butterfly dream

Dreams About Butterflies

Dreams are connected to our own subconscious mind sometimes our spirit guides from above contact us through the dream process.

What a wonderful dream! There has been much folklore about how butterflies are a sign from a loved one who has passed on. Additionally, there are accounts the butterfly is sent to you for comfort. Butterflies in regards to “symbols” in dreams are connected to the following traits: rebirth, cycles, renewals and the fact that changes in your life are taking place. Butterflies can appear in many different ways during the dream, I am Flo, and I am here to help you understand what this dream means. I do believe that butterflies signify a significant “transformation” in life. This could be a transformation of a situation or alternatively a job position or that you are about to embark on a new relationship. I like to think of the butterfly as a magical representation of a winged spiritual messenger. I have broken down the key spiritual meaning of this dream below:


The butterfly may represent the spirit or the essence of your soul. Butterflies are symbols of alteration, as in nature they go through a 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. Butterflies spiritually 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. There are four stages of the life-cycle which include the egg, larva, pauper and finally the adult. Obviously we're all aware that caterpillars create a cocoon in order to transform into a butterfly. From a spiritual perspective, the butterfly could represent yourself in order to transform your life into something better.

Personal cycles:

The butterfly undertakes a number of cycles in order to manifest. The cycles of the butterfly are very similar to your own personal cycles. To dream of the butterfly also indicates that you must look to nature in order to focus any problems or changes in life. In short, the Butterfly dreams represents personal transformation, your own personality, the fact that you are moving through various cycles in life.


Additionally, the butterfly can represent renewal and also rebirth. There is a secret symbolism in the dream of a butterfly, in that you have high hopes of high expectations. If we look at the butterfly in the tarot deck we can see the “symbol” in the way Ryder Waite pack in the King Queen of swords. The swords in a tarot deck represent pain. What I'm trying to say here is that through pain renewal and rebirth will occur.

Peaceful times:

There is also a hidden meaning of trying to become more peace with yourself in order to overcome difficult or challenging experience. The key message of the appearance of the butterfly is that you have to be more playful in life. Try to enjoy overcoming even the most difficult and challenging problems.

Is a butterfly landing on you lucky?

Yes, in the dream state or in reality this is a good luck sign. If the butterfly landed on you then in ancient superstitions this omen can indicate family reunions. This could be meeting great aunt or somebody you haven't seen for a while. I must tell you, though, that a butterfly landing on you in the dream (according to older folklore) is quite a lucky omen.

Overcoming problems:

Consequently, seeing butterflies sweeping through the sky and indicate that your learning to adapt and adjust to facing challenges through your own personal disappointments.

What does old dream books convey on seeing a butterfly?

I have around 1000 old dream books which I consult when writing my dream meanings. 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 according to older dream books. 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 the energy to put into an important project.

What does dreaming of butterflies mean?

If we turn to Chinese folklore the butterfly itself indicates forever mortality, a white butterfly according to Japanese mythology is associated with death and departure. Dreaming of butterflies as I have already mentioned represents your own soul, renewal, rebirth, overcoming conflicting and difficult situations and finally transformation. The way the butterfly is presented in the dream is equally important.

As butterflies often illustrate beautiful colors this can be a representation of your own personal characteristics. I do believe that butterflies occur in our dreams when we are undertaking a transformation. Simply, this dream can symbolize that you have the freedom to transform your life at the moment. Butterflies are associated with beauty. They have six jointed legs and the number six is connected to rebirth. We all learn the life-cycle of a butterfly when we are young. There are around 28,000 butterfly species around the world and these are generally found in tropical climates. As their wings are transparent it could also indicate there is a situation that you are going to face which you are not too sure about the way forward stock this can ultimately end in a new birth of transformation.

Dream of butterfly landing on me?

Dreaming of a butterfly landing on you can symbolize that it's time to express yourself. Perhaps you are not becoming the person that you wish to be. The butterfly indicates that you need to show a more colorful side of your personality. To see a butterfly landing on you in a dream We will undertake private losses but this is all about guaranteeing that we learn from the cycles and mistakes that we encounter in life. The message of the butterfly from your spirit guides indicates you need to try to overcome and any unexpected storm. You may be functioning well enough but you might need to push yourself slightly further in order to achieve and succeed.

What does it mean to dream of a cocoon or chrysalis?

If you dream of a cocoon or chrysalis this is definitely associated with transformation. As the butterfly waits in order to emerge with its wings wrapped around its body this can be a direct association with how you are feeling in your life right now stop the cocoon could represent job or relationship where you feel constrained. Achieving and succeeding in life is sometimes hard. In order to experience the full happiness, Holiness and connections in life it is important to evolve stop I do believe that a cocoon dream often occurs when we have been caught up in situations of our own making, to the point we don't really know what to do next.

What does dreaming of monarch butterflies mean?

