Feathers are linked with ascension, spiritual evolution, & celestial wisdom. Native Americans consider that feathers represent the power of air & wind & the ability to move freely in life.
Raven is about the magical act of creation, internal magic and transformation along with miracle of a rebirth. Raven tells us to be aware of omens that become a harbinger of the mystical and exotic. He can show how to stir life without fear and teach to balance life’s playful aspects. Raven also brings in the light of awareness and knowledge with opportunities of great changes that are in store for you. Raven will teach how to usher in these new energies. He shows how to dive into the depths of the inner being to illuminate the true self. Are you ready to uncover past conflicts and long forgotten emotional issues? Raven will teach how to transform your spirit. From the deepest part of you healing begins. What has been in darkness will now emerge into the light.
Falcons represent symbolize personal freedom. You are being asked to be vigilant. Power of insight, agility, discernment and how to attach opportunities in life, discern when and how to strike when needed. Falcon teaches swiftness with control and exactness in movement. Timing is everything for falcon.
Hawk medicine is in guardianship, & teaches us to open our eyes and see that which is there to guide us. The hawk is “heavenly; its wings were the sky, the sun and moon were its eyes”.
Owl is the symbol for wisdom, knowledge, and guidance in times of darkness or mystery, & the muse of Athena, the goddess of wisdom & battle. They are spirit messengers & it is lucky if an owl resides near a house.
Eagle: A totem of great strength, power, and keen vision. This totem speaks to us about dreams, mental liberation, & mental acuity.
Crane: An auspicious symbol of peace and harmony, the crane represents the quietness of self-knowledge and calm wisdom.
Hummingbird: Their fluttering wings move in the pattern of an infinity symbol. They remind us to be persistent & assertive in the pursuit of our dreams.
White-Crowned Sparrow: Energetic and incredibly musical, this sparrow is fastidious, productive, and joyful.
Woodpecker points to a need for sense of place and grounded earth energy. Native American’s feel the drumming of the woodpecker mimics the beating of the human heart.
Swallow teaches the power of objectivity, community fellowship, and communications in a group environment. He can teach discernment and proper actions to avoid threats with tenacity, style and class. Swallow shows how to think quickly, react appropriately and use the power of thoughts to manifest ideals.
Bluebird is about your happiness within and without. He signifies a contentment and fulfillment that is happening or is about to happen.
Peacock represents immortality in some cultures, and self-confidence without vanity.
Chicadee represents the acceptance of hardship and work with grace and song in your heart.
Duck Water energy, helper of seers, affectionate, community oriented, can clearly see/deal with emotions.
Unicorn Purity, innocence, dreamer, personal power, gentle, spiritual vision, other realms, faith, healing.
Weasel Strength, energy, ingenuity, stealth, wild, ferocious, aggressive, commanding.
Whale Wisdom, provider, intelligence, kindness, deeper awareness, nurturing, navigator, communication.
Wolf has been long regarded as a teacher & pathfinder, and represents loyalty, perseverance, success, intuition, spirit, & appetite for freedom. They are fiercely loyal & have a strong sense of family. This totem encourages a strong sense of self, good communication, dignity, courage, & fierceness. A warrior totem, engendering deep trust.
Fox is a spirit guide and represents clarity, intelligence & guidance. The ancient Celts revered the fox for it’s pathfinding and woodcraft. Cunning, agility, quick-witted, diplomacy, wildness, feminine magic of camouflage, shape-shifting and invisibility.
Bear teaches introspection, to go within & discover that we contain the answers to all of our questions. We are our own best teacher. A grounded, healing totem.
Mountain Lion: The elusive, secretive cats demand self-reliance, independent thought, & acceptance of our innermost selves, regardless of pressure to conform.
Moose is a primal symbol of feminine creativity, intuition, patience, strength & illumination.
Elk represent stamina, alert awareness, agility, and conservation of energy. This totem is a calming influence & can help reduce stress.
