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While Native American culture is well-known for the presence of spirit animals, throughout history, cultures around the world have had spiritual connections with animals. You can learn more about spirit animals on UniGuide.
Wisdom. Keen Insight. Courage. Agility. Independent Thinking. Observant Listening. Powerful Intuition. Supernatural Powers.
The owl is a very powerful spirit guide. When the owl is your spirit animal, you have the potential to embody their most exceptional qualities.
The owl guide reminds you to stay true to your ideas and don’t let the mob ruffle your feathers. You have the capacity to fly, but you must continue to hone your skills. Understand your extraordinary innate gifts and use them to make your life better and improve the lives of others.
Protection. Strength. Courage. Ferocity. Calm. Nobility. Patience. Playfulness. Curiosity. Cuddliness.
The bear spirit animal is a powerful force, revered by Native Americans and other cultures around the world. When the bear is your spirit animal, you have a mighty guardian to help you on your soul’s journey.
The bear reminds you that you are far stronger than you realize. There will be times when you feel like crawling, but instead you must summon your inner strength, rise up, and roar!
The bear is one of the most protective animal totems in the Universe. You may not want to fight, but there will be times when you must stand up for what you believe in, stand up for yourself, and stand up for others.
The bear is also an omnivore. Remember to be hungry for new experiences. And then when you need to go into hibernation – take time to retreat, reflect, and recharge.
Wildness. Instincts. Ferocity. Protectiveness. Cunning. Teamwork. Family. Friendship. Loyalty. Playfulness. Curiosity.
When the wolf spirit animal chooses you, you have a powerful guide to help you on your soul’s journey.
The wolf reminds you to rely on your team, whether close family, friends, or colleagues, because together you can accomplish anything you set out to achieve. Be fiercely protective of those dear to you. And be fiercely protective of your boundaries, whether they be physical, emotional, or financial.
There are times when you must be an alpha wolf, leading and protecting the pack fearlessly. Remember that the wolf is the dog’s wild cousin - the one chose to never be tamed. Recognize the wilderness that still lives in your spirit, and don’t let anyone or anything confine you.
Help. Messengers. Guides. Good Luck. Intelligence. Playfulness. Joy. Travel. Transformation. Teamwork.
When the dolphin is your spirit animal, you are very lucky indeed. Throughout the ages, in cultures around the world, dolphins have been seen as especially helpful spirit guides. Jovial and friendly, the dolphin reminds you be joyful – lighten up a little, because life and relationships are not just about work and seriousness.
Dolphins are also seen as messengers and guides. There are numerous stories of dolphins helping people at sea and guiding them to safety. When the dolphin spirit claims you, pay attention to messages from the beyond. Look for coincidences and synchronicity.
Dolphins evolved from land mammals; thus they are symbols of awe-inspiring transformation. The dolphin can dive deeply into the sea, and then jump out of the sea in spectacular fashion. Your dolphin spirit guide reminds you that you have the power to transform your life and be joyful in the process.
Intelligence. Wisdom. Memories. Unity. Family. Friendship. Loyalty. Devotion. Protection.
When the elephant is your spirit guide, you have been blessed with the wisdom of the ages. The saying that an elephant never forgets comes from the scientifically proven fact that elephants have excellent memories.
The elephant spirit reminds you to utilize the breadth of your life experience to guide you on your life path. Memories – good or bad – can be used for positive transformation. The elephant spirit guide reminds you to use all that you have been through in your life, not matter how unfair or painful, to be a force for good in the world. This is how you harness the power of the Universe.
Elephants are also extremely loyal and dedicated to their family groups. Whether your herd is your immediate family or a close group of friends, the elephant spirit reminds you to take good care of them and be protective of those sacred relationships.
Freedom. Independence. The Divine. Salvation. Hope. Foresight. Honor. Truth. Magnificence. Loyalty.
The eagle is a powerful spirit guide to help you on your soul’s journey. Highly independent animals, eagles mate for life, thus they are symbols of both freedom and devotion.
