Are Hummingbirds Symbols of Good Luck or a Good Omen?

In our last story of hummingbird meaning as a sign of good luck, we looked into stories and legends of what it means when birds cross our paths. The legends take us only so far, for they lack the sense of magic and soul-presence that we are more open to see in our lives in these times. That in itself is great fortune, that we are able to speak of and accept signs of our spiritual nature more openly than ever before.

Luck is Here With Me Here and Now

Isn’t it interesting that when we talk of luck, good or bad, that good luck is stated as “being with me” while bad luck is something “happens” to a person. This tendency to embrace support and deflect what is undesirable runs so strong that as I typed the earlier sentence I had to speak generically of bad luck, not wishing to associate bad luck so close to home even if it was only in one statement.

Can a Hummingbird or Hummingbird Moth be a sign of good luck?

The hummingbird itself is found only in certain parts of the world, but the hummingbird moth can be found where the humming bird itself does not exist. For example the islands of Hawaii have no hummingbirds. In Greek culture seeing a hummingbird moth inside your house is considered to be good luck.

Finding a Hummingbird “by Chance”

hummingbird meaningAmerican naturalist John Burroughs once stated: “Much good has come to me that I had no reason to expect come, just as a matter of luck in the unfolding of the great world life. I’ve got many things by indirection. The first hummingbird nest I ever found was found by chance. I was fishing down a little stream in the woods and my hook got caught in the limb of a tree. When I pulled down my line there was the nest on the branch. Yes much good comes to me without forethought. I don’t compel it to come, I don’t get it by force. It floats in on me some way independent of my mind and will.”

Good Luck – It Comes Our Way

Is the sighting of a hummingbird or the presence of a hummingbird nest a sign of good luck or a good omen? What really is good luck, other than a stream of something desirable coming our way? Do we think or decide what is desirable?  or is that sense of luck and appreciation of what is in our lives something that comes from the heart and soul?

This, I believe, is the secret of luck, though this concept is far from hidden. Our mind cannot force “luck” into our lives, it is our willingness to be open and receptive, and appreciate what comes our way that determines our “good luck”. Our “luck”, our “good fortune” can be sporadic and special, or it can be our events and our people who are with us every day.

To have something as simple yet delightful as a hummingbird nest within sight, to be able to see the life cycle, that can be seen in so many ways. What I gather from my readers is that there is a sense of delight and an appreciation of  the good things in life in those who see a hummingbird nest. Isn’t that isn’t “good luck” living in your midst, when something as simple as a hummingbird nest gives us a chance to appreciate living?

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My greatest love is assisting others shift into the comfort of acceptance and appreciation. This relational, open-hearted energy carries into my many interests: photography, symbiotic gardening, long walks, and enjoying nature. Ready for a shift in your own world? Sessions available by appt.


Hummingbird Shaman

Kavi's greatest love is facilitating the shift from questions into greater joy and understanding. This energy of joyful expression transfers into her many interests: photography, organic, symbiotic gardening, long dog-lead walks, and, of course, bird watching. Ready for a change within your own world? Seeking your own multi-dimensional support and alliance? Healing sessions and transitional support are available by appointment.

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2 Responses

  1. Penny says:

    My cat who can’t hunt brought a hummingbird into my bedroom and dropped in on my bed next to me. This feels like a sacred gift. What do I do with it?

    • Hummingbird Shaman says:

      Hi Penny,
      I would just give the hummingbird a sacred burial. It is not good to keep a dead creature. Yes, there is a glimmer of recognition of your spiritual gifts in this event, at least the opportunity to re-awaken a part of you that has been unseen. 🙂


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