What is the symbolic meaning of the white butterfly?
Butterflies generally represent souls, and white is the color for purity. In general terms, it's simply a pure soul. If it visits you at an important moment in your life, it may represent a guardian spirit, ushering you along the path of life.
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The butterfly is a symbol of transformation or change, love andjoy. . I got a butterfly tattoo after i had a bad experience in lifeand i gave myself a better life and the reason why i got one isbecause it made me feel really free with out any more hurting in mylife.. . I got a butterfly tattoo a…fter a personal experience in mylife. Rarely do I share what my tattoos mean, after reading thatlast comment, I figured go ahead. To me, it represents beauty,changes, taking flight, simplicity and peace. At first, its an uglycaterpillar and no one will give it a second look. but with timeand dedication, it becomes something marvelous to the human eye.Its a natural wonder. So, with my life, after getting through sometough times, a butterfly just reminded me of myself actually. I hadto take time and appreciate what I had and what I hope to be in thefuture. . I just got my butterfly tattoo a week ago and for me it means anew life, a new beginning if you will. I think that after years oftrying to please everyone else by being someone I'm not mybutterfly was my gift to me for being me. It was spontaneous andexhilarating, it is beautiful and calm it is colorful andvibrant...everything I want to continue to be! ~ Happy. . In paintings, particularly Dutch Renaissance (sp?) butterfliesstand for fleeting love (Jacques Louis David, Cupid andPsyche). . I got my butterfly tattoo 3 weeks ago. When I first got it Ijust thought that it would be fun to have but now that I thinkabout it, it represents a new life for me. I just started collegelast fall and I am changing in ways that I would never of eventhink of. So mine it means changes and enjoying life to itsfullest . Traditionally butterflies are pretty and so many people wantthem as mere decoration. In a deeper sense butterflies representrebirth or transformation from the caterpillar to the beautifulbutterfly. . A friend of mine got a butterfly tattoo recently. Just becauseshe likes butterflies. It doesn't "mean" anything! Check out tattoosymbolism here:http://tattoo.about.com/cs/beginners/a/symbols_intro.htm Butremember, sometimes a rose is just a rose. It doesn't mean orsymbolize anything! . It could represent different things for different people. Hereare some examples of Butterfly symbolism: Change, Joy and/or Color.The butterfly can also represent transition and freedom as well aspeace. The native Americans believe that if you tell a secret to abutterfly it is ever safe in there keeping, given that a butterflycan not speak. Some people use a butterfly to symbolize someoneclose that has passed away, I believe that some European culturesbelieve that spirits or souls are trapped in white butterflies.Others just like the look of butterfly and the tat may notrepresent anything significant to them. . A purple butterfly symbolizes the fight against Lupus, a typeof cancer . . . my mother has it. . Obviously the meaning of a tattoo totally depends on theperson, I think the last definition is the most accurate, butnevertheless I'd like to share the meaning of my butterfly tattoowith you. First of all I shall tell you a story of a butterfly.When my grandma died and before she was buried she was placed inher coffin in a closed gloomy room with neither windows norventilation. Just a pathetic electric bulb lighted her while herloved ones said their last goodbyes, but when they entered the roomthey found a butterfly flying around with its brightly coloredwings. It is a mystery how it arrived there. . Butterfly tattoos are among the most popular tattoos today andthe most frequently requested tattoo designs especially amongwomen. This shows the major growth of women in the tattoo industryas a whole. Butterfly tattoo designs of course are popular amongfemales just for their beauty. There is also a deep symbolismbehind the butterfly how a buttefly starts as a caterpiller andgoes through a major change to become a beautiful butterfly. Thesymbol is impermanence and instability of earthly life. The amazingprocess of change. (MORE)
if a butterfly crosses your path, it means good luck. i read that somewhere. if a monarch passes your path, it means financial success because "monarch" is another term for roalty, and the royals are wealthy.
it doesnt mean anything. all it means is that you saw a unique type of butterfly.
