Spirit Animal Totems

Jay

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You are being reminded to follow through on all things -- do not start something and then leave it dangling.
-Jay

If Jay has flown into your life;

Jay teaches lessons of adaptation to any situations and learning quickly with a high intelligence. He gives access to memories long forgotten and shows how to assimilate them into awareness. He demonstrates risk taking, seizing opportunities and discovering new avenues for exploration. He will show the power of intelligence and fortitude balanced with discreet silence and utmost patience in timing. Bold and inquisitive this bird has a penchant for investigating, adapting and learning new ideas and concepts. His creative intelligence uncovers sacred interconnections with all things. Mental growth aids spiritual growth. The energy centers of the head may become activated due to the increase of new spiritual knowledge.

If Jay is your Animal Totem;

You know when to stand tall and be seen and when to lay low and become invisible. You easily link with the spirit realm without getting lost in it. You rarely become flighty or nervous and easily stay grounded.

If Jay has flown to you in your Dreams;

To see a blue-jay in your dream indicates that you are over-confident and being too arrogant. Alternatively, a blue-jay may be trying to call attention to something which you have overlooked.

If it was a Steller’s Jay – pay attention to dream time as traveling, journeying and body sensations which will give new insights. Connect with Mother Earth. This type of bird also demonstrates that anything of value, spiritual growth and relationships takes work. It is daily activation of internal resources, let this creature show how it is done. Knowledge is collected so future wisdom comes to light. Is it time to set new goals? Envision it and pick the pieces into small ones to completion. He supports strong communication abilities often with sharp jabs. Exercise judgment, care, and diplomacy. The opposite may be true as well. Is it time to be forthright to finally “crack” the issue open? Steller’s Jay shows that a balanced diet is needed. The time period for this bird’s lessons starts manifesting within 17 days. His medicine culminates quickly 18 days later. In one month, emotional and spiritual maturity is noticeable and bonds are strengthened. Lessons now have a life span of nine years or more. This is very long-lasting transformative time.

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56 Responses to Jay

  • I just had a SIGN thrown into my path.
    A BlueJay appeared in my house, literally…when I saw it, it was flying from the west, from the kitchen area… no open doors or windows, and the fireplace was lit with the front covered by a screen. Besides, the fireplace was facing me and the bird flew into the room from the west (kitchen). It was as if it just appeared and flew into my living room where I was relaxing with my coffee. One of my cats, Karma, caught it before I could intervene (I’ve become disabled about a year ago). I had to pry Karma’s mouth open with my hands to get the little bird away from him. It lived for a bit, I’d wrapped it a dry washcloth, but the poor thing’s neck had been broken, and it died within a few minutes. It is now in my “work room” bathing in selenite light and I’ve lit a “manifest miracles” candle.
    I know I have to “return to sender” tonight, by fire. I believe I know what this means, but I feel the need to seek a 2nd opinion…..any thoughts? This was not a dream. I’ve put the poor darling in a “bird cozy” that I’d had no use for in years. It’s there still, bathing in the light of my selenite tower. Tonight I will perform the ritual my GreatGrandma taught me.

  • Yesterday Nov 6, I was overcome with thoughts and feelings of this life and all that has happened and where there is so much struggle in my life. How I’m not where I want to be at this stage in my life. Thoughts of my family and how much they are hurting and struggling too. Very sad and lonely. And this Blue Jay kept flying around my window. Flying from tree branch to tree branch around the window. It did distract me and made me curious why it kept fluttering back and forth

  • A beautiful blue jay landed on my chair outside this morning, about a foot away, and stared at me for about 15 seconds. It then hopped over and peered in my coffee cup in which I was holding. I went into the house to grab some trail mix and it was on the roof when I got back. It flew down and tried to land on top of my head. It ate the trail mix right out of my hand for several minutes. This was about an hour before Church. I am still in Awe! My husband took several pictures but I don’t know how to attach them.

  • I just started gradate school for School Counseling. I have been feeling overwhelmed and afraid that I won’t succeed. Today, a blue jay landed on the air conditioner in my window. We looked at each other, both got startled, and he flew away. I peeked out the window and 2 more flew by. It is rare where I live to see 1 blue jay in the city, let alone 3. With all of the spiritual learning I’ve been doing, I knew this was not a coincidence :)

    This article and the jays made me feel like I am doing the right thing, following the right path, and to have trust and patience in myself and the Universe!

    • I too am going through some challenging and exciting changes in my life at the moment. Sometimes feeling grounded and sometimes not. Seeing this beautiful blue jay outside my window in a flower box, hence that has no flowers. He was feasting on leaves and soil, we looked at each other and it did not deter either one of us. It was my affirmation from God, keep going and sew your seeds.

