Badger represents freedom to do as one pleases, the acceptance of responsibility and duty. Without Black there can be no white, without night there can be no day. Badger brings understanding, wisdom and contentment. With badger on your side the world becomes an easier place because badgers energy is one of now and living for the moment.
With the Badger as your totem animal or guide, you can expect organisation and neatness to follow. If badger is called to enter your life he will help restore order to your domestic environment, the badger is clean and proud to exhibit and extend hospitality to both the rabbits and foxes. It is not unknown for one sett (badgers home is called a sett) to extend to sharing with a variety of animals. The Rat, Mole and Weasel have also been known to share with Badger.
The ferocity of the Badger when it attacks is respected by all animals, a respectful fear that has been earned by countless generations. But along with this is also the wisdom that badger has aquired and passed on to it's young. The Badger has no fear and will defend it's family to it's death, this is the secret of it's ferocious attacks. It does not attack without good cause, it is the belief in the good cause that enables the badger to win. It stands steadfast and will not back down, it has been known to stand side by side with others and fight, to form allegiances and create allies.
With it's short strong front paws it is a natural digger, it is able to dig and prepare a new home very quickly. This animal is equally happy both above and below ground, above ground it is capable of running at speeds of up to 19 mph, it is short sighted and is frequently portrayed in cartoons as old and wise, the truth is that it loves to play and is a communal natural leader. Able to move in both worlds above ground and below, below ground it eats the roots of herbs, shrubs and vegetables it is often portrayed or characterised as the Dr. Lawyer or wise one and with just cause. The extensive knowledge aquired and passed on by successive generations has made the Badger a totem or power animal to welcome into your fold.
The boar, sow or cub all offer their own qualities, to recognise each other and contribute towards harmony within the sett they mark each other with urine, family units have been known to stay together and grow to a size of up to 15 badgers sharing one sett. Also sharing with other animals, the saying blood is thicker than water is prevelant in badgers society, they do enter a state of semi hibernation during winter and should they be disturbed they have been known to extend their cuisine to small rabbits and other such food. A grumpy sleepy badger is a frightening sight. Badger represents freedom.