The camels aren’t just for logging your baggage from one place to another. They are also a good source of wisdom, if we only stop and look a little closer.
Camel Symbolism Facts & Meaning: A Totem, Spirit & Power Animal
Camel Symbolism & Meaning
The camel is a symbol of endurance, sacrifice and toughness, as they are able to go through without much water all the while carrying a considerable weight.
Camels are symbols of the unknown, and of life’s constant changes, so you shouldn’t take anything for granted, be it the food in your mouth or the water in your humps. They also symbolize survival, stamina and self-sufficiency.
Camel Spirit Animal
As a spirit animal, the camel is a very generous with their knowledge. If a camel spirit animal approached you, it means that it is very much willing to share their wisdom about life. Most often than not, they approach those who are weary and tired from their journey, both literally and figuratively. They want you to rest as they help carry your burdens.
Camel Power Animal
If you need encouragement and strength to keep going, the camel is a great power animal. The camel will stay with you until the end. If you’re feeling impatient, the camel can help you settle down and trust the process. It wants you to know that as long as you did your best, everything is going to be fine. Plus, if you need reminding of the fact that the journey is more important than the destination, the camel is here to do just that.
If you’re feeling like you’ve lost purpose in life, the camel will remind you of why it is okay to not have a purpose in some periods of your life. It is okay to rest and take a break. Once you’ve recovered, you will be able to find your purpose again, and the camel will help you in finding it.
Camel Totem Animal
People with the camel totem are patient, and determined. They are willing to do everything they can to achieve success. However, the downside is that they can sometimes work themselves to the point of burnout. Also, they may not ask for help even if they do need some as they don’t like to admit that they can’t do something. They would rather labor patiently until they get the hang of it, than ask for help.
They also tend to miss opportunities as they are too focused on perfecting one thing. While their persistence and their determination are attractive traits, too much of it could do them more harm.
On the other hand, camel people are great friends and lovers as they put in so much effort into their relationships. Since they are persistent and don’t give up easily, they are more likely to maintain a relationship longer by doing everything they can for the person they care about.
People under the camel totem are stubborn, to the point that if they have already committed to seeing something to the end, they still will, even if they are at a disadvantage.
Camel Native American Symbolism
While camels are not found in America, their ancestor camelops have roamed North America back in the Pleistocene epoch. Unfortunately, there is no recorded native american symbolism that is attributed to them.
Camel Celtic Symbolism
For Christians, camels represent propriety, humility and virtue. They are also considered a great form of dowry as they are a good asset to have.
Camel Far Eastern Symbolism
Aside from helping Chinese traders in carrying heavy silk and wool, they are considered magical creatures in both Chinese and Middle Eastern culture, as they are symbols of good fortune and wealth. This is especially true for Feng Shui.
Camel in Dreams
Camel dreams are usually those that bring luck and good fortune, so consider yourself fortunate if you do dream of one. They usually mean love, money or success. Another interpretation of camel dreams is that you have reached success, which is a fruit of your labor and determination. It could also be that while you haven’t reached success yet, the camel wants to assure you that you are going to be successful but you might have to face a few more trials.
For those that work themselves a little bit too much: if you dream of a camel, it means that you have to reign yourself a little bit. It is a reminder that you’ve been working too hard you are forgetting to take care of yourself. If the camel in your dream is specifically sleeping or resting, it means that you have achieved success and your can relax and take a rest now. It means similarly if the camel is drinking and replenishing its water reserves.
If your dream includes several camels each bearing bundles or saddle bags, it means that good fortune is on your way. If you dream of a camel with two humps, it means you are faced with a choice. It is telling you that both options will work, so feel free to choose one that makes you heart feel better.
Should the camels be infront of you travelling onward, then it means that you (and your family) are facing a huge change that could somehow transform your lives. If you’re riding it, it means that you are doing great and are on the right path. If you see a caravan of camels running towards you, it means that you are facing a decision, but that all of the choices available aren’t good. So if you can, just run from it. If not, take it as a warning and just be ready to face whatever bad thing is in store for you.
Camel Encounters / Camel Omens
If you encounter a one-humped camel, it means that you will be getting a financial assistance in the near future. If it is a camel with two humps, it means that you don’t need to worry as your current wealth is enough to sustain you.
Camel Mythology and Folklore
The Quran mentions a camel called, The She-Camel of God. It was a god-sent female camel to serve as proof of a miracle when a prophet was asked to perform one.