Native American Totem: Wolf

Wolf as a Native American totem is known as the Teacher. Brother wolf is a pathfinder who howls, sings, and teaches us how to “know”.  He can come to you as a birth totem if you are born during the moon that falls between February 19th through March 20th. Brother Wolf may also choose to be one of your power totems or he may just walk with you awhile as a messenger totem.

Wolf is the greatest teacher in the Tribal Tradition who acts as the pathfinder looking for new ideas and returning to the clan or person to teach and share medicine from what he has learned. Brother wolf has loyalty like Dog and takes one mate for his lifetime. You will find that Brother Wolf has a strong sense of family while also having a strong individualistic presence. These qualities make Wolf much like the human race. We humans also have the ability to be a part of a society and family while still being able to embody our individual dreams and ideas.

In the Great Star Nation, we find Wolf represented by the Dog Star, Sirius. Legend tells that Sirius was the original home of our teachers in the ancient times. Many cultures have also thought of Sirius as the home of the gods. Native Americans adopted the Wolf people as the clan of teachers many centuries ago.

Brother Wolf has very keen senses and has the Moon as it’s power ally. With the psychic energy attributed to the Moon we connect with the secrets of knowledge and wisdom. Wolf medicine empowers the teacher within all of us to come forth and to aid the Earth children in understanding the Great Mystery of Life.

Sometimes, Brother Wolf comes to us to encourage the teacher in us to share our knowledge with others. Other times Wolf will be guiding us to find a lonely place that will allow us to see the teacher within us and to find our true self.

~Mitakuye Oyasin~ We are all related

Is the Totem of Wolf talking to you?

Lonely Howling Endangered Gray Wolf printWolf is the Teacher in Native American Totems. Brother Wolf is a pathfinder and the moon-dog of your soul.  He is the forerunner of new ideas and runs to the clan to teach and share medicine.  Wolf takes one mate for a lifetime and is as loyal as any dog. There is an enormous sense of family within a wolf pack and yet there is also an urge to be an individual.  People would probably be amazed at how similar Wolf is to the human race.  We humans have the ability to be a part of society and we still embody our individual dreams and ideas.

Wolf is represented by Sirius (the Dog Star) in the Great Star Nation.  Sirius was the original home of our teachers in ancient times.  The Dog Star was thought to be the home of the gods by the ancient Egyptians and is still considered as this by the Dogan tribe of Africa. So it is no surprise that Native American peoples would come to the same conclusion and adopt Wolf people as the clan of teachers.

Brother Wolf has very keen senses and the Moon is the power ally of this totem. The symbol for Moon is psychic energy or the unconscious holding the secrets of knowledge and wisdom.  Some believe that when Wolf howls at the Moon it is an indication that he desires to connect to new ideas which are just below the conscious mind.  The teacher within us all is empowered by Wolf  and asks us to aid the children of Earth in understanding the Great Mystery of life.

When Wolf comes to you in the cards or in some way that you realize he is there as a totem you may be able to share your personal medicine with others.  It is a time that your intuitive side might have an answer or teaching for your personal use.  Wolf may be telling you to find a lonely place where you can find the teacher within you.  The First Peoples have watched and learned from Brother Wolf for centuries and has been one of the tribe’s greatest teachers. He is asking you to find the teacher within you and to share your knowledge for the good of humanity.

This post is dedicated to Holley as she shared with me that she physically has Wolf living with her on a daily basis.  Now how cool is that? The greatest teacher in the Native American belief system is there teaching her how to know!  There is no doubt in my mind that Wolf is one of Holley’s power totems when it comes to Native American Totems.

~Mitakuye Oyasin~ We are all related