Meaning, Medicine & Magic

Vulture spirit animal symbolizes purity, restoring harmony, preventing the spread of disease, and being noticed for what you do instead of how you appear.

No job is too small, dirty, or unimportant. They all matter! Vulture is there to restore harmony to forgotten places.

Instead of a voice, Vultures communicate through performance and body language.

By using their keen eyesight, they notice subtleties in others and read between the lines. It’s hard to see in moments of despair, but Vulture tells us suffering is temporary and is necessary to reach a higher purpose/growth.

Vultures are also visually sensitive to thermal heat wave patterns. Working with Vulture can help bring out your ability to see auras and energy patterns.

Vultures fly in a powerful and efficient manner and patiently use the rising heat waves to glide through the sky. What energy and resources are available to you that could help you flow instead of push – allowing you to levitate or rise to meet an objective or invitation?

Lessons In Wild Play

Nature is a master teacher. Research your animal’s habits in the wild and try playing & acting as it. How could this help shift your experiences?

  • Vultures have powerful senses. They can spot a meal before other predators can find it. Trust your instinct in spotting a good deal and act quickly.

  • Bald head? Vultures are cleverly created without feathers on their head or neck to prevent infections and stay clean while eating. Focus more on your own self-care and what works best for you. Not what others are doing or wearing.

  • Often vultures strategically wait for other animals to rip open a carcass because they know their strength lies in their bills, not their talons. Identify where your strengths are and let others help you with your weakness.
  • Vultures have the most corrosive stomach acid of all birds. You can take on the tough stuff. Don’t let other’s dramas and stress make you ill. Call upon your strong stomach to digest outside shadows so they are no longer a threat.

  • Vultures are not very vocal — nearly silent. You don’t have to go through the world shouting to get attention or make a difference. Providing a humble service and presence can be its own intrinsic reward. You don’t need validation from anyone!

Splash & Dance…

with Water, Color & Spirit

Watch the magic in lightspeed action…

Call on Vulture

Invite Vulture into your life. Surround, inspire, and remind yourself that your spirit animal guide is with you & within you. Embody the skills of your power animal and share your unique gifts with the world.

Totem Card

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Art Print

vulture spirit animal art print watercolor


Dive in Deeper

Spirit Animal Readings

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Discover what messages your spirit animal(s) have for you. Through my visual meditations, I can take you on a journey full of wonder and intuitive guidance.

Custom Totem Animal Painting

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I would love to paint your spirit animal for you. What animal is calling to you?

I want to hear about your vulture experiences. What stories or dreams have you had? Please share and join in the conversation below!


  1. Teresa Foster

    My grandson was riding his bike when a vulture flew up from the side of the road and knocked him off. Thinking that he had just bruised his arm his mom waited to take him to the Dr. Expecting it to heal on its own, which it didn’t. As time passed it just got worse. After an MRI my grandson was diagnosed with osteosarcoma. He is currently going through chemo at UAB children s Birmingham. Had the vulture not intervened the tumor may not have been caught before spreading.

    • Abi Simson

      That’s so beautiful, what an amazing interaction. Sending your grandson love and light for his healing journey x

    • Tanya Casteel

      Wow what a belssing, thank you vulture. Sending my deepest love and healing to your grandson and wishing your family the best. Thank you for sharing this.

  2. joi

    I was at work and looked out the window there were five black vultures at the window with on looking right at me. Since then they are in my head and I can’t stop thinking of them and studying about them.

  3. T. Tolbert

    I had all my family at my home for Thanksgiving. I had twisted the crepe myrtle branches in front of my deck, to form a large circle, I made it into a giant Christmas wreath, long story short, I hurt my back, I’ve been a mess, but I went out to put ribbon on the wreath, a huge vulture, flew directly over my head, I felt it before I seen it. It then landed on the eave of my house, and just stared at me, I was totally freaked out, went in and got my husband to come see, it moved to middle of roof and then flew off. Next day, not sure if same one, but was flying over again, just too weird

    • Tanya Casteel

      mmmmmm, Vulture could be trying to make a connection with you 😉

  4. Kim

    Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful perspectives of Vulture. I just saw three near my home today and had to look it up. I already knew some about them and like to look at others perspectives. Usually only see them flying or at the beach. I relate to so much of it with my life right now. I am an energy practitioner. Love seeing the MAGIC’ALL synchronicities. <3. They are such a-maze-sing creatures, as all are in our own way. <3 Love your HeArtwork. Love watercolours.
    In WELLth, Nature's Infinite WELLth <3


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