According to ancient lore, animals are conscious, sentient beings, and when they cross our paths they do so for specific reasons. Often these reasons center around delivering a message or teaching us something about our own abilities and strengths. They can also cross our paths to alert us when there is something we need to pay attention to. When you see an unusual animal cross your path or if you see the same type of animal again and again, stop for a moment and think about what it might be trying to tell you. Here is a brief list of animals and the message they might be trying to tell you. As always, the information I’m providing is simply a guide; if you “hear” or feel something different, go with it!
The hawk has keen eyes and strong wings. If you’re continually seeing hawks (or images of them), it may be a sign that you need to look at something more closely before proceeding. It may also be a sign that a strong or important teacher (or an important lesson) will be presented to you in the near future.
The eagle signifies spiritual protection and moving to higher level of consciousness. If you’re seeing eagles (or eagle imagery) in your life, it may be because you are transcending or shifting to a new realm of consciousness.
Seeing a raven or crow may indicate that you’re ready to let something go or that you’re moving towards a “death and rebirth” cycle in your life, particularly in the realm of spiritual matters.
Owl: Seeing an owl may be an indication that you need to pay attention to your intuition and trust in your own wisdom. The owl may also be trying to point you in the “right” direction. When you see owls, tune into your own truths so that you can ensure that you’re acting from a place of authenticity.
When you see a praying mantis, he is there to remind you that the time to bring peace and stillness into your life is at hand. His message centers around the power of stillness and how essential it is to create space in our lives for the things we enjoy doing. If this messenger repeatedly comes into your life, it may be to tell you that you need to pay attention because you’re missing something important.
Repeatedly seeing lizards, it may be an indicator that you need to pay more attention to your dreams and goals. It could be that you have lost sight of all that you can achieve or perhaps you’re feeling negative about your abilities to achieve your goals. The lizard reminds you that you are powerful and that you need to put in the time and energy needed to cultivate your highest path.
Snakes are powerful reminders of the strength of your life force and passions. If snakes keep coming to you, it’s because you need to pay attention to your passions and direct more of your energy into pursuing them. Our reptilian friend might also be trying to let you know you’re entering a place of healing and renewal.
The spider is a powerful symbol of creation and spiritual connectedness. When you see spiders, it may be because you need to tune into your creativity and follow through on any ideas or inspiration you may have. The spider’s presence may also be a sign of your connectedness to the spirit world, a gentle reminder that you are part of an immense web of energy.
When you see dragonflies, they are reminders that you aren’t alone, that you are protected by your guardian angels and spirit guides. A multitude of dragonflies can be like road signs indicating you’re on the right path and heading in the right direction for your soul.
When you see ladybugs, this can be an indication that things in your life are about to shift in your favor. They can also be a sign that you need to pay gratitude for all that you have and the direction your life is taking. If you’re feeling things shifting when you see the ladybug, it may be an indication that now is the time to push forward and obtain your highest dreams and wishes.
Butterflies come to remind you about the power of transformation, that there must be internal shifts before you can shift externally. Repeatedly seeing butterflies could be an indication that you need to change or release some thoughts/feelings that are holding you back. The lovely butterfly may also indicate a coming cycle of transformation or growth occurring in your life.
When the wolf comes into your life, he may be there to let you know it’s time for you to pay attention to the people in your life. He may also be trying to tell you that you need to learn how to accept help from others. Because the wolf is a shy and elusive creature, it must have an important and powerful message if he actually seeks you out, so listen carefully.
When foxes come out, they could do so to remind you that there may be a different way to approach your life or to see things. If foxes keep repeating, you may need to adjust your thinking and approach to something important. They also tend to remind us to seek joy. Life is too short not to laugh at the little things.