Deer Spirit Animal
By Elena Harris, SpiritAnimal.info Editor
When you have deer as your spirit animal, you are highly sensitive and have a strong intuition. By affinity with
this animal, you have the power to deal with challenges with grace. You
master the art of being both determined and gentle in your approach. The
deer totem wisdom imparts those with a special connection with this
animal with the ability to be vigilant, move quickly, and trust their
instincts to get out the trickiest situations.
What is the meaning of the deer totem?
The meanings associated with the deer combine both soft, gentle qualities with strength and determination:
- Ability to move through life and obstacles with grace
- Being in touch with inner child, innocence
- Being sensitive and intuitive
- Vigilance, ability to change directions quickly
- Magical ability to regenerate, being in touch with life’s mysteries
Deer spirit animal, symbol of gentleness and heart energy
When you have the deer as spirit animal, you are able to bring
gentleness and grace in every aspects of your life, even in the most
challenging moments. By inspiration from the deer’s qualities, you can
achieve ambitious goals and tackle difficult situation smoothly with a
touch of gentleness and grace.
The deer spirit animal will remind you to be
gentle with yourself and others. The grace and gentleness characteristic
of this spirit animal echo the qualities brought forth when living from
the heart. For example, the traditional symbol used for the heart
chakra has the deer (sometimes also represented as an antelope) as
emblematic animal of the energy of love and harmony with oneself and
The power of the deer: Grace & determination
The deer horns are great means of defending and asserting yourself.
Being gentle does not being being defenseless. With the deer as a power
animal on your side, you can be strongly determined and gentle at the
Deer totem wisdom and innocence
Another quality that the deer spirit animal brings to those who have a
connection with it is a felt sense of their own inner gentleness, a
clear connection with the innocence of their inner child. The spirit of
the deer reveals to you a fresh perspective on old issues. Takes
advantage of this opportunity to revise and reverse patterns of thought
or behavior that no longer serve you.
A mystical totem animal, symbol of regeneration of life and heart energy
The deer’s antlers can grow back once they fall. Because of this
characteristic, this animal has been revered in many traditions as a
symbol of life regeneration. There’s a cloud of mystery around this
ability that gives the deer a magical and mystical quality. If you have
the deer as power animal, you could tap into life’s magical ability to
A spirit guide to develop sensitivity and intuitive powers
If the deer has chosen you as your spirit or totem animal, you may be
called to use or develop your sensitivity at various levels in your
life. This animal powers guide you to refine your intuition and psychic
abilities. You can refine your receptivity and use your senses and
intuition to reach farther out.
The deer spirit and vigilance
Those with the deer as animal totem may be inclined to be constantly
on the move, being on the look out for the next opportunity. By affinity
with this spirit animal, you may also be watchful of your “predators”,
which translate into a tendency to be sometimes overly cautious. It
takes time for you to trust someone or feel safe in your environment.
You can invoke the power of the deer to guide you in getting
accustomed to new surroundings and people. This spirit guide might show
up in your life to warn you encourage you to trust your instinct. The
deer spirit animal will also show up in your life to encourage you to
take some time by yourself in a quiet environment to rest or in nature.
It invites you to find rest and peace in silence.