From the Animal Spirits link under "Favorite Web Spots"
on the left side of the main Spirit Lodge page:
~Ability to regulate usage
~Saving for future use
~Ability to carry ones nourishment (both spiritual and physical)
~Ability to see both light and shadow
~Cuteness (Heehee! I like that one!)
And from the Sayahda site:
Chipmunk, like squirrel, embodies the quality of trust. They
have little fear of people and are
often found in rural areas, city parks and in the wild. Chipmunks
are very curious and take the
time to explore everything that comes across their path. They
are inquisitive, fearless and
playful. They do what they want to do in their own time frame.
They are quite vocal often
drawing attention to themselves. Chipmunk medicine people will
not tolerate being told what to
do or when to do it. They make good leaders and spokespersons.
When a chipmunk is twelve weeks old they have the ability to
be on their own. The symbolism
of the number twelve or the combined numbers of one and two
should be studied by those with
this totem. Cycles occur regularly in a persons life and
those with chipmunk medicine will often
find that changes will occur in their life approximately every
twelve weeks or twelve months.
Knowing this gives you forewarning and the opportunity for preparedness.
By watching the chipmunks behavior much can be learned. They
appear to scamper to and fro
always in a hurry to get somewhere. Starting in one direction,
circling around and arriving back
where they started from. There is no detail that goes unnoticed
by the chipmunk as they circle
around and see beyond the obvious. Chipmunk teaches the art
of observation and appropriate
Chipmunks have an air of independence and certainty about them.
Their inquisitive nature leads
them into unexplored territory and their detailed mind leaves
no stone unturned. If chipmunk is
your totem pay attention to how your energy is being used. Are
you thoughts constructive or
destructive? Are your fears keeping you from playing and enjoying
life? Are you in charge of
your life or have you given you authority over to another? Chipmunk
is the messenger of many
realms. If this is your totem you are on your way to self-discovery.