Crow Spirit Animal | Meaning & Symbolism

Crow Spirit Animal

By Elena Harris, Editor

Crow Spirit 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.

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.

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1171 Responses to Crow Spirit Animal

  • Nataša
    I habe reoccurring dreams of crows but I always meet them in different places. It's always associated with their feathers. The first time a crow gave me its feather to write symbols on my body which should free me, give me strength and powers to defeat some kind of darkness. Then last night I was dreaming that I went to the Zoo where crows were kept. One of them talked to me and again I asked it to give me its feather. It listened to me and gave me its feather. It felt like we had a strong bond. This time the feather gave me the ability to fly. I felt like I was freed from struggles and pain I'm in right now. I feel stuck but in this dream it saved me. I always feel peaceful and safe around crows especially in dreams I feel very protected. I don't know if it means something but I appreciate every encounter with them.
  • katie
    I was seeing this guy for a few months and I always knew he was a bit shady but he was always ok to me. He moved in with me, the day he moved in a crow came tapping on my window hard, it remained doing that every morning, 2 weeks later my boyfriend left to go out and didnt come back. 2 days later police were looking for him for attempted murder! I then left the house to get away for two weeks and before I went I hung sheets up on the outside of my windows to deter the crow. When I came back the crow was still there but had got under the sheet. About a week later my boyfriend had been caught and was in prison. The day he went to prison the crow stopped coming and has not returned since. Would the crow be a sign do you think?
    • Anonymous
      Yes because THAT IS CREEPY!!!!!!!!!!!
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    • Pamela Herrington
      I would not have chosen the crow as my spirit animal; but I can see why it is and now understand my encounters with them and my lessons learned from them.
  • Doris
    I was on my way to work when i saw a crow next to two sparrow but when i got closer it turned to a pigona, at that moment i felted like i was seeing things, well i got on the highway when some guy cut me off and his plate was bx crow now i believe something is up.can anyone tell me what does that mean?
  • Justine
    Hi I would like to know why for the past five days a crow has been coming to my door and flying at it with his beak and making loud noises could you tell me what it means please
    • Anonymous
      That crow is trying to give you a message to be watchful
  • Daniel
    Blast night my dogs killed what appeared to be an already injured crow outside my house. What does this signify?
  • Swapnali
    Hi, Today morning i am on bike accident happened with crow & crow is injured. Please tell what is message behind it. what dose this signify?
  • Rose
    Do you guys actually believe in this crap? Oh boy, get a life and perhaps start believing in the Eternal God (Adonai) who created these beautiful animals. Yikes.
    • Ash
      You're putting people down because they resonate with ideas and beliefs which differ from your own? Your thinking is superior to everyone else whose thinking is not like your own? You know beyond all doubt that your ideas are the truth, and you can prove this? If you answered no to any of the questions above, then you would be wise to lighten up on the judgment, assumptions, and criticism. People could just as easily judge and condemn you for your ideas, but they would be doing so out of ignorance. If you don't get these ideas, then ask questions or make comments from your own experience. But don't make ignorant assumptions about things you don't understand. Don't we already have enough of that in the world?
      • Terri
        PERFECT response!
      • Orlando
        Im always aware of every animal that appears to me in many ways, and there interpretation matched every situation or answer any questions I have at the time..ALWAYS BE AWARE OF YOUR SURROUNDINGS..MESSAGES COME IN MANY FORMS AND WAYS..
      • Robin
        Very well said.
      • Mo
        Well said! 🤘🏻❤️😊🌼
    • Anonymous
      Are you seriously bashing people?
    • I am who you may call me
      For one I find the trolls like yourself coming on to pages like this have less of a life than what you claim others don't have to say such bold remarks. So many changes so that you take the time out of what little life you actually have to condemn others for beliefs unlike yours. It's a waste of time to go seaeching for pages to troll instead of going to ones that align more with your own beliefs and having a positive comment. I'd say get a life yourself but I'd doubt you could muster the energy to do so. And that's more sad then trolling. I'd have to wonder if you suffer an inferiority complex of some sort that brings you to the attempts of belittling others with what little of a life you have. You understand little of this world. It is much more vast then the written words of which you speak. But I don't think you'll ever experience any of it with your attitude or lack of energy to go bend the small and yet vast world of the internet of which you've grown so accustomed. Or even the one book you read.
      • Judy
        If you don't like it stay your I think I can judge people, loser ass off this site.Your opinion don't matter anyway. You probably a miserable bitch anyway and trying shut down others because your punk ass is miserable. This for me really have nothing to do with crows. That info was entertaining. But when I get to reading comments and then read yours. Oh baby I know I was coming for ya. And first thing I said when I started reading it was you are a dumb bitch. Yes I am doing a lot of cursing because it should help you understand how serious I am. Plus I don't walk around judging people. Only God can do that. And obviously you became a man and think your him.
