Smudging, which involves the burning of sacred herbs and medicines, has been practiced by Indigenous peoples around the world for centuries, and continues to be popular today. One of the traditional elements of the smudging ceremony is the smudging feather, which is used to waft the cleansing smoke around the body, around items that require cleansing, around a room, and so on.
Our Feather Wands are Handmade here in Perth WA using feathers from the Goose and Guinea Fowl. This one also features a TIGER EYE crystal. This is a powerful PROTECTIVE stone that helps you to release fear and anxiety and aids harmony and balance. It stimulates taking action, and helps you to make decisions with discernment and understanding, and unclouded by your emotions.
The feathers of these 2 birds have been chosen for their symbolism below. They are the perfect combination to use when smudging your home, space or personal aura.
Geese in nature are immensely territorial. If anything gets too close, Goose honks wildly as a warning – come any closer, and Goose WILL bite you. You can be as nice as you wish, but if Goose sees you as a threat, there is no peace offering. That’s why Goose Spirit often symbolizes the warrior Spirit, protection, and bravery. For instance, a look at Goose symbolism in the story of Jack and the Beanstalk reveals the courage of the Goose Spirit. Of course, in the tale, there’s the Goose that lays golden eggs. Jack had a vision for his life. To reach his goal, he had to overcome the beanstalk and the giant. The story symbolizes one’s ability to face fears and rivals bravely.
As spirit animals, Guinea Fowls represent protection and groundedness. In general, Guinea fowl symbolism can represent the need for you to set and preserve healthy boundaries. Put differently, this bird’s presence says that it is essential for you to politely let people know what you will and will not tolerate. Guinea fowl symbolism says that you should be observant of your surroundings. Therefore, when Guinea Fowl meaning appears on your radar, it can also represent the need for you to be more attentive to your intuition.