Whale Totem & Symbolism – The Spirit of Shamans

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

If Whale 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 communicating clearly, and forming strong bonds with other people, especially your closest ones. Whale Totem is the symbol of shamanic healing, and the one who guides you to apply your heart in every move that you make. By doing so, you are fulfilling your life purpose.

Other character traits of the Whale Totem are:

  • Physical healing
  • Emotional healing
  • Communication
  • Peaceful energy
  • Family, and community bonds
  • History keeper
  • Ancient wisdom

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

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

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

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

Whale 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 Whale 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, Whale represents your love, peace, compassion. It’s also represents your ability to heal others through your love, and through your natural ability to communicate with others in a deeper level. Your empathy, and your intuition guide you in every step that you take. You could do shamanic healing, or any other spiritual healing form.

Native American Traditions

Native Americans song whales as a sign of goodwill. They have stories about orcas drowning, and killing people, but they are still fascinated by these large animals. The Native Americans have always made totem with the symbol of a Whale. They saw Whales as carriers, and keepers of ancient wisdom, and the history of the world that people should not forget.

Eastern Traditions

According to the Chinese Zodiac, you would have a Whale Animal Totem, if you were born under the Zodiac Sign of Sagittarius, during the Year of the Dragon.

The eastern traditions believe that Whales were the creatures who provided millet seeds to feed people. Therefore, they honor Whales in special ceremonies. They even believe that the emperors’ Animal Totem were Whales.

Celtic Mythology

The Celtic Traditions respect Whales as a symbol of power, surrounded by mystery. They saw this animal as savage, and supernatural creature. The power of a Whale lies in the fact that it lives, and dwells in the abyss of water, where light doesn’t reach, and the darkness consumes everything. In the spiritual context, they believe that a Whale represents the deep connection one has with themselves.

Christian Religion

Christian Religions associate Whales with cunning, and all devilish behaviors. They believe that the Whales mouth is the opening to Hell. In the old times, they did not have a clear picture of a whale, nor had they seen one clearly, so they painted Whales in the form of a giant sea-monster, or a big fish.

What your Animal Totem indicates about:

Your personality

Whale Animal Totem indicates that you are someone who thrives on communities, and you may even be a strong advocate on many social issues. You like to fight for the ones you love, and for the cases you believe in. You are also a great communicator, and you draw people to you through this natural skill.

You have a nurturing, protective nature. You may get hurt, or disappointed by others, but it doesn’t stop you by being your best self, and by sharing your love. You know that everyone needs more love, and you see everything as an act of love, or lack of love. Therefore, you tend to not judge quickly, rather understand, and forgive.

You are also someone who is gifted on healing others, either emotionally, spiritually, or physically. You would do well in spiritual professions, or medical professions. If you are drawn to spirituality, you may try Reiki, or Shamanic healing.

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 Whale 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 Whale is the Spiritual Animal that chooses to accompany you, it is reminding you to bond with others, and work on building a community around you. You may have been disappointed by others, or even betrayed by them. This doesn’t mean that everyone is like the people you have met; it just means that you have not met the right people yet. The hurt that people have caused, or their hostile behavior, may have caused you to shut everyone out, and focus on your own well-being. This is important for your own mental health, and protecting your own energy, but if you are always working with different people, it helps to try, and build relationships with them. At least, you have to show up for yourself, and show your good manners. The rest will take care of itself.

What does dreaming about your Animal Totem mean?

If you have a dream where a Whale is present,it represents the feminine energy, as nurturing, and protective as it can be. It represents the motherly love, thus the unconditional love that surrounds you, and protects you.

It may also indicate that you may need to rely on your mother, or form a deeper connection with her. If you have lost your mother, she may come into your dreams in the form of a Whale, guiding you through your adversaries, and showering you with love.

If you are a parent, the Whale may indicate that you have to take better care of your children. You should try to communicate with them, bond with them, and be empathetic with them. They need you to guide, and protect them.

Depending on your connection with Whale Animal Totem, it may even represent serenity, grace, and peace for you. It doesn’t scare you, instead it brings clarity, and a peaceful energy, to deal with the big events to come.

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


If you have the Whale Animal Totem, you are compassionate, loving, peaceful, and sometimes mysterious. This mystery is not something you choose to represent yourself, because you are an open book. However, most people feel like they have to dig deep to know you, or understand you, because of your natural abilities to deeply connect in an energetical level, which is something that most people don’t have. You don’t like small talks, and when you entertain a subject, you talk from a place of experiences, and your words hit just right.

This is what makes your relationships become stronger, and deeper with everyone you meet. This doesn’t mean that all your relationships will work, because not everyone has the capability to meet you at the same level, but you surely offer the feelings of a lifetime. The partner that is meant for you, is someone who can understand you, and who shares the same values with you. It is someone who is empathetic, and nurturing, just as you are. You may not have the same love language, but you share the same ancient wisdom. You choose partners who have something more than the eye meets, and you love to explore it with them.

The perfect partner for you would be someone with whom you can have those deep conversations under the stars, about the spirit world, the vibration of universe, and all the unspoken laws that govern the human beings.


Whale Totem means that you tend to do best in healthy work environments, with people who share the same values as you, work as hard on any projects, and are able to maintain a healthy work relationship. You don’t like hostile environments, or gossips at the work place. You want your coworkers to be happy, and you always try to put a smile on their face. You want your coworkers to be your friends. If you don’t find a community where you work, you don’t like the job, because it doesn’t make sense to you, and all the goals can’t be met, if everyone is fighting amongst them.

Because of your natural abilities to be a great communicator, and your healing abilities, you would do well in spiritual, or medical professions. You would do well even in legal professions, focusing on helping your community, or advocating for social causes.

Regarding finances, it indicates that you make your best to learn as much as you can about navigating the financial world, because you like to make investments, and build wealth. You may try to pull off different side hustles, that don’t take much of your time, or your commitment, but pay well in the long run. You like to build your wealth by yourself, but you also like building others in the process. You know that one man can’t do it alone, and that’s what makes you successful in the long run, because you help others, and they share back with you.

Relationship with yourself

Whale Animal Totem reveals your inner struggles, as well as your true self, which you may hide from others. Sometimes you may feel like you hold the weight of the world on your shoulders. You have many acquaintances, and you always strive to make new connections, because you believe that you will find just the right persons, to walk through life. With many connections, come many stories. You are someone who doesn’t like to let anyone down, or to not help someone who asks for your help. Therefore, their stories, or their needs burden you.

You need to take some time for yourself, and value your own energy, as well as the connections you have made. Sometimes, you may struggle to be there for everyone, and you want someone to be there just for you. You have to understand that not everyone will be your friend, so you need to put people in their right place, and then act accordingly.

How to honour or connect with your Animal Totem?

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

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

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

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


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 Whale 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 Whale, won’t change. You will still be nurturing, protective, communicative, and an intuitive healer.

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

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