Hawk Spirit Animal2018-09-19T11:33:44+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.

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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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  1. Susan Haines November 28, 2018 at 2:49 pm - Reply

    In the two year’s I found out Born Alive Abortion Survivor and laid on table for forty minute’s to die on 1/2.1960 in hospital in relative small city. recently returned to and the home I rent I’d I stand on my sidewalk I can see the window of the hospital that it all tool place and I love it because I know God was and is with me because I forgiven my patent’s. I don’t dream but last week I dreamt a mountain lion that was majestic he had a auburn tint almost metallic and he was facing me wanting to come inside. Just now my landlord call’s and said I am selling property next week. If I come up sixty three thousand dollars check or cash I can purchase home. At first I felt panicked and then I prayed and the scripture “think carefully” came to me. I am standing outside looking at the sky and out of no where comes thiss hawk and I thought he was going to land on my head and he looked at me directly and swooped and went directly to the hospital and the window that my birth took place. What does it mean. Only by reading this did I here of Hawk’s and death. Please and Thank you for having this site.

  2. Lucio Groder November 15, 2018 at 3:20 am - Reply

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  3. Timothy November 13, 2018 at 9:23 pm - Reply

    I had a mystical experience while in the new Mexico mountains years ago on a walk a bout as the Aborigines call it, or I was looking for something I didn’t know what at the time. I was way up in the mountains in mew Mexico in a lush meadow,the grass smelled clean, the wild flowers were in bloom and there was this huge flat rock in theiddle of the meadow. It was maybe 20 or 30 feet across and flat. So I decided to meditate on it because I had been traveling for two months staying to tje wild places without seeming to have a destination in mind. Well as I was meditating a light Misty rain started to fall, I remember it was warm and made me smile while in meditation. It just kind of formed on my body like a second skin. I was really comfortable just sitting there cross legged my hands were in front of me like I was holding an urn. Then out of nowhere I hearb a lot of swaking all around me, as I opened my eyes to see what was going on I looked up and there were twemty to thirty hawks in the trees all around me. It was like they were tying to tell me something, I was awed not frightened at all. A special calm came over me that I had never experienced before, it was like I became part of them like they were there to tell me that I had a path to follow, a destiny that at that moment In time was just the beginning and that all I had to do was watch, look, listen and wait for the right time and all was probable, all was possible. I was later in the San Carlos reservation talking to an Apache man and he told me that they were my spirit guides and to listen to the hawks and the earth and that I would understand. Since then whenever I see or hear the screech of a hawk I know that there is some message I need to understand if I listen closely.

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  5. Feather October 27, 2018 at 6:49 pm - Reply

    I had a dream about twenty years ago. It was out of the blue and brought on by nothing that I can remember. I saw a man. He was standing by a barbwire fence. He was wearing a plaid shirt, dark jeans, and had black hair and eyes. His hair was parted in the middle and he had two braids lying on his chest. He wore a serious but non-threatening look on his face with maybe just a hint of sadness. He held a grey and white feather in one of his hands. I’m not Indian and have no Indian blood other than what we all share from Africa. Then I saw a deer. It looked at me and I was the deer. I jumped over the fence and went into the trees. Then I saw a red fox. It looked at me and I was the fox. I went around the fence and went off into the trees. Next, I didn’t see the hawk but was a hawk flying high over the prairie and trees, and the fence was irrelevant. I could see my wings and feel the air and it was really an incredible thing.
    I’ve thought about this dream over the years from time to time. I liked it and have always wondered if it meant something and if it did what. Over the last several months, I have been learning about a taboo subject wherein there is much suffering. As soon as I decided to do something about this problem of ours, non-violent of course (I love Ghandi), a problem that will expose myself and my family to difficulty; I had a dream about a large white snake with albino red eyes. It was constricting and killing a blond haired chubby boy who was dressed in white. I was pulling at the snake and trying so hard to save the boy. At first I thought it was a warning but then I read up on snake messages and rethought the dream. I was outside a few minutes ago, nightfall had just arrived, and I was thinking about the two snake dreams I’ve had in the past. They were as terrifying as the white snake one! Both seemed to coincide with huge and difficult change in my life but I made it through. At the end of the thought I heard a call I’ve not heard before. It gave me pause, then it was followed by, “who, who, who,” and I realized it was an owl.
    I’m an atheist and certainly cannot worship the Judeo-Christian God, even if I did believe in such an entity, as it conflicts my deep belief that empathy rather than dogma should direct our actions. All this dream imagery, and there has been very much synchronicity as of late, is hard for me to accept as a true super natural connection but right now, when I need everything, everything that I can access to make things better for others. I feel I would be remiss to look away, to ignore the dreams, the synchronicity. I am a hard core science person and can admit to no one the dreams and what I think they mean. I’m glad you are here, doing what you do, so that I have someone to divulge this too. Someone who won’t think I’ve lost it or am making something out of nothing which I’m not even sure isn’t true.
    One last thought, I feel as though if we all need to question who is there for whom. The idea that the animals, the synchronicity ones at least, are crossing my path for my benefit is very egocentrical. Am I not being syncronicistic in their life instead? Is it a two way street? Because of this, I feel I ought to look out for them just in case. I told my neighbor, no more cows on my field this summer. Last year a pair of rough-legged hawks nested in a big cottonwood in the field adjoining ours. They fledged a chic! The cows were eating the cover for the voles. I like the hawks better.
    As I plunge forward, and do what I think needs to be done to reducing suffering for so very many, I will think of the deer when I need my intuition, the fox when I need to be clever, and the hawk when I need to see the truth. I will give to the synchronicity animals as much as I can. I need all the help I can get and so do they. Thank you for listening to me.

