Ant: Ants are industrious, community
oriented, single minded builders. They symbolize patience, self-sacrifice,
planning, trust in the future, stamina, completion, storing energy, work,
thrift, forethought, virtue, and orderliness. They are connected to Wang-ta
Hsien, Demeter, and Ceres.
Bat: Bats symbolize rebirth,
reincarnation, ritual death, initiation, confronting fear, letting go of old
habits, happiness, good luck, health, wealth, long life, peace, unhappiness,
unrest, chaos, incomplete understanding, avoiding obstacles, transformation, and
past lives. They are connected to Shou-Hsing and the Underworld.
Bear: Bears symbolize healing, divinity,
invulnerability, spirit helper, protection, introspection, truth, female
receptive energy, prophesy, stamina, harmony, patience, defense, revenge,
transformation, intuition, answers from the Dreamworld, benevolence, strength
and bravery. They are connected to Artemis, Zeus, Callisto, Dea Artia, Thor,
Odhinn, Freya, and Norse lunar water goddesses.
Bobcat: See Lynx
Cat: Cats as protectors. They symbolize strength,
cunning, agility, aloofness, independence and seeing spirits. They are connected
to Freya, Artemis, Diana, Liberty, Shasti, Bast and Pasht.
Coyote: Coyotes are tricksters telling you
not to be so serious! They symbolize lessons about yourself, humor, whimsy,
night, shape-shifting, opportunity, stealth, creativity, opportunity and
Deer: Deer symbolize gentleness, grace,
swiftness, abundance, intuition, introspection, alternative paths to a goal,
messages from guides, love, safety, serenity, sun, fertility and the warrior
aspect (stag). They are connected to Artemis, Aphrodite, Athene, Diana,
Elaphaia, Dionysus, Apollo, Vayu, Lu-Hsing, Cernunnos, Cocidius and
Dog:Dogs are service-oriented protectors. They
symbolize loyalty, friendship, unconditional love, compassion, understanding,
need for approval, tracking, companionship, intuition and truth. They are
connected to Gula, Belit-ili, Astarte, Ashtoreth, Amenti, Cybelle, Artemis,
Diana, Hecate, Celtice Mother Goddesses, Arawn, Nodens, Hel, Odhinn, Saramam,
moon goddesses, Quezalcoatl and Xolotl.
Fox: Foxes are tricksters. They symbolize
camouflage, observation, adabtability, cunning, family, travel, oneness,
shape-shifting, slyness, wisdom and invisibility. They are co
nnected to Enki, Dionysus and Inari.
Frog/Toad: Frogs and toads symbolize
feminine energy, fecundity, water, new life, new beginnings, the mystery of
creation, cleansing, refreshing, purifying, refilling, clearing negativity,
replenishment, positive energy, transformation, beginning a new cycle, long
life, good luck, changing luck, starting new projects and prosperity. They are a
Goddess symbol and are connected to the moon. They are connected to Heket, Isis,
Hathor, Ch'ing-Wa Sheng, Aphrodite, Sabazius and Ahriman.
Horse: Horses symbolize strength, the
ability to work alone or in groups, speed, stamina, endurance, faithfulness,
friendship, cooperation, travel, overcoming obstacles, loyalty, independence,
cautiousness, unconditional support, selflessness, freedom, power, balance,
compassion and sharing. They are connected to Epona, Kwannon, Anahita, Vesta,
Apollo, Mithras, Surya, Odhinn, Freya, Rhiannon, Leukippe, Waelsi and
Leopard: See Panther
Lion:Lions symbolize regality, calmness, family, strength, courage and
relaxation. They have a strong connection to the Sun and are connected with Ra,
Osiris, Sekmet, Apollo, Durga, and solar dieties in general.
Lizard: Lizards symbolize understanding
what you dream of, wisdom, good fortune, facing fears and confrontations, death
and rebirth. They are connected to the dreamworld, Hermes, Sarapis, Ahriman and
Lynx/Bobcat: Lynx is the knower of
secrets. They symbolize honesty, open-hearted, non-judgmental counsel, stealth,
silence, clairvioyance of secrets of others, suspicion and vigilence. They can
help with psychic skills, specifically divination.
Mouse: Mice symbolize silence, stealth,
foresight, scrutiny, attention to detail, order, organization, shyness,
inconspicuous, invisibility, stealth, trust, innocence, initiative and
discovery. Be careful because they can fail to see the big picture. They are
connected to Apollo and Zeus.
