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Meaning and Messages

Usually, Fox symbolism is letting you know that the solution to a problem is at hand. Like the Monkey, this animal’s spirit has the ingenuity to solve any problem. However, in this case, the Fox meaning guides you to solitude and silence until you see the way out. Much like the Tiger symbolism, a healthy combination of persistence and patience will strike a balance that will pick apart a problem until it is solved.

Alternatively, the Fox meaning could be emphasizing the difficulty you are having adjusting to a new living condition or job. When sly Fox symbolism crosses your path, it can be a signal to open your eyes. Thus, you can see the situation for what it is, not as you wish it to be. When you find yourself in a position or environment that is trying, allow yourself to be fluid and adaptable. Fox symbolism reminds you that you have all the tools and resources you need to turn money, career, or living difficulties around.

Totem, Spirit Animal

People with the Fox as their totem are intensely loyal. Often they are a joy to watch or to be around. They are energetic, outgoing, personable, and very flattering. While not exactly social Butterflies, Fox people can use that sly energy and their keen sense of camouflage to “fit right in.” Folks with this animal totem are also keen observers and skilled at remaining unnoticed. In other words, they blend into their environment and move around unnoticed in any company or group situation.

People with the Fox totem also adapt and portray themselves as whoever they need to be in any given interaction. This affinity for fitting in often means that they are a jack of all trades. Folks with this spirit animal totem will take an interest and educate themselves superficially in a significant number of areas while mastering none. Moreover, this allows them to chat or engage in small talk with ease. However, this does not mean that they are disingenuous. It merely says that they do care and take an active interest in the feelings of those around them.

Folks with this power animal are also very creative problem solvers. They can even seem eccentric because they are quick to think outside of the box. Their swift wit and thinking is a universal tool for them.

Dream Interpretation

Perhaps you need to conceal your thoughts and be more discrete about the current situation you find yourself in. The Fox may also symbolize someone in your waking life who is sly and sneaky. Alternatively, seeing a Fox in your dream indicates a period of isolation or loneliness. It would be best if you took this time to ponder an issue or reflect upon your life. The dream could also be a metaphor for someone who is a “Fox,” as in a foxy lady.

To dream that a Fox is flying into your window means that you need to be careful who you trust. Someone in your waking life is up to no good. If the animal in your dream has weird coloured fur, look up the coat colours in a Dog dream.

247 thoughts on “Fox”

  1. I was sitting but not in any particular place, it wasnt dark or light, when this silver fox with beautiful fur came and sat on my lap and curled up. Right before my alarm woke me I had a sense that the fox and I were about to conversate about something important.

  2. I had a dream that I had gotten a fox cub for a play mate for my dog, who is frequently anxious and sick and getting old (a Maltese). The fox cub was a baby, not even weaned yet and was a red fox but was colored blue on its stomach. My friend kept taking the baby fox and licking its blue stomach to get high, even though I told him it was not good for the puppy. There were all the little fox cubs and they were stuck in the mud. They were in danger because of the blue mark. It was a very stressful dream. I could not rescue them.

  3. A story that happened to 3 years ago that I didn’t tell anyone about. I am more interested in it’s meaning. A park I often hiked, from no were I spotted a red fox bigger then normal it was just before 12 noon, the fox seen me and started walking towards me in a friendly manner like a dog you new. I started yelling but still the fox kept coming towards me, I grabbed a stick and started yelling and banging the stick and yelling. Finally the fox stopped and slowly s
    Disappeared into the woods. A week later a print of 3 animal foot print appeared on my arm . I don’t know what this means. There is a little native American in my family. I do not know. The print is still on my arm.

  4. i was meditating for the first time and i was visualizing on some past life stuff then i was going to see some important life event when i just saw a Fox running full speed in a muddy forest and after running for like 5 sec she was starting to eat a eagle , in a bit of a gore way , idk what any of that means someone help

    1. For some reason I feel it relates to boundaries in some way. Not laying down strong boundaries with someone or some people and allowing something else that you prioritise to be more important than the maintenance of your boundaries. Like being seen as a good person for example. The fox represents that thing and it devours the eagle which represents boundaries and the ability to be strong. This attitude would also limit full perspective and the eagle also represents the ability to view things clearly.

  5. I had a dream about walking on a tight bumpy path in the woods, and when I reached the end of the path there was a bridge that crosses a stream. But before I could cross the bridge I saw a red fox to my far left, watching me intently while crouching beside a small mound of dirt and grass. The fox wasn’t hiding from me, it was simply watching me with its amber eyes. On the other side of the bridge was a meadow with a beautiful house, but I woke up before I got to cross the bridge. A small detail I remember was a white blaze between its eyes reaching its forehead. That’s all I remember.

  6. Can anyone tell me having a white coulor baby wolf cub in a dream…. Someone has killed his mother and i took the baby cub and i was taking care of it till it become a big wolf…i was so happy in that dream i have a wolf.

