Know that now is the time to assert yourself. It will pay off. Believe in yourself!

Osprey Meaning and Messages

In this case, Osprey symbolism asks you if you feel a little out of your comfort zone. In other words, the changes in you and around you have been slightly overwhelming. Thus Osprey meaning is here to let you know that you can put your head under the emotional water and still survive. This spirit animal dictates that you must stop worrying about other people’s thoughts. As the Lizard, only your ego says they will notice anything in the first place.

Alternatively, Osprey symbolism may be reminding you to appreciate other people’s boundaries. Also, in doing so, make sure your boundaries are clear enough so that others can respect you. This bird also connects you to all aspects of Solar Worship. Therefore its appearance in your life emphasizes the value and healing power of the sun.

The Hawk is also a close relative of this bird of prey; in this association, these two birds share the job of being a messenger. Thus, this raptor warns you to stay alert because crucial information is pending.

Osprey Totem, Spirit Animal

People with the Osprey totem know how to go after what they want. They also know how to hold onto it once they get it. Thus they can dive deeply into the pools of creativity and draw forth what they need to move forward. Like the Falcon, folks with this spirit animal have impeccable timing in all matters. They also know exactly when to grab opportunities. These folks tend to treat others with great respect, regardless of how they feel about them. They always maintain their integrity even in a clash of wills with another.

Osprey Dream Interpretation

When you have an Osprey dream in which it is standing on top of a mountain, a rock, or a cliff, it means success in your new job or business. This bird of prey in your vision can also represent that you are returning from a journey. Alternatively, this bird can be an omen of success and profit if it comes close to you and speaks to you in a dream.

Fighting with this bird in your vision means that you are fighting people in authority.

22 thoughts on “Osprey”

  1. giving a little background on my story first: my ex and I have stayed close “friends” since our breakup 5 months ago…essentially everything is exactly the same as when we dated as far as the way we act toward each other, spend time together, have sleepovers, etc. the only change is there is no label. neither of us wanted to split but it was inevitable due to us both needing to grow/heal from trauma. the other day, we were on a walk, and we see this beautiful big bird perched on a landing. we walk through tons of brush (most of the time I was carried on his shoulders lol) to get to him to get a better look, and it was an osprey! neither of us had ever seen one before. I’m wondering if there is meaning to seeing this bird, especially tied to my situation with him? maybe I’m looking too deeply into this, but I feel animals and nature are always giving us signs and would love some clarity.
    thank you in advance!

  2. I just saw three ospreys circling the river beside my house. When I began watching them one broke the circle and came to fly over me and did a circle above my house before moving upriver toward the lake. Recently, I have had a blue heron guide. It comes in imagery, in physical form, and in dreams and visions. In the dreams and visions, it is an elderly medicine woman, part heron. As she moves and speaks she morphs back and forth between being partly a human and a bird. Could they be symbolically linked? Or what could the difference be? I know both are avid and graceful hunters. I’ve also had a praying mantis come to me, which seems similar in grace and accuity.

  3. Last night I dreamt an Osprey was coming in and out of my home (no idea how – it wasn’t obvious or an issue) and it wanted to build a nest. I believe I saw it once in the dream but knew, and was speaking with someone, that it was an Osprey. BTW, in awake stage, I had no idea what an Osprey is so I had to look it up. I thought Sea Hawk was a name Seattle football team came up – another name for Pelican! Back to dream: there was another wild bird living with me, always inside and no nest but when I awoke, I couldn’t remember what it was. While gathering materials for the Osprey’s nest, I considered that I should get nest materials for both birds and wondered if they wanted to build inside or outside. Any thoughts appreciated.

    1. EspionageCookie

      As the osprey bird builds its nest, you might be on the road to building success in some area of life, whether it is in a career, your relationships or your health, if not all of that. If you always felt like you don’t deserve to dream big dreams, then perhaps it’s time to consider otherwise when it comes to your own vision of your future.

  4. My sister and I were driving to a nearby town to deliver some furniture to a lady in need of it and as we were driving an all white bird flew over my truck. I am not sure if it was a hawk or an osprey. But it definitely was a raptor and it was all white except for some light brown on the underside of its wings. It gave me goosebumps and I would lime to know its meaning.

    1. If it looked different from the osprey in the pics then it was likely a bird of prey called a “kite” they don’t have the brown stripe on their face, and are generally more white in color.

    2. EspionageCookie

      If it was an osprey, it might be a sign that you are doing your job being respectful to those in your community, while others are being respectful to you as well. What you offer might be small in value to many people in society, but know that it is much appreciated by the people you help around you. Some people who never get respected or treated well enough feel like being treated with basic dignity is one of the most enormous gifts on Earth anyone could offer them these days.

  5. I was out riding my bike and a osprey flew over my head with a fish in its talons. I watched as the osprey headed north and continued to fly a good 20 miles until vanishing.

    The next week, same spot an osprey flew over my head low and could see the fish’s tail moving as it was being held. This one flew southeast and vanished after a mile or two.

