Bat Power Animal Symbol Of Rebirth

By Ina Woolcott

Bat’s wisdom includes shamanic death and rebirth, initiation, viewing past lives, pollination of new ideas, transition, understanding grief, the use of vibrational sound, camouflage, invisibility, ability to observe unseen, secrets.

Shaman initiates go through a ritual death, sometimes with the aid of teacher plants and/or fasting. Here they confront their fears and are reborn without their old identities. Bats help us to release fear and patterns which no longer fits within our pattern of growth.

Bat flying into your life signifies that transformation of the ego self is about to occur, the end of a way of life and the start of another. This transition can be very frightening for many, even just to think about. But you will not grow spiritually until you let go these old parts of you that are NOT NEEDED. Facing the darkness before you will help you find the light in rebirth. The bat gives you the wisdom required to make the appropriate changes for the birthing of your new identity.

Bats have needle like teeth and can sometimes be rabies carriers, an infectious disease of the blood. It can cause a person to go mad. Fears that are permitted to spread, unchecked will in the end saturate our system, and can create a kind of madness within our lives. Bats reflect the need to face up to our fears. (Has anyone ever seen Batman Begins with Christian Bale? An amazing movie AND an amazing actor!)

There are various species of bat, with widely diverse traits. There are small and large bats. With a couple of exceptions, large bats live on fruit and get around visually. Smaller bats mainly feed on insects, catching them on the wing using echolocation. This is where an animal makes sounds and listens for the echoes reflected from surfaces and objects in the environment. With their amazing auditory perception bats are able to navigate through the dark with great ease. They have built in sonar’s, which give them the ability to know what lies beneath the surface. Generally those with this power animal have uncanny abilities to discern hidden messages both from people and the environment. When one has mastered this medicine, intuitive and clairaudient abilities are accurate.

Studies have bee carried out on bats such as being put in a fridge. When this happens they immediately go into a hibernation mode. When taken back out and warmed up they are totally unharmed, unique for a warm blooded mammal. This shows that the bats life force is strong, and it regenerates it when needed.

If this is your power animal, you would benefit from all types of yogic practices, especially those to do with awakening the kundalini.

Bat are extremely adaptable. All that has to do with them from their senses, feeding, flight and mating to size is perfectly matched to their particular environment. The message for you here may be to assess your surroundings to see what bounty is there for you for the taking, and then adapting/changing patterns so you can receive it.

Unbalanced bats will get ‘scrambled’ and perplexed, flying into things. Are you coming up against obstacles as you try and get what you need and want in life? If so the message for you here may be for you to take a step back to re-gain your bearings and decide the importance of what you are seeking.

Bats are sociable animals which can indicate a need for more sociability or increased opportunity with greater numbers of people.

23 thoughts on “Bat Power Animal Symbol Of Rebirth”

  1. Hi there
    I had a profoundly clear dream last night that a baby bat was given to me to mother, nurture and feed. Very quickly gained the ability to fly. A vague sense of the death of my father was present and submergtion in water. Then clearly the words call upon a Chinese emperor came to mind.
    Upon waking I’m curious was this a message for me or my new client who I was blessed to share a reiki healing session with yesterday ?
    Can you offer any guidance.
    Blessing to you

    1. All your dreams are about *You* Jennifer! Call upon the chinese Emperor immediately makes me think of an essence of yourself, a guide etc… who is like … a Chinese Emperor! I think it sounds like a message to call upon your inner strength and balance… only you will know for sure! xx

  2. I love this article. I’m not sure if the bat is my power animal, but I’m a big fan of Batman. Ever since I was 4 years old I knew I wanted to be him. Obviously I’m not going to be dressed up as a bat and fight crime, but I believe in what Batman stands for. That’s why this archetype has served as a big part of my life.

    ” For about 5 years I’ve been emerged in the darkest corners

  3. Darkest corners of my own heart. Instead of a “rare blue flower that grows on the Eastern Slopes,” my rare blue flower was alcohol. It gave me the opportunity to face death and the unknown. It’s served it’s purpose, but I’m in a transition.” I believe that God or spirit, is calling me to help do his work.” Not sure what that is yet, but I’m open to hearing.

