Hawk Spirit Animal 2017-11-16T08:25:27+00:00

Hawk Spirit Animal

Hawk Spirit Animal

By Elena Harris, SpiritAnimal.info Editor

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.

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.

I’ve got everything I need: a nice piece of land with hawks and owls and incredible sunsets, and the good will of my neighbors.

~ Burt Shavitz

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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.

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Hawk Spirit Animal

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.

Dreaming About The Hawk

Hawks are messengers and dreaming about a hawk may signify that something or someone is trying to send you a message! Are you listening? Are you paying attention?

As the hawk glides through the air high in the sky, it reminds you to see things from a higher perspective. Can you connect to the magic of life? Are you accessing your intuition?

The hawk is also a symbol of leadership. It was believed that if you followed the hawk, you would be traveling on the right path.

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493 Comments

  1. Anonymous October 13, 2017 at 8:57 pm - Reply

    I’ve always had a connection with our New Zealand native Hawk as far back as I can remember, for myself they are my guide and protector of immediate danger both day or night. I’ve always felt a need to reflect on my daily routines not so much my long term goals.
    These beautiful birds have always been apart of my life over time I have given it the name Kahu lol Forever grateful for my connection to Kahu.

  2. Missy October 6, 2017 at 9:35 pm - Reply

    After the quiz it stated my animal is the crow. I see alot of hawks and wanted to see what it says too. After thinking more tho i feel like birds in general are my thing. Ive observed them watching people and communicating and no one notices them. They are curious about us and watch over everyone. When they notice me they fly closer and cock their heads using one eye to look at me. As i kid i used to mock the birds and felt like they replied and played along. However i dont see an animal description for general birds and I wish I knew what the kind of bird was when i was satching them fly around the ovlivious crowd checking us all out lol

  3. Elizabeth September 17, 2017 at 12:28 am - Reply

    This is going to sound weird. Everyday I would drive an hour to work. On what seemed to be the same if not one near light post would sit a Hawk. I would see him everyday. I started to think to myself, I wonder f this is my spirit animal. One day I was heading to work from a friends house and a car in front of me had slammed on his brakes. There should not have been enough time for me to stop without having an accident but somehow I did. As this is happening I see something fluttering out of the corner of my eye. I look over and maybe two feet off the ground a hawk, the same kind I had been seeing on my way to work everyday, was hovering flapping his wings like crazy in a forward motion.
    I ended up moving heading a different route to work and almost never saw him in his usual spot. Occasionally I would see a Hawk while driving and I would just be extra cautious and keep my distance. Today I was heading to work and was doing about 55 in a 45 when the same kind of hawk swooped down in front my car. I slowed down and kept an eye out, and not even a 100 yards later there was a cop pulled over waiting for speeders.
    I’ll admit it is silly to think there is a spirit animal out there that saves you from speeding tickets. I do however truly believe this is my spirit animal. Although I no longer have one visit me daily, it does seem to appear at opportune times. It took this happening today for me to finally admit to myself that me a this hawk have a connection.

  4. Shawn love August 19, 2017 at 3:06 pm - Reply

    For the past two days I’ve been seeing hawks and I wonder wat does it means

    • Cheryl August 29, 2017 at 9:55 am - Reply

      I’ve had the same experience the last two days and wonder what it means. So far I’ve seen a lot of information saying messages from spirit, and powerful lessons to learn and new directions.

      • Snow September 3, 2017 at 8:56 pm - Reply

        In the past two days I’ve seen 14 hawks and they keep soaring around nearby. Which is odd because while we do have them. They have all of a sudden come out of nowhere and I’ve seen them nonstop.

        • ed. September 16, 2017 at 6:09 pm - Reply

          SNOW you may want to try getting in your car and follow one that is acting as if it wants you to go where it wants to go. Maybe it could mean you have to take a step back and take a quick hard look at aspects of your current life situation. I saw one today and a cat again. I have also been seeing Flys. While sitting on my front porch the fly would land on my arms and just sit there sometimesoon cleaning their body and wings with out putting their sicker mouth on my flesh. Why I don’t know that part about them not tasting my vehicle. My numbers are life path 3 expression being destiny number is 6 and soul urge being my hearts desire is a 1. In total they add up to 10, 10 being 1 a number related to change while the 0 represents an empty vessel or the symbol for the cosmic egg. I am honestly tired of waiting for this great conscious change we all are going to go through. I’ve been so damned frustrated with being misunderstood by the many and by those who are close to me.

      • ed. September 16, 2017 at 5:58 pm - Reply

        That would depend on your current circumstances. It’s letting you know that it’s time to step out of your normal ideas on when to take action in those circumstances. Meaning that you may need to observe the situation before you act.

  5. Nereida Fernandez July 18, 2017 at 8:57 am - Reply

    I am an Empath. I just learned I was a few years ago, when a woman I was speaking to asked me if I knew what the word Empath means; I told her I did not. She told me she believed I was, and to look into it. I sure did and it turned out I am. As a child I had an out of body experience, and had lot’s of psychic thing’s happen to me. I just did not know how to channel and accept it. I have the power of ESP, and I also read people’s auras. I have had many encounter’s with the Red Tailed Hawk. One experience was when I was in my doctor’s office, and the Hawk just perched on the ledge and just started at me for some time and left. I was told that it was good luck, and it was way before I knew my gift. The Hawk is my spirit guide. I see them every day at least once. I use this as guidance to know that the Hawk is bringing my attention to a matter that I must look at more clearly and from a distance so I can see the whole situation from every angle. I have also been seeing a female Cardinal. The message it is sending me is that my home and family need attention. I have very lucid dreams that are very vivid in which I receive messages. In one such dream I was asleep, and next to my bed was a wolf with a black & white coat. He was at my bedside at attention, hi ears perked up and intently watching and guarding me. I have also seen him in my basement, not the real one but his impression. He gaurds me all the time. I know that I have two animal spirit guides. Sometime they pick you.

