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Butterfly

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-Butterfly

Butterfly Meaning and Messages

In general, Butterfly symbolism always brings you a massive transformation. In essence, this insect is asking you to embrace those changes in your environment and with your emotional body. This physical transformation of energy around you is taking root and expanding in ways that may surprise you. It also behooves you to release any expectations you may have about the outcome of this change.  Moreover, do not try to control it. In this case, this spirit animal insists that you must allow it to flow through and around you. Above all, like the Quarter Horse, it means that you must keep your faith.

Conversely, Butterfly meaning may also be reminding you to get up and move! Dance brings the sweetness of life. These insects will bring colour and joy to your life. Look at them and remember what joy is. Embrace this with all of your heart.

Alternatively, Butterfly symbolism could be reminding you that we are all on a long journey of the soul. As a result of this adventure, we encounter endless turns, shifts, and conditions that will cause us to morph into ever-finer beings. Ultimately, at our soul-journeys end, we are inevitably changed and not at all the same as when we started on the path.

Also, see Moth, Caterpillar, Inchworm

Butterfly Totem, Spirit Animal

People with the Butterfly totem have a gift for accepting change with grace and eloquence. In other words, like the Camel, they realize that the journey is their only guarantee. So consequently, they know that it is their responsibility to make their way in faith. They always accept the changes as they come and emerge from their transitions brilliantly.

Folks with this spirit animal are also susceptible to the harmony of the earth. They are genuinely in tune with environmental changes and are often the first to bring it to everyone else’s attention.

Butterfly Dream Interpretation

To have a Butterfly dream in which the insect is fluttering among flowers and green grasses indicates prosperity and wealth are coming your way soon. To see them flying about denotes that good news is about to be received. Traditionally, like the Falcon, this insect is a symbol of change that is beyond your control.

Butterfly – One of the Ten Animals Promoting Change in Your Life

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  • A big blue butterfly landed on left hip and stayed there quite a while, even while I carried on walking. I know it represents transformation but is there any additional meaning if one actually lands on you?

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  • Perhaps somethings you've overcome through time has now become nothing more than a butterfly? Not knowing this fully you may still have that emotional trigger and butterfly could be saying "here I am!", like a bridge to a new world!

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  • Tôi nhìn thấy một con bướm đang bay. Nó bay xung quanh và bay đến gần tôi. Tôi cảm thấy sợ và đã cố gắng xua nó ra xa. Nhưng hình như nó đang cố gắng đến gần tôi. Tôi cố gắng vào nhà thật nhanh và đóng cửa lại để thoát khỏi nó. Điều đó có nghĩa gì không? Tôi đã nghĩ bản thân đã sẵn sàng đón nhận mọi thứ. Nhưng vì sao tôi lại cố tránh xa nó?

    I saw a butterfly flying. It flew around and flew near me. I felt scared and tried to push it away. But it seems to be trying to get close to me. I tried to get in quickly and close the door to get out of it. Does that mean anything? I thought I was ready to accept everything. But why am I trying to stay away from it?

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    • Clearly you are trying to resist change and transformation, since the butterfly represents that. As a butterfly first starts its life as a caterpillar to transform into having beautiful wings, so do you resist gaining your own wings in fear of falling to the ground.

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  • It has just changed seasons to winter here (in the UK) and the weather has been particularly inclement - very high winds, driving rain - just generally the kind of weather that gets you huddled under the duvet. Today was no exception, but at around 11, amidst the rain storm, was a lovely rainbow. Then later on, around 5:30 as I was cooking dinner, I noticed a white butterfly in the kitchen! There’s no way I could put the little one out in such horrendous conditions, particularly as it appears he or she may not have fully formed in the cocoon as the wings appear a little stunted and almost ‘stuck’ at the top. I’ve made a little house for my new friend whilst I research how best to help them, but wondered if you have any insight as to what our encounter could mean. Thank you 💚🦋

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  • I woke up to 14 (I assume there were more) butterflies in my room... Some were black.. 1 brown and few of them were white. What does this mean.

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    • I looked up the meaning online and here is what I saw.

      Black butterfly : Renewal, reconstruction and rebirth. Most of all, it represents freedom and longevity.

