Cleverness, Cunning, Intelligence, Observation, Stealth, Camouflage, Invisibility, Diplomacy, Deception, Persistence, Patience, Swiftness, Adaptation, Wisdom, Healing, Unpredictability, Creation
The spirit of Fox brings with it many different meanings. If the Fox totem has snuck into your life recently take a moment to stop and reflect on some of the following messages:
• Socially Accepted
• Great Listeners
• Very Perceptive
Like many totems in the canine family Fox people are intensely loyal. In nature foxes typically mate with a single partner or are monogamous. This companionship however is typically only during mating season and foxes spend the majority of their time in their own separate territory.
Fox people are often a joy to watch or be around. They can be energetic, outgoing, personable, and very flattering. Conversely, fox people can also be withdrawn (see below). While not exactly social butterflies fox people can use that sly energy, their keen sense of camouflage to “fit right in”. People who possess the power of the fox are great quiet observers and are skilled at remaining unnoticed. This means that they blend into their environment, moving around unnoticed in any kind of company and society.
They can adapt and portray themselves as whoever they need to be in a given interaction. This affinity for fitting in often means fox people are jacks of all trades, taking interest and educating themselves superficially in great number of areas while mastering none. This allows them to chat or small talk with ease whenever they care to. This doesn’t mean fox people are disingenuous, people with this totem often really do care and take an active interest in the feelings of those around them.
The intelligence or cleverness of fox people can’t be understated. People with this totem are very creative problem solvers and can seem eccentric because they are quick to think outside the box. Quick thinking or wit is definitely common tool for a fox person. This quick thinking can translate into “fast talk”, or the ability to talk your way into our out of situations by confounding or confusing others. This, and their problem solving, allows fox people to excel in careers and professions of all shapes and sizes.
While young people with this totem often rely on their physical traits of agility and quick thinking, an older fox recognizes that there’s a great deal going on behind the scenes and leverages this wisdom of details to their advantage.
As mentioned above, despite being socially adaptable many fox people can be emotionally distant or detached. Playing the role of quiet observer or blending constantly into the background is not uncommon. This distance may be a conscious or unconscious choice and used as a defensive mechanism to protect from the pain or disappointment of difficult relationships. Another defensive mechanism is the fox person’s fluffy coat which exaggerates this totem’s stature. Fox people may talk themselves up or misrepresent their deeds as being greater than they actually are in order to gain favor in others’ eyes.
Fox people can be very flighty or airy and can change their minds or direction on a whim. This can be very frustrating to more grounded individuals as it can be hard to keep pace with the capricious behavior of this totem. Also, consider that many with this totem may be a “devil’s advocate” or be difficult because they enjoy “the chase” or leading you around by the nose. Because of their clever and insight fox people who aren’t careful can be viewed as manipulative or tricksters.
Fox brings the message and symbol of camouflage and cunning. The fox totem guides us to use our instincts and creative energies. When we learn to blend into our surroundings and to observe with all of our senses we will be able to anticipate and create the future as we wish it to be.
The Fox spirit appears in our dreams to inspire creative energies and instill an overarching awareness. The different ways this animal appears bring many different meanings.
Foxes have been deified, demonized, and revered in cultures throughout time and history. The fox’s traits and features are so strong and symbolic that most peoples have been quick to recognize this power animal as deeply significant and carrying important meaning.
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