27 May 2024

How to Identify Your Totem Animal?

Have you ever noticed any mystical signs around you? Do you believe in the magic of numerals, zodiacs, spirit animals? There is a grain of truth in the fact that our life is overly full with various signs. However, everything depends on your understanding and sincere belief in symbols sent by our nature. One of the most ancient beliefs is concerned with animal totems. The earliest features of totem existence date back to the Paleolithic period. But nowadays a lot of people also believe in the common spiritual existence with a totem animal. How can you find your spirit companion for life?

What Should You Know before Detecting Your Animal?

According to old legends, every person has their animal totem. It can accompany a person during their lifespan or be present only at a certain period of time. It is quite possible that this animal can make an essential impact on a person and then withdraw into the shadows. It should not be excluded that people may have several spirit companions. Some of them play an ultimate role in their life while others are of minor importance.

Pay attention to the fact that relation to a spirit animal is exclusively personal. This means that no one has enough power to find your sign instead of you. A person should feel this bond deeply inside at a spiritual level. It cannot be just for fun. Without sincere intentions, you will never reach a mutual understanding with an animal. As a result, you will not have a chance of relying on any help or support from it. At worst, your spirit guide can even leave you forever.

Ways of Determining a Spirit Animal

There are many methods of detecting your faithful companion from the fauna representatives. They can differ from country to country, from one nation to another. Be ready that you can have two or even three animal guides. Therefore, it will be difficult to choose the most important of them.

There are three main ways of detecting your animal:

  • Meditation;
  • Various online tests;
  • By the date of birth.

Undoubtedly, meditation is the most conscious way of looking for a spirit companion. You have to listen to your inner feelings, emotions and worries. Relax and plunge into your inner space. Try to see the images it transmits to you. Let your spirit show who is the most suitable guide for you. It does not mean that you will definitely find your power animal on the first try. But different meditation techniques, strong desire and unshakable faith always result in success.

Online tests are rooted in the comparison of your features of character with the peculiarities of various animals. People have analyzed behavior, habits, and specific peculiarities of domestic and wild animals for years. As a result, they can characterize them as well as people. Online tests on the identification of a spirit guide usually consist of a few questions with four answers. All you need to do is just to choose the variant you like most of all. Try not to predict the result. Answer the questions the way you really think. Then the system itself will analyze your answers and show your animal. Moreover, you will be able to read some short interpretation of the result as well as the information about your totem.

Another very popular way of defining the spirit companion is detection by your date of birth. There is no doubt that our date of birth conveys certain information. It often has an influence on our lifestyle, character, skills, behavior and actions. Therefore, a lot of specific calendars have been developed to analyze all these peculiarities as well as the numerals that make up the date of birth and help identify a totem animal.

The main difficulty is that all these calendars are rather different. In most cases, it depends on the country or part of the world where it was created. You should decide which one to use. Get familiar with all of them, see the results and try to feel which animal is closer to you. In this case, it can also be called a zodiac animal.

Various Kinds of Totem Animals

According to the surrounding, all totems may be of various types:

  • Air totem animal;
  • Land spirit guide;
  • Water companion;
  • Reptile animal;
  • Insect totem.

The air representatives are usually considered envoys sent from the heavens. They have a specific power to help reach the highest goals in life. They lend wings and make people feel happier and more confident. For instance, they can be eagles, doves, bluejays, falcons, geese, hummingbirds, magpies and many others.

Land totems mostly concern people who are grounded and persistent. They are stable in their development. Such people usually are calm and judicious. This group of totems consists of a large variety of representatives. They include bears, bulls, beavers, cats, camels, dogs, cows, deer, foxes, elephants, horses, lions, etc. As you can see, they can be domestic as well as wild animals.

Water animals convey a lot of information. Water itself has a lot of symbols. In most cases, such totems bring clearness, freedom, lightness and a positive way of thinking. They like water can purify people’s souls and reveal all secrets and wishes. This group includes all possible ocean animals, such as alligators, dolphins, octopuses, lobster, seahorses, sharks, whales, seals and many others.

Every reptile is a cold-blooded animal. Their key feature is to adapt to the environment, overcome all difficulties and search out the method of living owing to intuition and inner feelings. They can teach a person how to deal in this or that difficult situation, how to find a way out of a confusing and complex case. This totem group includes lizards, iguanas, chameleons, frogs, snakes, salamanders, etc.

Insects themselves usually are very symbolic. They are related to many legends and superstitions. As a totem animal, any insect can teach people to work together, be patient and hard-working. Furthermore, they demonstrate how to live in harmony with the surroundings and other people. This group includes butterflies, scorpions, mosquitoes, bees, dragonflies, wasps, spiders, moths, snails, etc.

