Porcupines are a type of rodent with quills that act as defence to this herbivorous animal. It is the third largest rodent in the world and a mostly nocturnal animal.
This totem asks if there is a situation to stay way from, either from choice or need. Situations may be needed to be dealt with that otherwise want to be avoided.
As an animal whom can easily hurt with its sharp quills, the porcupine teaches to be gentle especially in love. Touch is a sensitive sense, where a single and tiny object can cause a terrible reaction.
As a solitary animal, the porcupine knows well what it is like to be alone. It doesn't have to be a negative part of life, loneliness in the right amounts can be refreshing.