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Working With The Animal Totems

SPIRIT of the DEER: instincts, intuition, speed, agility, grace, gentleness, and devotion


Deer's Wisdom Includes:

  • Instincts and Intuition
  • Speed
  • Agility
  • Grace
  • Gentleness
  • Devotion

Detailed Deer Symbols and Meanings

Here are some commonly shared meanings applied to deer and what they might mean in your life:

Instincts and Intuition

Deer have incredibly acute hearing and vision as well as a strong sense of smell. In fact, some experts believe their hearing is 100 times more powerful than our own. Furthermore, because deer’s eyes are located on the sides of their head, they have the ability to see nearly 360 degrees. And some experts believe that, like caribou, deer can see ultraviolet light.

Because of their powerful sensitivity, the deer is a symbol for instincts and intuition. When the deer is your spirit guide, you have the ability to pick up on things that others do not. There’s a lot more going on in the Universe than most people realize. Deer people know this. They can read body language and pick up on vibes about other people and situations faster and with more intensity than most people.

If a deer crosses your path or makes themselves known to you in some way, it can be a sign to hone your intuition and psychic abilities. You can do this through meditation, prayer, training, and practice. In addition, spending time in the woods and other quiet places in nature can help to fine tune your senses.

Furthermore, if you consider the deer’s diet, it can be a guide for your own. Deer are herbivores. And many psychics say that adhering to a plantbased diet, especially one that is predominantly raw foods, as well as cutting down on caffeine, alcohol, and sugar, can help to sharpen your senses and psychic abilities.


Those born with Deer as a totem animal are the gentle giants of the spiritual world. They know the value of life’s lessons and appreciate the people who have helped them survive as well as thrive.

Trust and kindness are never overlooked with you – you do everything possible to pay it forward!


With Deer as your Totem Animal, most moves you make are purely instinctual. It might take you longer than most to make up your mind but when you do nothing and nobody can catch you!

Deer people can be very inspiring but they do it with a nudge rather than “horning in”.

Deer are also naturally observant peacemakers, showing the way for communal healing by providing different perspectives from a place of love.

In nature, Deer can see well with little light, which gives Deer people the ability to see through the darkness and help guide others to safety and/or home.


Seek out Deer as a Power Animal when you cannot navigate your way through a situation swiftly and peacefully. Deer will help you see the signs of where to walk with assurance.

Deer spirit is also an excellent Power Animal when you are learning clairvoyant arts or practicing other psychic gifts.

Deer helps you “tune in” to the higher self and Astral residents to receive important messages, often about changes in your life.

Deer's Wisdom Includes:

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