The possum is a small creature of Australia, whom often isn’t seen during the day. A generally quiet being that has been introduced to New Zealand and have caused damage compared to the rabbit or cane toad to Australia.
It teaches to keep in persistence in what one tries to achieve. A goal may not be completed soon, and not giving up is needed to achieve in what one wishes to do. Results shall be eventually, it is simply a matter of time.
The power of quietness is taught by the possum totem, where it knows that at times being quiet is best. Quietness is not a bad thing, and can be used to get around certain things rather use something else such as one’s wits.