Heron Symbolism, Heron Meaning, Heron Totem, Heron Dream, and Messages
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Heron Meaning and Messages

In this case, Heron symbolism is prompting you to look deeper into aspects of your life. In so doing, it will bring out your innate wisdom and show you how to become more self-reliant. Additionally, like the Black Jaguar, the Heron meaning asks you to ground yourself regularly. Thus this spirit animal teaches that grounding yourself in the earth and your spiritual beliefs will help you discover emotional insights more clearly and more quickly.

Alternatively, Heron symbolism is teaching you how to become comfortable in uncertain situations. Therefore it would be prudent to watch for opportunities so that you can quickly grasp them and move on.

Occasionally, Heron symbolism is asking you to follow your path and not those of your peers. In other words, the Heron meaning is asking you to find unconventional ways to be self-reliant and productive. Therefore this bird suggests that no matter what the task, you can do it and do it well. Find ways to do the things you love in life and allow these things to pay you handsomely.

Heron Totem, Spirit Animal

People with Heron totem love to explore various activities and dimensions of life on Earth. On the surface, this may seem like a form of dabbling, but similar to the Fox totem, they are wonderfully successful at being a traditional ‘Jack of all trades.’

Moreover, this ability enables them to follow their path. Most people will never quite understand the way that they live. On the surface, their lifestyle seems to be unstructured and without stability or security to it. It is, though, just a matter of perspective. There is security underneath it all, for it gives them the ability to do a variety of tasks. If one way does not work, then another will. Discovering alternatives is something Heron totem people seem to know inherently.

Folks with this spirit animal do not seem to need a lot of people in their life. Nor do they feel pressured to keep up with the material world. These people also never compelled to be traditional in their life roles. They stand out in your uniqueness, and they know how to snatch and take advantage of things and events that the average person would leave untouched.

Heron Dream Interpretation

When you have a Heron dream, it represents self-reliance, stability, tactfulness, and careful forethought. In other words, you will achieve a lot of success through your efforts. Alternatively, dreaming of this bird signifies your ability to explore and delve into your subconscious.

When you have a black Heron dream, it is a message that you have been avoiding the opportunities that have been on offer. Thus, like the Hedgehog and Porcupine, you need to set aside your fears of failure, jump into the void, and take action.

If you dream of a bright blue bird of this species, it is a reminder that there are times that you need to connect with others so that you can plan your next steps. Thus you need to communicate your intentions and allow people to give you input. There is a hidden gem there that you will be able to take and develop. An entirely white bird of this type in your dream represents a spiritual connection. In other words, your guides are trying to advise you in some way.

95 thoughts on “Heron”

  1. On the evening, before bed, I was listening to a recording about Lightworkers and noticed the time was 22:22, so wrote it down. Next day is the eve of the powerful Summer Solstice 2021. I needed fuel in my car so pulled into a station. I always look away from the pump when I refuel, so never know how much the transaction comes to. I went to pay and it had come to £22:22. As I drove away a huge Heron rose from one side of the road and sailed gracefully across in front of me. I am in a total life transformation right now. Every area of my life has simultaneously transitioned. This information on Heron wisdom has been so helpful, so wanted to pass on my experience in case it helps anyone.

    1. Wow this sounds so beautiful! Congratulations that you are in a place of wonderful transformation! Many blessings to you I loved reading about your experiences!!

    2. This is amazing and has me very curious.

      I have been seeing 222 & 2222 everywhere.

      7 months ago I made the biggest move of my life, selling or donating almost everything I own and moved from the prairies in Canada to incredible Vancouver Island.

      Today while walking, a heron waited gracefully as I approached. When I thought it had finally flown away, it had just moved a few feet and was waiting again.

      Your story of transformation is inspiring. Thank you for sharing.

  2. Some months ago, I was walking with a friend around the lake – we saw a heron in the water, looking for food! These birds are truly magnificent, even that was just my first and only time seeing one.

  3. I was at work today….cleaning windows…SO comes alot a handsome Grey Heron and lands in the naext doors garden…looks up at me shakes his feathers as Im saying ‘Good Tidings’ so beautiful it was. Then it takes flight again…
    As i am going from window to window.I see it again lands on a roof top.. sits and takes note of my hard work so to say…..to my disbelief I started to feel like I have a meaning in this world.

  4. Elizabeth deLange

    I have a strong connection to woodpeckers.
    Recently, I have been struggling emotionally.
    3 weeks ago I spotted a grey heron and an egret. Last week another egret in a river right in the city. Today I was driving home from the beach in an emotional state and spotted 3 grey herons far off in a field. I got out of my car and felt a very strong urge to walk over to them. It was quite a long walk and as a drew closer, naturally they started walking away at a slow pace. I felt compelled to speak with them and they all verbally responded for awhile and finally took flight in unison. I got a beautiful video of them just as the sun was beginning to set. Not quite sure what to make of it.
    So much grace and beauty!

  5. There is a song in Russia about Cranes- taking the spirits of people who have passed on- up to heaven.I do not speak Russian so don’t know the words- I learned this while listening to the beautiful Russian Baritone singer the late Dmetri Hvorostovski =I am so sorry he has passed on.

  6. I noticed that the meaning of Green Herons are not posted. There is a family of them on my property that frequent my pond. They will fly on top of a big maple tree and perch, with the treetops swaying from their weight. When they are up there they stretch their necks to its fullest elongation and their crest comes out. They seem to have a special quality of intuition and perceptiveness. I first observed them a couple of months ago when my beloved cat died and I was going through the grieving process ( which I still am). I feel such a connection to them of love, almost mimicking the connection I had to my cat. Green Herons have an ability to tuck their neck in so they appear shorter. They also fish with bait. They will drop things on the top of the water to attract their prey. They are like fishermen!

