In terms of finding out what your animal totem is, you can know by many different ways:
1. One way may be thinking about what animal you have always felt a special connection to. You may feel like you act or think like a specific animal, which may be your animal totem.
2. You can meditate to see what animal may be trying to teach you something or trying to enter your life and make you aware of it’s presence.
3. You can do an animal reading with cards. The ones that I use are Medicine Cards by Bear & Company.
4 You can watch and observe your surroundings, listening to the intuitve messages that you are given to find your animal.
5. There are many animal totem books out there to read and other references to research, like Animal Speak by Ted Andrews or Animal Magick by D.J. Conway.
The position of Within symbolizes your “main” animal totem. Know that you can have one specific
animal with you all your life. This animal may or may not change, it depends on what lessons or experiences you need to learn at certain points in your life. You may also have different animal enter your life temporarily, while your “main” totem takes a backseat until it is ready to enter into your life again. If you have any further questions, do not hesitate to e-mail me!
Try writing your own animal visualization and see what types of journeys and lessons you can learn from this personal experience!