Deer Compassion, peace, intellectual, gentle, caring, kind, subtlety, gracefulness, femininity, gentleness, innocence, and seller of adventure.
Dog Noble, faithful, loyal, teaching, protection, guidance, obedience, sensory perception.
Buffalo is a symbol of abundance. Buffalo asks you to connect with life’s meaning, to praise your gifts, & recognize & honor the sacredness in all paths.
Ram is a totem of inner strength. This totem brings power, agility, & energy for new endeavors. Yet within that energy and strength is great balance.
Elephant is unparalleled in raw strength, yet this is tempered by deep affection, wisdom, family affinity, and memory.
Bats are highly auspicious symbols of luck, success, health, long life, & happiness. The bat is a symbol of intuition, dreaming and vision.
Horse represents loyalty, trust, grace, & honor.
Porcupine means innocence, sweetness, and comfort in solitude.
Squirrel Planner, gatherer, preparedness, awareness, sociable, playful, energy, prudence, resourceful.
Shark represents fierce attention, focus, and the strength of the predator. Highly assertive, the shark is a great model of power. Shark teaches how to accomplish “impossible” tasks by utilizing discernment and trust.
Octopus is a water totem & is symbolic of flexibility, adaptability and creativity. The octopus moves skillfully in a realm that is in constant motion, ever changing & shifting. Listen to your intuition. Communication may include light and color at this time. Is it time to fulfill or embark on artistic endeavors? Time to rest or move?
Sea Horse Caution, patience, grounding, time to take on different roles than accustomed to, time to observe watch and move slowly with awareness, keep eyes forward and mind focused. Lessons of protection, peace, grace and emotional clarification and nourishing qualities for yourself and others.
Dolphin Open new creative dimensions, curiosity, trust playfulness, breath and water needed for life, teaches how to be free, maneuverability, wisdom, harmony with surroundings, needs balancing, shows proper use of sounds and prayers, communication abilities, teaches trust
Sand Dollar demonstrates the power of likes and similarities. Are you socializing with like-gendered friends? Sand Dollar will teach much on internal fortitude in your transformation in all areas of your life.
Snail Protective, aware, solitary, tender nature, androgyny, healing, sensitivity, time and cycles.
Coral shows creation of a solid foundation in which to build upon. It provides knowledge when and where to start and it supports your endeavors with opportunities.
Clam can demonstrate the art of staying closed versus staying open in thoughts, emotions and perceptions. Clam shows how to use the rhythm and pulses of life and being aware of the natural cycles.
Dragon teaches us about using the magic within to change & grow. Dragons are considered the bringers of wealth, power & good fortune.
Snake means that healing opportunities, change, important transitions, and increased energy are manifesting. Transformation and change are within.
Dragonfly lets us see past illusions, so that when we think we cannot change, Dragonfly medicine teaches us to pierce our self-created illusions.
Bees represent communication, joy, love, and sweetness. Dream bees ask us if we are communicating effectively and keeping in touch with our loved ones.
Fish Graceful, slyness, open-minded, quick to change one’s mind, fertility, good luck, happiness.
Salmon Proud, intense, confident, wisdom, inspiration, can swim upstream, rebirth, determined, spiritual desire.
Frog Water, cleansing, rebirth, sensitivity, medicine, hidden beauty, peace, adaptability, metamorphosis.
Turtle Longevity, endurance, survival skills, patience, stimulates hearing on both the physical and spiritual levels. Teaches on an emotional level to reach within to find answers, shows how to navigate the spiritual while using protections and defenses in both worlds.
Butterfly Major transformations and transmutations taking place, outcome is different than expected. Symbol of joy, color, gentleness, lightness, and change in life. Awakens us to dance on the winds of life, teaches that growth doesn’t have to be painful, allows us to discover the important issues in life for conscious transformation. Can you discern what is important right now? Don’t sweat the small stuff, be joyful and thankful for your blessings.
