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If Raven comes to you:

If Raven has come visiting you it can mean any number of things. Most powerful of all is the synchronicity that Raven assures you is pending. He is a master of bending and folding time and space so that you are exactly in the right moment at the right time. As a messenger you are reminded that those around you are reflecting back at you the things you most have to learn about yourself.

Know that when Raven appears that magic is imminent. Raven is about rebirth, recovery, renewal  recycling and certainly reflection and healing. He signifies moving through transitions smoothly by casting light into the darkness.

Raven as Your Totem

If Raven is your Totem animal you are very playful and creative. You have no fear of the dark, or the underworld and understand that there is a divine balance between the light and the dark. You find comfort in solitude and enjoy your own company. Raven seeks stillness and quiet, and prefer it to the constant onslaught of chatter and noise in our daily lives. You are wise and often are used as a messenger for others.  The spirit world uses you as a bridge to the physical world to bring forth its messages.

Raven in Your Dreams;

When Raven comes flying in your dreams he is letting you know that a change of consciousness is imminent. This omen signals you to watch for the clues and that new heights are possible. When Raven is still and silent looking at you he is invoking magic. Raven’s loudly raucous calling at you he is insistent that you take heed – you are missing something important or have forgotten a lesson learned. A Raven flying loops and upside down playfully is telling you to fasten your seat belt because everything has gone into hyper drive. Absolute magic is afoot.

Occasionally Raven can signify an impending death. This is usually signaled by feeding on carrion or preening of its feathers to show rebirth.

Additional Associations for Raven;

  • Introspection
  • Courage
  • Self‐knowledge
  • Magic
  • Creation
  • Rebirth
  • Omens
  • Playful aspects
  • Stir life without fear
  • Brings in the light
  • Shapeshifting
  • Messenger
  • Blending human and animal
  • Transformation of challenges into blessings
  • Sexuality
  • Rebirth without fear
  • Ability to tear down what needs to be rebuilt
  • Renewal
  • Ability to find light in darkness
  • Courage of self-reflection
  • Comfort with self
  • Honoring ancestors
  • Connection to the Crone
  • Divination
  • Change in consciousness
  • New occurrences
  • Eloquence
  • Power of thought

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29 Responses to Raven

  • For Silken Raven …
    I lost my beloved father in late July. He was a guy of great integrity, vigor and curiosity for life. He lived wide and did many things up until his death of cancer at 84. He was musical, had a servant’s heart in his community and on. Anyway …
    As my dad lay in hospice days before his passing, we asked him what bird he was going to return as (it’s a family tradition). My dad quickly, insistently said, “Raven!” We laughed and I asked him if he wanted to reconsider, not appreciating until now the mighty raven. My dad insisted. “Raven!” Since his passing, I have come across raven on boxes, browsing through CDs, mentions in the book “Wild” regarding corvidology. It doesn’t seem like coincidence. To know that raven’s symbolize renewal and light from darkness warms my soul. I fully believe my dad is living in beauty and love with my Lord. It gives me great peace. But this raven connection has hit me, too. Would love your thoughts, and thank you!

  • Hello,

    I dreamed about one Raven first who was communicating with me, looking straight into my eyes, he was so loving and I felt only love toward him. Then he came back, flying fast and landing right before me and handed me a love letter. Later, other three Ravens joined, all as STRONG and BEAUTIFUL, their feathers shining with an incredible iridescent black color. i remember feeling backed up. I don’t remember what the letter said, I just know who it was from. Later on the dream continued in another direction and all of a sudden I remember looking for them and- this is weird- and I opened the door to the bathroom and my Raven (the one who kept looking straight into my eyes) was there. So I extended my arm so it could jump on it…and he did. These Ravens were majestic, more beautiful than I have ever seen them…

    Any thoughts?

    • Hello June: The Ravens are symbolic of an expansion of your intuition. Trust you gut instincts with any decisions that come your way in the near future. Do not simply decide to do the “right thing” but follow your hearts instincts and decide what is best for you yourself.

  • hello i had a bizarre dream. i was walking to my car and raven landed in front of me and dropped a briefcase he was carrying on my feet. he did not give it to me directly. he just dropped it and left. i picked it up and got in my car. i was about to open the briefcase to see what was inside when i woke up. can you please explain ?

    • Hello Victor: The Raven in your dream is letting you know that you are receiving a gift. Pay attention and make sure you fulling integrate the knowledge (AHA moment) when you receive it.

