Represents: Old endings, new beginnings, transformation

Bats are social animals. They often travel and hunt in groups, and since they are mammals, they nurture and care for their young.

This means that if Bat is your totem, you have a strong sense of family, and you are a nurturing person.

Bats are nocturnal creatures who fly through the night skies. Contrary to popular opinion, bats are not blind. They actually have good eyesight, but they also have the ability to navigate using sonar to catch their prey. This means that Bats are particularly good at seeing through illusions, and they have the ability to fly straight to the heart of the matter, ignoring all obstacles in their way.

This skill also means that bats are highly sensitive to their environment and they are able to navigate with ease through many difficult situations. Because of this they are depicted as agents of change and symbols of rebirth.

When a Bat totem appears in your life it is a call for the end of one way of life and the beginning of another. Bats are creatures of transition, leaving the cave at twilight and returning at dawn during the in-between times that are neither night nor day.

When Bat calls to you, you must prepare to face your greatest fears and get rid of the part of your life that no longer is needed. This requires keen insight and sonar-like self-examination in order to discern what attributes of your life may no longer serve a useful purpose.

This transition can be very frightening for many, because we tend to want to cling to the devils we know rather than to go off to unknown and undiscovered ways of being that might have unforeseen consequences.

But you will not grow spiritually until the old parts are gone, so Bat calls you to fly away from the old and into the new, trusting Bat’s wisdom to guide you.

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