Hawk Symbolism & Meaning

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Do you need to learn how to move in harmony with other humans?

Is fear keeping you caged and unable to fly toward making your dreams come true?

Are you too focused on minutiae and need help seeing the bigger picture?

Hawk energy can help!

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Hawk Symbolism & Meaning

When Hawk swoops into your life be ready for a whole new level of awareness developing in your mind and spirit. Hawk bears observation skills and broad perspectives on His wings. You could not ask for a better companion if you’ve been working on your overall insights.

Hawk is often a messenger from Angels, Devas and the Divine. He signals a time in your life when you need to focus on what’s ahead and prepare for a leadership role. Your global vision is a potent helpmate in this. Just as the Hawk, you are ready to fly higher than ever before.

It is not unusual for Hawk to inspire a time when you begin working heavily with new divination methods. Effectively you’re learning to trust your own inner guidance and Higher Self. Do not simply brush off gut instincts as being happenstance. When Hawk is around these moments become far more frequent. Direct your attention to the messages you’re getting and let Hawk hone your focus.

In nature Hawk is a bird of prey. This means that you are learning a lot about timing your actions. Hawk medicine begins with observation and ends with swift, decisive and successful movement.

Do not be surprised if you find your psychic abilities, especially clairvoyance, growing. One of Hawk’s greatest aptitude is their vision, but in a spiritual setting this applies to not just physical site but supernatural “seeing” too.

In ancient times Hawk was associated with the soul. The Egyptians, for example, depicted the human spirit as a Hawk that flew out of the body and reincarnated as a Hawk. Notably Horus, the sky god, also held Hawk sacred. Similarly, the Greeks associated Hawk with Jupiter, the chief among all gods.

Hawk Spirit Animal

As a Spirit Animal, Hawk teaches awareness. The universe is trying to send you a message.

It makes sense that it is vital for you interpret the spiritual message correctly and internalize the associated lesson, right?


But when this this bird of prey presents as your Spirit Animal, you are now on notice that even the most ordinary of circumstances could have deeper meanings.

Hawks have the sharpest eyesight of all Raptors. This signifies that it’s time for you to pause and pay attention – to everything.

In particular, Hawk challenges you to get a higher perspective on something that’s been holding you back. Until you get the “big picture” you could remain stagnant.

Also, Hawks hunt in groups. When Hawk shows, perhaps it’s time to ask yourself about the company you keep – in both your personal and professional life. What people do you currently consider part of your true soul group? In times of trouble, who would come to your aid and who would fly away in fear – leaving you suspended in mid air with no ally at your flank?

Hawk medicine can be a bit of a bitter pill to swallow as it not only asks us to consider who our real friends are, but if we are a “real” friend to others.

Hawks often mate for life. With this, and their group hunting practices, Hawks perfectly exemplify the “all for one and one for all” pledge.

Do you have the courage to stand up for your friends and family during times of duress? Have the others in your group misplaced their trust in you or will you fly to their defense should the occasion arise?

Hawk Totem Animal

Hawk people have very positive outlooks on life. You see the best of what’s to come and are anxious to share those words of hope with others. The only problem with your intense perspective is that it may make people a little antsy.

There are some truths humans willfully hide from themselves. Hawk wants to drag those truths out into the light of day. So, if Hawk is your Totem Animal, your lesson in this spin around the Medicine Wheel may be to balance your vision with a healthy portion of sensitivity.

Red Tailed Hawk symbolism and meanings are tied closely to the Kundalini and Root Chakra. Those with the Hawk Totem Animal are passionate, confident partners who possess a strong libido.

Because of the Kundalini connection, Hawk people constantly seek higher enlightenment and devote a good deal of their lives to trying to find and live their bliss.

Hawk Power Animal

Seek out Hawk as a Power Animal when you feel like you’re missing something that’s right in front of you. Hawk is an excellent hunter, and Hawk energy can help you ferret out elusive signs, omens, messages, and even get a better perspective on jobs and relationships.

Hawk can also support the quest for fresh outlooks. The old, outmoded ways of thinking need not remain imprinted on your soul. Awaken to the possibilities that others miss.

Fear is not an emotion Hawk entertains, even for a second. Hawk will swoop in on a poisonous snake and, in a nano-second, tear off their head. While this is a bit gruesome it is, in fact, nature.

