Meaning of peacock symbol

The common peafowl enjoys protection as the national bird of India and is sacred in the Hindu religion. The bird is destined to remain a common species in much of its native range. It’s extremely common elsewhere in the world, where it has been introduced mainly for its ornamental value.

In Greco-Roman mythology the Peacock tail has the “eyes” of the stars. In Hinduism, the Peacock is associated with Lakshmi who represents patience, kindness and luck. In Persia the Peacock is seen as a guardian to royalty, and is often seen in engravings upon their thrones. In Christianity the Peacock represents the “all-seeing” church. The Peacock also represents resurrection, renewal and immortality within the spiritual teachings of Christianity.

It has also been said that the Peacock is the earthly manifestation of the phoenix. The feathers are talismans to protect the wearer from accidents, poisoning, diseases, and other disasters. For this reason the Peacock feather represents immortality, and can absorb negative energies, protecting those who wear them. Just like the phoenix those who wear the Peacock feather can rise from the ashes.


Peacock energy can help you on your spiritual path and breathe new life into your walk of faith. The Peacock is a symbol of the compassion of Kuan Yin and the integrity that is possible in all religions. It is the watcher of all. Remember, the cry of the Peacock is a call to Kuan Yin to help her people. The Peacock is a reminder to all of us to show our true colors.

The Romans seem to have particularly liked the peacock, but not just because of the male bird’s splendid tail. They used the peacock as decoration in their mosaics and frescos.  The peacock: A symbol of royalty The peacock as symbol

Peacock imagery appears in early Christian tomb paintings and mosaics, especially concerning the resurrection.

In history, myth, legend and lore, the peacock symbolism carries portents of: Nobility, Holiness, Guidance, Protection and Watchfulness.

In Shamanic traditions, the Peacock animal spirit is a healer. Peacock medicine can be a powerful ally in magic for renewal, love, luck, and success. This spirit animal also supports personal confidence and wholeness. Light workers tell us that Peacock teaches us how to use our true-seeing abilities and release our spiritual vision.

Among Buddhists, Peacocks represent wisdom and the path to enlightenment. The Japanese see Peacock as an emblem of nurturing, consideration, love, charity, and vigilance.

In Native American symbolism, Peacock has positive connotations including wellness, poise, and splendor.

People use peacock feathers to decorate in the living room. The peacocks feathers are meaningful to those with this power animal, for they also have an association with resurrection, rising out of the ashes. They can help us shed the old feathers of the past and to take back the true beauty of our individuality.


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