We naturally interact with everything in the universe, even without knowing it. However, over time, we have lost our divine connection to nature. We seem to have forgotten what it means to truly feel, to understand its messages, and to live as one with it. Few people have contained this sacred knowledge – they can guide us into becoming more conscious of our spirituality. Learning how to act by the laws of the universe isn’t an easy task, but it will make our lives significantly more meaningful and fulfilling. One of the ways of reconnecting with nature is through developing your intuition and observance – to better understand its messengers.
This article focuses on the Spirit Animal Peacock, its symbolism, personality traits, ways to reconnect with it, and more.
Peacocks are proud, beautiful, and vain animals. They move gracefully and know their worth. These animals have been enjoyed by the royals most of the time. That is one of the reasons why they are considered a symbol of fabulous lifestyles. Their colorful bright feathers are not only a sign of their vanity and beauty – but also the standard according to which they pick a partner. Some may say that these animals are superficial and egocentrical because of their self-absorbed nature.
If you feel like you embody these traits or want to channel them in your life, keep reading to find a way to better understand how to use and find them.
Meaning and Symbolism of Peacock as Spirit Animal
If you relate to the Spirit Guide Peacock – you are most likely goal-driven, beautiful, majestic, honorable, self-assured, strong, and socially respected.
In Hinduism, peacocks are believed to predict the rain – they dance around when it is coming. In this part of the world, they also symbolize supportiveness. In the far East, this animal has been associated with Kuan Yin. When she ascended, she created the peacock to guard Earth and protect the peace. Ancients Greeks linked this animal with Hera – it was sacred to her – there was a severe punishment for anyone who didn’t respect it.
The Peacock – evolutionary speaking has always lived on the land. That means that it embodies the Element Earth – it is resilient, goal-goal oriented, stable, practical, and protective. However, in this case, the connection to this Element brings out something more – its need for beauty and balance. Earth doesn’t only represent stability – it associates with all of the fine arts, pleasures in life, and aesthetics.
Characteristics and Personality
The Spirit Animal Peacock brings beauty and grace into our lives. It is a gentle and mesmerizing creature that has always stunned us with its appearance. This animal can teach you that you don’t need to change yourself – you have to be bold enough to accept your authentic being as it is. That may sound like a difficult task, with the proper guidance, you will learn how to love yourself fully and appreciate your whole being every day.
Peacocks have learned how to be proud of what they are. They are taking the bold step – to publicly be comfortable in their skin. That is enough motivation to make us look within for what parts of us are unique and irreplaceable and to show them. When you know yourself completely and have learned how to be grateful even for the personality traits you are not keen on, you can start appreciating yourself. Knowing yourself is just the first step of the plan – accepting the dark sides is the hard part. The Spirit Animal Peacock can show you the path of complete and honest self-appreciation.
It is always easier and safer to be like the rest of the group. Not standing out has been a way to succeed in the line of evolution, other animals still have camouflage appearances. However, that was never the goal of the peacock. It has been so comfortable in its skin, intuitively knowing that it is protected, that it was never scared to be its true self.
These animals represent:
Peacock Spirit Animal Positive Powers
Beauty: The peacock has been a symbol of beauty and lightness. It possesses the quality of being pleasing to the senses or the min – for some – it may be the physical appeal, for others the hidden meanings and symbolism of this animal. However, there is no question that the peacock has mesmerized us for many centuries.
This animal can guide you on your path of self-love and appreciation. It will make you boldly assert yourself. When you are confident in your uniqueness, there is no room for second-guessing and shyness. When we understand that we are already exactly what we are supposed to be, we can embrace all of our qualities.
In other words, the peacock teaches us that its beauty comes from within. It’s the attitude we have, the way we act, what we are – that makes us beautiful, not solely the appearance. If you have problems with accepting all of your characteristics and are on the path of self-assurance – this animal will be your guiding star.
Protection: The Spirit Animal Peacock is believed to ward off evil. As it eats snakes, it is historically associated with a protector. This animal shields you from danger, pain, or discomfort. There is a royal atmosphere around it, which gives off the idea that it will guide you as a leader would – with grace and a firm hand. You can put your faith in this Spirit Guide, that no harm will ever reach you while you are under its protection. Even the high Greek Goddess Hera used peacocks as her protectors – they are associated with her.
Royalty: The Spirit Animal Peacock is associated with the royal families because it has been seen in the garden of palaces. That is one of the reasons why it is seen as a fabulous creature – it hasn’t been available for all people. This extraordinary animal has known that it can’t present itself to merely anyone – only a few chosen people can be around it.
Authenticity: The Spirit Animal Peacock will help you find the strength to stand up for what you truly believe in. Firstly, you have to collect information about yourself. One of the most important steps – to set boundaries – is only possible when you focus on your priorities and goals. The next one is to stand proudly behind what your soul truly believes in. It is difficult to be completely and unapologetically yourself when you don’t love yourself.
Peacock Spirit Animal Negative Powers
Vain: If your vanity takes the form of being preoccupied with achievement, you’ll constantly seek expensive labels to prove your worth and success. If it’s your physical appearance you focus on, you’ll be lured by fancy clothes because you think they’ll make you look better. Whatever the case is, you will need external validation to prove that you are worthy. However, when you learn to truly appreciate yourself this will all look superficial and unnecessary.
