Wolf Spirit Animal2018-09-19T11:36:01+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. Luna January 1, 2019 at 11:53 pm - Reply

    I had a dream that a wolf came up to me and placed its third eye to mine. A stone with a star constellation appeared and I started to receive an extreme energy. It was running through my whole body. The the wolf moved to different parts of my body and the energy was overwhelming. He then said in a deep smooth voice “This is not common, the intensity, but hold on to something we must complete this”. When it ended there were 2 wolves. Their colors had changed and the one wolf from looking like a normal white wolf had converted and looked very much like the Egyptian god, I told him he had changed and he said “ I am Anubis” he was about to tell me what information he had received from me but I was woken from a loud noise in the house. I saw a symbol in my minds eye.

  2. Wolf family December 30, 2018 at 2:09 am - Reply

    I knew this was coming because most of my friends said that I even act like a wolf and this is a really honorto know that this is true thank you

  3. Tarece December 28, 2018 at 9:56 am - Reply

    I am not surprised and believe this is my true spirit animal. My soul animal is a butterfly.

  4. Anonymous December 22, 2018 at 10:45 pm - Reply

    I saw a white wolf in the back seat of my friend car from the corner of my eye

  5. Edward December 22, 2018 at 4:20 am - Reply

    im happy to be part of the pack

    • Anonymous December 23, 2018 at 2:05 pm - Reply

      Me too.

  6. Catsmeow December 17, 2018 at 6:30 pm - Reply

    I feel so connected with the wolf spirit. I have those symptoms in life. I even saw my fourth grade teacher’s little girls future. She is going to be successful in the future and love by all!

  7. Anonymous December 17, 2018 at 6:29 pm - Reply

    I feel so connected with the wolf spirit. I have those symptoms in life. I even saw my fourth grade teacher’s little girls future. She is going to be successful in the future and love by all!

  8. Gt December 13, 2018 at 2:07 am - Reply

    Thanks for adding to my knowledge… I’ve always love wolves.

  9. Jordan December 9, 2018 at 8:11 pm - Reply

    This was reassuring to what i felt my dream was telling me. I dreamed I walked out of my home at night to get something from my boyfriends vehicle. Once I got to the vehicle, I was distracted by some trash I seen and went to throw it in the dumpster. A black wolf then charged towards me from the darkness and was vicious with its mouth open. I tried to pick up a piece of scrap metal and I was too weak to get it up and I felt very helpless and I regretted leaving my house. The wolf, facing the direction of my house, just charged passed by a nose before I woke up in fear.

    I felt from this dream that I was to be more careful about what my priorities were and sure enough the next day I had 2 friends come by to try and Get me out to go drinking with them but because of the dream, I was very firm in saying no and I’ve never set up boundaries like that before. I’ve always just let life happen to me and always felt powerless to say no to people.

    I’ve been thinking of this dream since the 30th of November. I am so thankful for this dream because of how it helped me put up personal boundaries and keep my priorities in place. I feel favour from the universe that I would have the wolf sent to me to scare me back to where I want to be. The Gods/ universe have given me direction and that is something I’ve desired for a long time. <3

  10. Jeanne December 5, 2018 at 5:55 pm - Reply

    Today at a healing meditation session, I saw the face of a wolf. The wolf is definitely my spiritual animal.

  11. DarkSoul204 December 4, 2018 at 6:57 pm - Reply

    Hello wolves, let’s become a huge wolf pack
    I’m beta

    • Khamron December 5, 2018 at 7:15 am - Reply

      I’m a wolf

  12. Anders November 19, 2018 at 11:27 pm - Reply

    love your site. Thanks for the help.

  13. Ian November 17, 2018 at 4:58 am - Reply

    This is really cool, I learned so much. I always did suspect I had something to do with the wolf

  14. Anonymous November 8, 2018 at 6:48 pm - Reply

    I learned so much about myself today

  15. That Sady lover. November 8, 2018 at 3:03 pm - Reply

    by the way I found out, never do a IQ test, the score will upset you no matter what!

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