Seeing a Zebra isn’t just a beautiful physical experience; it reconnects us with animal totems. Those stripes are simply mesmerizing to look at.
Every year tens of thousands of people head to Africa to see these beautiful animals while millions each year see them in Zoos across the world. When you see one, take a moment to pause a reflect.
Common Zebra Spirit Meanings and Symbolism
Some of us are curious when we come across one in the wild, at the zoo or on the screen. What does it represent?
Zebras symbolise that we must be quick thinkers and nimble. There are dangers that are lurking around us and we cannot simply meander through our physical life. Spiritually-speaking, you should always be looking for an exit-strategy much like the Zebra does in the wild while grazing.
In other ways, Zebras represent the need to be unique in a sea of copy-cats. If you follow the Zebra totem properly, it speaks to you quite clearly and you should seek uniqueness. Embrace those traits and ideals which are uniquely yours, including those personal flaws you are working through.
Instead of being afraid to be an individual, you should strive to stand alone. You aren’t a clone of someone else. You are you – and there ain’t no one as unique!
Zebra Spirit Animal Positive Traits
On the positive side, you’re seen as someone who others can depend on. You won’t be too concerned about what others think, feel or say. Their heavy negative energy won’t become extra baggage for you.
People will notice you without you need to show yourself too much. Naturally, you’re the special type that others are confused by, or even may see as weird. Being introverted is natural, though you can be open, warm and charasmatic when you want to be.
Also, you’re ready to ditch what you’re working on in leiu for safety in a moment’s notice. While others would get eaten up, you’ve already found your safe haven because you can think quickly and look for the dangers. You’ll alert others which makes them trust you even more.
Zebra Spirit Animal Negative Traits
The negative side of the zebra spirit totem is that you don’t commit too long to projects. Some things are left half-finished and you’re jumping on to the next thing. You thought danger was lurking but it wasn’t – you just lost interest.
Sometimes you feel odd as someone who stands out when you actually want to blend in. You won’t want to be seen so much and that makes you feel awkward and confronted.
Lastly, people gravitate towards you so much because you’re unique and are able to see the things they can’t. Sometimes this can really annoy you as they depend too much on your abilities, when they could spend time harnessing those same skills and qualities.
4 Facts About Zebra Symbolism
By fully understanding the spiritual symbolism that Zebras bring to the world, we’re able to get a better insight towards what the animal is physically and spiritually.
Let’s have a look at some of the facts:
1. You’ll need to get used to be an individual
Many people in the world like to be copies. They want to simply blend in and you’ll need to learn how to stand out. Initially it’s hard as individuals who rise above everyone are often quickly knocked down, but this is something worth fighting for.
2. Thinking and moving fast is necessary
Being a fast mover is a typical trait of Zebra spirit symbolism. You can’t afford to be slow and mess around. There is time to rest and recover, but you should have your eyes wide open for any dangers that surround you. The world can be a dangerous place and energy vampires could be lurking anywhere.
3. You’ll need to work in teams
It’s very rare to see a Zebra on its own. They are pack animals and as such, you’ll need to get used to working together and looking out for each other. Some in the herd won’t be as strong as you, so a key responsibility is looking out for their welfare.
4. Going through tough times is necessary for your growth
There are tough periods in your life that you’ll need to go through for your personal growth. They won’t be easy. Similar to crossing a river full of crocodiles, you’ll either need to do it or you won’t progress to the next level in your conscious existence.
Common FAQs about Zebra Symbolism
We have collated some of the most typical questions that spiritual seekers ask when they are curious about Zebras. Here they are:
When should I call upon my Zebra Spirit Animal?
Call upon your Zebra Spirit Animal when you’re going through some tough times and need guidance to see the way out of a tough situation. You can also call upon Zebras when you need to find your individual expression and characteristics that no one else has.
What does it mean when I see a Zebra in my dreams?
It’s common to see Zebras in our dreams. This represents that danger could be lurking nearby and we must use our intuition, or that we must find our individual characteristics. Zebras are quick thinkers in the physical world and have well-tuned instincts where they trust their intuition, just as you should.
What do Zebras Symbolize?
Zebras in the spiritual world symbolize creativity and uniquenss while also being quick thinkers who can see things long before others can. As creatures of family, they work together and look out for each other which symbolizes their loyalty and trust.
Why do Zebras have stripes?
Given the vulnerable nature of Zebras, their stripes are used to stop predators both big and small. Lions get confused by the stripes, while small insects are less likely to attack. In the spiritual sense, this represents their uniqueness and identity to themselves and others in the herd.
How do I know a Zebra is my spirit animal?
If you continue seeing Zebras in your sleep then this is a key indication that the Zebra could be your spirit animal. The one that keeps tapping you on the shoulder to remind you how unique you are, but also that you must be ready to take action quickly at a moment’s notice.
Are Zebras creatures of magic?
It’s quite rare to see a spiritual connection with Zebras in witchcraft, religious or spiritual ceremonies. They aren’t generally seen as magical creatures that symbolize anything more than uniqueness and self-protection. While popular in some African tribal stories, references within western spiritual books are just quite rare.
Yocean Yogi final thoughts
To wrap up, Zebras are wonderful creatures that we often don’t think in a spiritual sense. Yet we can actually draw upon some real key understandings and takeaways. If you have seen a Zebra in your dream, then this is your time to sit up and pay attention.
Perhaps this is your totem animal calling you. It’s speaking to your soul which is going through an awakening stage. Sit up and pay attention as you discover more.