The Meaning of a Fox Sighting

What Does the Fox Say?

If you have a fox sighting, it’s a reminder to increase your awareness, to tune into your intuition, and to rely on your sixth sense to lead the way. If the elusive fox happens to show himself, his message is that any problem you’re experiencing is solvable. He is there to guide you in your awareness of the circumstances surrounding you. Open your eyes (including your third eye) to see the situation at hand with clarity and from all angles. Be more like the fox by “reading” the terrain ahead and widening your perspective to include all of the possibilities.

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The Fox as Your Spiritual Animal Guide

If you work with the fox as your spirit animal or spirit guide, you may find that your intuition, extrasensory perception (ESP) or the feeling of being “aware” is heightened—especially during the dusk hours. Dusk is the magical time between day and night, similar to the time in between eclipses. Dusk is when the cunning and elusive fox begins his day.

Like so many animal spirit guides that cover more than one terrain (earth, sky, water and so on), some believe that the fox travels between the worlds of the animal kingdom and the fairy realm. Others believe he walks through both the spirit world and the earthly world.

Cultural Symbolism

As with many animal totems, there are myths, stories, and widely differing beliefs about the fox in Native American culture. Some believe that for those with good intentions and motivations, the fox spirit is a guide or problem solver. But for those who are arrogant and negative, the fox becomes the trickster who will lead them to their karma. Several tribes such as the Hopi and Creek have fox clans.

The Celts and the Finnish

The ancient Celts, much like Native Americans, were very spiritual people who read the signs of nature and observed and respected nature’s way. To the Celts, the fox symbolizes one who walked with confidence and ease in both the natural and spirit worlds. According to mentalfloss.com, “The Finnish believed a fox made the Northern Lights by running in the snow so that its tail swept sparks into the sky. From this, we get the phrase ‘fox fires.’” There are certainly many sides to the fox and as with any spirit animal, the message you receive is purely personal.

Deception and Intuition

If you view the fox as a trickster, then perhaps your message from Spirit is to be aware of people or circumstances that may be trying to deceive you. For those of you with an enlightened view of the fox, the meaning of a fox sighting may be a call to work on your psychic senses and to trust your intuition.

Overcoming Obstacles

In observance of the fox’s behavior, his message is often a reminder to work through areas of resistance in your life by taking a different or unique approach. The fox overcomes his obstacles and faces his challenges head-on.

Getting to Know the Fox

Like all totem or spirit animals much can be learned by observing the behavior of that animal. For instance, although foxes are related to wolves and dogs that typically run in packs, the fox is a solitary creature. Unless he is raising a family, he hunts and sleeps alone. He is perfectly comfortable in his own company and he uses his time alone wisely—contemplating, planning, and navigating.

Magnetic Fields and Hunting

Similar to sharks and birds, the fox uses the Earth’s magnetic field to hunt prey. Science tells us that they see the magnetic grid as a “ring of shadow.” When the shadow and the sound of their prey align, he knows it’s time to attack. Sight, sound, and magnetic vibrations are his tools.

Foxes and Cats

Though related to canines, the fox actually has a lot in common with cats—from their vertical pupils and sandpapery tongues to their bushy tails that they use for balance among other things. Also, at least one type of fox is known to have retractable claws.

Adaptable Survivors

Foxes are great parents. While otherwise living the single life, during the first seven months of their pups’ lives, fox parents are loving and loyal to their pups. Foxes may get a bad rap for being cunning, sly and doing such dastardly deeds as decimating chicken coups, but they are survivors who for the most part live very solitary, contemplative lives. They have perfected their skills over time, and they are highly adaptable and knowledgeable about their immediate environments. You can find them living anywhere from the most remote terrains to very urban areas.

There is much we can learn about the fox, both literally and spiritually. As a messenger and a guide, there is so much to admire about the fox and we can mirror them in our own daily living as we try to adapt to our constantly changing environment.

Have you seen a fox lately? What do you believe was the meaning of your fox sighting? Let us know.

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19 thoughts on “The Meaning of a Fox Sighting

  1. Thisisme

    Recently I have been doing meditation to increase my awareness and keep myself on my positive path towards my passion and the things that are just waiting to be manifested for me. Then sitting in the dark in a parked car with someone I am getting to know and becoming close with, we saw a fox walk by and both thought it was pretty cool. I have always been very intuitive and now with the increase in awareness that I am experiencing, it makes sense that a fox might appear. In the past, I my not have put much thought into why I may have seen one but now I am more in tune with myself and my surroundings. Nice to know.