  • My anisishinabe name is bluejay woman ….most people who know say this is me to a t….its so weird lol

  • I was at a pool party and we heard bird noises in the trees above a nest. A blue jay came along another mother birds nest of eggs. The momma bird was a brown bird I don’t know the type. A fight began feathers flying into the pool and the bluejay eventually killed the brown bird and her eggs. I was so mad at the blue jay, sad about this occurance and are having trouble getting it out of my head. I know it’s nature but it was so hard to watch. I want to bed that night and could not sleep thinking about the bluejay as I drifted off before my airline flight the next morning for business. What did it mean?

    • I’m so sorry to hear about that, it is a pretty harsh world out there. When I see things like that, or an animal killed on the road. I think of the reversed message of that totem. With the blue jay, it could mean that there are some people who need your help that you are ignoring. Messages are coming to you that you don’t see. Skills that you have that are going to waste. A big idea that you aren’t acting upon. Maybe you are scared of something, change possibly? Only you will know the true meaning of this, take some time to introspect. I hope that helped?

  • Today my mother died. Naturally I was very sad. But then a jay landed on the pump in my yard, right in front of the kitchen window. Never seen a jay this close before. He just sat there, looked here, there, everywhere, at me. And suddenly, all my sadness was gone and I had to laugh.

    • Today is my birthday and i was feeling down and i was leaving my house and a blue jay landed on my front steps and i felt different

    • I’m so sorry for your loss. My mother passed away 6/18/08. Every time I see blue Jays or cardinals in my yard,I say hi!

    • Since my daughter passed away in September 2016, I have 4-5 Blue Jays come and I feed them. They will at times sit on a branch and look thru the window and let me take pictures. I have learned to know their sound when they are here. My neighbors thank me for feeding them, since there has never been a Blue Jay around prior. They do change your thought and how you feel as soon as you see them.

    • I read your message and smiled! My son and I buried our precious Pug Lily yesterday afternoon. I brought her home for my son when he was 5, he is now 21. She gave us 16 amazing years! After making myself a cup of coffee this morning I went outside to say good morning to her and a beautiful jay flew from the pine at my sons bedroom window and landed on lilys grave~ Her message was loud and clear! Like you, the sadness dicapated and I laughed out loud!

  • I was suddenly aware of birds outside my house making a very odd racket. I don’t know what drew my attention today as I hear them all the time. Two crows were dragging something in the driveway while two Steller jays tried to get it away. I felt compelled to intervene and quickly saw that it was a third jay on the ground, feathers torn loose and close to death. I only had time to move it to a sheltered spot in the tall grass before it took its last breath. The other jays are keeping vigil after finally chasing the crows off. I know its nature, but wow.

    • I was n my apartment watching TV & 2 Blue Jays came & purched on my dolly outside my apartment ………..the one flew off & the other stayed , he went from the dolly to my window cill than he was looking at me n my apartment……than he purched on my lawn chair but he was watching me …….I do believe animals can tell us many things ……I believe we all have a lot to learn ………………….. This is June 16, 2016 , my name is Loretta A. Summers the time was at 2:30 pm

  • One day in my back yard, there were 9 or more Blue Jays!! Was the greatest thing to see! Anyone else experience this?

    • I had 8 or 9 this morning. I see them in my yard, but today was the first time so many were together right in front of me. They were loud! And seemed to be holding a meeting right in front of me! I went outside to have a closer look. They didn’t even fly away!

  • Ok I have a blue jay that has been attacking my truck. The grill windshield bumper and even tire rims. Been doing it for awhile. Then one morning I go to my truck and he is in side the window had been left down a little well I hurry and let it down all the way and he flies out. I can see he has been probably over nite cuz their is bird poop everywhere. I can’t help but think is it some kind of msg to get my attention? And if so what? He or she is still hanging around now attacking my trailer. About a month before a woodpecker was doing odd things pecking on an iron lamp in front of my house I would go out to get the paper walk right bye talk to him and he would just keep on drumming away it was odd. I don’t look for these things but it has stuck out too me. Neither have been very afraid of me kinda hanging out. What do you think?

  • I have been crying for 9 hours. I hit a bluejay with my car earlier. I wasn’t speeding– i was paying full attention. I had a car in front of me, behind me, and one oncoming in the other late. I saw it about 2 seconds before it dove down on the road in front of me– diving for something on the pavement. I slammed on the brakes and swerved, but it was too late. I hit it, and I cannot stop crying. I am a vegetarian, I am someone who doesn’t kill ANYTHING. I remove mice and flies from my house, don’t even kill spiders. It was just so strange. I have my entire yard filled with feeders and feed the jays and 26 other birds in my yard. It feels like I have killed a friend. I don’t know what to do, but this poor creature was just going about his day , finding a treat in the road and now it’s dead souly because of me.

