Duck Totem & Symbolism – The Spirit of Living in the Moment

Animal Totem is a special Animal Spirit that has chosen you to guide, and protect, for your whole life. It also represents your best, and worst qualities, who you are at your core. You can find who your Animal Totem is through meditation with the intent to know, and meet, your Animal Totem. You can also consult a psychic on this matter.

However, if you have meditated on it, but still have doubts, and you don’t want to consult a psychic, this article will shine light upon the qualities of the Duck Animal Totem. If you feel it resonates with you, and you share a lot of qualities with the Duck, there is a high possibility that Duck is your Animal Totem.

If Duck is your Animal Totem, it reveals your inner world, and your stamina. It guides, and protects you, but at the same time it reminds you the importance of self-expression. Duck Totem is the symbol of living in the moment, and enjoying life as it comes. You like to create a community around you, and you treat others like they are your family. You provide a sense of comfort, and protection, due to your strong aura, and emotional awareness.   

Other character traits of the Duck Totem are:

  • Emotional strength
  • Living in the moment
  • Opportunistic
  • Protective
  • Self-expression
  • Family oriented
  • Comfort

In general, if you were born under the Zodiac Sign of Scorpio, Duck would be your spirit animal. Duck is associated with the water element.

How to know if Duck is your Animal Totem?

Your Animal Totem represents qualities, abilities, characteristics, that you currently have, or that you are in the process of developing. Therefore, you can realize that Duck is your Animal Totem because:

  1. You resonate with almost all qualities of the Duck like being brave, and handling challenges well, being a good friend, guiding, and healing others.
  2. You see Duck all the time, like photos, documentaries, videos, but not on your choice.
  3. You just love Duck very much, they inspire you, and you can’t explain why.

If you are still confused, you can confirm if Duck is your Animal Totem through:

  • Meditation.

You will have to start your meditation with the intention that you will meet your Animal Totem. It may happen that during your meditation, you see the animal, or you smell something, or you hear something. If none of this happens, do not get discouraged, sometimes it takes a couple of tries.

  • Your dreams, as well as by pure synchronicities.

For example, you may start seeing more Duck pictures. You may also feel curiosity peak up for Duck out of the blue. You should follow your intuition.

  • If you feel you have not received any answer, or you can’t figure out your Animal Totem, you can always ask a psychic.
  • Online quizzes that tell you which is your Animal Totem. Online quizzes will depict your character, and personality traits, therefore they are accurate at some degree.

Duck Animal Totem Symbolism

Various traditions, and religions, believe that each Animal Totem has the qualities of the animal it represents. This means that it feeds the same way (although in an energetic way), it moves the same way, it fights the same, and it behaves the same, as a duck would do in the physical world. Therefore, the best way to know what qualities your Animal Totem has, or why it is present beside you, it is to look at how the animal behaves in this physical plane.

However, these traditions also believe that your Animal Totem can foretell your destiny, or share insight into your life mission.

Spirit Animal

As a Spirit Animal, Duck represents your ability to take notice of your surroundings, and find a new opportunity in each situation. You are aware of your abilities, and you know how to utilize them best. You are also not afraid to work with yourself, and your past traumas, in order to grow. You tend to let go of burdens fast, because your eyes are always on the prize. You know what you want, and you don’t let the small inconveniences of everyday life, to hold you back.

Native American Traditions

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Native Americans see Duck as a foolish, and naïve animal, that often falls prey to trickster animals.

Some traditions think of Ducks as a breed between birds, and a falcon. They think that Ducks fall easily into the trap of humans. Therefore, they are not of the smartest creatures, but they are smart to survive circumstances by adapting in a new environment that is safer for them.

Eastern Traditions

The Eastern Traditions consider Duck the symbol of love, and for a period of time, it made a nice gift for the lovers, on Valentine’s Day.

They respect the way Ducks protect their family, and their little ones. This behavior is noticed in Feng Shui, a tradition which advices to place Duck’s symbols in one’s home, if they wish to have a peaceful home, and marriage.

Celtic Mythology

The Celtic Traditions see Ducks as the symbol of transition, because they know when, and where to migrate, when they have to find a more comfortable home. They are depicted as honest, simple, and resourceful. They actually admire Ducks, because of their ability to live both on water, and on land, a sign of flexibility, and high perception of the ambiance around them.

Christian Religion

Christian Religions associate Ducks with the anointing process, because they see it as a symbol of protection, blessing, and enlightenment. They also believe that people should embrace the qualities of the Duck, to not anger easily, and to let go of insignificant arguments, in order to have peace in their homes, and within themselves.  

What your Animal Totem indicates about:

Your personality

Duck Animal Totem demonstrates that you are somebody who has a sweet, and warm personality, that others love to be around. You have a strong self-expression, and you don’t care what others think. You like to entertain yourself, when you are alone. You are one of those few people who actually know what to do in a Sunday evening. You don’t need people to bring you up, or keep your vibration high.

You value strong, and real connections. You try to keep around those people that know how to value you, and who you can trust. You are all about creating a community around you, but in the end, you only keep close the ones who love you for who you are, and who wouldn’t change you to fit their image.

Once you find your people, the one that you trust, you share everything with them. You also are very protective of them, and you make sure that they will grow with you. You like to present opportunities to them, treat them like family, and expect the same in return.

Your life at the current moment 

An Animal Totem is the Spirit Animal that accompanies you since the day you were born, until the end. Therefore, if Duck is your Animal Totem, it doesn’t indicate much about life at your current moment, unless it starts showing up in your dreams.

The Spirit Animal that guides you through certain events in your life, is usually an Animal Guide that chooses to walk with you for a limited period of time, until you learn your lesson, or you overcome the problem. It may also choose you, to help you amplify certain qualities that you need for the next phase in your life.