The spiritual meaning of butterflies... I'm Christian but I've come to know it means "new life" or in other words "a new beginning". ............................................ Because butterflies appear to "die" when, as caterpillars, they enter apparently lifeless cocoons, which in turn brea…k open to release the beautifully transformed butterflies, butterflies represent the Resurrection of Jesus Christ from the tomb. (MORE)
Transmutation and the Dance of Joy. Metamorphosis, symbol of change, joy, and color. . the blue butterfly is a wish-granter or malicious spirit
Some believe that if a butterfly (in many cases a yellow one)appears after the death of a loved one, it is a form ofcommunication made by the loved one. As much meaning as you care to put on them. In certain culturesthey may have specific meaning, but, like black cats and walkingunder ladders, the m…eaning is cultural rather than scientific. (MORE)
I once had two white butterflies enter my car through my sunroof and flutter around me. My pasenger smiled and said you will have a good life. He said when a white butterfly crosses your path or enters your home, it will bring good luck and is a sign that you will have a good life. White butterflies… also symbolize past spirits/souls. I've come to believe they are signs of good luck or angels watching over you. White butterflies have many different symbolic meanings in different cultures. Some belief it is the soul of child, others believe it is a sign of death. Regardless of their symbolism, everytime a white butterfly crosses my path, it puts a smile on my face and touches my soul. (MORE)
I'm not an expert, but they are associated with change, in the same way that dreaming with death "means" change, turnaround, etc. If positive or negative, I can not tell you. My advice: keep a good vibe regardless the circumstances. ---------------------------------------------------------------…-------------------------------------------------- In Central America, the black butterfly is symbolic of an imminent death in the future if one flies inside of your house. (MORE)
A white dove can represent peace, especially when it carries an olive branch. A white dove with flames, halo, glowing rays, or a sun can represent the Holy Spirit or God.
White Lions are rare in the wild, they are not a separate species and are regarded as divine by locals in South Africa I think that that is Japenese (Chinese ect.) But I'm not sure
There are many symbolic meanings associated with the butterfly.Here are some of them: . long life (Madarin Chinese) . young men in love (Madarin Chinese) . young maidens and marrital bliss (Japan) . witches trying to steal cream (Germany) . souls of those who have passed away (Ancient Greeks, …someRussians, Mexico) . sould of those who are waiting to pass through Pergatory(Irish) . freedom, fun and joyous times (western world) Butterflies also symbolize rebirth, new beginning, resurrection,transition, celebration, lightness, time, rebirth after death, etc. More about the symbolic meaning of butterfly: The Mandarin Chinese word for butterfly is "hu-tieh". "Tieh" means"70 years", therefore butterflies have become a symbol for a longlife. In this culture butterflies have also become representativeof young men in love. In the Japanese culture butterflies are thought to berepresentative of young maidens and marital bliss. Many Japanesefamilies use the butterfly in the family crest design. Germany has a very unique belief about butterflies. As butterfliescan often be found hovering about milk pails or butter churns, theyhave become associated with witches trying to steal the cream. TheGerman word for butterfly is "Schmetterling", which is actuallyderived for the Czech word "Smetana" which means "cream". There are many links with butterflies in mythology from all overthe world, many of which, in particular Greek mythology, linkbutterflies to the human soul. The Ancient Greeks also consideredbutterflies as the souls of those who had passed away. In ancient Greek the word for butterfly is "Psyche", whichtranslated means "soul". This was also the name for Eros' humanlover and when the two figures are depicted they are oftensurrounded by butterflies. In one of the Russian dialects, butterflies are referred to as"dushuchka" which is a derivative of the word "dusha" also meaningsoul. There is also an Irish saying that refers to the symbolic meaningof butterflies. This saying is: "Butterflies are souls of the deadwaiting to pass through purgatory" Butterflies also symbolize:Resurrection, Transition, Celebration, Lightness, Time, Soul. Thereis a small town in Mexico that also associate butterflies withsouls. It is to this town that Monarch Butterflies migrate everyyear, around the holiday known as the Day of the Dead. The peopleof this town see these butterflies as the returning souls of