Spiritual meaning of butterfly

Butterflies are believed to have a spiritual connection with human beings like us. Depending on which types of butterflies you see, there will be a different meaning related. Butterflies are considered so special because of their natural characteristics. The transformation of a butterfly from the egg  to the caterpillar to the chrysalis to the beautiful butterfly. Such a transformation makes the butterfly special compared to other animals. 

Spiritual meaning of Monarch butterfly

A little information about Monarch butterflies. 

  • Each year, there is an estimate of tens of millions of Monarch butterflies migrating to Mexico from North America 
  • Their travel distance can goes up to 4500km 
  • Sometimes, it might take 4-5 generations of Monarch butterflies to complete the whole migration. 

Therefore, due to some special characteristics of the Monarch butterfly, there are a few spiritual meanings related to it. 

First meaning is the meaning of “death”. As said, it might take 4 to 5 generations of Monarch butterfly to fully complete the migration from north to south. So, the meaning of “death” here is referring to a new start, maybe in your job career, relationships, new houses, overall related to a new start. 

Second, If a Monarch is landing on you, meaning that you are heading on the right path. Now what does that mean ? Let’s say you are walking down the street, and you are thinking about a decision you just made, don’t know if it was the right decision or not. Then a Monarch landed on you, which means that your decision was the right one. To explain this, we go back to the characteristics of the Monarch, about their migration. To reproduce during migration, the Monarchs lay their eggs on milkweed plants (specifically on milkweed plants), to make sure that the eggs receive the necessary nutrients for their living process. Because of this, once a Monarch landed on you, you are the perfect match for it, and as we said it, the odds of a Monarch landing on somebody is not very high. 

Thirdly, having a Monarch butterfly in your house means that you are being protected, or that your house is being guarded. So, if you see a Monarch butterfly in your house, just appreciate that you have someone looking out for you. Another interpretation about this phenomenon is that your house is always ready to welcome you back if life doesn’t go the way you wanted. 

Spiritual meaning of black butterfly

Like the Monarch butterfly and all the other butterflies out there, the characteristics and attributes of the black butterfly make them special and give them the spiritual meaning they inherit. In ancient times, the black butterflies were associated with bad omen or even death. However, through time, there was more to talk about a black butterfly than bad omen and death. Did you know that black butterfly could mean freedom of the mind and spirit or even wisdom. The explanation for this could be: Black is considered a color for strength, seriousness, power, and authority, and not everyone finds this attractive. So, it creates a sense of feeling that something mysterious is hidden behind the blackness of the butterflies and gives it the spiritual connection with hidden wisdom. 

Fun fact, there is a common spiritual meaning between all the butterflies. Because a butterfly’s life span started as an egg and transformed over time to become a butterfly. So, when you see a butterfly coming close to you, it might significantly change your life. 

However, a black butterfly could signify bad luck as well. Most common belief is that if you see a black butterfly in your sleep, you might experience stress, or you are too worried about something. Luckily the black butterfly in your dream would usually vanish before you could catch them. The meaning of that is your problems will be solved. You just need to be calm, and look for a solution. 

Another spiritual meaning of a black butterfly landing on you is you. You might have some troubles that you might want to let go. Could be about a failing relationship, or some past problems that you might have. As said before, it could be that you are ready for a new journey. 

Did you know there are 7 species of butterfly that is considered to be black butterfly 

  • Black Swallowtail (Papilio Polyxenes)
  • Atala (Eumaeus Atala)
  • Common Green Birdwing (Ornithoptera Priamus)
  • Spicebush Swallowtail (Papilio Troilus)
  • Archduke (Lexias)
  • Common Sootywing (Pholisora Catullus)
  • Gold-Rim Swallowtail (Battus Polydamas)

Good news, these butterflies can be found all across the North American region. The only problem is these butterflies can not be found in the winter. So, if you want to catch one, you should get out there and look for them right now. 

Spiritual meaning of butterfly landing on you

If a butterfly is landing on you, depending on which type of butterfly that lands on you, it might carry a different meaning. However, there is one thing in common about a butterfly landing on you and that it signals some specific situation or decision that you are thinking of at that point in time, and there is something going on about it. For example, if you are thinking about your current relationship with someone and a black butterfly landed on you. Chances are you are having a lot of problems in that relationship, and you might want to let it go because a black butterfly landed on you to signify that you should let go of your problems. 

Spiritual meaning of white butterfly

We all know white and black are contrasts to each other. So, if a black butterfly represents bad omen then the white butterfly represents good luck and purity. We believe that white butterflies are messengers from heaven. We often portray angels in white costumes with wings, and heaven is believed to be above the clouds and shining, and if you look at a white butterfly, it is also white, have wings, so it somehow portrays the image of an angel as well. 

Spiritual meaning of yellow swallowtail butterfly

Yellow butterflies are related to rebirth and new life. Usually people believe that yellow butterflies are the spirit of your deceased ones who come to give a visit. This usually means that you have their blessing, and they are looking out for you. Not only that, the yellow butterfly is also considered to be the symbol of love in some regions. Last but not least, it could be a symbol of a child coming into the family.  

What is the spiritual meaning of an orange butterfly

An orange butterfly, naturally, can not live as long as the other butterflies. The reason is because they have such bright colors, which make them easily become prey to other animals. So, one of the spiritual meanings of the orange butterfly is to be focused on your tasks. (the orange butterfly has to be extra cautious to prevent getting eaten). Another meaning, which is unique to the orange butterfly, is that someone special will pay you a visit soon, a special guest. So, if you see an orange butterfly, be prepared. 

What is the spiritual meaning of a silver butterfly

A silver butterfly is believed to bring joy and happiness to everyone who sees it. It could also be considered to be a sign of something/someone important is coming to you. 

What is the spiritual meaning of seeing a dead butterfly

A dead butterfly is strongly linked to resurrect/transformation. As said earlier in the article, the transformation of a butterfly from an egg to a butterfly symbolizes that. So, if you see a dead butterfly, you are going to experience some changes in your life. Last thing, a dead butterfly will not bring you bad omen, so don’t worry. If you are looking to talk to a real psychic to find out more what things spiritually mean for you this site is worth to check out.

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