and the messages they bring you


Someone close to you is deceiving you right now and it may even be yourself. Dig deep and listen to your inner voice so that the truth can be revealed.

If Owl has silently glided into your life;

You may need to remove yourself from the noise of life and become the still silent observer. After slowing down and becoming stable you will be amazed by the wealth of information and meaning that surrounds you. It may be bringing you the ability to see what others may miss. Open your eyes and truly examine how things are, you will be surprised that suddenly you can see things that are normally hidden from view – like the motives of those around you. External appearances will give way to the truth and meaning hidden beneath.

Alternatively Owl is often thought to come to those who need to let go of some part of their life that is no longer needed. Listen carefully to that inner voice and be guided to recapture the knowledge of your true path in life. Owl’s senses pierce through shadows, beyond fear and darkness, through to the other side that promises light, happiness and knowledge.

If Owl is your Animal Totem:

The Owl is the symbol of the feminine, the moon and the night. The Owl is also the bird of magic and darkness, of prophecy and wisdom. You work best during the night hours. This totem gives you the power to extract secrets. Listen to its voice inside of you. You will hear not what others are saying, but what is hidden. You can detect subtleties of voice that others cannot. People cannot deceive a person who has an this totem because you can see into the darkness of others souls. Most Owl people are clairvoyant because of this ability. It can be very scary at times. Learn to trust your instincts about people.

If Owl has come gliding through your Dreams;

It may be telling you to let go of the past or certain negative behaviors.

To hear the hoot of an Owl in your dream denotes disappointments and death. Your unconscious mind may be trying to get your attention.

To see a dead Owl in your dream signifies some illness or death. Death in this sense may be a symbolic death, as in an important transition in life or the end of a negative habit.

To dream that an Owl is trying to peck your eyes out, means lacking insight. There is an issue that you are trying desperately to avoid.

Additional Associations for Owl:

  • Mystery of silent wisdom
  • Vision
  • Hearing
  • Ability to pinpoint subtleties of motives, actions, and people
  • Stealth
  • Secrets
  • Silent and swift movement
  • Seeing behind masks
  • Keen Sight
  • Messenger of secrets and omens
  • Shape-shifting
  • Link between the dark, unseen world and the light
  • Comfort with shadow self
  • Moon Magic
  • Freedom
  • Protection
  • Transition
  • Wisdom

For Additional Owl meanings;


Please have a close look at the Quotation Box at the top of the page before you make a comment or ask a question. There are at least five different messages that can appear in the box and more often that not your personal guides will see to it that the message is appropriate to what your visiting Owl was trying to convey to you. We try to answer as many comments as possible – but please be sure you have not already had your answer or that the answer is not in the first paragraph. If your Owl is dead – consider that the message is in it’s shadow form – in other words exactly opposite to what the message is saying and that you are somehow not accomplishing what it is asking for.

34 Responses to Owl

  • Hi, I dreamt about a giant owl saving me and a couple other people. We were in some kind of small enclosed playground. The owl asked for my soul, but I refused and for some reason it became hostile so I ran and escaped into a building full of demons. What could this mean?

  • I’ve always been very impacted by my dreams, they are so vivid and real. When I wake from some of my dreams I mourn the companion I had in them. That being said, I had a dream last night where I was walking in the woods late at night with enough moonlight for me to see. As I was walking I got swarmed by four owls. They dive towards me and frighten me one after another. When the last owl swoops towards me, I reach out and gently grab it. Not enough to bind it but instead of flying off it flopped in my grasp for a moment, repositioned itself and perched on my right arm. From then on, it was my companion. I was fascinated by its beauty. It was a beautiful snowy owl with a defined face similar to a barn owl. It would fly overhead as we walked or simply stay perched on my right shoulder. Everywhere I went it was there with me as a comfort and as a guide. It hated being inside though, and no matter where we went we couldn’t stay long as my companion grew restless and uncomfortable. It was so uncomfortable that if I didn’t leave with it, it would be willing to leave without me. Fearing that I would be without it’s company, I always left before it came to that. The rest of the dream grew fuzzy and I only remember the owl flying over a deep and dark trench with metal beams that had uprooted or fallen. I don’t remember how it ended I only remember waking up feeling grief and sadness that I was alone and without it’s presence.

