Ladybug

Don't push too hard! Your wish will be fulfilled if you allow it to come to you.
-Ladybug

Ladybug Meaning and Messages

The appearance of Ladybug symbolism heralds a time of good luck. Moreover, it means that wishes and dreams are coming to fruition. Higher goals and new heights are now possible. In other words, worries begin to dissipate and new happiness comes about. This spirit animal also cautions not to try to hard or go to fast to fulfill our dreams. Let things flow at their natural pace. In due course of time, our wishes will all come true.

Similar to the Angelfish, the Ladybug meaning could be signaling that you can leave your worries behind and that new happiness is on its way. In other words, this species of beetle is a signal that you must live your truth. Protect your truth and know that it is yours to honor.

Ladybug symbolism also reminds you that you can create your own good fortune by focusing on positivity and believing that you you are extremely lucky. Gratitude for the small wonders in life will always trigger blessings.

Totem, Spirit Animal

Similar to the Armadillo, people with the Ladybug totem are most likely to be a loyal but vivacious and exciting companion. They are continually delving into the mysteries of the Universe and the unknown. These folks are also naturally highly spiritual and curious by nature. Therefore, they are rarely satisfied with mundane explanations or dull companions. For the most part, people with the Ladybug totem are open-minded and enjoy having their consciousness expanded. Thus, they tend to bring joy to those around them. People enjoy being around them. They are trusting, happy, and carefree.

Dream Interpretation

When you dream of a ladybird, it is a sign that you are likely to experience a run of good luck soon. To dream of many Ladybugs can point to feeling as though things are somewhat out of control, as though a lot of small things are going wrong. Consider ways in which you can take one step at a time to feel more in control of your life and your work.

Alternatively, a Ladybug dream can also symbolize beauty. The vision may also be a metaphor for a lady who is bugging you in your waking life. Perhaps there is an issue that you need to address with this lady. If this insect is unusually big, then it is analogous to the magnitude of the problem.

164 thoughts on “Ladybug”

  1. Does the colour of the ladybug alter it’s meaning? Where I live red ones are common but today a yellow one somehow found it’s way to me and they’re not common at all here.

    1. Hey Sophie .. I saw a yellow ladybug not so long ago .. I thought I was seeing something else until I had a closer look .. and there she was a beautiful yellow lady bug ..

  2. I was in the beach contemplating the universe as as it’s my own imagination (as if it’s a dream) suddenly a ladybug stood in my piece of paper. It was a happy moment for me. Because I was very concerned about a life situation I’m having.

  3. I felt something on my neck and got a little freaked out and smacked it. Turns out it was a lady bug. Did I just lay a curse on myself by accidentally killing it?! 🙁

    1. Only if “you” believe it will!…… “like attracts like”….. therefore, if you put your beliefs into thinking you will be ‘cursed’ (as you put it)…. then that belief will grow & become so. However, understanding that NOTHING in life is ever an “accident” and that ALL is simply “meant to be as is”…. then just know “it is just so”…. and that ‘all is well’ with the universe – and that it simply occurred – purely – because it was ‘meant to’….. nothing more – nothing less.

    2. At most, according to your beliefs, it would make a few mild bad days, but nothing major. You seem to be the type who feels guilty for killing even insects, so I’m sure whatever angels are watching, I’m sure they will take your intention that it was an accident in mind. As much as some animal lovers may go so far not to kill insects, it is very difficult to 100% avoid killing insects through life simply because they’re so small and hard to see, that it’s easy to just mistakenly step on them or mistakenly smack them.

      If it is against your code, it is okay to try to avoid it, but do not blame yourself if you cannot fulfill that goal 100% all of the time. I’m sure it went to some kind of insect Heaven.

  4. Today I’ve been worrying about my life, thinking I will never get the life what I want and desire. In these times I go to Pinterest since, many times in the past, Universe has delivered me messages via Pinterest and posts there. This happened now too. Pinterest suddenly was full of private jets, beautiful homes, new cars, beautiful big gardens etc. and money. Lots and lots of money. And none of these pics I haven’t searched or seen before. They just appear there suddenly. Well, it all made me happy since I’m aware that Universe has my back, that things will work out for me but it just takes so much time.

    Then I got off on the couch and since it’s cold autumn in Finland already, there’s times when some small bugs etc. crawls inside our warm homes. I noticed small dot fly on the wall and I bend to take a closer look at it – and it was big ladybug! <3 She was tangled in small cat hair ball by its feet so I freed her as gently and careful as possible, then taking her out in mom's flowerbed (my cats most surely would had eaten her if they would had spotted her).

