Hawk Totem & Symbolism – The Spirit of 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 Hawk Animal Totem. If you feel it resonates with you, and you share a lot of qualities with the Hawk, there is a high possibility that Hawk is your Animal Totem.

If Hawk 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 awareness. Hawk Totem is the symbol of foresight, and clear vision. You are blessed with a strong personality, and spiritual awareness, which help you stay on top of your game.

Other character traits of the Hawk Totem are:

  • Laser Focus
  • Messenger of the Divine
  • Leader
  • Clear vision
  • Foresight
  • Spiritual awareness 

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

How to know if Hawk 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 Hawk is your Animal Totem because:

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

If you are still confused, you can confirm if Hawk 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 Hawk pictures. You may also feel curiosity peak up for Hawk 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.

Hawk 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 Hawk 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, Hawk may guide you to get in touch with your intuition more, and utilize that gift in your advantage. You may also feel a calling to learn divination tools, like tarot cards, pendulum reading, etc., with which you can ask for guidance from the Divine.   

Native American Traditions

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Native Americans see Hawks as messengers from the Ancestors, and as guardians of the spiritual realm. They used Hawks symbols to protect themselves, and their community, as well as provide guidance in times of adversaries.

Hawks represent honesty, and clear vision, and are often depicted as warriors of the truth. Different colored Hawks feathers represented different omens, for the only purpose to guide the Native Americans. For example, if they saw a red tailed Hawk, they knew to clear their minds, and be ready for a download of divine message. If a White Hawk would show himself, the Shaman would interpret it as good news, and get to work to make space for the upcoming miracles.

Eastern Traditions

The Eastern Traditions see Hawks as omens from the spiritual realm. For a period of time Hawks were hunted down, and eaten by these communities. Later on, they were featured in their artwork, or other objects like the warrior spades. Japanese Culture see Hawks as an important symbol, and a good omen, if a Hawk appears in your dreams, in the night of the New Year.

In Chinese culture Hawks symbolism is used in pictures, or artwork, to represent keen sightedness, or boldness.

Eastern Traditions depicted Hawks as symbols of rebirth, and rejuvenation. Their Shamans associated Hawks with the heart chakra, and the Hawk sting would be used in their spiritual practices to heal an ill person.

Celtic Mythology

The Celtic Traditions believe that Hawks have foresight, strength, nobility, and wisdom. On the other hand, they also represent cruelty, pride, and pitilessness.

Some Traditions tell tales of Hawks being hunted by their mythological heroes, or stories where their heroes shape-shift into Hawks. Celtic Traditions would use Hawks symbolism to represent those same qualities into themselves, as well as commune with the Divine.

Christian Religion

Christian Religions saw Hawk as the messenger of God. Therefore, people are forbidden to hunt, or eat, a Hawk. Hawks are believed to be wise, but this wisdom is a blessing from God himself, rather than a quality of this creature. Hawks symbols are used to communicate with God, and ask for spiritual guidance.

What your Animal Totem indicates about:

Your personality

Hawk Animal Totem indicates that you are someone who has clear vision of what you want. You have laser focus when it comes to your dreams, or your future plans. Your willpower is probably unmatched, and you feel best when you are accomplishing your tasks. You actually feel more energized when you are doing something, rather than you are resting. Sometimes, you may use your work to raise your vibration, because you feel much better when you are being productive, and effective.

You may get along well with others, but you only keep a few real ones around you. You don’t like getting to know people for the sake of it, because you like to be able to trust people. If you trust someone, you may do just about everything for them, unless they give you a reason to not do so. Also, you are not someone to give your trust away, or trust someone easily. Sometimes, it may take years of knowing someone, before you can accept that you trust them. Even then, you are going to still doubt some things.

If others are honest with you, you are the best friend they can ask for. You have their back, and you are willing to fight for them. You may also fight for social causes that concern you. You share your best knowledge, and insight, if someone knows to ask the right questions, and you do the outmost to help someone out.

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 Hawk 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 Hawk is the Spiritual Animal that chooses to accompany you, it is reminding you to claim your power back. It is also encouraging you to focus on your dreams, and not to give in to procrastination. You have to shut out the world, and focus on your own plans, cancelling out any outside noises. You may have been doubting your own power, or knowledge, and postponing your plans. You may have also been listening to other people, and as a result you have lost yourself in the process. You have to get back in touch with your inner self, with your own dreams, and your heart’s desires.  

