The butterfly symbolizes not only that, but also diversification, trust, perseverance and beauty. If you see them often, good things will happen to you. You can also find yourself reaping the benefits of recent trials and tests.
Productive and positive changes
The butterfly is the final expression of its kind. From an egg, it turns into a caterpillar, then chrysalis and finally butterfly, its life is a series of stages and distinct forms. This makes it a natural example of evolution and metaphorical change. Every time this animal changes, it gains mobility and becomes more beautiful.
Seeing this animal under one of its forms can reveal hidden changes occurring in your life, or an evolution that will take place. In both cases, stay the course and have faith in your ability to be everything you can be. The caterpillar is beautiful and amazing, because inside, it contains the final expression of what it is. She must simply continue to do what is natural and healthy.
Butterflies are naturally carefree and free. They go from flower to flower, feed and spread diversity and pollen, giving life. They had to go through important vibratory changes, working hard to feed and accept their landlocked forms. With patience and perseverance, this insect has become a typical example of the nature of carefree life.
Although they vary greatly in size and color, butterflies generally have bright colors, intricate patterns and massive wings (compared to their small bodies). Their beauty serves not only to help them recognize each other and to mix with the flowers they pollinate and feed on. Some species use their colors to defend themselves, and scare the predators into believing they are toxic.
You can also develop admirably vivid qualities in you to better communicate and identify yourself to others. Expressing your true self may seem scary as others may try to use this information against you.
The Symbolism of the Butterfly
What does the butterfly symbolize? This insect is mainly associated with the symbolism of change and transformation. Some themes that this animal symbolizes are:
- Transformation, personal metamorphosis
- Go through different phases in life
- Renewal, rebirth
- Lightness of being, mischief
- Take a step back, find another way of seeing things
- The world of the soul, the psyche
Another symbolism strongly associated with the butterfly is to find joy in life and the lightness of being.
The butterfly and the world of the soul
In many traditions around the world, the butterfly is a symbol of the soul or the world of the soul. For example, in Chinese symbolism, it can represent immortality. For the Japanese, a white butterfly symbolizes the soul of the dead. In ancient Greece, butterflies represent the psyche or the soul and its attribute, immortality.
The presence of the butterfly totem encourages us to connect with the inner world and spirituality. It is time to bring up common and down-to-earth things and learn to appreciate the pleasures of the soul.