The Panda Bear

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The Panda Bear


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Giant Panda Bear Totem Spirit Energies…
Panda brings the gifts of: abundance, prosperity
Panda shares the energies of: carefree spirit, conservation
Panda teaches the magic of: sacred ceremony and ritual

The panda is a powerful spirit animal inspiring tranquil strength and determination. Under its soft and fuzzy appearances, this animal totem brings forth the importance of strong personal boundaries to feel safe and grounded in life.

If you have the panda as spirit animal or totem, you may be inclined to be emotional and feel like you need strong material and physical comfort to feel at ease in your life. Symbolic of the ability to find a balanced and nurturing path through life, it will encourage those who have it as totem or power animal to integrate different aspects of their personality in an harmonious whole.


Panda’s Wisdom Includes:

  1. Nomad
  2. Connection with Eastern Mysteries/Beliefs
  3. Solitude
  4. Slowness
  5. Willpower
  6. Able to connect the seen and unseen
  7. Willingness to learn
  8. Inner sight
  9. Clarity of Vision
  10. Ability to see beyond the surface
  11. Determined pace
  12. Adaptability
  13. Fertility issues
  14. Ability to tap into higher knowledge
  15. Teacher for soul development
  16. Gentle Strength
  17. Polarity
  18. Passivity
  19. Gratitude
  20. Understanding the value of slowness
  21. Observation
  22. Balance
  23. Diplomacy
  24. Cultural Exploration
  25. Connection to the Plant Kingdom
  26. Understanding Different Cultures
  27. Maybe inclined to a delicate stomach


For those with a Panda totem, it is very important not to take on more projects than you can handle.

Be sure to fully develop a project before taking on a new one.

Focus is the key to all your endeavors.

Pandas are a rare gem in the wild and despite their very bold, contrasting black and white color they are masters of being elusive. They hide from each other and are very good climbers and swimmers despite their large size.

Panda’s typically eat mostly bamboo and are not often open to eating other foods, though occasionally they will eat rodents or birds.

They are often teetering on the edge of malnutrition despite the large amount of bamboo they consume, because they struggle to get enough nutrients in their diets.

Panda people tend to be very unique people who have a lot of contrasts or conflicts within themselves that may cause them to “hide” rather than really allow themselves to be seen.

Panda people require a lot of encouragement and soul nourishment to really reach their fullest potential and realize just how unique and special they truly are.

Some panda people are also very “picky” and as such may suffer from poor diet.

Personal Reflection…

When panda comes to visit you it can be to tell you that you are not getting enough of what you need – either in your diet or even in the form of “soul food” to encourage and inspire you. Pandas come to tell you that you are special and unique and need to ensure that you are giving yourself what you need in order to reach your potential. Reach out to those who are supportive and will encourage you to not hide yourself away.


For those with this totem personal challenges related to polarized concepts are common. 

Past life ties associated with the light as well as the dark forces is also indicated.

The panda teaches us that anything can be accomplished if the desire is strong enough.

Panda medicine people often develop problems with the digestive system, so extra care is advised.

Those with this medicine will be happiest when living by themselves.

Although relationship issues are common for those with this totem a panda medicine person will be forced to rely on their intuitive voice for nourishment and guidance.

  • This aids them in developing a deeper understanding of who they truly are.

From the perspective of spiritual growth this understanding is a fundamental requirement for the souls evolution.

The panda is a powerful teacher.

  • All that is needed by the student is a willingness to learn.

Panda is a symbol of peace and strength.

  • He is here to remind you to stay focused and put lots of time and thought and effort into whatever it is you are trying to achieve right now. It may be easy to become distracted and never finish your project, but it is important to remain steady and strong. Panda reminds you that if you can keep a steady forward pace you will be rewarded more than you can now foresee with the completion of your project. He is here to give you the strength not to stray, and to fill you with a quiet peace.



