Independence, Potential, Adaptation

Fish can teach us to adapt to all environments;
they can teach us to streamline our lives;
they can give us protection when we need it;
and connect us to the creative element of life: water.


A Fish swimming down symbolizes the involution of spirit,
while a Fish swimming up is the evolution of the spirit.
They reveal the strength of the currents of our lives and see clearly in the murky waters of the future.

When Fish entered your life as a Totem, it will often signal one of the senses
being awakened: visions, prophetic dreams, or clairaudience is possible.
There will be greater contact with the spiritual realm.

This Totem indicates the presence of Angels in our lives.
We may also find that our assistance is needed to help others,
to, in turn, become a guardian angel to another person.

If a Barracuda comes into your life, it is a signal
that it is time to make your own way in life - to follow your own path.

Betta or Siamese Fighting Fish
 Protection of boundaries within relationships. 
Warrior energy.  Understanding the nature of violence.
Solitude.  Confrontation of ego.

Signals the need to separate out what benefits us and discard what does not.
Brings a greater sensitivity to the spoken and written word.
Speak what you feel in a tempered manner, for your words will have
a deeper impact on others.

Goldfish or Koi
This Totem brings peace and prosperity to those who have it.
Look for new opportunities and take advantage of them.

An increased ability to get a "feel" for others -- especially in healers.
Salmon brings the opportunity for a pilgrimage or the clarity to a one that we have been on.
This spiritual journey will transform us and life will never be the same.


Staying busy and active is very beneficial.  Work-alcoholics often have Shark totems.
Shark Totem people can accomplish seemingly impossible tasks.
Brings an acute sense of smell to those with a Shark totem.
Trust what "smells" right.  It is also a powerful Protector Totem.


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Some of the information on this webpage was derived from the following sources:
Sans, Jamie & Carson, David.  Medicine Cards: the Discovery of Power Through the Way of Animals.  Santa Fe, NM. 1988.  Print.
Andrews, Ted. Animal-speak: the Spiritual & Magical Powers of Creatures Great & Small. Woodbury, MN: Llewellyn Publications, 1993. Print.
Andrews, Ted.  Animal-Wise: the Spirit Language and Signs of Nature.  Woodbury, MN: Llewellyn Publications, 1999. Print.
D. J. Conway.  Animal Magick: the Art of Recognizing & Working with Familiars. Woodbury, MN: Llewellyn Publications, 2003. Print.
Farmer, Steven D.  Animal Spirit Guides.  Hayhouse Inc., 2006.  Print.