    • For the past two weeks two Blue Jays decided to visit my garden, it almost seemed like the same ones. Always in pair, not sure what’s the message but the month of April was very difficult for me, close cousin seriously ill, nephew was kill and lots of sadness around me. I can only hope that they came to take all this away and clear the way, any meaning, they visit now everyday, I almost believe it’s they are a couple. Hope it’s Love in the air ❓

      • When my cousin was on her two weeks begore she passed there was a blues jay that kept coming by her window and would follow me. I looked it up and it means her soul wasnt ready to go.

    • I read on the other Animal Totem website that when animals are hit and killed like that by someone, its because they are offering their spirit energy to that person. In other words that blue jay wanted to infuse you with their spirit animal qualities. And it said also not to be sad..

      • Thank you for posting this. A bluejay flew into my car today. Just this morning when I saw a ‘deer crossing’ sign I actually thought how much I didn’t want to hit any animals, not just for safety of car passengers but for the life of the animal.

    • It was not your fault you hit the blue jay. It was going for something on the road and it was unavoidable. It sounds like you are very caring, and by sharing your experience, many people will think of that jay and watch carefully for wild life as they drive.

    • So sorry that you are experiencing this sadness. I completely understand as I have accidentally hit and killed other animals (sadly, more than one) with my car. I am happy you are ok and that it was not worse.
      I almost hit a snowy owl once (she flew to a spot on the road right on front of me) and if there had been a car behind me, I would have been killed along with my daughter for stopping suddenly. I am glad this turned out well for all but will be checking behind me before I stop short again, for the children. Again, I am very glad you are ok and I hope my comment helps a little. It’s nice to see the other kind comments too.

    • Lanie, hi, be grateful to the bluejay and the bird nation, and yourself, for helping you release. The bluejay helped you release, through tears, pent up sadness and pain. Sometimes animals or people come into our life for this reason and this reason alone. It’s not about killing the bluejay, it’s about you releasing, remember this. Remember, we live in our self created hologram, we(our higher spirit), bring into our lives exactly what we need at all times. Dig deeper, cry more and more and more, ask yourself…what am i releasing? and then release and show gratitude to yourself, and the bird nation, for helping you on your journey. Peace, “All”ways. Mark

    • I had to reply because your story was so sad but I wanted to remind you that nothing is by accident so this must have perhaps been a situation that saved the bird from something worse. Also this is a great opportunity to forgive yourself. It was meant to be, release and remember is always a new beginning. Don’t be sad.

  • Growing up my mother told me an Indian story of a son and a mother and the son lost his father became very mean to the mother and the mother said to the son. if you are not nice to me one day I will turn into a blue jay I will fly away and I will never return he didn’t listen to his mother’s warning and one day she turned into a blue jay he comes home and theres a bluejay on the windowsill he sees her fly away andvhe never sees his mother again. I relate my story to thisvbecause my mother gave me up to foster care and growing up I had a little hatred towards her and I think it was a little too late then because I had said some really mean things to her and she she died a week later I was never able to say I’m sorry I love her I was never able to hug or kiss her I was a thousand miles away from home because of foster care they shipped me out of state and I had made a life there and I had no way of getting to her after her death I started seeing Blue Jays and now I’m back home and I’m able to see my mother’s grave and when I returned home there was 5-6 Blue Jays on the tree next to our porch and then I haven’t seen them again why?

  • 😥 I have lost 3 loved ones with in a weeks time per to that 3 years ago my family aka my son and his mother left me. I went through a severe depression. After being in rehab for alcohol I still turned to the bottle then I met cheyloe. The most amazing woman on earth. She turned my life around and only brought light into my life. Well she left me and I’m homeless broke tired hungry and having more sever depression than when my son n his mother left and after my uncle grandpa and my man’s best friend (dog) passed away. I’m having thought of suiside. I go to a place to use wifi and ask my mother for help and Cheyloe. They have been ignoring me. I’m at the end I’m done then as I’m sitting here a blue jay literally lands within 3 feet of me looks at me for a good 4 seconds n flies away. I got this overwhelming sensation of relief as if to not follow though with suiside. I have nothing left in my life just a duffle bag full of clothes. If I don’t see another Bluejays make it my pet I don’t know where I’ll be . So blue Jays bring spirit and hope to people that are screaming crying for help. Never ever experienced anything like it. And it’s gone the second he flew away. This may be a cry for help yes ..but how random I’m posting a comment when life is no longer worth living. Any suggestions? 😥

    • Do NOT give up! You are not here to give up. The people who transitioned from your life, whether by physical death or separation of the relationship, is DIVINE. Now it is time to create a new life–on your OWN. Remember what the Loved Ones taught and showed you about YOURSELF. You are not “homeless” because you are not a victim. You are free and it’s time for YOU to stand in your Power.

