Updated: Sep 10
It’s widely believed that angels and their beautiful divine energy bless and surround us every day, but would you know how to spot the subtle signs an angel messenger might send your way? Let’s take a look at some of the universal signs that experts say angels use to remind us that they are always by our side. The word angel means ‘messenger’ and when you begin to connect with the angels in your life, you may soon start to notice how they communicate and send messages to us as we go about our everyday lives.
Many of us are too busy rushing here and there to stop and look down to notice a feather appear out of nowhere, the shiny penny on our path, or to think too much about why we can’t get a particular song out of our head, but these signs could be an angel messenger gently nudging us to notice them. It’s thought that signs like these are the angels trying to get our attention so that they can intervene and guide us in a particular way or offer us reassurance when we need it most.
By simply asking the angels for their help and guidance – just as you would a friend – and practising tuning into their energetic qualities, you could soon be welcoming a whole new realm of love and light into your life. Open your heart and mind, be patient, and you could find that the angels will be willing to share their wisdom, protection and healing with you – all you have to do is ask and an angel messenger will respond.
Here are just some of the ways experts believe angels send us signs:
Fluffy Cloud Formations
You’ll definitely be floating on cloud nine if you spot this awe-inspiring sign – an incredible cloud formation in the shape of an angel or a heart. Even more spectacular when accompanied by glowing rays of sunlight, this beautiful heaven-sent symbol is said to be an angel messenger sharing their love, light and protection. Other shapes you might see are stars, flowers or animals. If you observe very carefully, you may even see a formation with a special significance to you.
A Divine Scent
Take a moment to imagine strolling through a beautiful garden filled with sweetly-scented roses and lavender. The aroma drifting through the air as you meander down the path is reminiscent of the heavenly fragrance the angels can send wafting gently into your life completely out of nowhere. Even if it’s just for a fleeting moment, floating on the breeze, it’s thought that this is an angel messenger reminding you that you are loved. Other evocative smells you may encounter that stir up memories include food that reminds you of someone special or a familiar fragrance – some say they have smelt the perfume of a deceased loved one and believed it was a sign that they’re still with them in spirit.
A Flurry of Feathers
…or even a single feather is thought to be one of the most familiar ways an angel messenger may attempt to connect with us. If you keep finding feathers appearing out of nowhere, often in random places, chances are it’s a gift from the angels. Different colours are reported as having different meanings, for example, a white feather can be a comforting sign to reassure you that your deceased loved ones are safe and watching over you. A brown feather, meanwhile, can signify stability in your home life.
One way you can really ‘tune in’ with your angels is to listen up when you have a particular song stuck in your head – especially if it isn’t one you’ve heard recently. Or, if you press shuffle on your playlist and the perfect song for your current state of mind and circumstances randomly pops up. Listen carefully to what the lyrics are saying. Do they have a personal meaning to you? The right song can touch a chord and get straight to the heart of the matter. If you notice this happening to you, pay close attention as an angel messenger may be trying to reach out to you.
Nature’s Winged Messengers
You may already be familiar with the phrase ‘Robins appear when loved ones are near’. A common interpretation is that when you notice a robin, especially if you spot it when you wouldn’t expect to, it’s an angel messenger letting you know that a loved one who’s passed away is okay. You may also have heard the saying ‘Butterflies are the heaven-sent kisses of an angel’. It’s believed that a butterfly – particularly if it catches your eye by doing something unusual, such as landing on your hand – can also be a sign that the spirit of your loved one lives on.
See a Penny, Pick it Up
…and all day long you’ll have good luck! A coin in your path – a penny from heaven – is said to be a token to remind you that you are truly precious. If you’re finding coins are cropping up in unexpected places a lot in your life, see them as a special gift to treasure from an angel messenger. Collect them as a sign of celestial support and cherish them as little keepsakes to remind you of the angels.
The Power of Words
When you ask the angels for a sign, sometimes you will receive literally just that! An advert on the side of a bus, a street sign with the name of an angel or a billboard that contains something that may resonate with your current situation. Pay special attention to any recurring themes. Magazines and books may lay open on a specific page, ready to catch your attention and lead you to something you’ll find extremely useful. All suggest that the angels are listening to you and want to help.
Shimmer and Sparkle
As beings of pure light, it’s believed that angels can show their presence through sparkles or flashes of light in various colours, radiating their energy to those who have asked for assistance or guidance. Different archangels are reported to represent different colours. For example, if you need a strong dose of courage to power you through a challenging event in your life, you may experience the strong blue light of Archangel Michael.
Over the Rainbow
Spotted a rainbow, even when it’s not raining? While the angels might not be able to lead you to a pot of gold, a rainbow could be a sign of an angel messenger sending you divine love and energy to colour your world. A symbol of hope and peace, the rainbow is uplifting, encouraging and points to a bright future ahead.
Feel the Presence
When angels are near, some experts say you may notice a cool breeze, a dip in temperature in the room or feel a warm, loving presence close by. Some have experienced ringing in the ears or tingling on the crown of their head, which they believe are signs that the angels are trying to communicate. Rest assured, it’s said that you will feel completely comfortable and safe with the angels, however they may appear to you.
Have you ever noticed how you seem to look at the clock at exactly the same time every day, for example, 23:23? Or how the same numbers keep coming up over and over again as you go about your daily life? Angels are thought to use repeating sequences such as 111, 222, 333 etc as a way of catching your eye. Put your trust in the angels that this is not purely by chance – they could be trying to convey an important message. Each number has a different meaning so, if it doesn’t already have significance to you, you might want to make a note and do some research of your own into what the numbers mean.
Angel Messenger in Your Dreams
Finally, it’s thought that an angel messenger may make contact through our dreams. This could be because when we’re fully relaxed, we’re particularly open to receiving messages. As soon as you wake, make a note of anything that stood out in the dream – it may be a symbol, a character, an animal or a conversation. See if you can interpret it. You might need a dream dictionary to help you make sense of it. Jotting it down in a dream diary is a useful way to spot any recurring patterns or signs.
Finally, always remember to take a moment to thank your angels for all their beautiful love, light and blessings!