    There is a lake five miles away from this spot. Hence the odds of this happening twice in a row at the same spot in the country is unheard of. Any interpretation welcome. Peace

    1. Fortuitous that I read your post today. I saw an osprey this morning, right overhead, with a big fish in it’s talons. And I was stopped at a stop sign, so that was lucky that I was not driving and could stare at it, ascertaining that I was seeing what I was seeing. It was so unexpected, so exceptional. So I am asking myself, what the heck does this mean, especially as I was fervently asking for strength and direction regarding family matters (prompted by a song that had come on the radio) at this very time. Well, it is just a relief to know I am not alone in such a visit by an osprey holding his catch.

    2. EspionageCookie

      This might mean that you are flying to carry something elsewhere in life, as much as the osprey is flying to take its fish. Instead of waiting for the dream to catch you, you might have to chase after it instead.

  6. For a week and a half, i had been hearing a high pitched screeing, out of my side window. As i live on the 3rd floor with trees all around, o assumed it to be local birds but after the 2nd day, my mind associated it with an osprey’s call. since i live near the river, i hear them all the time as they fish but this was way too close. looking out my window, i saw a beautiful osprey perched on a limb not more than 20 ft. from me. I stepped out and took a few pics. What a beautiful bird!! Since then until now, she will come by in the morning and afternoon and scree out that she is there, wait until sunset then leave. Then, for the first time, she has bedded down outside as if to say, this is my tree!!! I am overcome with this affection this royal bird is giving me. I am in a busy section of our community but it doesn’t seem to affect her either. The holy spirit is blessing me with great love right now as i have become somewhat disabled and in need of surgery so i believe its a comfort blessing from my gardian angel that i am being watched over and all will be well~~

  7. 2 days ago in the church yard next to my house an Osprey came down and grabbed a full grown grackle. The grackles mate was attacking the bird trying to save him, but the osprey just flew away with the bird in his talons.
    I do not live by any bodies of water other than a creak, and I thought they only ate fish. Plus I’ve seen it a couple more time just flying over. I feel it’s really significant, don’t know why
    This was not a dream, it did happen, I even got pictures of it. But my life has always been filled with strong symbolism so I don’t want to ignore the message.

  8. Kestrel Two Feathers

    I play a Native American Flute. I only play one song that varies each time I play it. I cal the Song “What Comes Out” I went from Missoula MT to California last Oct. to visit my Mother in Apple Valley California. She jokingly asked me to do a Rain dance for them last Aug. I made a humorous video with a joke rain dance but made plans to do a real one once I got there in Oct. I completed my rain dance by playing with my feet in the Pacific ocean and visualizing the water evaporating and coming down as rain, as well as news paper headlines stating harshest winter in years hits California, and alluded to ending of the 5 year drought. When I bought my first flute it had a hawks head carved on it. I played a few miles from the battle of little big horn on the Crow Reservation ( I am of Swiss German, German and Swedish heritage) The hawks loved the sound. I no longer have that flute I use an F# tuned to 432Hz. Now My mother gave me a cheap metal necklace of two feathers, while I was visiting. I eventually attached it to my flute ,but it was lost one day while in downtown Missoula. I was feeling very low on June 21st it was a Wednesday. I was walking along the Clark Fork river Trail with my flute, and I found an Osprey feather, I walked a bit further and found another. So it is that the Great Spirit replaced my necklace with two real Osprey feathers. Hence the Name Two Feathers. I have considered the Hawk my Spirit animal from the day I played my Hawk flute and the hawks danced for me above my head as I played. Blessed Be.

  9. I woke to the sounds of osprey outside my window this morning. I watched 2 adults guiding their youngster around the area. It appeared they were teaching it. I felt like it was just for me to see. Now I’m looking forward to a beautiful day.

  10. Hey I have been watching this Osprey for over thirty minutes now, it is sitting up in a tree above the table I am sitting at. A few minutes ago a pink aura surrounded the Osprey as I was intently focused on sending it energy and connecting with it any insight into seeing aura’s in animals? Hasn’t happened to me at this extent before. Thanks

    1. Your souls are connected and they can be a mirror for your strength and also a way to see the path Spirit wishes you to follow. Our spirits are really one, entwined across our experiences. It’s beautiful you are able to see the colors – I only feel them, and the warmth of a pink rose aura, such a beautiful blessing. Thank you for sharing 💗🌟

  11. Hello – One evening around 7 pm, I was sitting in my driveway and there was a large osprey sitting at the very top of a tree next to my home. The wind was blowing extremely hard, but the only thing it did was flap its wings a few times, which was sort of odd to me. A few hours later I went back outside out of curiosity, it was still there. A few hours later maybe around midnight, still there, wind still blowing. Around 3 am, still there. Woke up around 6 am looked out my window still there, was leaving around 7:30 called my sister to come see, it was gone. After work around 6:00 p.m. I went to pick up my then girlfriend who lives about 5 miles from me, as I turned the corner from her house there was a dead Osprey on the side of the road.

    I’d never seen an Osprey, and haven’t seen one since. I’ve been trying to find the significance of this, but just cannot wrap my mind around it. My ex and I broke up after 14 years, so it seems like maybe that was our relationship dying?…I also thought maybe that whatever what hunting our relationship for the past year or so, the Osprey “sucked” to up as sacrifice to hero us but we just couldn’t make it? Any insight would be soooooo appreciated.

  12. Thank you for your information. An osprey perched itself next to me this morning. I knew she had much to share and your wonderful website validated and put into words my feelings. Thank you

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