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.

12 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

    1. Hi, I had an English that also minored in mythology. Except, she didn’t finish her education there. She traveled the world, learning mythology on her own. She says that anytime you lose something or in this instance, death, it’s symbolizes that you no longer need that in your life. Either it wasn’t you to began with or you have spiritually achieved it.

  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.

  6. I dreamed that it was night and I found two baby raccoons by themselves out in the woods. I was concerned and felt great empathy for them. So I scooped them up to take them home. Then as I was walking there were many full-size raccoons around me milling about behaving the way raccoons do. Then I was concerned as to how I was going to take all these raccoons home and care for them.
    I am then still in the woods at night and then I come upon two wet dark grey rabbits. So very soft and sweet. I dont know what happened to the raccoons but now im concerned about their welfare and i pack them home.

  7. I have had the strangest but most beautiful raccoon experience. Shortly after I got home from my first chemo treatment I found a raccoon slept safely and soundly in front of my kitchen window for at least three hours between 6:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m.. My kitchen window is in front of my sink. Below my kitchen window is a roof that overhangs a patio and it slept on that roof just in front of my kitchen window where I could observe it sleep. I just wanted to pick it up and cuddle it if I could (but not advisable I’m sure).

    I have just recently been listening to Sandra Ingerman tapes in the morning and at bedtime. So this is a sign of something but I am not sure what it means as I am new to shamanism. I do not believe it is just a coincidence that I saw a raccoon sleeping in front of me on the very day I started a difficult part of my cancer journey. Does anyone have any ideas?

    1. Warmfuzzies…maybe the Raccoon is teaching you to not worry and “Rest Easy”.
      You are going through a difficult journey now and the universe wants you to trust it…prayers & peace to you…Kia Sue

  8. All summer I’d been seeing these dead raccoons everywhere. I even saw a mom with her babies. These are more raccoons than I’ve ever seen in my life. I didn’t think of it as a warning, but later on in the last of the summer my boyfriend broke up with me for being inconsistently the same person from moment to moment. I also found out that I have borderline personality disorder. I really wish that I had heeded the advice of the raccoons.

  9. school term got out. I needed to go camping, stressed levels being bad. woke up at midnight to something furry in my hammock. after several tries, figured the only way to get some sleep was to just let this creature sleep in my hammock with me. I wish I could have taken him home, but I can barely take care of my family. but for one night felt like a kid again with a new pet. Who knew they purred like cats…I do now. here is one of four vids i posted to my youtube of this grand adventure. https://youtu.be/3jwDouvW2h4 “mainly because who would believe me” any insights would be appreciated.

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