Why the Owl?

Owl Symbolism

owl totemThe owl spirit animal is emblematic of a deep connection with wisdom and intuitive knowledge. If you have the owl as totem or power animal, you’re likely to have the ability to see what’s usually hidden to most. When the spirit of this animal guides you, you can see the true reality, beyond illusion and deceit. The owl also offers for those who have it a personal totem the inspiration and guidance necessary to deeply explore the unknown and the magic of life.

The owl is a strong spirit guide for discernment and making decisions based on solid foundations. Call on the owl totem when you have to assess a situation or are going through confusing times.

Taking symbolism from the owl directly, it is noteworthy that it is a creature of the night.   Nocturnal creatures are symbolic of inner-knowing, psychic ability, and intuition – so too is the owl.


Symbolic meanings for the owl are:

  • Intuition, ability to see what others do not see
  • Capacity to see beyond deceit and masks
  • Wisdom
  • The presence of the owl announces change
  • The traditional meaning of the owl spirit animal is the announcer of death, but also most likely symbolic like a life transition or change