Hawk symbolism

by Gieselle
(UK)

Meaningful Hawk

Meaningful Hawk

Meaningful Hawk
Another Hawk Picture

I noticed you do not have a page on hawk symbolism on your website, and I would like to know more about this beautiful and powerful creature. To me, the hawk symbolizes power. When i see the hawk, my heart races faster, so it makes me think of excitement and a passion for freedom.

I am unsure if it makes sense to identify human feelings to wild creatures, but when I meditate with the hawk, the impressions I feel from this bird are so real. It is hard for me to deny these experiences. I have also had dreams of this bird, and when i make a strict rule to write down these dreams of the hawk and really discipline myself to consider what the hawk in my life means, that is when this really clear impression of freedom, strength, power and expansiveness hits me. Have you had similar experiences?

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Hi Gieselle, I added the link to Hawk symbolism to your post so you and others can read it if you like. I love hawks, and have similar sensations you described when they soar above (and within). They symbolize acute (and intense) focus to me. When they come into my awareness, I know the time is optimal for focusing on something I'm after.

I take this a step further and meditate with the hawk -seeing a certain goal from an aerial view, and my consciousness circling around it as a hawk hones in on a field mouse for supper. Quite effective. Events tend to click like a domino effect and my end-goals comply to the inner vision of my "hawk-eye" Hope this and the hawk blog post inspire you to keep discovering your relationship with the hawk and vice versa.
Brightly,
Avia


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Dec 04, 2013
Hawks pair, soaring NEW
by: Anonymous

I was well into a dream that was mostly about business, then for some reason, in the dream I was loading stuff into the back of a car when suddenly there was a pair of hawks soaring over me , teaching their young to fly. they had 3. and I reached for my camera and wanted to take a picuture for a man I am in love with. (we share a love of hawks and he was once a falconer and owned one. and I do this in life, take pictures of hawks and text them to him.) SO, in the dream it was so sudden to hear the scream of the hawks to get my attention and then to quickly assert in my dream the thought of Matt(the man) and getting a picture of the hawk family for him. that moment took on a totally differrent vibe then the majority of the dream.

Dec 04, 2013
Hawks pair, soaring NEW
by: Anonymous

I was well into a dream that was mostly about business, then for some reason, in the dream I was loading stuff into the back of a car when suddenly there was a pair of hawks soaring over me , teaching their young to fly. they had 3. and I reached for my camera and wanted to take a picuture for a man I am in love with. (we share a love of hawks and he was once a falconer and owned one. and I do this in life, take pictures of hawks and text them to him.) SO, in the dream it was so sudden to hear the scream of the hawks to get my attention and then to quickly assert in my dream the thought of Matt(the man) and getting a picture of the hawk family for him. that moment took on a totally differrent vibe then the majority of the dream.

Dec 01, 2013
Hawks Messages NEW
by: Anonymous

I keep coming across pictures and images of hawks. First I looked up an unrelated topic and came across this article. Then I dreamt of a hawk. Then I felt I should put on a sweatshirt, grabbed one, and it had a hawk on it.

I think hawks are noble, beautiful, and majestic. They see the big picture, kill their prey swiftly and about as quickly as any animal. They are patient and represent freedom to me.

I feel I'm getting messages about the hawk for a reason. But I'm not sure why just yet.

Nov 03, 2013
battle of the whits NEW
by: Anonymous

I dreamt of a beautiful black Hawk with gold specks through out it. It perched on my arm for the longest time without hurting me. When I tried to show it to my Mom, she refused to look at and ingnored me and the Magnificent Hawk. Then the Hawk tried to take something away from my Mom and that's when my Mom started to hit and banish the Hawk away from me. It felt like I had to choose which one to be loyal to. It became an epic battle between my Mom and the Hawk. It was a very exhausting dream that I woke up with my heart rapidly pounding.

