This art is not difficult to learn and it really makes you slow down and pay attention to the natural world. We see birds every day, but it is when they really catch your eye or you feel you should be paying attention that you should sit up and take notice. Ask them "what do you have to tell me my friend?"... But bear in mind that sometimes a bird is just a bird and sometimes it can be hard to know when it is more. Listen to your intuition; do you feel a pulling in the solar plexus or a soaring feeling in your heart? I normally feel it in my head first...then my eyes and then my solar plexus. Remember that everyone reacts differently. Also before proceeding I will put it out there that a meaning of a bird listed below may not necessarily be accurate to you! Depending on your culture (or belief structure) it could mean something else.
Often if you are thinking of an important situation; a bird will appear in your line of sight. Pay attention to the behaviour of the bird, this will gie you a clue as to what message they are trying to convey. For example if a bird flys from the right to the left, its a good sighn that you will achieve your goals wih ease or if a bird flys from left to right be prepared for obstacles- you may need to rethink or seek advice. A bird flying straight toward you means thinks arefast improving and happy days are ahead (yay). A bird flying high and fast or even better - straight up means great and quick success. A bird flying away from you quickly is a warning and a bird flying horizontally you will reach your goal but the going will get tough! If you see a bird land and take off several times or flying eratically; you need to go back to the drawing board because there are unseen problems to be resolved before you may proceed. If the bird takes off and then changes in mid flight and then changes direction, youll need to be flexible because a change of heart may lie ahead. Have you ever seen a bird flying against the wind?This is an indicator that you dealing with something that appears to be other then it is.....so beware! Someone you think is you friends may not have your best interests at heart.
There are many different speices of birds... if you cant identify the type of bird (i found a really good bird encyclopedia second hand) then you can also identify by the color.
RED: a sighn of good luck
ORANGE: excitement and bliss
YELLOW: keep your gaurd up
GREEN: an adventure is ahead
BLUE: love and joy
"WHITE: happiness and joy, a good omen
GREY: peace and contentment
WHITE AND BLACK: you will avoid trouble
BROWN: good health, healing
BROWN AND WHITE: happy hearth, home
BLACK: a warning of danger... the unforeseen
If you can identify the bird... YAY. This means your oracle will be loads more accurate!!!! This is because each birdie has his or her own personal message. Heres a short list of birds and their messages.
BLUEBIRD: happiness, spiritual awakening
CARDINAL: life changing events, take care of your health
CRANE: use all your wisdom at your disposal
CROW:cawing means you have enemies working against you,so its time to bump up your shields and a crow in flight meanse travel
DOVE:peace and joy, goddess bird, promise for the future
DUCK: everything is stable in a relationship whether buisness or romantic, a qauking duck is good luck
EAGLE: using your skills wisely is good luck
HAWK:soaring high above your head means you will be victorous
HUMMINGBIRD: faithfullness, prosperity and joy
JAYS:success through presearverance,being tough when you need ton
OWL:hooting three times fortells an impending death or impending change, otherwise the appearance means wisdom and magic
RAVEN:if met up before going against an obstacle means success
ROBIN (NORTH AMERICAN): if you see one earlier in the day you will have guests later on. If one nests near your home its very good luck.
SPARROW:a peaceful and happy home;a nest near your window may mean strife on your love life
WOODPECKER: your work will be a success
WREN: current situations are improving
Messenger bird spellYou will need: a plain white paper plate, bird seed, a pen, small peices of bread
write your question on the bottom of the paper plate and turn it over and fill the dish with birdseed and bread pieces. Sitting in front of the plate meditate upon your question and then say this charm over the seed;
my feathered friends hear my request
of the gods intentions you stay abreast
please join me for this humble meal
and share your news let none conceal
your most wise counsel do i seek
by wing, tail, feather and beak
put the plate were the birds are most likely to gather. pay attention to how the arrive, depart, eat.... all of their behaviour... grab a pen and paper and jot down notes.
Edited by Druidicseer, 10 May 2011 - 02:51 AM.