Raven Totem & Symbolism – The Spirit of Magician

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

If Raven 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 being aware of self, and the power of thought. Raven Totem is the symbol of introspection, and knowing all the tricks. You are the magician of your own life, and you realize that through your thoughts, you can manifest anything that you want in your life. You have the ability to change your consciousness, and your paradigm through your thoughts.

Other character traits of the Raven Totem are:

  • Introspection
  • Inner knowledge
  • Self-awareness
  • Creativity
  • Shapeshifter
  • Magician
  • Sexuality
  • Divination

In general, if you were born under the Zodiac Sign of Libra, Raven would be your spirit animal. Raven is associated with the air element.

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

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

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

Raven 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 Raven 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, Raven represents change. It is encouraging you to bend time, and space, within your own mind, for it to manifest in the physical reality. It signifies rebirth, and reflection. You are able to transition with ease from one state of being, to another, from one form of energy to another.

Native American Traditions

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Native Americans see Ravens as shapeshifters, and they can help through the changes of the consciousness. They believed that Ravens have the ability to draw secrets from the Otherworld. Ravens have always been associated with magicians, shadow work, and the art of magic. They believe that Ravens can surpass time, and space, and deliver messages from the void.

Those who would use Ravens, or Raven’s symbols, to perform magic, would be seen as practitioners of the black arts. However, they believed that negative energy would be thrown back at them.

Eastern Traditions

According to the Chinese Zodiac, you would have Raven Animal Totem, if you were born under the Zodiac Sign of Scorpio, during the Year of the Monkey.

The Eastern Traditions depict Ravens as unclean animals, because of they feed on dead bodies. They associate Ravens with anything dark, and lurking in the shadows.

Ravens were also associated with black magic, and gods of war. It was believed that Ravens were the animals used by witches to deliver messages, or curses. Witches could also shapeshift into Ravens to travel anywhere.   

Celtic Mythology

The Celtic Traditions see Ravens as messengers of the Divine. In some traditions, it is believed that feeding a child through the skull of a Raven, will bestow upon him the blessings of great wisdom, and the power of prophecy.

Ravens were seen as cruel, but also great warriors. Where Ravens went, destruction was to follow. Celtic Traditions also believed that many of their goddesses could shapeshift into Ravens.

Christian Religion

Christian Religions see Ravens as creatures associated with the Devil. According to Noah’s story, Ravens were of the few creatures who didn’t travel with Noah, instead they stood back, and fed on the corpses of the dead. They believe that Ravens failed to follow the word of the God. It is seen as a symbol of arrogance, and impudence, with a dark aura around them.

What your Animal Totem indicates about:

Your personality

Raven Animal Totem indicates that you are someone who skillful with working both the light, and the dark side. This means that you get to know people too well, and you can understand their intentions behind every action they take. You can also work with yourself, and choose to share more of your light, or dark, depending on the circumstances, and events.

You are also someone who can do well in spiritual work, divination, and even be gifted with foresight. Everyone can manifest a life of their own, if they are conscious about their thoughts, and how they project their emotions into the world. However, being able to foresee events, heal others in an energetical level, or commune with spirits, are gifts from the Divine. If you possess these gifts, you better use them, because they are given to you for a reason. It doesn’t necessarily mean that you will devote your life to spiritual work if you don’t want to, but you can still use your gifts to help people in whatever it is that you are doing. This way you would fulfill your life purpose.

Other than this, you also are very smart, cunning, and someone not to mess with. You don’t mind putting people back in their place, but you do forgive a lot, before it ever comes to that.

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 Raven 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 Raven is the Spiritual Animal that chooses to accompany you, it is reminding you to put things into perspective. If it won’t matter 5 years from now, you don’t need to stress over it. You can achieve this level of peace, by going within. In introspective, you can pinpoint the moments that affected your mindset, and formed your paradigm. If you believe that you have to deal with every minor inconvenient detail in your life, it may stem from a past where you didn’t have much control on what was happening to you, or around you. Raven Spirit is encouraging you to become more aware of yourself, and your own thoughts. Your thoughts can shape your reality. If you change your thoughts, you change your reality.

