What Do Different Colors Of Feathers Mean Spiritually?

Last updated by Susan Taylor

Feathers might seem like a pretty mundane part of nature, although it's a little-known fact that they have a strong bond with the heavens and all spiritual realms. Our guardian angels scatter feathers along our physical paths as a way of responding to the questions that deeply trouble us. According to the color of the feathers and the type of bird that they come from, we can work out exactly what these angelic spiritual messages mean. Susan Taylor explains the meaning behind each type of feather, based on its color 🪶.

What Do Different Colors Of Feathers Mean Spiritually?

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If you’re wondering how to reach out to your guardian angel, then look no further than the feathers that have been sent your way. If you do come across one, then it’s most likely that you have questions that need answering about your career, your health, or your love life, for example, so thank the angel for their message and take care of the gift they’ve sent you.

What does it mean when you find a feather? - The spiritual meaning and message is based on the color

Just like Angel Numbers, feathers can be used to communicate with the heavens. We have compiled a list of fourteen types for you to see below- it’s now up to you to discover what the ones you encounter mean.

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Click on the feather that you've seen to work out the meaning of your angelic message. 

Purple feather meaning: Prepare for a spiritual awakening
White feather meaningWhite feather meaning: Your angel is watching over you
Brown feather meaning Brown feather meaning: Good health and tranquility

Grey feather meaning

Gray feather, meaning: Peace and harmony are on their way

Black feather meaning

Black feather meaning: You'll feel better very soon

Blue feather meaning

Blue feather meaning: More spirituality in your life than ever

Yellow feather meaning

Yellow feather meaning: Everything will be alright in the end

Orange feather meaningOrange feather meaning: Your creativity will flow through
Pink feather meaning Pink feather meaning: Love and happiness on the horizon
Red feather meaningRed feather: Love and seduction are coming your way
Green feather meaningGreen feather meaning: Luck will surely be on your side
Brown and white feather meaningBrown and white feather meaning: Happiness is fast approaching
Black and white feather meaningWhite and black feather meaning: Hope and balance 
Red and green feather meaning Greenish red feather meaning: Your finances are set to improve
Pigeon feather meaningPigeon feather meaning: All is not lost, don't give up

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White feather meaning: Your angel is watching over you

This color indicates your angel is by your side and listening to the prayers that you so desperately require answering. What’s more, if you happen to see a small one, then it suggests that you’re also being watched over by a loved one who has passed away. Finding a feather of this color is a message urging you to keep your faith and to know that no matter what happens, there is someone up above that has your back.

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Brown feather meaning: Good health and tranquility

Peacefulness is set to make a return to your life. Finding a brown one promotes stability and balance, and indicates there’ll soon be a time when you’ll find harmony between the physical and the spiritual world. With the brown feather meaning, your angel is communicating to you that whilst things might be unsettled right now, stability and strength will soon be restored.

Gray feather meaning: Peace will come

Gray is a neutral color and, therefore, demonstrates that the answer to your question is far more complex than a simple black or white response. Your life might be a little frantic at the moment, so it’s during this time that you must place your trust in your angel and their ability to resolve the difficulties that are holding you down.

Black feather meaning: You’ll soon feel better

You’ll often come across a black feather if you're sorrowful or if you’ve lost your way. Fortunately, this one represents the negative energies that currently cloud your mind, so it's a way for your angel to show that they hear your misery and will do everything in their power to put a smile back on your face. It’s a reminder that whilst times might be tough, you have the strength and the wisdom to overcome any hardship that comes your way.

Blue feather meaning: More spiritual than ever

This one symbolizes the spirituality that is soon to take priority for you. Calmness and peaceful energy will consume you, and you’ll be filled with a newfound desire to listen intensely before you speak. Your psychic abilities are slowly being unlocked, and you’ll soon be fascinated by the thought of communicating with your angel. Perhaps it's time to give praying and meditation a go.

Yellow: Everything will be alright

You might feel like things are a little uncertain, but the sight of this feather will assure you that you’re on the right track and that you’ll soon be rewarded. It’s an angelic reminder to stay light-hearted and cheerful in even the hardest of times, and to be thankful for the good in your life. If you keep your spirits high, then life will undoubtedly treat you well.

