Falcon Meaning and Symbolism
Apr 13
Falcon Totem

Falcon Meaning and Symbolism

Overview of the Falcon Spirit Animal


Falcon symbolism represents a powerful and spiritually influential totem.  Known around the world as a spirit that carries souls from one realm to another.  This spirit animal brings with it powerful soul healing medicine and understanding.  Found all around the world the falcon has been an important part of world culture for thousands of years.  Their small and agile bodies complete with pointed wings help them achieve incredible speeds. And make them a formidable foe.  Carnivorous they prey on rodents, reptiles and small birds. The perfect hunter falcons are equipped with speed, accuracy and lethal talons and a sharp beak.  Falcon totem people are remarkably observant just like falcons in the natural world. They are able to notice and pick up on small details that will often go unnoticed by others.  Keen and aware of their surroundings falcon spirit animal people are often described as being clever or cunning.

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Encounters with the Falcon

What is the meaning of falcon symbolism? Find out what symbol the falcon spirit animal is trying to teach you, and gain some insight into your life.

Have you reached a point in your life where you feel stagnant?

When you feel like your life has hit a plateau there is one solution you should consider.  As a falcon totem person you are a natural born leader. Because of this it is critical for you to exercise your leadership ability.  One way you can do this is by mentoring someone. The privilege of mentoring another person will help you experience the growth you.

Are you struggling with making a decision?

Falcons live fast paced lives. In the blink of an eye they can go from soaring in the air to diving toward their prey.  Falcon symbolism teaches us to seize the moment! Don’t waste time trying to decide or figure out what your next move is – take a chance and dive!  Once you’ve made your decision don’t look back just keep diving forward until you reach your goal.

Do you need to step out and be assertive?

Falcon symbolism teaches us to embrace ourselves.  Trust yourself and believe in who you are at your core.  The falcon spirit animal enables you to step out of your comfort zone.  Because you are meant to be in the spotlight or in a leadership role. Staying in the shadows will only rob the world of your gifts and talent.  Be brave and stand up for what you believe in.

Do you feel tired and lethargic?

The falcon totem gives us the medicine of movement and speed.  When you are feeling worn down, tired or lethargic you can call on the falcon totem.  Because this bird is all about speed and movement it will help you break through your barriers.  Take time to get outdoors or begin a new exercise regimen. This will help you harness the energy of the falcon totem.

Have you endured an experience that left your soul shattered?

There are times when it will feel like it is impossible to move on.  And that when you have experienced a soul shattering situation you can never heal again.  Falcon symbolism is a powerful guide when it comes to soul healing and is known for soul healing medicine.  The falcon will appear to you during times of hardship to help you navigate the healing process and to help you find restoration.

The Falcon Spirit

Could the Falcon be my spirit animal? What are the traits of the totem? The falcon might be your spirit animal if you are:


As a falcon totem person your intensity and ability to process and decide things quickly has made you a very passionate person.  No matter what you do as long as it’s your decision you will be pursue it passionately. From your work, hobbies and relationships everything you do is in passionate pursuit.  When it isn’t you’re likely to become very bored quickly!


In the wild falcon’s have been documented diving through the air at speeds over 130 mph.  Because of this they must make decisions in an instant in order to hunt and survive. As a falcon totem person you are a very decisive person.  And just like the falcon spirit animal you are able to make up your mind and decide what you want in a moments notice.

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When falcon symbolism is present in your life chances are you are a very driven person.  When you have a goal or project in mind you will stop at nothing to get it done. Not only do you focus on the bigger picture you are able to work out the details.  This means you don’t get stuck for long and are able to creatively come up with solutions to problems. One of the first things employers and coworkers will say about you is that you have a very strong work ethic!


Not only do falcon totem people have a strong work ethic they are as committed as it gets.  In the wild falcons are known for mating for life. Likewise, falcon spirit animal people are known for being committed to whatever cause they choose.  Whether it’s a job, relationship, a project or a dream they will stay focused until it’s completed.

What are the Traits of the Falcon Totem?

Lessons from the Falcon Spirit Animal

Falcons are:

  • Passionate
  • Successful
  • Brave
  • Quick Thinking
What is Falcon Symbolism

Falcon symbolism teaches us the lesson of astral journey.  Through meditation and connection with this spirit animal you will be able to journey through realms.  This will help you learn new perspectives and help you gain understanding. As well as help you discover secrets and inner truths hidden from our world.

The falcon totem also teaches the lesson of soul healing.  By careful and mindful meditation you will be able to repair and replace parts of you that have been wounded.  Over time you will learn the secrets of healing yourself and discovering the purpose behind every hardship. All yourself time to focus and channel this energy.

What is the true falcon meaning? Vision and astral strength. Falcon totem people will find vision and revelation everywhere. Overtime they will be able to increase their astral strength and ability.

