Animal Totem Meanings

animal totem meanings

Animal Totem Meanings

Landing Page for Animal Totem Meanings on

This is a landing page for five different categories of animal totems and totem meanings. Over the years, I’ve found classifying animals according to their predominant element is an aid to understanding animal messages more clearly.

Why? Because animals are pure of consciousness (no ego, no ulterior motives).

As pure creatures, they speak to us from a unified perspective. Their language is whole and untainted. As such, animals speak in a language that is inclusive.

For example, birds speak the same tongue as the sky, the trees and leaves. Tigers purr in the same rich, luscious tones as the jungle hums. Fish babble to us the same as the brooks in which they swim.

With that in mind, you’ll find I’ve sectioned-out five categories of animal totem meanings for ease of understanding and interpretation.

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Classifications of Animal Totems

  • Air
  • Water
  • Land
  • Reptile
  • Insect

Simply click on the category and it will take you to the animal totem meanings for each creature in that category.

“If all the beasts were gone,

men would die from a great loneliness of spirit,

for whatever happens to the beasts also happens to the man.

All things are connected.”

~Chief Seattle of the Suwamish Tribe

Air Animal Totem Meanings As you will read in each animal totem meaning, air animal totems have a penchant for assisting us in matters of higher knowledge.
Water Animal Totem Meanings If you have identified one of your animal totems to be of the water realm, you are in for a wonderful journey as you learn more about the animal totem meanings of water creatures.
Land Animal Totem Meanings Land animal totem meaningsare closely connected with being intuitive, aware, and cognizant. Additionally, this animal group represents being grounded, and stable both mentally and physically.

Reptile Animal Totem Meanings Super-intuitive and fiercely independent, reptile animal totem meanings aid in our understanding of our internal realm and how it relates to our external realms.

Insect Animal Totem Meanings The term “busy as a bee” isn’t too far off the mark when it comes to insect animal totem meanings. Diligent, ambitious, and impervious to many disasters – insect totems have a great deal to teach us all.

I hope you enjoy browings through these articles on animal totems and totem meanings. I further hope exploration of totem classifcations will offer deeper enhancement of your totem messages. Find more totem related articles via the links listed at the end of this page.

As always, thank you for reading. May all your animal, bird, insect, reptile and amphibian encounters be enlightening.



An Important Note About Signs, Symbols and Their Meanings

Signs and symbols cultivate their meanings according to culture, context, passage of time, and mass societal opinion. What’s cool and highly important is that signs and symbols earn their most powerful meanings from our own personal perspectives.

This website strives to provide you with the best, time-honored information when defining signs and symbols. However, in the final analysis, “Beauty (and symbolism) is in the eye of the beholder.”

Having said that, it’s in our best interest to invest the time to do personal research on symbolic events happening to us. This website is just one perspective in an ocean of variety and diversity in the realm of symbolism. So dive in! There is a whole universe of deeper meanings to explore! You can start your research by clicking on the links at the end or to the side of this page. Odds are good I’ve got a follow-up article about this symbolic topic. ?

As always, thanks for your willingness to learn more about the language of symbolism. It’s a language that is universal and everywhere. It’s super-groovy to travel with you on your symbolic path, and maybe offer a little translation along the way. Thanks for reading and exploring!