Deer: Gentleness and Innocence
Deer teaches us to use the power of gentleness to touch the hearts and minds of wounded beings that are in our lives. Don't push towards change in others; rather gently nudge them in right direction with the love that comes from a Deer totem. A Deer totem shows you a new innocence and freshness in life. You will feel the gentle lure of new adventures. There will be an opportunity to express the gentle love that will open new doors for you.

Dog: Faithfulness and Protection
The Dog is a symbol of the small becoming the great. People with this totem have great spirit and a great ability to love. It takes a lot to break a dog spirit. A Dog totem is a great spirit booster. People with a Dog totem are usually helping others or serving humanity in some way. Dog medicine embodies the loving gentleness of best friend and the fierce energy of protector. You will have a deep understanding and compassion of human shortcomings. 

Dolphin: The Power of Breath and Sound
Dolphin reminds us to listen more and talk less. Through listening to someone while they talk, you can "hear" the tones of the voice, not just the words. Also, listen when you are outdoors - listen to the heartbeat of Mother Earth, to the sound of the birds. Listen to the trees talking as a breeze rustles their leaves. Sound is creative life force. Learn from nature and Dolphin how to create inner sounds so that you can create outer manifestations. A Dolphin totem can show you how to enter the waters of life and then with breath and sound call forth what you most need or desire. Sounds are a part of dolphin life, and therefore, if you have this totem, they need to be a part of yours. Dolphins always seem to be smiling - take a clue from them and smile more often. Be more loving and kind towards people and they will return the same. Dolphins are also one of three sentient beings here on Earth (humans and Whales are the other two) and we are just now beginning to understand their complex lang

Dove: Feminine, Peace, Maternity, Prophecy
The Dove is the embodiment of maternal instinct. She can connect you to Mother Earth and her creative energies. Her mournful call speaks to our deepest self and stirs our emotions. The voice of the dove is a rain song and brings us hope of a new beginning. The dove is the totem of "Between Times" and shows us the time of the thinning of the veils between the physical and the spiritual world.

Dragon: Protection, Elemental Magic
If you have a Dragon, your soul has lived during a time when spiritual practices were predominant. It is rare that a younger soul would have a Dragon totem. Dragon represents the supernatural, infinity itself and the spiritual powers of change and transformation. It is a fierce protector and adds extra power to any magic you may perform.

Fire Dragon brings vitality, enthusiasm and courage. He will help you overcome obstacles and give you qualities of leadership and mastery. He can fuel your inner fires. He is a powerful protector. Fire is the element of transformation, so he can help you transform yourself, your life or change the energy around others.

An Air Dragon brings Inspiration, Insight, and Vitality. This totem must be treated with great respect. Great flashes of illumination in intellect and psyche are possible with this totem. The Air Dragon brings insight and clarity to all problems. Trust your inner voice.

An Earth Dragon brings Power, Potential, and Riches. This totem shows us our potential, our riches: what we are capable of. With his help, we can discover the beauty and power that lies in all of us. He lives deep within the Earth and can help you ground scattered energies. When you call him, think of a slow moving, heavy Dragon pulling himself toward you. Feel his weight around you. He will nurture you as Mother Earth does.    

Water Dragon brings Passion, Depth, and Connection. This totem brings memories and wishes, perhaps long hidden, to the surface. By facing painful past experiences, we can achieve a sense of peace and balance in our lives. This totem gives us the courage and compassion in this challenge. This Dragon also has the gift of emotional healing since he lives in the element of Water.

Dragonfly: Illusion, the Power of Light
Dragonfly is the power of light. The dragonfly inhabits two realms: air and water and the influence of both these elements will be felt by Dragonfly people. Dragonfly is the essence of the winds of change, the messages of wisdom and enlightenment; and the communication from the elemental world. Dragonfly medicine beckons you to seek out the parts of your habits that need changing. Call on Dragonfly to guide you through the mists of illusion to the pathway of transformation. Dragonfly brings the light and color of transformation into your life.

Duck: Emotional Comfort and Protection
Duck is connected to feminine energies, the astral plane and emotions through their connection with water. Duck reminds us to drink deeply from the waters of life. Find comfort in your element and with those of like mind and spirit. Duck teaches you how to maneuver through the waters of life with grace and comfort. Psychologist and therapists often have Duck as a totem, assisting them to help others move through emotional tangles.      

Eagle: Spirit, Healing, Creation
The appearance of an Eagle signifies a new beginning is coming soon. Whether it is a positive beginning or not depends on the energy you are putting out. The law of attraction states that what you give out, you receive. If you want good to come to you, put out good and positive thoughts. Eagle will help by bringing the opportunities to you. This new beginning could be a spiritual awakening. Eagle is a demanding totem, but one that offers so much reward at the end of the journey. Its four-toed feet remind you to stay grounded even went soaring high; its talons remind you to grasp the things of the earth; its sharp beak shows you when to speak, how much, and how strongly. This totem will show you opportunities and how to ride the winds to your benefit. Eagle people can live in the realm of the spirit yet still remain connected and balanced within the realm of the Earth. You must become much more than you ever dreamed possible.

