Peacock Power Animal Symbol Beauty Watchfulness Immortality

By Ina Woolcott

Peacock/Peahen’s Gifts Include – all aspects of beauty, wholeness, ability to see into the past, present, and future, immortality, dignity, rising out of ashes, self-confidence, watchfulness, immortality.

Peacocks are birds of the pheasant family. The male is referred to as a peacock and the female a peahen, and both are peafowl. The most memorable features of the peacock are its stunning feathers and its eerie call. The Peacock is recognised world wide because of its beautiful feathers. There are many legends surrounding the peacocks gorgeous feathers – Greek mythology says Hera gave the peacock its many โ€˜eyesโ€™. Chinese myths say that the blending of the 5 colours of its feathers gives us the sweet harmony of sound. In Egypt, the Peacock is associated with the Sun God Ra. In Christianity, the Peacock symbolises death and resurrection.

The peacocks feathers are meaningful to those with this power animal, for they also have an association with resurrection, rising out of the ashes. They can help us shed the old feathers of the past and to take back the true beauty of our individuality. This increases self-respect and confidence.

Peacocks have a shimmering opalescence, with boisterous cries that hold a touch of laughter – as if to imply that no-thing, including beauty, should be taken too seriously. This helps remind us to stay centred on what is, and to be grateful for what we have, and to also have a more light hearted approach to all things that come our way, as laughter really is the best medicine and helps to keep us healthy. This is an important facet of wholeness. Wholeness indicates a merging of one’s many aspects, without an excessive focus on what appears to be missing. The peacock and peahen (though the latter seems a bit more dull compared to the peacock, but has just as commanding a presence) remind us that true beauty comes from the inside.

The peacock is the closest in description to the mythical Phoenix, which rises, reborn, from the flames and ashes of its funeral pyre. The eyes on the peacocks feathers represent their ability to see into the past, present and future and can teach those with this power animal how to stir their clairvoyant gifts. The cycle of birth, death and resurrection (rebirth) is a whole. This relates to valuing all aspects of this cycle, and to have faith that we never truly die.

Those who have Peacock as a power animal can get insights into their past lives and their karmic connection to their current life. Foot reflexology as a profession would also be advantageous as the feet are at the base of our (and other beings) structure and very pronounced in the Peacock.

In Shamanic rituals peacock feathers are used as an aid in healing, as they are believed to have protective powers. The feather is moved over an injured or sick person in gentle strokes to get rid of negative psychic imprints that have attached themselves to a person’s energetic field. If this is your power animal, generally you will be highly sensitive, therefore proper maintenance of your personal energy field is a must. When people with this power animal have acquired a strong and solid aura, they have the potential to become powerful ritualistic healers.

Those with this totem often gain recognition for their talents and have the potential to be prominent leaders in their chosen field.

8 thoughts on “Peacock Power Animal Symbol Beauty Watchfulness Immortality”

  1. I popped awake around 5 this morning with a very vivid picture of a turquoise and emerald green peacock tail feather behind My eyes then I Saw at least 5 super bright glowing golden balls of light (with my eyes shut) had to look it up. I can relate to what is written here. Thank you

  2. Hello there you website creator! Could you please post some ingoing information about the phoenix bird as power animal, cause i find no “real” stuff about it just the mythological explanaition, and since its my power animal. I have been searching around the internet and found only small description of this. It seem not too common, maybe because its a magical animal, like the unicorn. But it would be very helpful if you could find something. I also hear the peacock and phoenix have some similair caracteristics. but i would really want to get that confirmed! Thank you so much! and thank you for creating this website!:D

    1. Yes Peacocks are the rebirth of the Phoenix. You have ancient ties and memories almost imperceptible to you, that are deeply rooted in your DNA. They are urging you to think. The Phoenix depicts a death, with a promise of rebirth. The Peacock is the Re Birth. You may choose to hold onto the past, or you may choose to move on to the future. Just as a caterpillar morphs into a butterfly, a complete transformation, the transmigration of the Phoenix to the Peacock, serves as an emergence of that promised rising again. ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. I was wondering if you can tell me more about the albino peacock represents . I keep seeing them every where. At the moment . In shops etc . I do have connection to them . It was meant to be a calling sign for a dear friend that pasted away that we agreed on before he died . It used to be just the colourful ones now there mainly white ones. Any thoughts??

  4. I have many peacocks by my home. In south Florida we have an abundance of this beautiful creature. Yesterday I found one dead in my yard. It was a large beautiful male. I am overwhelmed with sadness what should I do ? What does this mean?

  5. I have seen this peacock/phoenix in a dream. At start i was bugging it away with my hands, when after i was holding it and loving it nurtering it. Very insightful to my own rebirthing process. Thanks for sharing.

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