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Animal Spirit Guide Meaning & Interpretation: The Phoenix

Introduction to the Phoenix Spirit Guide

The phoenix is a creature of great wonder and mystery. The great bird can be found in mythologies all across the globe, ranging from China to Greece.The phoenix is a mythological creature and there has never actually been any evidence that the "firebird" has ever existed.

The story of the phoenix begins in Egyptian mythology. The Egyptians viewed it as a symbol of the sun. This is a great power animal for Pagans who practice Egyptian Paganism.

It is said that the phoenix has a 500-1000 year life span. When it reaches the end of it's life span, the bird is said to do something absolutely amazing. It is said that the phoenix builds a nest near the end of it's life span and then ignites itself, burning itself and the nest. From the rubble, a new phoenix is said to arise, taking the place of the older one. It is not known if the bird is immortal, or that the "reborn" one is simply it's offspring.


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Quick Notes

  • Associated with the sun and fire.
  • Symbolizes transformation and a new beginnings.
  • Great power animal for those who are experiencing change or a new start in life.
  • Great power animal for healers.

Phoenix Spirit Guide Meaning

The phoenix spirit guide should be sought out by anyone searching for, or in need of, a new beginning. The phoenix is one of the purest symbols of transformation and rebirth. If you are going through a troubling time and are looking to start fresh, seek out the phoenix spirit and ask for guidance.

Fire and the phoenix are practically one, making the phoenix spirit a common spirit guide for people born under the element fire. People born with the element fire tend to be feisty, complicated, and often times in need of guidance. The phoenix spirit is great for all of these issues because the phoenix understands and can relate, because it too is just as feisty and just as complicated.

If you are a healer or in need of healing, the phoenix is a great spirit guide to seek out. With its symbolism of purity, renewal, and change, it can be a great spirit to look up to and to seek guidance from when performing healing spells and rituals.

If you are interested in seeking out the phoenix spirit, try lighting some candles and meditate. Being near or working with fire is one of the best ways to connect with the phoenix spirit.



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Comments

Buddy Thompson on October 05, 2016:

Very good article! I've seen the Phoenix in my dreams for years now. I don't know whether I'm the only one or not, but I see the Phoenix also as a symbol of loyalty, much like the Wolf. Anyways, thank you for such a great and enlightening article. :)

Jason Free from Baton Rouge, Louisiana on June 06, 2013:

This was a great article. The Phoenix has been my animal spirit guide for quiet a while now, I actually believe that she has been with me from the beginning. As a child and growing up I have always had a fascination and interest in the Legendary Phoenix. Through the past couple years I have really connected with her. I have written quiet a few articles (none published more just putting thoughts to paper) about the Phoenix and the power and wisdom that she can gift you. Through dreams and meditation she gives me tasks to accomplish to help further myself and discover who I truly am meant to be and my purpose on this Earth and beyond. Recently she has given me a crystal grid that I am currently putting together to help me further my spiritual evolution. She gave me eleven different gemstones and crystals to gather to be part of this grid. There is a 12 that is still a mystery to me but was told it will come to me when the time comes and I am ready for the next phase of my journey. Thanks again for this hub and for helping educating people about the mysterious and amazing Phoenix. This is my first hub to visit,never have heard of this site and excited to explore what else it has to offer.

Jason on June 06, 2013:

This was a great article. The Phoenix has been my animal spirit guide for quiet a while now, I actually believe that she has been with me from the beginning. As a child and growing up I have always had a fascination and interest in the Legendary Phoenix. Through the past couple years I have really connected with her. I have written quiet a few articles (none published more just putting thoughts to paper) about the Phoenix and the power and wisdom that she can gift you. Through dreams and meditation she gives me tasks to accomplish to help further myself and discover who I truly am meant to be and my purpose on this Earth and beyond. Recently she has given me a crystal grid that I am currently putting together to help me further my spiritual evolution. She gave me eleven different gemstones and crystals to gather to be part of this grid. There is a 12 that is still a mystery to me but was told it will come to me when the time comes and I am ready for the next phase of my journey. Thanks again for this hub and for helping educating people about the mysterious and amazing Phoenix. This is my first hub to visit,never have heard of this site and excited to explore what else it has to offer.

Daniella Lopez (author) on December 16, 2011:

Thanks Caroline :D

Caroline Marie on December 15, 2011:

Great hub Daniella!

ThomasRydder on November 11, 2011:

They really are excellent movies...but you have to start with the first one, and do them in order. You're more than welcome, ma'am...my pleasure.. :)TR

Daniella Lopez (author) on November 10, 2011:

Haha! You flatter me Thomas... Thanks for your lovely compliments. :)

And thank you for the Harry Potter info! My husband just found out I haven't watched the films so I think I will be made to watch them in the next few days. =P

ThomasRydder on November 10, 2011:

Good morning, Dani...I was somewhat familiar with the Phoenix, but totally unaware that it was a spirit guide...or that mythical creatures to be guides at all. I have read quite a few writers on here, but you are the one that I would like to see inside. A hub on baking delicious cookies residing right next to ones on Paganism, Ravens, and Witch Kitchens. And you have the skill to write them all with equal dexterity. By the way, the Phoenix was absolutely illustrated in one of the Harry Potter series. He was owned by Dumbledore, the headmaster, and was resurrected in the film.

Daniella Lopez (author) on November 08, 2011:

Thank you for the vote! Glad that you enjoyed it! :)

Richard Ricky Hale from West Virginia on November 08, 2011:

Voted up, useful, and interesting. I have heard of this before, but I didn't know anything else about it. It is always great to learn new things. A great story and well written and defined Daniella. Have a good one:)

Daniella Lopez (author) on November 08, 2011:

Thanks cherylone! Glad you liked it. :)

Cheryl Simonds from Connecticut on November 08, 2011:

I enjoyed this one, too. You always have such a great wealth of information.

Daniella Lopez (author) on November 08, 2011:

Thanks Seeker!

Helen Murphy Howell from Fife, Scotland on November 08, 2011:

A fascinating hub on the Phoenix bird as a spirit guide.

It's also a good symbol for what many of us need to do - destory the old and worn out so that our lives can be born again, new and fresh!

Great hub, voted up!

Daniella Lopez (author) on November 07, 2011:

Thanks for stopping by, Vianasya. As far as Harry Potter goes, I'm not really sure. I've only read the first book and seen the first film, so I really don't know if they had a phoenix in the film or not. I don't keep up with pop culture. =P

Have a lovely day and as always, thanks for stopping by and reading my little hubs.

vianasya from Indonesia on November 07, 2011:

I think I've known about this Phoenix bird before, Daniella Lopez, from Harry Potter movie.. But I didn't know it's the same Phoenix or not. I also didn't know if Phoenix really exist or not.

Especially after I've read this hub that say "The phoenix is a mythological creature and there has never actually been any evidence that the "firebird" has ever existed."

But, very interesting, Daniella Lopez. Perhaps I'll try your suggestion.

"If you are interested in seeking out the phoenix spirit, try lighting some candles and meditate. Being near or working with fire is one of the best ways to connect with the phoenix spirit."

Nice share, Danniella Lopez. I voted up! :)