Robin Power Animal Symbol Of Growth And Renewal

Robin’s medicine includes understanding the power of song, happiness, guide in the wisdom of change, growth, renewal.

Robins have a powerful significance in ancient myth and lore. One tale has its origins in European mythology, in which the bird of Spring is linked with the New Year and symbolises divine sacrifice and the rebirth of the spirit.

Medieval Europe lore often depicted the robin attending the Christ child, an emblem of the Passion to come. The tiny robin flew to Jesus’ Crown of Thorns, striving bravely to pluck the thorns away with his beak. Unfortunately, the bird only tore his own breast on the thorns. Since then it was thought that robins wore red feathers on their chests as a badge of honour.

The robin is a bird of divine service. Robin people often have past life ties to the Christ energy and would make excellent missionaries or priests.

Robins are good parents like many birds are. One facet of this power animal their ability to nurture themselves into true adulthood. This is signified by the robin’s red breast – it symbolizes the activation of creative energy, inciting growth. This is also linked with the Robin’s traditional connection to spring – the season of renewal. When we let go of our past – a lot of which stems from childhood experiences – we are refreshed and renewed, thus unburdened and free to nurture and serve ourselves as well as others. If the robins gifts have not been learned and utilised correctly, you will be continually challenged by the prospects of change with difficulties cropping up as well as emotional disharmony. Let go of the past…move on……

If there is an abundant food supply, robins will live the year-round in an area. This can show us that when our heart and soul feels gloomy and cold, we are able to thrive if we possess sufficient inner strength, courage and trust. Therefore, the robin is an especially good ally to have through the winter months.

One part of growth is learning how to deal with conflict in a mature manner. Male robins immersed in territorial disputes sing to each other. This trait upholds the creative aspect of this bird’s energy. To become truly mature, we have to learn to trust our intuition and our unique creative expressions.

Robin will incite new growth in all areas of your life, areas that have become stagnant and out-dated. You must believe in yourself as you move forward for if you do, barriers will disappear, and confrontations will be for show only. Robin will show you how to do this with joy in your hearts. Their song is a happy one, reminding you to let go of your personal drama and learn to laugh with life.

The robins eggs are powder blue. This colour is associated with the throat chakra in man and is also linked to heavenly inspiration. As the throat chakra’s main function is use as an expression of All That Is and the egg is symbolic of new life, you will be taught how to express yourselves positively in all you do. You will be lead to new beginnings without fear by restoring trust in yourself and your soul. Meditate on Robin and the right path will be shown to you.

The red colour on the robins chest is linked to the kundalini in man. This is the life force that resides coiled up within the base of the spine. When sufficient spiritual growth has been reached, it uncoils and moves up the spine to create heightened awareness. This will enhance psychic vision and leads us to enlightenment. If robin is your guide, you will most probably be a dedicated spiritual seekers. Although growth can be slow and testing, with patience, compassion and proper focus spiritual ideals will be fulfilled.

42 thoughts on “Robin Power Animal Symbol Of Growth And Renewal”

  1. I had a dream on strobe Tuesday, I’d been to a funeral then on to a soul event, went home award’s still day time it was a new home as I didn’t recognise it in a place I don’t know as I was going in two ladies from the sensory team turned up and asked me if I was alright did I need any help with anything, as I told them I didn’t need help I’m sorted ta , a robin flew over my right shoulder towards the door way , turned round as I put my right hand up it landed on my finger then nestled in my hand,, l stroked it’s chest then it flew on to my left shoulder and left me a gift down my back ,, then I woke up thought to myself what the **** was that about ,, iv been struggling with depression and been very low but since the dream I felt lifted and different in myself,, iv worked most of the dream out because it keep pestering me until I did ,,

    1. this is so cool especially that it left you a gift on your back. If you’re suffering with depression the spiritual life will definitely help with that. So the Robin in your dream according to this page giving you a gift on your back might have something to do with what it says in the last paragraph. Good luck

    2. Have you ever heard of Theta Healing therapy. I had bipolar and since this therapy my whole life changed and I’m finally getting to know me and why I am who I am. You do this by connecting to the Creator of all that is and literally changing your life. A true blessing and I’m now able to more clearly see and understand the universes messages! Best of luck to all!!

