American Badger, Land Animal,, Badger Symbolism, Badger Meaning, Badger Totem, Badger Dream
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Badger Meaning, and Messages

In this case, Badger symbolism is a message for us to walk our path at our own pace. In other words, you must have faith in yourself and your abilities. Moreover, trust that you have all the right tools to take on whatever challenge faces you. Also, this spirit animal teaches that you should make sure that you ignore what others may say.

Alternatively, like the Snail, Badger Symbolism can also be a sign that it is time for us to come out of hiding. Consequently, there is no need to stay out of the limelight any longer. The Badger meaning is telling you to let the world know you mean business!

Also, the symbolism of this animal, like the Cow crossing your path, can be letting you know that you must stay grounded. For this reason, you need to stay in the present moment by keeping your feet planted on the ground. In effect, this will anchor you to what is meaningful in your life.

Badger Totem, Spirit Animal

In general, Badger totem people will know how to stay grounded in all circumstances. Also, folks with Badger spirit, like the Chicken, are very territorial and unafraid of defending their boundaries. Consequently, they are very much aware of all the things that are important in their life. People with this totem take the time to nurture those around them while making sure that they also sustain their own needs. Determination and focus are comfortable for you, as is self-reliance. If this mammal is your spirit animal, you are never out of touch or confused because you know how to stay anchored to what is essential to you. For the most part, you don’t care what others think of you and have no hesitation in warding off personal attacks and invasions of your space.

This mammal is closely related to the Otter, the Weasel (coming soon), and the Wolverine. Study all three of these creatures along with the Dachshund, which hunts Badgers, chasing them out of tunnels.

Badger Dream Interpretation

In this case, your Badger dream is a sign of good luck, particularly if you have been struggling with a significant hardship in your life. If this animal is aggressive in your vision, it signifies that a personal attack is coming toward you from someone close to you. In this case, their efforts to change you may not be what is right for you. If this animal is dead in your dream, unlike the Armadillo, then you have failed to set a boundary correctly, and someone has walked all over you.

Alternatively, the dream may be foretelling that a new project that you have undertaken will be much more challenging to complete than you expected. If the animal is all white, it signifies a period of purification and growth. Nurturing yourself through this transition is crucial. Therefore, make sure that you retreat and disappear for a while.

17 thoughts on “Badger”

  1. I recently went on a journey to find my power animal, and when I reached the Lower Realm, I met a badger and asked if he was my power animal. He responded, “I am here to help you find your spirit animal.” I followed him all around, and was saved by him from an attack by my greatest fear. After a while of following him and asking all the animals if they were my power animal, I asked him, “Are you sure you aren’t my power animal?” He responded with, “I am your power animal.”
    I think that I just needed to prove to my self that it was a badger, as I was thinking, “Really? A badger?” when he said he was my guide.
    Thank you for your helpful article. It helped me to better understand my spirit guide.

  2. Long Long’s Reading
    This reading is for Long Long who passed into the spirit world early today and for his best friend and dear love, Erin, who rescued and loved him for his final years. I was not at all surprised when I smudged and drew Badger as Long Long’s spirit card. In fact my first thought was: Of course. Tsisheró:hen, Badger, is a small and cute animal that is known as among the most fierce, determined and stubborn creatures that you will ever face. Even Bear, Ohkwa:ri, will not mess with Badger. Tsisheró:hen has been known to drag a bury an entire elk or cow carcass, well over five times its weight and size. Those of us who knew Long Long knew he had a Badger spirit. He was blind and deaf but he still got around by bashing his head into things and then correcting course. I don’t know how many times I saw him fall down a long and steep flight of stairs and just get up and keep on going. He was adorable to look at even at an impossibly old age and so soft and silky to pet. But that little adorable body contained a fierce and determined spirit. One of the toughest spirits that I ever knew. At the same time he was affectionate, particularly with Erin, to whom, thanks to Covid he spent night and day with. He went from a environment in in which he was ignored and neglected to spending his last years loved and constantly connected. Erin gave him that. Even a Badger responds to love. I will miss you little Tsisheró:hen, little Badger. We will miss you. I know that your spirit will follow Erin everywhere. She doesn’t have a choice. No one does. Nothing can stop your Badger spirit.

  3. I lived on the edge of a wilderness for 20 years, to the day. My home was on a ridge, part prairie, part forest, tall grass and rocky outcroppings. I felt at home for the first time in my life. Things seemed to be living as they wanted to around my home. A neighbor told me one evening that I had a badger on my land. I told him no, Badger lets me be here, I am her guest. Sometimes I would see signs of her, fresh holes, prints, sometimes in the latest part of the evening I would see her shuffling through the very tall grass on her way into the woods. She mumbled-grumbled as she went. I have since had to leave my mountain home. This is what I’ve taken with me, thanks to Badger. Stand your ground. Eat what you find in your burrow. Don’t stay in the same place too long or your enemies might catch up to you. And the best/worst habit I got from Badger is I mumble/grumble as I go about my day in my new home.

