Owl Spirit Animal 2018-06-20T13:32:42+00:00

Owl Spirit Animal

Owl Spirit Animal

By Elena Harris, SpiritAnimal.info Editor

The owl spirit animal is emblematic of a deep connection with wisdom and intuitive knowledge. If you have the owl as totem or power animal, you’re likely to have the ability to see what’s usually hidden to most. When the spirit of this animal guides you, you can see the true reality, beyond illusion and deceit. The owl also offers for those who have it a personal totem the inspiration and guidance necessary to deeply explore the unknown and the magic of life.

Owl Symbolism

Symbolic meanings for the owl are:

  • Intuition, ability to see what others do not see
  • The presence of the owl announces change
  • Capacity to see beyond deceit and masks
  • Wisdom
  • The traditional meaning of the owl spirit animal is the announcer of death, most likely symbolic like a life transition, change

Owl Totem Quotes

“Don’t count your owls before they are delivered.” ~ Albus Dumbledore in Harry Potter

“A wise old owl sat on an oak; The more he saw the less he spoke; The less he spoke the more he heard; Why aren’t we like that wise old bird?” ~Unknown

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The owl spirit animal and the power to see in the dark

The owl sees in the dark: As a spirit animal, the owl guides you to see beyond the veil of deception and illusion; it helps see what’s kept hidden. It also symbolizes the ability to cut through illusions and see the real meaning of someone’s action or state of mind.

When the owl is one of your power animals, you have a strong intuition and can access information and wisdom that’s usually hidden to most. The spirit of this animal encourages you to look beyond deceiving appearances into the true reality of a situation or a person’s motives.

The owl is a strong spirit guide for discernment and making decision based solid foundations. Call on the owl totem when you have to assess a situation or are going through confusing times.

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The unknown and the owl power animal

If you have an owl as a totem or spirit animal, you probably like to explore the unknown. The mysteries of life are a fascinating field of interest. As the owl guides your steps, you are likely to develop an appreciation for life’s magic.

When the owl shows up in your life, listen and look out for the subtle signs that are around you. Your animal spirit guide is a great helper to be attentive to what usually goes below your radar, but is now of particular importance.

The owl is also a guide to uncover your hidden potential and abilities. Check whether you need to reveal more of your intuitive nature.

Night time is particularly auspicious for your creativity, so take the time to focus your creative energy then.

The inauspiciousness of the owl is nothing but the inauspiciousness of the man who thinks that owl is inauspicious!

~ Mehmet Murat ildan

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Owl spirit animals as messengers of change

Owl spirit animals are symbolic of death in many traditions. In most cases however, it should not be taken literally: If the owl is associated with death, it can be viewed a symbolic death, meaning a transition in life, important changes that are taking place or about to happen.

When the owl shows up in your life, pay attention to the winds of change. Perhaps you are about to leave some old habits, a situation that no longer serve you or bring something new in your life.

Owl Spirit Animal

Dream interpretation of the owl

When you dream about an owl, your spirit animal may be contacting you to warn you about a danger or threat hat you need to pay attention to. It can bring a wise insight about important matters that you should not ignore.

When an owl appears in a dream, it could also mean that the intuitive part of you is calling for attention: Pay attention and listen to the subtle signs in your life, to what is important, but not necessarily obviously so.

The owl could also be a animal spirit guide offering you insight about a moment of transition. Since this totem animal is often associated with death, when an owl shows up in a dream, it could mean that you are receiving guidance regarding personal transformation, change.

In many dream interpretations, the owl can represent a deceased friend or family member who comes back in the dream in the shape of a spirit animal.

The owl spirit animal & superstition

Birds, especially birds of the night, are often associated with departed souls. The owl is no exception. In some popular believes, they are considered as bad omen signifying the imminent death of a close relative or someone important. Romans even believed that an owl hooting from the top of a public building announces the death of an important public figure. It could also represent the spirit of a deceased family of close friend.

The night owl was the animal associated with the Lord of Death in the Aztec tradition. There’s a similar meaning for the Celts who associated the owl’s spirit with an animal announcing death, especially if it flies into someone’s window while a sick person is inside the house. It was viewed as the spirit animal that would carry the souls of the departed to the underworld.

Other traditional meanings for the owl spirit animal

In Indian American traditions, the owl is called the Night Eagle. The owl totem has a special connection with the night and the moon, while the eagle is connected to the sun.

The owl is associated with witchcraft in a number of European and some American Indian traditions. Witches would often take the owl as an animal spirit guide.

In Greek mythology, the Goddess Athena, goddess of the wisdom and war, was represented as an owl. It is said that the Romans believed that someone would reveal all their secrets during their sleep if an owl feather was placed near their pillow. What is the owl spirit animal revealing about your secrets?

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  1. Douglas Harpe July 20, 2018 at 4:45 am - Reply

    From a sweat lodģe, my spirit showed up as a snowy owl. The mediciñe man said with it, i cañ tell a persons past, present and future, which i can, but very tiring. When i walk in the bush and see a snowy owl, i get a feeling of being safe and protected.

