Animal Spirits: The Hummingbird

images-1Though I wrote about the hummingbird about a year and a half ago, tucked into the post on The Raven/Crow, I’ve recently had some amazing encounters and feel the hummingbird deserves a post of her own. Whenever a hummingbird visits me, hovering for a minute or two in front of me, I’ve always sensed that it is one of my guardian angels, usually my grandmother, telling me that she is there and all is well. Yesterday, while hiking around Golden Gate Park with my pups, I had a very beautiful encounter.

We were near the end of a two hour hike in the park and about to walk over the beach to take in the ocean when a hummingbird stopped in front of us and danced around for a few minutes. She came closer and closer, showing us her different colors that reflect when the light hits her feathers at certain angles. And then a second hummingbird came over and they performed a dance together for another minute. I felt very honored to have received such a grand performance!

Hummingbirds are one of the smallest birds known to man. Though most hummingbirds live in tropical environments, they inhabit the full length of the Americas from Alaska to the southern tip of Chile. These are high energy and long-distance migrating birds with amazing flight maneuverabilities. They also have beautiful and sometimes shimmering colorings. Hummingbirds are a joy to see and to watch, lighting up any dull moment. The local Native Americans, the Ohlone, believe it was the hummingbird that brought fire (light) to man.

The hummingbird symbolizes:

  • Endurance and Persistance
  • Energy and Vitality
  • Healing and the ability to heal using light
  • Ability to fit into small places to heal; Agility
  • Joy and Happiness
  • Peace and Love

About Julianne Victoria

I am a Spiritual Counselor, Shamanic Healer, Writer, & Creator. I hope to help heal, teach, and inspire others on their souls' journeys and in this life. © Julianne Victoria and Through the Peacock's Eyes Press under the Common Law Copyright
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23 Responses to Animal Spirits: The Hummingbird

  1. Having recently had some up-close-and-personal encounters with hummingbirds, I thought “Who better to find out about the spiritual meaning than THROUGH THE PEACOCK’S EYES. Thank you for sharing your insight. I appreciate you!

  2. They are always a totem for me. Love hearing about your encounter.

  3. RMW says:

    I am lucky to be visited by quite a few Anna’s hummingbirds on my deck… they seem to like my geraniums. Interesting video.

  4. I adore these wonderful creatures. Thank you for sharing your spiritual wisdom, and love of animals.

    Hugs to you and your furry baby family.
    o and om.

    p.s. Do you know a good Live planet tracker application i could put on a phone? Often When i hear planets are in retrograde, or there’s an eclipse (partial/full) I’m at a loss as to what’s physically going on around us.

    I’ve been using this website:

    An app would be especially good though, that way my phone can be patched right in to what’s going on in a more in depth way that just an online link.

    Thanks for your help.
    o and om

    • I actually just use my big ephemeris book. 🙂 Keep in mind though that if you follow an astronomy app or website, the planets will be often in different signs than the astrology for Western astrology because Western is based on the tropical zodiac (seasons) not the stars. The Astronomy matches Vedic astrology however. Retrograde is retrograde any which way.

  5. Leeby Geeby says:

    Thank you. That’s very interesting. Best wishes!

  6. They’ve always been an important part of my devotion to nature. I’ve been intrigued by them for most of my adult days. In my region of the East Coast I plant all sorts of tubular-shaped flowers, and they are prevalent in my gardens through three seasons: spring, summer and winter. They’ll arrive by mid- to late April. Thanks for the video.

  7. seeker says:

    Hummingbirds come to our complex because we have feeders. Lucky you to have encounter the bird during your hike and thank you for the video.

  8. Synchronicity for you JV, hummingbirds are the national animal here in Trinidad! Hugs and thanks again for looking at my chart, Amanda

  9. Suzanne says:

    What a wonderful encounter. I love the symbolism of animals and birds. Your post is a treat.

  10. I love hummingbirds. Great documentary.

  11. ~meredith says:

    Reblogged this on Living is Not Mental Illness and commented:
    Think there’s nothing magical going on around you? Hummmm…. hum, hum, hummingbird your way into the magical realms of these light transformers.

    Magic for a Monday. Whose wings can beat that? ~m
    Thank you, Julianne

  12. ~meredith says:

    What a great documentary, Julianne. I have such a thing for hummingbirds, and I grew up learning about them, but this documentary is amazing. I hope people have a chance to watch it–it’s so radical, my heart beats 10x faster, already. 🙂 thank you! what a lovely gift of awareness. ~m

  13. Walking My Path: Mindful Wanderings in Nature says:

    Beautiful, and how nice to see the dance performance! We have Broad Tails and Rufus here in N New Mexico. The broad tails always bring messages of joy to me – either, “come on, Mary, get happy.” Or intensifying the joy I already feel, or sometimes it is to encourage joy in someone else. The rufus hummers can be such aggressive bullies, but I can’t help but love them. They are so beautiful and they totally protect and go for what they want, even though they are smaller. Thanks for the lovely post.

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