Quail: Group Nourishment and Protection
Quails are noted for their family life. They nestle together to stay warm and sit in a tight circle for protection. A Quail totem can teach you the safety in numbers, and to be mindful of danger. Quail people are usually aware of their surroundings at all times. Quail people are nurturers and givers, especially with family members. They are also romantics at heart. The Quail is associated with the mysticism of names. It will help you learn your soul name, the name that stays with you lifetime after lifetime. (If you do learn your soul name, never give this to anyone - for your true name has can give someone or something power over you.)
Rabbit: Fertility and New Life
The Rabbit is known for its ability to procreate, its fleetness, and its movement is by leaps. People with this totem may find that their endeavors go in leaps and bounds also. If a Rabbit totem has appeared in your life, it may indicate a need for more planning or to check those plans already set in motion. Do not box yourself in a corner. This totem may also bring a need to examine the kinds of foods you eat. Perhaps a vegetarian diet, if only for a short time, can help you strengthen and heal.
Raven: Magic, Healing, Creation
If a raven totem has come into our life, magic is at play. Raven activates the energy of magic and links it to our will and intention. With this totem, we can make great changes in our life; the ability to take the unformed thought and make it reality. The raven shows us how to go into the dark of our inner self and bring out the light of our true self; resolving inner conflicts which are long been buried. This is the deepest power of healing we can possess.
Rhinoceros: Ancient Wisdom
Rhinoceros is a solitary animal and teaches how to be comfortable within yourself. Since Rhino is an ancient animal, it often gives it totem people insight into their own past lives. Meditating on Rhino can often result in unlocking those memories. People with a Rhino totem have a heightened sense of smell. The sense of smell is symbolic of higher discrimination, spiritual idealism and higher wisdom and Rhino gives all of these to their totem people. Trust your inner wisdom. Don't look at appearance only - go beyond and trust your internal senses.
Raccoon: Dexterity and Disguise
The magic of the Raccoon is in its mask. Masks are powerful magical tools: you can achieve altered states through the use of mask; you can become someone or something else behind a mask. A Raccoon totem can teach you how to wear masks for many reasons as the need arises. It can teach you how to mask, disguise and transform yourself. Don't you act differently with your boss, parents, children, husband, friend, and strangers? Those are all masks you put on. Masks are one of the tools of transformation. It helps us to change what we are into what we want to be. Raccoons also teach you how to put asleep the part of you that is not needed and awaken the aspect of yourself that is. If you are a Raccoon person, eating mostly fruit and vegetables will be beneficial to your health.
Ram: New Beginnings
If you are thinking of starting a new project or furthering your education, now is the time to start. Ram is the herald of new beginnings and opportunities. Ram is a moving totem and therefore opportunities must be grabbed quickly without hesitation. Remember that the openings for new beginnings and opportunities can be mere toe-holes, but if you act quickly, you will secure your spot. Ram is also an intellectual totem and therefore stimulates the mind. Curiosity and an active imagination are traits of the Ram totem. Ram also gives you the ability to be stoic in face of adversity, sensitive to others, and have great perseverance. Use Ram's gifts to their fullest and you will have a great foundation for whatever project you begin.
Road Runner: Mental Speed and Agility
The Road Runner teaches mental agility and speed. Those with this totem learn to think quickly and on their feet. This totem can help you learn to shift your thought processes from one task to another with ease. Road Runner people have increased opportunities to plan and then bring those plans to fruition. Road Runner people are always thinking. Their minds are always at work.
Robin: Spread of New Growth
A Robin totem will stimulate new growth in all areas of your life. Believe in yourself as you move forward. Obstacles will fall by the wayside if you do and confrontations will be for show only. This totem gives you the ability to will new growth into your life. Make a wish, be patient, and watch how it comes true. Meditate on Robin and the correct path will be revealed to you. But remember, in order to grow, you must clean house beforehand - let go of attachments and emotions that are no longer useful to you. Allow joy and happiness to fill your life and allow Robin to sing its song with you.
Rooster: Sexuality, Watchfulness, Resurrection
The Rooster is a solar symbol and represents sexuality. Those with a Rooster as a Totem may have had past lives as early Christians or ancient Greeks. A Rooster totem brings enthusiasm and humor and a sense of optimism. The Rooster is a totem of great power and mystery with ties to the ancient past and clues to your own hidden powers. It is the enemy of evil spirits and can bound them with the light of day.
Rat: Success, Shrewdness
People with a Rat totem have a pronounced drive for success. Ask yourself if you are pushing too hard or to the contrary, if you are not pushing hard enough. Rat also gives their totem people a great ability to adapt to almost any environment. Rat shows you how to gain foresight in any coming situation to avoid problems. Rat people are cunning and shrewd, and can defend themselves aggressively when necessary.