Magpie Symbolism, Magpie Meaning, Magpie Totem, Magpie Dream, and Messages
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Magpie Meaning and Messages

In this case, the Magpie symbolism reminds you that obsession with the material world will not nurture your spiritual path. In other words, the Magpie meaning indicates that only when we loudly follow our true calling in life by being all that we can be will we be able to find the fulfillment and satisfaction for which we are longing. Thus it would be best if you re-evaluated your priorities before you move too much further down the path you are currently on. Therefore, like the Piranha, it is essential to keep an open mind by allowing this bird’s magic to lead you. When you follow it’s guidance in matters of your spirit and true potential, you will find your peace.

Like it’s cousin the Jay, when Magpie symbolism flies into your life, get ready because you are about to embark into the world of opportunity.

Magpie Totem, Spirit Animal

People with Magpie totem believe in taking risks. They will also often be on the front lines of any endeavour or task. These folks forcefully defend their right to give life a shot. No matter what the risks, and no matter what others believe, they push through.

Folks with this spirit animal totem know when to swoop and fight and when the timing is right. They also know when to stop and contemplate what is on offer. Very much like the Leopard, people with this power animal are fearless in the face of adversity.

Magpie Dream Interpretation

When you have a Magpie dream, like the Ant, it can signify dissatisfaction and disagreements. Thus, you need to be careful with what you say and do. Furthermore, someone can easily misinterpret your intentions right now. Alternatively, the dream could mean that you are feeling short-changed, threatened, or insecure in your relationship. Therefore, it may be time to renegotiate your role within that relationship. You should also consider the number of Magpies in the dream. By paying attention to the old proverb “one for sorrow, two for mirth, three for a wedding and four for a birth,” you may find some clues.

To see this bird flying suggests that you have resolved an issue that has been nagging you for some time.

85 thoughts on “Magpie”

  1. Magpie flew into our house, I think through the chimney because all screen are on all windows, He was trying to get out from the kitchen window, knocking everything off my window ledge, I picked him up with my house coat and placed him out side where he flew away. I have never had this happen before, so strange.

    1. So Yesterday there where three magpies in the garden. Two of them where attacking the other and picking at him. He died a while later. They also left two beautiful tailfeathers for us. Does anyone have a clue for what this might mean?

  2. I currently have a ghost magpie in my neighborhood. Is there meaning to interaction with the ghost magpie.

  3. Hi, my daughters & I woke up this morning to a magpie outside my bedroom on the deck, it seemed excited we were awake & started singing, came right up to the screen & even to the cat, no fear at all, it is still here hours later just hanging out, I feel SO close to this special bird. Can anyone explain the meaning of this, I have always loved birds but have never had a magpie behave so bravely & come right up to our faces. Just so special. Thanks guys.

    1. Sharon Louise Schroeder

      They are supposed to be departed loved ones 🙂
      Spirit. So that’s probably why it was so brave and also why you felt a strong connection with it 🙂

  4. Hello. Dogs are always in my dreams when I’m in parks outside they always come to me. Certainly they are my totem animal but this year suddenly magpies states appearing in my life out of nowhere. Is becoming very obvious the amounts of times the walk in front of me. I love this connection and I know the Great Spirit is trying to tell me what’s going on now because I’m going through a lot of things. I am thankful for the magpies but I wanna find the right meaning so I can act on that.
    Thank you
    Ps. They come just one at a time. Just walking in front of me at the park, standing outside my kitchen window, behind me. Increíble. I even think I dreamt with one.
    I would appreciate much your help. Thanks.

    1. Have you any interest in other winged allies? Like Bats or Dragons? I was visited by a Magpie last week. It flew up to my window, 4 floors up, perched on the top of the open pane and cawed at me before flying off. They live in the park opposite me and regularly fly and hop about the area. Their unmistakable sound often serves as a morning wake up call for me. I have been observing many strange things in animals recently, particularly birds and insects like bees. I swear I have even observed some of them shapeshifting in midair. Hence my question about dragons and bats.

