Symbolic Meaning of Cardinals

The symbolic meaning of cardinals deals with vibrancy and brilliance.

As we observe the cardinal – particularly against the backdrop of the stark winter months, we are reminded that even when things appear bleak or isolated, there is always the presence of beauty, hope, and love.

Cardinals encourage us to express our brilliance and reveal our truest selves.  Their radiant red is a symbol for us to recognize the gifts in our hearts that we have to give to others in love and friendship.

 Here is a quick summary of the attributes & symbolic meaning of cardinals:

  • Sexuality
  • Vibrancy
  • Renewal
  • Self-reflection
  • Friendliness
  • Vitality
  • Goodwill
  • Industry
  • Brilliance

More on the symbolic meaning of cardinals can be found here.