More Owls than a Harry Potter Movie

I came home from Bluesfest last night (well actually, only a few hours ago) too excited to go to bed straight away – another fabulous night of music and dancing, and feeling high on life. Ever since my wake-up call, I have never taken a single day for granted, and today has been one of those sublime sunshiny days and starlit evenings where I am grateful for every breath.

The moon was high and full, and as our bus wound its way down our heavily wooded country lane I began to feel their energy.


There is something magical and a little spooky about owls. And lately they have been gravitating to our farm in larger and larger numbers.

One was waiting on the gatepost as we drove on by, our Murray Grey cows shining silver in the moonlight as they grazed the adjacent fields.

One called to me as I alighted from the vehicle.  As everyone else went inside I stood in the brisk night air, and communed with my nocturnal visitor a moment.

Another flew in and sat in the tree above me – two Masked Owls blinking lazily.

Behind me in the trees I could hear more owls, shrieking, whistling, calling…

One whisked past me, low to the ground, and alighted on the lawn.  This one was a Powerful Owl – a huge and majestic specimen.

I made a cup of tea and sat out on the verandah, feeling the mist off the ocean slowly settling in the valley around me and smudging all the stars into softer shapes in the sky.

A Tawny Frogmoth came and sat on the clothesline and was soon joined by two more. I felt as if I were smack bang in the middle of a bizarre Potter-esque Owl Convention.

This morning the Powerful Owl was still sitting in the teak tree at my front door. He watched me carefully as I did my morning qi gong and yoga stretches. It felt like he was waiting for me somehow.

When I went to go back inside I found a feather at my feet – a little piece of owl magic. I’ll weave it into a Dream Catcher to hang above my bed. Then perhaps my dreams can tell me why the owls are here, and what messages they have for me. I sense great change, great opening, and it makes me wonder what will come next for me. I feel like I am being called, but to what? I trust all shall be revealed in time.

Hi! I'm Nicole Cody. I am a writer, psychic, metaphysical teacher and organic farmer. I love to read, cook, walk on the beach, dance in the rain and grow things. Sometimes, to entertain my cows, I dance in my gumboots. Gumboot dancing is very under-rated.
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50 thoughts on “More Owls than a Harry Potter Movie

  1. Wow, I’ve got this thing for owls, love anything owls, will watch anything owls… they are my favourite bird (and I’m not particularly fond of birds in general) and have always been intrigued by them. I love that they are special and +ve for you. It says to me…. my owl thing must be a good thing!!

  2. As night time hunters, owls are gifted with clear night vision. They can see what others miss, which aligns with the visionary work that you undertake in the realm of psychic readings. So, at one level, the appearance of all these owls is an affirmation of your great work. But owls also rely on deception in the hunt, so they bring a warning to be vigilant and discerning when they appear, as things aren’t necessarily as they seem. The appearance of the masked owls at night would seem to lend some weight to this warning, suggesting that something is yet to be revealed. Your sense of great change and great opening is in alignment with the appearance of the Powerful Owl in broad daylight, suggesting that great and powerful developments are approaching and will soon be revealed. It seems to me that the message for you is to remain open and vigilant for the opportunities that arise, but also to be discerning. The eloquence and beauty of the way spirit talks to us through nature never ceases to amaze me.

    1. Mike, thank you so much for your thoughtful insights! The Powerful Owl is still here, and this morning flew from the tree outside my office window, to the old hoop pine in my backyard when I went to do some yoga and qi gong. I feel very safe and protected with it nearby. And I am flooded with this great sense of anticipation… Much love to you xx

  3. but earlier that night, i was given the gift of an owl feather too, and i was wearing it when i hit the lovely owl…strange synchronicity…i wonder what is in store for you nicole, sounds like a gateway to another world, something new, something powerful….xxx

  4. well while you’re communing with owls, i killed one of a breeding pair on the road under the full moon. it feels like i committed a crime! but it was an accident….i couldn’t stop my car in time….

  5. We were always told that owls bring bad luck, but I just love them, and was always compared (in a negative way) to owls as a child, as I used to cry a lot at night, and suffered of insomnia

  6. What a very special moment! I’ve had a tender spot for them for years 🙂 To have them in numbers at your house like this is so unique, and a gift to be sure. xoxo

  7. Wow! Sounds like powerful stuff – now I want to know what you are being called for. Glad you are having so much fun at the blues fest and one day I will make it *fingers and toes crossed*

    Your house sounds like a very magickal place 🙂 Oh and btw I found a faery in my garden today – could only see it in a photograph though but still it pleases me greatly 🙂

  8. I love owls but I very rarely see them. What a treat you have in your garden with all those wonderful birds. A very nicely written post too, a bit magical and mysterious, you certainly captured the slight spookiness of your night time visitors.

  9. Magical. Owls and coyotes (in the States) like to get together for the Aurora Borealis. Owls are a bad omen is some parts of the world, but for most they are a messenger of wisdom and spirit 🙂

  10. is that what those feathers are? i’ve found a few around the place and always wondered who they came from – yes big big big awakenings and great openings and change, we are truly blessed to be among the light workers on this plane! not the mention the joy and lusciousness of life! enjoy the process! yeah! sx

  11. I am a Liquid Crystal Practitioner, and for us Owl is the Animal Totem of the crystal Iolite, whose simple meaning is Vision…Here is a small extract from The Liquid Crystal Oracle …….’Iolite is the stone of Vision and provides a powerful vision of self, and can activate the ability to press forward in life, taking responsibility for self, especially in relationships. It promotes foresight, clairvoyant, psychic and intuitive abilities so one is prepared to take action and with the facilitated communication to spirit is able to make sure the correct action is taken for the betterment of all.’ Not surprised you see lots of owls! Happy Easter! xxx

  12. I just love reading your posts….what a beautiful feather indeed…and to weave it into a dream catcher is a stella idea. Enjoy your day..and yes I also feel something amazing is about to be birthed..until then…eat more chocolate..soak up the autumn sun..and shake that bootie at the festival..and on your lawn under the stars..X

    1. Oh how I danced… 😀
      Change is often unsettling so I’m enjoying the sunshine but won’t be dissappointed if there are a few dark clouds on the horizon. That’s just how life is.
      Love to you xoxo

    1. Yes! We put up a box about 4 years ago and have had a pair every year since. One year we actually witnessed the parents teaching their two young ones to fly, On hot days they sometimes sit on perches in the barn so we can get a good look at them. Absolutely beautiful birds.

  13. Your home sounds magical … and you have owls too … you are one very lucky person, not just one or two owls, but so many!

    I love to hear owls and occasionally I am fortunate enough to catch a glimpse of one in flight in the countryside where my sister lives. Beautiful creatures. I always feel a sense of calm when they are about.

    Strangely my nickname at school was Tawny .. I gather it was because everyone came to me with their problems as they thought I was wise …. hmm, not sure on that score! 🙂

    The Bluesfest sounded great too!!!

    1. I am lucky to have so many owls!

      I believe humans know when someone else has that wisdom within that may guide or help them in some way, so I think it’s wonderful you were called Tawny.

      A great talisman or Spirit Animal for you!

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