horse symbolism

Spirit Animals: HORSE SYMBOLISM

Horse Symbolism Horse symbolism, like a band of wild horses, could be explained in 1,000,000 words yet never be described. We try to capture horse spirit animal in our imaginations, yet fail. Our kinship with horses runs deep in the veins of our ancestry. Shrouded in mystery, subjugation, and liberation no quantification of the power of horses suffices. We always come up wanting for more. Rather than finding frustration when looking at what does a horse symbolize, turn this cart around and go back to where you…

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dolphin symbolism

Spirit Animals: DOLPHIN SYMBOLISM

Dolphin Symbolism The medicine of dolphin symbolism is often expressed in simple, light-hearted associations of peace, joy, harmony and playfulness. Writers highlight how dolphin spirit animal teaches us to use our breath and work with Mana, or life force. All of these things apply, but dolphin symbolizes so much more. Of all the animals of the sea, it is likely that dolphin is the most trusted of human companions. ( with the exception of a really good surf board or the best stand up paddle…

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tiger spirit animal meaning

Spirit Animal: INDUBITABLE TIGER

Courage, Strength & Tiger Spirit Animal The most common associations with tiger spirit animal are courage and strength, which are very easy to understand. Tiger has a fierce reputation known for preying on humans and taking down prey twice his own weight. The tiger is rivaled in size only by lions. There is no definitive evidence that tigers are, on average, bigger than lions, but, no matter, they are very, very big cats. Tigers can weigh upwards of 600 pounds…

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bat symbolism

Spirit Animals: BAT BRAVERY

The vast majority of people are frightened, if at the very least trepidatious, when encountering bats. For some, the mere mention of a bat sends them into a panic Conservationists have been working for decades to dispel the terrifying myths about bats and to bring humans into a greater appreciation of these flying mammals. Bats work wonders for an ecosystem keeping dangerous crop pest insects in check and producing great agricultural fertilizer in the form of guano. Still, despite the best…

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spirit animal squirrel meaning

Spirit Animals: SECURE SQUIRREL

Squirrels are members of the family Sciuridae and are characterized by slender bodies, longer back legs, and a long, expressive bushy tail. The name squirrel is derived from the Ancient Greek world skiouros meaning “shadow-tailed”. There are over 265 species of squirrel worldwide, with the Eastern Gray Squirrel being the most commonly seen mammal in the United States. The family of squirrels includes not only tree squirrels but also ground squirrels, flying squirrels and chipmunks. Squirrel Meaning and Preparedness In four-season climates,…

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black panther symbolism black panther spirit animal

Spirit Animals: BLACK PANTHER POWER

Typically, I like to stick to explaining species (such as the red-tailed hawk or barn owl) or a general group of species (such as turtle or eagle) when writing spirit animal articles, but in this case, I am making an exception. Black Panther spirit animal looms so large in our psyche and mythologies that she warrants unique treatment when considering interpretation. Is Black Panther a Jaguar or a Leopard? She can be either! Black panthers are not a distinct species, nor…

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whale meaning whale symbolism

Spirit Animals: MYSTICAL WHALE

When exploring whale meaning it is important to understand that there are two distinct suborders of whales. There are the toothed whales (Odontoceti) and baleen whales (Mysticeti). There are 26 species of toothed whales including the famous orca (or killer whale), beluga, narwhal, and sperm. The 10 species of baleen whales includes the humpback, gray, blue, right, and bowhead whales. Determining if your whale spirit animal is toothed or baleen will help immensely because they carry differing symbolism. Paleontological records and molecular…

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meaning of bear spirit animal

Spirit Animals: MOTHER BEAR

There are 8 species of bear around the world that live in everything from tropical to arctic habitats. Bear behavior varies from aggressive, as with the grizzly and polar bear, to passive, i.e. the panda bear. The meaning of bear spirit animal is closely tied with the archetype of the cave. Every species of bear uses a cave or den during their lives be it for hibernation, bearing young, or retreating from stormy weather. Introspection in the Cave A naturally formed cave or…

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elephant symbolism

Spirit Animals: EARNEST ELEPHANT

The Matriarchy Elephant society is female dominated, what is otherwise known as a matriarchy. Each herd is lead by an elder female who is at once the older sister, the eldest aunt, the mother, and the grandmother. She travels with her sisters and all of their offspring. There is a deep sense of community among elephants and they mourn the passing of their loved ones. Mature males travel alone or in lose bachelor groups. They only join the females during mating. Elephant…

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Spirit Animals: FLEXIBLE FOX

Foxes are versatile and varied. Did you know that there are five species of fox in the continental United States alone and over 20 worldwide? Some species like red foxes cover many habitats and commingle with human habitation while others like the swift fox remain in a particular habitat. Let’s review a few species to get a glimpse of the unique power and symbolism of the talented fox. Gray Fox Spirit Animal Camouflage The most prolific and common fox native to North…

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