Dragonflies have an air of mystique and charm that cannot be ignored. There are different meanings you will learn in the article what exactly these meanings are. Enjoy reading.
The story of dragonflies
Imagine a beautiful summer day by the lake – birds sing sweetly, flowers softly in the wind, and the familiar hum of dragonflies swaying as they soar over the surface of the water. These little creatures of our imagination have captured us for centuries and are inspiration for many pieces and graphics. Dragonflies belong to the Odonata family, along with Damselflies. Legend has it that they descended from dragons, as such, they were named in honor of their mythical ancestors. Dragonflies are a huge part of many Asian cultures. The beautiful islands of Japan were once known as Akitsushima or the Dragonfly Islands in honor of the noble insect that helped Japan’s mythical founder, Emperor Jinmu. Since then, dragonflies have had a special place in Japanese culture. They are the focal symbols of many cultural pieces in art and literature and are symbols of courage, strength, prosperity and luck.
In parts of China, dragonflies are emblems of purity, harmony, and the subconscious. As beings of the natural element, water, dragonflies are emblems of emotions and their presence represents the purity of our deepest thoughts and dreams. They are tools of meditation and many yogis and spiritualists believe that the dragonfly shows people how they live in the moment.
Dragonflies have also inspired various works of art. Indian tribes such as the Zuni and Navajo see dragonflies as symbols of speed and agility, and often feature images on tribal pottery, rock art, and necklaces. During the Art Noveau Revolution in the early 1900s, dragonflies and beetles were the main features of the Haute accessories.
The Meaning of Dragonfly Tattoos
- Meditation and the Subconscious
- Freedom and Frivolity
- Elegance and grace
- Prosperity and Abundance
The dragonfly is the fulcrum between the earthly world and the spiritual world. She is the balance keeper between the earthly being and the higher self.
Dragonflies carry messages from our deeper thoughts – and ask us to focus attention on our deeper thoughts and desires.
When we look at the dragonfly of the means of transport the way it skitters over the upper part of the water surface it encourages us to look into one of our deeper thoughts that are conscious to emerge and be whatever result we want to have. So it is a reminder that when our deeper thoughts surface we must pay attention as there is a lesson to be learned. We are also reminded that what we think is a direct shift from what we see on the surface … Our thoughts include the unconscious thoughts that we are not as aware of as our conscious thoughts are responsible for what we see in our lives and our physical surroundings.
It is said that when a dragonfly lands on you a deceased loved one will visit you. If I have aroused your interest with this motif, you should also have a look at the pictures below that I have prepared for you.