messages from spirit animals

Rabbit as a Spirit Animal | Animal Totems

Has Little Bunny Foo Foo come hopping through the forest and into your awareness? Sweet, loving, shy, and full of energy, Rabbit is an animal with much legend and lore surrounding it. Here is what it may mean if you have Rabbit as a Spirit Animal or Animal Totem.

Fertility

Rabbit really embodies the energy of fertility, virility, sex drive, and growth. They are great to work with if you are looking to add a few branches to your family tree! Rabbit is about reproduction and expansion. They are known for their fertility as they can have several litters of kits (babies) a year and reproduce at an incredible rate. Rabbit comes to you to bring more fertile energy into your life, encourage you to plant new seeds, and to birth many new and auspicious opportunities.

Rebirth & Renewal

As Rabbit is most often seen in Spring, it's energy is associated with that of not only the season of Spring, but also one of new beginnings, fresh starts, and exciting energy! Coming alive again after being stagnant or dormant through the winter months. Expanding your awareness is part of the rebirth and renewal process! Looking at the world with fresh eyes and revitalized energy is Rabbit's specialty. If Rabbit comes across your path, you may be on the verge of a new outlook and beginning - especially if you have been experiencing difficulties or hardships as of late! Things may be starting to look up for you!

Fear & Bashfulness

Known for it's acute hearing and sensitivity, Rabbit reminds you to always be on your toes! Timid, jumpy, skittish, and shy, Rabbit is always aware of what is coming next or is in fear of the predator. Hyper-vigilance is key to Rabbit's survival. It must be ready to make a quick getaway if needed. Always ready, waiting, and watchful. Rabbit encourages you to be aware, alert, vigilant, and to have an exist strategy in the back of your pocket should any danger approach. Expect the unexpected! You may cower and run to your burrow for cover however, know that you do have to come out of your burrow sometime. You cannot live a full life when constantly plagued with worries and anxieties, for the greatest discoveries and your deepest courage are discovered when facing your fears. 

Speed

The gestation period for a baby rabbit is about 28 - 31 days which is very fast! Things may be picking up the pace for you in several areas of your life, so hold on! Move with the speed and agility of Rabbit. Rabbit comes to give you energy to carry on and keep hopping through life. Get ready to take a leap and make a move! You are being called to enter into a new, faster vibration and rhythm of living. Keep an eye out for some new developments in the next month or so. 

 

xo Ariel

Squirrel as a Spirit Animal | Animal Totems

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Squirrel has been ever present as of late, making chucking noises and happily bounding across the yard. As I sit at the window watching them intently searching for acorns, my thoughts turn to what this cheerful little creature has to share with us. Here is what it may mean if you feel called to discover Squirrel as a Spirit Animal.

Preparation

Winter is coming - and the Squirrel intuitively knows it. Months ahead, they begin planning and making their preparations for shelter and food stores for the long winter ahead. Squirrel teaches us to always be prepared. To think ahead. To gather your resources. What do you have now, what tools do you have at your disposal, that you can save for a rainy day? Maybe now is the time to save more money or invest in your education. What is an old skill that you can repurpose and use in a new way? You never know how what you already have in your repertoire will come in handy!

Expect the Unexpected

Squirrel is always on the look out for predators - he has to be. He also has to be crafty and cunning in how he avoids these dangers. Squirrel invites you to make a plan B so that you're not blindsided by the unexpected. Squirrel knows it is better to climb to the tree tops for safety. This way he can get a bird's eye view of the situation and maneuver accordingly.

Be Resourceful - and a little fiesty

Friendly and not afraid to let you know how they feel, squirrels are some of the most resourceful creatures out there! Squirrel may be telling you it's time to survey your resources. What do you have? What can you share with others? Having a Squirrel animal totem also encourages you to be curious and to make new friends! Chat it up. This creature also reminds us that sometimes it's okay to be bit nutty. It's okay to be passionate and to express your pleasure or lack thereof.