Invoke Hawk energy as your Power Animal when ‘poisonous’ people or situations threaten your safety and well-being. Obviously ‘tear their head off’ is a metaphor and not to be taken literally. However, Hawk energy can help you learn how to communicate that you mean business and one should think twice before they try to harm you.

Native American Hawk Symbolic Meanings

In Native American tradition, Hawk is the Earth’s guardian. In spirit form, Hawk flies continuously, remaining ever vigilant. Iroquois stories say that Hawk bears a bow and fire arrows to help in his commission.

Hawk feathers are sacred in numerous tribes, often being included in costumes for rituals.

Hawk as a Celtic Animal Symbol

Celtic symbolism for Hawk is similar to that of the Far East – as a powerful messenger from other realms. When Hawk appeared it was a message to keep your wits sharp and prepare. Circling Hawks presage death or conquest.

Hawk Dreams

Dreams about Hawks is a symbol letting you know it’s time to proceed carefully. There’s something you’re not seeing. Pay particular attention as to what or whom the Hawk is eyeing.


Hawk in Astrology & Zodiac Signs

Among Native Americans the the Red Tailed Hawk birth sign falls between March 21 and April 19th. People born under the Hawk have keen vision, boldness, and tenacity in pursuit of your goal. Others look to you as a problem solver with fantastic insights.

Far Eastern Hawk Symbolic Meanings

Hawk in Far Eastern symbolism is a strong and powerful warrior who can be ruthless when need be. Many times warriors or their leaders had trained Hawks that bespoke of their military prowess. Hawk also appears in numerous paintings that depict similar connotations.

58 Responses

  1. Maria

    This was interesting to read. As a baby red hawk was in my yard in a bush. He squawked at me every time I walked by. And I was worried he was injured. But after reading the definition I get a total different perspective. Thank you

    • Hi, Maria!

      Ermahgerd! A baby Hawk! You are so fortunate to have such a visitation! Happy you found us here and that you enjoyed the read!

      Stay wild,

      • Regina

        Hello Bernadette,

        I actually had a hawk fly into my home from a narrow entry at my front door. In fact it stayed inside my home for a while, long enough for me to photograph it perching on a light on my wall and other various places within my home. Prior to the hawk entering my home I had been praying and singing worship song to God. The bird stayed a long time and I felt I should let it out so it could be free. It allowed me to hold it. We stared into each others eyes. I took the bird out and tried to let it go by lifting it up into the air and releasing my hands. But the hawk was content or maybe scared to fly. So I tried a few more times until it flew away. This particular bird is a constant visitor to my home. I photograph it often. It make me very happy to know it likes to be near by. I was going through a tough time one day and hadn’t seen the hawk for a few weeks. On the day I was really going through some tough choices the bird appeared outside my bedroom window. It looked the way I felt inside. It appeared to be molting as its feathers were not all there or thinly covering its body. My hawk as I now refer to it has been in the area surrounding my home now for the last few months. I live in suburbia and have lots of different birds who visit a pond in my backyard, so the hunt is bountiful for this bird. Thanks for the interesting read and allowing me to share.

    • Mo

      Last night I had a dream that I was walking in the forrest when I came opon a tree stump in the path. On top of the stump was a hawk. It just stared me down. Then I heard a woman’s voice. She spoke everytime the wind blew. She said that I knew who she was. That I had been looking for her. That she was every good thing on this earth. She instructed me that I must follow this hawk into the woods for three days of fasting and told me that more would be revieled to me. Then the hawk ruffled his feathers and flew off and I woke up. This read has helped me make better sense of this dream. Thank you.

    • Christine

      I too was recently visited by a baby or young hawk. It tapped on my window and was looking inside.
      I instantly felt it was a sign and wondered what it was trying to tell me. The hawk stayed around for awhile,
      later sitting on my porch . I thought it might be injured but it did not seem to be in distress. It did leave eventually
      but I was left with such a positive feeling.

