Meaning of Butterfly Dreams | Dream Interpretation

Dream interpretations were found from 32 different sources.

A dream of a butterfly could be telling you to settle down and not to flit from person to person or it could have to do with social situations.

The bigger and more beautiful the butterfly, the more of an impression you will make on society, or at a special function that you must attend. Use the other symbols in your dream to get you on the right track.

Tryskelion Dream Interpretation | Pagan - Anonymous

(see Flying, bisects, Wings)

Personal growth, especially spiritual. In classical Greek and Roman philosophy, the butterfly’s transformation mirrored that of the ever evolving soul.

Esotericallv: Reincarnation, which may be literal or figurative.

If you see yourself emerging from the cocoon, this speaks of a new, beautiful beginning, and astounding positive changes.

The question of personal identity and uniqueness. In China, there is a story of the sage Hsuang Chou who dreamt of being a butterfly. During the dream, he had no awareness of Hsuang Chou, only the butterfly. WTien he awoke, this experience left him wondering. Was he really Hsuang Chou, or actually a butterfly dreaming of being Hsuang Chou?

In China, the butterflv also symbolizes a happy union, usually a marriage.

An excellent portent for any type of partnership, especially if the butterfly is formed out of jade (see Gems, Jewelry, Stones).

Missives from beyond: The Hopi Indians believe that butterflies carry the souls of the departed.

Swallowing a butterfly: In Ireland and ancient Greece, this signified pregnancy.

The ability to rebound and rejuvenate after a major setback.

If seen in its caterpillar form, it means you’re entering a stage of positive transformation.

If the creature is flying, you may soon receive news from friends afar.

For a young woman, this foretells happy love.

The Language of Dreams | Patrica Telesco

Lack of fixed purpose, restlessness, inconstancy (Gypsy). It was the Greek symbol for the psyche or soul, and the Christians also employed it as a symbol of the resurrection; the significance of its bursting from its chrysalis into glory, was, however, lost during the middle ages, when men ceased to observe nature, and the shallow symbolism became established and continues to the present day; modern symbolism, sportiveness, living in pleasure.

The Fabric of Dream | Katherine Taylor Craig

To see a butterfly in your dream denotes creativity, romance, joy and spirituality. You may be undergoing a transformation or rebirth in your way of thinking. To see a beautiful colorful butterfly in your dream denotes the positive impression you hope to make at a future social gathering or in some aspect of your life. It may also indicate your love of freedom and a refusal to be tied down. For Jung, the butterfly was a symbol of the whole psyche—as it was for the Greeks, to whom the word ’psyche’ meant both butterfly and soul.

If you have recently been bereaved, you may have felt comforted by dream in which a butterfly flutters up into the sky; this may represent the soul of someone who has died, as the departing soul is traditionally said to assume the form of a butterfly. Your unconscious may have been signaling to you that your loved one’s spirit has been liberated. Remember, too, that a butterfly can represent your own soul and, if you are currently feeling overburdened in waking life, then this may be a wish-fulfillment dream.

The Element Encyclopedia | Theresa Cheung

Rebirth in higher form; transmutation of energy. The beauty that comes from trusting the process of growth through all its ups and downs, emerging triumphant in new awareness.

The Dream Books Symbols | Betty Bethards

Transformation, transition, or a series of phases.

Carefree joy or freedom.

Spiritual maturity or self-actualization.

Perceived beauty or inner beauty.

The idea of flitting from one thing to the next, or a non-linear process.

Dreaming of this insect can represent too much or not enough of one of those qualities, or someone or something you associate with the quality.

Consider also the insect’s actions, context, and your feelings about it.

See also: Moth; Insect

The Curious Dreamer’s Dream Dictionary | Nancy Wagaman

Social success, romantic success, and/or domestic happiness is forecast by a dream of these gaily colored creatures.

The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams | Stearn Robinson - Tom Corbett

(See Insects).

A white butterfly on the wing predicts much innocent pleasure with one of the opposite sex.

If the butterfly alights, even for a moment, it means that lasting love will be yours.

