Spirit Animal Totems

We created this website so that you can explore the magical world of Animal Symbolism, Spirit Animals as messengers, Animal Totems, and dreams. There are currently more than 300 Animals (and growing) on this website.  We have set this site up to make it easy for you to get a  message from one of your Spirit Animal guides or one of the other beautiful animals on this site. Center yourself and get grounded. Ask your question and then click on: “Get My Message.” Or you can click on the “Get My Message” tab in the top menu from anywhere on this website.

When you do this, a Spirit Animal message specific to what you need for an answer will come to you and give you a personal message. The Animal Totem will answer your questions on the page or in the quotation box at the top. In other words, this website will find an answer to your specific spiritual needs.

Also, each Animal Totem’s spirit page will have information on its meaning as it crosses your path in your life or your dreams. In the quotation box of each Totem Animal’s page, you will find that particular animal’s message for you today. Additionally, each Animal Totem will have at least five different quotations. (Hit refresh for new quotes). The wisdom received from this animal totem will be what you need as guidance now. I love to get several messages in a row or five messages and animal totems all at once with the Four Directions reading.

Totem Generators

If you don’t know your animal totems, you can use the Animal Totem Generator page and follow the directions on the page.

There are also more refined sections available for some of the animals. Check out these subsections of our growing website:

One of our newest YouTube releases is a humorous look at the Elephant.
One of the most challenging of Totems, we look at the Flea on our YouTube Channel.

Trying to create Abundance in your life?

Additionally, in 2020, Spirit Animal Totems launched our YouTube channel. The following is one of the new videos we created to help you implement abundance in your life. If you are struggling or looking for direction, look at this video. One of the animals featured in this video will point you give you the inspiration you need. If you want more information on a particular animal, you must type in the animal in the search widget near the top of the sidebar. Check out and subscribe to our YouTube Channel here. There are more than 150 videos available.

Get My Message


I have opened up the comments for each animal on the website. If you would like to see your comment published, then keep them specific to that particular animal. If you have the insight to add to this animal, you are more than welcome to add to the discussions. Additionally, you are also welcome to offer insight to others posting questions about the posted animals. If you have a question about an animal that is not published or would like to see a specific animal posted – please comment on the Requests page.

We encourage our fans and followers to participate in helping others look for answers. You can answer any comments on this page or other Animal pages. Please make sure that your comments are relevant to the page you are on.

Conversely, spam comments, links to eCommerce pages, vague comments about liking the blog, and book excerpts go to the spam folder. Therefore make sure that your comment does not fall into this category.

Pay It Forward

Our focus is on maintaining this website and creating new pages and videos. Thus, we ask you to join in and read the comments as they come along – and if you can help by passing on a message or insight – please do! We read every post before it is published. As a result, it may take up to 24 hours before you see your new comment.

  • Explore the world of the Land Animal Totem and the message they bring you.
  • Explore the world of Birds and the message they portend.
  • Discover the world of Insects as Animal Totem and their subtle message.
  • Discover the world of Ocean and Water Creatures as Animal Totems and their powerful medicine.
  • Explore the world of Reptiles and Amphibians and their magic as an Animal Totem message

If you have an Animal Totem that keeps returning to you physically, spiritually, or in your dreams, you may find it listed below.

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55 thoughts on “Spirit Animal Totems”

  1. Hey excellent site wtih great stuff. I instantly fell in love with your site . I would love to make a small donation of $20 to the site, is there any option for that please. Thank you. Cheers

    1. Hi Sashi:
      There is a donation button in the right hand sidebar at the top.

  2. I had this lucid dream. I was in bed staring at the ceiling. It was dark. I began to see in black and white with accents of fired metallic colors. I began to see swirling images of 3 dragons, one holding two doves…one in each claw who came through an opening in the darkness. I could see fire behind him. I felt he was protecting the doves, but they were afraid. And then he vanished. I saw several snakes, one of which struck at me and passed through my left shoulder. I saw a horse, a zebra, a turtle, strange looking fishes, and other creatures I cannot describe. The horse and zebra had on armor, whereas the giraffe licked my face.
    I never felt fear, just wonder and awe. I knew I was safe. Eventually, I began to float in their realm. I was surrounded by a bubble during this time and whereas up to this point I knew I was in my room, I no longer was anymore. I was in their realm. They seemed to have lost interest in me at that point, although they knew I was there. I woke up at some point. Help me with this? Please and thank you.

