Ferret Power Animal Symbol Of Keen Observation

By Ina Woolcott

Ferrets are members of the weasel family. Their medicine includes stealth, cunning, skilful hunters, cleverness, ingenuity, revenge, keen observation, ability to see hidden reasons behind things.

Archaeological and historical sources suggest that ferrets have been domesticated for 2,500 years at least. Greek historical give reference to the ferret about 450 BC. Roman documents refer to the use of ferrets to hunt rabbits around the time of Christ.

Very skilful tunnel hunters, it is believed ferrets were used by the Egyptians as well as farmers and seafarers to get rid of rodents in barns and on ships. However, the history of the ferrets domestication is speculative, without any concrete evidence, giving this small animal an illusive air.

Ferrets are cheerful, playful animals with the inquisitiveness of the raccoon and the amiableness of a kitten. They are also opportunists, quick to take advantage and will filch anything they can drag to a safe hiding place to be used at a later time. Brainy and cunning the ferret shows us how to use our creativeness to build a safe haven for ourselves, and to stock up with things that may be needed – always be ready for any situation that may come into existence. The ferret is a good, helping ally to have around in hard time.

With their eyes that point forward straight down their noses, ferrets are highly focused on what is in front of them. This reminds those with this power animal to stay focused on their goals. Ferrets have a fine sense of smell, and can see clearly in the dark, linking them to the underworld where the secrets of creation are kept. They have sharp intuition and their sensitivity is acute, they are able to see and know the hidden meaning behind every-thing. The ferret can help you understand your self, your life and the experiences you have far clearer. Use all of your senses equally if this is your animal guide. If underdeveloped you may have a leaning toward tunnel vision. An inflexible consciousness makes for needless concern and anxiety, therefore caution is advised. Having a light-hearted attitude and playful activities are helpful.

When ferrets become scared or excited, their tail goes all bushy and they let out a musty scent, which assists in getting rid of some predators – however they do not feel safe until hidden deep inside their tunnel. For humans this represents the need for a secuer life. If this is your power animal then you will need a special place where you can rejuvenate and also to contemplate.

Ferrets are extremely nimble and quick, teaching us how to manoeuvre super quick so as not be in danger.

If this is your power animal do you need to move with more speed in some area(s) of your life? Are you wearing blinkers due to inflexible thought patterns that don’t let you see the bigger picture? Do you have a secluded, secure place for yourself? Do you get in your own way with your power of observation?

The ferret is a powerful totem, and can aid you to uncover a hidden part of yourself, deep beneath the surface are the answers to life’s mysteries. If you are finding it hard to comprehend something in your life, meditate on the ferret and listen to and follow what you are told if you so wish.

6 thoughts on “Ferret Power Animal Symbol Of Keen Observation”

  1. I saw this spirit animal , jumping in my yard 2 nights ago, while sitting outside, looking at our Goddess moon. I thought at first it was real, but when I got up to look, it was gone…the meaning is something I do need in my life….

    1. Hi Deb,
      I had a dream and there was a ferret in it. We were traveling on some
      sort of like large skateboard in a tunnel. The ferret seemed loving & I
      thought it was possibly an animal totem. As most dreams can be very
      sketchy this one was to a point. But I do remember talking to the ferret as if I could communicate with it on some level. I also remember that it was sort of guiding me and protecting me as we
      strolled thru the tunnels. This made sense when I looked up ferret
      dreaming meaning. Just thought I would share. Alice Jonte

  2. My daughter got a ferret, but I’m learning that really? It’s me who needed him. We’ve only had him for 6-7 weeks and already I’m learning so many valuable lessons about myself and my life.
    Who would have thought a little weasel could be the one to open my eyes and my ears? Certainly not me! My daughter has been begging me to get her one since she was 5 (she’s 15 now…..omg I have a 15 year old daughter!!! When the???) and the standard answer was this, (almost verbatim):
    “No! Absolutely not! I’ve told you this a million (yup, I can be a little exaggerated. Guilty as charged) times before! They stink, they poop everywhere and I, AS IN ME, will have to do everything including clean up of cage, clean up of poop NOT in the cage, feeding and watering, bathing of said ferret, playing with him because you’re too busy with dance, buying food etc…..No. my answer is still no and it will ALWAYS be no. I’m sorry, I truly wish I could, but I’m not interested in investing all that time and money into an animal that I don’t even want in the first place.”
    And I truly meant it. It killed me that I couldn’t get her the one thing she wanted so badly…..all because of a little odour? Their scent sacs are removed before you even buy them for crying out loud!
    Anyway, fast forward 10 years to what can only be described as a ‘bi-polar’ decade in which I got married, had 2 daughters, (so amazing that some days I honestly can’t believe they’re mine), got divorced from my best friend who had become a member of the RCMP and had an affair with and consequently moved in with our friend who’s house actually looked down at my bedroom window! I had $10,000 stolen from me and lost my one and only friend who supported my recovery from an addiction to perscribed pain medication that literally brought me to my knees and nearly brought me to my last days on this amazing planet. Sadly, actually no, not just sadly…..punched in the gut kind of painfully, Shayne didn’t survive the disease. Those were just a few of the highlights lol!
    Ok, back to ferret.
    If only I had the forethought to record the moment I finally said yes. She was in such disbelief that she literally became speechless……she’s a 15 year old girl…..THAT NEVER HAPPENS!
    I am now ‘grandma’ to Benjamin (Benji or Bennie for short) and am the recipient of the sweetest, most adorable, ferret kisses on my feet and toes throughout the day, fingers and face at night. In other words, I’ve fallen in love with (darest I say it)…..A FERRET!!!!!
    It’s funny how life works. I guess ‘The Stones’ were trying to tell us something when they sang, ?You can’t always get what you want……You get what you need!?
    Reading this has given me such hope and awoken some of the long lost passion that at one time was impossible to ignore inside of me. I couldn’t love the little guy more, and guess what? My daughter does most of the work!
    But most importantly, I’ve been reminded of some extremely valuable and literally life saving lessons about myself. I guess the lesson is pay attention to your life. It’s always giving you signs to tell you what you need to change and what you dont.

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