Symbolic Meaning of Dead Animals

by Jasmine
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Symbolic Meaning of Dead Animals

Symbolic Meaning of Dead Animals

First off, thank you for your wonderfully informative and beautifully presented site. :)

How to interpret finding dead animals?

This happened to me, and I was wondering what the symbolic meaning of dead animals might hold for me or others?

Much love and gratitude,

Jasmine

Avia's Response to
"Symbolic Meaning of Dead Animals"

Hi Jasmine,
Thanks for your kind words about my website! I adore positive feedback, and am very glad to hear the site serves as a value.

You're right, I haven't really addressed death in animal symbolism, and I should because it's not the first time I've gotten the question. You're email prompts me to add a page about this important observation you've made.

I suppose I haven't discussed death of totems or in animal symbolism because I'm not a believer of death. Well, sure - stuff dies - but this implies a cessation of life, and that's a big fallacy.

When our animal friends 'die' it's really just a transition to a different kind of life.

So...when I come upon animals in symbolic interpretations who have passed on from this physical plane, I interpret it as a sign of transition. An animal death reminds me of a Latin phrase I hold dear: "Omnia mutantur omni tempus" (all things are changing - a time for everything).

Animals are superiorly connected to the source of life...a super-conscious connection. With no ego-consciousness to interfere, I believe animals can willingly choose to flip the switch of transition between experiences. This observation (a 'dead' animal on my path) reminds me of the power of choice, and how purposefully conscious choices can be incredibly profound (sometimes with life-and-death implications).

Symbolic keywords I would assign to help interpret a symbolic 'dead' animal sighting would include:

*Revolution
*Transition
*Evolution
*Recycling
*Cycles
*Choice

Hope this helps! Thanks for your support of this website, and your continued interest in the deeper symbolic meanings available to you!



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Aug 26, 2014
Disappointed NEW
by: Saz

I feel compelled to express my disgust and disappointment at so many commenters' accounts of having "thrown out" dead animals they find. If the logical next step after finding a dead animal is to put in in a trash can and walk away, it's probably time to question why you might bother visiting a website like this to begin with.

Aug 24, 2014
Re: dead mouse NEW
by: Anonymous

Hi,
I am not sure how this forum works as I posted something (Red Robin in my house) and never had a reply or shared thoughts. I just thought to reply to your post from my perception.

I have dreamt before about killing animals and to me it is the interpretation you give to the animal. In your case a mouse can either be representing someone/something which is nibbling away your stuff and resources and does this unnoticed for a while and is hard to catch, or can represent someone/something with a more positive meaning as the mouse symbolism is described on this website.

I always try to understand first how I relate to the animal, what does it mean to me, before it look up interpretations.

The fact that it were 3 mouse may also suggest a numerological meaning. That you couldn't kill one may suggest you are either trying to get rid of it, but it is not that easy, or you shouldn't get rid of it as it has meaning, a lesson. Hope this is of any help.

Aug 24, 2014
dead mouse NEW
by: Anonymous

I had a dream that there were three mice running around and I killed them all with one hit with a boot. I was sweeping them up to throw them out and after I tossed them into the trash, I noticed, one came back to life and was trying to crawl back out of the trash. I started hitting it and trying to kill it again or at least get it back into the trash so that I can tie the bag and take it outside. It didn't die, and my desperation freaked me out and I woke up. What's this mean?

Jul 30, 2014
Cat chasing Robin Redbreast NEW
by: Anonymous

I was woken at 5am by a high pitch tone to find my cat chasing a Robin Redbreast in my flat. Whilst trying to free the bird trapped in the toilet area, my cat was faster and unfortunelaty I had to scoop it out of her litter tray half death...not thinking clearly (explaining my next move) I released it from my balcony...not sure what the situation means and definitely not sure about not having it buried but trying to let it fly again...

Jul 28, 2014
Dead rat NEW
by: Anonymous

I was sitting at my kitchen table talking to my sister-in-law. All of a sudden we hear a thud on one of the windows. We immediately thought a bird had flown into the window. We went outside and saw no bird. After walking a few feet in the yard, my sister-in-law saw a dead rat near our fence. We wondered how a dead rat got there. We decided a haw k (there are lots of hawks flying around here) had a rat in its mouth and was going so fast, that the rat slipped out of its mouth and hit the window. Then we surmises that the rat was not dead and made its way to the yard where we found it. We picked it up and it was still warm and threw it away. Does this mean anything at all? Thanks...

