Is the Blue Jay your totem?

Associated symbolism:

A blue jay animal totem flies into your life to teach the importance of using your intelligence to learn quickly and being able to adapt to any situation. It has a passion for investigating, thus utilizing adaptive skills and constantly learning new ideas and concepts. It allows us to access memories that we have long forgotten and shows how to adopt them into our awareness. – Leah M Bostwick

Blue Jay I  (Cyanocitta cristata)

It typically gleans food from trees, shrubs, and the ground, though it sometimes hawks insects from the air. #wiki

Blue Jay II (Cyanocitta cristata)

The blue jay is a passerine bird in the family Corvidae, native to North America #wiki

Blue Jay III (Cyanocitta cristata)

Like other corvids, they may learn to mimic human speech. Blue jays can also copy the cries of local hawks so well that it is sometimes difficult to tell which it is #wiki

Never really thought about it before, but with traits like as talkative, socially vigilant, resourceful, trustworthy, curious, diligent and intelligent… I think the Blue Jay would be an admirable animal totem.

What’s your animal totem?

Summer Swarms


I’m reading some very ingesting things about dragonflies… they really are fascinating.  They swarm around our neighborhood on summer nights feasting as they dart through the air.  Curiosity struck me to learn a bit more about them and I’ll say, they’re very interesting.
-They have incredible hunting skills: they basically spot their pray from a distance and then intercept it mid air…
-They can see far better than any fly and in every direction…
-They can move each of their 4 wings independently …
.. and the list goes on…
This site is great! And has great videos

They swarm around our house in the summer evenings but really just fly around above us and leave us alone. Apparently some people experience them a bit more close up. This site includes many stories of them landing on and following people around… one person describes it as befriending the dragonfly; I call it dragonfly whispering:

It seems there is much more to the world of dragonflies then I could have imagined. I think I will further my research and wonder if I’ll ever run into a dragonfly whisperer. Are you one?