The eagle spirit tells you that in relationships, you can share a deep commitment, but still give each other the space to grow.
The eagle spirit reminds you to let your imagination fly – believe you can soar to new heights and you will. Within the eagle is hope and a belief in the Divine. We are much more than our day-to-day thoughts, our challenges, and fears.
Blessed with keen eyesight, the eagle sees things from a viewpoint that humans cannot. Thus, ancient cultures believed the eagle possessed the gift of foresight. When you meditate, consider the eagle flying over the world, and ask for greater awareness. This is the way to evolve as a human being.
Strength. Willpower. Courage. Nobility. Independence. Cunning. Affection. Confidence. Ferocity.
When the tiger is your spirit guide, you are blessed with an omnipotent energy source to help you on your life path.
The noble tiger personifies confidence, strength, and willpower. When you are facing adversity, summon your tiger spirit to infuse courage and fiery determination into your heart. The tiger spirit exists within you.
Tigers are also shrewd. The tiger spirit animal reminds you that book smarts are not always enough. Remember to be street smart and to carefully calculate your next move.
There is another aspect to the tiger spirit that often gets missed in light of this fiery being’s vitality. And that is the tiger’s affection and cuddliness. When the tiger is your power animal, it can be a reminder that you don’t have to be a powerful force of nature all the time. There is a time to purr and cuddle up with those you love.
Intelligence. Cunning. Playfulness. Sexiness. Luck. Protection. Sweetness. Beauty. Agility.
When the clever fox is your spirit guide, you have an instinctive and sly power animal on your side. You also have a guide who reminds you to pay attention to the beauty and sweetness in life.
The fox is described as clever because they can manage to outsmart ruthless hunters despite being greatly outnumbered. The fox spirit reminds you that you can rely on your wit and instincts, even when you feel the deck is stacked against you.
It’s not by happenstance that we call people we find attractive “foxy.” The fox spirit animal reminds you to embrace your sensuality and let your inner vibrance radiate out to the world.
The fox spirit says you can be fun and playful and wicked smart at the same time.
Cleverness. Adaptability. Agility. Trickery. Fierceness. Instincts. Playfulness. Affection.
The coyote spirit guide can be one your greatest teachers as you evolve on your soul’s journey. If the coyote has chosen you, pay attention, because you have been selected by a very clever guide.
Smart, instinctual, flexible, and highly adaptable, the coyote reminds you to make the best of whatever situation you find yourself in. Even if you feel like you are totally out of your element, there are still opportunities to be had.
While coyotes are independent animals, they also know to rely on their pack. The coyote spirit reminds you of the importance of your family and friends. Reach out to them when you need help, and be there when they do.
Your coyote spirit animal reminds you to use your wits, don’t be afraid to rely on your pack for support, and above all, have fun!
Longevity. Caution. Protection. Shelter. Retreat. Ancient Wisdom. Transformation. The World.
Having lived on Earth for tens of millions of years, turtles carry with them the wisdom of the ages. When the turtle is your spirit animal, you are blessed with an ancient understanding of the Universe.
Turtles are also symbols of longevity. Your turtle spirit guide reminds you that you can withstand a great deal, more than you ever thought you could. In addition, as both water and land creatures, turtles are symbols of evolution and transformation. Thus, the turtle is a helpful guide as you navigate your soul’s journey.
The turtle’s protective shell reminds you that there are times for retreat, when you must go within for guidance. Take time to protect yourself – physically, emotionally, psychologically, and spiritually.
It’s ok to take some time out to regroup. Then, once you recharge, get outside, stick your neck out and try some new experiences, and bask in the sunshine of life.
Efficiency. Shrewdness. Aggression. Fearlessness. Adventure. Focus. Authority. Opportunity.