Jun 06, 2013
Red Tailed Hawks
by: Larissa

Red tailed hawks to me have always been part of my life in a very interesting way. I live in a rural part of Illinois, so I see hawks often. I found since I was little, that when I was riding in my dads car, red tailed hawks would follow us. We would get to our place of destination, the hawks would usually land in a tree nearby. I've seen hawks in my front and backyard often, and I always thought they were amazing. You know how you wish you had a certain type of super power since you were little? Mine was flying. I would also draw most of my pictures in birds eye view. Up until a year ago, my friend and I found out about totem animals, and at first I thought mine was a turtle. That's when my friend commented I looked like a hawk, with my weird nose and sharp, intimadating eyes. I finally figured out I am a Red Tailed Hawk. I find myself acting more like a hawk everyday, with sharp turns of the head, quick eyes, my head bobbing when I'm focusing on something, and weird noses that sound like a hawks cry/call. Finally, what really got me, is that my great aunt's neighbor are both falconists, and they mainly catch Red tailed hawks. (Not kill, catch, tag trackers on them, and let them free) Of course I was amazed. My best friend's totem animal is a wolf, and lucky us, her grandma owns ancres of forestry. I am spiritually advanced, so therefore I am a spiritual hawk-therian. Sorry for the long comment, I just wanted to tell SOME of my story.

May 18, 2013
Hey what's up (no pon Intended)
by: Alma

I love the sight of hawks, it gives me the impression of power, freedom, magestic. Today as I pull down my drive way I heard the a familiar sound the hawk makes; it flew way over head and landed at the highest tip of my rooftop. I was talking to it asking what are you doing? Are you waiting on something the hawk looking down on me continue making noices just looking around steady. I took several pictures and didn't move much. Finally I went in came back out and look down on me and next thing I heard his wings flapping away... It was a comforting feeling...

May 11, 2013
DEATH
by: kcountry

WOW ITS NICE TO KNOW I'M NOT THE ONLY ONE WITH CONNECTIONS TO HAWKS!!!! BUT IN THE LAST 2 WEEKS I HAVE BEEN SEEING THEM DEAD ON THE ROAD. I HAVE ALWAYS TOLD PEOPLE THAT I WAS GOING TO COME BACK AS A HAWK. ( DOES THAT MEAN I AM GOING TO DIE/)

Apr 15, 2013
Hawk
by: Medicine Woman

Hawk is the messenger. He teaches you to be observant. Hawk people see the overall view. You should be aware of the signals in your life, notice and receive them. Hawk may bring a message to circle over your life and examine it from a higher perspective. It also may warn of hazards in your life which bar you from freedom of flight. Hawk medicine people are aware of omens, messages from the spirit and no details slip by them. They have a keen eye and bold heart!

Mar 24, 2013
hawks
by: Anonymous

If the hawk has shown itself to you in Life or through imagry, then it is becoming your totem,accept it and learn from it.

Nov 11, 2012
Sea Hawk
by: Tanja

Reading your story @Vanessa my hart stopped so to speak! Wow! Thats a powerful experience.

It seems every time I see a picture of the eyes of a hawk it 's speaking to me. I just start to look into the matter. When my mother send me one of her drawings I was drawn into it. It was a Sea Hawk.

Nov 05, 2012
swooping hawks
by: terry feeney

ihave had hawks swooping my vehicles and my friends in one case since the beginning of this year its really freaking me out! ive also had street lights go out as i pass underneath them all my life but this year more than ever i really need some answers please e mail me at tfeeney50@yahoo.com all info is appreciated the sooner the better

Nov 05, 2012
swooping hawks
by: terry feeney

ihave had hawks swooping my vehicles and my friends in one case since the beginning of this year its really freaking me out! ive also had street lights go out as i pass underneath them all my life but this year more than ever i really need some answers please e mail me at tfeeney50@yahoo.com all info is appreciated the sooner the better

Nov 04, 2012
Beautiful Hawk visit me in backYard
by: Anonymous

Hi all,
About 2 weeks ago I was having coffee in the back yard with my honey. As I was coming to my chair a big bird seem like he was stuck in the fence. I said now you know you are to big to get through there, at that point he flew around my neighbors yard and came back and sat on our fence and just looked at me, for a very, very long time. Then I started to tell him how pretty he was and was he ok did he hurt his wing, but he never moved just kept looking right at me. Then I though oh, I should take your pictures, got up to get the camera, he flew to the next level of fence a bit highter, turned so he could keep looking at me. This went on for a while then I took the picture and he flew away, I've been looking for him every day since. Any thoughs out there, oh and by the way as a child my nickname is "Hawkeye".