Strengths & Weaknesses of the Falcon

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Along with their ability to notice the tiniest details, falcon totem people also have the ability to remember.  Their memory stretches far and they’re able to recall information from years past with accuracy. This is helpful because they are able to remember the lessons they’ve learned.  Through experience and trials nothing goes to waste. This also helps them when they are in a leader or mentorship role. As a falcon spirit animal person you will find that your memory will start to go beyond the typical – people will wonder just how to can remember everything that you do!


In the wild falcons monogamous.  While they choose a mate and stay loyal to them their whole lives this doesn’t mean that once paired they stay together.  Usually a pair will only come together during mating and fledgling season. Otherwise the pair spends their time apart living their own lives.  Falcon symbolism teaches us the value of independence. When you are able to live your life independent of others you are truly free.

Astral Strength

Falcon meaning has long been connected to astral journeying between realms.  This skill goes beyond astral projection and gives you the ability to learn new insights and hidden truths from beyond our world.  As a falcon totem person you will find that this will come naturally to you. You only need to invest the time to properly learn how to connect to your astral strength.


When it comes to falcon symbolism perhaps one of its greatest strengths is it’s leadership ability.  Because falcons are able to see the details as well as the whole picture they are able to delegate and work through problems with ease.  Because of this there is little to no stress when it comes to leading a group. As a falcon totem person you will find that when you are in a leadership role your soul will be full and will find satisfaction.



In the wild falcons hover or soar high in the air while hunting for prey.  When its spotted they must wait until just the right moment to dive down in order to catch their prey.  If a young falcon is inexperienced or impatient they can make a bad call and miss their prey. As a falcon totem person impatience will be one of your greatest weaknesses.  You must be able reign this in and focus your energy otherwise your impatience will get the best of you.


Because of their power, influence and leadership ability falcon totem people can easily become aggressive.  They will push ideas and opinions on others when they don’t want them. And will happily argue with others for hours.  As a falcon spirit animal person it’s important for you to keep your aggression in check. While there is a time and place for you to use aggression (such as sports or self defense) it’s important for you to keep it out of your daily interactions.


Since the falcon is a highly specialized hunter their habitat is important.  When you take a falcon out of its prime habitat it can struggle to survive. Likewise, as a falcon totem person you need to be sure that you are where you belong.  When you are outside of your element you can struggle to thrive and find fulfillment. Be sure that your work, living and relationship status suits you and isn’t stifling your abilities.  You must find be in the right place in order to thrive!


Falcons are meant to be in leadership roles or at least in positions where they have responsibility.  When that isn’t the case they can become disruptive and disrespectful of those in leadership positions.  When you find yourself rolling your eyes in meetings or a memos or critiquing someone’s presentation it’s a sign that you need to make a change.  Either pursue advancement in your current place of work or look for something that will fulfill your desire to lead.

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The Falcon in Dreams: What it Means

When you encounter falcon symbolism in you dreams it can hold a variety of meanings.  When you hear a falcon call you must evaluate what you are feeling. If you feel unsure or scared it is a sign that hard times are ahead.  When you feel confident or intrigued by the falcons call it is a sign that you are about to soar into something new.

A falcon diving through the air is a sign that you need to be focused.  Set your mind and energy on your goal or dream and don’t give up on it! You must be devoted to seeing it come into fruition.

When you see a falcon soaring in the air it is a sign that you need to look for new opportunities.  Be aware of your surroundings and look for signs in your waking hours. When the right opportunity presents itself you must be ready to take the plunge and go for it!

To see a falcon perched or in a meditative state it holds this meaning.  You must take care of your spiritual self. Through meditation seek soul healing and a deeper spiritual understanding.  The falcon will be your guide through this time you only need to open yourself up to it.

The falcon is a symbol for astral journey, passion, success, so think about what implications the answers to these questions suggest, and how they might make sense in your life.
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Cultural and Spiritual Symbolism of the Falcon

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In some Native American tribes the falcon is revered as a warrior.  The falcon is also connected to the sun and its energy and power.

Ancient Egyptians worshiped the falcon as the symbol of the rising sun.  They also worshiped the image of the falcon, referred to as the Horus. This name encompassed several avian deities, one of which was referred to as the lord of the sky.

European peoples held the falcon in high esteem.  It was often a symbol of prestige, influence and nobility.  And was often an indicator of wealth.

Around the world the falcon is considered a bringer of light. And is often depicted as a symbol of the sun and solar power.

Historical Facts

Falconry (also known as hawking) is the art of hunting small game with a bird of prey.  This art goes back thousands of years. And to this day the art of falconry is still practiced around the world.

Animal Quotes

The quality of decision is like the well-timed swoop of a falcon which enables it to strike and destroy its victim.
Sun Tzu
Leadership is not about a title or a designation. It’s about impact, influence and inspiration. Impact involves getting results, influence is about spreading the passion you have for your work, and you have to inspire team-mates and customers.
Robin S. Sharma

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