Hawk Power Animal Messenger Discernment Intuition Observation Wisdom Courage Truth

By Ina Woolcott

The hawk’s gifts include clear sightedness, being observant, long distance memory, messages from the universe, guardianship, recalling past lives, courage, wisdom, illumination, seeing the bigger picture, creativity, truth, experience, wise use of opportunities, overcoming problems, magic, focus.

Hawk is associated with the number 14, with the tarot card Temperance. The Temperance card represents the teaching of higher expressions of psychic ability and vision.

The Hawk represents a messenger in the Native American culture. It often shows up in our life when we need to pay attention to the subtle messages found around us, and from those we come into contact with. As with all messages received, it is important to recognise the messages underlying truth. We will be taught to be observant and also pay attention to what we may overlook. This could mean a talent we aren’t using, a gift or unexpected help for which we haven’t shown our gratitude for, or a message from the Universe. As there are so many hawk varieties, the messages vary and can affect all levels of our psyche.

Hawks are the protectors and visionaries of the Air. They hold the key to higher levels of consciousness. This power animal enables us to awakens vision and inspires a creative life purpose. Having Hawk as power animal means your life will be filled with responsibility, because Hawk people seek the overall view. You will most probably be aware of omens and spirit messages.

A Red tailed Hawk is special. It will ALWAYS be with you, for life. It has direct ties to the Kundalini, the seat of primal life force. It is linked to the base chakra. If you have this power animal, you need to be aware of and work toward fulfilling your soul’s destiny. It reflects far greater intensity of energy within your life: physically, emotionally and mentally. Spiritual forces will be felt strong within you.

One trait all hawks share, is the ability to move between the seen and unseen realms gracefully, joining both worlds together. Their acute vision attributes this ability, their discriminating nature keeps them out of dangers path. Hawks have a broad vision, allowing them to see what the future holds. In man this is a symbol of prophetic insight. If this gift is underdeveloped, it is common for people with this power animal to have a tendency of over analysing everything. When this is so, clear vision is lost. You must learn to keep your analytical mind under control, not allowing it to run wild.

Hawk posses many hunting skills. The most common, when pursuing prey, is to swiftly follow the prey’s efforts to get away. Once the prey is caught in the hawks mighty talons, it is then dismembered with their sharply pointed, powerful beak. For us, this may indicate that we may be able to run, but not hide from our destiny. For, eventually it will catch up with us.

The destiny of man is to awaken from their spiritual amnesia and to realign with the original intention of their soul. When the hawk gets a hold of us in his powerful talons, we will be asked to evaluate who we have become and to shatter our self created illusions. This will help our inner truth to come out into the open and for it to shine.

Hawk denotes union with All That Is. The hawk is a bird of the heavens, arranging the changes necessary to prompt our spiritual growth. Having this power animal can be bitter sweet. When accepting its presence in your life, you will be asked to surrender/give up anything that doesn’t honour the integrity of all life. Whether its an idea, feeling or action. Although hard work is involved, the rewards to be reaped are great, far outweighing this.

10 thoughts on “Hawk Power Animal Messenger Discernment Intuition Observation Wisdom Courage Truth”

  1. My son and I see hawks all the time..ever since my father passed in 2005…we both think it has something to do with my dad…I see them almost every day.
    Can you give us any insight on this incredible sight…

  2. Chris you are right about your intuition. People’s deaths are often used to push us to look at life from higher perspective

  3. We have been having serious marital trouble and have made considerable progress this past week. Within the last four days, I’ve truly lost count of how many hawks we have seen. Any insight? Thanks :)

  4. I have seen 3 hawks in 3 different places normally where hawks would not be. Last month I was home trying to rest before I went to work and I kept hearing this screeching noise for about 1 hour. I decided to get up and look out the window. Sitting on my fence was a hawk. He looked me in the eyes, shook his feathers then flew away. In which I found kind of strange since I live in the city. 2nd incident was on Monday I got off the highway stopped at a signal light and a hawk flew on the wires in front of my car. 3rd incident I work in a doctors office in which its across the street from a cementary. I just so happen to look out the window and behold at that moment a hawk swoop down pick up a twig and flew away. I have a friend who is a reader and she said it is one of my spirit guides. Could that be?

  5. Aynesia,
    I can see with the help of my guides this is a strong message to clear out what no longer serves you. You have an important role in your destiny, this message serves you as not living your highest self your authentic purpose. You know what your purpose is here on this earth. There is fear that you need to let go of, and once this is done you will be soaring high with your messanger.

    I am personally grateful for this message the universe has brought to me, and to the spirit animal and guides. This message has revealed so much insight and so much vision and clarity, I am truly grateful for the strength it has given me to continue my journey with pure insight I am worth it.
    Thank you,

  6. I have an interesting tale to tell…
    Today, while I was walking my 8 month old daughter in my arms around the block (it’s the best way I found to get her to sleep) I felt a sharp blow to the back of my head. When I looked up, I saw a Red tail hawk flying by. I touched the back of my head, to find it covered with blood. I ran home and even though it was painful and scary, I’m glad my daughter and I are OK.

