a greate site It was very easy to post all the best

  2. Karen Brown June 16, 2018 at 3:43 am - Reply

    I love my spirit annimal I got the wolf

  3. Anonymous June 10, 2018 at 1:21 am - Reply

    Hmm… I know I’m a wolf but I’ve never dreamt of one. My quiz said I was a butterfly but I call bull. I’m not delicate and graceful or anything like that. I am misunderstood and desire freedom more than anything else. Do you have to dream of a wolf to confirm it’s your spirit animal, or is it ok if you draw it all the time and it seems to have a spiritual connection with you? Well now that I think about it more, I tend to connect with a wolf with wings, like angel wings. What does that mean? That a wolf is my guardian angel and not my grandfather? Or is it both my spirit animal and guardian angel? I’m so confused. I need help with this!

    • Anonymous June 18, 2018 at 6:24 am - Reply

      Well let me interpret this for you. I get various feelings here , one, since you keep drawing a wolf , you’re the wolf here and you’re a loner!!!!! And since you’ve started feeling connected with a wolf with wings, I feel that it’s that inner desire of yours that seeks freedom, makes you connect to a wolf with wings . You’re the wolf here, and the wings symbolises your desire to be free. Or it may be an indication that , you’re about to achieve the freedom you seek.

  4. WOLF June 6, 2018 at 6:12 am - Reply

    I love wolves!!! They are the best. Though, there not my spirit animal! whaaaa 🙁

  5. Annika June 5, 2018 at 9:20 am - Reply

    This is sounding a bit weird, but since a week or two (before the test) ive been having dreams in wich im just walking or doing basic everyday activities but theres a blue wolf (as in a patronus. Thats what it looks like) next to me all day. It stays with me the whole time. Sometimes it dissapears, and then it shows up out of nowhere…

  6. Anonymous May 30, 2018 at 12:54 pm - Reply

    I’m a wolfie wolf 🐾

  7. Anonymous May 29, 2018 at 2:45 pm - Reply

    “there are nights when the wolfs are silent and only the moon howls.” -George Carlin

  8. Ace May 26, 2018 at 6:23 pm - Reply

    Jesus Christ why is this so accurate to my situation

  9. Anonymous May 18, 2018 at 11:00 pm - Reply

    The wolf is a wise animal one of the eldest dogs in the world this animal can always be not be understood only the one that can understand them is the onesame that feel conceTed

  10. giant cunt May 17, 2018 at 7:39 am - Reply

    wolf penises can kill a man

    • Sophia May 21, 2018 at 3:07 pm - Reply

      TMI dude!!!

      • Anonymous May 29, 2018 at 2:46 pm - Reply

        Yep WAY TMI!!!

  11. holly May 17, 2018 at 6:24 am - Reply

    I have never seen a real wolf, but I have a very strong feeling of connection to them. They are so often misunderstood, and I sometimes feel the same about myself.

    • Anonymous June 10, 2018 at 1:09 am - Reply


  12. Soleil May 16, 2018 at 6:00 am - Reply

    The Wolf is a very powerful thing and i’m in a terrible problem right now and i just needed to see and my anger is very, VERY, bad when i’m in a fight with someone and last week i got in a fight with someone and it was not pretty and i really just went black like my mind and it all happen so fast and i bit them a few times. Not pretty at all, but i had a dream when i was 8 or 9 and well it was about a wolf that came to me in thins bright forest and i just got scared i tried to wake but nope and so i tried to pet the wolf but when i tried it just disappeared and i got confused and the forest just went black and then i woke up. And that’s my dream but i never really thought about it until i took this test and now i’m just going to try to find out what it means. And thanks for making this quiz it really told me something thank u so much.

    • Sophia May 17, 2018 at 10:58 am - Reply

      i can get a bad temper too.

  13. Sophia May 15, 2018 at 11:16 am - Reply

    I’m a Wolf…

  14. Jeannie May 12, 2018 at 3:00 pm - Reply

    Yes definitely makes since describes me totally

  15. Kristen May 1, 2018 at 2:56 pm - Reply

    Today, I took this quiz with curiosity and my ego. who doesn’t want to know more about themselves?! 🙂 I have not had any dreams lately but I am in a place where a bunch of decisions need to be made and all of my recent plans (relationships and my job) have disappointed me. In the past, about 23 years ago, a friend of mine had a dog that was part wolf. It was always on a chain and outside. It was huge. I was very cautious of the dog and I don’t think I ever pet it. I also had a dream when I was younger about wolves breaking into my house with the intention to hurt me and people I love. What Im finding is that my current situation is a lot like I am a wolf. I am cautious to my instincts and I think about my decisions. I’m more effective in a pack then alone, but need to recharge alone. Does this have to do with astrology as well?

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