Moth

It is time to pay attention to your feelings. Clarify your movement through them and discern what is real and what is not. Discover the whys and wherefores and you will free yourself.
-Moth

Moth Meaning and Messages

In this case, Moth symbolism is reminding you to be aware that you could be hiding from yourself. In other words, the Moth meaning is asking you to be mindful of the fact that you are using your emotions to keep yourself protected from others. Like the Armadillo, This spirit animal insists that now is the time that you transform your emotional energy. Do this by moving away from drama and into something closer to your heart. Thus you must have faith in your journey. Moth symbolism also dictates that you must also trust that you will eventually see the light. Even if things seem to be complicated right now, use your heart to guide you.

Moth Totem, Spirit Animal

People with Moth totem are the most optimistic of souls! They can find the silver lining in every crisis, the light in any darkness, and the love in any frustration. Their ability to seek out the positive in any situation makes them a good listener for their peers. They are also great peer counselors, advice-givers, as well as highly sought after as a friend. Folks with the Moth totem are accessible and generous with their attention. They understand the subtleties of the way the universe works around them.

Like Turkey, folks with this spirit animal totem have a gift for attracting what they need in life and have minimal difficulty moving through life changes and transformations. They also find joy in rituals and dance. These people know how to use their intuition and have a great deal of psychic awareness.

Moth Dream Interpretation

When you have a Moth dream, like the Inch Worm, it is generally a notice for you to pay attention to the minor details and take care not to overlook things. It may also be suggesting that some unseen irritation may not surface until it is too late. Alternatively, the Moth dream could symbolize your weaknesses, character flaws, and your current fragile state. Like the multicolored Angelfish dream, it is suggesting that you need to step back and take time to heal before moving forward.

252 thoughts on “Moth”

  1. I just had like a tunnel vision dream like as if I was looking through some sort of lens. It was of me looking at my front door from the outside and the door was so bright as if it had a spot light on it. My attention was brought towards my door knob which I thought had a couple of moths but turned out to be many moths when they started moving and when that happened I jerked awake. Can anyone tell me what the dream maybe mean.

  2. Hi. Tonight I was sitting by myself in my garage when I noticed this beautiful colour I was drawn to it.. only to find out it was A Rosy Maple Moth….
    What can this mean

  3. Hi! So, my boyfriend has been waking up in the night, randomly, sometimes 2-3 times, string that there is a moth like animal always laying it sitting on me. He says it has light without actually glowing or lighting up the surrounding area. He also says every time I wake up it disappears but just becoming part of the fabric to my blanket, or the pattern on the wall, as if it just blends in. He says it doesn’t feel like it wants to hurt me, but he also says it feels like there is more than just one. He will stare at it and then try to wake me so I can see it to, but the moment I’m awake it disappears. I practice green and white magic and love and light. I cleans the house with sage, Palo Santo wood, roses and rosemary at times to clean out any negative energies. Anyway, we have no idea what this is but it’s happened about a dozen times in the past couple months. Does anyone have any idea what this could be? I personally believe in the far but have never tried to have a relationship with them beyond making a fae garden outside. My bf also says he sometimes feels like he wakes up because he’s suppose to protect me or something, even though he doesn’t feel like they want to do harm. It’s very strange and I’m curious if anyone has an idea what this is?

  4. Christina Damian

    A day or two after receiving this message, My son walked up to me with his hands closed and asked me “You want to see a magic trick?” then Proceeded to open his hands and a moth flew out.. He knew nothing of me receiving the Moth as a Totem/Spirit Animal… Beautiful way for the message to be delivered.

  5. I been worried about who I am and what am I supposed to be like, I listened to a song today thinking then after the song was over a black moth came flying around, I got near my fluttering it’s wings which made me think of the time i was thinking in my room when a black bee/bug looking insect that was staring at me like it could see my soul from my eyes then I got scared and tried swiping at it and it didn’t hurt me it just flew over by my window and I just feel bad for letting my peer kill it. What are the moths are trying to tell me?
    I been thinking about Depression, sad and being alone.
    Cany anyone tell me what is the moth the moths are trying to do?

