Butterfly Meaning

Why the Real Butterfly Meaning and Symbolism Will Surprise You

Are Butterflies Signs from the Angels?

Seeing a butterfly is a beautiful sign of transformation. The life of butterflies is so symbolic of our own spiritual journey... Plus seeing their bright wings and light energy fluttering in nature has a way of bringing a smile and warming our spirit. Learn more about the meaning and symbolism now! Seeing butterflies out in nature is always lovely. Butterflies have such a magical presence and quality as they gently dance on the air from flower to flower. They're so graceful and beautiful, it always lights me up and makes me shine a little brighter just by seeing them. This, plus their journey through life is so reflective of the spiritual path, that when seen many people wonder:

Are butterflies angels? Are they messengers from the realms of spirit?

Butterfly Meaning – The Metaphor of the Butterfly

The butterfly meaning represents spiritual rebirth, transformation, creativity, endless potential, vibrant joy, change, ascension, and an ability to experience the wonder of life.

The cycle of the butterfly in and of itself holds spiritual symbolism and insight for us.

Birthed from an egg the butterfly lives it's early life as a caterpillar.

It then retreats within the pupa or chrysalis where it undergoes a transformation, and finally when it leaves the chrysalis it is reborn as a beautiful winged butterfly.

The magnificent life of the butterfly closely mirrors the process of spiritual transformation... A reminder that we each have the ability to be reborn through going within. Learn more about the spiritual meaning of butterflies and what they mean for you. #signs #nature #beautiful

The magnificent life of the butterfly closely mirrors the process of spiritual transformation as we each have the possibility to be reborn through going within.

By retreating from the world into our inner being, surrounding ourselves in cocoons of prayer, meditation, spiritual books and courses, we're ready at some point emerge. Awakened and ready to fly, we're transformed and reborn into an entirely new way of being.

Butterfly Life Span

In addition to how they live their miraculous life, butterflies don't live long. They typically only live for a few weeks or months at the longest, which in and of itself offers more butterfly meaning guidance for us. Guidance that life is short. Even for humanity time moves quickly, and so the butterfly with its magnificent and yet short life, reminds us to enjoy the here and now.

I also like to think that the transformation of the butterfly, as well as each of our own spiritual transformations,  continue onward after death. With death we retreat from the physical world, but once again we are reborn into another dimension where we get our wings, and remember our full light and how to fly.

Butterfly Symbolism

Have you been seeing lots of butterflies lately, either in your waking life or in your dreams?

If so, the butterfly may be appearing as a power animal for you.

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If you're not familiar with power animals, in many native earth-based cultures, each animal was considered to bring messages from spirit. By looking at the qualities of the animal, it's strengths, qualities, and tendencies, we're able to become aware of the message present for us through the power animal, from spirit.

As power animals, butterflies are magical and cherished. If you're seeing butterflies, you may want to ask yourself what changes you're needing to make to live more in alignment with your authentic truth.

What could you do to live with more joy and freedom? What could you do that would light up your soul and invoke a sense of joy and wonder?

Or perhaps you're already experiencing huge changes and transformations in your life, and the butterfly is simply appearing to remind you it's all going to be okay. Transformation is a normal part of life, trust in the process, and rest well knowing that the gentle medicine of butterfly is helping to guide you through.

Butterfly MeaningButterflies are a reminder of the Divine presence and magic in all of life, and a call to embrace and tune into it!

Butterflies And Angels

In addition to the spiritual guidance we can receive through the metaphor of the butterfly, and by looking at it's meaning as a power animal, when we see butterflies there is often even more than meets the eye.

Quite often angels and fairies use butterflies to remind us of their presence, and to send signals and validations to guide us through life.

Why Would Angels Communicate Through Butterflies?

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Butterflies have a way of capturing attention, and so the angels leverage these winged messengers of the physical realm to help get their messages from spirit through. And so… When you see a butterfly, pay attention! Quite your mind, and listen through your intuition, your subtle senses, thoughts, feelings, and inner vision that allows you to receive the message from angels that butterflies can help signal is present.

Butterfly Meaning and Signs From Deceased Loved Ones

One of the most common questions I get about butterflies comes from those who have recently lost loved ones.

And guess what? Yes, butterflies are an incredibly common sign from deceased loved ones!

The meaning of the butterfly is so spiritually symbolic and butterflies also are often signs of Heaven sent from our loved ones as a sign that their soul and spirit lives on beyond the physical.

Seeing butterflies shortly after losing a loved is a beautiful sign that the spirit of your loved one lives on.

Have you had a butterfly land on you, follow you, or catch your attention in another beyond the ordinary way?

Angels Sending Butterflies?

In the case of seeing butterflies in connection to deceased loved ones, sometimes angels will send butterflies to comfort and reassure you that the soul of your loved one lives on.

Other times your loved one may put some of their soul essence into a butterfly to actually connect with you physically once again.

So there you have it. Really, looking at butterflies from a number of angles, the answer appears.

These magical winged messengers really are delivering guidance and love from spirit. 

So next time you see a butterfly, in addition to marveling at its lightness and ability to float through the sky… Take a moment to quiet your mind, pay attention, and with your intuition, tune in.

Spiritual Meaning and Symbolism of Different Colors of Butterflies

Meaning of Certain Colors of Butterflies At this point, we’ve looked at the butterfly meaning, explored their connection with angels, and seen how they are a clear symbol of spiritual transformation.

But what about different colored butterflies? Does each color have a slightly different meaning?

Yes and no.

No, because all butterflies carry a message and symbolism of rebirth, transformation, joy, and tapping into the miracle of life in the present moment. All butterflies represent the soul and can act as signs of Spirit.

Yes, because different colors vibrate with a different energy, and so different colors do have a slightly different butterfly meaning, symbolic significance, and spiritual representations.

Let’s look at some of the added meaning behind different colors of butterflies.

Keep in mind that while yes, some butterflies are mostly one color, more often they have multiple colors. Whatever the dominant color of the butterfly will be its main symbolic significance, and the accent colors will offer further detail and clarification as to the symbolic meaning.

Orange, Black and White Butterfly

For example, a beautiful Orange butterfly with Black outlined wings and small White spots primarially resonates with the color Orange, but also carries symbolism of Black and White to a lesser degree.

When it comes to identifying the deeper meaning of butterflies of a certain color. Pay attention to what that particular color means to you.

Yellow Butterfly

Yellow Butterflies are symbols of joy, happiness and creativity. A reminder to have fun, to embrace creativity playfulness, and whatever it is that makes you happy. Yellow Butterfly meaning can also represent new life on its way, this may mean something fun and creative is aligning in your life, or more literally that someone new will soon be entering your experience.

Orange Butterfly

Orange Butterflies are symbols of encouragement, excitement, and passion. Seeing an Orange Butterfly is a call to stay positive, to reconnect with joy and follow your inner bliss and excitement to positively transform your life experience.

White Butterfly

White Butterflies are symbols of spiritual change and personal transformation. White represents purity and innocence. Seeing a White Butterfly is often a sign that your angels and Spirit has a message for you, hence, it is a reminder to clear your mind, and open your heart to allow higher Divine guidance to reach you.

White Butterfly meaning also brings the reminder of your direct connection with Spirit, and the ability to recharge your energy with light and peace direct from Source rather than trying to “get energy” from others.

Black Butterfly

Black Butterflies are symbols of potent transformation. Seeing a completely Black Butterfly is often a sign that something in your life is up for review, and that you would benefit in letting it die and fade away.

This could mean letting go of a limiting belief, negative pattern or habit, or a way of relating to others and to the world. Remember that on the other side of death is rebirth… What do you need to let go of and “let die” in order for the transformative power of rebirth to emerge? Black Butterfly meanings can also represent the Divine Feminine, and entering into the void and unknown in order for new growth, life and transformation to be rebirthed.

Black as An Accent Color in Butterflies

Many Butterflies have prominent black markings as an accent color. In this case, the prominent color points to the area of life in which you’re being asked to transform and change.

Monarch Butterfly Meaning

A Monarch Butterfly is mostly a deep Orange Color with Black vein-like markings, as well as a Black outline along the outer edge of each wing.

The meaning of orange encourages you to dig deep to reconnect with your courage and excitement to live in alignment with your passions and heart's desire.

The black color meaning as an accent reveals that you need to let something in our life die and fade away in order to embrace the positive change and transformation that is possible and in store.

What Does It Mean if A Butterfly Lands on You?

Having a butterfly land on you is such an incredible experience. When this happens, I believe the meaning and symbolism of the butterfly is even more significant for you. Pay attention! This could indicate the entrance into a new phase of life where you transform and begin to experience greater love, peace, harmony, and spiritual connection.

Alternately, in some cases when a butterfly lands on you, it is a sign from your loved one in Spirit. A validation that their soul lives on and they are loving, supporting and encouraging you to be happy and follow your heart to live in joy and love in your life now.

Have you ever had a magical encounter with a butterfly? Comment below and share your story!


If you enjoyed this article, you'll love the one about the meaning behind finding feathers on your path too!  Click here to read the feather meaning post, now.

With gratitude,

Melanie Beckler

480 thoughts on “Why the Real Butterfly Meaning and Symbolism Will Surprise You”

  1. Every since the passing of my father who I had a very close relationship with and loved dearly after I had came back home from my dads funeral and this is from another state I started to see this white butterfly and it seemed to be trying to get my attention and as I watched the butterfly I felt calm and peace as if it was comforting me and automatically I thought and said daddy I love you..The butterfly ended up peacefully drifting away so i continue on with what i was doing but now i see this butterfly come back every so often and year after year and it always seems to get my attention and make sure i see it and so i started pointing it out to my daughter and she started seeing it and its really refreshing how much peace and tranquility and comfort I get from watching it as I am talking to my dad in my head and I honestly feel like it represents my father in some way…I just know it does and me being native american my spirituality brings me to believe this to be true…

  2. About a month and a half ago I found a caterpillar in the grass while I was sitting. I picked it up and showed the kids. We put in a insect terrarium so they could watch it. The next day it had already form a cocoon on the top! We waited for about a week and a half and it actually became a beautiful butterfly!! (I didn’t m ow if it would survive or not). When we left it out of the terrarium he didn’t even fly away right away. It sat on the arm of the chair and just pushed the wings up and down, getting used to it’s new transformation. At that moment, inside of me I felt that this was my sign for great things to come, as I am on my journey to awakening!

  3. Hi. I was standing in my garden on a warm sunny day when a butterfly landed on my right shoulder. I thought it was lovely and unusual but I didn’t think much of it. A couple of days later I was in the garden again admiring the beautiful blue sky when I thought to myself “ I wonder if the butterfly will land on me again?” I heard a flutter and looked down on my right shoulder, there he was. This time it felt different, kind of magical. I looked at him and I said a few words then he fluttered off. The day was Easter Sunday.

    1. Hi there, I just lost my cat less then 2 weeks ago and then this orange and black butterfly appeared and flew in circles right over my head that I got startled and out my head down at first. Then the next day I was outside in my backyard just like I usually am everyday and the butterfly appeared again right in front of me so I called out my cats name and said come here mama (my cats name) and the butterfly flew around for a minute then flew straight to me and almost touched me straight on. My Gardner witnessed it as well. It was like calling a dog and it responded.. I have never had an encounter in my life life like this. The cat I lost was my child. I’m so heartbroken I can barely push myself to eat. So today the butterfly came again and she fluttered around my head again and stuck around me then proceeded to leave once one of my family members came outside and ruined the moment. I have lost all hope, but I really do think now this may be a sign of her… it felt so powerful having this beautiful butterfly come so close to me and hear what I was saying. Rip Mama I love U so much.

  4. I was gardening and wearing gloves, hat, sunglasses–the whole protection thing. And DH and I were waiting for a cat to come home, fearing he had gone too far.

    As we sat in the grass and talked, an orange Monarch landed on my gloved hand and stayed there for certainly more than 10 seconds. Can’t get any closer than that in time. I was delighted and “studied” it.

    That day, another of our cats came to lead me to the cat come home who was injured and hiding in a perennial bed.

    The cat must have drug himself across the golf course after being hit by a car and required a long recuperation period. (This is unusual in itself–such will.)

    Strange day with cats and the butterfly coinciding. Was it a deceased cat? Nothing special? etc.

  5. Thank you so much for this!

    I was asleep and heard a really fast tapping, got up to discover that it was a black butterfly with orange rings on the wings. The strange part is there were no windows or doors open at all and haven’t been opened for a while, so no way this little beauty could get it!

    This is the second time it has happened, I dismissed the first but thought surely a second time it cannot be a coincidence. So I decided to do a little research and came across your page.

    I now understand why I’ve seen the butterfly and the one previous to this experience, I’ve got to let go of some habits and behaviours, what is no longer serving me and to have faith and trust it’s for the best!

    Thank you so much!
    Many blessings!

  6. There I was in Fiji at a religious ceremony outside and we were in a gazebo and this butterfly came in came right towards me and flew over my head!

    Then my last day in Fiji this beautiful black butterfly with accents of white and purple hung out with Me! I was burning incense in a coral I brought from the beach and it landed and kind of danced on the coral. Next thing you know it landed on me 3 times. It would land on the coral and kept coming back to my hand. I was so excited I started crying. I had been praying and then here comes this butterfly. It stayed with me til I got up to go shower then it flew away. This was the highlight of my trip.

    1. Christine Magnampo

      Hi there just today while I was on the roof top a butterfly landed on my shoulder. Its color has black on the edges and has a yellow color also. I amnot familiar with types of butterfly.Just a seconds and it fly.

  7. I want a name my airb&b with a butterfly name. Can you assist me please?
    I went through a divorse jan 2019 and converted my home to a 3 room air b&b. I am almost finished.
    Cracteristics: hope, courage, strenght, place of safety. For women who hurt to come and recover

    1. Hi, strange request is there any chance of the name of the B&B of Esme, I too and going through the same thing (divorce) and would love to visit a place where I can find hope, courage and the strength to move on?

  8. It’s Nov 1,2019 i was sitting at mt Kitchen table talking with my Roommate in a Yellow butterfly can across my Window as it caught my eyes and i looked it’s up in it gave me Great meaning until i began to cry i didn’t no Butterflies was so Spiritual until i look it up and it’s gave me Hope, in trust in the things going to happen in my Life but so much that is going on in it Thank God for letting me see my Message of Angel threw My Beautiful Yellow Butterfly

  9. My son passed away August 24th 2019 from an overdose shortly after I was in my kitchen and the dining room was dark and I saw out of the corner of my eye which look like a transparent butterfly this wasn’t a butterfly from outside it was see-through just wondering if there’s any thoughts on this

    1. Yes I had an amazing experience with a mainly white butterfly not long ago which it just crawled on my hand from where it was and stayed with me nearly an hour! It was most beautiful I called it Beau I brought it very close to my face took pictures walked around a little it just sat there like a pet I felt truly blessed xx
      Su ~ 🦋🌈🙏

    2. I’ve always loved & had a certain amount of energy towards butterflies from a young age. From the age of 9 yrs old completing science fair project on the monarch butterfly. But when my fraternal grandmother passed I received such a joyful gift…upon entering the home a white butterfly entered flew around my head & landed on my shoulder & the proceeded to fly back outside the door it was awesome & unbelievable still get a nice feeling inside just writing this note. I cherish butterflies🦋

  10. I was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2001 and the day before going into hospital for surgery a swarm of yellow butterflies followed me along a country pathway and back again. I was surrounded by them. Is there a meaning to this?

  11. My youngest son passed away 10-18-18.
    His birthday was 9-19-1987.
    This year his oldest daughter and i were making a cake for his memorial gathering on his birthday. The cake became a disastrous lumpy swamp llama ( far from the envisioned 3d deer cake). We laughed and jimed and laughed until the sound just fed itself further. Finally when we took a break to sit on my front porch, we saw about 6 bright orange and black butterflies ‘dancing’ around us.
    My sons favorite colors were orange and black.
    I told my granddaughter that her daddy felt love and heard laughter all the way in heaven and sent them to let us know he was here on his birthday to share it with us.

  12. Last night when I was going to bed I had a vision I was walking along a grass paved path. The path was beautifully manicured and the grass eas almost candy like. The green was like nothi g I’ve seen before. There was a waist high bush that went the length of the path. As I walked I touched the bush and it was as if many of the leaves popped to life and turned into butterflies. They were of many different vibrant colors and there was hundreds of them that flew up. It was amazing. I wasn’t dreaming. I was laying in bed when this clear vision came in. What does it mean?

  13. My mother passed away 12 weeks ago. I was her carer and went through so much with her, over several years. She passed away unexpectedly and I miss her terribly, thinking of her every day and reliving the last two days of her life…

    Since her passing, I have seen several white butterflies on a daily basis. Recently, on two separate occasions a butterfly struggled to fly out of our greenhouse and I went to help it out. The first time this happened, the butterfly sat on my left index finger for several minutes before flying off. The second time, I tried coaxing the butterfly outside by raising my hand and on four occasions it alighted momentarily on my hand before flying out of the greenhouse.

    A few days ago I saw a butterfly resting on my garden path, in the shade, with its wings closed. I gently picked it up, placed it on my open palm and walked into the sunshine. The butterfly then opened its wings and rested on my palm for several glorious minutes, allowing me to bring it up close to my face and study its magnificence. It was a Peacock.

    Since then, white butterflies and dragonflies are visiting me daily. Today was a dull, cool day and still one solitary white butterfly appeared in my mother’s garden whilst I was there.
    Yesterday, at her graveside, white butterflies fluttered close by, including one which crossed in front of me, close by. I am hoping these butterflies are my mother’s spirit telling me she is fine and at peace. Every time I see a butterfly now, I become emotional. I just worry that with autumn approaching and butterflies not being around, I don’t know how my mother’s spirit will now manifest itself to me.

    What are your thoughts on this please?

  14. A butterfly with the markings similar to that of the Monarch fell on the windscreen area of my car as I was reverse parking at home. I thought it was dead because of the way it looked, then it flew away. The entire encounter lasted less than five seconds.

    1. I was behind a counter serving customers in a small store when a blue monarch butterfly flew in & hovered for a moment in front of me, customers were admiring it, I out my arm straight out in front of me & it landed & sat on my arm for a couple of minutes, then it flew back out the door leaving all of us incredulous & emotional, any deeper meanings you can see with my encounter ?

  15. butterfly lie on my heart means down to the neck really i am very happy is a great experience and is for few seconds iwalk for 4 steps my friend touches it then it went away from me what does it mean

  16. I had an experience with a butterfly in the middle of the city where you rarely see. It flew by me and sat on a truck for a few minutes fluttering I was just inches away. The randomly it flew on me for a few seconds then it was gone. Not sure what the meaning of that was. It was black accent with yellow and pink.

  17. Bronwyn Adair didrichsen

    I have had to different butterfly’s at different times come into my home and let me save them to set free outside . They let me cup them in my hand and then both times they like suctioned to my finger and wouldn’t fly away. They stayed long enough for me to grab my cell phone and record a video both times. They would just sit calmly on my finger not wanting to fly away. This last time just the other day had him on my finger and I videoed the butterfly and I was surprised to see after watching it that there looks like a little person’s face a tiny person rideing it’s back almost like it looks as if it has wings. On the top part of the wings there looks to me like words. It’s beautiful and I am going see if I can get snap shots of my video and see what this beautiful butterfly’s message is. I’m blown away by what I saw and keep seeing in this video . it has opened my mind and I now truly believe I have angles looking over me. Fastinateing . Wish I could share my video with u. It’s so beautiful

  18. We have a black with blue strip on the top of his wings and orange strip a crossed the bottom of his wings. He or she has taken up my front step. So beautiful they can stay as long as they want.
    What does this mean?

  19. Yesterday afternoon while taking nature selfies, a butterfly came right up to me and fluttered in my face and then around to my ear where it fluttered for several seconds…it was quite magical and was clearly bringing me a message…I had made a decision to remove myself from a position of helping others with mental illness that was clearly too intense for me at this time. I instead decided to follow my heart to follow a different path, a way to help others on a much lighter and more impactful way. I can’t help but believe this was a sign that I made the right decision for myself!

  20. I saw a black butterfly with white spots late afternoon. Its on my aunties front gate and it flies around and stay not far away from me. Its a beautiful butterfly I ever seen from a long time. I was sad back then because early in the morning, my father founds out that one of our neighborhood friendly, playful and innocent orange cat died from vehicle accident. My father said before Bobby died, he saw him mweowing to him at the rooftop and that time my father is walking at the sidewalk so he assumed that Bobby jump at the side of the road to follow him, not knowing that Bobby got into an accident. I was so sad, we are sad. All the neighbor hood that he became friends with and his owner which is my auntie was so sad. You know gguys, I always saw his image all over our place although he is not actually there, those are just the memories that makes me so emotional. Back from school, I went first to my aunties’ house, hoping that Bobby is there and will play with me because I really missed him that fast. And then, the first thing I saw in front of my Aunties’ gate is a black butterfly with a white spot that so beautiful. He flies around the front yard and stay near to that place. I immediately murmured Bobby’s name. That’s him! The sadness I felt became happiness and assurance that Bobby is really at peace, worry no more, he is really in the kingdom of God now or maybe he will rebirth again and will meet us someday. Rest in peace, orange cat, Bobby. <3 (Ps. Sorry for my english grammar, not my first language but I tried to share my wonderful experience to all.)

  21. My daughters were swimming in our pool and a butterfly landed on my daughters head. Sat there for a while. Then flew off her and landed on my other daughters head. Sat there for a bit. This went on for at least an hour that this butterfly went back and forth sitting on both my daughters landing on their head, shoulders, and float they were in. It was an amazing experience!!! I have never seen anything like it. My daughters were in their glory! I am still in shock that this happened!

  22. I was wondering what it meant when a butterfly lands a little in front of you and remains for longer than usual, then flies but still appears flying for a moment. Can a butterfly be telling me something BEFORE my beloved dog passed. It was Orange with black outline. Cant remember if there was any other markings. I just knew it was telling me something but didnt know what. I heard of butterflies coming after death as spiritual but what about before.

  23. I was driving my motorcycle on the highway at 100km/h the other day when a butterfly landed on my right mirror and just stood there as still as could be for about five minutes and then flew away. To me this was mind-blowing!

  24. While working a night job in upstate New York at about 4am a monarch still alive landed on me when I was getting into our work truck. I put it on my finger tip and blocked it from the wind of the passing tractor trailers and brought it to the edge of the woods and placed it in the flowers. Shocked at that hour Of the morning to experience this.

  25. Lisa (Ryan's mom)

    I lost my 25 year old son 3 years ago 7/17/16. 3 years ago today at his celebration of life, just as people were beginning to talk about him, a yellow/black butterfly (Oregon swallowtail?) was flying around just over them. Later, my niece caught a close-up photo.

