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.
Seeing an Owl Meaning
Owls are generally associated with wisdom, seeing through the deception and the mysterious unknown.
The wisdom of the owl is legendary.
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 symbolize 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.
Seeing an Owl at Night Meaning
The symbolic meaning of seeing an owl at night varies depending on the situation and the behavior 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 repeatedly, 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.
What Does It Mean If An Owl Flies In Front Of You?
Owls have excellent perception and intuition. When one crosses your path, it symbolizes a significant change in how you see the world around you and your place in it.
This is an example of synchronicity, where the universe causes something to happen that can easily be explained, but to you, it is obvious that it is some kind of sign.
Usually, you feel this through intuition. It is how the universe guides you without alerting others.
This is one of those circumstances. Of course, if it only happens once, then it is probably just a coincidence. But, if it happens a few times in quick succession or it happens just as you are reaching a crossroad in your life, it is probably an example of synchronicity.
The owl symbolizes changing perception. You will see things in a different light, allowing you to gain wisdom and understand things that have eluded you before.
It could be how you see a specific relationship or relationships in general. It could be your view on life and how best to live it. You have a decision to make, and you need a fresh perspective to make the right decision.
Events like these transpire when they are most needed, so think about the essential things in your life and how this change of perception might help you get through them.
One way in which your perception can change is through curiosity.
If you identify with the owl, then you are probably an inquisitive person. You like to discover and explore the world around you and know the secrets hiding in the shadows.
Owls are always exploring new territory, using their keen eyesight and hearing to work out what is going on in the ground beneath their wings.
Adopting the owl as your spirit totem can help to nurture your curiosity and guide your curious mind in the right direction, towards the truth.
It could be an excellent time to learn a new skill.
Active, inquisitive minds are more powerful than those drowning in apathy. Apathy is a deficient energy state, so try to keep your mind active with creative activities.
Good and Bad Omens
All birds can be seen as omens when they appear in a certain way. Seeing an owl at night can be both a good and a bad omen.
Owls are creatures of the night and are often associated with death and sickness.
It could be that you are in for some bad news, so you should take extra care of those around you and ensure that they are safe.
You also should take care of your own health, as this might be a warning that you need to change your habits or risk getting sick.
But there are also good omens associated with this event.
If you or someone you know is experiencing bad health, this could be a turning point. It points to change is coming your way, so expect a reversal of fortunes in health or the health of a loved one.
Seeing Owls In Dreams
If they appear to you in dreams, you should pay close attention to what they are directing you towards.
These are powerful spiritual creatures that guide you with wisdom and intuition. If you are being directed towards a certain area of your life within your dreams, do not forget about it once you wake.
Take the message seriously and address the concerns that are being placed in front of you.
It is time to think more deeply to dispel the illusions that prevent you from moving forward.
It can help to keep a dream journal of these encounters, as often the specific imagery leaves your head soon after you wake up.
The details of the imagery are important for dream analysis, which is something you can do yourself if you have the time. If not, some experts can help you uncover the deeper meanings.
As we are about to discuss, owls often point towards transitions in your life.
If you are pointed towards something specific in your dreams, then be ready for that part to change. Change can be scary, but it can also be an opportunity for growth.
Be Ready For Transition With Your Owl Totem
Life is full of transitions, and for those who adopt the owl as a spirit totem, these transitions are often forewarned.
Many birds symbolize some form of transition.
Transitions can be big or small. Big transitions change your life, for better or for worse. For example, job changes or relationship changes can affect day to day life.
It is essential to prepare for these big changes because they can upset your mental state and lead to greater stress, causing more problems down the road.
If you are well prepared, you can turn them to your advantage and come through stronger than ever.
But even the small transitions, like a change in how you see someone close to you or someone else in your life undergoing a significant change, are best entered into consciously.
We underestimate how powerful a series of small changes can be.
The universe does not underestimate this and has presented you with this powerful symbol in order to wake you up to what is happening around you.
Reconnect With Nature
Owls are a visible sign of nature, and if they keep appearing, it could symbolize your need to reconnect with the natural world.
Just spending more time outside has been proven to have significant health benefits.
It also has incredible spiritual benefits. Most of the energy we take within ourselves comes directly from Mother Earth, so having a close relationship with the natural world is key to this process.
Perhaps the next time you want to read a book, do some meditation or just take a walk, you could go to a local park or forest and make the most of the natural world we live in.
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 behavior.
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 think it might be a spirit, you should be cautious with trusting what casual acquaintances tell you.
Do you have a question about seeing an owl at night and its meaning? Then leave a comment below.
Hi, I was out in my backyard on my deck this past Sunday at around 10:30pm, I heard some rustling which I thought could possibly be mice (which I’m terrified of) so I turned my flash on on my phone and look around and see nothing, not sure why but I happened to look up and I see a bird, at first I though it was a brown dove; not a small bird but not too big either, so I turn my flashlight on and point it at the bird and low and behold it was a beautiful little owl, as I pointed my light towards it it looked down at me.
I went ahead and called my SO to come look, I was walking around and not being extra quiet and it didn’t leave, he came out checked the owl out and went to call our daughters to also come look.
I decided to take a picture cause when would this ever happen again?
I took a chance and snapped a pic, it was dark so I couldn’t really see what the picture would even be like but I took it anyway.
After I took the pic I continued to still stare at the owl and suddenly it swoops down and flys away. SO came out and was disappointed that it was gone.
But when I looked at my photo
I couldn’t believe my eyes!!! The picture I took was absolutely perfect somehow
Right at the moment I took the pic the owl looked straight at and it made for a really beautiful picture of the encounter. iPhones have Live Photos, so when I click the Live Photo it literally shows that when I took the picture the owl was turned away and it look at me just at the picture time for me to capture the photo. I was so amazed.
That same night my mother went to hospital so at first I was concerned because of things I had read, cause of course I immediately searched up what it meant to see an owl, and I mean this owl was about 20 ft at most away from me on a wire.
Mom is fine, but I’m thinking it definitely means something else.
SO has/has a real bad drug problem we got thru that but there was a lot of unfaithfulness on his part while he was doing his thing out there while I was home with our young teenage daughters, since then we have moved so this is a farely new place for us (3months)
It has been horrible here with him, constantly accusing me of doing things that I’m not. It’s constant up and down. One minute it’s great the next it’s really bad.
I know this is some sort of message but I don’t know what it is. Anything you could suggest would be so appreciated
Thank you so much
I find myself looking for it nightly now.