Magickal Compendium – Animal Totems – Sand Dollar

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Sand Dollar Symbolizes – Strength, Flexibility, Freedom, Choosing Your Own Path

Some symbolic meaning of sand dollar is given below:

  • Transformation.
  • Internal strength.
  • Bravery.
  • Planned Activities.
  • Encouragement.
  • Freedom Movement.
  • Socialism.
  • Reformation.

Sand dollars are flat burrowing sea urchins that are shades of purple and green. The white sand dollars we are all familiar with are actually the skeleton of the animal that lives in the ocean.

Sand dollars typically live-in large groups on the ocean floor. The strength of their exterior skeleton protects them from the few predators they may encounter in their travels.

Although sand dollars are usually found in groups, they have the flexibility and freedom to pick up and go whenever they feel the need or want for change. Whether this is done as a solo mission, with a few other sand dollars, or as a large group, sand dollars have no problem leaving a situation that no longer suits them.

Because of this sand dollars have come to represent the freedom to choose your own path in life and a symbol of the strength needed to walk away from people, environments and situations that are no longer working for you.

Sand Dollar as a Totem Animal

Their symbols deal with appearance, feelings, morality. Their color transformation has also symbolic significance.


Sand Dollars live in a hard surface and often change their positions. This symbolizes their strength. This animal totem gives us inspiration, encouragement for success. They show the way to build something in life. They show the influence of having a clear path and correspondences.

Inspiration and Self-defense

They live beyond the low water line or just underneath the exterior surface. Their living area includes both sandy and muddy terrain. Sand Dollars often hide themselves under the surface and also change color.

They can make their own preferred and secured living place. These characteristics symbolize their inspiration to live and also their self defensive mentality. It can encourage one to choose their own path, and also the need to teach one on how to protect themselves.

Symbolic Colors

Sand Dollars are found in different colors. Their green color signifies healing or treatment, blue shows emotional feelings, purple shows spirit of life.

Understandings of the Sand Dollar

Sand Dollars live in groups, even when they move freely, they move all together. They are often found all together. It is related with their liking for flexible underside areas. It helps in their reproduction.

Creativity and Planning

Sand Dollars have mystery characteristics. Biologists discovered Sand Dollars can clone themselves. Sand dollars have larvae that clone themselves as a method of self-protection. They double their number although successfully maintaining their dimension. This symbolic totem teaches us how to keep our existence even in worst situations. Their technique can make us think about the backup way of avoiding dangers.

Their mentality to change plan and their togetherness shows a great virtue.

Sand dollar shows as a spirit guide when:

  • We are caught in a decision.
  • We need an inspiration.
  • We need to protect ourselves.
  • We have a weak mentality.
  • We need to& understand the value of teamwork.
  • Call on sand dollar as a spirit guide when
  • You need to make a decision right away.
  • You feel you are losing the reason to go on.
  • You feel like your safety is in jeopardy.
  • You wish to strengthen your mental capacity.
  • Everything seems to be disconnected in a team.