    About a week ago, I got the mail out of the mailbox and as I was walking towards the house, a butterfly landed on the mail. I slowly got my phone out of my pocket and fiddled with it slowly enough that I was able to take a photo of him. He was right next to the name and address of two of the then strangers that helped us on the trail and stayed with us, caring for us, for 5 or 6 hours while we waited for help and they searched for my son. (Ryan was swept down river after being swept over a 132′ waterfall.
    1. He landed
    2. On the mail from T & T
    3. Didn’t fly off, stayed allowing me to take the time to be able to get his picture.

    This summer, I haven’t seen my yellow butterfly son very much. I have seen alot of a white butterfly. Why?? Is he telling me something different?
    Or, is it my mom (passes 12/27/18) or my step-mom (passed 9/1/18).

    Whatever the reason, they are welcomed always.

  26. My Grandpa recently passed away. Yesterday a black butterfly landed on me. He hung around for a couple of hours. Drank some of my coffee (which my Grandpa loved) He let us (my children and I) hold him, we even passed him back and forth and he even let me give him kisses!!! I believe! So amazing!!!! So heart warming! So so so incredibly beautiful!!!!

  27. I had an outlined black butterfly with orange and white fly through my window passed me around and out the other window in kitchen just after I got kicked off a site for asking for help after electricals did some funny things days before any ideas?

  28. Danielle LePage

    This is my second Butterfly story. My friend Ken died about a year ago. We finally were able to put together a benefit concert in his honor. All proceeds were going the local animal shelter in his name. As we were setting up, a man that was walking through the park asked us what the event was for. As we were talking to this total stranger, a Brown or Grayish Butterfly landed on his leg and just sat there. We all were very silent for a second and luckily my friend actually took a picture of it. We all felt that it was acknowledgement that our dear friend Ken was there with us.

  29. Danielle LePage

    I was at Flynn’s (Fire Island, NY) the other day and outside the restaurant several people including me and a friend were smoking on the sidewalk next to Flynn’s. An Orange and Black Butterfly was on the sidewalk, clearly struggling. Afraid that it would be stepped on, I reached out and let it climb onto my hand. He was a big guy with a black body. Once he was safely on my hand, I quickly moved it over to the grassy area nearby. I got a round of applause too, lol. Symbolic of change I’m guessing…..

  30. When I woke up this morning a french butterfly was on the side of my bedcover? What does this mean? I let it out of the window.

  31. Hi over a periord of 7 days ive had a brown butterflle in my bedroom a different one as my husband keeps putting them outside i find this very strange as i write this there is one on the corner of my bedroom wall its always my bedroom am i going to be very lucky or is someone trying to get a message to me.

  32. Just yesterday I was out with my mom this beautiful exotic butterfly brown-black w red, orange, white and blue spotting landed on my mom’s hand flew away came back landed on her again then flew over landed on me. This has happened to me recently in the past month several times. I have always had an affinity for butterflies not sure what it means but I see it as a positive sign.

  33. three days in a row butterflies landed on me, the first day two black butterflies were flying around me and then landed on my backpack, the next day as I was swimming a black butterfly flew around me and kept landing on the wet deck in front of me and would jump when I tried to pick it up but wouldn’t fly away then it followed me to the change rooms, then yesterday while at the beach a monarch butterfly landed on my butt, I cant really seem to find a definitive answer as to why? I don’t have any family who’s passed away and would want to contact me

  34. Pranjal Ghoshal

    Today 25-7-2019
    I saw a butterfly struggling in the rain and she was not able to fly, so I put her on my shoulder and took her to my room and she stayed with me the whole night and the next day I released him.

  35. Yesterday a butterfly followed me around at the beach. It stayed with us while we walked home.
    It was on my coverup . I am a widow and love the beach, my husband knew it was my tranquil place.
    Today when I went to get my coverup a butterfly was on it . I believe in angels and I do talk to my husband and mother.

  36. Four days ago my father-in-law passed away. To night my husband was out mowing the lawn and went to his car and there was a butterfly just sitting in is car. As my husband sat down the butterfly sat on his finger. My husband put the butterfly down and went back to mowing and when he was done the butterfly was still there. My husband went inside the and got ready to go over to his fathers house and the butterfly went with. As my husband was getting out of his car the butterfly climbed on to his finger and were inside with. As soon as he got into the house the butterfly went over to his fathers favorite chair and just sat there. My husband called me to let me know what he was experiencing and I said maybe it can’t fly as soon as I said that it started fly and land on the floor. My husband picked it up and put it back on the chair and there it stayed. Every time my husband would talk to it as if it was his father it would flap its wings. My husband has just received the most amazing gift from his father.

  37. I had a most beautiful butterfly land on my wrist (had a pink pearl bracelet on) today at a multicultural music festival today in Victoria park, Kitchener, On. the music was so amazing….everybody had to dance…this butterfly had some orange some lime green on its body and a different wing structure…it stayed on my wrist for over a minute..I showed it to children, adults. Did not get a picture…..doesn’t matter…I know what I saw and I feel blessed

  38. On Thursday(I think), July 11th, sometime after lunch my 17yr old daughter and I got out of my car and were walking towards the door to our home and when I walked up the doorstep to unlock the door a beautiful monarch butterfly (orange black n white) landed on my left shoulder and my daughter was surprised to see that when I tried to shoo it off it didn’t budge so I gently picked it up and it clung to my finger as I got it to fly away and immediately after that my daughter laughed and said mama it’s on your back now. I reached around to get it and my daughter told me to be careful not to hurt it’s wings and it flew away and landed close by. We were both amazed at what had just happened. It made me feel happy!! I had gotten dumped by my ex-boyfriend on 6/21/19 and I was laid off of a job of 8 yrs earlier on March 12th of this year. So, this was oddly refreshing for me. And another thing happened an hour ago, I was texting a friend about the butterfly moment and as soon as I finished the conversation, I was watching a movie on Netflix called the lady in the water and the guy on there was talking about butterflies and was saying how they are attracted to healers. I don’t understand this but it sent tears rushing down my face. I feel as if something is about to happen…I don’t know how but I just know. I’m just not sure what to make of all this. Just wanted to share my experience. 🥰🦋

  39. on the eve of my dads passing a wjite butterfly flew into my conservatory. fluttered a few seconds in my view then flew away .I beleive it was a message from my dad to let me know he was safe and free from pain.it gave me a great feeling of comfort .😍

  40. Rozanne Petrycki

    As I was coming from doing some personal errands, I went to the local Bed Bath and Beyond. I went there to see if they had those vacuum storage bags, so I could condense things on some boxes that I am intending to use when my special friend comes to get me and my daughter and move in with him. When I was done and approaching the place where we reside, I felt to go and check the mailbox, which is not attached to the cottage. We reside in a semi-rural area and the mailboxes are own the path on the main road. I was listening to a song that had the word “Travelin'” in it. As I was getting out of the car, all of a sudden, out of no where, a(n) orange and black butterfly came flying around me and landed on the ground near me. I believe that it was a monarch. I took videos and photos of it. It came right near me but didn’t land next or on me. I was like.. “OMG!! OMG!!! OMG!!! Thank you! Thank you!” My daughter and I are SOOOO READY for our move to be with my special friend across the country!!! We’ve been waiting for so long!!!!
    Oh, by the way, before my mom passed away, she told me “God’s gonna bless you!”. And I said to her that my daughter and my then husband were my blessings. She said, ” my daughters’ name, yes, “But Robert…NO!!!” (I want to keep my daughters name private). “Grandpa and I will send you the right one!” Like I said, we’ve been waiting for so long! And I haven’t seen any butterflies around this place in YEARS!!!

  41. After traveling to Alabama to put my 86 year old mother to rest, I arrived at a relatives home and after visiting with family inside I went out on the front porch and while I was sitting on an open porch a beautiful blue butterfly landed on a bush next to me. One of my relatives made a comment that that was my Mom , I held my hand out and the butterfly climbed onto my hand and sat there for at least 5 minutes spreading her wings but staying in the palm of my hand while I sat there trying to convey to her, ( through tears and sobs), how much I loved and missed her already. After that every time I went to that house in the four days I stayed in Alabama that same beautiful butterfly would flutter around me and land on my shoulder or hand. It wasn’t until then that someone told me about the spiritual legend of the butterfly.

  42. I took a trip to the beach while pregnant and When I got there a black and orange butterfly flew around me then landed on my stomach. Such a beautiful sight & made me think of my mom who is no longer alive.

  43. My son Jonathan was killed in an auto accident Dec 28th 2017. We celebrated his 35th birthday this past Saturday with his family all around including his 4 year old daughter and 1 1/2 year old little boy. It was outside on the deck about 5pm when as we all gathered to say a prayer, the most beautiful butterfly appeared on the picnic table and would not leave, it also stepped onto the finger of his grandmother for awhile. It was an odd occurrence. After a while it disappeared. I feel for certain that my son was joining us at his birthday celebration and wanted us to know he is fine and his spirit lives on.

  44. Day of moms funeral at the cemetery one white butterfly separated itself from a bunch of all white butterflies and circled over and over around my dads gravestone as moms headstone was put up!

  45. I loved this and wanted to share just one of my butterfly stories:
    June 2016-My pregnancy had been fine and my water broke and when I went to the hospital there was no heartbeat 💔 and my blood pressure was so high, my life was in danger. My daughter Celia was stillborn 😢💜👼🏼

    I don’t remember the exact date, but it was over a year ago and after she passed, during the summer. I was walking to the beach and stopped at the Brooklyn aquarium bc they have lots of beautiful flowers planted there. I love flowers 🌸 And I saw a butterfly 🦋 on a flower and went to take a picture. Next thing I know I’m surrounded by butterflies and see 20, 30, I don’t know-landing on the flowers. Soooo many butterflies all in one place. I knew it must be my Celia 💜

  46. Can I ask what are the meaning if you dream a big giant butterfly landing on your head?
    The color looks like brown one 🙂

  47. We lost our 10 dog, next morning I saw in the window black butterfly flying away, in my head I start thinking how it’s possible it’s winter it’s so cold outside, it’s disappeared within a Cason’s, but I knew Marshall sad me his last goodbye.

  48. I used to see all the time big white beautiful butterflies when I was a little girl…! But then I stop seeing them and somehow I am always drawing them and painting them with flowers …! All the time I didn’t noticed this until my husband asked me why you always draw butterflies? Does anybody have any information about it? Why unconsciously I tend to always draw butterflies?

  49. I want to share an extraordinary behaviour happened on the day of my marriage..in which a butterfly was there with me all the time..it sat on my right arm..as soon as the groom came for performing the ritual of my marriage,it disappeared..all were amazed and said haven’t seen this kinda action in anybody’s marriage…all were saying its a good sign..and many of them were saying its my granny’s spirit came..to shower her blessings..to whom i lost few years back..plz let me know..can it be true…even when after marriage,when first i went my mother’s home..i again saw butterfly coming my way..i invite all the opinions and views from all..i am havinf the pucture too..

  50. The other day as my son and I were walking out the door a butterfly flew straight to his chest. Then gently flew away. It felt magical and surreal. Feels like maybe his dad trying to reach out. He passed away 2 years ago.

  51. Angela Karime Moreno Vazquez

    This morning I was alone sitting and notice a bright yellow butterfly 🦋 got my attention and flies around me.Once I got up to work a same butterfly came by…

  52. When I was in love and seeking signs I used to receive everything from naked
    Numbers to feathers but one special
    Moment was when I was in my back yard on a sunny afternoon and asked
    My angels to send me a sign about the woman I loved and a moment later a butterfly flew towards me and landed on my arm and sat there ..
    I was both overawed and joyous beyond words not wanting it to leave it then flew away …
    It was amazing when your open to receiving they do happen quite often ..

    Believe trust me , it’s a wonderful universe we live in that wants to know you ..

  53. A butterfly appeared after the undertaker had left. My mum saw it coming out of the beam. It’s December.l! U don’t get butterflies in December. It had attitude. It was keiran. Hello I said. He’s come to see us to make sure were alright
    Good might sleep tight x

  54. Hi there. On Monday afternoon midday. I was walking home and a hello and black butterfly landed on my head. Stayed there for a couple of seconds, then flew off, but not even 10seconds later it returned and landed on the same spot on my head. After a few seconds later it flew away. But when i looked behind me it was following me. Then flew away. When i got home about blocks up, i sat outside and saw this butterfly again flying towards me. Then turned around and then just disappeared into the trees. Note that there was no other butterflies in the area. What does this mean????

  55. Yes. I do see much butterflies and it’ s all began with my spiritual awakening. They appear often and I do believe they cary a messages for me😊

  56. One of my best friends passed away in 2013 on a hiking trip we were on. A year or two later I brought his mother, father, cousin, and several other friends to the location. When we arrived at the spot it was very emotional….and a butterfly fluttered down and landed on his mothers head. I have also had dreams with him visiting me and ensuring me that he is “just fine where he is now”. I also received a phone call on my cell phone from his number with silence on the other end when I picked it up.

  57. One day my Adult Daughter and me were sitting in my garden relaxing & chatting when this Bied g multicoloured Butterfly sat on my leg for a long time then it flew away I look down at it and felt such a peacful blessed feeling my Lovely Dad had passed away a few years before I did feel this was a blessing that this Butterfly sat there not scared of me?

  58. Last night I had a horrible encounter with a very rude person, Who had thrown some things up about my mother. When I was 17 years old I lost my mother, and it hit me deep in the heart.
    It was about 30 mins later, I stepped out on my patio around 9:30 pm and I look over and sitting on the railing was a Monarch Butterfly,.
    I didn’t think they came around at night so I researched and found this.
    I know with the pain I was feeling that it could have been my mother letting me know that she still exist in spirit and everything will be ok.

    Thank you Melanie for touching my heart.

    Gratitudes – Gaje

  59. I lost my aunt whom I was very close to just a month ago, the first week these two butterflies were flying around my yard constantly. My aunt & grandma both loved butterflies, and are both now sadly gone. I just know in my heart it was them, to let me know they were together and okay.

  60. Hello, I have been seeing the same butterfly for weeks, I even seen it on a cold day as I’m in upstate Ny. I;m not sure how to take it but it is very interesting reading your site

  61. My mother passed in 2012 of cancer . Every since one bad thing after another just kept happening . so I never really got the chance to really grieve. I have always resembled butterflys with her death. We went out to the woods today and when we were about to leave butterflies a whole bunch of them kept swirling around me several landing on me four periods of 2 to 5 minutes at a time.. one particular butterfly who was the one who landed on me and stayed several times. I knew it was a message from my mother. It put a big smile on my face and warmed my heart . I have missed her so badly since she passed !! It was such a blessing to get confirmation in such a beautiful way !!

  62. I have a butterfly that has chosen to live in my bedroom. It sleeps at night and plays with my daughter in the day. She is 6 and it’s like it plays chase with her.
    There is also another butterfly that plays in my front garden and when I open the door it comes and sits in my hand and I walk around my house with it. Then I put it back outside and it comes back a few days later.
    I have never had this before. Why so many?

  63. I have been seeing monarch butterflies the past few months, today one few around me in circles, I believe they are telling me that big, good, change, is coming to my life.

    Get article, it was a pleasure to read it.

  64. Thank you Melanie! I often tune into your YouTube videos and find them so inspiring as most of what you talk about relates so much to my own life! It’s like your tunes into me! I’m in my spiritual awakening process currently and find so many divine messages from Spirit. Today, I was faced with a rather difficult situation (I won’t get into it here) but I went outside for air. I look to my right and there, dancing in the grass was a spectacular white butterfly. It was gorgeous! I snapped a picture to remind me when I have future difficult times. Your article here, as always resonates with me and I must thank you for all that you do! Much Love, Karen 💗

  65. Friday I had a dream I was in a garage with dimmed lighting and on a post there was a pretty monarch butterfly but colors were not bright. I looked at it with fear it would jump on me. My boyfriend said “don’t worry, see I passed and nothing happened.” Then I passed by the beam and the butterfly right away landed on my neck and it was painful to take off because the feet attached and half of it turned like a leech but I was able to yank off. Well then Saturday my now ex boyfriend said he wanted to break up. The butterfly dream was prophetic that a change in our relation would change. I’m a bit didapointed with his decision but maybe in the long run I hope it’s a good change for me.

  66. This is a great article. I am newly pregnant with my first baby. As most first time moms fear the worst, I have been very anxious recently for my next ultrasound. I know everything is ok but still worry. This morning I looked above and asked for a sign to let me know everything with my baby is ok. Then late this morning at exactly 11:11 a butterfly landed and sat next to me for several minutes. My mom who passed away 2 years ago knew my love for butterflies and I am certain that this was her stopping by to let me know everything is ok 🙂

  67. Last night i woke up from a negative spiritual encounter in my dream to see a monarch butterfly flying across my bedroom ceiling. It went from the corner of the room to above my bed and stayed there for a minute before disappearing. I know it was a message. I encounter many things regularly and I have Been thinking a lot about everything and what my purpose is. I know i have certain gifts but I’m not sure where to go or what to do.

  68. Yesterday ,we laid my last living grandparent to rest. It was a beautiful service on a chilly, rainy day. After we left the cemetery, I was getting out of the car to go to the repast. As I opened my car door, a black butterfly flew in, out and over my car to the other side. I just sat there in awe, because I could not remember the last time I had encountered a butterfly, especially during a cold rain shower. A feeling of joy and peace came over me. I smiled, because I knew it was sent by my beloved Grandma! Thank you for this article.

  69. I have been seeing quite a few butterflies lately, sometimes just from the corner of my eye. Your article gave me peace. All’s well

  70. ts a very big question to me , when i was born my mama told me the moment i was born suddenly dozens of butterfly came in into our house ,it stay there for 3 days , different color and sizes , When i become 18 years old i was away from home , but my father told me a butterfly visit our house at night and was flying were i was born ,

  71. Today, as i was walking, i saw multiple white butterflies and 3 of them are in a group. Then i saw a yellow butterfly being chased by a white butterfly. Also, a monarch butterfly passed over my head and perched on a nearby flower. As i was nearing home, now i saw 2 monarch butterflies sipping nectar from flower to flower. I’m in a new neighborhood and i feel like someone’s trying to tell me something. I saw the butterflies today and the second day before. I only just started trying to dance at school and i feel isolated and anxious. Reply pls

  72. I loss my cousin on 2-6-18 and have been getting what I believe to be messages assuring me that he’s still with us. The most rare 2 things were an angeled shaped rainbow with a penny on heads in front of my door after it rained and tonight a white butterfly flew across my car and I immediately thought it was my cousin since it was at night and had never seen a butterfly at night before. I also felt him death coming on. It was like God was preparing me for it because the the thought just kept coming to me at first out of the blue and another time when he sent me a picture of him and at the bottom of his lip was a bright light shaped exactly like angel wings and it came to me again when I found out his twin sister was pregnant. I even felt he would be shot and even at the age he was when it happened (19) and on top of all that I had a dream of his murderer, who is his older sister ex boyfriend, and in the dream he was on the ground crying and kept saying I’m sorry to me in the dream and since we never really knew him at all I was confused as to why I dreamt of him until after he killed keshawn which was over absolutely nothing. I feel for some reason it was designed to happen this way for lots of reasons but I truly miss him and think about him all the time and would love some confirmation on my experiences. Thanks for your article. It was helpful. Hope to hear from you soon.

    1. Butterflies don’t fly at night, you probably just confused it with the common white moth. they’re attracted to light which is why it flew across your car.

  73. On June 188, 2018 at about 2am in the morning I had a spiritual experience. I was trying get back to sleep because my wife was snooping loudly and I had moved to the couch in the 2 room and a bathroom in a 3 story condo and we were in the middle section in Hot Springs Village in Arkansas. I could hear the refrigerator motor running and I could hear the ceiling fan running. When out of nowhere I smelled the strongest, sweetest smelling rose smell that I have ever smelled. It lasted about 30-45 seconds and then disappeared. On July 5, 2018 I was packing the truck up to go back home and was going in and out of the house in Little Rock when I would go out to the truck 2 butterflies would land on me and I would shake them off and go get another load and the same thing happened about 5-6 times. When I was ready to leave I shook them off and jumped into the truck and they just stayed by the window wanting to go with us. The next day in Shreveport Louisiana I was just about finished when a big blue dragonfly landed on the shafts while it was running, so I turd it off and walked to my garage with it just looking at me, shook it off and it landed about 2 feet from me. Now whenever I go outside I either have a dragonfly or butterfly flying around just to be by me. I go other places and see them flying around. My wife is starting to notice them also. August 30th when I got home from a lecture about 12:30pm I got out of the car and a big black monarch butterfly leaves the Mexican petunia and head right at me and I held my right hand out and it brushed my hand. Have taken numerous pictures of dragonflies. I may be crazy but this is happening daily now since my experience in Hot Springs.

    1. UH, I hate to break it to ya, but Monarchs aren’t Black, they’re black and orange. It had to be a Black Butterfly with blue on the bottom of it’s wings.

  74. Hi Melanie
    I’ve been dealing with a lot of uncertainty recently I quit my job to try to get something else in my field I went to school for I have anxiety cause of the unknown my mom passed away 18 yrs ago but I know she’s around she is my angel sends me signs all the time I saw a monarch butterfly almost hit me then landed on a flower right behind me waiting I observed and talked to it thank you mom ,found feathers all the time along my way. Is that butterfly telling me a way of saying things are going to be ok ? You will get your answer to your prayers soon? 😇

  75. After separating from a abusive marriage, I’ve been drawn to butterfly’s. My new bedroom is decorated just for butterfly’s. I have two messages through a medium and they both mentioned butterfly’s and a lady out the blue gave me a dairy with butterfly’s on it to jot my thoughts. I think it’s a deffinate sign that I’ve changes and the angels are guiding me down my new path

  76. My bother passed away just over a year ago. It’s been a hard year, his death was unexpected and lately I have been missing him so much. These last few days I’ve been seeing butterflies everywhere. Today was especially special. I was at the playground with my daughter and there’s a little path you can walk off the playground. This playground is rundown and we were the only ones there. We took the short walk through the path, and I was overwhelmed by the amount of butterflies. I don’t think I’ve ever seen so many in my life. One zipped by head and landed on the tree by me. I sat and watched it for a good ten minutes. It didn’t move. It might sound crazy, but I took the opportunity to talk to it like it was my brother, when the time came I said goodbye to the butterfly. It flapped it’s wings twice! This was the only movement it made the whole time I sat there and talked to it. When I got in my car and drove away from the park, a butterfly flew in front of my car and across the street. One of the most amazing things to ever happen to me!

