Cardinal

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You will have what you need in the precise moment you need it, not a moment before, nor a moment after.
-Cardinal

Cardinal Meaning, and Messages

In this case, Cardinal symbolism is reminding you to be more explicit with your intentions. Moreover, setting a clear and insightful goal for yourself will accomplish everything you are asking for and more. The key to this spirit animal is to focus and set your intentions clearly to expedite matters. Alternatively, the Cardinal meaning may be signaling you to be wary of what you are creating with your thoughts. Is this really what you want? In other words, Cardinal symbolism tells you to make sure that you are aware of precisely what you are manifesting. Also, be sure to make any necessary corrections.

Cardinal symbolism can also be letting you know that you should start putting yourself first. It is essential to realize that taking good care of yourself first will make it much easier for you to help others.

Furthermore, the Cardinal meaning signifies that the timing is now perfect to start those new projects that you have been contemplating. Big or small, you can tackle them all.

Cardinal Totem, Spirit Animal

People with the Cardinal totem know how to listen to their inner voice and intuition very well. They are in touch with their feminine side and are also capable of tremendous sensitivity. Redbird totem people tend to be initiators and are always the pioneer or first in line. Folks with this Bird as their spirit animal can get out there and make things happen. They also have a gift for self-promotion and enjoy taking a leadership role with most projects. People with this totem also know where to start projects as well as where to end them. They have excellent strategy skills and handle power well. Those with this spirit animal totem also like new challenges in their lives and are always starting up new things.

People with the Cardinal totem often have a healthy dose of “self-importance.” Their vitality comes from self-respect and self-manifestation. They are gifted organizers.

This Bird, as your animal totem, may also reflect past-life connections with the church and reverence for more traditional religious beliefs regardless of denomination.

Cardinal Dream Interpretation

In most cases, your Cardinal dream symbolizes the need for you to be true to yourself. In other words, stop trying to be something that you are not.  It is time to let go of what you think you should be and find joy in who you are. This redbird can also be a signal that a hectic period in your waking life is at hand. There are many projects currently have your attention, and you need to prioritize your focus to finish them. If you tackle the big things first and the small things will take care of themselves.

To see a brownish Bird of this species in your dream is a message that you have all of the tools necessary in parenting a current situation with your children. To see a pair of these birds symbolizes the need for teamwork – especially when it comes to parenting.

An odd colored Cardinal dream (other than red or brown) is a clear message that you are about to experience something unusual and magical. There are changes afoot, and what you thought was clear will now become something entirely different.

64 thoughts on “Cardinal”

  1. For the past 3 weeks I have opened my door to the same red bird on my fence in my front yard or top of the dog lot,and there every single the I open my door just looks at me can anyone tell me the meaning?

    1. EspionageCookie

      It seems to mean that you need to be more forward and direct in your relationships. Just because you’re a woman doesn’t mean you should avoid the first move all the time, haha, whether it is in approaching someone for a date or calling friends to hang out with them, instead of waiting for them to contact you. If you’ve been waiting for so long and you’re exhausted of waiting for someone to approach you, then stop waiting, and approach someone yourself. Why women these days call themselves feminists and yet place on the burden on men to make the first move these days make no sense to me, especially if they’ve just been waiting for several years without doing anything but complain to their best friends.

  2. I had a dream two cardinals flew up to me and perched right in front of me then hopped on my shoulders… then a third cardinal shows up. All bright red. They let me touch them and they were so calm, like they were tame. I don’t know what this means. I love seeing birds and have been talking about the cardinals showing up in my inches back yard. Wondering if that my subconscious is why I had the dream or another meaning. It was a very vivid dream. Any insight would be appreciated.

    1. EspionageCookie

      The two cardinals represent two people in love, and the third cardinal may represent a best friend you have, or will have. In general, they all mean devotion to each other, whether in a friendship, a romance or even within the family.

  3. Linda J Johnson

    I have had two cardinals in my backyard while I’m sitting on my patio. Such grace and leadership in the world of different birds. Such meaning to see them keep coming into your yard everyday. Love It!! Give me peace for my Uncle I didn’t get to see him, we were very close. Love and miss him everyday!1

  4. I need help with a dream that I know has some significant meaning. I had a bunch of cardinals in my yard. I went to where they were and one was walking on the ground. It was chirping and very alive but had no head. It let me pick it up. I took it to my porch. It walked around like it was my animal while we waited in wildlife to come get it. It was normal without a head and connected with me. It’s a weird dream but I feel has some kind of message I can’t figure out. It wasn’t a horrible dream but a loving connecting dream with something injured but still very alive.