thedeceased. We are all small and appear to be the same (like the caterpillar),but as we grow older our true beauty shows (like the butterfly).Like a butterfly, we are all different, and beautiful in our ownway. In the Christian religion, the metamorphosis a butterflyundergoes is symbolic of the spiritual evolution all Christians gothrough. Butterflies represent rebirth and a new beginning. ForChristians, it is considered a soulful symbol. In ancientmythology, the butterfly stands for wisdom and everlastingknowledge. Butterflies symbolizes change. First of all the butterfly symbolizes new life from and old one.Seeing that the color black is a strong yet subtle color, the blackbutterfly symbolizes the new strong but subtle life after a periodof transformation. In some cultures the butterfly is also considered to bring luck. By a well established convention in literature and art, butterflies(usually) symbolize transitoriness, as they don't live long. The butterfly exists in four distinct forms. Some consider that sodo we: The fertilized egg is planted in our mother's womb. From ourday of birth we are like the caterpillar which can only eat andcreep along. At death we are like the dormant pupa in itschrysalis. After that, our consciousness emerges from the cast offbody, and some see in this the emergence of the butterfly.Therefore, the butterfly is symbolic of rebirth after death. There is a Native American legend that says, " If you have a secretwish, capture a butterfly and whisper your wish to it. Sincebutterflies cannot speak, your secret is ever safe in theirkeeping. Release the butterfly, and it will carry your wish to theGreat Spirit, who alone knows the thoughts of butterflies. Bysetting the butterfly free, you are helping to restore the balanceof nature, and your wish will surely be granted." The butterfly is a reminder to make changes when the opportunityarises. Change and transformation are inevitable for us all, but itdoes not have to be traumatic. Butterfly symbolism is also closelytied to the idea of spirits and souls. It has been used in manyreligions and cultures. In the western world, the symbol of thebutterfly stands for freedom, fun and joyous times. It is alsosymbolises a state of naturalness and purity. (MORE)
In some religions and areas, a small brown butterfly symbolizes theresurrection. Butterflies are a symbol of new life, new beginnings.
Black & white butterflies do not have a specific meaning as omens. If however you see them in dreams they may have meaning. That meaning will have to do with other things happening in and around the dream.
in many nations around the world the butterfly symbolizes hope for all inactive persons desiring sex. It is said that if a butterfly is to rest upon you that your sexual deficiences and bad luck (for lack of a better term) will be cured
It could be a symbol of multiple things depending on the context, a writer pointing out a butterfly could show purity or beauty, whereas a butterfly coming out of its cocoon can symbolize either the evolution of a character or a character "coming out of his or her shell". Also a dead butterfly can r…epresent the loss of beauty or purity in the world. (MORE)
You may be seeing orange butterflies because they are attracted tosomething in your area. It may also be to represent a change thatis taking place in your life.
The symbolic meaning of a white butterfly varies from one place toanother. For instance in Japan it is a symbol of a soul of adeparted person while in China it represents immortality.
Butterfly colors vary based on their genetic makeup. Differenttypes of butterflies have a predisposition to be a certain colorand pattern.
The symbolic meaning of a big brown butterfly is wealth, money, andfortune. It could mean good things are coming the way of the personwho sees it.
Wolf Earth wisdom, family bonds, loyalty, success, perseverance, unity. The white wolf is often seen as a spiritual messenger of Earth.
Christians see butterflies a symbol of the resurrection. They arealso thought to symbolize the passing of a friend or family member.Butterflies also represent change, hope, life, and endurance. Anyof these can be a symbol to a patient with cancer of any kind.
when my uncle died, we got a poem at the wake that explained he was like a blue butterfly that flew into the beautiful blue sky and became one with it. and although we could no longer see him, that didn't mean he was no longer with us... i took this symbolism pretty seriously and am getting a tattoo… of a blue butterfly with the words "although i can't see you... that doesn't mean you're not here". (MORE)
A white dove is often used to represent the Holy Spirit, as well as peace and hope.. Recall that it was the white dove (that Noah sent to look for land after the Great Flood had stopped) who came back to the Ark carrying a branch in its beak.
