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Pennies From Heaven

Visit for a FREE Psychic Reading!They say when an angel misses you, they toss a penny down from heaven. Sadly, not everyone knows how much truth there is in this old adage.

Spirit has many interesting ways to communicate with us, and always on a very personal level. Your spiritual signs and signals can range from the truly spectacular to the very mundane. And sometimes they can be found in the most unusual places, or when they are least expected. Two of the most commonly sighted phenomena are coins or ‘pennies’, as well as feathers. Depending on your personal belief system, these items are left around for us by loved ones, angels, or animal and spirit guides.

No matter where you believe your signs may be coming from, they are most certainly meant especially for you, and they always have a sincere and personal meaning, no matter how small or seemingly insignificant they may appear to be.

So, don’t pass by that penny, When you’re feeling blue. It may be a penny from heaven, that an Angel’s tossed to you – Charles Marshburn

Of course, many skeptics doubt that these phenomena exist, and it is often discounted as mere superstition or urban myth. I have, however, had several powerful personal experiences of such signs over the years, and I also hear frequent reports from friends and clients who experience the same thing. Spirit has indeed taught me some very valuable lessons through different signs and signals, and these personal, first-hand experiences contradict the most one-dimensional or misguided opinion of any skeptic.

A dear friend and client recently received very compelling confirmation of the signs she had been questioning for years.* She is currently in the midst of a major life transition and a personal transformation. For quite some time now we have been discussing the signs she has been receiving in the form of popular songs. She keeps hearing them: over the radio, in the gym and in the shopping mall. Once she even heard it on the phone, after she was placed on hold by a call centre. The signs keep coming consistently; every time she asks for them, she receives them. But the doubt secretly creeps back into her mind soon after. What if it was just her imagination?

Two days ago she messaged me, wanting to know if the latest incident was another sign. There is a specific song she has always associated with a certain special person in her life, for a very particular reason. She had now heard this song on three separate occasions at very significant moments. Each time it happened she was either with this person, or she was specifically thinking of him, or she was asking for a sign about him.

When suffering comes, we yearn for some sign from God, forgetting we have just had one – Mignon McLaughlin

I explained to her that we sometimes receive the same signs more than once, in order to overcome our doubt or fear. In her case she was getting her signs in three’s. But I also knew that she had to see proof of this for herself, before she would feel truly content. I therefore suggested she ask for a confirmation of the fact that important signs come to her in three’s.

The answer came sooner than anticipated. She was in a public place when she received my response. She did not even have to ask for confirmation. The minute she opened my text message on her cellphone, even before she had finished reading all of it, she discovered three pennies on a seat she was about to sit down on.

She immediately sent me the news and I then assured her that pennies are a well-known sign for many people all over the world. I also urged her to keep the pennies in a safe place and have another look at them later, because sometimes the dates or other engravings on them also have special meanings.

The next day I received a follow-up: “Thanks Anthon! You wouldn’t believe this, but later yesterday I saw three feathers. Well, actually four, I saw one at first and did a double take – but dismissed it, then an hour or so later saw a cluster of three feathers together on the floor.”

The angels are so enamored of the language that is spoken in heaven that they will not distort their lips with the hissing and unmusical dialects of men, but speak their own, whether there be any who understand it or not – Ralph Waldo Emerson

Messages from the spiritual realm are potentially life-changing, but they so often pass us by, unnoticed, mostly because of our lack of awareness. In fact, some of us are so stubborn or oblivious to our metaphysical reality that we first have to receive a pebble, then a rock and finally a ton of bricks, before we eventually sit up and pay attention! First there is a message, then a lesson and finally comes the crisis.

If you have never experienced the wonder of witnessing the effect of such miraculous signs and signals in your life, I highly recommend that you consider giving it a shot. What do you stand to lose? All you need to do is heighten your awareness and increase your consciousness. Don’t allow yourself to let your mystical reminders and spiritual signposts pass you by forever.

Signs and signals from the spiritual realm always have a purpose. Most often they are important guideposts or ‘traffic signs’ along our life path, confirming our choices, decisions and actions. Sometimes we receive these messages to console us in times of distress or sadness, while at other times they come as warnings, urging us to proceed with caution.

