An owl crossing one’s path is a sign that someone will pass away in the eyes of the superstitious. But more generally, this incidence is a warning to follow one’s gut instinct and keep an eye out for lies or shifting circumstances.
The owl is a sign of luck as well as a potential warning because it is seen as a symbol of wisdom, intelligence, and the capacity to recognise the truth. The owl is a specific totem animal for people who follow a spiritual path. The presence of this bird serves as a warning while also providing the consolation of having a smart totem animal to guide you.