  2. Kimberly

    I really enjoyed this article. I live in California and I meditate daily. Last week my son and I saw 15 Hawks flying up above in front of our apartment complex. Yesterday as I was driving down a very busy street I looked up in AMAZEMENT and saw 100-120 Hawks flying up above. I was so in awe of this unsual sight that i parked safely in the center of the street’s safety divider with my caution lights on. I quickly called my son and told him that I was around the corner from home. He came outside and witnessed this mind blowi ng and amazing sight. He tried to videotape it but I stayed on the phone too long talking. A neighbor of ours witnessed it also confirming the large amount of Hawks and said that he never seen anything like it either. My mom agreed that it was EXTREMELY unusual for a large amount of Hawks to be flying slowly and so late in the evening. It was around 7:40pm or 7:45pm but it was light enough to see the Hawks. She said that most birds roost at night. She also said that maybe both of the sightings was probably because of some forest fires up in the mountains. I disagree because we are hundreds of miles from the forest living here in The Valley. During this month my son and I also were driving and we saw a beautiful, solid white dove fly extremely fast into the cemetery. What do you think of all this?

    • Hello, Kimberly!

      Woooowwww! You got to see a “Kettle” of Hawks! How uber cool is that??!!!! It’s not often we humans are treated to such an event since Hawks are mostly solitary birds. From a purely “nature” standpoint, I would have to agree – I don’t think it had to do with the fires. Most likely it was a winter migration kinda thing.

      But, here’s what you have to ask yourself, why did they cross my path? What did it mean for my son as well since he was there also. have you and your son been through a tough time? Is it time for you all to “see the bigger picture”, take a deep breath and fly toward your dreams? The energy feels that way.

      Thank you for sharing such a remarkable event!

      Stay wild,

  3. Sandra

    Enjoyed the above readings. I’ve always feed & enjoy the birds including hawks in my back yard then recently I saw a feather in my garage. Not long after seeing the feather my father passed away. When we returned home from his ceremony my son noticed two hawks in the yard then I started seeing them, on a daily basis flying around & just hanging out. I like to think this a spiritual message that my father is still with me. I am at a crossroad in my life & like to think that their presence is a sign of strength & enlightenment of which I desperately need both. Any insight or comments would be appreciated. Peace & Love!

    • Hello, Sandra;

      Please accept my condolences on the loss of your father.

      Here’s what I can tell you about Hawks – my husband and I live in the country on 8 acres of land that backs up to thousands of acres of a natural preserve. We have zillions of Hawks around us. But, interestingly, a mating pair Hawks chose a tree right on the line between our property and our favorite neighbor’s property to build a nest in. Our neighbors are animal lovers and conservationists like we are. We were all treated to watching two baby Hawks grow up, learn to fly and go off to start their own Hawk families!

      Where I’m going with this is, of alllllll the properties in our neighborhood, the Hawks not only chose our place but they chose a tree smack in the middle of our property lines! That is not a coincidence.

      Sandra, I wholeheartedly believe that you can absolutely place your faith in those Hawks. They could be hanging out anywhere but they chose your presence, your property. That’s not a fluke. You can bet your dad asked those majestic creatures to watch over you and your family.

      The next time you talk to your dad, ask him to send you another sign. Something tells me he had a good sense of humor (when he allowed himself to be “frivolous”) and he just might get those birds to “be funny” for you!

      Sure hope that helps.

      Stay wild,

      My po

  4. Pam

    I am so glad I found this article. I live atop a mountain overlooking the largest lake in New England. Three days ago I was witness to a miracle yesterday. I came out on our deck here in the mountain top and observed what they call “A KETTLE OF HAWKS”. Never had heard of it before but someone told me what I saw so I googled it and indeed it was! About a thousand Hawks (no lie) were gliding overhead on the thermal air currents and just circling overhead. There were at least four groups of hundreds. I video taped them for almost 10 minutes. They were gathering in migration patterns to fly to South America. They were ALL the same breed. Broad-winged Hawks. A moment I will treasure always. Nothing short of spectacular!! ❤️❤️❤️ And since the hawk has always been my totem since I was 22, I googled it again and found your article. I’m so glad I did. I’m going thru a major transition in life now and doing soul searching so your article spoke volumes to me… I’m so thankful I saw that spectacle. A gift from God no doubt….

    • Hello, Pam!

      OMGosh! I am SO sorry! I was telling a friend about your post regarding the Hawks and then discovered I hadn’t replied to your message yet! Ack!

