Deer messages

Late add on:  I did not do much thinking about what deer meant to me after I hit it, I just knew what it was telling me without even looking it up.  I listened to what my heart said and I felt the message.  As for my daughter, I also knew but wanted to put this on here for others.

In the last two weeks, both my daughter and I have hit a deer with our cars.  Her deer was much bigger than mine, in fact it was a 9-point buck while mine was a small, young doe.  She must have needed a bigger smack up side the head than I did!  LOL!

I thought the 9 was quite significant for her in addition to the deer message.

from Ann Albers:  Deer – The deer is gentle and strong. She can leap gracefully and quickly up the mountainside but more often she prefers to graze on the tender shoots and grasses. She teaches us to be gentle with ourselves and to honor our heart.

In the South American Huichol tradition, the deer spirit leads the shaman through the “doorway of the heart” and gives him information on how to live in balance. Alllow the deer to show you a gentler and more peaceful way to live . She will help open your heart.

From One Spirit: Deer,  Stag– Gentleness, Healing, Connection to the Earth and the Forest, Keen Scent, Grace, Swiftness, Being Alert for Any Danger, Psychic Powers, Innocence, Love, Kindness, Sensitivity, Pride, Independence, Purification, Strength, Nobility.

Denise Linn/The Secret Lanugage of Signs:   A deer can represent the gentle aspects of yourself. This can also be a sign of feeling victimized and defenseless. Remember, there are no victims, only volunteers. Try to find areas in your life where you can take control and make changes. If you identify with the innocent deer, remember too the power of the stag–magnificent and forceful.

Jamie Sams & David Carson/Medicine Cards:   If Deer has gently nudged its way into your cards today, you are being asked to find the gentleness of spirit that heals all wounds. Stop pushing so hard to get others to change, and love them as they are. Apply gentleness to your present situation and become like the summer breeze: warm and caring. This is your tool for solving the present dilemma you are facing. If you use it, you will connect with Sacred Mountain, your centering place of serenity, and Great Spirit will guide you.

Contrary: Deer in the contrary position indicates that you are courting your fear by fighting the internal demons of negative ideas. This is a clue to you that force is not always the best method. You may not be willing to love yourself enough to feel your fears and let them go. You may be projecting your fears on others. It may also be others whom you fear, reminding you of a time when you reacted to life in much the same manner. At any rate, love is the key. The only true balance to power is the love and compassion of Deer. Be willing to find things to love about yourself and others, and your demons will melt away. Your fears cannot exist in the same place that love and gentleness abide.

The Druid Animal Oracle by Phillip and Stephanie Carr-Gomm-Stag: Pride, Independence, Purification Stag brings us the qualities of grace, majesty, and integrity. Contemplating the stag can help you achieve a greater sense of poise and dignity. if you are ever confronted with a situation in which you feel vulnerable or under scrutiny, such as in a court of law or a public appearance, by attuning to the stag and asking for the protection of his spirit you will find yourself feeling calmer, stronger, and more dignified. The stag signifies independence too–both spiritual and physical. You will be able to find the strength to gain and maintain your independence. It relates to the birch tree and the number one. The birch is associated with the blessing of beginnings. It is auspicious when contemplating new projects. The stag’s connection with fertility and sexuality signifies taht you will find a way to bring dignity, grace, power and integrity to your sexual life.

Contrary it shows that you need to examine the degree to which your pride is helping or hindering you. Pride can be a valuable feeling when it helps you to give only of your best, but it can also block your development and enjoyment of life if it exists only to protect your feelings of vulnerability and inadequacy. ask yourself whether your pride is serving you, and if not, see whether the qualities of the Stag can help you find integrity and dignity without the need for inappropriate pride. The stag-god, as Lord of the Hunt, is responsible for culling, which can be seen as a process of purification or sacrifice, maintaining a proper ecological balance. Contrary may signify the need for sacrifice or purification in your life–perhaps through letting-go of unnecessary possessions or emotional attachments, thereby helping you to gain independence and integrity.

