Elk (wapiti) dream meanings

Medicine Wheel Meanings:


Impressive; persevere playful; dancers; fast and high, jumping, communicative; teacher of other teachers;


The Wapiti is the animal totem in the long snow moon (November 22 to December 21). The American elk or deer is a member of the deer family. The males have antlers that can resemble the branches of a tree. They live in open forests and in summer move to higher altitudes, where they feed on grass, leaves, twigs and bark. During this period the deer collect as many females as possible in a “harem” around them. Moreover, they are very fast animals with an enormous jumping ability.

General Meaning

Strong exploration, vital, communicative part of your self, your playful introduction to nature, your capacity for joy.

Transcendent Meaning

Gift of Inspiration, mystery and beauty.

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  1. Hello! I loved reading about the symbolism of the elk—thank you! I did want to mention that the photo you have on this entry is actually a moose calf, not an elk. Thanks again for the info. 🙂