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You are reminded to honor the service, no matter how big or small, that you offer humanity. Every little bit counts to make up the whole.

If Vulture has flown across your path;

Vulture is asking you to be patient with yourself and think things through. Take your time before making decisions and choose paths that support your higher consciousness and your heart. Use all of your resources combined with your past experience to approach the problem from a different angle. Know that you are always free to choose your own path but be flexible while moving forward. Allow yourself to use all of your senses to navigate through this situation for your highest benefit. Call on all your resources to get the job done. Alternatively this bird recognizes that you are fiercely protective of those you feel responsible for but you are reminded that knowing when to allow others to sink or swim is important too. Recognize the need for higher awareness in all those around you.

If Vulture is your Animal Totem;

You know how to use your own energy powerfully and efficiently. You have the ability to see auras and colors around people with your higher vision and you know how to use patience a s a means to an end. You easily go with the flow of those around you yet are fiercely protective of those you feel responsible for. You have keen insight into most situations.

If Vulture has come into your Dream;

To see this bird in your dream symbolizes purification and insight. It suggests that your past experiences will provide you with invaluable insight into a current situation or problem. Learn from your past. Alternatively, this bird indicates that you or someone is being opportunistic. Someone is watching you and is waiting for you to take a misstep. You feel that someone is taking advantage of you or is using you. Consider the metaphor of someone who is a “vulture”. This bird can also be a symbol of death, doom or rebirth.

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63 Responses to Vulture

  • I have a few accounts that have happened right after each other.
    Recently I had been really feeling a little clouded about my direction. You know the proverbial tires spinning in the mud. Many people around me that I grew up with passed within only a few months of each other. My job was stressing me out to the point of physical harm and I KNEW I deserved better. I had so much going on and honestly just cried out to All That Is for help. After a prayer, I felt peaceful…calm…and left it alone. These feelings still lingered though….until one day I was coming from a store run. I live on the second floor of an apt bldg. As I came up the steps into the breezeway I saw what I first thought was a turkey and that was when I came to realize that it was a massive turkey vulture perched on the ledge directly in my line of sight. Mind you there was no carrion nearby. Guys I live in metro Atlanta. We dont see vultures in the city. I froze. I wont lie. It freaked me out as we stared at each other. It was MUCH calmer than I was and in my fear I beheld it’s majesty. It just looked so royal and gave a vibe like “I’m here to see you”. I was too freaked out at the time though. So then it turns to me and spreads it’s 7ft wing span and I bolt for the door. As I went in..I heard it make a weird kind of grunt as it flew off. After my nerves settled from this VERY close encounter…I looked into the meanings and they hit home like a freight train.
    A week later I dreamed of being in a park full of people and saw a group of turkey vultures in the sky. They were not circling but rather flying in a V formation. When they landed, people came up to them and were petting them. They were VERY friendly and I wasnt afraid either. I just remember one coming up to me and it’s vibe was very calming, pleasant…healing.
    A week later (last week) I was riding with my daughter and rode past what I thought were crows but as we rode up closer, two black vultures were there. No carrion here either. They were just standing in the grass. So I’ve had the trifecta over the past three weeks. I know this means something significant. Just wanted share this with you. If you can add anything as far as interpretation and such, I would be most grateful.

