The humble European robin has become a highly spiritual symbol.
Many believe that seeing a robin is a sign that a loved one who has passed is visiting you. It’s a symbol from above to reassure you that your loved one is at peace.
But the spiritual meaning of robins extends far beyond just this. In this guide, we will explore more symbolisms associated with spotting a robin.
The robin red-breast, although often associated with winter, is actually a symbol of spring and of rebirth, of new life and opportunities.
Seeing a robin can be a sign that you are entering a new, positive chapter in life. If you have a robin repeatedly visiting your garden, this is considered to be a good luck sign.
If you see more than one robin this can mean you need to refocus on your family relationships and reconnect with those closest to you.
A robin, and its beautiful, memorable spring song, encourages you to embrace change with love, joy, positivity, and passion. The appearance of a robin wills us to let go of negativity and anything that no longer serves our higher purpose in order to step into the next phase of life.
Many cultures and traditions view birds as messengers from above – and the robin is no exception. Robins are viewed as hard-working and intelligent, but they also remind us that it’s important to have fun.
This wonderful bird also teaches us patience and perseverance because, after the harsh, cold winter, the spring will always return. Keep your head held high if you see a robin – you’ve made it through some tough times, but better ones are on the way.
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The Robin as an Omen
As well as being an indication that a loved one is near, robins are often commonly thought to be an omen of death.
A robin tapping on your window is believed to indicate illness or the death of a loved one.
Similarly, a robin flying into your home was also traditionally thought to mean that a death would soon happen. Unless the bird flew in during November – then it was thought to be a sign of good luck!
Robins and Chakras
The red colouring on the robin’s breast is associated with the root chakra – it symbolises grounding, personal power, confidence and a connection with Mother Nature. Are you regularly seeing a robin? Perhaps you need to reconnect with yourself and Mother Earth to feel grounded.
A robin’s eggs are the most beautiful, blue colour. Blue mainly resonates with the throat chakra, promoting clear, confident communication and the ability to speak the truth. A robin’s song is also confident and clear, so if you see or hear a robin regularly, or find a robin egg, it could be an indication that you need to speak your truth.
Blue can also be connected to the third eye chakra to improve your spiritual connections and intuition.
The Robin as a Spirit Animal
Robins as a totem, or a spirit animal guide, arrive with an air of change. If you’ve welcomed the robin as your guide, it is time to be rid of the old and make room for the new. By imparting wisdom, the robin will lead you forward into a new direction.
Your robin totem will help to remove blockages and open doors of opportunity for you. The robin will bring you a brand new perspective, allowing you to look at your life through new eyes.
Your robin spirit animal wants you to embrace happiness, joy vitality and beauty as you move forward.
The Meaning of Seeing a Robin in a Dream
The meaning of seeing a robin in a dream is much the same as seeing one in your waking life; it’s indicative of new beginnings.
If you see the robin fly, this can be a sign that you already have the freedom to make the right choices and changes in your life, so spread your wings!
The robin is telling you that any obstacles that were in your way are being moved and it’s time to let go of any old patterns or behaviours that are no longer good for your progress.
Dreaming of a robin can also be a sign of divine sacrifice; perhaps you’ve had to make a sacrifice in life that is weighing heavy on your mind. Or maybe you will need to make some conscious sacrifices to enter a new chapter. Either way, change is underway and it will be for your higher purpose.