Hummingbird Meaning & Symbolism
Appearing out of no where ~ bringing joy

Hummingbird Meaning & Symbolism


"Appearing out of no where the Hummingbird springs joy in the heart, and there is magic in the air in this moment of fleeting serendipity.  Iridescent colors shimmering in the breeze, she pauses mid air to to drink in the sweet nectar that the flower so generously provides her. 

Hummingbird is a symbol of all things good".  

Hummingbird Spirit, Totem, Power & Animal Symbolism and Meaning

Hummingbird Symbolism

What does the Hummingbird Symbolize?

The sweet little bird of joy, ever so dainty and beautiful, the Hummingbird symbolizes great courage, determination, flexibility and adaptability.  This little beauty is only a few ounces in weight, yet has the courage of a Lion.   Indeed size is of no consequence!

Hummingbird is a totem of fearlessness!

When I first meditated on the energy and spirit of the Hummingbird, I could feel the essence of her/his being and it felt like "lightness of being" it was a very profound and moving experience.

The Hummingbird spirit animal so eloquently reminds me of Elton Johns song "Tiny Dancer", and I can't help but be in awe of this bejeweled tiny dancer in every way, as she dances across the skies.   

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 Hummingbird Spirit Animal 

Hummingbird Meaning & totem animal powers:   
  Great Courage, Protecting Boundaries, Fearlessness

Hummingbird spirit animal meaning:  
Joy, Lightness of Being, Enthusiasm

Hummingbird "animal magic" attributes:  
Enchantment, Love, Spiritual Journeys

Hummingbird ~ symbol of love and fearlessness ~

Watch how a woman has attracted over
200 Hummingbirds to her window at UCLA! 

Hummingbird Meaning ~ Spirit Animal & Symbol of Love 

With their beautiful allure, captivating, flirtatious and beguiling, Hummingbird is an enchanted vixen of seduction (kind of like the fox) calling you to follow! 

Hummingbird is a symbol of love and the freedom to pursue the desires of the heart.

In this pursuit, Hummingbird is the perfect totem to work with in your spells of charm and love. 

Keeping pictures or figurines of the Hummingbird power animal will invite the energies of love and romance into your world, this is a  powerful totem or talisman of love to be sure!

Are Hummingbirds symbols of good luck?

This is a frequent question I get about the Hummingbird:

The answer is a resounding yes!   It's kind of a lucky feeling when you spot a hummingbird, you tend to feel a little blessing has been bestowed upon you!

Hummingbirds have been symbols of good luck for hundreds of years, in fact seeing a hummingbird is a sign of good luck in many Native American tribes, especially those of the Northwest coastal tribes.  

Hummingbird Totem Animal ~ Symbol of Endurance, Flexibility & Adaptability

Taking a 3,000 mile journey each way during it's migration from Central America up into North America, goings as far north as Alaska it faces many daunting challenges on it's way.  

Some Hummingbirds fly over 500 miles of open water spanning the Gulf of Mexico on their migration (with no places for a rest or a break). That's nothing short of astounding if you think about it!  Therefore Hummingbird totem animal is an incredibly inspiring and magnificent symbol of endurance.

One of the most fascinating things about the Hummingbird is that on it's migration it returns to the very same gardens year after year, and it is very territorial!   It boldly claims the gardens it visits as it's own, and allows no trespassers!   

The Hummingbird will launch an all out aerial attack on any intruder, as the nectar in the garden is the needed sustenance for her/his journey.  

In this way, the Hummingbird meaning as a totem animal symbolizes the respect of territories, protecting  and enforcing your boundaries, the need to be feisty if needed to protect your boundaries and what is yours.  

With their wings beating incredibly rapidly, Hummingbirds have incredible energy but at the same time burn a lot of juice, needing frequent refueling

What is the Spiritual Meaning of Hummingbird? 

The spiritual meanings and attributes of Hummingbird symbolizes preparation and attention to details. 

The Hummingbird teaches us the need to be prepared for our journeys, to attend to the small details.  Also, take your energy into consideration and don't over extend yourself, and take frequent breaks to nourish yourself.  

This message from the Hummingbird extends to the spiritual path as well. 

The journey of Spirit will take you far... into new realms, here you will face challenges of new ideas and boundaries of the mind, and spirit and your new ways of being may be challenged by others.   This is when you will have to defend the territories of your new beliefs, and new ways of being.

Hummingbird Meaning ~ Power Animal 

Call upon the Hummingbird as a guiding power animal when you are taking on a an epic journey or formidable undertaking.

Imagine this tiny little dynamo which appears so fragile, yet she crosses hundreds of miles of oceans facing the wind and darkness so that she may reach her destination.   Can you imagine the courage she must possess?

