When you observe the squirrel in nature, they always seem busy, with an endless supply of energy. Seldom do you see a squirrel inactive. Focused on the task at hand, agile and quick, they constantly prepare for the future by gathering nuts and seeds for later use. Although they always prepare for what may come, they have a tendency to forget where they store things. The forgetfulness of squirrel serves as a reminder to those with this medicine to slow down, pay attention and to stop running frantically in several directions at once.
Squirrels, sociable and communicative, can seem quite vocal both in work and play. Sometimes their continual chatter disturbs the silence, which creates an air of distraction and chaos. If you find yourself disturbed by their constant chatter, Squirrel tells you to speak clearly and effectively or to go within and become still, depending on circumstances. Their gathering nature teaches those with this totem how to reserve energy and store things for future use, honoring the future and readying yourself for change.
Squirrel embodies the quality of trust, as one of the few animals that will eat out of a person's hand. This symbolizes a need to let down your defenses and learn to trust more. The issue of trust can play out in all areas of a person's life from personal intimacy to trusting Great Spirit. Because the squirrel always prepares, remember that Someone takes care of you!
Squirrel represents balance within the circle of gathering and giving out. If squirrel has scampered into your life, pay attention to the wisdom it has to offer you. Preparedness and survival skills can be learned from this powerful totem.
i.e. Squirrel can add more than just a touch of general "nuttiness" to your day, or month, as well!