  5. we live on a rural property, I have a sacred ancient tree, all year the magpies have been coming and going to and from the tree. Over the past week one of them has been following me everywhere, coming in close to fly near my shoulder and just above my head. I feel like he is tying to give me a message or something, as when he is close my heart races and i feel an overwhelming sense of love. What does all this mean please ?

    1. Sharon Schroeder

      They are loved ones, magpies are often loved ones coming in spirit to be near you and perhaps to give you a message

    1. A magpie just flew directly at the window as I was standing looking out – he literally came at the window and then turned around and flew away- all the meanings are so amazing – thank you so much- they mean so much and are so spot on.

  6. So a while ago my friends and I discussed birds and which was more like characters we knew or created. I assosiated my character with a magpie and ever since that day I keep seeing them everywhere. There is even a bakery now called The Magpie Bakery! Could this mean anything?

  7. hello, yesterday i was sitting out front a friends neigbours house awaiting a cab and having a dead end phone convo with my ex which leftme wanting to rush home to check on my puppy. minutes later i scanned my surroundings and suprisingly noticed that a very curious magpie had been standing only a foot and a half to the right of me. so i casually greeted the very attractive maggie and asked how it was that day, before turning away i felt myself snap into a more attentive state. i started noticing things, maggie wasnt scared or weary of me, and i could see its brown eyes as it kept looking at me slightly cocking its head this way and that moving a little closer. the maggie came across very wise, it strongly felt as though it was checking up on me, and was wanting me to know something or was there with a very divine purpose and it sounds weird but it i think it knew me. ive had animal encounters before that were significant but this was so much more personal and odd. reading everyone elses experiences has been so informative and exciting and gave me butterflies when you all helped jog my memory to a day at work late last year driving through a back alley to one of our patrol carparks i was annoyed at the menacing sqwuaks and taunting vocalisations of three magpies on the ground so i yelled out to them to cut it out and move along. they stopped for a moment and seperated from each other waited for me to turn away then rudely carried on with their highly agitating sqwuaking. after turning the car around to leave i saw the reason for all the magpies commotion- a couple of magpies had been severely pestering an other magpie. one main instigator bullying it and the others taking turns this poor maggie was limping or already had a bad leg was then on its back submitting. i got so angry, stopped the car stormed up to them telling them off and to leave it alone. the head magpie went to come sqwuak back at me which is when fear alerted me of all the other spectator magpies approaching also, so i faked the rest of my intimidating authoritarian couage and shooed them away from the injured one until they got the message. not sure what they mean, but thanks for letting me share.

  8. I went through ivf in April and am currently pregnant with our first child. On the very first day of egg transfer as we left the clinic we saw two magpies sat on a building looking down on us. We took it as a sign of luck. From that point on I have seen more magpies than I have ever seen in my life. They are almost always singular and flying across my path. I can see multiple single magpies in a day and it is not due to the location as it even happens when in a different location too. If I’m driving the magpie will wait to cross only in front of my car.
    Is this my spirit animal or a relation looking out for me?
    In the UK we say that one is for sorrow but does one flying across my path meant something else?
    If it is a good thing I’d really like to use it in some way for a baby name. Are there names that relate to the magpie historically?
    Thanks so much!

    1. 1 magpie is not for sorrow. that was a made up song.
      the magpie is a good omen, i always see them when working with infertile couples and know they will and white are Newcastle united colours and their nick name is the magpies.
      the names magnus, maggie and magenta are linked to this good luck omen.

    2. Oh my god this is so true! Thought I was going nuts, whenever I saw magpies near me, I heard news shortly that someone was pregnant!!
      The past 18 months they always seem close by me.

      When I was homeless and waiting for somewhere to live I always saw owls ( statues/ drawings, candle holders, etc…)!

