You are wandering around outside, thinking of something and you look down and see a feather. You’re about to pick it up.
Before you lose your train of thought by touching the Feather, make a note of what you were thinking about.
Then note the direction the Feather is heading. (You may want to orient yourself by putting your feet near the quill end of the Feather.)
The Direction the Feather is pointing to, signifies where additional thinking work is needed, on your part. For example, if the feather is pointing to the East, this means you need to Think some more about the topic. If it is pointing to the South, it means you need to consider your strengths and weaknesses. If it points to the West, it means you need to consider your emotional response to the issue. If it points North, it is time to put your thoughts into Action. What resources will you need?
Oh, and if you come across a feather sticking straight up in the ground, or caught in some shrubbery, this means you need to center yourself.
Now pick up the Feather.
Because Birds fly close to the Heavens, Feathers represent messages from the Gods. They clarify THOUGHTS. (They clarify your thougts about your feelings, for example.) Think about your issue again, and then let the Feather guide you.
If you are facing North at your computer, here is an example of a feather pointing North West, (NW) which means you have some additional thinking to do about your emotions and your action plan:
And here is an example of a feather pointing South West (SW) which means you need to think about the strengths and weaknesses, and your emotions.:
The next layer of analysis has to do with where you found the feather, (city, woods, at waters edge) and how that relates to your situation, and, what kind of bird did the feather come from?
I’ll cover that in another post.