Spiritual Meaning of the Magnificent Owl

Today I write this post in honor of my beautiful friend, Nat-r-Be.

 Nature is in constant communication with us.Whether we believe it to be true or completely understand this fact, it is true. Communicating with Nature can be  no different from going to a foreign land without knowing the language. At first we may have some trouble speaking and hearing each other, but eventually  with practice, and with an open heart, we absolutely can and will know when Nature has something to share with us.

The way I find it easy to communicate with Nature is to connect each element, animal, insect and, or, any aspect of itself to a message.

There are specific spiritual meanings, signs if you will, that when they cross the paths of our lives they are trying to give us confirmation to what is going on in our lives.

The spiritual meaning of an owl communicates to us through it’s wisdom, that You are being called upon to open your eyes, ears and mind to the truth of a situation. To listen to the wisdom deep in your heart and soul. That still small voice is trying to reach you in some way. To assist you or help you in a current challenge you may be facing. 

Some people believe that owls bring fortune for making wise choices.

If an owl has visited you, an incredible gift has been bestowed.  Also, keep in mind that animals are only called to those who share the same energy.  In other words, you hold within you some of the very same symbolic attributes the owl represents.

To illustrate, you may have abilities to know things that others do not know.  It may be likely you have very strong intuitive abilities that can be fine-tuned.  Further, you may be strong-willed person, and/or have a protective side to you. 

Many cultures pay tribute to the Owl as:

37 comments on “Spiritual Meaning of the Magnificent Owl

  1. A owl hit my car today on my side door…it freaked me out. This has never happened to me…I am looking for answers. Can you help?

  2. I found your message very fulfilling. It resonated with me as truth. Thank you for your efforts to bring your message to the world. Peace! Awomb!

  3. A huge horn-tuffed owl recently came to me on my balcony and would not leave for a long time. What does this mean? This happened about 2 months ago and I cannot stop thinking about it.

    • Hi Paula, The best thing to do is to re read this post slowly, taking in all its offering in terms of what the owl is trying to communicate to you. As you scan across the information, listen closely to your breathing and heart beating. Do you notice any skips or changes when you come across a certain word or sentence? Hope this helps wise one. :) xo

  4. I have been seeing owl ornaments in shops over the last month. I am not looking for they just happen to be in a shop
    I bought one at a market to put on my bookshelf and its so funny to walk into a strange shop and I laugh ..owls hi there..sometimes I get the buzzes down my back when I talk about them to the shop assistant.
    Are they my guides giving me directions or to that nature?
    We sometimes have a tawny mouth one visit mainly in winter which it is now.
    Thank you

  5. Thankyou for your article, I was looking to try & understand what came to me in a meditation last night, I was round a fire with other Indians & we were all dancing then I saw an owl flying towards me so I put up my right arm & he landed on my right hand bringing with him a sprig of greenery for me then he flew away, then some children came around me to play then I went & sat down near the fire & a man sat behind me cuddling me & we watched the others dancing around the fire, There was so much love there

  6. I was sitting on my porch and an Owl came right up and sat with me. I feel so honored and it happened on Jan. 1, 2014. I talked to him and he even let me take his picture. He stayed for about 20 minutes. I am still in awe! I wish I could send the picture.

  7. Today i saw an owl in the woods while mushroom hunting and slowly walked up to him and he didnt move at all so i petted him on the back of the head and he still didnt move so then i reached down and picked him up and he didnt try to peck me or claw me at all he just stayed calm. What does that mean

  8. This was a marvelous post! I deeply enjoyed it and had to share on FaceBook. Is there one on the sea turtle? I have believe he is my totem.
    God be with you!

  9. Hi,I am an artist by profession,today morning I had an owl in my balcony from 5:30-till almost 12:00at noon,I was feeling so deeply connected with it I even sketched it out,it was so good really beautiful. …. This is a second time we had owl at our place …. But this experiance was something different… I read through your post .. I cannot tell if its intution but yes at times I dream about something, say an earthqwake or a massacre or something spiritual about water ,flowers or light… Has any such things got some connection…

    Also ,the place where the owl had come and sat for so long,I have a bogan villa plant there,Abd on it just a few days back I had put a stained glass artifact of an owl,painted by me, Abd that very place the owl came abd sat,…… Surprising!!

