Then there’s the animal that is out of place for the area. While working on an article about fairies a raven came to visit me. I was so unfamiliar with ravens that I had to look it up. Sometimes, we may not always recognize that we’ve been visited. Consider the kamikaze bird that flies along, then drops right in front of your windshield. A daredevil squirrel or even turtle that decided to cross the road as you’re driving. Is it a messenger? Consider the meaning behind its appearance, and if it is applicable to your current situation.
Back to the raven, who often gets a bad rap. People used to associate it with death because of its black feathers and that it usually appears solo indicating you pass from this life alone. Before you get bummed at the sighting of a raven, remember they’re one of the most magical birds.
They are able to shift things to your advantage. The raven is cheering you on while running beside you. Something magical is in your immediate future. A raven represents renewal, rebirth, reflection, healing, and even recycling.
Instead of darkness, the raven shines light into the places or situations that you hadn’t understood. Insights occur, allowing the nonsensical to make sense. He also allows smooth transitions.
If a raven serves as your totem, then you’re playful and creative. You have no fear of darkness, your shadow self or even the underworld.
If you dream of a raven expect changes in your life. If the raven shrieks at you in the dream, it's warning you. Perhaps, you need to re-examine your current situation. If a raven calmly and silently stares at you, then magic is afoot.
- Self Knowledge
- Blending human and animal
- Comfortable with self
- Connection to the Crone
- Honoring Ancestors
- Altering consciousness
- Power of thought
Consider what you did immediately before you saw the raven, then you’ll understand its appearance more.