Wolf Animal Totem & Symbolism – The Spirit of Leadership

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

If Wolf is your Animal Totem, it reveals your hidden power, and stamina. It guides, and protects you, but at the same time it reminds you to seek peace, and protect your freedom. Wolf thrives in the wilderness, and just like this animal, your freedom is exceptionally vital for you.

Other character traits of the Wolf Totem are:

  • Emotional attachments
  • Leadership abilities
  • Strong intuition
  • Communication skills
  • Being a loner
  • Independent
  • Loyal to a fault
  • Perseverance

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

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

  • You resonate with almost all qualities of the Wolf like being decisive, being a leader, good communication skills, strategy skills, etc.
  • You see wolves all the time, like photos, documentaries, videos, but not on your choice.
  • You just love wolves very much, they inspire you, and you can’t explain why.

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

Wolf 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 Wolf 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, Wolf represents your spiritual beliefs, and also your personality traits. You are spiritually strong, a fighter, and you always stand your ground. If one way doesn’t work, you try another. You are loyal to your ‘pack’, which may be your friends, family, partners, but if they betray you, you may seek revenge. You are not afraid to walk alone. 

Native American Traditions

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If you were born between January 21st and February 19th, you would be assigned the Wolf Zodiac sign, according to the Native American Zodiac.

Wolf was a fascinating animal for the Native Americans. Even though they would haunt it down, and kill it, they would still show respect to the spirit of the animal by singing prayers to it. They used the skin of the wolf to dress themselves, in order to amplify the qualities of the Wolf in them. They honored the Wolf for its strength, power, and protective abilities. The Native Americans used to organize themselves in groups, just like wolves organize in packs.

Eastern Traditions

If you were born under the Zodiac sign of Taurus, in the year of the Tiger, according to the Chinese Zodiac, you would have Wolf Animal Totem as your animal guide.

The Eastern traditions tend to see the duality of the Wolf, the light, and the dark. This is the most accurate representation, because every being has both negative, and positive traits in them. What makes a difference, is the part you choose to act on. Those who practice spirituality, tend to picture Wolf the same way.

Celtic Mythology

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The Celtic traditions see wolf as the symbol of the warrior. In their beliefs, wolf can also be very revengeful, but it is wise enough to wait for the perfect opportunity. Celtic mythology has a god named Fenrir, that is a Norse wolf, who grew strong enough, that it was almost impossible to tame him.

If these qualities resonate with you, or you feel like you are being kept in chains, remember that you are untamable. If you feel like you are in a cage, it’s a cage that you have created in your own mind, and you can break it at any time.

Christian Religion

In the Bible, Wolf is depicted as a strong animal, a leader, and an animal to be feared, and obeyed. It is also perceived as an animal that can be savage when it needs to be. It demands respect. This means that you are very wise, you know how to choose your ways, and words carefully, to achieve what you want. You also know how to be fierce.

What your Animal Totem indicates about:

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Your personality

Wolf Animal Totem indicates that you are strong, committed, competitive, wise, and you want to create symbiotic relationships with others. Even though you know how to win an argument, and you are not afraid to fight for the right thing, you choose the diplomatic way first. It is a conscious choice that you make, just because you know how much you can hurt others. If that doesn’t work, you are always ready to show your teeth. Others may see it as an act of cowardice, but you don’t concern yourself with their opinions.

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 Wolf 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 Wolf is the Spiritual Animal that chooses to accompany you, it reminds you that in order to thrive, you need to lead an organized life. Respecting hierarchy, and doing things right, should become important values to you. If you want to be part of a community, but it is lacking the balance, or the values you seek, you should not fear making moves on your own. If you ever hear a wolf’s howl, it means you have to stand your ground.

What does dreaming about your Animal Totem mean?

If you have a dream where a white wolf is present, or involved somehow, it means that you will be successful on whatever you are working on, or worrying about. You have to be courageous, and keep moving forward. There may be a few obstacles on your path, but nothing that can cause harm long-term.

If you dream of a black wolf, or the animal shape is blurry in your vision, it means that you are fighting with your inner self. There are traits, or qualities, that you are not accepting in yourself. This is affecting negatively your self-worth, and your life.

If you kill a wolf in your dream, it means that a great betrayal will be revealed, a secret that will shatter your foundations. It is also possible that you may be betraying yourself, by not protecting your boundaries, or not respecting your heart’s desires.

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


If you have the Wolf Animal Totem, you are quick to emotionally attach to others. This may prove difficult in romantic relationships, especially when you have just entered the relationship with someone new. Sometimes you may not know how to give your partner the freedom that they need, even though you want to protect your freedom at all costs. You are not afraid of commitment, and if you find someone that checks all your boxes, you may pop the question right away.

You tend to be very protective of your partner, and sometimes, you feel the need to lead them to do what you think is the right thing. You should trust them that they know how to lead their own life, and try to advise them, without forcing them to follow your advice. Because of your protective traits, you may also be perceived as a very jealous person. This is far from the truth; a Wolf is never jealous. If something bothers you, is because you see it as disrespectful, not because you are jealous. In order to not fight over petty issues, try to make your boundaries clear.


Wolf Totem means that you are ambitious, and a hard worker. You like to work at a job that has distinctive job roles, everyone knows their duties, and everyone respects the job hierarchy. If you are a leader, or the boss, you tend to be very involved in management, and organizing every little detail, to be perfect. You have a natural ability to perform under pressure, therefore you may be prone to procrastination until the deadline is near.

Regarding finances, it may indicate that you will have a difficult road, until you reach a certain financial status when you can sit back, and enjoy luxury. This means that if you keep working hard, you will be very wealthy, later in life. It also means that you should understand that your path is not easy, things will not fall into your lap. Once you understand, and accept this simple fact, you will be able to navigate through life better, and not stress much. Money is not lacking at any point in your life. The real inner issue is that you strive to achieve wealth, and this is what sometimes may stress you out.

You would do well in professions like law enforcement, lawyering, debating, and politics.

Relationship with yourself

Wolf Animal Totem reveals your most fundamental traits of personality, which often you may try to conceive. You are competitive, a trait that you may not like to reveal often, especially to your closed ones, as you tend to take fun games seriously, and you want to win at all costs. At the same time, you don’t want to hurt their feelings, but you can’t help yourself.

However, you have a good image of yourself, and you tend to have a high self-esteem most of the time, that may be perceived as bragging, rather than self-worth. The good news is that it does not make you doubt yourself, but it helps you refocus on the most important things in your life.

How to honour or connect with your Animal Totem?

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

You can use these objects to focus on during your meditation, in order to connect with Wolf Animal Totem. During your meditation, you may want to call upon your Wolf 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 Wolf 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 Wolf energy in all aspects of it: physically, energetically, spiritually, and emotionally. It may also help to watch a movie with wolves, or even werewolves.

Try to feel the specific quality amplifying in you. Act as being a Wolf is your second nature. This is also how you honor your Spirit Guide, Wolf 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 Wolf 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 Wolf, won’t change. You will still be wise, strong, competitive, a leader.

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 Sheep Totem, which may make no sense to you, it is there to help you develop your creativity, or compassion. So, you will learn how to navigate better. Wolf will always be there, even if you won’t always have other Spirit Animals.

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