The Cougar Spirit Animal

Author: Elena Harris

If cougar has approached you, it is an indication that you have come into your own power. Now is the time to take the lead of a situation. Now is the time to be strong. Cougar is here to let you know that now is the time to leap into all the opportunities made available to you. Using the power of intentions, be clear with your purpose and define where you are heading.

Cougar Symbolism

Below are the many associations and possible meanings behind the cougar totem animal.

  • Leadership
  • Standing Behind Convictions
  • Confidence
  • Clever
  • Awareness
  • Learning Proper Use of Power
  • Messenger Between Human and Divine Beings
  • Balance
  • Steadfast
  • Responsible
  • Dependable
  • Sensory Evaluation
  • Spiritual Warrior
  • Decisiveness
  • Clairvoyance
  • Mother Goddess
  • Primal Power
  • Feminine
  • Strength
  • Observation
  • Patience
  • Wisdom
  • Courage
  • Dominion
  • Self-expression
  • Sensuality
  • Enigma
  • Solitude
  • Secret Dimensions
  • Spirit World
  • How to balance power, intention, strength and grace
  • Balance the body, mind and spirit
  • Responsibility of leadership is truth
  • Using leadership wisely and without ego
  • Gaining self-confidence
  • Freedom from guilt
  • Cunning

Cougar Spirit Animal

By Elena Harris, Editor

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Cougar Spirit Animal Meanings

The cougar is happiest prowling in shadows during the magical hours of dusk and dawn. She brings strength, courage, instincts and sensual mystique. She is powerful and solitary teaching us how to use power so that we may become effective, fair leaders who do not abuse power.

She is especially auspicious for women and individuals looking to connect with primal Feminine awareness. She asks that you balance your feral instincts with wisdom and patience. Take the time to learn through observation. Save your energy and take action only when the time is right. Also take note of any emotional upheavals or clashing of passions. You will need to cultivate serenity and fairness.

Remember though the powerful cougar may be difficult to work with, she will grant you formidable power if you listen carefully to the wisdom she has to offer to you.

Cougar Spirit Animal

The Cougar’s Message of Leadership

The cougar is also here to remind us to balance our power. It is important to know when to be gentle and when asserting your energy will be more productive. Perhaps the most important lesson we learn from this power animal is how to use our leadership qualities without the presence of ego.

If your animal totem is the cougar, then most likely you are a natural leader. You are good at setting boundaries and are clear when someone disrespects those boundaries. When you are happy, your happiness is heard and visible by all that surround you. However, many fear your roar.

You know how to be seen or not seen, as you posses the knack for camouflage. As an totem animal, the cougar gives you the gifts of unique self expression, sexual charisma and enigmatic charm. Cougar strengthens your connection with the spirit world and strikes fear in even the bravest of hearts. You can prevail against all odds, and you are the monarch of your domain.

When Cougar Enters Your Dreams

Cougar leaping into your dreams can mean several things depending on what she is doing and the context of the dream. If you see her sleeping or resting, this can suggest that you have strength, elegance and are well-respected by your colleagues and peers. It also means that you have accomplished your goals and now is a good time to relax before taking on the next project, idea or goal.

If cougar is on the prowl, this can reflect your passion, sexuality and represent successfully completing your goals. If she is traveling, she is letting you know you need to check the perimeters of your boundaries. Ask yourself if your boundaries are being respected.

Sometimes, cougar can symbolize female hostility and intensity, which implies danger or life threatening situations. Cougar can suggest that your social position and well being may be in jeopardy. Make sure to pay attention to your emotions when cougar visits your dreams. This will give you significant clues as to which message cougar is trying to convey to you.


Muscles rippling, free on the mountains,
Great cat of cunning, hunting and seeking,
Teach me quietness and stealth of purpose.
Show me the secrets of quiet magic.”


“I am open to working with my own power and harnessing it for the abundant good of myself and all”.

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