Nearly 2 years ago, around The May Queen's 6th birthday, we had a hawk visiting our backyard. Several commenters wrote about the associations and meanings assigned to hawk visitations. So I decided to see what an owl is supposed to represent.
It may be a symbol of mourning and desolation,"a bird of ill omen".
OK... I'm about to make a move across (up?) the country, and am in a bit of mourning about it. Ill omens are not welcome.
The owl could be seen as a keeper of a spirit, "winging it's newly freed soul from the physical world into the realm of spirit".
As far as I know no one close to me has died today.
According to Native Americans an owl can indicate either insight or deception.
Clear as mud.
Of course, everyone is familiar with the idea of an owl as being wise.
I don't feel particularly wise these days. Rather, I feel frazzled, unsure, and fraying at the seams.
I'm not particularly superstitious. I suppose I can wait and see how things play out and then assign this owl the meaning that fits. Regardless, it was a beautiful and haunting sight, this owl on the side of my road.