"spiritguides will help you discover the marvel and mystery of the gifts that reside within you and enable you to find that place of silence and focus, so you can make a connection to the knowledge deep within your being." -jack scott, spiritguides author


All animals have unique characteristics, energies and lessons giving you direction on your life path. Your path consists of the gifts of those with whom you share the Earth combined with your choices and spiritual energies. We all have the support of animal totems or energies. DISCOVERYPath offers you the opportunity to explore the impact and significance of your animal totems.

Has Deer crossed your path lately?
Perhaps Deer is telling you to apply gentleness and sensitivity rather than force to your current situation. . . Unconditional love is the answer. See below for the wisdoms and gifts of other animal totems.

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Following are the wisdoms and gifts of the animals featured in our artwork which are helpful in meditation or in dealing with specific situations in your life's path. View our prints categorized by animal below or by thumbnail images.

Do any of these animal totems have a message for you?

Turtle Protection, Grounding, Focus, Symbol of the Earth, Connection with the Center, Navigation Skills, Patience, Self-boundaries, Earth Clan
Artwork: "Creativity" & "Mother Earth: Protection" & "Sharing Creativity" (with Otter) & "Unity" (with Otter & Goose)
Buffalo Abundance, Prayer, Unconditional Love, Generosity, Earth Creativity, Feminine Courage, Knowledge, Generosity, Hospitality, Sharing Work, Giving for the Greater Good
Artwork: "Abundance" & "Warriors of the Rainbow" & "Spirit of Abundance"
Butterfly Transformation, Development, Analysis, Clarity, Reincarnation, Air Clan
Artwork: "Living Earth" & "Transformation 2000"
Eagle Illumination, Soaring, Expansion, Freedom, Clarity
Artwork: "Illumintation" & "Spirit of Healing"
Frog Cleansing, Reflection, Purification, Tranquility in the Midst of Chaos, Fluid Movement, Understanding Emotions, Rebirth, Water Clan
Artwork: "Earth Medicine: Frog"
Coyote Reawakening, Fun, Childhood Trust in Truth, Ability to Laugh at One?s Own Mistakes, Teaching Balance Between Risk and Safety
Artwork: "Earth Medicine: Coyote" & "Shawnodese"
Otter Playfulness, Sharing, Feminine Energy, Creativity, Sensibility without Suspision, Guidance in Unmasking Talents, Women's Healing Wisdom
Birth Totem for January 20 - February 18
Artwork: "Sharing" & "Sharing Creativity" (with Turtle) & "Unity" (with Turtle & Goose) & "Otter Medicine"
Wolf Loyalty, Teaching, Communication, Guidance in Dreams and Meditations, Instinct Linked with Intelligence, Social and Familial Values, Outwitting Enemies, Steadfastness, Skill in Protection of Self and Family, Taking Advantage of Change
Birth Totem for February 19 - March 20
Artwork: "Loyalty" & "Spirit of Freedom"
Cougar/Mt. Lion Assertion, Decisiveness, Using Leadership Power Wisely and Without Ego, Balancing Power, Intention and Strength, Gaining Self-confidence, Freedom from Guilt, February 19 - March 20 Birth Totem
Artwork: "The Leader" & "Gift of Balance" & "Mountain Lion Medicine" & "Earth Medicine: Mountain Lion" & "Spirit of Leadership" & "Wildcats" (with Lynx, Leopard, Cheetah, Lion, Tiger, Bobcat)
Hawk/Falcon Observation, Awareness, Messages from Spirit, Perspective, Clearsightedness, Wise Use of Opportunities
Birth Totem for March 21 - April 19 (Falcon), Fire Clan (Hawk)
Artwork: "Visionary"
Beaver Construction, Industriousness, Community, Achievement, Being Persistent, Using Available Resources, Using Alternate Ways of Doing Tasks, Master Builder of All Things, Not Damming the Flow of Experiences in Life, Achievement through Completion of Tasks, Understanding Dynamics of Group Work
Birth Totem for April 20 - May 20
Artwork: "Building Dreams"
Deer Gentleness, Compassion, Perception, Gentleness in Word, Thought and Touch, Ability to Listen, Grace and Appreciation for the Beauty of Balance, Power of Gratitude and Giving, Ability to Sacrifice for the Higher Good, Alternative Paths to a Goal
Birth Totem for May 21 - June 20
Artwork: "Spirit of Gentleness"
Woodpecker Connection to the Earth, Ability to Find Hidden Layers, Understands Rhythms, Cycles and Patterns, Warnings, Prophecy, Associated with Thunder, The Earth's Drummer, Pecks Away at Deception until the Truth is Revealed
Birth Totem for June 21 - July 21
Salmon Perseverance, Determination, Swimming Upstream through Emotional Waters to Gain Insight, Understanding Divination Messages, Rebirth of Spiritual Knowledge
Birth Totem for July 22 - August 21
Bear Introspection, Inner-knowing, Transformation, Astral Travel, Visionary, Defense and Revenge, Wisdom
