If you’ve ever asked yourself the question – “What is my spirit animal?” – you are not alone. Some of us have had a special connection with a certain animal since we were very young. While others of us have had a profound, or even surprising, experience with a particular animal that stayed with us and had a powerful impact on our lives.
Even when you have a clear idea of who your spirit animals are (and you can have more than one), learning more about them and what they represent can bring you added insights.
In this post, you can take UniGuide’s spirit animal quiz below. Plus, I’ll provide a high-level view of what certain spirit animals represent. You can click the associated links for each animal to learn more about what they symbolize, their deeper spiritual meanings, their mythological stories, and more. (And for high-level view of what animal spirits mean in different cultures, click here.)
Spirit Animal Quiz
If you’re wondering – What is my spirit animal? – you can take UniGuide’s spirit animal quiz below. To get the most accurate results when you take the test, it’s important to not overthink your answers. Simply select the first answer that resonates with you.
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Spirit Animal Meaning
What is a spirit animal?
The simplest explanation of what a spirit animal is that they serve as a guide and spiritual protector who can help you as you navigate your life path here on Earth.
For Native Americans, a spirit animal might come in a sacred spiritual ceremony, such as a vision quest. Many Native Americans say you can have more than one spirit animal. In fact, some tribes believe that each of us has nine spirit animals who accompany us, serving as guides throughout our lifetimes.
In addition to Native American cultures, a wide array of other societies around the world believe in protective animal spirits. You can read more about them in my post on animal spirits.
How are animals spiritual?
Divine energy manifests through all living beings. This includes us as well as animals, insects, plants, and other creatures. And just as some human beings are more receptive to divine energy working through them, so are animals and other beings.
Certain animals, insects, plants, and other creatures that resonate with us help us to understand this energy, tune into it, and expand our level of consciousness..
Other Ways to Find Your Spirit Animal
A spirit animal personality test is one way to determine who your spirit animal is. In addition, you might discover who they are in other ways. For example:
- You have a profound experience that involves an animal that leaves a lasting impression on you.
- As a child you were fascinated by or drawn to a particular type of animal or felt a powerful connection with them.
- An animal or insect suddenly makes themselves known to you, such as crossing in front of you, perching on a branch nearby, or riveting your attention in some other way, such as in a story, art, or the media.
- You have a vivid dream about an animal that stays with you.
- You have always felt a strong kinship with a certain type of animal.
Types of Spirit Animals and Their Meanings
Here’s a list of spirit animals and what they represent. You can click the links to get more detail on each..
7. Blue Jay
The cat spirit animal represents elegance, curiosity, mischief, independence, protection, magic, and good luck. You can read more in my post about cat meaning. You might also be interested in reading my dedicated posts on black cat meaning and cat dream meaning.
15. Cougar, Mountain Lion, or Puma
The crocodile spirit animal represents primordial wisdom, stealth, efficiency, ferocity, sovereignty, power, independence, instincts, and psychic awareness. You can read more in my post about crocodile meaning. You might also find added insights in my post on crocodile dream meaning.
The dog spirit animal represents adaptability, family, friendship and affection, loyalty and devotion, patience and perseverance, bravery, protection, sensitivity, insight, purpose, and joy. You can read more in my post about dog meaning. And you might find additional insights in my post about dog dream meaning.
The dragonfly spirit animal represents opportunity, spontaneity, vision, clarity, realization, transformation, fairies, ancient wisdom, and spiritual growth. You can read more in my post about dragonfly meaning.
The duck spirit animal represents laughter and happiness, good luck, nurturing and bonding, emotional stability, odd couples, romantic love, travel, purification, transformation, and spiritual ascension. You can read more about the duck spirit animal in my post about duck meaning.
The eagle spirit animal embodies loyalty, devotion, freedom, truth, honor, the divine, hope, foresight, and psychic awareness. You can read more about the eagle spirit animal in my post about eagle meaning.
The horse spirit animal represents determination, endurance, valor, freedom, travel, beauty, majesty, and spirit. You can read more in my post about horse meaning. And you might find added insights in my post about horse dream meaning.
The hummingbird spirit animal represents joy, healing, beauty, sweetness, good luck, variety, angels, spirits, messengers, flirtatiousness, and agility. You can read more in my post about hummingbird meaning.
The moth spirit animal embodies fertility, seizing the moment, transformation, attachment, nighttime, the moon, disguise, unconditional love, spirit, and intuition. You can read more in my post about moth meaning.
And if you feel a special kinship with white owls in particular, visit my dedicated post on white owl meanings.
The peacock spirit animal represents spectacular beauty, masculine power, sisterhood, protection, showmanship, vision, awareness, renewal, immortality, majesty, and good luck. You can read more in my post about peacock meaning.
46. Praying Mantis
The praying mantis spirit animal represents patience, mindfulness, bravery, female power, opportunity, transformation, clairvoyance, and good luck. You can read more in my post about praying mantis meaning.
The raven spirit animal embodies intelligence, cunning, survival, adaptability, partnerships, guidance, opportunity, transformation, your third eye, prophecy, and insights. You can read more in my post about raven meaning.
You might also be interested in my post about the snake symbol: the ouroboros.
You might also find added insights in my post about spider dream meaning.
The stag spirit animal represents stamina, virility, grace, maturity, experience, iInstincts, regeneration, nobility, leadership, and spiritual enlightenment. You can read more in my post about stag meaning.
The turtle spirit animal represents longevity, perseverance, steadfastness, protection, home, retreat, healing, tranquility, Earth, and transformation. You can read more in my post about turtle meaning.
The wolf spirit animal represents loyalty, family, friendship, teamwork, protection, wildness, freedom, instincts, endurance, curiosity, and playfulness. You can read more in my post about wolf meaning.
You might also be interested in my dedicated post on white wolf meaning.