The bear is a powerful guide and guardian. Representing strength in both spirit and in physical form, this animal is a fearless protector. Bear reminds us to set boundaries and to defend them courageously. Be brave and confident. Believe in yourself and your ability to be assertive in the face of adversity. Bears also emphasize the importance of solitude and rest through the act of hibernation. Spend some time alone, meditating and recharging both your body and mind. This will be a very healing time of deep introspection. Be sure to get enough rest so you can restore your energies to their fullest. Bears fully acknowledge the sweet side of life through the foraging of berries and honey. Find ways to seek out more sweetness and be sure to treat yourself well.