Are you wondering about the spiritual meaning of birds? Each of the 10 senior members of the Council of Light has specific birds associated with them, so you might be receiving a sign from one of them.

The spiritual meaning of birds and the Council of Light

Birds are full of spiritual meaning, especially those who are associated directly with the Council of Light.

If you are wondering about the spiritual meaning of birds associated with the Council, this article explains all.

At this time of global awakening, the universe is sending an increasing number of signs with spiritual meaning.

Birds are often used because they are all around us and can travel great distances to deliver their message.

People who are awakening, or whose conscious awakening is drawing near, will often see bird signs.

If you are getting a synchronicity with specific birds, they may represent the branch of the Soul Tree  and Council member you’re descended from.

Alternatively, they could represent your primary guide, or a guide who is important for you at this time, and the branch of the Soul Tree they descend from.

It’s not unusual to get spiritual signs for more than one bird at a time, especially if you are going through your awakening.

How we receive spiritual meaning from bird symbols

Typically we will experience ‘synchronicities’ which means the same bird keeps popping up.

This doesn’t have to be in the form of the actual bird, it can be a word or a picture in a book or on TV, a logo on a shirt, or an image on a poster, for example.

We are constantly surrounded by signs from the universe and our guides.

With a bit of practice it becomes quite easy to spot them.

Learning how to read signs is an important skill for awakeners as they are used both to encourage and direct us.


How to get through the Dark Night of the Soul book cover with the title in bold type on a purple background.

The 10 senior members of the Council of Light and the mission towards global enlightenment

The 10 senior Council members are: Om, Sophia, Michael, Freya, Isis, Agamemnon, Mammon, Saturn, Shakti, and Lucifer.

At the moment a lot of the spiritual meaning of the birds we see is associated with the first five – Om, Sophia, Michael, Freya, and Isis.

That’s because these five are driving forward the project towards global enlightenment on Earth.

Global enlightenment is the next chapter in this planet’s history and that is why so many people are awakening at this time.

The spiritual meaning of Om’s birds

Om is the most senior member of the Council of Light and his birds are the dove and the pigeon.

He represents ultimate compassion, love, harmony, and peace.

The dove has a long tradition associated with these qualities.

He is also represented by the pigeon because pigeons are everywhere and so is Om.

He and Sophia are spearheading the overall Earth project and have been involved with our planet’s fortunes from the very beginning of time.

Om is also very egalitarian and the spirit of equality is very strongly associated with him.

Pigeons are often thought to represent the lowest common denominator in the bird world.

They really are everywhere, wherever you go.

So the spiritual meaning of this bird is equality, humility and means that Om is all around us.

Spiritual meaning of birds - two doves in a nesting box.

The spiritual meaning of Sophia’s birds

In Greek mythology, a different time in the Earth’s history, Sophia incarnated as the goddess of wisdom.

Representing wisdom, her bird is the owl, particularly the snowy owl.

That’s because the colour white is associated with the Council of Light, as it is made of all of the colours of the rainbow.

Someone I was coaching through their awakening not that long ago, told me they were starting to receive images of a large white owl swooping at them during trance.

It was interesting because I knew she wasn’t descended from the Sophia branch of the Soul Tree, but she was getting this synchronicity.

In fact it was because either Sophia (or someone from the Sophia branch of the tree) was guiding her at that time.

It’s no accident that owls became very popular a few years ago (and still are).

This is a sign from the universe that Sophia is very present right now.

A snowy owl.

The spiritual meaning of Isis’s birds

Another bird that you will see a lot of right now is the crow.

This is one of Isis’s birds, as well as the magpie.

Crows symbolise transformation, and Isis is all about the spiritual and mystical side of life.

In particular she is looking after the awakening process on Earth, to lead us ultimately to global enlightenment.

She also helps Earthbound souls transition from life to death, which is just another type of transformation (the soul doesn’t die, it just changes).

Therefore this bird has a lot of spiritual meaning.

If you are seeing synchronicities around crows or magpies, it may mean that you are undergoing a spiritual transformation and are on the awakening path.

A crow on a branch of a tree.

The spiritual meaning of Freya’s birds

Freya’s bird is the eagle and particularly the golden eagle.

This partly comes from her long association with the Scandinavian countries where eagles are commonly found.

But also because eagles are associated with truth, honesty, and freedom.

