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! 😉