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Cardinals are some of the prettiest birds around and while you might not see them often when you do it could mean more than you think. If you have a deceased loved one, seeing this kind of bird could indicate they’re paying you a visit.

If you’re seeing red cardinals then you should think back to your loved ones and be reminded of their existence. If a loved one wants you to know they’re before you, they will present themselves in different ways, and one of the more common is a cardinal sighting. While some spirits choose to work through butterflies, lots of them opt for red cardinals.

While most people love seeing these pretty birds, not everyone knows the meaning behind their presence. Not only do they allow our loved ones to visit us, but they also symbolize a lot of things in the energetic world. They bring messages, promote love, and so much more.

In regards to cardinals and their messenger abilities Caring Cardinals wrote as follows on their website:

Symbolic signs appear in many forms, but the red cardinal has long been embraced as the most notable spiritual messenger who has been sent by our loved ones in Heaven to watch over us. To this day, red cardinals are one of the most common spiritual signs that people receive from Heaven. The word cardinal comes from the Latin word cardo which means hinge. The cardinal is serving as the hinge on the doorway between Earth and Spirit, delivering messages back and forth. Cardinal-themed gifts for an adult or child who has experienced a loss are truly meaningful and become treasured gifts for a lifetime.

If you’re seeing cardinals or one specific cardinal a lot then chances are you’re being offered a rare treat. Some people actually have these creatures as their totem animals. In regards to their totem meanings and messages, they encourage those under them to really work harder and stand taller. 

In regards to the cardinal as a spirit animal Trusted Psychic Medium wrote as follows on their website:

The cardinal spirit animal is known for its clear and loud whistle, and this signifies the need to pay attention to what’s happening around you. Listen to your inner voice to know what’s good for you.

The cardinal is a monogamous bird whose relationship with its mate is romantic, harmonious, and musical.

They make lovely music together, and this is also something that you should strive to have in your own relationships.

Strive to be loyal and faithful, and live each day together in love and respect. If there’s anything that you need to work out between you and your partner, do it.

Don’t wait until a small disagreement becomes a full-blown problem. No relationship is perfect, and it takes a lot of work to make it last.

Unlike the Magpie, the meaning of the cardinal is also about renewal. You will be experiencing many beginnings and endings in your life, and you should take these opportunities to make yourself a better person.

It speaks about pride and confidence about the gifts that you possess and the things that you have accomplished.

How often do you see cardinals? I see them up close quite frequently, and I feel as if my grandmother is near each time. While she is not here, she is still with me. For other signs that could indicate a loved one who has passed is near, check out the video below.