    • Hi there, i just looked out my window and 3 jays were sitting on my fence…i wasnt sure what they were and i hurriedly got my phone out to try and find out…as i was doing this my phone rang and it was my husband telling my his father had passed away 10 mins ago. I lost my parents 3 years ago…one to alcoholism and dad to alzheimers…i know what u mean it felt like a sign. Be strong, dont be a victim. Get help. Its out there but only you can do it. Good luck x

    • Scott-
      You are being tested. Will you past the test? People who are going through extremely tough times have an opportunity that people with easy lives will ever have to discover powers that are much higher than this existence. Somewhere out there is a person who has been in an even tougher situation than you and overcame it. They found a way out. They want to help you find the way out. Drop your pride and start looking for that person and asking for help. I have found that using the internet to much does not produce the answers. Physically go out into the world and find that person or persons who is waiting right now for you to approach them.

      After you find the way out you will be that person who is there waiting to help someone else. I would spend all my spare time in the library reading books by people who have overcome impossible situations. I would also study books on the subconscious mind. Somehow you are attracting negative situations into your life.

      You have a higher calling to find your way out and help others. Just like the Blue Jay appearing to you so will the clues to your way out. Alcohol blocks your awareness of those clues. It will not happen in a day. The hole you have dug is deep but day by day you will soon feel yourself rising. You can do it. God is on your side. There will be people in the future that will depend on you to show them the way out.

      Good Luck Scott
      Mark

    • Stay strong and recognize the value this comment u posted carries for a complete stranger as myself. Thank u and namaste

    • My mother passed away a week ago.she loverd natutre.SHE WAS THE MOST AMAZING MOTHER FREIND.THE ABSOLUTE LOVE OF MY LIFE. I was sitting on my porch crying and missing her so much. A blue jay lite in a tree and just sit there for seems like minutes. And it stared at me seems.like monutes. Then went to all 4 trees in front of me. I believe God sent it to comfort me. I will NEVER FORGET THIS EXPERIENCE.

  • My father passed away 10 days ago. He was married to my mother for 58 years. My mother moved in with me. I have been seeing anywhere from 8 to 15 blue jays at a time in my yard. I am watching them now from my office window. My mother says she hasn’t noticed any at all since my father passed. What is going on? I don’t know what this means, but it is incredible.
    Thanks,
    Ronna Kehr

  • thank you for your post, I have loved Blue Jays thorough out all my adult life. They have been showing up at my place, my mom said they just started showing up at her place and thinks it is me that has brought them. Five were on my fence eating the other day. I am in awe. My son passed away 3 years ago he was only 29. I believe he has something to do with the birds that visit. 2 Doves were on my bedroom window ledge about a year after he passed. Any insight thank you Jacqueline.

  • Hi, new to this however I did a saging for positive energy I opened the window to my bedroom and 5 blue jays amongst sparrows landed on my front yard. I thought this must be symbolic of somthing.. Can you sheaf some light??

  • I was preparing to do a house energy clearing and reading prayers for forgivenesses, guidence and clarity. I looked up and two blue Jays were on the tree outside the window. Rarely do I see them on that bush. Usually cardinals. They stayed for quite a while and flew when I opened the door.

    • I just saw four bluejays in the honeysuckle bush outside my kitchen window, it’s usually cardinals and chickadees, I rarely see a Jay, let alone four. So I Googled “bluejay totem” and wound up at this website.

  • There has been a stellar Jay that has landed in the tree across the street four times now in a week. The last two times I was talking about my Mom’s estate settlement. Not sure of the connection. I have three things in my life that are oppressing me and my family and has for years, my health, my daughters head injury and my Mom’s estate. I feel as if there is a connection. I am sure it is the same bird. It is winter here at 8000 ft in Colorado.

  • I’ve been living in the same house for 12 years and never seen a blue Jay. My ex and I was having sex last week and two blue jays flew on my window seal and was watching us at least for two minutes. We were looking and them and they was looking at us. The window was open and was close enough we could practically touch them. It was weird experience, like they was trying to communicate. Then later in the week I was at work and seen two t more jays in a tree. What does this mean? Should we get back together?

