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Birds Symbolism & Meanings

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Albatross Symbolism & Meaning

Albatross is a Spirit Animal Guide with connections to the Water Element, the realm of Spirits, dreams, and emotions. Ancient cultures saw Albatross as a Weather Witch, meaning sightings of the creature were a sign of rain or a storm ...
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Black Swan Symbolism & Meaning

At one time thought only to be a creature existing in myth, the Black Swan has become a symbol of the mysterious, the unknown, and of surprises. When this creature glides into your world, suddenly, what once seemed impossible becomes ...
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Blackbird Symbolism & Meaning

The coloring of the Blackbird makes the creature a symbol of death, change, magic, and mystery. Often, Blackbirds represent or are sacred to Tricksters, demi-gods, or Gods and Goddesses in myth, and Shamans consider these creatures Spirit messengers. Read on ...
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Bluebird Symbolism & Meaning

The Bluebird's coloring symbolically ties the creature to the realm of spirit, the Higher Self, security, tranquility, and joy. Read on to explore more Bluebird symbolism and meaning now and discover what it means when this creature appears in your ...
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Bluejay Symbolism & Meaning

Need to pave a pathway to exceptional communication? Want to make the most of your potential? Bluejay, as a Spirit, Totem, and Power Animal, can help! Delve deeply in Bluejay symbolism and meaning to find out how this Animal Spirit ...
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Cardinal Symbolism & Meaning

Cardinal is a creature commonly associated with an exuberance for life, delight, and good cheer. Indeed, even its song of Cheer, cheer, cheer sounds as if the Bird is urging you to find happiness. Explore Cardinal symbolism and meaning now ...
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Chicken Symbolism & Meaning

Chickens were at one time raised in ancient Rome for the specific purpose of using them in divination. As such, Chickens are symbols of prophecy. Find out more about Chicken symbolism now to uncover the hidden meaning of these creatures ...
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Condor Symbolism & Meaning

Native Americans considered the Condor a Sky Spirit, and in some tribes, this Bird was one that presided over the Cardinal Directions and the Elements. Find out more about Condor symbolism now to uncover the hidden meaning of these creatures ...
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Crow Symbolism & Meaning

Need help seeing danger when it approaches? Are you questioning your intelligence? Is valuable time in your life slipping by but you're not really living? Crow as a Spirit, Totem, and Power Animal can help! Crow teaches you to recognize ...
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Dove Symbolism & Meaning

Want peace in your life? Looking for divine inspiration? Need to feel closer to family? Dove as a Spirit, Totem, & Power Animal can help! Dove teaches you how to still your restless spirit and compassionately embrace those you love ...
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Eagle Symbolism & Meaning

Do you need to summon up true courage? Are you called to deliver messages from the Divine but need support in learning to access them? Eagle, as a Spirit, Totem, and Power Animal, can help! Eagle teaches how to embrace ...
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Falcon Symbolism & Meaning

Having trouble concentrating? Are you looking to lead others? Falcon, as a Spirit, Totem, and Power Animal, can help! Falcon teaches how to achieve clarity of mind, all while showing you how to share your wisdom when guiding others. Delve ...
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Flamingo Symbolism & Meaning

People often see Flamingos congregating in flocks, with many standing on one leg, making them the ideal emblem of balance and community. Read on to see what else Flamingo symbolism and meaning offers in the way of Animal Wisdom and ...
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Goose Symbolism & Meaning

Goose is both aggressive and territorial, making it an emblem of defense, protection, and assertive action. Read on to find out what Goose means when it flies into your dreamscape or it swoops in as a Spirit, Totem, or Power ...
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Hawk Symbolism & Meaning

Hawks symbolize keen-vision and strength. Read on to discover more about this remarkable bird of prey when it appears in your life as a Spirit, Totem, and Power Animal! Explore Hawk dream meanings now! ...
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Heron Symbolism & Meaning

