Tropical Animal Spirit Guides and Totems
Animal Spirit Guides in the Tropics
Many of us meet our animal spirit guides and totems unexpectedly. Some of us might even have some unexpected animals as our spirit guides and totems. An example of this is perhaps you're animal spirit guide turned out to be a snail? Or maybe it is a vulture? Whatever the case, not all animal spirit guides and totems are predictable. Anyone can claim the wolf, eagle, horse or cat as their animal spirit guide or totem, but how many people can claim the Ibis, Manatee, or Spoonbill as their totem?
If you live in a subtropic or tropical region of the United States (or the world), you will most likely have a whole array of different creatures that will bring you messages from the Universe. In this article, we will explore the various tropical animal spirit guides and totems a person might have. Feel free to add to this list in the Comments Below.
Tropical Bird Spirit Guides and Totems
Parrot Spirit Guide
The Parrot can be found in many tropical places throughout the world, including in Florida in the United States. The Parrot as an animal spirit guide or totem could be bringing you lessons of color therapy. It could be telling you to acknowledge and appreciate your own beauty and uniqueness. The parrot spirit guide could also be telling you to take a hard look at the way you are communicating with those around you. Maybe you've been doing most of the talking...or maybe you're not doing enough? Perhaps you've even been mimicking those around you and he is trying to tell you to speak your own truth!
Ibis Spirit Guide
The Ibis is a somewhat strange-looking bird that can be found in the subtropical areas of the United States, as well as in Egypt and a few other regions in the world. It usually soars and has a curved beak. They can be found close to the water. The Ibis Spirit Guide is automatically associated with Thoth, the Egyptian God of Creation, Wisdom, Writing and Magic because Thoth was always depicted as a man with the head of an Ibis. The Ibis Spirit Guide might be coming to you to remind you to dive into your creative side with specifics in writing or he could be telling you to tap into your spiritual side that you might have been ignoring recently.
Flamingo Spirit Guide
The flamingo is one of those birds that almost everyone likes to see in the wild or in the zoo. Little girls adore the flamingo...because it's pink! But what is the flamingo spirit guide or totem trying to tell you? Flamingos are birds that love to be in a group, therefore they are considered social birds. Perhaps the flamingo spirit guide is telling you to re-orient with your family or to put yourself in more social situations. Maybe the flamingo spirit guide is telling you that you can be strong standing on one foot.
Spoonbill Spirit Guide
Probably one of the coolest birds to see in the tropical areas of the U.S. is the spoonbill. The roseate spoonbill (found in the U.S.) is a pink bird with a beak that is literally shaped like a spoon. There are other types of spoonbills throughout the world. The spoonbill spirit guide will teach you how to scoop up and use whatever information comes your way. It'll teach you to be open to the possibilities and to gobble up the lessons thrown at you in life. The spoonbill spirit guide will also teach you important lessons about marriage and how to accept help from your partner in times of need.
Pelican Spirit Guide
The Pelican Spirit Guide has a lot to teach us. Because they use their large beaks and pouches to catch their food, this can represent the ability to scoop up opportunity. They are incapable of holding onto a full load of food forever, so they must at some point let go of the weight in order to fly to their full capacity again. You must learn how to let go of burdens and fly free. This is what the Pelican is trying to tell you.
Heron or Egret Spirit Guide
The Heron or Egret is a noble spirit guide to have. They are extremely adaptable and can be found on every continent except Antarctica and almost in every type of habitat (mountainous, desert, forest, etc). They are water-loving birds and wade through the water looking for their food. The Herons and Egrets were sacred to the Ancient Egyptians with good reason. They are able to separate the veil between the mundane and spiritual simply by the fact that they hover between two realms - the water and air elements. Perhaps the heron or egret spirit guide is calling you to be adaptable to your environment. Perhaps they are reminding you to come back to your spirituality.
