Chameleon teaches how to show true colors of the self in your environment and in your sincere emotional nature. The mind and intellect can be used for defensive purposes in which Chameleon will show how to strike when necessary with discernment and patience paired w/ intuition. This animal shows a talent of adaptability to the environment and surroundings. Are you easily influenced by others, perhaps it's time to speak your mind? Do you absorb too much from others, maybe it is time to learn proper defenses? Chameleon can teach the art of sensitivity and independence to master changes of the mind, body and spirit. (see Lizards)
Keynotes from "Animal Speak" by Ted Andrews:
Clairvoyance and Auric Sensitivity
That which we call a chameleon in the United States is usually not a true chameleon. Growing up, I remember going to the circus and seeing them sold. In the US what most people refer to as a chameleon, is actually an anole.
The chameleon has a third eye, located on the back of the animal's head, and it blends perfectly with the body. It does not see in the sense of the other two eyes, but it is capable of distinguishing light and dark. For those with this totem, new awareness of their own psychic ability and intuition is being awakened. There will be greater ability to recognize when it is functioning and when it isn't.
A chameleon does not actually blend into its surroundings. It is already the natural color of its normal habitat. It does change color in degrees, according to temperature, humidity, and even emotions. When frustrated or angry, it turns brown. When happy and/or contended, it turns more of a light green. This reflects a sensitivity to the environment.
Those with this totem will find their own sensitivity to the environment and other people increasing. Our auric fields are partly a combination of electro-magnetic vibrations. We are constantly giving off (electrical) and absorbing (magnetic) energies, and most of the time we are not cognizant of it. Every time we come in contact with another person, there is an exchange of energy. We give them some and they give us some.
Those with this totem will begin to realize and recognize this exchange much more distinctly than in the past. Trust what you feel and sense. The changes and such will be important for your own health and well being. Learning to read and interpret the aura would be beneficial.