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Animal Totem Meaning Of The Fox

Have you been wondering about the meaning of the fox totem? The medicine of fox is quite interesting and deals with the art of camouflage, oneness, and protection of the family unit. So, let’s delve into those lessons today as I have noticed that fox seems to work with people often in their Earth Journey.

Camouflage Of Fox

Why would fox be a good creature teacher in the art of being unseen? Fox has many allies in the woodlands where he likes to live and hunt. The foliage in a wooded area can offer protection to him. He can almost seem to vanish into the undergrowth of the forest when he wants to. Being able to meld into one’s surroundings and be unnoticed by those around you can be a very powerful gift, especially if you are observing the actions of others. Like chameleon, brother fox, can further hide when the weather changes by changing his lovely fur coat to white during the winter if there are no places to hide.

Adaptability, integration, observation, cunning, and swiftness of thought and actions are all a strong part of Fox medicine.


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Family Protector

As the protector of the family unit, fox uses his ability to be unseen as a tool. Brother Fox or Sister Fox will be able to observe all around him or her while remaining unobserved by others. The animals around the fox family do not feel self-conscious because they are unaware fox is even watching them. Since Fox is known for always being concerned with the safety of the family it is a good talisman to carry with you when you are traveling away from your family unit.

If Fox Is Working With You

When Fox chooses to share its medicine with you it is a sign that it is practice the art of camouflage or to be unseen. You should be observant of the actions of the people around you instead of what they might be saying. Be cunning in your observations and keep silent about who, what, or why you might be watching. See yourself as being invisible and learn much from what you see instead of what you might hear. Watch the body language of those around you. Is it saying something different than the words they speak?

Do not overdue this act of being hidden, though. It could make you reclusive and without the joy of family and friends. That isn’t good! Fox is actually playful and full of joy yet is observant and cunning when he needs to be. As with so much in life, it is about balance and the knowing when to be like Fox.

~Mitakuye Oyasin~ We are all related

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