What Do Feathers Symbolize In The Bible?

In many cultures around the world, feathers have a significant meaning. In almost all cases, they represent the divinity. For instance, the Aztecs and the Mayans associate feathers with wisdom. The Egyptians associated feathers with the Goddess of truth. While all this may be true, the question most people ask themselves is, what does the Bible say about feathers and their symbolism?

The Bible associate feathers with holiness and purity as embodied in angels which are the purest and most divine creatures that God ever made.

The importance of feathers is linked to them being able to mobilize the angels so that they can play their important role in spreading love and peace. Read on to learn more about what do feathers symbolize in the Bible.

The Importance Of Feathers

importance of feathers

There has been a belief that when angels visit a place, they live behind traces of feathers.

An extension of this belief adds that when such events happen that angels leave their feathers; it is because God wants to make the people aware that divine power is watching over them and protecting them. In poetry and paintings, feathers are used to convey purity, peace, and uniqueness.

The symbolism of feathers varies depending on the color. Below is a quick run of the colors and what they mean.

Black Feathers

Generally, black color has been associated with negativity. However, in feathers, black is an assurance of a strong angelic presence. It points to the spirituality inside you that you can access and let its immense wisdom guide you.

Here is a good piece about crows and ravens that are linked to this color.

Blue Feathers

This serves as a reminder that you should relax and keep calm. It is an invitation to take a break from the busyness and chaos of the world as you listen to the advice of others.

Brown Feathers

For those who are away from home, brown feathers symbolize the need to keep in touch with their loved ones.

Green Feathers

This is a symbol of happiness and a sign that even greater happiness is on its way to you. It serves as comfort especially when going through rough times.

Pink Feathers

Pink is the color of endless love. It is the love that nothing can ever stop, and no boundaries can hinder you from accessing the love that nature has reserved for you.

Orange Feathers

This is an invitation to unleash your creativity on your way to success.

Red Feathers

This is a symbol of power and strength. It is an internal communication meant to notify you that you have good forces within you and whatever you do, you must put in passion and great endurance.

White Feathers

These feathers symbolize divinity and protection. They convey the presence of peace and positivity around you that you should embrace.

Finding The Real Message In The Feathers

real message in the feathers

While the color of feathers is important, the deepest meaning lies in you being attentive and looking inward at the angelic message. At the right time, angels align the feathers in your path so that they can validate your thoughts and give you vital clues to some of the questions you may have had.

In case you feel that a certain message is not coming across clearly, you should hold on because angels send their messages repetitively until you have a clear understanding. When you come across feathers, you don’t need to pick them up for you to recognize the message. Just finding them is a blessing in itself.

When you find angels feathers, your brain will almost automatically recognize the message being passed across. Happiness or problems that you are going through will come alive in response to the message.

The rule of the game is that angels will answer your requests on condition that what you ask is positive and there is no intention to interfere with the divine plan.


what do feathers symbolize in the Bible

Spiritually, feathers symbolize the ability of the human soul to move beyond and transcend mental barriers and limitations. They enable you to see the bigger picture and give you a detailed understanding of the things that really matter in life.

Want to learn more about other symbols in the Bible. Read our article on moths and their meaning in the Bible or this one about owls.

12 thoughts on “What Do Feathers Symbolize In The Bible?”

  1. I have vivid dreams all the time . That are very spiritual. And lots of divine intervention when my wife go out to pray for people in a drug infested and witchcraft area . You can look this place up on the internet. It’s called little 5 points in Atlanta GA .
    But I dreamed my wife and I were in this huge dark but beautiful castle and in this one room had these giant beautiful windows and I looked out and all these white beautiful feathers that looked like down were blowing across the ground and covered it like snow. Lots of times I can find the meaning but I haven’t in this one .
    If you could help me with this it would be a blessing

  2. I just had yesterday a white feather float in front of me in my bedroom and then disappeared. It was the most beautiful thing, but I couldn’t find it..then I realized it was an answer to my prayer..I wanted to be really seen by people as my true self. And so this was my answer..Yes..

  3. I had to put my dog down today and have been crying but I went to the bathroom and a small white feather was flying around I know it has to be a sign.

    • It’s definitely a sign. You can always ask for more messages in Jesus name from your loved one. God wants you to see his glory and love and he wants to heal your heart. God needs to break your heart to save your soul, and this is Gods introduction to you. If you keep your devotion to God you will see your life unfold before Gods eyes. God needs to take away the light so we can see his. This is God asking you if you will follow his path from this point on.

  4. I’m going through a lot and my mind is lost I’ve been seeing feathers for awhile and now this morning I seen a black and white feather. Please help me

    • I’ve been seeing the same thing. My mind has also been very confused. I would see white feathers after a prayer to Jesus asking for a sign from his angels. But then grey and black feathers started following as well. In addition to that, besides seeing 2222 and the repeated numbers which are signs from angels, I’ve been seeing 666 on license plates. I immediately felt scared and like I just took two spets back in my relationship with Jesus and my mind starts to overthink that everything I’ve been seeing has been a lie. I’ve also read somewhere that 666 could also be a message from God saying I’m being too materialistic and need to focus more on my spiritual relationship. As well as seeing black feathers, there has been multiple sources and references online as to it being different meanings and it leaves me very confused as to what the true meaning is. Our best source is the bible and through prayer. Whenever where confused, pray to God for clarification, in Jesus name. Ask him to guide you to the right source for what its true meaning could be. I feel i’ve been lead to the true meanings but their meanings could be different for everyone. I’ve also read somewhere that the devil tries to attack and break those who are close to their breakthrough ✝️ because souls with the holy spirit are more valuable than others. It may be a message from God but it could also be an attack from the devil. I admit I’m not sure, but the meaning could be different for everyone. But although the devil may get close to us, he can never touch us as long as we follow God’s path and keep close to Jesus. The devil wants us to be confused and to start overthinking and feel lost. But even if we don’t understand, we can trust God to keep us safe and on his path.

  5. Do you fools even realize that this entire “article” was copy and pasted from a BLACK MAGIC book? Literally. Why is a catholic website directly copy and pasting from a book of magic? Notice scripture is NEVER even quoted at all? Why is that? Because the bible NEVER mentions any of these beliefs rooted in magic and the occult.

  6. Just found a white feather in the yard. Now the next door neighbors chickens like to hang out in my yard so.. I do however think my guardian Angel is telling me to get some rest because I stayed home from work with a cold today.


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