The Falcon is a bird of prey that possesses great powers of speed and precision. They are found throughout the world except in Antarctica. Falcon are 15 to 21 inches long with a wingspan of 40 inches. The female is slightly larger than the male and both have long pointed wings. They like to nest in cliffs, tall trees and on tall buildings and eat other birds. Falcons live about 15 years and travel great distances during migrations.

The hunting technique of the falcon relies on spectacular "stoops," in which the birds fold their wings and go into a dive that ends with a midair strike. Depending on the size of the prey, they either grab hold with their talons, or knock the kill out of the air and descend to pluck and eat. The medicine of the falcon spirit often emphasizes swift movement or aggressive action.

The falcon rides wind currents searching for movement in the sky or on the ground. When falcon comes to perch near you, the message may be to search for new ideas, take a broader view, or look at a situation with a fresh perspective.

When on the hunt, falcons will often dive for prey prematurely and miss the kill, indicating they may be somewhat impatient. Examine your actions to see if you are acting in a similar way in a situation that requires more patience.

It's beauty, regal stance and aggressiveness marks the falcon as a leader among the bird people. Search for ways to be a role model.

Frequently, the falcon, like the hawk and owl, is a messenger spirit guide and will come and leave quickly during an event and make a powerful statement or whisper quietly in your ear.

Falcons need freedom and stimulation in their lives. Possibly this is the message they bring to you.

Photo-Credit: Rob Palmer

Responses to "Falcon Medicine: What Falcon Can Teach Us"

  1. Anonymous says:

    Therapeutic Falconry

  2. Anonymous says:

    wow...and i have seen alot of falcons lately. This is thought provoking for me. This info has come at a good time for me.

  3. I love all Brothers & Sisters in the ANIMAL WORLD. Especially the Birds of Prey like the Eagle, falcon, Hawk, & OWLs, they are such strong animals made by our Creator for us to learn from even today!

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