  3. Not a ‘physical’ animal but I wonder if anyone could help me interpret a vivid dragon dream. I saw a black dragon chained down by humans. It broke free and people panicked, running around. It then flew and created a hole in the sky to return to it’s own world. As it did so I saw bright orange and blue in lines in the sky, and I saw the name Michael (possibly Michaela) in the sky. All returned to normal, and a friend referred to the dragon as a giant lizard. Does anyone know what this might mean? Thank you.

    1. Hello. I was quite intrigued by your dream so I thought I’d try and interpret it for you.

      Dragon’s represent your strong will and fiery personality. Maybe you feel chained by people who think you should act a certain way?

      The Colour Black, well actually it’s a shade to be honest. Represents the following:

      Power, sexuality, sophistication, formality, elegance, wealth, mystery, fear, evil, unhappiness, depth, style, sadness, remorse, anger, anonymity, underground, good technical color, mourning, death (Western cultures), austerity, detachment.

      Blue represents:
      Blue: Peace, tranquility, cold, calm, stability, harmony, unity, trust, truth, confidence, conservatism, security, cleanliness, order, loyalty, sky, water, technology, depression, appetite suppressant.

      Orange represents:
      Energy, balance, enthusiasm, warmth, vibrant, expansive, flamboyant, demanding of attention.

      Michael could mean The Archangel Michael.
      He is known for, defending one in battle.


      To see a lizard in your dream signifies your primal instincts and reactions toward sex, food, etc. and your anxieties toward these feelings. The lizard may also be representative of a person who you view as cold-blooded, fearful, or thick-skinned. On a more positive note, the lizard also symbolizes emerging creativity, renewal, and revitalization. It may suggest that you are well-grounded.

      You”re welcome! 🙂

    2. Hey there!
      For the past three days I have been dreaming about different animals. First it was a white baby tiger. I felt really calm that day. Then there was a dark purple snake attacking me which really scared me for some reason (even though I’m not afraid of snakes!) And then it was a lightly purple spider almost like lavender. Anyway, I can’t seem to understand the meaning behind these animals (and insect). Would be nice if someone could translate it for me.

      Thank you!

    3. People who have Dragons around them, have Souls that originated from Sirius.
      There are Earth/Air/Water/Fire (it’s their Energy).
      I have 3 Special Grandchildren, 2 had Dragons around (for protection)they were with them through Sleep/Dreamtime

  4. Please can you tell me what this dream means I loved my cat but she died I loved her so much I got her when I was 12 I’m 39 now she died a long time ago what is this dream trying to tell me ? Xxx

  5. Hello, I recently had this dream where an infinity symbol is burned into the ground itself with vultures following the line and in the upper left side of the symbol, butterfly shadows come out it. And some voice starts talking to me, but there’s no one there but me. I’ve had this dream before. This is my second time seeing it. Could I have some help understanding it?
    Thank you.

    1. Vulture is the sign of rebirth and regeneration, with infinity sign meaning forever and beautiful butterfly’s. Endless rebirth as a butterfly!, Good for You!..See this as very positive, people love butterfly’s, show them you wings!

  6. hello there, i like the idea behind this website, though i would like to get some kind of newsletters.

    1. Hi There:
      We did try the newsletter approach a few years ago but found that a lot of people were not bothering with them because all of the information is on the website.
      regards, Silken Raven

  7. Keep finding small wild animals in my yard that need help all of a sudden, what does this mean? The other day it was a baby screech owl, today a baby racoon?

  8. I found a very large Raven under the front of my motor home. It’s all in one piece and had put it head under one wing before it died. For some reason this has deeply touched my heart? And woundering what the message is for me??

  9. I woke up this morning and also the most beautiful little green baby Frog The hole in the car I It was so beautiful little baby green l I walk to my house And I came out a little Open Mercari and was ready to go for my windows down and I see the babe it was inside my car so will travel together all day long fine when I came home and jumped into my feet and slowly picked it up off the car so what is that mean I don’t understand

  10. I’m fairly new to the idea of spirit animal guides. Could someone explain, in the simplest way possible, the difference between a guide and a totem please?

    Out of curiosity, how accurate did you all find the totem generator on this site? I got tarantula even though I’m scared of them. Is there any way I can find out for certain if tarantula really is my totem or not?

    Thank you.

    1. Spiders in general are a good sign. They are communicating a lot about what you need to do & where you need to explore. They have 8 legs. According to symbology 8 is a symbol of infinity.. This implies that an infinite world of opportunities are awaiting for you only if you are ready to spin your web of creativity.

