Wasp

Wasp Symbolism


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-Wasp

When Wasp comes buzzing into your life:

You are being reminded that simply thinking about your dreams will not make them a reality as quickly as going out and doing it. Make a plan, keep working towards it and let nothing get in your way. Perseverance, desire and action are what is called for. Apply your passion to the reality you wish to achieve!

Alternatively Wasp is letting you know that resistance to change is by definition self sabotage. It’s time to allow yourself the notion that all things are possible, and that you deserve to have all your dreams come true. Be the best you can be!

If the Wasp is your Animal Totem;

You are comfortable in both social situations and on your own. You are an independent thinker who is goal oriented and allow nothing to get in the way of your plans. You are willing to be expressive with your thoughts – regardless of the sting that is occasionally behind them. You have a detachment when it comes to romance in your life and more often than not do not commit to long term relationships. You will simply do your own thing whenever you choose to.

If the Wasp has come to you in your dreams:

To kill this insect in your dream signifies your ability to stand up fearlessly for your rights and to stand tall against your opponents. To be stung it signifies the need to look closely at what is going on around you. Perhaps something you have sown is going to come back and bite you. To dream of this insect building her nest is a symbol of productiveness and success in the pursuit of your goals.


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  • I was on my way out today and came in contact with a Great Black Wasp. The funny thing is that they’re rare to see in my area. Could this be some type of meaning maybe?

  • Now here is a crazy one for you guys! I woke up this morning and felt the presence of something next to me. I jumped out of bed and right next to my pillow where my husband sleeps (he had already gone off to work) there was a wasp (yellow jacket) on his pillow. I was not afraid of it for some reason, but out of shock I jumped up and grabbed some tissue and killed it. Then I felt really bad afterwards because I felt it was there to give me a message. I looked all around the house and not a single window was open. Why and how did this wasp get in there and what could it mean? I seriously feel so bad for killing it now, but I was just really shocked to see her on my pillow. Any ideas? Blessings, Stasha

  • Hi, as I arrived home I just got stung by a large wasp, right on my thymus chakra… i only discovered the location of this a few days ago when watching a meditation to activate it. Would you be so kind as to shine a light on this for me? Thank you so much. I was already emotional looking out for blue butterflies from my recently deceased beloved male dog. And my new adolescent female came an sat wit me as I bathed the sting with vinegar. I have opened windows fir several wasps lately to let them outside. Thank you Jane x

    • Hi, I have come across this page after finally searching for an answer to my continual run-ins with wasps. Over the past two months I have been stung by a wasp on more than six occasions. Never in my life have I had a problem with these insects. Despite their infatuation with me, if one lands on me (and on the odd occasion does not sting me) I will allow it to sit there. I do not mind these creatures, in fact, I feel they are trying to give me a message. I am at a stage in my life where I am not happy in my job, I want to move on but I am in a complicated situation. I know I need to make a move. The problem is that I have too many options, my mind is too adventurous and I can concoct a new idea in a matter of minutes that tops the last idea. My inability to make a decision, and fear of making another bad decision are stopping me from moving forward. I am trying to trust in the universe, to notice the signs, but I’m young and still getting to know myself right now. How do I put my active mind to rest? How do I clear away the noise and find my true path? What are these fascinating insects trying to tell me? Help if you can!

      • Caitlin, I came across your message while reading about bee stings. I am an Oracle card reader and I was called to draw a card for you. The message is Yang. Yang represents the power of action, the energies that propel the world forward, and manifesting thought & desire into concrete form. Now is the perfect time to act, for you can easily build momentum & make headway. What you want will come to fruition if you proceed confidently. This card signifies new life & is a sure sign that obstacles have been removed. There is no reason to hesitate. You are the shaper of your destiny now. Love & Light

  • I dreampt of a wasp lastnite. It tried to sting me, but my clothing was too thick. I could see the needle piercing my clothing, but didn’t much bother with him until after he buzzed off. When he was on a window ledge still within my grasp, I came to realize if he came for another go my attack vector was too great, with capacity for a direct hit at too much surface area. I slowly came in with my hand and pinched the stinger directly off the body, watching the creature flail around for a bit before awaking.

