White Tigers

The white tiger or bleached tiger is a pigmentation variant of the Bengal tiger, which is reported in the wild from time to time in the Indian states of Madhya Pradesh, Assam, West Bengal, Bihar and Odisha in the Sunderbans region and especially in the former State of Rewa. Such a tiger has the black stripes typical of the Bengal tiger, but carries a white or near-white coat. Read more

White Tiger Symbolism

Role: Finding Personal Truth

Lesson: Power through Conviction, Individuality, Shadow & Light

Element: Fire

Wind: South, Recalling the Inner Child (your emotional body)

Medicine: Uniqueness

Your dream of a "white" tiger means you seek the strength, beauty and spiritual power of the white tiger to be released in yourself.

White Tiger is renowned for its strength and majestic fierceness. Its serene energy and power represent fearlessness and spiritual awaking.

It traditionally symbolizes strength, courage, war, instinct, willpower, courage, vision, and clairvoyance.

White Tiger means power and your ability to exert it in various situations. The tiger also represents female sexuality, aggression, and seduction.

In Far Eastern astrology, the White Tiger is a supernatural figure who presides over the Western, or autumn quadrant of the sky. The spirit of the White Tiger combines the courage and fierceness of a soldier with an ethereal, magisterial dignity.

In ancient times, the head of the White Tiger graced the shields of soldiers going into battle, the entrances to important fortifications and the bows of the Emperor's fastest ships.

To wear the symbol of the White Tiger embroidered on ones robe was indicative of high rank among military officers.

In the ultimate tribute, the title of 'White Tiger' was bestowed upon Yin Chen-Hsin, a canonized general by the last Emperor of the yin dynasty. The general's image is found on the entrance of all Taoist temples to this day.

The mystery and mythology surrounding the White Tiger continued unabated for centuries. Its likeness was frequently painted on sanctuary walls to frighten away demonic, evil spirits. White tiger images pervade the remaining temples and structures of the famous Shogun dynasty of Japan.

The White Tiger's hide of white with dark brown stripes provides near perfect camouflage during the hours of dawn and dusk, the hours during which he/she is most likely to hunt for food. Being thus endowed, the white of the tiger appears to the eyes of potential prey, to be innocuous areas of sunlight in the forest or jungle, while the stripes provide the illusion of shadow. Thus, it is believed that this is a spirit that dwells in both the world of darkness (physical realm) as well as that of the light (spirit realm).

One who is blessed to have White Tiger walk beside them, is here with the Role to Seek Personal Truth. Yet in order to thoroughly understand and absorb the lessons and responsibilities of this role, White Tiger Soul need first acknowledge the shadows that exist Within.

The shadows that are represented by the dark stripes of the White Tiger, may be in the form of beliefs or behaviors which bring pain either to the Self or to Others, fear turned inward, which ultimately manifests as hatred or anger, or Untruths which he/she has borne, either through the act of omission or the direct voicing of Untruth.

Yet the challenge here is acknowledgment and the facing of Personal Truths free of judgment, self retribution or placing the "responsibility" onto another. Instead, true integration and acknowledgment of Personal Truths comes from accepting what is revealed with an open and understanding heart, while operating with the Higher Intent to change what is ultimately harmful, painful or no longer of service to the growth of the individual soul along its Life Path.

Once this self-examination and soul level ~cleansing~ has been accomplished, White Tiger Soul may then become the gleaming example to his/her fellow two-legged of the gift and beauty of operating from Personal Truth.

White Tiger is drawn to a soul that has a powerful sense of conviction and inner strength. Therefore, one who is blessed with this Power Totem will have strong ideas of what is "right" and "wrong," and will stand by this personal belief system, even if that means leaping in the face of popular opinion.

Regardless of whether White Tiger Soul is operating from Higher Intent or Contrary Medicine, these individuals will be well known for their outspokenness and strength of conviction. They are here to teach us the importance of knowing ones inner values and beliefs, and to instruct us to align the way in which we walk our Path so it is in keeping with our belief system.

