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The symbolism behind finding a feather

Updated: Oct 18, 2023

Do you believe in signs? Finding a lady bug. Or a spider crossing your path. Seeing repetitive numbers appear in various places. Looking at the phone at exactly 11:11. Or maybe even find a feather on the ground while walking? Those are signs.

feather symbolism

Did you know that you basically have a team of spirit guides, angels and ancestors cheering you on? Communicating with you, sending you signs, and intuitive messages, such as feathers.

The more, we take notice of the signs, and start to follow them, the more we build a connection to our intuition. It is like a muscle that you are training.

We are not only our logical side of our brain but also our right hemisphere that is governed by the moon which represents all things intuition. Our right side is even more activated as a woman.

What does it mean when you find a feather on your path?

This means you are receiving the medicine that the feather has to offer.

In shamanism, birds in general are a representation of freedom. they have a sense of lightness them. if specific birds are showing up on your path, visions, dreams or such, then that is a whole other blog post.

Feather medicine are messages from your guides and give you a deeper connection to spirit.

Depending where you find a feather, the message can vary.

When you find a feather on the:


Approach your following steps with awareness, caution and grace.


You are on the right path.

Right-side Something good is coming your way.


In those moments you find a feather on path, tune in with your energy. Place a hand over your heart and breath. Reach that silent place where you can hear the whispers of your heart and look within to see if a message would like to show itself in that moment.

What does that feather mean to you in this moment?

What messages does it have to share?

May you be divinely guided by the feather medicine in your life.

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About the writer

Inés Kelly is a mentor, astrologer and space holder. Since 2019 she has been writing about the moon, the seasons and astrology.

Building community has facilitated healing in her life and in the life of others. She believes that is where the inner work happens.

Bringing ancient principles and weaving them into modern day life, she is rewriting the way we relate to one another through ceremony, ritual and coming back to nature.

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