The Owl Spirit Messenger, Guide, Symbolism, Meaning, and Totem.



Today I'm sharing insight into Animal Spirit Guides. In particular, the owl spirit.


The owl is a much like the eagle from the animal kingdom in that it is a fierce protector, a well-known symbol of wisdom, a rare visitor. If you’ve experienced a sighting of an owl, they are a messenger from a family member that has similar qualities. The owl brings the message of focus, to maintain a path which includes steppingstones much like a strategy consistent to meeting a planned goal.


A fierce defender of honor and the truth that means owls have zero tolerance for any form of deception or under-handedness. But, on the other hand a symbol of new beginnings, an awakening with a new perspective, a reminder to let go of past beliefs, views that hinder a direct path towards your future.


Seeing a snowy owl is perhaps the most serene encounter. It represents happiness and peace shortly. It is often connected to a family member that has transitioned into the spirit realm.


My uncle Fred passed not long ago at the age of 92. He was an RCMP officer and lead the RCMP Musical Ride trainings for many years. He was a tall man, fierce protector of his family as well as his views. I always looked up to him. As I share this brief story, I know there are so many synchronicities at play in our world that connect us to those in spirit. Never far away… As close to you as to the air that you breathe. I was returning from a visit with horses and had taken a call from my sister, Jamie. I was not far off from arriving to Ottawa when I witnessed a snowy owl flying across the road in front of my car. The time was 4:15pm. I literally said, “Oh my, an owl just flew in front of the car!” My sister, deeply knowledgeable with animal symbolism and background in Native/Indigenous studies. She takes a seat at the Sundance festival every year. An honor not bestowed to many. She knew what that meant as did I. But we never said IT.