You can use these specific stones for jewelry, meditations, or carry them as a totem. (Click here for information on specific stone and gem correspondences.)
Alligator: Survival and stealth
Dolphin: Joy and harmony
Frog: Cleansing and Peace
Goose: Safe returns from trips
Otter: Joy and laughter
Salmon: Determination and persistence
Turtle: Love and protection
Whale: Creativity and intuition
Antelope: Speed and grace
Bear: Strength and self-knowledge
Buffalo: Abundance and healing
Elephant: Luck and good memory
Elk: Pride and majesty
Hedgehog: Self preservation
Horse: Freedom and power
Lizard: Letting go
Rabbit: Conquering any fears
Bee: Gathering for the community
Bird: Unity and freedom
Crow: Council and wisdom
Dragonfly: Skill and refinement
Eagle: Healing and potency
Owl: Vision and insight
These are most of the common animals. There are, of course, many more to be named, but this is a comprehensive list of most animals.
When you wear or use these symbols in your daily life, they can bring the aforementioned value to your life. They can be totems or just special symbols that connect with your inner being.
Many people have animals as their totems as well as other objects. These animals stay with you for your entire life and ward off danger when they feel you are threatened.
They are meant to watch over us and keep us protected.
Other Crystal Shapes
There are also other shapes used for crystal making that have numerous meanings as well. These are the most common seen and used by others. Find your specific piece by seeing what resonates with you when you look at it and hold it.
Crystal Ball: Send energy in every direction
Pyramids: Focus all energies
Egg shape: Bring forth new beginnings
Feather: Call the spirits
Ankh: Enhances fertility of the mind, spirit, and bod
Yin Yang: Balance