    I feel SO HAPPY, relieved and I have faith once again that my life is going to be amazing, that all is good (like ladybug says it too) and all my dreams will come true! <3

    Thank you SO much for this wonderful page as well! This is the place where I always come to see animal symbols, their meanings etc. because this is, honestly, the best place <3

  5. While I was taking a nap, I heard a noise behind my bed. I assumed it definitely had to be a huge roach. Since I have cockroach phobia, my heart started beating fast and my body started getting hot as I searched around my bed for that roach. I even had the vacuum ready to suck that bug in to the vacuum and out of my room. The bug then started flying around out of nowhere and it looked brown. I thought it was looked either a beetle or a roach. Later it landed on a wall. It was a ladybug. I took it outside to the backyard. I hope it’s safe. I just remembered now that a ladybug is a symbol of luck and fortune. I’m having really shit luck with finding and keeping a job after failing university and it has been like this for over a year already, and now i hope this doesn’t mean I gave away the luck that happened to be in my room.

    1. I view this as you releasing it and returning it back to it’s natural habit where it will thrive. This is a positive act so I doubt that you gave away the abundance it signifies. Sometimes, animals like to remind us of what is possible – you can have luck and fortune! – but you need to release the doubt and worries that are holding you back so that you can begin to thrive again (just as you released the ladybug to thrive). I hope this helps, and I hope your situation improves.

  6. Few weeks back I started to get loads of ladybirds, first I didn’t mind, I let them be snd then there were, they were everywhere. I spoke to them and said look there is too much of you and you have to go. I thre many out. I didn’t kill them.
    So last week they stopped. When u asked some healer friends they said it was s sign. A sign of abundance. Then I felt really bad that I was unkind to them.
    Please explain.

    1. It’s okay to ask them to leave after you understand a sign. Like any message, it is okay to ask for spirit to stop repeating a message if you feel like you already understand the message itself. If the message is no longer repeated, it doesn’t mean it’s not true anymore. If you want the message to repeat itself for affirmation though, you can always ask for them to come back if you want to. Though it’s nothing wrong if you want an update with different kinds of messages fit for another time and situation in your life.

  7. I just woke up, with a ladybug sitting on my bed, next to my pillow. There was something about it that just made me smile big time. She crawled right on to my hands, and I greeted her with a little smile, before putting her somewhere safer for her. According to my Romanian friend, and a romanian tradition… today is the day that will show me, how my year is going to be. Not a bad start to the day at all. I have recently decided to make some positive changes in my life, seing the little beauty makes me feel good about my decisions🙂 I have also been suffering from sleep paralysis, but not tonight, so it was a pleasant way to wake, instead of my usual way😅

    1. I say it’s a good sign to remember the little pleasures of life that makes life good. Count 5 things to be grateful for each time you start the day when the ladybug comes to mind.

  8. I keep finding ladybugs all over my house and they always seem to follow me. Today I grabbed my umbrella and I felt something on my hand I freaked out because I thought it was a spider about to bite me again and it was a ladybug. They’re really starting to annoy me and I’ve been having a bad day so I said that I hate ladybugs but its not true.

  9. I found a lady bug down my pants a few days ago. Beats the crap how it got in there. Unfortunately, I thought it was a piece of lint or something and kind of roughly scratched it. By the time I got it out of my pants…..I think it was too roughed up to survive. So….my sincerest apologies to the lady bug gods.

  10. I had a dream about a purple ladybug with black spots. Does the colour alter the symbolism meaning? I can’t remember anything else about the dream, unfortunately.

    1. While shopping today with my boyfriend, when we were tired badly, suddenly I realised something is crawling on my neck. With a reflex action to get rid of an insect, I removed it with my hand. the moment it fell on ground, I saw it was a ladybird. I picked it up to see in my hand & then gave it to my boyfriend. Later when I stepped forward my guy again placed it on my neck to tease me with which I was unaware n again with reflex o removed it, realisii it later it was the same insect. What does this mean? I last saw a ladybird I guess in college n now . How should I understand this as? Kindly reply n guide

  11. Im pregnant with my 2nd child and keep having crazy dreams. I had a dream last night that I walked into a huge spider’s web but it has hundreds of lady bugs on the web, 2 lady bugs landed on my stomach and went inside my belly button. I got one out then the other had started to go under my skin trying to get to inside my stomach, I managed to get that one out as well eventually. It’s left me feeling like this was a message because it was so vivid! Any ideas as to what this could mean? Thank you x

    1. I’m also pregnant and have been having vivid hallucinations of lady bug sybolisms and my conscience was telling me it was a good thing so I’m gonna stick with it haha

  12. I recently and unexpectedly lost my job and i am back to job searching and starting from scratch. I have been worrying a lot lately and been praying for guidance. As i sat at the park today a lady bug came flying in and hit me straight onto my third eye-i was even annoyed by how fast she hit me! And then i saw this beautiful little one laying on the grass next to me. The minute i put a leaf next to her she started running towards my hands. Guess good things are on the way? Thank u

  13. Hi,
    Last night I had a dream about a ladybird popping out of my skin – she hatched out from my leg as I watched on in wonder !!
    It’s the second ladybird dream I have had this year.
    Any thoughts anyone??

