Goldfinch Symbolism

Today is a day for resolving family conflicts in a healthy manner. No need for finger pointing and accusations. Simply say how you feel. This is the most honest way to approach things.

If Goldfinch has flown across your path;

It is a sure sign of exuberance, liveliness and enthusiasm in your current world. They are here to remind you to enjoy life and savor each moment for the joy that is in it. Perhaps its simply time to celebrate who you are, your accomplishments or just for the sheer fun of it. You are reminded that life is for living – and that each moment you waste on sending forth negative emotions such as fear, hatred and anger are moments that are forever lost. Find joy in the now.

If Goldfinch is your Animal Totem;

You are always buoyant and happy in your life. You never go about things quietly but always with exuberance and gusto. You are rarely silent – usually humming or singing a tune to yourself. You have a close connection to nature and a deep understanding of her ways. You live on the edge of the spirit world, the fairy realms and make great animal communicators. You know when to listen to your inner voices.

If Goldfinch has flown into your Dreams;

To dream of seeing this finch could mean that you are happily in love. To dream of hearing this Gold colored finch sing, indicates you are expected to explain your love. Alternatively to see this bird in your dream symbolizes your soul. Hearing this bird sing or simply seeing one means that happy experiences are coming to you. It can also be an indication of the sacrifices you have made.

Additional Associations for Goldfinch:


  • I had one land on the screen door. I was with this girl and she went out and it stayed and I went and got the phone and I petted this bird thought it might be sick it stayed for a few minutes. I deeply love this woman and she got pregnant afterwards. Her daughter had died this year and I seem to have wells of thought like when I touch the kids urn I get this hair raising feeling like when the spirit moves in church. Could you channel a child and give it back saw biblically the bird means resurrection. I thought maybe I had negative thought and not without reason cause she left me cause she says she loves another more. Did I sabotage it with thought.

  • Today while sitting in the park with someone new that came into my life a flock of these birds came to nest in the trees above us. Earlier whilst walking with this new friend the same with a flock of blue jays kept flying past us and nested in the trees close as we kept walking.
    I am not sure if this is a sign of some sorts but any enlightenment would be much appreciated.

  • I’ve been seeing a yellow one every morning for about a week now and I just don’t understand it’s meaning to me. There is so much going on in my life that I don’t seem to get it.

  • I saw a goldfincnh last week in our garden we dont normally see them in this part of CA today my husband saw the bird sgain we have other newly hatched birds in a nest jays but no other finches
    We have had a very troubled family for the past 2 yrs and things are maybe getting brtter does the finch mean anything

    • I saw two goldfinches just a little while ago in my yard and it is a rare treat to see them. We’ve also had a terrible time in my family for 6 years. Today it is in crisis mode. From googling it, it seems goldfinch represents joy. I just pulled an angel card (I only do that when I’m desperate) and I got “Decide to be happy now–” more on the card: detach from drama, expect a miracle, write a gratitude list, maintain positive thoughts about this situation and open your heart to love. Hope this helps!

      • Dear Laura thank you for being my sign from the universe because I seen two today and I had just finished sending a email to someone that has been in my life for over year and that I deeply love but had to say good-bye to the friendship and love because my heart and my self was not being treated as we should with respect and love and kindness…

        So deep gratitude for sharing this.☺🌻💚🌻⚘Wishing you loads of blessings along your journey with peace and hugs from someone that truly needed to read this right now…Blessed be. 🌻💚⚘⭐

  • I saw a large flock of goldfinch in my backyard yesterday morning. Probably 20 or 30 of them fluttering around for 20 minutes. Could this mean anything as I have been somewhat depressed lately. My boyfriend of 8 years no longer has any close contact with me and I am very sad. I did love seeing all of these birds. So pretty!!

    • I would take that as a wonderful gift- a sign to move on, a reminder to enjoy life, there is so much out there to do and learn – don’t waste your time being depressed-go do things that bring you notice. You have one life don’t waste it! 💓

  • I love and am fascinated with birds but afraid to touch them- always have been Last night I dreamed I rescued a tiny goldfinch from a cat – I scooped it up in the nick of time and was carrying it in my hand looking for a box to make it a safe place til it could fly . I wasn’t afraid even when I could feel his little feet – I have a real problem w bird feet ! I felt very protective towards my little friend and clearly saw his yellow and black markings .

