A GRACEFUL, EAGER SOUL WITH A FLAIR FOR ARTISTRY
The spirit gazelle is a symbol of rising above adversity by fine tuning one's most inherent tools, such as perception. Skilled at staying above the fray and steering clear of danger, this animal spirit navigates its terrain with grace, and summons all available resources and opportunities to open to it. Hence, being a top food source for big cats, the Gazelle often finds itself in very precarious positions. In an effort to escape its biggest predator, the incomparably fast cheetah, the Gazelle has honed the ability to move swiftly from side to side, often outwitting its predator. The spirit Gazelle teaches us that with inner awareness coupled with skill we can learn to work with our own vulnerabilities and usurp our most powerful adversaries. According to shamanic beliefs, if you channel this animal spirit it is a reminder to explore new inner paths to unearth your innate strengths and to not be afraid to change direction when required.
Because of your vulnerability to outside forces, you tend to move fast in flight or fight mode, thus forgetting to pause and communicate deeply with yourself first. If you find you align with the gazelle power animal it’s a reminder to take a deep breath, connect with your soul, and not let life's threats consume you. Those who identify with this animal enjoy inspiring others through optimism, original concepts, leading creative endeavors, as well as dance as a form of expression.
Traits of the Gazelle are Graceful, Optimistic, Eager, Artistic, and Perceptive.