Jul 26, 2014
Transition NEW
by: Anonymous

It seems over the last year I am getting many messages about change and/or transition. My confusion is exactly what area of my life is or should be changing and whether it is changing, will change (obvious), or something I should change. "Change" is quite subjective. Perhaps I am over thinking it and should just wait for whatever the change may be?? I too, love your page, I find some very interesting information here!! Thx

Jul 05, 2014
cat gets it by car NEW
by: Rufus B

In the deam: i saw a mother cat get hit by a car in the front of my house, but she was still breathing, and saw her kitten looking at me ! across the street.

Jul 03, 2014
Meaning of seeing a dead snake NEW
by: Anonymous

As I walked outside today, I saw a small dead snake in the front of my house near the curb. I've always been phobic of snakes and would like to know the significance if what I saw today. Thank you.

Jun 06, 2014
Dead cat NEW
by: Anonymous

I got home from work standing in front of my gate. I looked back at the main road, a cat ran under a parked car then into the road where an on coming car road over it. I stood there in shock looking at what just happened a man road pass on his bicycle and told me to go pick the cat up and put it on the side of the road. I saw it laying there stretching its legs. Thought it was alive still but when I placed it on the curb it was dead.

May 11, 2014
Dead Coyote NEW
by: Anonymous

Yesterday I was raking leaves and sighted something in my peripheral. As I got closer I realized it was an animal laying there, not moving. At first I thought it must be hurt but soon realized it was dead. It was a young coyote, that somehow came into town and hid itself behind my cedar tree right beside my front step.
I know animals try to hide when they're hurt, but the location it chose to hide leaves me with some questions.
Why in a town did it choose that location? My house, front step when there was an old shed with its door open it could have hid in. I'm surrounded by neighbours. I don't consider myself religious but I am spiritual. I'm just wondering if there's something I should be picking up on? Or is it just a dead animal that finally succumbed?
Thanks ahead for any answers.

May 09, 2014
3 dead animals on the same day NEW
by: Anonymous

So my dog killed a cat then later on that day a dog got runned over infront of my house and that same day at night a mouse got trapped in a mouse trap in my house does that mean anything all that happen in the same day

May 09, 2014
3 dead animals on the same day NEW
by: Anonymous

So my dog killed a cat then later on that day a dog got runned over infront of my house and that same day at night a mouse got trapped in a mouse trap in my house does that mean anything all that happen in the same day

Apr 30, 2014
Dead Rat Next to Car 24March 2014 NEW
by: Prue

Dear Avia,
Just a question i found a dead rat about a month ago on the 24 March 2014 i was at the time packing up my items in boxes and moving and getting a separation from my ex partner.
I seen it laying on the grass next to my car facing upwards.
I took this is a bad omen but looked on your site and seen it as a good thing.
But i have just been sitting here thinking about all the bad things or events that have happened to me in the last couple of weeks things i haven't wanted to happen the way they have and things haven't exactly gone smoothly. Really upsetting things too!

I also remembered i didn't want to move it but my father came over that day picked it up and threw it in the bushes would this have been some sort of bad karma for the bad events??!!

Any insight into this would be great.
Thank You
Kind Regards

Apr 13, 2014
dead cat found in home NEW
by: Anonymous

hi
I wanted to ask that is dead cat found home is a bad sign..we found it in our basement..we threw it..what should we do..

Mar 22, 2014
A large bird flew into the side of my house NEW
by: Anonymous

I know this is a common occurrence, and I have seen it happen with smaller birds. But this bird is quite big, almost like a small hawk and I have never seen it around here before. I just now heard a huge bang that shocked me so much my neck seized up (also a very strange occurrence), and I saw something fall out of the sky. When I walked over to look out the window there was a bird, a beautiful bird, dead on the deck.

I was very upset and sad, and also scared since I try to pay attention to symbols and I have recently been on alert for them. When I found your website and this page, I felt great relief. I too see death as a transition, and recognize that this animal died of its own accord. Perhaps it is also a symbol of great change that is about to occur in my life, and, recently, I have been recognizing my need to consciously let go and allow.

I'm going to bury the animal in the back yard when my husband gets home, and say a prayer of thanks and love.