      1. What does it mean when a young Robin you’re interacting with, dies? I recently was puttting my bike away in back of my house, and was surprised that a young Robin showed up, surprising me when I turned around. I was surprised he was so close and greeted him out loud. He was staring at me for awhile. Something seemed off about him but he flew off.
        Next day he was back when I was refilling the bird bath (which sits on the ground). He hopped into it immediately and stood for awhile, almost looking like he would fall asleep…something was wrong. He hopped out and I stayed with him when he hopped under a plant for shade. I got him water and set it next to him. He struggled into the pan and stood again. I sat with him awhile, then unsure what to do, I went back inside. I checked him short while later and he had fallen over dead :(.
        Even dead he was staring me straight in the eye, like he wanted something from me.
        I buried him gently in the yard. I can’t shake the feeling he really wanted something from me.

        1. He wanted to be seen. He was teaching you that death is nothing to fear. You get to return to your favorite fountain, near your favorite tree, with your dearest friends. Can you see something in yourself that needs to die that you’re holding onto too tightly? It could be a habit or a relationship. It could be a job, or a mission. Simply let go of it and see where your spirit leads you. Listen for the signs (there will be others like this) and follow your joy.

  2. Hey there, every morning staring at 6am a robin spends 3 hours trying to get in our home, tries different windows, he is relentless, we never let him in because we have cats, but he comes everyday and runs feet first into different windows…

    1. Hi
      WOW The same robin must be at my house because he is trying to get into the house through windows that I sit at and my sliders to the deck.. One is in the from of the house and the other is in the back…. He is persistent and knocks on the glass with his beak .. big and beautiful……My dogs went outside and he never even flew away.. they just stared at each other and then he left…..??????

    2. We have a Robin who is consistently trying to fly into a window on the north side of our home. I am wondering why this robin is so persistAnt and if this is symbolic of something that I should know

  3. I have had this before with another bird, I cant remember the type of bird it was, but every morning it continually either flew into the closed windows of our bedroom or pecked at the glass, waking us each morning.

    For months we couldn’t work it out.

    Then one day we saw the bird returning to the gables under the roof over the bedroom with scraps of food in its beak. Later when the bird had flown off we took a look at the spot where we had seen the bird go to and to our surprise we found a nest with young birds eagerly waiting to be fed.

    We then figured that the bird was trying to ward us off, get us away form its nest of young, so we moved bedrooms but kept an eye on the comings and goings of the bird. We never saw or heard the bird hit the window after that.

    Hopefully we put its mind at rest and it found peace enough to be the parent it wanted to be.

  4. How awesome, to hear about the story above with the nest under the gable. These birds are a very cheerful bird, For the last week we have had a Robin perch on our trees in the garden and sing its heart out all day. The song is beautiful joyful sweet and delicious. We started to wonder if it was a sign or a message of some sort. One evening, my partner said, Lets go out and listen to its song, it was approaching dusk and it sat isolated singing its part of the evening chorus. As we listened I said, its offering its praise as birds do every morning and night, and at that thought, I thought I should offer my praise to give thanks for all that I have in a gesture of gratefulness, at that moment the bird flew off, as if to say you have got the message at last. It was appropriate as a few weeks earlier we had our car stolen with lots of our personal belongings inside. It was a blow and left us quite down, and upset. This little bird came and reminded us to give thanks for the things we do have and not to get too down, but to stay positive and things will be alright again. It is still there this morning continuing to encourage us and keep us inspired to move in our new direction. Blessings to all.

    1. Just this morning while slowly walking under an oak I helped plant 32 years ago, one half of a robins egg fell onto my left shoulder then to the ground, then the other half fell next to it a second later. As I looked up the tree a robin flew away.

