Spiritual Symbolic Meaning of the Vulture
Within the past few months on several occasions I have driven by a large grouping of Vultures and once again this morning I came across a large group of vultures. It even seems they are getting closer and closer to me. What I mean is, the first time I saw a group of vultures on the front lawn of an apartment complex but quite a distance from the road. Most recently at the entrance to the community pool in my subdivision and close enough to the road for me driving by to scare them off temporarily. The vultures were having their way with a poor cat which I think had been hit by a car. That sight didn’t sit well with me and I actually tried to just put it out of my mind (except for saying a little prayer for kitty). This morning as I was driving on a road that is behind my parents house (a short cut) I could see them up ahead. The vultures seemed to be coming out of the woods on the left and crossing over the road to the right shoulder of the road where there was some sort of dead animal. I don’t know what animal because I didn’t want to look. They didn’t fly off this time and seemed pretty bold. One was crossing the street as I neared where they were and then after I passed I looked in my rear view mirror and the one that had passed in front of my car walked back to the middle of the road and I swear turned and just stood there starring in my direction. Creepy? Yes! lol.
I admit that I have put off investigating the meaning of the vultures. I know that many people think Vultures are a sign of death or at least bad luck…and I sure don’t need any of either! So today I have put on my big girl pants and researched the meaning. What I have found totally matches up with what I have been going through lately and seeing the buzzards totally makes sense to me.
The Vulture teaches the power of purification of the mind, body and spirit. Also this intimidating bird aids accomplishing tasks through great patience and vision, using your sense of smell and discernment, and how to glide and soar with your own energy.
The Vulture teaches efficiency in actions and promises that changes are imminent. (I have recently been dealing with fear of moving forward with a project and this morning I decided to resign myself to a “Nothing ventured, nothing gained attitude.”)
The Vulture shows how to restore harmony of thoughts and feelings so one can reach new heights with little effort. (Just this morning I was thinking about how when I was younger and I would get an idea, I would be acting on it before the thoughts were even complete in my head but how I noticed that I hesitate as though I have something to lose or a fear of failure)
The message here is that IT IS time to put on my big girl pants and to leave them on, to leave behind any perceived limitations for they are not real and only in my mind if I let them exist. It is time to put action behind those ideas because the Vulture will aid in transforming knowledge to bring forth the unconscious to conscious. An end of something that also signifies the beginning of something new.
The Vulture will teach you how to soar above it all and find the transformation you are needing at this time in your life.
I am ready!