  • A company that I have worked with for 10 years is going to transition to new ownership. The original owners that bought the company 10 years ago promised me great things and so even though it was very stressful the first year, I had in my mind all the great things I would get as they promised. Now ten years later, they said that they sold the company but one of them slipped when I asked if they still have a vested interest in it and she motioned yes. In other words she will still get profit but is a silent retired partner. I in the other hand have not had a raise in 8 years, they promished a hugh bonous for the first time a few months ago when our company was going to be reviewed by government officials. On my own, I worked on my days off without pay for of course I wanted on my part to make sure all of my work was complete and correct. This went on for months. Well when the time came, we passed our survey. I was so happy. However, when we asked about our bonous, the owners stated that there was no extra money to be given out. We were all tricked again. I cant tell you the deep deep deep anger I harbored in my heart and soul to a point I developed high blood pressure at the same time. Even my doctor was sincerely concerned for in the 20 plus years I have been with him, by blood pressure always ranged 90/60 or the highest 110/60. After this incident, my blood pressure shot up and was staying at 170/100. As much as I hated it , and have never been on any prescription medication, I for the first time in my life had to be put on high blood pressure medication. All this while the owners drive Lexus’s, have several properties, several homes and can send their kids out of stated to the college of their choice. Me with the same car for 9 years and it on its last string and my shelling out $600 to $700 a month in credit cards for repairs. My husband finally drew out of his works retirement plan to get me a reliable car. Now with these new owners aquiring the company, I feel another 10 years will be the same. I have no benefits from this company,. If I walk out, honest to God, I only walk out with my last check. nothing else. So on a Saturday morning on my day off and just only 2 weeks away from the new transition I was feeling especially low and hopeless and that I am just going to be defeated again. My husband was still alseep and I woke up to do an early errand. The city that I am so familiar with that I live in, I was making wrong turns for no reason, even repeat wrong turns when trying to get back on track. My mind was so consumed with this up comming bad vibe and more stress from this company. Well, to now get to my experience, when I drove back to my drive way, I heard a lot of Ravens calling out. It continued and it sound like a lot of them. I entered my home and went to my deck and saw this eucalyptus tree in front of my house literally full of Ravens calling out. As this was happening, I saw more Ravens from far away flying and landing on that same tree. I right away knew this was a Positive sign. It made its presence known. After a couple of minutes, the Ravens all flew in the same direction close to me and then away. I only saw one Raven left on the tree alone. It was there still. After a few minutes, it too then flew away along with another Raven that was hidden in the tree. I really felt that this was some kind of sign that everything will be alright.
    ****Please tell me your thought of this and meaning. I will very much appreciate your Wisdom. Thank you :mrgreen:

    • Hello Linda: The story you are telling is about betrayal, broken promises and disappointment. In this case the Raven is letting you know that what is happening in your life is a reflection of your thoughts. You must analyze the way you think about your job and how you think about money in general. To help you with that I recommend the book or DVD called “The Secret” by Rhonda Byrne. Changing the way you think about your reality is key to transforming your life into something rich and fulfilling.

  • Hi-this was not a dream. My daughter and I were arriving home in the rockies with my mother, aunt, cousin and my mothers friend. When we drove up to the house there were 50+ ravens in view, many on the log fence, many on the ground, some flying, some on the dirt road. When we pulled into the driveway some flew up from the grass and bushes, many were in the aspen trees in the front yard and on the grass. We all wondered what kind of sign this may be. It was a very special and spiritual occurrence for all of us. Thanks,RB

    • Hello RB: Large groups of Ravens are heralding large magical transformations in your life. They reflect the magic of your recent decisions to move forward in new directions. Big changes are imminent.

  • On my way home yesterday from a friend’s, taking a back under used road- I saw two Ravens on the ground. I marveled at their glistening black beauty, but became completely mesmired when they took flight, in and out of the trees before landing. I stopped to get a photo, then they flew off- further up the road another seemed to almost glide/guide me forth then it too landed in a tree, but I could not detect where it landed- I just smiled and was thankful for the occurrence. (I knew after seeing the third one- I was meant to see them and there was more to just encountering the Ravens…I take very seriously when anything causes a heightened awareness in my senses.)
    Last night I dreamed that I had parked a black Mustang car in a parking lot- when I came out from the shop, it was gone…in the dream it had been stolen. I wept and wept, I would not be able to replace this car. Later in my dream, I was looking over some kind of manuscript, when my late son came up behind me and I felt so at ease- as I turned around to see even though I felt it was him, he simply kind of lifted off and up and morphed into a Raven. Upon awakening, I’m still a bit overcome by this dream. (My son’s car was a red Mustang that I gave to his little brother after my son Beau’s tragic passing, years ago.) I weep a bit when I think of this dream, but not in a sad way. Do you feel that this was my son letting me know he is well, and onto greater purposes or perhaps I’m just wishful thinking. I can’t help but wonder, thank you.

