Wednesday a red-tail hawk landed on a tree nearby as I’m walking to my car in the work parking lot. It fluffed out its wings several times, so the movement caught my eye, and I took the picture. Yesterday a hawk swooped between my house and the neighbor’s, right near where I was sitting on the deck. Today I look out the window and one’s on my neighbor’s roof looking at me. I was on the phone, so it was easy to get a picture. When does something you “see” become a “sign?”
According to Ina Woolcott on http://www.shamanicjourney.com/hawk-power-animal-messenger-discernment-intuition-observation-wisdom-courage-truth
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.
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.
Beliefs and meaning can be personal, cultural, or universal (as far as human perspective of the universe…). I’ve used the hawk to remind my self to use my tools, like the hawk uses the air currents to circle in the sky while it searches for food.
I’m still debating if I’ve just seen these hawks or if they’re signs.