pelican symbolism totem meaning

Pelican Totem

The pelican represents teamwork, group dynamics, regeneration, and resourcefulness. Pelicans have been driven to near extinction in many areas due to the pollution of mankind, but have managed to bounce back. They speak of resilience and determination.

Pelicans are very social creatures who will hunt in groups in the spirit of cooperation, banding together to push schools of fish towards the shallows, where they can then scoop them up. They nest communally and both males and females take turns sitting on the eggs.

Pelican speaks of the group dynamic, shared responsibilities, and making the most of what we have been given. The spirit of cooperation ensures abundance for all.

Personal Reflection…

Pelicans remind us to view ourselves as part of the whole. We all flourish when we work together in the spirit of cooperation. Pelican serves as a reminder that there is plenty for everyone. Avoid thoughts of limitation and lack.  Pool your resources and talents whenever possible with those of like mind.

Pelican also symbolizes the determination to not only survive, but thrive even when odds are stacked against them. If pelican appears to you it may be time to surround yourself with supportive people who encourage and actively support you. They also remind you of the importance to want what you have and make the most of what you have been given.

Pelican Dream Symbolism

Pelicans in dreams speak of growth through the conservation of resources and making the most of what you have.

Learn More About Pelicans

These amazing birds can have a 10 foot wing span and they live in warmer coastal areas all over the world. Learn more about these lovely birds in the short video below.

Celebrate the festive and social energy of the Pelican by placing this lovely set of bamboo wind chimes in your entry way or garden area.