Spider is gentleness and strength and will remind you in communications and the written word. Are you creating to your fullest potential? Spider will teach the infinite possibilities of creative manifestation and the delicate strength of this balance. Spider is a remarkable figure of feminine energy and creativity, characterized by skilled weaving & patience.
Skulls of all kinds, including the Memento Mori, pare the essence of a being down to their elemental truth. They remind us to live fully in every moment as all things pass, and inspire deeper connection to the spirit realm.
Mandalas are symbols of perfection, eternity, unity and completeness. Mandalas are meant to help envisage a sacred space separated and protected from the ever-changing and impure outer world of Samsara.
Spirals & Circles represent the power of the sun. The circle is universal, sacred, and divine & symbolizes the cycle of seasons, life, and death.
Chakras are circular (or flower petal shaped) vortexes of energy lying across seven different points on our spinal column. The seven chakras are connected to different glands and organs in the body and are responsible for uniform distribution of “Chi”, also called “Qi”, Prana, or life energy.
Buddha is a Sanskrit word meaning “The Awakened One”, one awakened to reality, & understands true nature of the mind, the world, & all beings.
The Crescent Moon is a symbol of power that has been recurring in art & spiritual thought for over 30,000 years. It represents the Goddess Isis & the Sacred Bull among many meanings.
Sacred Lotus flowers are a divine symbol in Asian traditions, representing purity. The bloom suggests the expansion of the soul. “From the mud, spotless the lotus grows.”
Plum Blossom represents strength in the face of adversity & the blooming of the true self. The plum tree is deeply auspicious in Japanese culture, & blooms with snow on the branches.
Tree of Life is a mystical concept alluding to the interconnectedness of all life on our planet, a metaphor for the spiritual connection to our ancestors and loved ones.
Heart-Leaf Arnica: This member of the sunflower family has incredible healing and calming energy. Improves circulation and reduces inflammation.
Willow represents strength in flexibility and the abundance that can be found even in the darkest winter.
Sagebrush represents strength and rootedness, ability to persevere and survive.
Aspen: A Beautiful native deciduous tree, aspens represent strength in flexibility, Beauty, change, fluidity. Also embodies a deep spirit of light and happiness.
Mountain Ash represents vitality, persistence and huge life force energy.
Douglas Fir is a beautiful, long lived native tree. It represents rootedness, sense of place, strength & fidelity.
Thimbleberry is a symbol of exuberant life force energy, and is a reminder to live in the present as much as possible.
Hawthorn reminds us to foster our compassion and generosity but to remember that self care is just as important.
Serviceberry is a symbol of richness and abundance for all who are in need.
Chrysanthemum represents the unfolding of inner perfection, and the myriad layers of every human being.
COMMONLY USED STONES
Sapphire is believed to bring protection, good fortune & spiritual insight. Called the fearless stone, sapphire represents protection & courage.
Ruby: Ancient cultures felt that rubies brought power, protection, peace & prosperity. They are a warming stone and bring passion and fire to the wearer. Also considered good luck.
Spinel is used to bring vitality to any endeavor, power spiritual quests, & help us move forward. Also calms challenging situations.
Diamond is a symbol of perfection and illumination, & activates the Crown Chakras. It enhances inner vision and stimulates creativity, imagination, & ingenuity.
Amethyst: The ancient Egyptians considered the amethyst the stone of the intellect. It has a calming effect on the wearer, & is a good stone for clarity.
Zircon inspires intuition, durability, & steadiness. Also zircon eases depression & insomnia.
Moonstone (and other chatoyant stones) like Labradorite are foremost talismans of the inward journey, taking one deep into the self. Balances yin and yang energies.
Chalcedony absorbs negative energy and dissipates it, soothes and restores balance.
Peridot and Prehnite are representative of renewal, growth and change. Calming energy.
Turquoise has the far seeing energy of the sky, engenders creative thought and assists the artist within.