Orange: Your creativity will flow

This is a sign that you’re more creative than ever at the moment, and so you must channel this creativity into overcoming the obstacles that have held you back. They’re a message from your guardian angel to listen to your inner voice and think in ways that you’ve never thought before to reach goals that you’ve always considered unreachable.

Purple: Prepare for a spiritual awakening

In being such a spiritual color, purple findings are used by angels as a way to urge your spiritual growth. There's something plaguing your mind, so if you want to hit new heights, then you'll need to open up about what's troubling you. On clearing your mind, you'll be gifted with a newfound spirituality that will aid your observation of the links between body, mind, and soul that you'll never have seen before.

Pink: Love and happiness

This color suggests that a big surprise is awaiting you in your love life. It's a symbol of unconditional love and is an angelic reminder to look to love when times are uncertain. It remains to be seen whether this implies a pregnancy, proposal, or that new love is on its way, but if there’s one thing that's certain, it’s that you’ll be filled with joy as a result.

Red feather meaning: Love and seduction

With a red one, prepare to be overcome by love in your life. Red symbolizes passion and lust, so if you happen to see one, then you should prepare yourself for a romantic encounter or passionate exchange. It indicates that you’ll be more confident and attuned than ever, so it’s a time that your art of seduction will do nothing less than thrive.

Green: Luck will surely be on your side

A green feather signifies that if there’s one thing you won’t be missing, it’s luck! The color implies fertility and fortune, which suggests that you'll come into a large sum of money or will see everything fall into place in your love life. What's more, if a loved one has ill health, then it could be a sign that they'll recover and get back on their feet very soon.

Brown and white: Happiness is fast approaching

Seeing a brown and white one suggests that times of happiness are fast approaching. However, it’s important to know that it won’t be easy, and you must go through hardship to reach the good times at the other end. If you’re patient and keep your eyes fixed firmly on success, then your angel has no doubt that you’ll quickly reach the light at the end of the tunnel.

Black and white: Hope and balance

You might be losing faith, but this feather promises that not all is lost. Indeed, it suggests that huge change is on its way. There's something from your past that is holding you back at the moment, so it's up to you to let it go and transform your perspective. It might feel like things are taking a turn for the worse, but it’s a sign from the angelic that you will be protected and balance will soon be restored in your life.

Greenish red peacock: Your finances are set to improve

This indicates that you’ll receive some news on your finances in the near future. It might come as a complete surprise, but it hails the arrival of a large sum of money. The extravagance and glamour imply great prosperity, so if you see a feather of this kind, then expect to receive a fortune in the near future.

Gray-black pigeon: All is not lost

If you come across a pigeon feather, then it’s most likely that you’re going through a difficult time. It often represents family, it’s an angelic message urging you to call on your nearest and dearest to get through hardship. Your angel wants you to know that all is not lost and that as long as you surround yourself with the love of your family, happier times will be waiting for you on the other side.  

What does a multicolored feather mean spiritually?

Multicolored feathers allow for other interpretations of the angels' messages. Discover the meanings of the color combinations below:

  • Brown and white feathers: an omen of happiness and angelic protection;
  • Gray and white feathers: symbol of balance and hope;
  • White and black feathers provide stability, protection, and symbolize union;
  • Black and violet feathers invite a higher spiritual life;
  • Green and red feathers symbolize money-making, indicating growth in finances;
  • White, black, and blue feathers indicate a change in your life.

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🌏 Spiritual feather meanings according to different cultures 🌏

- In Egyptian and Native American cultures, for example, whenever a feather fell from the sky, they associated it with a divine message. In other cultures, the feather was associated with the soul of a deceased loved one.

- Ancient peoples who have withstood the test of time still carry feathers. Shamans, for example. These legendary people consider feathers to be souls from above. The tribes consider feathers to be messengers from the upper world.

- Even Native American tribes and the Aztecs wore feather headdresses. Feathers have always been used in spiritual rituals. Indeed, feathers instill the power of protection. Some people say that the more feathers on the path, the greater the celestial connection. And we should all keep them.

What is the spiritual meaning of finding feathers on the ground?

A feather is much more than a sign of an angel's presence. It is a message placed on the path that is fully intended for you. Feathers are carriers of energy, and depending on their colors, they symbolize hope, love, balance, energy, etc. A feather is a symbol of the protection and benevolence of an angel. Finding a feather on the ground means you are sharing a privileged moment with the higher power who watches over you and guides you.

