Butterfly Meaning- Symbolic and Spiritual Meaning of Butterflies
Butterfly Meaning

Butterfly Meaning- Symbolic and Spiritual Meaning of Butterflies

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?

The Metaphor of the Butterfly

The cycle of the butterfly in and of itself holds spiritual teaching 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.

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 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. They represent spiritual rebirth, transformation, creativity, endless potential, vibrant joy, change, ascension, and an ability to experience the wonder of life.

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?

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.

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Signs From Deceased Loved Ones

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

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

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?

These are all signs from beyond the physical!

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 your 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, pat attention, and with your intuition, tune in.

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

…Or do you have a story of a magical encounter with a butterfly?

Leave me a comment below!

With gratitude,

Melanie Beckler

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Monique says October 3, 2018

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

Carrie DeWitt says September 25, 2018

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 !!

Samantha says September 21, 2018

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?

Danni says September 19, 2018

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.

Karen S says September 18, 2018

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 💗

Arianna Carrillo says September 17, 2018

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.

Em says September 16, 2018

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 🙂

John says September 15, 2018

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.

E Maddy says September 11, 2018

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.

Dominic says September 10, 2018

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

mariel says September 8, 2018

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 ,

Lianne says September 6, 2018

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

Latesha Alexander says September 5, 2018

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.

    Tegan Clark says September 7, 2018

    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.

Vernon Varnell says September 5, 2018

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.

    Tegan Clark says September 7, 2018

    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.

Lisa says September 4, 2018

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? 😇

Ann says September 3, 2018

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

Pat Reichart says September 2, 2018

It’s along story I held a butterfly at my party I got married at age 77 too much to write

Diana says September 1, 2018

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!

Chantel says August 31, 2018

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.

Sarah Turowski says August 29, 2018

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.

Janet says August 27, 2018

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.

Lori says August 27, 2018

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

Clydie Spann says August 26, 2018

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.

Glorie Smiley says August 26, 2018

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 🤔

Teresa says August 25, 2018

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.

Alouise Kerehoma says August 25, 2018

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.

    Melanie Beckler says August 26, 2018

    Hey Alouise,

    Sounds like some beautiful synchronicity! In addition… When you first start to feel the angelic energy it can feel like “getting butterflies” … 🦋

Marilyn Green says August 24, 2018

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. ❤️

Bethany says August 23, 2018

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.

jen says August 22, 2018

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

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Jayson says August 13, 2018

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!

Lynn says August 12, 2018

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

Pattie says August 10, 2018

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.

LaTonya says August 9, 2018

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!!

Linda smith says August 9, 2018

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

Barbara Davis Underwood says August 9, 2018

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

Jordan says August 5, 2018

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…

joanne henry says August 4, 2018

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

    Melanie Beckler says August 5, 2018

    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?

dory says August 3, 2018

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???

Milly says August 1, 2018

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

Marianne says July 29, 2018

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

Wendy Kershaw says July 28, 2018

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

Connie Elliott says July 26, 2018

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.

Lucy Diaz says July 24, 2018

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…

Elea says July 23, 2018

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 ?

Rebecca Belcher says July 22, 2018

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

Craig Wolfe says July 19, 2018

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… :/

Valerie Maffett says July 19, 2018

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

Vickie says July 19, 2018

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.

Chrissy says July 19, 2018

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

Yamily says July 17, 2018

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

Robert Puleo says July 15, 2018

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!

Angella says July 15, 2018

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

Heather Rigsby says July 14, 2018

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.

jane says July 14, 2018

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…

Juanita says July 13, 2018

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.

ARthur Addai says July 13, 2018

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

SaSha says July 12, 2018

I was hoping to share a couple lovely short videos of a butterfly subtly playing with me.

Lauren says July 12, 2018

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.

Meg says July 11, 2018

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.

John H. Melville says July 10, 2018

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.

Andrew says July 8, 2018

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.

    Karen says July 10, 2018

    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

      Brokenhearted says July 12, 2018

      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.

Kaye Williams says July 8, 2018

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

Martina says July 6, 2018

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?

Brian C Silvey says July 5, 2018

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.

Sandy says July 5, 2018

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

Karen Stagemyer says July 3, 2018

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.

