For the past few weeks, I have seen yellow butterflies softly fluttering around our backyard, going from one flowering bush to another. The always seem to come around in the late afternoon and stay for a few hours. I decided to look up the meaning of the yellow butterfly and this is what I found. There are many different myths, symbolisms, legends and folklore about the yellow butterfly, you can believe which ever you feel.
The yellow butterfly symbolizes hope and guidance. It was the symbol of the soul in early Christianity. It also means the soul is at peace when flying near the departed and in the Native American culture the butterfly is a valued symbol which brings guidance and a sign of hope. But in other cultures, it can be a negative symbol. In the Old World, the butterfly was associated with the dead. I like to think of it more for hope and guidance.
If you see a flying yellow butterfly, that’s a symbolize of a sunny and bright summer. It also represents joy and creativity. When you have a yellow butterfly flying around you, it brings happiness and prosperity. It also means that something fun and exciting is on its way.
Irish folklore believes that the yellow butterflies show that the departed souls of our loved ones are resting peacefully in their after life.
Another meaning has been the yellow butterfly represents a long life span with good health, fortune and honest prosperity.
Gold is a shade of yellow and yellow butterflies indicate riches and wealth.
In Scotland and Ireland it’s said that the yellow butterfly represents something good. It is also believed that a yellow butterfly around a deceased persons resting place means the soul is in a good place in heaven.
But there is one more thing about the yellow butterfly, if a yellow butterfly lands on you, it means a big, positive change is coming soon. The other day as I was trying to photograph the quick fluttering butterflies, one flew right to me and landed on my shoulder. It quickly flew back to the flowers so I’m taking that as my mom letting me know she is watching over us as we wait for a positive change to come.
What are you thoughts when you see something over and over again? Do you believe in any of these myths or symbols? Have you had a yellow butterfly stop by for a visit?
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