  • Last night I dream’t of flying in a very small, very open air plane kind of like a glider with my Father who passed away last year. We flew close over water and there were men jumping around as if playing in the water and there were so many white owls flying around and the guys were trying to catch them…and seem to be having fun. Then I woke up. Normally, my dreams never make sense, and I rarely pay attention to them. But this one is different. I feel this one is significant. Your thoughts will be greatly appreciated. Thanks you

    • Hi Anne – if this were my dream, I would feel that I had been taken to another plane of existence, and was being shown that I have many, many opportunities in my life to gain inner wisdom and knowingness, and have fun doing so. Perhaps the opportunities having to do with expressing my emotions.

  • Hi my name Tara, it been three weeks now. The borrowing owl has been visiting me. When it come around me it make a sound so I can notice it. One day it was dancing in my parking lot @work when it saw me. Yesterday night I felt asleep for a few seconds, it so how made me see myself sleeping and woke me up. But I saw it through the owl eyes. Then it lead me to the owl and we made contact and it flew away. It’s weird but hard to explain. But their eyes are big and amazing to see through.

  • Hi There,
    I had a beautiful dream last night with an owl and some magpies.
    The magpies were swooping at different people and they seemed quite territorial.
    The owl appeared to be in a tree and then came and sat right next to me. He was beautiful and warm and friendly. He wanted me to take a photo of him and when I did, his face transformed in a little girl.
    Right at the end of the dream, a magpie was swooping towards me, it was dark and I couldnt see him very well. The next moment I knew, I had caught him btwn my legs.

    Look forward to hearing your thoughts.
    Much Love,

  • I met a woman today who was a clairvoyant. I’ve never had any readings and she wasn’t reading me, she just mentioned after we’d been talking for a while that I have a very large Owl with me and she thought it might be my animal spirit guide. She got goosebumps after she shared that with me. She also said there was a Black Panther which she said she did not know the meaning of. She said I should research on my own. I wonder how do I go about having a full animal-totem reading and how do I begin to understand what the meanings of these two creatures might be for me symbolically? PS:: The brief research I did today left me a bit speechless—many lifelong parallels.

  • I love all the information about the Owl They where back last night or morning Hours have 2 of them visiting for 3 days -Nights now Thank you will read this again. I feel there is an Area where I need to let go and trust. I often see through people and there motives and ways so I have a hard time trusting and it has been very frustrating since everywhere you and places you deal with wont to push and control and get your energy and money and time. WOW I never seen it this bad. So listening to what message they are bringing.

  • In a meditation I had the other day, I was shifting landscapes and wound up in a somewhat dark forest, but my visibility seemed unaffected. As I was walking through the forest, I was extremely conscious of a presence at my side, and looking down to my left, saw a grey wolf walking alongside me. It didn’t meet my gaze, but rather kept a calm, steady pace. As I looked up again, I saw a large great-horned owl sitting on the branch directly in front of me. It was gold and shined like gold does when exposed to sunlight, even though we seemed to be in the depths of the forest. We held each other’s stare for a really long time until I slipped out of my meditative state. Another time, I sat down and began to meditate again to better understand the meaning of the gold owl. This time, however, when the wolf brought me to the gold owl, it seemed a little shocked to see me and flew away. I, however, thought it peculiar and felt the presence of the owl still, so I concentrated my eyes on the space where the gold owl had previously sat. Soon, the top corner part of the owl’s head began to appear, and I realized it was hiding behind a sort of mirror or invisibility cloak, I guess. It eventually revealed itself fully and my meditation ended once again. What is really strange was the feeling as though I had taken the owl off-guard or as if I had somehow invaded its privacy originally, yet, once it peaked out from behind the mirror or cloak, there was a light humor to it, almost as if the owl was telling me “I knew you could do it.”

    I do see owls occasionally and they even appear in my dreams, but they always seem to be flying away. In seeing them fly away, I often feel a sense of farewell coupled with wonder. I’ve done my best to analyze and interpret, but would love to hear another’s interpretation.

    • Hello Tara: To understand more fully the meaning of your Golden Owl research the color Gold’s symbolism and combine it with the wisdom of Owl. Recognize that the presence of the Grey Wolf (The Teacher) is significant in this as well. My own instincts say that the playful elusiveness of the Golden Owl is a lesson to be learned with regards to manifesting the flow of supply that you desire in life.