Panther/Leopard: Panthers and Leopards
symbolize the unknown, stillness, silence, stealth, night, healing, darkness,
hidden truth, fearlessness, swiftness, perserverance, beauty, cunning and
strength. They teach you to not fear the future. They are connected to Dionysus,
Pan and Argus.
Praying Mantis: The praying mantis symbolizes
strength, adaptability and ease of communication.
Rabbit: Rabbits are tricksters, companions
to witches and "gatekeepers" to the night and to a different type of
consciousness. Rabbits symbolize fertility, mystery, fear of tragedy, long life,
quick-thinking, strengthening intuition, illness and disaster. They call your
mental fears to you in real life. They teach you to stop "what if" thinking.
They are connected to Eostra, Holda, Andraste, Freya, Hermes, Aphrodite, Eros
Raccoon: Raccons symbolize ingenuity,
adaptabilty, generosity, caring for others, benevolence, lack of greed,
creativity, playfulness, curiosity, new ideas and new jobs or schooling. They
are protectors of those who cannot protect themselves.
Rat: Rats symbolize fertility, wealth,
cunning, timidity, meanness, wisdom, ingenuity, prudence and foresight. They are
connected to Daikoku and Ganesha.
Scorpion: Scorpions symbolize revenge,
returning negativity to those who send it and dark magick. They are often
thought of as a sign of evil. They are connected to South and Sun, Ishtar,
Nanna, Siduri Sabitu, Set, Selket, Isis, Dadophori and Sabazius.
Snake: Snakes symbolize knowledge, change,
creation, wisdom, secrets, mystery, reincarnation, immortality, sexuality,
reproduction, the element of Fire, duality, solar/lunar, good/evil,
healing/poison, life/death/rebirth. They are an early symbol of the Great Mother
Goddesses. They are connected to Isis, Thoth, Apep, Hermes, Sabazius, Bel, Ra,
Ahriamn, Mithras, Kadi, Kadru, Akkadian Ninhursag, Atargatis, Syria, Asclepias,
Hygeia, Persephone, Apollo, Hera, Athene, Hecate, Gaea, Domovoj, Shakti, Ananta,
Susanoo, Uga-Jin, Nu Kua, Fu Xi, Brigit, Quetzalcoatl, Kulkulcan, Coatlicue,
Coyolxauhqui, Huitzilopochtli and Julungghul.
Spider: Spiders are weavers and tricksters. They
symbolize fate, female energy, creative energy, female energy, wisdom,
creativity, new life, entanglement, caution, divine inspiration, starting a
project, becoming pregnant, being industrious, warning signals, illusions. they
can act as hazard ahead signposts. They are connected to Neith, Ishtar,
Atargatis, Athene, the Fates, the Norns, Holda, Inktomi, Kokyangwuti,
Tsitsicnako and Sussistanako.
Squirrel: Squirrels symbolize gathering,
foresight, energy, eratic behavior, storing, gossip, warning, change, discovery,
truth, balance and harmony. They are messengers of the Gods and mischief-makers.
They warn you to be careful of useless hoarding and teach you to take life
Tiger: Tigers are quick to act, subtle and
inconcspicuous. They symbolize ferocity, royalty, fearlessness, authority, the
warrior aspect, a lack of procrastination and will-power. They are connected to
Duga, Shiva, Dionysus and Tsai Chen.
Toad: See Frog
and Tortoises symbolize longevity, strength, endurance, wisdom, patience,
knowledge of the defensive position, goddess energy, grounding, shielding,
treachery, perserverance and slowing down to enjoy life. They are connected to
the elements of earth(turtle and tortoise) and water(turtle) and the moon. They
are connected to Prajapati, P'an Ku, Pan, Aphrodite, Venu, Hermes and Mercury.
Wolf: Wolves symbolize family, teaching,
co-operation, insight, stealth, strength, leadership, loyalty, freedom,
individuality, psychic energy connected to the moon (hidden wisdom), sharing
knowledge and wisdom, cunning, hunting, seeking, introspection, listening,
magick, dreams, They are connection to the moon and to Wepwawet, Zeus Lycaeus,
Apollo, Ares, Mars, Silvanus, Cernunnos and Odhinn.