Slipping, sliding, soft fur gliding
Through the forest water bright.
Friendly otter in tumbling water,
Lead me to happiness and light.


Joy, Primal Feminine Energy

Otters awaken curiosity.  They remind us that everything is interesting
if we look at it from the right angle.

The Otter totem is connected to
the primal feminine energies of life:
the elements of both Earth and Water are present in Otter medicine.

With an Otter totem, you must remember the beauty of a balanced female side,
creating a space for others to enter our lives without preconceptions or suspicions.
Otter teaches that balanced female energy is not catty or jealous,
but it is sisterhood and sharing with others.
Otter expresses joy for others.

Remember that all of us, both men and women, have a feminine side.

If an Otter has entered your life, it may be time to find some play time
in your life, to awaken your inner child.
Allow events to unfold naturally in your life.  Be careful not to hang on the material things
in your life that bind you or become a burden.
Become Otter and move gently into the river of life.


All images are public domain.

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.