Represents: Mental speed, agility and grace
The thin, tapered wings of the Falcon allow it to travel at high speeds and to rapidly change directions. Peregrine Falcons have been clocked at over 200 miles per hour, making them the fastest-moving creatures on the planet.
Although Falcon is the fastest creature on earth, he only uses this ability when hunting. Falcon teaches us to use our ability to see clearly in order to scout out opportunities, and then to move rapidly and certainly towards our goals, while being ready to change direction at a moment’s notice if necessary. People of the Falcon are highly adaptable because of these traits.
Their eyesight is nearly three times better than the average human’s. Falcons see all, and their vision extends for miles. If Falcon is your totem, you like to be in a position where you can see everything around you. Falcon people tend to be people in positions that require a lot of research and study. Their keen vision allows them to see things that others cannot, and their high speed allows them to reach conclusions and act upon them more quickly than most other people.
Above all, a Falcon totem teaches patience. A Falcon may remain perfectly still for hours, watching and waiting for an opportunity. They don’t rush into things because they don’t get tired of waiting for the right choice. This ability makes them unusually successful in romantic relationships because they have the patience to wait until the right one comes along. They are also successful in endeavors requiring learning because they don’t jump to conclusions until all the data is in.
Falconry has been practiced for hundreds, if not thousands, of years. Kings and other nobles trained Falcons to hunt for them, and in return they cared for and pampered their loyal birds. If Falcon is your totem, you may have a past life history with royalty as a trusted servant or companion.
People of the Falcon have strong past-life connections. Many may remember former lives because of Falcon’s ability to see beyond the veil. They may also be great diviners and visionaries because of their ability to see far and to make rapid adjustments when necessary.
Falcon People tend to be loners. They are also somewhat territorial, and may become hostile when they perceive that someone has invaded their turf. If Falcon is your totem, you enjoy your own company and you know where you should be and what you should be doing at all times.
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