Have you been dreaming of a kingfisher lately? Perhaps, you’ve had the opportunity to see them live and are wondering about the spiritual meaning of them?
Let’s discuss kingfisher symbolism and understand the message this beautiful bird has for us.
I don’t know about you, but I find the Kingfisher to be a truly captivating bird.
From their stunning colours, to their hunting abilities, they truly are a wonder.
I’ve been trying to find and picture one where I live for a number of years, but I’ve had no such luck.
As well as being gorgeous birds, the kingfisher also holds some powerful symbolism. Keep reading to discover more.
Keep Your Eye On The Prize
Many species of kingfishers, called river kingfishers, can dive into lakes and water bodies to fish for their meals.
They usually sit on a tree beside the lake, identify their prey and attack it by expertly diving into the water.
Once they are in the water, their prey has less than a second to flee.
Kingfisher symbolism is all about ambition, drive and desire to fight for what you want.
Do you have it in you to keep your eye on the prize? Do you the ambition to fight for what you want?
The kingfisher is a courageous bird that aims to remind us of our power. Sometimes, we need to put up a fight. We need to go after what we want.
We can’t just sit, meditate and expect everything to come to us. What about putting in the labour to get what you want? Why shy away from it?
Maybe it’s time to ask yourself a few questions.
- What do I really want from life?
- What am I doing right now to acquire it?
- In which area of my life are my efforts lacking?
- What can I do more to get what I want?
- How can I encourage others to pursue what they desire?
- How can I help them with it?
Embodying Divine Masculine Energy
Kingfisher is the perfect example of divine masculine energy. Though it can end up being prey to many bigger birds, it doesn’t hide in the trees and procrastinate instead of hunting. That’s not how life works for them.
They understand the risk, try their best to avoid it and go after their prey regardless. They are a fearless hunter gatherer.
The kingfisher’s symbolism is also about balance and harmony in nature.
Kingfishers are both prey and predators – reminding us of the intricate balance between dark and light.
The Divine Masculine energy is also about logic, numbers and relying on the analysis of external factors.
Where feminine is all about internalisation and finding your role in the grand scheme of life, masculine energy is about creating your purpose by working for a cause you believe in.
Which of these two descriptions sounds like you?
We all carry masculine and feminine energy. It’s time to figure out who you resonate with the most.
Don’t worry! The archetype we operate from (masculine or feminine) can change over time.
If you’re currently in need of embracing your Divine Masculine energy, call upon the Kingfisher and go after your goal.
Love And Relationships
Kingfishers are usually monogamous birds. Both male and female birds help in taking care of the hatchling.
If you’ve been worried about finding the right person for you, the kingfisher spirit is encouraging you to not worry. You will find the right person soon.
If kingfishers are your spirit animal, perhaps they are signalling that that right person for you is around the corner. They will soon enter your life.
If you’ve been through a difficult breakup, the spiritual meaning of kingfisher for you is about believing in yourself.
You deserve to be treated with respect and care. If your ex-partner took you for granted, the kingfisher spirit is reminding you to know your worth.
In general, we receive messages from kingfishers when we’re about to enter a long-term relationship.
On the other hand, if you know someone is not good for you, the kingfisher spirit may remind you to not rush into anything.
Maybe wait for the right person – one that will be interested in a long-term commitment.
Defeat Your Inner Demons
Kingfishers do not fear water. It is their purpose to dive into it to attack their prey.
Remember to dive into your darkness (represented by water) so that you can bring what nourishes you to the surface.
Who are you at your core? What scares you the most?
For how long have you been scared of it? How has it impacted your life? What do you need to change?
What can you do right now to face your fears? How will your life change after that?
What can you look forward to? What’s stopping you from facing your shadow?
What do you need help with? What can you do to receive the help?
Do you know why kingfishers can see their prey when they are inside water? Their eyes have a third eyelid, called a nictitating membrane that protects their eyes from water.
This extra eyelid, in spiritual communities, is often called the third eye – the spiritual eye that we all have.
When you’re facing your inner darkness, it’s time to open your third eye.
Don’t shy away from your shadow work, as your third eye is always open. You have all the answers you need.
You need to listen to your soul. The kingfisher is the perfect symbol for listening to your soul’s calling.
Time For Travel
Kingfishers also give messages about the possible travel plans that you will make soon.
If you haven’t had time to take a break from work, the kingfisher spirit is guiding you to take a break from your routine. It’s time to go out with friends.
Birds usually symbolize travel by air – the same applies to the kingfisher.
Since the air element is also about mental energy, the spiritual meaning of kingfishers is also about engaging in activities that help you release mental stress and worries.
Courage & Adventure
Kingfishers are not meek birds. They are loud, bold, and courageous.
They are tiny yet majestic. These birds seem to be from out of this world.
They also symbolise extra-terrestrial wisdom, if that’s something you believe in.
You can call on your kingfisher guide to take you on a journey to the most secluded places on the Earth. They will take you where you want to be in your dreams and vision.
Kingfishers Dream Meaning & Symbolism
Have you been seeing kingfishers in your dreams? Let’s figure out what that means.
Why do kingfishers appear in your dreams? What message do they have for you?
Let’s first understand what these birds were doing in your dreams.
Were they diving into the water? Or were they just sitting on a tree?
You already know the kingfishers’ spiritual meaning and symbolism. What purpose must they have to appear in your dreams?
We usually dream about the aspects of our life that we don’t pay attention to in real life.
The kingfisher’s dream meaning is usually about acknowledging just how beautiful life is. Sometimes, we lose ourselves in our day-to-day nuances and forget to look at the bigger picture.
Perhaps, your eyes have been on the prize for way too long. It’s time to take a break!
On the flip side, if you need to make a decision in life, but you are hesitant or anxious, the kingfisher may be appearing in your dreams to encourage you to dive straight in. Let go of your fear and take decisive action.
Another interpretation of the kingfisher dream symbolism is also about love and relationships.
If you’ve been dreaming about two kingfishers bonding and mating, the message is about you worrying about the “right partner”.
Perhaps, you’ve been overly focussed on “finding the one” and have lost perspective.
Life is not just about finding a lover or a partner. It’s about loving yourself and fulfilling your own needs. Don’t doubt that you are worthy.
Focus on taking care of yourself. The right person will come to you at the right time.
If you’re trying to force a relationship with someone when you’re not ready, the kingfisher spirit is reminding you to allow things to happen naturally. When it’s meant to be, you will not need to force a connection.
But if you force a relationship with anyone, you will never feel fulfilled. It will only cause unnecessary pain and trauma.
If you are already in a relationship, perhaps the kingfisher is appearing in your dreams to remind you to focus on your partner. Spend quality time together and ensure you are taking equal responsibility for the duties you both have to do.
The kingfisher spirit is a powerful symbol of changes that are about to happen in your life. Are you on board with them? Why not? It’s time to figure out the role that you are playing in your own life.
Often, we blame others for anything that goes wrong in our life. The kingfisher is powerful, bold and masculine. It’s time to take ownership of your life.
The kingfisher symbolism is about recognising the role that you play in events that transpire in your life. Are you bold enough to own and correct your mistakes?
Are you courageous enough to make the changes you’ve been longing to see in your life? It’s time to face your own shadow. It’s time to face your fears.
And if you’re looking for love, it’s time to relax and be confident that the right person will come into your life very soon.
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