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Symbolism of the Dragonfly

January 26, 2019

The dragonfly is considered to be an agent of change and symbolic of self-realization. It uses its power to control its movements elegantly. Change and evolution is all about the dragonfly’s ability to fly and the way it can be comfortable on water, land as well as the air. In almost every part of the world the dragonfly symbolizes change in the perspective of self-realization; mental and emotional maturity and the understanding of the deeper meaning of life.






For a species of insects that have inhabited our planet for almost 300 million years, it is only natural that they have such a wide and varied perception amongst various civilizations. I will cover the basis of what a dragonfly looks like, and how it moves about and then dive into the spiritual meaning finishing with my own self-realization with this magnificent insect.


The dragonfly exhibits iridescence both on its wings as well as on its body, depending on the angle and polarization of light falling on it will emit different colours.


The dragonfly’s agile flight and its ability to move in all six directions exude a sense of power and poise - something that comes only with age and maturity. It can move at an amazing 45 miles an hour,  hover like a helicopter fly backwards like a hummingbird, fly straight up, down and on either side. What is mind blowing is the fact that it can do this while flapping its wings a mere 30 times a minute. The best part is that the dragonfly does it with grace and elegance

The eyes of the dragonfly are one of the most amazing and awe inspiring sights. Almost 80% of the insect’s brain is dedicated to its sight. It can see 360 degrees around it.




The dragonfly’s spiritual meaning is about transformation and adaptability in life., it is connected to the symbolism of change and light. When the dragonfly shows up in your life, it may remind you to bring a bit more lightness and joy into your life, you may be inclined to dive deep into your emotions and shine your true colors.



The magical property of its iridescence is also associated with the discovery of one’s own abilities by unmasking the real self by removing the doubts one casts on their own sense of identity.


The Dragonfly lives in the moment and living life to the fullest. By living in the moment you are aware of who you are, where you are, what you are doing, what you want, what you don’t and make informed choices on a moment-to-moment basis. This ability lets you live your life without regrets like the great dragonfly.




The Dragonflies eyes symbolizes the uninhibited vision of the mind and the ability to see beyond the limitations of the human self. It also symbolizes you rising from materialism to be able to see beyond the mundane into the vastness that is really our Universe, and our own minds.




Their amazing flight patterns show they are able to change direction swiftly, gliding through the air with no effort. Its lightness inspires you to use your ability to be flexible and highly adaptable in any situation, encouraging you to take things lightly even in the darkest moments. Lightness in feelings and in thoughts. The dragonfly invites people to keep a light, positive outlook no matter what.




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