Meaning, Medicine & Magic

Raccoon symbolizes balancing curiosity, disguise, shape shifting, resourcefulness, stealth, secret, and seeker.

Through the masks you wear you can become adept at changing identities to protect and transform yourself, but remember to stay connected in self awareness so you know when you’re being dishonest with yourself.

Raccoon is a borrower, resourceful in nature, but not a thief. Whatever is borrowed will be returned, exchanged, or born from you into a new gift to the world.

As Raccoon washes its hands and food, it gives thanks and reminds you to be grateful and let yourself receive the gifts being offered to you by the universe.

Raccoon is constantly trying to balance its curious nature between excitement and trouble. Raccoon asks you not to become blinded by your curiosity, but to use it as a strength to problem solve and thrive in new experiences. Play and seek through life.

-Tanya Casteel


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  1. Jeanne Rex

    Raccoons are stealthy nocturnal opportunists. One night around 1:30am, I was awakened by the sound of someone slapping my front door. I tip-toed to the sidelight window on side of my front door. As I looked through the window and saw nothing at all but an empty front porch–I heard the knocking or slapping sound again. Since I always keep my storm door locked, I carefully opened the steel entry door and peered out. Immediately I was startled at the sight of a pair of eyes the same height as mine–I was eye ball to eye ball with a masked bandit! For there hanging on my screen door was a raccoon slapping at my door trying to find a way into an autumn shelter. I have a pretty active startle response and screamed. As soon as I did, the hair stood up on the raccoon’s neck and he fell over backward and scurried away. I you had been watching this surprise unfold, I am sure that my one single braid stood straight up as well!

    • Tanya Casteel

      Very entertaining story. Thanks for sharing. Raccoons are so sneaky.


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