Significance of Dragonflies

Hello hello!!

Previously I wrote a post that discussed repetition, in which I mentioned that I receive signs when different circumstances, numbers, etc. repeat. Well, this week I have seen multiple dragonflies. If this was a normal occurrence, like the rate at which I see squirrels (numerous times daily) I wouldn’t have thought anything of it. But I can’t remember the last time I saw one dragonfly, much less multiple within the span of a week and across three state lines. So, without further ado, here is what I should take away from this experience.

According to Ted Andrews, author of Animal Speak and genius in my humble opinion the dragonfly/damselfly inhabit two elemental realms, the water and the air. This combination leads them to be masters of light, which you can see based on many of their glimmering patterns. As an astrological sign that is tied to the element water this insect is doubly interesting, as I know most animals/insects connected to water signify change, which Mr. Andrews and numerous other references corroborate. The idea of self-realization and a change in perspective in addition or in lieu of any large scale changes in career, or love, or other relationships may take place. 

As a water sign, I take pride in accepting and basking in change. Though I will say the changes I know that are approaching are making this scorpion more timid. This week I have been informed that my boss, whom I work side-by-side, will be leaving next year. I spend more time with my boss than I do my spouse, so this is disconcerting at the least. I also have been having serious conversations with my husband regarding whether or not we should attempt having children. Not to mention how much I would love to have a career where I could write or create something anything!! for a living instead of working the typical nine to five. So while I do embrace change, change can be scary. I feel that the dragonfly is reminding me that while change can be intimidating, it can also be beautiful and awe-inspiring. 

Regardless, check out Ted Andrews book for a much better explanation of why the dragonfly symbolizes change and is tied with water, air, and light. He is a much better wordsmith than I and paints the dragonfly beautifully.

Much love and all the light,

SidheSidhe