The red cardinal bird holds special spiritual meaning for Christians as they symbolize everlasting vitality (the faith in the blood of Christ as the birds are red in color), Christmas (the birth of Christ) and are also considered a creative force (the red color equals vitality and creativity). The word cardinal comes from the Latin word cardo, which means hinge, so something that has cardinal qualities is of the utmost importance and other things hinge around it.Know More
The Cherokee believe that the cardinal is an omen and is the daughter of the earthly sun. If a person sees a cardinal flying downward then it is bad luck, but if a person sees a cardinal flying upward towards her father, the sun, then it is good luck.
The cardinal was recognized in 1926 as the state bird of Kentucky. It was the first bird to gain state recognition. It is now the state bird of six other states including Ohio, Virginia, West Virginia, Indiana, North Carolina and Illinois. It is the most popular state bird and is also the name of the St. Louis professional baseball team as well as the name of the Arizona professional football team. There are also several university athletic teams that have the cardinal as a mascot, including the Stanford Cardinals and the Wesleyan Cardinals.Learn More
Religious symbolism is generous with the number nine, which represents patience and meditation. It's the number of harmony and represents perfection of ideas and inspiration.Full Answer >
Sand dollars are given spiritual meaning by some Christians. According to some legends and poems, the sand dollar represents the birth, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ.Full Answer >
Spiders have many spiritual meanings, though most point to femininity, creativity and weaving a personal future. In many traditions and religions, such as those of Ancient Egypt, spiders represent mothers.Full Answer >
The spiritual meaning of finding dimes goes back to the value of the dime. The number 10 is symbolic of the circle. This can be interpreted as events coming full circle. The dime can also be representative of unity or completion of a task.Full Answer >