      Stay blessed

  11. hi, i had a few questions about spirit animals.
    Is it possible to have more than one?
    For a long time i have felt a deep connection to foxes and recently i was looking up their spiritual meaning and i feel like i connect with (not the exact wording I’m going for but i can’t think of another way to word it) the animal a lot. Can that mean that a fox is one of my spirit animals or do i have to have had an interaction with one?
    Recently, on two different occasions i have seen baby coyotes while i was on the way home from work. Does this mean something?

    1. Yes!!
      In my experience I have a main totem animal that has served me all of my life. In trying times, it appears often to encourage me. When I was first learning about the power and roles of spirit animals, I focus on this totem. Now, it is a comforting parent.
      At other times, a particular totem animal will have a strong presence in my life—when I am starting a new project or going through a particle challenge. This totem will help me understand a particular facet of my life.
      And then there are EVERYDAY messengers. (That is why I LOVE this site!!) When an animal appears in my life, I view it as a telephone ringing for me. I just come to this site and look at the possible messages it is offering me. If the animal keeps appearing after I think I have interpreted the message, it means I haven’t gotten the right message—like a telephone that keeps ringing until you answer it.
      As for interacting “in real life”—
      It is not required! Messages can come through in person, pictures, words people say—or just a feeling/awareness. I get lots of animal spirit messages from advertising—on trucks, on billboards, magazines, etc.
      I hope this helps!!

  12. Emily Broughton

    I have a question and was hoping someone here might be able to help me find the answer. I have looked into this dream on my own but i am looking for more insight. I had a dream about a frog, i picked it up then it turned into a lizard with three eyes. I then studied it because ya know having something with 3 eyes is pretty usual then i let it go. Any thoughts or ideas? It may sound crazy but ive also had many dreams of things happening then they do happen. Not sure if that would help or not

    1. Spirit is trying to show you that you are gifted and see things differently than most. By taking the time to look closely at the frog, you saw past what most people can see and a new truth presented itself. Ask Spirit to guide you in your spiritual development, and to gently be shown your gifts and how you are to use them.

  13. I was sitting out back. I do live n the countryside. I saw a brown bear come into the yard. Then it transformed into a black bird, looked at me and flew away. What does it mean?

  14. In my dream i was in a open space like plame lands I was hiding behind a big boulder. A black jaguar came up to me on my right hand side. I was afraid but it was calm and then disapered. Then I looked over the boulder and seen a lion lioness and a cub. I was afraid then I seen my freinds then the lion attacked my friend but I was safe behind the boulder. Then I woke up.

  15. Love your site ,beyond words is hiw helpful ,ive found it – thank you very much and keep up the goid,work you ppl are doing 🙂 salut’

  16. I recently had 2 unusual occurances…one with a deer and the other with a robin. First of all, I’ve been very sad about my daughter rehoming their dog that I was also very close to. I tried to take him but for some reason, I at the time, thought it was too much. Now I’m sorry I didn’t try harder.

    I was at our library in a chair facing the windows and the woodland, writing…it was about 2:00 pm. A deer came out
    of the woods, came up to the window and then walked on by.
    I looked to see where it was going and it was going out into
    a neighborhood, which I thought was unusual also during the day. I had never heard of spirit animals and for some reason, I felt compelled to look on my phone the spiritual significance of that. What it said is that it’s a sign not to be too hard on myself, which fits right in with what I’m going through. It also said if deer is your totem animal, you have a link to the arts…poetry. and I am a poet.

    Then last night, at about 10:30 pm, I was opening the door for
    my granddaughter and there was a robin sitting on the step…at 10:30 at night. It didn’t move. It just looked back and forth at us. I opened the door and she went in. When I went to close the door (I live next store) to go home, the robin hopped off the step and ran into my yard and under a bush. I thought that very unusual, so I looked up the robin. It says the robin is a symbol of growth and renewal, and I must clean house and let go of emotional attachments that are no longer useful to me…which also speak to my situation.

    Any opinions on this? I’m a person who has had several spiritual experiences in my life over the last 15 years.

    Thanks . Appreciate any comments.

  17. my fiance died November 1, 2016. he considered his Spirit Animal to be a bird. recently, a bird has been appearing by my window & flying in a pattern & then over my roof. do you think he is trying to let me know he is here for me? this experience with birds has been occurring repeatedly. Thank you for feedback on this!!