    1. EspionageCookie

      It seems like you are obsessed with love, whether you are single or not, to the point that you make everything in your life about love while sacrificing matters of the head. You might be neglecting practical areas of life due to constantly thinking about matters of love all the time. I’m not saying you need to sacrifice one for the other, but you need to do both.

  5. Yesterday April 28, 2020, after leaving the dentist’s office, I sat in my vehicle and noticed a bright red cardinal came to the passenger side of my window. It chirped and pecked on the window as if it was trying to tell me something. Its legs were a beautiful silver/gray. It looked in at me and suddenly flew away. This happened about 7 to 8 times. This cardinal looked like it had been freshly dipped in red paint. Each time it flew to the window it pecked and chirped on the window and quickly flew away. I was in awe at the appearance of such a beautiful bird. I should have let the window down to listen more intently.

    1. EspionageCookie

      It might seem that love is knocking at your door repeatedly, but you do not do much to respond, perhaps simply because you do not notice or because you are not direct about expressing your interest in someone, waiting for the person you’re interested in to notice what you’re trying to do. You might even be clueless at how you and a “friend” like each other so much, due to both of you being socially awkward, shy and clueless, which is what I gather.

  6. Today while sitting in my car after parking had just come from Church a brown cardinal hits my aisle window then flush to the gate next to the car. Is there any message to this. I was not able to take a pic as it flew away after about two minutes and eye contact . Please give meaning to this event

    1. EspionageCookie

      Since cardinals are associated with the church, it might mean several past lives connected to religious positions. Ex. Nuns, priests, priestess, rabbis, monks, or a combination of those types of roles.

  7. trying to figure out what the green cardinal means cause I was sitting in my living room and a light lime green cardinal with grey wings landed on my fence right outside my door and stayed there for a few mins. then took off before I could take a pic so I’m trying to figure out what that means

  8. I was sitting in my car one day, and for some odd reason I kept feeling a vein or muscle jump on the right side of my head, it seriously felt like a tap for attention. I instantly look to the right and I see a red cardinal staring at me while sitting on a leaf stem, I swear we had to be staring at each other for at least a minute or 2 I even got several photo shots of it just sitting there with its mouth half open. what type of sign could this be, Ive seen it several times through out the years and now there are 2 of em?

    1. I have been seeing two red Cardinals almost every day when I walk outside. Only briefly. And I’ve always read that they are Like passed loved ones looking out for you. I have also noticed the first time I saw one, I was thinking of my great grandmother and how much I miss her. The second time, I saw two, as you may know cardinals mate for life, and when I saw two i was thinking of both of my great grandparents. I have seen them more frequently as I have been feeling very down, they have been showing up, flying closer, playing closer, and even chirping outside of my window. Well I was just feeling very down today and just said out loud man I just need a sign that I’m gonna be OK. I got in my car A few minutes later and there was a Cardinal feather laying in my seat. I didn’t see it at first because it was kind of wet and I just didn’t notice but then I was like wait a minute. That’s a feather. A Cardinal feather. It has been raining all day, so my windows were up, only the back was slightly cracked on accident, but somehow the feather was in MY SEAT. That is not a coincidence.

    2. The word has Latin origins, coming from the word cardo which means hinge or a door. This makes the bird a literal door between the spirit world and the earth with the responsibility to convey messages between these two worlds.
      If you share the belief that Cardinal are messengers from the spiritual realm, the net time you see one trying to get your attention you should ask yourself several questions. For example, who are you thinking at the time you spot a cardinal? Had you asked for spiritual guidance before spotting the Cardinal?

      A sighting should bring peace and hope to you since you can be assured that your message has been heard. When you see a cardinal, you should always remember that the spirits are protecting you.

      Alternatively, the cardinal meaning may be signaling you to be wary of what you are creating with your thoughts. Is this really what you want? In other words, cardinal symbolism tells you to make sure that you are aware of exactly what you are manifesting. Also, be sure to make any corrections that are necessary

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