Otter Symbolism

Otter Symbolism

Dream Interpretation

It's time to let go of control and surrender to the moment. Allowing the universe to move in its own way will often manifest your dreams beyond your wildest expectations.
-Otter

If Otter has swam across your path;

It is time to allow yourself the freedom and pleasure of relaxing and letting go of all your daily concerns. The power of otter is in the knowing that you have to take care of yourself first in order to be of use to others. Go with the natural flow and ebbs and tides of your life and find joy and wonder in the small things that give you pleasure as an adult and that gave you pleasure as a child.

Alternatively otter may be reminding you that universal acceptance of “what is” in your life is the only way for you to move forward. This form of embracing the good with the bad and seeking out the joy of the moment will manifest a new freedom of love and acceptance. Honor the right of everything and everyone to be as they are. Simply allow things to unfold in your life.

Occasionally this animal is here to remind you that you need to rekindle lost relationships in a playful and upbeat manner.

If Otter is your Animal Totem;

If Otter is your animal totem you take great pleasure in the success and happiness of others and will work untiringly to help others achieve that. You have no selfishness, are not self centered, or self driven and could never be mean to others. You are never unnecessarily critical in a vengeful way nor are you a gossip. You find purpose in supporting and enhancing the lives of others.

You find everything interesting and have a great deal of curiosity. You effortlessly create space in your life for others without preconceptions or suspicions. You tend to have a great deal of happiness and good fortune in your life.

Dream Interpretation

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  • I am sending out a special prayer and a smudge tonight for a friend and her mother, who has just passed. A’ho. And may Skennen’kó:wa, the Great Peace find you.

    Tawí:ne, Otter speaks of letting go of control. But she also speaks of freedom, parenting and memory. She may speak of different things to you…

  • Saw otter for first time at a lake I spend a great deal of time at past four years. Holy Spirit sent him. I am not good at enjoying and /or not taking care of. Out of work on comp right now… So would normally not been at lake at this time. Thanks for the insight….Holy Spirit, otter and this great site.

  • I had a really interesting dream of an otter that was part of my household…. I took him in my car to the ocean so we could both swim. We were diving and then floating on the water, when we were going back to my car a park ranger told me that he was taking him to a sanctuary and put him in a cage. I started crying and woke up..

  • I had a dream where an otter came into my apartment and cuddled me at night, and left in the morning. This cute little otter would open the window and come inside open my bedroom door and jump into bed cuddle and sleep next to me. I told him when I saw him sneaking inside that he can’t leave the window open because it’s cold, so he closed the window behind him. I woke up in the happiest mood ever. Is the otter my totem?

  • I found this website while searching for the meaning of animals in your dreams. Hopefully someone can help me. Last night I dreamt that my daughter was playing with friends outside when I heard another parent yell “Copperhead! Kayla get away! ” When I got to where I could see my daughter she was on top of an old metal shed with a hole in its roof laying on her belly like children would do when listening to a story. Right in front of her was a large, long blakish-silvery snake hanging from the tree above. It just stayed there looking right at her, unmoved. I yelled out to her to step away and come to me but she didn’t move . I was afraid that if I got any closer it would still bite her. Then some how she fell into the hole and the snake began to fall behind her. I wailed out and tried to run as fast as I could but I wasn’t getting anywhere. When I looked back up at the shed there was another animal in there. It looked like an otter to me. I somehow knew it’s name but I can’t remember what it was now. I was suddenly afraid for it as well. I yelled out to it and it just stared at me like it wasn’t afraid. The snake reeled back to strike and it bit into the otter. It didn’t flinch, still had it’s eyes focused on me. The snake bit it again and again and it seemed as if the fur shined like metal. I remember hearing everyone say the animals name but it puzzles me that with everything I do remember in detail. I can’t remember that. When I tried to run to the shed again I woke up. 😥 I know this was long but I figured I shouldn’t leave a detail out if someone could interpret.

    • This dream say a a lot. First since the snake was watching your daughter not hurting says she is good, happy etc. Then the otter comes in stares directly at you saying these are the qualities I represent when then snake bites it the snake is showing you what things in your life you need to pay better attention to possibly for your daughters sake. Best of luck, hope this helps!

  • I had a dream with an otter. I walked up to this guy and he had a bunch of animals. They all loved me apparently but the snake and otter I remember stuck out or came towards me. The keeper said that animals love you, you just have to learn how to relax or they’ll be uneasy. Next thing you know, I was picking up a sea otter, and when I held him close to my chest, he smiled and it was the most joyous moment. Then a anaconda started to slither my way but I was reminded to be calm. All in all, it was a good dream, even tho I was trying to escape vampires (watched Twilight). Can you tell me what this means ?

  • I had a guided experience and found my animal to be the otter. however the otter was heavy with child. what ever could this mean?

    • It could be birthing of creative energy, this is great, the creative paths are opening to you, tap into your divine feminine side,…or do you subconsciously want family? It could mean you are more ready than you know. Otter is a playful messenger. Have fun with it. 😛 I am otter too!

  • When I went outside my house,2 crows sat in front of compound wall and started crawing., continuously..they came wherever I went…what they wanted to convey..is it s good sign or bad

    • Good!! as birds are supposed messengers from great spirit. The show up when you are in a good place, or when it is a sign to get into a good space. Crows are no different. The bridge the gap between physical and spirit.

  • I dreamed of falling into an otter pool, then a whole group of otters helped me out by carrying me up to the edge to prevent me from drowning. Does anyone have any insight into what this may mean?

  • Thank you for all of the information here. I had a dream about a sea otter that was wounded. It came onto my kayak and crawled into my lap. It allowed me to apply pressure to the wound and hold it until help arrived. It was calm and peaceful in my arms, but would get upset when anyone tried to take it from me. What does it mean when a wounded animal presents itself to you in a dream?

  • I saw an otter up at my parents’ lake house, and it was the first time we’d ever seen one there. I was on a much-needed vacation, and I felt much better after having a little chat with him!

  • Wonderful experience today watching a large otter tumbling and playing in a river here on the west coast of Ireland. Immediately made me want to bring joy and creativity back into my life so your description sounds spot on!thank you

  • Thank you for this lovely informative website. I have accessed it via a kindel fire, so maybe this is the reason I have had some minor problems working with your web page. For example, when I attempt to enter an animal in the search box, as soon as I click on the box, I am knocked out of it, before I had time to type.in one letter. Also the far right of the screen out of range / cannot access/read the info. Thanks. PS had an otter come into my dreams and was reminded of that while watching a short video (about an unrelated subject) and again, later that same day watching a news show. I’ve heard that when you get a message 3 times in one day that you have received confirmation from spirit 🙂


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