  5. I understand that the first Robin one sights upon a New Year symbolizes and depicts the overall “mood” for that given year. Hence,… ideally in flight!

  6. My husband and I for no reason took another way home. It wasn’t planned. It wasn’t talked about. We just took a right at a fork instead of a left. A short distance later we saw a Robin in the middle of the road. It didn’t fly away when we drove by. We turned around to try and help it. As we approached it cars were clipping it . I couldn’t run fast enough. It was still alive. It never moved as I picked it up. Still in one piece I held it gently and brought it home in the country. A few hours later it gained energy and we set it free. The reason I am sharing this is…I drive a school bus. Early in the morning during my inspection I look up. There is a single Robin..sitting on a branch 10 feet from me watching every move I made. I noticed the right side of the Robins wing was sticking out more than the other. It really made me wonder. I took a picture of it. Then I found this site. I never knew Robins had a spiritual history. Gives me chills. I work 15 minutes from home.

  7. Im so happy I found this page. I have been on a spiritual journey and it’s taking more depth recently. I had one of my teachers help me with some healing using a peace eagle wing. A week later I was gifted a robin. In his tradition he knows how to preserve the wings properly to be used for light energy healing. I am excited and thankful for the next phase font journey, and everything I read in the excerpt above touches me completely. Thank you thank you thank you!

  8. Hello to all of you , my soul brothers and sisters , I’m so glad i google this subject. My mother past two years ago. A week after her pass I was working in the garden and a Robin flu next to , his charping was so laud and directed at me that I had this feeling my mother was trying to come true it. I ask him is she was my mom spirit and its charp more. In the singing I understood my mother was telling me she was ok. The Robin is around me all the time and every were I go, his around singing every morning. God bless all.

    1. wow what a beautiful story! I’m sorry for your loss. I truly believe we will see them again and that they’re always with us. My mom passed away two years ago also in May. I have been praying for her to connect with me and not only did I have a dream about her on Mother’s Day, but also the birds have been singing extremely loud lately. Waking me up annoying me lol but there are also some birds slamming into my windows because of nesting season they see their own reflection and are trying to ward off other birds. That is what brought me to this page But after reading about the totem, I believe it also could be a perfect message for me because I’m working the 12 steps and because I have been going through a ton of spiritual growth lately. thank you for sharing your story

  9. Yesterday, after a day of doing household chores, I sat in back with my dad, talking. I looked over at the fence and there was this single bird; a red breasted Robin, who kept watching me. I looked back and admired him. And he just sat there watching. My dad asked what it was and as soon as I identified him, he began to sing beautifully. Turning side to side as if he was proud of it. The whole time I just watched and smiled until he, swooped into the yard, and flew into the tree.

  10. Hi,
    My mum passed away 22nd may 2016, she was diagnosed with lung cancer on the 11th may, and was told she had 3-6mths to live, she lasted 11 days, I’m desperate for signs as I miss her so much and I’ve seen a robin in my backyard on my child’s swing staring at me through the sliding doors also yesterday on top of my fence, so all these comments have made me feel really good, I do believe it’s mum saying be strong and that she’s with me.

  11. I have been feeling pretty low this last week & was laying in bed this morning & heard a birds wings flapping against a big round window in our breeze way……I went out side and there was a robin that thought he could fly thru & I got him on my hand and pointed him in the right direction & he flew away! I have saved several hummingbirds but never a robin. After he flew away I turned around to see my little dog & 2 cats watching me….they heard it too!

  12. While my mom was pregnant with me my name was Kimberly Jean. She called me that for 8.5 months. I came into this world 3 weeks early and fast 3 hour labor. She told me I was screaming on entry to the world. When asked what she was going to name me – Surprise after 8.5 months of being a Kimberly I ended up Robin Elizabeth. The sisters misspelled it as it was supposed to be with a “y” not an ‘i”. After all these years I don’t see a mistake I see cosmic ordering in action… and believe it or not I can relate to “Robin’s” in most ways.. This was a great article.