What does dreaming about your Animal Totem mean?

If you have a dream where a Hawk is present,it may indicate business losses, and going through difficult times. You should get ready to take the loss, and set plans to recover from it, before it happens.  

It can also indicate that you will be able to find a solution that works for all, to a problem that has burdened you recently. Conflicts you are facing will be solved eventually. This is a sign of Divine blessings.

If Hawks are chasing you in your dream, it means that someone is mad at you, and they may be trying to have their revenge.

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


If you have the Hawk Animal Totem, it indicates that you have clear expectations out of your relationship. You know who you want to be with, because you know who you are to begin with. You also know what you give in the relationship, and you expect the same back. You are very clear with your boundaries, your feelings, and where you see your relationship evolving in the future. You are not afraid to speak your truth, and stand your ground in the relationship.

You want to help your partner, and the relationship grow with you. When you commit to something, you are all in, and you are the best support system someone can ask for.

The perfect partner for you would be someone who shares the same values as you. They should have the same manners, and have strong self-esteem. They should also share the same work-ethic as you, and have their own plans about their future. You can help each-other grow, but if they lack these important qualities, the relationship won’t go far. They also should be a strong support system for you, and have your back in any circumstance.


Hawk Totem indicates that you are someone who can do exceptionally well in the business world. You can have your own business, and make it grow so fast, it almost becomes an overnight success story. If you work on a job, you will be recognized, and acknowledged for your talents, as well as your professional ethic, and knowledge. You work hard, but you also know how to work smart. Your coworkers may have love-hate feelings towards you, because you may come off as smarter than them, but you also help them to accomplish their own duties. You are someone who offers to teach others, and doesn’t brag about it, or tell anyone else that you had to teach your coworker something. So you have their backs, as long as they don’t do something to cross you, or ruin your reputation on purpose.

Overall, Hawk Animal Totem indicates a sweet road to success, and even fame, but you may find it hard to keep close friends, or have real people around you, because most of them will always want something back from you.

Regarding finances, Hawk Totem represents that your success will pay well. At some point, you will be very wealthy, and this may happen in a relatively young age. Most of your income will come from your own hard work, and your own businesses, while some of it may also come from an inheritance. Either way, you are going to enjoy life’s finest things, and the luxury you have always wanted.

Relationship with yourself

Hawk Animal Totem reveals your inner struggles, as well as your true self, which you may hide from others. You are very protective, loyal, and straightforward. Sometimes, these qualities may become a source of confusion for you, because people don’t deserve it.

You may have had many people going behind your back in the past, that you don’t trust anyone now. It is hard to not have anyone to trust, especially when you are going through a hard time, and you have to do it all by yourself, because you can’t risk sharing details with anyone. On the other hand, you are always there for people, every time they ask for your help.

There are times when you would like to have someone you can fully trust, and sometimes you give in. Right when you take the leap, people will show you again why you can’t trust them. So, you find yourself in this loop over, and over again.

You can work on yourself, by healing the past. Understand that people are not against you, they are for themselves. So, you shouldn’t relate any past events, with your own self, or your wrongdoings. They made their own choices, and you had your own reactions to it. If you feel you have to get something out of your chest, but can’t trust anyone, you better put into writing, and stuff it away. Or you can write a letter to an imaginary person, the real person (don’t deliver it), or your Spirit Guides, like Hawk Animal Totem, to help you with expressing your issues, and dealing with your situation.

How to honour or connect with your Animal Totem?

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If you want to connect with your Hawk 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 Hawk on you, but you can keep nice Hawk sculptures at your work desk. You can have a beautiful artwork of the Hawk printed at your blouse, or a paint of the Hawk on your wall. You can also buy jewelry that has a Hawk signature in it, like the head, or footprints.

You can use these objects to focus on during your meditation, in order to connect with Hawk Animal Totem. During your meditation, you may want to call upon your Hawk 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 Hawk is your second nature. This is also how you honor your Spirit Guide, Hawk Totem.

If you feel that you can’t visualize the Hawk 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 Hawk energy in all aspects of it: physically, energetically, spiritually, and emotionally. It may also help to watch a movie with Hawk.


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 Hawk 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 Hawk, won’t change. You will still be loyal, clear sighted, decisive, and spiritually awakened. 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. Hawk Totem will always be there, even if you won’t always have other Spirit Animals.

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