Find Your Personal Spirit Animal


This is how you find your personal spirit animal

Indigenous peoples around the world believed that the spirits of animals offered protection, advice and healing. We too can benefit from our power or soul animal and look for something valuable. Learn below how you find your personal spirit animal and what it means.

Soul animals, or force animals, have their origins in shamanism, an ancient traditional healing system. They should protect the people and guide them on their way. Every animal has a different meaning and message. Anyone who knows how to interpret his power, experiences exciting things about himself and the future.

How do I recognize my personal soul animal?

First of all, you have to understand that you cannot choose “I want a wolf to be my spirit animal guide”. Your soul animal is the embodiment of your subconsciousness – and you cannot pick your subconscious either. Be open to what is coming.

Normally a spirit animal shows up in moments when you are quite calm and relaxed. For example during a meditation or in your dreams.

But they can also show themselves to you in the real world, for example, when a wild animal shows itself to you very often in a short time, or it behaves strangely in your presence.

There is not “the one” way to find one’s spirit animal. You have to be alert; open your heart and soul to discover it.


Where can I find my soul animal?

As already briefly mentioned above, there are three main ways in which most people discover their soul animal: during meditation, in their dreams or through observation of the environment.


In meditation, you can eliminate the loud everyday life around you and focus on your inner self.

If you want to meet your soul animal in meditation, then you should not be too dogged. Concentrate on meeting any animal, maybe several. Be very open, very relaxed.

Is there an animal that keeps sneaking into your consciousness? Do not ignore that. It may not be the animal you had hoped for, but it has its reason why it is just that animal. And you should fathom this reason.


Unlike meditation, we cannot normally control our dreams. We process in our dreams what happened to us during the day and what moves us deep within. In our dreams, our subconscious speaks to us.

When you wake up in the morning, write down what you dreamed – before you forget it. Maybe after a while, you will notice that a certain animal appears again and again …



When you’re on the move, especially when you’re out in the wild, be alert. Watch closely what happens around you. If an animal is near you,  no matter which one, watch it. Do not be afraid, be open. Is an animal behaving abnormally in your presence? Pay attention to whether this happens more often to a particular animal or species. Maybe that has a meaning.

What does my spirit animal signify?

Once you have figured out what your soul animal is, study it. Which properties are assigned to the animal? What does that mean for you? Are there even concrete connections to your current life situations?

These are some, not all, examples of animals and the meanings attributed to them:

Horse: The horse symbolizes freedom. It is wild and always goes new ways. Loyalty is also a trait of this animal. Who sees the horse, is full of energy, forges plans and knows what true friendship means. But it also shows that the escape is sometimes a smarter choice than the fight.

Dog: The dog stands for loyalty and protection. Honest and playful, he shows his affection and joy quite openly – such a thing is contagious! He dispels our sad thoughts and gives us strength for new projects. He recognizes dangers quickly. Keep your eyes open for this one! Loyalty and love are the most important thing in life.

Wolf: The wolf is a wise animal and introduces us to ancient knowledge. He stands for leadership and strength. At the same time, he also symbolizes the wild, unbridled and mystical. Sometimes he leaves his pack to gain experience. Changes are pending. It’s time for a course correction.

Fish: The fish has something profound. He can slide down to the ground, discover valuable things, and return to the surface. Sometimes you have to stop and take stock. The power of the fish helps to gain insights and to exploit the mental potential.

Seahorses: The seahorse symbolizes romance, protection, caring and loving interaction with humans and animals. It stands for fulfilled harmony. At the same time, it also has something mysterious. The family is now in the center. Love awakens the desire for total security.

Owl: The owl has alert eyes, also one that looks wisely inside. No other animal is so clear-sighted. It stands for mental ability and intuition. Falsehood has no chance with her. The owl advises to listen to the inner voice in decisions and not just to trust the mind.

Butterfly: The butterfly stands for transformation. He transforms from a caterpillar into a magnificent creature. Butterflies are active, restless, and do not stay in one place for long. It is the time of departure. New plans are forged and tracked. Do not worry: Everything works out just fine!

Cat: The cat symbolizes independence. It’s philosophy: Observe from the outside, what you think of a thing. Do not entangle yourself in emotions, and keep a cool head. It is not worth bending. Stand by your uniqueness and find your own way! This is the key to happiness.