  77. I was in the drive thru this afternoon with my daughter and my grandson who turned 1 today. As we were waiting a beautiful butterfly flew into my window fluttered in my face and then flew back out. I left me feeling overjoyed that something like that happened. I also had the feeling that my nan was there because it was my grandsons birthday. I was such a wonderful experience. If I hadn’t been so excited I would have liked to have quieted my mind to hear any messages.

  78. Throughout my life, when I’ve been having a hard time I have continually had little white butterflies appear. I had the coolest encounter with a butterfly the other day. I was on a walk with my children, and a Butterfly landed on my sons scooter and it let me pick it up and pet it. Then it didn’t fly away! It stayed on my hand the entire walk until we got home. I started to wonder if it was injured. As soon as I was about to let my son hold it, it flew off. Now we keep seeing it outside of our home like it is guarding our home.

  79. I’m going through a time of some uncertainty as well as some fear associated with that. Today, a white butterfly flew next to my driver’s side window and then in front of the windshield. I felt it might be my recently deceased brother telling me that things will be o.k. I hope I am right about that.

  80. I had a butterfly land on my shoulder just mine there were 3 other people next to me it wouldn’t move I picked it up and let it fly and it flew right back on me 3 times I did that finally it flew and landed on my window and sat the there for hours

  81. During a bus tour in Aruba July 21, 2018, we visited a butterfly farm. As we listened to one of the guides regarding the life and history of butterflies, a beautiful brown butterfly landed on my shirt (shoulder) and did not move for about 1.5 minutes undisturbed as others watched in amazement. Today, August 26, 2018, a brown butterfly landed on my dress and remained calm and still until I began to walk towards my church for 10 am service. I found it fascinating and exciting that I have encountered this experience twice. I am always in awe of how angels or God uses his creations to get our attention in such a subtle and gentle way.

  82. I had just gotten off work and me and a co-worker was talking out by my car and this pretty butterfly (orange and black) landed on my left hand on my leg on my shirt (middle I’ll say around the heart) inside and outside of the car basically all over me I just let it have its way !!!! I don’t know what was going on but….. Its All Good 💪🙏🙏 🙏 Everything happens for a reason 🤔

  83. About 20 yrs ago I was sitting outside enjoying the sun when five monarch butterflies flew around me then they all landed on me. They stayed about three minutes then flew off. It was a very special moment. I’m not sure why but butterflies are attracted to me . I love every moment.

  84. Hi i was on a fb page tonight listening to a beautiful lady who reads cards, i was getting butterflies her talking to people on her page that wanted a reading, i ask why i was getting them?? she answered back to my question and said i was in transformation and to look up a web about why? i come on here and thought what a awesome read…i have not seen butterflys but last night looked up on website to get some maori butterfly tattoos on my arm 5 were all different colors that represented each of my children i was also thinking of getting white butterflys done as well my Father passed 2 and half months ago im feeling..even tho i didn’t see real ones is it still valued me searching to get tamoko butterflys on my arm?? i love to learn more i have also been having dreams of my Dad for the last 2 weeks of him passing in all different ways?? i feel thats like a sign him trying to tell me something??any thoughts please.

  85. My lovely Dad passed away just over 4yrs ago now. He passed away early one morning just as the sun was rising on a new day. When I kissed him goodbye I whispered to him to come and visit me sometime , then I opened the window to set his spirit free. That very afternoon, it was glorious sunshine, my mother and I had a walk up to my dads allotment, where he spent a lot of his retirement time. As we were standing there talking, a beautiful red admiral butterfly began to hover and fly around us both, then it began fluttering on and off my mothers hair. My breath was taken away as I immediately knew it was a sign. It bobbed around us so close and made contact, then it rested on a piece of wood by us. As it rested I whispered into the air , “dad”. Then it took flight again and came directly over to me and sat on my shoulder for a while. We were just about to take a photo of it , as it flew away. The fact being was that my dad never liked having his photo taken due to a portwine mark on the side of his face. I knew in my heart that was my dad sending me a sign that he was free from pain and he was ok. I will treasure that moment forever. ❤️

  86. My stepfather passed last night. I left my desk for lunch today, which I rarely do, to go outside. I was just going to sit in my car and work on a crossword. While I was sitting there, I noticed that we have milkweed on the edge of our parking lot. The further I looked I saw many of God’s creatures buzzing and creeping about. Then the most beautiful Monarch caught my eye. As it flitted from flower to flower, drinking nectar, holding on as the wind blew it around. It filled me with such peace. Thank you for this article.

  87. i’m not a spiritual person but my mum was my mum passed away on 10th April 2018 and iv’e been looking for a sign and asking for a sign when she thinks i’m ready. and today i seen a red admiral flying around my living room around me for over an hour. I like to think it’s my mum telling me she is ok and to see a butterfly nearly 5 months of mum passing was very emotional


  89. I was at work today and a Monarch Butterfly flew on my boot. It crawled all over me and stayed for over 8 hours! It flew away twice and came back to me. I left work with the butterfly on my shoulder, I took it home and it was just hanging out. I took a shower and changed my clothes and met my wife and kids at Kohl’s with the butterfly still on me. It has been over twelve hours and she is still with me, she has now flown to my oldest daughter and is hanging out with her now. My grandmother passed away a few months ago and I feel like maybe she was reaching out to us. I grew up in NYC and never had a butterfly come to me before and stay for this long. Nature is a beautiful thing, God is Great. I am blessed!

  90. My boyfriend and I were out fishing on Lake arris and this monarch butterfly was following our boat all day! Finally, she was coming up close then landing on the boat. After a while she started landing on my boyfriend ‘s hand and stayed there more than once! He says it was his mom since she had stated she was going to come back as a butterfly. She passed away I think around 2003

  91. My mom past away a year and 5 months ago. My mom loved butterflies and humming birds and dragon flies. I stay in our moms house which is on a farm. There are so many dragon flies and butter flies every were and humming birds. It makes you feel like our mom is around every day. Today sitting on the porch resting after cutting grass I noticed a pretty black and orange butterfly flying around the porch going in and around the post and all of a sudden landed on my chest just flapping it’s wings it was like trimmed in black with orange dots under it’s wings it sat there for the longest time and then flew off. It just floated around the front porch. My hand was in my lap and it came and landed on my hand flapping it’s wings. It’s colors on top were black and blue and under black and orange. What was weird was it was patting me with it’s feeler or tounge for a long time. Like someone taking their hand and patting you on the back. Then it flew off. It still out there flying around the porch. I guess it’s mom’s way saying everything is going to be fine. There’s a lot going on in out family I guess mom is watching.

  92. I want to share my experience with a butterfly. My mom passed away from liver cancer on June 29,2018. I was distraught from my mom’s death until a day after she passed, I went outside to talk to some family members and to get some air. All of a sudden this brown butterfly appears out of no where and lands right on the roof of my car. It really didn’t look like a butterfly cause it was brown resembling a beat up leaf. It was like it was trying to get my attention. It would fly fro my car to my nephew’s car witch a little bit away from my car. Then it would come back to my car and then it landed on my mom’s car on the rearview mirror and then back to the roof of my car. I took pictures of it. It looked like a beat up leaf on the outside but when it opened up its wings it was beautiful. It was like a burned on kind of reddish color. I knew it was my mom, cause she knew I was scared and confused. But it eased my pain for the moment. I’m still having trouble getting g through this. But I keep om praying that things will get better for me.. I hope this helps so done as well. Thanks!!

  93. Today as I sat outside enjoying the weather, a monarch butterfly came flying around me and sat right on my nose for awhile.

  94. Barbara Davis Underwood

    for 3 yrs, 3 yellow and black butterflies are in my yard…..they’re so comfortable now, the biggest one doesn’t move. I could walk right up to’em and it doesn’t fly away. I’ve been wondering the meaning, is it my mom, the big one….is something awesome about to happen to me, for me…the comes daily

  95. My question is more so regarding what the meaning of a dead butterfly is…

    One month ago on July 4th, we were outside playing yard games and a tiger swallowtail (beautiful yellow butterfly) dropped dead right out of the sky into the area where we were standing. I took the dead butterfly inside because I wanted to preserve its gorgeous body… Exactly one month later (yesterday on August 4th) I found the SAME species of butterfly lying in the SAME spot the other had died in a month prior. This one wasn’t fully dead but was definitely dying, I tried to let her go but she couldn’t fly. I have never had this experience before.

    Side note — butterflies have always been my favorite “animal” and I am aware of their inherent spiritual meaning and connection to the spiritual realm.

    Does anyone know what this might mean? Should I be worried? A Google search told me that the dead butterfly symbolizes sudden change in life, possibly my own death or someone close to me. I’d be happy to hear any experiences or advice…

  96. My best friend passed with cervical cancer and i used to talk to her thru a red butterfly, this year ive been really sad and lost and i didnt bother as knew what she would say that im not doing, i found a dead butterfly yesterday and now really upset about it xx

    1. Hey Joanne, How can you re-frame the dead butterfly meaning? Maybe your friend is trying to deliver a strong and direct message that there’s something you need to let die/ let go of?

  97. I kept seeing a black butterfly outside my window, it keeps sitting on my furniture and then flutters away after like 5 minutes and then comes back again a few minutes later. What does it mean???

  98. I had a orange and black butterfly land on my shoulder today i got a bit freaked out lol and it would not fly away i tried to shake my top an blow on it and it still stayed for about 3minutes then flew off into the sky my friends first year anniversary is coming up in 6 days i wonder if it was him letting me know hes around me i was amazed as iv never had that happen to me before

  99. Yesterday my daughter married to the love of her life. Sadly she lost her dad almost 9 years ago and he never got to meet her now husband.. While having pictures taken after the wedding a beautiful Monarch butterfly gently landed on her husband’s arm. It remained on his arm and when the photographer prepared to snap the photo the butterfly opened it’s beautiful wings stayed there for several.minutes. We immediately realized that was a sign from her and our family that.he was with us. The fact.that he landed on her husband’s arm symbolized, to us at least, that he approved and welcome her husband into our family.

    Instead of tears that he was missing her very special day, we were comforted knowing he was with all of us which brought us peace and smiles.

    I tried to send a picture but was unsuccessful.

    Mother of the bride,
    Marianne Whitmer

  100. Hi
    Could you please tell me the meaning of a butterfly entering my kitchen
    The butterfly was so beautiful …l couldn’t stop staring at it
    It was a beautiful light pink !!!! Never seen a pink one before
    Does the colour mean anything
    Kind regards

  101. I was working in the house and a quick illusion of a butterfly entered and left quickly.could you please tell me the meaning of that.

  102. I’m going through difficulties problems and today is my brother birthday 7/24 he pass away 29 year ago.. so I was sitting outside backyards.. and this beautiful butterfly flying in front of me , I say so beautiful… I thought a butterfly have a meaning.. I think it say is ok you be fine…

  103. Hello Melanie,
    I’m actually in Nepal and today I found on the flour of the street a wonderful and very big black and white butterfly .. wonderful but dead .. I took it, He’s actually in my book. I’m asking myself what is the symbol of a dead butterfly, first instinct was a gift from the nature, wanted to put it back to the earth, finally I keep it until to feel if I should take that like an real gift, a protection ? Or just a sign who have to come back to the divine. Can you tell me about your analyse ?

  104. Today my fiance mother passed away. As we were outside a beautiful monarch flew between us. I knew it was her. Because I always see monarchs when WhEn someone I love Passes Away

  105. I had an orange butterfly fly out from the drapes inside a church, while I was writing my memoir – I discussed my Father, who transformed 25 years ago – back then, he came to me as a dove when I went for a lonely swim, my thoughts awash with my Father… He gave me Matthew 3:16 as his gift of Love for me… Tonight, I honestly geeked blessed that he presented the Painted Lady on my left hand… :/

  106. Out of nowhere I got up to walk to my window just to look out and lo and behold there was a very large beautiful butterfly and a baby butterfly with it I knew instantly was us a message to me from God

  107. I have a medium butterfly that is landing all over me. When I move it doesn’t fly away.
    I have much stress in my life currently. I actually feel a better after the butterfly landed on me.

  108. Hi my father passed away nearly 7 weeks ago with cancer right through his body was told in hospital after being there only for 3weeks and came to my home for me to look after passed away a week and a day since then i.ve seen white butterflles nearly everyday near my patio windows

  109. I lost 2 of my nephew’s in 2009, my dad in 2014 and my brother Nov 2017. Every morning since I lost my brother I go out side and have a cup of coffee an I see the same looking butterfly everytime. It looks like it’s brown and black. I say to myself every time I believe it’s my brother 😥 we were SOO CLOSE TO EACH OTHER!! I miss his

  110. My Mom passed away last Thursday. While she has sent several signs she is fine, 2 involved butterflies. My youngest sister a few days ago prayed to see a butterfly, then went to her yard and saw one which she videoed for a long time. Today, as we left the end of the funeral viewing, my other sister, kneeling by my mother asked her to send butterflies from time to time for reassurance. When we left, we saw a butterfly. It flew away just as my father, her husband, came outside. I asked prayerfully that the butterfly return so he could see, which it did. This time, it landed on a flower slowly waving its wings like “look at me”, then it flew away. It then came back a third time. This time, my youngest sister approached and was able to touch it with her finger. I believe it came there and back 3 times as given permission by the Holy Trinity: God the Father, God the Son, and God The Holy Spirit. God is AWESOME! Also, butterflies were important to my Mom because she was an opera singer, and one of her favorite operas was Madama Butterfly. She even sang in it many times!

  111. I normally am never on these sites however I thought this article regarding the butterfly was very interesting …. about six years ago I was out in the country driving on a beautiful road that I love in a little quaint town called Chandlerville and there is this huge three-story brick home out in the country that was for sale at the time and I pulled up into the driveway and my window was down and the butterfly came in and landed right on my left arm and was looking at me and then it would fly over to my right arm where I had my hand on the steering well and land there and look at me and I tried to get it out the window and it wouldn’t believe me it was very strange had never had this happen before ever it’s simply was not afraid of me it came right directly into my window and landed on both arms and hung out with me about for 10 minutes and I thought well OK I’ve got to let this butterfly go back out into the yard the atmosphere here so I tried to shoot out the window and every time I did it the butterfly kept coming back in the car and it wouldn’t leave me so I hurried up and I got it out the window put the window up and I know no one would ever believe this of course but I pulled out of that driveway and I went down the road going about 31st and do you know when I looked into the rearview mirror this butterfly was frantically trying to catch up with me as I drove away I’ve never had that it happened to me to this day I don’t know what it means but it happened where I was out in the country and I was pulled up in the driveway of this three-story old house with a lot of history that was for sale and this butterfly appeared I never have really ever been able to make any sense of it why at that particular moment did the butterfly come and land on my arm sometimes I’ll drive down the road in Chandlerville where it has beautiful sunsets and a lot of hills and I’ll look to see if that house is ever come up for sale again and it hasn’t but one thing that always sticks in my mind is that that butterfly tried hard to catch up with me as I was leaving that part is unforgettable strange I know ……lol

  112. I really love your article. It gave me some sense to know that my love ones are still with me. I had a great encounter with 2 butterflies today. I have seen them regularly for a Over a year now. But the 2 today were just so peaceful watching them sit on the rock beside me. I know I say by these 2 beautiful butterflies for over 30mins. I had other things going on around me and those butterflies just kept my attention. It’s wonderful to know that my stepfather and friend I both lost recently are still with me in sprirt. I wish I could share the pic it’s just breathtaking. Thanks once again for your article. Much love from East TN.

  113. I had lost touch with my very favorite person form childhood from the age of 24-58 years of age when we were reunited. I dorve for 2 hours to the city to meet him. I parked my car and went into a coffee shop. when we returned to my card only minutes later, we got into the car and out of nowhere a butterfly was inside of the car with us. it was a beautiful one. It had not been inside with me for the 2 hour ride there. it appeared suddenly and we both were stunned. I opened my car door and aster a minute it flew out. it seemed very symbolic to me. My friend and I felt it had meaning…

  114. These past two weeks have been tough. My boyfriend of 11 months recently just left me (literally) I was working a 16 hr shift he sent me a very negative toned text, it upset me, I responded, he threatened to leave… I refuse to comfort anyone who will threathen to leave. If it’s that serious leave. Needless to say, I love him and I love deeply. So long strong short, I was sitting outside the barbershop in my car waiting for my son turn to get his hair cut. I didn’t feel like being around a lot of men so I waited outside. My sons 11 with ice cream sundae in his hands at the shop so he was prettt happy. While outside just in my car out of nowhere a big beautiful bright yellow butterfly flew right above my open car window, it flew almost in slow motion so I couldn’t help but notice it. It was just beautiful. The very next day I was out n about n saw another bright yellow butterfly n it got my attention because I thought it was special seeing one the day b4 but to see another one the very next day has me really looking around to see if I was the only person in aw and I was.. okay so today is Friday July the 13th and guess what? I was pumping gas and felt something grace me on my shoulder. I didn’t know at first what it was and I had no idea that when I looked on the ground it was a yellow and brown butterfly.. shocked isn’t even the word to describe how I felt. I just stood their pumping gas staring at it n I kind of waved my hand over it to see if it would move n it didn’t. I hope it didn’t glaze my shoulder then fall to its death but yeah idk. Moral of my story three beautiful yellow butterflies back to back three days in a row.. lead me to this site looking for answers. Thanks everyone for sharing its very helpful!!! Stay strong and be well.

  115. I have been seeing a white butterflies in my room over a month now, please what should i do?
    Is it a sign of good luck, better days and successful feature

  116. I searched this today because I’ve been having a very deep connection to butterflies and dragonflies recently I have noticed that dragon flies will follow me around and more often than not will have their mate with them, bumping into each other a bunch, which I can only assume is mating lol. I have been going through many changes and a very violent upbrubt fight happened between me and now and ex boyfriend this mronkng. Feeling completely lost, drained, and beaten mentally and physically, I decided to go outside. Where I saw a butterfly immediately, she was struggling though I noticed after a minute of looking at her. One of her feet was stuck in between a flower pedal. I carefully picked the flower off and was pulling pedal after pedal trying to help her without hurting her, no luck, decided to give her a little shake and she flew off. I know now for sure that the butterfly in general and myself are very connected.

  117. Many people may not believe this but shortly after my dad died. I was laying in bed and suddenly felt his presence and saw a green butterfly fly away. No it was not a real butterfly. But I KNEW it was from him. So I looked up the meaning and found that green tends to mean freedom, and I KNEW that my dad was now free from all his pain and suffering.

  118. John H. Melville

    there are a lot of unsettled problems in my life right now that I’ve been having sleepless nights thinking about everything. Last night was the worst night, I was saying my prayers over and over again because I couldn’t sleep and I was prepared for God to take me. My jeep was towed in for repairs that they couldn’t find the problem but they did use the opportunity to repair the 3 or 4 outstanding warranty recall issues that I never took care of. So while waiting for the service guy to drive my jeep up a big beautiful butterfly landed on my pants leg as if to get out of the hot sun and he is still hanging on right now while i’m at home typing this comment. This gorgeous butterfly is still sleeping on my leg and I’ve got all this work I need to get done today, what do I do? He is in my house on my pants leg just hanging out.

  119. I recently had a mental breakdown. Im a thirty year old man who changed my path from pursuing music to pursue a career in nursing. My physiology class and relationships in my life have become overwhelming as I have Aspergers on top of actual sensor overload in my life. I just want to share that my breakdown was so bad I had thought about suicide. I have a deal with my mom that if I ever think about that I need to talk to her before anything bad happens. I visited her home and spoke with her for hours. Upon leaving, and feeling a bit refreshed I came upon a black abd yellow butterfly who was having a wing issue. When I reached out he hopped onto my hand without hesitation and would not leave me. It cheered me up so much. I came to look for answers. And as there is no sure definition of why this happened , it surely did brighten my night a bit.

    1. That is a lovely story of you seeing the butterfly. I lost my very dearest dog very recently, she was my best ever friend and I have been feeling so tragically sad. I’m sitting here crying now thinking about her but your story about how the butterfly brightened your night, has shed a bit of light into mine. thank you for sharing

      1. I too just had to have my dog put down. He had cancer. Been crying since. When we got home, my husband & I were in the garage, in came the most beautiful butterfly. The butterfly was black & blue, just beautiful like our dog we had to have put down. Our dog was very good looking. I said to my husband, when someone or animal dies and you see a butterfly that has a meaning. So here I am looking it up. This butterfly stayed in our garage for a few mins. with us, my husband even notice the butterfly. It makes me few a little better seeing the butterfly but I still cry all the time and will off & on thinking of him. He was the best dog & we all loved him & he just wanted to be loved too. Treat all things as you would want to be treated.

  120. I was talking to my Mum on the phone and crying about my life and feeling worthless. She spoke of my Dad who passed away 10 years ago saying that we need to appreciate our life and be happy as Dad would live to be here. During our conversation a beautiful orange butterfly flew in my window an d settled for a while. Could this be a message from my Dad? I miss him so much

  121. Very interesting article… Is there a Butterfly following me? I was at home getting ready to go out, and as I opened the screen slider door and there was a butterfly that wanted to come in. I pushed it out, but it was hesitant to enter my home. I then went over to my sisters house and again the butterfly was flying around in her yard. Today I sit at work on a gray rainy day and the butterfly is outside my office window. Is there a butterfly following me?

  122. I just lost one of the greatest people ever,my go to ,my friend and brother in a car crash few minutes after talking to him, plus he was coming to see me.so I went to the incident spot,got down on one knee flooding with tear’s and emotions by my wife..she says Casey don’t move there’s an orange,red, purple butterfly on your right shoulder,it moved maybe a sec and landed back on my back then she said maybe you’ll see it and then it landed on my left shoulder so I could see,then landed on my wife’s leg for a sec . From there about 1foot away to the grass for a sec and flew away.the butterfly was a little bigger than a quarter.

  123. For the last five or so years i have been experiencing the same butterfly comming to sit on me in the same place in my garden at the same time of year, reading this made my hairs sick up on end

  124. Karen Stagemyer

    I was at the beach today with my son. I was sitting in the sun watching my son play in the water. Suddenly this little brown, gold and blue colored butterfly came fluttering about all around me. It rested on my hand. Then on my arm, then back on my hand, then to my hip, then to my leg and feet. It just kept fluttering around my face and entire body as I pleasantly sat on the beach in the sun….a kinda odd place for a butterfly too. He seemed to play with me when I tried to swoosh him away…..He was awesome!!! What a pleasant and blessed experience. Thank you God, gurus and my spirit angels.