Mar 20, 2014
Guidance NEW
by: Anonymous

I read your statement. I am going through an extremely difficult time. I stated my feeling lost and needing help. That day I found a dead opposum right up against my back door. No visible mark, no blood, just lying quietly curled up against the door. Your explaination helped. Thank you!

Mar 20, 2014
Guidance NEW
by: Anonymous

I read your statement. I am going through an extremely difficult time. I stated my feeling lost and needing help. That day I found a dead opposum right up against my back door. No visible mark, no blood, just lying quietly curled up against the door. Your explaination helped. Thank you!

Mar 20, 2014
Symbolic meaning of dead animals NEW
by: Anonymous

I read your response. I am going through an extremely difficult, confussing time. I stated my feeling lost and in great need of direction. That day, I found a dead opposum, right up against my back door. Your answer truely helped me...Thank you!

Mar 20, 2014
a bat that trap on the brach of the tree NEW
by: Anonymous

I've seen a dead bat that trap on the branch of the tree and it is already in the state of decomposition.this is my first time saw a dead bat. What is the meaning of this?thanks.

Mar 16, 2014
Dead animals NEW
by: Anonymous

I was driving on the highway about 2 days ago and saw a dead racoon (not run over or anything) just laid out near the divider..then I was driving to work the day after that and I saw a dead possum on the curb (also in one piece)… when I walked in to work this morning there was a dead mouse laid out in the open...(and I was the only one in the office at the time) this is freakishly weird. Why am I seeing these dead rodents day after day consecutively. Is this a sign??

Mar 15, 2014
dead snake alive rats NEW
by: Anonymous

I had a dream about a snake been held by my ma while dead...nd everywhere i turned around in my dream i saw rats moving tons of dem....wat could this mean?

Feb 21, 2014
DEAD ROBIN RED BREAST BY CAR DOOR NEW
by: Anonymous

Woke up this morning went to get into car and there was a frozen, dead robin red breast.

What does this symbolize.

Please help.

It is still laying in my driveway on a mound of snow.

W.

Feb 21, 2014
DEAD ROBIN RE BREAST SYMBOLISISM NEW
by: Anonymous

Woke up this morning went to get into car and there was a frozen, dead robin red breast.

What does this symbolize.

Please help.

It is still laying in my driveway on a mound of snow.

W.

Feb 21, 2014
DEAD ROBIN RE BREAST SYMBOLISISM NEW
by: Anonymous

Woke up this morning went to get into car and there was a frozen, dead robin red breast.

What does this symbolize.

Please help.

It is still laying in my driveway on a mound of snow.

W.

Feb 10, 2014
Please help! NEW
by: JoniA2Mi

I noticed a young opossum came to my back door... right to my door!! It some blood and was very thin.... soooo sad, I checked through the night, I prayed but it passed by morning!

Please share your wisdom...

Namaste,
Joni
strickfadenj@gmail.com

Feb 10, 2014
Please help! NEW
by: JoniA2Mi

I noticed a young opossum came to my back door... right to my door!! It some blood and was very thin.... soooo sad, I checked through the night, I prayed but it passed by morning!

Please share your wisdom...

Namaste,
Joni
strickfadenj@gmail.com

Jan 18, 2014
a dead white owl NEW
by: Anonymous

What would it mean to find a white owl dead in front of my house and by my car

Dec 04, 2013
lizard NEW
by: Anonymous

i want to know about the benifits of dead lizard

Nov 25, 2013
Interesting NEW
by: Anon

My friend and i had been walking, and had been continually coming across dead birds and cats, this had also been happening the day before. I was wondering if it was a coincidence or a sign.

Oct 30, 2013
Found a dead opossum in my yard NEW
by: Anonymous

I found a dead opossum in my yard, I had never seen one before. I did not know what it was. I took a picture of it and my friend said it was an Opossum and that it was probably not dead, that it was probably playing dead. At the time, I had thought it was dead and had picked it up and put it into a box and then down a steep ravine. After my friend told me, I was mortified thinking that maybe it was not dead in the first place and that maybe after what I did, it might be. I felt really guilty for not knowing that maybe it was not dead. Thinking of that reminded me of the book I was reading that day about the controversy of brain death, many people question whether brain dead people are really dead to begin with, the book is called The Undead. I know it must mean something, too much of a coincidence, specially because I have read that opossums represent the number 13 and that is a big number for me. Any thoughts?