  4. tara k petersen

    Two days ago I made the hardest decision I’ve ever made up to this point of my life., my 14-year-old dog, Bounce, could no longer get herself up with my help (she was a big girl, 110 lbs). I had been helping her get up for months and she was able to go to the bathroom and we went for short walks. But the last 2 weeks of her life she had lost control of her bowls and didn’t know when she needed to potty. Her mind was still sharp and she still hollered, talked, laughed and cried with me like she always had. I prayed she would go peacefully in her sleep, I told her I would be okay and she could go to heaven and run again. I felt she hung on and fought dying because she knew how hard it was going to be on me. So having the vet come and put her to sleep wasn’t an easy phone call to make but I couldn’t stand seeing her in pain. After the vet left, my son and I put her in my car and were taking her out to my daughters, in the country to bury her. On the interstate I saw a huge turtle, at first I thought it was an oversized sugarbeet, but it had its long neck sticking out from its shell as we passed as if it was waving at us. I really didn’t think much of it at the time. After we got the hole dug and had layed her in it and were saying good-bye this 4-foot garter snake came over to us as if it was saying hello and good-bye. He hung out until my daughters’ cat came to see what was going on and then he slithered away. We had just filled the hole up with dirt and I stood up and there were 2 deer that appeared just across the road that had stopped and were looking at us, making sure they had been seen. So now I’m thinking my little girl was still talking to me and she wanted me to hear what she had to say. So I tell my son we need to hurry and get home so I can look up the meaning of my animal totems. We get about 400 yards up the road and I say to my son, look there are 2 antelope and as we are looking at them and I’m really thinking bounce really needed me to tell me something, a badger appears on the side of the road and just watches us drive by but making sure he was noticed. Now I have drove to my daughter’s hundreds of times and only seen deer 1 other time, at night and in the middle of winter. She sees them occasionally but has never seen a badger and has only seen rattlesnakes, never garter snakes. Somehow my little girl knew how to make me feel better and make one of the worst days of my life be one that she made sure that I knew how much she loved me and not to feel bad, it would be okay. I love you Bounce!

  5. I’m very fond of Badger, Tsisheró:hen for her courage and massive heart. I once watched a Badger face off a black bear over some food in a garbage dumb. The bear tried to get in again and again and eventually got chased away by the much smaller badger. Tsisheró:hen speaks to to the true Warrior in each us. Not she who wins every fight or cares about winning at all, but she who will not surrender, who will get back up no matter how often she is knocked down, she who can be fierce when she needs to be fierce. Badger digs down deep in the earth, into the dark places where the roots of all things live and makes her home there. She is far larger than her body. There is a Warrior, there is Tsisheró:hen in each and every one of us. She may seem ttoo small to matter. But she is there, and she is as ferocious as she needs to be. Know that Tsisheró:hen is there. Know that the Warrior is there. And she is ready when you need her.

    1. Thank you for your explanation of Badger, Jules. I am on a journey to know my ancestors, and saw a badger this morning in my mind’s eye. I appreciate that you shared your understanding. Thank you.

  6. I had a dream of being attacked by a badger from a long distance away. I saw it coming from about 50 yards away. I started running and as I glanced back to see it was gaining on me, I decided to stop running and turn to just face the attack. I waited for it to get close enough and then it leaped in the air towards me. It latched on to my skin and I began pressing it’s jaw harder into my skin so that it couldn’t bite down and pull out a huge chunk. I do not know who won the fight as the scene ended there.
    Very odd dream for me. I’ve never dreamed of being attacked by an animal before.

  7. Badger speaks to me strongly of perseverance and determination, things that I will have to call on right now. Been going through a challenging time once again with my health and with my spirit and it is good to feel Badger to call out to me to be as strong and as determined as she is. It is a time in my life when I need to dig deep and be the fighter that I have always been, to be the example that I too often only speak about. (Hard to believe that there’s not a Mohawk word for Badger. Searched with all the language sites. Badger is certainly an animal that we would have encountered. If anyone has any idea on this, please let me know. Badger has spoken to me often of late and I would like to speak the name that my Grandmother’s ancestors would have spoken to her….)

  8. I’m very fond of Badger for her courage and massive heart. I once watched a Badger face off a black bear over some food in a garbage dumb. The bear tried to get in again and again and eventually got chased away by the much smaller badger.

  9. I have a jade pendant with a badger afixed to a gourd. I’ve also seen this variation especially on jade pieces; i.e., scupltures, etc. can you tell me what it means in symbolism?

  10. Tracy Louise Woolven

    This animal has crossed my path many times…but on reading this.. I now realise who is my spirit guide… the good old Badger… a symbol of tradition too in my eyes…. I’m blessed he is my guide

  11. I thought that the wolf was my spirit animal but then I read what the personality and what traits you have and I realized that the badger is my spirit animal and people do agree with me but I have never really had dreams with the badger I have had dreams with other animals but the Komodo dragon was just because I watched holes and it was in my mind and I dreamt about a dog from my past who had rabies same with the bat when I remembered the first time I saw a bat in real life and that’s all the animals but there where what I was thinking about

  12. I just ran over a badger with my bike. Was in Suffolk, a dark woodland path and out he ran under my wheel. Fortunately she ran off unscathed or so it seemed which was surprising. I am being reminded of my truth and my ability to manifest it in the world, what a wonderful gift. But did I just run right over it? Must stay true to my heart to know my heart

  13. I went on a journey recently to find my spirit animal. The last animal I expected to meet was a badger but he came to me straight away. I was really surprised and even tried to tell myself I was mistaken but there was no doubt he was connected to me.

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