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Bat Animal Totem Symbolism & Meanings

Bat Animal Totem Symbolism

Bat travels quietly throughout the night, unseen except for the occasional squeak of its hunting cry. He feasts upon those things that to our eyes are unseen in the dark of night, but even the smallest insect is visible to its keen ears. The Bat as an animal totem sees that which we cannot see, it is sound that it uses to navigate, and even that which is invisible is visible to it.

The Bat spirit totem is a creature of transformations, making it’s home in caves and hollows, places that are within the earth. Bat takes flight from these places in the dawn, every day being reborn from deep within the mother’s womb. As such, Bat is a symbol of transformation and change, carrying us from one state to another within our lives.

Bat Associated Traits

Transformation through symbolic death and rebirth, quickening of new ideas, ability to see without being seen, knowledge of grief, and remaining camouflaged, as well as viewing past lives.


Symbolic Meaning Of Bat

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The Bat spirit guide is unafraid of the darkness, and the darkness of the unknown least of all. He will serve as an excellent guide through these times, helping us see where we need to go, and what path forward will best facilitate our movement from one part of our life to another. Bat, therefore, is an excellent companion to have while facing our fears.

Along with being able to reveal the unseen for spiritual purposes and serving as a guide in the paths of transformation, Bat symbol is also deeply keen in seeing that which others would like to keep hidden. With Bat as our symbolic totem we can have a nearly uncanny ability to see the hidden desires and actions of others, and can discern great mysteries from the world about us.

The Bat symbolism gives us the opportunity to see the world from another perspective. This is both from the unique form of vision the echo-location affords them, and their preference for dangling upside-down when at rest. Overall Bat gives us the opportunity to view the world in a completely new way

This vision can lead us to re-evaluating our lives and into the transformation that Bat helps to facilitate. Bat encourages you to open your ears to listen to the world around you, and allow what you hear to change the way you see the world.

The Bat symbol appearing in our dreams can indicate that we are unbalanced. Such an imbalance can cause us to run into barriers and to fail to navigate our way through lives difficulties. Such an event in our lives call us to recenter ourselves, to work on our powers of observation, and to clarify the blockages in our psychic senses.

Additionally, Bat meaning can lead us to healing. Bats have amazing regenerative powers. Those who have been chilled nearly to death will enter a hibernation state, flying through the dreamworld until such a time as the environment permits them to rebirth, to recover. Thus we can recover easily from life’s difficulties with Bat as our animal guide.