The HAWK is one of the most mystical of the birds of prey. It has a keen eye and a bold heart. The Red Tailed Hawk, a resident of our Aravaipa Valley home, mates for life, which can be about fourteen years. They feed on rabbits, rodents and snakes, making them a welcome guest. Both the male and female take care of the young. Hawks are the messengers, protectors and visionaries of the air. The hawk image represents a messenger from the gods or spirit world. To the Ojibwa people, the hawk represents leadership, deliberation and foresight. Hawk medicine teaches one to become observant of life’s signals. The image of it awakens our vision and inspires us to a creative life purpose.