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. Cowin November 7, 2018 at 5:49 am - Reply

    Well my name cowin and I looked up the meaning of that name and it said raven is their something to that

  2. Madison November 5, 2018 at 12:05 am - Reply

    What does it mean to have seen a crow through vision ? Please help !

  3. Anonymous November 4, 2018 at 7:45 am - Reply

    I love crows!!! There so magical!!! 🐉

  4. Mj November 2, 2018 at 4:45 am - Reply

    I to am a crow. I have picked up and had a wild crow on my hand. This was the most beautiful experience that I have ever experienced with a wild animal. They have the most beautiful deep blue eyes and it allowed me to pet him like a cat for 10 – 15 minutes my husband was in awe. The other crowd were squawking yet we continue to admire each other. My husband and I choose to buy the house. We still hear them.

    • Leslie Lewis November 2, 2018 at 7:42 am - Reply

      Lovely experience..Im in awe as well

  5. Tabo October 23, 2018 at 11:39 am - Reply

    Every week I see a crow sometimes its two of them flying on top of me even when I’m driving a long distance I see a crow

    • Goya October 28, 2018 at 10:30 am - Reply

      I hear something outside in the morning I walked out and the crow was almost talking then it flew to a pole in front of my house and continued then to a third pole which made a triangle around my house but there was no other sound birds nothing it reminded me of a calm before the storm or a premanition of an earthquake the sound turned after the first pole

  6. Friday October 22, 2018 at 2:47 pm - Reply

    within weeks. A largeest crow i’ve ever seen, walking down the street. Never flew just walked drank out of the gutter walked up the street went into the bushes. a few minutes later a large black cat walking up the street disappeared in the bushes came back out walked down the street. The cat came back again did a brief look into the bushes and then walked back down the street again. Never saw the crow come out . a couple weeks later i walk out to my car in a parking lot, a large crown standing on an ice pile next to my car. we were inches away from eachother. that bird just turned its head and stared at me. Never moved stayed statue still. Even when i started my car up and pulled out it just stood there watching me.

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  7. Chloe Ward October 17, 2018 at 11:38 am - Reply

    i see crows everywhere i go.
    one day as i was walking home from school a crow looked me straight in the eye and started making crow noises at me, so when i got home i searched up what it meant but i could not find the meaning of it anywhere, i also just find out that a crow is my spirit animal.
    Can someone please tell me the meaning of this? i might be over thinking as i tend to do but if you know anything about this can you please reply ?

  8. Jay October 3, 2018 at 10:06 pm - Reply

    I see crows everywhere I go. I hear them at least cawing in the distance in the morning at least twice a week. What does this mean?

  9. Eve October 1, 2018 at 9:52 am - Reply

    It was Sunday evening around pass 7 o’clock yesterday, there were strange 2 crows seating on the fence facing towards me where i have seated and looks like they’re listening to our conversations with my husband regarding to the possibility of my employment. I applied for a job, and passed all the online assessments, done my interview on Friday and the personnel manager told to me that they can not make any decision yet because the section manager who will approve my employment in his section is ill at the moment, and she gave me the name of the manger who will give me call this Monday, but waiting the whole day today, but no one calls me… What is the meaning of this,is this another bad luck of my application again or what?

  10. Chi September 28, 2018 at 7:44 pm - Reply

    A crow let me get about 12 feet from it today. He was just in the grass opening and closing his gray eyelids from the bottom up. It stayed completely silent almost as if it was resting. They were totally content with me close by and was a very different experience than I’ve had with normal crows. A surrealistic vibe was about and I knew it was an omen. He never made so much as a croak. I only knew one crow like that as a kid 40 years ago.

  11. Dominic Marin September 25, 2018 at 11:45 am - Reply

    Today was the second time that 3 crows landed on a telephone wire in front of me . The first time was when I walked out if my home and seen three crows on the wire. As I proceeded to ride my bicycle to the store 2 blocks away, one of the crows left the wire and followed me at about 20 feet behind me and about 5 feet off the ground until I arrived at the store . Once getting off my bike it turned and flew back to the other 2 that waited on the wire.
    The second incident was just about 30 minutes ago and three crows landed on the wire across the street as I backed into the driveway . When I began to exit my vehicle they all flew away.. Does this mean anything or just a strangel coincidence?

  12. InkyWolf September 17, 2018 at 5:17 pm - Reply

    Omg!! Last time when I’m alone In my bus stop there were like a lot of crows right next to me! I know it’s for support because I’m alone. Couple days later, there was a crow flew on top of me and Cawed at me two times. Like: caw caaawwwww!

  13. Cheryl September 6, 2018 at 3:13 pm - Reply

    What does a group of crows mean?

  14. Dianne September 5, 2018 at 8:13 pm - Reply

    We have a crow who has been around our yard for the past three years….he’s alone…doesn’t bother anyone , and has a damaged wing. He never makes a sound. He just sits on our fence and stares at our place. When I go out on our deck he never moves. He leaves in the fall and returns in the spring. I don’t know where he goes, but around March April there he is. With his damaged wing, it’s amazing. We do have other crows but there never around him at all. So strange….don’t know what it means…anyone.??

    • Charlotte September 10, 2018 at 7:14 am - Reply

      It’s easy to make friends with a crow using a quiet, gentle demeanor and a showering of unsalted peanuts in the shell on your lawn. I think this crow feels comfortable with you and probably wants to be friends. It’s even possible you inadvertently did something that the crow admired and already considers you a friend. Crows remember faces of most species for the rest of their lives.

    • big red kangaroo September 15, 2018 at 11:26 pm - Reply

      crow finds peace there. people forget that aborigines are the first people and they roamed the lands. find out info about aborigines that lived in that area, you never know what history you will find. then you will be connected

  15. Jake September 5, 2018 at 3:31 pm - Reply

    i was at school and looked out a window and saw a crow looking at me its was magicl

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