Oct 14, 2013
dead baby opossum NEW
by: Anonymous

found a dead baby opossum just to the left of my front door, in the shrubs.

Oct 08, 2013
Dead mouse by my desk NEW
by: Simone

Just this evening after chatting with a friend here in my home, I go to sit at my desk and there is a dead mouse next to my chair. I do not put out any poison but I suspect my neighbors might.
I feel blessed in a way that the mouse chose to transition while in my space. As I have an affection for these little critters I humanly remove them from my apt. I bait a small paper plate w/pb, balance it on a chair and place an 8 gal wastepaper receptacle under plate. When mouse gets on plate it falls into receptacle and I just take it outside by the avocado tree and let it go. I mark them with nontoxic paint. just a dot to see if I get any returnees. Non thus far

Aug 31, 2013
THE RACCOON NEW
by: Anonymous

August 30 2013
I was driving along the road today and I happened to come in contact with a dead raccoon it was really wired how it happen because it had a big bird involved a Vaulcher . well as I was driving I happen to look up to see this bird carrying the raccoon and it hit the front end of my car the bird dropped the raccoon and it was left hanging on my side mirror on the driver side I could see all of the body parts hanging from the raccoon and his head was slumped over it looked as if something out of a bloody film. I was in shock just never thought that I would in counter something like that well not involving a animal...

Aug 05, 2013
Two dead, young raccoons NEW
by: Maria

I saw two dead young racoons today. On the grass, they laid side by side(as if almost spooning), which was interesting, as it looks as if one was hit by force. I wonder if they crawled to the side of the road and then died like this on their own accord.

Jul 13, 2013
dead bat NEW
by: Anonymous

I was riding my bike a few days back during the night.and i hit a bat,i guess it was dead due to the impact.i picked it up and place it on the patch of grass nearby.i saw its face and i felt so guilty...up to now the incident is constantly on my mind especially the look on the bat's face

May 06, 2013
my dead dog
by: lisa

I have recently started to have these crazy dreams about my dead dog Alien. The dreams feel so real like im running away from him. I caught myself crying one night because of the dream I had. Its scaring me to think that he's going to kill me in my sleep. I really need so.e answers n fast. I loved my dog Alien but why would he come to haunt me in my dreams??.

Apr 11, 2013
Dead white rat
by: Bobbi

Hi,
I came across a dead white rat this morning while walking to my physio apppointment. I couldn't sleep last night b/c we had to attend a healing circle for our work today b/c there is a lot of toxicity there. Is there any relation to the dead white rat and work issues? BTW, I picked the dead rat up and put it under a tree, so people would stop walking on top of it and give the rat and much-deserved resting place...
Thank You
Bobbi

Apr 05, 2013
Dead Bugs,frogs,and..
by: Stephanie

I live in a Apartment complex very fertile with life. Usually the first sign of spring makes me happy all the life and rebirth baby ducks ,squirrels,lizards, and all the South Florida Souls.
This spring I keep stumbling upon Dead Lives. =o( ..I don't understand why...first it was a dead Moth while i sun bathed..then it was Dead Lizards from my black cat on the patio (way more common)then today I found a dead earth worm and a Dead toad..?? have you heard of anything like this? its beginning to worry me? Btw,I love your site I always end up on here..Usually its for more positive circumstances but,i find you very informative and wise..what do you all think is going on?

Mar 31, 2013
RED TAILED HAWK
by: Anonymous

It was late at night and i was heading home from a bar. I started running on the way. I was runnning around a building till i got the glimpse of somthing. I didnt know what it was so i stopped.. I couldnt make it out in the dark. only light that was showin was the amber glow from the street lamp and the glistening from wet streets. Too my surprise. it was a dead redtailed hawk! I was shocked. I also took it too heart because my spirit animal IS a redtailed Haw! WTH!? so because i felt bewildered and somewhat connected i picked it up and took it around the building to a tree sourounded by bushes. it had just rained so the soll was soft. under the cover of night, i burried the hawk, and wrote the number seven ontop the little mound. Seven, because its the number of visonaries and spirituality. Hawk also symbolizes this, ontop of being creators meesengers. :(I also took a tail and a wing feather for rememberance, but not im second gussing that. i dont know what to think. what the heck does this mean?! i came across a dead hawk and burried it. what does it mean?