Panda Symbolism

The panda is a symbol of gentleness and strength. The general meanings associated with this animal are:

  • Gentle strength
  • Peace
  • Good luck, positive outlook on life
  • Connection with Eastern wisdom

The symbolism of the panda also encompasses personal and spiritual qualities, such as:

  • Integration of polarized aspects of yourself, such as feminine and masculine energies
  • Heart-centered energy, nurturing ability
  • Importance of emotions
  • Calm determination, ability to take time to reach your goals
  • Importance of private space and personal boundaries

The panda spirit animal and emotional personality

Those who have the panda as spirit animal can be very sensitive and easily prone to emotional ups and downs. This animal is characterized by its very high sensitivity to its surroundings and can quickly become stressed when there is too much movement or noise around. If you identify with the panda totem, you’re likely very aware of your environment and the energies around you. While this is a useful quality, make sure your learn how to keep your emotional balance.

The panda totem, a teacher about the importance of personal boundaries

The panda spirit animal reminds us of the importance of establishing healthy personal boundaries to feel at ease and safe in the world. This animal lives a solitary life during its most of its existence. By affinity with this spirit animal, you may feel you need to keep your distance in order to feel comfortable in social settings or in relationship. The message of wisdom of the panda also emphasizes the importance of feeling at ease with ourselves, whether we are alone or with other people.

Panda lifestyle and material comfort

The panda had to adapt its food intake to its particularly short digestive system by eating during most of the day large amount of bamboo. It is known for its high consumption of bamboo, up to 40 pounds per day. By affinity with this animal, you may be inclined to rely on the accumulation of material sources for comfort.

If the panda is your spirit animal, you may find that you put a lot of importance on your material comfort, whether by making sure you have enough to meet your immediate needs or by ensuring your long term sustenance. Be mindful of the tendency to accumulate for the sake of accumulating.

The spirit of the Panda and the art of nurturing

When the panda shows up in your life, it may be time to nurture yourself or others more carefully. What are the sources of nourishment and nurturance in your everyday life? Do you cultivate what makes you feel warm and fuzzy inside? Do you give or receive enough nurturing?

The panda is symbolic of heart-centered energy and its spirit attends to the aspects of our life associated with cherishing and cultivating gentleness and loving care.

The Panda, a symbol of gentle strength

The totem of the panda has affinities with bear energy. Despite its gentle appearances, it is a strong animal with an unstoppable determination. Like the bear, it provides powerful support for those who need courage and steadiness in their endeavors. Those with the panda totem tend to be able to be firm and gentle at the same time and demonstrate a gentle strength in any circumstance.

Wisdom of the Panda: Be calm and steady

The wisdom of the panda teaches us to move through life calmly and with determination. You can call this spirit animal to help you maintain a steady pace and direction. In the Eastern culture, this animal is symbol of peace and harmonious resolution of conflict. The panda is of great support to get of tricky situations peacefully.


Panda Bear Symbolic Meaning

  • wait… ask for a sign

Giant Panda Bear Symbolic Meaning…

The Giant Panda bear is one of the most loved and adored animals in the world.

Panda is a very slow moving animal, he roams carefree through the mountains his primary focus is finding and eating bamboo… all day long. 
Panda encourages us to slow down, to stop multi-tasking which can be a huge drain to our energies.

Panda totem needs to conserve as much energy as possible and by eliminating multi-tasking you conserve your energy, have heightened awareness and focus and find much greater pleasure in

Panda bear brings out the oohs and aahs in all of us, and because of the sweet nature of Panda totem, it also brings out the caring and compassion we have in our hearts for something that looks to be so innocent and helpless…

Beautiful lessons from the Giant Panda Bear symbolic meaning shows us that rather than jumping into something impulsively, wait patiently… ask for a sign and then follow the hunches and intuitions.

As Panda spends most of it’s time chewing on Bamboo, great significant meaning can be gathered on the idea of “chewing it over”…

 If Panda has ambled across your path;

the lesson is to proceed slowly on your new endeavor, idea or relationship… there is no need to rush the things you are doing.

You are being reminded that gratitude fills your heart with good feelings and is healthy for the mind and spirit.

Focus on giving thanks to all the wonderful things and people in your life right now so that you can shift the balance towards more positive things in your life.

Know that by giving thanks you will attract more of the things you are thankful for.

