Blue Jay Meaning [6 Messages From a Blue Jay]

So, you’ve seen a blue Jay and wondered what kind of message it was trying to send you.

Blue Jays are known for their intelligence and their ability to communicate with humans. They can be considered as messengers from the spirit world – think of them as a helpful guide.

Yes, Blue Jays are beautiful creatures to look at. And they definitely have a lot to say when it comes to symbolism.

But did you know that each and every message they deliver is specifically meant for you?

In this guide, I’ll explore Blue Jay meaning and the 6 messages that that these spirit guides might be trying to send you. I’ll also provide tips on how you can interpret these messages and use them to improve your life.

Seeing or dreaming of a Blue Jay has a lot of symbolic meaning. Blue Jay meaning is unique to you and may include messages about communication, relationships, standing up for yourself, spirituality, planning for the future and warnings about threats.

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How Spirit Guides Can Help You Manifest

Before we get carried away, let’s talk about WHY we want to know the spiritual meaning of a Blue Jay!

Well, even though we may not be aware of it, the Universe is providing us with messages and guidance all the time. As Denise Linn, author of Signposts: The Universe is Whispering to You says,

“Whether we are conscious of it or not, the Universe is communicating to us through signs.”

Denise Linn

Understanding the signs, symbols and messages that the Universe is trying to give to you, is a crucial part of the manifestation process.

Your dreams, goals and aspirations won’t just magically appear one day. That’s not how manifestation works! There’s a clear process that you need to follow to successfully manifest anything.

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So, you’ll see in the guide that one of the important steps to manifest anything is to receive guidance and signs from the Universe to move you towards your goal.

These signs are around us all the time,

“The universe is always communicating with you whether in the form of angels, guides, and loved ones in spirit or with amazing signs and synchronicities.”

Tammy Mastroberte

This guidance may come in many different forms, so you need to be open and be on the lookout for it. Here’s some ways your guidance may appear:

  • Opportunities or people that appear in your life
  • A book, course or blog post which tells you how to do something
  • An advert or quote in your social media feed that provides an answer or reminder
  • An insight, knowing or idea that pops into your head
  • Dreams
  • Angels and Angel Numbers
  • Religious Figures, Ascended Masters or Ancestors
  • Your Numerology Chart
  • Tarot Cards
  • Scrying
  • Animal Spirit Guides [Including Totem]

Of course, in this article we’re looking at animal spirit guides.

Whether it’s an animal on a totem pole or an animal in the garden, messages from animal spirit guides are all around us!

Totem and animal spirit guides are a particularly important part of America Indian cultures. More on this here and here.

Blue Jay Meaning

Blue Jay Meaning: 6 Symbolic Messages from Blue Jay

So, let’s look at the 6 messages that Blue Jay are trying to bring to you.

Because there’s 6 Blue Jay meaning’s you might be wondering how you know which of the messages is for you…

I find it’s helpful to meditate and get quiet – your intuition will tell you what the message from this spirit guide is.

In his wonderful book, Animal Spirit Guides, Author Steven D Farmer suggests that you ASK spirit guides what the message is,

“When you know that you’re getting a communication from an animal spirit guide, the first thing to do (unless you’re driving) is to close your eyes, imagine the animal’s spirit is in front of you, and in your mind ask the question, “What do you want me to know?”

Take a deep breath, relax your body and see what sort of impressions and information you get. By doing so, you’ll often get a ‘hit’ on what the meaning of visitation is. Also, by contemplating the visit over the next few hours, you’ll discover further insights about the experience.”

Steven D Farmer

So, with that said, let’s get on with it and explore Blue Jay meaning!

Blue Jay Meaning #1: Communicate Your Truth

One of the primary Blue Jay meaning relates to communication.

The beautiful blue color of the Blue Jay represents the blue of the throat chakra. The throat chakra is the home of communication, self-expression and creativity. It allows you to speak, listen and express yourself with clarity and authenticity.

This ability to communicate your truth is the core of what the Blue Jay stands for spiritually.

Blue Jays are loud and noisy birds who do not hold back from letting themselves be heard.

When they’re in danger, they can mimic the sound of a red-tailed hawk to get themselves out of trouble and their loud cries alert other birds that danger is close.