Reading your special signs and signals is your divine right, and a basic skill that anyone can develop. Some gurus would have you believe that this is a complex art or science, or that it requires special psychic abilities or years of study and practice. The truth is that this is a blessing freely available to all of us, regardless of whom we are or what we believe in. All you need to do is ask, and it will be given.

The whole visible universe is but a storehouse of images and signs to which the imagination will give a relative place and value; it is a sort of pasture which the imagination must digest and transform – Charles Baudelaire

The best way to start reading signs is by simply becoming more aware. Take more notice of the small wonders that happen in the world around you every day. Look out for patterns and synchronicities, because there are no ‘coincidences’ in life. Everything happens for a reason; there are no windfalls, only godsends.

Soon you will begin to discover your unique set of personal symbols and patterns. Your special signs could come in the form of dreams, colors, words, numbers, sounds, songs, computer messages, clouds, images, animals, people, places or specific objects, like coins and feathers. They could also come in a certain order or they may be repeated a certain number of times. The list of possibilities and combinations is truly endless. It is also very different for each individual, depending on your belief system, as well as your cultural background and your unique personality and interests.

Always keep your expectations simple and don’t expect weird riddles or complex messages. The message is always very clear and direct. The intention is after all to communicate and guide, not to confuse, frighten or mislead you. Also, use some common sense. If you never listen to the radio, you certainly cannot expect it to become a conduit for spiritual communication. Your signs will show up in accessible ways that complement your lifestyle, or match your personal outlook. All you need to do is become more aware and be open to the process.

Look after the pennies, and the pounds will take care of themselves – English Proverb

Finally, we need to be thankful for every sign or message we receive. Express your gratitude by being kind to yourself and others, and show your appreciation by caring for all living creatures, as well as our magnificent planet. Count each and every blessing.

The Universe is an abundant and interactive place of wonder and magic; it is ready and waiting to respond to your needs. You can heal your life and make all your wishes come true. Spirit wants the opportunity to guide you and protect you on your journey through life.

Acknowledge your higher self and learn to trust your intuition. You have inside of you a deep well of wisdom and you are connected to everything in the Universe. You are part of an infinite and ever-expanding grid of spiritual consciousness.

Use your signs and godsends to re-design your life and create the destiny you truly want; learn to apply your divine ‘early warning system’ to avoid unnecessary obstacles and setbacks along the way. All you need to do is ask. Reclaim what is rightfully yours.

* Dedicated to my friend ‘Ms C’. Thank you for allowing me to share your story with the world.

© 2010 Anthon St Maarten

About The Author: Anthon St Maarten

Anthon St Maarten is an international psychic medium, intuitive consultant and destiny coach. He has been consulting professionally as psychic medium since 2004 and has since established himself as a trusted advisor to many people all over the world. He is also a sought-after inspirational speaker, metaphysics teacher, radio personality, spiritual author and blogger, with a special interest in New Thought spirituality, metaphysics, parapsychology, mediumship and psychic phenomena. He is best known for his bestselling practical spirituality book Divine Living: The Essential Guide To Your True Destiny You can get a psychic reading from Anthon at

66 Responses to Pennies From Heaven

  • I know this is true, when my father passed away 2 days before my parents 50th anniversary, my mother was a mess, but she had always told us when we were little about pennies from heaven. She kept finding them after my dad passed, we all seen her find one on the day of his funeral, she had put her gloves on the table, where we all were sitting, they we we got up to leave she picked up her gloves and under them sat a penny. She thought we did it, we all told her no, she still had a hard time believing it was a sign from dad. So she asked my dad if it’s you sending me pennies, send me a dime so I know it’s you, well they next day we left to run errands, first time for my mom driving dad’s car by herself, and there sitting on the front seat was a dime…..Love and peace to all.

  • My Father passed away on the fourth. On the 8th, I found a penny right in front of my mom’s pillow, then later when cleaning up after breakfast I seen a penny on the cabinet, I turn around and there was a penny on the table right after I cleaned it, I turned back around and the penny on the counter was gone. It freaked me out, now everytime I find a penny, I just say I love you Daddy.