      You are SO right! What an amazing gift from God to be able to witness such a spectacular event. What’s really interesting about this is that Hawk has been your Totem Animal since you were 22. I don’t know if you know anything about Numerology but 22 is a master number. It would be interesting to see if your birthday or name is a 22 in Numerology also. You can read all about the Master Number 22 on my sister site – BuildingBeautifulSouls.com

      Being in the presence of THAT many Hawks AND knowing Hawk energy and medicine is your animal totem power from the age of master number 22 is over-the-top AMAZING! Whatever this transition is that you are navigating you have tons and tons of help from the animal kingdom and will do just great!

      Are you going to post the video on YouTube? If you do, please let me know as I would love to see it!

      Stay wild,

  5. Karen

    Just like others… I’m so glad I found this!!! Hawks have always been close to me, seeing them at particular moments, always grateful for their presence. I frequently find hawk feathers and even have a hawk feather tattoo. A couple days ago my brother called me outside, there were about 40-50 Hawks circling above my house. It was amazing! And intense! What a gift! The next morning I was thinking about all those Hawks in my meditation… Does this mean something? And then 7 Hawks drift over me circling, then 8, awhile later 10. After awhile they drifted so high and the wind carried them further away. They were in sight awhile, it was amazing!!! In meditation today I thought I should do more research on hawk totems… I saw the comments on ‘kettling’ how cool! Thanks for sharing!!!

    • Hi, Karen;

      Please accept my apology. I normally respond much faster. I was on a mini vacation and, then, Hurricane Matthew decided to visit me in Florida. 😉

      You are most welcome! And, thank you for visiting WhatIsMySpiritAnimal.com!

      Seeing Hawks in a meditation is very significant – especially if you felt as though you were the Hawk or ‘travelling’ with the Hawk. Perhaps you are moving toward being able to ‘journey’ with animals – meaning your spirit ‘merges’ with the animal’s energy and you hitch a ride with them, seeing things through their eyes.

      Sure hope that helps!

      Stay wild,

      • Pam

        I love that! I shall tune in to all The signals and signs to make sure I can experience all the animals have to offer!😘

        Sent from my iPhone, pls excuse any typos.

        • Hello, Pam;

          Awesome! Please keep checking in to let us know what other messages your animal spirit guides gift you!

          Stay wild,

  6. Christina Belknap

    Wow, this was a great read. I found this because today I spotted a large full grow hawk in a tree, with a small animal hanging from it’s claws. I was immediately struck by the presence of the bird that flew down onto the ground. I went outside of my building to where the hawk was and stood just a few feet away from it. It was not afraid and it didn’t flinch. However it did look at me and pause for a few strong moments before gently picking up it’s prey and flying on to the next big tree. Wow. I am still so struck by this experience.

    • Pam

      So wonderful!!!!!!!

      Sent from my iPhone, pls excuse any typos.

      • Hello, Pam;

        So happy you enjoyed reading about Hawk as a Spirit, Totem, and Power Animal! And, thank you for visiting WhatIsMySpiritAnimal.com!

        Stay wild,

    • Hello, Christina;

      Wow! What a magical experience! Hawks really have a way of making us feel honored that they gave us the time of day, don’t they? LOL There’s something so humbling about being gazed upon by a bird of prey, by a free spirit who answers to no one, isn’t there?

      Thank you for sharing your experience!

      Stay wild,

  7. Delia

    I live in Rhode Island, we are close to the city buy at the same time we have a lot of wild life around us, we see deer, fox, chayote, etc. Today I was outside my house, went to get something in my car when I hear screeching so I looked up and two of what looked like Hawks from where I was standing were flying in circle, I didn’t have my phone with me so I missed the opportunity to record it, they were over my head. My daughter when I mentioned it said in RI we also have turkey vultures but I don’t believe it was that, they really looked beautiful and majestic. I also do a lot of meditation but I wasn’t at the moment and I felt as if it was a message of some kind. I read everything posted here and I feel I am in the right place to ask for an opinion. Thank you in advance 🙏

    • Hello, Delia;

      Since I wasn’t there I can’t say for sure if the birds you saw were Hawks or Vultures. But, if they were Vultures, please don’t discount their majesty! Vultures are among the most misunderstood animals on the planet. They are so gentle and incredibly smart! I liken them to nurses – they take care of the world in ways that others can’t ever imagine. They work very hard to keep our earth clean and sanitary. No matter which kind of birds you saw, it was a gift from the animal spirit world.

      Hope that helps.

      Stay wild,

  8. Christina

    I just saw an image on my t.v while it was off of a big hawk, I didn’t know what it was at first until I asked my sons and husband and they said it’s a hawk, I’m amazed but what does this mean?

