Osprey Symbolism

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If Osprey has come swooping into your life;

Are you feeling a little out of your comfort zone? Has the changes in you and around you been a bit overwhelming of late? Osprey is here to let you know that you can put your head under the emotional water and still survive. Stop worrying what other people think, it’s only your ego that thinks they will notice anything in the first place.

Alternatively this bird of prey may be reminding you to respect other peoples boundaries and also make sure your own boundaries are clear enough so that others can respect you. This raptor is also connected to all aspects of Solar Worship and come into your life to emphasize the value and healing power of the sun. The Hawk is also a close relative of the this bird of prey and in this association shares the job of being a messenger. If this bird has flown into your life – stay alert because important information is pending.

If Osprey is your Animal Totem;

You know how to go after what you want and how to hold onto it once you get it. You have the ability to dive deeply into the pools of creativity and draw forth what you need to move forward. Your timing in all matters is generally impeccable. You know exactly when to grab at opportunities. You tend to treat others with a great deal of respect – regardless of how you feel about them. You always maintain your integrity even in a clash of wills with another.

If Osprey has visited you in your Dreams;

An Osprey standing on top of a mountain or a rock, or on a cliff in a dream can mean success in your new job business. This bird of prey in a dream can also mean you are returning from a journey. It can be an omen of success and profit if this bird comes near you in a dream and speaks to you. If an Osprey caries you into the air in a dream, it means that you will be rising in station and honor. Fighting an Osprey in a dream means that you are fighting people in authority.

Additional Associations for Osprey:


  • 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~~

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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

    • 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 💗🌟

  • 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.

  • 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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