What Is The Spiritual Meaning Of A Butterfly?


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Tracy Koroma Profile
Tracy Koroma answered
Butterflies are creatures of change - they represent spiritual growth and emotional rebirth.

From Caterpillar To Butterfly
Butterflies start out as caterpillars, which represent naivety and spiritual uncertainty.

Caterpillars are new to the world, so everything is an exploration and an adventure. After a period of eating and growing, they disappear into a cocoon.

The caterpillar phase is a bit like adolescence - you're learning about the world, and preparing for adulthood.

When the insect emerges from the cocoon, it’s a butterfly. Butterflies are beautiful creatures that represent freedom and unlimited possibilities.

In a way, butterflies have a similar spiritual meaning to phoenixes - they have to shut down (death for the phoenix, and cocooning for caterpillars) before emerging as something more beautiful than before.

Butterflies Represent The Soul
Although you might not undergo a physical transformation, like the one from ugly duckling to beautiful swan, the butterfly suggests that you’ll undergo a spiritual transformation.

You’ll emerge with greater wisdom, freedom and serenity - and that’s got to be a good thing!

The butterfly, as a spiritual symbol, can be relevant at any time in your life. It usually coincides with a significant change - at the end of a relationship, at the start of a new job, or after a period of emotional duress.

Because of their wonderful spiritual connotations, butterflies are one of the most common tattoos for women. It doesn't hurt that they're beautiful to look at, either!
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Steven Vakula answered
Spiritually it would be the rebirth into a better more beautiful life.

The butterfly, before the transformation, is usually a caterpillar.  Without the beauty and grace of a butterfly the caterpillar is deemed ugly and not appealing. It is also slow and moves in anything but a graceful manner compared to the fluttering of the butterfly.

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