By Elena Harris, SpiritAnimal.info Editor
The dragonfly totem carries the wisdom of transformation and adaptability in life. As a spirit animal,
the dragonfly is connected to the symbolism of change and light. When
the dragonfly shows up in your life, it may remind you to bring a bit
more lightness and joy into your life. Those who have this animal as
totem may be inclined to delve deep into their emotions and shine their
The dragonfly is generally associated with the symbolic meaning of
transformation. Here are common meanings for this animal totem:
- Change and transformation
- Joy, lightness of being
- Symbol of the realm of emotions, invitation to dive deeper into your feeling
- Being on the lookout for illusions and deceits, whether are external or personal
- Connection with nature’s spirits, fairies realms
Dragonfly totem wisdom and change
Dragonflies start to grow in water and then move into the air and
fly. When this spirit animal shows up in your life you may be called to
transform and evolve. Symbol of metamorphosis and transformation, it
inspires those who have it as a totem to bring about the changes needed
in their lives in order to go to reach their full potential.
When this spirit animal shows up in your life, it’s an indication
that it’s time for change. Just like the dragonfly changes colors as it
matures, you may be called to live and experience yourself differently.
Stay open to the enfoldment of your personal journey.
Dragonfly as power animal and adaptability
The dragonfly is characterized by amazing flight patterns as it
appears to be able to change direction swiftly, gliding through the air
with no apparent effort. Its lightness inspires those who have the
dragonfly as totem to use their ability to be flexible and highly
adaptable in any situation.
You can call on the dragonfly power animal when you’re stuck in a
situation and need assistance to gain a new perspective. The solution
might lay in your ability to adapt and tackle the issue from a different
Lightness and emotional flexibility, two characteristics of the dragonfly spirit animal
By affinity with the dragonfly aerial lightness, those who have this
animal as totem can develop the ability to take things lightly even in
the darkest moments. Lightness in feelings, lightness in thoughts. The
dragonfly spirit animal invites people to keep a light, positive outlook
no matter what.
The dragonfly is often seen around water, ponds or on the edge of a
river or lake. It symbolizes the affinity with the realm of feelings,
water being a powerful symbol for emotions and the unconscious. If the
spirit of the dragonfly comes to you, you may be called to explore your
emotions in a light and joyful manner.
Dragonfly totem and the search for personal authenticity
The dragonfly is a fascinating animal characterized by the beauty of
its colors, the lightness of its wings and its scintillating body. The
meaning of this power animal is associated with the symbolism of light,
but also illusion.
Those who have the dragonfly as a spirit animal may be encouraged to
show their true colors more often and shine. Even if they may be more
discreet than let’s say the peacock, they often exert a fascinating
influence and arouse curiosity in others.
When the dragonfly shows up in your life, it’s perhaps time to look
through illusion. A situation or someone’s intentions are not clear and
may be deceiving.
Dragonflies and the connection with the spirits of nature
Dragonflies are powerful allies to connect with the spirit of nature.
Their fairy-like quality makes them auspicious spirit animals to work
with the power of light and fairy realms.
Animal of wonder, the dragonfly can bring forth the enchanting spirit
of our own nature. When you see this spirit animal, allow yourself to
open up to the magic of nature and the elements.
Dragonfly symbolism in the world and ancient traditions
Japan made the dragonfly its national emblem. It is a symbol of joy
and rebirth.In some Native American traditions, it is also symbol of the
departed souls.For the Mayan, the dragonfly is the emblematic animal of
the goddess of creativity, Ix Chel. It is said that the dragonfly’s
wings and magical songs revived her after she almost got killed.