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Feathers Appear When Angels are Near – Symbolism of Feathers
Our Feather and Wing Collection is one of my favorite sections to shop. It reminds me of when I was a child and I would find white feathers everywhere. My grandmother would always say it meant my Guardian Angel was near. I decided that this was my way of communicating with the Angels. I would talk to them as most children talk to their imaginary friends, then if I found a feather I would take it as a confirmation that the Angels had heard me. Now as an adult when I find any kind of feather I take it as a sign that I’m being protected.
Throughout many cultures, feathers are symbols of the spiritual realms representing ascension and spiritual evolution to a higher plane. Many religions agree that a white feather is a symbol that Angels are present and are hearing your prayers. In Native American cultures, every group has different meanings for feathers depending on which bird they come from and their color. But it is safe to say that they represent honor and our connection with the Creator.
In Egyptian mythology the feather of Ma’at, an ostrich feather, was associated with Ma’at the goddess of truth and justice. The chief priest in charge of court hearings would wear the feather of Ma’at and then gave the feather to the person who won the case.
In Christianity, feathers are associated with the presence of Angels and represent prayer and faith. The symbol of three feathers was popular in ancient Christianity, especially among the Medici, who used them as an emblem representing the three virtues of Faith, Hope and Charity.
For me wearing a feather gives me a sense of peace and connection to the spiritual realms. I love the Nina Designs Mother of Pearl Feather pendant because it reminds me of my Angel friends. I have made a ton of earrings featuring almost all of our Wing and Feather Charms. I think I have made a pair in every size we have!
There are so many different interpretations of the symbolic meaning of feathers. Some people believe they represent Truth, Speed, Lightness and Protection. And it is believed, that if you dream about feathers that it symbolizes travel or the ability to move freely in life and if you dream about a white feather, it indicates innocence or a fresh start in a spiritual sense.