  • Thank you for contributing all your amazing stories and personal experiences. Signs like these come to us every day, they are just not as obvious as this one I discovered in the news today. Through greater intuitive awareness we can spot magical moments everywhere and at any time. What special sign or message have you received today? Have a look at the wonderful message this family received from the other side:

  • My cousin (with whom I had been very close as a child) and I had lost touch for over 30 years, but reconnected nearly 3 years ago. He died suddenly last year, and I was very distraught, praying that he was at peace. About 5 weeks after his passing, I was showering and heard a unusual noise behind me. I was afraid to turn around, thinking the faucet had fallen off, yet knowing that wasn’t possible. After turning around, all that was there was a penny a few inches from the drain. I know it was a sign from my cousin that he was at peace. Since then, countless other things have happened…to the point I had to begin journaling. I take great comfort in my ‘visits’…and Thank God for these blessings.

  • I had such an amazing experience today and had to share….I had heard about the pennies and was researching it a few days ago. My dad passed away Wednesday from a long battle with lung cancer. I found this article a few days ago and learned about the feathers…I had never heard of that before.
    Today my husband and young daughter went to eat at my dad’s favorite place. I had never been there but this is a place that he ate at several times a week and made great friends during his time there. He even has a burger named after him! It is a dark place, no windows…more of a pub like setting. There is one door, then a hall, then another door to enter the place. I talked to several people that knew my dad and they shared some stories with me and showed me where he always sat. On our way out my daughter said, “look mommy, there is a feather”. Sure enough there was a single feather in the walk-way right next to out booth on the way to the door. I stopped in my tracks and started to cry. I know my dad sent that to me….it would be very odd for a feather to end up on the floor of this place. If it had been outside, I might have passed it by, but since it was right by our booth and my daughter spotted it, I know it was sent from above. It kind of gave me the confirmation I needed, that he is okay and in Heaven and will watch over me and my family.
    During his last days, he often spoke of people in his room, people that had passed before him. I have never been a beleiver in spirits and the sort, but I can tell you that I am now! Just 3 days after his passing and he is sending my signs! 🙂 It made me happy! Had to share because without me reading your article a few days prior, I would have never knows that was “my” feather!!

  • My Mother has been gone 15 years now. She used to cook a fantastic Pot Roast. ( Her speciality, she’d say). There are times I can smell that aroma in the air. And what’s amazing is, my co-oworker who never met my mother came in the office one day and said it smelled like someone cooking something good. I told her,”It’s my mother’s “pot roast”!-
    It warms my heart when the aroma is in the air. I say, hi Mama, love ya.

  • Thank you Carol, Lindsay and Joanne for sharing your special stories! Joanne, you may find another article I wrote interesting, which relates to your experience. It is about clairalience (‘psychic smelling’) and you can read it here on Psychic Bloggers at

  • I lost both of my daughters on 08/17/12 in a tragic car accident just a mile or so from our house. I have been reading a book for grieving fathers. Last night the chapter I was reading mentioned the penny and feathers from heaven. I have heard of this but had not given it much thought. Today I was at the cemetery and I was pretty upset. As I was praying, I asked my daughters to please give me a sign so that I could rest that they were o.k.
    When I opened my eyes, I saw a small white feather lying at the tip of my shoe. I took this as a sign from them telling me that they were o.k. It was the greatest gift that they could have given me.

  • David, my heart goes out to you. May God bless you indeed. The spiritual world truly does contact us to let us know all is ok. My dad recently passed. I have always loved dragonflys and my message came through one. 24 hrs before my dad passed a dragonfly landed on my car. I held out my finger to see if it would let me hold it. It immediately flew away. However as I stood there, it turned around in mid-air and flew right back to me and landed on my hand. I carried it from the parking lot of the hospice center to the front door to show my mom who was sitting waiting for me to bring her wheelchair. After showing her the dragonfly, he flew away. I had always heard dragonflys brought spiritual messages. I knew immediately my dad would pass that day. He did. A short time after my dad’s passing, my mom and I were so sad. I walked outside and took his little poodle with me. A dragonfly few all around me as though trying to get my attention. He landed right in front of his little poodle and let the dog sniff him. He then circled me again and landed right on a favorite sign my dad loved and had leaning against a shed. It said, “It’s a Wonderful Life”. (My dad had this same message on a sign in his kitchen.) I felt it was dad letting me know all was ok with him. The dragonfly sat on the sign until I walked over and held my finger out. He got on my finger and sat awhile. I actually said outloud…wish I had my camera to take your picture. When he flew off I went into the house to tell mom. I came back out with my camera not expecting to find him. However to my delight he circled me again and landed for me to take his picture. I then ran inside to get my mom. At this time I truly didn’t expect him to still be there. However after finally getting my elderly mom out to the yard the dragonfly again showed up and landed right next to my mom. He then flew over to the birdfeeders. My dad loved birds and every day they lined up on the roof waiting for him to fill the bird feeder. I knew at this point everything this special dragonfly did was truly a sign from my dad. So yes, the feather was your sign from your daughters. All is good with them and they wanted to assure you too….It’s a Wonderful Life…..there in heaven.
    Deepest Sympathy in your loss,