A truly ancient being, the shark of today is very much like their shark ancestors of hundreds of millions of years ago. When the shark is your spirit guide, you have been given the gift of efficiency to swiftly go after what you want in life. If you ever feel like you are not enough, or that you don’t have what it takes to achieve your dreams, the shark tells you to recite this mantra: I have what I need to succeed. I have what I need to succeed.
As apex predators, sharks move through the ocean’s depths with fearlessness and authority. When the shark is your spirit guide, you are reminded that once you are committed to something, providence will come through for you.
Sharks will travel for hundreds, if not thousands, of miles. Thus, the shark spirit reminds you to always be looking for new opportunities. To stay alive and truly experience life, you must keep moving, keep challenging yourself, keep evolving.
Sharks are considered to be aggressive animals. But in reality, as long as they are fed, they can be quite docile. The shark spirit reminds you to feed your soul. Fill yourself up with positive situations, positive media, and positive people. Then, you will feel less of a need to go on the attack making other people’s lives difficult.
Playfulness. Mischief. Laughter. Good Luck. Honesty. Loyalty. Craftsmanship. Adaptability. Transformation. Psychic Abilities.
When the otter is your spirit guide, you have an adorable friend to guide you on your soul’s journey.
The otter can move from land to water and back again, thus they are symbols of adaptability, transformation, and even psychic abilities. The land represents your conscious awareness, and the water your subconscious. Those for whom the otter spirit resonates can seamlessly move between the natural and supernatural worlds.
The otter is also quite dexterous. They can open clam shells and hold hands with their buddy otters as they float at sea. The otter spirit reminds you to tap into your creativity and manifest it in the material world. When the otter spirit makes themselves known to you, they are reminding you to embrace your inner mischief, laugh, and have a good time.
Stamina. Strength. Grace. Speed. Instincts. Regeneration. Dedication. Pride. Independence. Nobility. Leadership.
When the buck spirit animal makes himself known to you, it is always a positive omen. The buck, or stag, embodies the rare combination of strength and grace. The buck reminds you that you can be firm with others while being gentle at the same time.
A normally peaceful spirit, the buck will not back down if confronted. He reminds you to stand your ground if needed, but also, that you can swiftly get away from negative situations before you enemies can blink their eyes.
The buck’s majestic antlers are his crown. His spirit reminds you to be proud of who you are and what you stand for. And because his antlers can regenerate, he reminds you that you have within you the power to transform your life.
Energy. Endurance. Freedom. Independence. Travel. Dignity. Spirit. Beauty. Determination. Majesty.
When the horse is your spirit animal, you have been blessed with a beautiful and noble guide to help you on your life path.
Inherently gentle, the horse is still a powerful being who possesses great spirit and will stand their ground when threatened. Yet, if they deem a situation too negative, they will race like the wind.
The horse spirit reminds you to buck off anything that is holding your back from evolving to your highest self. Your horse guide asks you: Is this getting you to where you want to go? If not, shake it off and run faster towards your dreams.
The powerful horse loves freedom, travel, and independence. They ask if you’ve been corralled for too long. Is it time to explore greener pastures? What truly moves your spirit?
The horse power animal reminds you that you have far more will and determination than you think. You can summon the energy to accomplish your goals, and not only that, you can do it with beauty, majesty, and grace.
Sensitivity. Acuity. Fertility. Rebirth. Good Luck. Speed. Escape. Parties. The Moon.
When the rabbit is your spirit guide, be sure to ask the Universe for good luck. For centuries, the rabbit has been a symbol of good luck for many cultures around the world. So, even if you feel silly, say out loud, “I wish for good luck!” It’s free to do so, and when you do, your present your hopes and intentions to the Universe.
As the story if the tortoise and the hare tells, the rabbit is also very fast. When the rabbit is your spirit guide, you have the power of quick thinking and fast action on your side. Just be sure to be careful in your endeavors and to not act impulsively.
