Black Panther

Meaning, Medicine & Magic

Black Panther symbolizes courage, valor, beauty, grace, challenge, feminine power, and rites of passage.

Black Panther is a courageous guardian, blessed with ancient maternal lunar power, who is drawn towards solitary people.

Fierce feminine power resides within you. Become comfortable in your own skin, beauty, and grace.

Black Panther likes to take quick, decisive action, but reminds you that it’s necessary to learn how to pace yourself and not to push too hard on any one task.

It’s time to meet your hidden fears and reclaim your power, especially after a period of deep suffering. There are positive power and medicine within your fears.

Your fears can be overcome when you embrace your fear of the unknown and learn to follow your inner voice and the inner messages that come.

Trust yourself. It is time to awaken your inner passions, live your dreams, and begin a new chapter as Panther guides and protects you.

The black panther is often called “the ghost of the forest”, silently stalking and blending in with the night. Have you tried doing important work at night? Black Panther is there to support you in this.

Panthers are excellent swimmers. They dive into water in order to relax. Use the power of water to cleanse and calm yourself.

If you look closely, you can still see the spots on Black Panther’s fur. Let those in your trusted inner circle fully witness and see you.

 

Jaguars, Snow Leopards & Pumas are also Panthers to study.

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I want to hear about your Black Panther experiences. What stories or dreams have you had? Please share and join in the conversation below!

8 Comments

  1. Dee Jenkins

    I always considered my self to be of angelic quality. You can imagine my surprise when in a meditation time this animal appeared!! My exercise required me to work with commuicating with the first animal that I saw. A very nice surprise!I I became the panther, and saw humans in the jungle ,looking for me! I turned around and slinked off….End meditation…( I am working with animal communication skills; learning from Val Heart.)The exercises for me are not easy.But I continue……

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    • Tanya Casteel

      The animals that appear to us are the ones we NEED most at that moment, not necessarily the ones we want or expect. These sound like great exercises. I’m glad you’re continuing to work with it.

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  2. Mary

    I’m in a turning point in my life. Have let go of things -and people- that I thought were important and followed my heart. Now I think the future is uncertain as well and feel bit of anguish. I saw the panther before the decision and I just did a shamanic journey yesterday And saw one just like the one of your painting, white eyes and all.

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    • Tanya Casteel

      Such bravery to let go and trust in your heart. I’m proud of you and I’m glad Black Panther is showing up for you at this time. You’re very strong.

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  3. Debbie

    I am working on myself and going through a lot of changes in my. Last year was very painful and starting to get over some of it when something else come up. I have a lot fears, also dealing with anger. I meditate everyday. Couple weeks ago, a lion appeared in my meditation and still it. Today, a black panther appeared. I’m wondering what it means.

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  4. Jeanne McGovern-Phillips

    I had a dream that I was being chased by a black panther. It tried to attack me. I was able to kick it away from me. My spirit animal is a black cat.

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  5. Jeannine

    My mother had just died. My daughter (46 at the time) and precious granddaughter (4) were meeting me in Texas for the memorial service.

    When my daughter was 9, her father and I fought a bitter custody battle which I won on principle and in the eyes of the court, but his wealth and his relentless mission to destroy the Divine Feminine in every female he could own, has shadowed us all the days of our lives even though that battle has been officially over for decades.

    With that as background, we three female survivors of a Donald Trump wannabe husband/daddy figure were gathering to remember my mother.

    It was a 10-hour drive for me. The girls were flying and I would meet them the next day.

    All the way to Dallas, I kept passing a truck with a leaping black cat; PANTHER was the name and logo. After the 4th time passing it, I took note. But once we were all together in Dallas, I continued to see that truck in odd, out-of-the-way places around town. It followed us to Ft Worth for the burial ceremony, and appeared again on my way back to New Mexico.

    Once hone, I went to a Zuni shop and bought a beautiful black panther fetish which I kept with me to learn it’s meaning. My shamanism is self-taught—remembrance more than apprenticeship —so it required me to seek the meanings and attributes of panther myself.

    What I did not know at the time was that that black panther was signaling the entry into a cave of my deepest, darkest fears. It was a chamber in my own mind that, while totally unconscious until then, nevertheless hovered just beyond awareness to shade and impact my every waking moment. It was my initiation into a terrifying passage of the spiritual journey from which many never emerge. It was so well symbolized in “Star Wars” by Luke Skywalker in his training with Yoda, when Luke entered a dark cave where he would have to meet and fight to the death the greatest threat to Luke’s mastery: himself.

    Over the next two years, which have just about completed, I did discover the unconscious fear that had been demonizing my psyche without my knowledge all those years—the fear that my daughter, who I loved more than all life and who had been fathered by a dangerous distortion of a man—would succumb to the twisting and destructive efforts of her father and turn into him, and then try to separate me from her daughter the way her father had done with me. Nightmare. Worse … another Sophie’s Choice nightmare.

    My granddaughter and I had already formed a powerful bond that was extraordinarily close and loving. She and I made no secret of our love and had already begun to shine it luminously when we’re together. Would my daughter become resentful of that bond as her father resented my bond with her at that age?

    I feel that the internal battle with that most threatening of all unconscious fears in my cave has been fought and won, finally. Had the black panther not arrived to announce my initiation stage when it did—and bring with him the courage to rip the mask off that fear and face it, to realize it to be my own self, and destroy that self-made with my own hands—I would probably have committed suicide. That is the ultimate test: To stand in the presence of one’s most paralyzing fear and still find the strength to challenge the internal darkness into the light and battle it to death. This is the warrior’s rite of passage.

    There is no other animal more valuable to have at one’s side in such a test as the black panther. I thank you for gifting the world with your exquisite imagery and gentle meaning of panther. It has brought to mind—a much lighter and freer mind—just how significant this means of communicating with our internal guidance is. Symbols are one way Spirit and the entire non-physical universe has of communicating important messages to us. You make it easier to engage this process with your life’s work. Truly you walk an inspired path with gentle mastery. Blessings.

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  6. Ronit Mayari

    I once asked to my spirit animal to appear in my dreams, because I found hard to tell what was my animal since I identify myself with a lot of animals. So in this dream I saw first a dog then it turned to a black panther. And in a lot of my dreams, I see a golden hawk but this hawk doesn’t seem to be any familiar with me, but I once dreamed I was a black panther and this golden hawk my friend.
    I find myself identified with this animal, the black leopard. I suffer anxiety and depression, and I cannot find my way to connect more with my spirit animal.

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