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Natural Awakenings Central Florida / Orlando

What Does It Mean When You See a RED CARDINAL?

Apr 01, 2020 12:05AM ● By Margaret Mary Jones

As the Publisher of this Central FL edition, one of my favorite tasks is choosing cover art. This April month I chose a red cardinal for good reason. If you see a red cardinal, take notice! Quoted below is an excerpt I found while searching online last year (when my father was passing with Parkinsons). And, just weeks ago (the first morning I moved into my new office), a red cardinal perched in a bush next to glass door, within easy viewing and stayed here for just enough minutes. I felt immediately assured.

“Signs and messages are all around us. Many of them come in forms that are subtle and are often
difficult to spot or interpret, but receiving a visit from a red cardinal is almost always a noticeable event. With their soothing song and bright, vibrant red plumage, red cardinals are impossible to miss — and there may be a good reason for that indeed.

In fact, these beautiful songbirds may be delivering a very important message, one that’s just for you.

The Messengers of the Spirit World
Cardinals have been considered messengers sent by the spirit world for countless years. This notion spreads across a number of different cultures — wherever these beautiful red songbirds are found, the legend arises. It’s, therefore, not too surprising to see the word “cardinal” used to signify an important or meaningful object or relationship. Whether it’s cardinal angels, cardinal directions, or cardinal colors, the use of the word denotes something big and noteworthy.

This makes it especially appropriate that the word itself contains the Latin root word cardo,
which means either an axis or a hinge — a point which everything revolves around or holds all moving parts together. Cardinals are, resultantly, viewed as the revolving point between
our world and the spirit world, acting as messengers between the two.”

Many old traditions (including Native Americans, Western religions) honor this bird/messenger. If you want to learn more about what it means when you see a red cardinal, view the full article here. Note: other spirit animals or subtle signs will cross your path. Take notice and bless them, too.

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