    The funny part about this, if you can call it funny, is that I had recently been unemployed for over 7 months. I had finally found a job though a recruiting agency and everything seemed to be going fine. I loved the work, got along with the people there and was at one point even told that the company I had been placed at had a good track record for hiring contract workers.

    Of course that did not happen, because for some mysterious reason I got a call earlier from the recruiting agency telling me not to go back on Monday because the job did not “work out”. I have been racking my brains all day trying to figure out why that had happened.

    I showed up early every day, left late, was enthusiastic and honestly loved what I was doing there. My co-workers and managers also seemed pleased with the job I was making. Maybe there is no correlation between both of these attacks, but after reading this I get the feeling that maybe there is some painful revelation about some reason that I did not see coming until it was too late.

    I wonder if anyone would maybe have some insight on this.
    And please forgive me for the long winded narrative…

  7. Wow, this last one from Aynesia and the response to it was like it was exactly about me. Both, the 1st instance of the hawk and the reply about it resonates so much with me. I’d like to share a short version. Saturday I attended Holotropic breathwork event. At the end of the day, when everyone shared their experience and talked about their drawings, one lady who had a twin sister who passed away (I forgot her name), placed her drawing of a hawk on the floor. It was done very nicely, one with big eyes and something that looked like a third eye in the forehead. Interestingly, the way the hack was placed, it’s was positioned at a perfect angle at which it was ‘staring’ directly at me. It really caught my attention since out of all the drawings arranged randomly on the floor, this specific one was perfectly aligned toward me. It had very piercing eyes which were difficult to miss. I left for the evening and a thought came to mind: “What was the message of the hawk staring directly at me?”. Nevertheless, went home and didn’t give it a second thought thereafter.

    This (Sunday) morning, some loud bird noises outside of my bedroom window were getting me out of my dream. The noises were not soothing as every other day, but sounded much more disturbed. I kept trying to remain asleep, but it wasn’t working. Finally, facing my bedroom windows, I opened my eyes. In that moment, I could not believe what I was seeing:

    It was a large Hawk, sitting on the juliette balcony fence, REALLY STARING at me. I couldn’t believe this was actually happening. He sat there peacefully just looking at me, with those intense eyes, while this other bird was flying around him, screeching loudly and even picking at his tail. He was calm, almost not bothered by the other small bird who was obviously trying to chase him away. This must have lasted another 5-10 minutes and then he flew away. I thought this was very interesting you wouldn’t see this bird in Houston.

    It seems that the answer for Aynesia is the same for me. Thank you!

  8. when I first moved to Albuquerque which was probably 10 years ago, I was sitting on a rock out of dam at this letter reservation is very beautiful sight I was eating lunch and reading a book, and a red tailed hawk flew up and sat on the rock beside me scared the crap out of me because I had never seen anything of wild, and here was just beautiful bird just sitting there I fed it the rest of my sandwich lol scared to death that it would attack me but it did not it just SAT with me for over a minute or two it screached and it flew off….it was one of the most amazing things in my life for some reason it felt like that bird I connected. I have also found out recently that I am part Jicarilla Apache which has really sparked my wanting to know, pS I’m adopted and very interested in who I am and my history. I find this all so fascinating

  9. Thank you for sharing this, and for enlightening us on so many qualities of the hawk. I saw a red-tailed hawk in a couple different meditations I did, then also became the hawk in one of them. Everything you wrote rings true for me, in terms of what messages this has for my life. Thank you!

  10. Three years ago, as I walked out of one of my daughters bedrooms, in our family’s house nestled within a magical wooded area in the outskirts of a major Canadian city, I was startled by a big bang sounding like something had hit the house. I looked outside the front door, and was horrified to see feathers flying and on the ground a hawk directly below my daughter’s bedroom window.

    I texted my daughter immediately and told her what happened. She texted me back right away and told me that she was in the middle of a presentation at her school by a local zoo, and that as she was texting me, a handler was holding a hawk and explaining that the number one cause of death for hawks is hitting windows.
    Although initially knocked unconscious, the hawk came too. I managed to track down a bird sanctuary and was on the way to pick up my daughter from school so we could bring the hawk to the bird sanctuary, but it died before we could get it there.

    A few months later, I had the most amazing shock of my life discovering something that negatively effects 7 million people living world wide and 1 million of them living in Canada (including myself). I have become an activist for this cause, and have also discovered that the cause is even bigger than I originally thought and actually has the momentum to be catastrophic to the freedom of all people everywhere – without getting too specific.

    The hawk experience, combined with the synchronistic episode with my daughter was personally an amazing harbinger experience, but I am afraid that I am powerless to do anything about it and wonder what is the point in knowing.

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