There are many natural reasons for birds to hit windows, including reflections and territoriality. However, this unfortunate event can also have spiritual significance – so to delve deeper, in this post, we answer the question, what does it mean if a bird hits your window?
What Does it Mean When a Bird Hits Your Window?
Before we talk about what a bird flying into a window can mean spiritually, we need to look at the symbolism of birds to understand the various ways to interpret this event.
Since birds can fly high in the sky, for many people around the world, they represent freedom and the lack of constraint. For the same reasons, they are also associated with speed and mobility.
At the same time, because they fly so close to the heavens, they have been seen as the messengers of the gods or the spirit world by many different cultures. When the gods want to pass a message to the earthly realm, it is birds that are entrusted to carry that message.
Certain birds also have specific associations. For example, due to the role it played in the biblical story of Noah’s Ark, the dove is associated with peace – as well as hope for a better future.
The blackbird, on the other hand, is seen as a harbinger of death, and in some cultures, magpies are also seen as foretelling misfortune.
How to interpret a bird hitting your window
A message from heaven or the spirit world
Birds have often been seen as messengers from the gods or the spirit realm by various cultures, and if one crashes into your window, it can mean that someone in the spirit world is trying to get in touch with you.
We are constantly receiving messages every day from our guardian angels, but if we are not spiritually aware enough, we may miss these messages.
Angels can’t just appear before us, which is why they send us messages in subtle forms such as angel numbers or through dreams.
However, they can also be more forceful when an important message is being missed, and one way they can get our attention is by having a bird hit our window.
When this happens, it may leave us shocked – but it should also leave you with a sense that you need to get more in touch with your spiritual side because your guardian angel is urgently trying to catch your attention.
Alternatively, a loved one who has recently passed on may be using the same method to communicate with you – and again, the rather extreme nature of the message should tell you that it carries some sense of urgency.
When it happens, consider the date, the time and other important details and see if you can relate them to your lost loved one – since this may give you a clue as to the message’s origin as well as its meaning.
Another common possible interpretation of a bird hitting a window is that it foretells a great change that is coming to your life, and usually it will be a positive one.
The reason for this interpretation is partly due to the story in Genesis when Noah sends out a dove to see if it can find land.
At first, when the dove returns, Noah knows that there is no land and that the flood will continue.
However, later, when he sends the dove out again, it doesn’t return, which tells Noah that it has found land and that the flood is receding.
This in turn represents a great change and a new start, and this is the message that a bird hitting your window can bring – especially if the bird is a dove.
Change is a universal constant, although, for many people, change is something that causes anxiety.
However, rather than fear it, change should be welcomed and embraced since with it comes new experiences and new opportunities.
For this reason, a bird hitting your window may be a message telling you to prepare for great change in your life – and telling you to be ready to grasp the opportunities it may bring with both hands.
If you are a Christian, the message you take could also be that even if things seem dark now, if you trust in God, He will take care of you, and things will soon take a turn for the better.
Birds hitting windows can also be related to worries about financial problems, and this is also partly due to a passage from the Bible.
In Matthew 6:26, Jesus tells his followers to consider the birds. The birds don’t labor or toil but live simply by what God provides for them.
In this passage, Jesus is implying that we too should not worry about increasing our material wealth or losing our possessions because if we trust in God, He will provide for us.
Whether or not you are a Christian, the message of the bird hitting the window is clear. If you are concerned about your financial situation, you shouldn’t worry unduly because things will turn out for the best.
However, at the same time, you shouldn’t sit passively and wait for things to improve. Instead, you should put your energy into working rather than worrying, and you will find a way out of your current financial woes.
Sometimes, it is believed that a bird hitting a window can foretell the death of somebody in the house. This is especially true if the bird dies – and even more so if the bird involved is a blackbird.
This belief reflects an old superstition about birds hitting windows as well as folk beliefs about blackbirds being related to ill news and death.
However, even if a blackbird hits your window and dies, you probably shouldn’t worry too much since there are other possible interpretations of this event. More often, “death” is metaphorical rather than literal, as we are about to see.
The end of something
Rather than the bird hitting your window representing the literal death of somebody who lives in the house, it can also be interpreted as foretelling the ending of something other than somebody’s life.
For example, the message could be related to your job, a phase in your life, a relationship or anything else – and there are two ways to interpret what the message is telling you.
Either, it is predicting the end of something – in which case, all you have to do is wait for the prediction to unfold – or it is urging you to take action and put an end to something yourself.
If the second interpretation is correct, you are probably already considering bringing something to an end and moving on, but you are still hesitant and undecided.
In this case, the bird on the window is encouraging you to go ahead and put an end to it because the decision you are afraid or unwilling to make will work out to be the right one.
Alternatively, the “end” the message is referring to could be a period of ill health, either physically or spiritually, in which case the message is an extremely positive one – because it means that your period of healing is about to begin.
Need to spend more time on spiritual matters
Another way to interpret a bird hitting your window is that it is telling you that you are currently too closed to the other messages you are being sent from the spirit world.
This is because the window represents your closed mind or spirit keeping the messages out.
Similarly, the message could be that you are currently not dedicating enough time to spiritual matters in a more general sense and are shutting out contact with the spirit realm.
If you open the window of your mind, it will let the messages and positive energy that you are blocking flow in, and this will allow you to grow and develop the spiritual side of your being.
Pay careful attention to what happens next, too. If, after hitting the window, the bird picks itself up and flies off, it means that you are in danger of missing some important message that is being sent to you from the spiritual realm.
A sign of good luck
Some people believe that a bird hitting a window is a sign of good luck.
Although it might not seem like such good luck for the bird, birds themselves are often seen as symbols of good luck, so this is a possible interpretation of a bird hitting your window – especially if the bird in question is something like a dove.
Conversely, if the bird is something like a blackbird or even a raven, it could be an ill omen – in which case, you’d better prepare yourself for some bad news in the near future.
Several conflicting ways to interpret a bird hitting a window
As we have seen, there are several conflicting ways to interpret a bird hitting your window, and it can sometimes be difficult to understand the message.
However, if you consider how the message might relate to your life and any difficulties you are currently experiencing, through meditation and deep thought, your intuition will lead you to the correct interpretation of what happened.