  • I was sitting on my porch. I had a few beers but not enough to imagine this. I live in waaaay south texas. I see a white bird flying in the distance so I stand up and go to the rail of my balcony, it flies in my direction, white owl. Looks straight at me as it flies over the apartments above me. Never seen it before. Although I used to live a block away and we suspected an owl attacked my others chihuahua, he was all tore up, over two years ago. My mother swears it was an owl but i scoffed. I grew up touring pow wows, never paid attention to the meaning of an owl especially a white one but i know it happened for a reason, meaning?

    • Hello Tes: The Snowy Owl is suggesting it is time to get in touch with your own personal spirituality. This Owl is signifying a great change within you and an emerging gift of prophesy.

  • I had a dream I was killed by a drug dealer, then I was sitting watching traffic go past. A rabbit came and sat next me on my right. Then an owl on my left. The owl turned to me and said “everyday countless hairs are gained and lost on a man’s head. But a man’s head of hair can last a lifetime” I burst into tears, started fading away and then woke up. This dreams stuck with me for a while now

  • 3:00 am I was driving and in the middle of the road was a white owl hopping. I couldn’t figure out what it was until I got close to it with my lights shining on it. It hopped quite a ways then swooped off. I figured it just ate something and couldn’t fly right away. I was telling my husband about it when he told me he has only seen a white owl in our country once when he was a boy. He said he thought it symbolized something bad. I sure hope not.

    • I forgot to add that I hear one screech and sometimes howl at night for the past 2 weeks. Not every night but several times a week I hear one.

      • Hello Guidance: Snowy Owls carry the Owl energy with the added benefits of perfect timing in bridging the physical world and the spirit world. In other words, they know when to work from the physical plane and when to focus on the spiritual aspects. In your case I would say that the Owl is reminding you to stay balanced between the physical and the spiritual.

  • This morning while driving to work i stopped at a red light and after like a minute i looked to the left across the street there was a gas station and i saw on top of the roof on the right corner an owl standing stil all of a sudden it moved it’s head to the left , i looked to the left there was a second one all the way on the left corner of the roof .
    Than the light turned green and i had to go.

  • Hi. I had a strange dream last night. My father died 4 years ago and I keep dreaming of him – sometimes he tells me things I think are important, sometimes we are just doing mundane things together.
    Last night I dreamt that in we were in the house talking and doing everyday things and then I walked out and looked up. It was broad daylight and very warm and nice out and I saw a big, beautiful owl on the balcony of our home. She had one blue eye in the center and the feathers around the eye were black. She was very peaceful and stared calmly at me. I was happy to have seen it in my dream. What could this possibly mean? Thank you.

    • The owl is wisdom and clarity of vision. I am thinking that your message is that you need to communicate your wisdom and foresight. Share your knowledge.

  • I was very upset the other nigh. I was setting on my porch crying. An owl flew up and sit in the tree. Didnt think anything about it. Till the next night i go to pick up my son its sitting on the fence. I come back home and its sitting in the same spot on the fence. Im getting freaked out

    • Hello Misty; The Owl was letting you know that you must take the time to work out the why’s of your emotional turmoil. Only then can you heal the sadness within you.

  • Early morning 2am I woke to the conversations of from what I could decifer 3 owls. Each taking its turn to speak as if holding ceremonial court. This went on for a good 3 to 5 minutes then suddenly a fourth, from the tone younger and eager, joined. This newer member was just outside my window. I could hear it rustling in the branches. Then after an additional 3 minutes or so went by, more rustling in the branches , then complete silence.
    I felt quite honored to be witness to this sacred circle but a twinge guilty for eavesdropping.
    Perhaps I was wakened for more than just to hear the beauty of these magnificent creatures. I wonder, was I meant to be included?

    • Hello Tania: To hear the Owl is to hear new wisdom. Use your intuition when dealing with your friends and family. This is key to figuring out where they are coming from. Once you do that you will be able to use your inner wisdom to deal with them.

  • :smile: My Indian/healer name is Walking with White Owl.
    I got my name in meditation when I was practicing some of the Shaman healing techniques.
    I was with my spirit guide “Snowy” a male white Snowy Owl that used to land on my right shoulder.
    This meditation he landed on my left shoulder which meant to me he was more of a permanent totem animal guide.
    At this point, I turned into a snowy owl and flew with him into the gorgious sky.
    Then many other Snowy Owls came and flew with us.
    As we flew back he landed on my shoulder again and said ” I’m Walking with White Owl” and I knew this was my Indian/healer name.

