Animals Symbols and Chakra Power Animals

Each of the chakras of the human energy system are also linked to a specific animal or animal symbols. Each animal symbol reflects the characteristics and attributes that are similar to the vibrational qualities qualities of the chakra they represent. Chakra animals have symbolic meanings and are often referred to as totems or personal power animals.


Muladhara Chakra (Root Energy)
Associated Animal(s): Elephant, Ox, Bull, Mole
Native American - Snake
Eastern Indian - Elephant with 7 Trunks
Represents connection to the earth, strong earth support/foundation


Swadhisthana Chakra (Sacral Energy)
Associated Animal(s): Crocodile/Alligator, Fish, Badger
Native American - Dolphins
Eastern Indian - Makara (Mythical Crocodile), Stag, Elephant


Manipura Chakra (Solar Energy)
Associated Animal(s): Bear, Lion
Native American - Birds
Eastern Indian - Ram


Anahata Chakra (Heart Energy)
Associated Animal(s): Wolf, Dove
Native American - All Mammals
Eastern Indian - Antelope


Vishuddha Chakra (Throat Energy)
Associated Animal(s): Bull
Native American - All Human Animals (Humanity)
Eastern Indian - White Elephant


Ajna Chakra (Brow/Third Eye Energy)
Associated Animal(s): Mountain Lion, Black Antelope, Owl, Butterfly
Native American - Spirit Guides & Ancestors
Eastern Indian - Garuda Eagle


Sahasrara Chakra (Crown Energy)
Associated Animal(s): (None) - or - Egg
Native American - Kachina Universal Spirit
Eastern Indian - Enlightened Human


Meditating upon the energy of the animal can also help activate the associated chakra and balance the energy. You can also assign your own powerful animal symbol for working with each individual chakra centre. Choose an animal that you resonate with strongly, or one that has the qualities or energy that you would like to embody for that particular chakra.