Dreaming of a butterfly is one of the most beautiful and powerful dream symbols when it comes to personal transformation. Butterflies in dreams tend to emerge during specific times in our life when we are undergoing a major change or transition.
Our dreams often speak to us in a coded metaphoric language that uses the butterflies change from one thing to another to represent this inner change for the dreamer.
These majestic insects are synonymous with death of the old part of you only to be reborn again. The butterfly communicates its freedom as it was once a caterpillar and now able to fly freely. Known as the process called metamorphosis, Greek for transformation or change of shape, the butterfly brings you a message that will soon unfold in the future.
Butterfly Dream Symbols
Butterflies naturally symbolize the unknown potential connecting to your creativity, intuition, soul, emotional and physical transformation. The caterpillar was the slow moving unaware aspects of yourself that has new potential.
Butterfly Dream Symbolism
- Powerful transformation, metamorphosis in your life
- Moving through different life cycles, phases and conscious shifts
- Death of old habits & behaviors
- Renewal, rebirth of any new project or inner transformation
- Ability to move free; not being restricted
- Elevation from earthly matters, tuning into emotional or spiritual
- The world of the soul, the psyche
- Depending the color can suggest different chakra/psychic abilities
Dreaming of Butterfly Landing on You
Often times butterflies land on certain parts of our body as a metaphoric hint where the transformation might take place. The type of butterfly, color as well as the location where it landed are clues that help to decode the dream.
A butterfly that lands on your head brings your attention to a mental or conscious transformation. Landing on your face implies a personal transformation, the death of the old parts of you; the mask that covered you has come off.
Monarch Butterfly Dreams
Noticing a monarch butterfly connects you closer to your soul, a death and rebirth; a personal transformation in your life. This is a reminder that life is short and to live to the fullest by following your intuition. The monarch has also been known to show up as the spirit of our loved ones that have passed on, and as a symbol of the dead still living on.
Swarm Of Butterflies Dream
Dreaming of a swarm of butterflies reflects a massive change of direction in your life. The location where you noticed the swarm will be a hint where the transformation might be related to.
Dreaming Of Dead Butterfly
Observing a dead butterfly shows an ending phase to happiness, life energy, love, phases or new beginnings. The location and people around you might give you a hint where the ending has taken place. The butterfly may have wanted your attention to in the past and now its too late.
Red Butterfly Dream Meaning
Some Native American tribes believe that a red butterfly signifies a powerful soul or spirit. It could also be linked to the root chakra and grounding your energies. They can bring a message of safety and balance; releasing all the negative energy that is blocked – a symbol that connects you to the earth
Yellow Butterfly Dream Meaning
Ancient Tribes would suggest that a yellow butterfly brings guidance and is a sign of hope in your life. Yellow is bright and transforms dark to light, sorrow to happiness. It might be linked the solar plexus chakra located between the navel and solar plexus; this is the core of our personality, our identity and ego.
This can be the core of energy, intellect and willpower. A sign to guide you for self love, self acceptance, and acknowledgement of your own worth. To let you know that you have a bright future ahead with happiness and prosperity.
Blue Indigo Butterfly Dream Meaning
Seeing a blue/indigo butterfly suggests some personal transformation going on. This would be linked to the spiritual dimensions in your third eye region. This is what you see the dot on Buddha head for enlightenment or to the ancient Egyptians snake on the forehead. The butterfly appearing in your dream might suggest to open up the gift of inner sight and outer worlds. This dream might be a suggestion for increased psychic abilities and enhanced vision that will come your way.
Green Butterfly Dream Meaning
A green butterfly might want be linked to nature and your heart. Love and compassion is all located right in your heart and the butterfly is letting you know to trust and open up . This is one of the deepest connections with other humans and animals. With in the Chinese culture a green butterfly is a symbol of good luck and love. A green butterfly represents prosperity and fair attainments.
