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Signs of an Angel Watching Over You

by Norma Cheung 19 Nov 2017 427 Comments
Signs of an Angel watching over you.

Ever wonder if those little feelings or hunches may be the whisper of an angel? Have you found a feather or penny in your path and wondered to yourself if it might be the sign of an angel?

Angels are divine beings of love and light, sent here to protect, heal and guide us on our journey through life. They work for our peace and happiness and are here to help us fulfill our life's mission on earth. 

They send us messages of inspiration and wisdom to guide us through difficult times in our lives or warnings to protect us from danger. The messages can be quite subtle - something as simple as a hint, nudge or feeling.

The messages or signs may seem out of the ordinary and can be repetitive or delivered to you over the course of time.

While Angels can communicate with us in many ways, you are always the expert on what the sign may mean and how it applies to your life. It is said that the Angels will always respect your free will; while they may offer you their guidance, it is always up to you to accept or reject their assistance.

white feathers and angels

Below is a list of what is considered to be the most common signs of Angels, in no particular order of importance:

Finding a white feather

While any feather may be a sign, white feathers are often thought of as the "calling card" of the Angels. A feather may especially be an Angel sign if it appears in some unexpected place, such as in your purse or a shelf in your house, where its presence cannot easily be explained.

A white feather may be a message of encouragement and reassurance. It may be an angel's way of reminding you not to give up, to let you know that the end to your struggle is near. It may also just be a reminder that you are not alone and that your Angels are here by your side.

Finding coins Could these be pennies from heaven?

Have you ever heard of the phrase "pennies from heaven"? Pennies or dimes found in unusual places can be signs from the Angels, letting you know that they are here to love and support you.

Sometimes these coins may have a personal meaning that relates to some issue or question your have been pondering in your life. When you find one of these unexpected coins, it is suggested that you try to remember what or who you were thinking about when you encountered it.

Does it have any unique markings? Does the year or type of metal have any significance to you? It may just be an affirmation to something you have been wondering about.

Flashes of lightSeeing Angel lights

Sometimes you may see unusual light effects, such as flashes, unexplained shimmers, sparkles in the corner of your eye, or shafts of light streaming around you.

Or perhaps, what appears to be the glint of a bright mirror when there is no sunlight around. Sometimes they are strange orbs, that may also appear in photographs.

These extraordinary light effects are often considered to be signs of an Angel's presence.

RainbowsAngel rainbow meaning

A rainbow, especially when seen on a clear day when it hasn't rained, is often thought be to an Angel sign.

Rainbows are a symbol of hope and encouragement - a reminder that if you can just endure a little longer, you will make it through the storm and come shining through on the other side.

They are also a symbol to have faith in yourself - to believe that you have the strength, wisdom and creativity to succeed.

Direct messages

It is said that Angels can sometimes give you both love and detailed guidance through the use of text.

Love of Angels Pendant

For example, you may see a message on a billboard that seems to have a personal significance or be relevant to an issue you have been dealing with in your life. You may then see a same or similar message in a magazine, or a book may fall from a shelf, unexpectedly opening up to a page with a meaningful passage or phrase.

The repetition of this text might seem unusual or to strike a chord with you because it may contain the answer to a question you have been pondering. These messages might be a way for your Angels to reassure you that they are nearby and also to offer you some direct guidance.

Tingling sensations, goosebumps or chillsAngel goosebumps and tingling sensations

Sometimes, the presence of an angel can cause physical sensations like chills, goosebumps or tingling sensations near the crown of your head, back of your neck, shoulders or upper arms. These feelings may also manifest as a feeling of sudden warmth or the tingling you feel when your foot falls asleep.

It is said that these sensations are caused by the Angels connecting with you and lifting your energy closer to their level, which can feel like a tingly or buzzing feeling.

These sensations may be an angelic confirmation that what you are currently thinking or feeling is on the right path. They may also be a call to raise your awareness, or to pay attention to what happens next. 

