Recently, owl has appeared not just in my dreams, but also everywhere around me. After I taught a workshop in Vienna where a friend of mine owns and runs a yoga studio, I went to the Albertina museum and there was a print of Albrecht Duerer's "Little Owl", which I was immediately drawn to. Reading up on the meaning of owl, I realized what a quietly powerful animal it is.
Owl is a symbol for intuition and inner guidance. There is an inward looking wisdom around the owl and it has an ability to see beyond the obvious. It's also a symbol of transitioning and calling on the owl is needed when we find ourselves in dark places. Owl has night vision, patience and amazing skills waiting for the exact right moment to make a move on its prey. Discernment, keen observation, silence, meditation, inner wisdom and intuition are qualities of the owl.
Moving into the winter months, it seems exactly the kind of qualities we need in order to cultivate space for reflection, so that we can go with the energy of the darker nights and colder days.
Yoga, well-being and mindfulness... always walk in beauty.