The symbolism of finding feathers gets a great rap in certain types of new age media, but I’m not so sure. Are they a sign of angels? Or that birds naturally shed feathers?
I am cynical about this. The three times I have spotted a feather on the footpath and thought goo-goo esoteric thoughts, I’ve discovered the torn off wing further up the path.
And, I am not necessarily a believer in angels, as such. While I think that the universe is messaging us all the time, and there are many omens, feathers don’t cut it with me.
Firstly, they’re a frequent by-product of birds whizzing around and presumably shedding feathers as part of their process. Secondly, the fixation on feathers has led to them being sold as esoteric accessories. I am too squeamish to research the methods by which the feathers for new age knick-knacks are obtained. But I can guarantee it won’t be natural and that it involves cruelty. So there is that.
Stargazing and Being Near The Ocean Help To Evoke This Other Way Of Seeing
Aside from finding feathers, there is a multitude of omens and little signs. The more you tune your awareness to the limbic frequency, the more you pick up on them. Binaural Beats help, as does keeping a dream journal. Notice what your attention is drawn to. Star-gazing and being near the ocean is another way to slide into this other way of seeing. I see playing cards in the street and get an “aha” moment.
Or, the other day, my attention was drawn to a metal bull sculpture in someone’s yard, making me think of Uranus in Taurus. As I was musing on that, a random gust of wind swirled leaves around in a weird little vortex, and I heard a snatch of music. Somehow, it all coalesced in a pertinent realization, and that swiftly elicited a hunch that turned out to be bang on.
Symbolism varies, but the more you take note, the stronger the signal. Likewise, the more you listen with your inner-ear or respect your second sight, the more accurate your data.