Awwww - an owl! From "A Dictionary of Dream Symbols" by Eric Ackroyd --
(1) An owl may symbolize wisdom in general; or that wisdom that belongs to the unconscious (night = unconscious); or intuition (associated with woman, who is associated with the moon); or knowledge of the unconscious (owls see in the dark; darkness = the unconscious).
Uh oh -- I turned the page.
(2) In mythology, an owl may symbolize evil or death. The owl, like the tiger, has a numinous, awesome quality and, like all numinous things, is ambivalent: good and evil, bringing both wisdom and death. No wonder, then, that the owl may represent the unconscious or point towards it: the unconscious is invariably frightening and even threatening to one who has not made its acquaintance; it also contains all that we need for wholeness.
Numinous -- indicating or suggesting the presence of a divinity