Mar 26, 2013
Crow eating small bird
by: Anonymous

We normally feed grains to pigeons and other small birds. We have a mango tree next to our balcony in which the small bird and crows have their nests. The other day, i finished spreading grains and the small birds were eating, I heard a sound of bird crying continuously. I immediately went and saw a crow snatched a small bird who was crying for help. I was so shocked, i tried to rescue it by trying to frighten the crow by hand but the crow was in the middle of tree. The small bird was trapped and was looking for help. I called my family members but till then the bird was dead. I somehow could not bear the shock of the death and the same scene is now hovering in front of me. I dont know, i am feeling that i could have saved the bird, had i been little alert and not shocked. Is there a message for me. I dont know.

Feb 28, 2013
Death to Life
by: Kay

When I am driving and see dead animals along the side of the road I send a blessing to them. A particular few have returned to me in a dream or in life and have shared their animal energy to me. I am grateful for the gift. Not every animal is symbolic to us in life or death, but those that catch our awareness should be paid attention. I suggest that you read Ted Andrews' book "Animal Speak" and then you can learn about the wisdom and archetypal energy that each animal brings to us. Blessings to everyone who has connected with animals in a spiritaul way. They are wonderful teachers.

Feb 02, 2013
Every spring.
by: Anonymous

It all stared when I freed a sparrow from a crushing white bin. Affter that My mom found a dead robin so she asked me to help her bury it.Almost every sring I find a dead baby bird, every time I buried them.

Jan 27, 2013
Crow leaves Dead Bird
by: Anonymous

I was walking to work one morning, and a Crow flies past me and dropped a dead bird about half a metre away from me.

Jan 12, 2013
Killed 2 animals with my car
by: Anonymous

About 2 months ago I had a beautiful fawn jump in front of my car in a suburban neighborhood. It happened so quickly, and even thou I was driving with no more than 30 mph, the animal was deadly wounded.

I was devastated, cried, tried to call animal rescue, but alas. The police came and killed him so he won't suffer.

I had friends do energy work on me, sought counsel from trusted friends.It became clear to me that this was a meaningful encounter for both our souls- mine and the deer's.

What appeared to be 'death' was an incident that definitely got my attention.My grief and sadness was only blocking the energy that was delivering the real message-one of gentleness, quiet power and grace.

Then yesterday I hit a little squirrel on the road- again going 30 mph. The little creature jumped in front of me, and even though I tried to avoid hitting it, I saw the little dead body behind me in the rear view mirror.

Wondering why do I need to 'kill' an animal to receive a message?

Dec 29, 2012
dead fox
by: Anonymous

today i was walking my dog and he pulled me towards the grass as we got closer i noticed it was a dead fox, it's tail was facing me and i had this feeling someone was trying to say something from the other side of life.
when i got home i looked on the internet to find out what it may mean
i have been on a dating site recently and i am speaking to a man who's wife passed away 9 months ago.i wondered if she was saying something to me as i could not sleep last night i felt very unsettled as i had told this man i am going to leave it due to my lack of confidance...i took my pictures off the site and i saw a meesage from him ....He quietly said
"i won't give up on you Julia"
I felt this peacefulnes..and then i saw the fox does anyone know what this could mean thankyou x

Dec 29, 2012
dead fox
by: Anonymous

today i was walking my dog and he pulled me towards the grass as we got closer i noticed it was a dead fox, it's tail was facing me and i had this feeling someone was trying to say something from the other side of life.
when i got home i looked on the internet to find out what it may mean
i have been on a dating site recently and i am speaking to a man who's wife passed away 9 months ago.i wondered if she was saying something to me as i could not sleep last night i felt very unsettled as i had told this man i am going to leave it due to my lack of confidance...i took my pictures off the site and i saw a meesage from him ....He quietly said
"i won't give up on you Julia"
I felt this peacefulnes..and then i saw the fox does anyone know what this could mean thankyou x

Dec 16, 2012
black cat in back yard
by: Anonymous

what does it mean when you find a dead black cat in your backyard, facing house/touching house?

