Identify Animal Totems:
Links to Help Identify Your Animal Totems
and Totem Meanings

Identify Animal Totems
How-To Tips to Identify Animal Totems

There are many ways to identify animal totems. In fact, there are as many ways to discover animal totems as there are beliefs surrounding them.

Due to the variety of methods and beliefs, determining your animal symbol can be confusing and sometimes a discouraging process.

These pages will give you tips to identify animal totems, characteristics associated with your animal, and working with your animal totems.

Native American animal totems are identified in dreams, meditation, or through purposeful observation to surroundings. Other cultures use similar methods to determining an animal symbol.

First, a word of advice about how to identify animal totems:


The practice of animal totem identification is a personal one. There's no right or wrong answer. I talk about the dangers of pat answers when identifying animal totems (or allowing others to assign totems for you) on my blog. Here's the link: Poof! You're A Toad - The Dangers of Totem-Assignment.

Identifying your totem is a personal process, and occurs when you open your inner self to the natural and spiritual realms. This can only be achieved by relaxing, and being patient with yourself.

Also, understanding the qualities of an animal, and how these qualities relate to you is and your reality is key.

With that said, understand that the following guidelines to determining your kindred animal spirit are just suggestions. Ultimately, you will be the one to determine your animal symbol based on a mutual connection with the animal energies the resonate with you.

Avia Talks About What Totems Are, Why They Matter, and How to Identify Your Totems

It's a long'ish video, but I made it as short as possible. Identifying animal totems is a diverse process. Why? Because we're all different as each creature found in Nature. Connecting with our animal guides is a personalized process, and based on our individualized characters. Hence, the propsect of identifying our animal partnerships can be a broad topic.

Long-story-short...your bond with your totem is kind of like a marriage. It takes time, communication, patience, understanding to forge a meaningful connection with your animal guides.

Below, are some links to assist you in animal totem identification...

In-Site Links to Help Identify Animal Totems
and Animal Totem Meanings

Go to Working with Animal Totems Working With Animal Totems:
Thoughts about dreaming and meditation for enhancing totemic work. Includes an eight-step technique to assist in connecting with your animal counterparts.


Go to Identifying Animal Totems Thoughts on Identifying Animal Totems:
Thoughts on identifying your animal counterparts by observation and thoughtfulness. Also addresses how our native forefathers and mothers connected with their animal affiliates.


Go to Identifying Animal Tracks Identifying Meaning from Animal Tracks:
Crossing paths with bears, ravens and elephants? Find out what that means on a symbolic level.


Go to Totem Meanings Animal Totem Meanings:
A summary, breaking up snap-shot meanings of animals according to a simple categorization system. Provide links to individual animal totem meanings.


Go to Tips on Knowing your Totem Animals Tips to Knowing Your Totem Animals:
One of my favorite pages, includes thoughtful insight on how to let our animal affiliates into our awareness easily.


Go to chakra animal symbols Chakra Animal Symbols:
Chakra animal symbols combine two amazingly effective symbolic languages to help us in growth and higher understanding.

I hope you enjoy browsing through these pages on identifying your animal totems, and insights into animal symbolism/animal totem meanings. I've offered more informative links at the end of this page, should you be interested in further totem research.

May all your connections to the animal kingdom (and queendom) be enlightening and roaring with joy! Thanks for reading!

An Important Note About Signs, Symbols and Their Meanings

Signs and symbols cultivate their meanings according to culture, context, passage of time in society as well as 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!


Animal Symbols
Astrology Signs
Celtic Symbols
Chinese Symbols
Dream Symbols
Lucky Symbols
Love Signs
Native American Symbols
Nature Symbols
Number Meanings
Tattoo Meanings

click links below for symbolic meanings.