  • Hi, lm todd . About four years ago my mother passed away wfrom cancer. The night of her passing I was at home in bed with the tv on. I felt her presents it was really strong, like she was under my skin. I could feel her smiling. It was comforting. Fell asleep. Woke up the next morning.opening the front door the sky was ulltra blue like her eyes. What a beautiful day l thought. Well I went to the bathroom to take a shower, as soon as I turned on the water I feel to my knees breathing in and out three times. It was like a switch turned on. This incredible energy. Got out of the shower. Went in the bedroom to look for some clothes to where to church for my moms wake. Realizing that I needed some dress shoes . To make the story short . I went to payless shoe store . On the way there when driving down the road , I could see in the horizon , this hafe shaped dome that was over me. This incredible energy field. I wanted to tell the world, but didn’t want people to think I was crazy. I got to the shoe store. I could not hold this feeling in anymore. When I was checking out at the cash register. I told the employer that my mother had just passed away from a battle with ovarian cancer and this incredible energy is over me he said it was fine that he had the same experience when his grandmother passed he said enjoy it. So I drove back home Musta fell asleep I woke up out of a deep sleep thinking that I need to go to my mom’s house to meet my family for the preparation of the funeral well as I’m going down the driveway nobody is there yet so I go and sit on the front porch where I sat with my mother a couple of days ago talking about life and while I was sitting there waiting for my family I saw a big bird in the sky not really thinking much of it as I sat there watching the bird it was like it was Dancing in the Sky I watch that bird for about 8 minutes as I was watching the bird another bird flew in they went in figure eight flying gracefully in the sky I was truly amazed as I was watching One bird flew over the trees and disappeared the other bird danced around in the sky it seemed like forever when the second bird flew over the trees out of my vision an electrical sensation came out of the ground through my feet and went through every bone in my body and left the top of my head like a lightning bolt realize and then that it was my mom’s spirit I did not know what to do I did not know who to tell without my family thinking I was crazy as I sat there on the front porch some of my family members started to drive up the driveway how was I going to tell them what I had just experienced I was never really a talkative person as I sat there some of my family members asked me what I was doing sitting outside I said you’re going to think I’m crazy but I saw these birds in the sky these huge birds dancing in the sky and I told them about the incredible energy that left my body as soon as the birds flew over the trees my cousin Tommy said you were just touched by the Holy Ghost all the rest of my family just stood there and looked at me didn’t have a word to say till this day it’s like I have a third eye on most of everything I’ve always been a spiritual person not too much of a religious person but a spiritual one that experience has open a new door in my life it showed me that there is something much bigger out there

    • The figure 8 is the symbol of eternity. It has no beginning or end. Yes, there is something much bigger out there. You brushed up against its hem. Peace and comfort to you and your family.

    • That was a major release of kundalini energy upward, a spiritual awakening. Perception is altered.

  • This morning when I went out of the house to feed up, I looked towards my husbands shop, and in the trees closest to the shop there was 28 buzzards, There was 4 in the tree next to our house, and 3 in the trees directly behind the house. Seeing all those buzzards at one time gave me a very uneasy feeling. They allowed me to walk close enough to them to see that they all were facing the house. They just sat there, not being afraid of me at all. Do you think there is a message of some kind there? My husband has a lot of serious medical issues going on, could be bad, we are waiting on tests results from the neurologist right now. He has also had prostate cancer, had surgery for that.

  • Today I took my daughter and grandkids to my great, great grandfather’s property he and his wife purchased in 1923 in Auburn, AL.
    The property sits on 179 acres that borders Chewacla State Park. The home house is a mile walk into the property and as we approached the property a vulture flew out the window but returned a few minutes later with a second vulture an perched in the tree outside the front entrance watching us as we were heading back to the front entrance.

  • I must share this storey. My husband of 15 years walked out. Presented divorce papers that would not work for me at all. I hired my own attorney. I was in the shower when my attorney called. Her message was we have a court date, if you want to back out we have to do that ASAP. I had all of the butterflies all over again. I walked out to go to work. I saw, in the historic oak tree that we wed under, at least 40 buzzards in the tree all looking down. I live in the county but don’t usually see any in my yard. The next day I saw a few in other trees and by the third day I did not see any. I followed through with the court date. It went well. It was my daughter that allowed the buzzards were there to tell you to go ahead, it’s OK. We will clean up the mess.