      Brown butterfly : If black butterflies represent the end of pain and misfortune, then brown butterflies represent the beginning of something new, such as when you plant a seed in the brown soil.

      White butterfly : This could mean purity and spiritual transformation. Angels are near, and what you're doing currently seems to be on the right path, even if it may not seem to be.

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  • I just saw my cat catch a bird across the street and bring it to my door. I had a weird urge to open the door and here he caught a HUGE butterfly. He brought it in and set it down. I couldn’t save it because the wings were severely damaged but it was alive. He ate the whole thing then left. What does that mean?

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    • Maybe it's the world warning you that your animal side is blocking your spiritual growth. The cat, a predator representing our consuming, animal nature (don't get me wrong, I love Meow-Meows, we have three), first damaged the wings of the butterfly, taking away its ability to fly (spiritual freedom), and then eventually devoured it whole.

      Perhaps your survival instincts are unnecessarily strong right now, and need to calm down to allow your spirit regrow its wings, and get you back on the path.

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  • I have not experienced a lot of butterfly encounters that seem out of norm. Why does my spirit animal show up as a butterfly if i havent encountered one in a "special" way?

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    • It does not always have to be an actual butterfly encounter for something to be a spirit animal, but it can be anything that has butterflies on it, such as clothing or accessories with butterfly symbols, images and advertisements involving butterflies, or butterflies showing up in fiction you consume. After all, a lot of people have a lot of spirit animals in parts of the wilderness that most people have access to, and to be honest, for some people, their spirit animal might end up eating them if they encounter them in real life. There are all kinds of other options to find your spirit animal you can find online or in books if you choose to.

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  • I had to set 2 white butterflies free from my home. As I did this I was watched by a grasshopper who was perched on my clothes airer. How should I combine the messages from each animal?

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    • It just seems to say that you are indeed on the right track, in the right place doing the right thing and most important of all: that you have your heart on the right place.

      More precisely, if you are in need of an advice I would guess they are saying that if you are looking for an oportunity (grasshoper) you'll find it following your Joy/your bliss (butterflies).

      Have a great day Sophie!

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      • Thank you for your response.

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  • In my dream, I was at my grandmas place it's a village and I went along with my family and friends to the forest to click pics of the nature, I see a golden winged butterfly that comes to me when I stretch my hand and rest on my palm, it was small and cudnt fold her wings... After few days I went again and expected the butterfly.. I stretched my hand and the golden winged butterfly came flying and rested on my palm and I recognised it was the same little butterfly now bigger in size like a grown up normal size and IT WAS A TALKING butterfly. I take the butterfly and show it to someone saying "uncle see this is the butterfly and it also talks to me" and the one who I call uncle was my dad.

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    • Butterflies in general mean transformation, though yellow butterflies symbolize in particular a transformation that will bring happiness. Search "yellow butterflies meaning," on the internet and you'll find this.

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  • Just now I had a long 30 minute “session” with an orange and black butterfly with blue and yellow towards its end. It flew in a circle around me and fluttered along the driveway where I was for a while. It kept resting on a muddy track and I even got a chance to touch it - not it’s wings but the middle. It was a very enlightening experience and due to two recent losses, I embrace these rare moments and hold them very dear.

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    • Butterflies after losses can be a sign that loved ones are near, and are now at peace in Heaven.

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  • Well this is out of the ordinary about 30

    Whites butterflies one by one dancing thru my yard pass right by me dangling and some came close along with 4 orange ones. A poor abandon cat. Came. In. My yard very friendly so I fed her I have my own cat but she has to be the only animal i saw 2 bald eagles flying above and a few birds in my yard. Normally they are elsewhere but they were here today then another cat I never seen before came here but she look healthy must be a neighbor cat and a few hawks too NOAH ARC DON'T LIVE HERE WHAT THE SIGNS

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    • White butterflies often represent spiritual transformation. (Look up online "signs of spiritual awakening" and "signs of kundalini awakening" or "signs of a lightworker," and "types of lightworkers" for example.) The specific animals involve might mean to transform, you need to adopt some of its characteristics. Perhaps explore the meaning of the other animals for this involved as well.

