Squirrels have an intense level of energy, playful and very adept at socializing. Squirrel people have sometimes affectionately been called "Squirrelly" or "Nutty" because of their eccentric and frantic behaviors. The squirrel is a forward looking spirit, foraging for nuts and hiding them away for later. For this reason, hoarding or fear of lack can result in a visit from squirrel totem.
Porcupine totem teaches you to face your vulnerabilities and to protect your inner self. The porcupine also has a curious nature, finding joy in small things life offers. The porcupine person is often a joyful person that is content to take life at a slower pace.
The deer as a totem serves as a bridge between the wild and the tame. This is because the deer will often be seen on the edges of the wilderness it calls home. Deer will also venture into our roadways and gardens. When deer appears you may want to ask yourself if there is a wild streak in you that desires taming. Or, have you been too cautious lately and desire to take a walk on the wild side?
The groundhog is symbolically known as being a trance dreamer because of its deep slumber while hibernating underground. If the groundhog is your personal animal totem or makes its appearance in your life it may indicate that messages are being given to you through your dreams.