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
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.