Spiritual Meaning of Cardinal Tapping on Window: The Hidden Message

Birds symbolize ultimate freedom and liberty. So much so that we sometimes wish that we could fly just like them.

I remember one week, several years ago, when I was visited by a beautiful Northern Cardinals almost every day.

For almost 5 days straight, it would come tapping at my window. I thought I had made a friend.

But as expected, after that week, the cardinal went on it’s way and I never saw it again.

I didn’t think much of it then, but looking back at it years after, I can’t help but wonder if that beautiful little creature was trying to communicate with me.

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The most popular and common interpretation of seeing a red cardinal is that it symbolizes a loved one who has passed yet they are near you.

When I finally looked into it, I was very surprised to find that there is actually a spiritual meaning to having a cardinal tap at your window!

So in this article, we are going to explore those meanings and discover the deep connection between these birds and the spirit realm.

Red Cardinal Spiritual Meaning

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Being a messenger, a cardinal coming to your window is usually a sign your spirit guides are trying to send you a message.

A red Cardinal holds a lot of importance in different beliefs and traditions around the world. The most popular and common interpretation of seeing a red cardinal is that it symbolizes a loved one who has passed yet they are near you. It is as if they are trying to let you know that they are with you and you are not alone.

However, this is not the only interpretation.

In some Christian beliefs, the Red Cardinal is closely tied to the blood of Christ and the resurrection.

Another interpretation is that seeing a red Cardinal is a sign from that universe to connect with your root chakra. The root chakra is symbolized by the color red and is located at the base of the spine. It is a link between the physical world and our own internal energy system. Connecting to and taking care of your root chakra is important to keep yourself grounded and stable. It is responsible for all of your basic human needs from food, to safety, to your own identity.

Something else that the Cardinal is known for is loyalty. The Cardinal usually mates with only one partner its entire life and is known for being a monogamous species. Some believe that seeing a Cardinal means that you are very loyal and that you have loyal people around you.

In the end, the spiritual interpretations of seeing Cardinals are also very subjective and personal. So it is always important to make sure that you are aware of how you feel when you see a red cardinal. Your intuition will be able to guide you toward the interpretation that holds the most true for you.

Red Bird Pecking At Window Spiritual Meaning

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When a red bird pecks at your window, it’s trying to send you a message. It could also signify a transformation about to happen in your life or good luck is coming.

Seeing a red bird, like the Cardinal, peck at your window hold a deeper meaning than most people are aware of.

If I knew back then, what I know now, I would have realized that I was actually being guided.

There are 3 main interpretations that you should know so let’s go through them

1 – Red Birds Are Messengers From The Spirit Realm

A lot of the time, these birds are actually trying to give us a wake-up call or a message. There is something that we are missing or that we are not seeing in our lives at that time.

Not only is it a wake-up call but it is also telling you that you need to pay more attention to your intuition and your guides. They may be trying to tell you something, especially if the pecking is persistent.

I wish I knew that years ago.

2 – Red Birds And Transformation

Many believe that a red bird pecking at your window is a sign that you are about to undergo a huge transformation or a change in your life.

This is especially true if you are in a period in your life where you are trying to make shift like changing jobs or moving.

It could be a physical change or even an emotional transformation. Either way, you are being called to embrace the change that is coming.

3 – Red Birds And Good Luck

Birds have long been known to bring luck and prosperity. As someone who grew up in a West African household, my culture has the belief that a bird flying into your house is a very good thing. Every time it happens, everyone stops what they are doing, and they pray for all of the things that they want in this world.

So having a bird peck at the window is viewed as being told by the universe that good luck is coming towards you.

On the other hand, if you hear an owl hooting outside your window, here’s what it means.

What Does It Mean When A Cardinal Comes To Your Window

Seeing a Cardinal at your window is seen as a message or a visit from the spirit realm. It could be a loved one who passed who is trying to communicate with you. It could also be your spirit guides trying to send you a message.

Cardinals are also known for having confidence and assertiveness. So seeing a cardinal by your window can also be a reminder of your own strength and power.

Either way, if you see a cardinal, the best thing you can do is to try to stay silent and listen. Take a moment to meditate and be present and you may just hear the message.

Just like a cardinal, monarch butterflies are also believed to bring messages from divine beings. Here’s what they have in common.

What Does It Mean When A Cardinal Hits Your Window

Having a bird hit your window can be a very frightening experience. It usually comes very unexpectedly and the loud sound can be very startling.

But what does it mean from a spiritual point of view?

Even though it may seem like a bad omen, having a cardinal hit your window is not necessarily a bad thing.

Well, at least not for you. It might hurt the bird a little.

Generally speaking, a cardinal hitting your window is a symbol of urgency. There may be something that needs your attention right away. The cardinal hitting your window is like the universe trying to capture your attention.

The messages will vary greatly which is why it is important to really take the time to listen and think about what is going on around you when it happens.

Here’s another guide on the spiritual meaning of when a bird hits your window.

Seeing A Red Cardinal Spiritual Meaning

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Red cardinals bring a positive message that means you will experience good luck. They are believed to be signs from a passed loved one or that angels are watching.

In spirituality, there is something called the Cardinal Experience. This is when someone goes through a moment of difficulty and then unexpectedly sees a red cardinal. If you have lost someone close to you and see a cardinal shortly afterward, this is viewed as a sign from the passed loved one. Red cardinals are also believed to be signs that angels are close to you.

Some people may even see red cardinals in their dreams. This is viewed as a very positive message and usually means that you will be experiencing good luck in the future. Red Cardinals in dreams can also symbolize you finally being truthful and honest with yourself when it comes to your dreams and passions.

What Does It Mean When You See Two Cardinals Together

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Seeing two red cardinals is a sign you’re attracting your soulmate or twin flames. It symbolizes a loyal partner or a long-lasting union.

If you are in a period in your life where you are looking for love, then seeing two cardinals together may be one of the best things that you can see!

Cardinals are naturally monogamous animals and they tend to stay with the same partner for their whole life.

Seeing 2 cardinals together symbolizes attracting a true life partner. Some would even go as far as to say that it means that you are attracting a soulmate or twin flame.

If you are already in a relationship, then this can be a confirmation that the person you are with is in fact a loyal person. The universe may be trying to tell you that this union is going to last a long time.

Either way, there is definitely a loyal partner or friend that is in your life or coming into your life.


If you made it to the end of this article, then you now know that a Red Cardinal holds a very important place in the world of spirituality.

But it also comes with a lot of different meanings, messages, and interpretations.

So the one thing that you always have to keep in mind is that your spiritual journey is very personal. So it is important to always think about what holds meaning for you and what resonates with you in your life at that moment.

Red Cardinals are generally seen as positive omens and bring good messages. Sometimes, they simply want you to pay attention to something that you may be missing. And other times, they could bring messages from the spirit realm. Whatever it may mean for you, embrace the joyous dance of love, guidance, and harmony that they bring, and allow their feathered wisdom to accompany you on your beautiful journey through life’s colorful voyage.

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A spiritual enthusiast with a heart full of positivity, Lindsay is passionate about tarot, animals, and dream interpretation. Her journey towards spiritual growth is an open book, inspiring others to embark on their own paths of enlightenment.

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