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Dragonfly meaning

The dragonfly is generally associated with the symbolic meaning of transformation. Here are common meanings for this animal totem:
•Change and transformation
•Joy, lightness of being
•Symbol of the realm of emotions, invitation to dive deeper into your feeling
•Being on the lookout for illusions and deceits, whether are external or personal
•Connection with nature’s spirits, fairies realms
Dragonfly Meaning
Dragonfly totem wisdom and change

Dragonflies start to grow in water and then move into the air and fly. When this spirit animal shows up in your life you may be called to transform and evolve. Symbol of metamorphosis and transformation, it inspires those who have it as a totem to bring about the changes needed in their lives in order to go to reach their full potential.

When this spirit animal shows up in your life, it’s an indication that it’s time for change. Just like the dragonfly changes colors as it matures, you may be called to live and experience yourself differently. Stay open to the enfoldment of your personal journey.

Dragonfly as power animal and adaptability

The dragonfly is characterized by amazing flight patterns as it appears to be able to change direction swiftly, gliding through the air with no apparent effort. Its lightness inspires those who have the dragonfly as totem to use their ability to be flexible and highly adaptable in any situation.

You can call on the dragonfly power animal when you’re stuck in a situation and need assistance to gain a new perspective. The solution might lay in your ability to adapt and tackle the issue from a different angle.

Lightness and emotional flexibility, two characteristics of the dragonfly spirit animal

By affinity with the dragonfly aerial lightness, those who have this animal as totem can develop the ability to take things lightly even in the darkest moments. Lightness in feelings, lightness in thoughts. The dragonfly spirit animal invites people to keep a light, positive outlook no matter what.

The dragonfly is often seen around water, ponds or on the edge of a river or lake. It symbolizes the affinity with the realm of feelings, water being a powerful symbol for emotions and the unconscious. If the spirit of the dragonfly comes to you, you may be called to explore your emotions in a light and joyful manner.

Dragonfly totem and the search for personal authenticity

The dragonfly is a fascinating animal characterized by the beauty of its colors, the lightness of its wings and its scintillating body. The meaning of this power animal is associated with the symbolism of light, but also illusion.

Those who have the dragonfly as a spirit animal may be encouraged to show their true colors more often and shine. Even if they may be more discreet than let’s say the peacock, they often exert a fascinating influence and arouse curiosity in others.

When the dragonfly shows up in your life, it’s perhaps time to look through illusion. A situation or someone’s intentions are not clear and may be deceiving.

Dragonflies and the connection with the spirits of nature

Dragonflies are powerful allies to connect with the spirit of nature. Their fairy-like quality makes them auspicious spirit animals to work with the power of light and fairy realms.

Animal of wonder, the dragonfly can bring forth the enchanting spirit of our own nature. When you see this spirit animal, allow yourself to open up to the magic of nature and the elements.

Dragonfly symbolism in the world and ancient traditions

Japan made the dragonfly its national emblem. It is a symbol of joy and rebirth.In some Native American traditions, it is also symbol of the departed souls.For the Mayan, the dragonfly is the emblematic animal of the goddess of creativity, Ix Chel. It is said that the dragonfly’s wings and magical songs revived her after she almost got killed.

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    I also love dragonflies - they are my favorite insect. I've also been lucky to see a swarm of them - I was in awe.
    Thank you for sharing this! emoticon emoticon
    2006 days ago
    I want to share this image... a sunny autumn afternoon 3 years ago. my daughter was a senior in high school and the captain of her cross country team...it had 120 girl members and this was the day they hosted the last home meet -the other team had about 30 girls. They lined up at the starting line, 150 girls strong...in a meadow near Lake St. Clair, when hundreds of dragonflies began to fly around them. No one was scared by these beautiful blue irradescent creatures! Your posts shows the symbol of their transformation...the changes they were racing toward as women going out into the world! Thank you for reminding me of this day!
    2045 days ago
    Once a couple of years ago I had a dragonfly land on my arm. Take off and come right back and land in the same spot. 3 TIMES!!!!!

    I knew it meant something as it was so unusual and amazing. Now I know.

    I assumed it was my totem.

    Thank you for sharing!

    I love you,
    2046 days ago
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    Look what I bought myself last month! Thanks for sharing this!!

    Love, Ginger
    2046 days ago
  • LORI2562
    I love dragonflies and I am always surrounded by them at the lake. They always come and land on me or around me when I am sitting reading on the deck. Thank you for sharing this interesting read!
    2046 days ago
    oh you just sent shivers down my spine.. My DD and I have been enjoying what time we have left in the pool...

    for the last three weeks.. we have had a little dragonfly that will visit us and sit on my daughters fingers for up to 15 minutes at a time..

    We found one that had visited us for a couple weeks dead.. but the week before we had asked it to send us its family member so we could visit..Michelle wanted pictures but we didn't get them.. WE did however get a new dragonfly that visits.. with the same blue coloring as the last one.. only little different.

    With the move and all that is changing in our house.. How fitting..

    they were sent to us by the universe and you with this blog to make the meaning clear .. "The dragonfly spirit animal invites people to keep a light, positive outlook no matter what."
    that is just what this move needs and what we are trying to do ..

    love and light to you my wonderful friend,
    2047 days ago
    ahhhhhh...now it ALL makes total sense...lolol!

    THANK YOU JXO for sharing this!
    I have loved dragonflies all my life. When I moved to Florida, I was thrilled to realize they are everywhere. I have had more than one land on me and stay a while....lolol. :-). They are ALWAYS in my backyard and even grace my garden from time to time.

    This post fills my heart with JOY!!! :-). Now I get it...I think the stars on my arm may soon have some new companions to keep them company!...lolol

    love you Julie! I'm STILL smiling ear to ear!

    2047 days ago
    I love dragonflies. I used to collect dragonfly motif items. Outside of being a beautiful creature, I have understood them as you have described here: as a totem of transformation. The dragonfly seems like a very appropriate symbol of what goes on here at Spark, don't you think? Thanks for sharing your reading!
    2047 days ago
    Interesting. emoticon
    2047 days ago
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