Elephants are traditionally considered a symbol of good luck, wisdom, fertility, and protection. Wearing or placing the image of the elephant with its trunk raised in your home is thought to attract good fortune, as it showers its positive energy out of the trunk and into all surrounding beings and spaces. Elephants with their trunks down are thought to be accumulating positive energy and pushing through obstacles, and are particularly potent totems for those seeking fertility, wisdom, or strength.
The elephant is also associated with the root chakra, charging through blockages and offering energies of protection, love, loyalty, and quiet courage. Such is similar to Lord Ganesha in Hinduism.
African stories have been told of ancestors returning as elephants to offer their wisdom when needed.