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Dragonfly

You are responsible for what you see in your life. Take note because not all of it is real.
-Dragonfly

Dragonfly Meaning and Messages

When Dragonfly symbolism flits into your world, she is asking that you pay attention to your deeper desires. With this in mind, you should also be mindful of the outcome that you wish to have. In other words, there are lessons to be learned, and “what you think” is directly proportionate to what you “see on the surface.”  As a result, this spirit animal shows you that your thoughts are responsible for your physical surroundings. Thus, your Dragonfly meaning tells you that you must move through these illusions and “think” your dreams into reality.

Alternatively, this Dragonfly symbolism may also be letting you know that you should live your life to the fullest with what you have. Like the Pug, It is also important to realize that you should seek the habits that need changing. Only then can you manifest an abundant life. With this in mind, use this totem to guide you through the illusion and toward the pathway of transformation. Dragonfly symbolism will bring the light and color of change into your life.

The Dragonfly symbolism may also be letting you know that it is time for you to make that decision that you have been putting off and move on it. Like the Hyena, opportunities are only available for a limited period and, the one you have been nervous about jumping into is quickly closing its doors. Occasionally, when one of these insects land on you, it is an omen of things to come. In this case, the Dragonfly meaning foretells extreme good luck.

Dragonfly Totem, Spirit Animal

People with the Dragonfly totem, represent the power of light. Moreover, those with this totem can inhabit two realms, both air and water. To clarify, the influence of both these elements will be felt by you regularly. Since this totem is the essence of the winds of change, you will find your life filled with many upheavals, both positive and negative.  Like the Owl, you are also a messenger of wisdom that brings enlightenment to others. The Dragonfly totem person also receives communication from the elemental world. People with this spirit animal totem have an abundance of Good Luck and, therefore, are always in the right place at the right time.

Like the Cow, folks with this totem have mastered mysticism and magic. They are very good at what they do, and they do it repeatedly. People with this insect as their spirit animal utilize light to create illusions and to transform consciousness. They are always ready to handle the future. Therefore, they continually seek knowledge and wisdom.

Dragonfly Dream Interpretation

When you have a Dragonfly dream, it usually symbolizes change and regeneration. You have learned to balance your emotional body with your mental body. It may also indicate that something in your life may not appear as it seems or is an illusion. Alternatively, the dream can also represent instability, flightiness, or activity. You are always on the go.

To dream that you are eating this creature suggests that a passion consumes you even at the risk of offending or hurting other’s feelings.

Alternatively, a Dragonfly dream can signify that you hold some false beliefs and perceptions. The activities that you are currently engaged in are ill-considered and present you as unreliable and irresponsible. At this moment, things are not what they seem, and your downfall is imminent. Like the Wasp, you need to take a closer look at things, look beyond what you perceive, and clear out emotional distortions.

An iridescent rainbow-colored insect of this type signals an emerging inner light. Like the Seal, you are now able to express your creative imagination and insight. Now is a time of healing and transformation for you. Moreover, it signifies a new elevation of consciousness.

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  • So I had a dream of a colorless or black/grey, he was a bit more 'chubby' than what I normally see, dragonfly. I was sitting at the sofa, talking with my mother. My brother was also there, just sitting and not really doing anything... So I was talking to my mother when the gray dragonfly sort of flew in. We both panicked a bit and I extended my right hand to sort of shoo it away or actually more like slapping it away, but the dragonfly landed on my hand and then attacked me and I woke up when he attacked, it was more like the dragonflies attack scare woke me... I seriously don't know what this means... and especially why my mother and brother were there.

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  • My car was quietly parked in the parking lot when a huge dragonfly circled counterclockwise over the car parked next to me, then struck my driver's side window while I sat in the driver's seat. This crazy bug continued to attack three times against the windshield. Wow! Now I know the message. There was going to be a very huge storm coming with counterclockwise winds, a hurricane! I was given advance warning.

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    • My ex who i left 24 years ago is using witchcraft in my life and uses these dragonflies to follow me. I am a woman of God and he has shown me this. This man puts his spirit in a dragonfly to follow me in my car, to watch me in my house etc. He has a witch helping him and its just crazy. One bit me i think in 2008 and it took years to heal. Now he uses them to follow me to hinder me and block my progress in life. I dont know what your story is but dont rule out monitoring spirits.

