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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