Salamanders are a type of amphibian with many species. They are also known for their ability to regenerating missing body parts and for their physical appearance being alike of lizards.
The salamander teaches transformation and gives assistance in doing so. Although these transformations are taught, it is only temporary and cannot last forever, as good things cannot last.
Embracing change is another lesson of this totem. Change is bound to happen and shall continue once it begins, so trying to avoid it will bring nothing of benefit.
It is said by some that everyone has a place in the world in some shape or form. The salamander teaches how to find one’s personal placing within the world.