    • Hi, Christina;

      I’m not sure what you mean about the TV being off but seeing a Hawk image but I’m guessing you maybe mean the ‘ghosting’ effect that some TVs get when they are turned off? If so, I would look deeply into the Hawk article you’re commenting on and see what really resonates with you. If you saw a Hawk then Hawk energy is trying to speak to you. Let Hawk in. It’s a powerful Spirit Animal and can likely help you during this time.

      Stay wild,

  9. Sheyl

    Thanks for explaining about the hawk. Last Friday I moved to a new town. As I drove into town a hawk spwooped down and landed next to the welcome sigh. At the time I felt honoured and in awe and thought I must look the hawk meaning up…so thanks again!

    • Hello, Sheyl;

      You are most welcome! And thank you for visiting and commenting on WhatIsMySpiritAnimal.com!

      Stay wild,

  10. Anna

    I live in the city, not in the country. I used to live in this area 2 yrs ago and I had a Hawk that used to visit me at the old house. I resently move back to this are in July and when I got home last week and today I had the most beautiful majestic hawk just standing there on my roof. Same spot and today I was able to walk closer to it. I have a native America friend of mine that told me the Hawk was my totem. The feeling of being home, and safe was awesome. I have a hawk tattoo as well.
    Thank you for your article makes sense. Will continue to prepay and meditate, there is always something to seek.

    Thank you

    • Hi, Anna;

      Thank you for sharing your story! I’m sure Hawk energy will always have your back and be there for you when you most need it. I’ll bet your Hawk tattoo is awesome!

      Stay wild,

  11. NANCY

    a Hawk just perched on the pole of my windchimes,
    noise got my attention I was inside,when I went out an saw the Hawk on the chimes……I just stood there!!!!!!!!! Staring,he was facing me also,after a few minutes he flew to the tree,but again he was facing me….WOW I am so thrilled!!!
    I went inside to get the laptop to take a pic,but he left……
    11/15/16 around 3:3o in the afternoon …Tuesday
    I went in

    • Hello, Nancy;

      Wow! What a wonderful experience! Don’t you feel so humble when a Hawk stares at you? They are so regal and powerful!

      Thank you for visiting and commenting on WhatIsMySpiritAnimal.com!

      Stay wild,

      • NANCY

        mornin’ Yes I am still so thrilled ,,,alos so blessed that he chose to let me know he was outside waiting for me

  12. Reese

    For the past 4 years i have been so intrigued about hawks and have always tried to be aware of my life and circumstances in my life when I see them, randomly. I’ve been with a new guy that I’m really into and have noticed every time we’re together, I ALWAYS spot a hawk or 2 in various different locations. Is this a good thing?

    • Hello, Reese;

      Since Hawks often mate for life, it could be a very good sign! Congrats on the new love interest! Just be sure to see him and the relationship through the eyes of discernment and not through rose colored glasses. Hawk energy helps us to see the nuances of people and situations. However, that means seeing the ‘real deal’ of our ‘self’, too. So, be real around this new guy. Don’t preen and don’t put on the ritz. Just be yourself. You are good enough.

      Hope that helps.

      Stay wild,

  13. Cath

    Often I have wondered about a bird that has followed me for decades now, and only recently have I been able to identify the call. Back in Australia before moving to the USA, a hawk would always appear in my mind’s eye to scream a warning, but no bird in Australia had that particular call. Since 2008 I have been followed. A male red tailed hawk follows me, he even followed the car when we moved to a farm 90 minutes away from our previous residence in an apartment. He has been a faithful companion and even now, 8 years later, he is still there. Yesterday though, he was screaming by the dining room window, not a normal place for him to be. He was LOUD and sounded furious so again, I wonder what is coming. My background is Celtic, my father is from a very very old Welsh line and our lineage goes back reliably for almost two thousand years. This has been a very difficult year for me, one of loss and illness and my hawk warned me before every terrible event. This is the angriest I’ve heard him yet. He is a very real bird, not a spirit and I don’t know why he followed me to our old home and then chose to follow me here. If I get into the car, he follows that too. Four red tailed hawks live here, but I know mine. He’s the only one that comes close. I’ve never tried to touch him but he is happy to follow me into the barn and make pretty noises when I am working around or feeding the horses. Curiously, a great horned owl lives here and is also very talkative. The first week after we moved in, the owl sat on the porch rail and hooted, my impression was “welcome home”. I am curious – what would the symbology of the red tailed hawk (a sound I’ve heard from childhood as a warning back in Australia to the very real hawk that follows me everywhere) combined with an extremely talkative great horned owl mean? There is a third bird of significance here. A snowy owl that lives in the barn. I was given a rescue stallion and from the time I kept him in the small indoor work area, in the evenings that winter, the snowy owl would circle and hoot, or run around on the ground and hoot. It still does that today. I wonder though, what would make my hawk so angry? He was so loud he sounded like he was right by my ear, but I saw him by the dining room window screaming. I’ve never heard him like this before, not ever.

