Butterfly: Meaning and Symbolism

Butterfly Meaning and Symbolism

Be it a kid or an adult, everyone gets delighted on seeing a butterfly. But do you, apart from being known for their beauty, they are also symbolic of many emotions? It represents romance, transformation, spirituality, individuality, celebration, gracefulness, expansion, and playfulness. The way butterfly keeps flying motivates one to spread out and embrace changes.

Types of butterflies and their meanings

Monarch Butterfly

 If you see these orange-colored butterflies, then it could be a signal from your guardian angel. Also, it teaches that life is short. Hence, you should be grateful and thankful for what you have.

Red Admiral

These butterflies with black wings, orange bands, and white spots are symbolic of hidden secrets. These secrets appear otherwise from outside.

Tiger Swallowtail

This tiger butterfly with yellow and black stripes represents inspiration, intuition, inner beauty, vulnerability, and consciousness.

Mourning Cloak

As the name says, this butterfly represents sadness, grief, loss, or death.

Ulysses Butterfly

If you see this one then it is a reminder that you should not get disturbed by random events occurring in your life. Also, it suggests you look straight ahead at your goals.

Spiritual meaning of different color butterflies


The color white symbolizes spiritual growth and wisdom and helps one follow the right path. This beautiful creature is regarded as the carrier of good luck and the power of divinity. If you see two such butterflies surrounding you, it represents the beginning of a romantic liaison.


Yellow is a color of hope, guidance as well as a bright summer. Also, a flying yellow butterfly is believed to bring good luck. It is also a symbolic of child’s departed soul who is resting in peace.


Black butterflies rarely noticed and it may predict thunderstorm and lightning. Moreover, having an encounter with a black one may also signify the end of a relationship, an idea, or a job.


Brown butterflies represent a new beginning. If you see a big or small brown butterfly coming into your home, it may bring some ominous news with it.


The blue colored one symbolizes a carefree life without any stress or responsibilities. Moreover, if you see a blue butterfly with the wings edged in black is believed to be a wish fulfiller that can fulfill all your wishes.


 Seeing a purple one indicates that you will be coming across a crucial person soon. Moreover, this person will show the path of enlightenment. Also, it gives a message that courage, faith, and patience are the key to success.

Tracing the path of the butterfly

When it lands on you

A butterfly landing on you symbolizes faith hence reminding you to identify your characteristics and stop feeling low. However, if the butterfly is white in color it means abundant wealth is coming your way.

When it follows or flies around you

Some people believe that this act may bring you news of the death of a dear one. However, a butterfly hovering around may symbolize metamorphosis occurring in your life.

Butterfly dreams

Butterfly attacking you

This dream is a warning for you. It reveals the ill or bad intentions of a person whom you admire.

The creature entering your mouth

This means your unpleasant past is going to open the doors of opportunities for you.

Eating a butterfly

If you dream of eating this beautiful creature, then be happy. This dream promises a luxurious life as a result of talent.

Butterfly entering your home

It is symbolic of expected monetary gain.

Seeing a giant butterfly

This is symbolic of longevity, happiness, and spirituality.

Lots of butterflies

This shows a feeling of being tied in your life with a desperate urge to get freedom. Hence, it signifies such a huge change is coming your way.

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Posted On - July 7, 2020 | Posted By - Ishita Rai | Read By -


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