Hawk Spirit Meaning, Symbols, and Totem

I’ve been seeing a lot of hawks flying over our house this week.  Huhm…another message?

Namasté, Cynthia

Hawk Symbolism

source: http://divinesparks.blogspot.com/2008/04/hawk-symbolism.html

In representation to humanity, the hawk is called messenger, protector and visionary. Keen vision is one of its greatest gifts. Hawks see things others miss.

The hawk comes to you indicating that you are now awakening to your soul purpose, your reason for being here. It can teach you how to fly high while keeping yourself connected to the ground.

As you rise to a higher level, your psychic energies are awakening and the hawk can help you to keep those senses in balance. Its message for you is to be open to hope and new ideas, to extend the vision of your life.

The Hawk is an animal of flight. It soars through the air looking down, and sees everything. It has a larger perspective of what is going on down below. With its keen eyesight, it looks down as it soars through the air looking for its prey. It can see the smallest of creatures below.

The Hawk is known as a messenger, similar to the planet Mercury, for the hawk soars close to the Grandfather Sun, as does the planet. When you listen to the power of the Grandfather Sun or Wise Spirit that lives within, you are protected from all types of harm.

The Hawk teaches you to be observant and take a close look at your surroundings. It soars with the power to overcome difficult situations. It soars in circles over the life of the earth, asking you to circle over your life and view it from a higher perspective.

The Hawk has a distinct cry, one that most people are aware of. Its cry signifies awareness. If you hear the cry of the hawk use your intuitive ability to discern the message and seek the truth.

If a hawk has soared into your life, you require a higher perspective. You need to see the details of what is going on and look at the bigger picture. Take a look at your situation from above.

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source: http://www.spiritanimal.info/hawk-spirit-animal/

Hawk Spirit Animal

When you have the hawk as a spirit animal, you may have an inclination towards using the power of vision and intuition in your daily life. The hawk totem provides wisdom about seeing situations from a higher perspective, using the power of observation, and focusing on the task at hand. It’s a good companion to develop spiritual awareness.

What is the hawk totem meaning?

The hawk spirit animal or totem has several attributes and meanings:

  • Hawk is the messenger of the spirit world
  • Use the power of focus
  • Take the lead when the time is right
  • Power to see, clear vision
  • Strong connection with spirit, increased spiritual awareness

Hawk spirit animals belong to the realm of bird medicine. It carries the symbolism that comes with the ability to fly and reach the skies.

The hawk spirit animal as the messenger

The hawk can soar high and reach the heavens effortlessly. As most bird totems, this power animal is often considered as a messenger who brings messages from the spirit world and the unseen.

If you have the hawk as a spirit animal, you may be inclined to play with divination tools and use your intuition to guide your steps in life. Working with the hawk totem could reinforce your ability to rely this type of guidance.

When the hawk shows up in your life, be sensitive to the messages it may carry and be receptive to your own intuition.

Main meaning of hawk totems and the power of focus

Hawk spirit animals invite us to be focused in our daily undertakings. When you feel the presence of the hawk totem, avoid distractions and focus on the task at hand.

At the same time, hawks can soar and fly high in the sky. This animal has the power to provide support in gaining a higher level perspective on any issue or project you undertake. When the hawk appears in your life, it’s perhaps time to be less distracted by the details and focus on the higher perspective. Relying on the hawk power, you can see what’s ahead clearly and defy any obstacles that may be on your way.

A specific way the hawk guidance works is to use a high level and yet clear and focused vision to guide your action.

Hawk spirit animals and taking the lead when the time is right

The hawk is also a bird of prey. Having this animal as a spirit guide emphasizes your ability to lead and influence others. When the hawk is present in your life, it could signify that it’s time to take more initiative and being active.

Hawks symbolize the power of observation. This spirit animal’s guidance may also indicate that you have the opportunity to study a situation before taking action. Observe the situation and then act when the time is right.

Hawk spirit animal and power to see

The hawk spirit animal is associated with the power of vision. If you have the hawk as a totem, you have or are developing the ability to see clearly and have strong visions. Perhaps, you even use clairvoyant skills to support your goals in life and communication with others.

Just like the hawk can see in great detail at great distances, you maybe able to perceive what others do not. You may have an affinity with piercing life great mysteries and divination in one form or another.

The hawk and connection with the spiritual realms

When you have the hawk as a spirit animal, you may have a natural inclination to receive visions, either in dreams or awake. Your extra sensory abilities and intuition are supported by the power of this animal.

The hawk totem is strongly connected to the spiritual realms. When it shows up in your life, you may be called to pay attention and experience rapid spiritual development. As you develop your relationship with your totem, you may be inspired to feel your connection with spirit more fully.

Hawk symbolism in ancient traditions

In numerous traditions, the hawk has a strong relationship with the world of the gods. Some of this symbolism has persisted in modern mythology and beliefs.

In Ancient Egypt, the belief was that a hawk-headed spirit called “ba” would fly off a mummy to come back among the living as a hawk or swallow. The hawk symbolized a part of the soul that would be freed up after death and come back to the world of the living in the shape of a bird. It was also the animal of choice for the god Horus, god of the sky, who was represented with a hieroglyph depicting a falcon or hawk.

