Black Panther, Power Animal, Symbol of Astral Travel, Feminine Energy,
Death and Rebirth
By Ina Woolcott
Black Panther's Power Includes astral travel, guardian energy, symbol of the
feminine, death and rebirth, understanding of death, reclaiming ones power,
ability to know the dark, aggressiveness and power without solar influence,
The Panther is a very ancient and powerful spirit guide. Their power is
lunar (moon). In Egyptian rites a panther tail was worn around the neck or
waist to help protect and strengthen the individual. Panther has been a
symbol of the "Argos of a Thousand Eyes," who protected the heifer IO whom
Zeus loved. After his death, the eyes were moved to the feathers of the
The name panther is frequently linked with a certain species of leopard or
jaguar and sometimes the cougar. Black panthers are smaller but more fierce
than lions and tigers.
They are also brilliant swimmers and agile climbers. Because they have the
ability to sprint with great speed, they hold the teachings of quick
decisive action. Panthers are not the best long distant runners though, so
those with this power animal should take part in movement therapies that
improve endurance, e.g. swimming, martial arts. It is necessary to learn
how to pace oneself, to not push to fast or hard on any one task.
Panthers are generally loners, extremely comfortable with themselves and are
often drawn to other solitary people. Women with Panther, Leopard or Jaguar
power animals frequently find themselves raising their children alone,
whether it be through divorce or circumstance. People with this power animal
can develop clairaudience, the ability to hear communications from other
forms of life or dimensions. They must trust their thoughts and inner
voice/visions as they are based in reality. This is an animal guide to
assist you on your path, sometimes in the form of a real person such a
mentor or teacher. The Black Panther is endowed with great magic and power,
which will increasingly be experienced.
Panthers have over 400 voluntary muscles that can be used at will when
required. Panthers are able to move gracefully in and out of situations, as
well as freeze and not be noticed. This is a symbol of the ability to
shapeshift realities, using all parts of the body to perform a task. The
gift of Panther is the power of silence. They are near silent when hunting
or stalking prey, and know when to make themselves seen and when to become
Panther holds the secrets of worlds that are unseen and are associated with
lunar energies. Within the darkness of night resides the truth of creation.
Black panthers have great mysticism associated with them. They represent the
life and power of the night. They can show us how to welcome the darkness
and rouse the light within it. Those with this power animal contain
knowledge of a galactic origin, and have a responsibility to look after and
respect this knowledge. Caution must be used when sharing it with others.
When the student is ready the teacher appears, and vice versa. If the
student isn't ripe the information given could trigger negative
Panthers possess acute sensitivity. The hairs that cover their lithe bodies,
especially on the face, pick up subtle vibrations. This is symbolic for
those with this guide. It is an indication of a need to pay attention to
their feelings and honour the messages those feelings transmit.
Touch can be a significant path to explore to awaken ones concealed gifts.
The black panthers sleek, smooth and sensual coat has been linked to
sexuality. If panther comes into your life it may be asking you to resolve
old sexual issues, or to embrace your sexuality fully.
When experiencing the presence of panther, one of their most striking
features is their unblinking stare. It seems to see right through the body.
Those with panther medicine can use their eyes as a healing tool and have
the potential to heal on a cellular level.
Panther is a powerful guide to have, always bringing a guardian energy to
those to whom it comes.