    • Hi Tana

      That’s hard , I hope things work out best they can ,, I think that the buzzards are a sign of the what seems to people greed and ownership things that are about to show their ugly faces ,, they are a symbol or rebirth as well , serve as a warning that someone is also watching you for the purposes of taking a miss step .. There will be an opportunity for you coming as well take that and run with it ,,it’s positive and will help with closure with all that ..
      All the best

      • Thank you. That was December 2015. Many lessons learned. My recent birds with words have been a red-tailed hawk and a young bald eagle. I continue to embrace forgiveness. I am well and growing. Thank you

        • Hi Tana

          I’m getting that the hawk in this case is a sign of insight , the current situation in your life you must keep an eye on , either situation or person(s).
          The eagle represents freedom , courage ,spiritual growth and self renewel , over all things may seem a little bland at the moment but your on a good path ,
          I hope you continue to lift yourself up above everything and live for yourself while not forgetting others that helped ..

  • yesterday a vulture hits on my head and flying away while i am standing on roof. then i saw 3-4 crows were attack on the vulture. it may be by accident or what is the reason that the vulture fall on my head.
    please reply…………….

    • Hi Deepak, it seems the message of the vulture has been given to you more than once, yet you did not perceive its message. This was no accident, but rather a “wake’ up message……….. time to hear what you need to hear 🙂

      • Also, I feel the crows (being about change, and usually not for the good) are symbolic of an energy preventing you from hearing your message, and preventing you from moving forward in the direction you are called. xoxox

  • When my husband and I were married almost 17 years ago, we went to Orlando and California for our honeymoon. In the Orlando resort we stayed at, we walked into our room on the first day and opened the curtains, to let some light in and there sitting on our windows ledge, was a vulture. We were about the 10th floor up and in the middle. We were there 2 weeks and it stayed outside our window the entire time. We could always tell which was our room from the outside because the vulture was there. We tried several times scaring it away, but it wouldn’t move. We even asked the resort if it was a part of the resort or if it’s nest was there or anything and the resort said they had never seen it before and the room cleaners didn’t report it being there when they clened the room before we checked in. The hotel staff even tried scaring it away, but it always came right back. We went to California for the remainder of our honeymoon (we did Orlando Disney and California Disney). We came back to Orlando to head home and the vulture was gone. For curiosity, we went into the hotel and asked when the vulture left and they said the day after we left, it was gone too.

  • I saw at least 10 or more vultures along the road ravaging a dead deer along the road. I have seen vultures before but never that many all at once, I felt it was significant.

  • Hello!
    About a week ago I was driving down a long stretch of road leading towards my house. My mother was driving and a single vulture came out of nowhere and flew directly in front of our car from left to right then was gone. It scared us and my mom had to tap the brakes. She believes it means something, and I agree with her. Any ideas??

    • I went on a trip to a place in Spain and while I was looking around I saw a tornado of vultures flying then one flew towards me and landed on my head and then one landed at my feet What does it mean

      • The head represents Higher consciousness, the feet an extension of the root chakra or the physical. Because feet carry us where we need to go, my intuition and experience tell me that this was a sign that it was time to take intuitive and creative thoughts into action to move forward with strength, under your own power, relying on yourself and your own resources, trusting your own Higher Consciousness over the ideas and advice from others.

    • Blessings. IN magick and metaphysics the left side is usually understood as the subconscious mind, and spiritual intuition. The right side as conscious mind and expression of thoughts and taking action. An animal sign crossing your path from left to right therefore symbolizes that it is time to take ideas and creative solutions into action and do something about a situation.