    1. Maybe the moth see’s you looking back at that time. Maybe it’s just there to be with you.
      The regret you didn’t seem to get over could be driving force to become stronger using that fragile piece is your greatest strength.
      Moth’s are fragile yet they can find a way around that.

    2. I know it’s been some time since your experience with the moth. Certain animals are protectors..some are messengers. I don’t what has become of your experience since then but the moth was there for you protecting you. Like a butterfly the moth could bring you new life. Refuse to be depressed..It is a choice you make everyday you wake up. You see all you in this life is this very moment.Teach yourself to be happy and grateful that your aware of this very second. Yesterday is just that and tomorrow is not guarenteed. That moth was there to feel your pain and comfort you somewhat. Be mindful of the creatures that will cross your path because you will know they are there for and reason. Just like how you felt when the month was staring at you with those big eyes you will see and hear the message from the animals. I am a veteran of 17 years in the military and a 2 tour combat vet. The VA have labeled me with severe PTSD from the gulf.i was depressed but it took a glass of water half filled when a doctor asked me one day if that glass was half field or half empty. For peop!e like us that glass has gone half filled every day with a spoonful of hope. When you find your happiness depression will not be an option for you anymore.

  6. Hello, I saw a moth about 20 mins ago on my window while me and my daughter was watching a movie. It was almost like something told me to look and i tell you both our eyes connect and i saw that it notice me and took off a little seconds later. I honesty don’t know what it meant, so if anyone can help me that would so helpful so i can really understand the meaning please.

  7. Wow reading these comments and seeing this post I walked out my front door this morning there is heavy fog that just kind of rolled in, but the thing that struck me is normally embracing my exterior walls of my bedroom the walls are usually laden with millipedes, and earwigs/silverfish but this morning I noticed at least a dozen grey toned moths along with a baby moth, and some greyish brown moths with one solitary black and cream type moth all on the exterior wall which would be above where my bed head rests inside my bedroom (many years ago the same wall had a humongous white ant nest inside it..) I’m not sure if the moths being represented are here for me or a friend and his son who are going through a hard time at the moment and are couch surfing with me and my son. Or whether it’s for me, given where they are located on the outer exterior of my bedroom wall…
    I remember at my grandfathers funeral, he was buried with my grandmother, a monarch butterfly flew up out of the gravesite circled the coffin containing my grandfather, it circled the crowd of mourners paying their respects and then as they lowered the coffin it circled the coffin as it was lowered into the grave site. It was such a significant and poignant moment given for my sons first birthday I purchased and released 12 hibernated Monarch Butterflies (one for every month milestone celebrating my son’s life and growth) we released them and some lingered as their wings dried and flew on people it was such a graceful experience then.. not long after my grandfather passed I would often see dragonflies in my garden hovering by my front window screens..
    Thankyou for this website and thankyou to the people’s comments ❤️❤️❤️❤️

    1. Your grandfather was celebrating rebirth. He had become new and free and happy. He was letting everybody know this freedom. But many might have been in heavy though so they didn’t notice the butterfly. That butterfly was a messenger for you because of your awareness. Practice your awareness everyday and one-day you might hear 5 different birds talking in bird talk or should I say more like gossip and it will amaze you. The butterfly also let you know to start over or you will be starting over. It makes all sense to me now with your newborne.

  8. What does it mean to see a moth with one’s eyes closed fully while awake? I was in bed after waking up with my eyes closed and saw a moth in the blackness of my closed eyes but I can’t find anything on it. Any help would be appreciated.

    1. Prakzz🥀🏩💕

      I dont know how to explain this but i see moths everywhere, n not the average number, i see like 5-6 a day everywhere i go,school,home,my dads house, they are always near me, look i do believe in spirituality n all n i do believe that someone is trying to tell me something i did try listening but i just cant figure it out,what does he want me to know,it’s definitely something these encounters with the moths are not normal,its like they present them selves to me, but i cant figure out the message,its gotten to a point where i see dead flies in my house too,n there is a lot of other things too,i know its not a coincidence,i just need help,how do i know what its tryng to tell me?

