The Armadillo is the guardian of the safety of the whole being: heart, mind, and soul. Its protective armor gives it refuge from bullying in any form. It denotes empathy, discrimination and personal protection.
In the physical world, the Armadillo is a shy creature with a shell that protects its back from predators. It lives above ground, but is equipped to be a master digger. When threatened, it can curl into a ball and hug the Earth surrounded by the sharp edges of its shell that delineate clear boundaries between it and those who would physically attack it.
The Armadillo totem gives powerful protection from harmful words and bad or evil intention. It enhances the ability to define and protect one’s personal space. The Armadillo evokes patience and endurance to withstand any assault, whether verbal or physical. It resonates with the root chakra, grounding it with a sense of safety and security. Those who carry it as a totem have strong intuition and can sense danger and opposition long before they arrive. It is a good totem for empathetic people who feel the pains of others. It protects them from allowing others’ problems to interrupt their own harmony.
An Armadillo vision or dream can be a warning of a security issue that might lead to feelings of unsafe surroundings. It may mean you are dealing with self-protection and self-preservation.