The Fox represents cunning, slyness, stealth, observation, and wisdom. 

The Fox can take on human form according to  American Indian beliefs. The Hopi, Cherokee and other tribes know that Fox Medicine brings healing power. The Apache say the Fox brought the first fire to the people. Other cultures such as the ancient Egyptians thought the Fox brought blessings of the gods. The Incas deified the Fox.

There are 23 species of omnivorous canid Foxes worldwide and is found on nearly every continent. In the Bengali language the Fox is known as "huacka-hua." The French call the Fox "Le renard glapit." The Japanese say, "konkon." Foxes tend to be smaller than other members of their family such as wolves, jackals and domestic dogs. They have slender, slightly flattened skulls, pointed muzzles, moderately short but powerful legs, large ears, and long, bushy tails. Unlike many canids, foxes are not pack animals; they are solitary, opportunistic feeders that hunt live prey (especially rodents) by stealth, cunning and surprise. With great dexterity and a pouncing technique practiced from an early age, they are usually able to kill their prey instantly. Foxes also gather a wide variety of other foods ranging from grasshoppers to fruit and berries. Foxes have been successfully employed to control pests on fruit farms, leaving the fruit intact. Foxes hold individual territories and generally remain within them except for the mating season. Young foxes are called kits. Males are known as dogs and females are called vixen. A group of foxes is a skulk.

The Fox also has a highly developed sense of smell. As an animal spirit guide, the Fox will help you to recognize subtle things in life and make you alert to unpleasant situations.

A Fox is very quite and blends into its surroundings becoming almost invisible. Being in harmony with ones surroundings is important to people who carry this medicine. For those with this animal spirit guide, try being very quiet and practice blending in without notice - especially if you have a powerful presence around others.

The body of the Fox is quite small in comparison to its cousins, but its ample fur offers good protection and appears to be much bigger than it is. There are several things that may be learned from this good trait.

The Fox has super-sensitive hearing - so you may also be able to hear Spirit. Listening is often more important than speaking - a good lesson to remember.

Mr. Fox comes out of hiding at dusk-twilight the time and often hunts under the cover of darkness. His keen eyesight is a gift that may teach you too see beyond your present situation and to be able to see Spirit.

By living between light and darkness, the Fox looks into both worlds.

The Fox is physically and mental quick and extremely agile which can teach you ways to respond quickly to situations by using the power of inner instincts and knowing.

A Fox teaches good eating habits - not from what it eats, but from the way it eats. The fox eats small amounts frequently. The Fox is not a picky eater and readily accepts whatever is available.

The Fox packs a lot of medicine and good teachings into its small body. Knowing the Fox and its ways will help you maintain balance and harmony in your life.

Responses to "Fox Medicine: What Fox Can Teach Us"

  1. teresa says:

    Ty for the info on fox medicine. He is in my life. I see him every now and again in the early a.m. on my way to work. Im so thank full that Fox is still around with the way the world is turning out. the name of progress.

  2. I never thought much about whether the fox is my animal spirit but he may be since I'm drawn to red foxes and used to have one living with me. They are very intelligent and quick and, personality-wise, are a cross between a dog and a cat. My Zo never once thought I was a superior creature; he was very aware of himself and "allowed" me to cuddle with him even though he didn't really like it. He greeted me with leaps straight into the air so I could see him in the windows as I drove up and wagged his entire rear end when I opened the door. I thought we were very well matched as companions and it was heart-breaking to have to give him up. I know we were in tune and many of the traits mentioned, I know are in me. I appreciate this article very much.

  3. Leslie says:

    Tod makes are called Tod females Vixen

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