  • Hello, thought I’d like to share my dream of a vulture I had two nights ago – the same night my period started, incidentally. I was walking in my old hometown (small town in Eastern Germany where there are no vultures, ever) when I noticed a big grey vulture sitting up on a lamp post. Intrigued, I went over to have a closer look, and it fluttered down onto the street. I got the impression it was a little hurt, the feathers looked ruffled around the tail end, but it flew down. Two men carried the big bird from the street so it wouldn’t get run over, and it put up no resistance. I crouched down in front of it to examine more closely, when it hopped up on my head and made itself comfy! Even thinking about it now, it makes me laugh, as it did in the dream. I handed one of the men my phone to take a picture with the words “if a vulture lands on my head, I NEED photographic proof or no one will believe me!” There was nothing scary about the whole situation, on the contrary, I felt blessed by its choice to sit on me, of all people. And it was a heavy bird ;).
    I’ve read the keywords “business going bust” in other dream-symbol sources, and that’s accurate. The day before the dream, my associate and me decided to not ride the dead horse that is our shop any longer and pack it in as soon as we can. We feel relieved about it, with pangs of nerves and a little guilt, but know we’re eventually freeing ourselves and doing the right thing by it. In fact, we itch to start packing it up. So, thanks to vulture for helping us with the clean-up of the carcass of our dead horse. Much appreciated 🙂 Stevie

  • had a dream. 3 very long neck vultures fly aggressively to my roof I knew they were up to something cause they wanted forcing their way to meet me. I try to run out before I knew it, their beak were on me and I wake up. Pls what is do meaning? My email is not active. can I get ur reply here pls

  • I had been up since 12 am distraught and weak from crying over my situation. I had been betrayed for 2 years. I walked outside on my back deck and was just crying. I looked up and saw a vulture in the maple tree. It was all by itself. Then, it flew down and on top on my neighbors work she’d. It was now, maybe 25 feet away from me, watching me. My dog just watched us. She is a guard dog, the minute anything gets in the yard she goes nut. But she just sat their and watch the vulture and myself. I wasn’t sure if a vulture could or would attack a person. I didn’t want to find out. I turned around and opened, walked to the back door, open the door and started to walk inside. I heard it move. I turned around and this time it was maybe 5 feet away from me on the deck railing. It was just looking at me and I was just staring back. I don’t know how long we were like that. It eventually turned a little, looked back at me and flew away.

    • Please disregard all of the terrible errors. I’m very sleep deprived right now.

    • Hi Jannie

      It’s a sign of new beginnings ,, take the opportunity when it comes to make some changes ,, thus also says that things that happen in your past like what your going through right now will hold valuable insight for the future ..the pain will go it always does ,, hold your head up and be as positive as you can ..
      Go and spend time with closest friends do something fun ,, take your mind off things and those opportunities will arise ..smile …

      • For a few weeks now hundreds of voltures have been circling obove my house mostly as the sun goes down they come really low down as if they are trying to see me or me see them. Is this just them finding a place to roost or could they be here for a spiritual reason?

  • hi, it’s Friday morning 10 am I woke up.
    I had a terrible dream of group of vultures.
    I the dream I saw, me n my elder sister (we love each other so much) we step into an open ground suddenly while being at home as soon as i close a window while at home (night time) I see ourselves in an open ground.
    we see orange colored huge feathered vulture In the sky. it comes close.
    my sister holds it tries to place it on my head n clicks a picture out of love. she has a habit of taking pictures, and she gets a call on her phone, my grandma who recently expired. granny tells she reached at some place(she was traveling) sister responds saying ‘so soon you reached till there’ I will be hearing these conversations and playing with someone or something, some kind of entertainment. then suddenly some women and a old guy and kids along with some vultures coming towards us.
    we start running( surprisingly no fear while running) then we see many kids also running along with us and some chasing us. then I turn back and see, a huge group of kids attacking my sister ( I was numb, n watching those kids ripping her clothes then accessories so fast like vultures, my mind stops working out of the tragic. I run back n chase away those kids and see my sister almost eaten and almost dead and I see that old man coming to chase away those kids(guilt n pity in his eyes) and then woke in trauma.

    I just want to make sure nothing happens to my sister.

    someone please tell me, what this dream means. please! please 🙁

  • Rick, it means slow down or you are going to be roadkill! Lol!

