The Turtle Power Animal

The Turtle symbolizes self-reliance, tenacity and slow but sure progress

What does dreaming about The Turtle mean?

Dreaming of a turtleĀ  suggests that you will make slow but steady progress. You need to slow down and pace yourself. Alternatively, it indicates that you are sheltering yourself from the realities of life.

Water: With ties to water, it suggests the ebb and flow of daily life. Lovers, think about who is giving and who is taking. Occasionally it can symbolize a feeling of drowning, that everything is overwhelming.

Protection: The Turtle may come at a time when we need strength of some sort. Are you feeling under pressure with something? Are you eating healthy and exercising? Do you feel under attack?

Career: The Turtle can be a card about career and job prospects. It can signify a person or a situation where things will improve. Looking for work? This is a good omen!

As a person The Turtle may signify a person others lean on and turn to for advice. They are outgoing and confident. It can also represent a need for communication or someone poring oil on troubled waters.

Power Animal Cards & Meanings
Spirit Animal Cards & Meanings

Upright Meanings: natural born leader, self-centred, motivated, honest, way with words, dependable, confident, optimistic, proud, hot tempered, action-orientated, fearless, good leader, loyal, controlling, noble, funny, charming, lenient, taking control, experience, freethinking, energetic, friendly, passionate, strong, protective

The Turtle indicates that you will have the energy, experience and enthusiasm to accomplish what you set out to achieve at this time. You are taking control of your life. You will motivate those around you, lead the way forward and set a good example for those who look up to you. You do not worry about other people’s opinion of you and you dare to be different when this minor card appears in your reading. As a person, The Turtle is a mature male who is confident, strong, energetic and optimistic and a natural born leader. He may be a fire sign such as Aries, Leo or Sagittarius He is friendly by nature, funny, charming and good with words. He is also fearless, freethinking, motivated and action-orientated. He has an independent streak and as such, he needs his freedom and will not tolerate neediness. The Turtle does not like to let emotions stand in the way of his enjoyment of life. He is usually supportive of those around him and has learned to be lenient. However, The Turtle can be self-centred, hot-tempered and controlling. However, at his best, when he is allowed his freedom, he is proud, passionate, honest, loyal, dependable and protective

Reversed Meanings: ineffective, afraid to be different, volatile temper, boorish, unyielding, impulsive, breaking promises, weak, womaniser, not being proactive, nasty, vicious, quarrels, rude, bitter, forceful, bully, tyrant, prejudice, abusive, taking a back seat, undependable, dictator, unreliable, setting a bad example, lack of energy/ experience/ enthusiasm

The Turtle reversed can signify a man who has been through a lot in his life, and as a result, he typically is warm, kind, and understanding toward others. He himself is likely to have a great deal of energy, but as he has matured, he has begun to understand that not everyone can match his pace. When the card does not signify a literal person in your life, it refers to feeling energetic and also to a tendency toward being lenient with others. If this is in regard to your children, think carefully whether leniency is the best response to them.