    2. Hi, I’ve had a similar situation, except mine has been happening since I was little. It only happens in the dark and it started as a catapillar that would shake violently, which would be followed by weird things happening like floorboards creaking, doorknobs moving, a really bad dark feeling, doors opening, and one time sleep paralysis. Recently it’s changed into a butterfly or maybe a moth, I’m not sure. I’m not sure if it’s a warning, a bad omen, something dangerous, or if it’s just my imagination. All I know is, is that it’s very weird, and I haven’t really been able to find any info on it. Have u seen it more than once? And have u found any information on it since posting this?

    3. In response to post of Nov. 12/19. I am just a fellow walker sharing what came to me while I was reading your post. I was guided to share it. I have been working through extreme amounts of trauma from childhood up until recently at age 49. About three years ago my body was trying to tell me that I had been sexually abused as a child but I was not trusting this (my body) because I had no visual/memory recall. I was also receiving many spiritual messages in the form of seeing animal totems like moths, having dreams, seeing sacred numbers, etc. but was doubting due to pervasive trust issues resultant from trauma. I learned about 7 months ago, through a series of events, that my mind had blocked memories of my being raped as a child literally for my survival and were now surfacing so that I could heal them. That I was ready and feeling safe enough in my body, due to all the work I had done healing previous traumas, to now process this “unknown” trauma. In other words my subconscious had been trying to communicate this to my conscious awareness for some time, but I had just been unable to hear and receive it until I was ready. Where all the conditions came together for this opportunity to release the past to create the space for the healthier, unconditional love that I am so deserving of. My part in co-creating was to be open, listen, receptive and to take action from the place of author of my reality rather than “victim”. It took me years to understand that I was brainwashed to be a victim through trauma. The perpetrators of the violence needed and wanted me to be a victim so that they could feed off my power. If I believed I was a “victim” then I believed I was powerless. That very powerlessness was based upon my survival. Meaning that if I tried to fight back or be anything BUT powerless during the acts of violence against me I could die. So in order to live/survive I had to be powerless. The trauma brainwashing caused my brain to be programmed with a virus of fear. Just as a virus causes malfunctioning in a computer so too does fear in our system by overriding our God given birth right of being loving, powerful, sacred beings. Through the extensive trauma I was brainwashed through programming to believe that my very survival was dependent upon my being powerless, undeserving of love and worthwhile only to be used and abused as an object. Perpetually giving my power away in a myriad of ways that I did unconsciously as a adult due to the virus programming, pervasively effecting my entire life and well-being until I recognised the patterns, source of them and enactioned change. In now having this awareness I now have the choice to see that what happened back then “Isn’t my fault.” because it was a viral malfunction in my brain due to fear. However, now that I have this awareness I now have the choice to continue being powerless or change and accept responsibility, not for the trauma itself, but for how I respond to the trauma. I have control over my perception and how I react. That the traumatised little child in me no longer needs to run the show. As an adult I can go back and show that child she is no longer powerless and does not need to constantly live in fear. It is only when I chose to take responsibility for my wellness that I truly take my power back from “victimhood” to author of my new reality. Do I chose to see myself as powerful, worthy and deserving of making the changes necessary to rewire my brain through changing my thought patterns, thus perceptions to create new experiences where I am now “the victor rather than victim”. It starts with awareness and then the choice. It wasn’t until I made the choice to consciously change my relationship with myself to one of being worthy and deserving of empowering myself through taking responsibility for my life, health and general well-being. Things within my control if I so chose to take them but this is impossible from a place of powerlessness. To take my life back I had to claim my responsibility for myself as a adult to heal myself into wholeness and wellness. That no one else could do it for me where I used to expect people to “fix me” because I couldn’t do it myself and didn’t trust myself to do it because I was powerless. I needed to understood they could walk the journey with me by helping, supporting, guiding, but I had to be the one to do the work. That is when true transformation truly started happening for me. My choice to take control of my thoughts, empowered me to choose my future as my thoughts create my reality. I enabled myself by actioning my own healing.

