In ancient traditions, spirit animal refers to a spirit which helps guide or protect a person on their journey and whose characteristics that person shares or embodies. Animals guide us, teach us, and communicate with us if we’re open enough to listen. Spirit animals come into our lives sometimes for a season, a reason, or your entire life journey. Spirit totems may come to us in dreams, daily life, or even animals that spark fear in us, for all of them are here to teach us and guide us. They are here to show us how to step into our power and protect us from spiritual pitfalls. What animal resonates most with you and your journey?


Those who have the Cheetah as their spirit animal are passionate, confident, and possess a deeper understanding of life. Often able to embrace change with grace and dignity, those with this feline spirit animal as their guide tend to be creative, see the bigger picture more easily, and allow their intuition to guide them without hesitation.

  • Courage
  • Valor
  • Loyalty
  • Power
  • Fertility
  • Spiritual power
  • Strength
  • Beauty
  • Rejuvenation


Transformation magic.  The butterfly is one of the most powerful totem animals, symbolizing personal transformation. Embrace your personal cycles of expansion and growth, as well as the beauty of life’s continuous unfolding. When a butterfly comes to you, watch your ability to go through important changes with grace and lightness.

  • Powerful transformation, metamorphosis in your life
  • Moving through different life cycles
  • Renewal, rebirth
  • Lightness of being, playfulness


Fierce and powerful. The tiger spirit animal symbolizes primal instincts, unpredictability, and ability to trust yourself. By affinity with this spirit animal, you may enjoy dealing with life matters spontaneously, trusting your intuition and acting fast when needed.


  • Courage, personal power, strength of will 
  • Embracing your shadow self



Snake celebrates shedding the old and stepping into the new.  It is sacred to the cycle transformation, and reminds us to let go of what no longer serves us. Snakes are a symbol of new beginnings and being flexible with the flow of life. 

  • Shedding the old
  • Transformation 
  • Surrender
  • Flexibility
  • Going with the flow
  • Honoring boundaries 

What animal has come to you to guide, protect, and remind you of your purpose?