  2. Sandra July 18, 2018 at 11:43 pm - Reply

    Last season I had a owl putting me to sleep every night with his sounds. He would just be there every night making to me what seemed like lullaby. I miss that dude, not sure why he decides not to come back this season. Again another ther house I lived at. I never saw the owl but I heard him every night.

  3. Donovan July 14, 2018 at 10:09 pm - Reply

    How amazing that this quiz worked, I knew I’d get the owl before it even told me so. The most amazing part is I took the quiz after googling spirit animals as my partner and I were discussing it as he said he is seeing butterflies everywhere at the moment. Guess what! I told him to take the quiz, and sure enough… butterfly chose him too.

  4. Anonymous July 3, 2018 at 10:03 pm - Reply

    There are Owls in my backyard. They sit and visit for sometime I have taken photos of these interesting birds. I see them often. I have a feeling they are messengers. They have wisdom and insight.

    • Sakib July 12, 2018 at 9:38 am - Reply

      You should try reading the Messengers.

  5. Anthony Romero June 18, 2018 at 9:02 am - Reply

    I knew mine was an owl.. Do owls usually chill in groups or are they solitary for the most part? About 4 to 6 owls surrounded my house and wouldn’t stop screeching or hooting. Honestly i didn’t get a bad vibe. I felt safe

  6. Jeffrey Kendall May 30, 2018 at 3:22 am - Reply

    Last fall, an owl looked at me. I had heard barr d owls for years but never seen one. It was an amazing moment, when she and I looked at each other. (Most likely, the owl was female, because female barred owls are bigger than male barred owls. I’ll never forget that moment. I wrote about in my blog: mulesense.net. I did not write about the spiritual implications. The essay was published in a local newspaper, and that newspaper would never accept an article with such a focus, but I think about it. But I do think I was blessed in the encounter and think about the owl as a spirit guide.

  7. Warrick May 17, 2018 at 8:43 pm - Reply

    Owl chose me early on in my spiritual journey. I was 18 and my hearts desire was to get wisdom and understanding…I was too young to understand what I was asking for. Owl jewelry called to me in a local shop and we have been inseparable ever since. I’m honored to have owl as my totem and spiritual guide. I only came to this page tonight because I heard owl outside my back door tonight. I heard him, but couldn’t see him. Was hoping to decipher his song.

  8. Bethany May 16, 2018 at 5:54 pm - Reply

    I got the Owl. I’m honestly not surprised, the birds creep me out to no end. I see them EVERYWHERE lately. I had one swoop my car one night on the highway a few years ago. They’re some of the creepiest, most alien looking birds on Earth.

  9. Tara Rosemarie Strait May 12, 2018 at 4:19 pm - Reply

    Having this piercing insight and knowledge that Owl provides… It is most certainly NOT a light medicine to ingest. To see, and further, to understand what it all is that makes the foundation of the the world’s and it’s people’s functioning…
    It takes a load of one’s capacity to have have this kind of compassion and empathy. Each animal picks a soul to guide with a good reason and goal… Owl chose me. It is evident in my Astrological chart, my Native American Astrology Sign, my Numerological Chart as well. Owl is alongside Cat, Crow, and Spider. I’m meant for the collection and creation and expression of knowledge amongst the world… And I believe that is the purpose of our Totems making themselves known to us.. Whether through the drive/desire to take a simple quiz to find yours. Your guides are reaching out and calling… Can you hear and feel them?

  10. Howl May 12, 2018 at 11:12 am - Reply

    Got the owl. I am very intuitive to the point to where people get scared. If you are hearing the owl in person even in strange places…it means you need to pay attention to people claiming to be your friends. You’ll be discovering very soon the ones who really are. It will be sad but you’ll be better in the long run.

    • Anonymous July 3, 2018 at 10:06 pm - Reply

      Hi Howl, Owls are in my backyard. I don’t hear them as much as I see them. Does this mean anything?

  11. spirit animaled owl May 10, 2018 at 9:59 am - Reply

    You know, Having a spirit animal is amazing to me. I first thought i was a wolf, because i always had a group of friends/family. But when they left me, i was thinking if i was a cat, because i was a bit independent. Then, i took the quiz and i was an owl. I see this because i once sensed how my ‘friend’ is going to die. I said he was going to die slowly and suffering. I hope that’s true, because he broke my heart. I really didn’t think i would be an owl, yesterday i was a deer. Huh, i guess i don’t have just one spirit animal.(my family didn’t leave btw)

    • John May 10, 2018 at 9:12 pm - Reply

      My spirit animal is an owl too! I never took the spirit animal until today, and I am 20. Proud to have the owl as my totem!

      • Bethany May 16, 2018 at 5:55 pm - Reply

        I’d rather have a less creepy animal myself.

  12. Beverly April 30, 2018 at 11:53 am - Reply

    I have a dreamed that there’s an baby owl on a tree and i keep looking and take a picture because that time im verry amazed… lately theres a group of men come to my place and taking away the owl and the a few min the baby owl is ther again hannging to the tree and the group come again and take Away the baby owl.. just i saw the baby owl Is going to trash and i ask the team how did you know that there’s an a baby owl here and day said because my friend have a cat foot that’s why. I don’t realize now how can a human have a cat foot and whats the coonect of that to know there’s an baby owl to my place..

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