As a symbol across many cultures, feathers have always represented a connection to spiritual realms and to divinity. And because of their connection to birds, they have always been a symbol of flight and freedom, not just physically, but also in a mental or spiritual sense.
Does a white feather mean an angel?
Finding a white feather could mean any of the following: Angels are near: The first meaning is simply that angels are nearby. This could be someone they know who passed on or a patron saint. Watching over you: The most common meaning is that a loved one is watching over you.
What does it mean when you find a feather in an unusual place?
If you keep finding feathers appearing out of nowhere, often in random places, chances are it’s a gift from the angels. Different colours are reported as having different meanings, for example, a white feather can be a comforting sign to reassure you that your deceased loved ones are safe and watching over you.
Should you keep a feather you find?
Let’s just get this out of the way up front: Yes, it’s illegal to collect the feathers of native birds, even if you just found them on the ground. The law says that you are not allowed to collect feathers. The technical reason is that native birds and their parts are covered under the Migratory Bird Treaty Act.