Owl Symbolism & Meaning. . . by Presley Love
"Owl totem animal is an old soul, a keeper of ancient wisdom, a gatekeeper to the Akashic realm, he can peer through to see the secrets and the agendas of others, he is a prophet and can see, hear and feel events before they transpire".
Owl watches from the heights of the canopy of the forest, he awaits the perfect moment and in complete silence he makes his move to get his prey.
Owl spirit guide comes to you to speak to you of observing, meditating in silence upon that which you want, keeping your secrets and your wisdom guarded until the right moment appears to move swiftly into action.
Seeing an Owl repeatedly means that there is a message you must heed, a warning you must be aware of... and you must call upon the wisdom of inner guidance... knowing this gives you a great advantage.
Symbolic Owl Meaning & Totem Medicines
Owl brings the totem gifts of ancient wisdom, intuition, keen observation
Owl brings the spirit animal energies of silence, hidden knowledge
Owl brings the animal magic of night vision, clairaudience, oracle
When Owl Spirit Animal appears for you it is an omen that many will come to you for your knowledge and wisdom, and your secret or shamanic powers, this is powerful medicine.
Owl spirit animal teaches us to use our discretion when sharing, share only when it is for the highest good of all, as the great secrets must not be manipulated by those coming to you in deception or guise, you must practice diligent discernment in every circumstance.
Further messages from the Owl totem shows us that when you are in need of retreat, go to your private sanctuary, perhaps a treehouse where you can sit alone in meditation, and quiet observation with a panoramic view of all that surrounds you once again.
Owl symbolizes the need of this quiet observation of all that is around you, all that your desires encompass ~ watch and listen ... he encourages us to meditate in the stillness of the night ~ for this is when secrets and powerful messages are revealed to you.
This is a sacred time to reflect on the spiritual meaning of Owl as spirit animal and what it means to you personally.
When Owl is your totem animal you are a night person - "a night owl".
You will find that you are feeling most creative and most connected to your spiritual power and identity at night.
Inner guidance and wisdom comes to you at night ~ sit near a window with a tree nearby, at dusk listen for the hoots of the Owl spirit guide speaking to you.
Owl as your totem animal empowers you to hear the silent whispers... the words not spoken, but the symbolic meaning of owl is the message conveyed between the breath of words.
Symbols of the Owl are appearing for you now imparting the spiritual guidance to be aware that this is a time of gaining clarity in the darkness, knowing your true power lies in the wisdom of the lessons and experiences you've had.
Owl is the perfect guide for you if you have been experiencing the dark night of the soul.
You have much to teach as others will seek your counsel... but do not allow others to take it forcefully or to insist that you give of yourself or your wisdom ... give only what you feel will benefit the greatest good of all.
Let your Owl power animal be your guide and show you the measure of what you give. Owl has come to remind you that you have sacred gifts to share that are still deep within you.
Owl Totem medicine connect us to the divine feminine, the energies of moon and the night ... all of this speaks of rich intuition and magic. With Owl, you can develop clairaudient abilities ... the ability to hear the hidden meaning of what others are not saying, yet is conveyed in their silence.
Owl is calling to you to learn to trust your instincts about others.
Different Owls and their Meanings
The Greek Goddess Athena had an owl at her side as a symbol of Wisdom... as she is well known to be the Goddess of Wisdom herself.
Meaning of Hoot Owl... the Hoot Owl symbolizes moon magic, songs and warnings, and is also known as the Barred Owl
Meaning of Screech Owl... the Screech Owl is a symbol of watching your path closely
Meaning of Snowy Owl... the Snowy Owl is an Owl of high magick, secrets and foretelling
Meaning of Barn Owl... the Barn Owl is symbolic of holding secrets and valuables in a private place
Meaning of Burrowing Owl... the Burrowing Owl is a symbol of grounding and earth magic
Native American Owl symbolism is associated with clairvoyance, and brings the medicine of sorcerers to both the dark and the light side of magic.
For the Native American's astral projection is a gift of the Owl.
Owl sees what others cannot, therefore those of the Owl are often seers.
For the Celts, the Owl is known as the goddess Cailleach, who is known for wisdom and deeper spiritual knowledge, with access to the knowledge and records of Akasha.
To the Celts the Owl was also a reminder that death represents a new beginning, a new life.
Symbolic Owl Meaning - When you dream of the Owl:
Dreams of the Owl may be bringing you a warning to be on guard, to watch very carefully for someone who may try to deceive you or even bring false legal claims about you.
You need to ascertain what situation you may be in that someone could try to bring harm your way.
Then, ask yourself; "how can I protect myself"?
Owl comes to you to as a "seer", Owl can see the intentions of misgivings and can help guide you to proceed wisely, carefully and astutely.
Do not take this sign from the Owl as something you can disregard, the deception from another can have severe and lasting consequences, even if their claims are false.
Another interpretation of Owls in your dreams, may symbolize that the path of the Shaman is calling to you - perhaps you have been avoiding it?
If Owl is coming on behalf of the call of the Shaman, it is time to take yourself on a vision quest and begin a new chapter in your life.
With symbols of the owl in the dream you are being called to the tarot, the crystals or another form of divination or healing arts, follow where your intuition leads you.
Watch this video from Laura for more insights into the Owl ~ enjoy!