Shark Animal Totem Symbolism & Meanings

Shark Animal Totem Symbolism

Sharks are one of the most intimidating creatures on Earth. Their menacing glances and rows of sharp teeth are surely terrifying, and watching them annihilate their prey is even more scary.

The shark animal totem moves through the ocean with graceful, yet ominous precision, conveying a message of sleek authority to all whom it meets. To make it even more intimidating, a shark can never stop moving and is always pushing forward, even in times of rest and repose.

They are the masters of survival, the corrupt sheriffs of the sea that no one dares to mess with. The shark’s symbolic values are numerous, but they all seem to center around the theme of power: primality, focus, dynamism, superiority, efficiency, mysteriousness, etc.

Sharks are very old creatures and, as such, are thought to posses sacred, ancient wisdom. The age of theirs species has led to the shark being deemed an authority on life and the protector of the sacred. They know exactly what life is about and make opportunities for themselves.

Sharks are spirit guides as they do not sit around and wait. They are highly proactive and productive sea creatures and encourage us to always push forward in our own lives, as well. Although the shark appears to be devoid of emotion, displaying sterile and stoic expressions, this assessment is untrue.

As a water creature, the shark symbolism is naturally connected with this element’s characteristic property of fluidity of emotion. The shark does not deny emotion: it merely masters its appearance.

Shark Associated Traits

Sharp, Sleek, Authority, Intimidating, Survival, Dynamic, Mysterious, Proactive, Brave


Symbolic Meaning Of Shark

When the shark spirit guide comes swimming into your life, it is reminding you that life is full of abundant opportunities. However, you must move forward in order to create opportunities for yourself. After exploring the world around you and examining the emotions within yourself, you will find yourself equipped with new ways to deal with challenges and cope with difficult feelings.

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The world will open up for you if you stop waiting and allow it to. Only you can do something to stir up the energy in your life. Do something, anything, to stir up the energy and create motion with in yourself.

If you are extremely driven and perpetually moving forward, it is likely that the shark is your animal totem. Sharks are unafraid to meet things head on, and you channel this energy directly. You experience and life and all that it has to offer with undeniable exhilaration and are highly excitable, both for good and bad.

Sharks meanings are symbolic of renewal, and you often find yourself in this state. Is your career fast moving with lots of commitments and travel? Assess whether this is truly right for you or whether you are just convincing yourself that it is.

It builds character and is good that you love actively seeking out challenges because you have a unique vision of the world. You have virtually no concept of death, which can both benefit and hinder you. Fearlessness and confidence will take you far, but arrogance is self-sabotage. Be wise in your choices.

When you dream about a shark symbol, it can be symbolic of negative feelings of anger, hostility and ferocity. It could come to you when you are undergoing a long and difficult emotional period, and may be warning you that you are an emotional threat to yourself and/or others.

The shark animal totem is there to help you, since you are most likely struggling with your individuality and independence, especially with regards to your relationships. Alternatively, a shark prowling around your dreams can be a symbolism of someone in your life who is greedy and shady.

Use better judgement to discern who your real companions are and who is merely riding your coattails. The shark spiritual totem is indicating that there is someone in your life who stalks whatever he or she wants without regard for the well-being of others. Take care to notice that this person could also be you.

A shark symbol that is circling something shows that there is an opportunity in front of you that you need to attack and take advantage of. If there are many sharks exhibiting this behavior, it may be depicting the overwhelming feeling due to your emotions. Do not be “a shark”: allow yourself to feel them before they implode and you behave irrationally. You must always be able to get a grip on yourself.

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