What Animal Totem Influences Us Now?

by Danielle

What messages or predictions will come up from sharp-eyed Hawk, this period’s animal spirit guide? (Drawn from our Medicine Cards ) Drop me a note and let me know how these insights work for you.

Messenger, Visionary Power and Guardianship, Presence and Precision

Hawks are one of the most intriguing and mystical of the birds of prey. They are the messengers, the protectors, and the visionaries of the air. The appearance of Hawk can reflect that childhood visions are being empowered and fulfilled. It can pop up at that point in your life where you begin to move forward toward your soul purpose more dynamically.

Hawk typically mates for life and can live up to 14 years – a significant number, associated with the teaching of higher expressions of psychism and vision. It can be used in in developing astral projection – new flights out of the body. It has ties to the activation of your vital energies (Kundalini). It is tied to the archetypal forces that teach beauty and harmony in moderation. It holds the keys to higher levels of consciousness. Hawk teaches the balance necessary to discover your true purpose in life. The sky is the realm of the hawk. Through its flight it communicates with humans and with the great creator spirit. It awakens our vision and inspires us to a creative life purpose.

Hawk is akin to Mercury, the messenger of the Gods. Hawk medicine teaches you to be observant, to look at your surroundings. Observe the obvious in everything that you do. Life is sending you signals. A clue about the magic in life is being brought to you.

This bird is a catalyst, stimulatingly hope and new ideas. It reflects a need to be open to the new or shows you ways that may help teach others to be open to the new.

Hawk is always alert. Nothing escapes its sharp eyes. He teaches us to pay attention to what goes on around us, Concentrating on the present moment is to expand our awareness and this opens the door to experiencing life more fully.

The young hawk misses his prey many times before he eventually begins to master the art of hunting. Hawk says practice and you will be able to hunt down and strike what you really want in life. Hawk’s scream pierces the air and makes us look up reminding us that we too can let our spirit fly and we can achieve our full potential. Hawk teaches how to soar to great heights while still keeping your feet on the ground.

Hawk medicine teaches you to be observant,… life is sending you signals… notice!

The Ancients recognized this magnificent bird of prey as a messenger bringing tidings to their Earth Walk, the Good Red Road, from the world of the grandfathers and grandmothers who lived before them. If Hawk were to magically cry, it was a sign to beware or be aware. This could mark the coming of a warring tribe or the birth of a child. Hawk’s cry signaled the need for the beholder to heighten awareness and receive a message from Spirit. Hawk comes to you to remind you to use your intuition to discern the message in its call. The shrillness of its call pierces the state of unawareness and asks you to seek the truth.

Hawk’s most important message is that you are only as powerful as your capacity to perceive, receive and and use your abilities.

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Hawk tells us a little of what we might expect in this period:

When Hawk appears, it is a reminder to open to your powers of observation.  Be aware of the signals in your life – notice and receive them.  Hawk has a keen eye and a bold heart… Hawk medicine will help you see omens and get messages from spirit…. a clue about the magic of life is being brought to you. The magic can imbue you with the power to overcome a stressful or difficult situation.

Hawk may be teaching you to grab an opportunity which us coming your way.  On the other hand, Hawk may be bringing you the message that you should circle over your life and examine it from a higher perspective. You are asked to be mindful of the honest observer’s neutral position, which allows spirit’s messages to be intuitively and clearly understood without emotion coloring its true meaning.

You may find that at some point, your emotions are coloring your vision which could lead to a crash landing… Ego  can clip Hawk’s wings and leave it grounded.

You may be tempted, but stop yourself from telling others how to think or behave. Take care of your own emotional baggage before you think of receiving omens, visions or messages…

This could be a time when childhood visions are becoming empowered and fulfilled, a time when you are moving more dynamically towards your life purpose.

References: Medicine Cards, Animal Speak by Ted Andrews and Animal Spirit Guides by Chris Luttichau.

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