On my walk stopped and spoke out loud to my Angels and Guides. I thought of a friend, Clare, and my previous Crow feathers set in my path. A simple "I don't exactly doubt in you, but I want feathers as a sure physical sign you are with me." I shut my eyes. Held my breath. Demanding a sign isn't exactly a faithful trait, I somewhat felt guilty for speaking the words. Yet, no more then 15 seconds and 5 steps up the trail later, a pile of red robin feathers. I dropped my iPod and my mouth gaped open. Seriously?
Spiritual Meaning of the Red Robin
According to my book Animal-Speak Pocket Guide by Ted Andrews-"Spring at hand. Spring is upon you. Trust your new creative ideas. Stretch yourself into new areas. Your efforts with be rewarded."
SPRING IS NEAR!
Native American Plains' tribes attributed the return of the sun (inception of spring) with the red robin too. Indeed, many Native American beliefs attributed solar symbolic meaning to the red robin because its rosy red chest is symbolic of the dawning sun. Also, its bright yellow beak is symbolic of sun rays lighting the earth with hope. Omaha tribes believed the sun rose and set on the wings of the robin.
The robin's bright yellow beak is also symbolic of sun rays to the Native American. Native Americans attributed their beak color with being mindful of the spoken word. The robin was a sign to only present the highest truth when speaking.
The robin brings a fresh new perspective to situations that are otherwise foggy and unclear. Try calling on robin energy for clarity when your judgement is clouded or when you need light shed on an issue.
The red robin reminds us it's time to shake the sleepiness out of our head (both figuratively and literally), get alert, get moving, and start enjoying life! Spring has sprung, tides have turned, and no matter how crummy or grey our world has been it is time for new beginnings! Enjoy the bright road ahead because it's only going to get brighter!
Not only is the robin a promise of new beginnings with the new cycle of spring in our midst, it carries symbolic meanings of cheer, joviality and light-heartedness. We can see this in the spring of the robin's step, and it reminds us of that wonderful song I quoted in the intro of this post. The song also hails the message: "Live, love, laugh and be happy" and that is precisely what the symbolic meaning of the red robin tells us too.