This week’s Harrow card, The Owl, appears self-explanatory but has a surprising amount of depth to it. The card features, of course, a horned owl calmly perched on a tree branch. In its beak, it holds a long needle threaded with a red cord.
Owls have long been a symbol of wisdom and mystery. Being a nocturnal creature, it is associated with knowledge of the shadows, a silent wisdom that brings knowledge of secret things. It is also a fearsome and graceful hunter, making The Owl as dangerous as it is beautiful. It is at the intersection of these two things that we find the true meaning of The Owl card.