A hawk was in my dream last night. I walk outside to burn Palo Santo and say a prayer to the Sun for Litha (Happy Summer Solstice y'all!) and who do I see on the fence? PS; the Egyptian god of the Sun is Ra, who is often depicted with a hawk!
Hawks are messengers (as all birds are) but have some other lore associated with them - they're signifying a solemn strength inside to help you succeed or prepare for change and remind you to not give up. They're patient observers waiting to make a move when the time is right. Hawks remind us that we need to pay close attention now and trust your instincts more than ever! On a more superficial level, hawks represent sexuality, libido, stamina, passion, and lust.
The Eyptians depicted the human spirit (ba) that flew out of the body and reincarnated as a hawk. Horus, the sky god, also held hawks sacred. Isis is said to have shape shifted into a hawk to save Osiris.
In Greco-Roman mythology, the hawk is the swift spirit messenger of Apollo/Mercury and is associated with the sorceress, Circe.
In Native American traditions, hawk is the Earth’s guardian. Hawk feathers are sacred in numerous tribes, often being included in costumes for rituals.
The Chinese associated hawks with war. In Polynesian stories, the hawk appears as a prophetic bird with healing powers.
Gayatri is the Hindu hawk spirit who brought an intoxicating drink of immortality known as ‘soma’ from heaven. He is also a spirit vehicle of Indra.
Hawks are associated with the number 14 (my birthday) and the Temperance tarot card.