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What is the symbolism of the dragonfly in Japan?
In Japanese culture it symbolizes strength, happiness, and also courage.
It is the symbol of good luck, a good harvest and used as a symbol of warrior clans and emperors in Japan. In China it is the symbol of summer and also instability
The dragonfly means a variety of things in Chinese. The dragonflymeans power, poise, maturity and a depth of character.
Dragonfly Symbolism They are fantastic flyers, darting like light, twisting, turning, changing direction, even going backwards as the need arises. They are inhab…itants of two realms - starting with water, and moving to the air with maturity, but staying close to water. Some people who have the dragonfly as their totem have had emotional and passionate early years, but as they get older they achieve balance with mental clarity and control. They gain an expression of the emotional and mental together. Other Contributor Opinions: Dragonflies are old and adaptive insects, and are most powerful in the summer under the effects of warmth and sunlight. Their colors are a result of reflecting and refracting the power of light. As a result, they are associated with color magic, illusion in causing others only to see what you wish, and other mysticism.The are often represented in Japanese paintings, representing new light and joy. To some Native Americans they are the souls of the dead. Faerie stories say that they used to be real dragons.Dragonflies are reminders that we are light and can reflect the light in powerful ways if we choose to do so. "Let there be light" is the divine prompting to use the creative imagination as a force within your life. They help you to see through your illusions and allow your own light to shine in a new vision.Dragonfly symbolism crosses and combines with that of the butterfly and change. The dragonfly symbolizes going past self-created illusions that limit our growing and changing.Dragonflies are a symbol of the sense of self that comes with maturity. See "The Dragonfly Effect" on Chaos Theory Wiki. It deals with mathematical certainties in closed systems. It's quite interesting. `
The symbolism of dragonflies is freedom.
The dragonfly represents illusion.
Different cultures associate differently qualities to the Dragonfly. In Japan, Samurai warriors used the Dragonfly to symbolize power and victory.
The old word for 'dragonfly' was kachimushi, 'kachi' meaning 'victory' and 'mushi' insect. For this reason the samurai adopted the motif as an auspicious one, representing vi…ctory
Typically, the blue dragonfly symbolizes transformation. This includes moving past self-created illusions that generally limit growth or change. Because the dragonfly can …move in so many directions and so quickly, it also represents the spirit's potential to move in different directions, which is another aspect of transformation.
A Dragonfly can be interpreted as -Good events at/in home. It can also mean good news. Some Amerind paths read dragonfly as "Illusion."
Dragonflies usually mean prosperity, good luck, strength, peace, and harmony. http://www.whats-your-sign.com/animal-symbolism-dragonfly.html There are a lot of good symbol…ism website out there. Go check them out. :)
the dragonfly is a symbol of transformation and everchanging life. Connected with water, fertality and springtime.
It symbolizes freedom or good luck for some people.
In The Necklace
A dragonfly necklace symbolizes purity, good luck, and power. It would be an ideal gift for someone that you want to wish well in a new job, marriage, or in life.
strength, happiness and courage