Dec 03, 2012
What a sequence of dead animals mean
by: Ulrica

I just read what you wrote about what seeing dead animals might mean. Which totally makes sense to me right now. A few weeks ago I was walking down the street and I saw a black cat on the side of the road that had been hit by a car. It freaked me out at first. And for some reason I felt it's pain. The more I walked away the pain went away. Then the next day I saw a dead mouse. Then the day after that I saw a dead rat on the sidewalk. I was totally confused why everyday I had seen a dead animal for three days in a row. I thought it should mean something. So, I finally looked it up and saw your post. That dead animals mean a new beginning, or a transformation of life. You see, I just became sober from a life long addiction to drugs and alcohol. I feel as if everything means something these days. Since I was too out of it to notice before. So, I am assuming that was my interpretation to the animals I saw. We both are starting a new beginning and transforming our lives. If it could mean more, please let me know. Thanks! You may email me at ulricascma@gmail.com.

Nov 26, 2012
Dead Cardinal
by: Anonymous

I was looking out my window and realized that I left a rake in the yard. So went to go get it and bring it in. As I was walking I noticed little white fluffy feathers, being as scatter-brained as I am I thought nothing of it. I reached to pick up the rake and BAM! there was a dead bird in front of my face. It was intact but it was stiff like it has been dead for a while. I'm surprised it hasn't been eaten yet.

Nov 03, 2012
Dead rabbit
by: Anonymous

We woke the other morning to a dead rabbit on the rug in front of the door inside of the house. The dog would not go near the rabbit. The rabbit was stiff and had been dead for awhile. We can't explain how this happened or what it means

Sep 17, 2012
goat
by: Anonymous

i went for a hike with a mate in a gorge. there are alot of farms around the area. anyway we were 20 mins in and came across a dead goat with its insides missing but its head still intact probaly eaten by local foxes or carnivourus birds.
is there any omens or meaning about dead goats. ive read one that say goat are a devil sign and others that say it means properity.

Sep 02, 2012
Dead Bat
by: Anonymous

What is the meaning a dead Bat on front my office door. Sunday (2.9.2012) my husband and I saw a dead Bay front of my office entrance. The owner of this office is my husband.Pl. help me.

Aug 16, 2012
injured red tailed hawk died
by: Anonymous

a man dropped off a young injured red tail hawk at our health dept. today and just as
i found a sanctuary for it ....it died. concurrently just this morning my totem animal for the day was hawk...

I am saddened at this poor injured animals death and wonder what this means in my own life.

anyone have any thoughts on this?

Aug 12, 2012
symbolic meaning Red Tail Hawk and the Rabbit
by: bridging wisdom

RIght as I looked out of my window, a red tail hawk swooped and took a rabbit by the neck, right under my weeping willow tree.

The weeping willow tree was planted 3 years ago this week and the rabbit was young, along with the red tail hawk.

symbolic of young.

I do know when my boyfriend had decided to fly here, he told me as I was in the car and a red tail hawk along with an airplane flew over at the same time in view of my windshield,. The Huge Red Tail hawk landed at my driver side exactly as I passed it on the interstate, I had received 2 red cardinal feathers from my daughter the same day.

As approaching my home, I stop my car ( camera in hand) to rescue a red snapper which was moving toward my home away from its pond domain,

I talk to the red snapper first then tall it what I am doing, that it got off corse, I let it sit under a huge magnolia tree, a cotton tail rabbit appears jumping as they do in a quite scattered trail. I place the Red Snapping Turtle there so it could smell its surroundings. Walking with the Snapper lin my hands and very low to the earth, I continue to bring it back to its tracked pond home,
I kept placing it on ground, over the bridge, I let it stay a few minutes, until reaching the marsh area. I placed the 8 lb or so red snapper onto the marshy area, still a bit afraid, I gather some of its leafy vegetarian food for it to smell, I could see one of its eyes were not like the other, as it could not see very well.
The Red snapper I thanked for not latching on to me, as they will not release until lightening raises up off the earth.
I believe rabbits as in the race against the turtle, may win first but they do not gather much for learning as they are all over the place, though turtles are ones of habit and consistency going the same direction in which it sets out.
I am pondering about the red tail hawk, as to this time and day, my boyfriend is questioning his coming, maybe this is showing me that he in fact is and that the scattering of his thoughts in doubt are now under control, as the turtle continues its way as planned,

what do you feel are the
Weeping willow
two red tail hawks
two rabbits
one red snapping turtle


thank you
Cathy Hill Cook

Aug 06, 2012
Dragonfly
by: Anonymous

There was a dragonfly circling my car for a while and it would not leave. The next day I saw another one but this time it was dead by my car. Does this have any significant meaning?