    • Hi, Cath;

      Wow! Sounds like a wonderful book – The Hawk, The Owl, & The Stallion! I guess my questions is, what makes you think the Hawk is angry? Hawks aren’t crooners for sure. Even when they’re happy they sound like a screaming shrew but that doesn’t necessarily mean he’s angry. My experience with birds is that are great thinkers. So, ask your Hawk to communicate directly with you and tell you what’s on his mind. I believe you would be an excellent animal communicator so give it a try and see what your Hawk tells you!

      Hope that helps.

      Stay wild,

  14. Sarah

    Today as I was out walking in my backyard. As I was engaging in a new Spiritual practice for me a hawk appeared soaring above me and continue on. I yelled outloud, ” thank you for coming and asked it to come back” and it actually came back and circled above my house and then left. The hawk has appeared in my life several different times in the last three years since I realized I AM Spiritual. Another time one landed on my backyard fence and sat there for five minutes and yes I snatched it’s picture. I live in the city. I feel it’s sending me a message from the universe. I know the hawk in my life is a blessing. Thank you for the article.
    Love and blessings

    • Bernadette King

      Hello, Sarah;

      You are most welcome! Thank you for visiting and commenting on WhatIsMySpiritAnimal.com. Please keep us up to date on your spiritual awakening and Hawk encounters! I know your beautiful story will inspire many!

      Stay wild,

  15. Sherry

    This is all so fantastic , I’m have to be honest and forward, people say I am painfully honest, I myself worry I’ve hurt when I speak. This year I have had a lot of life changes, I know I wear others pain, but am learning what to do with all this,,ok, now for my experience, I really need help on this, I have real alot on this and so much of this is new, excluding the experiences, I’m having a hard time wondering or trying to figure out what this all means,,
    Where I live here in Texas is out in the country and I have a nest that is annually lived in by silver Prarie hawks ,I love watching them.
    My husband and I had just gotten a cement slab poured ,about 2400 sq.ft., to build a house on, well the guy asked us to keep it wet for a few days, so it wouldn’t Crack. I was out that evening with a hose ,standing in the middle soaking it. I saw something move above me and looked up to see if want to say 15-20 Falcons circling above my head, don’t laugh but after a few minutes just watching them, I dropped the hose and still looking up at them held my arms out and twirled around with them. I know,,I’m sure I looked silly, but I didn’t care at the moment. Then I hard something out behind our pond and about just as may Falcons above me flew out of the trees and joined these above me , all still circling right above me, I’m talking only about 18 ft. Above me,,they departed coming down closer to me. At this point, I just thanked them, for what? I don’t know. I just felt I needed to. Then all at once all but four falcon flew off together in one direction. The ones that remained kept getting closer to my head, then all but one flew after the others, one remained and he flew over my head three more times getting closer each round he was so close before he flew away I could see his eyes. I just stood there quietly amazed for I don’t know how long. When I came into the house I looked up Falcons and to tums and every thing I could on them, I red they migrate so I thought maybe that’s what was going on. I looked up MY indian totem, Iraq is falcon,then I was looking at pictures and realized that a few days before this is had gone out to my truck and there was a pretty feather on the grass right near the door, I picked it up and brought it in the house and put it in my kitchen window, well I got up from looking at the pictures and yep,,,it was a Falcon feather. So. I’ve read you facts and I’m really interested in YA’LLs thoughts. Please don’t laugh. It really happened, I really need to figure this out. This was 3 months ago,,