Oct 23, 2012
hawk flys in my patio.
by: Anonymous

A hawk flys in my patio. I was staring outside the Windows when this brown hawk flys in and chills for two minutes . I stared at him and I wasn't scared at all . Then my mother said it was bad luck or somthing so I just open the door and scared him off..I dont if that's true or if it has a meaning.. I live in around the los Angeles area there's plenty of trees and a tree connecting to my padio . If you can help with any info thank you.

Oct 23, 2012
hawk flys in my patio.
by: Anonymous

A hawk flys in my patio. I was staring outside the Windows when this brown hawk flys in and chills for two minutes . I stared at him and I wasn't scared at all . Then my mother said it was bad luck or somthing so I just open the door and scared him off..I dont if that's true or if it has a meaning.. I live in around the los Angeles area there's plenty of trees and a tree connecting to my padio . If you can help with any info thank you.

Oct 23, 2012
hawk flys in my patio.
by: Anonymous

A hawk flys in my patio. I was staring outside the Windows when this brown hawk flys in and chills for two minutes . I stared at him and I wasn't scared at all . Then my mother said it was bad luck or somthing so I just open the door and scared him off..I dont if that's true or if it has a meaning.. I live in around the los Angeles area there's plenty of trees and a tree connecting to my padio . If you can help with any info thank you.

Sep 26, 2012
Luck
by: Rebecca

My boyfriend is from Somalia and he told me that a hawk represents luck. We saw a bird a couple days ago that we believe was a hawk.

Sep 16, 2012
My Guide, the Hawk.
by: Anonymous2lup

In my experience the hawk seems to be my protector. I actually feel like the hawk I see is my deceased grandfather showing me that he is watching over me. I always ask for protection when I am taking driving trips, and its usually while I am driving when I ask and then when I'm done I always see a hawk fly right over the peice of road I am about to cross. Like my sign that the journey will be safe... I also see a hawk or more than one sometimes when I am just thinking of my passed friends and relatives. Or if I am thanking the universe for all it has given me. I believe the hawk is our glimpses to life outside the blender we spin in in this material state.

Sep 07, 2012
Hawks /death
by: Diana

I also see hawks often. We live in a rural area. If the hawk looks straight at me.. someone we know dies. I have had hawks fly right over my car windshield while driving, in a swooping motion, causing me to hit the breaks, twice i had them fly at my porch almost coming in under the roof. The first experience the hawk landed in a tree right above me and stared straight into my face for what seemed to be 2-3 min. My Grandfather passed away that week. It seems closer the hawk gets to me, closer the person who passes is. Just recently I had a dream a large bird came and sat beside me. I was very frightened by this. I repeatedly ask him what he wanted. In answer he just looked at me and smiled (he had a human face) as if to say it is all ok. Very kind smile.

Sep 07, 2012
Hawks /death
by: Diana

I also see hawks often. We live in a rural area. If the hawk looks straight at me.. someone we know dies. I have had hawks fly right over my car windshield while driving, in a swooping motion, causing me to hit the breaks, twice i had them fly at my porch almost coming in under the roof. The first experience the hawk landed in a tree right above me and stared straight into my face for what seemed to be 2-3 min. My Grandfather passed away that week. It seems closer the hawk gets to me, closer the person who passes is. Just recently I had a dream a large bird came and sat beside me. I was very frightened by this. I repeatedly ask him what he wanted. In answer he just looked at me and smiled (he had a human face) as if to say it is all ok. Very kind smile.

Jun 01, 2012
hawks
by: Anonymous

once the hawk came to my house at night he was sick the next day he die at my neighbor house .i took him and buried him in my back yard. every since i see another hawks land in my back yard someone i know die. this happen to me four times already. i don't like to see this bird at all. as if this was a curse for me

Mar 16, 2012
hawk love
by: kristi sharp

The hawk is always in my life. They have told me of good choices and bad. Would like to know more.

Mar 09, 2012
Hawk flies in
by: Anonymous

I had a huge hawk, fly into my house through the front door almost right at me! He turned around mid air about 12" from me, almost bashed into the glass doors behind me, then dropped a dead small bird on the ground RIGHT NEAR ME, and flew back out the front door. His wing span was about 5' and I was actually terrified. What the heck???

