Recently, in both Dream Time and in the physical world, the crow has not only crossed my path but has also interacted with me on a personal basis. The crow bird in both places is quite old by its appearance alone. I decided it was time to do some research and find out about the medicine of the Crow.
As a power animal, the crow is considered to be the "keeper of Sacred Law". According to Ina Woolcot who writes for Shamanic Journey, the crow even the caw that the bird gives off has different meanings. They have a complex vocabulary. However, the underlying message being that we "must watch what we believe, to test our habitual ideas about reality".
In Crow medicine it is thought by many that the Crow is the guardian of ceremonial magic and healing. They appear when they know something special is about to happen as they are the messanger's from the spirit world. Interestingly, the Crow is also territorial and will not give up with out a fight. Although they strive to stand outside of controversy, they provide first hand knowledge of a higher order and will invoke their own wildness to protect and defend their territory.
As a totem, it is said that the Crow demands that you be willing to walk your talk and speak your truth without fear. The loud 'caw' of the Crow speaking that you have a powerful voice that should be used.
So the message of the Crow, as I understand it, is that your own personal integrity must be your guide that will show you the walk to walk and the truth to speak without fear as the change has happened and something special is around the corner. Stand in your own truth and be willing to fight for its voice.