The Cow is associated with motherhood and nurturing.
The Cow is very alert and intelligent. Lead cows have led herds from pasture to pasture to avoid droughts and danger. Cows work with a sixth sense about danger and opportunity. Those with Cows as guides will be strongly perceptive, and the Cow will appear to tell you to pay attention.
Cows have large eyes that see all. The stare may be hypnotic and will tear down one’s walls to find the soul. The cow is a powerful totem and shows us how to nurture ourselves and honor others.
Text sourced from "Animal Speak" by Ted Andrews