    3. an older sister started calling me magpie when I was young & it caught on as my nickname.
      we had magpies & jays on our property & always loved their sassy ways.
      I think the best way to work w/ totem animals is to stay as close to nature & the animal’s ways & personality, then pay attention to how & when they cross your path.
      crows & ravens are also in this category of birds & they all have similar personalities & are very aware birds. crows recognize us as individuals.
      when one crosses your path take it as a message from that spirit. it may or may not be a personal one, it could just be a reminder to lean on that spirit.
      all of these birds are as comfortable alone as they are in a flock, so seeing one alone isn’t anything, in particular, to take note of. they can act like complete loners or be seen interacting in small or large numbers.
      good luck w/ a baby name!

  9. This morning I was awoken by a Magpie calling at my bedroom window.
    It didn’t look in my window, just sat singing.
    Does that mean something?

  10. In my dream last night a young magpie landed on my arm and started talking to me, like befriending me a with a womans voice asking about my surroundings. somehow we instantly connected, but for me dreams can be scant on actual memory of to sum up I really connected with the bird .Regards Mick.

  11. Hello can u help me,I have had a fear of magpies all my life especially 1 ..But I sort of excepted them as beautiful creatures from the crow family,but always thought they had some significance in my life ,as I here them chattering to me n last Saturday one was trying to get in through my bedroom window while I was on the phone to my daughter,I had him tapping on my window first but he did attempt to fly in but had some difficulty,is this a message for me ,I need to know ,as I didn’t feel scared just touched by it really ,as I have had some bad times in my life n family recently ,please help x Ange

  12. Purple First Light

    Hello, I fell the desire to share (which is totally outside of my norm). This happened this morning (June 14, ’17)

    I was driving my husband to work and suddenly a magpie was flying right in front of us, he then maneuvered to the right side of the vehicle and flew beside us for about 1/2 a block, it was incredible to see his little body flying so effortlessly beside us and keeping up the speed (about 30) then when we arrived at the stop sign he veered off into the trees and landed and he seemed to look at us as though he was saying you’re on your own now…it was as if he was escorting us. It was a good experience.

    1. A Magpie ended up outside my door laying on his back. He was in the hot sun with another Magpie a few feet away watching him. I looked for injuries immediately. She/He seems to be favoring the right leg. There is movement in the legs, but he’s too weak to stand. I’m trying to strengthen his legs by holding him and caring for him hourly. I am sure he will fly again. I recently rescued a seagull a few months ago or in some way I feel he rescued me. One day, he just took off. This bird was found in the exact spot that I had least seen my seagull rescue. What is going on with me? Are the blue avions communicating with me? There aren’t many people that will relate with me and this story. Any thoughts are welcome. Love and light to you all.

    2. Hi Angie

      I understand re Blue Avians, they will give you a sign if requested, as they respect absolute free will & will not interfere unless you ask. Finding a feather with blue in it, after request, is in my experience, representative of their answer/sign to you that they hear you.

      However, In my opinion & since a little person, I’ve instinctivley known animals are used as messengers & are governed by the prime creator in love.

      Trust your instincts Angie & that of the animal, tune in & you will get your answers, trust that & just be aware of your surroundings & thoughts.

      They may warn of good & bad but most will & do watch us & try to protect us as divinity guides them to do so.

      It you tune in & listen to them a dialogue of mutual frequencies will be recognised & understood by you both, we all have this ability, just have to quiet the mind, be present & mindful, connect, its like wifi, find the bandwidth frequency that helps you atune to the animal they can open the chanel not a problem. Tricky but practise makes perfect.

      Birds are fantastic because they can see well in advance, future, as well as see our in our auric past, they know who is trustworthy & who is not which is why they will go to someone when hurt, they choose you because they know you will care for them, they know you as divinity does.

      Cultures for many millennia have used animals as messengers.

      Hope this helps in some way to bring peace, love, understanding & guidence as you wish.

      Blessing & love to you
      Nikki 🌺🌻🐝

  13. I have been sat quietly on my couch with the back door open. A magpie walked in a few steps, pecked at some bits on the floor for a few seconds and then flew n my yard. When i went outside it flew to the top of the gate and stayed there for about 30 seconds! It was really nice, their colours fascinate me!