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  • What if a butterfly pauses? A big orange butterfly fluttered outside my bedroom window then rested upon an outstretched bamboo stalk. Possibly resting during migration? A wind gust swung the branch around as if trying to shake the butterfly off. The butterfly remained there, clinging to a bamboo leaf. I have been seeing a lot of yellow and orange butterflies the past two weeks at home and in the neighborhood. An orange one is circling my house.

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    • Discovered the loquat tree is covered with open blossoms and bees. Many orange monarch butterflies are in the tree gathering nectar. My heart filled with joy at the amazing sight! Bountiful Harvest! In the afternoon, another orange monarch rested in the bamboo , just as on the previous day.

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  • Interesting stuff.... Been having a rough time with my bipolar and alcoholism, really didn't think I would make it to thirty years old... Found out this week my family has lined out a treatment for me. I also got a new phone this week and already have a picture of a butterfly on my motorcycle and another one on my finger on two separate days when I have never taken a picture of a butterfly in my life... Made me wonder what it could mean, so I looked it up and found this... Maybe it's time to embrace some change

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    • Do it.

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    • My God help you on this !

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  • Butterfly, Tsiktsinenná:wen, yet again. I am seeking to transform the spiritual way that I am being in this world, and have taken steps to change my life, all of which feel far more positive, but I still have a long way to go before I am travelling in this world more lightly.

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    • I recently had a Mantis lay its nest on my porch and than a butterly entered my proch and I opened the window and released it, but it fluttered it wings first. Do these two happenings mean anything?I have been having a rough time emoti0nally.

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  • Tsiktsinenná:wen, Butterfly is a very profound symbol for me right now. I am going through a physical and spiritual cleanse, seeking to rediscover the old ways taught to me by my Grandmother, my Memaire, who was a traditional Shaman, and the best person in what was a very rough early life, and am planning on a spirit walk with friends tomorrow. One of those friends recently pointed out a Monarch to me and we stopped to watch the butterfly and its brothers and sisters. Tsiktsinenná:wen speaks to me also of profound change and a spiritual breakthrough, which is what I seek.

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  • was at cemetery visiting my dad and a yelllow butterfly flew by and then 2 minutes later a white one fluttered right by my head as i was looking down at his stone. maybe to get my attention? this experience has me feeling a way i cant quite describe in words. i feel even more connected to my dad then ever in this experience. its in a way thats on another level. any further insite? id be most grateful 🙏🏼 thank you

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    • I can definitely relate to your experience Laurie. My dad passed away November 13th 2014. There are times when I feel fine and others where I feel this deep emptiness inside. Over the last 2 weeks I've seen 4 butterflies which is quite rare now around here. The 1st one being mostly yellow, a monarch, another yellow and black one and then just yesterday a small white one. After seeing these beauties I felt this connection with my father. Some may call it crazy but I believe these are messengers from my dad telling me everything will be alright.

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  • I work in a granite shop. A dusty wet and loud granite shop. One bright day last summer a beautiful, wounded butterfly came fluttering in the shop and landed on the floor. I stopped what I was doing and picked it up and set it on the bench as it is less dirty there. Upon looking closely at it, its rear wing was torn and ripped. It sat there still alive but made no attempt to fly away.
    I snapped some pictures of it with my phone as it was a very beautiful yellow and black butterfly. I took it outside and placed it in the green grass, in the bright sunlight so Its last moments in this life were spent in the warm summer afternoon sun as opposed to a dark and dank fabrication shop.
    I showed my friend and co worker the butterfly, and the pictures I took of said creature. He operates a water jet at our company and revealed to me a butterfly he had jetted out of stone a YEAR prior that had sat in the corner. After pulling out the stone butterfly we were both shocked to see that the stone wing was broke on the granite butterfly in the exact spot where the rear wing was ripped and torn on the butterfly that had entered my life......... The stone butterfly sits in my garden on this day.

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  • I love butterflies as I was walking outside I found dead butterfly. I brought her home. What does it mea she still looks pretty.

    Me

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  • An orange comma and its mate landed on me 15 x or more, as well as a bumble bee, whilst a robin in a bush looked on; I count the experience as extremely lucky! Am I going to fly soon - we shall see, Barbados beckons

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  • Hello
    I didn't see Butterfly for a long time. How can we attract them to us? I really love butterflies.

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    • Plant some swan plant to attract the monarch butterfly and any number of cottage garden flowers :)

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