What is the spiritual meaning of dragonflies? What does it mean when a dragonfly lands on you, or is flying around you? Find out now!
Sources of symbolism: animal symbolism, shamanism, druidism, dream interpretation and new age philosophy.
3 Spiritual Meanings of Dragonflies
When a dragonfly acts in an unusual way around you – for example is particularly friendly flying around you, or it lands on you – then it is trying to convey a message from the spirit world.
These are the main messages of the dragonfly:
1. Study The Magical Arts
You feel drawn to studying the magical arts. This could be mediumship, reading tarot cards, healing, counseling, mentoring or teaching. Don’t ignore this urge. Don’t put it off for another day. If you are already advanced in your studies, or even already working in a spiritual area – then the dragonfly urges you to work harder, continue to upskill and promote yourself to an even wider set of people. Be ruthless with how you spend your time now.
2. Ask Yourself: What is Holding Me Back?
Dragonflies spend the early part of their life living underwater in lakes. It is only when they eventually take to the sky darting around in their full glory, that they emerge in all their shining glory. When the dragonfly appears, ask yourself – what is holding me back? Perhaps it is a relationship, job, fear or some other situation. Whatever it is, be honest with yourself and be ruthless in making the necessary change. Feel the fear and do it anyway. The dragonfly is a deadly predator in the insect kingdom and he is ruthless in taking care of his own needs. As a spirit guide animal, allow the dragonfly to inspire you now.
3. Your Soul is Being Judged
If a dragonfly is hovering around you, it can be a sign that your soul is being judged. Most likely you are judging yourself – asking, am I really living my soul purpose? When the dragonfly appears, you are gently urged not to ignore this question. It is as though the dragonfly becomes a visual representation of your soul – facing you – asking you to listen within. This is why the dragonfly is a symbol of change, transformation and self-realization.
Spiritual meanings of dragonflies in folklore: It was believed that the dragonfly represented the Devil who was coming to weigh your soul to find out if you were a good or bad person.
What Does it Mean When You See Two Dragonflies?
In nature, two is associated with romance and close companionship. So what does the dragonfly mean in love?
1. Love is near but you are missing the signs. Open your eyes and look around you. The dragonfly can see in 360 degrees, and nearly 80 percent of the insect’s brain is dedicated to its sight. When you see two dragonflies, it means that there is someone in your circle, perhaps extended circle, that would make a suitable partner for you. If you know who this person is, it may be that you need to make the first move.
2. If you are in a relationship, two dragonflies can signify failing to see the potential in your relationship. Maybe you have neglected your love life a little bit. The best way to bring the spark back, is to make time for romance, even one date night a week would be great.
Is it Good Luck to See a Dragonfly?
Yes, dragonflies are a symbol of good luck. In many Asian countries they signify the beginning of prosperity, so finances often improve after their appearance.
Is a Dragonfly a Symbol of Death?
No, it is not. The spiritual meaning of dragonflies is similar to the butterfly in that it represents death and rebirth.
What does the Dragonfly say about Weather?
In some countries, it is believed that a dragonfly flying low to the ground predicts rain; and a dragonfly flying high above your head predicts sunny weather.
What does the Dragonfly Tattoo Mean?
A tattoo is a subconscious way of imprinting the message on yourself. You may think you picked the dragonfly because it’s ‘attractive’, but the reasoning probably goes much deeper. If you get a dragonfly tattoo – is means your soul wants you to remember your life purpose, and why you are here. It is a way of reminding yourself subconsciously always to seek a meaningful life and not to get too distracted by money or a glitzy lifestyle.
This meaning also applies to a certain degree, if you are attracted to dragonfly motifs, perhaps in clothes, jewellery or ornaments.
Donna’s Dragonfly Story
Hi Karina. I just want to share with you a lovely experience I had yesterday morning. After a rain storm I found a dragonfly laying on it’s side on our outdoor sink. I thought it was dead, but I gently touched it’s leg and it started moving it’s legs around. I let it wrap it’s legs around my finger a carefully lifted it up. It’s wings were stuck together with water droplets, so I carefully separated them. The dragonfly spread it’s wings to let them dry. Every now and then it would shake it’s wings and rub it’s little head with it’s front legs. I gave it some Reiki asking it to take what she needed. After about 20 mins I said to the dragonfly: “When you are ready feel free to fly off”. There was a pause and then it flew off into the sky, away on it’s journey. Such a magical experience.
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