If Duck is the Spiritual Animal that chooses to accompany you, it is reminding you to be more open to new opportunities. You may be having a hard time dealing with life, especially if you lack a support system. You have the ability to attract all kind of people around you, but that doesn’t mean that those are reliable people. However, you should not retreat to loneliness, because you don’t do well in such state. You are not opening yourself up to new opportunities, new people, and new experiences. Your negative mindset is dictating your life, and your actions. You are the one keeping yourself in cages.

What does dreaming about your Animal Totem mean?

If you have a dream where a Duck is looking at you, it indicates that you have to become more flexible, and adapt quickly to situations present in your life.  

A Duck can also remind you that you have free will, and you can manifest what you want. You can take this moment to make a wish. You are going to become more aware of your surroundings, and you are going to awaken to new knowledge.

It can likewise be an indication of frustrations, and obstacles in your life. You may be dissatisfied with your life, and it is showing in the way you treat yourself, and others.

How do you handle your life based on your Animal Totem?


In you have the Duck Animal Totem, it represents your sense of family, and the desire to create a strong bond with your partner. You look for a partner that can provide your security, comfort, and a family. You don’t like to waste your time, your love, or your energy, with different lovers. You are always looking out for the one that will set a spark in your soul, and who will give you the feeling of commitment. Family is a strong foundation for you, and you want someone that knows its value, and is willing to do the outmost for their family.

You may be someone who has dreamt your whole life, since you are little, about your wedding, or your partner, your children, your home, and how the wedded life would unfold for you.

The perfect partner for you would be somebody who values family, and who wants to keep the family values strong. They have to your armor, your shoulder to cry on, your strong support, and your lover. Above all, they must be the perfect mother, or father, for your future children.


Duck Totem demonstrates that you are somebody who likes to settle for a job that pays well, and provides the security of financial pay. You believe that you chose the career that you wanted, and that’s what you should be working on. You may find it hard to find a decent job at first, but you don’t back off from any opportunity. You know your duties, and your responsibilities in your household, and you are willing to work hard to meet your needs, as well as your desires.

You do well in a work environment that understands, and accepts you for who you are. You express a lot of your personality to your coworkers, and sometimes it may cause backlash in the work environment. You have to understand that your coworkers are not your friends, especially if you work a job where you share the same degree as many others.

You may get hurt by the competition; therefore, the business world may prove difficult for you, and a failure at worst.

Regarding finances, Duck Totem indicates that you will have a decent financial situation. It is rare to achieve a wealthy status, as you are afraid of competition, or hurting others feelings. However, it may happen that you marry into wealth, or inherit a sum of money that will help you achieve the desired financial situation. You also have an issue controlling your spending habits, and saving money, which will make it harder for you to achieve a good financial status. If you want to be rich someday, start by learning how to save money, and invest wisely.

Relationship with yourself

Duck Animal Totem reveals your inner struggles, as well as your true self, which you may hide from others. You like to treat yourself with luxury stuff, and if you can’t afford that, you make sure to go to different activities, book a spa day, and entertain yourself. You would like to share these experiences with others for sure, but mostly you don’t mind if you are alone. This may become a habit that will get to you some time, because you may learn to be on your own, but once in a while you want to be surrounded by close friends. If you are always on your own, you won’t keep much company around. This is one of your first struggles. However, if you are open to invitation, or if you just express the desire to meet with people, you will find that you are not that alone.

You tend to be very expressive with anyone, and when they don’t understand you, you get hurt. You are honest, and you share what you think, without filters, or without trying to manipulate others. Not everyone has the same values as you, and this sometimes may put you in a difficult place. Sometimes you may feel that you come out as childish, or naïve to others, and it really hurts your feelings, because you are smart, you just want to be playful. This is your second struggle. You need to understand that people are not against you, and most of the times, they don’t do things to purposely hurt you. everyone is for themselves, and it would help you to understand this, if you think about the times when you did something for yourself, unconsciously hurting someone else.

How to honour or connect with your Animal Totem?

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If you want to connect with your Duck Animal Totem, you can take a page from the book of the Native American Traditions. You don’t have to wear the skin of the Duck on you, but you can keep nice Duck sculptures at your work desk. You can have a beautiful artwork of the Duck printed at your blouse, or a paint of the Duck on your wall. You can also buy jewelry that has a duck’s signature in it, like the head, or footprints.

You can use these objects to focus on during your meditation, in order to connect with Duck Animal Totem. During your meditation, you may want to call upon your Duck Animal Totem, and ask to be blessed with the qualities that you need at the moment.

Try to feel the specific quality amplifying in you. Act as being a duck is your second nature. This is also how you honor your Spirit Guide, Duck Totem.

If you feel that you can’t visualize the Duck well, which is important for your meditation process to work, you can think about the qualities you want to embody, and try to feel those qualities growing in you. You have to embrace the Duck energy in all aspects of it: physically, energetically, spiritually, and emotionally. It may also help to watch a movie with Duck.


You may find that during the course of your life, other Spirit Animals will choose to walk with you for a while, to guide you in different areas of your life. It is possible, that while you have Duck Animal Totem, you can also be guided by other Spirit Animals. However, you will notice that your core values, the same qualities you share with the Duck, won’t change.

You will still have emotional strength, be graceful, and open to opportunities. Different Spirit Animals help you see other paths, that only those can help, and guide through. They also help you develop other qualities, because the purpose is for you to grow.

For example, if you will be accompanied by Turtle Totem, which is there to help you develop your grounding skills, and encourage you to have faith in your dreams. Duck Totem will always be there, even if you won’t always have other Spirit Animals.

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