Symbolic Meaning Of Black Crow

by Paula

I am looking to find the symbolic meaning of a black crow.

More specifically, what does it mean when a crow falls down your chimney? A black crow came down my chimney this morning. It was alive and I helped it to go free by letting him fly though my window.

My friends tell me it's a sign of the devil and I am doomed. it scared me.


Dear Paula,

Re: the symbolic meaning of a black crow;

I can understand how something so strange and rare as this occurrence might leave you feeling frightened, particularly in the face of others telling you that it is a 'sign of doom.'

In truth, You are the only one who can give meaning to this occurrence. It is you in this instance, who gets the final say on what the symbolic meaning of a black crow is.

Instead of seeing it as a bad omen, why not focus upon the fact that something very rare and special occurred and more importantly, that you were able to help another living creature (one who was likely quite frantic and frightened) to freedom and safety. As far as that crow was concerned, you saved the day!

It there a way you could frame this occurrence, and therefore, see the symbolic meaning of a black crow, in a light that would have you seeing it more as a beautiful 'gift' than a bad omen?

I suspect so, as in your description, you describe the bird as being 'still alive'...and then, 'helping him to freedom' and 'letting him fly through your window.'

In my estimation, you had yourself an incredible and rare experience.

As far as my sense goes, that is an incredibly good sign and something that you will likely never forget as long as you live. Hold onto to those feelings of 'helping' and 'freeing' another living creature who crossed your path in a very unexpected way and the only impact this occurrence can have on your life, will be one of benefit and positivity.

In my own experience, black crows have come to represent harbingers of peace and messages of hope. I see them as playful, even funny creatures who often knock themselves out to bring me signs of positivity.

We are always attracting circumstances to us that support and guide us towards the light. The choice is yours, however you choose to see this, that will be its effect.

Hope this helps,

With Love,

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Jul 06, 2018
Crow at a funeral NEW
by: Di

My friend died suddenly and the funeral was huge.
I chose to stay outside the chapel.
Almost at the end of the service I looked up and on the parapet was a single crow. It looked at me for maybe 30 seconds and then just flew away.
I have heard that the appearance of a crow at a funeral is indicative of a life unfinished and not ready to go.
Is this true?

Jan 18, 2017
Familiar Story NEW
by: Anonymous

I was just telling a story of mine to someone, and was trying to look online to see if there was any symbolism for a situation that would be somewhat close to this story and can't believe it has happened to others, lol. When I moved out of my 1st apartment I or my wife at the time ever the middle of moving there was a big black dead crow in our bedroom closet! I never looked up what it could mean until now.

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Found dead crow upside down in closet of house that is 114 yes old
by: Anonymous

I found a dead black crow upside down in the closet of my moms home we have been wanting to sell. No furniture nothing in closet till I noticed this today...what could it mean. We had an offer on the house and inspection may not have been very good I can't read it yet..

Apr 13, 2013
black crow
by: Paul

I lost a very dear friend and the funeral was on the 12th at my pub.
In the morning before the funeral a black crow had fallen down the chimney in to my lounge which made a mess to say the least lol.
I think the crow turned up to let me know that what i did for the person was just to let me know what i had done for the person was appreciated.
He was a very special person that had an enormous heart and would help anyone, so the black crow to me is a sign of the after life and it makes me realise where ever i am friends, loved ones are always with me.

Love that Paul. Thanks so much for sharing.

Apr 21, 2012
thank you
by: Paula

Hello Faye ,
Thank you so much for your lovely reply ,i feel so much better now as you have expained to me the meaning of the seeing the crow in my house , i do not feel scared anymore .I thank you so much for help .. with love Paula

You're so welcome Paula...So glad to hear this. :)

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