  • A healer just told me that the crow is my major animal influence at this time of my life. But in reading the raven’s qualities, I identify more with him, particularly his loner happy to be by himself mentality. From what I’ve been reading, crows are much more social. I’m not completely anti-social, but very selective. Anyway, I’m deciding what type of pendant I should get. Crow or raven?
    Maybe both. I guess I just answered my question. Any comments? Thank you. Peace & blessings.

    • Hello Gil: Trust your own instincts as to your animal influences. Crows and Ravens can be very difficult to distinguish between each other physically – it is their mannerisms and social behaviors that separate them.

  • I will preface the dream by saying that I live near the mountains and have a pair of ravens as neighbor. In the Winter time, I leave food out for them to eat whenever they come over. They land on the roof and start talking. This past Spring, Three raven chicks made their way to my roof, one at a time over a period of a few days. I fed them every day, several times a day, as they were hungry. This lasted for a few weeks until they left. They come back from time to time, and will likely leave the territory Fall to find a territory of their own. Then, the parents will let me know they want a treat when Winter comes. I’ve been giving treats to the parents for a good 15 years. Sometimes, they will do loop or barrels high above my head, accompanied by Raven talks.

    Anyways, a few days ago, I dreamt that I was walking on a gravel road in the woods. I looked up and saw 3 ravens. They flew above me for a while and drifted out of sight. At that moment, a bigger/longer raven appeared, but it was bright blue in color. I admired it for a while as it plumage was so beautiful and different. Somehow, it was time to go. I looked down and noticed that I was now sitting on a bicycle. I was lucid at this point, as I often become lucid in my dreams. I was a bit taken aback, but started pedaling. The blue raven was following me up in the sky, and I looked up at it and where I was going. Then, I woke up. I thought it was a great dream. Thank you for your website.

    • I have also dreamt of a large blue iridescent raven. It was sitting in an apple tree in my mothers yard. I looked into its eyes and was drawn in, to huge black pupil that seemed to hold the universe inside. It flew off into the sky and morphed into a dragonfly.

  • For almost six months I’ve had the same dream plaguing me.

    It begins the same way every time: I’m flying, if one could call it that, I think it more of gliding, through the sky. It’s the breaking of dawn when I land on the near by bank of a barely moving river and I look into the water and I see myself, but not myself-self, but an almost bastardized version of myself. If I had to explain it I would say it looked like a harpy: my body is nude, but covered in feathers and my hands are talon-like, while under my arms are almost gaudy wings going from my wrist until my underarm.
    In the dream I pause, every time, and begin to cry until a sound across the river pulls my from my horrified reverie. When my eyes finally raise from my reflection to the other side, I see an abnormally large raven staring back at me. (Mind that the river is several meters across, if I had to guess.) We stare at each other fore several moments, before it calls out to me. I try to reply, but my voice won’t work, it feels as if my face is slowly pealing away and I can almost feel the bile rising from my gut, burning my throat. My talon-like hand raises to my face to try to find the explanation for the unpleasant feeling, but all I find is soft skin beneath my appendage.
    I seem to have no control of my emotions as they turn from bewilderment to almost anger: I don’t know what is going on and I hate not having control of a situation, my temper rises with ever breath I take. From my spot on the river bank I can see the dark bird preen and almost seem smug at my anger, this, of course, only makes the anger worse. I stand from where I was crouching and take a step into the water of the river.

    And then I always wake up.
    The dream is quite frankly freaking me out, as I’ve said before, I’ve had this one every time I sleep for nearly six months. I’ve tried to do my own research into it, but I’ve never been a particularly spiritual person, so I’ve had trouble understanding the majority of it.
    I hope you can help me!

    (Also, sorry if my grammar/spelling is off, English isn’t my first language. c: Thank you!)

