Monday, September 26, 2011


photo taken of a hawk that continued to circle around me on September 23rd
on Fall Equinox in the hills above Salt Lake Valley

the hawk flying above the Salt Lake Valley

It is rare to see a hawk flying freely over the metropolis of Salt Lake City. I am fascinated with such occurences. I think it is meaningful and symbolic. This particular hawk followed me and circled around me for quite sometime. Below is some information that my friend sent me after he had seen four hawks flying and circling in a clockwise direction the same day.

Attributes and symbolic meanings of the hawk:
  • Attention
  • Vision
  • Power
  • Energy
  • Leadership
  • Intensity
We take these symbolic meanings from observing the hawk in nature. The hawk has tremendous vision. Their eyesight is phenomenal and a key factor in their incredible hunting abilities. Here the hawk is a message for us to keep our eyes (both physical & spiritual) keen on the areas that most require our attention.

We derive the essence of power, energy and intensity just by visually appreciating the hawk. Consider its powerful beak and impressive talons. It’s steely stare and intense focus also contribute to the power the hawk holds. As such, the hawk asks us to be aware of the power each of us has over others.  The hawk is associated with the sun. It shares the same the attributes summed up by fire and sun. Attributes such as brilliance, clarity, energy, and unification. Also hawks represent our yearning for freedom.

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