  • I’ve never heard of pennies from heaven till now. I often see pennies and feathers and pause but then continue on. After talking to Anthon and reading this, I will pay attention more. Thank you Anthon.

  • I had never picked up a penny when I saw it was on the ground, never knew it it as supposed to be heads up/down, so I never bothered wtih them. The day after Thanksgiving 2012, I went to the drug store with my daughter, got out of my car and there was the most shiny penny behind my car, I told my daughter “LOOK it’s a penny from heaven, pick it up” I have NEVER said that a day in my life. She picked up the penny, and 10 minutes later my world would forever change as I received a call from an investigator in Ohio that was sister was found dead that morning. Since then I have found alot of pennies. I have a special heart shapped wooden box that I put them in. If I’m feeling down and search for them, I’ll never find one, but when I’m least expecting it, there they are. I know that’s my sister smiling down and telling me she loves me and she’s with me. It’s been 9 months today that she’s been gone and I don’t think I’ll ever get over this loss. But the pennies are so comforting and I feel like she’s here with me telling me it’s going to be OK.

  • Thank you David, Gail, Regina and Suzi for sharing your personal experiences with this phenomenon. Know that it is read by many and a source of support and consolation for many readers out there with similar experiences!

  • In December 2012, a good friend of mine passed away after he was hit by a car. I had never lost someone that close to me before, and devastation and absolute grief are pure understatements of how I was feeling. For some reason he had a collection of Slinkys and so we would talk about that often. About three days after his passing, I saw a Slinky toy, brand new in the box, right by my car, which was parked far away from Target. What an experience. I know it was from my friend.

  • Thank you for sharing your extraordinary experience Sheila!

  • Thank you for this article. Our older son was killed almost six years ago. I have had signs, especially when I allowed myself to be open to them. Some people would think I have lost my mind if I told them of some of these signs. Here are some of them: several days after his death, with his family and friends gathered, our younger son and our brother in law each got a text message that the delivery of a car our son had ALREADY received would be cancelled. Very spooky. Another time a butterfly landed on my shoulder, and noticed by my neighbor. Another instance: we went to a garage sale and I had seen a sign for a beer brewery with aviation decor (my son brewed his own beer and was a pilot) nearby and I asked my husband could we go there? Being on the late side for returning home, we decided not to go. We were not familiar with the neighborhood and trying to reach the highway for home when lo and behold, there was the brewery. We just had to stop. Later when going through the things we had purchased at the garage sale, I noticed some pennies at the bottom of the box and said to myself: “It would be something to find a 1978 (year of his birth) penny in here.” Well, I did find one! I have also heard him call me and also not long after his death, saw what I could only call an apparition, his jeaned leg and boot rushing out of a room I was in! These signs all soothe me to an extent, although both he and I were talkers and I miss those “verbal talks.” My husband and our younger son have also had what you could call signs from him.

  • My partner died suddenly three years ago. I was sitting with his brother at the table a couple of days later when a long screw clattered to the floor. I knew it was Doug though his brother denied such things happened. Later in the week I found a pound coin in the corner of the room. I’d been nowhere near there and certainly not near my purse, After that I’d often find a pound coin in the same place. Then I found a long used Household match across the corner of the living room door. And I hadn’t used such a match for six months.
    I haven’t anything for a while and last week was wondering why. I’ve had cold and have mobility problems so have been feeling sorry for myself.
    Today I went upstairs to look for a card, When I came back into the room I saw three shining images on the floor beside my chair. I thought they were bits of plastic but when I looked closer I saw they were three old pennies. One very battered. One was dated 2004, which was when I met Doug.

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