  125. On the 13th June 2018 I had my 18 week scan all was well when we arrived and we were so excited me, my fiancé and mommy to find out the sex. We were told we were having a beautiful baby boy and an hour later we got told that he had encephalocele (brain growing out side of the skull, to sum this up he was not going to be compatible with life,he wouldn’t know how to love move or engage as you can imagine this was heartbreaking. Exactly 1 week later we had decided with several consultants that the only option was to give birth now so 4 hours later I was in induced labour, I was in labour for 4 days in a specialist baby ward and on 23rd June my beautiful baby boy Marvin Lloyd junior was born. He survived for 6 hours, 5 hours 58 mins longer than they excepted he was a a born fighter.

    It’s been mentally draining but we love him more than anything we held him for 3 days

    Now it is 3rd July and every day I have seen a white buttery cross my path and yesterday 2nd July I saw 4 white butterflies crossing me as we had lunch and again this morning and again 2 more this afternoon
    Reading this article has touched me in so many ways more so than any medical advice on how to more on and we are a very spiritual family and knowing that this sign is showing me he is here is so heart warming
    Thank you xoxo
    Shanice and Marvin snr

  126. I would like to share my story as it’s been the most amazing experience. We got some caterpillars that we got few weeks ago and they lived in the habitant in our house until they became butterflies. We released them yesterday in our garden and they flew away. Suddenly I saw one butterfly flying very close to me and it wasn’t one of ours. I stretched my hand and it seemed like it was trying to land but wasn’t brave enough. I was patiently waiting and following it around the garden and after about 10 minutes it landed on the palm of my hand and since than been coming back to me and landing on my palm every time I stretch my hand. My kids were near me with their hands stretched but it wouldn’t go near them. I tried to carefully transfer the butterfly to my son’s hand but it would back off and fly away. Today I went to my garden again and guess what the butterfly was still there and flew straight to me and landed on me again:)) I fed it with a bit of peach and it’s just following me and landing on my shoulder and hand but wouldn’t go to anyone else. What an amazing experience! Will look for it tomorrow again. Have few videos and pictures if it’s possible to post here

  127. Today a big red patterned butterfly came through my front bedroom window and went out the back bedroom window.. 🙃

  128. Hi.why do l keep seeing a name Kevin over and over again.kevin is the son of my former deceased boss.

  129. Last night I was going down the stair well of the parking garage at the children’s hospital my newborn son is in and I briefly saw a butterfly flying by. It was shortly after dusk so it was dark. It wasn’t like a normal moth. It caught my attention for sure. I have been getting number signs from my angels for months. My son is in the NICU and getting better. What could this sign be? Also my grandmother passed a month ago.

  130. Berni De La Fuente

    I got home yesterday around midnight when I realised I had left my bedroom window open. Then I saw a butterfly flying around my bedroom and I closed the window to watch it properly. Afterwards I felt like I have admired it enough, so I opened the window again. It’s been over a day now and it’s still in my room. I haven’t closed the window since then and it appears the butterfly has no intention to leave. I’m starting to think I should give it a name and feed her some flowers or something… it’s been the weirdest experience because I’ve been followed by butterflies for over two years. I’m pretty sure it’s my power animal and I keep learning many things from them.

  131. Every time i go outside to my yard i always see a beautiful monarch butterfly and that’s every time i go outside can it be a loved one that came to visit me

  132. 2 days ago, the most beautiful blue butterfly started flying around me, darting close to me and then sitting on the chair next to me. When it was on the chair, it would spread its wings and act like it couldn’t fly. I know that sounds strange, but it did this several times. I thought at first it was hurt but then it would start flying again-no signs at all of being unhealthy. Then yesterday, I was sitting by the pool and a blue dragonfly kept coming and sitting on my toe. It sat there for a long time, several different times. It even stayed when my 6 year old tried to shoo it away. It’s strange to me that they were both blue.

  133. I truly believe that a butterfly miraculously healed my suffering dog. My young dog hurt her back from a fall, she would start to get better and then relapse again and again. I thought she was going to be permanently paralyzed, me and my sister and boyfriend prayed very hard all day. When I took her out to go to the bathroom a beautiful yellow Butterfly landed on her back several times and was flying around her head. I was so distraught and crying prior to this happening, I suddenly felt like it was there to help. I felt I couldn’t take care of my dog anymore and prayed for help to heal her. The next morning she was a totally different dog, she could actually walk on her own! Within 2 weeks she was almost back to normal. It’s been 5 weeks now and she’s totally healed! I truly believe that a miracle happened after that Butterfly landed in her. My life has changed after this experience.

  134. I was with my partner of only 4 weeks. But we are both very much in love. We were sitting on his sofa, the patio door was open and in flew this beautiful butterfly. It landed on a small piece of the sofa right between us. I put my hand out and it walked into the palm of my hand. It was there for a few minutes then flew back out. It was truly amazing.

  135. joan marie williams

    i had a butterfly land on my finger 2 separate times different days same butterfly exactly,while i was boating, when i had to get up it went to the side of the boat and rode the rest of the way there staying right next to me, same thing same butterfly but weirdest thing, it was a lobed beak butterfly .(thought those were only in india)

  136. So I have been having some interesting experiences with butterflies and moths lately. Last Monday, a giant brown moth came into my work place (I work second shift in a medical lab). Several of my coworkers were in awe as it was floating around the fluorescent lights and such. Eventually it landed in the light above to my left side of my station. I was convinced that it was dead. Next afternoon I come into work and put my labcoat on, and the moth is on the ground, meaning it must’ve been on my labcoat for who knows how long. I picked it up and put it on my station as I was setting up everything. The poor thing let me stroke it several times which gave it a little more energy the first time I did it. I started to walk with it in my hand going towards the door to let it outside and stroked it again. It flew some more but still landed on the ground. I picked it up and was stroking it again and it flew around the lab. I’m not sure where it went but I would like to think that I gave it a little more life.

    Just today on Father’s Day, my now ex (broke up with him a few weeks ago) who is also my son’s dad decided to help me out with my car’s oil change. A butterfly danced around us both. It landed on my right leg and stayed there for close to 10 minutes. I put my finger in front of it and my ex took a picture of me with the butterfly on my finger. After that I put it on my shoulder. Eventually I got to work under the car and put it on another car where it stayed for a good few minutes. It landed on my ex’s leg while we were both working on my car’s oil change and stayed there for a while. Of course, it did fly away eventually towards the sky. Very interesting experience as well to say the least.

    I recently broke up with my twin flame who happens to be the father of our child a few weeks ago, and I tell you what this transition has been pretty difficult! Does this signify the changes we’re going through and eventually getting back together or does this simply mean we’re going through some changes and need to get rid of old habits, or what’s going on here? I’m the one that left him so I’m not exactly looking to reunite but he is. An outsider’s opinion would be so helpful!

  137. Hi I’ve had a butterfly on my screen of my gazebo for the past 2 days, this year in February and April I lost my mom and dad 2 months appart to the date, if you reply to my e mail I can send you the picture of this butterfly

  138. My son passed a few days ago. My best friend went to the location of his death and spoke with him for a while. She had a large blue butterfly suddenly appear. Today, I went to the same location, there were a couple white butterflies that are commonly in bushes, across the street and a little ways down from where we were. I said out loud that I wish I would see a blue butterfly. Immediately after, my husband looked down and found his knife that he always carried with him that somehow must have been overlooked by law enforcement. I called my friend and heard barking and turned to find about 4 feet away from me a nice looking dog with a collar just barking. As we were intending on leaving, we got in the car and the dog was standing in front of our car so we had to back away to turn around to leave. The dog barked at us the entire time. Not a mean bark, but a hey, what bring you to my neighborhood bark. I never approach dogs I don’t know but now regret leaving that quickly. Also because we have family visiting, I am sleeping in my sons room. the first night I slept there, I woke up freezing. I am typically cold but reached to the end of the bed and had to grab a third blanket. Are all these just coincidences?

  139. June 12 2018. My husband, myself and 4 & 7 year old boys were outside today. The boys were taking turns spraying each other with the hose. All of the sudden a bright yellow with black butterfly starts flying right above and around the 7 year old, almost landing on him. Then is just flew away. This is about the 3rd time I’ve seen this yellow butterfly in the last couple of weeks. I’ve never seen a yellow butterfly ever before this.

  140. It was on a Wednesday morning, not all too long ago, I was sitting out in my backyard where I have a lavender tree situated and as I sat there with my dog enjoying his company and the fresh air, two black and white butterflies happened to appear in front of me and I thought it was so beautiful. But then as I watched them, they started to circle each other and continued doing so for quite sometime. I was getting a little suspicious as to what they were doing, were they fighting or were they trying to tell me something? As I watched them, they drifted off as they circled one another, then after a while, they reappeared and had gone their separate ways. So I went back inside my house and took a walk to my local convenience store around the road, I hadn’t been gone for long, but when I came back, my father told me to put my things inside and go sit outside with him as he had something he needed to tell me. It was then I was getting a little concerned, my neighbour had come across at that point and as I sat waiting for what my father had to tell me, my heart was racing. It was nothing but bad news, my father told me he got a call from my mother and said that my stepfather had passed away. It was so heartbreaking. I was shattered. But all I could think of was those two butterflies circling each other. They were trying to tell me something bad was happening. My stepfather and I were so close to one another and I was hurting so bad, not just for his loss, but for my mother also who was left shattered and alone where they lived. I just hope I never see another two black and white butterflies circle each other again as my family has had nothing but bad luck all through the year of 2018.

  141. Shortly after the funeral service for my father my brother (by another father), and I were going out to eat. As I approached the car I saw a beautiful Monarch butterfly on the grass near my car door. I bent over and picked it up and held it in my hand. It did not fly away or attempt to leave me. I got into the car and sat it on my leg and started the car. My brother asked me what I was going to do with it. I said take it with me. I thought for sure it was a connection between that butterfly and my father.

    The butterfly sat on my lap while I was driving all the way to the restaurant. I stopped the car and put the butterfly near where you would attach a pendant. It stayed. Again my brother asked me what I was doing, looking at me as if I was crazy.

    We walked into this terribly busy restaurant with people, loud music and a lot of action. The butterfly stayed in position. The hostess came to give us our buzzer to alert us when our table would be ready.
    She then noticed the butterfly and asked if it was real? I said of course. She was amazed! People were noticing it and gathered around to look. (my brother was embarrassed). It didn’t flinch from me.

    We ate and drove home and the butterfly was still in place.

    After we arrive we went inside and I put the butterfly on a plant by the window above my kitchen sink with the other plants. The butterfly stayed there for at least 1 week. Everyday I would sprinkle water on it to make and make sure it was still alive. I started feeling sorry for it and decided it needed to go. I really didn’t know how long it could live. So, I took it out side and talked to it as I did everyday calling it, Dad. I raised by hand and gave it a push off and it flew away.

    Since this was my summer home it was time for me to leave shortly after.

    My sister from the same father who passed away, was having a celebration of life for our father. She had a canopy sat up outside at her home. During this celebration she had to call me and tell me that Monarch’s were flying around the canopy in swarms. We were so excited and still talk about this from time to time.

    A few years later my mother died. This time the butterflies were yellow and I saw them frequently. But I never had an experience like the beautiful Monarch.

    That’s my story about butterflies.

  142. My mom passed about 5 years ago and my Aunt whom I was really close to passed last year. About two months after she pasted I often wondered if her and my mom have reconnected. I was out cutting the lawn and two butterflies (one yellow and black and I have always associated my mom with that particular color and one blue and black) were fluttering around so I stopped and watched they seemed to play with one another for about 15 seconds and then they flew off. I believe now that they have reconnected and are having a great time together. It is very comforting to be able to recognize these signs. I miss them both very much.

  143. I was sitting with an older gentlemen when a large beautiful monarch butterfly appeared on the inside of a large outdoor piece of window glass he was telling me that was his wife’s soul as she loved them and one was engraved on her tombstone . As he was showing me the picture of the tombstone on his phone I looked up and gasped surprisingly as a crow or raven flew in ,grabbed the butterfly with its beak and flew away. What does this mean

  144. Jacomien Freyer

    Hi, a month or two after someone I loved died, one night a butterfly came out of nowhere (I was already in bed), flew straight to me, lingered a few moments a few centimeters from my face and then flew away and disappeared. I did not know what it meant and whether it was him trying to communicate with me.

  145. It’s been nearly 10 months since the passing of my fiance and I have not only had butterflies but hummingbirds as well visit while I am outside sitting down where my fiance and I use to hang out and listen to oldies. Little signs like these have helped me so much, thankful for the love we shared.

  146. About a week ago I had one circle around me and then it did it also to my daughter she was scared but I told her it’s only letting us know we about to blossom into a beautiful butterfly outta our old bodies until a new one see I just got me and my kids back in church and we all love it we’re in a new town and it’s nice here everything new for us everything we had in the past with our old house we put behind us and it’s things my family went through but we got past it and it’s a new life and a blossom time for us

  147. This is the story of our dog Lucky, who passed away at the age of 14 1/2 on May 2nd:

    Our lives revolved around him. My girlfriend works but I am retired and partially disabled and don’t get out as much as I used to, so he was pretty much my constant companion. My little Lucky was a tough Papillon. He went through a lot in his life, from skin cancer to a tumor on his adrenal gland to malignant melanoma in his mouth, but what took him away from us was congenital heart failure which caused his lungs to fill with fluids. The ER tried to save him but eventually we had to let him go. I had to experience my best friend die in front of my eyes. I am having a terrible time of it.
    Let me preface what I will be writing about next by saying that I have a scientific background and, although I grew up a Catholic, I am not the most spiritual. My girlfriend Leila is Asian and apparently her culture believes in things like butterflies representing the spirits of the dead coming back to see you. Whenever we see a butterfly in the backyard or the front, she always says it is her mom coming back to say hello. Her mom actually got Lucky as a puppy (she had a good day at the Black Jack tables, hence his name…) and we took him when she passed away in 2012.
    We have a couple of plants called Buddleia, but they are also called Butterfly Bushes as they attract them. We usually get a ton of Monarch butterflies, very pretty orange and black. However, on Thursday May 3rd, the day after Lucky passed, I saw a couple of different colored ones flying around the bushes. I pulled out my phone and took some pictures. When I showed them to Leila, she said “OMG, it has the same coloring as Lucky”. Indeed, it was white, brown and black, just like Lucky. And there was one picture where it had flapped its wings and there appeared to be a little ragged edge on his left wing, like he had lost part of it. Lucky had surgery on his mouth for the cancer and I have pictures of him post-op where his left jaw looked similar. And also, Lucky was a Papillon and the word “Papillon” is French for butterfly. Getting a little spooky, but this is only the beginning. The pet cemetery where he was going to be cremated were supposed to pick up his body some time after the Wednesday he passed away. I called them Monday the 7th and inquired how we were doing and when I could pick up his ashes. In the course of the conversation, I asked them when they picked him up and they told me it was around 10:30 AM on Thursday the 3rd. When I went to check the timestamp on the photo of the butterfly with the wing, it was Thursday the 3rd at 10:17 AM. Coincidence? Maybe, but the story continues.
    So I waited to hear from the pet cemetery about when to pick up his ashes. I had initially been told that it would probably be about 3-5 days before they would contact me. Meanwhile, on Thursday the 10th, I again saw another of the different butterflies. This time, he circled me, landed on one of the bushes, but then flew to our front door and landed on the wall just above it, facing down so, as I approached, it was kinda looking right down at me. This time, I chose to take video. It just stayed there as I taped it and I started speaking to it. Initially it had its wings up high next to each other, as they usually do when they land. I said “hey baby, is that you? Lucky, flap your wings!”. He hesitated but then opened and closed his wings 8 times, paused, and then twice more. I stopped recording and he left a little later. I thought to myself, could it be? Are they cremating him now or are they getting ready to? I waited to hear from the cemetery that day but nothing. Friday again nothing so I thought, oh well, that would have been nice but at least I have it recorded.
    I then called on Saturday to see what the holdup was. I was told that he had already been cremated but, since we special ordered a dog house with engraving, it would still be a few days. So I asked if, by any chance she knew when he was cremated. She put me on hold and then came back and told me it was Thursday morning. I nearly dropped the phone but I caught myself and asked if she knew the time. She told me it was registered as Thursday May 10th at 11:13 AM. I went to check the timestamp on the video and it was Thursday May 10th at 11:36 AM. I am freaking. This makes it tough to call it coincidence.
    5/14/18 – And now there is an epilogue to the epilogue! I have taken to going out every morning to the front where we have our 2 new Buddleia bushes and looking for butterflies. And nearly every day I see a number of Monarch butterflies but only on the 3rd and the 10th have I seen the other kind with the markings similar to Lucky. I am writing this on Monday May 14th and at 10:45 AM I got an email from the Pet Cemetery telling me that Lucky’s ashes were ready to come home. I had gone out earlier and saw a Monarch but only one. So my very first inclination was to go outside with my phone. And to my shock and amazement, there were 2 of the ones with the markings similar to Lucky! That makes 3 “coincidences” which makes it hard to believe they are coincidences.
    It is hard to explain the feelings in my heart right at this moment. It is still broken, but there is also a feeling of warmth telling me that somebody or something is trying to tell me that he is OK

    1. Thank you. Very beautiful story thanks for sharing. My.mother passed a few monthes ago and since I have set up a meeting place for us to talk with a big rock that her and my dad carved a cross into. And since butterfly’s have been landing close to the rock. I just know it is her.

  148. Today, I was at my crossfit gym where it’s like a garage with an open door. I was closer to the door and I saw an old butterfly land on the concrete. She perched there for a while and her wings started to wilt and drop. First one wing was down and then the other went down slowly. I witnessed it’s death. It was a natural death nonetheless. But it chose to land there. In front of me. I wanted to take it home and save it, but with the speed of the workout I forgot. What does it mean to witness a butterfly due? What message could I be given through seeing it pass?

  149. Hello, I live in Northern Canada. Spring is actually here early this year. So I went jogging in my trails. Smashed 9km and had to rest. Had butterflies follow me evrywhere to first starting to resting on a bench near my end. I had butterflie flying on and at me, all of them more staring at me then normal. I had several of them circling all around me. Especially landing on me, into me and right next to me looking up.

  150. Yesterday May 4th, 2018. I was at my grandmothers house and as I stepped outside with a plate of food prepared by my lovely grandmother. A butterfly landed on my the edge of the plate and stayed for about 30 seconds. Long enough for me to see its entire body and as to tell my grandmother for her to look over and see. It brought a great sense of joy over me and I felt in empowerment that I hadn’t had in such a long time. The 4th is a special day because my daughter was born on that numeric day but in March. So, most will know that it can be a seriously rough time dealing with a loss and their special day. Not to mention their day of passing. But yesterday was such a beautiful reminder that life is here one day and gone the next. So enjoy it no matter what. I thank God for sending an angel down to remind me to just live. I truly needed that in my current state in life.

  151. I see butterflies often. Last year I had breast cancer and went through 3 surgeries. I saw butterflies then . I just changed jobs after 12 years and it’s been difficult. I have seen butterflies a lot lately. However I found a dead butterfly today what does that mean? (In my backyard)

  152. My aunt passed away back in June; about a week before my cousins (her daughters) baby shower. Since it was a sunny day, they had tents set up in their backyard. Once a majority of the people arrived and the party was underway, a beautiful Monarch flew into the tents and circled around all of the tables. We all like to think it was my aunt paying us a visit to see who showed up to the shower.

  153. After my dad died I was so upset. One day I was walking up to my front door and I couldn’t believe I saw so many butterflies it must’ve felt like 100 of them it made me feel so happy! Then after that I just kept seeing butterflies everywhere I looked but not as many as the first time Every time I would see a butterfly it just would make me smile. It’s been two years now since my dads death I don’t really see the butterflies like I did in the early days but whenever I do it brings a smile to my face

  154. On my way coming back from a church service and when I got to a bustop to enter a car June I was told that the transport fair has changed so I paid and entered half way to walking the remaining journey back home,as I can down from the car walking pass a kings place and sometimes when I pass that route my eyes are always faster in that building and now I was passing g there that a butterfly flew passed me and entered this kings place and I was so shocked at the way it flew passed me so I watched it enter the palace and I was watching it entered and I saw another one coming out from the main gate oft be palace making it two u saw on a spot so I was curious to know what it means and at this time I wanted a huge change to happen to me then came this experiences today 7/1/2018

  155. Amanda Alexandrowicz

    Hi, Melanie! I am so excited to tell you about my butterfly experience because if I tell anyone else, they’ll think I’m crazy. A year ago I started my spiritual awakening and I’ve never felt better. It’s an amazing experience that I’m so grateful I have found. Just this last fall (2017) I was 10 months into my new spiritual life and I had for 10 days straight, experienced an abundance of butterflies. Every time I looked out the window for any reason, there was a white butterfly in my yard. Not in my neighbors yard, but my yard. However, if I purposely looked outside to see a butterfly, I wouldn’t. So I figured I had to let go of the moment to see one. So I only saw one if I wasn’t looking for one. I would sit outside on my deck and meditate and every time I opened my eyes, a white butterfly would be flying around me. This happened about 6 times. A few times it startled me and I swatted at it like a fly.

    Also, one time I was admiring the white butterflies in my yard through my backdoor window and all of a sudden comes flying from the left a monarch butterfly. Once I noticed it flying it made a 90 degree turn and started flying right towards me standing at my back door. It was heading right for me to a point where I actually started backing up thinking it was going to hit me in the face! And then once I realized, it can’t hit me in the face I have the door between us, I started to think, turn…turn!! It’s going to smack into the door and hurt itself! It got that close to my face! I mean, this butterfly was practically looking at me in the eyes and flying right for me. Then later that very same day, I walked outside with my 2 kids to get in the car and there were 4 monarchs flying directly above my head! Four!! Even my 2 year old daughter stopped and looked up and said, “wow, Mom look!”

    I couldn’t believe it. I used your site to learn the meanings and everything made sense.

    Keep doing what you’re doing! Love your site!
    Philadelphia, PA

  156. When I was in my late teens, my mother passed; the night before she did, I “saved” a Monarch Butterfly from drowning in our pool. It stayed on me for several hours as I sat watching t.v. I put it on a plant on our back porch before going to bed, where it greated me the next day and climbed onto me again. We went inside and sat watching more t.v. while I chatted to it. I placed it back on the plant where it stayed all that day. That night, at some point it was gone and my mother passed that day. I like to think Oleo (I called the butterfly that ) was a way the Universe was helping me be aware of my Mothers impending “transformation”. It’s been almost 33 years now and the memory of Oleo has recently been in the front of my mind. I was hoping that perhaps you could help shed some light on this – and help me in some way, to realize I am not “loosing it” and to understand the message the Universe is trying to send me now. Thank you for any help/insight.

