Dolphin as Your Totem Animal

It is important to take a deep breath occasionally. Take time to play!
— Dolphin

The ancient Greeks saw Dolphin as a blessed symbol of the sea. Dolphin has always been a spiritual ally to man. There are many stories of Dolphins helping people who got stranded at sea.

Dolphins are also global ambassadors of Peace on Earth. They take us on a mystical journey back to Atlantis, where we can connect with our true essence and our limitless possibilities.

Dolphin spirit animal is playful, has a charming energy and flirtatious smile. She is inviting you to the adventure of life.

Throughout time, Dolphin totem animal an had an angelic compassionate nature and humans have always been drawn to their energy. Their symbol reminds us who we truly are, spiritual beings, who belong to a magical and mysterious Universe. Dolphin possesses a feminine mystic reminding us of Atlantis and Lemuria.

Dolphin is a symbol of living a creative life filled with joy and fulfillment. A life on purpose and contributing to the greater good of all. Dolphin also holds the meaning of great intelligence and higher communication.

When their symbol appears, it is an invitation to take an assessment of your life and your connection to the Spirit. A reminder to begin developing your inner communication skills beginning with your intuition. As you deepen in your practice you will develop more advanced communication skills, like telepathy and clairvoyance.  You may be called to a deeper dedication to your spiritual path

Other Meanings


  • Dolphins possess an innate healing ability.

  • Dolphin Totem will swim beside the soul of a Healer.

Unconditional Love

  • Love is the strongest force in the Universe. Its energy is capable of transcending both material and non-material.

  • One with Dolphin as their Totem will have a loving heart that is capable of tremendous depth and awareness, and an intuitive grasp and ability to feel and express unconditional love.

  • If Dolphin is your power animal he may be there to teach you how to love yourself and your world more.

  • Dolphins have a wise, innocent, purity of being which reaches out to our inner nature. Follow their lead and open yourself to the energy of love, harmony and balance. Express your inner truth, be true to yourself and follow your inner joy. Dolphin is asking you to go back to your roots, to the depths of your being and rediscover the Love that you truly are.


  • Dolphin Soul individuals have a very deeply rooted self of compassion for their fellow Earth travelers.

  • They must learn the distinction between compassion to assist and taking on another’s pain to assist them. They are not here to soak up the world’s pain.

  • The greatest challenge is to realize that they are here to provide the guidance, compassion, love and support to their fellow travelers, not to take another’s lessons for them.

  • We are all here to walk our own paths. Neither the Dolphin Soul nor the individual for whom they are absorbing the pain benefits and is served by such action. This is all part of the lesson of the one with Dolphin Totem, as often these experiences end in great emotional pain which reinforces the lesson of achieving a requisite amount of detachment, or that one can only help another who desires to help him/her Self.

Breath/Universal Harmony

  • Dolphin is an amazing mammal who dwells simultaneously in two realms, one of water (emotional/soul) and one of air (intelligence/mind).

  • The medicine of Dolphin Totem is universal harmony. The Dolphin Soul recognizes the rhythm of all life and may become one with his/her environment.

  • Water is necessary for all life to exist and it also represents our Soul and Emotional self. A strong spiritual foundation and connection is key to the progression of the Dolphin Soul along the Earthwalk, which is as necessary for the individual as water is for the physical body to maintain life.

  • The challenge is that Dolphin must come up for air, which in Earth Medicine represents the intellect or Higher Mind. These individuals need to learn an adequate level of detachment from the pain and suffering of others in order to assist those in need, without being pulled under by pain which is not their own to carry. Once the Dolphin Soul has learned the rhythm between diving into the depth of the spirit and emotions and surfacing for the requisite air (detachment) then they will harness the Medicine of Universal Harmony and they will breathe fresh air into the vast waters of human experience, bringing depth, compassion and wisdom to share with ALL.

  • Dolphins are connected with the power of breath and with emotional release, which are also both deeply connected. One of the most important factors in spiritual growth is to give ourselves the freedom of fully experiencing our feelings and emotions.

  • A big part of Dolphins medicine is living in balanced and harmonious communities.


  • The bottleneck Dolphin is a highly intelligent and sensitive creature with a perception of awareness that is astonishing.

  • For the individual with the Dolphin Totem there will be a great deal of emotional and psychic sensitivity. These individuals will immediately sense the pain that may lay behind the causal words spoken or assurance that “everything is fine”.

  • Although there is a marked degree of sensitivity within the Dolphin Soul, there also exist the ability to pull back from actually taking on the pain and suffering of those around them. It is an inherent understanding to do so, would “rob” that one whom they desire to assist, from the Life Lessons that Soul is here to learn.

  • This inherent knowledge is only awakened after some painful lessons of their own. Though, once the memory has been awakened, it serves them well in their effort and “call” to assist.