This strength can be a dual edged sword though, as the Blue Jay can be so loud and brash, they can annoy other birds and even humans that are in ear shot of their calls.

So, if you see a Blue Jay or dream about one, the message these spirit guides are giving you may be about communicating your truth.

Take the time to reflect upon your communication.

Is there something you’re not saying that you need or want to? Is there someone who isn’t listening to you and blocking the messages you’re trying to give? Are you struggling to get your words out in a way that creates impact?

Blue Jay Meaning

The ability to communicate what we genuinely think, feel and believe and get it to land in the way we intend, is one of the greatest challenges we have as humans.

Think about it, so many of the arguments we have with loved ones come down to communication!

Perhaps you lack the courage to say what you truly feel or struggle to get the words out in a way that conveys the message you intend?

You’ll find that journaling can be really helpful with this. Use the following Journal Prompts to reflect on your communication and to help you speak your truth:

  • How do you communicate? What’s your communication style?
  • How do you come across when communicating? Arrogant? Timid? Friendly?
  • Do people receive your messages as you intend? Or do people misunderstand you?
  • Who do you most struggle to communicate with? Why?
  • How does your communication change when you’re under pressure or upset?
  • How is your communication hurting others?
  • How is your communication hurting yourself?
  • What are you not saying? Why?
  • How well do you listen to others?
  • What is holding you back from communicating your truth?

“Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don’t matter, and those who matter don’t mind.”

Bernard M. Baruch

If this Blue Jay meaning resonates with you, take a look at Lisa Nichols’ inspirational Speak and Inspire training on Mindvalley – it’s sure to awaken the powerful communicator in you!

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Blue Jay Meaning #2: Be Confident and Stand Up for Yourself

Blue Jays are bold and confident creatures. They know what they want, and they go after it.

Blue Jays need to take risks to survive in the demanding environments in which they live, so if they hesitated and doubted themselves, they wouldn’t get far.

They’re smart though and won’t just take risks blindly. They’ll consider and evaluate their options but when they go, they’ll go with confidence and determination.

Even though they’re relatively small birds, Blue Jays won’t be pushed around. They can be aggressive to other birds, but only if they feel threatened and under attack.

The Blue Jay is brave and will stand up for itself, even with much bigger animals.

The Blue Jay’s confidence can be a bit much at times though, and they can be seen as being overly brash and bold.

So, when you think about Blue Jay symbolism, consider if the Blue Jay is bringing you a message about being assertive, confident and standing up for yourself. You may need to dial it up, or dial it down.

The Blue Jay may be telling you you’re being overly confident, brash and bold.

Recognising that you’re over-confident is a tricky thing as you’re so confident you may not spot that you’re being a tad misguided.

Ask close friends and family that you trust to give you some honest feedback.

Are you being arrogant and think that you know better? Are you placing too high an emphasis on your own opinion and perspective and not listening to others? Are you getting people off-side with your over confidence and arrogance?

You may not like the answers you get but if you listen with an open mind and self-compassion, it may be an important step forward for you.

Blue Jay Meaning

If on the other hand you feel that your Blue Jay meaning is that you lack confidence, either in specific circumstances or just generally overall, then you need to work to address this.

You likely have limiting beliefs about yourself, your capabilities and your place in the world. It’s absolutely possible to replace limiting beliefs with more helpful and empowering ones.

The good news is that the amazing Marisa Peer has a Mindvalley training program called Uncompromised Life where she teaches you how to recognize negative beliefs and repattern your mind for a life of success, abundance and freedom.

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If you have any limiting beliefs, then you need to clear them so they don’t prevent your manifestation efforts from working.

Join Marisa Peer’s Uncompromised Life training to learn how to recognize negative beliefs and repattern your mind for a life of success, abundance and freedom. You can check it out here.

If this Blue Jay meaning is relevant to you, I’ve pulled together some of my favorite quotes about confidence, to help you on your journey to build your level of confidence and self-belief.

Try meditating on a few of these. Or perhaps you’d like to use them as affirmations and repeat them throughout the day or write them in your journal.

