The Path of the Feather:

A shamanic journey, medicine wheels and spirit animals

Finding Feathers on Your Path – Symbolic Meaning of Feathers

So is there a spiritual and physical meaning to finding a Feather? I believe there is.  Have you wondered about what it might mean when you find a feather? Feathers are ways that Spirit (of different forms) sends us  signs. Feathers are a beautiful reminder to pay attention. When you find a feather and increase your awareness, it’s usually pretty easy to tune into the knowing of what it means. You may find it right when you’re thinking about making a change, worrying about something, or you may simply associate the feather with something when you find it.

Just as with dream interpretation, it is completely up to you to figure out what the feather you just found means. Usually, there is not just one single, simple or straightforward answer that rings true for everyone. Consider your life and where you are at this point. Consider the context of finding the feather. Consider its symbolism. You will then be able to figure out what the feathers that you find along your journey mean to you.

Feathers clearly have a strong connection to the spiritual realms.

Once you learn to recognise the bird from which the feather has been gifted, you begin to understand the energy of your feather. Here are a few: 
  • Eagle – Cleansing, vision, rising higher
  • Owl – Releasing the past, deep cleansing, dreams and visions
  • Hawk – the messenger. A powerful message will come to you soon
  • Chicken – Be more selective and choose the right path by going with your feelings
  • Duck – release the past and learn to forgive someone or something right now
  • Crow – Inner wisdom and ancient lore need to be observed and embrace.
  • Raven – The magic of story and legends
If you are not sure what your feather means, simply meditate with the feather and you will receive messages, guidance and wisdom.

Below is a brief rundown of the possible colour meanings of feathers (though trust your own heart and use this as a general guide - you can experiment with this!):

WHITE - purification, spirituality, hope, trust, faith, protection, peace, Heaven, angels, and also act as blessings and wisdom connected with moon.

RED - the root chakra (money, possessions, security, career), physical vitality/energy/life force/action, good fortune, passion, emotions, courage.

BLUE - throat chakra (communication, acceptance, speaking your truth) peace, inspiration, mental abilities/knowledge, connection with spirits, spiritual protection and psychic awareness.

YELLOW - solar plexus chakra (gut intuition, happiness), blessings and wisdom connected with powerful sun energy, intelligence, playfulness, joy, cheerfulness, mental alertness, vision.

GREEN - (heart chakra - love, emotions, relationships, forgiveness), health, healing, nature, environment, nature spirits, plant spirits, animal spirits, growth, fertility, harmony, unity, money, prosperity, success.

ORANGE (sacral chakra - sex/physical relationships, love, appetitite, attraction), energy, change, optimism, and ambition, success, new ideas, will power, creativity, physical love, new ideas, will power, independence.

PINK - unconditional love,  romance, feelings, friendship, caring, compassion, harmony, service, empathy, kindness, gentleness, faithfulness, honour, inspiration. 

GREY - peace and neutrality (as it is in the middle of black and white), authenticness, flexibility.

PURPLE - (crown chakra - universal consiousness, spiritual connection), heightened spiritual growth and experiences, higher thought.

BROWN - earth, stability, grounding, endurance, home, friendship, respect. 

BLACK - protection, warning, repelling or  warning of negative energy, death (as in a closed chapter), mystical wisdom - a sign that you are undergoing a spiritual initiation, growth or increased wisdom. When the feathers are irridescent, oir represents high mystical insight (especially if there is a shiny irridescence).

Symbolism of Feathers

  • Truth
  • Speed
  • Lightness
  • Flight
  • Ascension
  • Heightened awareness
  • Light heartedness
  • Enlightenment
  • Prayer
  • Divinity
  • Progress

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