Raccoon Power Animal Symbol Of Our Many Masks Dexterity

By Ina Woolcott

Raccoon’s Wisdom Includes understanding the nature of masks, disguise, dexterity, seeking guidance and confidence, questioning without fear, balancing curiosity, shape shifting, secrecy.

In some ways, the racoon is a clever scavenger. Their magic is their mask, though often the raccoon’s mask is linked with its ‘banditry’ – they have been known to open peoples house doors and bin lids to take food – the mask has a far deeper meaning. No one, including you and I, are ever quite what we may seem – even to ourselves, for in our lives we can experience the freedom of many identities. Be it with friends, partners, children, parents, work colleagues, strangers etc. This medicine helps us to take on and let go of the many roles we fill. Having various identities isn’t negative, for we can learn to become adept at changing identities when appropriate. Over time this becomes as easy as selecting and changing ones clothes. Your many faces are about to be revealed to you. The racoon will assist you how to mask, disguise and transform yourself. Masks are a powerful tool – through the use of masks, altered states can be reached. Racoon people generally do well in professions to do with theatre.

Raccoons seem indifferent when caught ‘stealing’, although if provoked they can become ferocious. They are strong and muscular and can hold their own in nearly all situations, teaching us to do the same.

If Raccoon is your power animal, eating mainly fruit and vegetables will be beneficial to your health. Raccoon will have a long influence on your life, staying with you for a long time.

Racoons are for the main nocturnal animals, travelling in small groups of 1 or 2 families searching for fruits, vegetables, and small animals. Often they can be seen sloshing their hands and food in water before eating. The symbol of hands represent holding, receiving or giving. If raccoon comes to you may be being asked to let go of a situation, person, belief or habit. Reversely, the message may be for you to receive the gifts being offered to you by the Universe.

They are excellent swimmers, though they prefer being up a tree – which is where they are often found. Up here they are aware of everything around them and see danger a long way off. Racoons are highly curious leaving no stone unturned. This has its up and down sides. Following ones curiosity can pave the way for new and exciting things. However curiosity without caution can pave the way to trouble.

5 thoughts on “Raccoon Power Animal Symbol Of Our Many Masks Dexterity”

  1. Hi,

    Ten days back I have seen a raccoon dead beside the foot path when I went for a walk. I remember this occasion so much because raccoon was not there when I was going up the foot path but I have seen it dead beside the footpath while coming back – the gap was only a minute I think and the raccoon looked like it was sleeping and it will get up soon. I would like to know the significance of this event to me.

    Thank you

  2. What mask have you been wearing that no longer serve your highest good? Is it time to let that aspect go and be renewed into the next phase?
    Is time to step out of hiding and share your gifts?

  3. I was outside on my porch trying to sit and meditate when I saw a baby raccoon. Is this just a coincidence or a meaning behind seeing this animal?

    Thank you,

  4. Last night on the way home from work I had a mother raccoon with four of her little ones cross the road in front of me. I spent the weekend at an intuitive event, so I am more aware that nature is trying to talk to me through my spirit guides. I felt immediately like this crossing was meant to be a first sign in my own awareness, my journey. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thank you

  5. this morning i was on my porch when a raccoon walks up to me it showed no fear and lick my toe and then walk away
    i live in the city its very unusual to see wildlife here and its the first time seen a raccoon here.

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