Sparkling Pair of Angel Wings Pendant

The feeling of being touched

The touch of an angel may feel like a soft brush across your arm or neck, a gentle hug or someone patting you on your shoulders or back. 

Sometimes Angels may communicate touch by a sudden change in temperature. It is said that if you feel a sudden warmth while you are praying or meditating, it may be that your guardian angel is nearby or has moved closer to you.

Symbols and images in cloudsAngel cloud meaning

You may see the figure of an angel in the clouds, heart shapes, flowers or other symbols. Doreen Virtue, the founder of Angel Therapy, notes that Angels love to use clouds to send us messages because they are easy to shape in any way and are beautiful to look at. Clouds are a common way for Angels to send messages of love from Heaven.

Angel signs and symbols can also be present in places where it is easy for Angels to make shapes, such as shadows, bath foam, or tea leaves.

ScentsSmelling the scent of a deceased loved one

Angels sometimes make their presence felt through pleasant smells or aromas, like flowers, delicious food or perfume. This is especially the case when the smell suddenly fills the air and there is no easy explanation for its presence. 

If you happen to be with a group of people, a striking situation may occur where some people notice the scent quite strongly and others not at all.

When the scent smells like the perfume or aftershave of a deceased loved one, it is said that the Angel may be accompanied by that loved one.

When you encounter an unexpected smell that fills the air, it may be useful to ask yourself, "What or who does the smell remind me of?" or "What was I thinking about when the scent filled the air?"

Music & televisionAngels leaving signs - music

It is said that the Angels may sometimes communicate with you through media like music or television. You may be driving in your car, changing the radio stations when you hear the words of a certain song that seem to hold the answer to a specific issue in your life. Sometimes those same lyrics will repeat themselves over and over in your head.

Or, you may be flipping through the stations on your TV when you come across a show that seems to relate to something that has been troubling you. 

When you come across these situations, it might be a good idea to pay attention, as it may very well be a celestial message.

A ringing in your earsRinging in ears Angels talking

Sometimes the Angels want to give you useful information that you may not be ready to use yet. It is said that they will sometimes transfer the information to you as an angelic "download".  While you may not be ready to use this information right away, it is something that may come in handy or become relevant later. 

The sound signalling such an event can be nearly quiet, very loud, or like bells or buzzing. When the noise is too loud or distracting, it is always okay to ask your Angels to turn down the volume.

Splendid Angel Wing Pendant


These are those special moments when unexpected things seem to come together in just the right way. For example, my husband had been looking for an out-of-print book for many months online. 

Every morning he goes for an exercise walk. On one of these mornings, he happened upon a box of items on the curb that someone was giving away. Lo and behold, while sorting through the box, he came upon the very book he had been looking for!

Perhaps these events that we think of as coincidences are not quite accidental, perhaps they are the work of Angels.

Phone callsHelp from Angels - phone calls

Have you ever been thinking about someone, perhaps an old friend you had been wishing to talk to again and suddenly the phone rings and it is them? These incidents are sometimes seen as the intervention of Angels.

It may be that the Angel caused that person to think of you just when you needed them the most. Or, the Angel may have given this person some wisdom or clarity to offer to you at just the right time.

Random moments of noticing beautySigns of Angels on earth

These are those moments when everything is going wrong and you're feeling upset or frustrated - you're late for work, you forgot some important papers, your boss is upset with you - and then you suddenly notice something wonderful. It could be a gorgeous sunset, the sound of birds singing, the smell of roses or of some delicious food, like cinnamon rolls. 

These random moments of beauty could be the work of the Angels trying to gently bring you out of your lower state of mind and back into a place of calm, happiness and peace.


Butterflies are often seen as gifts sent by lost loved ones as a reminder that they're watching over us or to let us know that they are doing okay.

