As I headed out this morning for my early morning walk with my pups, I came across a very large Dragonfly just sitting on the street. You can see pictures of it here. I didn’t sense that it was dead, though it did not move, not even when the pups got close. I felt that it was sleeping and waiting. So I asked to take his picture and then continued on our walk. I said to myself that if it was waiting as sign for me, it would be gone when we returned, which it was.
Animal spirits, animal guides, totem animals, and animal soul-mates are all around us to guide us, support us, and bring messages to us. Though sometimes they can manifest though visions, energy sensations, seeing statues or signs, reading repeatedly about them, and in dreams, animal spirits often come to us as animals, big and small. They are part of Nature, the Universe, and Consciousness. They are part of us all, and they are here to help us along on our journeys. Though some of us can intuitively pick up on their messages, learning about and understanding what our animal guides and messengers symbolize can help us tremendously.
The Dragonfly is a creature that lives around water, and thus represents intuition, dreams and understanding dreams, the mind – both superficial thoughts and deep thoughts -, illusions and breaking down illusions, and change. Focusing on the Dragonfly during meditation can help to clear the mind and pull aside the veils of illusion. It is also a symbol of:
- Power of Fight
- Harmony and Balance
- Good Luck
As its name tells, the Dragonfly is also connected to the Dragon, and hence the Serpent, which can indicate an astrological message concerning yourself, another, or an astrological event connected to the Dragon or Snake in Chinese Astrology, Scorpio in Western Astrology, or the shadow planets Rahu and Ketu in Jyotisha or Vedic Astrology.
With all these possible symbols and meanings, how do we know what the message is? Listen to what resonates in your heart. You can also ask for clarification through meditations, visualizations, and dreams. Connecting with animal spirits can bring us all closer and more integrated with Nature and the Divine.
So, what was the Dragonfly’s message for me? To get started on this new blog category on animal spirits that I’ve been dreaming of, thinking about, and have had hidden in the back of my mind. Maybe there’s some good luck coming too! 😉
Thankyou Julianne. What a lovely post. I paint them and love them.
thank you for your excellent post of the dramatic dragonfly. they travel both alone and in great numbers in these parts (Florida) but always bring smiles. they help control the troublesome mosquito
Thank you! 🙂
In the summer many dragonflies rest in the sun on my father’s storage cabin in Alaska. They do love basking in the sun…I hope to go back next summer and get pictures.
I can’t wait to read more about animal spirits 🙂
The dragonfly is such a beautiful and wondrous creature. I have always had such respect and admiration for them, even as a child. They are so graceful in the air, searching and hunting,.. They are the only insect that never creeped me out as a child.
They are magical aren’t they!
Just wanted to stop by and say how much I enjoy reading your blog; I always learn something, and can’t wait to learn more about animal spirits! I like how you mentioned animal soul mates, I always referred to be horse as my equine soul mate 🙂
Thank you for your wonderful comment! I am close to all my animals, but Simba was truly a soul mate, whose spirit is still with me. I used to call him my “we”. Namaste _/l\_
Your voice is so beautiful and sweet!! ♥ I can feel how true each word and thought is for you!! Thank you for sharing your Heart LIGHT so freely!! I honor you Julianne!!
Thank you so much! Namaste _/l\_
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Lovely! And you know what: my power animal for this year happens to be The Peacock alongside with The Seagull.
Very cool! And two birds! Hmmm…taking flight?
Yes, perhaps. 😀 And combining “the princess energy” and the “the everyday me” energy (this added aha came to me just now). Looking forward to reading more posts from you about the animal spirits.
Wonderful post Julianne! For the last few weeks, spiders have managed to appear no matter where I am. I have been traveling this past week and in the hotel bathroom, a spider showed up. I paid attention to it last night and now this morning it is dead. I felt that its message was conveyed but I am not sure yet what will come of it 🙂
Thanks. Maybe this will help: when I think of spiders I think about webs and weaving…life, a home, career. Things to ponder. 😉
Thanks. I will keep that in mind since I am in a period of transition. 🙂
I am so glad that you are doing this! I love reading about animal spirits, guides, totems, etc… The Dragonfly is one of my spirit guides. I use the color too. For instance, last summer I had blue and green Dragonflies that came to meet me. So I used the color meaning along with the Dragonfly to get my messages. 🙂
Awesome! I don’t know why it has taken so long for me to get going on this especially since animals are so integral to my being. All when the time is right though. 🙂 Love that you add color meaning in!
I saw a draghonfly a few days ago when I was hanging the laundry. It was very big and beautiful. It was clearly communicating something to me. I have been thinking of totem animals since then. Thank you for this post.
I see dragonflies a lot around my yard. I think of them as protectors because they eat the mosquitoes, the carriers of disease. I never thought of them as spirit guides before, a cool idea.
Maybe they are also fairies in disguise? 😉
What a great idea!
Awesome! Looking forward to more of your thoughts on our “messenger” friends 🙂
Awesome! I think Bear might be next. 😉
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Thank you! Namaste _/l\_
I can’t wait for more on animal spirit guides. I just recently started to notice this happening in my own life and I’m very excited about making the connection!
How exciting! Exploring the animal spirit world can be very enlightening. Namaste _/l\_
Since childhood, I’ve referred to dragonflies as ‘little helicopters’. Appreciate your insight, Julianne. Rahu and Ketu are exalted in my Vedic chart and my Chinese sign is the Snake. 🙂
Very cool! There’s a lot of snake symbolism across most cultures. You must contain much old soul wisdom. 🙂 Keep that exalted Rahu-Ketu in check though. Exalted means their influence is exceptionally strong, not necessarily extra good, but they can also bring Moksha/Enlightenment. Namaste _/l\_