Crow Totem & Symbolism – The Spirit of Powerful Foresight

Animal Totem is a special Animal Spirit that has chosen you to guide, and protect, for your whole life. It also represents your best, and worst qualities, who you are at your core. You can find who your Animal Totem is through meditation with the intent to know, and meet, your Animal Totem. You can also consult a psychic on this matter.

However, if you have meditated on it, but still have doubts, and you don’t want to consult a psychic, this article will shine light upon the qualities of the Crow Animal Totem. If you feel it resonates with you, and you share a lot of qualities with the Crow, there is a high possibility that Crow is your Animal Totem.

If Crow is your Animal Totem, it reveals your inner world, and your stamina. It guides, and protects you, but at the same time it reminds you the importance of spiritual and emotional change. Crows reflect transition and transformation. They are observant beings with acute and strong foresight. If you cross a crow and imagine an unfavorable outcome, keep in mind that this is only one of many potential outcomes. You can use this bird’s powerful abilities to transform bad luck into foresight or something useful.

Other character traits of the Crow Totem are:

  • Inner knowledge
  • Introspection
  • Heightened Intuition
  • Creativity
  • Self-awareness
  • Magician
  • Shapeshifter
  • Transformation

In general, if you were born under the Zodiac Sign of Aries or Libra, Crow would be your spirit animal. Crow is associated with the air and fire element.

How to know if a Crow is your Animal Totem?

Your Animal Totem represents qualities, abilities, characteristics, that you currently have, or that you are in the process of developing. Therefore, you can realize that Crow is your Animal Totem because:

  1. You resonate with almost all qualities of the Crow like being brave, and handling challenges well, being a good friend, guiding, and healing others.
  2. You see Crow all the time, like photos, documentaries, videos, but not on your choice.
  3. You just love Crow very much, they inspire you, and you can’t explain why.

If you are still confused, you can confirm if Crow is your Animal Totem through:

  • Meditation.

You will have to start your meditation with the intention that you will meet your Animal Totem. It may happen that during your meditation, you see the animal, or you smell something, or you hear something. If none of this happens, do not get discouraged, sometimes it takes a couple of tries.

  • Your dreams, as well as by pure synchronicities.

For example, you may start seeing more Crow pictures. You may also feel curiosity peak up for Crow out of the blue. You should follow your intuition.

  • If you feel you have not received any answer, or you can’t figure out your Animal Totem, you can always ask a psychic.
  • Online quizzes that tell you which is your Animal Totem. Online quizzes will depict your character, and personality traits, therefore they are accurate at some degree.

Crow Animal Totem Symbolism

Various traditions, and religions, believe that each Animal Totem has the qualities of the animal it represents. This means that it feeds the same way (although in an energetic way), it moves the same way, it fights the same, and it behaves the same, as a Crow would do in the physical world. Therefore, the best way to know what qualities your Animal Totem has, or why it is present beside you, it is to look at how the animal behaves in this physical plane.

However, these traditions also believe that your Animal Totem can foretell your destiny, or share insight into your life mission.

Spirit Animal

As a Spirit Animal, Crow represents change. It is empowering you to bend time and space in your mind so that it can manifest in physical reality. It is a symbol of regeneration and contemplation. You can easily move from one state of being to another, and from one source of energy to another. These perceptive birds provide us with useful information about the world around us and assist us in making necessary adjustments.

Native American Traditions

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The definition of the crow in Native American culture differs from that of the rest of the world. They see them as a sign of good fortune, while the rest of the world sees them as a bad omen.

While these tribes are aware that crows consume roadkill, they are also aware that many other species, such as bears and bald eagles, do so as well. 

When Native Americans speak about a crow, they appear to be talking to an animal that is a cross between a crow and its relative, the raven. Given their striking resemblance, the misunderstanding is understandable.

Eastern Traditions

Crows are considered unclean animals in Eastern cultures because they feed on carcasses. Crows are associated with darkness and hiding in the shadows.

Crows were thought to have the gift of prophecy. Crows were also linked to black magic and war gods. Crows were thought to be the creatures that witches used to send messages or curses. Witches may also turn into crows and fly anywhere they pleased.