  10. I experienced a special encounter with a small owl a couple of weeks ago. It was Sunday evening around 7:00 pm and I had just left my house when I saw the owl on the edge of the opposite side of the road. I was intrigued by my siting as the owl is my favorite bird. I turned my car around and stopped about 10 feet in front of it with my headlights shinning brightly on it. The owl just sat there and even turned it’s head and starred into my headlights. It’s beautiful eyes appeared to be green. I had my iPhone handy and I got out of the car and approached the bird for a picture. The lighting of my car provided a great shot and the owl actually seemed to pose for me as it turned it’s head to face me and I took a great picture. I had time to take another but, I thought there was no need as I glanced at the picture and it appeared to be a perfect shot. I then enjoyed my encounter as the owl continued to look at me until I took a step toward it and it flew away. I then got back into my car and reviewed my picture. At first, I was upset as the image was only a vapor or smoke type image of the owl. It is the strangest thing as you can see completely through the image and even see the payment and background which is very clear. You can see that there is a ghost looking form and I know it is the owl but it isn’t the picture I took. Everyone I share the photo with, has a different reaction and idea or explanation, but, all say it appears to be a spirit. I am seeing it as a positive experience and choose to believe that owl had some reason for allowing me to spend the time engaging it. After reading your spiritual meaning before this posting, I find your explanation positive and I appreciate your insight. I have the picture if anyone would like to see it.

    • Wow Lisa, as soon as I began reading your story, my first gut feeling was that you were being visited by a spirit guide. And it turns out that it could actually be true. Very nice. I’m happy for you. :)

  11. Hi
    Just loved your post. I had an owl come sit with me on my balcony this morning at 530 am, It watched and nodded and me, such gentle eyes, it wasnt scared of me at all. As tho’ it came to just have a chat! We very rarely get owls in our City in India, and this is the first time in my 55 yrs I have ever met one. Magnificent creature and so gentle. I def taking it as a good omen.. wish it would visit more often. Thanks for the lovely interpretation Feeling blessed :)

  12. Hi my name is danny I had owl at my place today it’s was on the corner of the house I have had a owl do this in three house,s I haved lived in. this has not happen in a long time but when it seen me it had a long look then flow away I had a strang thort about a owl being around me and there it was I realy love them thay are so special y would this be happening to me danny

    • Hi Danny,
      I invite you to re- read the post that I wrote here on the owl. As you look it over, does anything resonate with your connection of that experience ? Whenever you are communicating with nature, it’s really important to focus your intention within. The quieter you become, the more you will hear. :)

  13. I am virgo. Full moon in virgo last night. An owl has been perching on our roof the last few nights. Last night it was here again and VERY loud on our roof ! I know it is a strong message for me to begin a new journey with my spiritual knowledge. I have always felt drawn to these birds. But it was hooting and singing SO loud last night. And under that beautiful full moon ! It was awesome. Opinions please ?

  14. My search for the meaning of my encounter the other day has lead me to your post. I have a natural strong connection to animals and nature, and often understand our meetings and time together and get so much from them all. But this encounter I have yet to understand. It was something different than I have ever felt. I look forward to seeking the gift it gave me. I have already come to realise has been with me always in this life. But my friendship has only just begun with awareness. Thank you

  15. For the last 2 years I have had owls fly next to me away from me, starred at me then fly away from me. The other night I was outside and decided to have some fun so I started meowing. I guess I stricked up a conversation with something because for about a good 10 min I would meow then I’d hear what was kinda a meow but wasn’t. I was afraid I’d pissed off a mountain lion. Anyhow I’d stop and wait then it would meow, what ever, like it was calling me. When I didn’t respond I felt like a wind go by and heard something of a little animal sound, maybe hamster like. I meowed and it meowed but then it was gone. My bf said it was an owl. I googled owl sounds and sure enough that was what was communicating with me. What do you think

    • It sounds like it could very well have been an owl, yes. Your intuition can answer that best. Have you tried to make contact again? I like that you are having fun with nature. :)

  16. I live on an acreage and have never noticed or heard an owl before. Last night I heard a loud thud on my front door. I turned on the outside lights and there was an owl sitting on my front step. It starred directly at me for a few moments, spread its large wings and flew off. I’ll never forget those eyes, only a few feet from me. It’s like it was trying to relay a message to me or something. I’m confused why it did not see my house at night given its keen night vision.

    • Hi Jason,
      When an owl comes knocking at your front door, I would be inclined to know that it was not an accident. Beautiful, that you made eye contact. Congratulations on receiving a gift from such an awesome messenger. :)

  17. I miss my great horned owl friend. We talked everyday for months. I only saw him once, but he started the conversations when I’d go out early in the morning to have coffee on the porch. I wished so much to see him, and he finally came and stood under the the security light as if he were reading my mind. He was really tall.

  18. I had an owl land on me about two years ago… the following year in the same season my father passed away… this experience was peaceful, quiet, and epic..it hung around hours before it had left. When i thought it had left for good i walked around the house to lock the vehicles up and it was sitting on top of my dads truck…. it begin to follow me around the house from tree to tree and came right back to me to stand on my shoulder…. it stared at me so long before it had left… i had a friend with me as well… it had nothing to do with her …..email me for pics… i would like to talk about this further

    • Beautiful story Joshua. Thank you for sharing it with us. You know that is not a common occurrence, yes? Everything you need to know is within you, and you are “wise” enough to know what that is. Be true, to “whooo” you are. :)

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