The popular belief in more modern times that birds like hawks or owls are announcer of death may be rooted in this myth.

For the Greeks, the hawk and the eagle were associated with the god Jupiter, king of the gods. The bird is strongly connected with the realm of the gods.

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25 comments on “Hawk Spirit Meaning, Symbols, and Totem

  1. I have been blesses by hawks, hummingbirds, hummingbird hawk moths, preying mantis, lizards, crickets, owls and my first rabbit last week!! The gifts they have brought ring true to the spiritual interptetations found here. Thank you i wish all healing, positive totems for all people, all things💝🎆

    • Thank you Robin for your comments! I’ve just recently connected to the animal kingdom in this manner. And I’m finding it fascinating! Peace and Love to you my sister.

  2. I had a hawk land on my roof rack of my SUV this morning….I took pictures of it thru my sunroof…the whole time staring at all of this creatures features…as it was staring back at me. Happy Monday morning to me.

  3. I saw a hawk today first perching on a electrical line while walking my dog, I stopped and presented myself and dog to him/her, it starred at us and we went our way. Then i saw another or maybe the same hawk flying overhead of me spreading its wings soaring in the sky. I have also encountered turtles crossing the street or just smack in the middle of the street, I fear for their safety and cross them over. Hummimgbirds like to follow me around too. So do bees!

  4. A hawk hit the window directly directly behind my head at the vet’s office today. Luckily, it was able to fly off after perching on a banister for a little while, but it definitely got my attention.

  5. A sharp shinned hawk perched on a tree in my backyard for a hour yesterday. Very unusual. During that hour, a group of crows, taunting a red tailed hawk, perched in a tree next to the one with the other hawk. Truly amazing. Then researched and found this info- guess hawks are seeding me wisdom!

  6. I often see hawks on our early morning walk along the Betty Sutherland Trail. While in the parking lot of a grocery store this morning, I saw a red tailed hawk flew in and perched itself on the roof of the grocery store. We finished pack our stuff in the car, meanwhile he showed off his coat and turned around and was picking at something on the roof of the building. I hope I will learn from the hawk, how to fly high while keeping myself connected to the ground! Thanks for the information.

  7. I have two Hawks: one female and one male; who constantly follow me around; no matter where I am they are always, one or the other there to guide me or watch over me as I travel. Just this morning I woke to both perched on a fence just across the street from me. I was having a crappy morning and just seeing them and feeling their companionship made my day completely different. : ) <3 Animals

  8. That’s really interesting, my aunt died a few years back and I see her as a hawk, wherever I go. I saw the hawk at school also. My cousin died a few days back and when I saw the hawk at school I knew it was her, cause how often do you see hawks at school? I’ve been having a hard time with her passing, especially in the last few days and when I saw the hawk I knew it was a sign. This made me so glad that my aunt and cousin are there watching me😄

  9. what would be the symbolism of seeing a hawk-eyed moth (this is in the uk)?…apart from it being a combination of the symbolism of moth and hawk of course – and also needing to be hawk-eyed to have seen it in the middle of a boggy moor i was walking across concentrating on not sinking and avoiding large highland cattle up ahead! It was also a new moon/solar eclipse today opposing my natal moon. would appreciate any special insights…thanks.

  10. The other day while receiving a remote transpersonal healing with James Gilliland from E.C.E.T.I ranch in Trout Lake Washington {u,f,o hotspot} This hawk flow so close to me I could here his wings flapping it was so cool I know yes it was a sign for me to figure out. Hi again jewelin

  11. This helps me a great deal! I was driving home last night and saw something out of the corner of my eye and when I looked out the passenger window, there was a hawk flying next to it! Definitely took it to mean something!

  12. Thank you for your information, so grateful. I would love if you could help me. I had the most incredible experience today. I was walking my dog and on the phone with my sis… I saw two hawks fly by on the trail and go up in a tree that I just walked by. So I went and back tracked and there were 4 in total in the tree all on different branches. So I went close to the tree and just started waving to them, saying hello and thank you for their beauty. Got off the phone and wanted to take a pic and the craziest thing was they all opened their wings one at time and it just blew me away, its like they were acknowledging me. I am highly intuitive with healing abilities. I just really wanted someone else perspective and felt they were communicating with me. so strangely beautiful. Thank you so much Namaste.

  13. i am not privey of all these meaning… but 5 days ago…for three eves in a roe i had a stunning hawk bless me with his or hers presents sitting on all my favorite things in my yard …i wish i could find the message….but it was such a calming and gracios gift….if anyone can chime in with ideas thanks janelle

  14. I woke up this morning, went to the back door to look out and saw a big hawk sitting on my rainbarrel, a few feet from the house. I’ve never seen one up close before. He seems to bring me the message that it’s OK to accept my gift of clear vision, something I’ve been reluctant to share with others. I’ve also been having problems with my eyes, especially my left eye. I think these two things are all bringing me the same message.

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