Wolf Power Animal Symbol Of Wildness Social And Family Values

By Ina Woolcott

Native American and Celtic custom regard Wolf as the way of find the deepest levels of self, of inner knowing and intuition. This is symbolized by the image of the wolf howling at the moon. Native Americans have long regarded wolves as teachers or pathfinders. In astrology, Wolf is represented by the Dog, Sirius, thought by many aboriginal tribes to be the home of the Ancients.

Wolves are probably the most misunderstood of all wild animals. Stories of cold-bloodedness abound, in spite of their friendly, intelligent and social traits. The wolf, once a much feared and hated animal, has lately become much more appreciated. They now stand a better chance of survival, where they haven’t been hunted to extinction, or near extinction, in some countries. In the USA this culling of wolfs, who are a symbol of wildness, was down to the process of taming the wilderness. Especially where farms were trying to be founded. They were seen as the enemy, especially when they ate farm animals! Perhaps nowadays people are becoming more aware that keeping the harmony of nature and its inhabitants intact is necessary as wolf’s are being reintroduced back into the wilderness in the USA. Of course, farmers are protesting profusely. On a deeper level our emotions toward Wolf reflect our muddled feelings of ourselves as humans. Although we consider ourselves ‘civilized’ we are still animals with our own wild spirit. Wolf reminds us of this, often uneasily.

The wolf, is a symbol of the night. This time can seem lonesome and scary to us. But it is also the time when through dreams, we may discover valuable things about ourselves. This is a lonely path. To truly come to understand yourself, you must be alone, undeterred by the beliefs, judgements and views of others. The wolf teaches us to learn about our inner self and to discover our inner power and strength. However, to achieve this, we must take risks and face our deepest fears. Wolf requires sincerity. Though demanding a lot of us, much is given in return; a spirit helper that is always there to help, giving us extraordinary powers of endurance. Learn to hear the voice within yourself, which in silence is as clear as the sound of the wolf howling in the night.

Wolf is also an extremely gregarious animal, enjoying the company of others. Wolves mate for life. The clan has a solid social structure, in which all adults participate in the upbringing of the young. Wolves are fiercely loyal to their mates, with a strong sense of family whilst upholding individualism. Though their clans are highly organised, they are truly free spirits. They seem to go out of their way to avoid a fight. A shift in posture, a growl, or a glance gets the point across quite readily without violence. We are reminded not to waste resources and to learn how to avoid trouble and confrontations. People with Wolf as power animal have the ability to make quick and firm emotional attachments. Trust your insights about these attachments, wolf will be there to guide you. Take control of your life with Wolf’s assistance and do so with harmony and discipline.

We can truly use wolf as an example in our lives. We can understand that there doesn’t need to be a hard separation between the solitary and social paths. Wolf teaches you to balance between the needs your family has of you and the needs you have for yourself. Wolves are totally loyal to the pack but do not give up their identity to the pack. If wolf has come into your life you are must look at where you are being too dependent and where you may be too independent.

Wolfs qualities, his medicine, are the ability to learn knew ideas and then teach them to others. Wolf is thought to be an independent explorer coming back to his pack to teach what he has discovered. We too in exploring the hidden paths of consciousness, may come across new truths to share with the rest of our clan, human beings. Wolf brings faithfulness, inner strength and intuition when he enters our lives, and also teaches us to live with ourselves.

If Wolf finds you, this may be an indication that you are a great teacher or thinker. Or if this is not so, perhaps you need to ponder whether there may be something you need to expand your mind about. Be receptive to new concepts/ideas. By doing so you can gain more wisdom. To increase your Wolf power, you can utilise your newly integrated wisdom and also share it with others. Wisdom is gained through experience, by walking the path. Another way to put it – practise what you preach.

When a lone wolf is spotted in the wilderness it embodies freedom. When seen in a pack it embodies a feel of community. If wolf appears to you alone or in a pack it is asking you to do the same within your own life.

The Wolf’s senses are highly developed. They are extremely intelligent with excellent hearing, sense of smell and strong feeling. As well as being determined animals they are also cunning. A wolfs howl is primal and penetrating. The howl is used to locate clan members or to let wolves from outside of the pack know their territory boundaries. If you hear a wolf howl, this may be telling you to stand your ground and defend your boundaries.

