Finding a white fealther

WHAT DOES FINDING A WHITE FEATHER MEAN?

What does finding a white feather mean? - Symbolism of a white feather

Disclaimer:  This is my story of finding a white feather and my research on the symbloizm of a white feather. 

It’s was just another weekend.

We had decided to take a spontaneous trip to Drumheller, AB to see the Royal Tyrrell Museum. The kids have been bugging us for a while to go but something always seemed to come up.

Halfway through the museum my son had peed his pants.  I usually keep spare clothing in the car. But at the last minute, we decided to take our truck instead.  It had been so long since we had an accident, it slipped my mind to bring extra clothing.  #Mommyfail

After a quick stop at the Walmart across town for new pants.  We decided to stop at the World’s Largest Dinosaur and have a snack in the park before heading back to the museum. 

What finding a white feather mean? The symbolism of white feather

As we sat at the picnic benches, out of nowhere a single white feather floated down by my daughter. There were no birds in sight. It just appeared out of thin air.

What finding a white feather mean? The symbolism of white feather

Now I am not one for symbolism but this was so unreal that I had to do some digging into what it could mean. Here’s what I found.

Symbolism of a white feather

Finding a white feather is a symbol that your angels are near. A white feather is the most common of signs sent from the angels in Heaven. And a white feather is a symbol for faith and protection.  Read more here

White feathers are also symbols of angels who are speaking to us. And telling us that our loved ones in heaven are safe. White feathers can symbolize many things. And according to the article found here, white feathers have significance to many cultures. Including but not limited to the Aborigines, Egyptians, Celtics, and the Native Americans.

Finding a white feather can mean having a celestial message sent from above.  But feathers are also associated with winged animals and insects. And thus finding one of their feathers means that there is a message of flight and freedom.

Finding a white feather can also be a symbolism of peace and purity. Perhaps the person who finds the feather isn’t spiritual in the sense of Christianity. But there are some cultures who believe it is a message from beyond. And finding a white feather is a sign of the loved one who is watching over you.  According   this article, , finding a white feather means a guardian angel is watching over you. And guiding you through life and your decisions. The article provides an example of a woman who lost her husband and she continued to find feathers. And so she sought out a clairvoyant who informed her the feathers were signs from her husband who had passed on.

What does finding a white feather mean? - Symbolism of a white feather

White Feathers Across Culture and Religion

According to the article here,  white feathers not only symbolize purity, peace, love, hope, heaven, angels and protection and signs from ancestors that everything is well on the other side. But they also symbolize a blessing has been bestowed upon the person who found it. As well as it symbolizes wisdom and a connection with the moon. This is important to note because where a feather is a representation of flight and freedom, the moons gravitational pull is grounding for humanity. So it can be argued that finding a white feather is a symbol for clarity for the person who found it. And a grounding experience to help them focus on their current reality and situations.

Some cultures, such as the Native Americans, believed different birds meant the feathers symbolized different traits. For example, this site,  explains what each bird symbolized. So the feather from a bird which is all white, such as a dove, would symbolize love, gentleness, and kindness. Also, a white feather from a snowy owl would symbolize wisdom, the ability to see things normally, silence and swiftness. A parallel to the belief that there is a connection to the moon when finding a white feather, coincides with the Native’s belief that the white feather signifies seeing things normally. And is that grounding experience.

According to the article here,  finding a feather means something different for different cultures and religions. For Christianity, it is a representation of charity, hope, and faith. These three concepts could be interpreted as signs of virtue.

According to Egyptian mythology, feathers were a symbol of the sky Gods. But also Ma’at, the Egyptian Goddess of Justice. If the sins of the deceased were weighed against the hearts of the newly dead in the underworld, to the weight of a feather, it would determine the worthiness of his or her soul. So, the white feather would symbolize the purity of the heart and soul of the person that it was being weighed against for justice.

I am not sure what I believe.  But it was too unreal not to of been a sign.

What does finding a white feather mean? - Symbolism of a white feather

Have you ever found a white feather? 

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30 thoughts on “WHAT DOES FINDING A WHITE FEATHER MEAN?”

  1. My grandson died on my dad’s birthday my grandson was only 13 I went to see my dad and this woman stopped me and said you got a White feather in your hair and I’m also finding grey feathers by my front door and my back door I want to beleaved he is looking down on me

    1. Thank you for sharing. I love hearing other stories about finding feathers. Events like these just can’t be random, they have to have meaning. I think he is looking down at you too.

      1. Today marks 5 year anniversary of my husband committing suicide. I found a white feather laying in my drive way.

  2. My dad died a year and a half ago and I find a feather at least once a day. It never used to be that much. And also I’ve heard that cardinals are a symbol as well for the first few months after his death there were cardinals constantly in my yard. One even sat on the rim of my window and kept flapping his wings to try and get in my house.