  13. I went out this morning and saw hundreds if not thousands of Red breasted Robins around my house flying to and fro from tree to tree. I have never seen so many Robins at one time. they were chirping loudly and reminded me of a mass flock of Black Birds I see that occasionally come by while I suppose are migrating. Is there some type of meaning or significance in seeing Red breasted Robins in an extraordinary large number?

  14. Was sitting on the back porch when a hawk swooped down and grabbed up a robin. I just KNOW that the universe is trying to tell me something….please help me figure this out as I have reached a fork in the road of my life and I believe that this sign is attempting to guide me.

  15. WOW!! I really love these true stories of Robins interacting with people! All I did was type into Firefox search Robin bird alone on branch..I have learned bird calls, so when the big Robin walked along the branch of the huge tree next to the garage at the house I was about to view that was for sale, I watched it, while waiting for the agent to arrive! It walked to the middle of the branch and chirped at me. I said “hello” and then decided to do a bird call from a bird we had years ago we all loved, Sonny Boy, who was taught to climb up a little ladder and back down to get Frito chips. He was a Cockatiel and yellow. So I answered the Robin with what Sonny Boy would chirp at me whenever I came in through the front door from the yard. Suddenly, the Robin liked that and became animated and walked to the end of the branch. It chirped seemingly happy at me. I told it if I lived there (at that house), I would buy bird seed and put it all over the yard for it and all the birds. Then it flew away UP into the air somewhere like it got a good message from me. The real estate agent showed up and said to me, I have a feeling that you were meant to be here and this is your house! WOW, how cool, so then we tried to get inside but the lockbox that was digital malfunctioned, then after about 20 minutes while I had walked across the backyard and length of patio and peeked in the sliding glass door at the kitchen, she yelled that the box reset itself and she had the door open. I went in and immediately, the house had a feeling like “home” like my mother’s house (it was built around 1979). Mom’s house was built in the 70s. It was like the wood paneling gave off a warm feeling as I walked past it. The attic stairs pull-down got stuck, but I didn’t care. I walked into a bathroom and pulled back the curtain and the tub was huge and BLUE. Wow, so I felt great. The bird, the blue bathtub, the knotty pine paneling all over the house and kitchen cabinets was really great. I was going to look at two other houses, but instead put a bid on this one, more than the owner asked. There was a huge old beautiful but very dusty dining room table in the big garage near the kitchen door. The chairs were all upholstered like Mom used to have, so I told the agent I would add $100 to the bid if I could have that table included with the house. She called and said the woman said she was going to donate it anyway. I got the bid and called the mortgage who was a government housing agent. Cool, because he said no one else had been competing against me, as no one else wanted the house. It was shown to a few people though over two months. I am very happy and it is unbelievable that I won the bid with my husband, who just wants to retire in a house, instead of the apt. we have lived in for many years. I recently experienced the death in the apt. of my youngest brother whom I loved dearly. For 28 years, I had not been able to see him, as didn’t know his address, and he needed me during that time, his friends had died and his roommate, then I found out he was terminally ill, so I brought him to this state to my apt. and took care of him. My husband took care of him. When he couldn’t stand up even with us trying to lift him, I think he just “gave up” at age 59. He had just had his birthday in November and Thanksgiving. He was wanting for us to rent a house instead of another apt. I told him I wished he hadn’t sold Mom’s house, but he couldn’t pay the taxes and neither could I, so he sold it. Now, I have a house like Mom’s!!! Maybe the Robin was trying to give me a message from my brother who sang Classic Rock in bands with a voice like an angel!! I looked at this house just 2 days after we interred his remains at the cemetery in that town. We were trying to buy a house in a different town and ended up with this house near the cemetery. WOW…

  16. Wooow!! It’s the day after Easter and I was crying gently about how hard the Spiritual path is and how I want to be enlightened. In much more detail than I can write.
    We have a wild bird stand in our garden that is about made of wood and is about 7′ tall. It’s made of 2 tree limbs and looks just like a cross.
    When I was sad and thought about enlightenment a Robin landed on the top of the cross bird stand!!! I looked up what you wrote and am thrilled and shocked!!! Thank you!!!!

