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 respect. 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 lesson 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 hawk possesses sharp eyes and mighty wings. Seeing hawks or images of hawks often, might indicate that you need to examine a thing more carefully, before you get into it. It might also mean that an important teacher or lesion will appear in your life.
Eagles are symbols of spiritual protection and transitioning into a higher level of consciousness. If you often see eagles or images of eagles, it could mean that you’re transitioning into a new realm of consciousness.
Commonly known as a bad omen, seeing ravens can mean that you’re ready to let something go, and begin a sort of “death and rebirth” cycle.
If you see owls, maybe you should listen to your own intuition more. The owl is a messenger meant to remind us that our gut is guiding us on the right path. It might also be a sign that you need to channel your own truth and start acting authentically.
Cardinals are often thought of as carrying a message from a deceased father figure or a male spirit guide. If you see cardinals, they may be reminding you that you’re still loved and protected by this man, and that you need to persevere confidently on the path you’re walking.
Similar to cardinals, blue jays are associated with messages from deceased female mother figures, or female spirit guides. Blue jays may be reminding you to channel your creativity and cultivate your creative projects. It may also mean that your family need you, or that family unity is essential.
The praying mantis brings us messages of peace and serenity into our lives. It reminds us of the power of patience and making time for doing the things in life we enjoy doing. Seeing praying mantises can also mean that you need to be more attentive to something that you might be missing.
Lizards and lizard imagery indicate the need for you to be more devoted to your goals and dreams. Maybe you’ve lost sight of all your possibilities, and maybe you feel negatively about your skills’ ability to fulfill your desires. Seeing lizards reminds you that the power lies in you, and that you need to cultivate your highest path.
Seeing snakes is a powerful reminder of your life force and your passions. If you see snakes all around you, attend to your passions and invest more energy in their pursuit. It might also indicate that you’re transitioning to a place of healing and rejuvenation.
Spiders are symbols of creation and spiritual connection. Seeing spiders means that you need to cultivate your creative potential, and to go through with all the ideas and inspirations you might get. They may also be a sign of your strong connection with the spirit world, and maybe of a message a spirit is trying to convey to you.
Dragonflies remind you that you’re not alone and that your guardian angels and spirit guides are protecting you. They indicate that you’re on the right spiritual path, and are leading your soul in the right direction.
The ladybug is a sign of good luck and indicates that things are changing for the better. They also remind you to be grateful of your life and the direction it’s going. They may also signal the right moment to go forward in fulfilling your dreams.
Butterflies are symbols of transformation, and remind us that there must be a change from the inside, for there to be a change in the outside. If you see butterflies, it might mean that you need to let go of some feelings or thoughts that are holding you back. It might also indicate the beginning of a cycle of transformation in your life.
Wolfs remind you that it’s time to take a closer look at the people you surround yourself with. Seeing wolfs may also mean that you need to learn to accept help from others.
Foxes bring us the message that there is always a different approach to life and things. Seeing foxes means that you need to change the way you think about and approach certain things. It may also mean that you need to take things more lightheartedly, and not so seriously all the time.