Birth Totem for August 22 - September 21
Artwork: "Reflections" & "Spirit of the West"
Crow Watchfulness, Magic, Messenger, Mystery, Honoring Ancestors, Working without Fear in Darkness, Guidance while Working in Shadow, Understands All Things Related to Ethics, Shapeshifter
Birth Totem for September 22 - October 22
Artwork: "Shapeshifter"
Snake Rebirth, Illusiveness, Creative Power, Goddess Energy, Exploration of the Mysteries of Life, Transmutation
Birth Totem for October 23 - November 22
Artwork: "Mystery"
Owl Vision, Freedom, Keen Sight, Seeing Behind Masks, Comfort with Shadow Self, Clairvoyance, Intuition
Birth Totem for November 23 - December 21
Artwork: "Universal Wisdom" & "Spirit of Wisdom"
Elk Stamina, Nobility, Honoring Those of your Gender, Ability to Pace Oneself in Tasks, Strength, November 23 - December 21 Birth Totem
Artwork: "Stamina"
Goose Imagination, Imigration, Quests, Movement Along Ones Soul Path, Understanding the Power of Community, Assisting Others through Illness, Happiness
Birth Totem for December 22 - January 19
Fox Shapeshifting, Cleverness, Observational Skills, Cunning, Stealth, Camouflage, Feminine Courage, Invisibility, Ability to Observe Unseen, Persistence, Gentleness, Swiftness
Artwork: "The Observer" & "Gift of Adaptability & "Earth Medicine: Fox" & "Spirit of Ingenuity"
Lizard Perception, Subtlety, Dreaming, Intuition, Detachment from Ego, Power to Regenerate that which is Lost, Facing Fear, Controlling Dreams, Moving in the Otherworld
Artwork: "Earth Medicine: Lizard" & "Dreamtime" (with Dolphin, Dragonfly, Swan)
Dragonfly Power of Flight, Power to Escape a Blow, Understanding Dreams, Power of Light, Breaking Down Illusions, Seeing the Truth in Situations, Swiftness, Change
Artwork: "Illusion" & "Dreamtime" (with Dolphin, Lizard, Swan)
Raccoon Disguise, Dexterity, Seeking Guidance and Confidence, Questioning without Fear, Balancing Curiosity, Self-defense
Artwork: "Spirit of Adventure"
Whale/Orca Creation, Conservation, Creative Inspiration, Breaking Down the Barriers of the Human Mind, Obliterating the Concept of Good or Evil, Using the Vibrational Energy of Song to Heal, Finding Your Soul Song, Seeing the Unseen, Ability to Seal Energy Leaks
Artwork: "Whale Medicine"
Dolphin Emotion, Breath, Change, Wisdom, Balance, Harmony, Communication Skills, Freedom, Trust, Understanding the Power of Rhythm in Your Life, Use of Breath to Release Intense Emotions
Artwork: "Rhythm" & "Dreamtime" (with Swan, Dragonfly, Lizard)
Hummingbird Joy, Loving Heart, delight, endurance on long journeys, happiness
Artwork: "Kaleidoscope" & "Earth Medicine: Hummingbird" & "Spirit of Love"
Horse Travel, Power, Freedom, Adventure, Journeys, Faithfulness, Control of the Environment, Awareness of Power Achieved with True Cooperation, Interspecies Communication, Expanding One?s Own Potential Abilities, Guide to Overcoming Obstacles
Artwork: "Understanding" & "Earth Medicine: Horse"
Swan Grace, Inner Beauty, Essence, Awakening the Power of Self, Understanding Dream Symbols, Seeing into the Future, Understanding Spiritual Evolution, Developing Intuitive Abilities, Grace in Dealing with Others
Artwork: "Gift of Grace" & "Trust" & "Dreamtime" (with Dolphin, Dragonfly, Lizard)
Lynx Secrets, Instincts, Paying Attention, Keenness of Sight, Developing Psychic Senses, Keeper of All Secrets and Mysteries, Movement through Time and Space
Artwork: "Knower of Secrets" & "Spirit of Secrets" & "Wildcats" (with Mountain Lion, Leopard, Cheetah, Lion, Tiger, Bobcat)
Spider Opportunity, Creativity, Wisdom, Divine Inspiration, Shapeshifting, Understanding the Patterns of Illusion, Female Energy for the Creative Force of Life.
Artwork: "Opportunity"
Rabbit Planning, Letting Go, Possibility, Paradox and Contradiction, Living by One?s Own Wits, Receiving Hidden Teachings and Intuitive Messages, Quick-thinking, Humility, Moving through Fear, Strengthening Intuition
Artwork: "Humility"
Jaguar Integrity, Power, Understanding the Patterns of Chaos, Moving without Fear in the Darkness, Facilitating Soul Work, Empowering Oneself, Moving in Unknown Places, Shapeshifter, Psychic Sight
Artwork: "Wildcats" (with Mountain Lion, Leopard, Cheetah, Lion, Tiger, Bobcat)
Cheetah Brotherhood, Elusiveness, Ability to Focus Intently on Something for a Short Period of Time, Swiftness, Self-esteem, Accelerating Time, Keenness of Sight
Artwork: "Wildcats" (with Jaguar, Mountain Lion, Leopard, Lion, Tiger, Bobcat)
Lion Letting Go of Stress, Strong Family Ties, Strength, Courage, Energy, Self Fullfillment, Brotherhood
Artwork: "Wildcats" (with Jaguar, Mountain Lion, Leopard, Tiger, Bobcat)
All animals Artwork: "Standing People: Earth Guides" & "Standing People: Relations"

