An Angelfish is a powerful totem animal.

The image of an Angelfish swimming into your meditations mean that you are feeling inquisitive about some happening in your real life. The Angelfish is found in the warm tropical waters of the Atlantic, Indian and Pacific oceans. They live in the shallow waters adjoining the reefs to be found in these waters. The Angelfish has bright colors and long dorsal and anal fins. Their bodies are compressed laterally which give an Angelfish a plate-like look. The Angelfish can be easily distinguished from other residents of the reefs because of its bright colors.

The symbolism which can be related to the Angelfish are:

  • Shallow.
  • Beauty.
  • Transformation.
  • Assistance.
  • Awareness.
  • Emotions.
  • Senses.
  • Psychic.
  • Navigation.

The Angelfish symbolizes regeneration. When one is in deep gloom due to a difficulty in life, this animal totem can be called upon to lift your spirits. Even by thinking of the Angelfish and its bright colors can be enough to lift depression. The color-bands on the body of the Angelfish create a hypnotic effect on the mind. The Angelfish uses its heightened sense of vision to keep itself away from predators which may be attracted by its bright colors. This symbolism teaches you to keep your sense of sight when you are dealing with the people around you.

The Angel fish wedges itself in the crevices of the reef at night for safety. It avoids deep waters and tries to remain as close to the reef. This symbolism means that you should not try go too deep into a situation. You may find it difficult to extricate yourself from bad situations. The Angelfish is always aware of its surroundings. This symbolism means that you should always be aware of people near you who may be in need of your help in their journey of life. You can help them only when you realize their problems.

A second symbolism related to the awareness of the Angelfish is that you should be attuned to the emotions of the people around you so that you do not hurt their feelings and in turn they do not hurt yours. Another symbolism or awareness of the Angelfish is positive change. This means that you should consider people around you who can offer a helping hand when you wish to go forward in life. Your bright behavior should attract those people who would like to help you. The Angelfish is curious and fearless when approaching danger. It does not show any fear when it sees a completely unknown object like a diver in the water observing sea-life.

The symbolism of the Angelfish signifies that you should be brave and courageous enough to face all kinds of situations that reveal themselves in life. Running away without facing the music only increases your inability to handle problems. The Angelfish is adept at swimming or changing directions very rapidly. The thin plate-like body of the Angelfish helps it to navigate the water. The angelfish swims fast through the water. This symbolism teaches you to navigate smoothly through the various currents in the ocean of life with the help of your intuition and imagination.

The Angelfish can come into your thoughts when

  • You are feeling gloomy.
  • You are not able to concentrate.
  • You are unsure of getting help.
  • You are not sure of whom to help.
  • You are feeling bogged down.

You can call upon the symbol of the Angelfish when

  • You want to reach out to people around you.
  • You want to find out the persons ready to help.
  • You want to engage people who may be in need of your help.
  • You want to navigate the problems facing you with comparative ease.
  • You want to feel fearless to face all kinds of situations.

By Florance Saul
Mar 27, 2013