Herons prefer being alone over congregating in a flock, so they are symbolic of solitude, independence, and rebellion. Read on to find out more about what Heron means when it enters your dreams or the message it conveys as a ...
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Herring Gull & Seagull Symbolism & Meaning

Gull's have loud vocalizations and are not afriad to make a little noise, so they are a standing emblem of fearless self expression. Read on to find out more about Gull Spirit, Totem, and Power Animal symbolism and meaning or ...
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Hummingbird Symbolism & Meaning

The tiny and quite lovely Hummingbird symboically represents joy, abundance, and the infinite. Read on to explore what this creature means when it wings its way into your dreams or appears as a Spirit, Totem, or Power Animal now! ...
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Kestrel Symbolism & Meaning

The American Kestrel is a Falcon symbolizing the element of Air, the intellect, and the movement of thoughts or ideas. Find out what it means when the American Kestrel flies into your dreamscape or read up on the Bird as ...
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Mockingbird Symbolism & Meaning

Mockingbird symbolizes playfulness, family unity, and communication. Read on to find out what it means when this avian creature soars into your dreamscape! Explore Mockingbird Spirit, Totem, & Animal meanings now! ...
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Owl Symbolism & Meaning

When you seek out Owl, it is a way of reaching your Higher Self and truly seeing things from a spiritual perspective; This refreshing vantage point allows you to open doorways into other realms and connect with the Devas, Ancestors, ...
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Parrot Symbolism & Meaning

Parrots represent voice, communication, and the power of words. What does it mean when these talkative creatures appear in your dreamscape? If Parrot arrives as your Spirit, Totem, or Power Animal, will you understand its symbolism and meaning so you ...
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Peacock Symbolism & Meaning

Do you wonder about previous incarnations? Does your day-to-day existence seem dull or drab? Peacock as a Spirit, Totem, and Power Animal can help! Peacock teaches you about past life lessons, and how the right use of color instills magic ...
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Raven Symbolism & Meaning

Raven symbolism and meaning is one of the most powerful in the Animal Kingdom, making this animal your guide to unleashing your inner magic. Looking to connect with the spirit world? Want to embark on self discovery? Raven as a ...
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Rooster Symbolism & Meaning

Do you need a boost of confidence? Are you hiding your most authentic self? Is time management challenging for you? Rooster as a Spirit, Totem, and Power Animal can help! Rooster teaches you how to awaken you inner strength and ...
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Stork Symbolism & Meaning

Having trouble tuning into your intuition? Are you struggling with matters of the heart? Stork, as a Spirit, Totem, and Power Animal, can help! Stork teaches you how to silence the mind so you can hear your inner guide, all ...
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Swan Symbolism & Meaning

Are you under pressure? Faced with a troubling romance? Swan, as a Spirit, Totem, and Power Animal, can help! Swan teaches you to handle trying times with grace while also guiding you in the ways of love and loyalty. Delve ...
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Turkey Symbolism & Meaning

Trying to tap into your sense of community? Feeling a bit insecure about your talents? Turkey, as a Spirit, Totem, and Power Animal, can help! Turkey teaches you how to connect with others and believe in yourself so much that ...
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Woodpecker Symbolism & Meaning

Looking to stand out from the crowd? Are you called to Shamanic drumming and trancework? Woodpecker, as a Spirit, Totem, and Power Animal, can help! Woodpecker teaches you the art of non-conformity and helps in achieving altered states of awareness ...
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Wren Symbolism & Meaning

Need to stretch your resources? Hoping to develop more self-confidence? Wren, as a Spirit, Totem, and Power Animal, can help! Wren teaches you how to be resourceful and how to become self-assured and poised. Delve deeply into Wren symbolism and ...
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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

Many occasions 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 reconnections 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.

