When I say the word coyote, you probably think of a pack of wolves, foxes (although foxes don’t run in packs), or any other group of canines in the animal kingdom.
Coyotes are animals that generally walk in packs stalking their prey, so an encounter with all of them should not be very pleasant. But what happens if you meet this powerful animal alone?
Coyotes are highly valued creatures in the Native American culture and it was believed that the coyote spirit wandered through the desert with the mission of giving an important message to those who needed it.
In this article, we will address the coyote’s spiritual meaning and the meaning of the coyote totem animal, since all these characteristics are related to trying to interpret with wisdom what this animal spirit has to tell you if you have come across it on your path.
Spiritual Meanings of Seeing A Coyote
The coyote power animal is associated with fluidity, playfulness in life, and sudden changes. It is also associated with a sense of humor and is an animal with outstanding instincts and great adaptability.
All these are some of its main characteristics and it is that the coyote spirit animal has been revered and respected in the folklore and mythology of many ancient tribes and peoples.
Similar to white wolves, this branch of the canine family has occupied large territories of the Americas in the past (especially in North America) and its spiritual meaning has been preserved by many Native American tribes to this day.
Thanks to that, we can give you a wide variety of meanings if you have come across this powerful totem animal. This is what the coyote has for you.
1. Luck is on your side
If you’ve seen a coyote in your neighborhood or rummaging through garbage or pet food in your backyard, don’t get mad or think these things just happen to you because you’re just unlucky. Quite the contrary.
Visualizing a coyote is a sign of good luck and that things are going to go well for you.
It does not matter if what you are looking for at the moment is a better job, moving to another city, or a new love in your romantic life. Whatever you are looking for, when you come across a coyote you are being told that you have the green light to continue with your plans and desires.
He is a great YES of the universe, who sees you, supports you, and gives you his support through this animal of power. So, don’t put a trap to hunt him, instead be happy and go all in with your projects and wishes.
2. Do not drown in a glass of water
Coyotes are animals that represent the lightness of spirit and the ability to adapt to new situations.
If a coyote appears in your path, he is telling you to stop thinking and turn things around. Get away from your problems so you have a better perspective and don’t take things so seriously.
Sometimes a little light-heartedness will help us see our problems from another perspective and maybe the solution to them was closer than we thought, but we were not giving ourselves enough time to analyze everything with a cool head.
3. Find balance in your life
The coyote can be a very trickster animal and a master of deception, but at the same time, he has very clear objectives and knows exactly what he has to do to survive.
If a coyote appears in your life, the universe is sending you a message about the importance of balance in your life. Although the coyote is a very playful animal, it is also a great hunter and an excellent team player.
He has a very well-balanced spirit and can go from serious to playful without problems.
If you are a person who finds it difficult to let go a little, or if you are one of those who take everything for a joke and have a hard time getting serious at decisive moments in life, the presence of a coyote may be leaving you with a very important message.
Balance is essential to achieve any life goal and above all to be able to enjoy life goals once achieved. As the ancient Greeks used to say: the secret is to find the middle ground in everything.
4. You are taking advantage of others
This time the message of seeing a coyote comes as a warning to check your behavior.
Spotting a coyote means there will be a triumph in your life, but that triumph may come at the expense of someone else.
If you are an unscrupulous person, you will still be happy knowing that the coyote guarantees you success, but if you are someone who is conscientious, who wants good for everyone, then worry about this sign, since it is telling you that there is something you must review in your work.
Examine your conscience and check that you are acting fairly with everyone and that you are not taking advantage of someone’s talent or kindness to achieve your goals.
It is very important that we achieve our goals in this life, but it is just as important to take care of the way we achieve them.
Remember that everything we give at some point will be returned to us. So if any negative energy comes out of you, sooner or later that same energy will come back to you.
5. Changes are coming in your life
Life events are always a challenge for anyone. But only those who have the coyote totem with them or who have seen a coyote in their path can walk safely and calmly, knowing that no matter what happens, they will know how to adapt.
Coyotes are animals that constantly adapt to their environment and all those who are related to these animals are people who have high adaptability in life.
They are people with an impressive variety of resources and with a great social ability to put those resources into practice.
So if you have seen a coyote recently, walk confident, that changes will come in your life, but you will have the necessary tools to emerge victorious from all those changes.
6. Keep light and fun spirit
In cultures such as Africa, the coyote may be represented in the form of Anubis, the god of death, but in most traditions, coyotes are a symbol of joy and lightness.
The presence of a coyote in your life is telling you that you should learn to have fun and be less severe with yourself.
Sometimes it’s important not to take ourselves so seriously and laugh from time to time. It is possible that the problems of everyday life have taken away a little of that joy of living and the figure of the coyote has come to remind you of it.
7. An unexpected event comes into your life
If you see a coyote on the road or cross your path while driving, it is most likely a happy indicator that something unexpected is about to happen in your life.
Surprises always come to impact our lives, even more so if they are pleasant surprises. That is exactly what it means to see a coyote, a very pleasant surprise is on its way and you must be prepared to receive it.
8. Wisdom in your life
One of the most representative characteristics of a coyote is his wisdom and sagacity. If you have seen a coyote it can have a double meaning.
Either the universe is telling you that you are a wise person and that you have learned to act in a prudent and cunning way in your life or it may also be telling you that you need that wisdom and sagacity in your daily actions.
Check your behavior and analyze if what you need is a bit of that wisdom or if, on the contrary, it is a virtue that you practice constantly and it is already part of you.
If that is the case, then be proud to be wise as a coyote and connect with this powerful totem animal so that in the future it can continue to send you messages.
A coyote totem on the neck or a coyote tattoo can be a great way to connect with this powerful animal.
9. Don’t make past mistakes
Coyotes also appear when the universe wants to tell you that you are about to repeat an old pattern that led to failure and caused you a lot of pain and suffering.
When we have not learned from our mistakes and cannot escape the pattern, coyotes appear in our lives to remind us that there are other ways to proceed in life.
It is a matter of focusing on the now and adapting to the circumstances as best as possible, not paying attention to old customs or ways of thinking, but rather flowing and innovating with what the present brings us.
If you had doubts about what it meant to see a coyote in your life and you were wondering if it was a bad omen, I hope that this article has collapsed all your prejudices regarding this animal.
Coyotes are a sign of good fortune and changes in your life. They are the confirmation that you are on the right track and that you have the necessary tools to face any challenge that comes your way.
And lastly, they are cheerful and playful animals, which remind us that happiness is the key to living fully in life.