Earthworm: Examining the Past
When Earthworm appears, it is time to work over all we have been experiencing, a time to examine and digest what has occurred in our life. Then we can cast off what is not beneficial or necessary - clean house emotionally. This allows new growth. Earthworm also reminds us that no matter how small our efforts seem, we are reshaping the earth around us. Earthworm also cautions about putting ourselves into a vulnerable position. We need to be careful when before throwing ourselves wholeheartedly into something new. Do not react hastily. Work over the old before starting anything new. Earthworm reminds us that no matter how difficult things might have been, new growth and new hope awaits us.

Eel: Great Transformation
Eel brings an awakening of the Kundalini energy, the "serpent creative life force," the force of life that allows great transformations. An Eel totem heralds a great spiritual transformation. This transformation might bring a physical journey or it might be just a spiritual one. However, it will be a very profound change.  Moray Eel totem people are observant; watching from the side lines. They stand quietly on the edges and wait for opportunities which they immediately take advantage of. Moray people often have unusual partnerships, an on-again-off-again relationship which benefits both partners.

Elephant: Ancient Power, Strength, Royalty
Elephant is a wise totem which embodies strength and power. An Elephant will give you insight into the power of the three feminine energies: maiden, mother and old wise woman (or crone). Through the use of fragrances and incense, Elephant can guide you to new energies and power. Elephant also gives you a thirst for knowledge and understanding. Family is very important to Elephant, especially the very young and the very old. Elephants care for their elderly rather than push them aside and very protective of their young. They have a soft spot for the weak and helpless. Loyalty is another quality that Elephant teaches. How to remain loyal no matter what anyone says about your friend or family member. For Elephant, they always come first.

Elk: Stamina, Strength, Nobility
The appearance of an Elk signifies that you are entering a time of plenty. Everything you need you will get. An Elk totem teaches you how to pace yourself. You might not be the first to arrive, but you'll get there without burning out. Don't try for quick and easy; long and steady is the key to reaching your goals. If you have an Elk totem, you will feel the need for companionship or group support. You do not have to do everything alone, help is out there waiting for you if you just ask for it. People with Elk totems have a need for high energy levels and this can be accomplished through their foods. A diet that is mostly vegetarian will give you strength without stress. Vitamins are a good supplement.   

Falcon: Mental Speed, Agility and Grace
Falcon soars high and its gift to you is that ability - to soar high and see the big picture. If you stand too close to a situation, sometimes you can only see what is right in front of you - rather than the whole panorama. Falcon also teaches control of speed and movement. It shows how to recognize opportunities and act upon them at only the correct moment. Watching a Falcon will show you to fully commit and when to act to achieve success. People with Falcon totems like to be a position where they can see everything around them. Study Falcon to use your mental facilities more effectively and more patiently to attain what you most need and desire. Falcon people are often independent and need alone time to be happy. They have a sharp mind and are very agile.

Finch: Variety, Activity
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Finch totem increases the opportunities to experience a variety of activities. Everything is amplified. There is a distinct possible of mingling with a wide variety of people and environments. Life will become more active after a Finch totem has arrived in your life.

Fish: Independence, Potential, Adaptation
Fish can teach us to adapt to all environments; they can teach us to streamline our lives; they can give us protection when we need it; and connect us to the creative element of life: water. A Fish swimming down symbolizes the involution of spirit, while a Fish swimming up is the evolution of the spirit. They reveal the strength of the currents of our lives and see clearly in the murky waters of the future. When Fish entered your life as a Totem, it will often signal one of the senses being awakened: visions, prophetic dreams, or clairaudience is possible. There will be greater contact with the spiritual realm.

Flamingo: Heart Healing
Flamingo can teach you how to filter out things from your life, to discard those that do not benefit you and keep those that help and heal your heart. Flamingo people often have Raphael as their guardian angel. Flamingo is also often the totem to people who use psychometry - the ability to sense things through the touching of objects. Flamingo people do not like to be alone and are usually in the company of others. Those with a Flamingo Totem are flirtatious. Flamingo signals a time of cleansing and filtering to find out what nourishes and heals the heart. Flamingo shows you how to follow your heart in all of your endeavors.

Frog: Transformation
The frog is the totem of metamorphosis. It symbolizes coming into your personal power. It reminds us not to become bogged down with day-to-day living. It is the totem of water. Its voice calls forth the rains. Emotions are associated with water and a frog totem may be telling you to get in touch with your feelings. People with frog medicine give support and energy where it is needed. They can cleanse the negativity from an environment.

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