The above information was compiled from a variety of sources including: Jamie Sams' Animal Medicine Cards, Ted Andrews' Animal Speak, Kenneth Meadows' Earth Medicine and SHAMANISM: Working with Animal Spirits.

Our artwork is displayed, along with gift items handmade by other artisans, in our studio in Gibsonia, PA north of Pittsburgh. All of our artwork (with the exception of our Birth Totem Prints which are also available matted only) is matted and framed in natural wood and comes with an explanation or story about the animal(s) (most taken from books by Jamie Sams, Ted Andrews and/or Kenneth Meadows). Please click on the links below to see thumbnails and pricing and to order. You are invited to visit, learn, discover and enjoy.


Can you apply the lessons of the animal(s) to your life or current situation?

Transformation 2000
Transformation 2000
Click here to see and order all of our 16"x20" prints ($85).

Rhythm - Dolphin
Click here to see and order all of our 11"x14" prints ($60).

Illusion - Dragonfly
Click here to see and order all of our 10"x20" prints ($60).

Building Dreams - Beaver
Building Dreams
Click here to see and order all of our 8"x10" prints ($35).

Birth Totem Animal - Deer

Birth Medicine: Deer
Deer is the Birth Totem for those born between May 21 and June 20.
Deer is in the Butterfly (Air) Clan.

All twelve totem animals & clans are available as prints for $12

Also, visit our Birth Totem Profiles page to find out what your birth totem animals are and order a profile for you or as a gift.


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