  17. I found half of Robin’s egg today as I walked to the small park and the end of my block to meditate. Any thoughts on what it could mean? I saw that color is linked throat chakra in males but I’m female.

    Few other notes , I do kundalini mediations/yoga by the spot I found it and there is a water tower next to it too because my street is a private road and doesn’t use the towns water.

    I’ve been going through rough time lately and feel like I’m just starting to come out of a dark night of the soul the last few days, could this egg have a message along with it?

    1. Dear Jenny,

      Think of an egg — new life, new beginnings. I have always loved the color “robin’s egg blue.” Aside from being symbolic of the throat chakra, I think it is one of the most calming colors.

      It may be a color you will want to wear, or have in your home. Think of yourself as emerging from the darkness of being in a cocoon (the egg) and now you are cracking through the surface, and freeing yourself to metamorphosize into your true beautiful self.

      Think of the joy of Robins’ songs. Think of the joy of knowing Spring is blooming in your life again.

      Give Thanks for these new beginnings.

      Take care, and be gentle with yourself.


      1. I was in the shower this morning. As i was showering, I was saying, I wash away bad luck, & misfortune from my life” i just kept saying it,….then all of a sudden a moth crawl,s around the recess, threw the little bit of the shower door that was open, & proceeds to try land on me while showering” it was really unbelievable cause i was trying not to let it land on me, as it would get wet” it was adimment about landing on me, it did” in the end, on my ankle. I had to help it out of the shower so it casually climbed on my finger, i put it safely on dry land. I am still donfounded by this” what does this mean????

  18. Today I found a robin egg in my driveway, the baby had hatched so it was 1/2 the shell. Robins are always looking at me through my windows, my grandmother loved them so for a long time I thought it was a sign from her. Today the robin egg got me to look further into the meaning. It makes total sense why they are coming to me, I need to let go of my past so I can start fresh. So many reasons they are coming to me! I am Very thankful for my curiosity, it has lead me to a deeper understanding of their presence in my life.

  19. Hi I had a robin that flew into my garage during the evening. It looked injured and could not fly. I contacted animal control but they could not take it until the next morning. So i was able to get him into a box. I felt it was more vulnerable to predators while hurt. The next morning i found it dead in the box. I was genuinely sad about it because i wanted to help it recover. From what im reading it sounds like many people have dreams about these birds or some kind of contact. And they represent growth and renewal. Im having a hard time seeing how this can be positive even with the fact of what it represents. Does this mean anything significant spiritually?

  20. My mother sadly passed away last week and a robin has been visiting our garden ever since . I went for a walk the other day 300 yards from the house and what seemed like the same robon sat on a branch next to me for what seemed like an age . It was a lovely experience .

  21. I played my drum which was made for me over 3 years ago and chanted my heart song for the first time ever today. As soon as I finished, I noticed 2 robins walking toward me. That’s a good sign I’m on the right path!

  22. I saw a man and a woman walking up a path from my garden plot at a community garden. It flashed in my mind that these two had committed to a life together homesteading and creating an income from the land. I had wanted this thirty years ago with a man I’d had spent seven years in a relationship with. For some reason, it didn’t work out… no matter how we tried. I felt a deep sadness thinking about this and the dream for a life that never happened. I’m now 59. I was wondering what dream do I have now… as it seemed this dream still lives in me. A young robin landed near me on the fence. I was surprised because I rarely see robins at this place. I asked what message do you have for me? She stretched her wing and flew off. Then another landed straight in my line of vision and sat for a long time. I was still wondering… what’s the message? She flew off. Another was hopping along my garden path.. saw me… then flew off. I came here trying get more clues to their message. Letting go? New beginnings? Any thoughts?

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