  • For the past 2-3 years I have been having “encounters” with turkey vultures. My definition of “encounter” is up close and personal with definite eye contact. My older daughter accused me of being obsessed with turkey vultures, but after the incident on 4-16-16 she no longer does. We were in the front yard of my younger daughter’s home, playing with my grandchildren. I heard “caws” from up the street, then silence. Next thing I see a turkey vulture coming straight down the street toward us. Out of nowhere there are suddenly five turkey vultures circling overhead. At least twice (maybe more, I wasn’t always looking up) a single vulture comes lower and flies over me going from east to west. Just as suddenly, they fly off , all in different directions. Having no knowledge of totem animals or turkey vultures, still I am aware this all has significance. All my other “encounters” have been while I have been driving in my car, as if I chanced upon the vultures. This time they came to me. I found a post about seeing five vultures meant someone died. I was unsettled to say the least. If the vulture that flew lower from east to west was indicating the passage of the sun and the number of times this flight was repeated represented the number of days, then I can tell you their message. Three days later my husband almost died. Tell me I am imagining all this. Tell me I am reading it all wrong. I wondered if this incident were the last “encounter”, but last evening on my drive home from work, a vulture launched itself from the roadside as I approached in my car and flew beside me, making sure we made eye contact. So the vultures will still be part of my life’s journey.

    • There is something (opportunity wise) that your missing ,, the vulture will if not already invade your dreams ,, you need to look can on your life since this all started and see what the reoccurring theme is here ,, pay attention to what has just happen or what’s on your mind when these sighting and encounters take place in the future .
      It will click when you get the message ,, it won’t be somthing your wondering if type thing it will be like a light bulb went off,, after that moment you will no longer have these close encounters but perhaps 1 to signify closure ..
      All the best

  • I have seen a group of vultures sitiing on a tree in my dreams.
    I would like to know the analysis of it.

  • during a shamanic drumming journey I found myself in the high red rock mountains somewhere. It was at the top , like the eye of the needle and there were about five condors flying in and around this opening. Sometimes they perched awhile and then went back to flying through it as I watched. I can’t seem to make sense of this and I know it is important.

  • I kind of would like Silken Raven to help, you seem to have some pretty reasonable explanations, and I feel you might have more of an answer for me then what I’ve come up with. SO PLEASE HELP! I AM IN DESPERATE NEED OF ASSISTANCE! some of these questions have been plaguing me every day for years! My first name means
    hero, my second name means rebirth, my last name means prophet (obviously) but You can not email me, cuz you just can’t, so please respond. I thought my name meanings might be significant for a raven, because that’s my nickname, and Every morning I wake up to the sound of ravens and they sound beautiful to me, also my celtic animal is a raven, and I feel a deep connection. So please! I have plenty more to say, and really need help. I can put up a pretty good conversation too.

    ~Sincerely Hailey P.

    • Hailey,

      Google the Healing Path of the Raven and see where it takes you.

      May you be blessed,
      The Ethereal Shaman

      • Dear CC, 🙂 🙂
        I hope that you would read my earlier posts on the vulture, these 27 vultures really bug me. But they seem to warn me of nearing danger or problems. Not many people respond to my posts though I’ve noticed 😥 😥 . But once, they (the 27 vultures) circled over a the park in our neighborhood. I though maybe it could be alligators, but When I got to the place they were, My bike got stuck in the mud!! This is awkward! Also, when I entered the neighborhood, these THREE vultures were sitting on these two dead trees–mean anything ❓ Also, when I was cleaning off my bike, they sat and watching me, then very slowly, they left. But only one remained. He watched me for the couple hours while I was there. then when I left, he followed me. They (the vultures) also fly over me, watch me in trees and other things. They fly over me, even when I was really little, when I laid in the grass and watched the clouds, three vultures would fly over me, circling above me…..like angels descending. “How beautiful, I thought. Yet…so chilling….. I have already discovered my spirit animal, it is a black panther (a black jaguar) and I would also like some help with that too. Insight are always appreciated and thanks for the post! :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
        -hailey p.
        P.S. Do you know when the PANTHER and JAGUAR spirit animal will come out on this sight ❓ ❓ ❓