The rabbit spirit animal is also a symbol of fertility and rebirth. This can apply to having children, but it can also apply to other areas in your life. When the rabbit spirit makes themselves known to you, think of the areas of your life that can use an infusion of vitality. This could be your relationships, your finances, your creativity, or other areas.
The rabbit spirit shows you there is hope and new opportunities on the horizon. Everything that’s old can be new again. The moon wanes and then it is full again. In early springtime, the first crocuses burst through the snow. The rabbit spirit inspires you to spring into action and begin anew.
Charm. Mysticism. Vulnerability. Loyalty. Devotion. Security. Beauty. Balance. Reciprocity. Intuition.
When the seahorse is your spirit animal, you have been blessed with a truly unique power animal. As the only animal in the world where the male undergoes pregnancy and gives birth, seahorses are a symbol of gender equality and the nurturing power of male energy.
Seahorses are also monogamous, and some species mate for life. Thus, the seahorse spirit is a powerful being to tap into when you seek balance, harmony, and commitment in your partnerships.
With this devotion and loyalty, the seahorse spirit is also a symbol of security. Wrapping their curly tails around coral reefs and aquatic plants, seahorses can remain stable, despite waves of turbulence washing over them.
As gentle creatures, the seahorse spirit reminds you that we all have vulnerabilities. It’s important to recognize this in ourselves and in others. When you meet other people as you make your way in the world, remember that they may be undergoing things you cannot imagine. The gentle beauty of the seahorse spirit reminds you to be considerate of the challenges that others face as they too evolve on their life path.
Intelligence. Mystery. Transformation. Adaptability. Magic. Prophecy. Third Eye. Psychic Abilities.
Highly intelligent, the crow is an exceptionally helpful spirit guide. While many of us see crows on a regular basis, it’s important to not take these clever beings for granted. After all, crows have much to teach us. For one, they have managed to survive and thrive in the chaotic human world, from urban environments to rural communities, when other wild animals have not.
The crow spirit reminds you that you can handle yourself in any situation. Don’t let an onslaught of change or other people’s drama’s ruffle your feathers. The crow spirit animal helps you to soar above the fray and find a safe perch from where you can watch it all unfold.
Crows have often been associated with death. This negative association is actually misleading. As carrion-eating birds, it’s true that crows can be found when there is death. However, the crow spirit is more about transformation. Crows play a vital role in the continuum of the cycle of life.
When you see a crow, think about your life and the positive changes you would like to set into motion. The crow spirit is a catalyst for positive change.
The crow can see the past, present, and future – as everything is happening at once. When you ask your higher power for guidance, know that the crow spirit is on your side.
Angels. Spirits. Souls. Transformation. Rebirth. Immortality. Flirtation. Joy. Life. Fertility.
When the butterfly is your spirit guide, you haven been blessed with the opportunity for extraordinary transformation. Butterflies exemplify personal growth and the potential to change your life from one that is dreary to one that is spectacularly beautiful.
Whether you want to change the way you view the world, how you treat others, your career, or even your appearance, the butterfly spirit is here to tell you that you can! It only starts with a dream.
The butterfly also reminds you that life is transient. This too shall pass. So, seize the moment – enjoy life’s treasures and wonders now; don’t wait until tomorrow. The butterfly is here to lift your heavy heart and give you permission to enjoy the lightness of being.
Colorful and vibrant, butterflies are said to be messengers from the spirit world. If a butterfly crosses your path, be sure to send greetings to your loved ones who have passed. It is known that angels love butterflies.
Opportunity. Clarity. Finesse. Realization. Spiritual Growth. Transformation. Faeries. Ancient Wisdom.
When the dragonfly spirit calls to you, you are being blessed with the wisdom of the ages. The dragonfly was among the first winged insects, evolving over 300 million years to become one of the most beautiful airborne beings we see today.
Your dragonfly spirit guide reminds you that you are here to learn and evolve. Born in the water, dragonflies evolve to become airborne. The water represents your subconscious and the air your intellect.
