The elephant is a powerful totem animal. The elephant is great deal of things that I think a lot of people really do not appreciate. Firstly, the elephant is a total and represents the person as a significator. This means that the elephant them self, basically represent the persons overall strength and personality traits. Elephants are very family oriented creatures. They always travel in herds together. However, the women are the most predominant in the group not just because of their strength being equal to the males, but because they have a great protective nature of them them that would make them far more aggressive than the males, if one of their babies were threatened. Male elephants of fight with one another to show dominance and strength,or to attract a mate. This means that the elephant corresponds to the solar plexus. This animal is a great symbol of one’s will power.
Elephants are a symbol of pride but not a negative sense of it. They love to show off their beauty and often spend a lot of time grooming themselves. They also represent survival in how many miles they travel just to find and devour their food, but they also symbolize knowing when to care for one’s self by resting for a long periods of time as well. They are friendly socially interactive and very loyal and faithful to their family.
Hard workers, they can pull twice the amount of weight representing in a person, that they will always do more than asked of them and like the elephant… won’t stop working until the job is done. This shows reliability, responsibility and dependability. Believe it or not, these animals also show regality. Shoot. A lot of the royalty in India ride up on the backs of the elephant to show their wealth and their status.
Elephants could pull a great parade behind them and their sheer size was meant to show the power of the royal person riding them. They also have a great memory. But it is key to remember things in awakening, because one of the facets of awakening is waking up to your past life memories. The two ears of the elephant represent the two hemispheres of the brain. That means you’re a memory how to use both sides of the brain for Awakening purposes. Their ears represent the area of the brain that is responsible for memory as well.
It is a great animal to appear in a totem reading as a spirit animal. It is spiritually sacred all over the world.