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Two years ago my brother-in-law passed away. The day he passed he mentioned that he saw a red cardinal by the front door. Since that time, a pair of cardinals will visit me, and sometimes there is just one. I wanted to believe it was my brother-in-law visiting me and on occasion, my husband joined him. I went on a hunt to find out about the cardinal(s) and here is what I discovered.

If you are lucky enough to spot a cardinal, you should smile to yourself as cardinals represent deceased loved ones, who are watching over you. According to superstition if you see a cardinal, one of your loved ones wants you to know that they’re watching over you and that you’re not alone. Even if you’ve been feeling as if you’re alone in the world. So if you had a close relationship with an individual who has passed on such as a grandparent, you should feel comforted anytime that you see a cardinal outside.

If you’re lucky enough to find a red cardinal in your garden, you may want to leave some bird seed outside to attract the cardinal which you’ve spotted to spend more time in your garden. Especially if you believe that the cardinal which you’ve spotted has a connection to a loved one, who has passed on, who you feel a strong connection to. You may even want to consider placing a birdhouse in your backyard, to try and encourage your cardinal to spend more time in your garden.

The meaning of the red cardinal at the window?

If you see a red cardinal standing next to an open window, there’s no need to worry as according to superstition seeing a red cardinal at your window can be an omen of good luck. Again seeing a cardinal at your window usually means that someone who has passed on wants you to know that they’re thinking of you and looking out for you.

However, according to a darker superstition if you see a red cardinal that is tapping it’s beak against a closed window, someone close to you may pass on. As according to the dark superstition if a red cardinal knocks at a window, it is a clear omen that an individual who you know may die to a fairly short period of time. However, as a red cardinal tapping at a window forewarning of an individual’s death is only a superstition there is no need to panic prematurely if you happen to see a red cardinal knocking on one of your windows.

What does it mean if you see two red cardinals?

You may be wondering what seeing two red cardinals may signify. According to superstition if you see two red cardinals, you’re being called to pay more attention to the world around you and to remember that the world is a magical place, which is full of wonder.

So if you’ve spotted a cardinal on one of your walks or while you’ve been spending time in your garden, hopefully, you’ve found the answers that you’ve been looking for. Especially if you have a loved one who has passed on, who you’ve been reminded of by reading the information which is listed above.

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Last year, I had a cardinal that was in a fight to the death with its own reflection in every single one of my sunroom windows. I had just lost my dear friend and former neighbor to pancreatic cancer and knew this superstition. I would shout, "I HEAR YOU, MICHELLE! I SEE YOU, MICHELLE! I MISS YOU MICHELLE!!!" To no avail. The poor bird kept up his fight. My new neighbor who occupies my friend's former house met me at the fence one day and asked if I was having cardinal problems. Ha! "No, Michelle is just haunting us both!"

I now find myself making a new gardening friend with the neighbor over the fence. Make new friends but keep…

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