Snail Symbolism

“Steady as she goes!” You are making slow but definite progress towards your goals.

If Snail has slimed across your path;

Snail is letting you know that you need to slow down! What’s the big hurry? You have been spending so much time focusing on your goals that you have been missing something that is right in front of you right now.  Let go for a moment so that you will be able to see it.

Alternatively, this mollusk is letting you know that any pace is a good pace and sometimes what seems like forever is just a small moment of time. Release your beliefs of not getting things done on time. Trust your process and simply stay present and chug along. No sense in causing yourself any more stress.

Snail is also letting you know that your time needs to be used wisely. However, you also have to realize that you have time for everything. Divide your priorities and set up block of time in each day so that there is steady progress in all of your projects.  The whole process is a simple exercise in time management. Stay in the present and all things will be accomplished.

If Snail is your Animal Totem;

You tend to be a creature of habit and have a great deal of of patience. You know how to take things as they come. More often than not you prefer to be alone, are not very social, and sometimes very timid as well. You are constantly having to balance protection with trust (not easy) and often never show your true self to the world. Your feelings are generally at the forefront of most of your decisions and actions. A person with this totem also needs to be careful about hiding in their shell. They need to make a point of dealing with their emotional issues or they could withdraw permanently.

You have a strong work ethic and will often put in much longer hours than everyone else, however, you do tend to work very slowly and meditatively. Everything you do is very well done and maintains a high standard of excellence. You have a tendency to rely on yourself to get the job done.

People with this mollusk as their totem are very deliberate people. Once they set a goal to achieve there is no diverting them from their path.

If Snail has come into your Dream;

To see a Snail in your dreams means that you are feeling vulnerable and slow with some aspect of your waking life. It could also be a message that you are isolating yourself too much from the rest of the world. Growth can only come about by exposing those parts of yourself that are vulnerable so that you can embrace the lessons offered with it.

A Snail in your dreams can also symbolize the need for patience and perseverance because there is a project that you are working on that seems to be taking a long time to complete and reach its goal. The Snail in your dream is letting you know that all things can be accomplished and as a result, everything will arrive at the exact moment it is supposed to arrive.

If the Snail in your dream is moving forward it is symbolic of slow but steady progress in your waking life towards your goals. To see a Snail that is hiding in its shell is in indication that you are using an avoidance tactic on an unpleasant task. For some reason there is something that you know you have to deal with that you are currently avoiding in your waking life.

To dream of a red Snail symbolizes that you have repressed anger and are in essence doing a slow burn. You need to find ways to release this anger soon or it will affect your health. Dreaming of a white Snail means that you are slowly being guided towards your life’s purpose.

Snail Trail:

Seeing a Snail’s trail in your dreams is symbolic of spending too much time in your past and that there is no sense in casting blame behind you. Let go and pay more attention to what is in the present. To see many Snail trails in your dreams means that you are focusing far too much on “other people’s stuff”. You need to regroup and come back to yourself. You are the only one you have influence over.


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