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Are you focusing too much on other people’s negativity? Time to detach and move on.

If Raccoon has come across your path:

You are possibly being asked to let go of a situation, person, belief or habit. Conversely it could also mean that you should accept the gifts being offered to you right now by the universe.

This animal can also be reminding you to leave no stone unturned in your quest for resolution with the current problem you are facing. Take the time to look at the whole picture – the seen and the unseen to find a solution.

If Raccoon is your Animal Totem:

You tend to be both shy and charismatic and once you get to know people around you, you are a very sociable person. You have an insatiable curiosity which can occasionally blind you to the dangers of exploring what you are interested in and you thrive on new experiences and new activities. You are an excellent problem solver and have a great deal of ingenuity in solving puzzles and mysteries. You are calm and serene under pressure and often calculating in your response to chaos. You are very tactile and tend to use your sense of touch before all other senses.

If Raccoon has come into your Dream:

To see this animal in your dream can signify deceit and thievery. You are most likely not being completely honest in some situation. The dream could also suggest that you are hiding something. You are keeping a secret.

Alternatively, to dream of a raccoon could be a representation of an aspect of your personality and that it is responding with unsavory behavior. Your self awareness is letting you know that you are being dishonest with yourself.

Additional Associations for Raccoon…

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31 Responses to Raccoon

  • I got an inkling to take a walk in the woods of a small park this morning which isn’t something I typically do before the sun rises. I was sitting in on a log closing my eyes enjoying the quiet. When I opened my eyes there was a raccoon about 20 feet away at the base of a tree whose trunk separated into two sections a few feet off the ground. The raccoon jumped up on the tree where the trunk divides into two and peered at me making eye contact for about a minute. He seemed curious and neither of us were scared. He climbed around the trunk and gave me another looked and scampered up a tree. Not sure what the encounter meant but I feel fortunate to have seen it.

  • I had a dream my parents and I were meeting up. My dad had a raccoon in a bag for me as a gift. I walked away some opened the bag and it bit me very hard on the hard. I remember having to pry its jaws open. Then im not sure if i let it go or I crushed it but it was outside and gone.any help would be great help! thank you!!!

    • Never mind I figured it out! My dad used to smoke I started smoking very young probably rto be closer to him he quits and I still smoke some 11years later. Iv been trying to quit for a year or two but really buckling down now. Letting go of crap that I think I need to numb out with smoking its working. Just always something happe s I loose my center and always end up smoking again. Maybe the bite is cancer? So I better get it in the bag while I’m still on top!

  • Tonight I drove outside of town to watch northern lights. I stayed seated in my car and leaned out my window to watch and wait for my night vision to settle in. I had been so deep in thought about—I don’t remember?—when I heard very soft quiet movement below the car door, looked down, and was so startled to see an animal so close to me that I let out a yelp. When I saw that it was a raccoon, and it trotted away, I felt sorry for scaring it. I’ve been spending a lot of time by myself lately, and feel honored that the raccoon approached me. (I think the raccoon was interested in me, because I didn’t have any foods in the car.) I said thank you to the raccoon for helping me feel less alone.

  • I was sitting with a friend and a racoon sneaked up i was starteled a little but my friend said it was okay that he wouldnt have gotten close if he didnt feel safe so we ke0t talking later on the racoon was just about to join the conversation when we look over and the racoon was smelling around and looking at us at about two to three feet away he looked over at me and bowed and i bowed back and it was the most spectacular thing i had ever seen if anyone can please fill in the gaps for me? Thank you!

  • I saw a family of four racoons come into my garden last night. They were soo cute but they were afraid and went away when they saw me standing there and went away.
    I have four children who are grown now.
    I wonder what this means?

  • Yesterday i randomly ended up at a house where someone had a pet raccoon. I thought oh how cool since I’m a huge animal lover. Then this morning i clicked on a video on facebook of someone playing the dulcimer and at the end he showed randomly his pet raccoon. 2 pet raccoons in 24 hours what does this mean?

