The Wolf As Animal Totem

Rays of Wisdom - Astrology As A Lifehelp In Relationship Healing - The Wolf As Animal TotemWolf is the teacher, pioneer and wayfinder who brings the new concepts and ideas s/he has learnt elsewhere to the clan and all others who are in need of a steady inflow of some fresh medicine in the form of wisdom and truth. Wolves have a great sense of family within their pack, but at the same time they also possess a highly developed individualistic streak. They share these characteristics with the human race. We too have the ability of being an integral and well functioning part of society, whilst nurturing our own hopes, dreams and ideas for the future of the great family of humankind and our whole world, as well as for ourselves.

To understand wolf, one has to get to know this animal’s heart and intentions. This takes time because throughout the ages the wolf has had to endure many false ideas about its true nature. Not at all in keeping with the picture of ferocity or terror that is usually painted, wolf is a creature with a high sense of loyalty and strength. Another misconception is that of the lone wolf, because in truth the wolf is a very sociable creature who is friendly and gregarious with all members of its family.

Wolves are excellent communicators. By using touch, body movements, eye contact and complex vocal expressions, they are good at making their point of view known. If wolf is your animal totem, you share this gift and are good at expressing yourself vocally and physically. You are naturally eloquent in speech and probably also have a knack for creative writing.

Wolves are intelligent, cunning, communicative, friendly, loyal, generous and compassionate. The wolf totem symbol belongs to those who truly understand the depth of passion for life of this noble creature. Wolf represents deep faith, a profound understanding of life’s wisdom, sound intellect and the capability of developing and using one’s own strategies with regard to all aspects of life.

In Roman mythology wolf appeared together with the founders of Rome, the foundling twins Romulus and Remus, who were raised and suckled by a she-wolf. In the Norse tales wolf was a symbol for victory when ridden by Odin and the Valkyries on the battlefield. In the Celtic tradition wolf was a source of lunar power. The wolf hunts down the Sun and devours it at each dusk, so that the power of the Moon can rise once more. In Asia a wolf guarded the doors to the celestial realms. And a wolf is believed to have been one of Genghis Khan’s ancestors.

When wolf beckons to come as an animal totem into our life, the time may have come to reflect on whether:

•    A teacher of a different kind or another branch of education altogether.
•    Are we a true friend and are our friends true to us?
•    Do we get our ideas across to others clearly enough?
•    Are we loyal to ourselves and true to our real nature?
•    Do we need to think of strategies and plans to achieve our goals?
•    Spend more quality time with ourselves, our friends and family.

Wise ones who familiarise themselves with wolf are usually astonished at how much knowledge this creature is waiting to share with humankind. When you follow the link below and watch the video below, you can see for yourself how the presence of packs of wolves, who were re-introduced into the American Yellowstone Park Nature Reserve, was capable of changing the flow of a river. In a similar manner a good teacher can help us to alter the course of our own life and beneficially influence our evolutionary pathway by helping us to find a better understanding of the purpose of our existence on the Earth plane and the role we are meant to play.

Since time immemorial wolves have been howling to the Moon, a symbol of the Great Mother of all life, the wisdom and love aspect of the Divine. And it is no coincidence now that the Mother is returning into humankind’s consciousness, that in the nature reserves in many parts of our world wolves are being reintroduced. Once again their plaintive ululations are rising to the Moon and soaring into the Heavens, the highest levels of life, to ask for compassion and forgiveness for our race’s erring ways. Wolf prays that the Mother’s wisdom and love should re-awaken in every heart and soul and appear to us as the long-promised new world teacher, healer and comforter, who knows the way of all things and will never leave us.

Wolves were hunted and pursued to the brink of extinction during the patriarchy, an outer manifestation of how the wisdom and truth of the feminine almost vanished from our world, as nearly all its teachers had been suppressed and eradicated because of the greed and short-sightedness of this system. Now that the Age of Aquarius is with us and with it the wisdom of the feminine is returning to our world, it is not perchance that wolves are quietly re-entering into humankind’s field of vision. They are bringing us teachers, pioneers and wayfinders who convey  new concepts and ideas to all those who are in need of healing through a renewed understanding of God’s sacred wisdom and truth. And that’s exactly what’s happening in our world, as ever more of us are learning to listen to their inner guidance, the wise one within, whose instructions they are happy to follow.

Recommended Viewing:
•    ‘The Wolf’

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