The skunk symbolizes solitude, self-reliance, distinctiveness and attraction. Skunks are nocturnal and also represent intuition and inner guidance. Skunks are beautiful, and non-aggressive unless provoked. Their distinct pattern and memorable smell make most predators steer clear - except owls and that's likely only because they don't have noses ;).
Skunks are beautiful animals that are distinguishable from a great distance. They symbolize the need to be who we are, to live authentically regardless of the opinions of others. They give us the courage to walk the talk and put ourselves out there.
If skunk appears to you it is to help you build confidence in yourself and to develop more strength of will and independence. Skunk people are not pretentious and feel compelled to be who they are without the need for approval of others to define them. Skunk appears to help you develop trust in yourself (intuition) and to trust your instincts.
If you see or smell a skunk in a dream it is said to indicate some temporary disappointments or upsets forthcoming, but they should be short-lived.
Learn More About Skunks
Despite their reputation for being unpleasant, skunks are rarely aggressive unless they feel threatened or are protecting their young. They can be very sweet and some are even turned into pets. Learn all about these interesting creatures in the PBS documentary linked below.
Welcome the distinctive look of the skunk into your home - without the aroma, with a cute, stuffed version.