On my drive to work I was overcome by that glorious odor of Pepe Le Pew!! aka Skunk.
Bonjour Mon Amour!!
The skunk gets a bum rap. 😉 So today I’ve decided to celebrate the Skunk and share with you what the symbolism of the Skunk is. Perhaps next time we will have a better appreciation of the odorous little guy.
“A Few Symbolic Meanings of the Skunk
- Good judgement
We would all do well to take this animal symbolism from the skunk: Do no harm. Indeed, as a totem animal, the skunk asks us to defend ourselves effectively, without causing further conflict.
Interestingly, the skunk would prefer to be even less assertive. You see, it takes over a week to reproduce its stinky juices after using them (their glands are only good for about 4 sprays). Ergo, the skunk is 100% sure it must spray before doing so as this defense tool is a commodity in the wild – not to be wasted on false alarms.
In recognizing this, we see the skunk is the ultimate pacifist, and by adopting its peace-loving ways we may obtain the carefree lifestyle this creature enjoys.
Carefree indeed, the skunk has very few predators because most of the animal kingdom recognize its tell-tale markings and know from wildlife scuttlebutt the skunk is not to be fooled with. As such, the skunk goes about its business with aplomb, and has an innocent quality that few wild creatures have the luxury of exhibiting.
Other Animal Symbolism Keywords for the Skunk
Those with the skunk as their animal totem are naturally buoyant. They go through life with a calm assurance, and exude a peaceful energy that is extremely attractive to others.
Call upon the spirit of the skunk when you need quality judgment in a situation – particularly if you’re in a stressful state, or someone is pushing your buttons. The skunk will ease you out of the situation with deft and diplomacy.
The skunk can also help calm jangled nerves, and help to center ourselves into a quiet, peaceful state.
The skunk is very effective when calming small children too. Give it a try. Ask the skunk for assistance with your fussy little ones.
The skunk is happy to heed your call for help. Just remember to respect the skunk and express your thanks for the guidance and assistance.”
If you want to find out what Animal Totem you are go HERE
I could take a few lessons from Pepe Le Pew on those stressful days when calm assurance and a peaceful energy would serve me well.
Who knew the Skunk’s symbolism would end up smelling like a rose!!
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