The White Stag

The meaning of the White Stag


The White Stag is a red deer with a condition known as laicism.  This condition causes a lack of pigment resulting in white fur and skin and is not an albino.  The stag or buck is also known as a Hart throughout much of Europe; the female deer or doe is known as a Hind.  The Hart represents the Divine Masculine and the Hind represents the Divine Feminine.  For centuries the White Stag has been revered in many cultures and has even been used as a symbol in royal crests. The White Stag is seen as a magical beast and is variously known as a symbol for the rebirth of light, creative life force, otherworldliness, purity, the quest, and a messenger between humans and the spirits of animals of the earth.   It is known for its pure healing virtues and as a sustainer of life. Legends regarding the White Stag appear in many cultures including Mesopotamia, Persia, Egypt, Greece, Finland, Mesoamerica (including the Mayan civilization), Hungary, Siberia, Celtic countries, and most of Europe.

I am proud to count the White Stag as one of my most powerful spirit allies when doing Shamanic work.  My last name, Hart, made this association especially personal as the name reference in European antiquity was likely from a close real world association.  Merging with the White Stag as I undertake Shamanic journeys on behalf of my clients provides a unique opportunity to work powerfully with otherworld spirits on the client’s behalf.

About the Fae

In Celtic and other cultures there is reference to beings or spirits who dwell beneath the earth or in the unseen worlds.  These are commonly known as Faeries.  Faeries can also be known as the Sidhe (Shee).  The power of the White Stag has assisted me in building relationships in the unseen worlds with the Fae.  This working relationship with the Faeries of Avalon and the Munster Faeries provides clients of White Stag Healing with powerful tools for personal empowerment and healing.