People embraced the owl imagery because the bird symbolizes wisdom. It isn’t surprising that the owl appears in stories and movies as a wise, often cryptic, counselor. He delivers mail in the Harry Potter books. J.K. Rowling used the owl as a messenger, which it is.
If an owl is your personal totem, then it means you have an ability to see past disguises and smokescreens to the truth. As an owl person, you should be a good judge of character. Trust your instincts even when other people don’t see what you do.
If an owl shows up as messenger in your life, then change is on its way. Keep in mind; change is simply change, and not a scary or bad thing. Often change strengthens and challenges a person bringing out hidden strengths and abilities. It doesn’t always happen on its own. The owl can be your symbol to let go of various things. You can be the element of change.
The owl is known for its ability to see in the dark. Oddly, this ability and its predatory nature made it associated as a messenger of death. Death is often the end of something, not actual physical death. It could be the end of a job, relationship, or even an annoying habit.
Owls are mysterious birds that glide silently in the night. They represent hidden talents and abilities. Its appearance will help uncover hidden gifts.
The feathered sentinels can also represent our shadow self. Our shadow self is often secret to our most intimate acquaintances, but is a vital part of who we are.
- Swift, sudden impulse
- Ability to look behind peoples’ actions
- Moon magic
- Link between the dark and light
- Shape shifting