    I’m hopefully towards the end of the largest project I’ve ever taken on, at my limits in every respect, momentarily losing my cool on occasion, but keeping to the goal and pushing on nonetheless. My interpretation is that I foresee potential enemies drawing near, trying to take me down, but that I won’t allow it and ultimately will triumph as I disable their offenses.

    • Yesterday, as I got into my vehicle at the grocery store, I felt a sting in my left knee. I could not locate the source under my skirt and assumed it had been a bee and so was deceased and could do no further harm. However, a few miles down the road I felt another sting. I pulled over and again looked under rather full skirt and found nothing. I laid my hand on my lap and got stung in the wrist and thigh. I got out at destination still unable to find critter, got stung in other wrist and caught glimpse of something wasp like flying out from under my skirt. Today they itch incredibly. I had no idea anything could sting that many times. I wonder the significance metaphysically….

  • I was sitting outside and on my phone, but my hands were grasping my phone. Just texting, and a wasp lands on my finger, does a 180 and flys the opposite direction, it freaked me out because I was sure it pricked me and it didn’t. Just kept on it’s busy day. Weird..

  • There’s this wasp comes to me almost everyday now he just comes and sits on my and walk down to my hand sits there for a minute and then fly’s off 😊 just wondering what this could mean???

    • You have a sense of oneness with nature. it trusts you, as you trust it not to sting. Daily reminder of the beauty in the world when the negativity of fear is not present in our internal energy. You have a beautiful aura and the parts of the world that know how to see that, stop by for a chat to share their love.

  • At the park yesterday my friend noticed a wasp on my head, I didn’t smack it or anything, he just chilled there for a good twenty minutes and flew away, got a couple pictures with him too, nice lil guy

  • I was in a car and one mud wasp started flying around out of nowhere. I was the passanger. I opened to window to try to let it out but it was like invincible to the wind. The more I tried to get ride of it the more I seemed to notice more mud wasps. I’m naturally afraid of all bees. Even though these ones were being peaceful. I was trying to get them sucked out of the moving car but I was unsuccessful

  • Hi
    I had a dream about three wasps being in my apartmenr where I live with my mom, and two twin brothers. They came in one window and started making a nest. They saw me and one landed on me but didnt bite me but being stung by alot of them as a child i panicked in the dream. Then we finally opened my bedroom window and they all peacefully flew out. Help me understand what this means

  • I had a dream about a wasp nest made of socks. In the dream I was aware that my attention and curiosity might attract the attention of the wasps – but I did not look away fast enough before 3 black wasps took notice of me and landed on my left arm, which happens in real life to be injured. I am unfamiliar with black wasps and in my dream, did not know what they were, but knew they could hurt me. I held very still almost until I could not stand it, and then one of the wasps flew away. This gave me hope that if I was patient, the others would go, to.

  • I recently have had a single yellow jacket always near me when i go places. Even to the point where i was taking him off the glass i was drinking from. He walked around my hand and stopped to clean his face and flew away. Im wondering if this is my totem or if its symbolizing something. Any advice?

  • A few decades ago, early 20’s, I remember having a couple of giant (6-7 foot tall) black wasps hang out in my dreams. They never bothered me, just there following me around. So much so, that I could sense them about even during the day. Once I was daydreaming through a night class and dreamt them attaching the instructor. The instructor started coughing which woke me up. After that I stopped giving them any attention per way too weird and they disappeared. I completely forgot about them until recently. Anyone know what that was all about?

  • This week I was mowing and felt something hitting me in the back of the head and neck. Before I knew it, I was being stung in various places. I ran and instinctively swatted. When I finally made it inside and removed my clothes, there were 8 yellow jackets stinging me inside my clothes.

    Unfortunately I had to kill them to stop them.

    I was never afraid before, but now find it difficult to go in my yard. I’m even more afraid to mow. I found 2 separate ground nests- the ones who attacked me, and another on the opposite side of the drive.