  • Confidence comes from not from always being right but from not fearing being wrong. Peter T McIntyre
  • Each time we face our fear we gain strength, courage and confidence in the doing. Theodore Roosevelt
  • With confidence you have won before you have started. Marcus Garvey
  • Self-confidence is the most attractive quality a person can have. How can anyone see how great you are if you can’t see it yourself? Unknown
  • If you’re presenting with confidence, you can pull off pretty much anything. Katy Perry
  • Believing that you’re enough is what gives you the courage to be authentic. Brene Brown
  • Giving people self-confidence is by far the most important thing I can do. Because then they will act. Jack Welsch
  • Confidence is not ‘they will like me’. Confidence is ‘I’ll be fine if they don’t’. Unknown
  • Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope and confidence. Helen Keller
  • You alone are enough. You have nothing to prove to anybody. Maya Angelou

Blue Jay Meaning #3: Evaluate your Relationships

When Blue Jays find a mate, they stay with this partner for life.

They seek a life-long partnership with another bird, and once they find that partner, they remain committed for the long term.

Because of this long-term commitment to a relationship, Blue Jays are thought to symbolize faithfulness, fidelity and loyalty.

So when you think of Blue Jay spiritual meaning, let it remind you of the power and reward of making long term bonds with another person.

Blue Jay Meaning

So, what message is the Universe giving you when you see a Blue Jay?

These spirit guides are inviting you to reflect upon your relationships. Think about the people closest to you.

Are your relationships healthy and nourishing, or do you have people around you who are negative and drain your energy? Perhaps it’s time to release and move away from these relationships.

If you’re seeking a life-long partner, the message is that things will improve for you in this area, and that either your love match is on the way or that guidance is on the way to help you find this person.

Be sure to continue to care for and love yourself so that when they arrive in your life, you’re in a good place to begin the relationship.

If you’re already in a loving relationship, the message from these spirit guides may be that you need to pay that relationship a bit more attention and to be thankful that you have such a wonderful person in your life.

If this is your Blue Jay meaning and the area of relationships and love are difficult for you right now, the world renown relationship expert, Katherine Woodward Thomas has two wonderful programs on Mindvalley.

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In Calling in The One Katherine guides and coaches you through an enlightening, gentle, soul-affirming journey to manifest your own love breakthrough and to find your Soul Mate.

If you’re struggling to move on after a breakup, Katherine will gently guide you to get over your breakup, release grief and re-open your heart for love in Conscious Uncoupling.

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Blue Jay Meaning #4: Develop Spirituality and Listen to Your Soul

Birds are often considered to be a symbol of spirituality as they are associated with the sky, and the Blue Jay is no exception.

Blue Jay spiritual meaning relates to the elevation of the spirit and the soul flying to higher levels of consciousness.

The color of a Blue Jay is also relevant here too – the blue and white feathers of a Blue Jay conjure up an association with the sky and clouds.

Blue Jays symbolise intuition, spiritual growth and the journey that a person goes on as they move from one level of spirituality to the next and move towards enlightenment.

So, what does it mean spirituality when you see a Blue Jay?

Well, your message from the Universe is a reminder to embrace your spirituality and to start (or continue) your journey of spiritual growth and self-actualisation.

Soul Searching is a key part of this journey, and something that I have written a whole blog post about here.

Soul Searching is the process of going inward to find meaning and purpose, answer life’s questions and discover your truth. It has a deeper, more spiritual meaning too – it’s a journey to find your soul and re-connect with your true nature.

In my Soul Searching article you’ll learn how to know when it’s time to start Soul Searching and I’ll walk you through an easy step by step guide on how to do it. Click the image below to save the article for later.

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When you see a Blue Jay, it may be a sign that you need to follow your soul’s purpose and take action that’s aligned with your true nature.

Use your meditation practice to listen to your feelings and intuition – this is guidance from the Universe to let you know if you’re following your soul’s purpose and if you’re on the right track.

If your Blue Jay meaning calls you to do some Soul Searching, be gentle with yourself as you go on this journey.

It’s important work but change can be challenging at times.

I mentioned before that the blue color of the Blue Jay is associated with the Throat Chakra.

This chakra is also the centre of change, so you may experience a sore throat, cough or even a croaky voice as you go through this period of change.

If you recognise this, the wonderful Louise Hay, author of You Can Heal Your Life suggests that you touch your throat while saying, “I am willing to change” in order to release any resistance that you may be holding on to.