    • Amy DeMarco August 5, 2017 at 5:42 am - Reply

      Hawk chose me too. I am also an empath.

    • Anonymous September 13, 2017 at 5:58 pm - Reply

      Nereida Fernandez.

      i feel your (above) comment from within my heart. i am in need of teachers and guidance and above all friends-in this time of my life. i am in no place to ask you of such things/anything….however, if you find yourself,during this time of life, in such a position&/or interest-please contact me via facebook at Kyndrah Marie Carson.
      thank you for your time.
      Sincerely,
      K.C.

    • ed. September 16, 2017 at 6:18 pm - Reply

      I don’t remember any of my dreams but I can tell something has changed since the Last solar flare being of a G2 scale. I have been dreaming while half asleep and I get the inkling feeling that it’s very important because it keeps slipping in my fingers like butter. I’m always frustrated with the fact that I’m always misunderstood. IItIt is what it is and time to sit back and observe for the right time. I can feel a change so deep that I don’t even know what I need to be doing. I will be attending a landmark forum meeting on the 22-24 related to integrity.

  6. Rachel June 24, 2017 at 3:42 pm - Reply

    I remember when i was younger me and my mother had gotten into an arguement (it was minor) but, with the death of my father happening only a meer month or so before it really got to me. That day i tried to run away to my aunts house (a town over) to live with her. While i was going down the road and begining to calm down and think about what i was doing a hawk swooped down and landed on a fence post only 4 feet away from me. It stayed for about a minute before flying away. Its was strange but I felt like i had to go home to tell my mother. During that i made up with her and stayed. This was the first encounter i had with a hawk and the most memorable.

  7. Phil May 30, 2017 at 10:31 am - Reply

    I had very bad dreams last night, which I read don’t exactly symbolize bad i terpretations. I just pulling onto my street and a hawk flew right past me as it lept from a tree on the side of the road. It turned its head and looked me straight in the eyes. I’m hoping that this is a positive sign of things to come. I’ve read that it also means to pay attention to your surroundings. I have a lot going on in my life and pray that this is a positive meaning for me.

    • Katrina Wallace June 1, 2017 at 1:03 am - Reply

      This same thing i just recently experienced but i was pulling out of a friends drive way turned my blinker on and a owl flew over the car an landed on the power line right at the stop sign turned it’s head an looked right at me so i continued my drive home wondering wtf lol

  8. Soiban May 24, 2017 at 10:53 am - Reply

    I very recently maditated to try and seek my animal spirit guide i did not try to force it but it took forever when i finally saw my spirit animal it was strange it came into focus of a horse with white lines down its face at first i didnt recognise it as a horse i thought it was a baboon when i saw it was a horse i was releived i hugged it and asked for ots guidence and to also visit my dreams i was very emotional crying and all when i turned around i found a hawk i at first thought was a eagle so i assume that becaise i asked to see my animal spirit in my dreams he bacame a hawk or i have 2 spirit animals or maybe the horse was not my spirit animal and the hawk was warning me either way some thoughts or opinions would be great

    • Leia June 22, 2017 at 7:47 pm - Reply

      Hi Soiban,
      What an intense meditation!! Everyone has 9 main spirit animals that follow you throughout your life, while other totem animals pop in when they need to. I believe both the horse and the hawk are two of your main totem animals. They’re both wonderful creatures with beautiful meanings. Hope this helps xo

  9. Margie April 30, 2017 at 4:25 am - Reply

    I had a dream last night, that I had a friend that was blue hawk. I hugged it, and stayed with me. Kinda strange, I’ve never dreamt of birds, that I can remember.

  10. Joseph Hernandez April 27, 2017 at 3:37 am - Reply

    Hawk came to me after God gave me 2 scriptures and Moses story Isaiah 35 1-10 And Romans 2-35

  11. Lachlan April 25, 2017 at 3:12 am - Reply

    I have been having a lot of vision problems from floaters, blurry vision, pain and even a rare condition called visual snow, the hawk spirit guide is now telling me to follow my dreams and see my goals clearly. Hopefully my eyes should start getting better once I implement this.

  12. Don February 20, 2017 at 6:41 pm - Reply

    I had a dream that two hawks sat on me. We sat eye to eye & they told me they were impressed that I was alone. I knew what they meant. I had just had a cursed removed from a trip in Jamaica in 1992 where my hair was braided & I got very sick & was diagnosed with Crohn’s disease. I was awakened in May 2016. I channel & have knowledge of things that I shouldn’t.

    • Saecha February 22, 2017 at 9:38 am - Reply

      How amazing

    • Gabriela martinez April 15, 2017 at 8:41 pm - Reply

      Why would someone curse you on your trip? What you tought of it?

  13. Mac February 6, 2017 at 3:41 pm - Reply

    On many of my drives as of late I have started punting them when I see them…today…2/7/17…I counted 41…I feel Blessed

  14. L. January 24, 2017 at 3:45 pm - Reply

    I have been seeing hawks everywhere nonstop since the summer. I couldn’t figure out why until this past month. I lost a friend due to breast cancer (she was only 32), my grandfather, and my baby (I had a miscarriage). I never believed in spirit animals until now.

  15. Anonymous January 8, 2017 at 5:39 pm - Reply

    Having this as a guide is almost just 1 in my waking life, the hawk has helped me to become aware of almost every ordered day and suggestion in my life. They warn me of everything, talking to me almost. I leave my window open for them at night and get a screeching every time I sleep. It maybe a warning to some but most definitely a blessing to me c:

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