        • It’s great that you’re see the signs and connecting with the Turkey Vulture. You must realize that first and foremost that Spirit/Source/God/ Universe is always watching over you and you’re being guided to the highest good. It’s clear that the Turkey Vulture has come to you as such guidance. I often associate Turkey Vultures as “something has changed.” A panther may be your Spirit Animal, but that doesn’t mean other animals will not come in to life to guide you. What you must first realize is that no one but you will have the clearest answer for what they’re trying to tell you. Therefor, you need to meditate and let the Turkey Vulture come to you in that space and let you know of it’s message. There are lots of guided meditations for communicating with spirit animals on youtube. Lastly, don’t give away your power, you as much as anyone else has the power to communicate with your spirit animals & guides.

      • Thanks!!!!

  • :mrgreen: 🙄 ❓ 😛 Hi I was wondering, I’ve been seeing these same 27 vultures flying over my house.
    It all started out when I asked someone a question (can’t name who) and I said to give me a sign of 27 vultures in my back yard the next morning if the answer was yes.
    Well, the next morning, when I went into the kitchen to eat breakfast, I heard squawking. I saw a huge vulture fly across the yard. I ran outside and saw three vultures entering my back yard. Six vultures on the roof peak sitting in a line looking at me.Then I ran into the back yard and saw vultures flying around me, sitting on the roof, on the ground, in the trees, and on the garden fence post. We have a six acre yard and live in the forest, so they were everywhere. My bedroom window faces toward the back yard. So I can see everything. There is a big open space then our whole back yard is surrounded by tons of trees. The vultures squawked loudly, and flew around me. They flew around and into a tall dead, leafless tree. I asked for some of them to follow me around the block. Three of them did, flying over me as I rode my bike. I was scared and amazed. Now I feel like I can sense death and I can predict where a vulture will be. I went around the block another time, and saw a huge animal spine all twisted up. Maybe a deer, horse, cow, or donkey, at least a cattle animal. But recently, I asked another question, and I went outside and saw 27 vultures, flying and diving in a huge flock over the road. I ran to them, and followed them. Is this a coincidence? Now in the car, whenever we are still in the country, A vulture will fly around, and will fly until our car is close, then will pass right over us. This happens so often. I can even call a vulture doing a certain hand sign. Vultures are always near me, and are my symbol of peace. There is a tree, a dead one that whenever we pass it, I check to see if a vulture is in it.
    If so, then I will have a happy day. There is so much more to say, but first I need a response. I also have certain deals with a big white canine animal, A raven missing a feather on it’s right wing that I can call, and these two hawks that follow me, and sit on a telephone pole for months and look at me whenever I look at them. They even fly over my house, and dive, and do acrobatics. Please help. 😯

  • In a dream, I was seeing three vultures, roughly about the size of a pterodactyl, flying / swooping from right to left. I saw them through a hole / opening. I’m not sure where I was. I was fascinated by them, and was wanting to take a picture of them. I don’t know where they were going.

  • Does anyone know of species-specific vulture spirit messages? Can anyone tell me what messages Griffon Vulture conveys?

    • Many of the traits of the Griffon Vulture are the same as most other vulture species. Their white heads are significant in that they represent communication with the Creator. They are a go between the spirit and the natural world. Their message also has a lot to do with community and group activities. I would suggest that you pay attention to the message in the quotation box and apply spiritual connections and group activities to it. See how that fits with the answers you are seeking.

