What do butterflies symbolize? Their meaning and the spiritual messages they carry


What do butterflies symbolize

When you watch such a fragile insect flap its wings, do you imagine for a single moment that its symbolism could be so strong and so deep? Butterflies have traveled the world for millions of years. The great civilizations, religions and spiritual traditions (almost without exception) have always attributed great symbolism to these animals. 

I invite you to discover the meaning of butterflies as well as their symbolism. With this information, you will know how to improve your life!

The spiritual meaning of butterflies

So what is the spiritual significance of the butterfly and what message is sent to you when your eyes fall on a butterfly? Butterflies are one of the animals with very strong symbolism in terms of personal transformation.

If you see one flapping its wings close to you, it means that you should soon be going through a relevant period of change, even starting a real personal metamorphosis!

Seeing a butterfly means that the transition from one life cycle to another is about to happen. The sight of a butterfly can also indicate the passage from ingenuity to awareness, from a difficult life to a better life or even the arrival of advice from your guardian angel.

A butterfly lands on your hand? This is not the result of chance … But what does this mean? Don't worry because your Guardian Angel is protecting you!

Symbolic meaning of butterflies

So pay close attention to aspects of your personality that could change or that you would like to see changed. Because, yes, I say it and I repeat it: seeing a butterfly is always a harbinger of transition. Therefore, we must not close our eyes to the message sent to you.

This transition could take different forms: the passage from one life to another, from ingenuity to awareness, from a difficult life to a better life, etc.

A butterfly lands on your hand? This is not the result of chance … But what does this mean? First of all, there's no point in worrying. You just have to look at the areas in your life that you would like to change and go over them carefully.

By doing this, you will put all the chances on your side to understand the message behind the appearance of this butterfly. As soon as you see a butterfly, close your eyes, take a deep breath, and think about the situation you are in and the problem (s) you are facing.

But what should we understand when a butterfly flies around us ”, you will ask me… Well, it is in particular an invitation to pay attention to the signs which present themselves to you, an invitation to have confidence in your intuition and in your spiritual capacities.

If you firmly believe that the presence of a butterfly in front of your eyes is meaningful, then there is a good chance that the solution to your problem can emerge in your mind.

To improve the situation you find yourself in and change the way you see things, communicate and act, try to be more in tune with your spiritual evolution and its journey.

Do your best to listen more and be open to change. Accept it with open arms without ever wanting to force a hasty decision, otherwise your efforts will be doomed!

By doing this, you will be able to make the most of the hidden meaning that the butterfly holds.

The meaning of the butterfly according to cultures

The senses vary according to civilizations. You will find a few examples below, but you can find more on the Internet if you are interested. In Chinese and Greek cultures, the butterfly is a symbol of immortality.

In Ancient Greece, the butterfly was the symbol of the soul. According to Greek mythology, Psyche, a princess elevated to the rank of a goddess, was provided with wings and very strongly resembled a butterfly.

The word “psychoanalysis” comes from the word “psyche”, which designates both a butterfly and a human being in Greek.

The symbolism of the butterfly also determined by its color

The butterfly is a symbol of change, of imminent transformation, but its meaning may vary depending on its color. We will focus here on three colors in particular: white, black and yellow. Indeed, white, black and yellow butterflies carry different meanings.

What does a white butterfly mean

Japanese tradition has it that a white butterfly represents the soul of the deceased.

If you pass near a white butterfly, know that one of your ancestors may be trying to get in touch with you to help you, to warn you of a danger, to give you instructions or to bring you a teaching that will allow you to change your life.

Then find a quiet place, close your eyes, take a deep breath, and ask yourself the questions you want answered. Whatever the subject … Whether it's a problem to overcome, a desired change of life, to enter into communication with the deceased, or other.

During this so-called “butterfly” meditation, or soon after, the answer should emerge in your mind and you might even meet people who can help you. Just let the spiritual significance of the white butterfly penetrate deep into your consciousness.

In psychoanalysis, the meaning of butterflies is fascinating… They are among other things synonymous with rebirth. Seen in a dream, these white insects symbolize a metamorphosis, a positive transformation to come. There you have it, you know everything about the white butterfly.

What does a black butterfly mean?

There are a number of beliefs around black butterflies. Some are positive, some are not. Still, if you see a black butterfly, there is a good chance that the message it conveys is related to bad luck, or even death.

Be careful, death must be taken in the broad sense… It could be something other than a physical death like the end of a cycle, of a relationship, of a job…

Black butterflies can also herald the arrival of a change of life, a change at the relational level, a new beginning, a renewal, a rebirth, a solution to an unresolved problem, the end of a life cycle and especially the start of a new one.

If you see a black butterfly, the message could just as well be this: show more authority, more confidence in yourself, give free rein to your abilities, your creativity, but also your good manners.

Catching a black butterfly in your field of vision can also mean that it's time to let go of lesser positive feelings like fear, anger, jealousy, envy, sadness, and greed.

A final word on the negative aspects of black butterflies: if you see one flying around or near you, it could be there to warn you of the onset of illness, separation, from a more delicate financial situation, bad luck or even a natural disaster.

There you go, you know everything about black butterflies.

Spiritual meaning of yellow butterflies

What do yellow butterflies symbolize? There are many beliefs around yellow butterflies. Most of them are positive for the human being who perceives them. Indeed, in many cultures (such as Native Americans), the sight of a yellow butterfly is a sign of joy, happiness and hope.

It also indicates that a spiritual master should cross your path and / or that you will benefit from teachings that may well help you change your life or solve your problems.

Yellow butterflies can also herald the arrival of positive change, marriage, unexpected help, childbirth, rebirth, new life cycle, end. bad luck, etc.

Black and yellow butterflies represent cycles and tides. They portend an end and a new beginning. To use a metaphor, it is as if the sea carrying rocks comes to deposit one on the shore to take another.

If you see a yellow butterfly near you, it means that you will receive good news, meet new people, benefit from a more balanced financial situation, achieve prosperity, enjoy wealth, achieve your goals or even enjoy positive changes.

One of the only negative aspects linked to yellow butterflies is also linked to death. In some cultures, yellow butterflies represent the souls of newborns who died at birth or of mothers who lost their lives giving it.

Fortunately, this is rarely the predominant message. It could simply be a warning of imminent danger and / or an invitation to exercise caution while traveling, starting a new relationship, starting a new job, ‘a new project or a partnership …

There you have it, you know everything about yellow butterflies and the meaning they carry. What to remember about butterflies and their symbolism

You now know that the appearance of a butterfly in your life is not a coincidence. Indeed, it is always accompanied by a deep spiritual meaning that must be analyzed before acting on it!

So take a step back, think, act and speak accordingly. Let go of solutions that never brought you anything… Explore new methods.

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Maria Numero

I am a simple women with a surprising Gift of Medium . This powerful divinatory power allows me to establish angelic connections and more precisely to invoke and speak to Angels.

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