Hawk Spirit Animal

By Elena Harris, SpiritAnimal.info Editor

Hawk Spirit Animal

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.

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480 Responses to Hawk Spirit Animal

  • Rachel
    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.
  • Phil
    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
      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
  • Soiban
    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
      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
  • Margie
    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.
  • Joseph Hernandez
    Hawk came to me after God gave me 2 scriptures and Moses story Isaiah 35 1-10 And Romans 2-35
  • Lachlan
    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.
  • Don
    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
      How amazing
    • Gabriela martinez
      Why would someone curse you on your trip? What you tought of it?
  • Mac
    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
  • L.
    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.
  • Anonymous
    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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