    • Christine
      It's no more crazy or strange or bizarre from what you believe. As an American I as you have the right of "Freedom of religion". Under that right you don't get to choice my "religion". Rose 🌹 don't worry bout me. I got this. If not then eternal hell awaits me. But I'm comfortable with my choice. Aren't you? As Elsa sings Let it go. Let go. Or something like that. K?
    • Valda Garner
      Hi Rose, Our connection with the natural world and all living things is a critical component in our physical and emotional survival and our ability to truly thrive. People are becoming less and less connected to God, nature, and with other people. This will result in a loss of connectedness, a loss of inner peace and a loss of insight and intuition. Of course God has a prominent role in our lives especially related to our connectedness to the natural world. I rely on God's guidance and support and am amazed at the spiritual journey that is programmed into our lives in an effort to achieve self actualization. The Native American people have been another key for me and shutting out all the external noise. This isn't a superficial journey, but it is quite complex and requires great patience, fortitude and being comfortable in a place where there aren't answers for the many questions. Enjoy the ride!
    • Terri
      Rose, I believe in a God who speaks to us endlessly. Some people resonate with animals, and so the messages from God come through in that way. I have a beautiful life where everything is meaningful - especially a crow cawing at me for an hour. Believing that those signs and symbols are from Creator fills my life with joy and connection to the Divine.
    • CARLY
    • Doesn't matter
      if He created them then why wouldn't we listen to them?
    • Anonymous
      Yay for Rose you got it darling I love love corvidae Iam in Florida I play with crows and magpies they are cool
  • Anonymous
    The answer is obvious,sadly your only one who don't see it you. "Uncle Joe" *hug* kiddo it'll be in your own walk or flight*. Know in your heart your love*, as a mother would love a lost child*. The memory will fade out over time*; filled with the joys* of your journey to a new adventure* with a deeper understanding of what matters* in life. We are all tied to the vibrations of the unknon universe..or spirit realm.. each of us can tap into something more greater than ourselves if we just starting to listen to the world around us. Gotta remember to Smile! & breath
  • Anonymous
    May 17th 2000 I found a dead black bird or Crow on my porch that night at 11:30 p.m. I was robbed and raped shot 7 times and left for dead now and the last week and a half I have noticed a black bird crow slicing through my mailbox into my porch today May 17th 2017 I have blackberries all over my sidewalk all the way up to my door I have walked all the neighborhood looked around other trees nobody has any blackberries my neighbor did I share the tree with she has no blackberries on her sidewalk but on the side of the tree that I share blackberries Galore all the way up to my door I'm Cherokee and Choctaw and French I thought my spirit animal was the woodpecker but I have seen the blueberries and I also seen a robin can anyone explain this to me dawn dawndawn nicholas
    • Lynnie
      Hi. I was reading about the crow myself a little while ago because of a strange experience I had with one the other day. It is not my spirit totem, I do not think, but it is helping me anyway because I need to know where I am at right now spiritually & emotionally. And, by reading about it I have been helped. You said a lot here. I am very sorry for the suffering you have endured. May the Great Spirit in your heart continue to heal you always. About the blackberries all over your sidewalk, there is a site which is all about plant symbolism. It is very interesting. And, since you are Native American you may really understand much better than most this symbolism. The crow seems to be with you in a special way. Maybe there is an issue regarding your mail you need to be aware of. Or, maybe someone is trying to get in touch with you, but has not yet, that you may need to know about. Peace!
    • MJ
      I associate robins with forgiveness. I think the symbolism is there for you. What does it all mean to you? The universe speaks to us in symbols that are personal to us. That's why it's difficult for someone else to interrupt meanings of dreams, visions. Only you know your story. Maybe you are being guided to do the most difficult thing and forgive. For you. To heal you. I wish you well.
    • Regan Devereaux
      I'm so sorry you had to go through that! I will for your comfort healing and guidance to the higher vibrational form this ordeal,with which evil intended to tear up &then destroy you, but God,goodness , light your angelic & ancestral guardians and your own soul decided will lift you above human law to the realm of divine law. These are the realms aka medicine belonging to; Crow(law),Raven(magic/power/the Divine blue-black Void where the Creator resides with the rewards yet to be formed until the heroic ones like you ask for them). Peace Regan
  • Obito Uchiha
    I dreamed of flying in my dream I was with a girl who also shared my beliefs in life, we soared through the skies laughing and as I woke there were hundreds of crows on top of my house, so I just said to myself this is weird. P.s I also practice medicine and all life healing energies sounds weird but I guess thats to be expected. - This message came from Saskatchewan, Canada its so cold up here in the north :s

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