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 an 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 this fly 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.
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.
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 a 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.
Dreaming of Dragonflies
Similar to other spirit animals, the dragonfly is a symbol of transformation and change. They begin their life in the water, but soon transform into the agile flyers that we know them to be. If dragonfly appears in your dreams it may be telling you that a change is coming. If the dragonfly lands on you, it is believed to be a good change. If the dragonfly is dead, it is believed to be a bad change.
Dragonflies are fast, agile and have a short life cycle. If the dragonfly in your dream is moving fast from place to place, it may be a sign to live life fully in the present. Where have you been holding back? What are you waiting for? Do you dare to fly fast and free?