Wolves express themselves a lot with body language. If angry, they may stick their ears straight up and show their teeth. A suspicious wolf pulls its ears back and squints. Fear is often indicated by flattening the ears against the head. A wolf wanting to play, dances and bows playfully. Their body language is symbolic to you. Humans also uses body language to send out messages. The study of this art can increase your perception of this power animal.

Wolves hunt in packs, depending on endurance to run down weak and older animals. They have been known to cover 35 miles a day in pursuit. Wolf is a symbol of stamina and strength, teaching you to know who you are, and to develop strength and confidence in what you do.

Wolf’s medicine includes death and rebirth, facing death with dignity and courage, Spirit teaching, guidance in dreams and meditations, instinct linked with intelligence, social and family values, steadfastness, skill in protection of self and family, outwitting enemies, ability to pass unseen, taking advantage of change.

Unbelievable, sad, sadistic, unholy, no respect for life and all that is sacred – from my blog today – : Limpy Killing the Wolves Again

34 thoughts on “Wolf Power Animal Symbol Of Wildness Social And Family Values”

    1. I agree with you. I saw a wolf pup with its ears pulled back in my hallway after I had a really rough day. I instantly thought of an innocent long talk that I had with my child earlier that evening. Amen to wolves and for their enlightening gifts they bring to us when we need them and when they perhaps might need us to listen.

  1. Thank you!
    I had a terrifying dream in which I came face to face with a wolf in fire who was smiling like a Cheshire Cat. I was terrified. Now, I am beginning to understand that the wolf was not threatening me but showing me a truer version of the self I long to discover.

  2. Wolves and tigers are my brothers when I killed wolves in games I always cryed and why did I do that I love wolves that much

    1. It depends what you want it to mean. Were you sad when he left? Curious? Puzzled? Perhaps these are things that may hold great learning for you. It’s wonderful to have had this happen, I’d consider it an honour, a blessing – lucky you!

  3. I had a dream last night after meditating…there was a white wolf he was thin and he stairing at me and I stairs at him with a smile and then his legs went apart and head dropped to the level of his back keeping his eyes on me and then he growled and I’m total lost as to what this could mean please some let me know I need to learn more I have to

    1. I had a vision of white wolf with green eyes about the same time as you. We simply looked into each others eyes before it disappeared. Beautiful. Felt at peace within for months

  4. In 2007 I was working as an egg picker. One day I was working away and my eyes felt like the were shaking really fast…At that point I looked down and there was a wolf sitting by my side. Has never happened again and I still don’t understand what it was about.

  5. I had a very weird dream that a black wolf came and howl @ me. I don’t know one minute i was on the side of i guess was a house with a stick hitting it. And all of a sudden out of the blue comes this black wolf, he was howling. Then it was right in my face like i can literally just touch it. I woke up so fast, and couldn’t go back to sleep. I still don’t know what that was about. Help..

  6. I had a dream about a black wolf but not ordinary it was huge it led me into a thick forest and there were others but old spirits I think they were my ancestors sine my families blood is uniqe and my grandmother was there bit what did it mean

  7. I’ve been searching for my spirit animal for a while. I found out that the wolf suits my personality perfectly. I’m so much more at peace now.

  8. The wolf appeared to my then 3 year old after my husband died 20 years ago. She said wolves were lying on my bed with red glowing eyes. I remember telling her that they were there to help and protect us. 15 years later, while hiking, I suddenly found myself standing square in front of a black wolf with yellow eyes. Had my dog not chased it away and run after it, I might have thought it was my imagination, so incredible was that experience. We had locked eyes and both of us couldn’t move, til the dog showed up. Like the wolf I have an extremely developed sense of hearing and smell. In the emergency medical field I was able to distinguish between the smells of different diseases, even death has a smell, long before it arrives. It helped me save lives. I expect the wolves to pick me up when I die to guide me home. I played dog as a child and had fits about wanting a dog. I feel a kinship and now I found out that the wolf is my spirit animal, so befitting. Thank you wolf, you make me feel protected and strong

  9. My boyfriend of 11 yrs was wondering what his dream meant. He was walking along and came across two wolves just sitting there staring at him. Out of nowhere a voice told him to turn and walk away. What does this mean? Please help with deciphering this dream.

