Animal Spirit Guide Meaning & Interpretation: The Wolf
Introduction to Wolf Spirit Guides
The wolf is one of the most common animal spirit guides. Known for their strength and power, they are often feared by people who do not understand them. Wolves rarely attack unless provoked. Most known wolf attacks on humans have either been from sick wolves or wolves that were being harassed or felt in danger. This being said, wolves should still be shown a great deal of respect and not messed with.
Wolves have a hierarchical system with a male and the female being the leaders. This male and female are referred to as the Alphas, or Alpha Male and Alpha Female. The Alphas are known for mating for life and are known for being very protective and caring of each other and their pups.
Animal experts have witnessed cases in which wolves appeared to be "working" with ravens to spot out food and resources. Ravens are often seen following wolves where they go and indicating to the wolf locations of weak animals for them to prey upon.
"Many believe that the true test of America's sincerity about protecting the environment will revolve around whether or not the wolf remains protected and is allowed to be reintroduced into areas of the country where it has heretofore been eliminated."— Ted Andrews in his book Animal Speak.
Books About Animal Spirit Guides
This book is an excellent resource for people interested in researching animal spirit guides.
- Cycle of Power: Year round during Full Moons and Twilight
- Strong sense of family and community
- Month: February 19 - March 20 Big WInds Moon (sometimes shared with the Cougar)
- Strong relationship with the Raven
Wolf Spirit Guide Meaning
The wolf spirit teaches you to be strong and to know yourself. Having a wolf spirit guide is great for someone who struggles with self-confidence and expression. The wolf spirit teaches us to not be wasteful and to use all of the resources available to us. If you're struggling with money, or courage, or just normal distressing things in your life, call upon the wolf spirit and ask for guidance.
Wolves are known for working with ravens. In your spirit guide search, if you feel drawn to the wolf it would be a good idea to research the raven as well and see if the raven spirit calls to you. It is perfectly acceptable to have more than one animal spirit guide, although most people only have one or one "main" animal. If you feel the raven is calling to you as well as the wolf, do not be afraid to embrace it.
The wolf is very family oriented. They are territorial and loyal to their pack and their family. The wolf spirit teaches us to keep our family and the ones we love first and to protect them. This level of territorial-ness and protection can come across as being possessive, however this is not the case. The wolf spirit doesn't teach us to be possessive but rather to keep the ones we love sacred and close and to always protect them. If you are searching for guidance and protection within your family, the wolf spirit would be a great spirit guide to commune with.
The wolf spirit teaches us to take control of our lives and get things done. Always remember to do all of this in harmony with nature and not to harm others. If you need any of the things covered in your life, try to establish a connection with the wolf spirit and ask it for guidance. You can do this through your dreams, in meditation, through spirit walks, or with the help of a Native American Spiritualist or Shaman.