Coming across certain animals might mean that they’re carrying an important message for us.
Some Native American tribes believe that every animal carries with it its own message and piece of wisdom. Animals are sentient beings and are to be treated with dignity and respects. Since ancient times, man has regarded animals as sacred, and their behavior was often interpreted as instructions from Mother Earth. By observing animals’ behavior, we can obtain a better understanding of the energy around us, and we gain insight into intuitive messages and signs.
Just like we have our spirit guides, we also have our spirit animals. They often appear in our lives carrying a message or a lesion about our own abilities and strength, and often accompany us during a portion of our lives to show us the way.
Common Animal Messengers and Their Meaning
The strong hawk has keen eyes and strong wings. If you continually see hawks or images of hawks, it may be a sign that you need to look at something more closely before proceeding.
It may also be a sign that a strong or important teacher or lesson will be unfolding in your life shortly.
The eagle is a sign of spiritual protection and moving to a level of higher consciousness.
If you repeatedly see eagles or eagle imagery in your life, it could be that you are transcending or shifting into a new realm of consciousness.
Seeing an owl is an indicator that you need to pay attention to your intuition and wisdom.
The owl also comes as a reminder to pay attention to any gut feelings that you may be receiving as they are trying to point you in the right direction.
The owl may also be a sign that you need to tune into your truth and act from a place of authenticity.
Cardinal birds have often been associated with receiving a message from a deceased father figure or a male spirit guide.
If you repeatedly see cardinals it could be a reminder that you are being loved and protected by this male, or a reminder to stay strong and confident in the path that you are walking.
Spiders carry powerful symbolism about creation and spiritual connectedness. When you see spiders often it may be an indication that you need to tune into your creative potential and follow through on any ideas or inspirations that you have to create.
It may also be a sign of your connectedness to the spirit world and perhaps also indicate that spirit is trying to send you a message or reminder about this connection.