On Dragonflies…

Have you noticed my fascination with Dragonflies?  no?  where exactly have you been?

There are probably as many different “meanings” behind the beautiful dragonfly so I thought I’d take a moment to share a few of my favorites…


~~In ancient Japanese culture, the dragonfly represented protection and good luck to warriors on the battle field.

~~The archangel Ariel/Uriel is one of the four most powerful angels. Ariel is the ruler of the element of Earth, planet Pluto and psychic development . Ariel uses the dragonfly as a messenger to appear before people he wishes to connect with. If a dragonfly presents itself to you, Ariel may be trying to give you a message.

~~If dragonfly has come into your life recently you are encouraged to explore what you can change or transform about yourself.

~~Dragonflies carry messages that deal with deeper thought – and they ask that we pay attention to our deeper thoughts and desires.

~~The power of Dragonfly lies in its ability to see around things by looking from different angles. Using its ability to transform colors and lights by reflecting and refracting them, Dragonfly shows us that life, like light, can bend, shift, and adapt in various ways, making life’s appearance never be what it appears to be. Dragonfly’s magic shows us to see through life’s illusions and find our true vision. It calls us to transform within our lives and reminds us to feel deeply so we will have the compassion necessary to help ourselves and others.

~~ The Dragonfly Once, in a little pond, in the muddy water under the lily pads, there lived a little water beetle in a community of water beetles. They lived a simple and comfortable life in the pond with few disturbances and interruptions. Once in a while, sadness would come to the community when one of their fellow beetles would climb the stem of a lily pad and would never be seen again. They knew when this happened; their friend was dead, gone forever. Then, one day, one little water beetle felt an irresistible urge to climb up that stem. However, he was determined that he would not leave forever. He would come back and tell his friends what he had found at the top. When he reached the top and climbed out of the water onto the surface of the lily pad, he was so tired, and the sun felt so warm, that he decided he must take a nap. As he slept, his body changed and when he woke up, he had turned into a beautiful blue tailed dragonfly with broad wings and a slender body designed for flying. So, fly he did! And, as he soared he saw the beauty of a whole new world and a far superior way of life to what he had never known existed. Then he remembered his beetle friends and how they were thinking by now he was dead. He wanted to go back to tell them, and explain to them that he was now more alive than he had ever been before. His life had been fulfilled rather than ended. But, his new body would not go down into the water. He could not get back to tell his friends the good news. Then he understood that their time would come, when they, too, would know what he now knew. So, he raised his wings and flew off into his joyous new life!


So… there you have it.  Today’s lesson on the glorious and magnificent Dragonfly.  Do you have a symbol or animal that you most identify with?  Share!  I wanna know 🙂



  1. Absolutely beautiful

  2. The story I knew about the Dragonfly was as fallows ; It would seem that in some ritual native Indian Cultures that the Dragonfly itself is the symbol for Christ n his Crucifix . The 1st set of wings represent the hands , the 2nd the feet , and from the spear at the end of its tail represented the one they had put through Christ . And that their ability is to seek and find those that maybe lost , rather it be from themself , from family , from life , or from a long lost love they have a way that they help you to find your way , back to somewhere , bring someone or something to your path , guide you , or a way to seek whatever your loss is so that you can find your peace , find closer , or finish something so you can now move forward ! So when you see one out of the blue trying really hard to get your attention , pay attention bcz who or whatever is the 1st thing to pop in your mind when you see it , is the exact place , thing , or person you need to see . And may all of his blessings be amongst you !
    However , I did and do equally enjoy learning your versions of interpretation’s very much ! And Thank You very much for sharing them ! And if you dont mind I noticed a couple of your drawings and pictures of your Dragonflies and found them to be very influential and would like to take a pc of each of them and calibrate one perfect one for myself and use it as my next tatoo with your blessing of course ? If not then I will respect that as well and leave the idea to rest ! Again , Thank You very much for you share and your beauty of the Dragonfly from your eye , BEAUTIFUL !

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