  157. My central heating woke a hibernating butterfly in my house I spent half hour to catch him he is now in a box hopefully going back to sleep till spring its kinda weird because I came home last week to find a little starling bird in my living room I feel I’m be watched over hopefully it’s a good sign as just moved in here

  158. Last Sunday I was doing some cleaning in my backyard and a monarch butterfly landed on the grass. I started talking to her, offer my hand, she accepted the offer and climbed on. I was so ecstatic that I grabbed my huge phone with the left hand, started recording, and as I was trying to take a picture, (while recording), another monarch came flying to my hand. My reaction was full of emotions. The picture came out perfect. If only I could post it here. Send me an email and I’ll be glad to provide a copy. Now I have validation that my mother and grandmother are still around, and I am so grateful for the experience. Thank you.

  159. Today December 4th 2017 in Edmonton Alberta, I arrived at work this morning to find a butterfly in the shop, no idea how it lived into December with our cold weather but its here now flying around the shop

  160. It was the most beautiful thing and I know it was very spiritual!! I had taken care of a lady named Jones sparks that I cleaned her house for 8 years when she was became more frail I decided that she should come home with me and my children only months after that but died very peaceful but what she brought along with her was her husband’s ashes in a little marble vase I kept it for a good 5 months after she died but I just felt like he needed to be released well I live in Florida there’s lots of bodies of water so me and the kids took him over the bridge where people fish it didn’t feel right my kids said keep driving we went to another place it was tons of people around and it just didn’t feel right then we drove up by the Library there was a duck and I know she’d love to read so we set him free at the library

    and we dumped all he’s ashes in there I said by Sparky and by Joan I love you it was rainy that evening and it was already dark but out of nowhere a monarch butterfly flew down on myy son’s thumb right next to me in the it was beautiful and I knew that’s releasing him into the ocean was definitely what we should have done no question❤ xox the divine

  161. I have received an offer for a new job recently. I’m hesitatant to join it.
    I have been seeing lot of butterfly recently. Just too many of them.. Specially white, black, orange n yellow ones.

    What can this mean? Please guide me. I’m very confused and I’m looking forward to guidance from angelic realm.

  162. Hello. Your posts are interesting but don’t answer my query and wonder if you can assist. My sister has, on occasions, seen hundreds of pink butterflies in her bedroom. She is not asleep when she sees them and has once called me in but I cannot see what she is seeing. Can you advise us on the meaning?

  163. I had two amazing experiences over two days . I was taking a walk after gym and realized that I was all of a sodden surrounded by butterflies. They where flying around me but was so magical was that they were flying so so close to me I would say not even 5 cm . The next day I was sitting I a nature and the next moment I see all this butterflies and I thought let me sit down and see what happens. Magical as I sat down they started coming one by one towards me . I had properly 6-8 butterflies flying around me . I love the way the universe works and send signals.

  164. When I visited my sister’s grave in Canada she passed over in an accident in 1971 I sang one of her favourite songs to her and after I finished the biggest butterfly I had ever seen landed beside me that’s when I knew there was an after life x

  165. Ive met a friend from Netherland and he visit me in my country. We had a time visiting a butterfly sanctuary in our place. Before we enter in the butterfly dome, we were talking aboit our departed love ones, my mom and my two brothers and about his mom. I relate to him an experience through dreams that whenever i have a crisis of my life the three of them appeared to me in a dream saying comforting words. In the last big butterfly dome I’ve experiemced three butterflies rounding above my head then to my shoulder area and finally landed on my arms then to the back of my left palm, they stayed there for about 10 to 15 minutes. I swayed my arms to let them flew away but it didn’t, i touched them and even kissed them and still they remain. I called up my friemd and we sat on a bench i tried to bring his arm nearer to mine hoping that the butterfly would transfer to him and one did but after few seconds it flew back to mine and join the remaining two in my left arm I was so amazed then I had goosebumps and felt spiritually incomprehensible feeling, even when I kissed them and my friend took pictires on them they still remain. I just shake off my arms so they flew away and made an exit from the dome ,they follow me but i put on the screen door so as not to let them came out from the dome.
    Now what does it mean?.. Thank you.

  166. After my grandma passed I started seen white butterfly’s, I told my mother this and after her passing I see yellow ones. Still today I see them almost everyday.

  167. I went with my boyfriend to visit his grandparents where they were buried and when we were getting ready to leave out of nowhere two white butterflies came and was flying around both of our feet but mostly mine. All I could say was that’s them. It was so crazy I couldn’t hold my emotions together.

  168. I lost my Mom last month. Keep seeing butterflies on my deck. My daughter and I think of her when we see them. Today I googled it, cause it’s incredible how often the butterfly has come around me. Thank you so much for the Article. So very comforting to know, it’s her and she is ok.

  169. My father passed almost 2 years ago and for the longest time I sensed nothing. I so badly wanted him to tell me he was okay or that he was with me, but nothing. Then about a year ago, I saw this huge monarch on some flowers in my front garden. It wasn’t at all afraid of me and I took a remarkable picture. Something in the way it let me approach it- made me feel it was my dad giving me the sign I had been looking for.
    As we approach the anniversary of his death, I find myself seeing really big and beautiful monarchs nearly everywhere. I watch with wonder and amazement and it always makes me think of him. Though, in recent days I’ve seen two large black butterfies (not solid – but almost) and I can’t help but wonder if something is heading my way?

  170. “So there you have it. Really, looking at butterflies from a number of angels, the answer appears.”

    I’m a proofreader. The above should say: “… from a number of ANGLES,” not angels. “)

  171. I have seen almost 100 monarch butterflies in the past three weeks . Its amazing timing because I am recently completing and book
    And EP. As well as planning some events that the lord has placed in my heart since I was a young child.

  172. Thank you for the information. Within the last 2 days, I have seen at least 2 glorious Monarchs and caterpillars stop me in my tracks and ponder the higher meaning. FYI, the week previously, I asked my guides/angels for comfort and hope as I am pursuing a dramatically, different second career (after 30 years) and the doubts sometimes creep in. While it is a leap of faith, I see/feel the universes’ guidance. To add, I am also going through a lonely, wrenching ‘dark night of the soul’ experience. I thank my guides/angels for answering my prayer and the message of ‘transformation,’ comfort and confirmation on my new life path. A magical, beautiful, personally delivered message through majestic Monarch butterflies (& caterpillars). TY…TY

  173. The day I took my son home from the hospital, a huge monarch butterfly landed on him and sat for several seconds. This, in the middle of a cement parking lot. Wow.

  174. My childhood friend of 40 yrs just passed on a few weeks ago. She had lost her legs and parts of her hand. I was in my driveway and saw a butterfly and noticed it was struggling. I picked it up and sat in the sunshine with it. I noticed it was missing a leg and 1 antenna. I did not put the 2 together. Which is odd for me because I am VERY spiritually in tune and an empath. I’ve been sick the last few months and just off my normal vibe. Wasn’t until my boyfriend put it together and then I found this site. I’ve had this crippled butterfly for almost 3 days. I feed it and it sits on my shoulder all day at work. I can’t stop crying over the connection. I haven’t been able to morn my friends passing until just now.

    I loved you Christine and I still do. I miss you and I am sorry I wasn’t a better friend. I know you are at peace now. BFFE.

  175. Been lit over 2yrs Dad passed away miss him Dearly…today as i was going to wait for daughter at school. I said I miss you Dad. As I sat waiting in my vehicle a butterfly came to pay me a visit…i didnt know what to think just took pics & video…then I looked up the meaning bc I knew it had to be Divine…❤ miss u Dad…😢

  176. I was watering my garden at 6:45 am this morning and a butterfly entered my house then I caught it and it sat on my thumb for a moment and didn’t move it was like it was looking at me but then flew away..

  177. I just looked all over the web but couldn’t find the meaning for what I just saw it was a fake blue butterfly lieing right in the middle of my bathroom doorway and it wasn’t there when I want in but I turned and it was there what does it mean?? Can anyone tell me??

  178. Today a butterfly was flying around my best friend while laying by by the pool for at least an hour. It only wanted her. Sat on her several times and sat on her chair numerous times for long periods. When we left, he briefly sat on my keys hanging by around my neck. I think he was saying my friend is so close to her finally phase of transformation, which make sure absolute sense given her situation and then showed me that perhaps I have the key to transformation myself. We were in owe. It was incredible!

  179. I googled about black and yellow butterflies and their meaning I was always aware of butterflies having to do with the death of our loved ones but never before seen a black and yellow butterfly my dad passed in 2015 and seen nothing but white butterflies and thought o.k my dad is at peace so this yr 2017 my mom passed and about a week or two before she died it was like this black butterfly followed us to a picnic gathering that we all did as I was a child my daughter kept chasing the butterfly and it actually let her touch its wings about two weeks later my mom passed and again now all white butterflies but never seen the black and yellow again after that day.

  180. I have recently lost a beloved cat and last night heard a friend passed away a year ago. For 4 weeks a red admiral has been visiting my yard and landing on the same t-shirt I wore when my cat passed away. It even seems happy to sit on my hand. What does this mean?

  181. My boyfriend at the time, David. It was at night and said a big butterfly landed on my face. He shoo it off so I didn’t see. I would think it’s a moth cause butterflies I don’t think come out at night. But he said it was a butterfly

  182. Had a monarch butterfly land in the palm of my hand five times telling it to land in my hand.Not making it up wife and daughter was there and took pictures very unusual

  183. I live in Florida and after Hurricane Irma last week and all its power of mother nature it damaged my pool lanai which is now open to all flying creatures and the occasional squirrel. Butterflies of all colors visit daily, odd however, is their weak flight is seeking a final resting spot. By morning they are on the ground where I retrieve them from the hard concrete and gently place them on the leaves of a favorite plant. And as I write, yet another butterfly is making its final transition.

    I recently turned to meditation to strengthen my spiritual energies and better understand recent actions. Without thorough due diligence and against my better judgement, I left an executive corporate America banking career suddenly to do something that is more aligned with my spiritual true self. As I wait for clarity these past two months I kept my mind busy by designing a development program to help women and young adults at risk for a better life. I know the why– but did not know the what, how, or even if I would move forward with the project, but my logo was a butterfly for transformation. As I meditate each day, I ask for a sign and strength not to let fear of the unknown vs known pull me back into the corporate world.

    Today, I stumbled across your site and if what you say about each butterfly being a soul is true, I sit in front of the plant of souls and must believe this is ‘the sign’ I seek and each butterfly is a lost women or young adult. I now have clarity to move forward and trust the why is enough and the rest will come into place.

  184. I keep seeing a butterfly in my yard when I mow the lawn. Seems to be the same one every time now for several weeks. When my father passed, two years ago, I saw white feathers on the lawn many times. Last year my mother passed and I believe the butterfly is a sign from her.

  185. I had a baby 12 days ago. Wasn’t the smoothest of starts as he had a few days stay in NICU. The moment we were coming home there was a black butterfly flying into the window over and over again like it wanted to get my attention. Then as soon as we got home there was another black butterfly doing the same thing to my living room window. Then a couple of times when we’ve been out with the baby I’ve spotted a black butterfly nearby. I can’t stop thinking of It, would love to know why? Thanks.

    1. I asked the universe for a sign of whether I should stop training for a half marathon due to constant injuries. Literally 5 seconds later, as I walked past a big window, a black and yellow butterfly flew into the window twice, then fluttered away. I’d love to know how to interpret my encounter, too!

      1. Butterflies call for transformation…

        Where is your soul calling for you to change and transform into something more authentic?

        Follow the path of joy and love… If this is training for a marathon that lights you up and brings you joy… Great! What else could be transformed into greater joy, love, and harmony?

        ..Your thinking?

  186. Yesterday I went outside as weather wise it was SO Beautiful, when this Black Butterfly flew around me twice then landed on a tree branch that was right in front of me. I have NEVER EVER saw a Black Butterfly EVER in all my 59 years of life. Besides being Black, it also had small orange dots on the edge of both its wings, THEN the Black Butterfly flew around my head TWICE, then flew up over the roof of the house that I live in.
    I was in AWE as like I stayed, I never saw a Black Butterfly before, never knew they existed
    A half hour later I went outside as I LOVE being outside when the weather is so beautiful
    Warm sunny day with a very cool breeze, when once again that same Black Butterfly flew from across the street and again flew around me this time only once, and again landed on that same tree branch then again flew around the top of my head twice then again flew away above the top of the roof. Well I just KNEW it was sending me a message so I giggled SPIRITUAL MEANING OF A BLACK BUTTERFLY but the meanings listed were not very helpful as both said it ” could” mean death, or death of a situation and a new beginning OR a death of a loved one. The last time a family member died was my 1/2 sister back in 2005. And except for my Auntie Jeri, every family member or when my best friend passed over, they’ve all come to me while in the dreamtime
    Anyways, that was my experience with a Black Butterfly 😊😊😊😇😊😇

  187. Hello. Me and my husband lost a loved one Nov. 9. 2016. His mother. I talk to her all the time and she talks back to me. I feel her presence all the time. Ive told my husband about how i talk to her. He acts like its so hard to believe that i can talk to her and she talks to me. We was sitting outside the other morning and he said to me i miss my mother. I heard her tell me to tell him im here with you and love and miss you. Everythings gonna be okay. Just believe and keep your faith. He smiled. We got up to go inside and a beautiful monarch butterfly was on the door. I told him see there she is. Then it flew around my husband head and then around my head and landed on my righr cheek bone. I smiled and instanly felt peace and loved. He had the biggest smile i ever saw on his face and eyes filled with tears. He said I love you mom. We hugged each other tight and prayed. I said now do you believe. He said yes. Yes i do.

  188. Hi I loved the info very enlightening. I find my life very troublesome at this present time. With the loss of my older brother coming up to 2 yrs ago and the loss of my oldest sister just a few wks ago. And my health is not good at all. And for the first time in my life my garden is full of beautiful butterflies and they come and sit on me, and one day this one soft brown one sat on my head and them my shoulder and as it gently flew away it kind of kissed my right cheek with its wing so softly. And they try to get the house the land on me when out fly around me where ever I am, it’s such a wonderful feeling but also confusing at the same time. As I am inclined to read into things to deep. And at this present time my cat will not leave my side. She rarley sits with my husband now, so I’m just concerned why all these changes. Any way it was a pleasure to read about these gawjus beauties. May there be lots of others blessed with them as well.x🦋🕊

  189. Yesterday walking thru the woods after having a beautiful experience just sitting with nature and just listening I was walking back to the lot to get into my car and a white butterflies lands on my hand. Like he was holding it. Then crawled directly to my face and lips and sat on my lips for a good minute. Then he futtered up to my forehead and started fluttering I instantly felt tingling in my third eye. I say so quietly and in the now for atleast a half hour with my white butterflie friend. I never felt so high in my life. I get like I was flying. I felt very lucky he came to me. I asked universe days ago, for some kind of sign I am going to be okay going through my spiritual awakening. Wel that was my answer. I love the way the universe works. I did loose my boyfriend ten years ago. He passed suddenly. It was heartbreaking for me and for all who knew him. Micheal walks beside me daily I always feel and hear him. I believe he was to touch me once more.

  190. I had just scartered my sons ashes a beautiful brown butterfly with gold spots landed on the ground at the side I asked it if it was him and it flew round me and the flew away

  191. I had a big beautiful butterfly sit on my decking right out side my patio doors just sat there thought it may have fell or been hurt went to pick it up to out in with some flowers and it just slowly flew away could this mean anything? xx

  192. My grandson who was 22 was shot and killed last week. He was my wife and I’s greatest joy and we loved him beyond words. We raised him half the time because his parents were on the road working. The funeral was 2 days ago and I have never experienced such grief and despair. We dont know how we are going to live without him. I have been screaming his name outloud in my grief and pleading with God to help me or show me a sign that he is ok and with you. This morning a beautiful butterfly landed on me for a short time and then started flying around me, I kneeled down and he landed right in front of me and was just slowly fluttering his wings. We sat there together for about 60 seconds as tears streamed down my face. It lifted my spirits and I thanked God for it. I want it to continue to happen but i guess i should be satisfied with that. All the encouragement and support & prayers seems like its just not going to be enough to get me thru this at times. I will trust God and see what happens.

  193. A few days ago me and my partner were taking a walk and a monarch butterfly landed on his finger I was able to capture it on my phone. I love butterflies even have tattoos of them. Thought I’d share. Have a great day

  194. can someone please explain to me what this means. A butterfly landed on my chest yesterday and looked at me, tilted its head and flew away. what does it mean?

  195. Yes I was unloading a new grill , I drug across that poor grill down the road. Thank God I di hurt anyone..anyhow, my day was really bad. Upon unloading this beat up , I had a butterfly that wouldn’t leave me alone. I thought it was very odd it landed on shoulders , neck and my shirt. It was really bizarre. I’ve had humming birds sit it front of me if I’ve be wearing bright colors. I also once had an owl brush my leg, while helping with a country church air conditioning. That butterfly was really odd. Wanted to share.

  196. I recently lost my beloved cat. Today, it’s been 3 weeks, and a red admiral landed on my shoulder and refused to leave. It was beautiful. Do you think it could be him? I had to put him to sleep and it broke my heart. I’ve missed him constantly since he passed away.

  197. Thank you for sharing this.

    I have been struggling with spirits for quite some time now. My house is haunted in a very unprotected area, and I’ve never been psychic like before until this place, and for about 5 years now, I’ve been dealing with all types of fallen angels and demons and pagan deities. It’s been very miserable, and I haven’t been able to really live with it because they are always making me sick, always messing with my thoughts, and things like that that I’ve been in this spiritual cocoon spending more time praying and hoping than anything else. I’ve tried the mental health route, and none of the meds thus far have really helped.

    So today, I get really tired in the morning and I take a nap like I normally do. I’ve always been a lucid dreamer, and for the last 5 years, I keep dreaming I’m one of the spirits attached to me. Ever so often though, I jump out of their spiritual body and become an anomaly in their world. Now I’m not sure I did that in this dream, but it feels like I could have.

    Either way, I dreamt that I was at some house or something. I had a baby doll in my arms that I swore was a real baby, my youngest. Everything was dark. But then I saw something that looked like the front end of a church, some room high up like the Baptism area. I knew that was like the Holy God area and that I wasn’t permitted to jump into it. I asked the Holy Spirit if it was ok if I snuck up there for a second for a hug, and so I did. I climbed up to the top, and then I jumped onto the wall thing and hung there on my stomach, and this being I couldn’t see gave me a hug. I could feel arms and a body, but nothing was really there. It really felt like i was hugging God. Then He said He wanted to bless me, and I saw a yellow shape I can’t recall, but it was rectangle like, but a yellow light floated into where my third eye would be. Then we hugged a bit longer, and a butterfly popped out of the hug. Dreams are weird. I know. The whole time, I could hear music in the background like there was a big party going on in His world, and of all things, The Electric Slide came on and I could hear people screaming for Him, so He was like, “I better go do this electric slide,” and I was like, “Yeah, I better wake up and finish what I was working on.” Then I woke up.

    I was just happy to hug that spirit again. Like on Valentine’s Day, nobody was really wishing me a Happy V Day, but I had a dream where He wished me one. But I started to get back to life, and then I was like, “I wonder what the butterfly means,” and I googled it, and it took me here. I am grateful for your take on the spiritual meaning behind the butterfly. I hope it all means I’m done with this stupid cocoon thing, but I’ve hoped this for years now, so we’ll see.

  198. I was with my (husband) soulmate on a open top NYC tour bus . We sat on the top deck, front row front seat waiting for the total eclipse of the sun. Suddenly a beautiful “White” butterfly came flying directly in the front of us. Other passengers shouted in amaizment as the White Blutterfly swarms gracefully infront of me and my husband… flying peacefully around both of us… I told my husband omg ! the butterfly is “Blanca”., She blessing us, let us know that everything is going to be alright. Omg it was a White Butterfly. Blanca means White in Spanish. Blanca is my husbands mothers name passed recently 🦋 RIP Blanca 🦋 Thank you and Love you 😘

  199. My question was the meaning of a beautiful butterfly dieing on my doorstep. I picked it up on put it on a chair. What is the meaning? Really upset me.

  200. Whenever I see this particular butterfly she stops and let me look her in the eyes and talk to her literally. I blow her a kiss and she flies away.

  201. My lovely Bernie passed on just over 4 years ago and since I have had a few butterfly experiences but the most significant was August 14th this year the same day I had a beloved pet , NALA sent to heaven by my vet . As I sat in my garden mourning I saw two white butterflies circling a potato plant . As I watched I realised there was a third sitting on a leaf, it appeared to be dead. For some reason I videoed them then looked closer. The third one was not dead and as I approached flew off with the other two. When my beloved passed on I placed the ashes of our first pet Bava in the coffin . It appeared to me that Bernie and Bava had come from Heaven to take Nala back there with them and to tell me they were all together now . Although I am still so sad knowing they are together is a great comfort.

  202. Today my brother was laid to rest. While in the car a beautiful butterfly flew past my window. I believe it was my brother letting me know he was okay.

  203. Hi, I really feel the energy of a butterfly in my life in this moment. One night I was walking outside with my dog and butterfly hit on my face and was flying a little moment in front of me. I have been going through a huge transition on my spiritual path and this gave me hope. I have been exhausted by it all.

  204. I recently had a classmate who was once a very close friend to transition. The day of his laying to rest, I didn’t attend, so I awoke and went to the bathroom and there was a small butterfly others. Tried to capture it, but was unsuccessful.
    Also my mom transition to her Heavenly home 2016. Is there a connection. I do believe I have angel watching over me.

  205. Love your explanation on butterflies.When I opened my backdoor this morning. A butterfly was on the door threshold. It flew away . I was left with the most peaceful feeling.A everything is going to be alright feeling. Later on that day my grandson called to tell me he was in the area.He is in the military. He wanted to complete a real-estate deal that would free me up from a big burden. It went well.I told him about the butterfly. He smiled.

  206. I have been taking photos of butterfly bushes I planted in my garden. I enjoy watching them stop and fed on the flowers. The other day I opened up my door to go outside a butterfly just landed in front of me did not fly away right away. It wanted me to notice it. Flying around then flew away. I have a sister who passed away a few years ago. She had been on my mind recently. I

  207. I had a butterfly land on my shoe. He let me pick him up and he was yellow, blue and some hints of red. He let me hold him for awhile before I went to bed I set him in the grass and gave him and ice cube if he was thirsty. The next morning he was still where I left him and he crawled back on my hand for a few minutes then he flew off in the morning sun. I had this incredible sense of peace and was so intuned with the nature around me. It was a beautiful experience and I happened to take a picture of him in my hand.

  208. I found 4 beautiful wings from a butterfly on my back deck this morning, what does that mean? A message from my Mom who passed in January 2017?