Eagle: The eagle is highly revered and is considered sacred. He is the king of the skies and, thus, a powerful spirit animal. It should strengthen our mental abilities, give us confidence and protection. Only courage! Those who are fearless can ascend to lofty heights. From up there you can view the world with different eyes.

Bear: The bear is the symbol of healing, wisdom and change. He has the gift of being happy even when alone. He never acts hastily, but he is extremely deliberate. The strength is to be found in serenity. The bear advises not to make quick decisions that you might regret later.

Fox: He symbolizes the deception. Not everything that is obvious is true. Either you are dazzled or you should keep the truth for yourself so as not to harm anyone.

Hamster: The hamster is a collector who likes to hoard. Properly used, this can be a great strength. Check if you use this feature for your well-being. Give away what you do not really need.


Each comes with unique messages for you

Kingfisher: He is a symbol of a turn. It indicates events that herald a speedy change. Something surprisingly beautiful, unexpected joyful or astonishing will soon appear in your life. Watch out!

Goose: The goose stands for loyalty and confidence. Do not let yourself be distracted from your path by external influences. Stay true to yourself. So you keep the perspective even in times of crisis.

Squirrel: The squirrel points out that quarrels are in the air. It warns against avoiding upcoming clashes. Do not be afraid to make clarifying decisions and implement them.

Hawk: The hawk is an excellent hunter. When he appears, he wants to shake awake and draw attention to something. The opportunity for a clear decision is now favorable – take it! Make nails with heads.

Salamander: The Fire Salamander represents a transformation that will soon lead to new experiences, perceptions and insights. Old bindings prevent you from taking your next steps. Get rid of it and leave it behind you.

Deer: The stag is a good companion. He symbolizes the right path on which one can go on confidently. Use the stable phase of life to bring order to your everyday life and to live up to your needs.

Crane: The crane draws attention to the aspect of pride. He is a sign that someone is prone to overconfidence. Vanity hurts! Inner values ​​are more precious than beautiful superficiality.

Lark: The lark is a pious bird. He suggests finding a form of prayer for himself. What do you really want? Believe that you can achieve it. Remember and take care of your soul.

Stork: The stork is a messenger for growth, new experiences and challenges. A living entity enters your life – be it a human or an animal. It will enrich your everyday life and give you a lot of joy.

Dragonfly: The gently shimmering insect stands for lightness and flexibility. This lightheartedness brings the dragonfly as a soul animal in your life. If you are in a crisis and a mountain of problems pile up in front of you, the dragonfly can help you get back into balance. Be agile and flexible like this fascinating insect and just try to change your perspective.

Hedgehog: Have you withdrawn for too long, made yourself small and invisible? Then the hedgehog could show you new ways. With his raised spines he symbolizes the rays of the sun. He tells you that you no longer have to hide. You do not need to shun the light, and that you can always stand by yourself. If the hedgehog appears in your dream, it indicates a great sensitivity and strong vulnerability.

Serpent: The serpent has been worshiped by many people of the earth since time immemorial – as a symbol of creation, sexuality or rebirth. As a soul animal, the serpent is your protector. This animal, which glides silently past and skins itself, again and again, helps you to strip off the old and to enter new stages of development or stages of life. A fresh start is always possible.

Raccoon: A playful little crook who (mostly) gets what he wants! He stands for the playfulness, lightness and, thus, for the inner healing child. Just throw the controls overboard, just believe in yourself. Discover the child in yourself.


Woodpecker: You shut yourself and your heart to others? The woodpecker knocks on it, so you open it! He asks you to put your heart on your tongue and entrust yourself to your fellow man. Open your heart to others.

Weasel: If it flits into your life, it announces a time of the reunification. Allow yourself and others forgiveness and reconciliation, and unconditionally rely on your feelings. Faith in reconciliation.

Swan: Show the world your true self! It is about getting out of the feeling of the ugly duckling and presenting yourself as proud and sublime as the swan of the world. Allow change.

Dear starlings

I hope this guide will help you to find your personal spirit animal. If you already know yours, and you’d like to share it with us, then tell us all about it in a comment below. I’m really looking forward to reading from you.

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Keep in mind that you are special light beings. You came here to discover, expand and help this world to uplift into a higher dimension. Thus, ‘thank you’ for your dedication, courage and for being here. You are cherished, appreciated and unendingly loved. ~Namaste~

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