A Blue Jay may appear to you when you’re going through this period of change to remind you that change takes time, and you need to give yourself the space and compassion to do this important Soul Searching work.

When you tap into your intuition, listen to the messages from the Universe and take action that’s aligned with your soul’s purpose, you’ll be able to manifest your dreams, goals and desires with ease.

Remember, whatever it is you desire in your life, there’s a loving power in the Universe that wants you to have your desire, just as much as you want it!

The Blue Jay may be reminding you to tap into this loving resource – it’s guidance is available to you at all times.

Blue Jay Meaning #5: Be wary of Threats, Danger and Tricksters

The Blue Jay is a loud and vocal bird and in the wild it uses this loud voice to warn other animals that danger is near.

Because of this, the Blue Jay is often thought to be a symbol of protection, courage and fearlessness.

On a less positive note, as a Blue Jay can mimic the sounds of other birds, it’s not always what it appears to be. As a result, the Blue Jay is thought of as being dishonest and a trickster by many cultures.

Blue Jay Meaning

In Native American cultures, the Blue Jay is thought to be related to the Raven and to have many similar qualities.

It’s believed that the Blue Jay is dishonest, a cheat, a trickster of some sort and one not to be trusted.

They believed that the Blue Jay represented negative energy and was an omen of cheating, manipulation and ill will towards you.

The elders believed that if you saw a Blue Jay that someone was being dishonest, lying, plotting against you, or deceiving you in some way.

It’s also thought that the Blue Jay symbolically represents gossip and ill will.

If you see a Blue Jay, take stock and reflect on the message that this spirit guide is bringing to you from the Universe.

Have you let someone into your inner circle that perhaps you shouldn’t? Is there someone you trust that may not be what they seem, are being untruthful or unfaithful to you?  Is someone gossiping or talking about you behind your back?

Seeing or dreaming of a Blue Jay means the Universe may be telling you that danger is near or that some sort of hardship or mischief is on the way.

If you see a Blue Jay regularly then be wary, as they often visit you repeatedly when someone is being unfaithful, deceptive or untrustworthy towards you.

They’re here to warn you of danger, deception or a trap that awaits you.

If you take the time to listen to your intuition on this one, your spirit will know the answer – you just need to get quiet enough to hear the message.

Meditating or taking a walk in nature can be very helpful to clear the noise so that you can listen to the guidance the Universe is trying to give to you related to this Blue Jay meaning.

Blue Jay Meaning #6: Be Resourceful and Plan for the Future

Blue Jays are intelligent, resourceful, and tenacious creatures. They’re smart, will persevere in tough times and are known for planning ahead and storing food for the cold winter ahead.

Blue Jays can easily adapt to different environments and use whatever resources are around them to great effect.

Unlike some other birds, Blue Jays aren’t fussy when it comes to finding a suitable location for their nest. They’ll pretty much build their nest anywhere!

If it’s safe, functional and meets their needs, they’ll start building. This is why you’ll often see Blue Jay nests in mailboxes!

Blue Jay Meaning

So, our final Blue Jay meaning is about being resourceful, seizing opportunities and planning ahead for the future. In the Bible in particular, Blue Jay meaning is to persevere and plan ahead.

Think about your long-term goals, do you have any? If you don’t have clarity on your long-term direction, then now might be a good time to start thinking about this.

Also, think about your long-term security, if you don’t have a savings account which you regularly drop some money into, this would be a great thing to start right away to provision for your future.

This Blue Jay meaning brings the message that opportunities are all around you, you just need to be aware and dial into them.

And don’t give up as soon as things get tough, stick with your goals and dreams for the long term.

Remember, the Universe wants you to achieve your goals and dreams just as much as you do!

Blue Jay Meaning: Final Thoughts

Now over to you! Which of these 6 Blue Jay spiritual messages resonate with you?

Blue Jays are powerful animal spirit guides that can help us communicate our truth, stand up for ourselves, evaluate our relationships, develop spirituality, plan for the future, and even warn us about danger or threats.

If one of the Blue Jay messages speaks to you, take a moment to reflect on what it means for you and how you can apply it in your own journey.

The Blue Jay is known as a messenger of truth, so make sure that when this spirited bird visits you, you take the time to listen carefully.

Tell me in the comments below – what message did this beautiful bird bring to you?

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