Armadillo is well known by its characteristic armor that it uses to protect itself. Armadillo is a swift creature who is very adept at digging holes for finding food and for protecting itself. Many empathic people, because of their tendency to take on the aches, pains and “stuff” of others, will find they have an armadillo as a protector totem animal.
Symbolically this animal speaks of learning how to empathize with others while shielding oneself from directly taking on the emotions/pain of others.
Armadillo may come into your life to show you to appreciate boundaries. You can be empathetic with others without becoming burdened by emotions and difficulties. On the other hand, this totem may be asking you – are you avoiding taking chances because you fear being vulnerable? Are you too guarded? Perhaps it may be time to accept some risk and put yourself out there more. A need to find balance and become a more controlled empath.
An armadillo in a dream may be telling you that you are covering up or hiding from your true feelings and desires.