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Animal Totems - The Owl
Animal Totems - The Owl
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So much myth and legend surrounds the mighty Owl that it is impossible to list them all with any brevity.  They are messengers of the Gods and the Universe to many cultures.   The Native Americans associate the Owl with magic, astral travel, and clairvoyance.  They have the power to see what is unseen.  Shaman, witches, and sorcerers were very fond of the Owl as a totem and spiritual guide.  Indian folklore and Greek legend portrays them as helpers of man and givers of prophecy.  In the Middle Ages of Europe wealth, abundance, and riches were associated with them.  The Celts associate the Owl with the ability to guide others through and to the underworld.



The Owl totem possesses the following virtues:  powerful magic, good omens, prophecy, astral travel, power to see the unseen, all seeing knowledge, great wisdom, good luck, power of the moon and night, insight, giving and receiving messages, clairvoyance, religious beliefs, communication with the spirit world, and insight into other’s true motives.







The Owl is the symbol of the feminine, the moon, and the night.  Its ability to navigate through the darkest night and bring back nourishment for itself and others is the foundation of this essence. When you have lost your way, Owl essence will guide you back to your proper path and wisdom.



Owls are able to sense those with magical powers and can see the good or evil in people.  People cannot deceive a person who has an Owl totem. Owls are said to be able to see through deception to the truth contained beneath the lies.  Owl people can see into the darkness of others souls.  Most Owl people are clairvoyant because of this ability.   The Owl totem will unmask those who seek to take advantage of one’s kindness and reveal the hidden motives of those who seek to disguise their real intentions to those wise enough to seek their counsel.



An Owl totem gives one the power to extract secrets.  Meditate on the owl and things will be revealed. Listen to your inside voice.  Hear not what is being said by others, but what is hidden.  Detect subtleties of voice that others cannot.



Below are the traits of specific owls:




Snowy Owl

The Snowy Owl advises to conserve your energy until the time is right and be observant of your surroundings. It also has the power of prophecy.





Barn Owl

This Barn Owl totem reflects the ability to the heart and the mind.  It can connect you to spirits and the houses that they haunt.  Mediums and “ghost hunters” often have this totem.  This totem can give you very strong clairvoyant abilities.




Barred or Spotted Owl

People with the Barred/Spotted Owl totem can appear threatening on the outside, but are actually very benign. This Owl can teach us how to use your voice to great effect.



Screech Owl

Very courageous and ferocious, the Screech Owl teaches you how to be a fierce individual with an ability to cooperate with others.



Short-Eared Owl

The Short-Eared Owl gives you the ability to show up at the right place and to take advantage of opportunity.  This Owl represents a blend of fire and air.  They stir a passion for life and fire the inspiration.  They awaken the imagination.



Great Horned Owl

The Great Horned Owl is a fierce protector. It is the lunar opposite of the Red-Tailed Hawk (who represents the Sun). This gives the ability to adapt to constant changing environments. The harbinger of Spring, it does not have a good sense of smell and may impart this trait to its totem people.




If you have Owl for a power animal, its message is to pay attention to your dreams and feelings. Question your fears and act on your intuition. Focus on our intentions and move swiftly toward your goals and objectives. Be silent and conserve your energy until you are ready to act with undivided attention.  If you are experiencing problems and uncertainty, take some time out to confront your fears and confusion. Invoke Owl to help with discernment and self-knowledge.



Do not fear the dark or unknown. Explore your inner world with confidence. Work on developing clairvoyance.  Take time to get acquainted with your shadow-self.

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