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Spirit Animals

Have you ever wondered which spirit animal connects with your soul?

Spirit Animals play huge roles in our lives. They aid in self-discovery and capture our imagination, giving us incredible avenues of self-expression and awareness.

Additionally, they assist in understanding our past, and if we are attentive, our animal totems can reveal glimpses of our future.

Where did it all start?

For a long time, animals have served as icons of personality traits we, as humans, aspire to achieve. This makes animals some of the most powerful symbols in our spiritual toolbox.

The Maya believed animals were holy teachers and that each person was born with a guide. Contrary to the Western Zodiac, the Mayan spirit animal or Nahual doesn’t necessarily represent your personality but rather a compliment to it.

Ancient Egyptians considered animals as their human counterparts; so much so many of their Gods were human forms of sacred animals.

How To Find Your Spirit Animal

So how exactly do you find out which is your spirit animal? Here are 3 ways to connect:

Meditation

This is one of our favorites. We recently came across a guided meditation by Sarah Wilder. It’s amazing how as soon as we open our minds to explore, our spirit connects rapidly with our intentions and emotions.

Mayan Calculator

Your Nahual is determined by your birthdate. You can find out yours using this simple calculator.

Observe Your Encounters

You’ve probably had dreams that involved certain animals. Maybe you’ve run into a certain animal over and over, whether it be in physical form, through art, stories or totems.

Take time to analyze your encounters with animals. Ancient civilizations believed that repeated apparitions meant an animal had chosen you and had a teaching for you.

Connect with your Spirit Animal

Now that you’ve figured out which is your spirit animal it’s time to set up an environment that allows you to connect easily. A great way is to set up a reminder in your favorite spaces. This can be anything from a ceramic piece to a painting.
Constantly evoking your spirit animal will allow you to manifest their natural powerful traits.

Turtle

Invoke Turtle for creation, patience, strength, stability, longevity, endurance, protection

 

Armadillo

InvokeArmadillo for innocence, a renewed sense of wonder, creating your own path, protection of boundaries, curiosity, cautiousness, resistance. Excellent if you are working on being more grounded.

 

Cat

Invoke Cow for Patience, Nourishment, Abundance, Fertility, Female Power, Potential, Possibility, Calming, Grounded, Provision, Beginning

Deer

Invoke Deer for Power, passion, confidence, strength, joy, healing, peace, playfulness.

 

Cardinal

Invoke Cardinal for Power, passion, confidence, strength, joy, healing, peace, playfulness.

 

Elephant

Invoke Elephant for gentleness, family, affection, honor, stability and tenacity,

If you’d like a totem to remind you of the animal that has chosen you, take a look at our store. We’ve got great decor items to energize your home.

 

Photo by Julien Tabet