The significance of 9:

9 Positive Traits: Heartily friendly and congenial, a hail-fellow, humanitarian instincts, a giving nature, selflessness, obligations, creative expression, readily influenced to do good works, artistic and writing talents.
9 Negative Traits: Self-adulation, scattered interests, possessiveness, moodiness, careless with finances, wanting peer attention.

For my daughter, nine also indicates the end of one thing and the beginning of another.  Life has changed a lot for her in the last couple of years, and things and people have left.  She is definitely on a path of important choices, finding her way to independence but which choices are best for her, only she can figure out.  The negative traits listed above also fit what my daughter is going through right now with the scattered interests, moodiness, financial issues and wanting attention from her peers, things she readily admits.  She feels very vulnerable and hides it with stubborness and pride.  Her life is very much technology and outer driven, and not much inner work, if any, is undertaken.  She is struggling to find her way and this stag is really significant so I will send her the meanings and let it sit.  If she reads or uses the info, that is up to her.  But the whole accident was shocking to her and damaged her car a lot as well as made her very sore from the impact.  Stag leaped out and said, Pay Attention!  Your balance is off and something needs to change.  Stag has many useful traits and qualities that you can use in your life.

As for me, deer tells me I need to get my head back here in the physical and stop dreaming of what could be or wishing for more or living in my head with so much thinking I tend to do.  My message is also about balance but in a different manner.

11 responses

  1. I have hit 7 different deer on 7 different occasions with different vehicles over the years.
    Many of the deer have died, some have run off.
    I always see deer while driving. They run in front of me all the time and sometimes run along side my vehicle. This happens when I’m driving alone or when I have others in the vehicle.
    I would love to know what this means.


    • Read through the deer messages and see what stands out for you. Sounds like you might not be getting the message and it keeps repeating. Orrr, it’s possible that you are living in a super dense deer zone and slowing down and paying attention, be present is all it is saying. Do you daydream while you drive? Or wander off into the future or past during much of your life? Be present is what I’m getting. Maybe it means for you to be more gentle with yourself but it truly is for you to know in your heart what it means for so many deer to show up for you. Read the description above and feel into what speaks to you.


      • I get what you are saying, and yes I do live in a dense deer zone, but it is not just in my specific area. Once driving in Ireland, a deer jumped right over the hood of my car on a country road. I definitely do not daydream and I do pay attention when I drive. I am very aware of my surroundings. Perhaps I am too hard on myself and maybe I really need to look at that. Thank you.


  2. I didn’t see the story just the add on. I hit a doe last night and it damaged my vehicle. The vehicle had to be towed. I was pretty shaken and I felt so bad for the deer. It was killed on impact and didn’t suffer which made me feel a little better. I’ve been struggling with a situation and on my way home I asked God to please give me a sign in my dreams to help me make the right decision. Not long after I asked the deer came out of nowhere and I hit it. I believe I was given a message but I’m not sure what the message was. After reading this it has help me understand what maybe it could’ve been. Thank you so much for posting.


    • I’m so glad it helped. Sounds like deer was remindng you to be gentle with yourself.In other words, don’t make a decision that is the antithesis of what you really want in your life. And you know what that is.


  3. First, as challenging as it is for those of us who love animals, I would encourage all to not take on the suffering we imagine the deer felt after being hit by a car as our own. I did that for YEARS. So hard on myself, reliving those moments, imaging how it was (as if I DID know). No. Not my job to take that on.

    Life is always in movement, always changing, and these beings we call Deer left the physical in a way we deem harsh to then enter into a different form where all is love and there is no suffering. Even the animals make choices for their incarnations. The body is a vehicle for our incarnations on this planet and our energy never dies, it just changes form. We do grieve but mustn’t stay stuck in the story. Our challenge is to accept the “is-ness” of the moment we are a part of and discover the takeaway of it for our own life. Fact, we were present for that moment. Beyond that, we tend to make assumptions and tell stories about it.

