Dead Bird Symbolism
Birds and death are so omnipresent, it’s no wonder that superstition and a body of lore have grown around them. In many cultures throughout history, birds have seen as symbols of divine inspiration – the death of a bird on the other hand don’t seem to have any intrinsic positive meaning. However, you don’t have to be a clairvoyant to understand the meaning of a dead pigeon you find on your porch. This post tries to shine some light on dead bird omen.
In Asian cultures birds often symbolise immortality. In Indian myth birds represent departed souls and in Christian art birds often appear as saved souls. Some people say when you find a dead bird the meaning is someone you loved passed away.
Others say that seeing dead birds actually are a good sign, showing you that an end to turmoil or pain is coming. A dead bird doesn’t necessarily portend physical death, but metaphorical death. Perhaps you’re going through the heartache of a break-up. Perhaps you are struggling to find a job. This dead bird marks the end to your search and struggle. A new beginning is just around the corner. More specifically, it symbolizes the end of something and the start of something else.
In tarot for instance, the Death card is not a bad card, in fact, the death card is the end of something that no longer serves you. It can represent a shift towards doing something new, maybe even your life’s purpose. The dead card is kindly warning you that a change is taking place.
No omen in finding dead birds at all?
It appears by your question that you are searching to find meaning for yourself in the bird’s death. That is up to you. There might be no inherent meaning in the death of things. There is only the change in the spiritual nature of the thing that has died. But looking for an omen where there is none reflects something wanting in your own spirit. So look deep into yourself and however, it is you want to hold the bird in your mind is a reflection of an unfulfilled spiritual need within your life. From that perspective, you may find meaning for yourself.
Biblical meaning of dead birds
Birds play an important role in the bible. The reason why people have a special connection with birds is that we always envied their ability to rise above the ground and fly to the sky. Also, people in ancient times paid much more attention to their dreams then nowadays.
If you dreamed about birds flying, such a dream is a good omen and symbolizes your feeling of freedom and liberation of some problems that have been bothering you for a long time. These might have been some significant issues, which were stopping your progress and now you can sigh a relief and move on with your life.
Such dream symbolizes harmony, balance, love and joy. It symbolizes a positive outlook on life and the future.
Some species of birds were used as examples of certain virtues of the Christian soul and the Saints themselves. A white dove, in the Bible, symbolizes the Holy Spirit. White doves often appear in stories in the Bible and their presence is always followed by something positive and their presence represents blessing from God.
What does a dead bird you find symbolize?
Any omen is a phenomenon that is believed to foretell the future, often signifying the advent of change. If you’ve seen a dead bird in the road, or perhaps accidentally hit a bird, it may feel like a bad sign. And running into a dead animal is never a pleasant experience anyway. Hence some people get nervous when they encounter a dead bird, seeing it as an omen for something negative to happen in the near future.
However, and similar to the death tarot card, a dead bird is a symbol or an omen of a fresh start from an end and not simply an end. Overall and paradoxically, the meaning of a dead bird is a new beginning. So no need to worry, this is an opportunity to reflect on the changes that are happening around you and inside yourself. So, acknowledge your emotions and prepare to release the old skin, it might be even only be painful if you choose to resist. It’s excess baggage for the next part of your journey.
Always think of the fine song with lyrics by Paul McCartney:
“Blackbird singing in the dead of night, take these broken wings and learn to fly
All your life, you were only waiting for this moment to arise
“Blackbird singing in the dead of night, take these sunken eyes and learn to see
All your life, you were only waiting for this moment to be free
Further reading about dead birds meaning
Looking to birds for spiritual guidance can be a fascinating and enriching pursuit. It can be incredibly easy and yet incredibly frustrating in its vagueness. However, it can be instructive to look up information on particular birds and circumstances. If you want to learn more about dead bird omen, check out these good reads: The Healing Wisdom of Birds: An Everyday Guide to Their Spiritual Songs & Symbolism, The Hidden Meaning of Birds–A Spiritual Field Guide: Explore the Symbology and Significance of These Divine Winged Messengers, Feathered Omens: Messenger Birds from the Spirit World, Birds – A Spiritual Field Guide: Explore the Symbology and Significance of These Divine Winged Messengers.
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