Owl Spirit Animal2018-09-19T11:33:52+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. Anonymous January 5, 2019 at 8:19 pm - Reply

    I got an owl.. this is totally me wow

  2. Natalie December 21, 2018 at 6:09 am - Reply

    In China,we don’t see owl very often.😂

  3. Wendy December 20, 2018 at 1:39 pm - Reply

    Wait, can there be a specific type of owl that is your spirit animal?

  4. Jennifer December 18, 2018 at 12:19 am - Reply

    I had an owl fly in front of my car right before my Mom passed and then when I was driving to see my Dad in the hospital, as I backed my car out an owl was sitting in the street. My Dad had died when I arrived at the hospital. Now I recently have had a small owl sitting by my home. It makes me concerned. My Dad just died in September, could it be related to something about him?

    • Wendy December 20, 2018 at 1:40 pm - Reply

      I’ve had many times where owls had randomly appeared in my life and something changed!

  5. ` December 11, 2018 at 10:39 am - Reply

    Owls r amazing creatures i am to have one as a spiu`rit

  6. Minta December 1, 2018 at 8:40 am - Reply

    Love owls, wise and mysterious! What a great quiz!

  7. Jackie November 30, 2018 at 2:14 pm - Reply

    I have always felt connected and fascinated by owls 🦉 and wolves. I also love the crow. I’ve searched and it says my animal spirit it’s the owl. How do I call to the owl for guidance? Where do I begin?

    • Lynette Taylor December 6, 2018 at 12:19 am - Reply

      I don’t generally like these types of quizzes. However, i took this quiz because I started the Spirit Animals series and it said that it would to know my spirit animal “to unlock the adventure.” It was fun to find out what I had suspected for most of my life. Now I just need to figure out how to “log in” and “enter the code” from book #1 “to unlock the adventure.” If anyone knows how to do this, please feel free to email me with the instructions. Thanks!

    • Lite_sourcelove December 16, 2018 at 6:49 am - Reply

      My favorites are also crows and wolves. I experienced a dream of white and gray wolves peacefully running in the wild as I watched them in my dream. However, it was only one that didn’t like my scent, and I felt, that I was going to be attacked, but just as my dream intuition warned during the dream, I was immediately protected and sheilded from that one bad wolf from assistances of spirit within my dream. I’ve awaken to discover what the wolf dream meaning meant, and in discovery, I’ve come to learn that the Owl is my spirit animal personality.

      I was actually impressed as I’ve always found the Owl to be one of the most impressive birds, alone with crows that have mysteriously met me in packs throughout solitude and rough times of my life.

      It’s absolutely amazing how spirit will find away to reach you at it’s most bazaar and unexpected occurrences just to teach you a thing or two about yourself or prepare you for something greater.

      Peace & Love with happy blessing!

  8. Leslee November 27, 2018 at 8:55 am - Reply

    Thank you for the energy and heart put into the information. Without it I would lack answers to many of my questions..keeping me from my path…

    I had a young barn owl fly by me just before I was told I had cancer….I believe he was there to reinforce my belief of spirits watching over me….the magic of life….he stood still for me as I snapped pictures. His gaze was looking towards the heavens….light illuminating his left eye…..this spoke to my spirit….he was telling me …your answer comes from above….don’t fear….. there is magic and provision for you……you are watched even when you do not see….

  9. Miss artsew November 24, 2018 at 11:00 pm - Reply

    Owls owls owls are my favorite pals pals pals

  10. Andressa November 22, 2018 at 10:47 pm - Reply

    An owl flew in front of my car so swiftly and I knew this was a messenger from the spirit world

  11. Maan November 20, 2018 at 7:10 am - Reply

    Lmao, ur kidding

    • Dan November 23, 2018 at 7:26 am - Reply

      Nobody else is laughing, just you.

  12. Laura November 8, 2018 at 8:12 pm - Reply

    I’m hearing an Owl outside in my front yard. The weird thing is that my niece of37 pasted away last month. She loved Owls!! I feel it’s her spirit talking to me.

    • Maan November 20, 2018 at 7:09 am - Reply


      • Dan November 23, 2018 at 7:25 am - Reply

        What is so funny?

        • Codysoma November 27, 2018 at 1:41 pm - Reply

          I’m wondering why Maan is even on this website? It appears to me he may be lost and is looking for help!

          • Mist November 27, 2018 at 6:02 pm

            Maybe he has a mental capacity to understand only so little.

          • Mr Earp November 30, 2018 at 5:03 am

            Mann’s Totem is obviously a mouse

  13. Kathy November 5, 2018 at 7:28 pm - Reply

    In a dream
    As I was looking out the side sliding glass door
    A huge snow owl flew in front of me
    He turned & gazed at me.
    I knew in my dream state that something was about to happen.
    My heart fell into my stomach (as the saying goes )
    My mother died less then 10 days later.
    I know now the snow owl will come to me when a close person is going to pass shortly.

  14. Ernesto Uiterloo November 5, 2018 at 6:00 pm - Reply

    I love you

  15. Aviora October 30, 2018 at 3:29 pm - Reply

    I wuv owls!!!!!! My after-care counselor would always call me Ms. Owleyes

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