Feared and hated by men the world over, the mighty wolf has been plagued by many forms of evil stories, myths and legends. Hunted, trapped and killed to the point of extinction, many of these majestic animals are gone forever — their breeds and blood lines never to be seen again.
In spite of the all the horror stories told of wolves hunting, tracking and killing humans, no such event has ever been confirmed. Their eerie and lonely howl, which can make your blood run cold, is merely their form of communication. Each howl, with its unique tone, depth, length and frequency carries a different message to the pack, or to the partner who is out of sight. They’re merely “talking”.
If you carry The Wolf Totem, here are some Characteristics that should sound familiar to you:
You are fiercely loyal — to friends, family, ideals and principles. There is no compromise for you.
You are very territorial. You protect all which is yours and your families at any expense. You are fearless in your protection, but not reckless. You plan your strategy carefully, and wait for the opportune moment for most powerful effect.
You have a strong family structure. There is no doubt who the elders, patriarchs and parents are, neither their roles in the family structure. Disobedience, selfishness and unruly behavior is not tolerated as there are strong boundaries for the young. They are taught well and carefully so that they may assume leadership roles in their own family structures.
You have an unrelenting sense of adventure. You love to explore new things, to stretch out for new horizons.
You have a thirst for knowledge and learning new things, ideas, adventures is a must in your life.
You are eager to share these things, which makes you a natural teacher.
You want to share what you learn and teach others.
Your adventures may take you away from home and family, but it is important that you have this base of security to return.
As with the wolf, you have a keener sense of smell and hearing than the average person. Strong, unpleasant odors can actually make you sick to your stomach and loud or piercing noise is distracting and can “put you on edge”. You love the smell of flowers, rain, etc. and the soft voices of nature — the sound of a creek running, birds singing.
You need balance and find yourself hiding on occasion for a few moments of solitude to re-charge your spirit, be alone with your thoughts and own sense of self. You are so busy being the protector, provider, teacher, and trailblazer, that it’s very easy for you to become exhausted and burned out.
This one side of your nature that must not be overlooked. Even if you go for a walk or lay still for 15 minutes a day, this time alone must be honored if you are to have value to those you care for.
The Wolf is power, strength, integrity, guardianship, loyalty and spirit.