  • hi, I started natural treatment with my dog today. He has a cardiovascular illness. We met with a gentleman who can help him through energy. On our way home, a Blue Jay cross our car. What is the meaning

  • This morning I was participating in a online class to further my energy healing private practice and a Blue Jay was trying to balance himself on a Christmas Tree branch outside my window just talking a mile a minute for approximately two minutes. I know he was trying to communicate, but not sure if it was in regards to my class or something else. He was staring right at me while communicating so I am sure there is a message.

  • I saw two blue jays playing in the grass today as I finished my morning meditation. I was just thinking about how I needed to think positively, from the heart and not the head, about a challenging romantic situation that has been worrying me at times because I have a tendency to want to control things rather than let them happen but in this case patience and confidence seem to be what are needed. What is blue jay adding or reinforcing please?

    • Hello Marc: Pay attention to the quotation box at the top of the page – the messages change and will be specific to you. The number 2 is about having faith and courage. Your dreams are manifesting, even though you cannot see them yet.

  • I had a stella blue came today when getting coffee then it meet me and my friend at next place we he was getting sugar packets out of basket so i bought him a cookie.He had no fear was very amusing and busy. I never experienced this what was his message?The insight was very informative but many version.

  • i’m not really sure how to tell if the jay is my animal totem, but here’s something i’ve never really taken into consideration as possibly important before. i remember being a child, probably 5-6, my brother and i could literally walk around and catch blue jays, and didn’t have to chase them. it just happened. i wonder what or if that means anything.

    • Hello Austin: You obviously have an affinity for Jays. Explore the idea of adopting this wonderful bird as one of your life animal totems. See where the wisdom of the Jay can take you in life.

      • I was about to leave my home out in beautiful northern California county, when I kept getting messages not to leave. I stopped and meditated silently while listening to nature and asking my spirit guides what they were trying to tell me. I first saw a random wild turkey, then two beautiful blue jays followed. What could this mean?? I read the innovation about what the blue jays messaged could be, but I was still curious as to what your own interpretations of this could have been?? Thank you so much.

        much blessings to you!!

  • Hello Eric,

    I do dream interpretations in my bag of talents.

    Allow me to take a crack at your symbolic dream with the blue jay, the hawk, and the leaf.

    Like any Blue Jay your dashing about through life minding your business and paying very little mind to anything else. Although your focused on your needs including the spiritual such as life’s growth. The Hawk enters the picture now as a bird of prey. However the hawk appears to be the bully, but is actually doing you a solid. Helping you out by cracking open a buried gift or passion. What looks like he’s trashing the Blue Jay he’s actually helping to release its inner splendor. Hawks aren’t subtle creatures like a butterfly. The hawk goes to town on the Blue Jay because its time to release its splendor was yesterday. The hawk no longer has any patience.

    Now the Blue jay is all vulnerable and frightened feeling exposed and raw in its current form. The hawk forced the Blue Jay to grow up and bring forward its gift. The hawk performed some “Tough Love”. Here The Blue Jay takes a Swan dive as a “Leap of Faith”. The beautiful truth is the Blue Jay didn’t crash to Earth like a sack of potatoes. It gracefully transitioned back to terra firma to start over on solid ground.

    What appears like death is merely a rebirth into another phase of living.

    I hope that dream interpretation helped.

    Kind Regards, Ivan / Atrayo.

    • An interesting side note: jays often mimic other bird calls. I often hear the steller’s jays in my yard miming the hawks that fly overhead. It seems to reinforce your interpretation in my mind.

  • My dream went like this:

    There the Blue Jay sits
    Upon a branch
    Hoping for life’s answers
    Waiting for some chance

    When it’s not too long
    Before fate arrives
    As an infamous Hawk
    With steely gray eyes

    Now pinned against
    A willow branch
    By awesome talons
    Which tear and trench

    Reducing his back
    To a hollow shell
    Making life miserable
    So that nothing is well

    He drags himself
    To highest branch
    A last ditch effort
    One final chance

    To show his God
    He kept the faith
    Fought the good fight
    Finished the race.

    With chest stuck out
    And head held high
    Wings outstretched
    And a final goodbye

    The Blue Jay launches
    Into midair
    Falling to the ground
    Without further a care.

    note: The blue jay fell to the ground in my dream like a leaf falls slowly gently rocking.

    • A Blue Jay landed on top of my feeder a few minutes ago and tweeted a very low call that didn’t sound like something from an assertive Blue Jay,
      so I looked up BJ symbolism and picked your website of the 10 offered.

      Your poem is stunning, so eloquently written. Thank you, Eric, for sharing!

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