Animal Spirits: The Dolphin

23e3bb_882fd8fdb3594cf0aa87ac28252ab352Dolphin symbolism, like the oceans that are their homes, is vast and deep, and it is very similar to the symbolism of the Animal Spirit: The Whale.

Dolphins are one of the most intelligent animals on the planet, and they are believed to feel emotions, such as joy and grief. They are also very social creatures, living in pods or families. As a group they harmoniously play, teach, and work together. Like the whale, dolphins have many ways to vocalize:

The Dolphin’s deep knowledge and wisdom of the sea gives them an aura of mystery, power, and authority over the oceanic unconscious, dark, and invisible realm. In ancient Greece, dolphins were associated with Poseidon (Neptune), god of the ocean, who in astrology rules the sign of Pisces, the sign of the unconscious, the dreamtime, the psyche, and emotional depth. More interestingly though, the dolphin is associated with both Aphrodite (Venus), goddess of love and beauty, who was born from the ocean; and Apollo, an ancient Sun god whose temple housed the Oracle at Delphi [Δελφοί – dolphin in Ancient Greek].

With this connection with both Aphrodite and Apollo, the dolphin symbolizes both the goddess and god, the feminine and the masculine, the hidden & receptive and the vibrant & active, bringing together energy in a balanced and harmonious expression of life.


A couple of months ago, for the first time in their natural environment, I saw dolphins swimming in the ocean while on one of my morning dog walks along the beach. I was too mesmerized watching them to try to get pictures, but there is a beautiful dolphin statue by the beach:



The Dolphin Symbolizes:

  • Communication & Community
  • Working Together & Being Harmonious with Others
  • Playfulness
  • Balance of the Masculine & Feminine Energies Within
  • Intelligence, Knowledge, and Deep Wisdom
  • Trusting Intuition
  • Power & Ability to Navigate the Emotional Realm
  • Exploring the Psyche & Unconscious Realm

About Julianne Victoria

I am a Spiritual Counselor, Shamanic Healer, Writer, & Creator. I hope to help heal, teach, and inspire others on their souls' journeys and in this life. © Julianne Victoria and Through the Peacock's Eyes Press under the Common Law Copyright
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18 Responses to Animal Spirits: The Dolphin

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  2. Paul Carlos says:

    . . . and Dolphins, like all earth species apart from humans, dwell within their own consciousness that is not inferior to human awareness, but in most cases far exceeds human knowledge and understanding. The majority of humans immediately compare and judge any animal they face against their own (conditioned) perception. Thanks for the preat post.

  3. Wonderful post julianne for such wonderful creatures of our beautiful Earth … we have also been quite honoured by seeing one just the other day in front of our window whilst looking out into the sea. I’ve just published our Free E-Book on my post You can download the book by clicking on the first photo. Love to you x Barbara and thank you so much for your colloberation.

  4. Wonderful post Julianne, Dolphins are such special creatures. I remember one time from Spirit in a channelled message from them. They spoke of the Dolphin and the Whale as being keepers of vibration with they use of their clicks and Songs within the Ocean.
    They are remarkable creatures which always bring a smile when I see them… I have not seen them live in their natural habitat, only in aquarium shows.. Which is another shame, as these intelligent beings need the Ocean to swim freely, not perform circus tricks for us humans..

    Wishing you a wonderful Sunday..

    Sue ❤

  5. Grandtrines says:

    Reblogged this on Lost Dudeist Astrology.

  6. Fozziemum says:

    They are such tranquil creatures..i remember being in a boat as a pod chased us..they kept up and then just to show off they sped ahead..magical 🙂 xx

  7. litebeing says:

    I have heard somewhere that dolphins are not originally from Earth. Maybe they came here to show us the way forward. California does have its perks!

  8. Walking My Path: Mindful Wanderings in Nature says:

    I love dolphins, Julianne. I have spent a lot of time swimming with them. I can’t express how dear they are to me. I do want to share some of my encounters other than the one I already wrote: ‎ I have had some amazing encounters. They are so intelligent, playful and loving. It is nice you saw them from the beach. I have so many dreams of seeing them from the beach and I can’t find my fins to swim with them. Then the rest of the dream becomes about finding my snorkel and fins. I just need to learn to breathe under water in my dreams. Sometimes I can a little bit. I used to see them from the shore as a kid, and knew I had to have relationships with them even back then. I’ve been wanting to write about them again. I miss them so much. Thank you for reminding me of my beautiful loves. ❤ And I hope you will have the opportunity to swim with them.
    Peace and Love

  9. Wow lucky girl. thanks loved this.

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