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butterfly dream


A beautiful butterfly that his flying amongst fields demonstrates you are going to have prosperity and good times in the future. To see more than one butterfly indicates good news is is on its way.

A butterfly represents freedom although this is positive this can also be negative as you're finding it difficult to settle down in your life.



The butterfly often represents for a young woman a happy love life and for a man things that signify "beauty" in life. It is important to meditate upon this dream. Butterfly’s in general indicate life force, happiness, life energy, spirits, and the essence of humanity. This dream can also indicate life, spirits, love, emotion and passion as well as new beginnings. To see a "butterfly" flying in the countryside in your dream means a situation in your dream cannot be changed. To see a stuffed butterfly then this indicates that you have energy to put into an important project.

If your dream involves seeing a butterfly then this means your dream is largely connected to your attitude towards life and life processes. Butterfly’s are associated with metamorphoses and the natural progression of life. Something may be amiss in your life, or else, in more positive butterfly dreams, everything is going according to plan.

In your dream you may have…

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  • Seen a butterfly in its natural habitat.
  • Captured a butterfly.
  • Seen a cocoon.
  • Watched a butterfly transform into a butterfly.
  • Been a butterfly yourself.
  • Turned into a butterfly yourself.
  • Been trapped in a cocoon.
  • Taken on butterfly characteristics, such as crawling slowly and eating leaves.
  • Seen a butterfly unable to experience metamorphosis.


Positive changes are afoot if…


  • You were a butterfly and you successfully transformed into a butterfly.
  • You saw a butterfly successfully change into a butterfly.
  • The butterfly seemed comfortable and safe in its natural environment.
  • You escaped a cocoon you felt trapped in.
  • The butterfly outran a predator such as a bird.


Detailed dream interpretation...

A butterfly is a symbol of happiness. A dream about a butterfly may be telling you to return to the simpler things in life, or reminding you of your fun playful spirit. A butterfly may also represent rebellion against authority, since a butterfly represents youth who have not grown enough to respect the rules.

If you are having some sort of midlife crisis, or if you are approaching another major life development such as becoming a senior citizen, you may dream of turning into a butterfly. If you dream about a young butterfly, you are feeling unsure about this transition and wishing to go back in time. If you dream about an older butterfly, or a butterfly building a cocoon, you are much more comfortable with the transition and may in fact be looking forward to it.

To loose a butterfly can signify loss of love, but can also indicate a needed spiritual surrender – is there something in your life at the moment that you need to sacrifice?  A butterfly is also a Christian symbol which means spiritual enlighten. This is a dream which is normally classified as spiritual enrichment. To see butterfly which is tropical (different colors) means that you will have a successful life!


Butterfly’s may represent our strengths and weaknesses and our physical and mental health. If you are currently experiencing a very difficult time in your life, you may have dreams that feature a butterfly. Don't worry; you may be venting some hidden fear.


The butterfly may also represent the spirit or the essence of your soul. Butterflies are symbols of alteration, as in nature they go through transformation. They are gorgeous, elusive, and at times inspirational. This dream may also signify that your unaware mind may be pointing out the most optimistic part of yourself or another.

Feelings that you may have encountered during a dream with a butterfly...

Happiness, Fear, Aggression, Assertiveness, Strength, Persistence, Stubbornness


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