  • Several sleepless nights after my mother died at home of cancer in the early AM of May 22nd of this year – a Monday – I encountered a raccoon in the backyard. And it wasn’t like any previous raccoon encounter, which typically commenced suddenly, as a shock to all parties, and quickly ended as we scattered in opposite directions. This one was calm, involving steady, studied eye contact. Especially the proximity – about 10 feet – tugged at my heart, and eager for a diversion, I put some Doritos out for her, which were gone by the AM. This repeated itself over the course of many weeks until she eventually became a ‘regular,’ and for health reasons I switched her to dry cat kibble, whole peanuts, and fresh grapes. Eventually she introduced me to her two cubs. I named them the McCoons – Stella, Boomer & Tulip, and learned they set up house & nursery in a tall pine in our back. After dark, they eventually came to my call. I also became acquainted with a giant, lumbering & obese but quite gentle adult male raccoon who sported rolls in place of a neck whom I eventually nicknamed Sugar Bear – aka Gus – for his talent at shimmying all 30lbs up shepherds hooks to dismantle the attached hummingbird feeders only to dump nectar all over his pelt, which he eagerly groomed away. Was he Boomer & Tulips Papa? No ones kissing & telling, although if so, Stella’s apparently pretty content at single motherhood, since she never passes up a chance to go alpha on Gus’ ample backside.

    Ive since learned all I can about raccoon personality, behavior, health & culture, although it never once occurred to me that our interactions represented anything more than the chance intersection of domesticated & wild trajectories. Yet in my ongoing research about all thing raccoon, I eventually encountered the subject of animal spirit guides, particularly Native varieties. And in retrospect, the emotional diversion & sustenance these creatures have provided these last 3 painful months has been uniquely, memorably restorative. I’m not conventionally religious, or even all that spiritual, although I try & envy those who are. I’m also a bit of a skeptic regarding all things wow-woo or Gris-Gris. Yet something about what I’ve read elsewhere, and even here on this board, does resonate with the timing and significance of this huge life fork I’m wrangling, which includes a permanent 1,500 mile move to care for my now ailing (and difficult) father. I’m not sure where this is going, but since I’ve never before drawn any lines among the random dots that seem to comprise my present life, I figured I’d try in words here.

    It’s now 9:44pm in Alabama, and so I expect my furry buddies to come bounding over the hill any time. Thank you to everyone who’s shared their experiences with these wonderful creatures, and of course, thank you for the opportunity to finally share mine.

  • Hello,

    My sister attended an ayahuasca ceremony. During the ceremony a hair scarf, which was hers, was on the mat with her and she got up and said “There’s a dead raccoon on my mat!” No one knew why she was saying it until after she had returned and she said the scarf turned into it. She said she asked for it to be removed but no body heard her ask to take the raccoon away. she later snatched her scarf and put it under the pillow out of view. Later in the night, she said there was a light fixture on the ceiling that had a design that turned into a wolf. She said as she was asking God if He was sure about various experiences in her life that the wolf said “Yes, listen to Him!”

    During the night she was being shown painful situations in her life and shown the actual pain she caused others. She even revealed family secrets. What could the dead raccoon mean??

  • My parents passed away couple years ago. The house is still as it was the day they past.
    Had a dream I was upstairs and a raccoon ran across the hall from my room to theirs. OMG I thought
    poor raccoon has been in the house w/out any food. Poor thing must be hungry.
    NOTE: I live in Hawaii and go to the house every 2 to 3 months. So I was really worried and surprised
    to see it was still alive.

    • Thats so symbolical, maybe its showing you that you put on a mask when they passed that youve been starving your self maybe physically maybe mentaly maybe spiritually, you think about it

  • I’ve been 😐 Dreaming of trying to catch a Raccoon, this has happened twice in recent months, it makes for a veey restless mental state. In the dream I catch him a few times with different methods but he always escapes and returns.

