By Ina Woolcott
Jay’s gifts include understanding how to use power wisely, warning, courage, ability to check on future trouble spots, power of presence (being in the eternal now), fearlessness, resourcefulness, adaptability.
Both the blue jay and the stellar jay are esteemed for stealing food off campers and also nesting materials form other birds – after these have laboriously gathered the necessary materials. This aside, jays have far more important qualities – they are bold and fearless and hold the power of presence.
When in the act of stealing, both the blue and stellar jay make a huge racket – in fact this always works in their favour because the louder they are, the more helter-skelter the situation seems. This energy distortion becomes the jays victory song.
Jay’s show us how to use personal power correctly and effectively, reminding us to pay attention and to not allow ourselves to be put in a situation where power is misused against us. If this is your power animal, bear this in mind.
The bright blue crest atop the blue jays head, connects it to the sky, reminding you true power must be applied in a balanced and honourable fashion. Jays are tremendously resourceful, which may symbolise a need inside of you to learn adaptability for survival with the as less effort possible.
The fearless jay’s are able to gang up and drive away hawks and owls – they know how to play the game of life and come out on top.
Jays symbolise huge talent, however, this talent must be developed and used correctly. If jay has flown into your life, this may be a signal that you are coming into a time where you can begin to help the inherent wisdom that lies within you (within us all!) to mature.