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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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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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2,188 Comments

  1. savannah rauls December 16, 2017 at 8:30 pm - Reply

    How do I get my wolf spirits back? & be protected by my wolf spirits?

  2. Deni December 6, 2017 at 9:05 am - Reply

    :O Had a weird vivid dream lastnight that I was physically fighting a huge white wolf. Lots of blood everywhere. There were other black and brown wolves around us watching and growling… He would back off for a little and then come back and we would go at it again… Weird!
    Seemed so real…what could this mean?
    I LOVE wolves, why would I dream this? :O

  3. Paul December 4, 2017 at 5:33 pm - Reply

    I am wolf spirit connected…. Silver wolf 🐺 I am 7 too.
    Born 1970 the year for the dog.
    Born in Barking London
    Lived in 7 kings London
    On the train today I saw to sets of graffiti and either end on the London c2c line both were the name wolf in silver. 😉

  4. Justin Romero December 2, 2017 at 10:26 pm - Reply

    This page has to be the closest to who I am yet. The wolf has been with me in spirit for eleven years now and I have found that I reflect a lot of the qualities I have come to associate with the wolf. I have only ever been close enough to a wolf to pet it three times; but now that I’ve grown up, I can see the lessons from those times. Embrace your life with gratitude and don’t make a big deal of the little inconveniences, if you don’t like something then quietly pass it by, and be in tune with your instincts and intellect, they can save you the pain of being taken by surprise. I have dreamed of wolves many times; and each dream has a common theme. The wolves and I are running. Not in fear or in a hurry, just, running. We are not always running together. Some times I run with them. Other times they are running after me. And a few times they chase me and keep me in one place as if trying to keep me from doing something. There has never been a black wolf in my dreams. There has been a white one, once; and in the dream I felt that it was a female wolf. What could that mean I wonder. That white wolf became a figure in a fantasy world I am creating for a book series I plan to write. The White Wolf of Fortune. A legend said to be capable of granting good fortune to those who call for help in a time of considerable need, or taking away good fortune from those who abuse that good fortune. The wolf is my totem/spirit guide, and it reminds me to always remember my belief in it. As my teacher, my guide, and my friend. I have been visited by a few other animals too. A seal, an Orca, 6 brown bears, two of which were aggressive towards me; and the fox, which as curious as it may seem, physically appears whenever there is a change of a fitness nature for me.

  5. Emily December 1, 2017 at 10:57 pm - Reply

    This fits me so well because I’ve gone under Aton of surgery’s and I always fell lack of trust when a doctor tells me all about risks and I start not to trust them then when I wake up I know I’m fine and yes am aware of my own medical issues and my age delay. And another interesting fact the wolf also represents fath or hope maby even fear……

  6. Izic Colby September 15, 2017 at 6:21 am - Reply

    I have a wolf puuppy her name is cindy since my spirit animal is a wolf we bond so well.

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