    My grass needs mowing really bad. I don’t want to kill them, but I can’t see them moving because I asked them to.

    Any thoughts??

    • I am going through something similar. At my apartment there was a giant wasp nest near my next door neighbor’s door. I was stung 3 times on my arm last week coming home from work. It was finally taken down yesterday, but this morning when I was taking out the trash I saw that the wasps have begun building a nest in my doorway!
      Ever since I have been stung I’m absolutely terrified of them. I called apt maintenance today for some pest control, but I hope it works better than last time. I have always been afraid of them for how they look but now that I know what they feel like I’m even more afraid.

    • Wasps terrify me. When I was young, I was attacked by a swarm while cleaning out my grandfather’s shed in last few days of an Ohio July. I was mangled and disfigured all over my body. WhIle recovering, I had dreams about setting fire to acres and acres of nests. Laying waste to an entire species over the course of a week. Then, when I was able to move about again, I found I was petrified of being near them. Just the sound of a buzz would send me into a panic, forcing me to flee. I stayed inside for almost all of August.

      I didn’t “get over” my fear; but, I’ve learned to control it. Now, nearly two decades later–two decades of varying levels of fear, from mild apprehension to sheer panic–I’m able to stand my ground when a wasp comes near. I’m able to use Raid and traps and fake nests to protect myself and my kids.

      It’s a process, but remember you’re smarter than they are, bigger than they are, and can stay awake longer. They “turn-off” in the evening. Use that time to deal with them as you see fit. You can do it.

  • I’ve always had a phobia towards wasps, something about them always scared me senseless! But I often see them around me and they have never harmed me – except once when I was doing an obstacle course race and was goofing around during the log carry obstacle. I tripped and fell not far off the trail, directly on top of a wasp hive!!

    I finished the race and was minimally affected by the bites and stings (thankfully, we were miles from a hospital and in the middle of nowhere on a trail).

    Now I am wary of them but less so than I used to be. I “flew” with one yesterday – it crossed my path and flew just ahead of my face at the same speed as me on my bike. I don’t recall what I was thinking about, but it’s highly possible it was trying to send me a message now that I read this!

    Any significance in this story? Curious whether they might possibly be a totem animal or just a messenger at times.

  • I’m so glad I found this post …..last night I had a dream ….. Can I add I don’t remember my dreams but what ever I do dream I remember only snippets…. which sometimes slowly comes to me the next day ….. Ok so in my dream there was a wasp who was flying around me……I managed to get rid of the wasp and run inside the house but then it appeared in my sandal buzzing Around under my heel….. I remember persistently kicking my foot to get it out ….. But it didn’t budge ……that is all I remember but then I woke up anyways as I was really hot. Thanks

  • I am on a career path in LAW. I noticed three WASP flying around inside my bedroom window. I recently had a slight hiccup on my journey for this career. Does anyone know what this might mean or symbol?

  • Last summer I had a hornet that would come visit me. He would hover about about 18″ away until I would say hello. Or he would hover looking in my office window. He did this every day until late fall I found a almost dead hornet on my front porch. We had a cold snap and I don’t think he was able to get back to the hive. I tried to warm him by putting him in a box and covering him, thinking if he made it thru the night and it was warm the next morning he could get to the hive. He did not survive. Strange as it sounds I had bonded with this hornet. I must sound pretty nuts to most but oh well. Anyway since the spring I have been sitting out on my front porch again everyday. I even work out there most days. I have noticed another hornet coming around. This one actually lands nearby. It has even landed on the table I sit at facing me. I hear his buzz often even when I don’t see him. What is going on? Is this hornet my animal spirit or totem? Is he trying to tell me something?

