Celebrating Peacock Symbolism
Today is National Bird Day
I woke up and sat at my altar at 4:44 am this morning.
I learned that today is National Bird Day. And… when I asked which bird should I celebrate the symbolism of… Celebrating Peacock Symbolism came to mind. Thank you Universe for connecting me with the wisdom, beauty, and compassion of the Peacock.
I appreciate that I love looking out the window or up when I am outdoors… and usually notice and appreciate the trees and birds.
On December 20th, I was working on pictures for my website and brand… and… you guessed correctly… a peacock picture popped up on my first search.
On December 29th, I was reflecting on my business and worked with one of my many beautiful card decks. Intuitively, I pulled the Peacock card.
I am all about the power of our words, messages and signs that appear in our lives, the power of believing that all things come when we are stress free and ready to receive, and above all trusting our process and allowing the Universe to do its magic of conspiring on our behalf. My tagline for my business is Believe. Conceive. Receive. Achieve. And… I often say “Faith, Trust, and Fairy Dust.”
So… it is rather affirming and serendipitous that the peacock has been showing up for me within the last 3 weeks.
Peacock, I hear you, I see you, I feel you, I sense you.
“Peacock symbolism: Vision, Self Expression, Spirituality, Awakening, Integrity, Freedom, Guidance, Protection, & Watchfulness.
In Greco-Roman mythology the Peacock tail has the “eyes” of the stars. In Hinduism, the Peacock is associated with Lakshmi who represents patience, kindness and luck. In Persia the Peacock is seen as a guardian to royalty, and is often seen in engravings upon their thrones. The Peacock represents resurrection, renewal and immortality within the spiritual teachings of Christianity. Themes of renewal are also linked to alchemical traditions too, as many schools of thought compare the resurrecting phoenix to the modern-day Peacock.
The Peacock has been linked to Kuan Yin, the deity that is supposedly the creator of the beautiful colors of the Peacock’s signature tail feathers. Legend tells us Kuan Yin could have been immortal but stayed because she wished to aid humanity in their spiritual evolution. Kuan Yin taught people, through her own compassionate spirit, to live together as friends. When she decided to go to the heavens she appointed a guardian to keep the earth peaceful. She called a bird, with dull brown feathers, to her. She rubbed her face and brushed her hands down the length of its feathers, which created a kaleidoscope of colors and beautiful eyes on the end of each long feather. The Peacock feathers remind us that Kuan Yin is compassionately watching over us.
Peacock energy can help you on your spiritual path and breathe new life into your walk of faith. The Peacock is a symbol of the compassion of Kuan Yin and the integrity that is possible in all areas of life and Self. It is the watcher of all. Remember, the cry of the Peacock is a call to Kuan Yin to help her people. The Peacock is a reminder to all of us to show our true colors.” [Source]
My invitation to you...
Your 1 step… to notice what shows up in your life as feel good signs, messages, beauty, or calm each and every day..
Receive these moments and take a few moments to breathe in with appreciation, out with joy, and reflect on them… they are gifts to you from the heavens.
May you enjoy the energy and message of the Peacock as much as I did or more.
From my heart to yours,
Here are some products that I like to have nearby to remind me of the magnificent peacock symbolism and connect with the royal and compassionate energy of the peacock. Note: these are my affiliate links – using them costs you nothing but helps me and would be greatly appreciated.
I look forward to reading this book written by a journalist who received a peacock to take care of. He shares the lessons he learned from this peacock. His personal experience will be wonderful to learn from. Let me know what you think after reading it too.
I enjoy a cup of coffee or tea in the mornings… I am intentional about which cup, message, and pictures I have on my cup so I can infuse the energy of that sign, symbol, or message into my energy field and day. Connecting with nature this way brings a more purposeful way to live for me each and every day.
Alright, I admit it… My not guilty pleasure is a glass of sweet red wine once or twice a week. This is a favorite wine glass because to me a sweet red wine is decadent… much like the peacock.
This was so beautiful. Thank you. The historical reference and spiritual relevance of the Peacock is comforting, but also very exciting and hope-inspiring!
Hope can be found in nature. I am thankful this was of benefit!
Stumbling upon your website has inspired me to produce my first Peacock painting. Looking at the bird’s photos ignited my desire…thank you!
Oh my gosh – I am so thrilled you are inspired to paint your first peacock painting. I would love to see it when you get it going and when it is done. Your comment here may have just inspired me to paint one too 🙂