Remember to help the planet 🌎💚

Squirrel isn't afraid to do a little digging! With such a short attention span, squirrels forget where they buried their nuts within seconds. This actually turns out to be a good thing as although forgotten, these acorns have been given a chance to germinate, grow, and sprout new life. Squirrel encourages you to recycle, plant a tree or garden, donate your money or time to worth environmental causes. Squirrel also reminds us to live in an environmentally friendly and ethical way. When his acorns mature into trees, his energetic footprint provides oxygen for generations - long after Squirrel is gone. What kind of footprint do you leave on Mother Earth?

Squirrel is a small creature that may often be overlooked but his message packs a powerful punch. Don't you think?

xo Ariel

Dolphin as a Spirit Animal | Animal Totems

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Dolphin has always been in my life in one form or another. As a child, I used to try to imitate the sounds they make and I wanted to swim with them (as mermaids do of course haha!). I've always loved them and often spend time with them in meditation. If Dolphin has swam across your path lately, here are some messages it may have for you!

Sense of Adventure

Let your adventurous side come out to play! Travel! Dolphin also invites you to dive straight into the waves, beneath the surface, and bring light and joy to the shadowy depths. Explore with the adventurous spirit of a child! Dolphin could be sending you a sign to go on that trip or vacation you've been thinking about taking, to try something new and daring! Step out of your comfort zone and go and do what you haven't before! Don't let fear keep you anchored close to shore - explore the unknown caverns of the Seven Seas, the unfamiliar parts of your soul even. Dare to dream.

Intelligence

Dolphins are highly intelligent and very emotional creatures - just like us! They have a very high IQ and can be quite complicated animals in their interactions. Dolphin encourages you to continue learning. You don't have to be in school or taking a class to do so. There are many ways you can continue your education in the great school of life. Read, write, speak. Share and realize your intelligence. Make informed and intelligent decisions. Don’t take anything at first glance.Think about what it is that you're facing and use your brain power to help you find a way through it.

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Companionship

Dolphins live in pods and look out for each other always. They nurse their young together, hunt together, play together, live together. Dolphins are all about community. Companionship is very important to the Dolphin. Their social interactions are quite colorful and complicated. In these relationships they experience anger, violence, love, sadness, and even pleasure - they are the only known creatures to have sex for more than just procreation but for pleasure as well! Intriguing huh? Dolphin encourages you to take a look at how you interact with those in your "pod". How do you work together? How can teamwork help the good and growth of all? How can you better your interactions and relationships with those you care about? What can you do to be more helpful or involved in your community?

Communication and Vibration - Echolocation

Dolphins use echolocation to hunt and communicate with other Dolphins. Echolocation allows animals to use vibrations to communicate and is nature's sonar, allowing the animal to see better. These sound waves bounce off of objects and comes back to the animal, giving them information to process such as the distance between them and the object or even what that particular object is! Dolphin encourages you to work on raising your vibration spiritually, and to learn about different types of energy and vibration. Read about energy work and it's different modalities. Dolphin also encourages you to communicate freely with others. Work with your Throat Chakra. Dolphin asks you to take a look at if you are expressing yourself clearly and effectively.

Oracle of the Mermaids | Blue Angel Publishing

Oracle of the Mermaids | Blue Angel Publishing

Joy, Laughter, and Play

Jumping, diving, laughing, playing under the sea. Twisting, turning, whirling, and grinning - Dolphin is probably the most playful of all spirit animals. They are sweet, nurturing, gentle, and kind. They are optimistic and always looking for fun. They are such emotive creatures! Did you know that there's a connection between Dolphins and Mermaids as well? How cool is that?! Dolphin encourages you to invite more joy, laughter, and play into your life. Don't take yourself too seriously. Let loose, be silly, and don't sweat the small stuff! Dolphin invites you to allow the spirit of your inner child to come out and dance, sing, and be free! Give yourself permission to do so.

Have you seen playful Dolphin jumping over the waves on your path? Has it invited you to swim with the Mermaids? I'd love to hear your experiences and thoughts on this intelligent creature!

xo Ariel