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  2. Alyx Emery

    I have been seeing a fox for about three weeks to a month now. I have been wondering what it means and so it seems I just might have found out.

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  3. Kevin

    So I was at work at a new job I had just started in Mentor OH a couple weeks ago was in town having a break sitting looked up and probably less than 20 feet away was a fox sitting looking at me ! But when I called to it and tried to move toward it it ran away and so less than 3 weeks have passed and I’m now home again for a while went fishing while driving home a Fox trotted across the road looked at me and kept its pace into a yard after crossing the street . Now I’m 35 and this is around the third time I’ve ever seen a fox in my life outside of tv or pictures ; it’s been since before I started kindergarten the last time I actually saw a fox before Mentor. I’m thinking this may very well be my spirit animal

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  4. Hannah

    I seen a fox on my back garden wall early one morning just 2 meters away from me stirring at me whilst I was doing some grounding work. It was less than a day since I’d had reiki and the outcome was all about my intuition! A few days has passed since my sighting and I’ve just felt so surreal about It since and intrigued about foxes. Which lead me to your site to see if they had a message spiritually. Definitely a sign of my intuition. Thank you so much for your site !

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  5. Theresa

    Three nites ive had baby foxs cross the road in front of me. They have a den acrossed from my daughter shop we’ve been seeing them for awhile but now there crossing in front of me, wen my daughter is not i the truck. Then to morning 3 baby foxs ran over a few miles from the shop. Then the first trailer home i bought and selled burned. All i can say is WOW

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  6. Michelle Wiggins

    To clarify things a little bit more from my previous comment the ex-husband is on my daughter’s birth certificate my mother had put his name while I was in labor knowing that he wasn’t the biological father but she didn’t want the actual biological father on the birth certificate that’s a long story but anyways I actually love foxes and I’ve always wanted a little pet fox so I was actually really excited when I saw a baby fox scared at first of course cuz I almost hit the poor thing and then wanted to make sure it was okay but also very excited LOL I have never seen a fox in real life like that out in the open that’s not in a zoo before ever in my life until tonight, but I’m just curious what that encounter means for me and the outcome of the situation that’s going on in my life right now. I just moved out of state to my sisters I also still haven’t found a job and I actually can’t work yet until I get my hip issue resolved so I know I’ve been trying to scrape by as well and trying to adapt to my new surroundings and different state with my daughter so when I was trying to look up everything I wasn’t really sure what really pertains to me because everything kind of fits so I’m just again curious what it really means for me and the situation that I’m in.

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  7. Michelle Wiggins

    Honestly I’m not 100% sure what my encounter with a fox meant but maybe someone can possibly explain what they think about it I think it might be a good thing but I’m not sure. So right now in my life I have an ex-husband who is very manipulative and pretty much gets away with everything he is trying to get full custody of my daughter whom he knows he is not the biological father and he knew that from the very beginning but as soon as he found out that I not coming back to him and I won’t go back to him he decided to filed the custody papers I am now on my way back to the state where I have to fight for the custody and on my way there I almost hit a baby fox at night I stopped and turned around to make sure that the fox was okay he just kind of looked at me and ran off so I don’t know if that is a good omen or a bad omen but I am hoping that it is good however it might also be telling me that I need to be aware that the ex husband is still being manipulative and trying to get away with more things that could hurt me in court I don’t know somebody please help explain this encounter to me when I almost hit the fox it literally just stood there and just looked at the car even after I stopped and turned around when I got out of the car it was he was still kind of standing there until I start getting closer than he ran off and then of course I couldn’t find it from there but that’s all I can remember to the best of my ability of what happened.

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    1. Kyle

      Wow no way? This may be a phenomenal coincidence, but I experienced the same as you. I’ve never seen fox in reality before, but I now I do. Just like you, the first time I saw it pass by street while I was driving. I were surprise and curious so I turn around and call out to the fox. Unexpectedly shock that the fox actually stopped , stand on ground with his two legs and hands lift up waving at me. It was so unreal to me as it I were in a movie, but it did actually happened. A few weeks after that I saw another fox appear out of no where on the road I was driving. The first Fox was white, the second was gray.
      Honestly, until now I’m still unsure what’s the meaning to all these?
      I was wondering if you’ve find an answer to this unusual encountered?

