A bluebird flew into the house today through the open back door (no screen door because the door is a full glass panel and I love the view.) Over the twenty-six years of living in this house, there have been many birds flying inside. But, never, before today, has a Western Bluebird shown up. I could not resist grabbing the camera right in front of me and snapping this shot. I opened all the nearby windows (also without screens) and gently guided the bird toward open air. No wave of farewell, it was gone in a flash of blue.
Ted Andrews, in my cover-faded worn copy of Animal-Speaks, writes the bluebirds are now rare in the United States but used to be very common. He translates the message of the bluebird as “often a reminder that we are born to happiness and fulfillment, but we sometimes get so lost and wrapped up in everyday events of our lives that our happiness and fulfillment seem rare…”
The idea that the bluebird brings happiness is a recent human version of its message. Andrews adds, “This is a symbol of a passage, a time of movement into another level of being…transformation.”
Keeping your back door open may be a good approach to your everyday concerns, especially now.
[This is only the second siting of a bluebird for me at this foothill homeplace. I hear of other people in Three Rivers having bluebirds nest nearby and visit. Never have I seen one cupped in my hands on a New Moon.]
PS. A twitter post from @GlowStick Happy New Moon #twerps 🙂 In Gemini we “turn up” our curiousity, discover the possibility & let ourselves be open to new *communication*~