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In natural magic feathers are used in spells and ceremonies to promote
change. They are used as catalysts to help focus concentration while
carrying out spells and wishes. The medicine bag, also called power pouch or
sachet, often includes special feathers which have meaning to the wearer and
help attracting good luck as well as driving away bad things. Feathers are
often used to focus concentration in spells. Feathers are magically ruled by
the element of air. This makes them good communication helpers. But each
feather also can hold other special powers; depending on the bird it came
from, its color and place of discovery and other factors. The knowledge what
kind of feather is best used for what kind of indent can only be found out
for oneself by trial and error.
A pigeon feather is not as helpful for creating a defense strategy than a
feather taken from a bird of prey. The general rule for future feather
magicians is always to use self found feathers rather than bought ones. A
shop cannot substitute a walk in nature, nor the joy when the wanted feather
is finally found. Feathers are often used to focus concentration in spells
Feathers used for magical undertakings are mainly determined by the energy
which is brought into the feather by the magician him/herself through
concentration and thought. Beside from the energy the magician brings into
the object, feathers hold certain natural abilities.
PEACOCK Peacock Feathers were thought to be very unlucky, because they
resemble an eye. The eye shape represented the evil eye which people were
afraid of. Today the beauty and natural strength of the peacock feathers are
again recognized. They are specially valued for their multicolored eyes.
BLUE JAY BIRD Blue Jay feathers are valued as bringer of light and joy and
are said to have the ability to brighten up even the darkest places.
CROW 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
ROBIN Robin feathers can help to bring new things into ones life. They can
also be used to induce fertility.
SWAN 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.
NIGHTINGALE This birds feathers are good communication feathers. They help
to tap into the deeper consciousness and can teach sacred wisdom.
HAWK 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.
EAGLE Eagle feathers are thought to be great energy bringers and remind us
of the basic sacredness of all birds . They represent peace and happiness
and can also drive away harmful energy. Basically all feathers can be used
for any spell, they can either attract or repel energy. But their color
gives them a specify energy which should be chosen in accordance to the
wished outcome of the spell. Naturally colored feathers are more powerful
than chemically died ones. Often colored candles are used in conjunction
with feathers to give additional strength to the spell.
COLOR, BASIC ENERGY, ABILITY, BRINGS ABOUT, HELPS WITH:
RED Courage, good fortune, life, energy, lust, courage, enjoyment, vitality,
over activity ORANGE Attraction, energy, success, creativity, physical love,
new ideas, will power, love, loneliness
YELLOW Intelligence, blessings of the Sun, thinking, reasoning, playfulness,
GREEN Harmony, unity, fertility, growth, finances, nature, nature spirits,
animal and plant spirits, forgiveness, selfishness
BLUE Psychic awareness, peace, health, connection with spirits, protection,
believe, faith, knowledge, communication
VIOLET Spiritual awakening, deep spirituality, knowing of ones, faith,
devotion, intuition, idealism
PINK Love, romance, caring, feelings, empathy, kindness, love, tenderness,
WHITE Purification, spirituality, hope, protection, peace, blessings of the
Moon, balance, finding peace, absorbing energy
GRAY Peace, neutrality, being invisible, doubting, neutrality, static
BLACK Protection, driving away, slow energy, grief, loss, repelling energy