    1. EspionageCookie

      If you meant by baby cub as in a baby fox that you took care of and you just got a confused typo there, perhaps this symbolizes a need for the mischief and cleverness of a little kid, akin to a small fox. That perhaps that whatever issue in relationships you have at the moment, what you seem to lack is a lot of childlike humor, for having grown up too much without remembering what it’s like to be young at heart. Perhaps you are being too overly formal or reserved for a relationship or with a group of people to progress in some manner. In other words, perhaps you are hiding a part of yourself that just wants to relax and goof around with others instead, whether with friends or family.

  7. I had a dream about a white fox with blue eyes who was running away from a big grey wolf with five heads and two other evil looking grey wolves with only one head each. A smaller grey wolf was helping the fox hide under a tree and the wolf was protecting him. That was all I could remember but it was pretty weird.

    1. EspionageCookie

      A white fox represents a messenger in spirit. After all, foxes can be associated with wise fun loving teachers, the type that knows how to make a lesson educational but also enjoyable at the same time. If you are feeling like you are lagging in progress when it comes to something due to everything being far too tedious and repetitive, perhaps there is an opportunity around if you look closer to make more progress with a more fun option, if you are open to it.

      For the grey wolf with five heads. “The numerology number 5 is an expression of personal freedom with wit and a sense of adventure. The numerology number 5 is a number that expresses its sense of personal freedom.” – affinitynumerology. This supports the above that perhaps they were not really evil wolves chasing after the fox, but simply a fun game of tag, but because you perceive adventure and going outside your comfort zone as scary, you see them as evil. The 2 other foxes may have something to do with the numerology of the number 2, which is teamwork and relationships involved in this sense of fun.

      The smaller grey wolf. . . I’m not sure? But perhaps this represents you. That you are protecting the fox because you are afraid of greater risk, even if clearly the white fox can look after itself.

  8. Can someone help me out pls. So awhile back I was having a hard time sleeping one night I came inside from doing some yard work and I sat on the end of my bed all of a sudden I hear a growl it started getting louder and louder I kept looking around my room for my dog but nothing then I happen to look at my door and their in the door way was a big red fox growling at me with what looked like blood around it’s mouth when it saw me looking at it, it jumped up at me growling at barking really loud. I am not sure it if was a day dream or an actual dream but when I woke up My heart was beating really fast and I was really scared.

    1. I say shortly after that experience someone really close to you more than likely a very close family member, died or was involved in a tragic accident, that significantly harmed them. With the aggressiveness more than likely a male.

  9. I had a dream last night I was standing in a snow-covered wooded area when I saw a red fox. I walked up to them, they were pretty friendly as I held out my hand to sniff it. After it smelled my hand I pet and scratched behind its ears. Then I woke up. So I’m wondering what does the fox showing up and our interaction means.

    1. EspionageCookie

      Perhaps the red fox has an association with the root chakra, which is often presented as red.

      “The first chakra is associated with the following functions or behavioral characteristics:
      Security, safety
      Basic needs (food, sleep, shelter, self-preservation, etc.)
      Physicality, physical identity and aspects of self
      Support and foundation for living our lives”

      You might need to adapt with the characteristics of a fox in this area of life.

  10. I dreamt that a guy I was talking to befriended a talking fox. They cuddled under a starry night. I would keep going in and out of a 3rd person and 1st person point of view (so sometimes I was the guy). I told the Fox that I appreciated it for being able to speak English. I asked the fox how it learned? Fox said when it was a pup, it was found at the bottom of an abandoned sinking boat. I forgot the rest of the story but it started solemn and sad.
    But I remember the connection with the fox and I was grateful for its friendship because it’s helped me in my life.

    This was the extent of my dream.
    I have 0 association with any foxes in real life.

    What do you think this means?


    1. EspionageCookie

      Perhaps the fox learning English from a sad story meant that the darker times of your life allowed you to communicate better. Foxes represent adaptability after all, and perhaps to adapt to changing scenarios in life, you had to change yourself too. That, or if you are not already like this, is a message that if you find a way to better communicate yourself with a deeper clarity, wider vocabulary and persuasive wit, you’ll find what you need. Lots of articles and books online on this topic.