      • 😛 :mrgreen: Dear Silken Raven,

        I have recently left an important message for you, and am in desperate need of answers , so please send response as quickly as possible and I will be at rest.
        My questions have intensely bothered my for years 😯 , and you might be my last chance. Do hurry. 😥

        • Dear Silken Raven you might wanna check some of the other totem animals too especially the birds . If you could, Please, Please, PLEASE help me figure out my spirit animal.
          here are some suggestions; cat (leopard or jaguar) reptile (lizard or snake) bird ( raven, crow, owl, vulture, hawk.) possibly a wolf.
          Primal astrology says I’m a tarantula, which totally describes me, but recently I found out that over the years, the stars shift, changing me from a Sagittarius to a Scorpio. Ophiuchus is not included though, early astronomers purposely deleted this western sign due to it’s complicated position
          making it hard to divide the sky evenly, and the fact that it was a real person and did not quite make sense on the zodiac. It also describes me well, but like I said before, Primal Astrology does not include Ophiuchus. I am desperate to find out my spirit animal, I thought you could help. Please do not ask for any personal information such as full name, age, ect. I am using a school computer and I could get into trouble. Also my parents would be mad, and I don’t have a very good reputation. Life’s been complicated and I sure could use some help, it would be very encouraging. :mrgreen:
          -Sincerely hailey p.

          • Hi Hayley,

            I am not silken raven, obviously. However, I thought that I might respond as you seemed a bit worried. I know (I remember!) that being in the midst of teen years can be confusing, it is certainly a time of great change, physically, spiritually and emotionally. I just wanted to say that from your posts it seems like you already have your answer. You asked for a sign and you got one. Try saying thank you and honor the animals that have shared with you with your gratitude. In my experience different animals come up at different times. It looks like vultures are hanging out during this time of transformation. If I were you I would ask for the vultures help in your meditations and act as if they are your spirit animals for the time being. Go easy on yourself. Practice being grounded and surrounding your self, and others, with light. There is great beauty in feeling mother earth under your feet and the vulture swinging in the sky above you. All love. Xx

  • My son is 16 years old. For his entire life, vultures have flown over him whenever he is outdoors. He plays baseball and they always are flying overhead even while he’s on the field. There won’t be a single one in sight and as soon as he goes outside to do something, they show up. Sometimes they sit on our barn roof watching for him. This has literally occurred since he was about 2 years old. We’ve always joked with him about it and tell him that his “friends” are here! It’s very strange.

  • I’ve never seen black vultures anywhere except eating roadkill. But this morning four of these large birds landed on my roof. Two stood up there displaying their impressive wingspans, slowly rotating for all to see. That was amazing & beautiful! The other two walked around in the grass, checking out their reflections in glass patio doors. I looked up their symbolism & found this site. I just took a week off from work & am contemplating making major changes. So their symbolism that encourages me to think things through, considering every angle, is spot on!!

  • We were on a mail delivery boat tour cruising around Lake Geneva in Wisconsin. We saw various immaculate lawns, gardens, mansions, and expensive homes from the dock view. One yard had close to 30 birds on the lawn and trees. I have never seen so many turkey vultures in one area. I wonder why they were there, and nowhere else. the yard wasn’t very wide., so why not the neighbors as well? I have never seen more than a few riding the thermals, so it was quite an experience. Strong medicine.

  • I was at college, and a nature center brought over three birds to show the students. A turkey vulture, a hawk, and an owl. The turkey vulture kept looking at me, and then all of a sudden as I was sitting down, I seen it turning its body towards me, opening her wings and lowering her head… All of a sudden she lunged towards my direction..but she had a strap on her ankle so she couldn’t actually go off her post. She got her self together, then stood on the opposite end of the post (even closer to me) opening her wings and standing there on the post. She continued standing their with her wings open. I’m not sure what that all means.

