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Argante's Well
The Animals As Guides
The Christian Witch
The Pantheon
The Bible & Witchcraft
The Catholic Church & Witchcraft
The Home Altar
The Gnostic Creed
The Gnostic's Prayer
The Gnostic Rosary
The Prayer Book
The Basic Ritual
The Rituals
The Sabbats
The Esbats
The Moons
The Pagan Deities
The Angels
The Saints
The Animals As Guides
The Magickal Tools
The Magickal Candles
The Magickal Herbs
The Magickal Oils
The Magickal Crystals
The Magickal Potions
The Magickal Spells
The Discourse
The Links



In many cultures, it is customary to work with animal guides or spirits - - to adopt the positive qualities of the animal's personality and to use this positive force in daily life.

Adder/Snake - wisdom, cunning, striking ability in defense

Badger - facing down larger adversaries with unyielding courage

Bat - out only at night moving at great speed

Bear - solitary, defensive when protecting it's young

Bee - works in cooperation and coordination

Blackbird - has it's own distinctive song and sings for the joy of singing

Boar - cunning and ferocious; sly and agressive

Bull - strength and potency; protection

Butterfly - carefree; yet able to defend itself against predators; able to camouflage itself

Cat - independent, competent; can fight its way out of a bad situation, but knows when it should retreat from overwhelming odds

Cock - confident

Cow - loving; comfortable with others

Crane - dignity

Crow - cunning and bold

Deer - shy, inconspicuous, swift

Dog - devotion

Dolphin - intelligence, communication

Dragon - knowledge, riches

Eagle - wisdom, longevity, quick to attack

Eel - quick, fluid

Fox - intelligent, loving, playful

Frog - still, invisible, able to take large leaps

Hare/Rabbit - peaceful, defensive

Hawk - keen sight, swift to strike

Hedgehog - able to curl up with sticky spines to deter enemy

Heron - slow and methodical; dignified

Horse - freedom, friendship, stamina, defense

Lizard - able to camoflage itself; quick to move

Lynx - travels over any type of ground and any type of weather; playful

Mouse - shy, fast

Otter - playful, friendly, curious, enjoys life

Owl - knowledge, wisdom, protects itself with talons and beak

Pig - ferocious when attacked; otherwise, peaceful and content

Rat - sly, invisible, silent

Raven - intelligent, noisy when disturbed

Salmon - wise, magickal, will travel in rough water to get where it wants to go

Seagull - knows when to take advantage of a situation

Sow - unpredictable

Squirrel - diligent worker; evasive

Swan - stately, beautiful, defensive

Turtle - slow, methodical, withdraws from danger

Unicorn - links physical and spiritual realms

Wolf - cunning, intelligent, free, invisible

Wren - musical, joyous, yet able to swoop down on intruders