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Feathers and their meaning


There is a belief that finding feathers, unexpectedly on our path, is a message coming from . . . . . Some say it means good luck. Some even believe that finding a feather is a sign from a loved one who passed away. It is an uplifting thought. It’s as if feathers have been released from the heavy burdens of the world. Feathers, as the soul, are no longer bound by the world's gravity and they are free to ascend.

Feathers represent a lot of things to different people. These are just a few concepts that describe the symbolic meaning of feathers. Truth, Speed, Spirit, Travel, Heaven, Flight, Messages, Ascension, Fertility and more. 

Be Grateful. Feathers are a reminder to count our blessings and be thankful for the good in our lives.

Feathers are a symbol of levity. When seen, they remind us to ease up on all the seriousness. Take a breath, relax and enjoy.

Listen. If feathers really are a communication tool, to and from the universe, then their appearance is a reminder to listen to the bigger voice - as in a higher power.

Love. Feathers often show up when there is someone or something that wants to reach out to us. Sometimes this might be a loved one.

A feather is a reminder that you are loved by infinite people (both here on earth and elsewhere).

  • Feathers were worn by Native American Chiefs to symbolize their communication with the spirits, and to express their celestial wisdom. Also, in the Native American Indian culture, feathers represented the power of the thunder gods, along with the power of air and wind.
  • The Egyptians believed that feathers were a symbol of the gods of heaven too. Ma'at, the Egyptian goddess of truth and justice, would weigh the hearts of the newly dead in the underworld against the weight of a feather to determine the worthiness of his or her soul. 
  • In Christianity, feathers represent virtues. In fact, an image of three feathers was made into signet rings - each feather symbolizing charity, hope, and faith. These rings were worn as a symbol of a virtuous soul

Sometimes the feather is worm as a Celtic symbol by Druids in the form of ornate feathered robes. Celtic Druids donned these robes in ceremonies to invoke the gods of heaven and gain knowledge of the celestial realm. It was believed that the feathered cloak, along with the presence of the gods of heaven would allow the Druid to transcend the earthly plane and enter the ethereal realm. Feathers might also signal a message coming to you. 

They also have meaning in dreams. They are a sign of hope, promise, and peace. White feathers in dreams indicate innocence or a fresh start in a spiritual sense. Black feathers in dreams often indicate a secret being kept years to be set free.

Since I started to write this blog, I noticed, where ever I go, I find feathers. . . . . so look around you and pay attention.

Has anyone of you come across a feather? Share it with us.


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