Celtic Mythology

Crows are often revered by the Celts as a sign given to them by prophets or oracles of clairvoyance. The Celts claimed that between the feathers of their wings, crows held secrets.

The meaning of the Celtic crow is so strong that they believe the birds have a connection to Lugus, the god of creation and the light. This, too, is in direct opposition to the crow’s traditional reputation as a harbinger of doom. Killing a crow was considered a crime under druidic law due to the importance and meaning of crow symbolism.

Christian Religion

In Christianity, the predominant symbolism of crows is associated with one of the following:

  1. The story of Noah releasing a crow from the Ark to see if the flood waters had receded, only for the bird to not return.
  2. Crows are associated with death in the population due to their color and feeding habits.
  3. Crows, in comparison to other species, are thought to be earthy. Instead of flying, they spend the majority of their time on the ground, close to their food.

What your Animal Totem indicates about:

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Your personality

You are very protective of your closed ones, and you tend to give advice often, to lead them in the right direction. Aside from that, you’re a sharp, cunning individual who shouldn’t be trifled with. You don’t mind putting people in their spot, but you’re willing to forgive a lot before that happens. You are very good at manipulating people to reach whatever you have set your eyes upon, but be careful not to use this skill for bad purposes.

The crow animal totem denotes your ability to deal with both the light and dark sides of life. This implies that you get to know people too well and can deduce their motivations behind their actions. You can also deal with yourself, choosing whether to share some of your light or dark depending on the situation and events.

You can also do well in spiritual practice, divination, and even have a knack for foresight. If people are aware of their thoughts and how they project their feelings into the world, they will manifest a life of their own. The ability to predict events, heal others on an energetic level, and commune with spirits, on the other hand, are Divine gifts. If you have these abilities, you should put them to good use because they were given to you for a reason. It doesn’t mean you have to commit your life to spiritual work, but you can also use your talents to support others with whatever you’re doing. You will be able to achieve your life’s goal in this manner.

Your life at the current moment 

An Animal Totem is the Spirit Animal that accompanies you since the day you were born, until the end. Therefore, if Crow is your Animal Totem, it doesn’t indicate much about life at your current moment, unless it starts showing up in your dreams.

The Spirit Animal that guides you through certain events in your life, is usually an Animal Guide that chooses to walk with you for a limited period of time, until you learn your lesson, or you overcome the problem. It may also choose you, to help you amplify certain qualities that you need for the next phase in your life.

If Crow is the Spiritual Animal that chooses to accompany you, it is reminding you to be more observant of life around you. If you have the crow as your guardian animal, you will be blessed with the ability to see far beyond your present situation. The animal spirit of the crow represents intellect, observation, insight, and factual accuracy. You already have these skills in you, but you need to harvest them if you want to grow, achieve your goals, or manifest something that you want.

What does dreaming about your Animal Totem mean?

If you have a dream where a Crow is present,it is often interpreted as a warning of  the presence of shady people in your circle. They are a sign of change and intuition, which is why they are the first to notice whether someone in your immediate vicinity has “transformed.” You should also trust your instincts when it comes to seeing what isn’t quite right around you.

If you see a crow in flight, it means you have some unresolved problems in your subconscious mind that need to be addressed. You would have trouble going forward if you do not bring these problems to the forefront.

If you see a crow in the middle of a feast, it generally means that whatever you’re doing right now will get you a lot of money. To put it another way, you must trust your instincts.

How do you handle your life based on your Animal Totem?


If you have the Crow Animal Totem, it denotes a romantic and passionate nature in your relationships. You treat your partner in the same way that you want to be handled. You devote your whole self to the relationship and open your heart without fear of being hurt. You’re a lover who wants to make your partner feel good when they’re with you. Your anger will eat your partner alive if your heart is broken, particularly if your partner has disrespected or deceived you. With time, you begin to forgive and forget, but it may take a long time to heal your heart and be truly yourself again. Whatever happens, however, it will not prevent you from believing in love and fully loving anyone.

