Fox Totem & Symbolism – The Spirit of Cunning

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 Fox Animal Totem. If you feel it resonates with you, and you share a lot of qualities with the Fox, there is a high possibility that Fox is your Animal Totem.

If Fox 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 adapting quickly, seeing through deception, and acting fast in tricky situations.Fox Totem is the symbol of cunning, therefore, you are skillful on playing your cards well, so you get the best out of every situation you are in.

Other character traits of the Fox Totem are:

  • Insight
  • Physical awareness
  • Determination
  • Cunning
  • Outsmart tricky situations
  • Dreamwork
  • Physical appeal

In general, if you were born under the Zodiac Sign of Leo, Fox would be your spirit animal. Fox is associated with the fire element.

How to know if Fox 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 Fox is your Animal Totem because:

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

If you are still confused, you can confirm if Fox 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 Foxes pictures. You may also feel curiosity peak up for Foxes 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.

Fox 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 Fox 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, Fox teaches you the art of being quick to think on your feet, and also have a strong mindset. It indicates that you know how to maneuver tricky situations, and it encourages you to apply your cunning ability to foresee upcoming events, and plan accordingly.

Native American Traditions

Native Americans saw Foxes as a symbol of benevolence. They also believe that Fox is deeply connected to Divine Beings, and it has the power to bring something to creation. 

They would call upon the spirit of Fox, when they needed to embody personal qualities like keenness, decisiveness, and even scrutiny. The story of the Fox that stole fire from heavens, and provided it to humankind, emerges from the Native Americans Tales.

Eastern Traditions

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According to the Chinese Zodiac, you would have a Fox Animal Totem, if you were born under the Zodiac Sign of Leo, during the Year of the Snake.

The Eastern Traditions believe that Foxes are superior to many other creatures. They see Foxes as the symbol of good fortune, cunning skills, as well as having high intelligence. They also depict Foxes as messengers of one’s Ancestors, or Gods.  

Celtic Mythology

The Celtic Traditions believe that Foxes have unique qualities, that are not found in any other being. They respect the Fox’s wisdom, keen insight, as well as their skill to navigate in risky situations. They have observed the Fox’s skill to adapt in its environment, a skill that human beings should also embody, in order to be one with the nature.

Christian Religion

Christian Religions depict Foxes as the ultimate opposite of everything a human being must be. They see Foxes as phony, shady, and destroyers of good things. They are mischievous little creatures, that work only for themselves, and they creep in to do great damage. Therefore, Christian Religions use Foxes as symbols of warning to not engage in corrupt activities.

What your Animal Totem indicates about:

Your personality

Fox Animal Totem indicates that you are someone who would be found in the middle of a crowd, and stand out. You value your alone time, and you don’t feel lonely. You have your own plans for the future, or what you want to create. You don’t like to share your plans, especially if they have not proven to be successful at some point.

You have a high intelligence, as well as high intuition. You are quick to think on your feet, and make decisions. Sometimes you drag taking a decision, because you have time to think about it, or you purposely postpone it until you feel it in your gut. However, if you need to make a decision right at the moment, you are able to logically, and emotionally, evaluate every single outcome, and make the decision in a couple of minutes. You are rarely wrong, because you always tend to think things through.

Fox Animal Totem has also blessed you with the gift to overthink every possible situation, and every possible outcome, so you are never unprepared. Sure, people may prove to be a disappointment, or a heartache, but you are never surprised, because you have foreseen every possible move. This doesn’t mean you don’t hurt though, or that you are not empathetic. Just because you make a quick comeback, doesn’t mean you don’t have a heart. No one sees the true battle between your mind, and your heart.

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 Fox 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 Fox is the Spiritual Animal that chooses to accompany you, it is reminding you to put your trust on yourself, and less on others. You may find yourself in a situation where the only help you can get, is from your own self. Maybe you are surrounded by fake friends, or the trustworthy people can’t help you much. You shall not wait for someone to freely give you what you need, or come to rescue you from a tricky situation. You have to become your own hero.

