Birds in Magic
Okay Y’all, this took forever, so I hope you like it. If you have anything to add, please do! I left a lot of stuff out, just because I couldn’t find it. *NOTE* these correspondences are tailored to my personal beliefs
**WARNING** Please be careful when working with feathers you find yourself, don’t mess with dead birds, and know that on some places, it is illegal to collect feathers you find yourself.
Peacocks were thought to be very unlucky, because they resemble an eye. The eye shape in the Feather represented the evil eye which people were afraid of. Today the beauty and natural strength of the peacocks are again recognized. The feathers are specially valued for their multicolored eyes.
The Crow is one of the animals humans have always been afraid of. A crow at the window is said to represent the soul of a dead person. Crow feathers are used for mourning and letting go of unwanted feelings or situations.
Robins bring the omen of new things coming into one’s life. The feathers can also be used to induce fertility. Robins laying eggs early in spring represent abundances in the coming year.
The pure white feathers of swans are used to purify and cleanse by attracting new energy. They represent beauty, grace and goodness. Black swan feathers can be used to purify of unwanted energy.
This bird´s feathers are good communication feathers. They help to tap into the deeper consciousness and can teach sacred wisdom.
The feathers of hawks not only hold the active energy of those artful hunters, but can also be used to identify diseases at skilled hands. Finding a hawk may mean you need to protect yourself from bad energy
Eagles are thought to be great energy bringers and remind us of the basic sacredness of all birds. They represent peace and happiness and there feathers can also drive away harmful energy.
The owl has always been associated with death, sorcery and the dark side of life. However they are also associated with knowledge and power. Baby owls represent curiosity while Adults carry an air of Cunning. Owl feathers may help bring advancement at any task, or help to clearly find a goal or objective
Cocks were believed to represent light and goodness. There feathers can also be used as part of weather spells to raise rain and storms.
Often, The feathers are used to help bring love, peace and Joy. These birds are also an omen for a long (or prosperous) life
Blue Jays are valued as bringer of light and joy and are said to have the ability to brighten up even the darkest places. Seeing one while pregnant means you will have an intelligent child.
Someone in your life is not good for you. It’s time to seriously re-evaluate your relationship with this person. Use these fathers in curses and Hexes- especially those to end relationships.
Carrying these feathers will help something you’ve been working hard for in your life to pay off. If you feel like you aren’t getting somewhere, seeing a woodpecker means it’s probably time to use another method to achieve your goals.
The Feathers of Swallows may be used to help attract luck in some magic, Likewise, seeing a swallow may mean that it is time to reach out for help
Feathers are used for defensive and protection magic. Seeing one can mean that it is time to act aggressively in a situation, and seeing one while pregnant is a sign of a strong-willed child.
The Cardinal’s feathers can be used to encourage Courage and good fortune, but seeing one can often mean that you’re flamboyance or outrageous means of doing things will get you into trouble. Seeing one while pregnant will mean a beautiful child.
These birds represent Faithfulness, but also some over-activity.