First Nation People are able to find the connection
between all things, a gift given by the Creator.
Connecting with the animals and their spirits is
one of those shared gifts. The following animal characteristic
list was shared with me and now I pleased to be able
to share it with you. Enjoy!
works with her tribe in perfect unity. Invoke ant
medicine for patience and ability to work hard
and plan carefully.
silent antelope medicine is the wisdom to keep
still. Invoke for mystic awareness through silence
- Wears effective
protective armor. Armadillo medicine helps us set
healthy, effective emotional boundaries.
fearless. Bites and never lets go. Forms a hunting
alliance with Coyote and other animals. Invoked for
courage, persistence, ability to form alliances.
in dark by sonar. Invoke to hear messages from
the dark recesses of the psychic realm, to develop
magical abilities. Tribal peoples invoke Bat medicines
for rebirth and initiation.
by American Indians for healing, renewal, meditation
and the ability to grant great shamanic powers to
dams. Also digs canals from pond to pond. Invoke
to open new channels of thought and to build our
bee medicine for communication, and the ability
to work hard and harmoniously while still enjoying
the nectar of life.
for happiness, luck, joy and contentment.
ferocious aggressive fighter. Ancient cultures
invoked Bear medicines for healing, cleverness,
courage and protection.
Indians honor his medicine which opens our hearts
to prayer and peace. Nearly hunted to extinction,
small herds still survive. Invoke for endurance.
- Bull medicine
is invoked for power, leadership, protection and
fertility, since he can impregnate large harems of
from larvae to caterpillar to butterfly. Invoke
for self-transformation, spiritual growth, courage
at conversation, goes for ten months with out water.
Invoke her medicine for stamina, endurance, conversation.
for understanding mystery, cleansing, purification,
independence, magical powers, mystic visions, sensuality,
land animal. Flexible spine allows very long strides.
Invoke for flexibility and accelerated spiritual
while most predators decrease due to amazing adaptability
and cunning. Honored as a mischievous Trickster.
Invoke for adaptability, cunning and wit.
dance creates ritualized bond of love. Invoke for
wisdom to create ceremonies that connect us to the
CROCODILE and PLOVER
bird) protects Croc's teeth and cleaning gums. Invoke
both to help form interspecies alliances.
honor Crows as tricksters and law giver. An assertive,
successful survivor in may locales. Invoke Crow for
boldness, shamanic powers, magic and intuition.
alert. Invoked for ability to quickly sense danger,
and exit fast. Male deer regrows antlers. Invoke
for loyalty and for ability to love unconditionally.
- Most intelligent
being on earth. Her medicines invoked for wisdom,
peace, love, harmony and communication.
DOVE and PIGEON
and very loving towards mate. Invoked for romantic
love, loyalty, peace and innocence.
- A very
protective and patient mother. Her medicine is invoked
for developing our nurturing and mothering energy.
for courage, fortitude, shamanic powers, illumination,
inner vision. Inspires our spirit to soar to great
ancestors' burial grounds. Tribal people invoked
for longevity, intelligence, awakening ancient memories.
- Great hunter.
Exquisite precision and speed in flight. Invoke Falcon
for rapid progress, unerring accuracy and sure success.
migration of any being on earth. Invoke for far rapid
journey, whether physical or spiritual.
- Very clever
and adaptable. Alert to every opportunity. Invoke
for resourcefulness, wit, adaptability and cunning.
FROG and TOAD
with rain, for most must lay eggs in moisture. Invoke
for times of drought.
for the inspiration to reach for the heights.
for determination to climb to the summit, playfulness
and the ability to glean nutrition from anything.
- A peaceful
conservationist. Leaves enough edible vegetation
for regrowth. Invoked for wisdom to caretake earth.
- An excellent
and effortless flyer. Invoked for the ability to
soar through life with ease and effortless achievement.
- Moves in
ritualized circle during ceremonial courtship dance.