Tropical Reptile and Amphibian Spirit Guides
Tree Frog Spirit Guide
Because of he Tree Frog's connection with trees, this means he is very connected to Mother Earth. As you can guess, the tree frog's habitat is almost always in the trees and they do not come down out of the trees except for on rare occasions. The tree frog also knows how to blend in to its surroundings and is therefore good at camouflage. The Tree Frog Spirit guide might be coming to you to teach you how to absorb with Mother Earth through connecting with the trees, and he also might be teaching you how to blend in with your surroundings in order to stay safe in a hostile environment. Maybe you've been standing out too much and are putting yourself at risk.
Anaconda and Boa Spirit Guide
Most people are totally creeped out by snakes, but there are those of us who can appreciate snakes for what they truly are...remarkable! Snakes (in general) as spirit guides teach us the mysteries of the spiritual realm. They teach us how to tap into the akashic (divine) records and how to acquire cosmic knowledge. The Anaconda Spirit Guide teaches us how to really embrace the Occult...in a big way. The Boa Spirit Guide teaches us how to get what we want in life even if we weren't given the resources that others like us were. He teaches us how to find another way to solve problems.
Gecko Spirit Guide
The gecko is perhaps the cutest lizard out there. He is even a spokesperson for the insurance company Geico and is featured on many of their commercials. But why is the gecko a powerful totem or spirit guide? The Gecko has transparent eyelids, has incredible night vision and can see up to 350 times greater color than humans can. They also use a very unique system of chirps to communicate with other geckos. So if the gecko spirit guide or totem has shown up in your life, it might be time to improve upon your communication and/or observation skills. Perhaps you aren't seeing things clearly and the gecko spirit guide will teach you how.
Alligator and Caiman Spirit Guide
The alligator and caiman spirit guides/totems may seem very frightening at first, but they each have important messages to bring you. An alligator is patient, strong, and bridges the gap between land and sea. A caiman is sort of a cross between an alligator and a crocodile but is much smaller than the alligator. He is a bit more aggressive and has primal ties to the past and to his extinct ancestors. If the alligator or caiman spirit guide has come into your life, you may find yourself learning how to control your levels of patience, personal power, and how to use your experiences in the past to fuel your motivation for the future.
Tropical Aquatic Animal Spirit Guides
Sea Turtle Spirit Guide
The sea turtle is one of the most beloved tropical aquatic animals in the Southern United States. There are actual groups of people who will take to the beaches and aid the baby sea turtles in returning to the ocean once hatched. You will also notice cautionary signs along the beaches and marked off areas where sea turtle eggs are buried in the sand. The sea turtle is a wonderful, loving totem to have. The sea turtle spirit guide is deeply connected with Mother Earth and/or the Great Mother Goddess. Because of this connection, sea turtles are often excellent teachers to mothers. The sea turtle has a wisdom that is both ancient and renewed. He/she teaches us to be patient and determined, and also teaches us how to flow with our own emotions. The sea turtle is a symbol of the Earth but is also connected to Water. Consider yourself blessed to have the sea turtle spirit guide or totem in your life.
Manatee Spirit Guide
Manatees are also known as sea cows, though they hardly look like cows in my humble opinion. They are usually gentle giants in the water and can be found in tropical and subtropical places in the Americas. They are mammals but are always found in the water. The manatee spirit guide will bring you a message of peace, tranquility, and gentleness. He will teach you how to "walk" gently upon the earth, to enjoy those times of rest, and how to clearly see your emotions for what they are.
Shark Spirit Guide
Many of us are very fearful of sharks as a species. We see movies such as Jaws and watch programs on Shark Week that scare the living daylights out of us. So what happens if the shark totem comes swimming into our lives? Do we run? Do we hide? Do we get the heck out of the water? While sharks can be very aggressive animals, they also have great significance to your life as a messenger. The shark spirit guide might have come into your life to remind you to keep moving...stay motivated and attack whatever opportunity has presented itself to you. Do you smell blood in the water? Don't ignore your instincts....go after it!
© 2015 Nicole Canfield