Elephants have rich history regarding their spiritual importance.
They signifies good luck, strength and protection.
For an elephant, a trunk is a necessary.
They use it to eat, drink, wash themselves and to ward off adversities. A trunk of an elephant have immense spiritual importance.
In South-east Asia many people own Elephant statues, as they are believed to bring good fortune.
Because they represents the symbols of strength, power, stability and wisdom.
They also place great importance on trunk.
There is also a debate that, how does a fortunate elephant keep its truck?
This superstition is concerned with good luck, much like horseshoe in European and North American folklore.
To find out, whether a fortunate elephant have a trunk up or trunk down, lets read on.
What does an elephant trunk mean spiritually?
The trunk of an elephant is the proboscis of an elephant.
It is among the most versatile organ to have ever evolved among mammals.
It is where luck and energy are kept. And it signifies wisdom and the ability to ward off the range of difficulties.
The trunk of an elephant plays an important role in its spiritual significance:
- It is believed than an upward pointed elephant trunk showers energy, good fortune, wealth, and generosity upon whoever passes under its trunk.
- An elephant with a downward pointed trunk is a symbol of wisdom and knowledge. It represents to stay grounded at work and to restore strength and vitality at home. It also saves energy and luck.
- Two elephants crossing trunks symbolizes strengthening ties and friendships within the family.
- Three elephants placed together represents harmony.
Elephants have a very strong spiritual meaning that most people don’t recognize.
The meaning of an elephant with trunk down
The elephant with trunk down is a symbol of good luck and good fortune because it is believed that it lets good fortune flow freely and naturally on everyone’s path.
It stores luck and energy. It is an indicator of the ability to conquer obstacles.
There is also a belief that trunk pointing downwards saves energy and luck.
Place this animal with trunk down in your home and office.
It is an auspicious omen.
It will invite good luck and good fortune into your life.
As it is symbolic of wisdom and knowledge, it will help you to make better decisions into your life.
9 Meanings and powers of an elephant with trunk down
1) Strength and Power
Elephants with trunks down are symbolic of:
- And resilience.
Through their power, strength and resilience they have evolved over 55 million years.
The animals they have coexisted with have been extinct.
Their abilities of strength and power helped them to survive.
This is a message for you to be resilient and strong like it in tough situations. You should face challenges head on like this animal.
They are so patient yet being powerful.
They only show their strength when placed in a threatening situation.
This is a message for you to be patient and graceful through your abilities of strength and resilience.
But when you are placed in a threatening situation, you should show your inner power and strength.
Let those boundaries define you and not to let anyone cross it. It is the ability to truly be aware of yourself and become the best version of yourself.
Elephants also use their trunks to ward off adversities and potential enemies.
They are quite protective of themselves and their family.
When threatened they give their best to protect their loved ones.
This is also a message for you to protect your own self and your loved ones, when you notice a threatening situation or a toxic person.
3) Intelligence and Consciousness
According to the study in California, elephants have the largest brains weighting around 11 Pounds and from another study in Brazil, their brain consists of 300 neurons.
Not only is their brain much larger than human brains they are also the most complex.
Elephants owe their wisdom, intelligence and wit to their complex structure of the brain.
They can remember food sources and the human who are trying to hunt them. They can even distinguish between human genders.
Also, they are conscious and aware of their surroundings.
Which is a message for you to be aware and conscious of yourself and your surroundings.
Sometimes constantly seeing the elephant is a message for you to possess wisdom and wit like this animal to solve certain problem in your life.
4) Good Luck
In Southeast Asian and Indian cultures these animals are used as a symbol of good luck and good fortune.
They are placed inside home and offices to invite positive energy into their lives. In Indian culture, people also worship it.
- It is also believed that the mother of Buddha, before giving birth to him saw a white elephant in her dream.
- They were also used as war animals in ancient Chinese cultures.
- In Feng Shui, these animals are symbols of good fortune and abundance.
Elephants are the symbol of unity and loyalty.
They travel in close-knit groups often led by female.
Female elephant bond well with her mother and grandmother.
- They are the symbols of teamwork, loyalty and family love.
