As symbol, the dolphin and
porpoise stand for: Knowledge of the sea; patron of sailors; change; wisdom; balance; harmony; communication skills; freedom;
trust; understanding the power of rhythm in your life; use of breath to release intense emotions; water element magic; unconditional
love; universal harmony; recalling the child within; breath of life; creativity; compassion; spiritual insight; joy; sensitivity;
healing; love; connection with self; opening new creative dimensions; curiosity;
playfulness; breath and water needed for life; need for balancing; proper use of sounds and prayers; need for fresh air to
release tensions; newness; breaking of emotional barriers to communicate truth; guidance to harmony through moving forward
Positive traits of "dolphin
people" often include: Balanced; loving; curious; playful; trusting
Negative traits of "dolphin-people
often include: Careless; air-headed; trusting; gullible
Primary Element: Water
Secondary Element: Air
Moon phase: Full
in groups of up to 100 individuals. Females give birth to a single young. Several Dolphins surround her to assist with the
birth. They will pull the newborn out by its tail and protect it from harm. Injured and sick Dolphins are cared for by others
who will lift them to the surface to breathe.
large portions of their day playing. They live their life in joyful harmony with each other and their world. They seem to
have learned the lesson that love is the most important part of life and can teach those with this totem how to love themselves
and their world more. The power of Dolphin is community in balance.
a variety of clicks, whistles, grunts and body postures with which they communicate. Each Dolphin has an individual whistle
that it calls itself, and it uses other Dolphin's personal whistles to call their attention. Those with this totem would benefit
from some form of work or activity that uses the voice as a healing or communicative tool.
Some people believe
that Dolphins are more intelligent than humans. They have a large brain and a great intelligence and are often associated
in mythical lore with higher forms of consciousness.
been known to inexplicably beach themselves in large numbers. Perhaps they are following a sick or injured Dolphin to try
to aid it. There was a story told to me about a man who singled out a dolphin from its group and killed it. The remaining
dolphins beached themselves over and over and eventually died.
a purity of being which touches our inner nature. If Dolphin swims into your life, follow its lead and open yourself to the
energy of love, harmony and balance. Express your inner truth and follow your inner joy. Dolphin asks you to return to the
depths of your being and rediscover the love that you truly are.