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Owl Symbolism & Meaning - Animal Spirit Guide

Owls are exotic, beautiful creatures that roam the night sky in search of their next hunt. Nocturnal and solitary animals, these birds are mystical and symbolic in many cultures.

Symbolism of the owl can range from culture to culture, but their common meanings are off wisdom, knowledge, & prophecy. Displayed as the old wise owl in many childrens stories, with glasses and reading books, these birds reinforced the idea of gaining knowlegde.

I always looked at the Owl as a true beauty, one of mystery and eerie intelligence; but I never became so aware of their qualities until earlier this year. Now I am a person who is always researching and expanding my knowledge in my lifes path and many journeys, so when I started seeing owls everywhere, I started my searching.

To explain my seeing of owls everywhere, I must mention that I don't mean I saw them flying around out my window, but I saw them symbolically. Living in a huge city, these birds don't grace their presence in our trees, those are for the pigeons and sparrows. When I say that I saw owls, I mean that I saw them in my Mind Eye or Third Eye. I saw them in my night dreams and day dreams. I saw them in my oriental carpet and on my wall. I saw them on the first pages of my husbands magazines and on social network walls. They were right in my face, all the time for 4 days. I didn't really realize that I was being sent a message, until I was woken up on the 5th morning from hearing the HOO HOO HOO's.

Being a believer of signs and symbols from the spirit world, I figured "ok, someone is trying to send me a message." I started my research that morning and found out some interesting information. I will say, once I acknowledged the signs and was delivered the message, the owl sighting, visions, and HOO's stopped.

So what symbols and signs did I find that the mighty owl represents?

In Native American culture, they represent wisdom and foresight. Owls are the keepers of sacred knowledge. Since owls are nocturnal and see winderfully in the dark, they were present, as well as symbols of them in night ceremonies. They gave power to see, hear, and gain senses in the dark.

In West African culture, the owl is known as the messanger of secrets. They are looked at as being the kin to sorcerors and the companions to seers, mystics, and witches. They were used in ceremonies and rituals as well.

In Medieval times, in Western and Central Europe; owls were believed to be witches, priestesses, and Goddesses in disguise.

Known still today as the witches familier, they are right up there with the beloved black cat. The animal soul or spirit guide is linked to these spiritual people. Bringing guiddance, help, and companionship through a unique communicative bond. Owls are honored as the keeper of the spirit, accompaning them to the other world. Winged with new souls, leading them from earth to the spirit world. With wisdom, knowledge, mystisism, mystery transition, protection, secrets, messages, and intelligence; the owl is one immense helper.

So what do I believe my message was? Well I think it was a combination of the many. The spirit world is telling me to continue to open my intuition, to continue to gain knowledge, and to continue to research. I am a very spiritual person and I always keep my eyes open for signs, symbols, and messages from the other world. I believe the owl is one of my Animal spirit guides, bringing messages when I am in need. This animal guide will keep my secrets, will remind me that I am on the correct spiritual path for me to be on, and to continue gaining and stregnthening my intuition and skills.

I haven't seen or heard the owl again, but I feel this is because I recieved the message. When it's time for another or if I fall of track, I know the owl will be right back in my face letting me know.

Black & Pink Salts - Natural Minerals

Who knew there were so many different forms of salt? Including simple table salts, rocks salts, bath salts, & some that are handmade mixtures. Black, pink, & white salts are a few to be mentioned.

One might think that these natural minerals are used for only seasoning your food, but the usages are plenty. Yes you have your white table salts in grain or rock form, but did you know that pink is also an option.

Pink Rock Sea Salt is 100% pure rock salt. The one pictured here, is harvested from the Himalayan Mountains, all natural and no additives. Pink sea salt is used for not only cooking and table purposes, but is great for detoxing and adding to you bath water. It helps with dry skin making it feel smooth. Pink salt is also used in the metaphysical world. I love using this salt to spiritual cleanse or bless my home and crystals.
The Pink salt pictured, is actually a combination I mix myself of both pink and white organic salt, perfect for the many uses.

Now Black salt can come in many forms. The purest form of Black salt that is harvested just like the pink salt. It is great for cooking and bathing as well. This type is safe for consumption.