Conceited: Similar to vanity, this is another personality trait that peacocks possess. Vanity is defined as excessive pride and an overestimation of one’s own merits and abilities. Likewise, conceited people assume that others hold them in very high regard because they are simply superior. You have to remember that no matter how unique you are – you are just as important as anyone else. For the universal balance to work – we have to acknowledge everyone’s contribution. It can come naturally to think that we are more deserving than others or to wonder why others have been more fortunate than us – in such times we have to remind ourselves that everything has a divine purpose and we are exactly where we need to be and who we need to be.
Peacock as an Animal Totem
Keeping a peacock totem is a reminder to live authentically, to love yourself unconditionally and to show it proudly, to be calm and trust the universe, to find the power in yourself as rulers had before you. If you want to channel some of the traits that this animal possesses, keep a symbol of it around you. It can be in the form of jewelry, art, symbols, written words, or anything you associate with this animal.
Keeping a peacock totem in your home will bring beauty, protection, grace, peace, divinity, authenticity, and self-assurance to you. Keeping it in sight will help you become more confident.
How to Call the Animal Spirit of Peacock for Help?
This animal embodies the elements of earth, you could visit any place that helps you connect to nature. However, if want to do it from the comfort of your home, you can find a simple guided meditation written below. The most effective way to communicate with your spirit guide is through visualization and listening to your intuition. This meditation will help you embody their energy.
Simple ways to reconnect with the Animal Spirit Peacock
As a start, we need to find the Earth element within ourselves. It embodies everything solid and resistant, everything physical. Imagine that you are walking through a wild field – feel every emotion in your body, the different physical sensations, how your body communicates with the material world. Try mindful observation. How does it feel to be alive in the material space you take, how does the field feel, how do they interact? Take some time to appreciate everything that your body is doing to keep you alive and all of the wonderful sensors you have because of all of its hard work.
The peacock is teaching us how to be more grounded. The stability that you have found is the motivation for you to go after your wildest desires and goals. Only after having this foundation can you begin to comprehend the path you need to take before you become authentically yourself. Similarly, the proud and vain peacock had to walk it too, today we only see the result of its hard work.
Similar to this animal, we have a long journey ahead before we can walk gracefully and with confidence. However, this spirit animal will guide and protect you on your path.
How Does an Animal Spirit Make Itself Known?
The Spirit Guide Peacock carries messages from other spiritual realms. That is why the communication comes off completely different than any other language already known to us. That is why some of their messages go by us completely unnoticed – we are not used to encountering them. However, when we can learn to distinguish them – we will be able to decode them.
There are multiple ways to do this, for example – when you pay attention to when and where you see this animal. That is one way to narrow the possibilities of what the message might mean.
The Spirit Animal Peacock can make itself known in different ways. The most common are: to appear in your dreams, visions, and real-life situations. Even though it is uncommon to see this animal physically, it is still an option. Maybe it wouldn’t be as random as a dream, but it is still a valid option. It can make itself known in any form – it doesn’t have to be physically the animal itself. The possibilities are endless but here are some examples: seeing it in art, reading about it, hearing about it on the news or from a random conversation, seeing this animal on clothes, a person randomly mentioning it, or being gifted a totem of them. Anything you associate with this animal is how it will communicate with you. Your Spirit Guide knows the perfect way to convey its messages when you learn to observe and listen.
How to Understand Your Spirit Animal’s Message
The most crucial step is to find your associations – or in other words – how do you decipher the message? For most of us, it is easier to rely on universal symbolism, but in the end, nothing can compare to personal intuition. That is because you are the only person that can accurately understand your divine messages. As mentioned before, your spirit guide will send you messages that are specifically created for you, according to your thoughts, memories, and beliefs.
Therefore, to understand them more accurately, try to ask yourself questions that will clarify the situation. Some of them are: what does it mean for me, how does it make me feel, do I want to act upon it? You can begin decoding the message only after you have cleared up every detail in your head.
Meaning of Peacock in Dreams
Finding the meaning in your dreams is the same as finding out what the physical messages represent. They vary from one person to the other – and only you can fully understand yours. The most accurate guide is your intuition and observance. What you feel during the dream and after will help you decipher the message.
Here are some examples of what a dream might mean:
- Dreaming of a peacock flying back to the nest indicates that you will have good luck soon.
- A bird in a cage may imply restriction and wisdom.
- A particularly gorgeous peacock feather symbolizes your appearance and expresses the attitude of how you see yourself.
- Dreaming of a peacock symbolizes a bright future and development in your career.
- If you have a dream about an injured peacock, or you fear the bird, these dreams have a negative air and suggest you may have issues with success, or you might fear to embrace all that you can be.
Meaning of Peacock in Various Mythologies
They are mentioned in the Bible as being part of the treasure taken to the court of King Solomon.
In the 1838 Young Naturalist’s Book of Birds, author Percy St. John relates the Arab belief that peacocks were a “bird of ill omen.”.
Peacocks were an important symbol in Roman times, most commonly representing funerals, death, and resurrection.
In Greek Mythology, the peacock was believed to have sprung from the blood of Argos Panoptes, the hundred-eyed giant. Later accounts state that it was Hera who, upon the death of Argos, placed his eyes in the peacock’s tail herself or—alternately—turned Argos into a peacock. They remained a special bird for her.
Mayura is a Sanskrit word for peacock which is one of the sacred birds of Hindu mythology.
According to a popular Islamic tale, the peacock got its ghastly voice after it fell from grace and was cast out of Paradise.
In the Indian context, peacocks have complex roles in legends and myths. The one element that remains unchanged through it all is the belief that the peacock was created from the feathers of Garuda, the giant mythical bird who is Vishnu’s mount.
In China, in the military, they were given a peacock feather as a symbolic honor for their service to the nation.