Detection of a Spirit Guide in Different Countries

The determination of a birth totem can be built on some principles such as a date and month of birth or even the year. The animals given in zodiac systems differ depending on the country. Let’s analyze some examples in more detail.

The Chinese zodiac system is considered one of the most popular throughout the world. It identifies the animal on the basis of people’s years of birth. Therefore, it does not matter whether people were born closer to the first day, last day or mid of any month. In such a system you are usually able to discover the main features of every zodiac sign.

Year of birth Totem animal Features
1946, 1970, 1982, 1994, 2006, 2018 Dog Dedicated, hard-working, careful, reliable, helpful
1929, 1941, 1953, 1965, 1977, 1989, 2001, 2013 Snake Analytical, intuitive, seductive
1936, 1948, 1960, 1984, 1996, 2008 Rat Clever, creative, funny, generous
1938, 1950, 1962, 1974, 1986, 1998, 2010
Sensitive, ambitious, courageous
1943, 1955, 1967, 1991, 2003, 2015 Goat Calm, gentle, unorganized
1945, 1957, 1969, 1993, 2005, 2017
Attractive, persistent, sometimes egocentric
1947, 1959, 1971, 1995, 2007, 2019 Pig Kind, generous, indulgent
1932,1944,1968, 1980, 1992, 2004, 2016 Monkey Quick-thinking, clever
1939, 1951, 1963, 1975, 1999, 2011
Friendly, sociable, generous, sincere
1937, 1949, 1961, 1973, 1985, 1997, 2009
Friendly, persistent, introverted
1942, 1954, 1966, 1978, 1990, 2002, 2014
Intelligent, loving, adventurous, sometimes impatient
1952, 1964, 1976, 1988, 2000, 2012
Pretty, dramatic


The pagans have identified a totem animal by paying close attention to the date and month of birth. A spirit sign is replaced every month. For example, let’s consider winter months. People born in the period from the 10th of December to the 9th of January have a bear as a totem. If you were born from the tenth of January to the ninth of February, your animal is a wolverine. Respectively, if your date of birth is in the period from the 10th of February to the 9th of March, you have a raven totem. It is possible to research the tendency of replacements. The last day animal is able to become your totem is the ninth day of a month. On the tenth day animal spirit is changed into another one. 

According to the pagans, other totems are the following ones:

  • 10th March – 9th April – ermine;
  • 10th April – 9th May – frog;
  • 10th May – 9th June – grasshopper;
  • 10th June – 9th July – hamster;
  • 10th July – 9th August – snail;
  • 10th August – 9th September – ant;
  • 10th September – 9th October – magpie;
  • 10th October – 9th November – beaver;
  • 10th November – 9th December – dog.

One of the most well-known systems of determining the totem companion is a Native American zodiac. It does not depend on the year, the first day of every totem group varies from month to month. Moreover, the date can be different depending on the hemisphere. Therefore, it is better just to find a data of your birth in the special calendar of Native Americans.

Date of Birth for Both Hemispheres (Northern one – NH; Southern one – SH) Native American Animal Main Features

NH: August 23 – September 22

SH: February 19 – March 20

Bear Laborious, dedicated to a partner, careful, curious

NH: April 20 – May 20

SH: October 24 – November 21

Beaver Calm, self-assured, hard-working

NH: May 21 – June 20

SH: November 22 – December 21

Deer Witty, clever, compassionate, peaceful

NH: March 21 – April 19

SH: September 23 – October 22

Falcon Courageous, adventurous, passionate, attentive

NH: January 20 – February 18

SH: July 22 – August 22

Otter Creative, intuitive, clever, playful, appealing

NH: November 22 – December 21

SH: May 21 – June 20

Owl Careful, honest, restless, optimistic

NH: September 23 – October 22

SH: March 21 – April 19

Raven Charismatic, demanding, beautiful, not always practical

NH: July 22 – August 22

SH: January 20 – February 18

Salmon Enthusiastic, passionate, creative, artistic

NH: October 23 – November,21

SH: April 20 – May 20

Snake With a sense of humor, flexible, adaptable

NH: December 22 – January19

SH: June 21 – July 21

Snow Goose
Passionate, faithful, positive, helpful

NH: February 19 – March 20

SH: August 23 – September 22

Tender, passionate, sentimental

NH: June 21 – July 21

SH: December 22 – January 19

Kind, faithful, sensitive


What way of looking for a totem animal should you prefer? It is up to you. But remember that the relation to the animal is rooted only in personal feelings. The main purpose of your spirit guide is to defend you, help in difficult situations and give some hints for finding the right solution. For better connection, you can buy any trinket or pendant in the form of your totem. A great idea would be to hang some posters or pictures with your power animal at home. Appeal to them whenever you are sure that you cannot manage without some help or support.

Use all these tips and define your totem animal! It will be always with you in case you really believe in its power!

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