Feathers can be used for a few different things in magick, like being a physical symbol of air, to help on soar towards success, escape from an unwanted situation, or communicate with spirits, angels, and familiars. When you want to use feathers in your magickal workings, you can simply place the feather in the Eastern corner of your circle or altar. If your familiar or spirit totem is a bird, you have a better chance of connecting to them quickly if you use a feather of that animal. If you’d like to connect to an angel, using a white or really light grey feather is the best option.
Different parts of the feather mean different things. The tip represents our adulthood. The veins represent the days of our lives and the choices we make. The fluff at the bottom represents our infancy and our beginning. The quill represents our inner strength and the path we are on. The feather is divided into two parts, so it can symbolize a few different things: male/female, good/bad, right/wrong, etc.
When you find a perfectly placed feather, it’s color can be interpreted as a message from the divine.
Feather color meanings:
Red: Spiritual gift is coming
Yellow: You are on the right path / Expect good news
Green: You or someone you love is healing / allow nature to take it’s course
Blue: Spiritual awakening / You are called to work on behalf of the element of Spirit
Purple: You need to communicate your feelings
Pink: Love is in the air/ A child is on the way
Brown: Your judgement is clouded, wait for better timing
Black: Physical and spiritual protection
White: Your angel or spirit totem is with you
Black & White: Change is coming
Grey: Calmer days are coming
Spotted: Release the past, it’s stiring your soul
Please keep in mind, all of my posts are based on my experiences, and my opinions that I have gathered from my research. If you disagree, just remember: nothing in witchcraft is set in stone. There is no right way, or wrong way; just your way and my way. If you have something you’d like to add, please do so kindly in the comments.
Blessed be, brothers and sisters.