In the American Indian spiritual tradition, each person has a totem animal. A totem animal is a guide or guardian that helps you move through life, with all of its challenges and joys. Much like a guardian angel. In my own visioning, I have been shown guardian angels and totem animals are one in the same...per the understanding and belief systems of the person they are helping. You can have more than one. Some totem animals are with you throughout your lifetime and some come for a shorter period of time, to help you with a particular situation. So here is something to consider...if the owl is your totem animal and overall, female owls tend to be slightly larger than males...as measured by wing span, body mass and a few other traits...then what does that mean for you -- on your earthly journey? How has that 'played out' in your life...or has it?