When certain animals cross our paths they want to give a certain message.
Several Native American tribes believed that each animal held it’s own message and piece of information.
Animals are conscious, sentient beings and it is important that we treat all living creatures with the same dignity and respect that we expect.
The ancients have always regarded animals as being sacred and their behavior was often used as clues and signs at to what Mother Earth might be up to.
By watching the behaviour of animals, we can get a better understanding of the energy around us and a deeper insight into intuitive messages and signs.
Just like we have spirit guides, we also have spirit animals. Often spirit animals will come into our lives to give us a message or to teach us something about our own ability and strength.
Sometimes an animal will come into our lives for a brief period of time as a way to signal us as to something that we need to pay attention to.
Common Animal Messengers and Their Meaning
The strong hawk has keen eyes and strong wings. If you continually see hawks or images of hawks, it may be a sign that you need to look at something more closely before proceeding.
It may also be a sign that a strong or important teacher or lesson will be unfolding in your life shortly.
The eagle is a sign of spiritual protection and moving to a level of higher consciousness.
If you repeatedly see eagles or eagle imagery in your life, it could be that you are transcending or shifting into a new realm of consciousness.
Commonly considered a bad omen, seeing a crow or raven could indicate that you are ready to let go of something or that you are getting ready to enter into a “death and rebirth” cycle.
Seeing a raven or crow very rarely indicates physical death, instead it is a sign of an upcoming rebirth.
Seeing an owl is an indicator that you need to pay attention to your intuition and wisdom.
The owl also comes as a reminder to pay attention to any gut feelings that you may be receiving as they are trying to point you in the right direction.
The owl may also be a sign that you need to tune into your truth and act from a place of authenticity.
Cardinal birds have often been associated with receiving a message from a deceased father figure or a male spirit guide.
If you repeatedly see cardinals it could be a reminder that you are being loved and protected by this male, or a reminder to stay strong and confident in the path that you are walking.