    1. Ani Guwasi gives this dream to her people. I have the same one. Once (not in a dream, in real life) millions of dragonflies swarmed all around me while I was waiting for a train in coastal New York and I heard a clear voice: get out. I have also seen the jaguar referred to below.

      If you live in a city, get out before the day it will turn to steam. I do not know when the day is but it is in this lifetime. Paris is a sign of things to come. You still have some time, but not much. More important than being scared and moving now is knowing when to move. Listen to the dreams and if they tell you more to move, then do so. Our great mother knew when to move and those who did not listen died on the frozen path.

      Do not stay in the center of a city. Give yourself enough room to turn home. Look for his ancestors– trace a history to Chota, Tenn., Pearl Bluff, or South Carolina. Look there. The ones with Christian names and no parents. Look for second, third marriages. Check census records. They will be living with their tribe in late 1700’s-early 1800’s. 1810 is when they took the voice of the great grandmother away. After that she buried her descendants, hid them in plain sight. More is in the rattlesnake prophecies. Her children will run lost for seven generations until her children begin to awaken and return home. Those who do not return home will be turned to steam when the great cities turn to steam.

      We have a great chance to come together now and open a portal to the happy universe and our own eden if we come together and link our nation. The roads must run North-South instead of East-West. And we must connect this land in a great circle.

  10. I dreamt a black wolf came to find me, and I ran with him out towards open country. He was running with me, frolicking playfully, and rolling onto his back. As I was running, I remember feeling very slow and clumsy, and as I was thinking this thought, it appeared to me that black wolf ate me so I could in turn become a wolf and run like he did, free and swift. I am wondering what this could mean. I have also had a dream in the past where I met Jaguar in a dream, who when I touched, I also became a jaguar, and /or he passed his energy into me. Neither of these dreams have scared me.

  11. Sharpening my creative writing skills by putting a very vivid dream I had last night into words. It even was interrupted and continued when I went back to sleep.
    I am sitting alone, deep in the evergreen forest, waiting for something. Not waiting anxiously, but just enjoying being in the woods, feeling the wild energy of the woods and the life that lives here. It is lightly snowing, but there is knee deep snow on the ground. I moisten my lips, surprised to find frost in my mustache and beard. I am compelled to keep watching upwind and uphill for signs of whatever it is I am waiting for.
    A face materializes between the low scrubs, just watching me, sizing me up. It eyes drill into mine, seeing straight into the depths of me, not threatening or menacing, perhaps disappointed if anything. I am no longer alone, as several more faces appear around the edges of the small clearing in front of me. Wolves, heads the size of basketballs, impossibly long legs for a dog. Faces breath steam out of frosted muzzles, testing the air for my scent and anything else that may interfere with what is about to happen. Somehow I know they are individuals and not a pack, individuals drawn together for this purpose. Almost as one they all slowly approach the center of the 10 yard clearing in the trees, as wary of one another as they are of me. They are all looking at me, expecting me to do something.
    It is unnaturally quiet now, as if the forest life has picked up on the tension in the air. The beasts in front of me have grown anxious from the stress of coming together like this. They continue to just watch me until the largest among them, a magnificent being with a steel grey coat, gives a low, impatient growl. I extend my hands in a calming gesture, and they tense. I notice now that I am wearing furs from head to foot, like a druid or trapper, the spirits and furs of many creatures adorning me. I slowly stand, and they crouch, ready to launch at me or flee, except one seems to be unaffected by my movement. The first face to have appeared in the trees, a lighter gray female, approaches me. The large male growls again, a warning to the female, but she is undeterred. She makes eye contact, sniffs my outstretched hand, and her posture changes. She is more confident and relaxed. She turns her back to me to face the group, and sneezes in the snow, a powdery explosion in the chill night air. The others startle, I laugh at them, the tension in the group eases. The large male approaches the female, they exchange looks, touch muzzle to ear and cheek to cheek, and he gives me a stern and expectant look. He is ready and waiting for me to do something. The remaining 3 have all accepted the large male and the females assesment of me, and are willing to follow, if I would just lead. I walk past the female into the clearing, they move aside to surround me. I keep walking and they follow as I head downhill and break into a run. They continue to follow, running slightly behind me or even beside me.
    I have done nothing to earn their loyalty, but I know that they are with me and will follow me through the very gates of hell if need be. They have entrusted me with their lives, will give their lives for me and expect the same of me. I will not take that lightly.
    2 females and 4 males altogether, all light to dark gray in color, All previously “lone wolves” drawn together by the unseen force of the forest, woods, nature and earth. Drawn to me as their leader, to form a new kind of pack.
    I know now we are to be protectors.

