Totem Talk

Working With The Animal Totems

SPIRIT of the WHALE: magnificence, communication, music, protection, gratitude, wisdom, transformation, and psychic abilities, record keepers, knowledge of time and space. 

In general, if you were born under the Zodiac Sign of Sagittarius, Whale would be your spirit animal. Whale is associated with the fire element.


Whale's Wisdom Includes:

  • Magnificence
  • Communication
  • Music
  • Protection
  • Gratitude
  • Wisdom
  • Transformation
  • Psychic Abilities
  • Record Keepers
  • Knowledge of Time and Space
  • Inner Authority

There are 90 species of whales (who are also called cetaceans) and they live in every ocean. So, they are subjects in the mythology and folklore of seafaring peoples around the world. In addition, some believe that whales have psychic abilities. Thus, the whale spirit animal is an important figure to those who feel a strong kinship with these magnificent sea mammals. 

If Whale is your Animal Totem, it reveals your inner world, and your stamina. It guides, and protects you, but at the same time it reminds you the importance of communicating clearly, and forming strong bonds with other people, especially your closest ones. Whale Totem is the symbol of shamanic healing, and the one who guides you to apply your heart in every move that you make. By doing so, you are fulfilling your life purpose.

Whale Spirit Guide

When Whale arrives as your Spirit Animal, it’s often during a time of emotional or physical duress in which you’ve lost your sense of self. In fact, Whale is the ideal Spirit Animal for such times. Consider how Whales withstand the pressure of the ocean, but never stays down too long. Come time to breathe, Whale bursts joyfully forth, accepting that renewing air; this is the gift Whale offers – the ability to “cope” and function in highly pressurized situations until you can come up for air and reclaim your inspiration and clarity.

Another aptitude Whale provides is an intimate sense of biorhythms on more than just a physical level. When you still yourself and listen to the beating of your heart – that life-giving rhythm is like the identifying sounds Whale uses to identify their pod in nature.

Whale asks, “What does your heart tell you?”

Whale Power Animal

Andrea Taylor wrote, “Whales don’t sing because they have an answer. They sing because they have a song.” Choosing a Whale as a Power Animal means finding your celestial music, your personal song and your true voice. In this melody lies the heart of wholeness, the spirit of compassion and deep insights that previously eluded you. Call on Whale medicine and energy when tracing your family line. The natural aptitude of this Power Animal will help you make connections even over long distances, including the past.

As you make discoveries pay attention to what Whale is teaching you about time and space. Whale puts us on notice that we are all connected, not just to each other but to the natural world and through all eternity. As a Power Animal, Whale may charge you with certain tasks – particularly exploring your creativity and learning magical arts. You will not be alone in these efforts for Whale is also a teacher. Just use your song and Whale will joyfully swim right into your aura.

Whale Totem Animal

Other character traits of the Whale Totem are:

  • Physical healing
  • Emotional healing
  • Communication
  • Peaceful energy
  • Family, and community bonds
  • History keeper
  • Ancient wisdom

If you have Whale as a Totem Animal, you are someone who is excellent with refined communicating over long distances even as Whale does under water. Frequently this communication focuses on your inner circle because Whale has strong family ties that He honors fervently. Your friends and loved ones know they can depend on you for the truth, particularly when others are blinded by emotion or have given away their power.

The Whale Totem within provides you with intense awareness of things beyond this realm. The collective unconscious and cosmic awareness is like the Whale’s ocean. You can navigate them and become a bridge between the spheres, travelling on the Whale’s tail. The only caution is you have a natural temptation to spend more time in other worlds. Whale reminds you to return from that other-world ocean and breathe in this reality.


The whale is one of the ocean’s most beloved creatures. Whales are also the largest animal living in the seas, which essentially makes them kings and queens of the water. The whale’s tail, one of the most distinguishable features of a whale, also holds much meaning.

The whale tail, also called its flukes, symbolizes strength and power: The whale tail holds special meaning for the Maori, the indigenous people of New Zealand. The whale tail is often found in their culture as a symbol of strength, due to the power that the tail provides to the whale. Whales are the largest animal living in the sea, and their large tail muscle is a source of great strength. Just think of the sheer size and ability that tail requires just in order to support such a huge creature! The blue whale can grow to be 98 feet long, or roughly the length of a Boeing 737 plane. The flukes can reach 25 feet wide!

