I'm still getting to know Owl, really....Owl comes to me in the form of a red-phase screech owl, though, and she's very beautiful. Soft and whispery, Owl is definetely a night-oriented spirit - she comes to me on velvety feathers, a mere sigh as she lands, and we sit and talk of wisdom and things that pass for it, crafts and things that catch the eyes.
Owl has the sharpest sight of all the bird spirits, sharper even than Hawk, who first taught me to See. My Sight is so honed I wonder why Owl has come to me now - am I still not seeing all that I need to, or must my Sight cut deeper still through layers and lay bare the heart of the matter?
From my favorite animal spirituality site (go here):
As a totem, owl medicine, as I said last night, is a feminine trait. It is at home, and comfortable, in the night. It has great awareness of all that is around it at all times. It has predator vision, which means it sees clearly what it looks at. It has great intuition; it is the totem of psychics and clairvoyants. It has the courage to follow its instincts. It is a meat eater, which means it can be a fierce warrior if challenged, or if something dear to it is threatened.
Owls come in all sizes from a tiny miniature that actually lives inside the cactus in the desert, to the great horned owl which is the only bird that can outfly the golden eagle. A fully grown great horned is an awe inspiring creature. Its talons are furry, and closely resemble the paws of a baby mountain lion with claws extended.
Owl medicine is wonderful to have. Those who carry it cannot be conned because their vision shows them the truth of the situation.
I shall keep my eyes open, in the dusky forests of Owl's home. Perhaps I will see what I need there. Owl is my Heart, guarding the deep green chakra where the physical and the spiritual in me meet.