This connects to Freya because she represents self-expression and authenticity.

Her contribution to the global enlightenment project is to encourage people to be their true selves.

We can see this influence in various movements around the world, for example the trans movement.

If you are receiving synchronicities around eagles, the meaning of this bird for you could be to encourage you to express yourself and live your true life.

A golden eagle.

The spiritual meaning of Michael’s birds

Michael (the archangel) is represented by several birds and they are all the small domestic birds

For example, sparrows, robins, swallows, and particularly bluebirds, because his colour is blue.

Michael takes on a protective role during transformation and spiritual awakening.

Many people are acutely aware of Michael’s presence in the early stages of awakening when they’re having lots of visions and going out of body.

Michael takes care of Earthbound souls when they leave the body, especially if they’re going further than they have gone before.

So the fact that these little birds that are everywhere represents the fact that he is also everywhere.

Seeing synchronicities around Michael’s birds typically means you are being protected, especially if you’re going through your awakening.

Bluebird with its feathers fluffed up.

The spiritual meaning of Agamemnon’s birds

We’re moving out of an Agamemnon phase right now as we transition towards enlightenment on Earth.

Agamemnon represents masculinity, the patriarchy, the ‘establishment’, war, governments, and authoritarian regimes.

(It’s no accident that the 60s counter-culture talked about socking it to ‘the man’.)

Agamemnon’s birds are the hawk and the falcon.

There are still a lot of his symbols around at the moment but we will see fewer as his influence continues to decline.

Even though we are coming to the end of his phase, Agamemnon is involved in the project towards enlightenment.

All of the members of the Council of Light are looking forward to that goal because it means peace on Earth.

If you see hawk or falcon synchronicities, then you are associated with Agamemnon in some way, or one of his team is supporting you.

(Often he brings a strong dose of energy to help us get things done if we need it.)

A falcon with amber eyes on a branch.

The spiritual meaning of Mammon’s birds

Mammon looks after banking, finance, money, commerce, and barter.

His bird is the peacock.

That makes perfect sense because he’s all about the showy and material things of life.

If you are seeing peacock synchronicities, you may be associated with Mammon.

It could also mean good luck is coming your way, especially around money.

A male peacock with its tail fanned out.

The spiritual meaning of Saturn’s birds

Saturn’s main mission was quite some time ago, because he is concerned with agriculture, farming, and husbandry.

He makes sure people have the tools to look after themselves at the basic levels of food and shelter.

His birds are all of the domestic fowl, particularly chickens and geese.

The spiritual meaning of these birds related to Saturn can mean you’re associated with him.

It could also mean you need to focus on your basic security, look after yourself.

They can also be a sign to take things easy, as he is a relaxed and happy character.

Two chickens with some chicks.

The spiritual meaning of Shakti’s birds

Shakti looks after religion and religious doctrine, especially inflexible doctrine.

Her bird is the parrot, symbolising this, as parrots repeat words without questioning.

If you are seeing parrot synchronicities, this can be a sign you’re linked to Shakti.

It can also be an indication that you need to shed old belief systems, break free, and think for yourself.

A brightly coloured parrot.

The spiritual meaning of Lucifer’s birds

We all know that Lucifer has a bad reputation but it’s unjustified.

It’s partly linked to a much earlier time in our universe’s history, when he and other senior souls broke away and formed a rebel group.

(He’s back in the fold now.)

It’s also because he looks after a special team whose specific task is to give us challenges to push against.

It’s what they’ve been asked to do, it’s their job.

We have to have those challenges because without them, we can’t learn and grow, and we come to Earth to learn.

Because of these two facts, Lucifer has become associated with this reputation of devilment but it couldn’t be further from the truth.

Lucifer’s bird is the blackbird.

A blackbird on a branch.

The symbolism of the colour black is rebellion – it is the opposite of white which is strongly associated with the council.

But the other reason he is represented by the blackbird is because of its beautiful song.

When the universe was being built and each member of the Council was overseeing a particular area, Lucifer was in charge of music.

That’s why we say the devil has all the best tunes.

If you are seeing blackbird synchronicities then it can mean you’re associated with Lucifer.

That’s great news if you are because he is one of the most powerful souls in our universe, equal to Om.

It can also be an encouragement to break away from the herd, go against the system, and question everything.


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