Whale Meaning and Messages

In this case, Whale symbolism is reminding you that you cannot know or understand everything. There are things that you must accept through the heart, senses, and intuition without the knowledge and understanding of why. In other words, Whale meaning is asking you to have trust and faith in your heart’s desires and in spirit. In so doing, allow it to lead you to your destiny.

Humpback Whale Symbolism

In the case of Humpback Whales symbolism, it brings you a message of good fortune through creativity. Thus, like the Sea Turtle, you must not give up on your current creative endeavors because success is close at hand.

Alternatively, the Whale meaning is reminding you that you must sing your song through life. Thus, as you choose your way, separate from the choices of others, you will find your fulfillment and purpose. Yours is a path of individuality and the ability to do things in your unique way.

Blue Whale Meaning

When Blue Whale symbolism appears to you, there are always big things happening in your life right now. However, this creature is reassuring you that although things feel overwhelming right now, these changes are necessary. Thus, you need to stay focused and connected to yourself so that you can work your way through to resolution. In other words, Blue Whale symbolism reminds you to have faith in your abilities and allow yourself to be still enough to see the way.

Sperm Whale Symbolism

In this case, Sperm Whale’s meaning is a reminder that you have vast untapped resources within yourself. In other words, like the Seagull, you have all of the tools and abilities to acquire your dreams no matter how far off they seem. All you have to do is engage in the process. When you participate in manifesting your goals, your intentions become apparent to the Universe. This clarity is when the magic happens. Through faith, trust, and action, the Universe will aid your journey. In other words, Sperm Whale symbolism is letting you know that you have the power, so don’t be afraid to use it.

Alternatively, Sperm Whale’s meaning is a reminder that you are free to make your own choices in life. Thus, your uniqueness should choose a path that is right for only you. It doesn’t have to be a conventional or direct path, just one that works for you.

Pilot Whale Meaning

The Pilot Whale symbolism is reminding you that your path is unique and that even though it feels lonely, you do have help and support along the way. Even in the darkest of moments, you are being helped and guided. Like the Kangaroo, all you have to do is choose to keep moving forward.

Alternatively, Pilot Whale’s meaning is letting you know that you are not as lost as you think you are. Sure, you have lost your direction somewhat. However, it will be easy to get back on course. All it will take is a few small steps in the direction you think you should be going, and the way will become apparent to you. In other words, all you need to do is prove that you still want to get there.

Beluga Whale Symbolism

When the Beluga Whale meaning makes an appearance in your life, it is reminding you that your best friend is yourself. In other words, the spirit Whale is asking you to be kind to yourself and embrace yourself as you are. Nevermind all of your self-perceived faults and criticisms, just let them go and unconditionally accept yourself. Take the time to look at the beautiful person you are inside and out. When you love yourself, everything else will fall into place.

Alternatively, the Beluga Whale Symbolism is letting you know that you must embrace others as they are as well. There is no need to change everyone and everything to suit your taste. Thus no one has to be what you expect them to be. All they have to do is be themselves.

Occasionally Beluga Whale’s meaning brings a message of peace and harmony in your environment. What was once stressful will now dissipate and become harmonious.

Narwhal Represents

In this case, Narwhal is reminding you that everyone is unique in their way. Even if you look the same and dress the same as your friends, you are still different. Therefore, you must make your decisions in a way that is right for you and you only. See Narwhal Symbolism

Grey Whale Symbolism

In this case, Grey Whale’s meaning is reminding you that the goal you have set for yourself is not as far off as you think. In other words, change your perception of time and distance to achieve your goals. When you believe that they are closer to you, then they are. If you keep thinking that they are so far off that it will take a long time to achieve them, then it will take a long time. Time and distance are only minimal obstacles in the bigger picture of things.

Guided Whale Meditation

The rhythmic frequencies of the whale are so low that they are totally inaudible to human ears, reminding us with absolute grace that channels of communication can remain unnoticed by our five senses and when called upon the whale can help us bridge the gap between the infinite realm of information that exists in and around us and our conscious mind. This is what this meditation is intended for...

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