Butterflies of gorgeous colors indicate that someone you thought indifferent loves you deeply.

A black butterfly betokens inconstancy on the part of your sweetheart.

The Complete Dream Book | Gillian Holloway

A single butterfly seen fluttering in a field or garden is a prediction of contentment through freedom from worry.

The Complete Dream Book | Gillian Holloway

Although, among ancient cultures, it was the emblem of the soul and the unconscious attraction to the luminous, the butterfly is currently associated with lightness, fickleness, and imprudence. However, if you dream of the transformation of a caterpillar into a butterfly, it becomes a sign of metamorphosis, change, and regeneration. The meaning changes since this means you should trust your ability to the end, without allowing fear or despair to defeat you. In short, everything will eventually be solved. So, what at first seems negative may end up being positive. Other interpretations associate butterflies with romance, joy, freedom, and success. (See WORM, METAMORPHOSIS, and CATERPILLAR)

Chuang Chou, a Chinese thinker, raises an interesting philosophical question about a dream similar to this one. One night he dreamed he was a butterfly and the oneiric scene seemed so real that when he awoke he did not know if he was a man who had dreamed he was a butterfly or a butterfly dreaming he was a man. The Turks believe that the dead may return in the form of a butterfly and, therefore, are careful not to kill them.

The Big Dictionary of Dreams | Martha Clarke

Some say that the butterfly represents the spirit or the essence of the individual: the soul. Butterflies are generally symbols of transformation because they go through a metamorphosis. They are beautiful, evasive, and, at times, inspiring. Your unconscious mind may be pointing out the most positive part of yourself or another.

The Bedside Dream Dictionary | Silvana Amar

To see a butterfly among flowers and green grasses, indicates prosperity and fair attainments.

To see them flying about, denotes news from absent friends by letter, or from some one who has seen them.

To a young woman, a happy love, culminating in a life union.

Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation | Gustavus Hindman Miller

1- On a practical level when seen in dreams, the butterfly represents light-heartedness and freedom.

2- Psychologically, the butterfly indicates a lack of ability to settle down or to undertake a protracted task.

3- When seen in dreams or even meditation, the butterfly represents the freed soul and immortalitv. There is no need for the soul to be trapped by the physical body.

Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary | Pamela Ball

Dreams of a butterfly symbolize transformation, freedom, expansion, and full -expression. You are spreading your wings and flying to the heights of your creative expression. This dream is telling you to embrace all the cycles of your life and appreciate the present moment.

Strangest Dream Explanations | Dream Explanations - Anonymous

A sign of happiness if you see a gaily coloured Butterfly in the sunshine; but if it is a Moth, and seen indoors, then it means some slight trouble.

Mystic Dream Book | Internet Archive - Anonymous

Butterflies symbolize creative freedom, happiness in friendship and transformation.

My Dream Interpretation | myjellybean

One’s own transformation (from Caterpillar to butterfly); also the image of inspired lightness and the soul of the child.

The image of the butterfly is that of “spiritus,” the connection between mind and soul. In this sense, it is a symbol for enthusiasm and salvation / happiness.

Little Giant Encyclopedia | Klaus Vollmar

(Moth; Silkworm) In a dream, a butterfly signifies ignorance, lack of experience with people, or inexperience with the proper protocol.

A butterfly in a dream also could signify love and sacrificing one’s life for others.

A butterfly in a dream also represents fire worshipers, fear, or a weak enemy who speaks big words.

If a farmer sees butterflies in his dream, it means hardships and lack of work, or consenting to evil by associating with evil companions, or befriending vile women.

A silkworm in a dream represents the best of people who spend in charity from their best and who curtail their evil, or it could represent children who live a short life in this world, or people who leave a sizeable estate for their posterity.

A silkworm, or a butterfly in a dream also could signify a short life, the nearend of one’s life, a miller, or it could represent a painter.

(Also seeMagician)

Islamic Dream Interpretation | Ibn Seerin

Your lover is popular and a flirt, but nothing more. In other words, he or she may flirt, but remains always faithful to you.