    Owls have showed up at my house, followed me to my friends house… I love all Owl People.

    We still work together, but I have graduated. I will always look warmly/fondly in remembrance of my friend and guide “Snowy”
    I can still call him when needed.
    I am grateful to you “Snowy” for the path you led me on and all the guides since then.

  • i nor my boyfreind had never seen an owl before today .. ok so just lastnight me and my boyfreind where walking our dogs and we walked into this ally in between to big stores ,and he was busy tieing his shoe and out of no where this owl flew on top the building it seriously had a wing spand of at least 4 1/2 to 5 feet .it was white but had little horns i live in lakewood colorado.anyway it just stared at i told my bf to look at it .he couldnt believe it he wanted me to take a picture so i grabbed out my phone,but it died so i was turning it back on and before i could even get the phone back on i looked up as he was flying away the same way he came from..and then i looked back at my phone and the time was 11:11i found this weird beings if you ever see tht time its when an angel is watching.i need some one elses opinion on why it was there?

    • Hello Chantel: I would not be surprised that you Owl is an Angel bringing you the message that an energetic gateway is now open to you that is rapidly manifesting your thoughts into reality. The Owl is letting you know that you have to choose your thoughts wisely at this time and ensure that they match your desires. Don’t put any energy thinking about the things you are afraid of or you may just manifest them.

  • I would like to share an experience that I had just last night. I went down to a lake close to my home, and was laying on a dock watching the stars. I hadn’t been laying there for probably 5 minutes when I sensed movement coming from my right. To my amazement a horned owl landed maybe four feet from me. When he landed I thought maybe it had not seen me, but then I watched it look straight at me.
    I lay there on the dock watching the owl watch me for about 20 minutes straight when a vehicle pulled in and someone got out walked around the car and climbed back in. The owl only slightly paid attention to the person and turned its sights back on me. I laid there for another 15 minutes with this magnificent creature looking at me like a long lost friend.
    My girlfriend then showed up and walked with in about 10 feet of my new friend before it took flight and couldn’t have been more than 18″ above my chest and face as it flew off into the night. I have lived in the wilderness all my life and never felt such a strange connection with an animal.
    So what is your opinion on this?
    Thanks for your time,

    • Hello Eric: Pay special attention to the quotation box on this page for clues as to the direction Owl is nudging you. I believe in your case the Owl is letting you know it’s time to let something go in your past, so that you can clearly see your next step on your life path.

  • Hello i also have a question and a story similar to the other person. I have actually encountered the same burrowing owl on a regular basis at the same exact spot. The first time i had to walk home from work which is about 4 miles! But i was walking and something made me turn to the side and not 3 feet away from me was a burrowing owl perched on a fence. It wasnt scared and it wasnt making any aggresive gestures. It just stared at me and we locked eyes for a long time before i kinda got scared and walked away. But almost everyday after that i would see it at that same spot. I actually quit my job to pursue something more spiritual and my Question was does the owl have any connection to Music? Thank you so much!

    • Hello Robert: Read the first two paragraphs (especially the second) of this page. It’s time to let go of the things that no longer serve you and move forward toward a reality that i more suited toward manifesting your dreams. Owls are more about silence and listening to our inner voice rather than music.

  • Silken Raven, perhaps you could provide me with some insight as to what this dream means. I envisioned an owl inside a house that shook its wings so fast that it created an image of two angels facing each other, blowing into trumpets. This was a haunting dream, and the owl is one that I have been seeing in real life quite frequently. It flies around the outside of my house sometimes, and the night before my dream it had jumped in front of my car pacing back and forth just as I was exiting my neighborhood. Since this dream and my several encounters, I have been fascinated; hence, why I am here reading about the owl. Any ideas?

    • Hello Jeffrey: What an amazing dream! Houses in your dreams usually are representative of yourself. When you combine that with the Owl (inner vision and voice) manifesting the vision of trumpeting angels I would say that the dream is letting you know that you are on the verge of a massive breakthrough in your emotional and spiritual growth.

  • I had a dream last night that I was with a playful, cute, happy owl. It was such a feel good dream. I was I think at a beach and I was able to rub this owls belly, it was like we were laughing and romping together. Any ideas what this meant?

    • Hello Sandra: I believe the Owl in your dream is a symbol of new wisdom and the knowledge that you have transformed certain negative behaviors from the past into something that brings you closer to your life purpose.

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