Answer the following questions to discover your shadow animal
What animal attacks have you been in?
What scary or traumatic animal situations have you been in?
Does seeing a certain animal bring up feelings of fear?
What animal do you run from?
What animals do you have reoccurring nightmares about?
Does just watching TV with that animal appearing scare you?
Answering two questions with the same animal means you have a Shadow Totem you must address. Remember that the Shadow Totem will continually test you and work against you for you are its prey. You must embrace the lesson of the animal totem and conquer your fear, accept the power of the Shadow totem, and bring it into the light as your spiritual totem.
Answer the following questions to discover your message animal
What animal surprised or startled you today?
What animal that you don’t usually see, have you seen a couple of times today?
What animal entranced you today?
If you answered the same animal to two question then this animal is your Message Totem with a very important message. Heed its word quickly for the message is for now and today. If you only answered one question then this is a message you should still consider.
Answer the following questions to discover your journey animal.
What animal have you started to see occasionally that you never saw before?
What new animal are you attracted to?
Are you dreaming of an animal lately?
Are you thinking about an animal lately?
In the past two weeks what animals have you seen or dreamt of several times?
If you have a Journey Animal Totem you will have answered at least three of the questions with the same animal. Blessings on your new path.
Answer the following questions to discover your life long animal totem.
When you were a child, what animal did you collect or obsess over that you are still attracted to today?
Of all animals if you could have any animal as a pet or companion what would it be?
When going to the zoo, which animal do you spend the most time with or are drawn to?
If you could be any animal what animal would it be?
What animal is in your dreams that you have had since childhood?
What animal are you afraid of that you have no idea why you are afraid of it?
Of all animals what animals are you most attracted to?
When you are out in nature, do you often seem to run into the same animal?
What animal have you bumped into over and over throughout your life?
What animal have you watched for hours?
Does art work or jewellery with a certain animal always attract you?
You Life Long Animal Totem will be the animal that you answered at least three times out of the eleven questions. The more times the same animal is listed in your answers the more important and stronger it is in your life. The one that appeared most is your current Animal Spirit totem.
The cat is often associated with witches as their familiar. However, any animal can be a familiar, from owls to toads. A familiar derives from familiar spirit coming from the word family. Some Wiccans do not think of their familiars as spirits but as animals that they are psychically linked to. So why has the cat, and especially the black cat become so linked as a witches familiars. Part of this might come from the folklore that cat have psychic abilities. A more down to earth answer could be the fact that cats are clever and stealthy and that they can slink anyway without being noticed. And a cat cry can be quite terrifying. However, one can not get away from the association coming mainly from the witch hunts. Many “witches” were spinsters that lived alone apart from their pet cats.
Wyverns are a symbol of revenge, retribution, creating protective barriers of fear as a defence, war, envy, pestilence, viciousness. They are a common symbol in heraldry. This gives the Wyvern a nobler connection. It is a sign of strength, power and endurance to those that uses its imagery. One of its most famous imagery is the “burning dragon” of Cadwalladr, or the dragon on the flag of Wales.
Wolverines are a symbol of revenge, understanding aggression, protection against attackers, multilevel protection, standing your ground, fierceness. Native Americans call them carcajou, which translates from corrupted French into evil spirit or mountain devil. Despite their diminutive stature they are one of the most ferocious of mammals.