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Animal Spirit Guide Meaning & Interpretation: The Raven
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Introduction to the Raven
The raven is a bird surrounded by lore and mythology. Often times looked down upon or considered "unclean", they are honored in Norse Paganism. The Norse god Odin is said to shapeshift into a raven and is known for having two raven companions.
Ravens share a lot of qualities and characteristics similar to that of the crow. The only real noticeable difference between the two birds is their size. Anyone interested in ravens should take it upon themselves to study crows as well, in order to gain more knowledge about the raven.
Known for being tricksters and mimickers, ravens can impersonate and mimic the sounds of almost any other animal or insect they encounter. Once they hear a sound, they are known for squawking the sound wherever they go until they encounter a new sound that they wish to mimic.
My Other Hubs on Animal Spirit Guides
- Spirit Guides & Spirit Animals - Finding Your Animal Spirit Guide
Need help finding your spirit guide? or perhaps just want to learn more about spirit guides? This hub is full of information on what animal spirit guides are and how to go about finding yours.
- Animal Spirit Guides: The Phoenix
Curious about the great firebird, the phoenix? Interested in the phoenix as a spirit guide? This hub covers the basic info of the phoenix, what the phoenix means as a spirit guide, and how to connect with the phoenix.
- Animal Spirit Guides: The Wolf
Wolf spirit guides are covered in this hub with an introduction to wolves themselves as well as how the wolf spirit can guide you.
- Symbolizes shape-shifting and magic
- Brings out the darkness within us
- Cycle of Power: Winter Solstice
- Powerful spirit guide for teachers and instructors
- Associated with wolves and crows
Raven Spirit Guide Meaning
The raven is known for mimicking other sounds. The raven spirit teaches us to be good listeners. Listen to the people around you and the people you care about; learn from your surrounding by listening.
Raven spirit is a great spirit guide for teachers or people who spend their lives instructing others. This is due to the ravens talent of mimicking sounds it hears, thereby "instructing" others in what it knows.
The raven spirit has a strong association with magic and magicians. Anyone who encounters the raven spirit are probably in need of some magic in their life. People with the raven totem are usually people with a natural ability to use magic and understand it.
People with deep inner secrets can benefit from the raven as a spirit guide. The raven spirit helps us to look deep within ourselves and bring out the darkness. They then teach us to transform that darkness into light. Anyone struggling with a dark past will probably benefit from this transformation.
The raven spirit guide is rarely chosen, but rather it chooses whom it desires to guide. If the raven spirit comes to you, do not ignore it. This is a great privilege since the raven only appears to those it wants to. Listen to what the raven spirit has to teach you and learn from this great spirit guide.