When I was asked what my third eye chakra was, I "felt" that the answer was White. I went to my sister and asked her to confirm it.
When she focused on my third eye aura/chakra, she said it WAS white and was in the form of an Owl. The Owl was spreading its wings and flying. Right now, as I am spiritually developing and evolving by White Owl is maturing.
I searched online for the meaning of a White Owl and got this:
"Some legends say that Priestess Oracles of Mythological Ancient, Lemuria, Atlantis, and Avalon and some other early mythological kingdoms are known as Magi-ratha or "Wise Women of the White Owl". Their symbols are the White Owl, Rowan Tree, Oak Trees, Honey Bees, Star Sapphire, and the Labyrinth.
The Angel of Death
The "Goddess" of night
Vision and Insight
Wizardry and Witchcraft (In some cultures)
King Arthur's Queen Guinnevere's name was the "White Shadow". Her symbol was the White Owl.
In Greek Mythology the "Goddess" Artemis, (Diana in Roman mythology), had a pet white owl that was supposed to embody Wisdom.
In the Myth of Perseus, Artemis was ordered by Zeus, his father, to gift him with her pet owl, which was meant to guide him with wisdom.
The owl is sacred to the Greek goddess of learning, Athena and is even depicted on some Greco-Roman currency as a symbol of status, intelligence and of course, wealth.
In ancient Egyptian, Celtic, and Hindu cultures the symbolic meaning of owl revolved around guardianship of the underworlds, and a protection of the dead.
In this light the owl was ruler of the night and seer of souls. A misunderstanding of this necessary relationship gave the owl some negative associations with death.
It should be clear that the owl was honored as the keeper of spirits who had passed from one plane to another. Often myth indicates the owl accompanying a spirit to the underworld - winging it's newly freed soul from the physical world into the realm of spirit.
A quick-list of owl symbolic meanings:
Native Americans associated the meaning of owl with wisdom, foresight, and keeper of sacred knowledge. This may largely be due to the fact that the owl is a great foreteller of weather conditions. Also its ability to see at night is legend among the Native Americans, and this attribute would be invoked during ceremonies when an oracle of secret knowledge was required.
Similarly, West African and Aboriginal Australian cultures viewed the owl as a messenger of secrets, kin to sorcerers, as well as companions to seers, mystics and medicine people."
"Yes, in certain cultures (China, Egypt, India) the symbolic meaning of owl is associated with death, but you must understand that the owl is not a symbol of death per se. Rather - it was revered (honored) as being the guardian of the after-life - a highly respected emblem indeed.
Throughout many cultures, the symbolic meaning of owl deals with:
Native American tribes (primarily plains' Indians) viewed the owl as a protector against harm and their feathers were ritually worn to ward of evil spirits.
Ancient Athenians made the owl an emblem of wisdom and even emblazoned the image of the owl on their coinage. To the ancient Greeks, the owl is a symbol of Athene who is goddess of foresight & knowledge.
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.
If an owl has visited you, an incredible gift has been bestowed. Also, keep in mind that animals are only called to those who share the same energy. In other words, you hold within you some of the very same symbolic attributes the owl represents.
To illustrate, you may have abilities to know things that others do not know. It may be likely you have very strong intuitive abilities that can be fine-tuned. Further, you may be strong-willed person, and/or have a protective side to you. I can already tell from your email that you are mentally sharp - so we know you have this in common with the owl already.
These owl sightings may be messages for you to develop your education further. Or, the owl may be trying to tell you to develop your intuition further.
Owls also show themselves as a sign of warning (no, not of death). You simply need to pay close attention to people around you - owls are incredibly perceptive - you are probably perceptive too - use your powers of perception around new people you may meet. Not everyone is as nice, or "cool" as they seem to be.
Personally, I do not think that I am an Angel of Death. I do not practice Wizardry or Witchcraft.
I have been told that I am wise for my years and am very logical.
There are different meanings of the White Owl, but the first one seemed to stick to me...
"Some legends say that Priestess Oracles of Mythological Ancient, Lemuria, Atlantis, and Avalon and some other early mythological kingdoms are known as Magi-ratha or "Wise Women of the White Owl". Their symbols are the White Owl, Rowan Tree, Oak Trees, Honey Bees, Star Sapphire, and the Labyrinth."
Anyways, this was very interesting for me. I am currently learning about my past lives and would like to know if I have had one as a Priestess [I have the characteristics of a priestess]
Aura readers reading this, what do you think?
Do any of you have auras in the shape of an animal?
Thank you for reading:)