    • Beautiful story. Thank you for your awareness. You are asking the right questions, and only you know the answers. When you ask the questions to yourself, or your higher wisdom, what pops into your head? I regular and “intentional” visitation like that is rarely coincidence!

      peace, paul

  • I had a dream about wasps. I was outside when one came at me and I used Raid wasp spray to kill it. Then another came and I repeated until a larger number was after me and I ran out of spray. I ran in the house, looked out the window and saw that the ones I killed were reviving and began to try and get in the house through windows and doors. I could hear their voices and feel their anger but could not escape. I woke up terrified with my heart racing, and exhausted. This is the first time I have ever dreamed of wasps. The only thing I can guess is that I have been feeling my life is in complete disarray and nothing has worked out as planned. I feel I have awakened a hornets nest and can’t find a way out. Thoughts?

  • I had a strange dream that was a bit different- rather than see a wasp in my dream, someone, as if suprised at realizing my true identity or nature, pointed to me and exclaimed “you are a wasp!’, immediately after which my german shepard (in my dream) attacked something fiercely behind my back. I couldn’t turn to see or to help because I was paralyzed. I was awoken from my dream by my wife who told me I had been making noises as if to call out. Any thoughts?

    • Well, if wasps are associated with action, and logic (among other things), I would assume you are a go getter, and a man who takes action. The German Shepherd points to someone who is loyal to you, possibly a family member if you actually own this particular German Shepherd. Seems to me, that someone is either attacking you verbally, or your character or work, or at work, and somebody loyal to you is standing up for you,protecting you.

  • I just found a huge black dead wasp in my garden… I have never seen one before in my life… I Google to see what it was and found your page!
    Is there a meaning if it’s dead?

    • was wondering the same thing. i found a dead wasp in the toilet in december in a closed room where it was completely out of place

  • I was making some Christmas gifts and was wrapping a homemade soap for my niece when a bee buzzed by my ear. I looked at it and ignored it then about5min later the same bee came and stung me on my eyelid. What does that mean. Btw, i was in the kitchen had never seen a bee anywhere around the house.

  • Today I had a wasp land on me. I’m terrified of wasps. When I was a kid I grabbed one and held on tight, not thinking to let go, it stung me over and over again. I ran to my dad screaming and crying. He kept saying “open your hands. Let go. Let go!” I finally did and of course he doctored me up. My dad passed when I was 4. I was never able to let go of the sting his death left me. And for more than 20 yrs I’ve not been able to let that go. It makes total sense that it’s symbolic of me letting my dad’s death go. Also, with the description above, it fits along well with what I’m currently facing in my life right now.
    I am going to be moving soon and while I’m very excited for this opportunity I am leaving my family and the state I’ve always lived in my entire life. It’s a little nerve wracking and stressful. My Grandma always tells me I have to take action to get things done. I can pray hope wish and meditate all day every day and it won’t make a difference if I don’t Take the necessary steps to get where I need to be. I’m also the most indecisive person ever. That also goes along its action. Being INdecisive is the decision of doing nothing. So, I’m ready for these big changes and I have to let go and face life head on and without fear. I trust the universe will provide for me. 🙂

    • Thank you for your comment, it was an inspiration for me to read this, especially where I am currently in my life right now. Thank you for sharing your story with us all 🙂

  • I was boiling water with fresh ginger and spices for a chai mixture when wasp flew into the kitchen. During the moments of chai brewing my mind was pondering all the plans and projects I have taken on for this year. That is when I realised that the plans and projects, which are most dear and relevant to me, were constantly being pushed into second position in my planning and therefore barely progressing. I also became aware of how little time was left of the rest of the year to bring my vision to completion – especially while considering the amount of volunteer work I have taken up. (So clearly, this is the part, in which I am kind of sabotaging myself taking on tasks that are seemingly a little bit more ‘important’ than the original ones). Therefore, I started mentally phrasing what I need to honestly communicate about myself to others to get out of this cycle of slow personal project progression and Wasp flew in, hovered around me and then headed to the boiling pot of water and, yep, fell in. Ofcourse, I immediately scooped Wasp out, and felt bad (melancholy of letting go of past behavioural patterns) for its sudden and harsh death (new approaches and standing up for ones new way of thinking is always a harsh slap in the face of the old ego) and put it on the window sill (it is ok to be ceremonial and compassionate with the layers that are being shed off and show gratitude – after all, everything serves its purpose at one point in time 🙂 )

    • Thanks for sharing your story. I was in the bathroom having a shower yesterday when a wasp flew in and sat on the wall. Like you, there is a project I need to immerse myself in to change my life and our finances ( has to do with learning a new skill, so it involves allot of studying for a few months) and I have been putting it off for months. Just like your wasp, this wasp was dying so I left it in the bathroom for a peaceful death and thanked it for bringing me the message that I really need to make a move now or else this opportunity will disappear from my life. I have had animal totems ( and insects) for many years. I thank the universe and animal kingdom for these gifts.

