Crow Spirit Animal

By Elena Harris, SpiritAnimal.info Editor

Crow Totem Animal

The crow is a spirit animal associated with life mysteries and magic.  The power of this bird as totem and spirit guide is provide insight and means of supporting intentions. Sign of luck, it is also associated with the archetype of the trickster; be aware of deceiving appearances.  If the crow has chosen you as your spirit or totem animal, it supports you in developing the power of sight, transformation, and connection with life’s magic.


Crow Symbolism

Throughout history, the crow has been associated with both positive and negative symbolic meanings. The most common are:

  • Life magic; mystery of creation
  • Destiny, personal transformation, alchemy
  • Intelligence
  • Higher perspective
  • Being fearless, audacious
  • Flexibility, adaptability
  • Trickster, manipulative, mischevious

Other traditional meanings associate the crow with bad omen, death, and dark witchcraft. The crow also carries the power of prophetic insight and symbolizes the void or core of creation.

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 The Crow, a Spirit Animal Symbolic of Magic

Crows are commonly associated with magic and the power to manipulate physical appearances. Ted Andrews in his classic on animal totems “Animal Speak” mentions that we can find crows are common animals that we can find all around the globe. As such, they are a reminder that magic is everywhere. When you encounter a crow, just tune into its behavior and it will give you a clue on how to use the magic powers it carries.

Because of its affinity with life mysteries and magic, the crow is seen in many shamanic traditions as the spirit animal of choice for those who use magic and have the power to manipulate the law of our physical universe. The crow used to be the animal of choice of shamans, those who do witchcraft and shape-shifting.

Crow Symbolism and Life Mysteries

Crows have a usually black with tints of blue depending on the light shining on them. Their color is symbolic of the onset of creation, of the void or what has not taken form yet. Fascinating spirit animals, they carry the energy of life mysteries and the power for deep inner transformation.

As a spirit guide, the crow will guide you in getting in touch with life mysteries and develop your ability to perceive subtle shifts in energy within yourself and in your environment. It has the ability to go beyond the illusions, especially duality of right and wrong, inner and outer.

Crow Totem and Power of Insight

Crows are known to build their nests in very tall trees. Doing so, they can get a better vision or perspective on the rest of their surroundings. By affinity with this trait, those who have the crow as a spirit animal or totem will enjoy a position from where they can see things from a higher perspective.

The crow is also watchful of intruders and predators. The sound it makes is characteristic of a loud, strident bird noise that can warn the other members of it clan over great distance. When you see your crow spirit animal, be on the watch.


The Crow Spirit Animal, a Guide about Fearlessness and Determination

Have you ever watched a group of crows ganging up together and chasing out birds much bigger than they are? This behavior makes the crow a useful animal totem to call when you need support in dealing with adversity. If the crow chose you as your power animal, you are encouraged to develop your personal will power and speak your truth more loudly.

Crows always seem to be able to get away with what they are after, be it a piece of food left on the road or sneaking into other birds’ nests to steal or eat their eggs. Echoing this trait, those with the crow as totem or spirit guide might watch for the tendency to trick or be a bit manipulative.

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1075 Responses to Crow Spirit Animal

  • Arianna

    I truly believe the crow is my animal guide. I have always loved crows and Ravens while many people seem to dislike crows especially. A few years ago I was walking alone around a crowded lake path and I noticed a strange man was walking behind me. In order to see if he was actually following me I started to test him and I would stop and sit on a bench every once in a while. Every time that I stopped he would stop too, while every one else would pass me. I kept waiting to see if he would pass me eventually and he didn’t. Then a crow came and perched itself on a bench near me. I would keep walking and the crow would fly up in front of me and keep perching near me. This happened a few times. I wasn’t worried that the crow was a bad omen. I was worried that the man was up to no good and I started to take the crows appearance as a warning. It’s like it was saying if you keep going forward there will be danger. So I finally decided to try and lose the man by getting lost in the crowd. It worked. I lost the man and was able to go back to enjoying my walk. Never had a crow acted like that around me before so I knew I should be paying attention to what it was trying to tell me. Ever since this day I have viewed the crow as my animal guide and I am careful to watch them and see if they want to communicate with me.

