Native American Totems

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The Meaning Of The Moose Totem

In Native American traditions, totems play a large part of the spiritual teachings of an individual. Have you been wondering about the animal totem of Moose? If you feel that this spirit animal is working with you currently, perhaps I can help you understand the lessons or “medicine” that brother Moose is trying to give you.

How do you know if a totem animal is trying to get your attention? There is no magic answer for this other than you start to notice that suddenly you are fascinated with an animal that you don’t normally have contact with. Like Moose. Perhaps you are suddenly drawn to read an article like this one. You might also realize that without really looking you are starting to see images of Moose or any totem animal that catch your attention. You might even dream about a creature teacher often. And if you are intuitive you just might get this uncanny feeling that this animal is trying to tell you something. Sort of like a cosmic tap on the shoulder.

So let’s find out what Moose as a Native American totem might be trying to get you to learn.

Bull Moose in Tundra, Denali National Park, Alaska, USA

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A Way To Connect With Moose Daily

When we have a spirit animal like Moose working with us, it is often times helpful to reflect on that animal and how it lives in the wild in their own habitat. A very good way to accomplish this is to have a calendar that we can view with that animal in it.

You might find this helpful, especially if you do not live in an area where you can encounter a Moose in its own environment.

Moose calendar
Moose 2014 Wall Calendar

Medicine From Moose

In the medicine wheel Moose is found in the North which is the place for wisdom. Self-esteem is the medicine we celebrate with Brother or Sister Moose. Through the wisdom of the North we understand that recognizing that wisdom has been used in a situation, makes us aware that a “pat on the back” or “well done” is justly deserved.

Through Moose medicine we learn to understand the balance between giving orders to get things done and when to just do the job ourselves. Much like the Grandfather Warrior who long ago put away his war paint and now tries to advise the young warriors to cool their hot blood, we learn to use our wisdom to teach the younger ones around us and most of all offer encouragement. A young person can have Moose medicine, it is sometimes evident when they seem wiser than their years.

Moose Art

If Moose is one of your power totems, having Moose art for your walls or a shelf will remind you often of the lessons and medicines that its animal spirit brings you. This can be in the form of a poster or sculpture. Something that you will see often and reflect on this creature teacher.

The Call Of The Moose

Moose is known for its great strength as the largest member of the deer family. If you have ever heard the call of the male moose, you know it is truly an impressive thing to hear. His pride in being male shows his sense of self-esteem. We can view the bellow of the male Moose as a positive force because it is his willingness to “tell the world” about his feelings.

The joyfulness of the “tell the world” trait comes from a sense of accomplishment. Most humans understand that great joy of knowing that they have completed a job well. So the “tell the world” trait is not a seeking of approval but rather a way to share the enjoyment.

Moose Says: Shout your joy with the pride you feel inside!

A Moose Exercise

Write down things that you can love about yourself and your progress in life. Now apply those same things to friends, family, coworkers, and life in general. Share your findings with others. They need the encouragement just as much as you do.

Thank you for stopping in today and allowing me to share my wisdom about the animal totem, Moose. I hope I helped you. If you have any questions, please feel free to ask them here. You can also just let me know you were here by saying a quick, “Hi”.