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  • Dragonfly, Tsikenon'waristak – Spirit Animal
    Dragonfly, Tsikenon'waristak, always speaks to me first of a very close friend because it is her Spirit Animal. It feels to me like a message for her, from someone who is living in the spirit world. Libellule speaks that this spirit is always, always with her.

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  • I was sitting outside while on my lunch break and a blue dragonfly fell on my head. Once I shook him off he landed in the grass, his wings were gone along with half of his head. He was still moving though. I cried for about half an hour. What could this mean???

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  • eight years ago this month I lost my best friend to suicide. Her father, whom was my mothers best friend, and I became close. He saw Jolene through me, and visa versa. We became each others strength. Until 22nd December 2015, he hung himself. My last totem of strength was my cat, twitch, he was almost 21 years old this year. We have been spiritually connected since I was little (I'm 22 now). he used to lick away my tears when I cried, he would rest his pow on my temple when I was sad and stressed, his loud purr used to sooth me to sleep. and even when he wouldn't need to purr, he would continue to do so when my insomnia was bad and wouldn't stop until I drifted off. He got tummy tumours, I had to lay him to rest in March.

    I miss him every day, I miss all of them every day. But today especially. I had horrible vivid dreams, I had nice vivid dreams. All of which led to me waking up feeling emotional, empty, lonely, in desperate need to see my three friends. I wrote a letter to each one of them, not that they can see it. And I cried. So I went for a walk to the lake in the woods behind me. I sat, I cried and I looked up to the sky.

    Within mins I noticed a gorgeous red dragon fly would stop hovering in my face, looking straight at me. So I sat up, he (I decided to name him twitch!) sat on my knee. he went from sitting on my knee, to hovering just infront of my face, flew just infront of me a little but always came back to my leg. Once he settled, I reach out my fingers and touched his wing. We sat, finger against wing, for a few mins. it felt like a soar of energy bursting between us. I eventually got my things together and started on my way back to the woods. I stopped at a little pond, took a picture of the ducks. And he appeared again. perched directly infront of my face on the fence. it felt like a hello, I'm ok and goodbye, from my cat.
    Then as I walked further, I had a little blue beautiful butterfly and a larger brown kind of scruffy looking butterfly following me. they followed me all the way home...

    I feel revitalised, I feel energised and I feel like my friends are speaking to me.

    Am I crazy? Please, someone tell me that there is more to this than just a few insects following me for no good reason?

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    • That is incredible Cat, amazing. I do not believe this could be random coincidence, besides, dragonflies do not just sit on peoples laps most of the time, they really don't. I feel ashamed of myself when I read stories like these, I am depressed and even though I had everything turning in my favor, I got scared and ran and now my shame is torturing me about that .. after making me me run in the first place. I see how that doesn't make sense, but it doesn't seem to matter, I do not have the courage to face the girl :( for now .. I tell myself, I've stopped asking advice from friends and strangers, they all say the same thing, you need to get in touch with her, but they do not tell me what to say .. how to explain myself, how to deal with the possible rejection of the person I love so much. Enough about this and about me .. I so admire your soul and your strength and I'm so sorry this happened to you Cat girl, wish I could give you comfort or a hug and you can count on your friends being with you, just do not doubt it .. Much love and keep strong, as I should, Please

      This summer as I was in a simmilar state of mind , I was in the woods with my father, a beautiful golden dragonfly appeared in the bushes nearby. I have loved this creature the best all my life , and when they appear I take great comfort

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    • Cat, you are not crazy. Blue butterflies are not that common and the chances that one would actually follow you home.....
      You've had a very good day! It is a day that your loved ones send you their love and joy. Yes, JOY!!! They want your emotional healing and to live in joy. Ducks deal with the emotional realm (water). The dragonfly belongs to the emotional realm (water) and air (spirit). You are still breathing and alive for a good reason and a special purpose. Look around at all the miraculous unfolding happening right now! Sometimes the whole universe bends down and smiles into your face.

