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This spirit animal strips away all facades and understands others down to a cellular level. The jaguar's medicine includes moving without fear in the darkness and unknown places. When a black jaguar bounds into your reality it is asking you to go within, to release your fears, to heal your emotions and to awaken your inner sight. When you come out of retreat the jaguar will be there awaiting you. If you choose to follow his lead, he will guide you into the underworld where the secrets of life and creation are to be found. 


Melanistic Panthera is a term used to describe a Black Jaguar. Black Jaguar Shamans are carriers of a healing capacity that aid the transformation of a soul journey into personal power. Black Jaguar is a totem and symbolism of power, fearlessness, strength, lunar magic, transformation, wisdom, intuition, journey into the inner world and astral realm mastery.

The South American name for jaguar, ‘jaguara’ is translated as ‘carnivore that overcomes prey with a single bound.’ What holds them apart from other big cats is the fact that they are unrivaled. There are no other predators that can compete with this powerful cat.


Cleansing ceremonies with the Black Jaguar in shamanic terminology, involves ancient practices to clear your aura, remove entities and attachments, clear away ancestral curses and heal multi-generational trauma.


The Black Jaguar’s medicine includes seeing the roads within chaos, moving without fear in the darkness, moving in unknown places, shape shifting, empowering oneself, and reclaiming power.


This solitary hunter stalks silently and patiently, to then strike with lightning speed. This symbolizes the importance of knowing when it’s best to take the solitary path in stalking one’s own dreams.


Black Jaguar’s power is lunar (moon). People with Jaguar medicine have the ability to multitask. They tend to be loners and are very comfortable with themselves. Often they are drawn to other solitary people.


Jaguars have huge paws and a broad head with mighty strong jaws. They often kill their victim by piercing the skull with one rapid bite. The jaguar growls, snarls and makes deep grunts – it does not roar like a lion. People with this power animal generally possess a good command of language, although their words can have a tendency to cut, tear and shred others apart. Learning correct communication skills is of foremost importance for these people.


The jaguar’s powerful body is capable of taking them hundreds of miles in the search for food. They are agile climbers. They teach us how to fulfill goals and dreams through pliability and steadfastness.


The jaguars preferred habitat is usually swamp and wooded regions, although they are also able to live in shrublands and deserts. Jaguars live in caves and canyons close to fresh water. In mythology caves are linked with retreat and isolation, a place to go to aid soul work.

If the Black Jaguar has entered your life, it is a time to enter a phase of life, to rebirth yourself. It is time to reclaim your power and strive forward in life, in stealth, like an alpha feline in the jungle. In this way, it’s about conquering your  fears by going into them, traveling through the “underworld” and coming out on the other side. Black Jaguar spirit animal is also considered the lord of the underworld. Black jaguars can be very elusive, you may have to wait for them to find you.

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