The Egyptian often kept this animal as pets; they also trained them for hunting purposes.

Cheetahs are taken to the hunting fields with a hood, and their eyes covered, when their victim was close, the blindfold of the cheetahs will be removed and be freed.

This manner of hunting was later practiced by the Persians and Indians consecutively; the hunting was performed by princes of Indian States into the 20th century. Cheetahs are associated with monarchs and grace, royalties make them their pets, like popular figures as Genghis Khan; Akbar also kept about thousand cheetahs.

Up to this day, some Hollywood celebrities and other high ranking individuals owned a cheetah.

The cheetahs are not very good in adapting to a new environment; most of these animals that are kept in captivity are showing a trouble in breeding. The numbers of cheetahs greatly decrease due to hunting, their fur cost a fortune and its demand seems high, they also suffer from the loss of habitat and food.

An old African tale about the spots of the cheetah states that their spots were caused by the tears of the mother cheetah after a hunter stole her babies.

Flexibility is significant for people having cheetah as their birth totem. It is important to possess a flexible body as well as heart for a pleasing and satisfied life. Agility and movement is also vital to their security. They need to stay vigilant to all chance and harm.

Cheetahs get tired easily, they are fast but not good for long distance, their body can’t keep up with their speed. This represents that we must learn to relax after experiencing stress and fatigue. We must never over-do things or over-use our energies. Cheetah also possesses the commendable ability to feel and react swiftly to the harm of others.

Cheetah also represents the struggle and the pain we have to take before achieving success.

Cheetah's has agility and concentration, friendship, ambiguity, ability to be attentive on something for a short time, speed, confidence, and sharp eye.

The cheetah is also teaching us to pay attention to our ambition and achieve it swiftly. When we feel like we’re being dragged in the corner, its power can lend us alertness. If we are living this life fast but with a little sense of direction, it can help us to set our eyes on our aspirations, focus, and to search the best way of attaining them.

There are times that we should carefully plan our steps in reaching our goal. But some times it is needed to adapt and grab every opportunity that comes our way. But the best thing to do executing our plans fast with a high sense of concentration and keenness. When a time comes that you feel like victory is at hand but you lack the spirit a cheetah’s power is extremely important.

The cheetah is teaching us that there are two paths to the way of success, one is to carefully plan your execution and the other is to act fast. The cheetah’s time of relaxation represents that a rigorous work should go along with rest and meditation.

Cheetah shows up as a spirit guide when

  • You need to be very elusive.
  • You need to focus intently on something for a short period of time.
  • You need to act fast when needed.
  • You need to have a keen eye on situations.
  • You need to work on your self esteem.

Call on Cheetah as a spirit guide when

  • You need to be swift.
  • You need to have high self esteem.
  • You need to accelerate your time.
  • You need to be very keen.
  • You need to show brotherhood.

By Flo Saul
Mar 25, 2013