  • I have developed a fear of bees since forever but it gets worse every year, especially bad the last few years. I’ve been stung in the throat (inside and outside on neck), armpit, a bunch at once, and today on my ankle… The other day a bee landed on my leg and it wouldn’t leave but luckily didn’t sting me. Now, I love ALL animals including insect types and unfortunately I hurt them when they’re around because I’m so terrified. All other bugs I leave in the house of safely place them outside. I do respect the beer and care for it but I am just so scared.. I’m really starting to think it’s a sign, and got tears in my eyes when I read the post about the cat having a heart attack.. Some sort of sign? I’m so scared it’s getting worse as I am even more wary outside now, terrified of bees. Nothing physically scares me more. Any thoughts or ideas?

    • We are taught to fear bees and wasps so it’s normal to be scared and when you are scared its normal to assume an attack is eminent and either jump or swat at them. The attack was eminent but it was “you” that “attacked” first!

      A way to stop this cycle is to not swat or even move if a bee or wasp comes near you (unless it’s a swarm of Africanized bees and then run like hell in doors or into water!

      If you don’t move or react when a bee or wasp comes along you’ll find that they will ignore you (you’re not a flower) and may even land on you. 

      If you don’t threaten them they will check you out and fly away. 

      If you can do this Whenever a bee/wasp is near you’ll find that they have nothing but interest in you or what your eating. 

      Then you can move toward not fearing them at all – ( since you  but have learned to) and they won’t bother you at all. You may start to even find them quite fascinating and cute! 

      Just unlearn to be afraid. They love you and the feeling should be returned. For bees especially. They work very hard for us!

  • I’m a pretty cynical person and have never really considered the validity of animal symbolism before, however, for the past three days, each morning when I have woken up, there has been a wasp present behind the curtains in my bedroom. I have awoken each day to their buzzing and on each occasion, I have opened the windows to let them out. I find this very peculiar and after the second time, it struck me vividly that this was some sort of sign or symbol that I should at least research a little into. I believe if ever I was to have a spirit animal, the wasp is it. Many of the traits attributed to the wasp resonate with me very much. The associations of fertility, the female warrior, female societies and the importance of thought and reason are major aspects of my personality and desires. I don’t know, it’s probably quite silly but there is no harm in believing or even just considering a certain truth behind the ideas of spirit animals and their corresponding symbolism.

  • This is very enlightening. I’ve been stung by 3 wasps (almost 4) in a matter of 12 hours. 😯

    Obviously there’s a nest near the side of my house that I didn’t find yet but the wasp medicine resonates with me.

  • I have encountered this strange thing for the first time in my life.
    A few days back, while I was setting up my balcony I found this box with a yellow wasp in it. I tried to shoo it away…as soon as I got near it….I found that the whole box was filled with wasps. They had built their hive in it….I called my dad and he swiftly took the box up and threw it in the direction it would land in the playground right next to our apartment…
    From that day these wasps have been coming back…Not Only This…today I went to my garage and even there I saw this wasp hive dangling from it gate…
    This is not giving me a good feeling.
    Can anyone help me understand what it might symbolise?

    • May I suggest that you apologize to the wasps for what happened to them as a family and a home. I think they may be angry and need an apology from you and perhaps on your father’s behalf as well. Their home was removed and abruptly, without asking them to find a new home as you removed them. Anytime I need to remove a snake, spider, scorpion, squirrel, bird, lizard out of the house- I talk to them. I tell them what I’m going to do and why. They need to find another place to go. I’m going to safely pick you up and place you outside where you have the freedom to go anywhere but here, this is my home you need to leave. Thank you.

