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.

What is an Angel Messenger?

The word angel means ‘messenger’ and when you begin to connect with the angels in your life, you may soon notice how they communicate and send messages to us as we go about our everyday lives.

An angel messenger is a celestial being who acts as a divine messenger to deliver guidance and support humans on behalf of God or the divine. According to spiritual traditions, angel messengers can take various forms—some portray them as winged figures of light while others describe messengers that appear in human form. Regardless, their purpose is to impart wisdom from the divine through signs, prompts, angel numbers and more.

Many of us are too busy rushing here and there to stop and look down to notice a feather appearing 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 heads. However, 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 from heaven:

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. There's a saying, "When feathers appear, angels are near", so if you keep finding feathers appearing out of nowhere, often in random places like your doorstep or on the ground, chances are it’s a gift from the angels. Different colours are reported as having different meanings. For example, finding 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.

Meaningful Music…

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, that can be a telltale sign too. 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 from heaven 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 frequently in unexpected places 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…

Have you 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 and 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 the room's temperature, or feel a warm, loving presence close by. Some have experienced ringing in the ears or tingling on the crown of their heads, 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.

Know Your Numbers…

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 the dream. 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!

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Theresa Fern
Theresa Fern
— May 22, 2019 00:46:29
The morning after my fiance passed away I found a small tan and white feather laying on the rug just inside my front door, which was locked and I was the only one there. This was the first of several feathers that I've found since his passing.
Jesse England
Jesse England
— May 1, 2023 04:29:55
My mom and grandma told me I supposedly used to talk to God when I was 3 to 4 years old I supposedly described him when they asked one morning exactly what it says in the king James version of the bible I didnt remember any of this until 7 months ago when I had a very unusual as normally a very vivid dreamer and can remember almost everything that I dream about but this night was different and when I woke up that morning I was really shooken up I didn't know what it is but I felt really weird inside and out as that day went on a lot of irregular and weird stuff kept happening,out 9f nowhere that popped in my head about the god thing when I was kid and then when I was looking through my Google news out of nowhere a pennies from heaven article popped up which was strange because I never knew about this or talked about it and then I remembered when I was 15 to 16 years old pennies used to fall on me from my bedroom ceiling I told my family about it and they thought I was making it up until one night mom younger brother and sister were playing my playstation in my room and came out to our living room where we were at and we're asking why we were throwing pennies at them my mom looked at me and I just shook my head yep. So after remembering that I started researching links to that story and that's when I stumbled upon numerology and spiritual awakening, I only had an hour for my lunch break,so I closed what I was reading to go back to work as I looked up this person's address got my attention it was like it was glowing so I looked it up angel number mo and let's just say I've been spreading the hope message to anyone whoo needs it but I ame still trying to figure out what God was saying to me when I was a kid so if anyone could help me with this it would be much appreciated
Jewel Yes
Jewel Yes
— July 3, 2023 03:43:04
Hello, I need help deciding if there is an Angel messenger that has been with me these past few days, first of all this song about wings and goodness has been stuck in my head for a while now, normal right? Well then all of a sudden a family friend that died 11 years ago has popped up in my head many times, then I kept finding feathers and Pennies, but the most recent one that happened about 10 minutes ago, a dog came up to me and followed me and one of my friends for an hour before 3 of my friends had to leave so they got in a truck and the dog was running around it so me and my other friend went to the front and back of the truck as the other 3 looked out the sides and the dog went under the car and disappeared, it was just gone and we all saw it go under the truck and never come out. So I have to ask, is this an Angel?…
Tre Sec
Tre Sec
— July 14, 2023 16:47:18
Nb: singing songs out of nowhere is more of: your spirit touching something in the spiritual realms, that your body isn't able to interpret yet (carnality) the spirit communicates a way it can...singing...colours...etc... For the dog part: I've seen it mentioned in movies but I have no knowledge to confirm or deny it. But possible.

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