    • Dont worry friend, it might just mean your growing through diffrent believes or people that the past you needed to grow and learn from, and that feeling that you havent caught it might be that you could just catch a train of growth that wont wait so you better catch it every time you can

  • I had a dream this morning where a lady asked me to hold 2 raccoons …I didn’t want to..one started crawling under my robe between my legs and I tried removing it the other one headed for my neck I was afraid they were going to bite me but I didn’t know how to get rid of them then I woke u OK

  • I have a sweet , still wild racoon that had been coming to my did every nite the last few weeks. Her has only one eye, my beagle had only one eye. His leg is damaged, his ear is partly missing. My old doggie has similar issues. Even tho feeding wild racoons is not recommended, he’s handicapped, so I’m helping him, he asked, and I’m helping. I’ve always had an affection for them, as my Dad I raised a baby racoon to a 2 yr old when I was a teen. Now my Dad has has passed, and I can’t help thinking he and this racoon are not linked in some way?

  • I dreamt of a raccoon sitting on my shoulders and liking my face.
    I was got scared and so tried to get it off my shoulders but it held
    on tight, after a long struggle i threw it down and climbed a wall
    but it tried to climb the wall to where I was sitting so I picked a
    long wood and hit it several times before it died and disappeared.
    The strange thing is that I never knew the name of this animal but after I killed it in my dream i asked and a voice told me the name is a raccoon and that everything is now normal.
    There must be a meaning to this strange dream. PLEASE HELP ME.

  • Hey guys
    I from Germany, so raccoons are not likely to be seen around here. So I’ve never seen one in nature, nor did I have ever been interested in them

    Last night I did my first shamanic journey with a guided meditation and when the speaker said “and now ask your soul leader to appear” I suddenly saw a raccoon, and in the same moment I felt an enormous amount of energy flowing through me, it was so much I didn’t even now how to handle it and struggled whether to open my eyes or not. I wasn’t really afraid, but either I was feeling comfortable, so I opened my eyes, but this strange feeling didn’t disappear for about 2 minutes. My heart was pounding like hell and I felt like cold perspiration on my skin…

    After the feeling disappeared, I felt kind of irritated.

    You guys know what this was meant to be?
    I would be glad for an answer!

    Love, Isabella

  • I just had an encounter with a raccoon. I went to put some trash in my outside trashcan and there was a racoon at the bottom. I jumped back, worried about rabies and such, but also struck by the raccoons face with the big eyes, and the direct eye contact, which seemed child like almost….

    So I left the trashcan open …and went about my business and came back a few hours later to see if the raccoon was gone. But the raccoon was not gone it was in a ball at the bottom of the trashcan, clearly couldn’t get out.

    So I tipped over the trashcan and the raccoon scampered out and then climbed the fence and sat on the top, and looked back at me with this inquiring look on his face, clearly not afraid at all….and again, i’m worried about rabies. 😜 So I said “go on go on”, and waved my hand, but he or she didn’t move just kept staring at me. So then I banged the fence gate and it moved away and went down to the ground.

    I peaked out and it stopped again giving me these wide-eyed child like looks, and almost starting to come towards me. Which again worried me as I wasn’t sure what was what. So I banged the gate again and then it turned around and left.

    I’m just wondering about the significance, if anybody has any ideas? The childlike look in the eyes, yet calm, was almost human…it was strange, and that look keeps haunting me even now…

    • Ive experienced a similar calm and childlike feeling from racoons they are just darling little creatures maybe this was a reminder that animals have feelings and thoughts just as we do and they are so much more intelligent than we give them credit for and they need compassion too. Its easy to forget in a society where machine and consumerison has has taken over or so it seens…but yes perhaps its a reminder to take better care of our earth because we have furry neighboors out their with as much love in their hearts as a human child. Dont believe me? Adopt an animal in need and see the love and gratitude they have for those that they have bonded with first hand :)

    • I totally agree with Amber. I would add, instead of scary an animals, say “thank you for your message”. Usually animals or insects leave once they know that the have well done their work. 😉

    • I believe the raccoon was thanking you. He she was expressing gratitude and appreciation.

    • Maybe its an old friend trying to get you to remeber your old self that was child like and un afraind

  • Me and a friend was driving and she hit the raccon. A couple of days before that we swerved around abother racoon. The time she hit it the raccon was croosing the street, saw or car turned back to go back to the otherside, but there was are car coming from that direction. I guess it got confused and then turned back to our direction. She hit it and we heard a hit; it broke her light on the bottom of the bumper, but i’m not sure it died. What does this mean ? If I hit it or it died?