    1. Hi Mieke

      Yes of course sister , your passed companion is letting you know he’s around , saying hi .. This he is doing with multiple birds if you have noticed .. Trying to get your attention , but there is one in particular that keeps coming back , and watch the letter that the bird is flying in pattern too ,

  18. Absolutely love your site!
    It’s my ‘go to’ site when I’m struggling and need guidance!
    Love all the info on the animals and also the individual messages at the top of the page. They are so often spot on!
    Keep up the great work! So deeply appreciated!

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  19. Hi, There has been a bright Yellow bird with a black head band and black wings singing and chirping for the past week, at my sitting room window and the room my daughter is using on her visit back home. I have seen this bird around our property for a number of years but this behavior is very new and unusual. Does anyone have an idea on the meaning. Thanks.

  20. Hello,

    I love your book : Spirit Animal Guides: a meditative coloring book for adults! I really wish we could receive it here in Europe, without having to pay incredible shipping costs! Would definitely enjoy it 🙂

  21. I’ve been doing shamanic journeys with Kathleen Collins for over four years and have had some amazing and inspiring and instructional experiences. A lot of healing has happened as well. My power animal is a giant green sea turtle. But the last time I did a journey, my upper world spirit teacher gave me a sturgeon. What is that about? What should I do (other than ask for some clarification next journey? .?

    1. Not sure why she did that , no one can change your animal guides ,, they are sent to us and only us they chose us we don’t chose them ,, so this sounds like either she’s messing with your head or she’s not knowing as much as she states ., maybe I’m wrong here but ,, after 20 yrs of what I have been studying and the little bit of knowledge i have gathered this is off.. Please let me know what comes of it ,, perhaps I’m mistaken what was meant .. None of my many teachers have said this can happen and as they may change they change on their own accord . Not by anything or anyone else ..

  22. We have one in neighborhood, everyone had seen it. It seems like a friendly hare/rabbit. He lived in our neighborhood. Lol! What that mean?

  23. When I was a kid like 11 I saw a lion,forbade,and a monkey appear to me in my bedroom what does these 3 spirit animals mean and they were just laying there making animal sound well the monkey was making sounds

  24. Just like about 10 minutes ago, two blue jays came to my balcony and when I went to the door they flew away. What does this mean. Thanks.

  25. Hi yesterday morning I was walking to my car when a crow walked past me o was a bit startled but stood and watched as it continues walking to the grass. It showed no sign of fear at all. Cam you explain the meanonging of this. Martha

  26. A Dragon totem is one of the most powerful totems, representing a huge range of qualities, emotions, and traits. When Dragons come to us, it could mean many things.

    The most common message a Dragon totem carry to us is a need for strength, courage, and fortitude. Dragons are also messengers of balance, and magic – encouraging us to tap into our psychic nature and see the world through the eyes of mystery and wonder.

    More specifically, Dragons are the embodiment of primordial power – the ultimate ruler of all the elements. This is because the Dragon is the master of all the elements: Fire, Water, Earth, and Wind.

    As a totem, the Dragon serves as a powerful guardian and guide. Encourage communication with your Dragon, and acknowledge your Dragon’s presence as often as possible.

  27. Stacy Mcmillon

    Throughout my life ive always had an association with spiders in one way or another I have countless stories Spiderman was even my favorite superhero and I have no real reason why since ive been thinking about it. Anyway lately its summer so there are more spiders but we have a lot and when I see one I see many. I also see webs a lot although they are weak often just strands barely visible. Like for example tonight after work me and my coworkers were all outside smoking after the store closed. I was telling my buddy I was out there earlier and I saw faint webs from the lights of the store to his car. NBD. But when everyone left it was just me and my manager. Sitting there she jumps up and starts screaming. I asked her if it was a spider and it was a giant spider. Last night I was with my boyfriend smoking on the curb and he stood up I look and him and say “what”, he said oh its nothing I just felt a spider web on my face.” A lighter ive had for a long time is say a year maybe more i always liked it but the otherday I noticed behind the main design which was like roses there were spiderwebs drawn behind it. Anyway its a recurring “coincidence” only I don’t believe in coincidence. I think most of the totem traits seem to accurately describe myself. I guess Im looking for clarification.

  28. Hi. I want to know my totem animal. I made a test about it and my animal totme was the dragon. Whats the meaning of a dragon as a totem?

    Thank You

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