Finding my spirit

For a long time now I have been wondering what my spirit animal might be.

I would like to think it’s a fox. I love how they are regarded as sexy, sneaky, smart, and cunning. But I’m pretty sure calling a fox my spirit animal is just wishful thinking. A love foxes, they are beautiful, but I don’t feel a closeness with them that I think one should feel with their spirit animal. Plus, I highly doubt I am as awesome as a fox.  I’m probably something sorta lame – like a goose, a vole, an anteater, or locust.

I’m not very spiritual – so I don’t even know how to go about determining my animal.

Google search it is. Ahhhh research, you have come so far! These sites are among the top hits:

Jeri Smith – Discover your spirit animal!

Spirit Animals – How to find your spirit animal

WikiHow – How to find your spirit animal

Hello Quizzy – What is your spirit animal test

You Think – What is your spirit animal

Path of the Feather – Meeting your spirit animal

This should give me some sort of direction in my quest.

Many of the sites discuss keeping an open mind to the signs of your spirit animal trying to contact you. Because you don’t choose your spirit animal – it chooses you. The spirit animal reaches out and you have to be preceptive to notice that it’s trying to get your attention. Be it in dreams, real life interaction, or coming to you through mediation your spirit animal will keep coming to you in an attempt to draw you towards it.

If that’s the case – then my animal is probably a turtle.


Which is fine with me. I love turtles and they do seem to pop up all over my life in different scenarios. However, turtles don’t seem like something that would mesh well with my personality as they are known for patience, endurance, ancient wisdom. And I’m pretty sure I’m known for being sneaky, irrational, and moody.

So, I will move on to some of the quizzes offered on the sites. My test results are varied and wildly inconsistent. Here’s what the quizzes tell me my spirit animals are:



Hawks are the messengers of the Spirits. Adept with language, you might be a writer or a teacher (Yes). Your ability to assess situations impartially means that people often seek your guidance before making decisions (Yes). A brilliant visionary, you sometimes forget the mundane details of life like eating, sleeping, or paying bills (Never!).


Red Fox

Foxes are clever, perceptive, and shrewd. You’re happiest working behind the scenes, pulling strings and watching others dance to your imperceptible tune (Maybe). Independent yet highly social, you glide among your circles of acquaintance with ease, sharing your sharp wit or a delicious piece of gossip (Yes).



Mice represent the lowest of the noble spirits. The mouse is small and meek, and except for being cute and having a great love of cheese, they demonstrate nothing remarkable. As a spirit animal, they are not very common. (What the what?!)



You are the adventurous, fun-loving and popular (Yes). You love big crowds and meeting new people (Sorta). You can go a bit overboard when it comes to fun sometimes though (Yes). You are sometimes thought of as the dumb or not thinking ahead one but are actually quite smart (Yes). You believe everything that anyone tells you and can sometimes get into trouble because of that (No way). You’re sexy; everybody knows your name for good reasons and bad (Yes).

Some of these animals seem right and some wrong. A mouse? Really? Pretty sure that’s the opposite of me. Screw you, Hello Quizzy!

The fox and the raven actual seem pretty close. But then again, maybe I’m just hearing what I want to hear. They have good qualities that I also would like to posses. Whether I actually have those qualities or not is highly questionable.

I guess I’ll just keep my eyes open and wait for the spirits to reach out to me. With any luck my dreams will shift from their violent focus as of late to something a little more leading and animal-filled.

Have you found your spirit animal? What is it and how did it come to you?

And now, let’s look at more pictures of those adorable animals!




Sea Turtle



And of course, I couldn’t end this without a quote from my favourite character:

In your face, Space Coyote!

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5 Responses to Finding my spirit

  1. Susan says:

    I was sort of expecting a recipe for turtle soup and matching music that’s watery, but this new direction is fun. I notice nothing said which animal is a good researcher. That one should be yours. Maybe I’ll have a chance to research mine on vacation in Wisconsin. What are the odds of a sea turtle finding me there?

  2. Lynn Bee says:

    Turtle soup! I would never!
    You probably won’t bump into any sea turtles, but I’m guessing if you’re beginning your search in Wisconsin your animal will end up being a loon!

  3. Mary says:

    You should check with Jane. She’s a big spirit animalist.

  4. Theresa says:

    We all have a personal animal totem, my best guess is that yours would be a water based animal. However, other animal totems come to our awareness as guides when we need them. Take for example the turtle… were there things happening in your life where you needed the medicine of the turtle – patience, endurance. Every animal has a unique and powerful medicine.

  5. Lynn Bee says:

    Thanks Theresa! I knew you would have some great input and clarification. I thought about you while I was writing this. You once told me you saw a dolphin for me ;)

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