The black salt that is pictured here, is not edible. It is known as Black salt or witches salt. It is a handmade combination or mixture of white salt, herbs, ash, and charcoal. It is used for clearing away negative energy, protection, banishing, and is a "must have" of spiritual supplies. I make this black salt in my home kitchen. I use a mixture of herbs for protection, banishing & getting rid of negative energy. I also use a mix of salt, and ash & charcoal from my spiritual work. I put my energy, love, and intent into every batch. Made to order, special for you.

These salts & much more available in my Two Cats Witchery.
As always, thanks for viewing & enjoy!

Black Cat Oil - Metaphysical Ritual Supplies

Black Cat Oil has been used by many culture for ritual & spiritual use. Used for reversing bad luck, drawing in money & love, Hex or curse breaking, and to bring postive energy into your life. It is known as the gamblers oil, and is used to bring good fortune & luck to those who carry it.

Black Cat oil is also used to honor the feline Egyptian Goddess Bast, (also known as Bastet). Originally Bast was viewed as the protector Goddess or the defender of the pharaoh. Later, Bast began to be represented as a woman with the head of a cat and emerged as the Egyptian cat-goddess.

I make this Oil in my home kitchen. I use a mixture of herbs, oil, & black cat hair which is a must for this oil. I put my energy, love, and intent into every batch. Made to order, special for you.

My Black Cat oil comes in a 1.2 oz (35ml) dark colored bottle. I handmake and prepare for you using my knowledge.

The black kitten shown is my cat Penelope, which the black hair for this oil comes from. She is a good sport and posed for the pictures (for some chicken treats of course).

Black Cat hair is the main and most important ingredient for this oil, in my opinion. Black cats are beautiful exotic looking creatures that bring good luck, not the steriotypical bad luck that so many believe. In the Old Country & Old Traditional ways, black cats are the bringers of GOOD LUCK and prosperity.

This oil is used only for spiritual use. For anointing candles or self during rituals. Can be carried in your pocket or purse when one is in need of some luck. Goes along way so use sparingly. NOT for consumption.

All of my spiritual supplies & metaphysical items are put together with love, my intuition, power of intent and a blessing. Ready for your use, all in my shop Two Cats Witchery.

Cats in Art - Black & Tan Kitten Prints

Who doesn't enjoy cats in art?

I know that I sure do expecially with these 2 black & tan kitten art prints. Part of the "Feline Faces" series, these 2 are the first to be debuted.

The black cat is perfect for Halloween or for any cat lover. Inspired by my beautiful black kitten, I really enjoyed painting this one. 

The tan cat is filled with whimsy. Her bright blue eyes shine as they look up at the red flower petal vines. These Cat Art Prints are now available in my website shop Two Cats Witchery.

As I mentioned before, these are just the first of many art pieces that will be in a series called, "Feline faces." I hope that you enjoy then as much as I do.

Thanks for viewing..

Tarot Readings - Spiritual Guidance & Help

Everyone has questions that arise & situations in their life. Sometimes we all need a little spiritual guidance. Tarot readings may be the answer you are looking for.

I really enjoy doing readings on myself as well as on others. I love the sense of helping out and giving advice to those who ask. Getting a card reading can lead us on the desired path and make the journey somewhat easier.

The history of Tarot is found in many cultures and times, ranging from Italy to Germany, & of course the Americas.

I offer many types of tarot reading services.

I do every card reading in a ritualistic manner. For more information about how I do a reading, please visit the Tarot Information & FAQ's section.

For more detailed readings and different spreads; visit my store Two Cats Witchery or schedule an appointment through my contact page.

~ Gift Reading options: Every reading may be purchased as a gift. If doing so, please make sure that the person is completely open to receiving a reading.

Folk Art - Full Moon - Fantasy Birds Original Painting

A folk art original, fantasy painting. Featuring three rustic sparrow birds, sitting perched on the winter tree branchs. A spooky midieval castle sits on the top of a mountain. A full moon / dark moon shines black, down upon them. Black birds, or are they bats, fly in the midnight sky.

The painting is created on antiqued paper, which was done prior to the painting being painted on it. To antique paper, means to make the paper look old & rustic. It is done using a mixture of tea and water.

I really like how this painting turned out. I think it will be the first of many more that I do using this method. 

As always, Enjoy!