Crow Spirit Animal2018-09-19T11:33:37+00:00

Crow Spirit Animal

Crow Spirit Animal

By Elena Harris, Editor

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.

Only last night he felt deadly sick, and, after a great deal of pain, two black crows flew out of his mouth and took wing from the room.

~ Unknown Author

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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 Spirit Animal

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.

The Crow In Your Dreams

While the crow appearing in a dream is sometimes considered a bad omen, a foreshadowing of sadness, this is only one of many meanings. A deeper interpretation of this meaning is that the crow is said to fly between the worlds of life and death and an appearance in your dreams may signify a message about your thoughts on life, death and transformation.

Crows are also very intelligent and dreaming about a crow or crows may be a sign of your wisdom or intuition. Your subconscious may be telling you to trust your intuition.

The crow is also a symbol of transformation. What part of your life is or may be going through a transition? Maybe you are changing relationships or careers? Maybe you are buying a new house? Whatever it is, the crow is signaling that you are ready to make the change!

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  1. Carol January 13, 2019 at 5:46 am - Reply

    While I’m walking a crow flies in front of me and starts screeching and flies about ten feet from and stares at me is this a bad omen or is it my spirit guide as I practice witchcraft

  2. . January 11, 2019 at 11:22 am - Reply

    I believe that crows are another form of dreams and magic. They could have just taken that form when they crossed into our world, since magic isn’t available in this universe rather than the alternate reality.

  3. Harry Gowrie January 9, 2019 at 3:44 am - Reply

    Yesterday a crow sat near my place of worship and refused to leave after my son tried to chase it away. I then put it into a fishing net that had ano opening big enough for it to escape .we prayed inside as usual and I fed it with bread and water and upon awaking in the morning I found that it had left and before our prayer we suffered a heavy storm .so I’m proud that I had sheltered it from the storm. Is it a good sign or bad

  4. Sammie January 8, 2019 at 12:20 pm - Reply

    We had a crow sit outside our widow and it was like it was talking to us did that for a while until we closed our window what could be the meaning of this

  5. Kitty December 29, 2018 at 10:52 am - Reply


    I had a crow flying into my window and wake me up yesterday. I’m not sure if it was flying carelessly, made a wrong turn and ended up into my window frame then tried to regain balance to just fly away. But he sure “attacked” my window like crazy before leaving. It lasted a few seconds I think. There aren’t that many crows where I am. I heard that crows could be a way for the universe to send you precise messages… Could that be true? And what type of messages do they usually convey?

    Thanks for your insight!

  6. Amanda jones December 20, 2018 at 2:31 pm - Reply

    I’ve bern seeing MANY crows for some time now at a time in my life where I’m having to go through complete change spiritually and habit wise.
    What I’d like to know is also, are the winds connected to these birds? I’ve had times outside where I’m connecting with spirit and the wind seems to pick up as I’m doing this.
    Some wisdom from anybody would really help me
    Amanda x

  7. The_luckgoddes November 29, 2018 at 2:24 pm - Reply

    A crow almost flew directly into my window as I was sitting in my car with the window half down a bit just so happened I noticed it and panicked rolling it up I swear I thought I almost rolled his foot with the window. I couldn’t move trying to put this scenario together as I was speaking to someone about somebody who died the same day out of nowhere. I was estatic nonetheless paranoid. What does this mean ??

    I am sitting in the car at work and window half down again a crow was close but this time calm and observing on a shopping cart literally right next to me he flew away came back then I rolled up my window as soon as I noticed him, someone walked by and he lefted for good this time. Smh 💁🏽

    • Ponderdeep November 30, 2018 at 9:41 pm - Reply

      On a basic physical level, it probably means that most people in your area who sit in their cars have food. Crows are very clever animals that are especially adept at finding regular food sources. Some studies suggest that they can even memorize faces and cars, tell their entire flock or “murder”, and follow a person of interest about. I would therefore not panic over this slightly unusual occurrence.

      On the deeper, spiritual level, this experience seems to have rattled you rather deeply. Something to take into meditation would be the question, what were you afraid of? I challenge you to ponder several answers to this for a few minutes, and it may help uncover a way for you to grow, transform, and gain a higher perspective.

  8. CarolBab November 28, 2018 at 9:02 am - Reply

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  9. Ramesh November 24, 2018 at 7:38 pm - Reply

    A crow just flied over my head. Is it good or bad? Please reply me sir/mam. Thank you

    • Ponderdeep November 30, 2018 at 10:11 pm - Reply

      Some birds have an attitude and enjoy using their speed and agility to make bigger animals react. Crows do this a lot. It may have been testing your reaction. It’s also possible that you were getting close to its nest.

      As for it being good or bad, I do not believe that anything is purely one or the other. It depends a lot more on how you act on it. If you now live in fear of crows or of something bad happening, it was a bad thing. If you can adopt the spirit of a crow and use your strengths to face challenges that look bigger than you, it was a good thing.

  10. Sajmon November 24, 2018 at 9:14 am - Reply

    I experienced just spirit of crow within my meditation. I don’t know what I was thinking at that moment (maybe I wasn’t thinking at all..I don’t know) and then I saw a feather headdress in my mind. I knew that it was crow’s feathers and in the part where is forehead was head of crow. It was like crows head was my third (mind’s) eye. It was first and last time something like that happened to me.

  11. Sajmon November 24, 2018 at 8:55 am - Reply

    My experienced just spirit of crow within my meditation. I don’t know what I was thinking at that moment (maybe I wasn’t thinking at all..I don’t know) and then I saw a feather headdress in my mind. I knew that it was crow’s feathers and in the part where is forehead was head of crow. It was like crows head was my third (mind’s) eye. It was first and last time something like that happened to me.

  12. Anil John November 11, 2018 at 4:11 am - Reply

    In my life I observed that they are friends and warn you of impending spiritual danger by hovering anti clockwise overhead and if they sit on your wall and make noise, they tell us that someone who loves has made a plan of visiting you. What is true for one may not be true for others.

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