Symbolic Meaning of Black Birds
Meaning of Birds in Black
Birds robed in black do not give up their secrets easily. They love to watch us marvel over their messages. Black birds demand our commitment to learning their wisdom, and do not reveal their meanings unless they are convinced we've devoted ourselves completely to the path of understanding (both dark and light sides of) energy.
This is a fundamental concept of alchemy which is: Transition and Transformation. The bird is symbolic of life in the heavens (higher ideals, higher path of knowing) and the color black is symbolic of pure potential. Between the two, there is no limit to human transformation - all we have to do is close the shutters of the rational mind, and start sojourning with our darkly feathered friends.
Black birds (in general) are archetypes of living life in higher realms, but these higher places are also hidden realms. These areas include things like...
- Higher Ideals
- Higher Thought
- Higher Intelligence
This all comes about because birds are (metaphorically and mythologically speaking), situated in proximity to the higher energies of the Universe. This also positions them as heavenly or divine oracles and messengers in cultural myths across the globe.
Blackbirds and birds of black or dark colors are special among their airy clan as they are the symbolic of:
- The Unknown
- Pure Potential
- Unobvious Perception
Through consistent unveiling of your inner depths, (as our coal-black avian friends would have us do) positive/active utilization of these inner impulses the esoteric secrets become exposed to the light of your own consciousness.
Are these concepts deep? Absolutely. It's the nature of the color black laid softly against airborne oracles (blackbirds, ravens, crows, etc).
It is no simple mind that summons these onyx beauties. Thankfully, these sky-clad lovelies will never come to a person who is not equipped to read the deeper meanings behind its presence. Better said: If you did not already know the answers, you would have never had the encounter.
I hope you have enjoyed this page on potential meanings of our black bird friends. Check out the links on this page for more relative articles.
May all your onyx avian encounters be enlightening.
Symbolic Raven Meaning
Raven symbolism, including Native American, Greco-Roman, Celtic and Jungian thoughts on the symbolic meaning of ravens.
Symbolic Meaning of Birds
All about bird meanings - Animal Totems of the Air: Soaring to New Heights of Understanding.
Flower Meanings: Orchid
Sexy, sultry, capable and totally enchanting. These are just a few meanings of the orchid. Check out symbolic flower meanings for orchid here.
Law of Attraction and Butterfly Meanings
Symbolic butterfly meaning is married to the art of Law of Attraction. Find out why here.
An Important Note About Signs, Symbols and Their Meanings
Signs and symbols cultivate their meanings according to culture, context, passage of time, and mass societal opinion. What's cool and highly important is that signs and symbols earn their most powerful meanings from our own personal perspectives.
This website strives to provide you with the best, time-honored information when defining signs and symbols. However, in the final analysis, "Beauty (and symbolism) is in the eye of the beholder."
Having said that, it's in our best interest to invest the time to do personal research on symbolic events happening to us. This website is just one perspective in an ocean of variety and diversity in the realm of symbolism. So dive in! There is a whole universe of deeper meanings to explore! You can start your research by clicking on the links at the end or to the side of this page. Odds are good I've got a follow-up article about this symbolic topic. ;)
As always, thanks for your willingness to learn more about the language of symbolism. It's a language that is universal and everywhere. It's super-groovy to travel with you on your symbolic path, and maybe offer a little translation along the way. Thanks for reading and exploring!