  • Stella

    How weird. I didn’t think anything of it until I took this test and got the crow as a spirit animal. Just this past week, I found beautiful and shining crow feathers on the sidewalk when with a friend. The feathers were wing feathers, there was about three of them, and they were all dropped not pulled. They were in perfect condition too, and had beautiful white tips. I took one home with me and it now sits upon my dresser. But just today, as I was walking about, I saw multiple crows, seemingly in a serene state. They weren’t cawing, they weren’t moving too much, they weren’t even after food. They had circled a tree and seemed almost in a trance. I also saw a roadrunner, a juvenile who hadn’t lost all its baby down feathers. It let me get close to snap a picture, it didn’t try to get away. This was in the same area of the crows and if a crow has chosen to guide me, it explains the roadrunner’s trust, being from the same family. I took this test for fun, but now I’m starting to think this is deeper than it first appears.

  • laura

    evr since my son died in car accident we have had one or two crows in yard.  every single day.

  • sanjay kumar rana

    I don’t able to understand that what is it.,,,, when I gone to Terence of my home then so many crows are came and chirping together and try to attack on me… what is this wtf….
    what is it..!?? a good symbol or bad…??? plz help me..

  • Dawn

    I came home last night and a crow was in my living room what does this mean ?

  • Ryan

    I just had an interesting experience while meditating.

    So after my experience I searched for the meaning of the crow and it all seems to fit perfectly.

    I can’t visualize that well so I can’t form pictures in my mind, but anyways I all of a sudden became very relaxed almost like I was in a trance type state,
    Out of nowhere I kinda get the very brief view of a crow hopping into my pendant, now all I can recall in snapshot speed details is a worn wooden cabin type deck, and me leaning against the fencing and a crow looking at my pendant and its almost like it and the crow became one with each other.
    (Sure made me a believer in visions and random insights)

    I wonder what it all could mean.

    Sorry if this got of topic but I try to put my experiences in detail, I also apologize if I have periods and commas in the incorrect places as well as any grammar mistakes. (A bit lightheaded from the experience)

    (I thank the creators of this website for creating such an amazing website)

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  • ashwini

    Today a crow come from back , the crow wing touches my hairs…is it sign of good or bad?

  • Amanda Doolin

    I had a young crow in my house early this morning while everyone was asleep.Nobody opened any doors or windows.We looked everywhere for how it could have gotten in and couldn’t find any way possible for it to have gotten in.. Our cats got it a few times but didn’t hurt it.All I had to do was put a broom handle in front of it like a perch and it hopped right on I took it to the door and it acted like it didn’t wanna leave but I shood it out the door and it flew away..Could this mean anything?  Just curious.

  • Deborah

    I have had a crow follow n e around for a couple days and even feed from my hand, my Father passed away 4 days ago, is this a sign from him, we did not have a good relationship

  • Lata

    Today I was praying in my temple and suddenly crow crossed through window with cowing. Any one knows what that means?

  • Christine Jane Griffith

    While living in Ventura County I started to notice that a crow would follow me evey were either if I was driving my car taking the bus or just out for a walk it got so bad and annoying that on one particular day I flipped my middle finger at the crow while in my car waiting for the traffic light to change.Mind you the crow was watching me standing on a fence about 7 feet away as soon as I put my had back on my steering not even 1second had passed when out of were a car pulls up beside my car on the same side that the crow was and as I turned in shock cause he pulled up besides me very fast I looked to see and as I looked into the cars window a Man was looking straight at me and at the same time Flipping me off(giving me the finger) I could not believe my eyes you my car was stopped as I waited for the signal there also was 2 cars in front of mine and a few behind mine it was a one lane road u could turn right but not at that exact moment it was a very tight fit.so what I’m trying to figure out is who and why was I chosen to be followed by a stupid Black Crow till this day now in the year 2016 I still get followed.. back when it first started it was the year 1994 when I first noticed that was constantly followed by this one black crow… ok that’s all wanted to share.Thanks for letting me Vent.

  • donna

    I feel it might be a warning of some kind.  Have new neighbors moved in? Do you have a new job?  Or, it might be a friendly “heads up”.

  • Grace

    Today I was looking in my back yard and I saw a group of anywhere between 6 and 10 crows walking around in a group. They eventually went over to the picnic bench in the back, but they flew into the trees and kind of stared at me when I walked over. They were cawing, and even after I went back inside my house I could hear them for a bit. Do you think this means anything?

    • Kronos

      An important meeting might happen there or the birds themselves were having a meeting there. Crows are very difficult creatures to understand anyway so anybody could be wrong if they gave you an answer.

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