  12. I was 3 days old when adopted into a drug and alcoholic family, I never took to that families path, although I grew up with them, in my dreams thoughout my child hood, My true parent was a white wolf, in which was the leader of a pack. They never fought and all the others were different colors. ALL stayed close and around me at the center when little sleeping at the base of a tree in a forest the white wolf would cuddle me other sleep around me . We would run at night in the forest, as I grew up I Ran in the middlebehind yhe white wolf, then the back right of her, as I became a teen almost adult, we ran I slowly ran ahead of the white wolf, 1st I thought, I lost my pack, I looked back to see, then saw they were still with me, I was in front of the white wolf leading them on the run. I knew I wouldn’t see them anymore, but they would Always be part of me, I felt love and pride around me and in me! So that night we ran, one last time! I do miss them! I have looked my whole life searching for my biological family, I did find them! I met them at 31 yrs old, my highschool sweetheart and wife and our two children,met and love them deeply, The adopted family, I still keep in touch, though from a distance letting them live their lives, I reiterate, I miss my white wolf and pack, I know they see what happened in my life, I do wish to see them again , I always felt like their always there, just out of sight but here! I search the net for answers of who, what, where, about them, I love them, All Of Them!

    1. I had a dream about a white wolf in my kitchen,he stood there staring at me,he had a desperate look in his eyes like he was trying to tell me something.

  13. I believe that my spirit animal might be a wolf because one night last year I had a strange dream where I was at this weird place like a shop it was realy dark and all and there was this guy I knew who came form my school and we started to get to know each other ,later on he walked of down a dark hallway and into this small Asian food shop so I followed him ,as we entered he turned the corner of one of the shelves and a realy Long hallway appeared.i hesitated to follow him because all of a sudden he changed ,he wasn’t the person I was following so I let him run down the hallway and I turned around to exit the small shop but as I did I felt strange like something was coming,as I went to exit the shop a black wolf with amber eyes entered the shop slowely walking towards me growling at me,I wasn’t afraid for some reason, the wolf stopped growling looked at me curious as to why I wasn’t afraid of it I stared at the wolf for a minute thinking of what I should do ,I thought if trying to pat the wolf but I didn’t want to take the risk it still looked a bit wary about me ,so I cautiously walks down the long hallway that led to an upstairs Car park where I found a group of people and that guy I was talking to before ,I walked onward from them and woke up from my dream.

  14. I was running with a pack of wolves at night during my morning and night meditation and it was amazing experience. The most connected I felt during a meditation session so far. It felt like home. I felt so free and comfortable but safe. I felt it deeply to the point where I got emotional and tears ran down my face. Beautiful 🙏

  15. I dreamed about a big white wolf and I was in my house in my own kitchen, he was staring at me as if trying to tell me something, judging by the look in his eyes he was desperately trying to communicate with me.

  16. hi, want a second with wolves spirits. but the first time I had the wolf spirit. it felt weird. & nerves at the same time. but I do want the changes of my life style & I am not afraid wolves anymore. but my life has been stress a lot lately & I feel truly alone. I feel like lost wolf pup human. be because i’m lame. but I need help. & now wolf spirits won’t even talk me anymore. my heart is truly broken. I have been howling a lot. but no answers from any wolf spirits. but I do wish for a real second chance. but I need help. I need to feel wolf love. & mate. but now i’m lost in my mind & my heart. I just want to be forgiving & give me a real second chance. I do wolf changes I really do. I can’t see. & I real blind but I have to use glass & contacts lens & my smell is still good. but my hearing is good. but not the best. I want to hear more. & teach some dogs some manners. & I want to under my cats & there language. but I do need some help can ya please help me? please.

  17. My grandson Dad died and one evening He saw a white wolf at the window It was looking at my grandson and it disappear is that a sign or was his dad the white wolf

  18. Hi, is any good real life werewolves out there? I do need a real werewolf help. Please answer my lone wolf pup. Help. I’ll try to answer any werewolf questions. To be one. Please will you please help me out. Please. :(

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