      It’s kinda like a command but with respect to their Kingdom. I rarely have animals fight back. They give in and let me take them outside. I never try to hurt them either. The idea is that you see them as an equal and communicate your boundaries. So picture them in your head and say whatever you feel is right. I hope they are open to hear your message. Good luck.

      • Thank you for writing this.. this is what I have been learning to do and now have conversation a you suggest .. after an experience with a spider that really showed me what was possible 😉 <3

  • I woke up and felt something fly away from me and buzz all the way towards me and then fly behind my desk almost like a nose dive. I had no glasses on so I didn’t know what it was after being awake for a half hour or so I glanced on the wall beside me and there it was a wasp. I had no ideal what to do. Its winter in Michigan, I opened the window and waited it out, after 15 minutes it crawled to the screen and I shut the window.I have had a lot of heart ache since my youngest child’s dad and I went from being happily in love to it ending worse than any relationship I even been in 8 months ago. I am starting a new job and reorganizing my home this is so symbolic.

  • Very strange indeed. I had a wasp in my house today literally chasing me around( yes I was running and screaming lol) and I too have had my heart shattered two weeks ago when I found out that my hubby of 14 years had been keeping secrets from me….well just leave it at that.

    • Let’s guess? Side chick? Wasp says dump him and be the warrior and leave him. If you stay he will just do it again hiding it better next time.

  • I found two wasps in my apartment yesterday. I live on Vancouver Island so It is too cold for them to fly around outside so I was extremely surprised. I caught the smaller one last night and put it outside, and showed the large one to the patio door today. Not sure about the symbolism. I’m in good physical health but I am planning on buying a home.

  • Hi. Interesting comments. We woke up this morning and we have a hundred wasps on the side of our house. What could the meaning of this be?? 😀

  • I wold like to offer insight on the Wasp because I had a significant encounter the past few weeks involving a single Wasp in my home.

    It flew in one of the windows and was on the ceiling of my apartment and I didn’t want to kill it. I strongly believe in the symbolism of animals, so I looked up his totem.

    There was nothing about the totem that really resonated with me, so I let it go. Cut to a few weeks later, in my living room there was the SAME WASP, this time on the ceiling. I have very high ceilings so not possible to shoo him out. At this time, I thought, HUH, There must be a reason he’s still hanging around. I looked up the totem again, nothing resonated.

    The next day after I saw the wasp in the living room, he was gone, but I do tarot cards for myself and I did a reading on my life. The reading pulled up the 3 of Swords, which can mean heartache emotional problems, to very literal meanings of heart attack, blood problems, and heart disease. Another very interesting thing the meaning said that I had never seen before, was that along with the heart disease that “stinging insects may be attracted to you at this time” WHOA.

    What was crazy about all of this, is I do not have heart problems, so i was confused about all of this, along with the wasp.

    I left for the day and came back, and the wasp was gone. Sadly, that night though, my cat died of a heart attack. There was no way I could have prevented it but spirit was talking to me that day. I just wanted to share because there could be another sign with the Wasp that has to do with heart related issues.

    • Interesting story Andy. I have also see a wasp in my house 4 times in the past two weeks. I looked it up like you did and nothing really caught my attention. I have had a broken heart from a relationship that I have been in but no physical heart problems. Others have seen the Wasp in my home as well. I allow it to crawl on me and then I let it outside. IT is cool weather here so I figured the Wasp and snakes would be in the ground this time a year but I saw a snake yesterday on my steps. Strange times we live in. Peace

    • Hi all wondering if you guys could help….
      I’ve been reading about wasp and their meaning I’ve had one in my house for a whole day now it won’t leave it hardly fly’s it briefly flies but returns to the same light shade I managed to sho it in the bathroom and opened the window I went and looked this morning it was still in the bathroom just sitting on the shelf…like it was waiting for me lol the window was wide open was stunned it was still there…can any one help with a meaning please thanks


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