Angel numbersAngel numbers meanings

If you see certain numbers or number sequences repeated over and over to you again, it may be a sign of Angels trying to get your attention. For example, you may see the number 11:11 on a clock, then notice the amount $11.11 on a receipt, and then notice an unknown phone call coming from a number containing the digits 1111. 

Or, you may find yourself waking up every morning at 4:44.

Angels are known to use numbers to communicate different messages. A great resource on Angel Numbers can be found here.

Solar PlexusAngel warning signs - solar plexus manipura chakra

When you feel butterflies or a knot in your stomach, this could be a warning from the Angels that something is not right. Your Angels may be using your Solar Plexus chakra to remind you to be careful and become more aware of your surroundings.

When you feel tension in your stomach around a certain person, the Angels may be warning you to be careful around this person or to limit the amount of time you spend with them.


Robins are sometimes associated with visits from deceased family members or friends. They will often visit the same garden year after year, letting loved ones know that they are always near.

Babies and animalsAngel signs and symbols - babies and animals

It is said that babies and animals do not yet have the sames filters that we as adults have that block our ability to see Angels. You may notice your baby looking at what appears to be nothing and smiling. Or, you might notice your dog or cat following with their eyes something invisible that seems to be moving around the room. 

It is possible that their attention is drawn towards an Angel. In the presence of an Angel, babies or pets will seem relaxed and happy, but also filled with excitement.

The feeling that you are not alone

You may feel that there is someone else in the room, even though no one is there. Or, you may feel that there is an invisible presence sitting next to you on a couch or bed. These angel signs are said to be accompanied by feelings of warmth and safety or of unconditional love.

When you encounter an Angel sign, it is said that you should stay aware and be present in the moment, allowing yourself to be open to receiving divine messages. You should also send the Angels gracious thanks for their help.

Experts say that your intuition acts similarly to an antenna that can pick up angelic communications. It is through your willingness to open your mind that you can accept these messages.

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While the Angels may offer you guidance, they do respect that you have a free will and it is always your choice to accept or reject their assistance. It is also important to remember that you are the expert on the meaning of any signs you receive and to interpret them in a way that is appropriate for your life.

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Photo credits: The photo of the shimmering pink angel lights is by Evelyn Flint. The photo of the ear is by Trevor Isaacs. Here is a link to the license.

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24 Jun 2024 Dexter

I’ve been notice eight of this sign and other I can’t verify. Everytime before I going sleep at night I never forgot to pray ever since in my children days until now in my teenager. I also believer of my Guardian angel because of am christian and am open of their story that they are not just a story of fairy tales story but a true story of physical and spiritual world. I never knew the name of my guardian angel and will pray to know his/her name anytime because I love him/her being a messenger of God and listener of my prayer to send in God to give me more motivation in my studies, in my dream, and in my families.
I would like to thank you of this sign because to having of more senses of the signs of angels is awesome story it remains me of my being introvert in reality isn’t a reality of am introvert. Thank you❤️

11 Oct 2023 SERAH
I always encounter two white butterflies on my walk through road.
12 Aug 2023 Hazaiah
Had a voice tell me to bring my friend outside. I said Mark something is telling me to take you outside. He said OK. Once outside he said now what I said idk. Then he said look at that cloud on my roof. I did and it made a straight shot towards us. We were in the mist. The ark formed in the mist and a Wing came out and touched my left shoulder.

.had to ask my friend for months if that happened.


12 Aug 2023 Hazaiah
Had a voice tell me to bring my friend outside. I said Mark something is telling me to take you outside. He said OK. Once outside he said now what I said idk. Then he said look at that cloud on my roof. I did and it made a straight shot towards us. We were in the mist. The ark formed in the mist and a Wing came out and touched my left shoulder.

.had to ask my friend for months if that happened.


12 Aug 2023 SubhA
Yes things like these do happen but we donot pay attention, after knowing about angels, i was praying to them in my balcony and the very next day i saw two white feathers exactly on that place where i was standing and looking at the sky a night before.😊

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