Shanice says July 3, 2018

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

Anna Love says July 2, 2018

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

Tara says July 2, 2018

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

Krystal Wlliams says July 1, 2018

I had 1 land on my hand and it wouldnt go away. It was beautuful.

Susana valdez says July 1, 2018

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

Jeremy says June 28, 2018

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.

Berni De La Fuente says June 27, 2018

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.

Jazmin says June 26, 2018

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

    Melanie Beckler says June 27, 2018

    How wonderful!

Melissa says June 26, 2018

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.

Corinne says June 25, 2018

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.

Brigette says June 24, 2018

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.

    Melanie Beckler says June 24, 2018

    So magical! What a beautiful moment 🦋🦋🦋

colleen whitehead says June 24, 2018

i had a butterfly land on me while in tenerife in may

    Melanie Beckler says June 24, 2018

    How magical! 🦋🦋🦋

joan marie williams says June 23, 2018

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)

    Melanie Beckler says June 24, 2018

    How amazing that must have been! 🦋🦋🦋

Sapphyre says June 17, 2018

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!

Alvin says June 17, 2018

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

Wendy says June 15, 2018

What is the spiritual significance of finding a dead butterfly?

    Melanie Beckler says June 15, 2018

    HOnestly, it depends on the exact circumstances… But generally a reminder that death too is transformation, and the death or falling away of things paves the way for new.

4K4K says June 13, 2018

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?

Theresa Perry says June 12, 2018

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.

Chantau says June 8, 2018

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.

Marianne says June 5, 2018

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.

Gale says June 5, 2018

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.

Connie says June 3, 2018

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

    Melanie Beckler says June 4, 2018

    Ravens symbolize transformation and being able to find the light in the darkness… Rebirth and renewal without fear.

Jacomien Freyer says June 3, 2018

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.

GR says May 28, 2018

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.

Sheryl Thomas says May 22, 2018

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

Jim Sanfilippo says May 22, 2018

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

    Kavin Royster says June 3, 2018

    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.

Barbara Monroy says May 16, 2018

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?

Ms Jimi says May 15, 2018

I enjoyed reading what you had to say. Keep God Close.

Keith says May 7, 2018

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.

Norman says May 4, 2018

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.

Kim Stanton says April 29, 2018

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)

Jessica Gonzalez says February 2, 2018

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.

Amanda Gray says January 13, 2018

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

Bright says January 7, 2018

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

Amanda Alexandrowicz says January 5, 2018

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

Olivia Walker says December 14, 2017

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.

Faye says December 8, 2017

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

BettyO says December 8, 2017

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.

Connor says December 4, 2017

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

Monique says December 1, 2017

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

Himanshu says November 28, 2017

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.

Mary says November 19, 2017

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?

Ashraf Bux says November 17, 2017

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.

Karin musson says November 3, 2017

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

Julia says November 3, 2017

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.

Jennifer says October 31, 2017

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.

dorra chatti says October 25, 2017

can you explain for me what does “seeing butterflies” means ?

Hem says October 22, 2017

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.

Jenna says October 22, 2017

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.

Melissa says October 20, 2017

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?

deye says October 19, 2017

“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. “)

    Melanie Beckler says October 19, 2017

    Thank you! hehe…

Domonique grant says October 10, 2017

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.

Ken says October 10, 2017

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

Laura says October 6, 2017

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.

Danielle says October 6, 2017

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.

Christina says October 4, 2017

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…😢

Gina says October 4, 2017

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..

Sarah says October 2, 2017

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??

Patricie Stepka says October 2, 2017

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!

Penny says September 27, 2017

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.

Ivan says September 26, 2017

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?

Sara says September 25, 2017

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

Jeff vartuli says September 24, 2017

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

    Melanie Beckler says September 24, 2017

    How magical! I love monarchs!

Maribel says September 19, 2017

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.

Ray says September 17, 2017

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.

Stacey says September 10, 2017

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.

    Jenny Dumont says September 21, 2017

    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!

      Melanie Beckler says September 21, 2017

      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?

Mary Smith says September 7, 2017

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 😊😊😊😇😊😇

shannon rodden says September 4, 2017

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.

Barbara says September 3, 2017

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🦋🕊

Jenna says September 3, 2017

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.

