Last February I posted the original Owl Medicine. It continues to be the single post which attracts the most searches. That Owl energy is in force year round as a power animal, this isn't entirely surprising. However, there does seem to be a growing interest and questioning of what Owl is here to reveal for us. From some who left comments:
"So what do you do when the Owl seeks You?"
"I am having a difficult time understanding the message that is being brought to me."
"All day I have been plagued by this dream . . . . I know this is a message. Was I Iooking at myself?"
Owl works in mysterious ways, she rarely seems to answer directly, more often indirectly or through the negative. Owl's magic is shown through illuminating the dark, all that which is unseen, hidden from view, or lying in shadows. Owl medicine is particularly relevant in relation to Dreams.
Owl is generally associated with Feminine energies; creativity, sensitivity, awareness of things not yet in form, and magic. How Owl relates to individuals and the messages she brings can only be determined by each person, or with the help of a Spirit Guide. Most often the message will come in one of two forms.
One is regarding the hidden realms within the individual. Are you self-aware? Are you hiding something from yourself? Are there core aspects of your shadow nature you have not looked into, or maybe are afraid to look into? The second would be in terms of relations with others around you. Owl calls you to keep a keen eye for deception. This could be in immediate relations or a reference to people outside your direct sphere, maybe those in more public roles, like politics and business.
Above all, Owl calls us to be diligent and observant, of ourselves and of others. She asks us to look into our own potential for deception as well as our potential for creation. Owl is a messenger of Prophecy. For some, Owl shows up to inform us of the future, as the future lies in the Shadow of the Unknown from our current perspective. Here Owl directs us to look forward, to envision something not yet manifest, and to take appropriate action now to foster it's creation.
Presently, Owl is sitting in the West. This is where her Magic is particularly acute. In the west, Owl is a shapeshifter and a master of adaptation. This is yet another skill Owl brings us, the ability to adapt to changing circumstances. Because of great observation abilities, Owl can move and adjust precisly according to new information. Here Owl shows us again that by being acutely aware of our surroundings we can shift ourselves smoothly (mentally, physically, emotionally) as we move through ever changing social terrains.
As the flight of Owl is silent, it's shapeshifting movement is perceived invisible, unnoticed by others. Humility is called for, Owl does not boast. She merely goes about her Magic, silent in the dark. ~sal