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  7. Stu Griffith October 19, 2018 at 5:57 pm - Reply

    For me it’s been hawk encounters over the years. I’ve had a Hawk land just above me and just sit there watching.

    The most frequent encounters however, are when they fly across the road in front of me while driving.

    That’s happened so many times I lost count, but I’ve always wondered what significance it had..

  8. Conny October 1, 2018 at 1:37 pm - Reply

    What does it mean when you see just one hawk just about every day after someone has passed away it doesn’t matter were I am I see just one hawk the day a love one pass away in a plane crash on the 10th of September 2018

    • Anonymous November 8, 2018 at 3:57 pm - Reply

      So sorry for your loss!

  9. Robert Joe-Joe Cooper September 25, 2018 at 5:14 pm - Reply


  10. Kenneth Beauchene September 16, 2018 at 8:28 pm - Reply

    Before my father passed away, I was home and videoing the bird feeder that was out the dining room window. As I was filming, a hawk which usually sat in a perch nearby the feeder, can in at full tilt for a Blue Jay. Since they are a little larger than the usually birds at the feeders, it seemed a good catch. This time the hawk stayed on the kill to consume the prey. After seeing this site, it might have been a harbinger of what was soon to happen to my father. Didn’t think of that when it happened, but love how hawks soar above in the heavens while I am hiking in So Cal trails. Today I saw one which could have represented a hiking friend that passed away two years ago on these trails. I know it was only hunting for breakfast, but could have been the spirit of Willie Blumhoff, now free to explore the higher ground….

  11. Peter September 6, 2018 at 11:26 am - Reply

    Oh my god! One night coming home from my second shift job,about 5 minutes before midnight ,got off my car and walking toward the front door when from the right side high in the air, there was a hawk crying its usual “cry” and there was also a big
    round shaped light next to it that lightens the whole from of the house,shaken,i said a little prayer in my heart,as i put the key in the lock to open the door.I never told my wife about it,but this encounter was always in my mind,that is why i take
    a moment to research about mystical hawk and i think i found the answers in your article.Thanks a million.

  12. Brenda Thurman August 21, 2018 at 6:24 am - Reply

    We’ve had 9 hawks in our back yard. We had them last year too around this time. Is there a meaning?

  13. S Silentwalker August 1, 2018 at 9:00 am - Reply

    Recently I had a baby hawk fall into my hands. From a nest at a park. He was pushed out by the other baby hawks. The timing of it all, was unbelievable! He didn’t peck or claw at me. I told him in Navajo, let’s go. He went with. He was obviously the runt of the litter. He is beautiful. Meaning??

  14. Glenda Ed July 24, 2018 at 3:32 pm - Reply

    After reading the article about spiritual animal I felt somewhat informed regarding hawks and the spiritual meaning behind their appearance. It gave me a little insight regarding the most recent appearance we’ve had. This June/July we lost our brother his wife and her niece. Our families have been devastated, all deaths were sudden. Since we’ve returned home the past two weeks hawks have been coming to our back yard daily. They’ve come before but never as regular as recently and in large groups. We’ve seen at least two very large hawks and several smaller ones. They seem to come in the mornings and hang around until afternoon. All other creatures (squirrels, etc. have disappeared, which is good for the gardens and other plants. Today 7/24 the larger hawks sat on the fence surrounding the garden and stared at us through our bedroom window for at least several minutes I even got pictures without them moving. I’m sure they’re spirits that are giving messages — we’ll just have to try to understand what all of this mean. It would be very nice to have someone give some perspective on the spiritual aspects of these visits. Thanks

    • Dimension July 25, 2018 at 1:21 pm - Reply

      I think you may already have the answers that you seek. Think back to the the day you first noticed the Hawks in numbers. How did it make you feel? What thoughts surfaced from these feelings? When you saw only the two larger hawks sitting and watching, ask yourself the same questions. Write down how you felt, and the thoughts you had. Don’t be afraid if some of the thoughts seem strange. Do as the Hawk does, trust your intuition and focus.

  15. Bob K July 23, 2018 at 5:10 pm - Reply

    Today I saw a hawk in my pool. Taking a bird bath on the pool cover. It jumped but stayed put just looking at me. The hawk is my totem. I have seen them all my life, from Vegas to PA, to Jersey and living now in California. There are a lot of black bill crows or ravens. I often see them after the hawks, keeping trying to force the hawks away from their nests. Not today, no black bird even close by, which is unusual here. I am presently looking for a mew position, we’ll see what happens.

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