      I am only sharing what I have been spiritually guided to share and I do not claim to be a medium, etc. My hope is that is is helpful in whatever way Spirit means it to be. To me your dream represents your subconscious telling you that you have unresolved trauma or struggling with a disturbing situation with no resolution. Where your body is trying to get you to see so that you can heal from it hence the struggling pupa in the dream and shaking floorboards etc. Somehow you are feeling invisible and suffocated, unable to live your truth and express it freely. You are such a strong energetic being that your subconscious was/is manifesting this in your reality by things moving etc. to “force” you into this awareness. To bring your attention to it in a much more pronounced way. The vision changing to a butterfly represents metamorphosis or transformation of some sort. Perhaps this has or is already happening in some way or a sign that you are on the right track.

      It could even mean you have very potent energetic, psychic gifts that you are NOT using and are being called to use as your soul purpose to heal others and this planet. You are a sacred being – infinitely powerful and here for a purpose to utilise your unique gifts. Are you living it and using them? Are you living soul purpose and completing your soul mission with your gifts? May you be the blessing you are…

  9. I have a dark coloured Moth visit me for the past week. It sits on my side door Window. I have been feeling quite ill lately with my chronic disorder . 🙁 Everytime I see this beautiful creature outside my door I feel much better. Could someone explain why I may be having constant visits ? I am having MRI testing done in a few days to see how badly my Endometriosis has spread this time around.

    1. A moth landed on me and I didn’t realize. About five minutes into the car ride I nudged what I thought was a piece of hay on my leg. It was a moth. He flew to the windshield. I took him after a while and let him crawl on my window and I opened it to see if he’d rather be outside or in the AC (it was a heat wave) he straddled the window and crawled back on my hand and headed back inside so I kept him. After being on my hand for the 25 min car ride I went to take him into home depot with us. He flew into the car (i assume because it was still cooler than outside) I tried to get him but he flew off my hand again so I went inside feeling bad he’d be in the hot car. We get through the doors and there he is on my shoulder lol. I took him on my finger and he stayed the whole half hour trip and flew “away” after we got to the car. Two minutes later I find him in the car near me lol. I nudged him and he instantly flies onto my finger (like every time before), he stays the whole 25 min car ride. I took him into our house to be in the cool AC. hours later he is gone. Off to find more adventures. I finally get to brushing my teeth and go to bed (this is 12 hours later) I look at the mirror and there he is ^_^ I nudged him and he flies onto my finger, I tried to put him on the wall by my bed but he flies away. I was so worried I accidentally hurt him not knowing where he was but sure enough 20 min later I found him on the curtain to the canopy of my bed where he remains atm ^_^

  10. So initially I thought nothing about this but I was driving home from a weekend camping with some of my best friends and a butterfly flew across the highway and hit my windshield dying instantly. Then not even two weeks later I’m driving and a butterfly I almost hit again but this one thankfully dodged the windshield just in time. NOWjust now I’m coming home from the store backing Into what I would describe a very tight parking spot at an apartment complex my windows down and this monstrosity of a moth Flies it to my car out of literally nowhere and hits the right side of my face lands on my seat my dog turns to see what it was and it disappeared this is three times now 3. so I’m so curious to know what this means in my life.

    Much love.

  11. I have had the same moth flying around my house for days and when j go outside it circles me I’m desperate to know what this could mean

  12. I came here looking for answers to why huge numbers of moths keep landing on me at night. When I go outside within minutes I will have anywheres from 15 to 30 moths of all sorts fluttering around and landing on me. I am just curious to what this could mean or be trying to tell me. I have recently taken on a wiccan lifestyle and am wondering if that is to blame. Please if anyone has any information they feel may be helpful do not hesitate to let me know! I would love some answers.

    1. Hi! I think that this could be because of the Light we emanate, maybe as creatures, they can see that higher vibration light? I have been doing a lot fo soul work these past 2 weeks, all throughout the retrograde really to bring a ton of light into my home and change behaviors that block abundance as I ascend and now I have a huge moth trying desperately to enter my bathroom or kitchen window daily!

    2. That is a great hypothesis! Animals and other things of nature are very aware of the connection we have with our surrounding’s and the vibes we give off when changing our lifestyles to be more positive. They could just be drawn to another version of the light that is bright vibrations!

    3. I’m Wiccan and them landing on you has a few meanings, since your new at Wicca it could mean they are there to protect you or you may have a Ora that attracts them and they feel like your their protector. Hope this helps you in advance our journey blessed be my child.