    I’m so glad, Paul, that you were there to offer love and comfort to the little deer before it left its body. It knew the love of a human and maybe that’s all it came here to do. Maybe that moment you two interacted was why it was here. Maybe it was just for you.

    Perhaps, Aubrey, Deer was reminding you to be more gentle with youself, be more loving, that this physical life can be over in an instant. Is what you’re hamsterwheeling about in your head worth the energy and moments of time in this precious life that you have chosen? Does it change or improve anything or just make you feel bad? What other moments are you missing doing this? Spirit does not want us to be mean to ourselves, it’s unloving. Be present, get out of your head, and take some breaths in your heart instead. Feel and express gratitude for your life, all the big and small moments, for the air you breathe, for your comforts and love in your life, for the sandpaper people and things that are uncomfortable and making you more aware of the rough spots that need more love and attention. What does your heart tell you to look at in regards to this deer incident?



    • Your insight is so powerful, thank you. As I come across more things in my life, as it seems the universe is screaming out to me lately, do you know of a book I can get that will allow me too look up certain things like this and find descriptions and meanings? I’ve also had worker bees sit quitely next to me and not move or leave. And also had large trees fall AT me. I would love to be more intune with the universe. Thank you.


      • My first, and still a favorite, recommended symbolism book is “Animal Speak” by Ted Williams. I also learned to read Tarot and since Tarot is all about symbols, I had my mind opened to a grander scheme of life when I explored those types of books. So a beginning tarot book might be useful. Also dream interpretations can offer more insight. I find dreams fascinating since dreaming is where I first began noticing deeper messages coming to me through symbols in my dreams throughout my entire life. Turns out they were messages from my greater self. If you resonate with colors, look up color messages. There’s a myriad of helpful resources out there, even onlne.

        The most important part is discernment. If someone designates a symbol to mean a thing, and it does not resonate with you, then that’s not the message. You’ll know what does just by how your gut feels (i.e., one meaning for red is passion but to you it might signify anger or power). If it inspires fear, that is not the message either. It should tend to feel like, oh yeah, THAT is what I’m meant to hear/know in this situation. It’s a knowing.

        Lastly, have fun with it!! Don’t take yourself or it so very seriously. We’re here to experience and explore this human journey, not make ourselves miserable trying to figure it out or get it right.



  4. This is incredible insight. We just witness a poor doe suddenly and tragically die in the highway. 2 car lengths in front of us. No car accidents because of it luckily, but how tragic for the deer that was rocketed into the sky higher than the tallest trees and left for gravity to drop it on the other side of the highway. My heart exploded into tears watching this from an all too perfect view to watch this nightmare. My heart went out to that driver who was okay and car seemed hardly touched. A tiny yellow VW bug.
    How was I in the perfect view to have watched all this and why did that have to happen? Was it all my negative energy I had all day. Trying to “force” things in life to go the way it should, but I’m forcing what isn’t going to change right now? I have felt deep and low energy all the day and then right at dusk this all happened making me feel even worse about life and utterly distraught about the series of events going on.
    Suddenly and tragically right before my eyes all too smoothly how it played out. What can I take from all of this?

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  5. Just hit an infant deer so small and fragile not barely two feet tall. It want quite dark yet a difficult tI’m on the eyes. Wondered where was the mother why was this little one in the road, hopefully nothing happened to her just before. I know your not supposed to get out and do anything . But I saw the poor little thing wrIthing and just wanted to.move her or him.from the side of road a little further off and not be battered by multiple car tires. I immediately noticed one of the legs had been severed and the poor thing was in distress.. It was so soft and sweet and expired just after being moved. BUT I saw the eyes and I am glad I was there and had not done nothing. The eyes looked grateful it is hard to explain. This was very upsetting , so young innocent. I have to take the Buddhist approach to this. There will be other lives and hopefully happier and longer ones.

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