  209. am interested in this article because, since this year I found God, I made a very hard decision and I found love too. there have been tough times but I feel calm at the presence of a butterfly. most times they come into my house, a house that is always locked. they follow me around, most times they get stock to my clothes. am being known at the office as a butterfly lover. my man traveled to Morocco switched on the television and saw people catching butterflies. he called me immediately on a video call and told me that he saw butterflies on TV and wants me to see it cos I love it. i decided to read about it today cos I caught lots of beautiful butterflies in my dream today. I have been thinking that am mad. thanks for this article.

  210. Kathleen Rhoades

    My mother passed away 2016 last summer a butterfly landed on my arm then my head ,this week a butterfly one landed same place on my head I have photos from last year and it looks the same what does it mean …

    1. I just had a beautiful yellow butterfly come up to my enclosed patio as I stepped outside. I always pause and watch them. It prompted me to search for butterfly meanings because my husband said he read somewhere seeing one has meaning. My name is Kathleen also and Rhoads is my mothers maiden name. Wonder…connection?

  211. I was mowing my lawn when a swarm of brown butterflies or moths I don’t know which started swarming around me so I got out of their way and a few followed me and swarmed my head for a minute what is the significance of that also one of my elderly cats likes to get on my vanity bench while I’m getting ready for work and she likes me to brush her hair with my curling iron which I’m thinking she is my mom because every Sunday I would go to my mom’s and do her hair and I’m wondering if this cat is my mom reaching out to me

  212. Patricia Graham

    I never thought about all of the connections with butterflies. This article is a great insight to all the possible messages a butterfly can bring you. Just this week I had a butterfly lands on my toes and wouldn’t leave me for over 5 minutes even when I moved. I used to cut my precious grandmothers toe nails for as long as I can remember and my gut told me that it was her visiting me. So after coming home from camping, where this happened, connecting with nature. I looked it up to see what it might mean, and this article was great to explain it all. Thank you

  213. I have never had a butterfly come to my attention before. I have had a few rough months with a new diagnosis of MS and feeling lost and hopeless lately. The past 2 days i have seen butterflies everywhere, books, photos, paintings, figurines, what does this mean??

  214. A few months ago I saw a solid yellow butterfly flying around me in my back yard. I felt there was meaning behind it at that point, but had since forgotten about it… until today. I was in the back yard again when a solid white butterfly crossed my path. Does this mean anything? Are they connected, or 2 separate meanings since they were separated by months? Perhaps I’m just over-analyzing?

  215. I nursed my mum through cancer and lost her at the young age of 52 , 11 weeks after diagnosis in November 2016 . I only got 33 precious years with my beautiful mum .
    Today is one of those sad teary days where I’m really needing my mum then I walked out into my garden and a beautiful red butterfly landed upon my hand and wouldn’t move for 5 minutes.
    My mum’s favourite animal was a butterfly and her nickname was red xx

  216. This made my night . I had been seeing a yellow butterfly quite often every time I took my dogs for training . Every Saturday he would show up and flutter all around me . One day I paid closer attention and it managed to find me even when we were in a different part of the park . Tonight however was very magical . I was outside with my dogs in my back yard , around 10 pm, and what do I see …. a yellow butterfly ! It flew right under my pergola and then to my window. I was able to reach out my hand and he came right into my hand . I was even able to record it . It is thr night before my birthday and I felt something I had never been aware enough to experience . I know now who he was and it brings tears to my eyes <3

  217. My names is Ken, I’m 34 years old and live in Belgium.

    I’m going through quite a rough patch right now. Some call it mental illness, I call it: my mind taking over.

    Now, yesterday I came home from the hospital. The house was empty. Because the relationship with my wife is at this point very difficult because of my mental problems. I cleaned the house a bit and decided to go out. So I walked out the door and started walking. I ended up in a bar, I was alone but soon I got into a conversation with two other guys. Much younger than me, but I really enjoyed myself. The bar was crowded but not overcrowded. At 10.30 at night I said them goodbye and went back home. And what I experienced next was complete inner peace. Instead of my mind racing and chattering and screaming, it was calm and peaceful. At that point I was. Nothing more, nothing less. This inner peace happened earlier to me a couple of times. When I was younger, so I knew what it was. But my mind was so busy the last couple of years, it has casted a shadow over my life. But that moment saved me for a while. Although I was alone, i felt connected with everyone and everything. I started crying, because i hadn’t felt like that for a looooong time. I had forgotten how it felt.

    I enjoyed the feeling of inner peace the whole way back. Entering my home, I decided to take a bath. What happened next was amazing. I undressed myself, and got into the warm water. And all of a sudden a butterfly appeared. Note, i was in the house, it was night, but all of a sudden there was this butterfly. I followed it, for a couple of minutes, but i got distracted by a message on my phone, when i looked back up. It was gone. It was the most incredible experience I ever felt. Although it only lasted a couple of minutes, it made me so happy.

    It was like someone was saying: it’s going to be ok.

    Kind regards,

  218. My Mom past away just two weeks ago, while I was coming in the house a beautiful butterfly followed me in the house and it first startled me, then I told myself your not scared of butterflies, I said okay Mom, so I picked him up by his wings, praying that I didn’t hurt him and released him outside to fly.

  219. So then please explain what finding a dead butterfly symbolizes. Is it the END of transformation, etc. cause I sure hope not! If so I’m screwed 🙁 was hoping for more transformation in my future, not the opposite of all positives that come w an alive butterfly.

    1. The cycle of death and rebirth IS transformation… So yes, even the symbol of the butterfly in death carries the message of transformation. What part of you do you need to release, what part needs to fade away so that more of your authenticity and highest purpose can flow through?

  220. My husband passed three years ago suddenly and without any connection or closure. Married for sixteen years with two boys it was devastating. I prayed that I would get some sort of sign from him that everything was going to be ok but nothing came to me. I went to Butterfly Wonderland and a butterfly landed on my head. I went home and Googled the significance of the butterfly and I now believe I got my sign. I am certain that everything that has come about these past few years was Gods plan and his death is justified. I will miss him as long as I live but I now have the strength to move on.

  221. Thank you for the fantastic read.
    For the past couple weeks I’ve have two beautiful little white butterfly’s, and a beautiful monarch follow me. They will dive bomb my car, dance in front of our deck, or climb up my leg! I see them everywhere. They have captured my attention to the point in getting them in ink on my body. So my little reminders to smile in the day and know I will get through it.. it’s worth it.

  222. My rescued GSD, Luca, passed in my arms on June 10, after 15 wonderful years. While on vacation in Maine, two weeks later, where we spent our summers, a beautiful tiger swallowtail flew around the yard, “Luca’s territory” many times. There was no doubt in my mind. It was Luca’s messenger.

  223. My dad died last October and I am still grieving..anyway lots of moths and butterflies comes in our house,special the flying around my two years old babygirl,playing with her,they sitting on her chick,hair,chest,arms,hands,legs.amazing connexions,we love them,every night and day when they come.i always thinking That my dad comes”…and is a lovely feeling.butterflies are like angels kisses for us.i do believe in angels.❤

  224. My Dad passed away in January of 2001. On what would have been their 55th wedding anniversary, Mom had cataract surgery. When the surgery was finished, Mom commented on how much more colour she could see and how amazing it was. The next day, after the protective cover came off, I called Mom out to see the most spectacular sight in the garden. One of my little bushes that is covered all summer with white flowers, was now covered instead with a ton of Monarch-like butterflies. Mom was amazed at how beautiful the bush looked and that she could actually see the colours now. The butterflies started landing on Mom and I started taking pictures. What a magical moment. I’m sure my Dad had come back to wish Mom a happy anniversary!

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  225. While pregnant with my daughter around 5 years a go, my husband and I were in a swing under our maple tree one afternoon. One butterfly caught our attention and danced around in front of us for awhile then landed on my left knee for a long while. It eventually flew off and came back 15-20 minutes later landing in the exact same spot and resting there for awhile. A long while later, after that butterfly had flown off, a completely different butterfly had come into our yard and flew around me from head to foot before flying away. Nothing like this has ever happened before or since. I actually began to cry after it happened and felt someone was trying to tell me something and was overcome by the feeling of pure love and protection for me and my unborn daughter.

  226. Golfing w my son’s last Sunday and a butterfly landed on my golf glove,would not fly away. I teed up my ball and figured it would fly away when I swung,it did not. I said to my boys,can you believe this, it’s still on my hand. I drove to my ball w the butterfly still on my glove. Couldn’t believe this, strange. I said to my oldest it’s still on my hand,he said it is a sign. I hit my ball again and still there. So I gently pushed it w my finger and it got off my hand but hung around me for a while as I finished the hole. I don’t know what this means in my case but never had anything like that happen before.

  227. When I was younger my grandmother who I was very close with passed away. She loved loved loved butterfly’s. A few years after she had passed I was upstate at her second home with her husband, my grandfather, as well as my imediate family and cousins. We are staying at the house for about a week for vacation. On the first day we got there a monarch butterfly, just like the one my grandma who we called bubba, landed on my hand. The butterfly would not leave me and eventually we thought it had been injured since it would not fly away. My cousins and I had eventually put it in a bowl with leaves and other things to “eat” and brought it with us in the house. The butterfly did not leave the bowl unless we picked her up we assumed it’s wing had become broken. On the day we left we brought the butterfly outside and what do you know, it flew away perfectly fine. Now looking back on it especially, with out a doubt in my mind that was my bubba staying with her family during vacation and ever since every time I see a butterfly I say hi to my grandma.

  228. Every year we have yellow monarch butterflies flying all around us especially when the kids are outside playing this year 2017 we have had about five yellow monarch butterflies outside with us every time the kids play they land on their bikes and they just fly around them. One year we had a yellow one come inside of our house and just sit on our door for hours ! It’s a beautiful thing to witness and to believe and feel the presence of our love ones!

  229. This year, I have been tuning in with the Universe. I am usually sort of a control freak… And the situation I’m recently in – in all area’s are not idea. But since 3 moon phases following and rituals, with the main Super New Moon being on my Pappy’s B-day (just 5 days after mine) I really got into it starting an entire eclipse prior and stuck to it. Not only do I have pictures of my angels, orbs, guardian s and ancestors…. I have seen only white butterflies since I began. Till just 30 minutes ago… I was being followed by a butterfly. Orange n black on top, and white, grey underneath. It was sure to show both sides. Then I held it for a good twenty to thirty minutes. It was a very powerful time. I pet it, then took it too eat pollen, as he shared his wisdom and LOVED being pet! When he was done it took off over the top of the house. Just prior to going out I had meditated and prayed for guidance. As currently so many signs I have left my life- current situation in God’s hands. Just two days ago a white feather floated down from the sky and landed on me. I had been talking to God and just felt the strongest presence behind me.

  230. My 34-year-old brother tragically passed away three weeks ago yesterday from a brain hemorrhage. We will not know the cause until the coroner’s report is completed, in late August probably. A few days after he passed, a large yellow butterfly fluttered around my front door. I paid it no attention as I didn’t know then about the significance.

    Last Saturday my family and a few close friends went to a state park in the mountains where he loved to fish. My youngest sister went down to the creek with my father and the others, while I sat with my mother. My father scattered my brother’s ashes and the whole time he did so, a small yellow butterfly flew around him. This was a great source of comfort to my sister, who knew what butterflies symbolize.

  231. I love butterflies!
    And I had some experiences that I didn’t quite understand the meaning of, but it was delighting. Five years ago, feeling emotionally very bad, I experienced a butterfly landing on me from foot over legs, arms, hands to all over my head and fluttering around me, all together for 10 minutes! I even managed to make 14 photos!
    Last summer, when sitting in the woods with the man I love and just after our first kiss and hug, a butterfly land on my left hand, then on my right hand and eventually on my heart area!
    Last fall one fly into my room through the window, and recently, on my birthday, a pair of butterflies were fluttering together and around me, then one of them dissapeared, and the other was waiting, with me next to him, for 5 minutes. Then the first one came back, and they flew away.
    But yesterday, I suddenly noticed one beautiful butterfly just on my window, inside! And it is still here, even I was opening windows and even directing it to go out, to be free, but no.It is in my room at this very moment while typing this!

  232. Every night for the past 4 or 5 months I’ve had the same nightmare of my daughter drowning. Ive looked up what it meant a million times and figured i was just stressed. I had the same nightmare last night. Today my nightmare came true.. So i thought. I took my daughter to the beach like the past couple weekends. We had only been there 5 minutes. My 4 year old daughter went strait to the water and i told her to not to pass the orange floaty balls that block off the swimming area per usual. I turned around around to set our beach bag down and in the blink of and eye she was gone. The beach was crowded as it’s a tourist attraction in the summer and i called her name.. nothing. I started walking up and down the beach.. nothing. I told the life guards and i started panicking i called 911 and the the police paramedics rescue divers and the entire beach filled with hundreds of people started searching for her as every ounce of life drained from me. I jumped in the water and the police dragged me out. My beautiful 4 year old daughter was gone. Lost in the waves drowning or already lifeless.. My entire life stopped, my heart dropped. I fell to the ground and screamed the most hurtful painful nightmarish sound that’s ever left my body. I watched everyone pull their kids close and others fearfully searched desperately for the little girl in a hot pink bathing suit with white polka dots. I couldn’t breathe, i couldn’t see, i couldn’t hear.. nothing registered in my brain and i blacked out. I begged God to save my child’s soul to take her beautiful soul and comfort it. As my nightmare was unfolding in front of my eyes i barely heard a muffled voice under the sounds of my heart pounding in my ears as i gasped for air “i found her, the girl in the polka dots, i found her” i spun around and through tunnel vision i seen the little girl in pink polka dots..i seen my daughter. She was pulled from the water. She was alive! I cried so hard i could barely stay conscious as i held on to her for dear life and felt her heart beating against my face. I couldnt stop crying and as i was explaining what happened to my sister the most beautiful yellow butterfly that I’ve never seen interrupted us.. it floated and fluttered around my head in circles and its wings kissed my skin as it flew away and disappeared..i looked at my sister and told her it’s an angel. I started looking up butterfly symbolism and i truly believe it was reassurance that an angel was sent to help me calm down and to tell me that my daughter wasn’t alone. It was an amazing feeling of positive energy that suddenly filled my soul and I thanked God for sending his angels to watch over us.

  233. After my father passed mom and i were at his grave site when the most beautiful yellow butterfly landed on her shoulder. I knew it was daddy telling her he was ok.

  234. Lorraine Gaffing

    Sitting in the garden a butterfly landed on my hand it had been fluttering around me for a while. It turned around and just looked at me our faces were close and we stared at each other for what seemed like an age. I felt as if I was looking at someone I knew. If flew off but stayed around me for aroundndndtgetround Sitting. Was this a spirit of one of my loved ones. It seemed so personal

  235. I had a butter fly desperately trying to get my attention yesterday. At first I was frustrated by it. Then it landed on my wrist very near to the tattoo I have in rememberance of my parents. Ever since that encounter I have had a sense of peace in my life that I haven’t had for a very long time.

  236. A monarch butterfly followed me today. Landed everywhere but my face. It stayed with me for a while. My enegry feels different now.

  237. I went into a store yesterday and this butterfly followed me in and out. He landed on my shoulder and the he proceeded to my foot all the way to the car. Once in the car to the house . I took a picture and video. It looked like a fairy it was glowing…so amazing

  238. I’ve been seeing a black butterfly with yellow tips every time I go outside. I wonder what that means…

  239. My beloved dog passed away a few days ago, on May 20th. He was poisoned by a poison left by a sick “human”. I found him dead right outside my door the moment that i opened it to call him back from his afternoon walk.
    Yesterday I asked God to give me a sign of his presence to make sure that he is well where he is. In a few minutes i opened the door and a saw a bg yellow butterfly flying just outside. After a few rounds she turned at my house’s corner. I followed her and I saw 4-5 yellow butterflies around a small tree.
    To me that was the answer to my prayer. But the feelings of gratitude became even stronger when I googled the words butterfly and deceases just to find out that hundreds of people had similar experiences. Right now I feel an unimagined relief that he is ok and a revived belief in the afterlife. Just started to look at the world from a different perspective, and I am grateful for that.

  240. I’ve been living in my current home for about 4 years now. Ever since we moved in, every spring through summer, what seems to be, the same two butterflies come and visit us. They come everyday late afternoon early evening, always at the same spot, by the side door we use to enter the house and my bedroom roof. They hang out, circle us and keep us company every evening. I’ve had several loved ones pass, but my intuition tells me the are the two pregnancies that I couldnt carry to term.

  241. Debra Littleboy

    Hello. This morning I went into town and just as I was approaching the bank a Red Admiral Butterfly landed on my chest. I stood still and watched it, people stopped and watched it – it did not move. I decided to stand until it decided to leave. 5 minutes later it was still there and I saw my bus approaching. I put my index finger in front of it expecting it to fly away. Instead it climbed onto my finger and I carefully walked to the bus stop. Still it stayed and I wondered whether I should let the bus go and catch the next one (1 hour wait) just as I made the decision to wait for the next bus it flew off. What a magical beautiful moment. The story didn’t end there – when I alighted from the bus I went into the village post office to withdraw the cash that I intended to do at the bank. When I came out my eye was drawn to a silver car and the badge on the back said SOUL. I feel truly blessed. x

  242. My best friend my everything my dad passed away 3years ago and shortly , meaning a few months after a Beautiful monarch butterfly came to our back yard ,this butterfly has came and made itself seen and known every since, at least once a week on adverage , Winter Spring Sumner Fall it doesn’t matter. It’s has landed on me my children my nieces and nephews, I have many many pictures and videos of it what a amazing and wonderful gift i truly feel its my father I now believe in power beyond the grave.

  243. Hi l need to share my encounter with 1 butterfly with you, not long aftter l lost my beloved son l was at his grave when out of nowere a butterfly landed on his headstone the same butterfly stayed on my car bonnet all the way home then in the garden my elder son and l then went out for lunch as we were walking some 40 miles from home a butterfly was flitting in front of us on the floor as if it was walking with us on returning home my son sat on the chair to find a caterpillar crawling on his leg ! lm so sure this was my deceased son trying to let us know he is still around, these events are totally t.rue

  244. My son passed away Oct 2, 2016. A butterfly flew into my truck window yesterday. I was in the passenger seat. My co driver was driving 70mph. The beautiful yellow butterfly flew in right in front of me. We had just finished a conversation about my son D’Jon. The butterfly got on the dashboard and watched me for a while. Then I went to sleep for hours. The butterfly went to sleep also. I woke up to see it still there. Then it woke up. It road with me from VA all the way to Atlanta. Then it got on my hand and went in the house with me. We took pictures with it and a short video. This is something I will never forget. It made me feel so good. I knew my son soul was in that butterfly. Thanks so much for this post.
    Love and missing my son.
    Yvette Lyons.

  245. After my mum passed away 3 days later a butterfly landed near my feet. I said thank you mum, thank you and it flew away. I did not talk or see my mum the day she passed away. I’m sure it was her giving me her forgiveness

  246. Sadly my nephew passed away on the 27th February 2017. After his funeral service, we congregated at my sister, his mothers house. As we sat on the lawn, two butterflies, suddenly appeared, as if from beneath her seat, and fluttered around her before slowly flying high! We were mesmerized. I told my sister that was the Spirit of her son together with another Angel so that she would know he was not alone! My sister had her birthday now in April and her husband bought her a birthday card as usual. He was unaware of the butterfly incident after the funeral. Unbelievably, he buys her a card with a picture of butterflys. She said that in their 17 years of marriage this was the first time she received such a card from him instead of the traditional roses, flowers etc! Understanding the emotion of having a first birthday without her son, I invited my sister for lunch on her birthday to spend time with her. While cooking and cleaning, before she came, a butterfly flew into my lounge and settled on the wall totally unaffected by my movements. My sister found the butterfly there when she arrived and the it remained throughout her visit, flying out at least twenty minutes after her departure! Wonderful signs from beyond! Wonderful JESUS!

  247. Everyday in the house I see a black and gold butterfly and today there are two of them ,please explain.Remain blessed

    1. My mom passed four years ago. I have lived with my dad for the past 3 years because he misses her more than ever and has suffered 3 strokes since her passing. He can no longer live alone. There are often times we sit on the deck and drink coffee together. I couldn’t help but notice that quite often a tiny little yellow butterfly would flutter between us. It happen so often I started to question it. How often do you see a solid yellow butterfly? After a while I wondered if it was my mom. In fact one day a small yellow butterfly crossed my path 3 times. It got me wondering. When we sold our childhood home after my mom passed, my sister and I put one of my mom’s suits up in the attic to leave a memory of her in the house. It was a suit she wore in a family photo. She always dressed my sister, brother and I a like but she always stood out. She was beautiful! Well, this suit was bright yellow. And if that is not ironic enough, my best friend of 45 years sent me a photo she found of my mother. Around her neck was a gold chain with a beautiful 14K gold butterfly. It was a necklace one of her dear friends gave her. The other day I was going through a cabinet and I found a salad bowl I had bought for her many years ago for mother’s day. The base of the bowl consisted of butterflies. I guess I never thought anything of the butterflies until I started seeing signs of how often they were around me. And then I believe my mom showed me she was still here by fluttering past me from time to time. So comforting….

  248. You ask for magical stories of encounters with butterflies.

    8 years ago, in March 2009, we had to have our beloved 14 year old Jack Russel dog put to sleep as she was so ill. It was completely unexpected and we were more than heartbroken. We went home and I stood looking out of the window, as I really didn’t want to be indoors without our darling dog, and saw 3 or so yellow butterflies were dancing around in front of the window for quite a while. I took this as a message from our darling that she was free from pain, free and happy now. It was a comfort but we were still in agony over our loss.

  249. Last year Was a big year I moved I was alone was taking realestate classes was wrongfully accused at a point i screamed oh universe
    Help me 2 minutes later I recieved a call telling me I had my realtor licence with 6 or 7 buyterflies
    Out of no were around my car i felt out of this world

  250. Prayed that my deceased brother should send a sign and show himself up to confirm he’s around, had a wonderful experience sooner when I watched a butterfly gently flying and landing on all 3 doors of our yard(main house door and 2 backroom doors). I knew it was an answer from above or below or everywhere my young brother’s spirit is. Such a out of the physical world experience!!!

  251. Hi i recently lost my mom and it was a sudden death i keep thinking about her everyday and now there’s a black butterfly in my home everyday should i be worried or what?

  252. My Indian name, being native American is butterfly, besides that I lost my grandma on paternal side just recently and at the funeral after everything was over, my mom and maternal grandma said they saw a big yellow and black butterfly flying around outside, it was amazing to me, my grandma loved butterflies and has a few painting in her house with those black and yellow butterflies on them. And I saw one today when I was leaving school, your article made sense and made me feel better, I was missing her more than other days today.