Love your life by focusing on the positive.

If Panda is your Animal Totem

You are a gentle soul yet wield great power over your environment. You actively seek out solitude and enjoy your own company. You are often content to watch drama unfold around you without actively participating and it is usually you who puts an end to the drama by using a few simple words of wisdom and calling those around you “on their stuff”. You know how to balance all of the positive and negative forces in your life and have a great deal of spiritual wisdom to share. You are passive by nature and rarely will you pick a fight. You go with the flow.

Pandas are cute and cuddling in appearance yet they are very strong. Keep this in mind when making judgments based on first appearances.

The contrasting coloring of black and white of a Panda’s fur is representative differences in cultures.

Black and white also are depicted in yin yang symbols indicating the importance of balance between masculine and feminine energies.

When Panda surfaces it is good to work on balancing anything that is off kilter in your life.

The Panda as a totem also represents diplomacy because of the history of China gifting Giant Pandas as diplomatic gifts to other countries.

The Panda’s appearance is quite exotic, anyone with Panda as as your animal totem is likely interested in the exploration of exotic lands and cultures different from their own.

Agile tree climber, the Panda as a totem has a unique ability to tap into higher knowledge. Panda medicine is a wonderful teacher for soul development.

If Panda has come into your Dream;

To dream of a Panda eating suggests that you should be more aware of the nourishment you are feeding your body. Analyze your diet and adjust it to keep yourself in a healthy balance. A Panda could also indicate digestive problems and that you are having difficulty assimilating an issue in your waking life. Some sort of compromise is necessary in order to regain balance.

Alternatively, a Panda can be symbolic of your own childlike qualities or something that is cuddly.

To dream of a Panda moving forward is indicative of spiritual knowledge and growth in your present life situation.


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Panda Spirit Guide ….
Panda bear has an incredible presence about itself, being so completely comfortable with itself in all that it does, it commands your attention effortlessly.

It appears to be in a world of it’s own, lost in the pursuit of pure enjoyment.

Call upon the Panda as he is an excellent totem when you are learning to be comfortable with yourself, carefree about what others think.


Chinese Symbolism for Panda…
Despite the Panda bears cute and cuddly appearance, Panda symbolism in China gives the Panda the legendary reputation of being as fierce as a Tiger!

This offers great symbolic meaning and importance to understand that things are not usually as they appear on the surface… perhaps it is in your best interest to wait to give your trust to something or someone until they have proven their word and have earned trust.

Trust should be earned incrementally, with a watchful eye to see the true intentions and dispositions of another or the true state of a situation.

Something or someone may seem completely harmless but you always need to wait and see what is below the surface.


The Emblem of Compassion…
The Panda is most charming, and beloved by people the world over.

Panda is rare and endangered and is the symbol for World Wildlife Fund because of it’s gentle and compassionate symbolic nature.


Other Symbolic Influences of the Panda…

Since a Panda’s diet consists of 99% bamboo, the study of bamboo is very important to this totem.

  • Bamboo has strength yet flexibility.
  • Its shoots are a delicacy,
  • bamboo discs were used for money,
  • bamboo symbolizes youth in China,
  • and herbal remedies were written on its bark in the Han dynasty.
  • Both the Panda and bamboo reflect a quiet, unassuming essence – one that is modest and strong at the same time.
  • Bamboo is a symbolic representation of abundance and prosperity…and also of waiting and great patience.

Bamboo can take years to begin to grow, but once it takes off it is wildly abundant and grows and regenerates extremely quickly

which brings the measure of great success and prosperity.

Because Giant Panda is slow and methodical, completely focused in all that it does,

it is a fabulous totem to call upon to guide you in the study and use of sacred and ceremonial ritual.

Red Panda - Ailurus fulgens

Panda was once thought to be a part of the Raccoon family…

they do have similar markings around the eyes and they use their hands in similar ways, etc…

If Panda totem spirit animal has called to you it is recommended that you learn about the Raccoon as well as other Bears

for greater understanding into the nature of the Giant Panda Bear Symbolic Meaning totem.



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