Owl symbols

The owl represents change. Owl is the symbol for wisdom and death – esoteric knowledge and clairvoyance. It sees what others cannot. In the depth of night we find not only dreams, but mystery, sensitivity and seduction. It may be telling you to pay attention to the signals and omens in your life – to use your keep observation to see the total truth of a situation – turn a disadvantage into an advantage. Owl is a sign of all this wonderment as well as being considered a messenger from the underworld. Read more
Owl shows us that when the powers of silent observation are in balance with those of assertive defence, we create an environment of wisdom, philosophy, and introspection. It may be warning that you have become to detached and discerning, this has become a defence against being fully alive and vulnerable – it may be telling you there is no need for the secrecy and holding back – to befriend the darkness inside you, there in the silence is wisdom. The quintessential symbol of awareness, prophesy and magic, Owl will always reside just beyond our realm of light.


If You Are Drawn to the Owl

The owl’s gift of heightened senses enables it to see through deception, external appearances and illusion and to discover hidden truths. If you are drawn to owls or owl symbolism, you may have this same ability to uncover secrets. People may feel uneasy around you, as if you are able to see through pretence. The owl also teaches us to acknowledge the dark side of our personality, and in that darkness we may find food for growth. If people do not speak words that reflect the truth of their actions and motives, owl medicine (as referred to by aboriginal cultures) will guide you with vision and inner knowing to reveal the truth. The owl puts an end to doubt and offers vision and clarity of the truth of events, people or circumstances in your life.