The swallow is symbolic of hope, fertility and renewal of life. Another symbol of the love goddess, Venus, the Roman’s believed it was extremely unlucky to harm a sparrow. Further, the Roman’s believed the swallow to be a totem bird to mothers in sorrow as it was said the swallow embodied all the young, innocent’s who died during childbirth.
This totem heralds the arrival of summer and brings warmth and protection to your home. It also tells you to pay close attention to conversations – are you saying more than you should? Are you listening closely to what others have to say? Swallow also brings a warning to not let small things get to you – don’t let the mundane activities of life take up all you time and prevent you from moving forward. Rise above the small stuff and you will gain a better perspective on your life. The key is objectivity.