Recently a friend asked me what my chakra totem animals were. I had to admit I had no idea and didn’t even know that we had totem animals for each of our chakras. She told me hers and I thought to myself that I would look that up later and meditate on what mine were.
Well, when I got home I found very little information on chakra-specific totem animals. I’m not sure if it is widely known or if I just didn’t happen upon the information that does exist. Nevertheless, I did a meditation finally and asked what my chakra totems were.
Crown: White peahen
Third eye: Bat
Solar Plexus: Stag beetle
Some of these rather surprised me, but some of them are animals I’ve connected with personally for other reasons. Elephant as my root totem made a lot of sense as it seems to me to be a very grounded, Earthy animal as well as one my soul has a history with. At first I didn’t quite recognize the animal for my solar plexus but remembered it was the stag beetle. That totem is really interesting to me but unfortunately I haven’t found anything written online about its general energy. Looking up Bat’s energy I also found that this makes total sense, which was really cool.
I think the most personally significant one for me is the white peahen. When I saw this one in my meditation, at first it looked like the body of a very pretty white bird but not one I’d usually see around my environment like an egret or a swan. After awhile I noticed it had a crest and that was what gave it away. As the image was of a peahen there was no accompanying illustrious tail to clue me in at first. But, the thing about this animal is that she appeared to me some time before I did this meditation. One wandered onto the dig site my partner was working on and he took a picture to show me later:
I didn’t know why at the time but it felt like this had some significance to me. And when I saw it again in this context I realized that there really has been an undercurrent to everything, and we have so much help in the universe if we take it.
What are your totem animals?