  • I live in a rural area and have rarely seen turkey vultures around our property until this spring. I’ve noticed a family or group of about five or six that seemed to follow me around. I see them when I’m out working in my yard, walking the dog down the road…I see the group following and circling nearly every time I’m outside! I’ve even noticed them many times if I’m indoors looking out a window, there they are just circling! it just so happens that I am expecting my first baby, could they be representing something about my baby or are they trying to tell me something as a first time mother? Thoughts?

  • Today is my 33rd birthday. I woke up this morning and walked into the kitchen of my condo, which is on the 16th floor of a big tower in downtown Toronto. I looked outside onto the balcony and was startled by a massive turkey vulture perched on the ledge. I started looking at it closely and was a bit shocked. As I inched closer I could tell that it was aware I was looking at it. I took some photos and just sat there for about 10 minutes watching the huge bird. I was a bit scared and thrilled at the same time. After a while I had to get ready for my day so I went into the other room. When I returned it was gone. It left some furry scraps from its last meal and some droppings behind. I asked the concierge and some other residents of the building, but no one had ever seen a turkey vulture in the city or area, or up on a skyscraper for that matter. Very inspiring and certainly an omen.

  • I’m starting to see that the vulture is most likely my totem. Not only do I see it in meditation, but I have had a few experiences with them. There was the funny side that I saw to them when three of them attacked my bird kite when I was a kid, but there was a time when I was waiting outside for my parents to come home as I was locked outside. I was reading when a shadow interrupted my reading. I looked up and 10 feet above my head was a turkey vulture. I was afraid so I darted and did a walk-run and it followed me. I did this a few times before I realized it was playing tag with me. I ran around with it constantly 10 feet above my head and when I turned it turned. I put my arms out pretending to fly. After about 15 minutes, the vulture flew away. It is the most magical encounter I have ever had with nature.

  • I live in an area that vultures aren’t built for so vultures dont really come into my life, crows however do… I did some meditation to find my spirit animal and a vulture appeared, I asked him why there are so many crows around so often and he said that he sent the crows to keep watch over me since he couldn’t.

    • That’s beautiful. I currently live in an area where I no longer see my turkey vultures but not far from where I work I always see this same raven staring through the window at me from time to time.

  • I have never really seen turkey vultures before but for the past few years I see them all the time and it seems that they tell me what’s going on with my life at that time. If I see one I have a good day, if I see 2 my days it is a little weird. But if I see five or more someone died. I don’t know how to explain it. But even at my boyfriends grandmothers funeral (i loved that woman) a friend saw a turkey vulture land on the top of the church and watch me walk inside.. I don’t know what this means but that fact that I see them so frequently and they are always right makes me really curious to know. there was even a time where I was talking to someone about how I see turkey vultures. And we looked outside to see one change course turn towards me and fly within 7 feet of the building we were in with its belly to the window. These could all be coincidences is but it has happened way too much for me to believe that coincidence could be the cause.

  • For most of my life, I have rarely seen turkey vultures. Then this past summer, I woke up to find 3 of them in my driveway. There was one that was obviously the dominant one; it was the one doing all of the the eating at first. The others kept a safe lookout and guarded him while he/she ate. Eventually, the three of them spread out, with one on tope of my house and one on each on the neighboring houses. At this point, I was able to go outside and sit on my back patio while the vulture on my roof looked down at me. There was no sense of fear of aggression… it just watched me. There was this sense that it felt in no way threatened by me, knowing it was so much more powerful than me. After a few minutes, it took off.
    Since then, I see vultures very frequently. There is even a huge pack of them that tend to roost in this one tree that I pass on my way home from work. They fly over my car as I pass them.

  • Hi Rick who saw a vulture fly over his truck.

    There could be many meanings to what happened, but you rightly surmised that this is unusual behavior for the bird, and something to be noted. I’m glad you’re looking into it.


  • Today a vulture, like turkey vulture flew up and across the front of my truck. No damage to the truck. not sure what happened to the vulture. No blood or any other parts found anywhere on the truck, i was going 50 miles an hour.

    What does this mean ?

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