When the dragonfly is your spirit guide, pay attention to your dreams and the ideas that pop into your head, seemingly from out of nowhere. The dragonfly spirit helps you to turn your ideas into reality in the material world.
The dragonfly’s clear and iridescent wings show you the beauty of opportunities, enabling you to see things from different perspectives, which will bring more clarity to your life.
Cleverness. Adaptability. Dexterity. Skill. Creativity. Disguise. Stealth. Survival. Adventure. Family.
With the raccoon spirit on your side, you have been blessed with special abilities to achieve your dreams. No matter the challenges put before you, the talented raccoon spirit will help you come up with a way to overcome, and evolve to an even better version of yourself in the process.
Raccoons are highly adaptable and very clever. They have managed to survive and thrive, where other wild animals have not. If you are undergoing challenges, summon the spirit of the raccoon to help you get through them. The raccoon always finds a way.
A master of stealth and disguise, your raccoon guide reminds you that you have every right to your privacy. Keep your ideas close to your chest until you’re ready to unveil them.
The raccoon spirit animal asks if you are tapping into your creativity. The raccoon is the power animal that can make something from nothing.
Don’t let the world turn you into an automaton. Sometimes just doing something with your hands – playing an instrument, cooking, fixing something, or making something more beautiful – is all you need to tap into the source of your creativity. Within you lies the wonder of the Universe.
Insight. Foresight. Aspiration. Spirituality. Opportunity. Help. Tranquility. Nonconformity.
The giraffe spirit guide is special. Those who feels synergies with the giraffe are unique individuals who have the capacity to hold their heads above the fray, even when there is only madness around them. When the giraffe is your spirit animal, you see no reason to conform. The giraffe reminds you that there is only one you, and you are divine.
The giraffe can see farther than other land animals. The giraffe spirit reminds you that you possess the gift of foresight. You are able to understand potential outcomes before they happen. Be aware, keep the faith, and trust your instincts.
In addition, the giraffe spirit reminds you to reach for the highest branch – you have the capacity to go further and higher than you ever thought possible.
Gentleness. Trust. Non-Violence. Calm. Vulnerability. Emotions. Stillness. Meditation. Awareness. Psychic Abilities.
When the gentle manatee is your spirit guide, they remind you to go within and rediscover your inner calm. The human world is chaotic. The manatee spirit animal can guide you through that chaos. Then you, in turn, can make the world more peaceful.
All life on Earth originated from the water. Some creatures evolved to walk on land, and of those who did, a few chose to return to the water. The manatee is one such creature. The manatee spirit animal is a symbol of evolution and transformation.
Land represents the material world and your logic-driven left brain. Water, on the other hand, represents the supernatural and your emotional right brain.
The manatee spirit guide requests that you embrace your emotions. Do not stray too far from your emotional self, even if it makes you feel vulnerable.
Often to regain our sensitivities, we must seek out stillness. Float in a pool, the ocean, or a bath. Or, listen to music with the sound of the sea. Your manatee spirit guide reminds you to be calm and allow your awareness to expand.
Joy. Healing. Beauty. Sweetness. Good Luck. Variety. Angels. Spirits. Messages.
The hummingbird: a tiny being who possesses enormous positive energy. When the hummingbird is your spirit guide, you are blessed with the ability to see the joy in life and receive messages from angels.
Your hummingbird spirit guide reminds you to get busy. Life is for living. Explore and wonder, because things are happening quickly and you don’t want to miss out on the magic. Yet always embrace the lightness of being.
Over the ages, hummingbirds have been seen as messengers from the spirit world. As with butterflies, when you see a hummingbird, know that your angels and friendly spirits are sending you greetings.
Hummingbirds come in a vibrant array of colors, all of them bright and beautiful. As the hummingbird flies from flower to flower, their spirit reminds you to honor diversity and enjoy the rich variety of life on Earth. In that, there is true happiness.
Instincts. Intuition. Grace. Speed. Agility. Gentleness. Devotion. Purity. Harmony.
