Weasel: Native American Animal Totem

The medicine that comes from the Native American animal totem of weasel is that of stealth.  It has an incredible amount of energy and ingenuity. Some who have this totem find it a difficult totem to have.

There is some significance that ermine or weasel is a pelt that is worn by royalty. The gifts of weasel are the ears that hear what is really being said and the eyes that see beneath the surface of a situation to know the many ramifications of any event.

It is said that the chiefs would send Weasel to the enemy camp to find out what their powers were. “Tell us, Weasel; what are the medicines of our enemy?” the chiefs would ask upon his return.

Dear little weasel never failed to give an accurate account of the enemy’s numbers, strengths, and weaknesses. It was weasel who tearfully reported to the First People of the coming of the white boat people:

“These brothers have strange new medicines. They will tell us that to live the way we do is wrong. They will confuse us with their talking bark. They have stolen thunder from Sky Father and placed it in their weapons. They have no respect for the animal brothers and sisters, and they make their thunder speak to the animals and kill them. They will make the thunder speak to us also. Their numbers are too many to count and these white brothers will steal everything from us but our spirits. The great dark shadow of the ravenous bird of death has fallen over the People”.

Can you imagine how hard that was to share for weasel? If you have the medicine of weasel your powers of observation are quite keen. People find you as a powerful ally in business since you can see what the competition is doing. Sometimes people make a big mistake when sizing you up because they don’t always see your great powers.

Weasel asks you to observe who or what needs attention, or a solution and then to offer your assistance in your own quiet and discreet way.

~Mitakuye Oyasin~ We are all related

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Beverly Two Feathers

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11 thoughts on “Weasel: Native American Animal Totem”

  1. You know, the word weasel has such a negative connotation, yet the way you have presented it here almost sounds like weasel is a prophet. And, I guess, prophets are not always appreciated in their time, are they?

  2. Most people struggle to admit that they have weasel medicine working with them, because you are right society looks poorly upon the weasel. The lessons we can learn from this animal totem are most valuable, though.

  3. I was meditating, and I had a weasel enter. I initially rejected it, but realized it might be a guide.
    The accuracy of the description in relation to my personality and current situation is astounding. Thanks for your page.

  4. For the third time in my life, a weasel has taken up residence in my home: once when I was a young child, once in my 20’s, and again, this morning we discovered one living in our house. These are three different homes with only myself in common to all of them. I’m thinking there is some significance to this and am wondering your thoughts on what it might be. Could this be my animal guide? or just coincidence?

    1. It is hard to say but sure seems like weasel is hanging around you throughout the decades of your life. Do you find yourself like weasel by being aware of all the things that are going on around you? Perhaps, you have the ability but have not been using it. He might have come to live with you to remind you that you need to be aware of your surroundings and all of the activity that surrounds it. Be careful, a real weasel could bite your or a loved one so as neat as it might be to have one who has taken up residence, it would be safer to get a professional to put him or her back into the wild.

      1. I have a very young weasel that seems to like it when I talk to him/her. This is the second one that has come to me in the past few years. The first one came in my house and crawled onto my husband while he was sleeping. It was really checking him out. What do you think weasel is trying to tell me?

  5. I had an almost surreal encounter with an ermine this past winter while trail running in my favorite place. Surreal yet astoundingly real at the same time. It was actually a very moving experience, yet seemed so right and spot on that it felt very ordinary too. My pondering over this juxtapositioned experience led me to research Ermine as a Totem. What I have read speaks so true to me. It is amazing. Continuing to find my way…..

  6. There is a young ermine that has been visiting my father’s porch, coming right up to the sliders this week. It is so cute! We are truly blessed.

  7. Several years ago, I had a powerful dream involving a weasel who took me on a wild ride as I chased it. Yesterday, I had a shamanic healing, and the spirit guide that appeared to the healer was an ermine. I have found myself in roles of being a truth-teller throughout my career, and no, it is often not received well. The weasel’s reappearance is telling me to be more observant, and perhaps more furtive in my truth-telling.

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