Butterfly Spirit Animal & Totem

Butterfly Spirit Animal & Totem

By Elena Harris, SpiritAnimal.info Editor

Butterfly Spirit Animal

The butterfly is one of the most emblematic totem animals symbolizing personal transformation. If you see the butterfly as your totem or spirit animal, pay attention to the areas in your life or personality that are in need of profound change or transformation. Perhaps, this animal totem guides you to be sensitive to your personal cycles of expansion and growth, as well as the beauty of life’s continuous unfolding. An important message carried by the spirit of the butterfly is about the ability to go through important changes with grace and lightness.


Butterfly Symbolism

What is the meaning of the butterfly? This animal totem is primarily associated with symbolism of change and transformation.

  • Powerful transformation, metamorphosis in your life, personality
  • Moving through different life cycles
  • Renewal, rebirth
  • Lightness of being, playfulness
  • Elevation from earthly matters, tuning into emotional or spiritual
  • The world of the soul, the psyche

A secondary meaning of the butterfly is about finding joy in life and lightness of being.

“We are all butterflies. Earth is our chrysalis.”

~LeeAnn Taylor

 

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Butterfly totem and transformation

The butterfly is a symbol of powerful transformations. By analogy to the development of this animal, the meaning associated with the butterfly emphasizes the ability to move from one state, perspective, lifestyle to another.

When the butterfly comes into your life as spirit guide, you may be going through or expect important changes in your life. More than changes in your environment, the transformation the butterfly totem points to are more internal: They could be related to your own perspective on a subject, aspects of your personality, or personal habits. Personal transformation is emblematic of the butterfly symbolism.

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Butterfly Spirit Animal

Butterfly totem symbol of joy and lightness of being

When the butterfly shows up in your life as a spirit animal or totem, it might indicate the need to look at a conflicting situation with more lightness and different perspective. This totem animal is symbolic of lightness of being and elevation from the heaviness of tensions.

This power animal invites those who have a connection with it to bring joy and bliss into their lives. Butterflies often have bright colors. By extension, they are associated with aliveness and brightness. The message of this totem animal is to lighten up and add more color to your life. Perhaps it’s time to express yourself more fully and show your colorful personality.

The Butterfly and the world of the Soul

In many traditions around the world, the butterfly is a symbol of the soul or soul world. For example, in Chinese symbology, it can represent immortality. For the Japanese, a white butterfly symbolizes the soul the departed ones.

In Ancient Greece, butterflies represent the psyche or soul, and its attribute of immortality.


Calling the butterfly totem for support

The butterfly is a powerful animal to call when you need support in times of transition, whether it’s at work, in a relationship, or when you’re doing inner work. Great ally during intense periods of personal transformation, it will add ease and lightness to the process.

This power animal is a good inspiration for adding more color into your life and self-expression. Those who have the butterfly as a totem animal may be naturally inclined to express themselves openly, to reflect their colors into their environment.

Dreaming About Butterflies

Dreams are our subconscious minds communicating to us using the language of symbols. The classic interpretation of a butterfly in your dreams is that of transformation. Did the dream start with a caterpillar, cocoon or butterfly? The key to its meaning of transformation depends on where in the life cycle the butterfly is. Associated with the idea of transformation is also rebirth and transmutation of energy. The butterfly can also symbolize freedom, expansion and full self expression. Lastly, the butterfly may symbolize social success.

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696 Responses to Butterfly Totem

  • Irina
    When My father died in Ghana I saw a park full of white butter flies about 500 of them. Then 4 yrs after it's still a lot of white butterflies coming to me every summer on daily bases. What is the meaning? Love Irina
    • Brian Bayer
      some zay they are kisses ffom heaven.
  • Virginia
    What are the yellow and black butterflies meaning also what does mean when you see a monarch butterfly What are the meaning of these colors or do they symbolize something.
  • Kristy Stiff
    I had a Butterfly Dance around me in my Grandparents Rose Garden where my dad & i;; placed both my Grandparents ashes. It was a blessed Affirmation for Me knowing My Nan & Pop approve of their final resting place..
  • Tia Barrows
    My husband and I got married this past weekend 07.22.17 and during our entire outdoor ceremony there was 2 butterflies that were hanging around. One In particular landed on my husbands cow boy hat then his sons Hat and then his brothers hat and then flew right up between the two of us. My mother in law later told us she believed it was my husbands father blessing our marriage this warmed my heart.
    • Marina
      Congratulations on your marriage, Tia!

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