Squirrel Animal Totem Symbolism
Squirrels are often seen as cute and quirky little creatures that scurry about and hide nuts. While this is true, there is also a practical side to them. Squirrels are quite the dynamic spiritual totem and offer many symbols that we can use in our daily lives.
The Squirrel spirit guide show us the importance of stocking up and building our reserves, both physically and emotionally, while taking time to have some lighthearted fun.
Although they prepare for winter for months in advance, squirrels find very little of the food that they’ve taken so much time to hide away, which demonstrates that over-preparation is just as bad as under-preparation.
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We do reap what we sow and thus must put hard work into all of our future efforts, but we have to take care to not over do it. In addition to play and preparation, squirrels as spirit guides symbolize a balance of energy, diligence, vitality and resourcefulness.
Squirrel Associated Traits
Vitality, Active, Resourceful, Energetic, Fun Loving, Relax, Serious, Planned
Symbolic Meaning Of Squirrel
When a squirrel animal totem comes scurrying into your life, it is often a message for us to have more fun. Our lives are filled with constant work and running around, and it’s likely that we’ve forgotten how to relax and play a little, too.
The Squirrel symbolism reminds us of the importance of play just as other animal totems do. All too frequently, adults lose that innocence and incorruptibility that comes with play. More often than not we spend so much time so taking life seriously that we forget to relax and have fun, too.
However, the squirrel meaning does not encourage a free for all. They are highly prepared creatures and play only after they’ve completed their work, such as storing away food for the winter. This does not mean that we need to overwork ourselves either.
To run ourselves dry by carrying an unnecessarily heavy load is also a folly in the eyes of the squirrel. We would do well to rid ourselves of stressful clutter (both physical and emotional) from our past and lighten the load that we support on our backs.
Squirrels recognize and highlight the importance of practical matters, as well, but their main purpose is to focus on reminding us of the crucial yet delicate balance that is necessary for health and happiness.
The Squirrel spiritual totems are resourceful people and have a way of gathering all the things you need right now and for the future. People who identify most strongly with these furry friends like to be prepared for any and all occasions.
These individuals love to socialize and have boundless energy. Sometimes, this can cause them to be a bit erratic, just like squirrels, and they may take on too many things at once. From this animal totem, we are reminded to always listen to our inner self and focus on one thing at a time. This allows us to always maintain the proper balance between work and play.
When a squirrel symbol presents itself in your dreams, there are a few different interpretations that you can make. If you see it gathering food it may be speaking of a bonanza heading your way. Prepare yourself for a windfall of positive experiences.
Feeding the squirrel serves as a reminder that you have an abundance, with plenty to share with those around you. Another understanding of it points to a loveless relationship or business venture that is a waste of your time. The squirrel warns us to stop pursuing fruitless endeavors. Stop holding on to too much and learn to let go of the trivialities.
Squirrels are also frequently found as road kill on the side of the street. If you dream that you are the one doing this, your subconscious may be trying to make you aware that you are altering your true self in order to fit in. You are aiming to be accepted, but at what cost?