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Have you ever wondered which member of the animal kingdom best conveys 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?

There are a couple of ways to find your spirit animal:

Meditation

This is one of my favorites, I recently came across a guided meditation by Sarah Wilder:

https://www.thefifthelementlife.com/collections/spirit-animals

It’s amazing how as soon as we open our minds to exploring, 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 or through art, stories or totems.

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

Our Top 5 Spirit Animals

Turtle

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

Porcupine

Invoke Porcupine for innocence, renewed sense of wonder, creating your own path, protection of boundaries, curiosity, cautiousness, resistance.

Cow

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

Hen

Invoke Hen for Eccentricity, Uniqueness, Ego, Lack of Fear, Sexuality, New Beginnings, Sun Energy

Cardinal

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

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.


How to Find & Connect With Your Spirit Animal was originally published in Malaquita on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story.


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