(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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
You’ll be lucky if you dreamed of cobwebs in an acceptable place such as a wine cellar, attic, etc.
; but if they were where they shouldn’t be, for example on clothes, furniture, or books, they predict difficulties through secretly hostile competition; however, if you brushed them away, you will easily overcome the difficulties.
See also Spider(s) and Web.... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams
Cobwebs spun by spiders could symbolize the trap in which you find yourself in real life. It also represents loneliness, lack of communication, and disputes. On the other hand, if the spider in your dream has woven a beautiful web that you admire upon contemplation, it is a sign that the forces of the universe are in your favor to help you in your projects. Lastly, dreaming that the cobwebs are invading your home reveals that the nostalgia frequently takes over your mind, which impedes you from enjoying the present. You are too worried about events of the past and your energy is dispersed in things that cannot be changed.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams
Dreams of cobwebs symbolize that you are discovering a part of your power and wisdom that has been long forgotten, neglected, or discarded. This dream can also represent seduction and your ability to lure people to. See Shadow, Spider and Web.... Strangest Dream Explanations
Profound abilities in the area of creativity are represented by the spider web.
A spider’s webbing is a miraculous feat of engineering and unparalleled beauty. Its purpose is twofold. On the side of nurturing, it is a home. However, it is also a weapon of prey—a trap set to capture, kill, and eat.
A spider web may point to creative ideas that are currently being spun. This also indicates that a period of waiting must follow in order for success to be achieved.... Complete Dictionary of Dreams
Symbol: The spider is a symbol of sinful, poisonous cravings. V7: Seeing a spider: honest efforts and hard work promise you happiness. Dreaming about a spider on your skin: be prepared for worries and provocation. Much of what matters to you right now is hanging on a “thin thread.”
Depth Psychology: On one hand, the spider is skillful and creative—a symbol of good luck, but on the other, it represents female seduction and the “devouring” of the male! Which of the two fits you? The spider is often a sign of your self-hatred because of your sexual desires.
The spiderweb may indicate an over- protective mother who interferes with her child’s (usually the dreamer’s) chances to develop and grow up.
If the latter scenario fits, do something about it—and do it soon.... Dreamers Dictionary
A sticky situation you feel yourself in; feeling caught up in something that might trap you; a web of lies, the symmetry of the Self. See spider under insects. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences
1- In everyday life, we may well be caught up in a situation that could trap us. We could be in a ‘sticky’ situation and not quite know which direction to move. This can result in the symbol of a web appearing in the dream. We are ‘caught in the middle’ or we are trapped. Because the situation is extremely complex we have no idea which way is going to be most advantageous for us.
2- When we dream of a web we arc linking into one of the most basic of spiritual symbols.
It is within the ‘web of life’ that the divine powers have interwoven fate and time in order to create a reality in which we can exist. We are the spiritual entrapped within the physical and not able to escapc back to our own spiritual realm.
3- The spider’s web is the Cosmic Plan.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
Dreams of a web are synonymous with joining forces, networking, and weaving your higher wisdom into real life.
A web can also represent seduction, getting caught, and tangled in a web of lies. Perhaps you are in a sticky situation from which you want to escape, or you are attempting to lure someone in to your embrace. See Spider.... Strangest Dream Explanations
It is within the ‘web of life’ that the divine powers have interwoven fate and time in order to create a reality in which we can exist. There is a belief that we are the spiritual entrapped within the physical and not able to ‘escape’ back to our own spiritual realm.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
Psychological / emotional perspective: When we dream of a web we are linking into one of the most basic of spiritual symbols. Interestingly in today’s technological age it will also symbolize a network of communication as in the world wide web on the internet. In dreams this ‘web’ can stand for our own personal group of friends and acquaintances.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
Material aspects: In everyday life we may well be caught up in a situation that could trap us. We could be in a ‘sticky’ situation and not quite know which direction to move. This can result in the symbol of a web appearing in the dream. We are ‘caught in the middle’ or we are trapped. Because the situation is extremely complex we have no idea which way is going to be most advantageous for us. Consult the entry for communication for further clarification.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
Dreaming about being caught in a web is likely a straightforward representation of some sticky situation we feel caught in, or that we might get caught in. We also talk about a “web of lies” or “a tangled web.” In the contemporary world, dreaming about a spider web might be a symbolic way of referring to the Internet—the “worldwide web.”... Dream Symbols in The Dream Encyclopedia
If the image of a spider’s web appears in your dream, it can represent a sticky situation in which you have found yourself, feeling caught up in something that might trap you or being trapped by the power of someone else’s emotions or expectations. It can also imply a web of lies, as well as the connections linking you with other people, events and the world. You might find this link to be supportive or threatening.
Another interpretation associates the web with the circle of life and the symbol of the Mandala; the center of the web suggests a merging back into the primal energy of life. Spider’s webs in a dusty house suggest a need to spring clean, or deal with old memories and the past. Sometimes the web made by a spider is a cocoon, and so is protective. Often this relates to very delicate processes of change going on in us, perhaps ones which need us to be a little withdrawn or protected from the world in order for the process to work out and mature.
If your dreaming self walked into a room obscured by cobwebs, ask yourself how that pertains to you. Have you been withdrawing from life recently and is it time to blow away the cobwebs and become more active again?... The Element Encyclopedia
In the immortal words of Shakespeare, “Oh, what a tangled web we weave.” This dream may represent the web of deception or some other trap of which you need to be aware.
The web of life that interconnects all things, from the smallest grain at sand to the stars. In this case, your subconscious is trying to remind you of your importance in this scheme, and how your life touches everything directly or indirectly.
Attachments and associations. Nets participated in ancient Russian “wedding ceremonies to indicate the unity of the couple and ensure fertility (“a teeming catch”).
Being caught in a net can be an alternative type of cage dream, with slightly looser constraints indicated (rope is easier to get out of than steel). Alternatively, in China this is a symbol of protection. Pregnant women were sometimes surrounded by fishing nets to safeguard die baby from any evil influences.... The Language of Dreams
This relatively new invention allows more direct connectivity in the world through the Internet. As this way of connection expands through technology, it creates a new level of consciousness.
The web cam is the new “eyes” of this consciousness. How are you allowing yourself to be seen in this new world that is being created? What is it that you wish to explore in others? These are the questions that a dream that features a web cam is asking you.... Complete Dictionary of Dreams
To dream that you are using a webcam suggests that you need to be more objective in your decisions. Focus on the task at hand and try not to let your emotions cloud your judgment. Be especially aware that it is unhealthy to live in th past, or cling to old situations and feelings. Learn from past mistakes and experiences, but then move on.... My Dream Interpretation
If you dream of having a website, then this represents your desire to catch people’s attention, and to announce yourself to the world, and to go public with your thoughts, opinions, and products. See Blog, Internet or Computer.... Strangest Dream Explanations
Dreams of the world wide web, or www. represent your connectivity to global consciousness; you are searching for a portal of inspiration, connection, insight, opportunity, awareness and expansiveness.... Strangest Dream Explanations