Hummingbird power animal reminds us that deep within we have the courage to face our most difficult challenges and journeys with strength and fortitude. 

There are times when we have to be very courageous and make difficult decisions on our journey to get to the destination of our goal. 

There will be unforeseen obstacles, and we will need endurance and perseverance which Hummingbird represents so eloquently. 

Hummingbird challenges you to say "yes I can", and believe it will be done. 

Hummingbird can also ask the question "what is your joy, and what joy do you bring to the world?"

This question can bring a challenge from the Hummingbird power animal, challenging you to both experience and create more joy internally and externally! 

This can also be a clear signal that you are not experiencing enough joy in your life, look to simple ways in which you can begin increasing your personal joy, and then find ways to bring more joy to the world!  

Native American Meaning of the hummingbird 

In Native American folklore tribes attribute the symbolism of joy, speed and endurance to the Hummingbird.

Hummingbird is also a sign that a deceased loved one may be bringing you a message of comfort.

For you to know the meaning meant for you, ask the Hummingbird spirit guide to reveal the message it has for you.  Hummingbird is a powerful messenger, honor and take the message to heart.   

To be sure, just as the Hummingbird seems to appear out of no where, the signs and messages can and will come from the Hummingbird when you least expect it!

Hummingbird Spirit Animal Symbolism & Meaning

Hummingbird Dream Symbolism 

Are Hummingbirds in your dreams?

What does it mean to dream about Hummingbirds?

Hummingbird visits in dreams have significant meaning indeed!

Let's begin with the idea that everyone has their own special kind of magic, they were born with it, and meant to use it.

When you dream of the hummingbird it can mean that in order to work your special kind of "law of attraction" magic regarding your big goals and dreams, you may need to relocate to a spot that is more in tune with who you are. 

Don't be surprised if this means moving cross country, or even to another part of the world.   

If for instance your dream was to run chartered boat tours and you live in the mountains, you'll have to relocate to a place that supports the fulfillment of your vision. 

You may have to begin to make some very big changes in your lifestyle to even make the move, this is all about where you decide to focus your energy and allocation of assets. 

Just like the hummingbird who takes incredible journeys to find the resources it needs to thrive, you may be spinning your wheels trying to get things to fall into place at your current locale. 

Hummingbird may be saying that there's a much better spot that will help you bring your dreams to reality.

Hummingbird symbolism in dreams can also be a sign or a message that you need to pay close attention to your energy, and what you may be wasting your energy on.   

The Special Magic of Hummingbird Spirit Animal

The Special Magic of the Hummingbird is movement...  the motion of the Hummingbirds wings actually creates the infinity symbol, or the figure eight. 

Hummingbird has some amazing flight skills!  The hummingbird can stop on a dime in mid flight, he can hover, fly backwards and from side to side.

The legend of the Hummingbird's magic is that it can stop time!

Hummingbird is the animal ambassador of this special magic called motion; meaning that with skillful maneuvering, and the magic of believing . . .  anything is possible. 

When you were born, you were born to have a rich juicy experience, big daring adventures and love beyond expectation!  Call upon the special magic of the Hummingbird in joy and enthusiasm for the energy and blessings of these charms.

"Anything that is in motion, tends to stay in motion" Albert Einstein ~ I think that quote is perfectly suited to the Hummingbird :) 

Fun FAQ's about the Hummingbird

Is Seeing a Hummingbird a sign of good luck? 

This is a question I get frequently about Hummingbirds meaning, so let's re-visit the aspect of Hummingbird as a symbol of luck and let's bring love into the mix, shall we!

Taking into account that the Hummingbird is an extraordinary and powerful symbol of love, and considering the idea that whenever someone finds "the one", they feel extremely lucky ~ and even "beyond lucky", friends say "you lucked out", or "you got lucky" ~ so it has to be yes, yes ,yes!!  Hummingbirds are indeed a symbol of good luck, especially in love!

Are hummingbirds a good omen? 

Absolutely! Hummingbirds always spread joy and light. 

Hummingbirds visits have meaning of

  • bringing unexpected light
  • love and joyful surprise
  • a return of love & romance, a return of a lost love
  • a return of joy in the heart

What is the favorite flower of the Hummingbird?

In my yard, the Hummingbirds love the honeysuckles and fuschia flowers!   Hummingbirds are also known to love brightly colored flowers especially red and pink flowers that are tubular or bell shaped which hold the most delicious and juicy nectar.  

How did the Hummingbird gets it's name? 

From the humming sound their wings make in flight, you can always hear the Hummingbird approaching!

Learn how to make your own Hummingbird food and set up feeders to attract Hummingbirds here!

Hummingbird Meaning... the Essence of Joy and Enthusiasm 

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