There are various types of Toucans and their sizes can range from 29 cm to the largest toucan which is 63 cm.

They have the same size of a crow; their tail is round with different lengths. 

Their wings are small since they are only required to travel in a short distance.  Both male and female species have striking similarities. 

Certain parts of Latin America believed that this creature is associated with dark spirits, and are thought to be a manifestation of demons.  On the other hand toucans are also use as a totem of some tribes and their shaman use it as a tool to penetrate the spirit world.

The bright colors are considered to be attractive qualities and can bring good fortune or luck to the person who adorns themselves with toucan feathers.

This creature represents communication and self-confidence since this bird is one of the noisiest and loudest creature of the forest.  He can be identified with a single cry of his voice.  Furthermore, its colorful physical look and its huge bill denote its strong craving to be noticed. 

This creature want to tell us that it is time to step out of the dark shadow and shine even for a short time.  This is perfect for people who have a stage fright and people who have a difficulty in public speaking. Summon its spirit and its power can heal you of any doubt.

There is a possibility that this creature will appear to you whenever you are seeking some attention, either in a relationship or in a social circle. Since the bird is considered social, it is a good omen when the toucan comes into your life. It is a good time to get out and meet new people or try new things.  

If you have been down or lonely the toucan can and will help you to figure out why you’re feeling this way. Not only that, toucans can help you boost your self-confidence. 

This bird can help you believe in yourself that you have the capability to influence others with the sound of your voice. Toucans are also perfect for people who are hiding their true feelings, people who hide themselves behind the mask of a clown and act like they are happy. 

Toucans are a clear example that it is ok to be yourself; it is time to take off that clown mask and show to everybody who you really are.  It is normal that people will judge you, but who cares, as long as you stay true to yourself and to the people you love.  Eventually people will accept you for who you are, you just have to prove to them that you’re not bothering anyone

The toucan’s majestic color and its regal poise is also a reminder for us to be happy with what we have and further develop it.  Do not seek for things that you do not possess causing you to forget and be thankful for the things that you own. 

If something will come your way then state your gratitude, if not, then feel grateful than you are a lot fortunate than the others because of what you hold now.

Toucans are also telling us to be vigilant and not to be hesitant to scream for help in times that we need it.  Toucans are rarely seen but its presence can be felt with its voice, telling us not to hesitate in expressing our feelings, it is also a reminder that it is time to call your distant relatives or friends  and rekindle our relationship and bonds.

Toucan shows up as a spirit guide when

  • You desire to be more commanding or confident.
  • You need to reconnect with friends or family.
  • You are attracting a lot of attention.
  • You need to spend more time focusing on your social life.
  • You need to remember to be thankful for what you have.

Call on a Toucan as a spirit guide when

  • You want to bring good fortune into your life.
  • You need a bit of extra luck.
  • You crave attention.
  • You want to work on your communication skills - especially in telling someone how you. feel or talking in a social or relationship setting.

By Florance Saul
Jan 28, 2013