  • I dreamt of a quite cute little neighborhood and m walking into someone’s front porch I noticed a bright yellow small blur flying around sort of a zig zag pattern. When I tied depicting what it was it flew closer and the yellow blur came into focus and saw it’s black wings it was a Gold finch. Next I was given a bouquet of bright yellow flowers in which I gave to a loved one.

  • Just found a goldfinch on our patio. It appeared to be injured. It was vey calm. My husband put it in the palm of his hand and when he raised his hand the bird reluctantly flew away. It stayed on a nearby branch. We have been through a lot as a family for far too long. My husbands business was liquidated, fell out with family on both sides. I am taking our sighting of the gold chaffinch as a sign of better things to come, new beginnings and reconciliation.

  • Just had a goldfinch fly and land on my door before work at 10 tonight. I’m feeling really good and didn’t dread coming in, particularly of note because I don’t care for this job and was in an accident here last night. Gonna be positive and expect better things out of life real soon

  • Just found a goldfinch feather on the grave of our pets. Not sure how to interpret this sign. It’s Labor Day weekend and I’m a teacher who’s returning to school. My husband and I are late 50’s empty nesters who like to travel and content to no longer have pets. Both adult kids have dogs and cats of their own. Maybe where I found it didn’t matter.

  • soon after sitting on my front porch this past weekend marveling at the formation of the thunderclouds and approaching storm and saying a prayer of gratitiude, the storm clouds seemed to dissipate and about 2 dozen gold finches appeared flying in circles around my home and the 3 others next door. They were just dancing around the sky, above the trees. Two days before , a male and female gold finch landed on the top of my garden arbor. I thought the 2 of them were great; then a flock shows up 2 days later – wonderful! Certainly made me feel happy and fun watching them!

  • I have been seeing a variety of birds just during the past week . One morning I saw starlings covering my neighbors yard, one evening I saw at least 20 hummingbirds flying over a field of flowers, I saw a cedar waxwing ( I think that’s what it was) in a garden I had never seen one before. I see eagles all the time, one afternoon there was one just above me holding in place motionless for several minutes right above me. This morning I saw 2 goldfinch that I haven’t seen for several years and a lone hummingbird and 3 eagles on the way to work. I have been hearing a bird for the past week that I haven’t heard since I was a child, I am 70. What on earth could be the messages that these birds are telling me?

  • Sitting in my chair watching TV I saw 2 goldfinches brilliant yellow land on the screen of my screen door. They perched there a good long while as I said Hello to them and took a picture. This must have some significance with regards to a falling out with a family member. Making attempts at reconciliation, hope for a good sign.

  • I am in a time of intensee depression due to the grief cycle of losing my husband. I also just found out that I somehow contracted HEP A, although this is a curable ailment, I am very ill and have to wait for it to pass. Sometimes it can take up to 6 months to recover… I dont have 6 months of recovery time with two babies to raise. Im wondering why the gold finch had made itself very apparent the past few days.. perhaps to aid in my strength to overcome this illness?

  • So, I am recently clean. My journey has been interesting to say the least. I embarked upon this road of recovery as a result of becoming acutely aware of signs in my life. My eyes have remained “pealed” to say the least. There is a new person in my life. She is from Washington. As I enjoyed my morning coffee and reflection ritual this morning, I noticed this peculiar bright yellow bird. At first I just saw one and then another and another. Before I knew it, both my yard and the neighbors yard were covered. Curiously, I decided to Google and see what type of bird it was. Goldfinch, the Washington state bird. That may not seem that strange but I live in Alabama.

  • My dad was a wonderful painter of scenes of nature, birds, farm life, so many different scenes he could paint, very talented. My dad passed away in 2004. Greatly missed. I have a simple painting of his of a goldfinch in my living room. I have been going through some painful, personal situations over the past 3 years. Yesterday, I was blessed to see a goldfinch three times flying near by. So thankful, thank you, dad, I love you!

  • Sooo funny! I have been having a hard time emotionally for a while now… especially the past week. I have been seeing a Goldfinch everywhere, everyday!! I’m at work and one flies by. I’m at home, and there’s one that visits daily and sits in my tree to sing and sing and sing… I never saw goldfinches the way I am now… I just looked this up and it warmed my heart, because I truly needed something to tell me to concentrate on joy this week!

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