• Wisdom, power, courage, energy, and magic
  • Renewal


    • Special across all cultures
    • Undergoes metamorphosis during life before emerging as graceful adult
    • Stays in larva for most of its life
    • Graceful and colorful
    • Lay eggs on surface of water
    • More than appears to the eye – has many hidden aspects of its symbolism
    • Connection to angels
    • Freedom from concept from of life and death
    • Symbolizes free spirit, swiftness, and activity 
    • Breaks from larva stage
    • Spends life in two different realms – in water as larva and on land and in air as adult


  • Light, Magic, Illusion
  • Associated with light
  • Reflect and refract white light to create beautiful colors – which is the reason connected with the magical qualities and mysticism
  • Possess supernatural powers and are spiritual messengers
  • Exhibit the phenomenon of iridescence, which means changing colors depending on the angle of light or the angel from which looked at
  • Symbolize illusion – making others see you the way you want to be seen
  • Inspire us to explore power of light and create imagination to usher in positive changes in life
  • Can help us look from illusions or false beliefs the torment dreaming big and achieving success
  • Symbol of joy and new light – also strength, courage, and good luck
  • Considered the horses of fairies
  • Lives life to the fullest
  • Flies in every direction including backwards
  • Symbolizes subconscious mind and deeper thoughts because it has lived in the water
  • Reminds us to pay heed to our dream and desires
  • Outlook of life is influenced by the external environment and deep thoughts
  • Good luck

Interpreting Dragonfly Dreams

  • Indication of approaching change in life
  • If lands you, likely to receive good news
  • Dead dragonfly means will receive bad news
  • An attacking dragonfly means you’ve hurt someone’s feelings
  • Life holds many aspects and a plethora of qualities


  • Search for personal authenticity
  • Carry wisdom of transformation, change,  and adaptability in life
  • Connects the symbolism of change and light
  • Reminds to bring more lightness and joy into your life
  • Inclined to delve deep into emotions and shine their true colors
  • On the lookout for illusion and deceits, whether external or personal
  • Connected to nature’s spirits, fairies realms, powerful allies
  • Wisdom and Change
  • Transform and Evolve
  • Metamorphosis and transformation
  • Inspired to bring about changes reach full potential
  • Seek change throughout life to strive for higher potential
  • Desire to experience self differently to encourage the enfoldment of personal journey
  • You have the ability for amazing patterns of flight, gliding through the air with no apparent effort – so use your ability to be flexible and highly adaptable in any situation
  • Ability to tap into intuitive gifts to manifest positive outcomes
  • Scintillating body – beauty in color, show your true colors
  • Exert a fascinating influence and arouse curiosity in others


Connection With the Spirits of Nature

Allies to the spirits of nature

  • Have fairy-like qualities  that make them auspicious spirit animals to work with the power of light and fairy realms
  • Animals of wonder – bringing forth the enchanting spirits of their own nature
  • When you see one, allow yourself to open up to magic the of nature and the elements


Symbols in the World and Ancient Traditions

  • Symbol of joy and rebirth
  • Symbol of departed souls
  • Emblematic animal of the goddess of creativity (Ix Chel) – dragonfly’s wings and magical songs revived her after she almost got killed Powers
  • Harness ceremony to create healing and positive changes your life and those around
  • Practices in the most ancient world into modern-day to improve every aspect of self: emotionally, mentally, and physically
  • Seek guidance and support through shamanic journeying
  • Call on dragonfly power when you are stuck a situation or need assistance to gain a new perspective
  • Solution may lay in your ability to adapt and tackle issues from a different angel
  • Fosters emotional flexibility and lightness
  • Aerial lightness – helps take things with lightness, even in the darkest moments
  • Water healing – powerful symbolism for emotions and the unconscious
  • Encourages the exploration of emotions in a light and joyful manner
  • Look for illusions – situations or someone’s intention that are not clear and may be deceiving
  • Short life span reminds us that issues are often also short in the whole of life 


Symbols in the World and Ancient Traditions

  • Symbol of joy and rebirth
  • Symbol of departed souls
  • Emblematic animal of the goddess of creativity (Ix Chel) – dragonfly’s wings and magical songs revived her after she almost got killed


Heather Fitzpatrick 

Legend has it dragonflies were given an extra set of wings so that angels can ride on their backs, smaller than small, yet whenever you see a winged masterpiece, you can be certain that an angel has come down from heaven to visit you. 


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