Gypsy Dream Dictionary | Raymond Buckland

A dream of a butterfly could be telling you to settle down and not to flit from person to person or it could have to do with social situations..

The bigger and more beautiful the butterfly, the more of an impression you will make on society, or at a special function that you must attend. Use the other symbols in your dream to get you on the right track.

Encyclopedia of Dreams | Michael and Elizabeth Thiessen

Symbol: The butterfly is a symbol of the immortal soul that leaves the body at the moment of death. It also represents infidelity, and being fickle and inconsistent—particularly in love relationships. Acting badly, being vain, or unfaithful are also connected with the butterfly symbol and are sure to bring disappointment.

Vision: Catching a butterfly: while you are happy right now, it may be for only a short time. Seeing a butterfly: either your partner is unfaithful or a friend will become fickle.

Depth Psychology: The butterfly can be a sign that you are going through an inner change—like the caterpillar becoming a butterfly. Make sure that the change is positive, even if the beginning (the caterpillar) was ugly.

Dreamers Dictionary | Garuda

Butterflies sometimes carry the same range of meanings as birds. However, because of the metamorphosis of caterpillars into butterflies, butterflies are potent symbols of transformation. They also represent beauty and pollination.

Dream Symbols in The Dream Encyclopedia | James R. Lewis and Evelyn Dorothy Oliver

To dream of a butterfly indicates that you are ready to devote your time to family and your home life. Butterflies also represent imagination, love, pleasure, and inner essence and personality.

It is possible that you are changing your attitude or beliefs towards a certain issue.

To see a beautiful colorful butterfly in your dream implies that you will have a constructive influence on others at an upcoming event. .

Dream Symbols and Analysis | DreamForth

When seen in dreams or even meditation, the butterfly represents the freed soul and immortality. There is no need for the soul to be trapped by the physical body.

Dream Meanings of Versatile | Versatile - Anonymous

Psychological / emotional perspective: Psychologically, the butterfly indicates a lack of ability to settle down or to undertake a protracted task. In growing from a chrysalis, however, it has transmuted into a thing of beauty and simply is itself.

Dream Meanings of Versatile | Versatile - Anonymous

Material aspects: On a practical level, the butterfly represents light-heartedness and freedom. As a symbol of conservation we are aware that our energy needs to be used in the best, most efficient way.

Dream Meanings of Versatile | Versatile - Anonymous

Because of its mysterious transmogrification from a caterpillar, the butterfly is a universal symbol for intense transformation, usually for the better.

If the butterfly is in the egg stage, the coming change is still but an idea. In the larva stage, a decision needs to be made. In the cocoon stage, you are working to make your dreams a reality.

An adult butterfly flying in the air indicates sharing, or the need to share, your ideas with the world.

Dream Explanations of Astro Center | Astro Center

Symbol of regeneration, i.E. From the cocoon of spiritual bondage unto a new creature in christ; see “loose”

Dream Dictionary Unlimited | Margaret Hamilton

The medicine of the butterfly is resurrection and the capacity to undergo enormous change and transformation.

The caterpillar relates to the binds and heaviness of a previous consciousness, whereas the butterfly embodies the freedom possible when we surrender to the unknown factors that precipitate change. When the butterfly appears in your dreams, you may be being asked to trust the changes that are happening, for freedom is just around the corner.

Complete Dictionary of Dreams | Dr. Mıchael Lennox

Beauty or a socially adept person

Christian Dream Symbols | Tyler Wolfe

This beautiful winged insect offers a message that a major transformation in thinking, attitude, belief, or action is under way.

A butterfly spreading its wings may symbolize a nme of liberation of the soul from the karma of previous lifetimes.

Ariadne's Book of Dream | Ariadne Green

This may be a symbol of your real, true self.


A Dictionary of Dream Symbols | Eric Ackroyd

Butterfly | Dream Meaning

The keywords of this dream: Butterfly

1 dream symbols found for this dream.

Moth Or Butterfly

A warning of rivals who will harm you if you are not careful in your speech and actions. Expect quarrels with your lover, husband, or wife.

To those who employ others it is a sign that they are not being served faithfully.... Mystic Dream Book


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