  14. In my dream I saw a green tree snake and I wanted to catch it. But then when I went to touch it, it flew down a bit and turned into a magpie. After this happened in the dream i remember feeling scared like it was the devil.

  15. Hi,

    I was cleaning my room and i looked up to find 1 magpie outside my window playing in the pool area. It was so nice to watch. The small magpie was dipping its feet in the water and flying to the other end of the pool and kept repeating this. It looked like the magpie was having fun and i couldn’t help but smile and giggle from inside. The magpie was totally oblivious to my presence and could not see me inside because of the blinds (the ones where you can see out but not in) anyway the magpie flew straight up to the window in the same spot i was watching it but from inside. It then paused moved down a little paused again and flew away. What does this mean?

    1. I have the strongest feeling that this was a message to be outside and to have fun. Be playful. And play with abandon. Don’t worry about who is watching.

  16. Lately i’ve been feeling the need to break through a glass wall. To be seen, heard, and connected as i haven’t been for some time now. I’ve undergone a lot of changes spiritually and mentally towards a better place. However, i’ve recently been going through some struggles refining and polishing my art. I’ve been trying to search for possible opportunities, i’m yearning for like-minded peers, and i can’t help but dream of moving across the pond as where i’m living now has been deeply unfullfilling and is a little tainted from a series of unfortunate events. I get moments of immense optimism and excitement, I know theres’s something on the horizon, I’m intednding for this year to be better, but its the figuring out how that gets a little cloudy. So far Snakes and cats have come to me either from dreams or symbols. Today i was feeling anxious and restless, i’m not quite sure what made me, but i stood and looked out of the garden doors and saw a magpie, walking around on the grass, it felt nice to watch it. I watched it a little and saw it fly onto a roof of a shed, and there, there was another magpie patrolling. They really are captivating. Not sure what to do, i made a couple of wishes and eventually, they flew off, one after the other. At the moment, my senses are a little cloudy as are my perceptions, i’m not quite sure how it relates to me in terms of materialism. Would i be right to direct an explanation towards opportunity? Or at least gain better understanding? I welcome all insights. Have a lovely day X.

    1. as I read what u were saying the more n more i kept thinking to myself – this is strangely sounding more n more like how i have been feeling. so much of it was on point of my own life n struggling issues. except I was getting in my car n 2 flew over me almost side by side. but the strangest n crazy part of all this is that i too saw it on the day u posted this match 9th n my name is also Olivia.

    2. Woah, well hello olivia, that is a lil crazy. If there is a meaning or even a link of serendipity. I wonder what it is

    3. Wow. I’ve been seeing LOTS of magpies lately and have noticed some synchronicity on a couple of occasions. Just came on here after seeing two today to see if there really is any meaning, and I see this comment Olivia(s)… i can absolutely relate to that as if I had written it myself.. lots of peace and love on your spiritual journey x

  17. Hello there,
    I went to a tarot workshop run by two girls who run workshops for women – Goddess workshops. The Tarot teacher mentioned that she is Pagan and that they also do – Moonlight Goddess Gatherings – where they do rituals and meditation. I wasn’t quite sure how I felt about this, so on my way home, (It was night time) as I was walking along trying to figure out what I thought about their energy and how I felt about the whole experience or, if it was the right environment for me and whether I would or should go to the next gathering, a magpie swooped in front of me just as I was crossing the road and landed in the tree just in front of me – so there was no way I could miss seeing it. (It actually came from behind me). I live in the center of a very busy city so this is unusual. It has never happened to me before. As soon as I passed it, it flew ahead and into the distance. Can you tell me what this means?


    Kind regards,


    1. Magpies are curious birds and not afraid to investigate. What do you have to lose by going to one of these gatherings and seeing what the experience does for you? If you don’t feel it’s the right environment for you then at least you’ve learned something which can help you know the right environment when you do find it. Or you may find that you love the experience and it opens up a whole new understanding of yourself! Don’t be afraid. It seems like the bird you saw wanted to get your attention and then move forwards after it. Challenge yourself to move forwards, investigate life and try something new 🙂

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