My husband isn't very fond of magpies but I think they're beautiful. Yes, I realize that they are scavengers, but isn't that a good thing? Cleaning up constantly. They are a corvid, in the same family as crows which is probably a huge reason why I love them. And their distinct colours are so lovely when they spread their wings to fly.
As a totem animal magpie represents intelligence and asks us to trust our intuition. They are also known as a jack of all trades which also means that they may be a master of none warning us to focus. Remembering that patience, time and experience are the stepping stones to success. In the words of Charles de Lint, "Don't forget - no one else sees the world the way you do, so no one else can tell the stories you have to tell."
AIRdirondack Art Project