    1. Hi Tracy 🙂
      The first thought that came to me was regarding metamorphosis.. specifically regarding moving forward from something.. because the ladybird came out of your legs..
      Walking forward.. moving forward etc from the past is what I felt immediately from this. Maybe ask yourself if there are changes you are resisting in your life, anywhere that is keeping you out of your bliss and happiness <3

  14. I was sitting at a table in the garden of a restaurant, waiting for a friend to arrive for lunch. A ladybird came and sat on the table in front of me and looked up at me. I looked at it and savoured this peaceful moment. Just then a waiter came up to me a disturbed the moment. I gently cupped my hand over the ladybug as I didn’t want it to leave me. When the waiter left, I lifed my hand and it was gone. I searched all around, but it was nowhere to be found. I felt it had been either a message of love and luck or a warning. Since that day, my life has been hell and I’m really struggling to cope with all the stresses and difficulties that are coming at me each day, one after another. I am bearly holding up.

  15. I’ve been doing some research. After 4 years of distancing myself from my dad. We have fixed our relationship a lot. And I’ve been reminded that almost everytime we are together, we see ladybugs.

  16. I have been seeing ladybugs for years (ie. dreams, meditation, in my room/car). Such is supposed to detail good luck, but I’m still not getting what I feel I should want in theses areas I want (ie. business, relationships, love, etc.). Actually, I have noticed that I see them when things go the opposite of what I wield, such makes me believe that it is not good for me to be with anyone. Having a deep yearning for romance, while consistently having that pulled apart from you, pushes you to believe that not having it is truly better or right for you.

    I did n’t organically get into this business I’m in for women, but it was always presented that women like guys who do what I do. Honestly, I’m constantly dealing with how lonely this business is, as well as how dark are the things I covet while in this business: being or falling in love.

    Bottom line: if the ladybug is a sign of luck, then my being separate from a functioning relationships with women is bad luck for me.

    *breathes* Just keepin’ it real.

    1. Or you could take it as in it’s not the right time or person and that’s why you’re romantic interests haven’t panned out. Also, it says the sight of the insect symbolizes caution in trying too hard for what you want. Let romance find you

    2. No one is the “right person” because this is not a perfect world. Stop believing in fakeness and false expectations. A ladybug can mean many things as stated in the article. It’s meaning also depends on it’s colour and species.

  17. When I was born, the day I was brought home, our house was suddenly filled with ladybugs. They were there all throughout my early childhood and I would play with them (when i was a baby i tried to eat one. i i still remember the taste! yuck)
    Reading this made me think that they were probably a sign that she could let go of all of her previous worries now that she had a daughter to take care of

  18. I always have had an affinity for ladybugs and put them in houseplants in the winter or free them outdoors in the warmer months. Hit my worst depression ever one night in 2014 and woke up to thousands of ladybugs outside my bedroom, completely covered that side of the house. Took it as a sign.

  19. I saved a ladybug from our swimming pool and this beautiful bug did not want to leave my hand. She sat and seemed to be drying her little wings off. She stayed for a considerable amount of time. Could that mean anything?

  20. I dreamt of a ladybug landing on my hand in my dream I don’t remember much after that but that’s the biggest thing is stuck in my mind I really don’t know what this means but it just struck me as odd

  21. I have seen 3 orange ladybugs flitting around me recently. One lives in the shower by the window and the other two stay near my bed (sometimes on my nightstand or in my sheets or on my journal). I’ve been going through some pretty difficult times and I’m curious to find meaning in them. Any thoughts?

    1. ive had 3 lady bugs by my bed or near it, 4 in my shower, and one in my horse trailer. I moved houses awhile back and when my room was empty I went around and counted 12 ladybugs total in that room. My parents are divorced and they follow me everywhere! I don’t know what it means and it kinda scares me.

    2. I had the thought.. that you should write your wishes and dreams in your journal. Writing our dreams out clarifies them.. and writing our wishes down, helps solidify them into the physical. 🙂 Perhaps if you are in a low place this will also be a good way to express those feelings and transform them into .. a metamorphosis into a happier place ^_^

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