Gary Gardner | Spirit Animals
Discover Your Spirit Animals
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Spirit Animals

“Animals share with us the privilege of having a soul.”Pythagoras

Historically, Spirit Animals were a part of Native American culture. When a member of the tribe became thirteen years of age, they were able to discover what their spirit animals were. When they embraced who they were; they enjoyed prosperity, lived longer fuller lives.  Australian Aboriginal people believed that each human being has a spiritual connection to another physical being, such as a plant or animal.

The Famous Physicist Albert Einstein once wrote in a letter to a friend: “We see our God in the wonderful order and lawfulness of all that exists in its soul as it reveals itself in man and animal.”

The Animal Kingdom

Vertebrates                                 Invertebrates

Mammals                                        Insects

Amphibians                                   Worms

Birds                                                Snails



Mammal Classifications

  • Rodents
  • Bats
  • Carnivores
  • Primates
  • Hoofed Feet (Odd & Even Toes)
  • Seals
  • Whales
  • Manatees


  • Canines
  • Cats
  • Bears
  • Small – Badgers, Wolverines, Skunks, Otters


  • Mice & Rats
  • Squirrels & Chipmunks
  • Guinea Pigs
  • Porcupines & Hedgehogs
  • Naked Mole-Rats
  • Hamsters
  • Beavers & Kangaroo Rats
  • Eurasian Dormice


  • Apes
  • Monkeys
  • Marsupials

Hoofed Feet

  • Cows
  • Horses
  • Pigs
  • Other Hooves


  • Flight
  • Flightless


  • Frogs
  • Turtles
  • Toads
  • Salamanders
  • Newts


  • Snakes
  • Lizards
  • Tortoises
  • Alligators & Crocodiles


  • Saltwater
  • Freshwater

Discover your Spirit Animals

Main & Seasonal Spirit Animals

Everyone has five Spirit Animals, a Main and Winter, Spring, Summer, and Fall. They are sometimes referred to as Spirit Guides, because they are always with you. They can affect your diet, the way you move your body, and even sleeping habits.

Roles & Territories

Each Spirit Animal has a specific role such as a Mother or Alpha. It can also refer to a specific career path. They also have specific territories, which can be large or small in geographic area. This can affect where a person lives for most or just a part of their life, such as where to attend college.