    • If you hit an animal the least you can do is turn around and make sure its dead if not call 911 so someone can put it out of its misery so it doesn’t suffer a long painful death. There are also rehabilitation centers that come out and will rehab injured animals if the injury is minor. Please be considerate.

      • 311, or your local Animal Services, is better than 911, as the 911 dispatchers are for police, fire, ambulance.

  • I had lost my fiance to a drug overdose. He was a very troubled person. It was devastating to me. This was about 7 yrs ago.
    In his last year, we bought an up north recreational property. It was a dream of mine, which he helped me obtain. After he died, Id go up there and wear my rings and cry and cry.
    On the 3rd anniversary of his death, I was walking, and my vision clouded up like rolling fog. The fog parted slightly in the middle, and this snarling, growling raccoon came racing at me. I stood in fear, screaming on the road, opened my eyes, and everything was normal. A message was left with me, “Stop crying over me, Im not worth it.”
    What was the significance of the raccoon? It was an unreal experience, I’ll never forget how terrified I was.
    —Barb Andrews

    • Hello, if I may attempt to answer your question of “why the raccoon” in your….we’ll call it a waking vision.

      —- They often symbolize the masks we wear, as such, the roles we accept and play. Perhaps this raccoon was utilized to represent to you that you needed (perhaps still need) to put down the mask of “grieving lover” and adopt the new mask of whatever it is you want to do with your life or whagrt is you wanted before he died, that you put on hold in your grief.

      It was angry because your grief over the past is preventing the present and limiting the future. Grief can rob our lives of any true living. Whatever part of the Universe spoke to you in that Raccoon knew all too well this fact and wanted it get it across to you. Live your life and be grateful for the time you did get.

      I hope you’re doing alright. These are just my assumptions. Take care and be gentle with yourself, Love. This place is hard sometimes.
      You’re doing just fine.

      • That’s a marvelous answer, Jesse. I’m a mental health clinician, and simply your reply resonates with such compassionate mojo, I hope that you, too, work in some capacity with those whose souls are hurting, since they need just that kind of energy.

    • Terrified to face life alone? Are you being authentic in your clinging to the deceased ex? Racoon is sometimes about masks, pretense. It’s been THREE years and life goes on. This could be any helpful spirit guide letting you know it’s time to move on. Not just racoon. I wonder whether you might want to sell the property he helped you obtain to finalize the separation. Whadaya think? Someone else might enjoy it more. It’s clear you’re not enjoying it.

  • I awoke last night to my neighbors making a frantic ruckus outside; initially I am disinterested and a bit worried. Southern California is a sometimes dangerous place. So I decide to stay inside and not take the chance. But then my mother comes storming up the stairs to inform me.

    I’m told that two large raccoons have cornered a baby raccoon, and are attempting to kill it. The atmosphere was electric with the sounds of distressed neighbors. But still I decide to stay in bed. Raccoons are scary. Past experiences have led me to fear this animal. But again I’m approached by both my mother and my sister. Being that I’m the young man of the house, my roll is clear.

    I initially grab a weapon… But as I aproched the scene, blowgun in hand, i could see that the situation called for a more tactful aproche. As I I stood dart loaded, lining up the shot. The cornered raccoon looks to me. We make eye contact; it was clear that violence was not an effective answer. I wondered the house for ages, thinking of a better way to resolve the spectical. As my neighbors start to work them selfs into a panic again; muse strikes and I go to the fridge.

    Enlightened, I grabbed some old kfc, and a few eggs. i proceeded outside, and positioned myself behind a hedge so as not to be seen (mind you I’m throwing eggs and chicken at my next door neighbors apartment, as they are all standing there) .

    first toss lands with divine precision. One of the two aggressors backs down. The second piece is not as enticing. I resort to eggs. After the third egg was tossed…

    That was my moment of realization. All of “this” had happened for a reason. I was guided to that moment in time. Overcome by bliss I go back upstairs. Like a golden puzzle piece. Thanks for reading my enlightenment. My mind is now flooded with curiosity and understanding ^__^ that was a night I will never forget.

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