  253. It’s really rare that you see butterflies but when I do it often in the weirdest places like while I’m in traffic on the fwy a beautiful butterfly would pass by or when I feeling down it’s like a reminder that someone loves me and they come across me all the time I don’t know if there a meaning to it but ever time a butterfly passes my way something good happens to me ❤

  254. It seems I saw the same butterfly twice. First the night before- I saw it flying into the kitchen at my parents home and landing on the floor… The next morning at my house I saw the same butterfly on the ceiling light in my children’s bathroom. I knew it had to mean something…? It was a brown and black butterfly, not the prettiest and not white. Feeling confused and uneasy.

  255. I’ve had a butterfly landing on me numerous times in the last 2day. It will not leave me alone. I don’t want it to leave me alone.

  256. Ottilie Cavaliere

    Was walking my dog this morning, and while he was doing his “duty”, a Monarch butterfly wing landed at my feet! Any significant signs?

  257. A red admiral butterfly has just appeared in my house, seemingly when it’s too cold outside for butterflies. Currently I am waiting for my soulmate to come back into my life and also I am thinking of starting an awareness course next month. Does anyone have an idea if the butterfly is symbolising anything regarding these two situations.

    Thanks all, love and light xx

  258. My Grandfather passed away on February 18th, 2017. On March 18th, 2017 my family and I decided to take a trip down to his property to feel as if we were closer to him. As we pulled onto his property a beautiful white butterfly appeared at the side of the car and followed us towards the house. For the rest of the day, the butterfly continued to pop-up as we walked through the ranch. We all felt overwhelmed with joy! His spirit was truly with us that day- that butterfly only confirmed that he spirit remains.

  259. I’ve only just discovered the “law of attraction”, and “the secret” etc about a year ago. Wish I had learnt about it sooner. I’ve really put it to practice lately & cant believe the difference that it makes in my life. Every time something happens, I ask the universe to give me a sign if all is going to be okay depending on that situation & I always seem to see the signs as clarification that it’s going to be all okay. I’ve made a big decision or a few new decisions in my life for the present & future, and just when it all seems to be going down hill, I see butterflies flying around all day In front of me while I’m driving. That’s when I think the most is while driving. I haven’t seen a butterfly in years. I know this is a sign that I must keep pushing & that everything happens for a reason & that it’s going to be okay. The butterflies I am seeing lately, really put me at ease & I feel a sense of calmness in myself. It’s definitely the signs that I keep asking for.

  260. I had a white butterfly land on my stomach this evening. I lost my beautiful brother tragically in July 2017 and miss him terribly and since his passing everything’s been upside down in my life and suffering badly from depression. I miss him dearly and I hope this is a message from him to say he’s ok now and that things will get better ?

  261. I am writing my second book, titled show me the way, I was writing about me flying in dreams, and me levitating. In the shape off the cross, I’m writing my book in a large room, that I dreamed about years ago and we’re levitating took place this room I’m writing in is full of people, to day I was writing about flying, then I took a break, and there in a place with no Windows I found a butter flys wing, I was on drawn to it, it would be impossible to find it but I did, , felt the angles were laughing I was so happy, the butter fly is now in my new book. . I feel this is the start, . Four black horses were on there way to me. There hear now. There out there some were. Just waiting, I wanted to paint them, but I’m not allowed to, ,,from higher realm I got this…, . The same happened to me when two fish were sent, they would not, leave me until I painted them. . Now there framed, , looking out, at me, . Joseph mc guinness. 07771642809. P,s. My first book, traveling the world, illustrated my self, my. My drawings my paintings.

  262. My mother in law died on 13 January 2017. Her funeral was on the 6 January 2017. Today I was sweeping my drive and a red admiral landed infront of my husbands car settled for seconds then flew off. This is February and this butterfly was beautifully formed. It was amazing. I feel like the most privileged person in the world. I was the last person to sit with her before she died, and she has made me realize death is not something to be frightened of which I truly was. She was so peaceful and serene.

  263. My sister had a butterfly land on her hand whikst at the beach, it sat there for a while and she photographed it,shortly after she learned her friend had passed, this week (it is winter) two came and sat on her hand…how beatiful

  264. My dad passed away in a motorcycle accident September 9th of 2015. My dad my sister and I had our 3rd cruise planned out before he passed. So my mom took over his spot and went with us. On the boat one day in the middle of no where, I looked all the way around the ship and I couldn’t see land anywhere. We were sitting down just looking at the waves at the end of the boat it was making, and I saw a yellow butterfly just floating around on the boat. I knew it was my dad, and after reading this, there’s not a doubt in my mind it was him checking up.

  265. What about a butterfly feather landed on me. Is it a sign from the UNIVERSE and is it a good one or a bad one? Can anyone help please it’s important cause it might really affect my life right now.

    1. A Butterfly can symbolize transformation and joy. “It’s dance reflects the need for movement from where one is to the next phase of being. It can represent the never ending cycle of life, therefore, its medicine bestows not only the ability, but the clarity of mind needed before-transformation”. It’s all good! Just focus on what is affecting you Now, ask for what it is you need, believe that it can happen and be willing to accept it and the Universe will fulfill what that need might be. Remain alert of everything around you, watch for more signals and signs, always listen to your heart’s intuition and inkling’s and follow them because what comes from the heart is love. Life is a dance so, dance like a butterfly!

  266. My father passed away this evening. Earlier today, while in bed, he pointed his finger in the air and said, “a butterfly.” We were indoors, and there was no butterfly that I could see. That was the last thing I remembered him saying. I googled butterflies and death and found this website. I believe it was a spirit coming to take him…beautiful.

  267. Hi there, my name is sierra and I live in wyoming. We just got a foot of snow last night and this is just the beginning of our winter. On January 3rd, my grandmother Gordine Mcloud passed away. She was 87 years old, and I was the last person she got to talk to before she died.
    As I was helping my mom box up some of my grandmothers things, a white butterfly caught my eye. It was so still, I thought it was dead, but I picked it up because it was too beautiful to leave for my mom’s cats. As I reached for it, it started flying across the room, fluttering and landed on my hand.
    It’s -9 degrees outside, no windows open, no way logical for this miracle to be alive.
    Then i remembered a keepsake my mom had on her wrist when ahe brought my grandma home in a beautiful pink floral earn. She had a butterfly charm on her bracelet. As tears started to roll down my face, I got this overwhelming warm feeling throughout my body. My grandma is still here for us.
    My only concern is what to do. I am almost in a panic. It’s the heart of winter and can’t set the butterfly free, we don’t have much plants in the house. How can I prolong the time i have with this butterfly. I don’t know how to cope with loosing my grandmother twice… please help.
    God bless

    1. Beautiful is the love you have shared! The butterfly is only a symbol of that love. You won’t lose your grandmother a second time, in fact you never lost her the first time. Yes she has passed from this world but she has entered into another world, a world where God and Truth reside. A spiritual world where she is One with God and all things, for God is Love! Hope this helps you in your time of needing to understand..

  268. Hello Melanie I have a wonderful butterfly story but it is not of the insect kingdom …..My son Bryan, his fiancé Jen and my unborn grandbaby were transferred to heaven on November 30th, 2005 by a head on collision. Three years ago, when the leaves fell from the trees my husband and I were working in the yard and I noticed something atop the ash tree that looked like it may be a growth of some kind. I asked my husband Bryan Sr. to get it out of the tree so he climbed the ladder and cut it and handed it to me. That is when I got the most beautiful message from my kids born into heaven. The branch had formed a perfect butterfly with little antlers and all. I cried tears of joy for the message… you see since he left the symbolism of metamorphosis transition from our cocoons to heavenly bodies. I Love my son and Jen so much and baby Leeya too, (God let me see her in a dream)…….I have a picture of the butterfly if you are interested.

  269. In Havasu City, AZ on Christmas day 2016 while standing alone and waiting on friends, I took notice of a fair sized Monarch Butterfly fluttering around the backend of an SUV parked in a covered open parking area. It looked to me as if the Butterfly was trying it’s best to lite on the back of the car but couldn’t get it’s grip or a hold on the painted surface. I was near enough so I extended my right hand with my palm down out toward the Butterfly. It almost immediately reacted, fluttered towards me and perched itself on top of my hand facing me. I slowly pulled my hand back close to my eyes to observe its beauty up close. It seemed content to stay and rest for a few minutes as it gazed back at me through its calm and gentle appearance. As my friends were approaching it raised itself up and took flight to a near by tree. I asked if anyone had witnessed the event and no one had. A lady friend called it a sign. A possible occurrence of some sort of transformation yet to happen in my life. Well, low and behold, sixteen days later I suffered a strong and painful spiritual shift from within that has now led me to the beginning of an inner awakening as to who I really am, my true spiritual self. Wow! I’m at awh with it, and feel blessed beyond my own imagination. It is truly a gift from God and comes to me through His divine presence in the universe. I am so overjoyed knowing He has found me worthy enough to receive such a glorious gift through His grace. Thank you my Lord, I love and cherish you forever in my life!

  270. My grandmother passed away a couple of years ago… she was a VERY spiritual lady and could quote you the Bible from front to back. She passed away in April and in May, my daughter was participating in a regional track meet… my daughter had fought hard for 3 years in track to earn a state qualifier spot…In 5 events, two years in a row, she was eliminated at the regional meet, her Junior year, this particular year, once again she was competing in 5 events at the regional meet… the 400 meter dash had become the focus that year and she had dominated at every meet throughout the year… As she, and some of the other athletes were resting under the bleachers and out of the scorching heat, a small butterfly circled through the breezeway they were sitting in…this butterfly went in front of several athletes in real close proximity and eventually landed on my daughters shoulder…immediately she and I looked at each other and had the same thought, that was my grandma there with her…well after this butterfly kept sitting there, my daughter slowly reached her finger up to it and it stepped on her finger…she pulled it away from her shoulder and just held her finger in the air for what seemed like forever but was at least about 5 minutes…people walked by, the wind was blowing, people were talking and the butterfly continued to sit there….tears flooded our eyes and all the others that were sitting there with her…we ALL knew this was her sign… she made it to the state meet that year and was 4th in the state in her division over all… i have since seen butterflies and always think of my grandmother and that day in particular….but it gets better…my grandmother donated her body to science…so it took nearly 2 years for us to get her ashes back…at her request, she wanted her ashes to be buried at her daddy’s feet…my family took her ashes and we did just as she wished…we were setting a monument stone as well and I had used my bare hand to smooth out the saccrete around the monument… my aunt reached into the back of her car and pulled out a roll of papertowels…i rinsed my hands and dried them off and then as i was wiping the tears from my face, I pulled the papertowel away from my face and happened to look at it…the towel was covered in little butterflies imprinted on it…. How did that happen, that I decided to smooth out the concrete with my bare hands and would need a paper towel? How was it out of all the papertowel rolls in the world that my aunt had a roll with butterflies on it and would have that roll in her car? Butterflies are definitely spiritual and I have all the proof I need…thanks for the article…loved it

  271. I know none of the above. However, I lived with my Mother before she passed. A number of months after her passing, I went to Tuston, CA. for a few days. I was wandering around old town and entered an indoor / outdoor nursery. As I was walking around outside, this butterfly started bugging my like a pesky fly. I had never been attracted to butterflies, nor was Mother. Well, finally I went inside to get away from it and it followed me. Then I noticed all these plant sticks with butterflies. I walked out and in to a number of camilla bushes. My mother’s father raised camillas. I walked down the street to a fabric store and their flier had a huge butterfly on the front. When I got back to the hotel, the realization that my mother had dies one year before hit me. It was most certainly her.

  272. I recently loss my partner of 36 years and a friend took me on vacation to Costa Rica we walked into a butterfly display and a blue butterfly landed and then circled me over and over. I believe it was a sign from him?❤?

  273. My God Mother passed but before she left she was in her bed and she asked did we are all those butterflies and aren’t they pretty… She passed in the early morning but later on that day there was several yellow butterflies circling aroun the tree in her yard. I wasn’t home but a friend of mine called and asked me why was there so many butterflies flying in my yard and on my porch in which was the same day of her passing. Then at her repast the butterflies was every where just flying freely. I know that was her spirit now after reading the above passage that her spirit lives on.

  274. I have some major changes and trials going on in my life these days and have been struggling. Today I have been visited by many monarch butterflies. They tend to fly in front of me, seeming to guide me. After reading this page I feel a lot calmer about my situation, knowing that the angels are here with me.

  275. My husband and I got our Christmas tree yesterday. We put it up and decorated with our 5 year old lil girl and our 7 year old son. This morning I’m getting the kids up and ready for breakfast, then school, 7 – 8:15 am out the door. I return home and straighten up, open the curtains wide, and as I’m by the tree, and window, a butterfly flies out. It was medium sized, orange and black. It flew to the window and landed on the screen. I quickly opened the window about two inches and it gently flew out. Bizarre to say the least but I’m letting it sink it. I’m getting my message. Wonderful experience.

  276. I have ben encountering butterflies different colours and sizes since past one year! Whenever i would go out a butterfly would cross my path! And now after an year my father passed away a week ago and now its a black butterfly that have been around since last three days!

  277. My mother passed away 9/16/16. Afterwards I started to see three white butterflies. I saw them at my home at my daughters home even at my work. They were always around me. My daughter said to me Gram must not have loved me which was not possible her and her grandmother were extremely close. My daughters father took his own life when she was only 18 months old. My mother helped me raise her.
    She felt the butterflies were only there for me.
    On 11/4/16, my 33 year old only child was involved in a fatal automobile accident.
    The butterflies are gone but so is my daughter.
    I believe the three butterflies my mother my father and my husband were sending me strength and comfort knowing they were going to come to take my sweet daughter from this earth from her 10 year old son and your me.

  278. Thank you for this information. My grandson was stillborn on Aug 10. On Aug 17 a very persistent butterfly attached to my car and when I stopped to make sure it was ok, he landed on my hand. I took many pictures but didn’t realize until yesterday, during a conversation with a friend, the significance of that experience. I’m overwhelmed. Thank you!

  279. My sister passed on Tuesday she was sick for the majority of her life. The same day we went to make the arrangements for her funeral. Myself, spouse and parents were at the mortuary. My mom said I hit her thigh gently but I didn’t and also she said a big black butterfly passed. I didn’t see it so thought nothing of it. I have been under tremendous stress so I am breaking out on my face. I didn’t have a mirror and used the camera on my smart phone to look.
    Later that night I was looking at my sisters pictures on my phone and came across the pic I took of myself at the funeral home. I have an image of a butterfly on my left side clear as can be. I keep running into objects of butterflies either stickers, or on things. Not live ones, today also we went to drop off clothes to the funeral home in which my sister will be buried and went to see where she will be put to rest. 2 butterflies fake were in the ground. Can my sister be sending me messages

  280. In searching for the meaning of a yellow butterfly when spreading ashes I came upon this website and felt inspired to share our recent experience. I lost my mother unexpectedly five months ago. The loss of my mother has been very hard for me and coming to terms has been somewhat difficult. My husband and I vacation every year in October to Aruba. My mother always expressed a desire to go, but didn’t think she would be able to handle the Iguanas…..lol. I decided to take some of her ashes to spread while on the island. We visited the lighthouse and spread some ashes and reflected on the past months. Our last day we decided to spread the remaining ashes from our patio which is next to a canal. My husband released her ashes and went inside to wash his hands. I was overcome with emotion as I watched a beautiful yellow butterfly appear from the canal. It flew about in front of me and disappeared. My husband returned to the patio and began to comfort me. I began to tell him the story of the butterfly and how we both wished he had been there. At that very moment this special butterfly reappeared and flew about in front of him as if to say hello and sorry I missed you. She still continues to protect and watch over me. We had to share our amazing experience with an amazing woman….my mother Evelyn!

  281. Wow,this is a great feeling. …well I was alone yesterday sitting outside on the porch swing. About 10ish n the morning. I was just taking in the morning air,sounds of the birds & feeling n watching the trees sway in the wind,along with watching the birds squirrels n stuff. Well I have been recently for some months now researching on a lot of things spiritual. Awakening, angels,angel numbers,cosmos,astrology & so on. Well I specifically asked my spirit guides to come to me and show me a sighn that they were there. All of a sudden a yellow butterfly appears flying around. So later last night I Google what it means to see a yellow butterfly. N came across this page. I was in shock,it felt so good to know that my angels were actually there with me. N I have been noticing that tingly feeling in the back of my head n body. N it’s so true everytime I ask them to come to me I feel it. I always had a fascination with butterflies as a young girl. N always said I wanted to b a angel. I guess there was a reason for feeling all of those things…..much love to you all god bless!!!

  282. Late last month, our family found out that my Aunt had stage 4 cancer that had spread and didn’t have long to live. During the time that we found out, butterflies started to frequently fly over us on different days. One day we were standing outside the car waiting to go in and one would fly over us. Multiple times they would fly over our car too while driving and parked. On the day of her passing, when we dropped my other aunt off at her house, I believe a monarch butterfly or red admiral butterfly was flying around the lawn of where she used to live, as to tell her sister that she was still with her.. In my final goodbyes at the funeral, one of the things I told her was to keep sending me butterflies so I would know that she is okay. Ever since then, I’ve been looking out for butterflies and it lifts my mood whenever I see one fly by. I’ll see small white ones, small yellow ones, monarch butterflies, sometimes a big, creamy white/yellow one, a black one with blue/green, and other times a red admiral butterfly. I like to believe that it’s one of the many ways she is watching over me, and even before looking at this site and the comments you all posted, I somehow had a feeling inside me that it was a sign from her. :’)

    1. I recently lost my youngest brother, I was Flyfishing yesterday and every time we passed a certain area on the river, this butterfly would come and lad on my flyfishing rod, the same butterfly, I felt a strange feeling come over me as if my brother was there and trying to tell me he is OK and please not to worry and stop grieving, this totally cam out of no where,so I am taking this as a sign he was with me

  283. Thank you for sharing your butterfly experiences. My mom passed away 10 years ago. At least once a year I have an unusual encounter with a monarch butterfly. Once I was riding my bicycle alone on a trail and a monarch flew next to me and then a little bit ahead for about 10 minutes. I knew it was my mom. Since then I have had wonderful experiences with my mom as she visits occasionally and always as a monarch butterfly. Last week I planned a trip from Baltimore to Florida to see my dad who was in the hospital soon to be moved to hospice care and to say my goodbyes. I was sad and distracted and as I was pulling out of my driveway a beautiful blue and black butterfly flew past my windshield and began to circle my car. I stopped and my two little girls (I am their nanny) watched with me and asked if that was my mommy. After about 4 times around my car she landed on the windshield near the rear view mirror and sat there fluttering. I apologized to Olivia and Violet as I explained that I could not drive away while she was still there. Then Olivia said “Barbara, look at your pants leg.” The butterfly was fluttering her wings while sitting in place on my windshield and the reflection of her fluttering were shadowed on my pants legs. I took several photos and became very emotional. About 7 minutes later she flew away and I burst into tears. On the plane to Florida I sat next to a lovely woman named Susan. We talked the whole trip and she believed in spiritual beings as I do. I am 61 and have wanted, since my mother’s death to tattoo a butterfly on my wrist but was never quite ready. Susan knew a great tattoo artist and she went with me and I now have an amazing tattoo of a blue and black butterfly on my wrist and a wonderful new friend. I believe my mother appeared to me to comfort me and guide me through my Dad’s journey. I look at the butterfly about every five minutes. I would love to share my photo’s but am not sure how I can go about doing that. My email is bernsteinbf@gmail.com. Please continue to open up your eyes and heart to possibilities no matter what form they take. peace and love, Barb

    1. Yesterday me and my co worker where sitting outside and suddenly a big butterfly flying and trying to land on me. i was startled and trying to shoo it and finally landed on the window next to me. i was thinking about my dear friend who passed four years ago. And I am going to a lot of tough times lately. Reading about butterfly makes me think that my Tony is trying to tell me something. I don’t know what but it’s a good feeling.

    2. Today I was walking home and while on the trail I saw butterflies.
      I saw a lot of them around 5-8 butterflies.
      I kept walking faster hoping to get away from them and to get home faster, but then as I kept walking they started flying around and in front of me and kept getting in my way.
      I honestly didn’t want to step on one so I waited for them to settle down on a flower or something and the I continued walking.

      Later on, far away from that trail earlier I’m still walking home from school and I see one that was going to pass me but it only does for a few seconds until it flutters around and above me.

  284. Yesterday 2nd September Friday 2016 sitting on settee with my feet legs resting on my husbands legs looked to my left thought what’s that saw long thing when looked closer most coloured butterfly ever saw beautiful stayed there looking at it took couple photos but my late mum liked them and I was sitting on bed early er thinking about mum saying please show me sign your about

  285. It had been difficult to conclude the construction of my new home. I had been sad because for one thing or another I just can not finish the construction.

    2 days ago a friend of mine offered to go and pray in my construction.

    At the end she told me everything was going to be ok and my new home wants me to live there already.

    Just before we finished to walk the principal path of my new home, there were a lavander or lilac butterfly! I love butterflies, I have the hole collection of Baccarat the cristal Lucky butterflies. I couldn’t believe because I even didn’t know that a lilac butterfly exist, it is one of my favorites color.

    What do you think this mean?

  286. Every year at a county fair, there is a “Butterfly House.” In that small enclosure were hundreds of Monarch Butterflies! Every year I go in and spend some time in there. I always feel at peace when I’m in there. This past month when the fair was back in town, I went into the Butterfly House, and three Monarchs landed on me and stayed for quite a while! One was on my hair, another was on my glasses, and the third one was on my fingers. I felt very special!!! I wonder if it is a sign from God???

    1. I prayed one day about something in personal life and needed confirmation. I asked GOD specifically for a butterfly . Within days of my prayer a yellow monarch butterfly appeared. The following day a black butterfly appeared with yellow spots in its wings in the form of crosses. The third day the yellow monarch better reappeared and all were seen in the same location .needless to say I received confirmation and now it has been 3 years since I met the man I asked GOD for ??

  287. I just loss my sister in june and i had a butterfly land in front of me and i bent down it let me picked it up and it stayed on my finger for a second and her girls and i seeing butterfly all the time now

  288. earlier today as we were driving out to take care of errands, I notice another yellow butterfly and it ran smack into our windshield going down the road. what does that mean?

