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The Groundhog (also known as the woodchuck) represents trance, dreams, and death without dying. A member of the squirrel family, the groundhog totem animal shows up when it’s time to dig deep into a new area of interest or study. They are efficient underground creatures that take two years to mature, so keep an eye out for the number two emerging as a prominent factor in your studies. Perhaps it will take two years to fully master, complete, or manifest your objective.

As a totem animal, groundhogs also represent setting and keeping healthy boundaries in your life. This totem calls for you to respect the boundaries of others for their optimal happiness. Groundhogs hibernate, symbolizing death without dying or transformation. They represent “dream time,” when your dreams may become more vivid or amplified. Your meditation practices could become much deeper and your metabolism can slow dramatically in line with the winter habits of the groundhog.

If you resonate with the Groundhog or have it as your animal totem, see below for stones whose energy can help you connect on a deeper level.


Crystals for Groundhog Totem

Petrified Wood Slice

Petrified Wood Slices

Petrified Wood – This is a stone of transformation that has a deep connection to the earth and wisdom of the ages. 

Golden Felspar – Giving off a warm energy, golden feldspar holds spiritual wisdom. This is a good stone for meditation, as it can help you connect to knowledge and inner knowing. This type of feldspar also promotes strength and courage, helping to break patterns as you transform. 

Blue Tiger Eye – Also known as Hawk’s Eye, blue tiger eye helps to slow the metabolism, much like the groundhog does during hibernation.

Prehinite – This is an excellent stone for connecting to nature and making your home feel like a sanctuary.

Hematite – Use hematite to help you set and keep boundaries. It can also help align the body, mind, and spirit with one another.


Crystals and Gemstones at Crystal Life

We hand-select all our stones here at Crystal Life. After hundreds of thousands of years in the earth, they are eager to begin work with their new human partners! When stones arrive at Crystal Life they are welcomed warmly by staff members and the store’s resident nature spirits. The stones are energetically cleared on a regular basis, to help them maintain their own inherent peaceful characteristics and personalities while being visited by so many store guests.

We would love to stay connected with you via our various avenues of communication – Facebook, PinterestInstagramYouTubeTwitter and the Nature Spirit Community.  You can also sign up for our weekly newsletter at the bottom of this page.

Learn more about Animal Spirits by visiting our library page here!

We credit most of our information on Animal Spirits to two incredibly helpful guide books: Animal Speak by Ted Andrews and Pocket Guide to Spirit Animals by Dr. Steven Farmer, both of which are available for purchase on our website.

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