A pure black feather means that the person who sees it has true mystical wisdom. There are several variations of this based on other attributes of the black feather, as well as certain beliefs.
A black feather that has an iridescent sheen or is shiny is said to be a sign of mystical insight. If the feather also has blue and white, change is said to be forthcoming. A black feather with white bands is said to signify home, harmony and balance. Black feathers with random white accents signify protection and union. Black feathers with purple accents mean a deep spiritual insight.