- They protect their family at all costs. They even mourn the passing of their loved ones.
- They show you to honor relationship and the importance of belongingness.
It is a reminder that you should rely on each other for survival.
When you repeatedly see an elephant with trunk down then it is a message for you that you are ignoring your loved ones and now it time to start taking care of them. Maybe make a call or do a surprise visit, whenever you can.
An elephant with its trunk down is also a representation of courage.
They are courageous animals.
They face every challenge head on.
This is a reminder for you to have courage and keep faith.
You should face every situation head on. Running away is not the solution.
It will never help you to overcome your fears.
You can only overcome your fears by facing them. Step out of that comfort zone and discover new opportunities.
An elephant with its trunk down is a symbol of humility.
- They are patient, gentle, humble and graceful animals.
- They show you to be graceful and patient, despite of your power and position.
- They are reminder for you of self-respect and high self-esteem.
8) Spiritual Foresight
Seeing an elephant with its trunk down is spiritual symbolic for spiritual foresight.
It is a reminder for you to become aware spiritually.
To start working on your spiritual insights.
It also conveys a message that you have been neglecting your spiritual awakening.
Elephant with trunk down is a symbol of good luck and good fortune because it is believed that with its trunk down it lets fortune and wealth flows on everyone’s path.
Trunk down is also a sign that it is saving wealth and energy.
In Feng Shui, the elephant with trunk down is a symbol of good wealth and abundance.
They believe placing a statue of this animal near front door invites positive energy.
Where should I place an elephant inside my house?
The Elephant symbolizes protection, good fortune, wisdom, strength and success.
The Chinese pronunciation of the elephant’s name is “Hsiang” which means good revenue and prosperity. It is an auspicious omen.
It is believed that it will invite positive energies into your home and life.
What you want to invite depends upon the location you place your statues in.
Should an elephant face east or west?
In Feng Shui, the placement of the elephant is really important.
It determines which energy it will activate.
- East side of your house or office is often associated with new beginnings, fresh perspectives and hope. If you want new positive energy then you should place your elephant statue facing towards east.
- West side of your house or office is often associated with stability, calmness, and protection. If you want to protect you family or feel the sense of security then you should place your elephant statue facing towards west.
You may also enjoy reading about animals coming to you, in a dream or real life. As the elephant chose to be seen by you.
Elephant facing the door
In Asia, Elephants are placed at the front door for protection and security.
They are also believed to bring stability to the household.
They are also placed in houses and offices facing the front door, to invite positive energy, good luck and good fortune in their lives and businesses.
Elephant inside your room
An elephant with its trunk down or two elephants with intertwined trunks are used to be placed beside bed to promote fertility, love and faithfulness between couples.
An elephant with trunk down is believed to store and accumulate energy.
It will also overcome various obstacles.
It can also be placed inside children’s room to promote wisdom and intelligence.
Elephant on your kitchen table
An elephant with its trunk down is used as a symbol for good fortune and abundance.
Placing an elephant with its trunk down on your kitchen table will invite fortune and abundance into your house.
Should I really have an elephant inside my house?
It is not necessary to have an elephant inside your house.
It depends on your cultural and religious background.
If you decided to have it then following are some of the benefits of having an elephant in your house but you have to keep in mind to attain maximum benefit placement plays an important role.
- It will bring positive energy into your life.
- Good luck will enter into your house, when it is placed facing the front door.
- Place it on the kitchen table to invite fortune and abundance.
- Place it on the front door facing outward to protect you and give you a sense of security.
- Place the elephant with its trunk down in living room to help you overcome difficult times.
- It will invite wisdom and intelligence into your house. Hence, keep it into your child’s room to encourage him to study.
- Place two elephants with intertwined trunks to promote love, fertility and faithfulness.
Elephants have rich history.
They are such magnificent creatures that have immense spiritual significance among many cultures and religions.
It is fascinating to know the different meaning behind the elephant with its trunk down.
It is an auspicious omen of good luck and good fortune for centuries.
Madelyn Sergel is known for her YouTube channel where she shows individual tarot card meanings, and also offers tutorials and information on tarot layouts. She is the latest contributor to Angelic Balance.