  289. When my grandma whom I was very close to passed away as a comfort to help me cope everytime I saw a white butterfly I would say” hi grandma”. My family and friends thought it strange but I paid no heed to their opinions. One day as my boyfriend and I were gardening the white butterfly appeared and fluttered around my head. Thinking the butterfly might land,I held my hand up and the white butterfly landed on my finger I called to my boyfriend and he also witnessed this. My boyfriend claims to be a man of math and science and didn’t believe in angels untill that day. I was amazed and excited that my grandma had given me a sign that she remained with me and would always be present. Later I was looking up butterflies and discovered that the white butterfly was known as ” the angels wings”.

  290. Maria Lisa Polegatto

    My dog died August 2, 2016. For a few days before that I was seeing a lot of butterflies and black feathers. Today is August 22, 2016. This morning I found a butterfly laying in one of my dog’s favorite spots and very near to where my son was sitting. Such a wonderful message from spirit. I’ve also been seeing white feathers the past several days. Thank you spirit.

  291. My wonderful Aunt passed away last week and I am devastated. For the past couple of days whenever I cry for her I see a beautiful yellow and black butterfly flying around my yard. I know this is her consoling me. But last night when I was walking home from her house I saw the same beautiful butterfly dead on my next door neighbors lawn, it was literally next to my foot. I couldn’t believe it, I feel she died all over again. My daughter and I placed the butterfly in a box and buried it in my yard. Is this good or bad omen that I found it dead…

    1. Times have been very trying for me lately but instead of falling to pieces I’m trying to rise above the fall. I’ve been thinking about making big life changes and better serve our Lord and savior. In the last couple weeks I have been praying more and more. Within the last couple weeks I’ve had two beautiful butterflies land. I took it as God telling me I’m not alone in this life no matter how much it feels I am, He has never left my side. I found great comfort in thinking it was His way of telling me to keep on keeping on, there will be come a better day. <3

  292. A large butterfly flew right up to me and then all around me. Is there a meaning in that? It’s never happened before, and I’m 73 years old.

  293. My dad died in 2007. Shortly after, while still mourning…I went on a girls weekend trip.
    While driving, i told my friend in the car with me, that I had read in an article that if you ask for a symbol of something from your deceased loved ones, ask in the way of dimes, pennies etc. They will apart in front of you. Not really knowing them the meaning of butterflies.
    So I asked that if my dad is ok, send me butterflies. Very shortly after, white butterflies swarmed around in front of us Along side next to the truck on the highway.
    So now at our destination,after getting settled we went on a boat ride. Stopped at a house boat with friends. While up on the houseboat I walked over to the railing from the upper level and looked over to see the boat below with a huge Monarch butterfly on the seat I was sitting in. I quickly called my friend over to witness.
    Later, while boarding back on our boat, that butterfly was still on the seat I sat in. As they loaded, it did not move until I came aboard to sit in that seat.
    That was my dad saying, do as I did and have fun on the water, be safe, im watching over you.
    Rip Dad.

  294. My father died in march 2016
    My sister has had a few encounters with my dad thru dreams. A little jealous I told my dad that I missed him and please visit me. I then ask my dad to send me a sign that he is ok,like a butterfly.
    A few weeks later in a clear vase with fake flowers was a beautiful yellow butterfly. The butterfly was dead but in perfect condition. I thank my dad.

  295. My daughters baby died in the womb at 12 weeks, the day before going to hospital to give birth a beautiful pale blue butterfly surrounded my two grandsons for about half an hour, landing on my other daughter and wouldn’t fly away – so beautiful and very unusual – I told my son in law who was not at all receptive until the following day when the hospital asked if his wife, my daughter had received her butterfly brooch!!! – he is now a believer X

  296. Several friends have passed away in the past few years which has been devastating. I’ve moved out to the countryside in the middle of nowhere & adopted a husky puppy. Years ago, when I was living in a bustling city I got an ancient butterfly symbol tattooed on my upper ribcage. Not many people see this, but when they do they love it.

    Every day when I step outside I’m surrounded by butterflies, I LOVE them. In fact the puppy loves them too. He actually caught one in his mouth, opened his mouth back up & it flew right out! Along with the butterflies are also a lot of dragonflies. Seriously, I feel like a Disney princess with them fluttering all over the place. It’s truly a magical experience living here.

    1. Ok; this is strange as I moved to countryside a couple of years ago and go by Kat too. I just had a butterfly circle me repeatedly today, let me touch it after I had a powerful prayer session. The only times when I have seen the butterfly is when I have prayed or am having a deep emotional experience. I have to say, it feels magical for me too.

  297. Ironic that I am reading this as yesterday I glanced outside my window and saw something in the sunny grass- it moved only a little and I became intrigued – I wasn’t sure what it was, the angle was off. I watched for a while until it flew up in the air and around again to a purple flower/weed and landed again. I was able to get outside and walk over to it- watched the butterfly fly up and flit around me, then a tree and come land on the same purple weed-

    1. That was nice. I saw a yellow butterfly today. It landed on my purple petunia. I happened to have my camera in my hand and took a quick photo. When I got nearer to take a closer shot, it disappeared…the flower was empty…

    1. It’s amazing that I receive this email today. A few days ago I was in my garden and came across 2 beautiful butterflies. One was bright yellow and the other a brownish color with yellow. I was amazed how truly beautiful they were. they were fluttering about, and I asked them to stop and pose for me, the pictures I tool of these two are simply stunning….Now I understand that they had a mission. I so believe and it’s awesome to have confirmation! I just had an “ahha” moment!

  298. I am lucky enough to have caught this on video…My sister sadly passed away 28th June 2016, it is now 25th July only having the funeral last Wednesday. A couple of days after myself, my sister and my cousin was sitting around her flowers which over flow our garden we was all very upset and suddenly a white butterfly with green spots on circled around us a couple of times. Then it flew away, my cousin said let me film this as we became so excited thinking it may be my sister then all of a sudden the same butterfly came back, circled around us and we said if this is you Carly please land on the flowers and the butterfly then landed on the Angel flower bed. I wish I could also upload the video as it is amazing, now every day that same butterfly appears. I believe in Angels x


  299. hi, i had a question . i saw a butterfly in a spiritual awakening during meditation. and i was wondering if there is any spiritual meaning behind different types of butterflies. there are so many . but i have tried to look online and no website gives me different meanings for different butterflies.

  300. First thank you so much Melanie for giving everyone the opportunity to tell their stories. Ours begins with a loved one also. My mama she was a beautiful vibrant loving person then one day she fell and from then on she became bedridden and sick from cancer. It was hardest thing in the world to see her suffer. One day my sister came and told me that my mama wasn’t eating she asked me to come take care of her while she went on a small trip. I sat with my mama and reminist about our good times. She was very quiet and seemed in another place. Then out of nowhere I saw her staring at the air. She spoke in a soft voice and said “Look God is with me, look there a big beautiful white butterfly, do you see it? She kept looking as I said ” where mama? “Right there! She said ” He’s saying that he’s with me and that everything will be fine. That I will be a beautiful butterfly too.” I was amazed.She had never told me that before . I had no words. I cried silently. God had came to comfort my mama and show her the way to heaven, even though I didn’t see it I felt his presence. I was sad knowing she would be leaving me,but happy and peacful knowing he was guiding her to heaven.That night my sister came home and ended up taking her to hospital. 3 days after I awoke feeling her reach out to me. A few min later doctor called telling me she was in cardiac arrest. I drove as fast as I could as I arrived she was passing but they wouldn’t let me through. She was gone. My oldest daughter who was raised by my mama was in another country and wasn’t able to see her but my daughter after telling her what my mama had seen before her death broke down in tears and told me that she wondered why a white butterfly followed her everywhere everyday for days. On the days my mama was in the hospital until her death and days afterward. We knew she was with her. She became the beautiful butterfly she said she was to become and show us she will always be there. I have so many stories of her presence with us. April 9 2015. Was her last day of suffering. She’s our beautiful butterfly. I know some may say she was out of it or delirious but those who rather look for a rational explanation than simply accept that a higher spirit exists within us or that some thing’s just don’t need to be explained hopefully will someday witness it for themselves. God bless you all

    1. Hi just read your story, I can understand because I lost my mom 10 years ago, and she is my butterfly. When she passed butterflies came to me and I could pet them, she’s been with me ever since , so when you see any kind of a butterfly know that she is always with you

  301. Yesterday two white feathers appeared by my back door which were not there moments before. Today two butterflies appeared in my house and followed me outside. What could this mean?

  302. My Ma passed away in January. This summer my 3 year old grandson yelled grandma look! I went to him and he said Ma’s here. I was somewhat confused. I said Ma is where. He said grandma Ma turned into a butterfly and came to see us. I was taken aback. I looked at this white butterfly and was in awe. My Ma was there, her presence felt. I was so grateful he was there to find her!

  303. My partner died last March ,who I loved with all my heart and he me. I talk to him every day I’ve even had him appear in a family photo so clear,
    I was going to a fun day yesterday with my grandchildren and I asks him if he would be coming with us, hour later I had a red admiral butterfly land on shoulder and stayed there for a good few minutes I beleive this was my partner ,

  304. This is a nice article. I believe so much that the Holy Spirit speaks to us through nature, in our path to growing toward our heavenly father.

    Please change the word cocoon though. Cocoons are for moths. Butterflies actually grow from a chrysalis.

  305. Firstly I would like to thank you for this article as it has gave me great insight to the meaning of YELLOW butterfly’s.

    The first one was Monday 6th June at 10PM when I was washing up at a friends (as I am homeless at present and have been since my dad passed away). I thought it was very strange and could not find it as even looked for it under the plates this was the first day of Ramadan.

    Then Friday 10th June which was the first day of the zodiac Celtic tree month oak, it appeared again (the same yellow butterfly), in the kitchen and my friends mom noticed it in the kitchen and thought it was strange… I believed it was a spirit.

    Friday 8th July which was the first day of the zodiac Celtic tree month holly at 10pm in another friends kitchen a big yellow butterfly flew into the kitchen which was at 10pm again (Ramadan had ended Tuesday 5th July).

    Before this butterfly came in the window I did feel pretty down as I have lost my father August 29th 2015, then November 23rd was unlawfully evicted from family home by older siblings and as soon as this yellow butterfly appeared I felt spirit and same sort of feeling like when you see a shooting star.

    I feel I am in the middle of some kind of transition and believe that this is a sign that everything is going to be okay.

    Bless you all for your comments I feel I can relate to a majority of these comments.

    — Lindsay Joan

  306. I’ve seen the same brown butterfly twice when I was thinking if I should still stay with my friends (who abandoned me at an important time) or not. The butterfly the first time stopped right in front of me and then flew away, in the opposite direction from where they were sitting. The second time it flew slower past me almost stopping and then flew far away again the opposite direction from them, to the sea. I’ve been wondering if it was trying to tell me to go away from them?

  307. I have been seeing the same Yellow Monarch Butterfly flutter outside my office window just about everyday for the past 6 months. My Grammy passed away about a year ago very suddenly and I’m still not doing very well with it. Every time I see that butterfly I imagine that it’s her flying free and bright, and watching over me. For just that moment I can forget everything else in the world.

  308. I just actually took part in one of my Native American cultural ceremonies. I received my Spirit name, which is Monarch “Butterfly”, what a very interesting article, greatly written 🙂

  309. My father died a couple of years ago. When I returned to my office for the first day back a huge beautiful butterfly landed on my desk and seemed to stare at me for a long period of time. I have never seen a butterfly in an office in all the 30 years I have worked, and indeed in the area my office is it would be rare to see a butterfly outside, right next to main roads etc. Maybe it was a massive coincidence but I did feel something special had happened and I really am quite a sceptical person not really spiritual or religious. It does make me now think that maybe when we die it doesn’t all end.

  310. I’ve been seeing a lot of butterflies lately, especially yellow butterflies. Today I saw 3 during my 15 minute walk and they all appeared when I prayed (one flew right in front of me the moment I said ‘Amen’) or was thinking about good things happening to me. And I read that in bible, yellow butterflies mean new life, transformation and new life. For me, Butterflies are the signs from my Angels. And the thought just makes me incredibly happy and excited for upcoming days and near future. God is with me, I can sense it!

  311. My mother passed away last year and i found her. Burying a parent at 20 years old was frightening qnd scary. The next morning me anf my daughter were setting on the porch and a beautiful butterfly showed up and the cat was playing with it. I rescued the butterfly and my daughter played with it for a couple of hours. Almost everyday we go outside a butterfly shows up. This never happened before where we live. I believe its my mom playing with my daughter.

  312. I was fishing with my elderly dad when out of nowhere this purple butterfly landed on my face and then my hand, fingers, arm, nose and kept at me until finally I got the message that it was some kind of a supernatural message that I was being given. When I got home, the phone rang and it was the son of the 95 year old man that I was taking care of. Mike had a massive stroke that left him brain dead. I believe with all my heart that the purple butterfly was a messenger sent by Mike to let me know that he was in a different and much better dimension. Mike and I were spiritually close.

  313. What a great article. I lost my husband suddenly March 2015..
    A month later his beloved dog passed. Anyways, we were getting ready to plant a tree in their honor, a dragon fly followed us everywhere we went. While getting the ground ready for the tree we noticed white butterflies two three at a time appearing out of nowhere. Three of them dancing where we were working. My daughter and I just looked at each other and said, “this is a sign” at the same time. All of us, we were in awe. None of us witnessed anything like it.
    I have to say that since planting the tree. There was always a butterfly on a branch everyday throughout the summer months.
    All those white butterflies during those first few months after my husbands passing, brought something good.
    Again thank you..

  314. my son Gregg passed nov6th 2015,one week after my other son and I were standing in my garage talking and here came a butterfly right at us. we both ducked down, my son said mom its to cold for butterflies. I said I know son, I believe that’s a sign from your brother,he has us both together to tell us hes alright.

  315. I lost my brother in 2014…. Subsequently I lost my 2 other siblings , they didn`t die, they just decided to stop talking to me… Long story… but It hurt, It hurt hard… It changed my life… I never Imagined life being this difficult, and my own familly abandoning me just like that after losing my little brother,they were so cruel to me ….

    during those hard times, One day !!! my husband and daughter were leaving to house to go somewhere, and I was out the door watching them leave, saying by, and this big beautifull colorful butterfly flew right in front of me… I had never seen anything like that, I knew that it was either my little brother trying to tell me something or an angel…..

  316. I will never forget my family’s experience with a butterfly for 2 weeks. When my dad oassed away 29 years ago, a butterfly stayed with us and was just on top of his coffin ( mourning days) when we have to go for the funeral the brown butterfly flew to my mum’s skirt and stayed with her until the funeral rites ended. When we got home it was in our house and stayed still on the curtain. That experience made me believe its my dad’s spirit all along with us as his death was unexpected.

  317. Angel Raelyn Daniels

    Yes Everyday I am seeing butterflies flying around out the backyard beautiful. And 2 days ago Early morning I saw an angel flying like colour of moon ( creamish)
    On the driveway that I look out my bedroom window . Beautiful big guardian angel 🙂 I was happy to see it.
    also there is feather in the mail box I was checking any mails and sudden saw a beautiful kookaburra feather is tail feather.
    I received angel message. I ask God thankyou for lovely gift I received in the mail box 🙂
    Love and Light Angel Raelyn Daniels.

  318. Hi Melanie

    I loved the article on the butterflies. When my Grandfather passed away 10 years ago I walked outside the morning of his death and a black and white butterfly landed on my shoulder. To this day I still have them landing on my balcony when I’m outside and I have alway said it was him. 3 years ago I started my own business in counselling and my logo is a butterfly due to the significance and connection I feel.

  319. Russell Pierre Drolette

    I am part native Canadian and guides French Canadian known as Metis and being a Gemini the Deer and Butterfly are my Spirit guides all people have them and this was a real shocker when you wrote this, There are so many Spirit guides and we all have them, I would pay for reading but being on disability with a small monthly income I just don’t have enough money left over after paying bills and being age 77 I just barely get by but thanks for the interesting information thanks RUSS

  320. I was in the hospital, having attempted suicide, on Saturday. I was very out of it, of course, but I saw a black butterfly on the screen part of the curtain partition. Nobody else saw it, but I knew it was there. It stayed for hours, disappearing eventually while I was asleep.

    I had a vision of my mom, deceased, where I was apparently (I don’t remember this part, but my visitors told me about this), where I apparently had converastion with her, stating she was standing right next to me.

    I’m not sure if that was my mom, telling me to hold on and don’t let go, or if it was a bad omen!

  321. I have recently fallen pregnant with my boyfriend if nearly a year. I had an abortion when i was 16 i am now 22 and deciding to go through with this pregnancy. But since ive found out i was pregnant ive been seeing butterflies every where to the point they will even come in to my yard where i have no garden and sit patiently on the ground. Its not just one type its all types of butterflies. What could this mean??

  322. my brother saw this butterfly perch in our front window colored light brown and gold and this morning
    my sister again saw the same butterfly near our main door. I tried to get that butterfly but it’s not moving
    I just Pray and ask to give us peace of mind and all our request in our Prayers be granted. What is the meaning of these until now the butterfly is still there.

  323. Saw something highly unusual recently. I am waiting for my friend in his garage and it’s 0 degrees Celsius out. I saw a small white butterfly fly past me to the left but when I looked to see where it went, it was gone. Butterflies normally cannot survive in such cold conditions (let alone fly) so I have no doubt I saw something more.

  324. Hi Melanie,
    I lost my dear Mum on January 13th 2013 and since then both me wife and I have seen one of her favourite birds (Robin) and many occasions, both separately and when we’ve been together in some obscure places and time of year, when you would least expect to see them, which we both feel this is a sign of her presence. I work in the Sahara desert in Algeria and have also seen Robins here. During my trip away this time I have been seeing a single butterfly whilst working in different locations, albeit only briefly but it has caught my eye each time. Do you think that the is a sign in any way of my Mum’s presence? If it is, would I be able to connect in some way or is this a sign of something?
    Many thanks in advance for your assistance.
    Carl (UK)

  325. Have had dragonfly’s in my backyard and they always flutter around me up close. Then one day while walking around the block I had two flying right next to me as if they were joining in on my walk. So amazing how close they were and I really thought they had a meaning.

    Last week I had a butterfly flutter in front of me in the backyard. She was so beautiful and in my amazement she landed on the grass and it was like she was showing off her beauty to me. And she kept getting closer and closer to me and then allowed me to take pictures as she posed in different positions. She literally hung out with me for a good 10 min and would have stayed longer if I had the time. I thought to myself my grandma always believed in re-incarnation and would say she would come back to let me know she was still around. At that moment I said is that you Grandma and she fluttered her wings. Such an INCREDIBLE MOMENT!!!

    I bet those dragonfly’s were both my mom and grandma letting me know they knew I had been thinking of them in the month of October when they both passed away.

  326. In late June my brother brought me a chrysalis from a butterfly garden. In early July it emerged and I set it free. It’s a particular type that is not too usual around here. Last night November 5, I walked outside and the same butterfly was on my front door. I took it in to keep it warm overnight and released it today. I know of symbolisms for butterflies but not for the same ones to return. Wonder what that means.

  327. I definitely believe butterlies are spiritual. When my family passes yellow butterlies always surround us at the burial site. And we are currently going thru touch times right now. A medium contacted me and said my past loved ones are with me. Well i moved to a new place and when i pulled up it had 4 butterlies on the tree. Fake ones. But thats the number of passed family. Thank you i loved reading your blog. God bless you!

  328. My dear Mom was very ill for a long time, her last 4 months of her life was spent in the hospital. I stayed with her day and night, never wanting to leave her alone. Knowing she was not well and was going to die, during one of our conversations, I asked my Mom to give me a sign that she is still with me when she passed. I specifically asked her to make it be a yellow butterfly, yellow because it’s her favorite color. I did not share this conversation with anyone. We live in Northern Ontario Canada, It was mid October (not a typical time of year to see butterflies in our area), a cold and rainy day the day we buried my dear Mom, we were at the cemetery and getting ready to leave. My family got into our vehicle, as we started to drive off, my daughter who was in the back seat of our car, started getting excited, telling me ‘MOM, THERE IS A BUTTERFLY IN HERE!!” I stopped the vehicle, looked back, and a beautiful YELLOW butterfly was fluttering around inside our vehicle. I KNOW, this was a sign from my dear Mom. I BELIEVE!! <3

  329. Great article thank you and also what I wanted to read 🙂 Lately I have been thinking lots about how I can become more spiritual (like I was a few years ago) and yesterday was amazing, butterflies were appearing. I had 2 dancing together in front of my car, and then out taking the dog for a walk another came so close it almost landed on my hand, then later in the day another crossed my path in front of my car. I noticed the butterflies straight away and felt it was a sign for me, either from my mum who is passed or a sign that my spiritual journey is beginning. Thank you for this article, I think I will be seeing a lot of butterflies from now on.

  330. I think I’m spiritually awakening, so for days I’ve been reading about the third eye and communicating with your higher self and spirit guides.
    And just a few min. Ago I was reading about it again and out of no where I had an vibration like feeling but really really strong like butterflies at first I got super nervous and a little scared.
    And suddenly the thought popped into my head that I just new this was a message so I googled it and I read a few pages and the feeling of the butterflies went almost away.
    I couldn’t read anything of feeling butterflies but I’m sure it was my spirit guides sending me a message.
    Does kinda feel like I’m going crazy though.

  331. I also lost my twin suddenly october 10,2014. Denise, maybe we could help each other because we understand the connection we shared. I am just as connected now as when she was in earthly plane. Im trying to learn how to be more tuned in to receive her messages. I know how you feel..Im so sorry. Every second I have such acute awareness of her physical being gone,with every breath I miss her. She loved butterflys and I too see them often since i lost her.

  332. I lost my twin sister suddenyly 1st September 2015 from a blood clot. Our family are devastated. Sibher death there has een a presence of a butterflyy. It f
    fidst appeared hours after her death then appeareded at my window a few weeks later. I truly beleive it is my sister coming to us xx

  333. My son and I saw a butterfly flying in our garage just as it turned to night…I have heard this is an omen of death…is that true? it seemed to be frantically flying around the light…very odd

  334. I swear every time I’m with my son. No matter his mother’s presence or not. A butterfly comes within inch or two of me and my son. Flying delicately to closeness or circle before floating away. Its been a lot ever since, well. Since our reuniting. Troubled childhood here. Deceased mother. Injured Soldier. A W E SOME father. My sons my life. As was my mother. I like to think, no. I’m absolutely convinced there’s a spiritual essence to this floating phenomena as of late. I have recently attended church gaining a deep rightful inaight with hard day deep, and content feeling concerning spiritualism. Not sure… But these floating warm flybys have been amazing with feeling at each occurance, often taking me to think of my mother. Often making me think of my will to be an AmAzInG daddy. Thank you for allowing me to share here in this forun ….
    Justin Peles