A basic lesson fox offers is to stay clear of complications, rather than getting involved in controversies, step back and observe differences from a distance. It is likely you do not need to take sides. The fox takes a neutral stand when he is not being threatened. The fox runs from trouble, preferring not to get in the mix of conflicts.
Ted Andrews speaks about the fox totem serving as a guide to the faerie realms. This makes perfect sense because of the trickiness of a fox's appearances and disappearances. If you see a fox it may very well be an invitation to communicate with the faeries. How cool is that?
The sighting of a fox may mean that you need to step out of the lime light for awhile. You don't need to be the life of the party or always ready to volunteer to serve as a committee leader. Take your cue from fox and fade into the background for awhile. Don't worry that taking a back seat for awhile will make your social contacts forget you. The fox has a charming personality that is not easily forgotten.
Foxes stay close to their dens, so your intention may need to turn to the home fires. Ask yourself if you have been neglecting your home or family.
References: Animal Speak, Ted Andrews, Zuni Fetishes, Hal Zina Bennett