Sunday, March 4, 2012

Dragonfly Tattoo Symbolism


Symbolism of Dragonflies


prosperity, good luck, strength, peace, harmony, purity

As a creature of the wind, the dragonlfy totem represents change. It's iridescent wings are incredibly sensitive to the slightest breeze, and so we are reminded to heed where the proverbial wind blows - lest we run into stormy weather.

Dragonflies are also creatures of the water, and any creature whose habitat is in, or around water carries symbolism relative to the subconscious, or "dreaming" mind and thoughts. This is because in the animal world, water is symbolic of the subconscious mind ("deeper mind," "dreaming mind") and relates to the thoughts we have in relaxed/meditative/sleeping/subconscious states.

These symbolic meanings of dragonfly are particularly associated in Asian (Japan) and Native American (Plains region) circles.

The Dragonfly lives a short life, and it knows it must live to the fullest with what it has. This lesson is huge for each of us. 

The dragonfly knows she is standing on the vast watery depth of endlessly profound and potentially life-altering thoughts: The murky mass of thoughts that represent our primordial divinity – a virtual powder-keg of expansive expression.
The dragonfly is the fulcrum between mundane and mystical.  She is the balance keeper between the “little me” and the “God self.” 

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

Further symbolic insect meaning of dragonfly comes into play when we observe the dragonfly's mode of transportation as it skitters across the top of water surfaces. This implies that our deeper thoughts are surfacing and we must be mindful of the outcome we wish to have.

The dragonfly is a reminder that when our deeper thoughts rise to the surface we must pay attention - there are lessons to be learned, and we are also reminded that what we think is directly proportionate to what we "see on the surface." ...In short, our thoughts (even the deeper ones that we might not be as in-touch with as we are with our conscious thoughts) are responsible for what we see in our lives - in our physical surroundings.

It is said a dragonfly landing on you is a deceased loved one come to visit.



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