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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. DJFiary10 April 23, 2018 at 6:20 am - Reply

    Wolf PARTY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1 ;”

  2. Anonymous April 23, 2018 at 2:38 am - Reply

    I dreamt of a wolf in a beautiful meadow and he playfully kissed me with his tongue

  3. Wulf April 18, 2018 at 2:07 pm - Reply

    I had two wolves as friends going up.

  4. Bubs April 15, 2018 at 6:57 pm - Reply

    A wolf has visited me in my dreams over the past 3 weeks. Not every night, but often enough that I am now remembering him. The first visit , I actually was confused and a little anxious- now as he steps into my dream world and turns his head to directly look at me, I feel a sense of peace mixed with awe and strength.
    I am not aware of dreaming of a wolf before, and I do dream often, and recent times has seen my life change drastically- with some of these changes being quite difficult.

    • Carrie Morda April 21, 2018 at 11:47 am - Reply


  5. Renee Atkins April 6, 2018 at 10:41 pm - Reply

    I don’t really know how to even begin to tell my experience of the White Wolf. I had been having a really overwhelming day and I was gonna take a friend to the store…as I sat in my car waiting all of a sudden it was like someone turned off a light…when my friend got back in the car wherever the light had come from all of a sudden lights began to flicker out the corner of my eye. My friend couldn’t find their wallet so once again they go in the house and again I’m left in the car waiting…but the whole time feeling anxious and ready to go…my friend comes out and still they couldn’t find their wallet…so i went ahead and told my friend that I would get what she needed and then she just pay me back…so i left. I went to the store but as i was getting close back to my friends house out of no where a White Wolf was standing on the side of the road right under the street light as if it wanted to make sure I seen it and as soon as I seen it the Wolf and I locked eyes…i went up and knew I had to have a picture because I knew no one was gonna believe me…but as I turned around the Wolf took off running across the street and looking back at me the entire time still dead in my eyes…a car was coming down the other way which by the way was a Cop…the Wolf made it across the road and ran towards the police car not getting too close but close enough…then he paused for a second looked back at me he jumped up and was gone.

  6. Anonymous April 5, 2018 at 8:45 am - Reply

    I love wolves and this thing sounds right but for some reason I feel more connected to the bald eagle does anyone know why?

    • Anonymous April 9, 2018 at 11:47 am - Reply

      If you’re American that might be why. Because the animal used most in America is the bald eagle.

  7. Kit April 2, 2018 at 9:04 pm - Reply

    The quiz here helped me find out that I have a wolf spirit.. I hope they guide me …

  8. Anonymous April 2, 2018 at 2:41 pm - Reply


  9. Dean April 2, 2018 at 8:58 am - Reply

    I was visited many times by my spirit wolf when i was younger. Sometimes i would fight him ( he was aggressive ) sometimes we would chill ( he was placid ) once i see his face looking back at me through my bedroom window which was 2nd storey. I am quite spiritual and pick up on vibes and energy. I feel very lucky to have my wolf spirit guide and feel he has helped me through life and bad situations. I havent seen my spirit wolf guide for a long time but i believe hes always there whithin me. Much love to my wolf pack friends x.

    • Kit April 2, 2018 at 9:01 pm - Reply

      How did you come to know your spirit animal my friend…. Please help me find my spirit animal..

  10. H2oArden March 29, 2018 at 1:42 pm - Reply

    i was writing a story about something connected about a wolf and when i got this site to see my spirit animal lol is a wolf XD now im sure this is my animal

  11. Anonymous March 27, 2018 at 3:59 pm - Reply

    Everyone has a favorite animal, but the wolf is always one that wasn’t particularly my favorite, but it was still an animal that I was very fond of for an unknown reason til now. When I read about the wolf I was shocked since some of the traits of the wolf were from myself as well. LOL does this mean a wolf is my Patronus in the harry potter world? XD

    • Person April 4, 2018 at 8:39 pm - Reply


  12. Anonymous March 25, 2018 at 9:38 pm - Reply

    I’m a wolf and I like it

  13. professor wolf 2 March 25, 2018 at 8:13 pm - Reply

    dus anyune ulse wunt to sey dat dey are a smat wolf?

  14. professor wolf March 25, 2018 at 8:06 pm - Reply

    dunt li i da smatesd wolf of all tim

    • DJFiary10 April 23, 2018 at 6:19 am - Reply

      I love wolves! ;”

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