The natural world is teeming with symbolism, and the owl is no exception. There are many cultural and spiritual meanings associated with owl encounters, especially when you see them at night.
Owls are also common spirit/totem animals.
Have you been seeing owls at night lately? Want to know what it means? We might have some information for you.
Owls are generally associated with wisdom, seeing through the deception and the mysterious unknown.
In some cultures, the owl is one of the animals that can access the Akashic Records, the complete history of human acts, words, emotions, thoughts and intents.
The Celts, who had a real gripe with lies and liars, saw the owl as an indication that someone was lying.
Often, the liar was thought to be lying primarily to himself, which was looked down on severely.
As an elusive creature, the owl has also come to symbolise the unknown.
A white owl might be trying to shed some light on a mysterious event or show the way when the path is hidden.
When An Owl Appears To You At Night
The symbolic meaning of seeing an owl at night varies depending on the situation and the behaviour of the owl.
For instance, if you have left the house because you are trying to avoid confrontation with someone at home, a hoot from a passing owl might be telling you to go back inside and face the music.
However, if you are instead trying to decide whether to go for that new job or sign up for a class and an owl swoops for a mouse in front of you, that could be a sign that you are going to grab that opportunity.
Seeing the same owl over and over again, doing the same things at the same time, might be a sign that you are stuck in a rut.
Don’t be scared to mix things up a bit and try new ways of doing things.
Of course, there’s another reason you might see the same owl every night…
Owls can be conduits for spirits manifesting in this world.
Spirit manifesting is not unique to the owl, as almost any animal can be a spirit, but for one reason or other owls are particularly popular.
This could be because of their associations with wisdom, which is useful for a spirit delivering guidance.
A spirit visiting you in owl form is trying to convey a warning. The warning is related to deception, the unseen or your unwise behaviour.
Spend some time considering the purpose of the owl and what it might be trying to convey to you. Although the spirit world can guide us, we have to meet it halfway.
When you see an owl at night, and you think it might be a spirit, you should be cautious with trusting what casual aquaintances tell you.