Animal Symbolism

Get some intuitive clarity thanks to these wonderful creatures.


An evergrowing list of symbols as they come through in the dream and waking worlds.

BLACK BEAR

"Explore the cavern... be alone with self and Spirit."

Boundaries.
Earth energy & grounding.
Respect. Fearlessness. Strength.

Embracing true power.
Awakening from the den.

Artist: https://jenstarwalt.com/pages/gallery

BLUE JAY

"Speak up!"

Truth. Safety & Protection. 
Communication. Intelligence. Curiosity.

Artist: https://etsy.me/2U5yuSj

BUMBLE BEE

"Let it bee!"

Community. Collaboration. Cooperation. Co-existing in harmony. 
Brightness. Personal power. 
New destinations & Mindful service.

Artist: https://bit.ly/2GfAi3C

BUTTERFLY

"Powerful transformation."

Life cycles. Renewal. 
Expansion and full self expression.

Joy and lightness of being.

Artist: https://etsy.me/2r1UaTk

CANARY

"Honour and pay attention to sensitivities."

Canary... in a coal mine. Warning! Listen.
Message in dis-ease.

Healing & renewal.
Light, illumination, expansion.

Artist

CAT

"Timing, curiosity and courage to explore the unknown."

Rebirth, Mystery, Darkness

Balance independence and togetherness.
Deep relaxed connection with self.

Artist

CROCODILE

"Go with the flow of the waters of life itself."

Freedom, hidden strength, power and good fortune.

Artist: http://etsy.me/2ES402R

DOG

"Maintain integrity in social situations."

Unconditional love. Dedication. Loyalty.
Balance between duty & play.

Hearing Beyond the Veil. Protection.

Art: Sheltie by Dean Russo

DRAGON

"Rekindling the soul's fire."

Truth. Protection. Leadership. 

Self-mastery. Creativity. Alchemical transformation. 
Entering realm of ancient high magic.

Artist: ArtisticallyForward

DOLPHIN

"Contribute to the greater good of all."

True purpose and a creative life filled with joy and fulfillment.

Playfulness & humour.

Peace, healing and communication.
Intuitive abilities & connection.

ELEPHANT

"The power of remembering..."

Family and connectedness.
Feminine wisdom, strength and patience.

Artist: https://etsy.me/2Gk5QGs

JELLYFISH

"Let natural forces lead you through life."

Faith, intuition and sensitivity.
Simplicity, instinct and flow.

Artist

LADY BUG

"Enjoy life's simple treasures."

Good luck. Abundance. Delight.
Let worries dissipate.
Lead a vibrant and colourful life. 


Artist : https://etsy.me/2vrh2QN

MOOSE

"Make choices that are right for you."

You – and only you – have the authority to make your own choices in life. You know what is best for you in spite of the pressure from others.


You do not need to feel ashamed or pressured. Stand strong and proud and own who you are and express what you need.

PANDA

"Work/life balance."

Gentle strength. Slow, steady action.
Good fortune. Peace

Artist

PRAYING MANTIS

"Calm the mind."

Mindfulness. Stillness. Meditation.

Artist

RABBIT

"All things come in perfect and divine timing."

Prosperity, abundance, fertility.
Hope, comfort, magnetism.

Artist

RACOON

"What mask are you wearing?"

Masks. Adaptability. Shapeshifting. Transformation.

Resourcefulness and curiosity.
Connecting to Trees.

Artist

SCORPION

“What is your true nature?”

Change in consciousness AND dose of determination.

Dance of death -> be ready for anything, fully present.

Balance passion & solitude. Transmute toxins, get rid of poison. 

Artist

SEA TURTLE

"Enjoy the journey."

Inner peace, self-pace and protection.
Graceful adaptation. 
Safety and retreat.

SPIDER

"Weaving dreams into the web of our lives..." 

Mystery, power and growth. Determination. Belief.
Contemplation. Choices. Dream weaver/catcher.

Creation. Invention. Writing. 

Artist: https://bit.ly/2ExWvsY

T-REX

"Face and befriend the beast."

Emotional guidance. Anger. 
Be fearless.

Artist: https://etsy.me/2IRUv5Y

TURTLE

"All things come in perfect and divine timing."

Take your time. Don't push or force.
Enjoy the journey. 

Trust. Flow. Surrender.
Slow on earth, yet agile in water.

Stay grounded. Slow down. Pace yourself.
Determination, persistence. Evolution. Protection. Patience.
Find and trust inner wisdom and vision.

Image Source: https://etsy.me/2uSowvV

UNICORN

"All things come in perfect and divine timing."

Giving us the eyes to see those possibilities and the wisdom to take advantage of them. 
Shifting between the visible and invisible worlds.

Success, enchantment, wonder...

As with anything, there are many meanings and interpretations to choose from...

These are the ones that are resonating/have resonated with me, but be sure to look up more potential meanings for yourself if you feel something is missing.