  11. Could someone help interpret? So here is my dream: I travelled to a foreign country, what appeared to be Japan, with my father. (In real life I am married and living with my kids and husband) We we’re staying at some very small home or apartment. We were having hardships. There was a water leak that filled our place and our car broken down. My father appeared to be sick. One day he suddenly says to me you are going to marry “him”. I was very confused who is him? And why would I marry someone when I’m already married?
    I went outside, sunny beautiful day, I stood on the sidewalk in front of the complex of small town homes, that appeared to be in good condition and very nice. A woman on the street answers me, “him” and points. I replied, “who is him?”. She pointed to a very unique appearing Japanese man. He was no very tall, but taller then me, slim, blond hair, light coloured eyes. My thought was, well he’s not gorgeous, but he’s not ugly. I asked the woman “who is he?”. She said a name in Japanese. I did not understand. She said “it means Fox”. So I asked her, “who is he?”. She explained that he is the smartest man alive. He has the ability to calculate, mathematically, outcomes and predict future. She said he’s alway correct.
    I felt this uncomfortable feeling but curiosity at the same time.
    Somehow, it was nighttime now and I was sitting on the roof of the complex. Looking at the moon and thinking of meditating. Suddenly, he was there and he said or asked me something. I don’t remember what it wasn’t clear. I felt very nervous. I did not know or feel that I could trust this person. At the same time I was hoping I could and I was curious.
    He seemed like he was trying to test me. He was watching how I respond to scenarios. At the same time he seemed to be trying to earn my trust.
    We were still on this roof. In the moon light. He pointed down to the ground, in the bushy back of the complex was a mother fox with two pups. She seemed worried and anxious. He told me he’s concerned for her. Her mate and the father of her pups has not been back for two days and nights. I stood back and watched. But I took no action at the time, instead I moved further away from her, so I don’t make her more uncomfortable. I felt that she might not be comfortable with humans watching her, especially considering the circumstances.
    It appeared that I woke up at the place I was staying at with my dad. I felt that I was worried about the momma fox. I was worried that her and pups were hungry. I did not want to disturb her neither. I brought a bag of dog food for her and carefully let it down with a rope from the roof. She and pups ate and I felt happy.
    Suddenly it was nighttime again and I was on the same spot on the roof where I wanted to meditate. The man suddenly appeared and smiled. He said “good news” and pointed to the fox family. The male fox was back. I felt happy. I woke up.

    Very interesting and enjoyable but questionable dream and concerning about my father. I’m not superstitious. I usually try to explain things via science. But this dream was weird. I immediately searched “Japanese fox dream “ and found “Kitsune”. So weird.

    1. I don’t think you are going to marry the japanese man. It does sound like he was testing you. Maybe the foxes represent what it could be like if your husband left you. But as you see the male fox came back, so the family was okay. So, I think your family will be okay too.

    2. Mikaela Kujanson

      Can someone tell me why I saw a fox cross my path, then a bald Eagle, then a coyote crosses my path. All happened within minutes of each other and all in the same morning today. Thanks

  12. Hi, so im entering a new stage of my life of change, and im starting to see someone new.. we have encountered many foxes together… only together.. i never see them otherwise. I also asked for a spirit guide just before hand, any idea? it would be much appreciated


    1. EspionageCookie

      Foxes represent charm, humorous and fun company, so perhaps this is a sign of a very exciting life with someone else. It usually indicates someone very charismatic.

  13. It’s been a while since I’ve written one of these. Tsitsho, Fox came to me today and just seemed to demand to be written about. Fox is considered a magical creature, one of the wisest of the tricksters by my Gandmother’s people, the Haundenosaunee. Fox adapts better than any other creature, even Coyote. Unlike other Canids, Tsitsho hunts alone, though she mates for life. In this time of crisis, this time of isolation, Fox reminds us that isolation can be a choice. She nurtures her family, and is faithful to her partner, but goes out alone to hunt. This allows her to keep her distance while she explores and allows her to adapt quickly to any situation. Wise Fox also reminds me that, though my life, like so many others, has been filled with trials, I can adapt and learn if I do not linger on my troubles, but focus on seeing and especially hearing this new world and the new opportunities that this new world presents. Wise Fox, when in doubt, stops and listens. And then she acts. She does not linger any longer than she has to. If the usual does not present itself she finds something to use in the new. Tsitsho is quick and fluid in all situations because she listens so well. This is a good time to listen to Fox, to Tsitsho, and learn from her agile wisdom. This is a good time to know that Tsitsho shows us how to survive, to overcome and to thrive when the world is not what we expect it to be. This is what I have heard from Wise Fox. This is what I have heard from Tsitsho.

    1. Wow, I feel like your comment answered some questions about a dream I had last night.
      I dreamt I was outside and multiple wolves appeared and were going to try to get to me. But then out of nowhere multiple foxes appeared to defend me. I think more foxes than wolves too.
      Maybe we have more help than we think sometimes 🙂

  14. Hello, thank you for this wonderful site!

    I’ve been having health issues the doctors haven’t identified yet. My heart rate jumps to 140 BPM while resting. I feel I have an elephant sitting on my chest sometimes with chest tightness and breathing issues. I’ve been to the ER 5 times now where they do a cardio evaluation and don’t find anything but high heart rate and blood pressure. I’ve been to 2 Primary Care Physicians multiple times, a cardiologist, an endocrinologist (doing blood and urine tests this week), and they’re sending me for a pulmonary function test this week.

    Right before this all started a couple months ago, I saw 3 dead hawks along the road. Last week, a fox has showed up and sits and looks over at me and my house from across the river. We were starring at each other for a long time. Last night, the fox was making noises. I’m wondering if the fox needs help or is serving as a spirit guide and has a message?

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