  16. Lisa

    Hawks are always presenting themselves to me. I see a hawk on almost a daily basis. This morning as I was walking down my drive to my mailbox, I turned around to return to the house and a beautiful red tailed hawk swooped down in front of me. I immediately thanked him for his gift to me, a very close up view of him and the awe of being in his close presence. I will be driving and one will fly low over my car, or catch my gaze as they sit in a tree or on a fence near the road. Once as I walked my dog, one swooped in front of me and picked up a poor little squirrel as he crossed the road. I was very dismayed for the little squirrel, but my husband put it in perspective saying, “The hawk needs to eat, too!” One also flew low over my car carrying a snake. Another time as I was filling my bird feeders I was gifted with a visit of a hawk flying so close to my head that I felt the wind from his wings and heard his feathers as he flew by. He could of had his eye on my little dog that was wandering cluelessy near by, but I felt somewhat confident that he wasn’t there to dine on her. I am always awe-inspired by these hawk visits and feel that they are presenting themselves to tell me something, but what, I do not know. Are they my animal totem? My spirit animal? Can you enlighten me as to what they might be trying to tell me? This has been happening to me for a very long time in my life.

    • Bernadette King

      Hello, Lisa;

      One or more animals can, at the same time, be our Spirit, Totem, and Power Animal. Hawk energy is complex and powerful. And, intuitively, I feel like you are a highly intelligent, deep thinker so it makes very good sense that Hawks keep coming to you.

      One thing to mention – don’t ever feel confident any bird of prey will not seize the moment and snatch up your pup. I live in the country and nature is, well, nature. So, the thing is – I get the feeling you understand the nuances of Hawk teachings as regards what is ‘in the light’. But, perhaps facing the shadow side of yourself is what Hawk is trying to get you to see. It’s HIGHLY unusual for a bird to do a fly-by – such as Hawk did when it buzzed your head. That’s a huge sign to pay attention!

      Finally, Hawks always look really angry. LOL Like Eagles, they just look stern. LOL Sometimes, when Hawks and Eagles come to us, it’s about dealing with anger issues – whether our own or within our tribe or from our childhood.

      Sure hope that helps.

      Stay wild,

  17. Mary Ann

    I have a bird feeder and went to the window to see if anyone was visiting. I was shocked to see a Red Tailed Hawk sitting on my porch railing facing the window. I just kept looking at him, his feathers, his feet as he was moving about the railing. He was so beautiful. I hated to move away but I wanted to get my phone to take his picture and when I got back, he was gone.

    • Bernadette King

      Hello, Mary Ann;

      Oooooo! A Hawk! Aren’t they so regal? Lucky you!

      Stay wild,

  18. Ann

    I found your article after a hawk landed and stayed a few minutes on a brick wall outside my window – only 15 or so feet away. I took some pictures and eventually it flew away. I considered it a sign for me. I’ve seen hawks flying over fields nearby and even seen one in a nearby tree, but never right outside my window! I took pictures but I don’t see a way to post them.

    • Bernadette King

      Hi, Ann;

      Ooooo! Hawks! They are so majestic! I love to watch them in our backyard! Right now there isn’t a way for site visitors to post pictures in comments but by the end of January that function should be added. You could always post them to the What Is My Spirit Animal Facebook page.

      Thank you for taking the time to comment on and visit WhatIsMySpiritAnimal.com!

      Stay wild,

  19. Tammy

    My dad passed away in 2004, then my mom passed away in 2005. The morning of the day my mom died I was on the back porch of my mom’s house and a Hawk flew in and landed on a branch! It just looked at me for a few minutes and flew away! After that whenever I am missing my parents I see a Hawk!! When I went on vacation it was like they were following me to make sure I got there safe!! Am I crazy?

    • Bernadette King

      Hello, Tammy;

      Please accept my condolences on your family’s loss. I do not think you’re crazy at all. For some reason, I feel like there is military or police energy in your family and Hawks are being sent by your parents to ‘protect and serve’. What a beautiful gift from your folks!

      Hope that helps.

      Stay wild,

  20. Tammy

    Very interesting. Today at my new job (last day of training). I work as the front desk person at a gym. Its a busy location.
    A hawk landed on the sidewalk, in front of the entrance doors. It was close enough that I could see all the colors. I stood in awe and disbelief. Finally I was able to tell my coworker who was training me to look.
    He saw and said wow, so many strange things happening today. And a hawk at the entrance standing on the sidewalk?! It’s busy here, he says.
    I said just magical. So I had to look this up tonight. And I’m so grateful for hawk today. Maybe another totem animal for me.