    • Hi Maria: There is a lot of symbology in this dream – however your emotions are real. I believe that on an emotional level you are very unhappy with who you have become – or who you believe you have become in real life. In order to release yourself from this dream you will have to go deep inside yourself and discover those parts of yourself that you feel are unsatisfactory and require help or healing. The Raven is there to help you with your transformation. He is the shape shifter and knows that you can become whoever you choose to be – simply by loving each and every part of yourself. Look into your hidden emotions.

  • My daughter was scared by this dream about an hour ago (5am): she was sitting on the toilet in a stall and I was outside. A raven flew in and handed her the toilet paper (!), but it wouldn’t go away. In the dream I said to her “Be careful, they suck blood.” Then she woke up and called for me.

    My daughter’s first day of college is today. She is nervous. She has dyslexia and there are certain challenges regarding getting around as she gets disorientated. However, she is well prepared. She has worked hard for this opportunity.

    Is the dream a good sign? Thank you for your answer.

    • Hi Sophia: The dream is simply a reflection of her fears about not being able to set proper boundaries with others. She knows that she occasionally allows others to use her and wants to make sure that this does not happen in college. Tell her to stay focused on her dreams. This will help to fade all her fears.

  • My mother passed away 3 days ago, and today two large ravens sat on a tree branch in mine and mothers favorite tree..What if anything does this signify?
    As a young girl, I remember my mother always rescuing injured black birds that she nurtured back to health then set them free, however I rarely see Ravens now so I’m curious if this is just a coincidence or does it mean something

    • Hi Joanne: The Ravens have come to let you know that something special is about to happen. Trust your instincts and follow through.

      • As Raven is the messenger between the living and the dead, I would say they are bringing you a message from your mother. The third day after death is significant in Tibetan Buddhism–I believe it is the day that the “spirit/soul” fully leaves the body behind.

  • :?:

    I have been surrounded by crows/ravens most of my life. Never thought that it meant anything. Then a little while back, took a test to see what my totem animal was and it said the raven/crow. Still (because I must be completely blind to all signs) I didn’t clue in. Then one day I was starting to wonder about it and read up on it. Like most people, I thought this meant something bad (death). As I had many crows visit me in the recent months, and considering learning of my aunt’s recent discovery of lung cancer around the same time, I got scared. One day I was sitting quietly in my living room, and a few crows flew by the window several times. I got up to go see, and there is a tiny roof ledge outside my window. This huge raven was just standing there quietly. I looked at it, it looked back at me, cocked its head sideways a few times and slowly walked away around the corner. I did not feel fear. I felt calmness. I read somewhere that the crow signifies “you help dying people transition between the two worlds”. Is this true? And is this why I have been present when 3 of my family members passed and took their last breath? It says here that it also means change and transition. I haven’t worked since February…but have been offered a position and waiting for clearance. I wonder if this means it’s coming. Too many things going on at the same time and confusing me as to what the message is!

    • Hi Josie: When crows show up in the way that you describe it usually means that what you have been trying to manifest in your life has come to fruition. The Raven is letting you know that you have the ability to change your reality simply by changing the way you think about it.
      Because both of these birds are also closely related to you by being your totem animals I would say that you have the ability to live an absolutely synchronistic life. This means that if you think you will meet someone, or need to see an opportunity, or even discover a truth – you will manifest this almost instantly and the answers will appear.

  • :???: Woke up feeling weird I dream I was at my old grandma house full of crows was there they than start flying all around attacking me but not touching till I grab a blanket and made them disappear and catch some of them than woke up ,I’m now feeling different today :twisted:

    • Hi Jean: Crows are all about the Law of attraction. I would say that you have made a huge shift in your own personal growth and the Crows are letting you know this.

  • I dreamt that it was night time, I looked up to see 3 huge ravens. An out of proportion size wingspan flying above.
    One flew down to me, I was lying in a puddle in the street, it became normal in it’s size and it huddled into me as if it was afraid. I pulled it into me telling it that it was ok while it looked so sad and lost.
    What does this mean ?

    • Hi Lisa: First of all the number three is a symbol of help arriving – and in your case ‘in a big way”. The water although not a large amount is a symbol of your emotions and the fact that you were lying in it reflects that you are holding onto something emotionally that you need to let go of. The Ravens’ sad and lost expression are symbolic of the same. The overall message would be to allow yourself to feel your emotions, they may surprise you with what comes up.

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