#FridayFreeForAll #Crows

Happy Friday!! I hope everyone has a fabulous weekend ahead! Today’s subject may be a little ‘odd’ to some, but oh well, that’s what this Friday slot is all about. Anything goes!

Rick and I had some good friends, Roxy and Judy Gordon, who lived outside of Coleman between Valera and Talpa. (Yes, those are real places – tiny little towns) They were two of the most unique individuals I ever knew. They spent several years living on an Indian Reservation in Montana and practiced the Native American traditions and ways. They built what they called a house-up on top of a hill that overlooked a valley. I looked for a photo to show you and, after an hour of searching gave up. I have it on a video, but I did find this one which would have been taken shortly after they finished building it. (used with permission).


Anyway, on the side of the building, they would paint the year and an animal, for example, ‘2002 The Year of The Snake’ or whatever animal had made its presence known that particular year.

What does any of that have to do with my post? I have been seeing an unusually large number of huge crows where I live.

Photo by Jan Sikes

That isn’t normal here. Occasionally I’ll see one or two, but not these large numbers. So, me being me, I had to consult my Animal Spirit Guides book and see what they signify.

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Here’s what the book had to say about Crows:

You are on the verge of manifesting something you’ve been working toward for a while. Be very watchful over the next few days for any clear omens or signs that will guide and teach you. Expect a big change very soon. You’ve noticed something that’s out of balance or an injustice that hasn’t been addressed, and it’s important to speak up about it. You’re about to get a glimpse into some future event that affects your directly.

Hmmmmm. That’s certainly food for thought. Then I also found this on the internet.

Crows are a powerful symbol of change and transition. The crow is a symbol of metamorphosis or change. More importantly, it alludes to a shift in one’s spiritual or emotional well-being. With their keen senses and ability to adapt, birds are an invaluable source of information for people living in urban environments.

Courtesy: https://www.yourtango.com/2020334049/spiritual-meaning-crow

What to make of all the crows? I do believe there is a distinct message for me. I can certainly keep my eyes and ears open. At the very least, the pigeon population decreased when the crows showed up. I count that a win!

Author D.L. Finn embraces the concept of spirit animals in her life and in her books which often includes a bear. If you haven’t had the pleasure of reading her books, take a look. This is her latest.

And to top it all off, here is a song by my friend, the late Richard J. Dobson that says a lot about crows. πŸ™‚ Enjoy!

If I could paint on the side of a building, I would name 2022 as The Year of The Crow.

What do you think? Do different animals show up at different times in your life? Can you look back and see distinct meanings in their visits? Let’s chat!

46 thoughts on “#FridayFreeForAll #Crows

  1. Hi Jan

    Your friends seem like they were healthy and beautiful people – and the photo you found of your friend in front of his cool house – well I love his stance – that belt buckle and his glasses !
    Such a culture rich image
    (And I just skipped the crow part because those kind of guides are contradictory t my Christian beliefs – as out the Card readings – and Carol Kornacki is a former car reader who talks about how this is not for everyone and for her it led to oppression and misery) and with that said / I respectfully respect your beliefs and i Almost thought I could not follow your blog – but I think I can because you write about so much more than occult stuff and I think God had our paths cross !
    Okay – just wanted to share that and hope you have a great week!

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    1. Thank you for visiting and leaving a comment, Yvette. Our friends were most definitely unique and colorful. And no worries about skipping the crow part. I totally get it and understand. Yes. I write about lots more than metaphysical things and am happy to have you here. Take care and have a great week!

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  2. Can’t say I associate any particular events with the arrival of one bird or critter to our house. We had a Roadrunner hanging around for a week recently. He came up to the window and looked in daily (actually more likely looking at his own reflection, it being sunny and the inside slightly darker). Aggressive at times, he’d chase the Mexican Jays or other birds. He’s gone now. Hmm?

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    1. Oh, how funny. Roadrunners are such peculiar birds. And I have seen them be very aggressive with other critters, especially snakes. What a fun treat to have him look in the window. πŸ™‚ You’re right. He was probably looking at his reflection, but still pretty cool. Thanks for sharing, John!

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  3. We have had a large influx of crows in the last six months. We wake up to the sounds of them calling from our nearby trees. Another thing they like to do is congregate on the roof and hop about. Sometimes there can be ten or more of them up there making lots of noise.

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  4. Your friends sound like such intriguing people. I bet they would tell amazing stories!

    I’ve always loved crows and ravens, and have used them (and other birds) in some of my writings. For myself, I’ve had instances where Monarch butterflies have made themselves known at times when I felt they were gifting me with a message.

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    1. You are right about Roxy and Judy. They had some pretty amazing stories to share, on and off the reservation. Colorful is the right word. I love that you can relate to animals in and out of stories. They can all serve as messengers. Thank you so much for joining in today, Mae!

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  5. OH MY GOSH!!! For the first time this year, I spotted a crow over my garden, Jan! And it happened a week ago. I thought how unusual for a crow to pass so low. I’m definitely in a shift at the moment. Must process more… Thanks so much for sharing! xoxo

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  6. Your Friday posts are always food for thought, Jan. I also think that animals show up with lessons for us. Crows are interesting to me because I always see them as messengers from the spirit world. Messages of transformation, transition, and staying alert are powerful. We’ve had a hawk come to visit us on our deck three days in a row. The mourning doves disappeared with his/her arrival. I love that feeling of creativity that descended with this amazing bird. Fun post, my friend.