Butterflies are symbols of transformation or rebirth. A brownbutterfly symbolizes the resurrection or important news. Thesymbolic meaning of a butterfly can vary by culture.
According to Japanese tradition, a white butterfly represents thesoul of a deceased loved one. In Native American culture a whitebutterfly symbolizes good fortune and a yellow butterfly is a signof hope.
Butterfly is taken as a symbol of transformation in many cultures.People relate its stages of life cycle to their own. A green colorbutterfly is associated with "energies" i-e love , power , change.
That there is usually and illness or sickness around that is contagious. It means to stay away.
Purity; white is often seen as a pure color as so butterflies are seen as pure creatures. So a white butterfly is often seen as the purest thing in the world today.
The meaning of a butterfly symbol is powerful transformation. Thisis an analogy for the caterpillar that turns into a butterfly.
The symbolic meaning for butterflies varies by country andcultures. The symbolic meaning for butterflies in Korea are asymbol of happiness.
There are 2 known popular symbolic meanings of the Papilio Ulyssesbutterfly. It is the symbol of Australia's Northern Territory andit can be used as a symbol of tourism.
i really don't think thre is a symbiotic relationship between the two because it isn't parasitism, nor comenism, but i never heard of a mutualism relationship betewwn them
Some people believe that butterflies land on the hand of those witha pure spirit. Another meaning is that it will bring you goodfortune.
The meanings of butterflies vary from culture to culture. The mostcommon symbolic meaning for a blue and black butterfly is rebirth,or resurrection.
You may have seen a forester moth they are black with white spots and orange legs
To some a butterfly with open wings symbolizes outer beauty, whilea butterfly with closed wings symbolizes inner beauty.
Yes, but it is much more than just that! It is said that if a white buttertfly crosses between you and some random dude, you and him will fall in love, and will be together forever. It is also said that if a white butterfly crosses between a married couple, it insures a safe and secure marrige; you …will never be apart. Hope I helped you! :) (MORE)
The symbolic meaning of a white glove is broken into two separate parts. The white of the glove means purity/ goodness, and the glove can mean a lot of different things like for the poem "The Signal" the glove is symbolic of dignity, bravery, and honor like in the middle ages because of the leaders …actions. Though if you ask Michael Jackson, you might get a different response. (MORE)
There are a variety of theories about the symbolic meaning of aswallow tail butterfly. Some of these include diversity, adventure,as well as resurrection.
My dad always told me that a white butterfly is someone from your past (that's dead) is visiting you
It depends on where you live, in Louisiana it is a symbol of bothgood and bad luck if a white butterfly flies into your house, butin Maryland it is an omen of death.
The symbolic meaning of a purple butterfly is not exact. There area few different meanings like peace and faith.
A white pigeon (or dove) is often used to symbolize peace. A whitepigeon can also be used to represent the holy spirit.
I don't think it's anything I'm afraid. . I suppose it could be a sign of peace and tranquillity though. . Sorry if it isn't anything. I would like to think of it as no. 2. . hope this helped.
The color blue in a butterfly is often thought to symbolize joy, color or a change in luck. Sometimes a blue butterfly is viewed as a wish granter. Blue butterflies are used not only for their beauty but also to convey the emotions of beauty, joy and hope.
Butterflies are not specific to any sexual orientation. Someonethat likes the butterfly symbol likes butterflies, not necessarilya lesbian.
You should call the exterminator. ^^ That's a pessimistic approach. Spiritually it's probably a sign that you will be given the chance to start afresh (hence the butterfly being white).
Many believe the symbolic meaning of a monarch butterfly landing onyou means a loved one that has passed away is visiting you. Theysometimes land on peoples heads, hands, or even stomachs.
There are many butterflies that are black with white spots. Thesetypes of butterflies have no special meaning at all.
Assuming this question refers to a DREAM of a white butterfly, the image suggests that something joyful, innocent and elusive has appeared in your life and is within your reach.