  4. Hello,

    I have came across several obstacles in my life from personal issues to work, money and home. Well, just yesterday I noticed above my front door of my apartment there is a small bat. Who knew, a bat. I had to look up the symbolism of a bat.

    Well here it is. I have my answer and it fits because I am going through a huge transition in my life. Some much needed changes have to occur.

    1. Wow Dee! As I was reading the article I was debating on commenting. I was surprised to find that your comment says everything I wanted to say, except my bat flew right beside my open window on my way home through the country for a quarter mile at least. One of the most intriguing things that’s ever happened to me! Best of luck with your changes!

  5. Jennifer,
    I pray this message gives you the best most loving blessing from your guides. I see the baby in your dream as your inner child that needs to be nurtured by you. Asking your inner child what is it I can do for you, often you will see signs around you of what you can do to help nurture the small child within. This allows you to carry through your life with no obstacles allowing you to reach all of the goals you have set for yourself. The death of your father represents what the child was hanging on to that is causing the difficulties in your life.
    The chinese Emperor you are ready to rule your kingdom.

  6. Just this noon, a bat was flying in circles around me.. at first i was afraid. but the longer it flew the more i came mesmerized.. until it went to its home. i dont know what this means. i need help. maybe it is presenting itself as my spirit animal?

  7. Hi,
    I have had the honor to have bat in my life in few years now. It was black but turned white receantly. would love to know If there is any medicine in that ?
    Love your pages , thank you.

  8. Last night I watched a rather large bat fly super close tor then dipped into the pool for a drink. And flew around me and left.

  9. l saw a bat in my apartment this morning when l woke up. there was no opening from where it could have come in. l live in africa

  10. Congrats on your excellent site. I initially came across your web presence a while back when looking for information through google regarding bats – due to a few flybys around me and my home in the preceding weeks. After reading the details on bats/rebirth symbology which really stuck a chord with me, I bookmarked the page for future reference and advise. Last month I had another interesting encounter with a bat. As an artist/painter working primarily during late evenings through very early morning (4am) I relate very well to the bat and other nightly creatures such as the owl and frog and come across them frequently. I find myself currently going through a process of rebirth/reinventing – so here I would like to share my story of that recent meet with a bat. I am including a couple of verses (the story is in verse form) – for the whole version I am providing the link if possible – the story makes reference to a couple of images that am not sure if they can be posted here.

    From the poem/story: A Bat Trapped in a Studio Tale

    …Heeding her suggestion,
    I proceed to dim the luster,
    behind the painted canvas,
    its courage begins to muster,
    he finds a way to slither,
    then start to fly around,
    and round the room in circles,
    and miss by much the door,
    it crawls again exhausted,
    and seems to kiss the floor.

    My compassion therefore swollen,
    it’s persistence I admire,
    I approach this hero fallen,
    entangled in its desire.

  11. I found a small brown bat dead or unconscious in my bedroom closet this morning. I am creeped out by this but I like the positive messages it brings.

  12. A little brown bat flew at my head before settling in to my porch rafters for a midday nap here in Idaho. I felt blessed and charmed and set out some water. Lil guy is still there a couple of hours later. I’m grateful for the medicine.

  13. I seem to have this reoccurring thing, that Everytime I go outside onto my balcony at night a bat will fly past me without fail. This has been happening for months now and I’m really not sure what this means but it happens Everytime?

  14. A month ago I was walking in rural northern Maryland in the late afternoon. A bat flew up to my face on the left, paused for second, then flew off to the right. The very next morning I was sitting on my stoop in very urban Baltimore and a bat did exactly the same thing. I was in Panama two weeks ago and a bat bit me on a knuckle of my right hand near Nvidia cave in broad daylight.

    Bats are trying to tell me something! And yes, I am undergoing rabies shots. Round two tonight….

  15. Hello, thank you for this article. Last Sunday I was inaugurating my business and indoors we have roof curtains that fall beautifully from the roof to the floor. Suddenly a small bat flew by and started to climb the fabric until it reached the roof and started walking all over the roof fabric, you could see his little feet through the curtain. It was the same evening as the blood moon. Lots of transition and change symbolism in one night.

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