The spiritual feather meanings, based on their shape

Among the Amerindians, wearing a feather was a privilege. The significance of feathers took on many nuances and was also explained by their shape. For example, a feather that was split in two indicated that the warrior had been wounded more than once in battle, while a jagged feather proved that he had defeated several opponents. The importance of the feather's appearance reflected the symbolism attached to it. In addition, for the Native Americans, a feather tattoo was a blessing. On the other hand, not all feathers had the same meaning depending on the bird from which they came.

The meaning of feathers according to the birds they come from

A bird feather is a gift from nature. However, for Native American tribes, depending on the bird's feathers, this offering does not have the same meaning. In particular, a thrush feather symbolizes joy, a robin feather a new beginning, while an eagle feather is a divine message. Depending on the culture, different meanings of feather symbolism are evident. For some birds, such as the peacock, feathers symbolize immortality and fertility or, on the contrary, bad luck. Nevertheless, some birds have similar symbolism throughout the world. For example, pigeon feathers invite tender love, dove feathers announce peace, owl feathers symbolize wisdom, goose feathers travel, etc.

📍 FAQ - Should you keep a feather you find? 📍

In some indigenous cultures, feathers are considered sacred and are used in spiritual ceremonies and rituals. In these cultures, it is considered respectful to treat feathers with reverence and not to use them for personal decoration or adornment. If you found a feather in a context where it may have cultural or spiritual significance, it may be appropriate to leave it where you found it or to consult with a knowledgeable member of that culture.

In other contexts, finding a feather may simply be a pleasant or interesting discovery. If you are not sure what to do with the feather, you could consider leaving it where you found it so that it can continue to contribute to the ecosystem, or you could take it as a memento or decoration.

What does finding 3 feathers mean spiritually?

Spiritually, finding three feathers can be interpreted in different ways depending on your personal beliefs and connection to the spiritual world. Here are a few possible interpretations:

  • Presence of spirits or celestial beings: Finding three feathers could be seen as a sign of the presence of spirits, angels, or celestial beings seeking to communicate with you. This can be seen as confirmation of their support, guidance, or protection in your life.
  • Spiritual triad: The number three is often associated with a symbolic meaning of triad or spiritual completeness. Finding three feathers could represent harmony between body, soul, and spirit, or the manifestation of balanced energy in your spiritual life.
  • Divine trinity: In some religious traditions, the number three is linked to the divine trinity, such as the Christian Holy Trinity. Finding three feathers could be seen as a sign of the presence of God, the Divine, or a deeper connection with divine spirituality.
  • Confirmation or answer: Finding three feathers could be seen as an answer to a question or prayer you've formulated, or as confirmation that you're on the right spiritual path. It can be interpreted as a sign to continue your spiritual journey with confidence and determination.

It's essential to follow your intuition and your own spiritual understanding attributing personal meaning to the discovery of the three feathers. Listen to your heart and mind to interpret this sign meaningfully in your spiritual journey.

Astrologist Susan Taylor

Astrologist Susan Taylor's insights:

Finding a feather along your path is always a magical moment, and it is never there by chance. Feathers indicate the presence of Angels bringing us either an important message about them being here to protect us or a response to reassure us about our requests. Whenever you find one along your path, ask yourself what you were thinking about when you found it. If, for example, you have been in deep questioning lately, this may act as a sign and affirmation. If you find one, pick it up, give thanks, and you take it home with you. Don't hesitate to tell me about your latest discovery in the comments because I love to read them. And if you have questions about your future, if you feel a little lost, don't hesitate to contact one of our psychics, and they will enlighten you about your future.

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Hi I’m reading over the feather meaning on your page and find it very interesting. Recently I have been left feathers in my home. 2 ones together under a pile of washing A little while later, 2 in my handbag and then another on the kitchen table They Seem to be white or white and brown Could you please explain a little more about them and what they mean please

Lucy 19 days ago

Hello Lucy, Thank you for your comment and support. Finding feathers in your home, especially in unexpected places, can carry significant symbolic meaning. White feathers often symbolize purity and spiritual guidance, while brown feathers represent grounding energy. The circumstances of discovering feathers, like finding them under a pile of washing or in your handbag, can add depth to their interpretation. Exploring your thoughts and feelings about these occurrences may offer further insight into their significance for you. Yours, Susan

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