This morning at breakfast a magpie came and sang outside my window – a delightful warbling tune that called to me to put aside my reading and focus instead on the bright, beautiful morning.
– The Australian magpie is a completely different bird to the European bird of the same name. You can hear one version of the song in the video below – it is a song with many variations. Some songs are for the usual reasons – mating, claiming territory etc. but even the scientists agree, the magpie often sings for the sheer joy of it.
Once the bird outside my window finished warbling it cocked its head on one side and looked through the window at me. Satisfied I was paying attention it wandered off along the fence top. Intrigued by its behaviour I looked up the symbolism of Australian magpies.
Balance was the key word that leapt out at me – what a fitting symbol for the equinox – that time when day and night are balanced – a window in time when we can more easily tune into the energies of balance and bring them into our own lives.