130 thoughts on “Birds

  1. Suzanne Stickley says:

    Hi, I found your site while looking to see what the meaning of a bird in my teacup is. It is so clear, I have a photo, I think it must have some message for me. I often see things in the tea stains on the side of my cup but have never had anything as clear as this. Any ideas?

  2. Rachel Byers says:

    Why am I so attracted to red cardinals? They always seem to be in my field of vision. Yesterday one tried to land on a light fixture out side my front door. Can you provide any insight? I collect red cardinal items too. So attracted to the red and the fact that the male and female are seen together.

  3. Joan says:

    I have been coming across Sparrows. 2 alive, then 1dead. This has happened 3 times within in the past 3 weeks. As your article says, “it’s time to set up proper protection against wondering souls up to no good”. How do I do this?

  4. Adria Sorensen says:

    On the day that my parent’s shih tzu, Reggie, had passed away, I had a dream about a nut hatch that was perched up in a tree that night. I was driving or passing by and happened to see the nut hatch in a tree, possibly with other birds that are commonly part of the winter flock with chickadees and woodpeckers…but it was during the summer, and took place where I went to college (ironically my parents got Reggie when I was in college ). Well, the following day, I saw our neighborhood nut hatch who I only see every once in awhile, not daily like the house sparrows or even as often as the chickadees in our neighborhood that I feed. Either way, I found it ironic that I happened to see the nut hatch after I dreamed about it and wonder if it connected to Reggie, who I was close to…Reggie, like the nut hatch, befriended other species (cats in Reggie’s case) such as chickadees or other mixed winter flock birds… twas curious to see if there’s more to it

    • Cheryl Doyle says:

      Hi, I am here researching this same thing. I do believe that there is something to this. I just experienced losing my 17 year old kitty after having had a female cardinal pecking on my window for 5 days. She was fine and walking around, the minute the bird started I knew that I was going to lose someone precious, because the same thing happened to me almost 25 years ago. Same house, same window but in that case it was a brown thrasher and my dad died shortly after it began.
      But back to this one, the female stayed there the entire time squawking and pecking, and Libby got sicker, I had to force feed her and give her water, she died at 3:31 a.m. on Nov. 10. She was gone and I never heard from the bird again. It was about 5 days from beginning to end. While the female stayed the while time, a male kept coming and hanging out with her but would come and go. It made me wonder about my other sweet girl Sallie. Sure enough she got sick on or about Nov 22, had to have her put to sleep on Nov. 25th. It’s been difficult so far coming to grips with it so I thought that I’d do some research. Very fascinating story. Thank you for sharing it

  5. Carol Owen says:

    I love reading people’s experience with birds. Since moving into a new house (with the most unbelievably good essence) I have been blessed with day 1 – a chicken hawk came thru the kitchen window, flew around and landed on the sink. It let me pick it up and take it outside- very calm. When I opened my hands he didn’t leave until I gave him a nudge. I’ve had swallows nesting at my front door (2 rounds of chicks), a robin I could hand feed for about a month, a brown bird who sings to me while it steals the dog food, baby swallows in the house (caught and released, both calm), last night a beautiful microbat flew around inside my house into every bedroom, living room and kitchen, left when I finally climbed into bed (couldn’t catch) and today, my entire house, lawn, pond, bird batch, trees and power lines were covered in a swarm of sparrows- no other house but mine. I calmly walked through them to my front door.
    I am left feeling very very blessed and uplifted

  6. Angie says:

    What about European Starlings. They are by my window, tons of then in a tree near my window, and they haye a nest. I sure hope this isn’t a bad sign

  7. Ms lisa marie Holland says:

    This morning me and my sons found a baby coal tit just sitting in the middle of the pavement so we thought it was injured as it let us pick it up and I let me hold it in my hand, we had to walk through a country park and once we got into there properly it just flew away!! I wondered if u could tell me the meaning of it?

  8. Cristalia Nava says:

    A brown bird not sure the species flew into my car flapped onto the door not really window chirped at me and flew away anyone know what this means

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