Jul 08, 2012
found dead snake in my house compound
by: Anonymous

last saturday 07.07.2012 i found dead snake in my backyard of my house compound. what does it means?
We buried outside of our house because flies and ants were started to group in.

Jun 16, 2012
Dead octapus
by: Jamie

My boyfriends ex girlfriend is Lebanese an we recently had a bit of a fight me an the ex anyway today I came to see him at work an found behind his car in a foam create a dead octapus he seems to think it was an insult from his ex I know this is weird but does that have anything to do with Lebanese people is this a bad omen what do you think this means ??

Jun 10, 2012
Snakes and crows
by: Jo Alexander

Thought you might like to share this profound experience and offer interpretation, although I am quite intuitive and have my own. I live on the south-east coast of England, a few metres from the sea, and two days ago my son rushed in from the road to fetch a pail of water. He said there was a long snake or eel dying in the road and asked for my help in saving it. We went outside with the bucket of water but the snake/eel had disappeared. I said that it had probably been snatched by a seagull who had most likely snatched it from the sea in the first place.

So far so good. The following day,when I was with my daughter, a large crow dropped out of the sky in front of me and landed with a thud on the pavement. It rolled over a few times then was motionless, apart from the wind ruffling its wings as though it was coming back to life. But it was dead. A magpie came and tentatively pecked at the body before squealing and flying off. This was signalled to hundreds of seagulls and crows overhead who flew frantically round in circles, squawking in agitation before eventually flying off. I was in awe of the oneness of these birds and their sensitivity to the loss of one of their own. I debated whether to check it out to see if it really was dead and not just stunned but decided to let matters be, although I felt a bit guilty just driving off. But something told me to let nature take its course, that it wasn't in my power to do anything constructive.

Last night I remembered with a shiver the verses of a poem I have just written entitled I Am The Face.

'I am the face of a zillion masks
That dance to the soul of eternity
Around a fire that licks and curls
Ever upwards to infinity

'I am the breath of the wind that blows
Through the tree of life a symphony
Of whirling leaves, encircling earth and sky
Orchestrating in perfect harmony'.

At the moment I'm going through great inner processing/resistance to pure being and see these incidents as deeply profound and positive though still awaiting deeper insight. Any help out there?!

Jun 10, 2012
Snakes and crows
by: Jo Alexander

Thought you might like to share this profound experience and offer interpretation, although I am quite intuitive and have my own. I live on the south-east coast of England, a few metres from the sea, and two days ago my son rushed in from the road to fetch a pail of water. He said there was a long snake or eel dying in the road and asked for my help in saving it. We went outside with the bucket of water but the snake/eel had disappeared. I said that it had probably been snatched by a seagull who had most likely snatched it from the sea in the first place.

So far so good. The following day,when I was with my daughter, a large crow dropped out of the sky in front of me and landed with a thud on the pavement. It rolled over a few times then was motionless, apart from the wind ruffling its wings as though it was coming back to life. But it was dead. A magpie came and tentatively pecked at the body before squealing and flying off. This was signalled to hundreds of seagulls and crows overhead who flew frantically round in circles, squawking in agitation before eventually flying off. I was in awe of the oneness of these birds and their sensitivity to the loss of one of their own. I debated whether to check it out to see if it really was dead and not just stunned but decided to let matters be, although I felt a bit guilty just driving off. But something told me to let nature take its course, that it wasn't in my power to do anything constructive.

Last night I remembered with a shiver the verses of a poem I have just written entitled I Am The Face.

'I am the face of a zillion masks
That dance to the soul of eternity
Around a fire that licks and curls
Ever upwards to infinity

'I am the breath of the wind that blows
Through the tree of life a symphony
Of whirling leaves, encircling earth and sky
Orchestrating in perfect harmony'.

At the moment I'm going through great inner processing/resistance to pure being and see these incidents as deeply profound and positive though still awaiting deeper insight. Any help out there?!