  8. K.A.

    One of the times I was out running, I was about half-way to my turnaround point & as I rounded a corner, I could sense something beside me. I glanced over furtively & saw a red fox running along the side of the road, next to me. I was surprised & before I looked forward, the fox looked at me & nodded. I kept running & the fox kept running beside me for another 1/4 mile. Just before I turned around to run back home, I could sense the fox beside me wanted my attention. I looked over again & had to come to a stop – the red fox had decided to run out into the field & before she turned into the field, she turned to me & slightly bowed with closed eyes. Then she slowly turned, glanced back at me as I waved good-bye, & ran off into the field. As I ran the 3 miles back home, it felt like I was running on a cloud, as if my feet were not touching the ground. It felt surreal, to say the least. That was the fastest 3 miles I have ever run!

    It felt like we were one being, running together, on a course of pure energy. It was as if the trees, flowers, everything, was there but in energy form, not physical form. It was the strangest spiritual experience I have ever had. I am not entirely sure of the meaning of that interaction with the red fox, but she was definitely okay with running next to me & it seemed as if she recognised my energy/spirit. After that experience, I felt more aware & started seeing everything differently. It seems as if she linked with me & showed me how to see beyond what human eyes can perceive.

    After that meeting with the red fox, I just KNEW there is something out there (God/Allah/Ra/… ) I had (& still have) this feeling of something much larger than what we can perceive & see, even with microscopes, Hadron collider, & other tools to help us see particles of energy. Whatever is around us is unimaginably, infinitely, & cosmically beyond our human comprehension. From that experience, I could sense that our brains can, in no way, begin to comprehend what is There/Here/Everywhere. If we tried, our brains would probably explode.

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  9. Meredith

    I have just seen a red fox trot up my street. At the time I was thinking about expanding my horizons. Taking in New information and trying to learn new skills. Thank you for the article.

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  10. Lisa Marie Gelembiuk

    Love this article!!! I have seen a few foxes cross my path, enough for me to take notice of the spiritual/guidance sign. Twice In the last few days I was running when I saw this beautiful creature cross my path. When I run it is my time to reflect, problem solve & conquer all the problems in the world…haha
    Seriously it is when I run that I see all the great gifts from above, my spiritual guides talking with me showing me I am on the right path. I usually see Hawks & vultures and now the fox, it makes me smile every time. I believe the fox is a sign of guidance & problem solving, also I like the independent nature of this animal. I have been working on rebranding my business & taking it in a new direction which is scary & exciting all at the same time.
    Thanks again for this great post!!!

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    1. Mathew Hashey

      I’ve been out back of house to smoke and I saw the fox three nights in a row now run by. One of those nights I saw him going back the other direction. I hope this means something good for me

  11. Chantelle

    I was driving home last night and a Fox was running up to the side of the road on my left hand side, it seemed unsure of wether to risk crossing or not much the same as I was unsure of wether to brake or not as it seemed so unsure so I braked and it turned around and ran back to where it came. What could this mean?

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  12. Damian

    Oh. My. Gosh! These “Sighting” articles are absolutely splendid! Thank you so much for providing such a tantalizing and spiritual viewpoint/insight into these incredible beings. I had no idea about how foxes use magnetic fields for hunting and surviving! Not too long ago, I was gifted a rare appearance of an illusive gray fox in the mountains of Pasadena. I’ll never forget that moment as the sun was setting and he came out to watch almost right along side next to me. I felt a certain kinship with the animal and have remembered that moment quite fondly ever since. There was something magical about the whole experience. Thank you so much for these articles:)

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    1. LJ

      Damian: Thank you for liking these articles, they mean a lot to me and have taken me on a journey I never anticipated. We really are all made from the same source and we are all connected, so you’re right about being “one” with an animal like your fox. Some would say that that connection makes the fox your “power” animal. (You’ll see more about power, totem and spirit animals in an upcoming blog.) We also get to learn a little about other cultures and their connections to animals. Thanks for writing and thanks for reading the blog – there’s tons of good stuff on here from all sorts of writers and psychics.
      ~LJ

  13. Gina

    I see fox quite regularly and what always impressed me is their look of surprise when they are seen. So I relate to the fox sightings as being found out or uncovering something. Not necessarily sinister but comes to light. Maybe a hidden talent or just an avoidance of stepping forward showing your good.

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    1. LJ

      Kelly – I cannot help you here – I’m not a psychic on this line; I’m a writer, and these comments are specific to the article they are attached to. Try calling California Psychics directly and take advantage of the knowledge and foresight of their very gifted psychics.

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