  3. My father passed away on Sunday. Today, Wednesday, a white feather stuck to my living room window and fluttered in the wind for a while. I watched it for a long time wondering if it was a sign from Dad. I was sure it was. I felt a sense of peace as I watched it. I know it would eventually blow away but I was okay with that. I have never seen a feather stuck to a window before so i knew this was a sign.

  4. My daughter was about to divorce and leave her family. My heart was so heavy. While out on a long meditation walk I decided to listen to Neil Young
    The song Birds came on. The lyrics go something like this . “… it’s over, feathers fall around you to show you the way to go… at the moment blinded by tears. I looked down and saw a big white feather. It was on Main Street in my town. Which seemed like an unlikely place to find this.
    Since then I see them often, usually when I’m asking for serious comfort and guidance

    1. Thank you for sharing your story. I love hearing stories like these and I am so glad you found the comfort and guidance you were seeking.

  5. I am a none religious person, I have encountered on numerous occasions where white feathers fall near me with no birds around, once was during a game of squash. !
    I find it very strange and have no idea of the significance.

    1. I was like this too until I got curious about the meaning behind finding feathers. There is so much information out there about the meaning but I think you just have to go with what your gut is telling you the meaning is.

  6. I picked my three boys up from school today and we were al happy chatting away, getting in the car and just as we were putting our seat belts on a white feather floater threw the passenger window and straight to my sons hand , he was sat in the back! We all froze and looked at each other with shocked looks at each other! I told them what it meant and they were so loving and respectful. We all have a blessed relationship .

  7. Last night as I was trying to settle my mind by practicing breathing through heart space and getting ready for sleep. As my mind quieted, I received a visual of a very large airplane flying high in the sky and then a white feather dropping from it. I immediately started thinking what could this signify when I remembered that any day now, my 21 year old son was planning on boarding a plane to India. My first instinct was to think, Oh no, he’s going to die in this plane- my default is always the worst possible scenario (I’m working on that) but then I switched my thinking and remembered that feathers are usually a sign of divine and angelic presence. I took it to mean that he would be protected and guided. This morning as I was dropping my youngest daughter at school, I found in front of me a white feather. As I was leaving, there was another one-whitish/light grey at the tip also right in front of me. Blessed be.

    1. Wow, what amazing signs! I definitely think were signs that your son will be protected on his trip, your daughter on her adventures and you as well. Remember to take time to thank your angels for their signs. They love to be thanked and will send you more if asked.

  8. Hi
    I’ve just looked at your website as found a white feather in my hair while sat in my car while looking in the mirror from nowhere only this week.Ive heard about the significance of this and what it means but all new to me.
    Can you help with the meaning of this please.

    Thank you
    Sally

    1. Hi Sally,
      Generally finding a feather in an unexpected place, like your car, is thought to be a message from the angels. White feathers, in particular, are thought to be a sign of faith and protection. Hope this helps!

  9. I just bought a Dyson vacuum cleaner. So I have went crazy cleaning my house from top to bottom. Later, after finishing, I made me a snack. I come back to the living room, and sitting on top of my cell phone was a white feather! I sat down and gathered my thoughts on how the heck this happened. But there is no explanation. So I looked it up and come across your page. I am home alone for the weekend. I’m not afraid, but this was so surprising.

    1. The more that I learn about angels the less I am surprised by how they show signs. This is a beautiful sign that an angel is looking out for you. They love to show you signs, like an unexpected feather in unlikely places when you are least expecting it. Thank them for the sign and if you want invite them to send you more.

  10. My 16 year old grandson died February 2017, we’ve (meaning my children grandchildren) been finding white since he’s been gone. I had one daughter who had not found one and she was very skeptical of the rest of us. She was sitting on the riverbank where Luke fished all the time and her friend said “Jill look at your toes!” She looked down and there was a brown and white feather between her toes! She sent me the picture and told me this was the first feather she has kept. That very week she found a solid white feather inside her car. I thank my Jesus every day for the tangible comfort he’s sending out way.

  11. Today my partner and I had the biggest fight that we could ever have, i went to the toilet about an hour after he left to go out and from what i thought was a toenail on the floor, was a little white feather sitting right infront of me on the floor

    1. I am not a feather expert but I am pretty sure someone was trying to tell you that everything is going to be ok! Thanks for sharing.

  12. A good friend/ love passed, whom I never had the chance to tell my feelings to. I think he felt the same way about me too. Ever since he passed I find white feathers randomly at my house, or at work. And recently found a couple different colored feathers. One time I felt his presence very strongly at my apartment and heard his voice shortly after he passed. I’ve also had dreams about him.

    1. You should look into death dreams too! To me, it seems like he is trying to tell you something. What I don’t know. If you are open to it, I suggest you go see a medium. If he is really trying to tell you something, a medium can relay it to you.

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