Encountering a green butterfly in your dream symbolizes growth and flourishing development, whether that means a flourishing relationship, business or personal hobby. It can also be look upon as luck with money.
Purple Butterfly Dream Meaning
Purple has always been a color associated with royalty and wealth. The Ancient Egyptians sought this color our in Tyre and paid lots of money for it because they saw it as the color of the Gods. Seeing a purple butterfly may indicates that an important person may soon appear in your walking life. You might noticed an increased connection with spirit when you encounter it in your dream.
Brown or Black Butterflies
Noticing a brown butterfly brings your attention to a fresh new start in your life. A positive omen that hints at receiving a message that will show up on your doorstep sooner than later.
The black butterfly might be connected to the transformation of your shadow; repressed or ignored urges, behaviors and drives that are unknown. These traits are unconscious to the dream, once they are given light they can transform.
Pink Butterfly Dream Meaning
Pink butterflies suggests joy and vibrancy emerging in your waking life. A positive omen that wants you to follow your dreams and intuition.
White Butterfly Dream Meaning
The color white has been iconic for purity, innocence and hope. They come with glad tidings, a good omen suggesting undergoing a major change in your life. As if you where received a message from heaven.
Butterflies And Death
Death has become synonymous with butterflies in mythology, folklore and many other cultures around the world. You might even have had your own personal experience noticing a butterfly the time when a loved one has moved on; often seen as a symbol of new beginnings or new life.
Dreams however use butteries for suggesting the old parts of you dying off – we are never the same people we were in our past.
Characteristics of Butterfly Dreams
You will notice when you dream of a butterfly major changes will be unfolding in your life. Since every butterfly dream is personal to each dreamer you can decode the dream easier by better understanding some of its characteristic. You can see how it might mimic your own personal journey.
- Their ability to fly long distances and find where they need to go. Check out the monarch butterfly.
- They are extremely adaptable to to all types of weather conditions
- Their external skeleton provides a tough type of armor to defend against enemies.
- Their small size keeps their demands meager and accessible.
- They can hide when in danger.
- They undergo multiple changes (metamorphosis) to facilitate and carry on life.
Biblical Butterfly Dreams
Traditionally Christians see the butterfly as a symbol of resurrection. According to the New Testament story, Christ died on the cross, was buried in a tomb for three days, and came to life again to offer hope of life after death. Even though butterflies are not expressly found in Scripture it contains properties of transformation within the person. They are also known to appear after someone has recently passed on.
In Greek mythology, Psyche (translates to mean “soul”) is represented in the form of a butterfly. Both Christian and Greek mythology use the butterfly as a symbol of the soul. In ancient China, the butterfly has always been a sign of peace and joy.
The butterfly was particularly revered by the tribes of the American southwest. Its dance is performed by both the Navajo and Hopi tribes. During the Hopi tradition, unmarried girls of the butterfly clan wore their hair in the shape of butterfly wings to advertise their availability.
To Native Americans, the butterfly is a symbol of inner transformation and happiness. The exquisite butterfly was considered a miracle of transformation and resurrection.
Butterfly Dreams Ancient Symbolism
Butterflies have appeared in art from 3500 years ago in ancient Egypt and have been used as a positive symbol. Long ago sailors used to consider seeing a butterfly was a symbol of death. Any sailor who who encountered the butterfly before going on ship was going to die on the ship.
Butterflies in dreams should never be overlooked because there seems to be a powerful message via unconscious. You have to ask yourself what was the feeling you experienced in the dream?
Where you scared, grossed out, or happy? Were you when this happened and who was with you? Our dreams work hand and hand with what might be going on in our lives right now and to record it gives us a better understanding of ourselves and our dreams.
A butterfly has always been known for transformation, when some people die a butterfly might enter in your life and not want to go away. They always appear at the funniest of times especially when someone close to us has just passed on. They let us know that they are free now, they have now transformed and left the earth. We must view these magnificent creatures close to us in our hearts because they reflect everything what we aspire to become. Free.