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Birds Symbolism & Meanings

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Ahhh, the divine Dove. They bring so many messages of love, peace, and compassion. Simply beautiful symbolism. But these seemingly delicate birds are also harbingers of tremendous release. Dove often opens opportunity’s door. If you heed her message, your dreams may manifest far more quickly than anticipated.

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Birds’ Symbolic Meanings as Spirit, Totem, and Power Animals

Stretch those wings and get ready to soar!

Bird spirit is the perfect symbol for freedom and perspective. Because they fly high into the sky, Lightworkers often tell us that they are messengers of the Gods who provide humans with a bridge between the mundane and spiritual life.

Perhaps it is because of this that the Ancients developed Ornithomany, divination by Bird observation according to species, color and the bird’s movement.

For example, Birds moving from right to left presage success in a personal or professional goal.

Other global symbols and meanings for Bird include:

  • Liberation
  • Air and Earth Element
  • Finding your Voice
  • Harbingers of Spring
  • Luck, love and joy (blue birds)
  • Positive changes (white birds)
  • Health (brown birds)
  • Wisdom (crane)
  • Peace (dove)
  • Faithfulness (hummingbird)
  • Magic (Owl)
  • Strength and honor (Maori tradition)

As you can gather from this list, Bird carries different significance based on cultural outlooks and their behavior in nature.

The Egyptians had a rather lovely take on Bird. When seen after someone’s death they believed the creature escorted the spirit into its new incarnation.

Meanwhile in China lore tells us the Sun’s soul can take the form of a Bird

Fun Bird Fact: The oldest known Bird was the Archaeopteryx – an odd cross between a feathered dinosaur that could not fly. The name means ancient wing.

Bird Spirit Animal

When Bird comes to you as a helpmate prepare for a time of transition.

Perhaps you’ve been so grounded as to forget your dreams, or so etheric that you need to get one foot back on terra firma.

Generally speaking, Spirit Birds elevate your consciousness and provide you with self-confidence.

Depending on the type of Birds you’re seeing, there may be other levels of meaning. For example, Dove bears hope and Hummingbird flies backward so you can reclaim lost power from the past.

Bird Totem Animal

Totems are like a spiritual energy imprint that you’re born with.

In the case of people with Bird totems, they have an affinity for being outdoors and an uncanny way of recognizing when danger is afoot.

Birds are lovers not fighters – they lean toward self-survival and adaptation over a fist-to-cuffs any day.

Thanks to fast thinking and reflexes Bird people can get out of harm’s way quickly, often warning others as they flee.

Bird Power Animal

There are many occasions that calling on Bird Spirit makes perfect sense.

If you’re feeling boxed in, let Bird release your wings.

Trying to improve your outlook on a situation, fly with Bird to get above circumstances so you can “see” the bigger picture.

Remember to meditate and seek out the specific bird species that closely resembles your goals for greatest success.

Birds in Celtic Symbolism

Birds appear in a variety of lore and Celtic art.

As an illustration, Crane is a Divine messenger who also represents the Higher Self.

The way in which Cranes care so diligently for their young adds the significance of good parenting.

By comparison, the Duck is a Bird that embodies integrity and a simple approach to life. Their ties the Water Element also offer re-connections to your true feelings.

Native American Symbols: Birds

As with Celtic stories, Native American myths see Bird as God’s messenger.

The Sacred Eagle is particularly important as a sign of leadership and strength, while Raven is a trickster whose lessons come with a laugh and Crow represents wisdom.

More Bird Symbolic Meanings

Hindu Astrology called the Pancha-Pakshi Shastra includes five birds, the peacock, crow, owl, vulture and cock.

In Buddhist tradition Bird represents Buddha himself, Christians see them as souls living in paradise.