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  • Dragonfly, Tsikenon'waristak in Kanien'keha:ka, Libellule in French is very close to my heart right now because it is a symbol that is very close to a very close friend's heart and because it has also become the name of a piece of writing that I've been working on, a play. I smudged on this in the morning and have been feeling it in my heart throughout the day since then. I send out a great sense of love for my friend and now that is now time to go forward with this thing. Something moved deeply inside of me when I learned of the loss of Sam Shepard this past week. He was a playwright who I venerated for his poetic and yet unblinking honesty, and perhaps I mourn the loss of my own ability to fly in that place...

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    • I had a similar experience. Long story short I lost a best friend to suicide. It was the next day when another friend broke a leg and needed a ride to the WE. As I waited in the parking lot I was thinking of my good friend I had just lost, a dragonfly landed on my finger ( also I was smoking a cig which was weird that it stayed) I looked at it for a minute and kept smoking with the same hand it was on and it didn't budge! Stayed there for 10 minutes or so. I felt a connection with Kevin who I had lost as a friend, felt like he was reaching out.

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  • Had a damselfly land on my hand for a few minutes. At first it was trying to land on my left shoulder but then I put up my left hand where it ended up landing. Wasnt dreaming or anything just wanted to know if this meant anything

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  • A red flying insect visited my dream last night, along with a white owl and a baby bat. In the dream it was night time so I'm not sure if the insect was a dragonfly, but the description given above resonates with what I have been thinking about lately. The nature of reality, the power of mind, and recognition of illusions are themes I am exploring as I work to shed old fears and expand my awareness. Thank you.

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  • I have been going through the worst life experience I could ever imagine involving my son. I have been doing a lot of praying and I have noticed lately that I see a dragon fly almost everyday in my back yard . This to me was a sign of luck and that things would be ok. Today I was at lunch with coworkers and we were sitting outside eating. I felt something in my hair and I brushed it with my fingers and when I looked down, a dragon fly had fallen out of my hair and onto the chair next to me. I thought I had hurt it I slid it into a napkin and placed it on the table and it just sat there. I touched it with my finger and it flew off. Is that a sign of good luck or bad luck because I may have injured it?

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    • I think it is definitely good luck, Brenda! In the spiritual world genuine intentions, how you use your energy, are all that count.
      So you can hold the energy of that good sign in your heart!

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  • I have been going through a very rough patch in my life and my engagement (3 months almost to the big day...) has been called off due to infidelity. I had just told the other person that we are officially done and I do not wish to try as my needs/requirements are not being met. I had left to go swimming, as it's been my only piece of mind, and as I pulled up to turn onto the main road where the pond is, a dragonfly came and hovered on my windshield and then around my driver side door. This was a bit odd as I was on a major highway so it's not a very easy area for small insects to cross/hang out. I just really hope that this means I need to look up and just keep hoping for a brighter and less painful future

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  • everyday there is a little blue dragon fly who sits outside my apartment i kind of sit with it sometimes. yesterday 2 other dragonflys were trying to run it off yesterday but it remained. today i recieved information on a new job and am completing the first steps but at the sametime my sleep was very off lastnight and as im sitting outside i feel my body vibrating as im going thought that a dragonfly randomly trys to land on my head. not sure if its luck for my job or something to do with my dream state

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  • I just walked outside to warm up a bit on this cool day in June. I noticed weird little shadows on the ground. When I looked up I noticed at least 10 dragonflies (maybe more - hard to count lol) flying about 8 foot up in the air. There is no water on the property so I thought that weird. They were just flying and swooping.. almost playing with each other... doing it over the same spot... the converted farmhouse I've worked in for 4.5 years. I have NEVER seen so many dragonflies in one spot in my life. I know dragonflies are symbolic of change. Just curious as to what anyone else's thoughts are on such a large number of dragonflies.

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    • The 8 above your head is what we call ''lemniscate''.
      And there is a reason why it is there,& by there I mean above your head my friend.Thank you.

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  • As I was getting out of my car at home today something fell lightly on to my head and then to the ground. I thought it was a blue jay feather, then realized as I looked closer it was a dead dragonfly. It was very pretty and at the same time i felt scared since i didn't know what it meant. Do you know if I should be aware that something may be about to happen? I wonder if this could be a sign of something.