Monarch butterflies are quite interesting species. The monarch is probably the most recognized butterfly because it often has orange, white, black wings and there are millions of my butterflies throughout the world. The monarch as a symbolism represents hope. If you are feeling pain in regards to past traumas then it is not uncommon to dream of the monarch butterfly. This is a spiritual sign from above the need to look after your own well-being the monarch butterfly travels across the ocean in order to find its home. Consequently, the monarch butterfly could be a message that you must this into your own spiritual well-being. I've always been a big fan of the monarch butterfly I do feel that it indicates migration to something better. When the monarch butterfly appears in your dream try to confront any emotional problems. There may be an emotional load that you were bearing the moment. Monarch butterfly indicates that life holds potential endless amount of possibilities.

What does the butterfly mean as a dream symbol?

As a dream symbol butterflies can as I have already mentioned indicates transformation. I am going to expand on this a little. Transformation could be forced by spirit guides. 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. The key element in regards to the symbol of a butterfly is changing and transforming yourself. There is a focus on feeling free. If you see both the butterfly and caterpillar in the dream this can imply that the change you need to undertake has already happened. If you see the butterfly flying among flowers in a dream it can indicate relationships will take course with time.

The color of the butterfly in a dream:

I do feel that the color of the butterfly you have seen is important, this can provide a more detailed view of the dream. Obviously by now you understand the focus on transformation but the dream can also be connected to resurrection depending on the color of the butterfly.

What does a dream of a white butterfly mean?

A white butterfly in a dream equals peace and that spirit is with you. There is a message here that every day should be a gift and that you should not be contaminated by the difficulties or encumbrances of the past. This means that you need to face a new day with a fresh outlook. No matter what happens you always have your mind. Maybe you long to change and the white butterfly appearing in your sleep means that the change can happen only if you make it!

What does a dream of a black butterfly mean?

The black butterfly is rare. Generally seeing a black butterfly in a dream can indicate the end to something. This comes from folklore when a moth or a black butterfly in a house can indicate a change. If the black butterfly has unique patterns then this can mean there could a long time for something amazing to shine. Black butterflies are often called swallowtails and the caterpillar feeds on anise. Seeing a black butterfly can also mean you need to understand situations, just like vertebrates need to move their heads to view there surroundings. Butterflies generally have 360-degree vision, the reason I mention this is that black butterflies can indicate a new approach to old problems.

What does dreaming of a blue butterfly mean?

A blue butterfly in a dream can mean pure dreams coming true. Seeing a large brightly colored blue butterfly indicates something fun will occur. Blue is also connected to dreams and reaching for high goals. Happiness might be around he corner. If the blue butterfly in the dream appears it can indicate that you will survive despite your problems. Remember, that the butterfly as a symbol can represent a new approach to life. A cycle as I have mentioned before.

What do dreams about butterflies and moths mean?

Moths and butterflies together spiritually represent love, happiness and reincarnation. Turning to the biblical and spiritual meaning of seeing both these verterbrates indicates that they are considered to be a true reflection of our inner state. That said, the butterflies presence in a dream can illustrate grace and also the fact that you are undertaking a spiritual stage in life. When we think about the pupa and the process of transformation the butterfly is essentially reborn. The life of the butterfly can represent a magnificent life that is about to transform.

What does it mean to dream of a yellow butterfly?

The yellow butterfly has long been associated with prosperity. Seeing a yellow butterfly in a dream can offer us guidance, but only in a short space of time. This is because the guidance offered spiritually is connected to the butterflies short life cycle. I like to think that this dream is a promise of greater things to come.

What does it mean to dream of a red butterfly?

Red spiritually represents danger and also a passion. In dreams, the red butterfly can imply that a powerful stage of life is about to be embarked on. Butterflies per say are quite magical creatures but to see a red one in a dream can help us understand the wonder of life. Think about the changes you need to grow.

What does it mean to dream of the orange butterfly?

The butterfly that is orange is connected to our chakra which is known as the sacral, located by our naval. Orange represents our own inner wisdom and this is where we uncover pure joy. Orange is connected to love and the feeling of being in love. I do feel that this is also associated with stillness and the wisdom that we must hold if the orange butterfly was flying in your dream. Orange butterflies can indicate nurturing and also letting go of difficulties.

What does it mean to dream of a brown butterfly?

The butterfly could be a moth but a brown butterfly in a dream can indicate our path of growth. This is associated with our own confidence, grounding, and self-renewal. I like to turn to the focus on clairsentience and do feel that the orange butterfly in dreams can relate to our hidden energies.

What does it mean to dream of a butterfly landing on your head?

Dreaming of a butterfly landing on your head is quite an interesting dream. This can indicate ascension but also the ability to move in the direction that you should go. Could you have more freedom in your thinking? Ironically the butterfly has in folklore been connected to our angels or protection around us. Thus, this dream can imply that people will guide you in life, from above! This is a direct way for your spirit guides to capture and leverage your attention.

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 lose a butterfly can signify a 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 a butterfly which is tropical (different colors) means that you will have a successful life! Butterflies 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.

In conclusion, the butterfly is about your journey unfolding maybe you are experiencing a journey of awakening or spiritual help on different levels. Every dream involving butterflies will help bring an awareness to you.

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

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

By Florance Saul
Jun 14, 2012