What does dreaming about your Animal Totem mean?

If you have a dream where a Fox is present,in most cases it represents fake friends, so it warns you to be careful who you trust, and who you share your plans with. If something is going sideways in your life, and you don’t know why, Fox indicates that you should look at your closed ones, because one of them may be selling you short.

Fox is seen as a creature who doesn’t do well in groups. Therefore, when it appears in your dreams, Fox indicates that you may need to deal with some things alone. It encourages you to embrace the loneliness, and step out in the world.

In rare cases, the Fox would encourage you to socialize.

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


If you have the Fox Animal Totem, it indicates that you may have a hard time finding a partner. You may like to meet a lot of people, and date different personalities as well. The romantic field is all games, and fun for you. This doesn’t mean that you like to break hearts, but it means that you like to create as many experiences as possible with the people that you like.

You may find it hard to find a partner that you really value, and that would motivate you to invest in the connection, and in a future together. Once you find this person, you know that you should not let go.

The perfect partner for you would be someone who understands your need for freedom, and who also understands that you have your own mind, and you sometimes don’t like to listen to others’ opinions. Your partner should not get offended by your inability to listen to reason when you have made up your mind. They should also trust you a lot in the process, because you tend to announce your projects only when you have finished them.


Fox Totem indicates that you don’t like working in groups, or with other people, because you feel that they slow you down. You may have experienced a bunch of situations when working on a project with other people, and you are the one who does the majority of the work. If you have to work with others, you purposely take on the whole project, because you don’t like how others work.

Therefore, you do best in work environments that do not obligate you to work with others, or at a job that each of your coworkers have separate duties, that do not interact with yours.

Being a solitary figure, would help you advance at your own pace. You are not someone to follow the crowd, instead you stand alone, and even swim against the current if you need to do so. Your business, or your legacy, is your passion, and you will be successful in whatever you set your eye on, because you have the skills to adapt quickly, and you make smart decisions.

Regarding finances, Fox Totem is good indicator that you will build financial wealth. It may take you some time, but for the most part, you can manifest things quickly. You may not find it difficult to attain wealth, rather it may be more difficult for you to share this wealth, or to work with others when you have to.

Relationship with yourself

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Fox Animal Totem reveals your inner struggles, as well as your true self, which you may hide from others. You are very proud of your natural gifts, skills, and wisdom. You are proud of your ability to navigate through risky situations, to turn a bad situation in your favor, or even to manipulate people to achieve what you want.

Sometimes you find it hard to get along with others, and you may even feel pressured to give more than you already are. You have your own unique system of how you value people, and most times, others want more than that. You have the ability to entertain small talks, as well as deeper conversations.

You value your alone time, and protect it at all costs. You do best when you work alone, which may be frowned upon, or criticized as being anti-social.

The thing is, that you have to adapt in social groups, and build connections. One person can’t do it all, and life is not long enough to learn everything yourself, or to enjoy every life experience. That is why is important to work with others, because you can learn from their experiences, their knowledge, as well as their skills.

How to honour or connect with your Animal Totem?

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If you want to connect with your Fox 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 Fox on you, but you can keep nice Fox sculptures at your work desk. You can have a beautiful artwork of the Fox printed at your blouse, or a paint of the Fox on your wall. You can also buy jewelry that has a Fox signature in it, like the head, or footprints.

You can use these objects to focus on during your meditation, in order to connect with Fox Animal Totem. During your meditation, you may want to call upon your Fox 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 Fox is your second nature. This is also how you honor your Spirit Guide, Fox Totem.

If you feel that you can’t visualize the Fox 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 Fox energy in all aspects of it: physically, energetically, spiritually, and emotionally. It may also help to watch a movie with Foxes.


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 Fox 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 Fox, won’t change. You will still be cunning, determined, aware of your physical world, as well as spiritual world. 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 Black Panther Totem, which is there to help you develop your inner strength, your wisdom, and help you navigate the dark side of life. Fox Totem will always be there, even if you won’t always have other Spirit Animals.

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