What I need to know is that on the same day that I discovered a quite serious problem, I went to walk out my door and sitting there was a beautiful blue and black butterfly that didn’t move and I reached down to touch it and almost did then it flew in a circle and almost landed on me. And as I walked away it still sat there and didn’t move. Could u give me an idea on what it could mean, it seemed like a sign for me . Ty
Your butterfly was certainly a sign – a sign from the natural world to which we are all tied – for you to delve into the symbolism that the butterfly represents. For instance, a butterfly is first an egg and then evolves into a crawling larva. It then completely transforms itself into a cocoon where it then develops wings and emerges as a flighted, beautiful insect.
The butterfly’s message is all about our abilities to completely transform ourselves whenever things aren’t going so well for us, which you are in no way alone with.
The symbolism involved here is that the natural world is calling us all to evolve and to not be afraid of change when change is imperative. A flying butterfly – as can be seen as an evolved soul – then pollinates (gives new life) and breeds further beautiful examples of itself, the same as it ever was, well before we humans arrived to threaten their – and every other living thing’s – existence.
Butterfly therefore represents moving gracefully and beautifully in the world, butterfly inspires us and others with color and light, and is the ambassador of the faerie realm, a place where real power can emanate. I hope this has helped. Peace, Phil
The Medicine cards say that the power that what butterfly brings to us is akin to air. It is the mind, and the ability to know the mind or to change it. It is the art of transformation.
“Throughout history the butterfly has been admired for their delicate beauty. Most adult butterflies live just one or two weeks except for the monarch and angel wing which can live for six months or more. This is very symbolic. It suggests that a person with this medicine will experience tremendous soul growth in their earlier years. A difficult childhood is common. Life lessons are revealed to the consciousness while in the womb of the mother – the cocoon stage – and are completed when the caterpillar emerges into the butterfly and takes flight.
Butterflies are symbols of freedom and creativity. They hold the gift of transformation and soul evolution. “