What does dreaming about your Animal Totem mean?

If you have a dream where a Raven is present,it is often interpreted as a sign of someone passing away. In some traditions, it is believe that seeing a Raven circling a house, would foretell that someone in that house would soon die.

If you are hunting down Ravens in your dream, and you manage to catch one, it indicates that you are trying to gain something, through immoral means.

If Ravens are flying in front of you, they are actually indicating that you will be successful soon. It also represents wisdom bestowed upon you.   

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


If you have the Raven Animal Totem, it indicates that you are romantic, and passionate in your relationships. You treat your partner as you would like to be treated. You give your whole self to the relationship, and you open your heart, without the fear of getting it broken. You are romantic, and you want to make your partner feel their best when they are with you. If you heart gets broken, especially because your partner has disrespected, or betrayed you, your rage will eat them alive. You tend to forgive, and forget with time, but sometimes it takes you a while to heal your heart, and be fully yourself again. However, whatever happens, it doesn’t stop you from believing in love, and fully loving a person.

The perfect partner for you would be someone who loves you, and has your back for whatever happens. Your partner should be caring, and romantic. They should also be very in tune with themselves, and to want to dive deep into their own traumas, to resolve any issues that haven’t been healed yet. They should also be open-minded, and strive to keep a high vibration. It would help you to talk about the spiritual realm, so you need a partner that will be open to that, even if they themselves don’t work with the spiritual realm.


Raven Totem indicates that you are someone who is willing to do anything to get to where they want to be. This doesn’t mean that you are going to step on other toes, if you have other choices. However, you are willing to push someone aside, if they are blocking your path. In the end, everyone is for themselves, and everyone behaves in the way that interests them, that’s nothing personal. You would like to help as many people as you can, but before you do that, you have to get to a comfortable place yourself.

If you are willing to build your own business, you would like to have people around you, that have strong work ethic, and are also open minded. You know that a degree means nothing, if the person doesn’t have the skills to apply it. You would rather choose to work with someone who is smart, works harder, and who is willing to expand their knowledge.

Regarding finances, Raven Totem represents a good financial situation. You may not become a millionaire, but you will be rich enough to afford the lifestyle that fits your heart’s desires. In the beginning years of your career, you may not be able to put aside a lot of money, because other things may come up, but eventually you will get to a place where you can save money, and also have money to spare. You may start working since your early teens, because you want to be independent, and you know that some stuff you want, you have to buy yourself. You are creative, and you are willing to try many different jobs, or side hustles, because you want the experience, and knowledge.

Relationship with yourself

Raven Animal Totem reveals your inner struggles, as well as your true self, which you may hide from others. You are aware of both the light, and the dark inside of you. Therefore, you know how to use both sides of you, to get to where you want to be, or to deal with different situations in your life. You may choose to behave some kind of way, more than the other, but you know to switch real quick.

In your situation, it always comes up the question of who you are, and who you want to represent yourself as. If you have chosen to be the light, you will be empathetic, understanding, quiet, wise, and a healer to someone’s pain. In this case, you will have a much harder time to exercise the dark side of you, when it is time for you to do so. You may regret it as soon as you do something, because you have chosen to present yourself differently.

On the other hand, if you are more of the dark, you will be a trickster, playful, wise, and someone who you can’t mess with. However, you will definitely exercise the light side of you, with those who ask for your gentleness, or who inspire you to be gentler.

Whichever you choose to be, being a spiritual person, will help you in your path of understanding your own karma, and other’s too. Don’t beat yourself up, and accept that this is your path, in this lifetime.

How to honour or connect with your Animal Totem?

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

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

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


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 Raven 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 Raven, won’t change. You will still be cunning, wise, courageous, and self-aware.

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. Raven Totem will always be there, even if you won’t always have other Spirit Animals.

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