Hawks in flight; thanks to Audobon

Juvenile sharp-shinned hawk during autumn migrationCooper's hawk turning during autumn migration.

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What does it mean when a hawk comes to you?

What does it mean when a hawk comes to you?

Hello there Mr. Hawk. Is your visit a sign?

I’ve had hawk fly right by my deck (very unusual) often these last weeks, and now a hawk has come and sat on my deck post and watched me take a picture of him; I was so excited thus the blur. I’m just happy I got this shot of him with my camera. He sat there quite awhile.

Humm! Not that everything that happens to me is significant but I thought, I wonder what it means to the indians or folklore people? So I asked the above question online and found these answers:

Best Answer – Chosen by Asker

“The hawk is a messenger bird. Usually when we see a hawk it means to pay attention because a message is coming to you. Hawks represent clear sightedness, being observant, our far memory and guardianship. They also bring courage, wisdom, illumination, creativity and truth. Hawks give us the ability to see the larger picture in life. They can help you to overcome problems and make wise use of opportunities. How does this all happen? Each animal carries what we call ‘medicine’. What I have written above is the hawks medicine. When the same animal keeps coming to you in real life or in a dream, it is bringing it’s medicine to you. You will be brought a message soon, a good one, to let you know you are on the right path. And whatever problems you are wrestling with, you will solve because hawks medicine has been given to you. I know this because I am a traditional Shawnee (American Indian) and I’ve learned these things are true. Many ‘interesting ‘ answers you got so far though. Good luck to you.

Best Answer – Chosen by Voters 3 years ago

“Blessings, blessings and more blessings. You have been blessed. Give thanks. . . . Hawk is a messenger of the Creator/Great Spirit/God. The Hawk wants you to be aware the Creator is speaking to you. Take notice. Only you know what the message is. . . in fact, you already know (even if you don’t realize it yet). God is sending you a message. . . but it is for you. Be aware; take notice. (People often think this is a negative, as if “awareness” is negative; it simply means not to be oblivious to your surroundings, dreams, etc). Personally, I have always given thanks to the hawk whenever  I see him/her. I once found a hawk feather and felt blessed. But the most dramatic experience happened after moving to Green Bay, WI from the reservation. I had an attached porch that was open on two side and closed on two sides. Had a table on the porch. Not the place hawks hang out. But one morning–6am–my son and I were leaving the house. He was a bit behind me when I stepped out to the porch. I had almost reached the steps when a hawk (who had sat on the table) flew from the table, touched my head/hair and then flew straight away. My son who was behind me saw that it was a hawk. As I looked up from being hit in the head, I could also see it was a hawk. I was verbalizing Thank you Thank you even before I checked to see if I was missing part of my scalp–I wasn’t–not a scratch–but my hair was messed up. I immediately knew that the Great Spirit was trying to tell me something but I had been too distracted to hear it/see. The Hawk hitting me on the back of my head was like God hitting me upside the head saying: wake up, pay attention! Every morning for days after the hawk sat on the table on my porch. One morning, I got a call from a neighbor saying: you won’t believe this, but a hawk is sitting on your porch.” Of course I believe it, it had sat there every morning for days. I started taking note of my dreams, did a ceremony and figured out what the message was. Once I figured it out, the hawk stopped coming to the porch. But, ever time I see a hawk, I smile and give thanks. Source(s): personal experience Serious matters to consider. “Decisions to make. •

drcurtis…3 years ago

“If you believe in animal totems (as typical in some American Indian traditions), most associate hawks and kestrels with WISDOM. So perhaps you have a wise insight into some of your life changes, so trust yourself and go with it. •

Majeska. 3 years ago

“Good sign! Hawk can pick out the details in the “big picture”. If you are going through changes, be aware of how the details of the change fit into the “big picture”. What may seem to be a big deal on a small scale may not be so overbearing in the broad scope of things. Never hurts to step back and survey the landscape when traveling into new territory. “•

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What do you think? Any other suggestions? I would love to hear from you!