Insect Symbolism ~&~ Meaning
list of Insects symbolic powers

Insect Symbolism & Spirit Animal Meanings.  This page is a portal to the littlest creatures on the planet -- insects and bugs -- each page having a full description of their powers and spiritual meanings.    Included are the symbolic meanings of the most popular bugs and insects; the Bee, Butterfly, Dragonfly, Cricket, Grasshopper, Beetle, Ant, as well as many more quirky and entertaining tiny titans that are essential to cycle of life here on Mother Earth.   .



Insect Symbolism. . .    Showing up at the most peculiar times, there simply must be a meaningful message behind the appearance of these little insect creatures we share the earth with. Bees, Butterflies, Dragonflies, Ladybugs, Crickets and Grasshoppers, we are drawn to know the symbolic meaning of these insect spirit animal beings.   This list of insect meanings takes you up close and personal to the spiritual meanings and messages these little guys offer  ~ enjoy!


ladybugs so enchanting
dragonfly new paradigms




Ant "super-powers"

Beetle "eternity"

Bee "communication"

Butterfly  "free spirited"

Caterpillar "preparation"

Circada "cycles"

Cricket  "song"

Dragonfly "paradigms"

Firefly  "inner light"

Fly  "persistent"

Grasshopper "aspiration"

Ladybug "enchanting"

Mosquito "determination"

Moth  "reflecting truth"

Praying Mantis "stillness"

Scorpion "protective"

Spider "dream weaver"

Snail "meditation"

Stick Bug "secretive"

Tarantula "mysteries"

Wasp "warning"


Insects have an ability to be in our midst with us never even knowing.   By the very nature of their size, insects have can see the bigger picture of things when they are flying or crawling around in our environment.   Have you ever wondered what it would be like to be a "fly on the wall", to know the details of the most top secret meetings in the world? 

The only time we really become aware of being surrounded by these tiny creatures is when we go out into the wilderness, then it becomes abundantly clear that these little guys are everywhere.  One ant announces to another that the picnic is on, one mosquito soon becomes a swarm, one bee soon attracts an entire enclave. 

Insects have the greatest population on Earth, and come in entertaining and frightful shapes, sizes and designs.  Each suited to perform it's specific task, and provide food for us and other creatures.

Bee's make a garden spring to life.  Bugs in the ground turn the soil making it rich for planting.  And as much as we don't like mosquito's, a colony of Bats can eat millions of these pesky critters in a single night.


A sampling of Insect Symbolism

Insect symbolism goes far back into ancient times, the Scarab for example is an iconic symbol of the ancient Egyptians.  It is most famous for it's symbolic power of eternity, used as jewelry and head-dresses and on sacred items and ceremonies.

The Spider is renowned in Native American lore to be a spirit of creativity, weaving a web.  The dream-catchers woven by Native Americans are a symbolic web meant to catch the dreams so they would not fly off into the ethers.  In harnessing the dream the dream could be made real.  The dream-catcher also set free the bad dreams and the nightmares so that they could not manifest in the 3d world. 

If an insect makes it's presence known to you, take time to be with the little creature and hear it's message.   Spending time with the mysteries of Mother Nature are enrichments that feed the soul and spirit.

see wikipedia for extensive info about insects

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