    • Bernadette King

      Hello, Tammy;

      That is so interesting! Hawks generally do not mix with mere mortals in places like that! LOL You got a special visit!

      Thank you for taking the time to comment on and visit WhatIsMySpiritAnimal.com!

      Stay wild,

      • Tammy

        What I neglected to mention is that as soon as I told my coworker to look, when he looked, hawk flew off. Then your above comment. My father passed may 2016-cancer that spread fast (esophagus and lung a tumor was found on his thyroidas well) he was an Army military police officer, concrete worker. I also have cancer, thyroid cancer that spread to lymph. I was diagnosed just under a year of my father getting diagnosed.
        Then my mother whom I did not have a good relationship with, she passed of cancer in 1992-large cell primary lung.
        I was in turmoil at one of my jobs, bad harassment -bullying. (I did finally quit) but I was pondering that very day when hawk appeared if I can afford to quit my bully job and if this new, gym job (where hawk appeared) was my new direction. I also tried following my father’s foot steps in the military. I made it just under 4 years in the army.

        Thank you for replying. I felt compelled to respond to your reply.

        Today I saw another hawk. This time in a farm field just after picking up a used dresser. And my hubby informs me he found out the home we bought, the wife comited suicide.. this is my husbands second home purchase where a death-(unnatural, if I can say that?..) occoured…

        • Bernadette King

          Hello, Tammy;

          You are most welcome. I’m happy to help, any time.

          Stay wild,

  21. Mike

    I’ve noticed a hawk seems to be following me everywhere I go. At home, hawk; at school, hawk; every where I go if I happen to look up there is a hawk. Even at one point in time the hawk air surfed my windshield of my truck.

  22. Dishika

    For the past few days, I’ve been sitting on my balcony to see these two hawks fly from very close to my window. Other than these two there are about 8 other hawks that fly at a little distance. Today when I was travelling in the train, I just looked up to see 2 hawks flying again. And when sitting in class I looked out to see a hawk and a parrot flying. The strange thing, is that Every time I see a hawk, even near my balcony, I call someone to witness it, but when they come, the hawks are no more there. The moment they turn back though, the hawks come back. I don’t know what to make out of this. Is it some sort of message? I just keep seeing hawks everywhere.

    • Bernadette King

      Hello, Dishika;

      In my opinion, there are no coincidences. That’s a lotta Hawk energy showing up for you so I definitely believe Hawks are trying to get messages to you. Take some time and jot down your feelings when you see the Hawks. What is happening right at the moment you see them? What were you thinking about? By journaling in this way, you’ll be able to discover what Hawk energy is trying so hard to tell you.

      Hope that helps.

      Stay wild,

  23. Shelley

    On Sunday I drove 874 miles from Texas to Kentucky. Within a 3 hour time frame I saw 10 hawks…for the remainder of the drive I tried to understand the message…after reading this, I get it. Thank you for this.

    • Bernadette King

      Hello, Shelley;

      You are most welcome! Thank you for visiting and commenting on WhatIsMySpiritAnimal.com!

      Stay wild,

  24. Olanike

    Hawk happens to be my spirit guide as I am on the April category.
    At first I didn’t believe it, cos of the Ram has always used to.
    This is lovely.


    • Bernadette King

      Hello, Olanike:

      You are most welcome! I’m so happy you’re enjoying WhatIsMySpiritAnimal.com. Just remember you can have more than one Spirit, Totem, and Power Animal. Hawk is your Native American Zodiac Sign and Aries is your Western Zodiac Sign. So, it can help to read about them both.

      Thank you for taking the time to comment on and visit WhatIsMySpiritAnimal.com!

      Stay wild,

  25. Katharine

    Thank you for the information. I have been seeing at least one Hawk per day perched among various things for the past few weeks. I felt it was a sign but wasn’t sure exactly the meaning. This information has helped me see that I need to not over think everything and worry less. Everything will happen as its meant to. When I see a Hawk it’s like a reminder to take a breath and just appreciate the beauty of the moment.

    • Bernadette King

      Hello, Katharine;

      You are most welcome! Thank you for taking the time to comment on and visit WhatIsMySpiritAnimal.com!

      Stay wild,

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