There are many bird totems in Native American beliefs. Today, I want to talk about the Cardinal and its totem meanings. My friend Joan recently blogged about some bird feeders that she was having trouble getting birds to feed at. She related a story about her granddaughter, Jessica, and how she was fascinated with the … Continue reading Bird Totems – The Cardinal
The cardinal makes a fantastic animal totem. It reminds us to hold ourselves with pride - not ego pride. Rather, the cardinal asks us to stand a little taller, be a bit more regal, step into our natural confidence as if we were born to lead with grace and nobility. Those who attract the cardinal as their totem are naturally energetic, love life, and happily help others where/when they can.
The cardinal, a red finch, is easily recognized among other birds. Cardinals also tend to stick around for all seasons so they are easy to spot year round. As a totem cardinals interject vitality or serve as a reminder whenever your vitality is lacking. You may also need to brighten up a drab wardrobe with some color. Cardinals will whistle loudly to alert danger, for this reason a cardinal sighting can also be a signal to be on alert for possible trouble.