Dec 10, 2011
Violent death of my red tailed hawk totem witnessed this afternoon
by: Thunder Horse

I have had the hawk totem in my life for sometime. They are very special and honored by me. Today, on my way home, I saw a huge redtailed hawk in the middle of the road trying on a opposum carcass. I slowed to barely moving to give him opportunity to take off, he looked at me directly, and turned to fly the other way, an oncoming car never braked at all and as he was lifting, the opposum he was holding weighed him down and he couldnt get high enough quick enough, the car struck him and killed him instantly. I got out of my car, picked him up from the road, said a silent prayer and moved him respectfully to the side of the road to not be repeatedly smeared across the road by cars.
It has affected me profoundly. Do you have any idea what this message could be? I appreciate your site. Thank you. Thunder Horse

Oct 08, 2011
repitition of animal "death"
by: Brii Rose

I had never seen road kill before until two weeks ago, and since then I have not stopped. Every day on my way to college I see at least one dead animal, the first deer I ever saw was road kill, even taking a walk down the road I saw a dead animal, at school I saw a rodent that had been torn apart. I know it has to mean something relating to a choice I need to make but can you through signs or symbolism determine a more specific meaning?

Jun 27, 2011
Dead Catbird & Young Robin
by: Laura HealingWith Spirit

I love your website and I follow. You are amazing. Thank you.

I had found myself if a bizarre moment when I approached my car on Thursday June 23, 2011 and saw a dead catbird next to my car near the rear door and tire and in front of it was a young robin that had not quite mastered the ability to fly yet who was positioned by my driver's front tire.

The reason I bring up my car stems from a premonition dream I had in March 2010 with loads of animal symbology. I was in a bad car accident in Dec 2010 which I believe is tied to the dream.

The other amazing things happening over the past month or so include a Robin who built her next literally over our front door. I was amazed at how quick she built it, had babies, and got them off to their own lives in a matter of 5 wks. We also had another nest of Wrens by my kitchen window last just completed that nesting cycle after 2mo. I think that baby Robin I saw by my car was the last baby who I saw attempt to leave the nest was had not mastered the flying yet. We do have coyotes in the area so i was amazed to see it still alive. I felt like I wanted to rescue it.

I guess I am more freaked out at what I am supposed to see or learn with the dead catbird considering the fact I saw dead next to my car with the car accident itself having major symbolism associated with it all along. Since that day though I have seen coyotes, baby and adult rabbits and one baby didn't seem too scared, a female turkey regularly for 2mo, and more.

Been overwhelmed with symbolism and can use some feedback. Thanks

Compound that with the repeated 333 since my dream in March 2010.

May 12, 2011
Witnessing a bad die infront of me
by: Anonymous

I work in an outside mall. i was done with my shift at work. As i was walking outside to catch the bus, i noticed, what i thought might have been a beautiful butterfly. I watched it fly in front of then it crashed into a wall twice,then it layed motionless in the floor. When me and my friend walked up to it, to my surprise it was bat! i was wondering what a bat was doing in a populated OUTSIDE MALL. Not only that, but it was daylight. please help me understand the symbolism of this

Apr 28, 2011
Dead bat
by: Anonymous

Hello,

I love your site! I found this a few years ago when I had an encounter with an owl that had a meaningful impact for me and your site helped me decipher the meaning. In any case, I went outside to the mailbox this morning and there was a dead bat laying face down right by the mailbox. Pretty strange...strange enough for me google dead bat symbolism, haha. In any case, I know you said that encountering dead animals indicates transition, change, choice, etc but I was wondering if there was anything more specific for encountering a dead bat. As a side note, it was a sight that would normally have grossed me out, but instead I was able to look at it with fascination since I have never seen a bat up close before. I felt a peaceful feeling as well...Anyway, any insight would be appreciated!!

Feb 17, 2011
Dead Red Hawk
by: Charity

I also (today) found a dead red hawk on the side of the road. I took it from the road to my country home and removed the majority of its feathers and its talons and then threw the rest of the body in a cedar tree in the woods near by. I wanted it to have a proper place to rest and will make something special with the wings. I am commenting about it here after reading Avia's words about transition. A few moments after I threw the hawk in the tree, two other red hawks flew over circling and calling out while making a beautiful aerial performance before swooping low in front of me, flying hard and fast on a strong wind until they disappeared. It was beautiful like a tale of three spirits that were connected and the two in this realm came to pay their regards and thank me for valuing the other hawk's transition. I was elated and felt an immense connection to something beautiful.

Feb 08, 2011
Thanks so much !
by: william Herbert

I asked about finding a dead red tail hawk on the road a month ago and I just went to your page by"accident" and there it is , beautiful ! I also found a beautiful dead fox on the road . It is so sad to me , but I look deep into the meaning behind everything i see and it all has a great meaning. I use my intuition and web sites like yours to seek the answers . Thanks so much.

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