When one chooses to operate from the higher vibration of White Tiger, an impassioned voice may be raised as an advocate for Balance and Acceptance, a Teacher of Fundamental Philosophy might be born, or a Leader may emerge to guide the way along the path of Universal Truth.

Satoko, Japanese Healer

Every once in a while a client comes to my door who connects with me on a soul level. Yesterday was one of those days. The client was a 30 year old woman, Satoko, visiting here from Japan who is a healer, channel, and spiritual teacher, traveling around the world bringing light wherever she goes.

She is beautiful in body, mind and soul. She bowed her head as she ended my door. This gesture welcomed a time to be shared by us that I would not forget.

When Satoko, entered my home and we looked at each other, we recognized each other immediately from another reality which brought tears to our eyes. I am not one who cries easily, but I saw in her something I rarely see, another aspect of my soul, manifest.

It was after we started to talk that the information came forth to me about her current life path and future destinies.

I saw in her a daughter, then a priestess from the ancient mystery schools of Egypt and Atlantis (as that energy is usually the same, the keepers of the sacred knowledge come manifest now to bring the souls to a higher level of awareness.)

Earlier in the morning I had been drawn to find out more about goddesses energies and spiritual woman. My soul must have been preparing me for someone special who was coming for a reading that day.

Satoko and I exchanged energies. The day before she had been attuned in Reiki I while in Manhattan. During her attunement Satoko kept seeing the letter Z.

Her spiritual symbol is a winged dragon. The dragon represents DNA.

She saw me as the embodiment of the white tiger its face superimposed over mine.

After the reading, I gave Satoko a small crystal ball to take on her journey, as she is a crystal mirror in which one sees their reflection through time. She was to have left for Findhorn, Scotland earlier on, but spirit would not allow her to go until she came to see me.

White Tiger Mythology

The White Tiger is one of the Four Symbols of the Chinese constellations. It is sometimes called the White Tiger of the West. It represents the west in terms of direction and the autumn season.

The Tiger is the third sign in the Chinese zodiac, starting a 12-year cycle. People born as Tigers have special qualities that make them unique. Tigers are known for their bold and energetic nature, confident and like taking on challenges. They have a creative, innovative mindset and are natural leaders.


The tiger is the largest living cat species and a member of the genus Panthera native to Asia. It has a powerful, muscular body with a large head and paws, a long tail, and orange fur with black, mostly vertical stripes. It is traditionally classified into nine recent subspecies, though some recognize only two subspecies, mainland Asian tigers and island tigers of the Sunda Islands.

Throughout the tiger's range, it inhabits mainly forests, from coniferous and temperate broadleaf and mixed forests in the Russian Far East and Northeast China to tropical and subtropical moist broadleaf forests on the Indian subcontinent and Southeast Asia.

The tiger is an apex predator and preys mainly on ungulates such as deer and wild boar, which it takes by ambush. It lives a mostly solitary life and occupies home ranges, which it defends from individuals of the same sex.

The range of a male tiger overlaps with that of multiple females with whom he mates. Females give birth to usually two or three cubs that stay with their mother for about two years. When becoming independent, they leave their mother's home range and establish their own.

Since the early 20th century, tiger populations have lost at least 93% of their historic range and are locally extinct in West and Central Asia, in large areas of China, and on the islands of Java and Bali. Today, the tiger's range is severely fragmented. It is listed as Endangered on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species, as its range is thought to have declined by 53% to 68% since the late 1990s.

Major reasons for this decline are habitat destruction and fragmentation due to deforestation, poaching for fur, and the illegal trade of tiger body parts for medicinal purposes. Tigers are also victims of human–wildlife conflict for attacking and preying on livestock in areas where natural prey is scarce. The species is legally protected in all range countries, which have ratified conservation action plans, established anti-poaching patrols and schemes for monitoring tiger populations.

The tiger is among the most popular of the world's charismatic megafauna. It has been kept in captivity since ancient times and has been trained to perform in circuses and other entertainment shows. The tiger featured prominently in the ancient mythology and folklore of cultures throughout its historic range and has continued to appear in culture worldwide. Continue reading

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