Feb 10, 2012
Prayer and a Red Tail Hawk
by: Vanessa

I had found out that I was a carrier for CF, and was at the time 7 months pregnant with my twin boys. My husband and I had just driven to a grocery store, and I was feeling desperate at the thought of my babies being born ill. I rememeber looking up at the sky with tears in my eyes, praying, and then saw a red tail hawk that was flying around the parking lot. In tears, I asked for protection of my babies and for their health, all while watching this hawk. Out of no where this bird made a rough landing on the hood of my car! I was so startled that I couldn't move. This bird was just standing there on the hood of my car, looking at me through the front windshield. It stayed there and looked at me for almost 4 minutes while I took it's picture, and other passersby stopped to do the same in amazement. I even got out of my car to take it's picture and it didn't move an inch.
A few months later, my baby boys were born as healthy as could be; no CF.

Jan 26, 2012
hawk symbolism
by: Asmara

I was sitting one cold January morning with four other women friends when a hawk perched on the fence about ten feet from the kitchen window. The hawk stayed there for over two hours facing the window where we were gathered drinking coffee and helping each other deal with life. We called a shaman friend of ours to find the meaning of the hawk, we were told the hawk symbolized feminine streingth, freedom from unnessesary clutter, and cleansing. I now see a hawk whenever I am facing a difficult day and am in need of the reminder of feminine streingth. It helps me draw on my inner streingth before facing any outward difficulties. I also see the hawk just before I am to meet a female friend and it always bolsters me to be ready to help them with their problems.

Jan 04, 2012
hawk symbolizes
by: waymaker

The hawk symbolizes many things. Hawks are one of the most intriguing/mystical birds of prey. They are the messengers/visionaries of the air. Most hawks have an owl counterpart. The areas[environment] your personal hawk is found in. Can relate to the types of energy you are/will be working in, in your life. When a hawk shows up in your life, pay attention. There is a message coming. I personally have a developing relationship with the red tail hawk. It helps me express my phychism and vision. I use it to help develop astral plane, new flights. It is my tool to help working with my Kundalini and its energys. This is just some examples of my "hawk medicine". Hope it helps you some how.

Nov 18, 2011
hawk
by: Anonymous

sitting outside praying and this hawk appeared and all these beautiful lights were around this great creature he looked me in the eye and i started to talk to him i told him not to hurt the birds in my yard because they are my friends he stayed a while and then flew off i was wondering if he was there for me because im going through life changes and trusting god and the universe

Aug 30, 2011
Specific hawk
by: Anonymous

During the hurricane I heard a hawk in what I thought was distress. I went out to look for him but he flew up to a tree
That night I injured my foot/ankle on my stairs ( no electricity)
It has been two days and the hawk is still outside within view all day making a somewhat moaning lonely sound When I first injured myself I prayed that it was not broken and realized just how Much of life I was not living. The next day I found out it was just a severe sprain. I am not sure if this is all related but I feel I should take this as a sign, just not sure of what
B

Jun 01, 2011
HAWK
by: cudly

hi,how are you?can you help me interpret my dream?thanks. i had a dream that my deceased father is very angry and then suddenly he became a hawk.peolple also wants to kill this hawk.thanks again

Feb 10, 2011
Hawkeye
by: Jasmine H

Hi Avia,

Thank you for your website. I have no doubt the hawk is symbolic for me. It has become a regular occurence for me to see a hawk perched on a limb, a powerline or soaring through the air. More often than not their appearance seems as if its just for me. There are times when my spirit will encourage me to look in a certain direction and there it is swooping, gracefully in front of me. It happens as least once a week and sometimes in places where I wouldn't expect.

My question is, is its repeated appearance a sign that I'm not doing what its calling me to do or is it a bi-product of my fascination for nature, animals and all thats in between? As a side note, I'm a visual artist with a proclivity for landscapes and I tend to paint all my pictures from a bird's eye view. I'd love to share some with you.

Feb 06, 2011
My Daughter's Dream
by: Holly Howard

My daughter had a dream she looked out the window and saw a hawk on the windowsill. She then looked up to the sky and saw that the sky was full of hawks so much so, that you could not see the color of the sky. What does this mean?

Oct 10, 2010
Touching The Sky
by: mike

I have a picture.My hand on a young WILD hawk's foot. What do you think that means. I took a picture of this event about a year ago. I was able to approch it and touch its foot. you can find my face book and see the photo there.

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