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What Does A Red Cardinal Bird Symbolize?

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The red cardinal has many meanings as a symbol. It is probably most popularly a symbol of Christmas. This bright red bird symbolizes the beauty and warmth of the holiday season as it brings a bit of cheer to gray wintery days. The cardinals scarlet plumage also represents the blood of Christ shed for the redemption of mankind in the Christian religion. The birds common name, cardinal, is actually derived from the royal red vestments worn by Catholic cardinals.

Many spiritual people will tell you that a cardinal also represents death or afterlife. Reports from loved ones and hospice workers often state that a cardinal appears just before or after a death, or that a cardinal frequently visits or appears in dreams after the loss of a loved one. As a totem symbol, the cardinal symbolizes vitality. A balance of intuition, perseverance and strength, the cardinal is said to offer safe passage into the realm of personal power to realize one’s goals and dreams.

The cardinal also represents passion and warmth as a totem symbol. Yoga practitioners believe the bird represents blood, the life force, and is related to survival, identity, health and security. This life force lies dormant until activated by meditation. However, frequent sightings of a cardinal should not necessarily be interpreted as a sign or omen. Cardinals are more comfortable with human beings than some other wild animals and frequent sightings may mean a cardinal is hungry and has pegged you as a source of food.
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OldMaidWhovian Anonymous
People who believe the cardinal means anything are daft. Sorry, but they are. We had a cardinal that used to hang out in the burning bush outside the living room window of my childhood home for YEARS. Guess what? NO ONE DIED and no one from the dead tried to pass along any messages.

Saying cardinals are signs from the dead or of death, is basically like telling someone that seeing a rainbow means a unicorn is going to come along, raise its tail and poo out bricks of gold at your feet.

Not to decry faith, but...come on!

It's the 21st century. Stop living in the Middle Ages!
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The red cardinal comes in the winter season of ones life to bring the reminder that the blood of Jesus takes away all our sins and makes us as white as the snow freshly fallen with no mistakes left showing.

The red symbolizes God's forgiveness showing Him to be the Great Redeemer - redeeming trash into Treasure - which is His Life Inside Us.
S. Blessings in TN.

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