Animal Symbolism: Meaning of the Beaver

Animal symbolism of the beaver



Beavers are ingenious builders, orchestrating megalith dams that can change the flowing course of entire rivers. This impressive aspect along with its association with water makes the beaver an analogy for building our up dreams.

In essence, the beaver tells us to believe in our dreams as if they were real. Build on them as if the dream is your reality. Change the course of your life flow by structuring your life with a goal to coax your dreams into your physical reality.

Animal symbolism of the beaver deals with building our lives up around our dreams.

Dream symbolism comes into play with the beaver because it is largely a water creature. Water is symbolic of:

As a Water Creature, Beaver Meanings Include:

  • Dreams
  • Psyche
  • Motion
  • Emotion
  • Intuition
  • Subconscious

Animal symbolism of the beaver also deals with working diligently. The dams and these beavers build are sometimes eight feet tall and span across entire bodies of water. That kind of accomplishment doesn't happen overnight, nor does it happen by just wishing of completion. The beaver says: "yeah, it’s great to have dreams, but you have to work at them to make the real!"

But it's not all work and no play in the Beaverville. Play, enjoyment, fun and games are also among the beaver animal symbolism. Specifically, the beaver shares quality time with family. This is also another key symbol for us – it reminds us to take time for ourselves, and our family.

The beaver admonishes unbalance, and encourages us to set our priorities right. Working to fulfill life-long dreams is admirable, but not at the expense of neglecting our friends and family.

Beaver Meanings for Us Personally

  • Clearer understanding of our subconscious thoughts and dreams
  • Ability to mold our thoughts more constructively to suit our needs
  • Determination to follow our dreams
  • Diligence to keep and reach our goals
  • Balance and flexibility concerning ourselves and our expectations
  • Take time for self, friends and family. The people in our lives are most precious

Animal symbolism is a pure, natural way to help facilitate change within each of us. By tuning into animals such as the beaver, we can create an energetic dialogue that may answer some tough questions in our lives.

How so? Mainly, observing and connecting. When we pay attention to the beaver's behavior and proclivities, we can compare or associate those features to our own behavior. By doing this we can match up, mimic, or employ beaver qualities in our own lives with a goal to stimulate natural (or even wild) solutions for ourselves. For example, if we have a blockage in our lives, a little meditation on the beaver may show us how to "chew" through the barrier in our path. Working with animal meanings and animal totems also helps us move into a natural cycle of life, which is always a good state to be in for finding solutions!

Areas of Life in Which the Beaver Can Help Us

  • Need encouragement or inspiration in reaching your goals
  • When you've got the blues, and need a boost of energy (beaver is better than B-12!)
  • You're starting new creative projects or building new business deals
  • You're attending a family reunion or class reunion
  • You need a little more structure discipline in the family
  • You've want more clarity in dream interpretation or subconscious realms.

I hope you have enjoyed this page on the animal symbolism of the beaver. Be sure to check out the links at the end of this page for more great symbolic meanings and tips for symbolic living.




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