Feather Magick

For thousands of years, Native Americans and other cultures throughout Central and South America have used feathers as sacred objects in rituals (also called a fetish). The spirit of the bird is believed to come through using their feathers in the fans thus connecting the Divine Spirit with Mother Earth during the cleansing ceremony. The feathers move the energies from the Aura Body through the sweeping motion, much like that of a bird in flight. This representation is so beautiful and very inspiring as one learns to connect with all of Mother Earth through ancient ways.

Feathers are associated with the element of air and are used in spells and ceremonies to promote change. They are used as catalysts to help focus concentrations while caring out spells and wishes. In fact, if the smell of incense bothers you, or you are unable to smudge because you live with other people or you are traveling, you can replace the smoke with a feather to represent air. Like with candles, thread, and many other magickal ingredients: the color of a feather is one of the most important aspects. All colors have their traditional associations, along with what an individual associates them with. These associations, like, can change depending on personal beliefs.

Feather Color Magick

· White: Purification, spirituality, hope, protection, peace, blessings of the Moon, balance, finding peace, absorbing energy, protection

· Black: Protection, driving away, slow energy, grief, loss, repelling energy

· Gray: Cleanse Actions, Peace, neutrality, being invisible, doubting, neutrality, static

· Brown: protect your home and your family;

· Red: Courage, good fortune, life, energy, lust, courage, enjoyment, vitality, overactivity

· Orange: Attraction, energy, success, creativity, physical love, new ideas, will power, love, loneliness

· Yellow: Intelligence, blessings of the Sun, thinking, reasoning, playfulness, pondering, reasoning

· Green: Harmony, unity, fertility, growth, finances, nature, nature spirits, animal and plant spirits, forgiveness, selfishness

· Blue: Psychic awareness, peace, health, connection with spirits, protection, believe, faith, knowledge, communication

· Purple: Spiritual awakening, deep spirituality, knowing of ones, faith, devotion, intuition, idealism

· Pink: Love, romance, caring, feelings, empathy, kindness, love, tenderness, loneliness, longing

Other Important Factors
When choosing a feather, another important factor is the bird from which the feather came. If the bird was a pet who you have a strong relationship with, or a wild bird which visits you often, the feathers will be more meaningful. This does not mean feathers you found somewhere aren’t useful, but they have different uses than feathers from a bird with which you have a strong connection.

Another consideration is from which species of bird they come from. Like other animals, the spirits of different birds can have different intentions. Hawks represent intuition, owls represent wisdom, crows represent prophecy and luck, and eagles represent bravery.

The part of the bird the feather came from also has spiritual meaning and magic.

· Wing Feathers: send a thought or prayer to another or to Spirit. Wing feathers are stiffer than other feathers to support the bird in flight and so, it will support you in your endeavors.

· Down Feathers: these soft and fluffy feathers provide warmth to the bird. Use them to comfort and protect your spirituality.

· Outer Feathers: these are called contour feathers and are the outermost feathers, or the ones that you see the most. These feathers help wick water and are the most colorful. They can bring a sense of self appreciation and protection.

· There are others: tail feathers (rectrices), border feathers (coverts), below the contour feathers (after feathers), and bristles.

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