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  1. Susie May 20, 2018 at 6:04 pm - Reply

    Good Afternoon!
    I just came across Your Post for questions!
    Yesterday My Spouse, My grandson,My self went when all of the sudden a White Bird came flying from the left to right in front of Us.I look to my right,it flew to a tree branch,sat down looking at US!
    What Does This Mean!!
    Thank You, Susie

  2. Mia May 22, 2018 at 8:19 pm - Reply

    4 birds landed on my car one by one. First on my hood than flew away. Than on my trunk and flew away. Than on my drivers side and flew away. Than on my hood again directly in front of me and flew away. All in a complete circle….what does this mean?

  3. Ebony Saunders June 4, 2018 at 5:23 am - Reply

    I came to my apartment that I have not been to in awhile. I found a dead bird on the floor. This really upset me because my window was left slightly open one of those slanted windows and it doesn’t give out much air for ventilation. I’m like how did this bird squeeze in this tiny slanted opening of a window and couldn’t get out and died. I believe the bird was a cardinal. It had red color at the top of the head then started to turn brown. What do you think this is a symbol of?

  4. Deb June 6, 2018 at 7:52 pm - Reply

    I had a Sea Gull Poop all over me on the right side not once but three different days last week, I was told my Spirit bird is a Sea Gull as they are always cleaning up, that I also have a Monkey on my left shoulder, that my Angel is like the Sea Gull..
    And Not too be afraid, that I need too tell my Story, to keep telling it,
    That The Monkey helps me too smile

    What does all this mean

  5. Bec June 11, 2018 at 1:38 pm - Reply

    Hi, thank you for this post.

    Today i was sitting on some steps drinking a coffee when a bird landed on my head. It happened too quickly, i am scared if birds n i i didnt look up to see what it was. My son says it was a seagull but i thought i saw a pigeon.

    Can you help decipher the meaning please?

    Thank you

  6. Jamie Bland June 12, 2018 at 7:42 pm - Reply

    I had a vivid symbolic dream while napping earlier today, and it has left quite an impression on me.

    It was of a Totem Bird Gliding from left to right. It had a red beak with 4 seperate spiral symbols on its beak.

    Could you help me explain the meaning?

  7. Moses July 1, 2018 at 5:18 pm - Reply

    A small black and white bird fly on the top of my car and walk towards the class and fly away. What does that mean

  8. Charles. Chukwunyelu Oduma July 8, 2018 at 6:51 am - Reply

    Comment…In my sleep,I saw a bird perched on my palm eating food in a dream,I want the meaning,significance and importance.

  9. Sage July 11, 2018 at 5:45 pm - Reply

    I See It In My Dreams, I Hear It In The Forest, And Ones Something That I Will Never Forget Happen To Me When I Was On A Hike…
    I Was Bird Watching With My Mom And Dad Until I Herd That Same Call That I Always Do. I Never Saw One In Person Before And I Have Always Felt A Different Connection To This One Type Of Bird Then To Other Birds. I Looked Up And for The first Time, I Saw One Calling As It Flew So Close, That It Could Almost Touch Me. It Flew Farther Down The Hike Trail So I Followed It Running Fast. I Lost Track Of It And So I Then I just Kept Walked On The Hike trail In The Forest. The Sun Was Setting When We Were About To Go Home, I herd It Again, But This Time When I Looked Up, There I Saw 5 Of The Birds Flying In A V Shape And The Same Bird That I Saw Earlier Was Leading The 4 With 2 On Each Side. They Did That Same Call Flying To The Sun Set. When I Got Home I Searched All About The Birds That I Saw. It Said That Those Types of birds Never Fly In A V Shape. I Think I Was Just Lucky To See Them Do That. At School I Never Fit In With Everyone Else, Until I Found At That The Bird Was In Its Own Group With Only One Type In Of Bird In That Group, Like Me. I Love Eating Fish, And it does Too! Those Types Of birds Are Just Like Me…I Am Pretty Sure That The Osprey Is My True Spirit Animal!

  10. Gush August 7, 2018 at 11:07 am - Reply

    I need some help here I was dreaming of some ellow and orange birds who land on my face
    I wonder whatsvthe meaning of that

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