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    1. Thank you for stopping by, Diana. I agree that animals show up with lessons for us. I also see crows and ravens as messengers from the spirit world, and since they have shown up here, I’ve had one very intense “dream visit” from someone in spirit world. The hawk is another powerful messenger, and I love it when one shows up. Yes, these predatory birds tend to scare off the meeker ones. But I didn’t mind seeing the pigeons go! I appreciate your comment!

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  7. Love the picture of the house and that your friends paint the years spirit animal on it. We had a unusual sudden visit from crows here a couple months ago. They followed us on our walk. One site I looked them up was very negative, I like your insight much better. We do have a pair of ravens, who I think work with the bear to get our garbage cans open. Very creative.. lol. Thank you for the mention and recommendation, I do pay attention to what nature has to say! I picked up a copy of the book, it looks like a good reference to use with the one I have with my spirit cards and what I look up. Xo

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    1. Lol! I love that the ravens help the bears to get into the garbage cans. Hey, there’s enough for everyone. πŸ™‚ You are most welcome for the recommendation. It’s a great book, and the animals in the story are so unique and endearing. I’m glad you grabbed a copy of the reference book. It’s very comprehensive. And yes, I always look for the positive in signs and symbols. Thank you for stopping by!


  8. Very interesting, Jan. I was only out at Roxie and Judy’s one time and it was something to see as well as that steep road going up there to their house. I laugh at those chairs on top of the roof! That’s an indication of their uniqueness. I never was comfortable around them because they would give those very loud outbursts when you least expected it and scare you to death. Roxie came from a long line of Texas Rangers and lawmen which didn’t fit him. The crows you’re seeing are bringing a message and I think part at least is this new project you’re working on. I have a strong feeling that it’s going to lead to places you want to go. Follow the crow, Sister.

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    1. Lol! Roxy was very soft-spoken, but Judy could get loud, depending on the amount of vodka consumed. But they were definitely unique. I agree the crows have a message since I noticed them. And I am grateful to them for scaring away the pigeons. πŸ™‚ Thank you for stopping by! Love you!


  9. It took me a long time to go through your post today, Jan. The picture of your friend’s house-up caught my imagination, so I had to click through. Then the black crow–I have a thousand of them (must be 1,000!) every afternoon flying over my house and landing in my trees. Then Richard’s Black Crow song–couldn’t be better.

    Great start to my day.

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    1. Whoo hoo!! I’m so glad you enjoyed the post, Jacqui, and that it resonated with you. Thank you for taking the time to listen to Richard’s song. He was such a good friend and sorely missed. Roxy and Judy Gordon were unique human beings. It added to our lives. Thank you for stopping by and for taking the time to absorb the post! Have a GREAT weekend!

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  10. Being someone who loves nature and wildlife as much as I do, including birds of all kinds, I’m always alert to new avian visitors in our area. I love crows, and there’s one really big one (almost looks like a Raven, it’s so large, but it is definitely a crow.) He comes to my feeder fairly regularly and makes a big mess flicking the things he doesn’t want over the side of the tray while he hunts for the choicest morsels.

    They are really clever birds, and handsome as all get out, in spite of not having any flashy colors. We have two distinct species down here. The smaller fish crow with its distinctive, two note call of AH-ah, AH-ah. And the larger American crow with the CAW, CAW, CAW we associate with these birds.

    American crows are considered partially migratory, meaning some migrate every year, and others in the same area stay put. And it’s the time of year for them to do that, which could explain all the extras you’re seeing. As to whether they are an omen of anything, I can’t say, but I always think of them as being lucky. (Maybe just because I enjoy them so much, as they strut and preen and show off. Almost as much fun as the boat-tailed grackles we get down here every autumn.)

    Thanks for sharing the symbolism and I hope they bring you good luck and happy news!

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    1. Thank you for chiming in, Marcia. I agree they are beautiful birds. Their feathers shine in the sunlight. And, at least it has cut down on the pigeon population. Apparently they are afraid of crows. Who knew? Anyway, thank you for adding to the conversation! I’m glad you enjoyed the post.

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    1. Yes, she does, and I thought about her. I think the crow is probably her spirit animal. When we have a strong affinity to one, that’s a pretty good indication it’s a powerful influence in our lives. Thank you for stopping by and I hope you have a great weekend!

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    1. Thanks for stopping by, Erika. I looked and don’t see slugs listed in the book. It could be that they are just hungry and like your garden. A website called sodaliteminds says slugs are a reminder to let go and go slow. Hm. Does that fit?

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  11. I got a shock to see your Friday post … cannot, at all, believe it’s Friday again already, lols! I think the mischief of the crows might be at play, here πŸ˜†Have a wonderful, weekend, Jan, and here’s hoping you’re about to receive some great news πŸ’•πŸ™‚

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    1. I remember your fascination with Eagles, Craig. They are such powerful messengers. The day my husband’s mother passed away a flock of Guineas filled her yard. We’d never seen them before and never saw them again. Fun stuff!

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    1. What a wonderful omen! It pays to be aware. I believe signs are all around us, but so often I miss them. Your experience with Donald makes me want to look up ducks. πŸ™‚ Thanks for stopping by!


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