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  • 30 yrs ago i was followed by a golden dragonfly. I have never seen one as large or colored that way since these incidents that spanned a 3 yr period..
    I left work to drive home, and this enormous dragonfly was hovering near my car. I got in an proceeded to drive the approx. 2 miles to my apt. W The dragon fly flew right beside my drivers window for the entire drive. I exited my car when i reached my apt. Bldg. I entered the bldg and went upstairs to my 2nd floor apt. I noticed the same huge gold dragon fly hovering right outside my only window. This follow home and hover at my window routine went on for a couple weeks. I definitely feel there was a msg here, but i never figured it out.

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    • C'mon that is so insane , I'm so jealous ! I saw golden dragonfly too this summer. It appeared as I was feeling quite depressed. So beautiful

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  • Good Day!
    I just wanna ask something.. Today, I have seen a pair green dragonflies mating together while I hanging wet clothes outside in our house. what does it mean?

    I hope you have an immediate reply. Thank you and God bless!

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  • I currently have a big green and blue dragonfly sitting on my hand dying, i was sat on my balcony and it flew near me and i knew it was dying because this has happened to me before. I have tried to put it on a plant so it can die peacefully in nature but it doesn't want to leave my hand. Just wondering what this means? Thankyou

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  • Good day, could anyone help me with a dream,

    I walked into a room and all these ultra blue dragon flies flew into the room and were all over me, i went into another room and called my husband who is deceased and said Babe do you see all these dragon flies? and they were around him to, he pushed me onto the bed and kissed me and lay over me as if protecting me?? he passed away last year July, this is the first dream of him that i have had since he passed.

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    • Please what is the meaning when you see a dragonfly in your house?

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    • Nice to get a visit form a loved one ,, there was no danger with dragon flies they are a symbol of regeneration, your allowing yourself to slowly move on and that good , your x was showing you he will always be there watching over you .. The dream which was not a dream in the sense that he paid you a visit ,, that was real . The message was as I said above ,,

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      • Thank you for the confirmation, it really is comforting to know my deceased husband is still with me, and to have finally had a dream of him is a comfort on its own, I love Dragon Flies , and butterflies were one of my husbands and my favorites.

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        • Yes , it's hard , but we think in a way that kinda puts us in a sad state ,, you have to try and remember ,, our past loved ones are not here physically but they are still the same soul and living on in the next realm well call it ,, don't feel bad for moving on its what he wants ,, for you to be happy ,, he will always be there and you can talk to him ANYTIME ..just think it or say it and listen in your head ,, he tells me he has spoke to you before , you just second guess it ..lol he's good Hun happy healthy and doing what we all will do eventually..

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          • thank you, for taking the time to listen to and reply to me : :smile:

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  • This afternoon a dragonfly flew into my car as I got in the car. I got to my destination and stepped out of the car to get some groceries. I had wound down the car window so it could escape. However when I got back after 10 minutes it was dead on the windscreen. What is this supposed to mean? A bad sign? I am a bit worried after seeing this.

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    • In my experience YES it's an ill omen. But not one that will hurt terribly. Let me explain. Dragonflies are my spirit animal and in the spring I see them every day and I thank them Outloud because I instantly know they're bringing me good energy and luck. Well one day I was walking through the parking garage to my car and I found an enormous dragonfly that had been ran over. I instantly felt dread, and fear because I just knew this couldn't be good. Two or three hours later is when I got into a huge fight through text with my boyfriend who I was certain I was going to marry, but not that certain if you know what I mean. And we broke up for good. And I never heard from him again. It was the weirdest thing I just wasn't that sad. It was a change in my life, that I felt needed to happen. And we all know dragonflies represent change. So this may signify something you may not have wanted to ever change, will change or leave your life. But it will be for the best, and just might not hurt that much.

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  • i wonder how on earth the dragonfly get inside the house when everything is close..just recently we bring my brother in law to the hospital
    is the dragonfly sending us message that its going to be ok?

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  • Back in 2001 we buried my dad. When we were leaving the cemetery, two dragonflys kept trying to get into the car that my sister and I were in. What does that mean? Why were they trying so hard to get in the car?

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