  13. Kept “eyes to seein” moths this week, felt like I needed a refresher.. felt like posting: when I was a kid, moths were my first experience finding out about death. I had captured two of them, and put them in a habitat. I tried to make it really good for them, but obviously I had jsut imprisoned them. I guess the divine planet saw fit to sacrifice two of them to my learning experience though, because in the morning they were both dead, and I just remember crying very very much. Poor little dudes.

    I was amazed to see that camoflouge is one of its messages; well just yesterday, a kid on the street was catching grasshoppers in a similar fashion… she said she could talk to animals and I’m just like “ohhh really?” (feeling like, I’m sure she does). I asked what her spirit animal was, and she said Chameleon! I asked why, and of course she says “camoflouge”.

  14. There is a white newsbee, looks like a Horse-fly on my front glass door and one was on the back glass door about 2 months ago.
    What does it mean? Good or bad news?

    1. A good sign in my opinion, when I saw the big one the other day outside my window, I felt it could see the “light”. Love ‘n more light to you on your path!

    1. Hey. Recently a butterfly or a moth fly into my mom’s house and land on me. Its a black, and brown with cream brown. Its also has pink and green underneath the big wings. Can anyone tell me. What does that means? I try to find it but no clue on google.

  15. I have being seeing a lot of butterflies in my room but just today I have took notice of moths that sits on the wall above me which looks grey in colour, the other near my door which dark and light brown, what does mean to me…

  16. I see have an owl eyed moth visiting and it’s now 4 days every night. I started seeing this moth when my father passed away 2years ago. After the burial I never saw them again. Then a week ago on the anniversary of his death I started seeing one everyday in my bedroom. What could this mean

    1. I came here looking for information about moths possibly carrying a message from those who have died. My Grandma passed away 2 weeks ago and I also have seen the owl eyed moth! Any information would be greatly appreciated!

    2. This means your dad is offering you love, and the opportunity for a spiritual connection. He is sending you a sign. Read Bill Phillips book, Signs. It just came out.

      Next time you are meditating or relaxed, remember the time you felt the most love from your dad or for your dad. Relieve the memory. Then imagine the love as a glittering white light and send it over him. See him laughing in this picture.

      You can do this simple exercise with everyone you know. It changes you; it changes relationships. Good luck.

    3. I have seen several moths for the past 3 months. Tried to see where they are coming from, but no entry point or closed area. I have seen as many as 4 to 6 in one day, sometimes more. A friend of mine has commented that the universe is trying to speak to me. How do I know??

    4. Amber Weatherby

      Spirit’s can come in many forms from moths, butterflies it’s a way for ur loved one’s to show that they are around don’t be shy to talk to them they’ll talk back in their own way either in dreams or them giving u a sign to follow them in a certen room pay attention hun…

  17. I started meditating for the first time and the next day I see this big orange/red moth with one black spot on the right wing and it’s by my front door. I open and close my door and the moth doesn’t move nor fly. It’s now day 3 and its still there. I do not know what this means. But I have been meditating for 3 days as well. Please help. Thanks

  18. Hi
    This morning a moth flew into my bedroom and continuously flew around and I found it very hard to stop it flying around. It eventually disappeared and I couldn’t help But think it was trying to tell Me something.

    Tonight I was sitting at my computer and the same moth came and landed at my feet. I let it crawl on my finger and I asked what are you trying to tell me. I took it outside and let it crawl on a plant.

    What could this mean?

    1. One way is to sit in a quiet dark room and calm your mind with several slow deep breaths. The think of Moth. Thank it for coming into your life and ask it to share its medicine with you. Whatever you see or feel is moth speaking to you. These are your spiritual senses. Everyone has them. Though not many consciously use them. If you experience nothing do not get discouraged. Thank Moth for the medicine it shared with you. Moth is speaking to you in a way that you cannot see right now. But you can continue to practice developing your spiritual senses. In the manner I described or there are many other paths to the same knowledge. Find what works for you. Namaste.

  19. Hello. Yesterday I was in my room with my fiance and got up from bed and seen a Isabella tiger catepillar. I never seen one before. There has been a lot of different things on going in my life. Parents fighting, work issues and money issues. I was wondering if it’s a good or bad omen?

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