Elephants are traditionally considered a symbol of good luck, wisdom, fertility, and protection. Wearing or placing the image of the elephant with its trunk raised in your home is thought to attract good fortune, as it showers its positive energy out of the trunk and into all surrounding beings and spaces. Elephants with their trunks down are thought to be accumulating positive energy and pushing through obstacles, and are particularly potent totems for those seeking fertility, wisdom, or strength.
The elephant is also associated with the root chakra, charging through blockages and offering energies of protection, love, loyalty, and quiet courage.
Some Asian cultures believe that the elephant is a cosmic creature that, much like the turtle in Native American lore, carries the world on its back. Other cultures see it as an earthly animal, but one with a connection to divinity and ancient knowledge. Working with the elephant in meditation or waking life can help you to access your inner wisdom, own your power, and overcome obstacles with a steady force of strength that you possibly didn’t even realize you had.