What It Means to Find a White or Coloured Feather

Angel, Angel messages, Angel Signs

Have you ever found a feather at a moment when you most needed support or a sign? Feathers are angelic calling cards, usually but not always white, these perfectly-timed signs have significant meanings. 

I’m at LA Airport & I’m feeling really scared of flying today, I silently pray for a sign that I’ll be okay. At the gate a huge white feather floats towards my feet. I know I’ll be OK.

I am outside the vetinarian office, tears streaming, I have to make the decision to put down my beautiful old dog. I ask the angels if it is really his time to go. A white feather travels at speed horizontally towards my face. There isn”t even a breeze. I know what I need to do. 

I feel off centre and unwell, I walk in the woods beside my home trying to figure out the cause.  A sleek black feather falls  infront of me. I know it means I need to protect my energy. I do and feel 100% better. 

On the elevently billionth trip up the stairs to lug boxes to my car, I felt exhausted and alone. I start to question if I am making a mistake with this move: Then a fluffy grey feather floats into my open hand. I have renewed energy, everything is going to be okay.

These are all incredible angel interventions. I didn’t need an angel to appear, each time a feather arrived in the perfect place, at the perfect moment.

These Divinely placed signs can say so much. They demonstrated our angels are with us, we are supported, our prayers are heard and answered.

Sometimes they come with a message which “downloads” into your mind.

Usually, you know the meaning without having to ask.

There are moments when you really, really want a sign, but nothing appears.

This is when you are in danger of manufacturing a sign! You know exactly what I mean.

So here’s the truth: Sometimes a feather is …just a feather.

If your duck down quilt has a leak, you have a dozen white chickens in your yard or your garden is a regular roosting site for pigeons then chances are those feathers are mostly just feathers.

Angelic calling cards come in Divine timing, not ours!

You simply can’t control these things.

So how do you know if your feather is really an angel message?

  1. The timing- it coincides with a prayer, a moment of need, a request for a sign.
  2. The feelings that accompany the feather, such as chills, tears, a wave of calm warmth and hope.
  3. The feather appears in an unusual way, in an unusual place and in such a way that you cannot miss it.
  4. You have a strong inner knowing about what it means.

Angel feathers are usually, but not always, white and fluffy. They will also send you other coloured feathers which have specific meanings.

Here is a quick guide to the different coloured angel feathers:

White feathers These are THE quintessential sign from your guardian angel.

As the saying goes: When white feathers appear your angels are near!  By dropping  white feathers in your path, the angels are acknowledging your prayers and showing that they want communicate with you.

Grey feathers mean that everything is going to be okay.  The changes you are making or thinking of making will improve your life. Your G.A. drops grey feathers to comfort and reassure you and confirm you are on the right track.

Black feathers are a message from the angels that you need to protect your energy urgently.  You are in danger of being knocked out of alignment by negative energy, overwork, or low vibe thoughts.

Protect your energy immediately using angel energy protection methods. Then  lift your vibration through prayer and loving thought and action. Walk away from any negative situation.

Black and white feathers You need to cleanse and protect your energy. Black and white feathers can indicate a change coming, they remind you to call on your angels.

Green Feathers are a clear message from the Archangel Raphael the angel of health and healing Ask for his help in directing your next steps with regard to your health or your healing career.

Blue Feathers are a sign from the Archangel Michael! These may arrive as a reminder to protect yourself or cut your cords. Call on the Archangel Michael to help you with your current situation.

Pink Feathers: Represent Love. This can be a message from Archangel Chamuel to surround yourself and any situation with pink light (Divine Love Energy) to bring about healing.

Yellow Feathers signify Hope and light coming into your life and can be associated with Archangel Uriel and Asended Master Jesus. Yellow is also associated with abundance.

Multicoloured Feathers- this can be a sign that Archangel Raziel is working with you. Or there are multiple Archangels by your side.

Eagle, Hawk, Cockatoo, Peacock, and Kookaburra feathers– These are powerful gifts from the angels and Divine.

When you find a special feather from a bird it is a gift and a sign from the Universe, your guides, ancestors, angels and the specific bird spirit messenger who wants to work with you. Look up the meaning of the bird for more information.

Gifted healers may receive an Eagle feather at some point as a gift to be used for healing/smudging/ clearing energy.

Feathers are uncomplicated signs from your angels. You don’t need to overanalyse them. They are most often a simple Hello from Heaven. 

You likely already know the message of your feather the very moment it appears,. The  first intuitive thought always drops in a second before your ego has a chance to second guess it.

Lastly, always thank your angels for the feathers and other heavenly communications you receive. This encourages more signs and guidance!

An Angel Prayer for clear signs 
Dear angels, Thank you for revealing your presence through your physical signs in my life, help me to notice and understand your messages & signs. Help me to have more faith. 

I ask for your help and intervention with …….. Thank you.


Would you like to take the next step and  learn more about the angels and their guidance for you? Open your psychic channels to receive detailed, crystal clear messages at my next Awaken Your Soul Gifts Program.  You will unlock your spiritual gifts and find the steps to your purpose. Go here to learn more.

Rachel Scoltock is an Angel Medium, Mentor and Spiritual Teacher for gifted healers, psychics and lightworkers who are ready to discover their gifts and abundantly fulfil their purpose

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