Invoked for wisdom to learn about rituals and ceremonies
and the harmonizing effect on the spirit.
flyer, carries prayers to the Great Spirit. Invoked
for perspective, clarity and inner vision.
- At home
in water and land. Invoked to develop psychic intuition
while staying grounded and practical.
- Among the
strongest of all animal clans. Invoked for strength
and inner power. Can live in wild if set free. Invoked
for freedom of spirit and to get in touch with our
joy, luck, energy and romantic love.
- Loves to
sw3im, will hunt in water. Invoked for the medicine
power to hunt in the deep waters of the subconscious.
womb while still a fetus and climbs up to pouch.
Invoked for courage to go forward when feeling weak.
- Hunts at
night. Invoked for understanding of the subconscious
mind, the shadow aspects of our selves.
- More size,
strength and power than any other cat clans. Invoked
for strength, prosperity, good luck, courage, cooperation,
health and nobility.
- Can let
his tail fall off when caught, then regrow a new
tail. Invoked for regeneration, renewal and transformation.
- A very
secretive, rarely seen wild cat. Invoked for getting
in touch with that which is elusive, rare and hard
for serenity, gentleness and trust.
of the mongoose clan. Only mammal on earth with no
hierarchy. Invoked for freedom from authority.
deer clan. Invoked for power and confidence.
silent, survives harshest environments. Invoked for
ability to silent when necessary.
- The most
successful, prolific and varied of all animals clans.
Invoked for success, alertness and versatility.
watches the world while hanging upside down by its
tail. Invoked for creative way to look at things.
efficiently meets her food requirements giving her
time to play. Invoked for efficiency and playfulness.
for occult abilities, dreamtime visions, acceptance
of the dark, the night, the shadow within and without.
protection, courage, luck, rain and serenity.
- One of
the few animals who live in large groups but maintain
monogamy. Invoked for loyalty in romantic love.
- Lives in
small clans in forests. Very communicative with her
tribe. Invoked for expressiveness and intelligence.
trees to great heights. Invoked for ability to defend
oneself uniquely. Inspiring to reach the heights.
- Lives in
towns with tunnels of up to 160 square miles. Invoked
to deal with pressures of urban living.
RABBIT and HARE
- Breed rapidly.
Are numerous and successful. Invoked for alertness,
abundance success and prosperity.
curious and mischievous. Invoked for humor, playfulness,
ability to skillfully inquire and scrutinize.
as tricksters. Invoked for far seeing prophecy, clairvoyant
vision and strong magical powers.
to survive in harsh environments.
- Folk wisdom
tells us that upon seeing the first Robin of springtime
it is wise to stop and pray for hope and healing.
her way up stream to spawn. Invoked for the power
to overcome obstacles and take difficult challenges.
lays eggs in male pouch. Invoked for fluid, nonstereotyped
- Most effective
defense in animal clan. Doesn't cause permanent harm.
Invoked for respect and for defending oneself in
- Sheds and
regrows skin. Invoked for regeneration, transformation,
wisdom, wholeness, good fortune and rain.
unusual things into nest, like gum wrappers. Invoked
for courage to walk one's own unique path.
for creativity, originality and the manifestation
power to weave our dreams into reality.
Buries food for winter. Invoked for the ability to
plan ahead, playfulness and joy.
monogamous. Mates for life. Invoked for loyal, affectionate
love, grace, intuitive powers, faith and commitment.
prey very slowly. Pounces when timing is perfect.
Invoked for careful preparation, seizing opportunities.
TURTLE and TORTOISE
longevity and wisdom.
- Hunts under
deep snow with cunning, stealth and great fierce.
Invoked for fearlessness and occult power.
for intelligence, power, wisdom and the ability to
sing you own song and express your own individuality.
- Prey is
usually old and sick. Keeps a species strong by eliminating
the weak. Invoked to help us eliminate our own weaknesses
and nonproductive thoughts that weaken our spirit.
to his drumlike peck with thunder spirits. Invoked
for rain regeneration and cleansing.