Sep 26, 2012

raccoon

Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Carnivora
Family: Procyonidae
Genus: Procyon
Species: P. lotor

Raccoon Totem
The raccoon symbolizes curiosity, adaptability, resourcefulness, and masks or illusion. The masked face and ringed tale are what give the raccoon it's distinctive look. Raccoons are very versatile creatures who will feed on nearly anything and nest wherever there is an easy opportunity. Raccoons are often "tricksters" and are quite intelligent. They will "steal" food and resources when opportunity arises. Raccoon people tend to wear many masks in life as well, often feeling the need to hide their "true inner being" behind their persona. Raccoon people are very intelligent, often self-taught with a range of skills.
Personal Reflection
Raccoon appears to show you the many faces we present to others and to challenge you to live more authentically. Raccoon also presents lessons in resourcefulness and learning to reuse and repurpose items. Raccoons natural curiosity is something that needs to be explored and raccoon people should indulge their inner desires for adventure and exploration by trying new things or experiencing new places.   Raccoon symbol