Shelley says September 2, 2017

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

    Melanie Beckler says September 2, 2017

    A beautiful sign that his spirit lives on. Thanks for sharing Shelley. So sorry to hear about your loss.

Donna says September 2, 2017

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

Kerry says September 1, 2017

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.

Jacob says August 31, 2017

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

    Melanie Beckler says August 31, 2017

    How beautiful! I’ve been seeing Monarchs a bunch the past few days… They truly have a magical and angelic presence!

saz says August 28, 2017

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?

    Melanie Beckler says August 30, 2017

    A sign of the transformation that is possible and available to you through opening your heart and entering into the inner spiritual realms.

Wanda says August 28, 2017

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.

Lynn says August 27, 2017

Recently I’ve been seeing a lot of butterflies and one briefly touched my thumb

Sasha says August 26, 2017

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.

Michelle says August 26, 2017

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.

Anna says August 26, 2017

I keep seeing a whiye butterfly in my garden the last two days

Michael says August 25, 2017

My butterfly is back for the 6th day in a row.

    Sasha says August 26, 2017

    Is it still coming back? That’s wonderful!!! 😍

Carolina says August 24, 2017

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 😘

Edris says August 22, 2017

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.

Charlize Brown says August 19, 2017

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.

Alan says August 18, 2017

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.

Jeanne Lovizio says August 17, 2017

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.

Heidi says August 13, 2017

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.

    Libra says August 13, 2017

    Same with me !

paulla rambo says August 12, 2017

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.

Veda Joyner says August 5, 2017

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.

Mindy says August 3, 2017

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

Alesha Galvan says August 3, 2017

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.

Dawna Eriksen says July 31, 2017

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?

Anna says July 27, 2017

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.

Kathleen Rhoades says July 23, 2017

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 …

    Kat King says August 26, 2017

    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?

Sandy says July 22, 2017

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

Patricia Graham says July 22, 2017

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

Tadessa Banks-Mefferd says July 21, 2017

I have butterfly fly over my car ever day what does that mean!

Chelle says July 18, 2017

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??

Christi says July 16, 2017

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?

Kelly says July 16, 2017

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

Cerena Derby says July 15, 2017

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

Ken Meersman says July 15, 2017

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,

Venita says July 15, 2017

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.

S shef says July 13, 2017

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.

    Melanie Beckler says July 14, 2017

    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?

Donna says July 9, 2017

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.

Megan says July 8, 2017

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.

Shelley says July 8, 2017

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.

Anamaria says July 6, 2017

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.❤

Bea says July 5, 2017

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!

    Melanie Beckler says July 5, 2017

    How beautiful. Thank you for sharing your experience!

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Janel Kuettner says July 3, 2017

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.

S.gallagher says July 2, 2017

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.

Ashley says July 1, 2017

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.

Spenser says June 30, 2017

A butterfly wing landed in my hands, I’m wondering what that might mean

Kirenda C says June 27, 2017

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!

Cassie says June 26, 2017

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.

Lisa Walsh says June 23, 2017

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.

Mirela Cubra says June 22, 2017

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!

Britney says June 11, 2017

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.

Denise says June 9, 2017

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.

Lorraine Gaffing says May 31, 2017

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

Roxann says May 28, 2017

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.

Shannell says May 25, 2017

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

Lona Johnson says May 24, 2017

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

Tahtee says May 24, 2017

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

Gigi says May 23, 2017

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.

Aquarian says May 19, 2017

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.

Karen says May 16, 2017

Enjoyed your article thanks !??

Debra Littleboy says May 10, 2017

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

Missy Serrano says May 1, 2017

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.

sheila pedder says April 16, 2017

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

Yvette Lyons says April 16, 2017

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.

    franceen says July 14, 2017

    What a beautiful encounter! Yea, that was your son’s soul for sure. God bless !

Ellen Nolan says April 8, 2017

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

Bernadette says April 6, 2017

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!

Lorraine says April 6, 2017

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

    Jennie says April 10, 2017

    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….

Angela Stevens says April 3, 2017

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.

Francis farella says March 30, 2017

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

Lungile says March 29, 2017

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!!!

Malebo says March 29, 2017

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?

Jelaine says March 29, 2017

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.