Elephant: my spirit animal.

I’ve always been in awe of elephants. They are some of the most beautiful creatures. Just their size alone shows how mighty and strong they are. I got into researching the spiritual side of the elephant and some of the meanings they symbolize. Eventually connecting with elephants on a deeper level, my love for them grew.

Strength

The size of an elephant alone shows that it is an animal of strength. When an elephant walks, the ground shakes, giving off a vibe of authority. Each herd is lead by an elder female who is at once the older sister, the eldest aunt, the mother, and the grandmother. The leader of the heard takes on responsibility for the others. Leading them to food, water and safety. Elephants honor all generations of females and the trinity of maiden, mother and crone. Feminine wisdom is rich in the world of elephants.

She is a provider. Full of strength and wisdom.

Determination and loyalty

Standing up for others and defending members of the herd. Elephants risk their own lives if another member of the herd is injured or in danger.  They have the ability to plow through challenges and blockage using their huge tusks. Not only do they use their tusks to move through the brush, they also use them to dig up food. They are natural providers who use confidence, persistence and commitment to provide in all aspects of life. Elephants come into our dreams with the message that we are able to deal with any obstacle.

She is tenacious. Full of determination and loyalty.

Elephants bring luck and good fortune

The elephant can be found in the Hindu god of luck, fortune and protection, Ganesha. Ganesha has an elephant head and one tusk. The elephant head represents Ganesha’s wisdom. A tusk being broken off represents the ability to overcome all obstacles. Ganesha’s big belly represents generosity and total acceptance. His upraised hand depicts protection and his lowered hand, palm facing outwards means endless giving as well as an invitation to bow down. Lots of people will place elephants in their home as protectors, eliminating negative energy and replacing it with positive.

The next time you feel yourself attracted to a certain animal I encourage you to research its meaning. It may be trying to give you a message you need to hear or teach you something about yourself.