Listen closely to your intuition and pay attention! Follow through on the guidance found there.-Cardinal
If Cardinal has flown across your path;
Cardinal can also be letting you know that you should be your own first priority. Taking good care of yourself first will make it much easier for you to help others. Cardinal can also be letting you know that now is the time to start those new projects you’ve been contemplating.
If Cardinal is your Animal Totem;
If Cardinal is your animal totem you know how to listen to your inner voice and intuition very well. You are in touch with your feminine side and are also capable of great sensitivity. Cardinal people tend to be initiators and are always the pioneer or first in line. With this bird as your totem you are able to get out there and make things happen. You 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 things as well as where to end them. They have excellent strategy skills and, handle power well. You like new challenges in your life and are constantly starting up new things.
People with the Cardinal as their totem often have a healthy dose of “self-importance”. Their personal vitality comes from self-respect and self-manifestation
You are inevitably the one to notice what needs to be handled, and what needs to be done. This bird as your animal totem may also reflect past-life connections with the church and a reverence for more traditional religious beliefs regardless of denomination.