The perfect partner for you would be someone who cares for you and is by your side no matter what happens. Your companion should be romantic and compassionate. They should also be very aware of themselves and desire to delve deeply into their own traumas in order to overcome any unresolved issues. They can also be open-minded and work hard to maintain a positive vibration. It will be beneficial to communicate about the spiritual realm, but you’ll need a partner who is willing to do so, even though they don’t deal in the spiritual realm themselves.


Crow Totem indicates that you are someone who is willing to go to any length to achieve their goals. This does not imply that you can step on other people’s toes if you have other options. However, if anyone is in your way, you are able to force them aside. At the end of the day, everyone is looking out for themselves, and everyone acts in ways that interest them; it’s not personal. You want to support as many people as possible, but first you need to find a safe position for yourself.

If you are willing to build your own business, you want to be surrounded by people who have a great work ethic, and are still open-minded. You know that a degree is useless, if the individual lacks the necessary skills to put it to use. You’d rather work with someone who is knowledgeable, stays motivated, and is able to learn new things.

Regarding finances, Crow Totem represents a good financial situation. You won’t become a millionaire, but you will be wealthy enough to live the lifestyle of your dreams. You may not be able to set aside a large sum of money in the early years of your career due to unforeseen circumstances, but you will eventually reach a point where you can save money while still having money to spare. You will begin working as early as your early adolescence because you want to be self-sufficient and understand that some of the things you want must be purchased by you. You’re resourceful, and you’re willing to pursue a variety of jobs or side hustles in order to gain experience and expertise.

Relationship with yourself

The Crow Spirit Animal transforms into a powerful advocate for bettering your perceptions. You will begin to see how energies combine, mingle, and turn on an alchemical level by working with Crow energy and medicine. And the divine help doesn’t stop there.

In your case, the issue of who you are and how you want to be seen still arises. You are empathetic, understanding, quiet, wise, and a healer to someone’s suffering, if you have chosen to be the light. In this scenario, it would be much more difficult for you to exercise the dark side when the time comes. Since you have decided to show yourself differently, you will regret it as soon as you do something.

If you choose the dark, on the other hand, you will be a trickster, playful, smart, and difficult to mess with. For those who ask for your gentleness or who encourage you to be gentler, you can certainly exercise your light hand.

Being a spiritual individual, whatever you want to be, will aid you in your quest to understand your own and others’ karma. Know that this is your journey in this lifetime and don’t beat yourself up about it.

How to honour or connect with your Animal Totem?

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If you want to connect with your Crow Animal Totem, you can take a page from the book of the Native American Traditions. You don’t have to wear the skin of the Crow on you, but you can keep nice Crow sculptures at your work desk. You can have a beautiful artwork of the Crow printed at your blouse, or a paint of the Crow on your wall. You can also buy jewelry that has a Crow signature in it, like the head, or footprints.

You can use these objects to focus on during your meditation, in order to connect with Crow Animal Totem.

During your meditation, you may want to call upon your Crow Animal Totem, and ask to be blessed with the qualities that you need at the moment. Try to feel the specific quality amplifying in you. Act as being a Crow is your second nature. This is also how you honor your Spirit Guide, Crow Totem.

If you feel that you can’t visualize the Crow well, which is important for your meditation process to work, you can think about the qualities you want to embody, and try to feel those qualities growing in you. You have to embrace the Crow energy in all aspects of it: physically, energetically, spiritually, and emotionally. It may also help to watch a movie with Crow.


You may find that during the course of your life, other Spirit Animals will choose to walk with you for a while, to guide you in different areas of your life. It is possible, that while you have Crow Animal Totem, you can also be guided by other Spirit Animals. However, you will notice that your core values, the same qualities you share with the Crow, won’t change. You will still be cunning, courageous, wise, and intuitive.

Different Spirit Animals help you see other paths, that only those can help, and guide through. They also help you develop other qualities, because the purpose is for you to grow.

For example, if you will be accompanied by Turtle Totem, which is there to help you develop your grounding skills, and encourage you to have faith in your dreams. Crow Totem will always be there, even if you won’t always have other Spirit Animals.

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