    1. jeffrey koutsogianis

      I’ve recently returned after 7 years in Montana, to Universtiy Place..Washington state…I’m living with my son and a beautiful friend…it’s her home.Around 13 years ago she and her amazing husband invited me when I was going through tough times…they brought me in as a son of thier beautiful family…and, now again welcomed me home..my story here is that when I was here last a Blue Heron had a resting place in a for tree…these were sad and difficult times but “my” Blue sat with me generating a comfort in me I didn’t quite understand, for many months untill I moved on…upon my return, I asked Joan if she’d seen “my friend” around….she said she hadn’t…a few days later I saw a Blue heron fly and honking as it did…low and behold a week later as I sat outside “my” Blue landed in the first tree (the same for tree) honked to announce it’s presence, and looked right at me … I knew as it was the same beautiful bird…I was touched to my soul …I immediately looked up Spirit Animal Totems and again was truly I inspired..I now know this beautiful bird is not just a friend but a guide

    2. Cindy-
      Thank you for talking about your experiences
      with the Green Heron. They are also in my life. I find them elusive, shy, easily flushed out even
      before I see them. The past 2 late Springs I have
      had the privilege of seeing fledglings in odd
      locations. The first year it was on the rooftop of
      a nearby apt. complex (before returning to its nest)
      and this year one was on an electrical/phone wire.
      It’s good to know they are reproducing successfully. VERY smart- putting out bait to fish!

    3. Beautiful story and relationship with the birds in your property, feeling comfortable to nest there with the energy of your land and family.

      Today I had an experience with a large grey heron.
      I was walking on a track in the park and happened to look to my right. A few feet from me I noted something. What a lovely statue I thought, wonder when they added it. It turns out it was real . A huge grey heron. I don’t believe they are native to New Jersey! He or she stayed a while , walking as I was walking…and at similar speed. Whiting this out , has given me a bunch to think about.

      Thank you for this forum and for reading!

  7. Today I saw three blue herons at the same time. One was fairly close and seemed to be watching me and walking toward me. Another was facing in my direction but a little further away with the 3rd quite a ways away. This has never happened. What do you think it means?

  8. A river ran 50 yds from my window. A nesting pair of blue herons lived right there and as my life crumbled around me, I would sit and watch them stand in that river for hours waiting for a fish to come by. Their diligence, patience, their devotion to feeding and tending to their babies was so heart warming. My ex husband knew that I loved those herons. Being an abuser, he took his rifle, pointed it out the window and tried to shoot the herons. Fast forward 20 yrs, I had long left him and that town. This last summer I went to my ex husband’s house to pick up something and when I got to the river, there was a majestic heron standing in the same spot his ancestors have stood for who knows how long. I smiled and knew that I was ok. More importantly, I knew the herons were still there. My solace comes not only from seeing them survive and thrive but also that karma, the Universe, will reign over some kind of retribution for such an ugly act.

    1. Absolutely Beautiful, Inspirational and Profound. Karma is what propels us through life. Good people = Good things. When your down and out, it may not seem as though things are going to get better; however, as with the Heron, patience, perseverance and determination will see you through to the brighter side of things. Peace!

  9. What a great website! Thoroughly enjoyed reading all of these posts. I was driving south on I95 this morning with a heavy, melancholy heart and feeling lots of emotions. I caught a white object floating in the sky to my right and then its huge wingspan came into focus and it flew straight across my path headed east. He was a HUGE white Egret and it was so bizarre to see him flying over the freeway. I knew instantly it was a sign, as I had been meditating about my father earlier and also trying to sort through some confusing emotions and thoughts. So I came home to google the symbolism and found your site. Curious what your take is on its meaning.

  10. I see great blue herons seems like daily now sometimes just feet away from me lifting majestically into the air or flying next to me in my car. I see it so often I wonder what is it trying to tell me. What message is it I’m supposed to add to my life? Or maybe its just meant to be a symbol of who I am and to not worry about the things I cannot control? This statement from this page pretty much sums up who I am:

    “You do not seem to need a lot of people in your life, nor do you feel pressured to keep up with the material world, or to be traditional in your life roles. You stand out in your uniqueness, and you know how to snatch and take advantage of things and events that the average person would not even bother with.”

    I lack the latter part of the statement and maybe that is the part I need to focus on. I am open to suggestions here even as I am 56 this year I’m still searching for answers to questions and what direction I need to take. Thanks in advance and peace and blessings to all.

    1. Find the courage to forgive yourself and begin to do The Great Work and you will be protected from above.

    2. A similar thing happened to me. A blue heron walked along side of me. For several feet. Other people scared it off. But it came to me 5 miles a way.
      I was driving. I saw it by the road. I stopped and it crossed in front of my car. It walked over to my drivers window and stopped and looked right at me . I talked to it for a moment.
      Two weeks later it flew in front of my car on a highway. It landed quickly in a field and turned towards me. I got out and approached it. It walked closer to me.
      Its been two years now and i have to be in nature frequently. I talk to birds frequently now.

    3. The first part also resonates with me. The last part does not. I’ve learned to only take what fits and let go of the rest. I take life moment by moment, greatfully, just allowing the flow, following my sense abilities.
      ….Looking at it again, seeing a different perspective. It’s the language used…’take advantage’ and ‘snatching’. I simply see magic where others may not; where gifts present themselves, sometimes in the most seemingly mundane way (to some;)… from our Divine Nature… All that IS… inside, outside, upside, down. No snatching or grasping necessary. We are, as All Nature Is… Infinite Abundance. And we cannot force or push Nature to do or Be anything it’s not. Just Be You. BeYOUtFully, Sense-sation-all, Nature-ally. (sation means to sow/grow)
      Blessings of Nature’s Infinite WELLth

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