The sensitive and gentle deer is a powerful spirit animal who has been revered by cultures around the world for centuries. With the deer as your spirit guide, you are in good stead.
The grace of the deer reminds you that you can be both gentle and powerful at the same time. While you have the ability to quickly get away from negative situations, always pay attention to your immediate gut feelings.
The deer spirit reminds you to be careful about numbing yourself out with substances or situations that dull your instincts. When you keep your senses finely tuned, your life path will be more clear to you. Then you can move towards your goals with lighting speed.
Focus. Dedication. Hard Work. Teamwork. Fertility. Growth. Sunshine. Life.
Small in stature, the bee spirit carries an enormous responsibility on their tiny shoulders, which is supporting life on Earth. When the bee is your spirit guide, you take your responsibilities seriously and you always do more than your fair share. It is not in your nature to leave the work to someone else. Nor will you ever let down your team.
The bee spirit helps you to stay “on point” and be focused in you endeavors. With laser-like focus and determination, you can achieve your wildest dreams, just as the bee supports an opulent rainbow of flowers across the planet for all of us to enjoy.
Your bee spirit guide also reminds you that life is not just about hard work. The bee’s honey reminds you to enjoy the sweetness in life. Ancient cultures associated the bee with sunshine. The bee spirit reminds you that once your work is done, get outside, take a walk in the sunshine, and smell the flowers.
Beauty. Brilliance. Splendor. Elegance. Balance. Parties. Celebration. Pizzazz.
When the lovely flamingo spirit calls to you, they are reminding you to enjoy the beauty in life. Too often we get busy, preoccupied with our day-to-day necessities, and we forget just how splendorous and magical the world actually is – and we forget how much brilliance is inside of us.
The flamingo spirit reminds you of your inner vibrance, and that the world loves to see you shine. Take care of yourself and find balance in your life. Treat yourself as the exquisite creature you are, and your inner light will begin to beam more brightly.
Flamingos live in large colonies with other flamingos. This is a more-the-merrier bird. Your flamingo spirit animal guide wants you to get out, see and be seen, and enjoy the party. Where would be we be without pizzazz in the world? We all have it within us. Your flamingo spirit says to let it shine.
Good luck. Healing. Transformation. Transition. Prosperity. Potential. Purity.
When the frog is your spirit guide, you have been blessed with good luck and exceptional potential to make your life better.
As semi-aquatic beings, frog are symbols of transformation and evolution. They grow from tadpoles, born in the water, to adult frogs who can swim, hop on land, and even climb trees. The frog spirit reminds you that you are here to learn and evolve, and you are capable of far more than realize.
The frog power animal also brings purity to your life. Frogs move in and out of the water, resting on lily pads, and then diving back in. The frog spirit reminds you that you can renew your life. You have more chances and many more opportunities for redemption. You just have to get hopping and you will find them!
As they represent potential, frogs also represent prosperity. When the frog spirit enters your life, look for new opportunities to create abundance in your life. Some of these opportunities may not seem that exciting at first, but once you understand them better, you will see that they are princely finds that will enrich your life.
Strength. Calmness. Intelligence. Dignity. Sovereignty. Gentleness. Family. Communication. Restraint.
The mighty gorilla is an omnipotent spirit guide. The gorilla is the embodiment of strength and gentleness – a combination that is all too rare in the world.
When the gorilla is your spirit guide, they remind you that you have stores of inner strength that you may not always realize you have. The gorilla also reminds you to maintain your dignity. You are, after all, the king or queen of the jungle, and you have nothing to prove.
If someone provokes you in some way, you have every right to beat your chest and remind them of your boundaries. However, in most cases, the dignity of your bearing will be enough to repel any negative energy.
The gorilla spirit also reminds you that those who are nearest and dearest to you should be the biggest recipients of your energy in this lifetime. Manifest that energy in time, attention, love, and devotion and it will be a life well-lived.