The Owl and The Fox

Perhaps you’re wondering where I picked the name for my blog. Perhaps you’ve read all my previous posts and you have a general idea, but you’re still interested. The easiest answer is that the Owl and Fox are my spirit animals. GaiamTV has a great page on the meaning behind the top five spirit animals. Click their link to head that way. They also link to a different site with a quiz on how find your own spirit animal.

The article above states the following:

A function of your spirit animal is to guide you and bring to your attention something that needs to be acknowledged or dealt with, or show you a skill you could use or develop further.

With that in mind, here are few things that the Owl and the Fox represent, and how I see them.

The Owl

photo credit: http://www.flickr.com/photos/chapmanlyn/6204798168/
photo credit: http://www.flickr.com/photos/chapmanlyn/6204798168/

The owl symbolizes intuition, the ability to see what others do not see, and the capacity to see beyond deceit and masks. It’s presence announces change and it is well known as being a symbol of wisdom. As a spirit animal, the owl acts as a guide to help you see the truth beyond deception and illusion- this helps you see the real reasons behind someone’s actions or state of mind. One of my favorite lines from this section is:

The owl is a strong spirit guide for discernment and making decision based solid foundations.

Those with an owl totem or spirit animal probably like exploring the unknown, feel more creative at night, and are fascinated by the mysteries of life. The owl can symbolize a transition, or important changes, about to happen.

 When the owl shows up in your life, listen and look out for the subtle signs that are around you.

The Fox

photo credit: http://imgur.com/gallery/ZU6NpZE
photo credit: http://imgur.com/gallery/ZU6NpZE

The fox symbolizes physical or mental responsiveness and increased awareness. Much like the owl, the fox also represents seeing through deception and the ability to be discerning and an affinity with the night, as well as dream work. The fox is cunning and can find their way swiftly through tricky situations. The fox encourages taking action in quick, swift moves and as such may require you to be adaptable and to move quickly through obstacles and resistance. A fox totem inspires the sharpening of mental skills, including analytical intelligence, power of deduction, and observation. These things can influence how you deal with situations in both daily matters or bigger projects. I love this part:

The spirit of the fox may also imply that you are sharpening your physical alertness and responsiveness. When the fox appears in your life, it may indicate that you need to pay attention to people or circumstances that may be deceiving or tricking you into going down a path that does not necessarily serves you.

Both animals are closely tied with the night, and with creativity, as well as working with dreams.

The most important part of my spirit animals is that I’ve always been drawn to and had an affinity for them. They’re beautiful, strong creatures and I feel like perhaps we as humans don’t pay enough attention to the animal world and the things that we could learn from it.

Are you interested in Spirit Animals? What is yours? Why are you drawn to it?

-Jess

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2 thoughts on “The Owl and The Fox

  1. it was some years back that I was sitting in my yard alone watching an owl sitting on a limb then out of the corner of my eye I saw a fox approaching and he said just underneath the owl both continue to stay where they were for quite some time what do you think that means

    • Both represent responsiveness and increased awareness, seeing through deception and discernment. Maybe at that time in your life there were things you needed to focus on and be aware of, someone trying to deceive you or maybe even you trying to deceive yourself.

      Or you could have just been watching a live action Fox and the Hound moment without knowing it. 😉

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